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by cskok8
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13171

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

Flights are never delayed, they are "retimed"

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by cskok8
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 386
Views: 107434

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I thought this thread is about 737MAX deliveries?

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by cskok8
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27610

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Actually, I'm assuming that the Pulau Penang radar wasn't manned in real time. My assumption is that they didn't get anybody to the radar set until hours after the flight had gone out of range. The information that was released at 7:24 almost certainly came from the radar log. BTW I'm done for the ...

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by cskok8
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.
Replies: 23
Views: 5417

Re: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.

sabby wrote:
LH658 wrote:
Which PY seat is best for a person who over 6 feet tall?

If reviews are to be believed, NZ,QF,VS,BR,CI are among the top. I may try the NZ and SQ a few months later.


CI also has hard shell seats in PE

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by cskok8
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27610

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I remember one PC where the Air Force chief said that MH370 was tracked by military radar crossing the northern border with Thailand. When asked by a report whether it was in "real time" he replied "no, on playback". So the radars were on

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by cskok8
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7945

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

CDG should be doable as there are now no non-stop flights. In 2013 MH had 4-5 flights a week on a B772. Then around March that year it went to daily A380. Plus AF also started 3 or 4 weekly services. So in a matter of months the number of seats available suddenly doubled. Now that both airlines have...

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by cskok8
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11174

Re: New Russian SST

Concordsky NEO?

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by cskok8
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385746

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Does anyone know if Boeings Test Pilot's have flown the exact same Flight conditions and aircraft configuration in the simulator that occurred on both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines. And what was the results? Does any simulator behave the same way as the real aircraft in the circumstances of t...

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by cskok8
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14122

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

As a travel agent, here is one scam we are aware of. The traveller buys the ticket from Capt Fraud for cheaper than they can get from the airline directly. They may be innocent, or maybe they know. Capt Fraud waits until travel is almost imminent and then buys the ticket from an unwitting travel ag...

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by cskok8
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14122

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

As a travel agent, here is one scam we are aware of. The traveller buys the ticket from Capt Fraud for cheaper than they can get from the airline directly. They may be innocent, or maybe they know. Capt Fraud waits until travel is almost imminent and then buys the ticket from an unwitting travel ag...

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by cskok8
Mon May 27, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5070

Re: Equine Flights

Bongodog49 wrote:
These horses are some of the most valuable cargo flown. its not just moving them around for racing, there's the breeding as well. Stud fees can run to over £100k for one serving, so the flight costs aren't that significant.


What exactly is one serving?

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by cskok8
Tue May 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 320
Views: 55536

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Good, a merger of airlines with vast experience in gliding

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by cskok8
Sun May 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8107

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

DominoxX wrote:

It looks to me that ANZ has done well with their direct link to Argentina, LA is taking ANZ's connecting passenger by directly flying to Australia. Good one, no?


Not quite, only passengers from Sydney. All other cities will still need a transfer. Same as taking NZ via AKL

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by cskok8
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Firefly Singapore Ops
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Firefly Singapore Ops

We would rather have incompetent ministers than the world's greatest kleptocrat, thank you very much

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by cskok8
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4525

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

1836Sam wrote:
Is there a correct use of a cruise ship? Gross.


Queen Mary carrying GIs back from Europe in 1945?

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by cskok8
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8792

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

Anyone noticed how skinny the arm-rests are?

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by cskok8
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11722

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

At least they have not landed at the wrong airport



YET

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by cskok8
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14667

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

Plenty of military aircraft have returned to base with holes in their windshield and other parts. Never heard anyone complain

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by cskok8
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3628

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Anyone tried mynah pie?

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by cskok8
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo Pilots on Layovers
Replies: 18
Views: 12638

Re: Air Koryo Pilots on Layovers

I am sure something pretty nasty would happen to their families back home if they tried anything funny

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by cskok8
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12847

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

So the computer figured out that they could take off with 0 fuel?

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by cskok8
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions
Replies: 26
Views: 4164

Re: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions

I hope they did not cut off the tip of the pitot tube

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by cskok8
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CDG Transfer
Replies: 12
Views: 1275

Re: CDG Transfer

If you have checked your baggage through to your final destination you can do it airside. Still have to go through immigration and security but the lines are usually quite short

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by cskok8
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: helicopter crash in Leicester
Replies: 33
Views: 9222

Re: helicopter crash in Leicester

Taking off from the middle of a stadium, I don't see any possible flight profile other than straight up

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by cskok8
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to serve Split during summer 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 5353

Re: Air Transat to serve Split during summer 2019

I think the Yugoslav air force used to operate MiG 21s from Split. During the UN days I have seen DC10s and VC10s coming and going. Should be fine

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by cskok8
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How SQ handles delays.
Replies: 11
Views: 2083

Re: How SQ handles delays.

