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by zuckie13
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43367

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

We don't know what the landing weight was. Since they had 191 passengers and crew on board, it was probably not on the low end - especially if it was a repatriation flight - probably not light on luggage. Even at max landing weight, wet runway,10 tail there should be the factored landing distance a...

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by zuckie13
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43367

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

It does not matter if an aircraft misses a touchdown zone, what matters is the amount of runway available to stop. A tower controller there said they observed them touch down abeam taxiway charlie, when working back from that touchdown point to when they were 50' above the ground that is a landing ...

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by zuckie13
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shenzhen Airlines A333 suffers cabin pressurization problem, returns to SZX
Replies: 21
Views: 4770

Re: Shenzhen Airlines A333 'dives thousands of metres'

Seems like an emergency descent in order to depressive, nothing too out of the ordinary. Very typical A.net response :) While the steps to correct an emergency situation might be standard, the experience is most definitely out of the ordinary for both crew and passengers. Diving from 9,297m to 3,73...

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by zuckie13
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shenzhen Airlines A333 suffers cabin pressurization problem, returns to SZX
Replies: 21
Views: 4770

Re: Shenzhen Airlines A333 'dives thousands of metres'

Seems like an emergency descent in order to depressive, nothing too out of the ordinary. Very typical A.net response :) While the steps to correct an emergency situation might be standard, the experience is most definitely out of the ordinary for both crew and passengers. Diving from 9,297m to 3,73...

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by zuckie13
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43367

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

kartenator wrote:
How come there was no fire?


It was raining and the ground was wet, so that would have helped.
Also looked like the Wings stayed relatively intact - probably limited the rate that fuel was spilled - and prevented it from atomizing which is what will really flash over a fire.

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by zuckie13
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43367

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Wow - If they really had only 1700m of runway remaining when the touched down in what those weather conditions sound like, there was simply now way the plane was stopping before the end of the runway. The second the committed to try and stop at that point, this was inevitable. Probably Medium brakin...

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by zuckie13
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43367

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

It will be interesting to know what the first go-around was for and if there was a 2nd go-around attempt... Does not appear to have been a second attempt based on the altitude and airspeed from here https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AXB1344 But not sure, just trying to judge based on a graph To m...

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by zuckie13
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43367

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Looks like that final approach was to Runway 10 - that's basically a 12 not tailwind based on the METAR above. That's not gonna help on a wet runway.

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by zuckie13
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33659

Re: United potentially moving towards one E145 operator

(I think it's a safe bet that C5 will have a hiring event for mechanics in CLE real soon, and likely open an MX base there, in a hangar rented by UA perhaps?) Talk about making no sense. Why would C5 want to open a maintenance base in a city which they have no flying?? There is zero E145 flying in ...

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by zuckie13
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread

They were always going to be among the worst percentage wise. So much concentration in the Northeast (New York and Boston) where it got the worst during this quarter.

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by zuckie13
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prospective 70-seat Hybrid-Electric turboprop design
Replies: 13
Views: 2811

Re: Prospective 70-seat Hybrid-Electric turboprop design

They have an idea, and some patents, but blasted this out to the media for some free advertising - because clearly they do not have the money to actually move forward with it right now, and probably did not find investors quickly on their own. Best guess is they are more at a concept stage - with so...

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by zuckie13
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5268

Re: Political pressure jeopardizing safety at MDW

"“In this instance, the deputy commissioner was at home, off-duty and failed to verify the actual airfield conditions personally or otherwise. The investigation established that, prior to ordering the [supervisor] to change the conditions, the deputy commissioner received a call at home from an...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4061

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

...and don't call me Shirley

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6863

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

The problem is with a couple of their assumptions here: "Zero wind and ISA temperatures are assumed" - good luck getting zero wind - you'll likely have a head wind getting out there. "Extended over water flights may require additional equipment that may reduce the range of the aircraf...

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by zuckie13
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14681

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Not to be dour but what part is mixed? This is just an overall bad looking financial report - as will be the reports of every other passenger airline in the US (and around the world really). Every airline will report: 1) Revenue is way down 2) We did everything we could do to raise cash 3) We did ev...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9793

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

I just looked at that gate and the one next to it on Google Maps - yeah, that is just a dumb design there. Three different lines for B1, including two parallel ones that are 10 feet apart maybe. Pick a gate size for that gate and clean that mess up. Not like there is a lack of gates for AA at that ...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9793

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Wow. Given the lack of traffic, this is like crashing on an empty freeway. Clearly you missed how busy DFW has been. Either way, in order for a two aircraft incident to happen, all it takes is two aircraft; not hundreds. oh dear..... any word on what plane collided with the 175??? Hearing it was an...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines taking advantage of Covid in the long term
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Winners of Covid

Some of the pure Freight airlines are the only winners right now. Nobody who makes money carrying passengers feels like a winner right now.

