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by manny
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.
Replies: 79
Views: 11609

Re: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.

BOM still has one runway. Does DEL have a parallel 2nd runaway. Where are they going to fly these aircraft ?

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by manny
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18200

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

So will the overworking of Emirates personnel stop ?

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by manny
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18658

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Back in the day, mid-70's. Boarding for the Air India 747's was via stairs at BOM.

I have boarded BA 777-200ER flight at LHR with stairs and that too multiple times. Its usually parked at a remote stand in the vicinity of the Qantas A380. This was when BA flew the 777 to DEN.

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by manny
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 50989

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Nice way to get some insurance money on a A340.

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by manny
Tue May 29, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?
Replies: 42
Views: 6008

Re: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?

Nobody does it and with the limited competition among legacy carriers in the US, there is no point in starting it. You just hit the nail on the head. This is why airlines mega mergers were awful to the flying public. Now these oligopolies can just show their passengers the middle finger whenever th...

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by manny
Tue May 29, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are Lufthansa lounges in MUC so awful
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Why are Lufthansa lounges in MUC so awful

I have been meaning to post on this for a while. The MUC business lounges were super crowded. Reminded one a bus terminal waiting room. Plus their food choices are at best below average. Like who serves hot dogs in a business lounge. The whole buffet did not have a one proper protein. I would travel...

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by manny
Mon May 28, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 50
Views: 72303

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

An aircraft with a registration of N507BJ (l/n 11) on its knees. The jokes just write themselves.

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by manny
Mon May 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 10803

Re: European expansion in SFO

Plus doesn't SFO have nonstop services to far off places like ME and India.

Its surprising that there is still so much European service supported.

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by manny
Fri May 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20236

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy grooming

P1aneMad wrote:
Professionalism is the word you are looking for and lack of it is what causes adults to present themselves in such a manner.


But professionals get paid.

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by manny
Thu May 03, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2922

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

Both Mumbai and Delhi used to view with each other to take the honors of which was the bigger dump. It was horrible to say the least. I remember immigration counters even in late 90s being ordinary work tables in Mumbai. Somewhere around 2005 things started to change even at the old terminal. They k...

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by manny
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3389

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

Security at DEL & BOM airport takes forever. They are incredibly thorough, one of the best in the world. The new Terminal is not as nice as ICN, DOH, LAX TBIT departure extension or LHR T2/T3. Actually reminded me of GRU and GIG's new departure halls. I have traveled through BOM's new terminal....

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by manny
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3389

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

The Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards (ASQ) are fairly meaningless.. 1. The awards are base on surveys taken at the participating airports. Surveys do not reflect the quality of one airport compared to another they only reflect the tabulated survey results at each ...

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by manny
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3389

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

Second, BOM also won, tying with DEL. They are quite similar to each other, though they are run by different companies. (BOM has beautiful terminals, I prefer it to DEL even if the terminal layout is odd given land constraints.) This survey is high on customer service parameters...DEL and BOM do we...

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by manny
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3389

Is New Delhi airport that good ?

A few days ago came across an article that said Delhi was adjudged the best airport in the world. I was surprised. I know they have reconstructed it a few years ago, but never thought it was the best in the world. I have never been through there. Is it really that good. Link https://timesofindia.ind...

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by manny
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 5785

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

chrisnh wrote:
manny wrote:

In this instance the JETS did not spend a dime and most likely made some marketing dollar on that move. Advantage JETS.


That's like saying 'Advantage Polar Bear' in that hysterical 'Global Warming' photo of the melting iceberg :rotfl:


Not really. You response does even relate to what i said.

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by manny
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 5785

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

As usual, the Pats out-class the J-E-T-E Jets ! http://a4.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=%2Fphoto%2F2017%2F0808%2Fr241452_1141x642_16%2D9.jpg versus: https://3rxg9qea18zhtl6s2u8jammft-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/599339_10151476037281843_1641837381_n-970x683.jpg In this instance t...

