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by TOGA10
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus technical "genealogy"
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: Airbus technical "genealogy"

The triple chime, ("dit, dit, dit") is called the "triple click" and it does not indicate AP disengagement. It indicates an automatic mode reversion. AP disengagement is indicated by the "cavalry charge" sound. Ok, I stand corrected. It is the cavalry charge "blee...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time
Replies: 26
Views: 8989

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

Brilliant to see a bit a little bit of humanity and coordination to ease suffering if only that’s what comes out of this mess, Sometimes humanity wins out, even in the most challenging conditions. Side note: I would have been mercilessly upbraided by my lead for looking at my phone on a ramp. This ...

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by TOGA10
Wed May 13, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I know if I can use CAT I, II, III in particular airport
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: How do I know if I can use CAT I, II, III in particular airport

Its always a good idea to advise the tower when performing CAT II/III approaches above minimums (for currency or what have you) as the ILS may be good for CAT I but not II/III. If i recall correctly here in the us it is announced on the ATIS if CAT II/III operations are in place (please correct me ...

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by TOGA10
Fri May 08, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 Flight Deck Printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

Re: A350 Flight Deck Printer?

All the Boeing products including the MD11 have printers loctaed in various places. The one shown in the Airbus looks to be a wide carriage printer. It is indeed wide, with much wider paper than on the A330. I really dislike it because it is hard to fold the paper neatly to stay flat compared to th...

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by TOGA10
Thu May 07, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 Flight Deck Printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

Re: A350 Flight Deck Printer?

Polot wrote:
I believe most modern aircraft (at least widebodies) have flight deck printers. I know the 777, 787, A330/A340, A350, A380, and at least some 767/747s do.

The base of the pedestal (as seen in your A350 photos) is generally the most common spots for them.

Our 320's have them too!

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by TOGA10
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Re: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Is that a statement or a cry for help?

Haha you made my day sir. Thank you.

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15773

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

jghealey wrote:
A few weeks ago an ex-VS A346 was delivered to Azman Air in Nigeria from BOH (in an especially weird configuration), might this be what's happening to the others?

Out of curiosity, what was so weird about the configuration?

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by TOGA10
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stormy weather - Impact on fatigue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Re: Stormy weather - Impact on fatigue?

Dear all, This is one question I would like to address to the flying personnel. As a rather hefty storm named "Sabine" is blowing over Europe, we aviation enthusiasts are served with some spectacular airport operation videos. But what is the impact of stormy weather and the resulting chal...

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by TOGA10
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia's last B757-300 finds new life
Replies: 19
Views: 6549

Re: Arkia's last B757-300 finds new life

Very surprised , Would have thought FI or DE would’ve snapped this bird up. I don`t think DE is in a position to snap a 757-300 anyway Beg to differ.... DE are in a strong position. They were/are very much separate from the Thomas Cook fiasco. And yet they needed a big loan from the German governme...

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by TOGA10
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30286

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

A couple things to remember though..... They were delayed due to the closure of Madrid Airport as a result of possible drone interference. They were among the first to depart after the closure was lifted. It may well have been a tire that caused the sequence of events, but they didn’t know that. Wh...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills
Replies: 165
Views: 28440

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

The folding tray in the Airbus cockpits are nice. But they're not big solid cupholders like you get in a Boeing. I think it's funny how these somewhat stereotypical things are found in even aircraft design. In European cars the cupholders are small and few, in American cars they're big and plentyfu...

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by TOGA10
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines with 2 nose wheel tillers
Replies: 47
Views: 7100

Re: Airlines with 2 nose wheel tillers

Maybe it's an insurance thing too? I know a few airlines that allows the FO to taxi from engine start all the way back to the final turn onto stand after the flight, but the captain has to make the final turn and park it.

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by TOGA10
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!

IAHWorldflyer wrote:
The new C North has some pretty good food and drink outlets as well. It's the newest terminal in the airport, and though it's a hike from the airside train, with that much time, it's worth checking out. Are you coming in from abroad, or domestic?

Abroad!

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by TOGA10
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!

Are you flying UA? If so, you can purchase a day pass for $59 each and enjoy food, drinks and a more relaxing environment than wandering the terminals. If not flying UA, check with your airline if they have a lounge/club or share one that would have day pass privileges as well. Otherwise, I persona...

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by TOGA10
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!

Hi guys, Travelling abroad soon and we have a layover of about 5,5 hours in IAH. Is it worth the trouble to go landside and visit the city? Distance / time wise, I know the airport is not that far away from the city centre, but just trying to figure out what to do. FYI, we arrive there around 10am. ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the worst weather
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Airports with the worst weather

Maybe one of the Northern Italian airports? Big big thunderstorms in summer, lots of snow / fog in winter.

