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by Lingon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners with nicknames
Replies: 26
Views: 3204

Re: Airliners with nicknames

Convair 440 was known as the "Metropolitan" in Sweden, don't know if it was a Convair marketing name that stuck or where else it came from. The "Metropolitan" name became the common name for it, it was decades later I learned it was the 440.

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by Lingon
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96061

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Philippine747 wrote:
International
BKK-MNL stops in TAG from 17-24 November


Why one week only? This would be a welcome route for European travellers to Bohol, not having to go via Manila. Not many connections to justify the "International" in the TAG airport name....

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by Lingon
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 25533

Re: Boeing B747 - Whose have you flown?

There is another thread for this, last post only two weeks ago https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1454913, which I think started this "Aeroplane XYZ whose have you flown".

Just saying.

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by Lingon
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your dream airline fleet
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Your dream airline fleet

A couple of Boeing 747 with original 2-4-3 seating and a couple of L-1011:s. Flying transatlantic with superior service and with deviations to interesting sights at a ticket price triple the normal economy fare - the customer base would be aviation enthusiasts.

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by Lingon
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Has No Whitetail Aircraft Left
Replies: 46
Views: 10127

Re: Airbus Has No Whitetail Aircraft Left

Take care to not confuse and conflate "annoying to AvGeeks" with "accurate"... ...because while enthusiasts often know that many orders didn't have a chance of ever seeing the light of day (e.g. Virgin's A380s, Kingfisher's nearly everything, etc), the fact that they were still ...

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by Lingon
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far do you think flight deck automation will go?
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: How far do you think flight deck automation will go?

Making fully automated aeroplanes is easier than self driving cars. The problem isn't letting a computer fly the plane when everything works as expected, it is what will happen when there are problems. If you would have a pilotless aeroplane and a "remote pilot" taking over when there are ...

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by Lingon
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 7460

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Boeing guidance is to not RTO above 80 knots for a bird strike unless anomalous engine behavior occurs. You don’t RTO at close to V1 just because you hit a bird. That’s a risk of a catastrophic runway excursion. I don’t know enough about this incident yet to comment on whether the captain made the ...

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by Lingon
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 69237

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Generally you can say, double speed means 4 x fuel consumption. v (speed) comes as v². So double speed needs four time the power and the fuel, four times the speed needs 16 times the power and the fuel. This is simple general physics. When it comes to speeds around the "sound barrier" thi...

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by Lingon
Fri May 21, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 16056

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

One thing no one commented on - they wanted to abandon the barrels and build a monocoque fuselage. I can see how the lack of joints will save weight, but I would also assume the production cost for this will be high. For the triple wing pairs, won't the airflow over one wing disturb the flow over th...

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by Lingon
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned range for the 777-9?
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Planned range for the 777-9?

Per Boeing (https://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/#/technical-specs) the 777-9 design range is 7,285 nmi (13,500 km) with 426 pax (~43t). And the 777-9 doesn't seems to be a good ULH plane. Forgive an ignorant person, but I am really curious what 7285 nmi design range means. When the plane has flo...

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by Lingon
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?
Replies: 31
Views: 3463

Re: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?

I believe Amsterdam - Brussels is about 100 miles and there are flights as well as good train connections and good roads. I don't know what kind of passengers they get, but I would dare a guess it is mainly for connecting traffic. Personally if I went to Brussels via Amsterdam, I would opt for the t...

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by Lingon
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned range for the 777-9?
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Planned range for the 777-9?

Per Boeing (https://www.boeing.com/commercial/777x/#/technical-specs) the 777-9 design range is 7,285 nmi (13,500 km) with 426 pax (~43t). And the 777-9 doesn't seems to be a good ULH plane. Forgive an ignorant person, but I am really curious what 7285 nmi design range means. When the plane has flo...

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by Lingon
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 5409

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

Okay, if your traveling at 35m/s and the next gas station is 75 km down the road, how long will it take to drive there? Seems far easier using 108 km/hr, so about 45 minutes. The only time m/s works for speed is wind velocity—double it to get knots and at small magnitudes like wind, it’s accurate e...

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by Lingon
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United order the 777-9 and A350ULR?
Replies: 12
Views: 2236

Re: Should United order the 777-9 and A350ULR?

UA857 wrote:
Can the standard A359 fly ORD-DEL/BOM?


According to gcmap it's 7000 nm ORD-BOM (some 250 nm longer than ORD-HKG) so that shouldn't be a problem.

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by Lingon
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 5409

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

I believe Russia and China uses metres for altitudes (correct me if I am wrong). So it is partially implemented... We children of the SI shouldn't point fingers too much. In Sweden, engine power of cars are still in horsepower (kilowatts mentioned too, but it is the horsepower that counts - it's a b...

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by Lingon
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary
Replies: 59
Views: 10942

Re: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary

It won't be long before all conspiracy theorists out there, still believing this plane was shot down by a missile, will say the dismantling of the plane will be a cover-up... sigh. But I hope I am wrong.

