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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8468

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

my personal opinion is that the MAX is inherently unsafe and will crash again in short order after having the grounding lifted. they simply pushed the limits of what the frame can do too far. (...) what aviation experience do you have to state that the Max is inherently unsafe and will crash soon a...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8468

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Boof02671 wrote:
fallap wrote:
Re-open the 757 production line and recycle all existing 737 MAX into new parts. There, Boeing, I saved your company.

There is no 757 assembly line to reopen, no tooling and no parts.

You can always make new tooling and new parts.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5719

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

Lufthansa had their classy scheme with the yellow crane, and now... shake my head. Last week I saw two Lufthansa aircraft parked close to each other at the B-pier of Schiphol. One had the old livery, the other the new colours. I must say the former colours don't look that classy compared to the lat...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11517

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Aviation taxes don't work, there have been numerous scientific investigations about it and they all have the same outcome. They harm the economy and have zero impact on the environment. Every flight less from one country is one flight more from another. I wouldn't be so sure about that. I remember ...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 25
Views: 2174

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

You could say Icelandair is arguably the largest in Iceland, or possibly tied with Icelandic Glacial water. Icelandic Glacial Water? Never heard of it. Two brands that come to my mind when I think of Iceland are the airline Wow Air and the bank Icesave. Both companies collapsed which caused quite s...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

I have traveled the world and have checked several dozen airport hotel locations and none tops THE ATLANTA RENAISSANCE FOR AN AIRPLANE ENTHUSIAST...Sit out on your private balcony and enjoy the sights, the sounds, the smell of the Delta action........case closed.... Indeed an amazing place for avia...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13464

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

According to their website Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has thirteen designated smoking lounges airside.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

ME270, thank you for the answer.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I refuse to accept propagandist government website that uses ironic “cartoons” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/07/12/new-paper-no-experimental-evidence-for-the-significant-anthropogenic-climate-change/ Why do you quote an entire discussion to add a reply of one sentence? I am sure there are other ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Europe is playing a dangerous game here. We all need to be environmentally conscious but buying into this "flight shaming" drama is a bridge too far. Why would it be dangerous to fly a little less? First off, commercial aviation has made great strides in terms of efficiency and the carbon...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Fewer burgers sold equals less money made by the company which is the whole reason to have a business rather than being "woke". Not if the price of the burgers goes up a little to compensate for this. People not always go for the cheapest product. They are willing to pay more if a busines...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

ME270, again: why are a few daily flights ridiculous compared to millions of very short drives (less than a few kilometers)? And what does your personal complaint about KLM add to this discussion? Nothing at all. I love KLM (and many other airlines, but not Air France) and will continue to fly them ...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Related to the thread and the BRU question: yes, of course this is connecting traffic. Nobody in their right mind would fly BRU-AMS locally. I would. A few weeks ago I actually booked a return ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels. I like to travel by plane and I am looking forward to this trip. Is the...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Had they been serious they could have taken this opportunity to announce axing their ridiculous AMS-BRU route. 1h30’ by train between both cities. Why would a few daily flights be ridiculous? It's all a matter of perspective. What I personally find ridiculous are 8,5 million cars in my country of 1...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

This is like In n Out telling customers to become vegan. I would not be a happy camper if my company was directly working against itself. No. This is like telling customers to eat a few burgers less each year, thereby reducing the amount of energy needed to produce the meat product. Don't you think...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22916

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

sseim wrote:
That's ridiculous. That would be like Amazon telling people to stop shopping online.

