A picture of the aircraft taking off in Toulouse is currently on the frontpage of this website:
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapo ... LR/5203569
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
So far every 1,5 hours in the air has taken them on average around 200 miles closer to Singapore.
http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=TLS-SIN%0D ... =wls&DU=mi
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
airbazar wrote:An 8am departure for an 11 hour flight is brutal tho. They should push that back to 10am.
clrd4t8koff wrote:But this isn’t the passengers fault and they should be compensated.
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 ...Jump to post
Iloveboeing wrote:The French J has no place in the pronunciation of "Beijing." It really irritates me when foreigners mispronounce Chinese words.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
BobbyPSP wrote:Wow. Thanks for your permission.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:It goes without saying, except for certain a-nutters that this was a serious security breach.
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....Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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."
Unfortunately the live stream seems to be only accessible for viewers who are actually in Switzerland.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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?
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.