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by TOGA10
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question: Function of a Certain Armrest KLM 787
Replies: 13
Views: 10196

Re: Question: Function of a Certain Armrest KLM 787

Plenty on the web, search 'KLM stretcher service'. Can't say I've seen a 787 specific setup pictured yet though. Which brings us to the obvious place to ask, has the OP simply just asked KLM themselves? The social media teams of airlines are usually pretty good at coming back with information when ...

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by TOGA10
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PNG Air to be Launch Customer of ATR 42-600S (STOL) Version
Replies: 25
Views: 6540

Re: ATR 42-600S (Short Take of and Landing) formally launched

Would love to see it in HGL, Helgoland Island :) Even Helgoland-Düne airport has three runways and all three concrete....which even many/most big international airports do not have.... The longest of the three is just 480 m. Maximum landing weight is 5 t. -> No, it is a little bit too short, so by ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!
Replies: 44
Views: 7267

Re: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!

Van harte, KLM!

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by TOGA10
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information
Replies: 24
Views: 5258

Re: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information

In Europe, it's normally given to you by ATC. You could phone local OPS via VHF and find out if you really wanted to, but I don't see the point. Like Starlionblue said, it's normally in the same general area, so you roughly know where to go (which side of the rwy to vacate if it's in the middle), or...

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by TOGA10
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 26
Views: 4434

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

dcajet wrote:
Norwegian Argentina has received its ICAO callsign: Noruega (rather uninspiring....)

Image

Sounds a bit like a certain leader (dictator) from Panama, no?

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by TOGA10
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no EWR-TPE flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 5606

Re: Why is there no EWR-TPE flight?

- Is it a crew issue? I've stayed at a hotel in Flushing in Chinatown (Hyatt Place) and it was full of crews from different Asian airlines (obviously from JFK). I talked to a few crew members and they said that they prefer that hotel because it was walking distance to both all of their favorite res...

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by TOGA10
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 26775

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

Back to the topic, seems the pilots at this point are asking for stricter alcohol policies. Where I work, strict rules are already in place and at some of the airports we operate out of, we get random breathalyser tests before our first flight. I don't think a stricter policy is the way to go, one ...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4207

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Why try and Monday morning quarterback that decision? They did the right thing to safely complete the flight. I don't get the obession with second guessing go arounds on this site, like they're some kind of dangerous, scary thing. They happen every day, at probably 60% of all major airports. It's n...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 17042

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

The wadden island are part of a European nature reserve (Natura2000) called Waddenzee. Besides there are military flying zones in that area and a bombing area over Vlieland. A 0,5-1 hour ferry transit is more pleasant than a flight in a 19-seater to the island. Its much cheaper, And The ferry doesn...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

I was surprised last week BAW announcement new service for 747-400 late summer London to Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow for a while. But today BAW changed their minds all cancelled flights for 747-400 to those 3 cities. See the source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284889/bri...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EU AOC Process and duration
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: EU AOC Process and duration

On the other, can you give us some exemple of established carriers operating with "exotic" EU AOC? Established carriers with AOCs outside their home country? SAS is probably the biggest offender among the legacy brands, with SAS Ireland. Lufthansa has Air Dolomiti, an Italian daughter tha...

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by TOGA10
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 9622

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Seriously? We're on an aviation web site, in the year 2019, with (mostly) adults discussing, and about half of the posters in this thread seem to be ok with some sort of "ghost" going for a pee in the rear lavatory on Aeromexico? Ghosts are what people name things they can't explain or co...

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by TOGA10
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Categories US Major Airports
Replies: 23
Views: 4260

Re: ILS Categories US Major Airports

Fun fact about CAT II/III ILS's: due to the lower minimums and the safety involved CAT II/III systems have more stringent flight inspection tolerances meaning the CDI has to be centered about the centerline (or glidepath for GS) tighter than CAT I systems. When the A380 came onto the scene, because...

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by TOGA10
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Brakes
Replies: 41
Views: 4664

Re: Aircraft Brakes

You haven't looked at a 320 with no brake fans. I have had to delay takeoff after a long taxi because the brake temps were out of limits. Takes forever to get the temps down with no fans especially in OMAA The outside air temperature has little to do with rate brakes cool down. The characteristics ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25206

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Had this been a flight operated by BA Cityflyer's own crew, their pilots would have almost certainlly noticed a mis-match between the flight number and the filed destination. I doubt it. Pilots might know a lot, but I can tell from my own experience that memorising flight numbers and destinations i...

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by TOGA10
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330/350 type rating
Replies: 17
Views: 3526

Re: A3330/350 type rating

At CX we do, I can and have flown the A330-300, A350-900, and A350-1000 on the same day. The A330/A350 is only a common type rating under EASA, under FAA rules the A330/A350, 777/787 are not common types. What about the A320 family? Would it be possible for you to fly an A321, an A330 and an A350 o...

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by TOGA10
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 11296

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

KLM did not stop flying during WWII. The issue is not about flying. It is the company that celebrates 100 years of existence. A company is incorporated and its shares are traded. The KLM company was founded on October 7th, 1919, so the company will reach 100 years of existence in October 2019. KLM'...