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by Lingon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 25533

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

All in all eight take-offs (and landings) with two airlines, Thai Airways and Cathay Pacific. Two memories stand out - boarding via stairs at Don Muang (on the ground next to the plane you suddenly realize the SIZE of the thing) and a flight HKG-MNL with so few passengers that a Fokker F70 would hav...

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by Lingon
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cdg europes busiest airport
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Cdg europes busiest airport

Thanks for clarifying the OP's metric, and for offering an alternative, but I've never understood the fascination with aircraft movements. Movements can reflect small avg gauge, or caps on runway/taxiway capacity, or limited hours, as much as demand. Movements don't reflect revenue because they ign...

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by Lingon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2868

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

When I was a small kid domestic flights in Sweden were on piston aircraft. The first airliner flight I remember was in 1970 from BMA to UME on a Linjeflyg CV440. Picture taken 1965 by Lars Söderström I flew on these a couple of times and not very much compares to a take-off in a piston airliner... a...

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by Lingon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 80
Views: 12275

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

JonesNL wrote:
We will probably never have an 737 sized battery powered vehicle....


OTH, there is a future possibility for hydrogen. Either combustion or fuel cells / electric motors. Not viable today or within short time, but I wouldn't rule it out.

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by Lingon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 119994

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Dominic Gates quotes a new WSJ article: " Mr. Teal, who as the MAX’s chief engineer personally signed off on MCAS ... told investigators he approved MCAS without knowing that a malfunction of a single sensor could trigger the system to repeatedly push down a plane’s nose and possibly lead to a...

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by Lingon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it worth it to pay more for 9-abreast Y on a 777?
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: Is it worth it to pay more for 9-abreast Y on a 777?

The change from 9 to 10 abreast made the 777 fall from my favourite long haul plane to a plane I avoid. Didn't experience neither the 787 nor the 380 yet, so my long haul experiences are limited to 747, 777, 330/340 and 350. The biggest point isn't if your butt gets 17 or 18 inches of seat width, th...

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by Lingon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 107004

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

So...they were planning to tunnel across Rwy 13/31 from the proposed Terminal 5 to emerge beneath the existing T3 on the opposite side ? That's a rather delicate operation given the high water table in the area. In any case it seems more viable than a bridge over the runway :duck: Jokes aside, a pe...

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by Lingon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 886
Views: 661298

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Starting Monday, SAS will use one single aircraft for domestic services in Sweden and fly ARN to VBY, UME, LLA and KRN only. Source, in Swedish, possibly behind paywall ... Det är Arlanda till Umeå, Kiruna, Luleå och Visby som fortsätter medan all annan inrikestrafik upphör. Syftet med att fortsätta...

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by Lingon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the world of airlines ever be the same
Replies: 30
Views: 5375

Re: Will the world of airlines ever be the same

This will be a lot less of a shock than people think. There’ll be a few airlines that fall by the wayside but ultimately it’ll get up and running again, it always does. Don’t misjudge the speed of the recovery, after 9/11 people were physically scared stiff to get on an aircraft after seeing four a...

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by Lingon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8450

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

Remember when Swine Flu was supposed to decimate the world? From April 2009 to Feb 2010, 55 million Americans got it, 250,000 were hospitalized and over 10,000 died. We did not cancel March Madness, comic con, music festivals, drop our Disney plans, hole ourselves up in the house , so on and so for...

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by Lingon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 4585

Re: European Widebodies 2020

Iberia 3314 MAD-ARN had an A346 on February 3 and February 10. Don't know if it's a regular Monday thing. Otherwise it's an A320.

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by Lingon
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 80
Views: 12275

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

what's up with electric planes and v-tails? AFAIK, one reason to put in on electric planes (or any plane) is to reduce drag and thus get a little more range. But I am not an aerospace engineer... and the cynic in me can't help to think that the main purpose to have a V tail aircraft in these kind o...

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by Lingon
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 4113

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

A few Swedish domestic carriers are on my list. Picture links to aircraft types I have flown with the livery they had when I flew them. The first carrier I have flown some 50 times and on three aircraft types. All flights with these four operators were 30 to 50 years ago.... :old: Linjeflyg (LF) Syd...

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by Lingon
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Elmos fire
Replies: 13
Views: 4195

Re: St Elmos fire

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by Lingon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash fatalities fell more than 50% in 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2554

Re: Crash fatalities fell more than 50% in 2019

The number of crashes are so low, the industry is very safe, that one crash makes all the difference. And given the rise in number of passengers and airplane movement, staying the same is quite an achievement in it self. Yes. ET 302 alone was 157 deaths, leaving 100 for everything else. Probably we...

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by Lingon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 15239

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

amax1977 wrote:
A flight that could leave LAX at 11:00 AM would arrive LHR next morning at 6:00 AM ...


Which means passengers would expect lunch, dinner and breakfast on board. Sounds expensive. If you fly four hours later, the airline will get away with only dinner and breakfast.

(Written partly in jest...)

