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by hic787
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17478

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ce=twitter

Tegel to remain open until at least October now
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ce=twitter

Tegel to remain open until at least October now

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by hic787
Thu May 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28018

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

The government has announced that when Alert Level 2 comes in, travel between regions will be permitted. This is wonderful news for New Zealand’s airlines, and the tourism industry as a whole. It won’t mean things are back to normal, but it will be a most welcome step in that direction. V/F Is the ...

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by hic787
Fri May 01, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst “White Elephant” Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3770

Re: Worst “White Elephant” Airports

Obviously Berlin Brandenburg comes to mind... hope maybe it'll open sooner rather than later with Tegal now temporarily closed and the declining state of Schoenefeld

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by hic787
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.
Replies: 27
Views: 6740

Re: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.

Do airlines want the Max-7 seeing as the lifetime of these planes are around 15-20 years? I mean the Covid pressure and reduction in services will have a dramatic effect now and for the next two years I'd guess. Beyond that? I feel as though airlines would rather fly a Max8/A320 sized aircraft with ...

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by hic787
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2428

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Last Trip: AKL-SYD-MEL in February then back MEL-AKL a few days later

Next trip cancelled: AKL-CAN-AMS-LHR-ABZ

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by hic787
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Air France to use Covid shutdown to deep-clean the outside of all Planes

Now that's funny

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by hic787
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: BA announce direct to SYD/MEL Summer 2023

Folks April fools is cancelled.... forever!!!

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by hic787
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5855

Re: Porter receives lifeline

Great! Something Comforting for them

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by hic787
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

zkncj wrote:
Early end to NZ1/2?

With the US now blocking non citizens from the UK in addition to Europe, seems like the days of NZ’s AKL-LAX-LHR service could be even more numbered?


The flights may still be viable if they can carry cargo?

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by hic787
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28192

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Speaking of ATR's, I see today that they're flying up to Kerikeri today instead of the usual Q300.

Is this new or have they done this previously?

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by hic787
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28192

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Looks like ZK-OKH is on it's way to Wuhan, via Tokyo Narita. Will land back in Auckland around 4pm on Wednesday. https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018732630/novel-coronavirus-air-nz-plane-headed-to-wuhan-for-evacuation https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ZKOKH ZK-OKE is...

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by hic787
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25677

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Air New Zealand chief medical officer, Dr Ben Johnston, said in a video released by the airline that it "already has in place very thorough aircraft cleaning procedures. And those procedures are applied every day and the cleaning agents that are used are effective against viruses like coronavi...

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by hic787
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212234

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

alaskan9974 wrote:


Must be a very strange atmosphere onboard will pallets of seating and no windows. Where in California is it bound?

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by hic787
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9753

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

Yes air travel is a real and present threat to the climate. It just sucks how us regular folk have to feel guilty about it while many celebs and government dignitaries fly private which is considerably more detrimental for the environment. I wonder to what extent this will catch on in the US, though...

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by hic787
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10452

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

Why does this route exist?

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by hic787
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7531

Re: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?

Would customer want the NG? The Max may return within the next 6 months. I don't think they'd really want the NG in comparison to the Max's cost savings even if it means waiting a bit more time

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by hic787
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29838

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-changes/
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Quick update here on the Air NZ operation for LAX, IAH and EWR from next October:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-changes/

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by hic787
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.
Replies: 26
Views: 4036

Re: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.

Livery looks awesome, sorry!

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by hic787
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24251

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

Is DFW - AKL on 787-8 or 787-9 equipment?

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by hic787
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lunch on a A350 prototype
Replies: 17
Views: 8187

Re: Lunch on a A350 prototype

Maybe Boeing can take some notes here on how to remove loose metal objects

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by hic787
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41582

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Calling it now.. this won't end well.

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by hic787
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77680

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Is MVA the official last aircraft to be delivered to Mount Cook Airline before the consolidation?

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by hic787
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6510

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

#1 - Airline seats absorb any and all flatulence

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by hic787
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept
Replies: 76
Views: 15132

Re: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept

Took one of these from CDG to LAX back in '05.. great time!

