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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I just woke up (it's 08.15 am in the Netherlands). First thing I did, after going to the toilet (yes I had to use it within 17 hours, sassiciai ;) ), was look up this delivery flight on flightradar24. After 14 hours it is still in the air, currently crossing the border with Thailand. About two hours...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Why are the last rows in premium economy 1-4-1 instead of 2-4-2? I remember Airbus saying that the cabin width of its A350 stays the same the entire length of the plane, unlike the A330's and A340's whose cabins get less wide in the back.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

It feels a little like Dejavu from 15 years ago when the A340-500 debuted. Glad to see these routes return. Sad that the A340-500 is no more, but good to see the world's longest route will be back soon. Unfortunately it was too expensive for me back then, but who knows maybe I will fly on this A350...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I recently took a flight JFK-HKG (16 hours) where BOTH of my seatmates (I was in the window) never went to the bathroom at all during the flight. That amazed me. When I have a window seat and need to go to the toilet I usually wait until my seatmates get up, so I don't have to disturb them. That wo...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/new ... let-break/

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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sassiciai wrote:
A 14 hour flight is rather different, as absolutely everyone on board will have to "go" at least once, if not twice, during that flight time.

Not true! ;)

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/new ... let-break/

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
I am not sure why but the number of toilets on this plane gives me anxiety. It does not seem like enough. 3 for 67 bladders in J and 3 for 94 bladders in W.

Six toilets for 161 passengers seems more than enough.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I understand that SQ supposedly has an aversion to special liveries post Tropical Megatop...... but since they've made a few minor exceptions in the years since, I was REALLY hoping we'd see some special (identifying) colors for this aircraft. I'm sure I wasn't alone in that. :( I very much prefer ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 950
Views: 115572

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

You are right, I mixed it up with the ARN-HKG schedule. Still, CX early morning arrival was clearly better. But SK comes into consideration after all. SAS ARN-HKG arrives at 07.20. Isn't that early morning? CX CPH-HKG arrives at 06.30. Not a big difference, if you ask me. Personally I prefer SAS AR...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15697

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

hinckley wrote:
(...) I still love all the journeys, but after about six hours, a long metal tube is just a long metal tube.

That's understandable. Thanks for your reply.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15697

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I do a lot of 5 - 7 am departures, so in many respects, 8 is a luxury. But how much does it really matter on a 10+ hour flight? Get up super early, get seated, and close your eyes. The more you can sleep, the shorter the flight is. And being super tired helps getting some sleep. imho. I don't want ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15697

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

If the flight left much later then most of the day would be wasted - as it is scheduled right now you get an extra half day in Honolulu. An extra half day being tired and wanting to go to bed, you mean. Arriving a few hours later would be easier for the body. On the other hand the scheduled return ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15697

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

airbazar wrote:
An 8am departure for an 11 hour flight is brutal tho. They should push that back to 10am.

Completely agree. For 5,000 + mile flights going west I prefer 10 - 11 am departure times. An 8 am departure time forces you to get up really early. I prefer to start a long flight fully rested.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 6473

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

clrd4t8koff wrote:
But this isn’t the passengers fault and they should be compensated.

Personally I wouldn't seek compensation for a surprise stop in Iqaluit. From what I know this place is usually difficult (expensive) to visit.

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by MartijnNL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance

There are lots of business travelers who would rather fly to YTZ over YYZ from LGA. And recently two tourists from Europe also favoured this airport. Just last week my father and I used YTZ for the first time in our lives, flying Amsterdam - Zurich - Montreal on Swiss and Montreal - Toronto on Air ...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7415

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

Iloveboeing wrote:
The French J has no place in the pronunciation of "Beijing." It really irritates me when foreigners mispronounce Chinese words.

I just say Peking, as I have always done.

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by MartijnNL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16890

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

The size of the passengers windows are huge. Sadly I will never get to see them unless want to go out of the way to fly at JFK. I will never get to see them? Can't you travel to New York once in the future or is that too far or expensive for you? I have travelled from Europe to the United States wi...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8113

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Looking back, I cannot believe that such a major airport was ever protected by such a simple, off-the-shelf chainlink and barbed wire fence. It's perimeter is now similar to a maximum security prison. At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the only thing between you and the runway might be a canal. Still no...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13436

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

The window positioning can't be overstated. The way the windows connect to the cabin makes such a huge difference in airliners. Its also why I love the 787. The ERJ has the best windows of any commercial airplane save the 787. They're gigantic! The CRJ windows are what make that plane feel so terri...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13436

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

As for as comfort, I'll take a 200 over an E-145, now that's a cramped cabin. The Embraer 145 is one of my favourite aircraft. I felt privileged every time I travelled aboard one. I love the A-seats; you get a window seat and an aisle seat at the same time. The windows are big and located at the pe...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9062

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

What’s up with the calling all of these places Southern Europe - no European would call these Southern Europe (...). First of all Spain/Portugal are Iberian peninsula (...). Many, many millions of Europeans would call all of these places Southern Europe. Spain/Portugal definitely are Southern Europ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15700

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

I have never flown on an American Airlines 767. But for me old seats without in flight entertainment are perfectly fine. Give me a window seat and a good book and no flight will be too long. If I can choose to fly economy class on a 767, 777 or 787 I will always pick the 767. It has a much better se...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 60
Views: 10910

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

B757Forever wrote:
Friends, we're in luck. I was just informed that I'm the winner of the Nigerian lottery. As soon as I pay the fees I'll be rich and I can buy that sweet SP for all of my a.net friends to enjoy...