No. That would be like telling people to think a little more before shopping online, thereby reducing the amount of returned purchases. Which would be better for both the business and the environment.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 12990

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after. I just don't get replies like this on a website for aviation enthusiasts. I thought we all love aircraft. And the more character they have, the better. I'd go out of my way to fly on the MD-80, MD-90 or B717. A few years ago I actually travelled from Eu...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 10822

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

Also the WAW-PKX schedule is terrific. LO89 WAW-PKX 22:40-14:20 + 1 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays LO90 PKX-WAW 16:00-18:45 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays What's so great about this schedule? Personally I prefer to arrive in the Far East during early morning. And why w...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Think I will pass on this one. Enjoyed two A310 flights in my life. The first was in 2001 with Lufthansa between Frankfurt and Amsterdam. A nice surprise for such a short trip. The second came in 2015 with Tarom between Bucharest and Amsterdam. I booked this flight only because of the the A310 (and ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 758
Views: 108509

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

There is nothing wrong with using single sensor, STS also relies on single air speed signal. The key is to limit control authority so that elevator still can overpower stab in fault condition From the Bloomberg article: "During the crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines planes that killed ...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122615

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know when SK's OSL base will receive its first A320NEO? Those awful 737s can't be gone soon enough, especially the older ones which feel tired and worn. Is it because of your username that you are so negative towards the 737's of SAS? I travelled on one last month between Tromsø and Osl...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late Evening LON-AMS Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: Late Evening LON-AMS Flights

I know the airports AMS has strict noise rules, flights arriving between 23.00-06.00 hours count for 10x daylight flights. So what does this mean? I thought if you skip one flight between 23.00 and 06.00 you can add ten during the day. In that way you could easily get to ten of thousands of extra f...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late Evening LON-AMS Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: Late Evening LON-AMS Flights

AMS has strict noise rules, flights arriving between 23.00-06.00 hours count for 10x daylight flights. (...) (...) I wasn't aware of these rules and it surprises me particularly as HV has quite a few flights arriving past 23:00. HV flights are not known to be high yielding, so what is their reasoni...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU
Replies: 22
Views: 1899

Re: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU

Thanks raffy for the reply. I understand it was more than just the 'long' train ride. It all added up to an unpleasant experience. Six weeks ago I was at the airport of Tromsø in Norway waiting for my flight to Bergen with a connection to Amsterdam. The departure was scheduled for 10.30 am. It was a...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Porter for the View…..and Convenience too!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2396

Re: Porter for the View…..and Convenience too!!

This must have been a fun trip. Nothing beats walking to and from an airport in beautiful weather. Nice rocking chair in Halifax by the way. And a great route map in the magazine of Porter. My father and I visited Billy Bishop Airport for the first time in September 2018. We both loved the convenien...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU
Replies: 22
Views: 1899

Re: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU

This was a real pain because it meant taking a long airport train ride back to the main terminal (...) The distance between the two terminals in Zurich is a little over one kilometre. How on earth could you call that a long ride? I made this 'trek' myself last Friday. It took less than three minutes.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5250

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

I flew HNL-EWR last September on UA and there was no food in regular Econ... Really bad form, considering how poor your food options are in HNL airport, in case you want to grab something before the flight. No food on a 5,000 mile flight? That is just insane. And really sad. Last Saturday I travell...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15703

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Is it normal for "maintenance and heavy refurbishments" to take almost 7 months to complete? (...) New cabins get installed when the plane gets stripped to the bones for normal heavy MX checks so yes 6 months is a good time frame especially when fitting a new cabin into a new plane. (...)...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets
Replies: 44
Views: 9596

Re: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets

But the priority was 73G replacement, they are not economical to operate anymore with 4 FA's demanded by the unions. I have a hard time believing that. What are the salary costs for a flight attendant per flight? Divide that by the average number of passengers per flight and I am sure you will end ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about travelling to Shanghai Pudong Airport, China, without a visa
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Question about travelling to Shanghai Pudong Airport, China, without a visa

A few months ago I booked a return ticket Amsterdam - Shanghai via Zurich. The reason for taking this flight is the Airbus A340 of Swiss. The scheduled arrival in China is on Saturday 22 June at 07.05 hours, the departure time is the next day, Sunday 23 June, at 09.30 hours. For some reason I though...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4134

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

lhrsfosyd91 wrote:
OU next please.

Personally I would prefer both Adria Airways and Croatia Airlines to keep flying. More variety in the air and at airports is always appreciated, at least by aviation enthusiasts like me.

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7044

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

The SAS A340 is still on my wish to fly list, preferable on the NRT or SFO route. When may we expect these cities to be served by A350 aircraft?

