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by Zachbt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4148

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

We don't know what AV's social media policy is, but any action by an employee that brings their company into disrepute or potentially impacts their business is likely to find themselves in trouble. I really don't get how people think they can post absolutely anything online without consequence. It'...

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by Zachbt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4148

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

This is so dumb. He brought in alcohol into a sporting venue its not the end of the world. The dumb part was boasting about it on social media. I would never work for a company who would fire me for doing legal things and posting pictures of them. Most large companies now have pretty authoritarian ...

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by Zachbt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4148

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

I work for my local government have smuggled alcohol into various events through the years, talked about it and posted several instances of it on social media and my government has a social media word based algorithm that worms it's way daily through anything I and my colleagues post and never been ...

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by Zachbt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium flying on behalf of Air France
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Air Belgium flying on behalf of Air Frane

Finally figured out what this thread was about. Avherald has a report up about it today. Aircraft had a leak with the blue hydraulic system, detected two hours into the flight and carried on. Made a safe landing in Libreville. Would it not have made more sense to air on the side of caution and put t...

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by Zachbt
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3134

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

They also said Belfast was going to be a three aircraft base, it didn't, southend will be the same, Max two planes and a third virtual one via other airports based planes. Good luck though, easy couldn't make it work completely so ryanair will probably chop and change routes like they always do.

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by Zachbt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her
Replies: 173
Views: 6511

Re: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her

This reminds me of a law and order:svu episode that aired not too long ago, but that being TV, was completely sensational and the reason the rape came out was because it happened but the airline in question covered it up because a few senior pilots up to the board room was like a boys club and promo...

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by Zachbt
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair fares going up while searching, then down again
Replies: 17
Views: 7142

Re: Ryanair fares going up while searching, then down again

LCCs booking systems, as said above, use cookies and I don't think, as far as I know, it's meant to be underhandedly, when you do your first search your technically taking a seat from the allocated pricing bucket and it's being held for you for a certain amount of time. Means that if someone 30 seco...

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by Zachbt
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24314

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Virgin have operated B744s BFS to MCO in the summer season in recent years. Also, cargo A300s which DHL operate from BFS are definitely in the "heavy" category. RAF A332s also visit occasionally AFAIK. True, forgot about the virgin summer flights, BFS is my local airport so d'oh on my par...

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by Zachbt
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24314

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Check out @shaw_geoff’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/shaw_geoff/status/939954672378548224?s=09 Sorry was trying to paste the image in from my phone, rather unsuccessfully, so here's a link to a pic of the 747 in BFS, think Obamas air force one was the last heavy in Belfast, must have taken up the majo...

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by Zachbt
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22265

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

I would say all of the Ireland to Britain flights fall into this category, good tailwind and an easyjet and ryanair flight to Liverpool from Belfast or Dublin will only take 35 minutes compared to a ferry and arduous drive.

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by Zachbt
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186859

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Great news all round. As a Belfast native I was worried about the prospect of job losses etc

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by Zachbt
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caracas Airport - Abandoned planes
Replies: 12
Views: 7176

Re: Caracas Airport - Abandoned planes

Well I doubt the conviasa a340 will fly again or the 737-200, the md's further on down might find a new lease somewhere maybe?

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by Zachbt
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 6356

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

I dunno, a plane that can fly with a viable payload direct from a STOL airport like lcy and make it to jfk would fall under the classification of trend setter to me.

And before anyone gets a bit snarky, yes the a318 has been doing it but that's with less payload and a fuel stop in snn.

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by Zachbt
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33689

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Styles9002 - proportional representation is the purest form of democracy - so the political classes tell us - everyone has a vote and every one vote counts! Personally I believe it to be flawed and a major part of the past and current problems in Ireland. Who know really??! JAmie2k9 - each to his /...

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by Zachbt
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus
Replies: 13
Views: 3029

Re: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus

Love old plane concepts like this from the 60's, always makes me hark back to planes like the vfw 614, now everything is lean managed and streamlined and generic to a point.

Maybe an old engineer thought this is how we can keep templehof going?

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by Zachbt
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black project about to be outed?
Replies: 41
Views: 6964

Re: Black project about to be outed?

Could have been the fabled Aurora. Recent speculation has led people to believe that the technology needed for the project has caught up with Lockheed's ambitions.

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by Zachbt
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 11015

Re: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement

Considering how many Super 80s AA has retired in recent years, they should have plenty of spare engines in Roswell should the need arise. They can probably limp along with retired aircraft's parts without worrying too much about an extended service agreement with P&W. You can have a spare but y...

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by Zachbt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First intercontinental landplane flights?
Replies: 11
Views: 2065

Re: First intercontinental landplane flights?

Was it not Lufthansa with a focke-wulf fw 200 'condor' in 1938 from Berlin to New York?

Well that was the first land based transatlantic.

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by Zachbt
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 5676

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Is this not because the legacies are pulling away from charters and the charter airlines in America are going bust, I.e. eastern? (although they've been bought by swift but how reliable will that be?)

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by Zachbt
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22967

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Someone83 wrote:
Guess that means Richard Branson is more or less out of vakling any shots at Virgin Atlantic anymore as Virgin Group now 20% share is more or less a financial investment


Branson is still staying as chairman of virgin, although technically still just a figure head, still on the board.

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by Zachbt
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21835

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40520319 Aer lingus cancelling bucket and spade flights in September, ryanair and easyjet must be really driving prices down to where Aer lingus can't compete at all, not even a break even fire sale. Can't see them lasting much longer at bhd if the pass...