:D

:thumbsup:

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20024

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

And a so called aviation enthusiast finding himself feeling sick on a 5 hour flight in ''Business Class'' on a Lufthansa A321! Totally pathetic what a total wuss!!! I have felt sick on an A319 and a B767. Everyone can become feeling uncomfortable on an aircraft. There is no need to call a fellow me...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20024

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I share your sentiments here, but have been on plenty of flights where I was asked to keep my blinds down so other pax could sleep, or on redeyes where there's nothing to see outside an IFE comes in handy. I have been on night flights with a lot to see. Aurora lights, stars, snow capped mountains, ...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20024

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Edit: Nevermind, did a reverse google image search and saw this is the upper deck on a 747. Indeed it is, and you pay big money to fly in that. Can't be compared to a 737 which is much cheaper to fly on. For many people the price of the flight is leading and if that means they have to take a long f...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 950
Views: 115572

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Kikko19 wrote:
it would be nice DY to be braver, they should start HNL from cph/arn/hel.

I would book it. But only on a non 787 flight though.

Perhaps on a leased A340-500? :thumbsup:

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by MartijnNL
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

There are plenty I have not been on. The ones that I wish I can/would have/could get on that are fairly popular or were fairly common are: A340 MD-11 Fokker 70/100 CRJ-900 A220 A318 BAE 146 Fokker 50 Dash-8-100/200/300 737-600 737-900 767-400 777-200LR Any 787 A380 A350 B1900 EMB-120 I was suppose ...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

BobbyPSP wrote:
Wow. Thanks for your permission.

I still don't see why you want first time posters to write about aviation and not about mental health issues of the man who did this.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

If you really want to step up security in the United States, you'd better start prohibiting guns. That could save more than one hundred lives every day. Please keep this on-topic. We don't need to have any other "opinion" injected here. Thank you. You're probably right. But after reading ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

First off, you just joined today So? There's nothing wrong with someone who joins this website to share his opinion. and your first post has zero to do with aviation. So? There's nothing wrong with discussing the mental health of the person who piloted this aircraft. It looks to have played a major...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

frmrCapCadet wrote:
It goes without saying, except for certain a-nutters that this was a serious security breach.

This doesn't look like a security breach to me. More like a safety breach.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

He was a suicide pilot, they should have taken him out immediately. It is ridiculous that they let him go on. To me this sounds like a major screw up not just on the part of Alaskan, Horizon, SeaTac, but the Air Force as well. I want to go on record that whoever was on duty for ATC was a class act....

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by MartijnNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Really baffled at how this has hardly been reported yet on Twitter and not at all on news networks. Maybe the media want to get the facts straight before reporting about what happened? Nowadays many people want instant satisfaction of their news hunger. There's nothing wrong with reading all about ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

How would a costumer service agent know how to even start a modern twin engine turboprop? It's not like just pushing buttons or moving levers. Than how do you start it? I have heard it is precisely that, pushing buttons and moving levers. This looks so weird and it's also a huge security failure. L...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 11292

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

seb76 and GL777, thank you for your informative posts. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by MartijnNL
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 11292

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

I will also add a security factor, anybody can get on these trains without going through a metal detector and despite that you usually get a first class seat when you are on a flight ticket, you regularily see lowlife in the cars. Sometimes they are approached by the conductors and forced out at th...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25775

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

https://www.thelocal.ch/20180805/up-to- ... witzerland

Not completely up to date, but a comprehensive read with interesting details.

"The plane turned 180 degrees to the south and fell to the ground like a stone."
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https://www.thelocal.ch/20180805/up-to- ... witzerland

Not completely up to date, but a comprehensive read with interesting details.

"The plane turned 180 degrees to the south and fell to the ground like a stone."

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25775

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

Unfortunately the live stream seems to be only accessible for viewers who are actually in Switzerland.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35086

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Over 10,000 aviation fans, boys, girls, mums, dads and grandmas too lined the perimeter fence at GLA for a one off Emirates A380 service in April 2014 to mark the tenth anniversary of an otherwise 777 service. I remember the first visit of an A380 to Düsseldorf Airport on 12 November 2006. A local ...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3542

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

A few questions as a European who is not very familiar with Dallas Love Field:
- What does the gate cap mean?
- What does "token service" mean?

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by MartijnNL
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30226

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

sixtyseven wrote:
The people in the back don’t pay for the pilots “to have a little fun”

They pay for you to do your job. By the letter.

I would gladly have paid extra for this experience!

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