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by TOGA10
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 11296

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

I've found BA's claim a bit farfetched too, it feels like they are trying a bit too hard. That said, you gotta love the retro jets!

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by TOGA10
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8124

Re: 787 style windows

I'd love to see them on more aircraft. On my last trip I wanted to look outside to see Northern Canada, whilst all the other shades were closed, I'm pretty sure my fellow pax didn't enjoy me opening my shade and letting in all the sunlight. With this, you can at least see something without pissing o...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM widebody shortage
Replies: 50
Views: 17577

Re: KLM widebody shortage

Weren’t Air France trying to of load a few A380s? AMS has 3 (?) A380 gates and stands so maybe this is a quick solution to both partners problems? Sandyb123 I'm pretty sure the French union would not like this a lot.. there already is a big issue about how capacity is divided between the two of them.

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al 747's Tel Aviv to Eilat??
Replies: 16
Views: 2437

Re: El Al 747's Tel Aviv to Eilat??

I don't know about El Al, but I've done flights for airports 20 miles apart, in the 747. Many of them took four hours or more. How?? And why?? How and why did I make the flights? Same as any other flight; short legs because the aircraft had to be moved, and we couldn't very well taxi 20 miles. It t...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 31923

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

Bongodog1964 wrote:
What reason can there be for having a plane permanently owned and based in the UK on the US register ? Especially one that by virtue of its size and range would find it virtually impossible to fly to its place of ownership.

I'm guessing for insurance and tax cost reasons.

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11551

Re: Starting a new Airline

No news?

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 14066

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

I don't believe this. No way an airline would carry more pax than they can offer seats to, feels like somebody is in desperate need for attention... As for jumpseats, most aircraft have more jumpseats then needed, i.e. for extra crew on training etc, most of the time you have 1 or 2 jumpseats free,...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Flybe only valued at £2.2m?
Replies: 9
Views: 2001

Re: Why is Flybe only valued at £2.2m?

According to data from the CAPA Fleet Database, half of the commercial aircraft in service with the world's airlines are leased. It's worse than I thought; don't you just hate all these merchant bankers … As much as I'm opposed to neoliberal no-rules investment banking which led us into the last wo...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 14066

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

I don't believe this. No way an airline would carry more pax than they can offer seats to, feels like somebody is in desperate need for attention... As for jumpseats, most aircraft have more jumpseats then needed, i.e. for extra crew on training etc, most of the time you have 1 or 2 jumpseats free, ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind pushes Southwest plane into equipment
Replies: 32
Views: 3628

Re: Wind pushes Southwest plane into equipment

Did someone forget to set the parking brake? I have never heard of this happening. I certainly have. Aircraft aren't left with the parking brake set; it's set prior to chock insertion and released after insertion, and set prior to removal...and while holding during taxiing with engines running. Oth...

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by TOGA10
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine spinner pattern question
Replies: 43
Views: 4768

Re: Engine spinner pattern question

Spinner patterns are for ground crew, esp. the marshaller, to manage induction risk. Upon entry into a gate (stand), typically when the marshaller can see a pattern instead of a blur on the spinners, the marshaller signals "insert wheel chocks". I think they look at the beacon for that? E...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4888

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

The DC-8 used bleed air for windscreen clearance instead of windshield wipers. It did not use bleed air for TAI. It used a heated window, just like most modern aircraft. And, just for reference, the max speed for windshield wipers on our A300'a is 230 KIAS. None of our Boeings or McBoeings have a l...

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by TOGA10
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?
Replies: 31
Views: 5960

Re: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?

The 156 seats on the A319 requiring a 4 th flight attendant suggests Easy’s Grasp of how economies of scale work is pretty poor ... an aircraft really needs to hold closer to 200 if there are going to be 4 crew onboard . A simple mistake that Wizz and FR would never have made Well, they ordered a w...

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by TOGA10
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 13202

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Fully agree with the commentors above. 747Whale, amazing post!

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by TOGA10
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 47
Views: 10007

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

I think emiratesdriver's remark about the PF being demoted was about the 521 incident, not about the NCL rejected landing in the vid. Incorrect, the NCL skipper was dead-headed back to DXB the next day and is currently offline pending consequences. You're kidding... that is absolutely horrible. Pil...

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by TOGA10
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL domestic flight cancelled due to overbooking
Replies: 23
Views: 6999

Re: JAL domestic flight cancelled due to overbooking

Per news https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181122/p2g/00m/0dm/082000c It is reported that there is a flight which have 375 seats capacity but ultimately 400 passengers shown up wanting to board the aircraft. It take them a while to persuade some passengers to give up their seat, but as the pro...

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions
Replies: 26
Views: 4284

Re: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions

Was casually web-spotting A321neo news when I stumbled upon this press release by SriLankan Airlines showing a welcoming/delivery ceremony of an A321neo with what appears to be the holy representatives from the Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim religions. https://www.srilankan.com/en_uk/coporat...

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