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by StormRider
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4056

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

StormRider wrote:
shortest was my first ever
BOM-PNQ ~20 min on IC (now AI)
longest
EWR - BOM ~ 15 hrs on UA


I guess my longest flight now is HKG-DFW on AA (duration was just 14 hrs though due to strong tailwinds)

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by StormRider
Wed May 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4056

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

shortest was my first ever
BOM-PNQ ~20 min on IC (now AI)
longest
EWR - BOM ~ 15 hrs on UA

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by StormRider
Fri May 17, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 4943

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

Southwest creates an onboard culture of jokiness and goofiness that I find annoying and sometimes unprofessional. But it's who they are. To expect customers not to play along is hypocritical. Many witnesses say that the FA was just in a bad mood because of the long delay, and went off the deep end....

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by StormRider
Thu May 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9392

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

... People generally could start to think, do I need to fly as often. It won’t happen everywhere , but I can see signs of a shift in attitude towards the environment. Have you seen any signs of a shift in attitude? Before people stop flying (which on average a person does not do daily or even weekl...

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by StormRider
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comments on Air China
Replies: 7
Views: 2130

Re: Comments on Air China

Just flew them a week ago on the 747-8 from SFO-PEK. Decent service, food and overall experience. A333 from PEK-BOM was old and in poor condition. My IFE died at takeoff during a crew announcement and the 7 hr flight seemed way too long. Food wasn't great and they ran out of beer (that was maybe due...

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by StormRider
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines plane robbed at gunpoint in Albania.
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Austrian Airlines plane robbed at gunpoint in Albania.

I was just reading this news on the beeb website !!!
A bit shocked that this has apparently happened before? Why are we still transporting so much cash in this day and age of digitization, (that too by commercial planes)

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by StormRider
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Selecting Qatar Airways Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Help Selecting Qatar Airways Seats

good to know...surprising that customer care phone service is not available on weekends though!

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by StormRider
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4976

Re: Your first...

... First flight: PNQ-BOM LOL. I have always wondered about catering and service for such a short 15 minute flight. Did they serve on the airplane or do they let you dine at the airport pre-boarding :lol: :) This was so far in the past that I don't remember a lot of that flight..but under 20min for...

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by StormRider
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Selecting Qatar Airways Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Help Selecting Qatar Airways Seats

I wonder how anybody could tell you if this was a temp website glitch or a "feature". You can log back in and try again, if it doesn't work, call them.
I mean those are pretty much your options.

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by StormRider
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19170

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions

Looks like the airspace closure has almost reached the one month mark since the conflict first broke out. It is increasingly clear that it may be a long time before things return to normal. The current routings are likely to become the de-facto ones for the foreseeable future. seems like they just ...

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by StormRider
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2388

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

..... For me, I love feeling good acceleration down the runway. But the 1st minute or so of actual flying during climb out, I feel a sense of vulnerability. Even though the views of banking around the airport at 2k ft are awesome. Still, at the low altitude and maybe 180kt I sometimes feel a little...

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by StormRider
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 72
Views: 4745

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

2 years ago in the spring a round trip SAT-ATL on MD-88

A very dIfferent experience with lots of squeaks and noises in the cabin along with engines being loud compared to usual NBs.

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by StormRider
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Ryanair need a new livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2300

Re: Does Ryanair need a new livery?

What is the difference between their current livery, and the one posted on the OP? The yellow cheatline seems brighter, but that's all. Since I had never seen the RyanAir livery I googled and the image was almost same as OP's posted image...(with very slight changes) So if you are actually going to...

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by StormRider
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4976

Re: Your first...

I thought it might be fun to have a thread where we just post our various 'firsts' in terms of our flight log. Feel free to copy whatever parts of my list you like, or make up any category you feel matters! So without further ado, my first... ...... ... European airport: Amsterdam (AMS) ... N-Ameri...

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by StormRider
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan aircraft rendering
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

Re: FlyArystan aircraft rendering

seansasLCY wrote:
The lion looks very similar to the British Olympic Association logo. BA even had a tail with one on.



reminded me of the old Premier League logo

Image

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by StormRider
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2610

Re: Foreign International Airports Not Serviced

sw733 wrote:
What’s your definition of “major”?


Yeah this....

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 213
Views: 28056

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

had to cancel my previous 787 flight from LAX-CAN in January, but looks like I will finally be travelling across the Pacific soon
SFO-PEK on 747 and PEK-BOM on A333
DFW-SFO a day earlier on a 787-8

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by StormRider
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.

