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by PPVLC
Sat May 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53655

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

[quote="Gonzalo"]Well...yes...Every single privately owned airline in the whole planet is “towards bankruptcy” in the current scenario. Only the Airlines supported by endless flows of money like Emirates or Etihad can escape to the “towards bankruptcy” qualification. Same for Hotels, Cruis...

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by PPVLC
Sat May 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8577

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

I flew them a lot! I clearly remember the engine noise from the aft jumpseat -that hypnotic humming that would make anyone fall asleep on long flights. I can just see myself opening the rear door and moving the handle inwards to lower the ventral airstair then waiting for it to be completely extende...

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by PPVLC
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13587

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

PepeTheFrog wrote:
Just ignore the green parties and continue building that 3rd runway.

The economy needs to grow folks.


I'm not trying to patronize you but I think you forgot we still live in a democracy.

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by PPVLC
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 90
Views: 4284

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

I know people will hate me but I think the 757 is an ugly thing. The VFW-614 manages to be offensively ugly and takes the award but the 757 is skinny with its weird belly that doesn't match the top making the nose look malformed, I give it 2nd place.

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Swiss4Ever wrote:
For me it is the Baade 152...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baade_152


It looked straight out of a cartoon!

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by PPVLC
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nickname for the Embraer positions in AMS?
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Nickname for the Embraer positions in AMS?

I would call it the jungle farm, some call the embraers the jungle bus. A silly and tired cliche as Embraer is in the Southeast of Brazil with no jungle around for much more than 1000 mi...you probably imagine Brazil as a big jungle where people assemble aircrafts with sticks and bundles of straw.....

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by PPVLC
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills
Replies: 165
Views: 28383

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

ss278 wrote:
Fate is the Hunter.


First thing that sprung to my mind too!

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by PPVLC
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 2985

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

A380 and 757 should be back threads make me run a mile. I also wouldn't touch a Concorde can fly again thread with a barge pole.

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by PPVLC
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?
Replies: 38
Views: 2667

Re: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?

I wouldn't wear shorts and flipflops to go to the supermarket... Who are you trying to impress at the supermarket? :D No one wears shorts and flipflops to go to the supermarket around here, I wouldn't be the first; ;) I also enjoy buying shoes and nice clothes, it's one of my few luxuries in life.

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by PPVLC
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24641

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

But we don’t live in the 50’s and 60’s. The MAX has no precedent when it comes to bad press about a specific plane type, making negative headlines in mainstream news media for over a year and being called ‘Monster from Seattle’ and ‘Plane of Death’ in serious newspapers. If you look at package holi...

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by PPVLC
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence and injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Re: Turbulence and injuries

I had a nasty near miss once, the evasive manoeuver was quite dramatic, I was leaving the galley and got thrown on an empty passenger seat (the row was empty I'm glad to say), the Gforce was so strong I couldn't lift my arms to fasten the seat belt. I knew something wrong was happening and the only ...

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by PPVLC
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24641

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

Sorry but the idea that passengers don't know anything about planes or don't care what plane they're flying doesn't work in this case. Yes, people in general don't know much about aviation or aircraft type but the MAX has a very bad reputation and I already had people asking me about "that MAX ...

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by PPVLC
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?
Replies: 38
Views: 2667

Re: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?

I wouldn't wear shorts and flipflops to go to the supermarket...

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by PPVLC
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non US countries with more than one major airline
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: Non US countries with more than one major airline

dfwjim1 wrote:
Brazil - Azul and Lantam
GOL too, much larger than Azul.

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by PPVLC
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28400

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

VARIG's RG came from Rio Grande do Sul, the company birthstate Yes, Viacao Aerea Riograndense gave us RG -from the RS state. Cruzeiro was SC because of its original name Servicos Aereos Cruzeiro do Sul. Cruzeiro's SC may came from above, Southern Cross (the english translation for Cruzeiro do Sul) ...

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by PPVLC
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28400

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

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PB26 wrote:
VARIG's RG came from Rio Grande do Sul, the company birthstate


Yes, Viacao Aerea Riograndense gave us RG -from the RS state. Cruzeiro was SC because of its original name Servicos Aereos Cruzeiro do Sul.

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by PPVLC
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21207

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?

Some people think they are the best thing ever invented and some people hate it, it's quite a divisive subject. I've never seen people debating old standard blinds though.

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by PPVLC
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 9339

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

...and then I got high...and then I got high...and then I got high...

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by PPVLC
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9146

Re: 737-8200?

A rose by any other name...

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by PPVLC
Wed May 15, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 10783

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

My guess is they will keep the 7-7 because it's familiar and sounds good; introducing a letter in the middle would do the job keeping the same rhythm. A name like Boeing 7S7 for instance gives continuity and modernity without turning into a tongue-twister.