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by zuckie13
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9793

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

I swear officer, the plane parked at the gate with the Jetway attached just came out of nowhere and hit me!

Guess a pilot misjudged and a wing walker didn't catch it.

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by zuckie13
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154451

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Clearly to be the pilots had their heads up their rear ends, but I'm curious about the actual ATC communications - I see the terms "advised to take an orbit" and "advised repeatedly (twice to discontinue the approach and once cautioned) about excessive height". Obviously we don't...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: BWI at 70
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: IMAGES: BWI at 70

Ah Home sweet airport, and it's had more updates since the last phone on there. We're missing the B/C connection, the D/E connection and the Terminal E extension.

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by zuckie13
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Use of Reduced Landing Flaps?
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

A320 Use of Reduced Landing Flaps?

In some discussions about an AirAsia India pilot that is "whistle-blowing", he apparently talks about having a target of 98% of landings using Flaps 3 (and apparently being punished financially for not meeting it). Is this out of family with what you would expect for typical A320 operation...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 in Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: Boeing 757 in Tibet

This kind of testing is done for all twin engine aircraft. Tests that the aircraft meets its single engine performance requirements (with the other engine is running at idle just in case) at whatever max elevation they want to certify the aircraft for. I know La Paz (SLLP for you sticklers) for exam...

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by zuckie13
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will foreign bases be reopened one day?
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Will foreign bases be reopened one day?

Highly unlikely for the US airline ones, unless those airlines go back to operating flights entirely outside the US again. Those bases exist/existed initially to crew those types of flights cheaper than sending crews from the US, and mainly stayed as holdovers of existing bases even when those fligh...

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by zuckie13
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8062

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

So....

Step 1) Threaten to sue airlines who cant' afford to buy planes right now
Step 2) Beg government to pay airlines to buy new planes they otherwise can't afford right now
Step 3) Any other suggestions?

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by zuckie13
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13085

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

Isn’t Delta the largest employer in the state? That probably has something to do with it politically I’d assume. No Delta isn't the largest employer in the state. Atlanta and Georgia are a lot more than just Delta! Sorry read this and have to add this quote from Futurama: "No! Ancient Atlanta ...

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by zuckie13
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214280

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

First I have to laugh "While nearly seven entities had submitted Expression of Interests (EoIs)". Does that mean one of them didn't even qualify as a whole entity? (I'm sure it's just a translation thing). Seriously, though, what is left to buy? Is this just a fire sale - pay far less that...

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by zuckie13
Tue May 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25175

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Eurowings forgot to read the NOTAM that Olbia airport is closed entirely until June 15, forcing the A320 to return to DUS. Reportedly, both passengers onboard were accommodated. https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/eurowings-flight-took-off-a-month-early Shouldn't ATC have not approved the flight plan ...

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by zuckie13
Sat May 09, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25342

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

I'm terribly sorry. I should have made the details more clear: KAUS "Tower #1" archive. Zulu time for the archive is 0100-0130. Date is May 8, because Thursday night is early Friday morning Zulu time. And then roll the archive forward to 11:45 minutes into it. Surprised this wasn't posted...

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by zuckie13
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1690

Re: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.

Most of these masks are cheap and flimsy. I doubt they'd protect you from much of anything. This is a PR stunt. The free masks will be gone within 30 days. While you are right that these are certainly not the N95 masks that provide nearly full protection the concept of having everyone wear even the...

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by zuckie13
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight numbers 9xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: BA flight numbers 9xxx

Yah, I'd guess going to get passengers from the MS Braemar that's supposed to be heading to Cuba.

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by zuckie13
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Price of B737NG spares
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: Price of B737NG spares

I doubt there is any issue right now. 737 production ramped up in the later half of it's production life, so a lot the planes are under 12 years old. Plenty of a market for new spares for a number of years still.

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by zuckie13
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 7871

Re: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?

I wonder how disruptive these convoys are to the residents living in the areas are. Was there really no alternative way to move the parts? Really, there wasn't. The fuselage parts were too big for Beluga and the wings too long for it. That eliminated flying them to Toulouse. Those parts are also to...

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by zuckie13
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2826

Re: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?

Are there any airlines currently flying to both Orlando airports, MCO and SFB ? Could happen someday that SFB (partly) become to MCO what FLL is to MIA ? MCO to Orlando Convention Center: 17 min best to 21min worst (on Sunday) via car & 52 min to 1h, 21 min by bus. SFB to Orlando Convention Cen...

