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by Electra
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1607

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

In the 90s, EVA Air flew to PTY. I believe it was via LAX and operated with the 747 400 combi. I know that there was the shipping link between their parent company, Evergreen, and the Panama Canal, but still always stuck me a unique/cool route. Malaysia Airlines also flew to MEX. KUL-TPE-LAX-MEX wit...

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by Electra
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are flight crews positioned for non-daily overseas service?
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: How are flight crews positioned for non-daily overseas service?

And sometimes these allowances spin out of control and become so large it affects the route profitability: the former Qantas FRA route springs to mind. Let me tell you, if the profitability of a route hands on the balance of allowances for crew, the airline has no business flying that route in the ...

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by Electra
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 10656

Re: ORD people mover

Has there ever been any talk of a customs facility in the central terminal area (T1/2/3)? I seem to recall reading something about it once. Surely that would not only make for a more streamlined passenger experience, but would also benefit AA and UA by removing the need for towing aircraft from T5 ...

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by Electra
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 10656

Re: ORD people mover

Has there ever been any talk of a customs facility in the central terminal area (T1/2/3)? I seem to recall reading something about it once. Surely that would not only make for a more streamlined passenger experience, but would also benefit AA and UA by removing the need for towing aircraft from T5 a...

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by Electra
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL seat blocking question.
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: DL seat blocking question.

Pure speculation on my part, but could it be that the last few rows are blocked in order to create a buffer between passengers and the galley? An element of social distancing so that the flight attendants can have a workspace that is slightly removed from the flying public perhaps?

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by Electra
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s the most famous airport in the world?
Replies: 41
Views: 4030

Re: What’s the most famous airport in the world?

It’s closed now, but surely Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport deserves an honourable mention :)

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by Electra
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 7566

Re: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?

Yeah it doesn't make sense and all it does is cause a pain for passengers. I can't tell you how many times I've been on the first flight out of MEM to have the gate agent tell us the crew is running late from downtown. No reason for it. Rest assured, airlines find these types of delays just as much...

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by Electra
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus bring back a modernized A310?
Replies: 42
Views: 5109

Re: Should Airbus bring back a modernized A310?

And wide-bodies on short and medium haul are not really viable these days; it's mainly narrow-bodies with more frequency. But back when the A300 came out, the engines on the 747, DC-10, L-1011, and A300 were much more efficient than anything yet available on a narrow body. There also weren't open s...

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by Electra
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27966

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

With regard to applying for certain and specific FA bases, everything is seniority driven and all vacancies are to be filled by seniority and then remaining vacancies filled by need, especially with new hires. In a nutshell, when you get hired you will go to one of the main hubs within the contiguo...

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by Electra
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27966

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

1 or 2 years ago I was considering to apply for the FRA base but the requirement was to have a either US citizenship or a greencard so I assume all the employees would have at least a greencard and be allowed to relocate to the US but I doubt anyone would consider this in the current situation. Wit...

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by Electra
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: monarchies in the 21st century
Replies: 32
Views: 2309

Re: monarchies in the 21st century

As others have very correctly posted, in regards to Australia, the likelihood of any change to the current system anytime soon is very low. A successful referendum in Australia requires the support of the majority of voters in a majority of states; which already sets the bar quite high. The 1999 res...

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by Electra
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2482

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

747 200
Qantas
Japan AirLines

747 300
Qantas

747 400
Qantas
United
Cathay Pacific
British Airways

747 8
Lufthansa

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by Electra
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JL and NH and their Tokyo crew bases
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

JL and NH and their Tokyo crew bases

Hi everyone, I was just looking at JL and NH’s networks out of the respective Tokyo airports and was wondering if anyone had any insight into how their crew are based there. Given that both airlines have substantial networks out of both HND and NRT, do they have separate crew bases for each airport?...

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by Electra
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Perth to London took ~18 hours
Replies: 17
Views: 5975

Re: QF9 Perth to London took ~18 hours

QF LHR based crew have actually been operating to Australia for quite a few years now. In addition to PER, they regularly operate to MEL and SYD (via SIN) as well.
After the QF 10 from LHR, the layover for the cabin crew is 48-72 hours in PER.

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by Electra
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?
Replies: 38
Views: 2461

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

LHR T2, Landside: Too much of a reliance on lifts to move people between levels. There are not enough of them and they are quite small, so there is always queues for the lifts. Only one (slightly dizzying) escalator to get from ground level to departures, similarly a very tucked away escalator to th...

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by Electra
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 18324

Re: United Airlines in London

In regards to Qantas for example who allow international crew transfers, if a Oz based FA wants to relocate from say MEL base to LHR base and is married, does the airline assist in visas etc for both people or is the partner/spouse left to arrange this themselves? What if they can't get a visa for ...

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