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by AKL321NX
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancels Portland (PDX)
Replies: 16
Views: 8382

Re: BA cancels Portland (PDX)

Yes it's definitely the protests and not the pandemic that the United States has abdicated any responsibility for

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by AKL321NX
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 9039

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

deyoe1118 wrote:
uadc8contrail wrote:
the picture that mcdu posted is definately hail, not a bird strike


Got friends in both MTC and OCC that confirm bird strike. That's all I can say so think what you want otherwise.

A swarm of very cold hummingbirds maybe

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by AKL321NX
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29961

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

peterinlisbon wrote:
What a terrible name. And I couldn't think of a worse time in history to launch an airline. I suppose leases are cheap, at least.

Seven months ago was a vastly different era

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by AKL321NX
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Apropos to nothing, the last week have helped me appreciate the new Lufthansa livery - the old one is classic but looks incredibly dated compared to the new one.

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by AKL321NX
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?
Replies: 73
Views: 13229

Re: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?

...Qantas had has a distinguished association with the 747 for 50 years. And flew all models except the -8I. You're incorrect, they never operated the Boeing 747-100 either. All the rest though... 747-200B, 747-200 Combi, 747SP, 747-300, 747-400 and 747-400ER. I've not flown every type of 747, but ...

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by AKL321NX
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35055

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

D L X wrote:
Remember Don’t Expect Luggage To Arrive? How about “Untied?” Truth is, people have had it in for US for 50+ years. Most of you folks blasting them weren’t even alive back then, lol.

Both funny if not accurate. Wordsmiths can have a joke right?

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by AKL321NX
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18638

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport

hOMSaR wrote:
qf002 wrote:
"Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport" - how much did they get for it?


They didn't get money. They got the Brooklyn Bridge instead.

I suspect they got the George Washington Bridge

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by AKL321NX
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35055

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality?

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by AKL321NX
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2155

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

-200 (NZ, QF, CO)
-300 (QF)
-400 (BA, QF, NZ, TG)
-400ER (QF)

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by AKL321NX
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 1808

Re: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?

So far as Taiwan is concerned they are the legitimate Chinese government so they would never do anything to weaken their claim. As long as they hold that view, which is highly unrealistic from a practical standpoint, it does not help their national carrier’s business position. Isn’t Taiwan all abou...

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by AKL321NX
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 70
Views: 9710

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

Nothing more than free publicity and spin to boost "green image". Big electric powered planes are decades away, and battery technology needs more than a quantum leap to be a credible alternative both in terms of energy density and reliability. Your first sentence is entirely contradicted ...

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by AKL321NX
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Crash Landing on Runway and Skidding Onto a Major Highway in Iran
Replies: 24
Views: 8884

Re: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Crash Landing on Runway and Skidding Onto a Major Highway in Iran

litz wrote:
Who needs slides when you can just walk out on the wing, and step down to the street?

And hail a taxi, pesky arrivals process be damned!

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by AKL321NX
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80838

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

That was a rather vigorous takeoff roll

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by AKL321NX
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 JNB-ATL 777 diverts to MIA this morning
Replies: 38
Views: 7432

Re: DL201 JNB-ATL 777 diverts to MIA this morning

CriticalPoint wrote:
Q wrote:
Delta should switches from B777LR to Airbus 350. Maybe A350 is better performance than 777LR.

Q


dL A350s can’t even fly to SYD from LAX....let alone the hot and height JNB-ATL

Hey that lie again

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by AKL321NX
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam
Replies: 44
Views: 16651

Re: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam

smartplane wrote:
Didn't a 777, later in life operated by NZ, have a hold corrosion issue? Was that attributed to a foam issue when with a previous operator?

NZ had a factory new 77W which had a lengthy holiday that was reported to be corrosion related

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by AKL321NX
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flooding at DXB causes EK meltdown
Replies: 40
Views: 12172

Re: Flooding at DXB causes EK meltdown

Clackers wrote:
The Atacama is the driest place on earth.


The Atacama is the driest place on Earth outside of Antarctica and is the result of very specific climatic/geographical reasons.

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by AKL321NX
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296746

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

One explanation for the revelations coming out today about satellite data is simple. It took time to extract the satellite data, analyze it and get the appropriate de-classification for people to be able to discuss it with sources in the press. And to think we could have saved all that time ensurin...

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by AKL321NX
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296746

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

How is it possible that so many intelligence services were sure 12 hours ago that there was nothing untoward with this incident and now we have the exact opposite? Surely they are looking at the same data as before No intelligence agency really wants to tip what they know until the bosses are fine ...

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by AKL321NX
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14653

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

lightmac wrote:
Despite Greta Thunberg Germany's seven top cities are connected to each other with up to 25 flights daily!

While she is rightfully concerned about climate change, I don't think she's requesting the LH group to cancel your fictional schedule

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by AKL321NX
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28882

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

Trying to turn around 10 years of corporate neglect won't happen in a year. Hopefully they can get back to as they were before they fumbled every development except the 787 (which is a success story in spite of their own best efforts)

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by AKL321NX
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 9033

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

Auckland's second CBD - Manukau - is right under the approach for 23L and I understand we've got height limits as well

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by AKL321NX
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 17944

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

lessredtape wrote:
any NZ airline can operate domesticallyin OZ without restriction & have been told that they don't have to deal with CASA, which must be a huge benefit.


If it was that beneficial we'd see ZK- registered planes all over Australia as opposed to the status quo which is the reverse

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by AKL321NX
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21627

Re: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?

Flying Belgian wrote:
LAX-AKL is still shorter than SFO-AKL, strange.

11 nautical miles shorter on the great circle

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by AKL321NX
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29910

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
QF began 789 services on Wednesday to AKL daily QF141/144.


Saw this inbound at Manukau and thought "another boring 787 yawn"

Nearly fell over my own feet when I saw it was a Silveroo. Looks much better than a number of other operators.

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