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by zuckie13
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-300 dual jetway boarding
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: 757-300 dual jetway boarding

It's very rare to see a narrow-body use multiple jetways. ON the 757-300 it's not worth much boarding time savings for maybe two dozen business seats. If they could board at doors 2 and 3 or 2 and 4, that would actually help, but other than WN in Albany I'm not sure anyone in the US has over-wing je...

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by zuckie13
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi
Replies: 29
Views: 8166

Re: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi

Wonder what Ubiquiti thinks of this. They have a whole product line called UniFi...I'd be shocked if they didn't already TM that name. Trademarks are usually applied for to cover a specific area. Ubiquiti would have applied for it related to IT work, but probably didn't apply to cover aircraft grou...

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by zuckie13
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9708

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

modesto2 wrote:
Always exciting when SFO operates the circle-to-land 1R approaches. Does anyone have a copy of the RNAV Visual 1R approach?


There probably isn't an RNAV for 1R at all (Don't see on on airnav). They'd be on an approach to 28L and be cleared to circle to land on 1R.

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by zuckie13
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X and 737 Max formation flight
Replies: 12
Views: 4173

Re: Boeing 777X and 737 Max formation flight

OK, they were in a similar area, but wouldn't' call that a formation. They went in a similar direction initially, but appeared to have decent separation (like multiple miles) then went very different ways after getting out near Spokane.

Probably just both had test flights scheduled today.

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by zuckie13
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X wing questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Re: 777X wing questions

If they get stuck, they can go use the A380 gates that will be vacant soon... Define soon? 10 years? Or do airlines immediately throw away planes once the OEM stops making them. For the love of god, do not interpret my sarcasm literally. If a pinch, they could park at an A380 sized gate - that'll h...

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by zuckie13
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: REAL ID ACT
Replies: 24
Views: 1084

Re: REAL ID ACT

These days you need a passport or passport "card" (typically for Canada/Mexico) to travel internationally. US - Canada counts as international. I have a passport and have never seen the need to spend more money for just the "card" so I don't know what travel options that affords...

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by zuckie13
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9145

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQVEDT7WAAAUbJI?format=jpg&name=360x360 https://twitter.com/journodannyaero/status/1226466990576951297?s=21 Doesn’t look like the greatest of conditions to evacuate from the wing exits. That one guy appears to have slipped and fallen right on his ass. I've been a fli...

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by zuckie13
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5652

Re: Delta Contemplating No Change Fees - USA Today

The article doesn't say anything of the sort, just that they are reviewing how they do change fees or that they might "shake up" change fees, which could mean anything. Mods please change the topic title.

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by zuckie13
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X wing questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Re: 777X wing questions

From what I've read, it takes about 20 seconds for the wing fold down for flight, and would be done when approaching the runway once clear of any obstacles where the extra width is a problem. Probably takes at least 20 seconds from "cleared to takeoff" until the plane is actually on the ru...

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by zuckie13
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

I have two questions 1) What is the max tailwind allowed for the aircraft? I think I've read it's 10 knots, with a possible 15 know customer option, but want to confirm that. 2) Why would they be landing in that direction given the weather? From google maps, clearly they land on that end more often ...

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by zuckie13
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should FAA and EASA stop accepting each other's decisions.
Replies: 21
Views: 3514

Re: Should FAA and EASA stop accepting each other's decisions.

The answer is real simple. If FAA is doing the approvals of a US manufactured plane, EASA should be invited to do a comprehensive independent peer review with access to all of the same data/info the FAA has - which will have it's results be published publicly. Vice versa if it's a European plane. Th...

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by zuckie13
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations
Replies: 44
Views: 16642

Re: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations

It sounds like these are day-by-day decisions, and not scheduled tech stops? If these get scheduled it will present a great opportunity to demand a refund on that no-longer-nonstop non-refundable ticket. U.S. DOT rules allow a refund of nonrefundable tickets if the routing is changed from a non-sto...

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by zuckie13
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class
Replies: 33
Views: 5613

Re: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class

Yes, I apologize on behalf of all my fellow economy class peasants for our disturbing your caviar up there. Thankfully, a better divider is now provided so we are not tempted by the luxuries up front...

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by zuckie13
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Airbus plans derivatives trading for airline tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 2895

Re: FT: Airbus plans derivatives trading for airline tickets

So, who goes broke when the airline under-performs?

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by zuckie13
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In
Replies: 35
Views: 8718

Re: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In

Is there a full mechanical connection between the tiller and nose wheel? I'm wondering if maybe ice/snow at the departure point let them manage to steer even with the pin in place. Maybe someone notified them in-flight that they pin was still in there.

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by zuckie13
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 14955

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

According to the article a large % of passengers are against this Development With pilot-less Aircraft Do those same passengers know it's basically the same as an automatic landing that many commercial aircraft routinely use today? The real concern is just making sure that like the automation on la...

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