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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Thomas Cook is the only one for me and a fairly rare 757-300 at that.

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?
Replies: 46
Views: 7715

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Is there any indication of the curent status and/or location of the A321 aircraft that are due to arrive with LS within the next 4 days? Looking at FR24 data, it shows the old TCX registrations are currently either at LCA or SNN and looking at the CAA's G-INFO there is no record of the proposed new...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?
Replies: 46
Views: 7715

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

True considering the current marker position with Boeing MAX. However i can still see an order for the A321NEO as it will allow them to have concrete growth pipeline into the company. The current way, of going out onto the mid life market for 737-800 and A321's, does not always deliver the concrete...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Elmos fire
Replies: 13
Views: 3763

Re: St Elmos fire

Reminds me of BA flight 009

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by TheWorm123
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?
Replies: 46
Views: 7715

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Yup. So the next chapter of fleet acquisition begins. Okay 15 seats less than 757 but more economical and fuel efficient. And allows them now to expand, with this new fleet, into BHX (confirmed) and into STN eventually. And if they get some very new ones, or a fresh order with A321NEO they'll be ou...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 55277

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Youtube has many ATC comms recordings, but I doubt there is a single CVR. Here’s a select choice there’s absolutely tonnes of them: Delta Airlines flight 191: https://youtu.be/3ha7oDLZzpw Dan Air flight 1008: https://youtu.be/LhBhUzkmo9o Air Florida flight 90: https://youtu.be/svly_ElwhxM Northwest...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?
Replies: 46
Views: 7715

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

They work for a number of reasons. As an airline their service is exemplary. Their ageing second hand aircraft are in fantastic condition and are well looked after, and very rarely go wrong. And they have introduced the right new types at the right times, I.e 738’s to upgauge from the 733’s and to ...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?
Replies: 46
Views: 7715

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

https://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet ... s/jet2.htm
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Yes they acquired 7 ex-Thomas Cook A321’s as 757 replacements and have been hiring pilots with A320 family type ratings, presumably a lot will be ex-Thomas Cook crew.

https://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet ... s/jet2.htm

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 69
Views: 12781

Re: A321 P2F first flight

Long time lurker but this is a thread i have particular interest in. During my time at Airbus we did look at the A321F new build in around 2003-2004 as with the A300 pretty much dead and buried it risked us not having a freighter in the range, sadly the idea was killed off as at the time the market...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: grandfathering and the boeing 737 Max
Replies: 20
Views: 2426

Re: grandfathering and the boeing 737 Max

I must say never did I think Linux and this forum would ever cross over :hyper:

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by TheWorm123
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 55277

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Nobody ever hears the CVR for any accident flight. Um, youtube has many of them. Very easy to find. Youtube has many ATC comms recordings, but I doubt there is a single CVR. Here’s a select choice there’s absolutely tonnes of them: Delta Airlines flight 191: https://youtu.be/3ha7oDLZzpw Dan Air fli...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 72
Views: 19659

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

Iran could use these planes to replace more ancient ones they have. They would have to buy them from a thrid party if SAA is to avoid US sanctions. Anytime a thread comes up about an airline retiring any wide body type on a.net there’s always somebody who pipes up with “Iran could do with that”, I’...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 10692

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

ZuluTime wrote:
Does it go via Huddersfield ;-)?

You used to be able to get a bus to Halifax from Manchester a long time ago, straight to Huddersfield ended not long ago :cry:

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by TheWorm123
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The source code of SABRE
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: The source code of SABRE

Seems to mostly be a mix of C and C++ with some SABREtalk left.

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by TheWorm123
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 140
Views: 16124

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

Why does a “A220-900” just sounds like a tail strike waiting to happen?

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 71
Views: 11025

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

Did Flight 990 have any effect on US tourism to Egypt once the co-pilots actions were revealed? A lot of the passengers on that 767 were American tourists.

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla
Replies: 27
Views: 6981

Re: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla

The photo where you can see into the cockpit is quite telling, imagine the pilots faces when they left the cockpit and see that.

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla
Replies: 27
Views: 6981

Re: Nordwind A321 Ouch

Did the plane land nose first instead of flaring?