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7044

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

SAS Needs a new livery. In my opinion it's the worst out there. Absolutely not. The current livery is classic and instantly recognizable. SAS did a great livery change twenty years ago. Today these colours are still going strong. 0460277 Photo taken from this thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12247

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
A lot of those routings were dictated by the CAB.

GF

What does the CAB stand for?

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7833

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

TheEuphorian wrote:
Not to mention even weirder routes like a TG DC10 in NOU, CSA IL-62 in CGK, RG 744/MD11 in HKG, KL and QF in CTS, and you could go on and on with these old routes.

What's so strange about KLM serving Sapporo? :roll:

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7833

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

flyer1225 wrote:
Old timetables are always fascinating, especially when seeing images of Qantas 707s in Acapulco, Iraqi Airways 747s in Rio de Janeiro, and Air India 707s in Prague, and wondering how on earth those routes were operated!

:thumbsup: Nice examples.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9311

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

(...) Malta, (...) an island with an incredibly rich history, amazing monuments, and some really pretty stunning small town. Not to mention the prehistoric temples, the many baroque churches that dot the countryside, the stunning seas, the incredible high cliffs at Dingli, the old fishermen village...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7833

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

There was a whole stack of routes MH flew that didn't make a whole lot of sense. Just off the top of my head I can think of former routes like Penang to London, KUL - FCO/ARN/FRA/ZRH/CDG/AMS and I think even ATH and ZAG at one point. Why didn't these routes to major European airports make sense acc...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9311

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

I'm happy to see Malta getting more attention and flights. I (American) visited the country in April and absolutely loved it. Another American friend of mine visited just a week ago and she also loved it. I went to Malta for the first time this February. What I liked most about the holiday were the...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8966

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

What if this would have happened shortly after take off, at low altitude? Can the door still be opened that easily? No, it cannot be opened. Cabin air pressure > outside pressure and the doors are of a plug type. As a result, the door cannot be rotated (...) when the cabin is pressurized, ensuring ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8966

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

What if this would have happened shortly after take off, at low altitude? Can the door still be opened that easily?

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 3997

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Of course this was the late 80's or early 90's, so a whole different era when it came to aviation. We were going on holiday to Portugal, a flight of only a few hours. Yet the service level was out of this world, I doubt any airline nowadays could match it. Even for such a short flight they did ever...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14003

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

ltbewr wrote:
If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it is.

True. But 5,800 USD for three flights doesn't sound too good to be true. Especially not for a student.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14003

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Student searches the web for cheap flights and ends up paying 5,800 USD for just three flights. That doesn't look like a real bargain to me.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14003

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

They apparently had no clue that it’s a Customs’ law in probably every country that you have to pick up your bag when you first enter the country and clear Customs with it. Probable only in the United States and a few other countries? In most European countries you just change flights and pick up y...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: Longest serving livery

What's so refreshing about another wavy livery? These curves really need to go away. The RAM 787 in the old colourscheme looks much more balanced than the aircraft in the new livery.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4887

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

It still needs to carry 140,000 liters of jet fuel? That's pretty lame. The aircraft looks terrible. I don't look forward to being a passenger on it.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22963

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

- IST is designated as a military zone. IIRC, 2 miles radius from the outside perimeter. So no taking pictures, no spotting. At this point still no pictures on a.net database. That's really sad to hear. What harm can spotters do, really? I guess we all have been spoiled by the steady stream of phot...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 7127

Re: F50 Questions

If I remember correctly I logged four Fokker 50 flights as a passenger. A return Amsterdam - Basel/Mulhouse in 1996 and a return Rotterdam - Paris Charles de Gaulle in 1998. I can hardly believe those experiences are already more than twenty years ago. I think I remember that the windows were placed...

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by MartijnNL
Fri May 31, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest A319 flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6202

Re: Longest A319 flight

redadeco wrote:
I flew MAD-SSG on an A319 (2642 nm).

MAD-SSG is 2,642 mi (statute miles), not 2,642 nm (nautical miles). ;)

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