Many European, Asian and American cities have two airports. Which cities on the planet need new(second, third or fourth) airport? I still think NYC needs fourth airport that is at least 45min by train from Penn. station something like Kansai airport. What is next “congested” city? New Delhi, Mumbai...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24275

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

OK, so it wasn't a flight operated by BA, but by WDL. Not that I'm excusing a pretty shocking error. I'm slightly surprised that some pax didn't realise they were flying North-West instead of almost due East. That's what happens with "3rd World airlines with badly trained, low skilled, inexper...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 6806

Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

TWA772LR wrote:
At first I thought they were suing Major League Baseball.

hehe same here, like no reason to sue just because there isn't a team in the city or something :lol:

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by StormRider
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 1964

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

Hopefully never. I don't want Hal flying my plane .. :-) you don't want to become a starchild? ;-) also literally same thread elsewhere.... on topic, why do people seem to think virtual/autonomous/AI will be better at stuff like this than humans or humans+computers together doing it? maybe one day,...

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by StormRider
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7016

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

I guarantee she thought they were Muslims. Seems like most bias towards Sikh people is because ignorant folks don't know they're not Muslims. I mean, come on, if you're going to hate a whole group of people, at least know who those people are and are not. Never understood why some people confuse Si...

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by StormRider
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?

I like transportation. Planes, trains, automobiles, barges, ships, pipelines. I also like the economics and politics involved in these industries. This. I just love things that move and transport people as well (well not barges or pipelines LOL, rockets, space shuttles sure....and I am also a big r...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?
Replies: 18
Views: 6564

Re: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?

It is my understanding that UK built and certified components on all Airbus aircraft will lose their EASA certification if the so called no deal Brexit occurs. Does this mean all Airbus aircraft will have to be grounded immediately? Is there some alternate arrangement being worked out? UK MPs are s...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29402

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

^that's why I said that reverse look up will not work in your case as the pages were alphabetically ordered by airline names...also I am in no way any more knowledgeable than you, just an aviation fan like you I guess. As for why it is not VS or VK ? It already exists - Virgin Atlantic and Anisec Lu...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713712

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Picture of the FDR: https://twitter.com/BEA_Aero/status/1106221599735332864 Wow. That took quite a beating. No wonder it's being rushed to Germany (or France) to be recovered. The tweet is from the BEA(French agency) , it is already in their possession and they will start working on it Friday appar...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29402

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

UK is which airlines , British Airways ? The same issue with I5 , which airways ? I tried looking up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airline_codes but couldn't find the airline code for either of them :( Just search "airline code UK" (as an example) directly in Google , usually you ...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16511

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

I doubt it, I don't see this lasting long enough to justify that. For reference it took about (5 weeks? correct me if I'm off) for DC-10s to be un-grounded . I bet this is ungrounded by next week after the ET black boxes are read "FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told reporters on Wednesday the so...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing keep producing 737MAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 2615

Re: Will Boeing keep producing 737MAX?

emuwarveteran wrote:
If the DC-10 and 787 survived then why wouldn't the MAX 8 do so as well?


Did two 787s crash within 4 months?

I am not at all saying the Max is doomed or anything as we still have nothing conclusive from ET crash or any big report (yet) but comparison with 787 is a bit weird..

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by StormRider
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Statistics for Boeing and Airbus, NB and WB
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: Some Statistics for Boeing and Airbus, NB and WB

Images didn't come up for me in either Firefox or Chrome. Here's some links wrapped around the images: First: http://oparnica.com/airliners/BoeingAndAirbusNB.jpg http://oparnica.com/airliners/BoeingAndAirbusNB.jpg Second: http://oparnica.com/airliners/BoeingAndAirbusWB.jpg http://oparnica.com/airli...

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by StormRider
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 11704

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

Is there an unwritten rule here that a thread must be created once a week saying why X doesn't fly from A to B? Although this is a variation on it - why doesn't China Airlines not fly to LHR instead of LGW? Still, a lot more interesting than other threads like "Fresno Aviation Thread". I ...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 2548

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Only been on props twice in my life and both going to Himalayan foothills... 2005 CCU IXB (heading to Darjeeling and then Sikkim) 2012 KTM PKR (Nepal) both on ATR42 (I think!) just checked the Kolkata Bagdogra sector and there are now 3/4 airlines and all these new flights are A320 or 737 Max :O If ...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?