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by Lingon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 30076

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

The 737 is Boeing's bread and butter and they have thousands of them on their order books. Of course the priority number one is to get it flying again, they must do it and they will do it. Scrapping the 737 is no option, it's like suggesting ripping out the heart of the body. They will make a come b...

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by Lingon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 6768

Re: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?

The obvious answer is that there is only a partial synch between city size and airport size. Consider the following three factors: a) Catchment area - how many people served by the airport is much more important than size of the city b) Competing airports nearby or in the same city c) Connecting tra...

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by Lingon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence and injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: Turbulence and injuries

I've often wondered if "some" of the injuries sustained by turbulence if not faked, greatly exaggerated for lawsuits or some sort of money making scheme. Obviously with the unexpected turbulence with the seat belt sign off people in the lav or in the isles, FA's up and about the cabin and...

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by Lingon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum
Replies: 47
Views: 6431

Re: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum

The pax called the airline and told them it was a possum. The airline okayed it. That's the issue. The pax called, got it cleared, flew the first leg, then was denied on the way back. So, how was the crew supposed to know the opossum was okayed? Did he tell the airline what flight he would be on an...

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by Lingon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 64770

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Its not the percentage which as you say is small its that the failure occurred at an unexpected point in the structure, unlike the A380 wing btw which was predicted to fail where it failed. Boeing were not anticipating a rupture that destroyed the structure, they need to go back and understand why ...

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by Lingon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 60815

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Biggest failure in commercial aviation? That's an easy question to answer. It's the 737 MAX. If the MAX does not become ungrounded and the new planes waiting to be delivered will be scrapped - yes. But exactly how likely is that? More likely is that the MAX will start flying again, after some time ...

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by Lingon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 4616

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

I tend to fly to the same airports so my list is not growing.. 14 letters covered. Even less impressive considering the first entries are 50 years ago. However, my list begs a definition - it is the airports' codes at the time of the landing. This means I have not landed at DMK even if I have landed...

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by Lingon
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 287919

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

okobjorn wrote:
minilinde wrote:

Date Flight Dep Arr STD STA
2019-12-12 SK9285 BLL-CPH 18:25-18:15


That is either one very fast or very slow A350 :lol:


It is just lacking the +1 on the arrival time ;)

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by Lingon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 63042

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

No one suggests the 789 was chosen over 339 to avoid the RR engine?

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by Lingon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 270959

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

flipdewaf wrote:
[ ran some numbers through my model/simulation ...


Thank you, this was very interesting!

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by Lingon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 270959

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I assume the total fuel consumption per passenger will be bigger than with a stopover, there is only one take off instead of two but on the other hand the fuel tanks must be filled to the brim (plus maybe an extra canister in the cockpit :-) ) and there is a penalty for carrying all that fuel. Prov...

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by Lingon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 270959

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Given the fundamental economics of project sunrise routes, if the premium demand is not enough to profitably fill 100++ premium seats up front consistently (A380 has 113/144, 787 has 70) the routes just won't make money because Y isn't gonna garner the gigantic premiums necessary to compete against...

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by Lingon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh
Replies: 19
Views: 6376

Re: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh

TWA772LR wrote:
Great job by the ground crew!

Why weren't the slides popped?


Fire started after the plane stopped, is it possible that the doors were disarmed already, or at least in the process of being disarmed?

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by Lingon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What routes would you like to see?
Replies: 49
Views: 3376

Re: What routes would you like to see?

What would benefit me the most: The Philippines paving the runway in Hilongos and extending it by about 5 to 6,000' and AA starting LAX to Hilongos. If that doesn't happen: LAX to Tacloban City (TAC / RPVA) on AA. LAX to Panglao (TAG / RPSP) on AA. Of these routes, which are viable? None. Haha, I d...

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by Lingon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia
Replies: 17
Views: 10219

Re: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia

Sun Class Airlines is a pretty good name for their charter airline product. Good name, but should have been Sun Trip :lol: I guess no one outside of Scandinavia will understand that one. It's from a 1980 Swedish movie which is a parody of charter travel, with a money smuggling plot as a back bone. ...

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by Lingon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway
Replies: 30
Views: 8355

Re: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers

I think Airservices Australia and Saab have been doing this since 2011 Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions have three (two?) airports in Sweden with remote towers. Five more are to get the system in the coming three years where the biggest (MMX) has over two million passengers yearly. I think it wil...

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by Lingon
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 148479

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

I wld. assume so - don't know - hard to find details > all 58 "active" aircrafts will be inspected immediately acc. to SAS -( 31 already done) 3x600´s active 26x700´s active 29x800´s active I got the impression from one article I read (Aftonbladet, credibility dubious) that the planes wit...

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by Lingon
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 16261

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Anyway, I am curious to see how she got thru secure. Hopefully we find out. Hopefully, but I doubt it. Releasing that information gives other wannabe's a blueprint to try the same thing. It should be like a Windows security fix - make the fix, then you can tell everyone what was the problem. In oth...

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