Loved the comfy configuration and the interior (good for the time!). These jets will be missed, but the weak must make way for the strong!

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by hic787
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2748

Re: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?

The NG and the Max have heaps of subtle differences - so de-maxxing would just not be viable or possible really. In the minuscule chance they never fly again, they'll be scrapped.

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by hic787
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44061

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

NZ516 wrote:
The North Shore airport runway is too short for the Saab at only 791m. I would think Whenuapai would be the better option to look into for a second airport serving Auckland.


The runway at NZNE is also only about 8 meters wide

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by hic787
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26866

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

usdcaguy wrote:
RJ masquerading as a mainline aircraft. Three-abreast on one side with tiny armrests and very narrow seats. Way too uncomfortable for YUL-SEA.


You've never been on one, have you?

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by hic787
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15627

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Yeah not all of us are USA/United dedicants! Seperate thread is appreciated.

Did they only have the Max -9 on order previously?

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by hic787
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35890

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

The corn really softened the landing!

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by hic787
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112548

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Unlikely at the moment, but hope to see expansion from AKL. Year-round to LAX and DFW could be a winner

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by hic787
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?
Replies: 16
Views: 4347

Re: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?

N766UA wrote:
I’d recommend getting a degree in something else.


I'm an undergraduate in Aviation Management currently - can I ask why?

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by hic787
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 13960

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

log0008 wrote:
I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96


Source?

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by hic787
Thu May 30, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 11850

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

TrafficCop wrote:
Great a new place to get a good Haircut!!!!


Yup, gonna need to hear the backstory to this one!

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by hic787
Wed May 29, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 3233

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I totally understand! But rest assured, you honestly have nothing to worry about. The doors are designed in such a way where the lock just won't get stuck. In the *extremely* unlikely scenario where the lock does get jammed, the cabin crew have the ability to open the door from the outside using a h...

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by hic787
Wed May 29, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Systemwide Outage
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: AC Systemwide Outage

Look like a few pax will be vexed! Could've happened at far more inconvenient times, however.

I'd love to know kind of system these huge companies rely on - any ideas as to how long it'll be down?

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by hic787
Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the current korean air safety video is very old
Replies: 18
Views: 2284

Re: the current korean air safety video is very old

It it ain't broke, don't fix it! If there were any safety concerns with taking delivery of a new aircraft the procedures the in the video, it would have changed. Safety is not only any airlines priority, it would be highly regulated within any nation, including Korea. Cleary KE has its eye set on bi...

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by hic787
Sun May 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6501

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Will these be -10ER's?

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by hic787
Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 5107

Re: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

Just another day of spoofs and goofs in the US airline industry!

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by hic787
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 387060

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

ocaviation wrote:
ryanrap1 wrote:
When will the actual new livery be revealed?


The event starts tomorrow at 12 PM Chicago time.


Will the event be live-streamed, perchance? Can't wait to sink my teeth into this updated scheme.

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by hic787
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?

Because showing showing the $15k A380 suite gets clicks! Very good trip reporting youtube account is "SimplyAviation", they do mostly economy reviews without all the bumf of commentary and dull background music - highly recommend!

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by hic787
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33798

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national ... ve-on-time
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Search underway for ZK-EAP, operated by Ardmore flying school, in the Kaimanawa Ranges. Took off from PMR for TUO yesterday evening and lost contact while descending for Taupo.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national ... ve-on-time

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by hic787
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9
Replies: 29
Views: 8625

Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9

Samoa's national carrier will not go ahead with the lease of a new Boeing 737 max 9 aircraft according to the prime minister. https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/385302/samoa-rules-out-leasing-a-new-boeing-737-max-9-aircraft http://mrcaviation.blogspot.com/2019/03/samoa-airways-upda...

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by hic787
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35558

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... 1yXG3_SthA

Fly My Sky's new Whangarei Service not off to a great start.... ''a couple of flights had had no passengers but bookings were picking up".
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... 1yXG3_SthA

Fly My Sky's new Whangarei Service not off to a great start.... ''a couple of flights had had no passengers but bookings were picking up".

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