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by KingOrGod
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 28
Views: 3075

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

That’s ridiculous to let go of people who were weeks away from finishing I couldn't imagine going through the academy and coming within weeks of CPC for this to happen. It's bad enough with all of the trainees in my facility (and everywhere, of course) who were days or weeks from CPC or a pay bump ...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 28
Views: 3075

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

And then when traffic picks up it'll be a ballsup again to scramble to get enough bums in chairs... Farking stupid.

The ANSP should not be in it solely for profit, but we should be allowed to keep some $$ to buffer ourselves and not run on the breadline all the time.

Sigh. Nobody ever learns...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4191

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Even after being terminated don’t they go into 25% basic pay, free health care and accommodation until they leave the country ? That’s the UAE sponsorship visa conditions isn’t it ?. I worked in a rich neighbouring emirate, and some time ago (before corona) when my contract was summarily terminated...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65990

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Yes, the remaining 2 A350s are leased from Air Mauritius, which aren't doing that well either. No idea what the status of those 2 aircraft is now. Last I read a couple of weeks ago was that Air Mauritius were taking them back. I believe that is accurate, it is my understanding that all A359 will le...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 13880

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

mr02 wrote:
seat64k wrote:
mr02 wrote:
but that would have to start at school.


They skipped the basics like counting to ten, what makes you think they'll grasp such concepts?

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

Great news for Lufthansa and its workers. Thiele is your hero. Anyone want to bet that they're going to be asking more money by Christmas time? Germany will be brought to its knees. Heavily industrialised countries have more to lose in this crisis. I predict that LH will be bankrupt by next spring,...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31139

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

"Sir"... I laugh every time someone uses that... Grown men with titles that are as outdated as those that bestow them. The*only* time I use "sir" with a pilot on freq is to let him know he has screwed pooch. So if I am on the radio, and you're laughing because you were referred ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

If somebody is a billionaire, I assume the BND has plenty of info on him. Perhaps time for a Govt minister to have a chat and persuade Thiele that LH forms part of critical national infrastructure ? Yes, I know Germany has all sorts of laws after what happened 75 years ago... And if it was me and m...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155093

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/world/story/pia-flight-8303-crash-initial-probe-pilot-atc-fault-1691584-2020-06-22 Initial report out. Presented in Pakistan "parliament " today. Both pilot and ATC blamed. WTF? ATC? Are you kidding me? That is just insanity. I suppose AT...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4191

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

They didn’t order the 777X to have them for 5 years and then buy the next thing. They are planes for 20-30years. With the exception of the A310 which formed EK and flew for just under 20 years I think, they don't operate or plan to operate fleets that long. *15 years then. But you raise a good poin...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4191

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Opus99 wrote:
They didn’t order the 777X to have them for 5 years and then buy the next thing. They are planes for 20-30years.


With the exception of the A310 which formed EK and flew for just under 20 years I think, they don't operate or plan to operate fleets that long.

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155093

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I think this is new: "Pakistani aviation authority says PIA pilot ignored air traffic control Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic cont...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65990

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Why hasn't anyone posted that SAA is now gone? They've fired all staff and no money from the government. https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001368744/south-african-airways-to-fire-all-employees https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/no-more-money-for-saa-government-tells-unions-2...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27865

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

LH9902 FRA-CPT departed this morning I was on duty when she left...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 13880

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

A must read! Its regarding the restructuring process of SAA. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-05-the-plan-to-rescue-saa-from-collapse-takes-shape/ The 16 aircraft rumour has been floating around for a while. Unfortunately that article is not well researched and is full of misinformat...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116029

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Flying to places with a small population could be the reason they are bankrupt. NQY should be connected by train from LON. better for the environment too. This is one of the big myths about emissions - the train is not necessarily better. Rail is a combination of steel, concrete, ground rock and a ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI Dreamliner sinks through tarmac at BON
Replies: 1
Views: 2298

Re: TUI Dreamliner sinks through tarmac at BON

Wrong side of the double yellows it would seem

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by KingOrGod
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19066

Re: UK storm today

Arion640 wrote:
A BA 747 has flown new york to London in 4 hours and 56 minutes according to flightradar24, likely a new record.


I believe it has been done quicker than that 8-)

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30197

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

As a pilot, this condition is totally unacceptable. At our airline we have sealed cups however they bust open after a drop. I watched a soda can bust open on a console with the loss of only 1 radio. I have seen condensation drip from vents in the cockpit and also vents that spit ice balls in humid ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 13880

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

NYKiwi wrote:
Just checked flightaware and saw A350 on the JNB to JFK sector... is this the first flight to JFK.

Cueious if any feedback


I believe so, it is ZS-SDD on it's way

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by KingOrGod
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745549

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

And no, with only 2 crashes you can't reliably make that calculation. Problem is that you need to act based on data on hand. So crash history is not interpreted as random independent tests; underlying mechanisms are analyzed and conclusions are made based on much more detailed information than rand...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60954

Re: SAA Leasing A350

But a 77E or 773 for routes to JFK/HKG? :lol: For interest, Cathay sends a 777W (not sure of weight limitations) to JNB. It's 2-class with the old business (recliner). CPT gets the A359 in a 3-class layout. Just for clarification: CX sends their 3 class 777-300ER to JNB, which seats 340 or 368 pass...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60954

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Which of those airlines are based at 5,558ft? Because that really changes the game. The 777 couldn't even do a demo flight :old: SAA execs got a free taxi round JNB in a 777 that day. It did not inspire confidence. People seem to forget the B777 of when SAA got the A340s are not the as same machine...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60954