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by manny
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE-India to negotiate new air service agreement
Replies: 30
Views: 6884

Re: UAE-India to negotiate new air service agreement

Indian carriers should have 10 seats of capacity for every 1 seat granted to ME carriers.

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by manny
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 11178

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

Nice way of deflecting away from the point. No deflection at all - just trying to understand if you're applying equal scepticism to both sides of the argument. Apparently you're not. Which by comparison can be leveraged with the BS that comes from US3 (crying DL videos, cof cof) and it is indeed a ...

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by manny
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 11178

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

....according to the mouthpiece of UAE. I will take those with a grain of salt. That's fine. Do you also take the US3's utterances on the topic with the same degree of saltiness? Nice way of deflecting away from the point. This thread is about this article which is nothing but a fluff piece for EK ...

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by manny
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 11178

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

....according to the mouthpiece of UAE. I will take those with a grain of salt.

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by manny
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22054

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

If an Asian airline like say Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines would have done something like this, the world media would be up in arms, calling them out for not being able to withstand competition. But if Delta does it, its all good. This is a new low for Delta. Our companies have so become used...

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by manny
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich
Replies: 34
Views: 5566

Re: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich

So DEN now has Lufthansa, British Airways, Iceland Air, Edelweiss, Norwegian providing service to DEN. Yet not a single transatlantic flight from United. All through these years United has treated DEN like a bastard child. Heck Delta has more transatlantic flights from Salt Lake which is a smaller ...

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by manny
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich
Replies: 34
Views: 5566

Re: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich

So DEN now has Lufthansa, British Airways, Iceland Air, Edelweiss, Norwegian providing service to DEN. Yet not a single transatlantic flight from United. All through these years United has treated DEN like a bastard child. Heck Delta has more transatlantic flights from Salt Lake which is a smaller ...

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by manny
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich
Replies: 34
Views: 5566

Re: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich

So DEN now has Lufthansa, British Airways, Iceland Air, Edelweiss, Norwegian providing service to DEN. Yet not a single transatlantic flight from United. All through these years United has treated DEN like a bastard child. Heck Delta has more transatlantic flights from Salt Lake which is a smaller a...

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by manny
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall Project Update
Replies: 168
Views: 16028

Re: DEN Great Hall Project Update

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/28/denver-international-airport-airlines-renovation-security-plan/ A key point from the article: “Simply put, this is not a sound investment — there are entire airport terminals being built around the globe for the cost of the current proposed project,” says the Jun...

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by manny
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 38657

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Great way to upgrade your product.

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by manny
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 13771

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

Does it put an end to opting for pat downs ?

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by manny
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13497

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

For the next leader you have to look towards markets that a growing at a very fast rate and have lot of room to grow. So do not see the next leader to be from European or North American markets. The ME3 are going to face the geopolitical headwinds and more resistance towards capacity dumping. So I ...

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by manny
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13497

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

For the next leader you have to look towards markets that a growing at a very fast rate and have lot of room to grow. So do not see the next leader to be from European or North American markets. The ME3 are going to face the geopolitical headwinds and more resistance towards capacity dumping. So I t...

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by manny
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 16252

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

You know what would make operations even more efficient. No passengers at all. Boarding would be such a breeze and the airline employees would be in such a great mood. Plus all flights would leave on time. It is a fear most airlines would have in a free market. Unfortunately with all these mega merg...

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by manny
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 16520

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

Is it fair to say Air India is soundly beating ME3 airlines.

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by manny
Tue May 30, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29095

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

From the brief interview of Alex Cruz I saw on TV the claim is that there was a "power surge" that stopped all the messages between various systems. I thought big international companies smoothed external power to prevent exactly that type of issue. The more i hear about this the more it ...