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by Zachbt
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21835

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40520319 Aer lingus cancelling bucket and spade flights in September, ryanair and easyjet must be really driving prices down to where Aer lingus can't compete at all, not even a break even fire sale. Can't see them lasting much longer at bhd if the passe...

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by Zachbt
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?
Replies: 43
Views: 6356

Re: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?

It's been said above but I'll repeat it's 737 with about 180 seats mainly not doing daily, their not trying to be a legacy carrier, I live in Ireland and am booked on bfs-pvd in september, I've always wanted to catch a red sox game and see new England in the fall for a long weekend and this is a che...

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by Zachbt
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 to shut down HAM base
Replies: 31
Views: 6073

Re: U2 to shut down HAM base

Germany's a tough market altogether with eurowings and Lufthansa, Easyjet are just scaling back, they've been losing money on the continent and maybe need to refocus on their primary market of the UK. They are doing well at Amsterdam though and Orly so maybe just fill the gaps in the eu that ryanair...

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by Zachbt
Fri May 19, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8268

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Northern Ireland is small enough that it makes more sense to look at these airports as both serving the country (1.8-1.9 million), rather than just the fraction of the country defined as Belfast city or metro. A couple points of comparison... Hawaii (the big island) has slightly more land area, abo...

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by Zachbt
Thu May 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US
Replies: 31
Views: 6004

Re: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US

ASQ400 wrote:
ET isn't allowed to fly pax from DUB to North America without them going through ADD, actually. The bilateral restricts it


They can to LAX, they do a fuel stop in DUB for flights to IAD and YYZ from ADD which they don't have fifth freedom rights for.

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by Zachbt
Thu May 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 78
Views: 10651

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

I've often thought the best option was the estuary concept and a thoroughly modern clean slate airport

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by Zachbt
Thu May 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?

Once all the planes are re-branded from the airport all through your package holiday all you will see is TUI, went to Rhodes last year booked through Thomson and once out there everything was TUI, coaches, reps etc, did get confusing though when I sat in a welcome meeting and it was all in German! T...

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by Zachbt
Tue May 09, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn't a proper drop off zone built in front of London Southend Airport terminal?
Replies: 23
Views: 3381

Re: Why wasn't a proper drop off zone built in front of London Southend Airport terminal?

Both Belfast airports are the same, there's roads in front but they were bollarded off after the Glasgow incident and short stay drop off pick up points built about 40/50 metres from the terminal.

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by Zachbt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 31469

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

Considering that the UK's security within airports is quite stringent, with the majority of passengers receiving full body scans, residue tests and strict on fluid allowances as well as the traditional X-Ray and pat down, I don't see the point, merica going cray

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by Zachbt
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 16334

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

Reported Jet 2 basing a fourth aircraft, so bucket and spade routes and likely to be a Greek or Paphos service not served ex DUB. I can;t see it been Euro city routes given they barley lasted a year with Jet 2 recent attempt. Yeah when I looked into it further does just sound like jet2 basing a spa...

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by Zachbt
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 16334

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

Rumour has it that BFS is due to get an announcement of 8 new international routes on 26th April with one of the routes not currently operated from any of the airports on the island of ireland. Interesting times ahead for the northern gateway. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/belfast-inter...

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by Zachbt
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air First A330-200 EP-IJA
Replies: 123
Views: 37795

Re: Iran Air First A330-200 EP-IJA

https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/dimension=1920x400:format=jpg/path/sf6d4e1d0b49fdbd4/image/i959dc9724ac082f9/version/1485635359/image.jpg A little off topic but which colorful 747 is that in the back?? Sky express cargo, reg: sx-fin, been stored at chateroux since 2007

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by Zachbt
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 169
Views: 25898

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

I'm not an aeronautical engineer, I specialize in maritime mechanics but prefer planes over boats, hence im a total aviation nerd, but from what I can see all over this forum and in my general perception within the airline business is the need for a modern a310-300, something which has the legs to d...

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by Zachbt
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 13970

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

BA do not require ID for domestic flights at all! I've always been required to show id on BA domestic flights when checking in a bag. That is because you are checking in a bag. I fly LGW-EDI-LGW weekly and with a mobile boarding bass never need to show ID. Sorry but I fly bfs/bhd-lgw/lpl/man at lea...

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by Zachbt
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown
Replies: 134
Views: 35024

Re: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown

usflyguy wrote:
216 passengers on an aircraft that seats 340.


Cool, thanks for the info! I knew there was a difference of 100 odd seats between Swiss' layout of the two which just made me think of the number of travellers

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by Zachbt
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown
Replies: 134
Views: 35024

Re: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown

I wonder how many passengers were on the flight, seems to be an a330-300 going to the rescue. Could just be wrong info on the interweb though.

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by Zachbt
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Liveries?
Replies: 9
Views: 2983

Re: Virgin Atlantic Liverys?

I would second retirement, no point painting something for just two - three years

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by Zachbt
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38955

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

opticalilyushin wrote:
I think it's ok throughout the Winter schedule


Seems you are on the money, tried to dummy book in May and nothing came back up, phew.

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by Zachbt
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38955

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Apparantly Brussels Airlines are about to announce the withdrawal from the Belfast market. Passenger numbers have been low, while KLM are doing really well. That explains why they have zeroed out all availability for new bookings. I'm booked to use this flight in March and it's still available onli...

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