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Things at SAA probably would still be very red financially if they ordered 777 instead of A340's, but would they be as red ? Look at how many airline ordered A340 and then went to the 777, Air Canada and Singapore Airlines oh and Cathay Pacific too. Which of those airlines are based at 5,558ft? Bec...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60954

Re: SAA Leasing A350

If using these A350 still can't help to improve SAA's financial standing, only God can help them.... They could operate aircraft given to them for free, burning fuel given to them for free, and they'd still be just as incompetent today as they were yesterday. PS "God" doesn't exist. The o...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60954

Re: SAA Leasing A350

If using these A350 still can't help to improve SAA's financial standing, only God can help them.... The arrogance of their check-in staff shows you the problem within SAA, Sent from my SM-J415F using Tapatalk Don't be silly. if you believe everybody here - simply replacing the A343/A346 fleet will...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 21978

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

I can still remember arriving at a freezing pre-dawn Ringway Airport, seeing the early 748 getting ready for its trip up to Scotland, with a Viscount parked just beyond and some landing lights glimmering out to the northeast over the Pennines. Looking forward to my ride to Malaga for the turnaround...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 21978

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Aaaah right I get it. Yes, as fuel to noise (and smoke) converters, they were indeed legendary.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 21978

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

AA also had a brief history with the Fokker 100's were they the same story as BAC1-11? Fokker went out of business and it was too difficult to maintain the aircraft without being able to have them properly serviced, so all 75 were retired very quickly. The loss of so many planes was picked up by ex...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7870

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

If they were in an exit row, I understand where the FA is coming from. The sensible thing then is to do a seat swap with others - so able bodies are in the exit row. Given the story says numerous passengers defended the family, you'd think that would not have presented a difficulty. As of yet, I ca...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7870

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

grbauc wrote:
Many times I believe their started with an agenda.


That's too true.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7870

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

If the option to pay for seat assignment exists, and the parents chose not to, then this one-sided shitstorm is on them, and them alone (I would never travel with my child and unassigned seats). They should not choose to rely on the goodwill of everybody to bend over for them - and then bitch to the...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 4076

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

airportugal310 wrote:
KingOrGod wrote:
andrewfarmer wrote:


Which totally explains why I am listening to LPPT (Lisbon) Approach right now on LiveATC... :roll:


Alright pedant.

I will correct myself: Many European countries.

There you go, can unbunch yourself now.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 4076

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

No. (Many moons ago in a previous life.) That and it's illegal where I live. Pardon my ignorance, but how can it be illegal to listen to the radio? I can certainly see that unauthorized broadcasting on these channels should be forbidden, but what is the legitimate reason for telling people they can...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60954

Re: SAA Leasing A350

SAA's A346's lift 368t but they still do occasionally take a penalty on the JNB-JFK run in summer. The A343's lift 275t (ZS-SXG has a slightly lower MLW) Thanks for the correction trees. I was just using the generic data from the Airbus docs, obviously using the last off the line IGW versions. But ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 4076

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

dfwjim1 wrote:
For those of you work as air traffic controllers do you like to listen to other controllers at your home airport and/or other airports using LiveATC.net?

Thanks for your responses.


No. (Many moons ago in a previous life.) That and it's illegal where I live.

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60954

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Asiaflyer wrote:
Shouldn't we assume that SAA has


I don't think you know SAA very well LOL. Never assume much with them. The only assumption one can really make is they will make a loss even with an aircraft that uses zero fuel.

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26363

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26363

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52395

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

The QR capacity increase is actually gradually increasing from next week up till the southern hemisphere summer, when it will be fully 3 daily flights on DOH-JNB...I think from next week they start with 4 extra weekly flights, and all flights switch to A359...then August adding 1 more, and by Octob...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8395

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

I'll throw in fatigue as a factor. If you're really tired, it is easy to miss or misunderstand calls. Some controllers pile the instructions on and you lose track. I can remember "descend to 4000, cleared for the ILS zulu runway 27 approach, QNH 1007" but please pause and let me read back...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8395

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

I'll throw in fatigue as a factor. If you're really tired, it is easy to miss or misunderstand calls. Some controllers pile the instructions on and you lose track. I can remember "descend to 4000, cleared for the ILS zulu runway 27 approach, QNH 1007" but please pause and let me read back...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6756

Re: SAA CEO resigns

King or GOD, what ever is said will never satisfy you. you know hy Comair makes $$ and SAA looses $$. Not when the best argument is, and I quote somebody, oh hold in it's actually you, that say: "SAA need to ditch the A340". They have problems evidently you cannot comprehend. :-\ @ evan, ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6756

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL. So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388... Come on... we're waiting with baited breath... Two airlines operating the same airplane don't have the same economics. LH is a leading airline with premium yields s...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6756

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL. So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388... Come on... we're waiting with baited breath... I think it cause SAA is government ran airline, and LH isn't. Na klar. But my point was that swapping 9 aircraft out ...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6756

Re: SAA CEO resigns

jfk777 wrote:
SAA needs to ditch the A340.


An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL.

So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388...

Come on... we're waiting with baited breath...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 20601

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

What exactly would you expect a large company leadership to say in a situation like this? What did happen after Lion Air was a complete review of the issue and new software design. Tragically ET happened before it was implemented. Is that sociopathic? Well yeh exactly, it seems Lionair proved somet...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4302

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

aircountry wrote:
Now they are free and SAA can come back but still dont know will ever come back to IAH in the future.


LOL. SAA, however, isn't free from morons. Lots has changed since 1994. Especially for SPRINGBOK!

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 7313

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

[EDIT]

My reply was religious and I don't think anybody here is prepared to see another point of view.

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