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by manny
Mon May 29, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29095

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

From the brief interview of Alex Cruz I saw on TV the claim is that there was a "power surge" that stopped all the messages between various systems. I thought big international companies smoothed external power to prevent exactly that type of issue. The more i hear about this the more it ...

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by manny
Mon May 29, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street
Replies: 50
Views: 6438

Re: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street

Actually its blame multiple mega mergers which reduced competition and resulted in creating oligopolies that behave like logical monopolies that do not have to pretend to give a damn,

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by manny
Mon May 29, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29095

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

We had two of every application on different servers in different buildings at least 30 miles apart. All the applications were designed to fail over onto the backup within a minute or so. This whole setup was regularly tested using multiple scenarios, every couple of months... e.g. could you flip o...

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by manny
Sun May 28, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29095

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

If it indeed is a backup power systems not firing up as expected than its not an IT issue but a facilities management/disaster recovery issue. Most of the time companies retain control of their own facilities and disaster recovery. The outsourcing usually is only for the software component and/or IT...

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by manny
Sun May 28, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29095

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

We had two of every application on different servers in different buildings at least 30 miles apart. All the applications were designed to fail over onto the backup within a minute or so. This whole setup was regularly tested using multiple scenarios, every couple of months... e.g. could you flip o...

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by manny
Sun May 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 18085

Re: United's future International Expansion

Whatever happens, DEN will get ignored again. I wish DL was based of DEN instead of SLC. Than DEN would have had a lot more transatlantic flights.

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by manny
Fri May 12, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38727

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

I cannot believe how short sighted some people are. Airline travel is a very important part of any countries infrastructure. That is why you need strong country based airlines. ME3 airlines are there to profit from passengers as much as they can. They do not have an interest in any countries develop...

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by manny
Fri May 12, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 9809

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

But why go back to to BOM and not back to DEL or Bucharest or Munich or even Frankfurt. Several reasons. Passenger protection. Its safe to assume that most of these passengers are from BOM or have a closer reltation to BOM than anywhere else so it makes more sense to bring them back as the flight w...

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by manny
Fri May 12, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 9809

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

But why go back to to BOM and not back to DEL or Bucharest or Munich or even Frankfurt.

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by manny
Thu May 11, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 16360

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

That they are rotten to the core. Airline employees seriously need a gut check. If they do not like interacting with people they should find another line of work instead of inconveniencing passengers. Nice to know you're a perfect angel who's never lost their temper in a stressful situation. I'm ha...

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by manny
Wed May 10, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 16360

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

United needs to first of all have a 5 minute video sent out to all its employees showing them how their salaries are paid. This is getting ridiculous. This is a another shocking example of how how airline employees and Law enforcement gang up against passengers. She did never brought up she was refu...

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by manny
Tue May 09, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 71
Views: 12355

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

I did not know Australians were into pie. I thought they would be into more sophisticated desserts.....like say a creme brulee.

/s

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by manny
Mon May 08, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12948

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

There's a simple solution and that is when the passengers get out of hand, we as pilots declare a safety of flight issue and walk off the aircraft until a satisfactory resolution is found. There is no room for the kind of behavior that has been happening on aircraft as of late by both passengers an...

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by manny
Sun May 07, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12948

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

If i buy a ticket and want the ticket reassigned to somebody else in my traveling party, I should be able to do so without incurring any cost. You don't get to decide this, the airline does. No business allows customers to set their policies or pricing. What you get to decide is whether you want to...

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by manny
Sun May 07, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12948

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

Then show up for your flight. kind of They did. He wouldn't have argued if this daylight robbery (ie., selling the seat he paid for, to someone else) didn't occur right in-front of his eyes. No, "HE" didn't. "HE" took a different flight. "HE" never had "HIS" ...

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by manny
Sun May 07, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12948

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

There's a simple solution and that is when the passengers get out of hand, we as pilots declare a safety of flight issue and walk off the aircraft until a satisfactory resolution is found. There is no room for the kind of behavior that has been happening on aircraft as of late by both passengers an...

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