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by PPVLC
Wed May 15, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11696

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

I've been directly involved in the interview/hiring process and I can assure you it's the complete picture that matters; of course there are some clear signs that a candidate is not fit for the job and they might drop an occasional bomb during the interviews that can put them out of the game but, as...

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by PPVLC
Mon May 13, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to do/see in southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

Re: Things to do/see in southern England

Devon is fantastic if yoi have time otherwise a short hop to Brighton to visit the Royal Pavillion is a must.

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by PPVLC
Mon May 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2759

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

The only communist country I have ever visited is Cuba and I can assure you I felt more relaxed and welcomed there than in some "regular" countries where anyone wearing an uniform feels entitled to look at us as if we were a threat, I won't drop names...

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by PPVLC
Wed May 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 86
Views: 10893

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

Give me a 767 anyday, what a great plane, 7 abreast is paradise.

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by PPVLC
Wed May 08, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8863

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

eta unknown wrote:
I think my favourite routing was at one point the longest flight (not nonstop) in the world: SVO-SCL via MLA, DKR, LIM and somewhere else, maybe Recife?


I clearly remember Aeroflot's IL-86 in REC, I saw it there many times, their passengers had to disembark during the fueling

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by PPVLC
Sun May 05, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 6962

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Excellent series of articles, I was dreading to reach the final one! I truly appreciate your effort and research and also the extra images brought by fellow a.netters, we all got united around a legendary time in aviation, the iconic Pan Am and their 747s. The very first 747 I saw was a Pan Am bird ...

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by PPVLC
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)
Replies: 21
Views: 2295

Re: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)

Flights inside Brazilian states are very common

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by PPVLC
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 21268

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

He's already invading someone's space with his foot.

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by PPVLC
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 3138

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

I had a frightened passenger grabbing me by the arm because everytime "that pink light goes on you run to the phone" and he wanted to know what was wrong with the plane. i told him it was the cockpit calling and I had to answer them, they probably wanted dinner or a coffee... "yes, bu...

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by PPVLC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2545

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

As I said a few times around here, I don't like the 737s at all. Noisy, uncomfortable little thing with dreams of grandeur. If I have to choose one, I'd go for the 737-200s Adv, an easy ride considering the number of passengers/size of galleys/ number of lavs ; the other series belong to my personal...

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by PPVLC
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7717

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Looking forward to reading your articles, I'm a big PA fan

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by PPVLC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Pan Am livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6336

Re: Special Pan Am livery

Some defunct brands like Pan Am should be allowed to rest, they occupy a special place in my heart and shouldn't be used by other companies as some marketing gimmick. I'm thrilled to see the BOAC livery again but it's a different case in my opinion.

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by PPVLC
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 3172

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

I flew the Lockheed Electra II for months, it was a very comfortable plane, passengers loved it.

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by PPVLC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do cabin crew judge you by your dress code?
Replies: 15
Views: 1948

Re: Do cabin crew judge you by your dress code?

I judge the attitude of a passenger. You can see polite people travelling in comfortable tracksuits and you can see awfully rude people covered in fashion labels.

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by PPVLC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B707 vs DC-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2408

Re: B707 vs DC-8

I was FA on the 707s, great bird, very comfortable for passengers and for us too. Shame I can't compare them to the DC-8s because they were gone when I started flying but we can't forget DC-8s had those fantastic big windows.

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by PPVLC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108557

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Sad. Fantastic plane, best rides of my life.

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by PPVLC
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad
Replies: 50
Views: 4817

Re: Delta's "creepy" napkins

I wouldn't go that far calling it creepy or harrassing, it's just bad taste and poor judgement. A plane is not a pool party.

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by PPVLC
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will be the next European airline bankruptcy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Re: Who will be the next European airline bankruptcy?

Not Alitalia. Alitalia is like Cher,cockroaches, and Betty White

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by PPVLC
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rio De Janeiro - Galeao - Terminal 1 - Any Future
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Rio De Janeiro - Galeao - Terminal 1 - Any Future

I have fond memories of the Galeao at that time, I remember when it opened in 1977, we could clearly see its bright lights from a distance, a fine building very modern and comfortable at that time. I started flying years later but it was always a thrill to arrive at GIG at night for our long-hauls a...

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by PPVLC
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining 737-200s in service
Replies: 32
Views: 6085

Re: Remaining 737-200s in service

I have to admit I miss the 737-200s a bit, it was so easy to work on them. I started to loathe the 737s when the 300s were launched and from then on they became my most detested plane.

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by PPVLC
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 17294

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

Wavy line in 2019= cheap

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by PPVLC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LATAM (JJ8151) GRU-LAS
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: LATAM (JJ8151) GRU-LAS

As of last night, the flight was showing 70 open seats so in theory, I shouldn’t have a problem being on standby but I used to have bad luck trying to nonrev on Varig’s nonstop from GRU-LAX back in the day as it was often weight restricted so I just wanted to make sure before I decide to go out of ...

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by PPVLC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 4918

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

The DC-10 had an unforgettable sound.

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