It's a lot easier to handle any problem at their home base. The true test is when shit happens somewhere else, especially at an airport that they don't normally fly to

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by cskok8
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2817

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

The diversion airports are either the origin or destination

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by cskok8
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China Southern Airlines Experiences
Replies: 14
Views: 1625

Re: China Southern Airlines Experiences

I flew JFK to CAN on a 777W in J. Seat was good, IFE so so. Meals were bad. Supposed to have 4 choices but one was "not uploaded", another was finished when it came to my turn so only 2 available. 2nd meal was served 6 hours before landing!

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by cskok8
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 16040

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

What they meant was that it was not a tail-dive

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by cskok8
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15063

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

We aim to please, you aim too please

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by cskok8
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13701

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

speedbird52 wrote:
This raises a lot of questions. However, I feel like it is important for us to review the video in question before we come to any conclusions. Anyone willing to provide a link so we can continue this intricate conversation?

For research purpose only

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by cskok8
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 16891

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

I have tried it on NZ AKL-EZE. Not worth the money. Very difficult for even 2 small sized adults to lie comfortably. Even if someone managed to sleep, the moment the other one moves a little, you will wake up. Plus the seat-backs are not reclinable so you can't convert it into a "Euro business ...

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by cskok8
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 12359

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

I flew AKL-EZE last year. As we crossed the Chilean coast, the pilot made the announcement and mentioned that since take-off (8 hours prior) we have been flying over water.

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by cskok8
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was replacing MH's 15 747s with 6 a380s a profitable decision?
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Re: Was replacing MH's 15 747s with 6 a380s a profitable decision?

Since the 1990s, when a government crony Tajjudin Ramli was put in charge, MH was poorly managed. Bailout after bailout was given to MH as the heavy losses meant that the airline was technically bankrupt. MH also sold its family silver (e.g. the MAS building that housed its HQ) to raise cash. Durin...

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by cskok8
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH's current/future A380 routes
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: MH's current/future A380 routes

MH 2/3 will change to A350 mid-March

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by cskok8
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14364

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Gr8Circle wrote:
Prior to starting Jet Airways (9W) in 1993, founder Naresh Goyal owned a travel agency called Jet Travels....when he started an airline, he just called it Jet Airways.....


Not because they flew jets?

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by cskok8
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner with the most crashes
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: Airliner with the most crashes

Lots of DC3/C47s have been shot down. Does that count?

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by cskok8
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7309

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

Buying a lottery ticket indicates confidence that the flight will land and everyone walk off safely

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by cskok8
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 56
Views: 3820

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

During a few of my last trips, I have been greeted by immigration officers who look and had Arabic sounding names! They behave just like any other US officers (which they are)

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by cskok8
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 19377

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

What is NZ 30 (AKL-EZE) doing? Don't think there is any place to refuel

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by cskok8
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 8024

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

0515 departure from GIG!!!! I suppose can party all night then head for the airport

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by cskok8
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 10179

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

That's because it was not accepted as hand luggage

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by cskok8
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest entry point ex-India for Europe backpacking trip
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Cheapest entry point ex-India for Europe backpacking trip

Check the train time tables first. With the new high speed trains, there are not that many overnight trips anymore

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by cskok8
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Put through US Border Secondary Security for being on a RTW ticket
Replies: 17
Views: 3249

Re: Put through US Border Secondary Security for being on a RTW ticket

RTW every 3 months looks like the routine of a drug courier

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by cskok8
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1 hour 40 mins to connect at ORD (DEN - LHR)...
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: 1 hour 40 mins to connect at ORD (DEN - LHR)...

If you are connecting from domestic to international, there is no security and immigration to clear at ORD. Won't work in the other direction (LHR-ORD-DEN)

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by cskok8
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water
Replies: 30
Views: 6503

Re: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water

Wow, a free shower on Delta. You have to be flying in F to get a shower on Emirates

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by cskok8
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 61474

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I truely take my hat off to people who can do that in Y. :bigthumbsup: Then standby to take every stitch of your clothing off.... to me! :mrgreen: You see, I have flown quite a number of times on bench webbing "seats" for 4 to 8 hour sectors, with my knees locking my legs at a 90 degree a...

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by cskok8
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening
Replies: 41
Views: 8185

Re: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening

Happy Anniversary

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