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by curlowl
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights Europe/USA despite travel restrictions
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Re: Flights Europe/USA despite travelban

People with US/Schengen citizenship, their immediate relatives, or green card holders (permanent residents), and their immediate relatives.

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by curlowl
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 203
Views: 24820

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

Long-haul was the only thing at OS that made any money and without it, LH Group can kiss VIE good-bye.

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by curlowl
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?
Replies: 67
Views: 9379

Re: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?

DALMD80 wrote:
Am I alone in thinking this?


In this echo chamber where Boeing can do no wrong, ever? Probably.

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by curlowl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 38223

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

Wow, I got type 2 diabetes just by reading the Boeing sugarcoating that's going on this thread.

md11sdf wrote:
unions are nothing but cesspools of corruption!!


Greetings from the Swiss-German "cesspool" of people being paid a living wage for the past 120 years. (:

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by curlowl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger
Replies: 31
Views: 3083

Re: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger

You'll see an Air China/American Airlines merger before that ever happens.

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by curlowl
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14040

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

https://www.seatmaestro.com/airplanes-seat-maps/corsair-boeing-b747-400/ I can't put my finger on why, but I am a bit surprised at how the First Class and Premium Economy cabins are set up, both being in the upper hump of the 747 (with regards to lav and galley placement) - as I thought people cros...

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by curlowl
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?
Replies: 59
Views: 4048

Re: Electrical airplanes in Norway technically possible by 2025?

The upfront investment for charging infrastructure of something the size of an A320 will be very significant. Everything in aviation needs "very significant" upfront investments, nothing new here. -Oil prices are too low to motivate a switch to electric. Yeah, for now. -What makes sense i...

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by curlowl
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 203
Views: 24820

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Why not keep the brand but merge the purchasing and similar departments of LH, LX, and OS? I am sure you get a better deal on aircrafts and jet fuel contracts if you negotiate on behalf of a huge organization instead of each airline separately. You mean exactly what they’re already doing? Because t...

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by curlowl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers
Replies: 17
Views: 1950

Re: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers

The aviation industry is doing a lot of promotion on the safety of air travel and lack of risk Covid-19 transmission for air passengers: https://www.iata.org/en/youandiata/travelers/health/ https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=582384906021127&ref=watch_permalink Do what degree are such claims...

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by curlowl
Mon May 11, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10613

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

I feel bad for the person locked in the basement with you. I actually have the positive TSA numbers to back up my statement. Let’s see if that trend holds. I believe domestically it will I feel bad for whoever has to validate facile and one-dimensional takes like that on a daily basis. Some people ...

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by curlowl
Sun May 10, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10613

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Is why is it optimistic? look at TSA numbers. they are up up up week over week! Sounds like you haven't watched the news in a long time. Civil aviation worldwide is on life support for at least the next 18-24 months. “The news” cant even tell you what the weather will be like tomorrow without a per...

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by curlowl
Sun May 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10613

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Slowly but surely, around the world airline traffic will start coming back That’s an incredibly optimistic statement. Is why is it optimistic? look at TSA numbers. they are up up up week over week! Sounds like you haven't watched the news in a long time. Civil aviation worldwide is on life support ...

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by curlowl
Wed May 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10613

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Max Q wrote:
Slowly but surely, around the world airline traffic will start coming back


That’s an incredibly optimistic statement.

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by curlowl
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities

So your original question was about a 787 and you are now using a 737-300 for your snarky comments? You are comparing apples to oranges. My question was about air filtration in general, and the example I gave was the 787 since that’s the first aircraft where those considerations taken into account ...

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by curlowl
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities

Please provide a link that shows the infection transmission ON-BOARD the plane. There’s really not much to upgrade, as MMO said. Now the cabin airflow can’t compensate for face-to-face transmission by a person passed in the aisle or from a FA serving a drink. The WaPo released an article 7 hours ag...

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by curlowl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20767

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

Which is why Austria should have nationalized OS. They were struggling during LH Group era so it's not like it can get much worse while being a government run business. Austrian was a mess when it was a national airline, badly managed, heavily loss making. Actually since they have been part of the ...

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by curlowl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities

Thanks, but I don’t see how restating basic facts adds anything to my question. About as much as your comment. To try to answer your question, the 787 and all current generation aircraft have HEPA filters which are either MERV ratings of 14 or 16, or the equivalent of a filter used in an OR. So, th...

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by curlowl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
All systems, bleed or compressor, use outside air. Recirculated air passes thru HEPA filters prior to being mixed with outside air.


Thanks, but I don’t see how restating basic facts adds anything to my question.

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by curlowl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Aircraft A/C Filtering Capabilities

Hi everyone, first time poster here - Since the implications of COVID-19 are here to stay for a long time, I wanted to ask whether the air conditioning + air filter capabilities on non-bleed air aircraft such as the 787 are upgradeable. This would mean the use of more complex HEPA filters and/or a h...

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