^^that's why my general point was, but apparently I did something very wrong by also including South Indians in the word "most Indian Sr Citizens" Based on other responses to texdravid, it seems this is not his first time going off on people for no reason. sudenmorsian, it is most likely a...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?

If that's the case, then why pay for a FAKE non-stop flight? Might as well buy a one-stop on an European carrier from YYZ or EWR to DEL and pay MUCH LESS. This "stop" has been happening only for the last 2 weeks or so and hopefully will get ironed out soon as Pak opens their airspace comp...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 11704

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

https://www.google.com/flights?lite=0#f ... .USD.86181
yep

EVA website down for maintenance as of now though.
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BenChSFO wrote:


I believe EVA flies TPE-LHR via BKK.


https://www.google.com/flights?lite=0#f ... .USD.86181
yep

EVA website down for maintenance as of now though.

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?

If that's the case, then why pay for a FAKE non-stop flight? Might as well buy a one-stop on an European carrier from YYZ or EWR to DEL and pay MUCH LESS. This "stop" has been happening only for the last 2 weeks or so and hopefully will get ironed out soon as Pak opens their airspace comp...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 11704

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

Is there an unwritten rule here that a thread must be created once a week saying why X doesn't fly from A to B? Although this is a variation on it - why doesn't China Airlines not fly to LHR instead of LGW? From this link when the resumed London flights "China Airlines has not disclosed the fre...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716370

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I stand corrected. However the max 1000 hours experience is a step in the right direction. How are you actually expected to get to 1000hours on the MAX before you are allowed to do commercial flying? borrow one for joyriding? Not max but on 737 itself. "The minimum experience level of crew ope...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716370

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

... It’s clear the pilots of the Lion Air flight couldn’t handle flying the plane. The previous flight crew landed just fine with the same issue. We have no idea what caused the ET accident but the experience of the pilots, maintenance and operating culture of the airline does. you say clearly Lion...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

B737900ER wrote:
I free message on UA all the time

So only AA doesn't have free messaging of the majors...just my luck

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world trip
Replies: 22
Views: 2125

Re: Around the world trip

Doc Lightning is right about that! yes the bureaucracy and idiotic paperwork is the the worst part of any travel (- especially India is the undisputed champion in this) But my original suggestion was to take a stop (as the OP seems to spend a couple of days in most places before travelling further)...

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by StormRider
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19170

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

Missile defense systems are for when your intelligence doesn't foil it ahead of time. And yes, Pakistan does have them. They were moved into place in Karachi although didn't get used as there was no need. so how exactly was this attack "foiled"? do you mean to say it never took place beca...

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by StormRider
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356367

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming

BojamDelta wrote:
So a bit of purple may be added?
I am probably one of very few ‘controversial’ people that has always liked the Globe livery and
think it looks great on every aircraft that wears it.....
bo)am


I actually quite like UA livery as well, although a bit more colour would be nice elsewhere.

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29402

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Very impressive how quickly BLR is growing. It looks like they will pass the 40 million passenger mark in 2019. With BOM being capacity constrained, I wonder how long before BLR becomes the second busiest airport in India? Yeah definitely on target to become the 2nd busiest. BOM cannot increase bey...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA inflight service, Oakland to Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: AA inflight service, Oakland to Dallas/Fort Worth

Not the biggest issue going on but I wanted to throw this out there. Last Saturday I flew on AA fight #890 from OAK to DFW on a A320. I was sitting in economy and it took about an hour into the flight before the FAs started food and beverage service in the economy section. I fly AA 6 to 12 times a ...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29402

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

WORLDS FASTEST-GROWING AIRPORTS REVEALED . BLR at 4th LKO at 5th HYD at 10th & AMD at 11th JAI at 17th LINK:- https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/283239/asia-dominates-list-of-fastest-growing-airports/ Interesting, BLR is by far the largest of the lot in terms of absolute numbers...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird TG342
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

Re: Weird TG342

I think you are right about that...same happened now that the flight is in Mumbai FIR from Muscat FIR. So planes flying into Pakistan do use Indian airspace but do not crossover directly while planes destined for India avoid Pakistan entirely (or may not be allowed in? is there any official thing th...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird TG342
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

Re: Weird TG342

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1103442742905131008 "Based on air traffic control recordings, it appears #TG342 was affected by Muscat FIR ‘tactical rerouting’ to ease congestion due to Pakistan airspace routing restrictions. Not allowing traffic over waypoint TAPDO" https://www.f...

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