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 64518

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

These are not the Boeing internal emails you are looking for. Go about your business. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4316117-are-disturbing-internal-emails-boeing-just-released-737-max For reference. Ray Same story is carried by a tech publication The Verge as well, they’ve got some more extensiv...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the modern day planes get the same send off
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Will the modern day planes get the same send off

blacksoviet wrote:
Which airline will be the last to retire the 747-400?

Probably a cargo airline

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by TheWorm123
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2649
Views: 275148

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

There is a precedent for fluke shoot downs, while flights 655 and 007 were cases of mistaken identity but attacked with prejudice; flight 1812 was accidentally shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force over the Black Sea in 2001. Joint Air training was going on in the area and a Ukrainian SAM was launche...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair shrinking fleet - withdrawing 737-800s from service
Replies: 41
Views: 14895

Re: Ryanair shrinking fleet - withdrawing 737-800s from service

Couldnt they temporarily lease 739ERs and 737-700s,to enhance capacity needed in their fleet by reallocating type of a/c to routes according to traffic demand? Not all of FRs routes warrant 189pax capacity, while other routes could more easily take a 215pax 739ER, thus freeing up more 738s to keep ...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11470

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

6 years working on an airline ticket desk at LHR taught me that one of the main purposes of a ticket desk was to ensure customers had someone to shout at, threaten, gesticulate at or plead with whenever something went wrong, regardless of reason or responsibility. Can't say that I miss it! Ever wat...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does a 737 Max 10 really need MCAS?
Replies: 43
Views: 9676

Re: Does a 737 Max 10 really need MCAS?

It cannot be certified except under an amendment to the existing 737 Type Certificate as it leverages systems and such that would not be allowed on a new type under current regulations. Out of curiosity, what are examples of systems on the 737 that wouldn’t pass modern scrutiny on new types in 2020...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does a 737 Max 10 really need MCAS?
Replies: 43
Views: 9676

Re: Does a 737 Max 10 really need MCAS?

Why not certify the -10 as an independent type from the -8/9 and get over all the trouble at the cost of a different pilot pool. It cannot be certified except under an amendment to the existing 737 Type Certificate as it leverages systems and such that would not be allowed on a new type under curre...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-114-300 Prototype
Replies: 33
Views: 7447

Re: Il-114-300 Prototype

It looks beautiful! If being advertised as the An-24/26 replacement, I wonder how well it'd do on rough/gravel/contaminated runways, given the low wing and prop.. Surely higher engines are better in this case? Incidentally, on flying one of the Ubzek 114s a few years ago, I was amazed at how quiet ...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?
Replies: 38
Views: 2109

Re: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?

MAN terminal 2 - it’s awkward to get to from the road, there’s a lot of cramped twists and turns to get to security and airside it’s horrible trying to buy food because of the amount of time they take to prepare it. They also charge taxi drivers for each drop off they do unless they buy annual certi...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 131927

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

According to Jethros, Jet2 will have 2 HiFly A321’s based at Manchester for the summer 2020 season. Also 2 more AirTanker A330s for the summer season, G-VYGM will be coming back joined by newcomer G-VGYK (former TCX lease). G-VYGL is due to stay for another 5 years. I’m assuming these will complemen...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?
Replies: 42
Views: 5662

Re: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?

hitower3 wrote:
On a side note, airlines seem to ban flight numbers that have encountered a catastrophic accident. E. G. AF447.


How many airlines refuse to use flight 191 ?

(regardless of if they had a crash of flight 191 I mean).

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smoothest Landings?
Replies: 22
Views: 1995

Re: Smoothest Landings?

Rossiya747 wrote:
oh sorry mods delete this

They should be able to move it over to the travel forum for you

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by TheWorm123
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7375

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

This is what you get when you stretch an old design to cover the gapping hole left in your lineup. The 737 covers all missions up to the 787. Think about how stupid that is. Airbus has the 319-321. No 757 or replacement Airbus is killing Boeing with the 321. Boeing dropped the ball thinking the 737...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Access a flight's Flight Plan once filed
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: Access a flight's Flight Plan once filed

Yes I get the point

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by TheWorm123
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Access a flight's Flight Plan once filed
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: Access a flight's Flight Plan once filed

I’d really doubt it especially post 9/11, a flight plan would give potential hijackers way too much information.

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by TheWorm123
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 fleet acquisitions - any new updates?
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Jet2 fleet acquisitions - any new updates?

Hi all, It’s been a while since any news has come from Jet2 about the acquisition of A321s to replace 757s, they were initially listed on airfleets under future but have since been removed; https://planespotters.net/airline/Jet2 However Jethros still shows them; https://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fle...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Acquiring 777's?
Replies: 13
Views: 5534

Re: Nolinor Acquiring 777's?

How are they able to keep 40 year old 737-200’s going for so long? At that age they must have flight hours reaching 100,000 and probably a high number of cycles. Considering they are spending a pretty penny modernizing those B732s with glass cockpits, I would say the B732s they acquire have plenty ...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17550

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Is the Nigerian CAA willing to pay TK to provide a bigger aircraft for no reason other than their citizens carry way too much crap with them? Presumably TK takes in plenty of excess baggage fees. A threat of a ban to force a carrier to provide expected services sounds novel. That’s a good point, th...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17550

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Is the Nigerian CAA willing to pay TK to provide a bigger aircraft for no reason other than their citizens carry way too much crap with them?

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by TheWorm123
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Acquiring 777's?
Replies: 13
Views: 5534

Re: Nolinor Acquiring 777's?

How are they able to keep 40 year old 737-200’s going for so long? At that age they must have flight hours reaching 100,000 and probably a high number of cycles.

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by TheWorm123
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia
Replies: 17
Views: 8791

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

A real shame they didn't revive the Conair name and livery, that would have been an instant classic. But SunClass, particularly the background of the name, is typical Petter Stordalen. It would indeed have been nice to see Conair being revived :) A388 The call sign should also be ‘Jailbird’ :smile:

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by TheWorm123
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?

I would think the big issue was commonality. A design that has nothing in common with Boeing family would be inherently more expensive to build and support. Ultimately the same could he argued with the A220 having 0 parts or cockpit commonality with the A320, A330 or A350. However it’s been a lot m...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1042
Views: 141436

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Exactly a modern "clone". If Boeing launches something like that, I would like to see the reaction at Airbus. Would they launch an A300neo? I expect they will launch something like that and keep the A330 cross section. Most likely it will have a very high aspect ratio carbon wing. An A310...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde & engine startup?
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: Concorde & engine startup?

I’m young enough but also old enough to have had a UK secondary school prom back in 2013, and we held it in the then new Concorde hanger at MAN runway viewing park.

The party was held pretty much under the bird herself, it was the only venue big enough for all the students.

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13596

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

Some may consider them the fun police, but there are rules and extra costs costs for unusual / uncommon flights, which parallel those in the shipping industry, proactively supported by the insurance and finance industries, which do not want to be publicly (at least), aligned with polluters and irre...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon
Replies: 42
Views: 6922

Re: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon

An even more hack journalist could’ve put two and two and get 5 by realising that they’re owned by Alaska and what their lax attitude to safety and maintenance in the 1990’s lead to.

Obviously time’s have changed at Alaska since flight 261 however, but a journalist wouldn’t see it the way we would.

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by TheWorm123
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic Revised Livery?
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: airBaltic Revised Livery?

Are they only selling one livery at the moment? Lufthansa and a few other airlines now have that same tail livery just different colours.

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "I live on a 727"
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: "I live on a 727"

That 727 home has been around a long time. I'd say it's been at least 15 years, and likely more like 20. He had a website documenting his little "project". Found it: https://www.airplanehome.com/ When you read his website in detail, he freely welcomes visitors, let’s you fly drones on his...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "I live on a 727"
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: "I live on a 727"

He’s not really made the best use of the space, just filled it with junk.

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 27184

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

While a few may fly for another cargo airline. I suspect that most will be sold for parts, and likely half of those through the scrapping process (as the scrappers salvage and sell usable parts). I doubt any MD-11's will be flying in another decade; except possibly a few "exhibition" fram...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Former US Armed Forces members want crackdown on fake "emotional support" animals
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Former US Armed Forces members want crackdown on fake "emotional support" animals

The range of animals people are trying to take on board is getting both ridiculous and to a degree laughable; Emotional support Peacock https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42880690 Emotional support Snake https://emborapets.com/how-to-register-a-snake-as-a-support-animal-in-3-steps/ Emotional...

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