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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Dorian Path
Replies: 54
Views: 3731

Re: Hurricane Dorian Path

I appears from the latest reports that Hurricain Dorian is almost stalling for over a day in forward movement as it turns from the West to the North over the northern Bahamas Islands (including Abacos & Grand Bahama) as a high Cat 4 - low Cat 5. It may lose some strength as it approaches and th...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Shannon Airport 15/08/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2875

Re: Incident at Shannon Airport 15/08/2019

I'm guessing it may be in relation to AA, given the advisory for AA passengers to not check-in?

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 3931

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/10/rya ... e-over-pay
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Seems like their Spanish-based colleagues are also threatening strike action too. Although this is regarding base closures more so, not a good look for Ryanair.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/10/rya ... e-over-pay

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11034

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

With their joint venture with delta, they can have passengers connect in jfk and Atlanta now to head there. Except that really doesn’t work outbound, without an overnight stop in the US, as the US-UVF flights all depart before any transatlantic arrivals. Which means an overnight stay, a night lost ...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20943

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Oh my goodness! That was more than a close call! The passengers and crew must have thought it was curtains.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19394

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Exciting times in Aviation. The A321LR May open lots of new markets, both for EI and other carriers such as TP.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11034

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

TC957 wrote:
I wonder if VS dropping UVF could tempt Caribbean Airlines to re-start long-haul.


Good god I hope not! - what? more clapped out 767's with poor dispatch reliability and 24 hours delays, as they try to make long-haul work with 1 or 2 aircraft. Stick to the islands and US I say!

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11034

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

So subsidies go and the route goes that’s piss poor from VS as just a cursory look they seem to be selling on this route quite well, based on a dummy booking, at prices a little below to the same as BA on the route I wonder if BA has been in recipe of subsidies as well? Reading the linked articles,...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 11034

Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

I must say, I'm very surprised by this news, VS has a strong reputation in the Caribbean, and in St Lucia especially. Not only for holiday packages, but also VFR. They have flown this route for many years. Sad to see it go. BA is not getting a monopoly on not just LGW-CUN but also LGW-UVF (from a Sc...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 99
Views: 5320

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

This "attack" was a response to the British "attack" on an Iranian oil tanker two weeks ago. See https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48865030 Apparently the EU claims the right to prevent Iranian oil from reaching Syria through the Strait of Gibraltar. Is is then a surprise that, in res...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14176

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

If BA has intelligence to suggest a threat or breach of security, good on them for acting fast. It will be interesting to see if this has a ripple affect for other Euro carriers or indeed any other international airlines. If it does, it may suggest something worrying, rather than just a “review of s...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 99
Views: 5320

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

With the latest attack on a British oil tanker by Iran. This "attack" was a response to the British "attack" on an Iranian oil tanker two weeks ago. See https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48865030 Apparently the EU claims the right to prevent Iranian oil from reaching Syria through the...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9943

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

[quote="aemoreira1981"][quote="x1234"] 3. 16 hours on the ground gives ample time for crew rest so that the same crew can fly the plane back. Hmm I’m not sure that would be legal with the same crew. Given the local departure time from MEX being a “deep night” one, and the duty ti...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 2093

Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

It looks like there are certainly operations, but hard to get any accurate info on ops stn EZE. FR24 does show movements in and out, but as said above, it’s unlikely to be fixed quickly. How long before it begins to affect ops is the question.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 2093

Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact?

marcoantona wrote:
AEP and EZE are operating as normal thanks to generators.


That’s good news. I wonder how long they run for? It sounds as though all of Argentina lost all power. Quite an unusual situation really, how long to fix it will be interesting.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 2093

Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

https://news.sky.com/story/argentina-an ... e-11742818
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This has just come up on Sky News, up to 48M affected apparently, across the two countries.

Is this affecting arrivals/departures? Perhaps the larger international airports have backup.

https://news.sky.com/story/argentina-an ... e-11742818

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 operates PRG-HER-PRG
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Ethiopian A350 operates PRG-HER-PRG

Smartwings has been suffering from the aircraft shortage caused by the fact the airline had been forced to ground the entire B737MAX fleet. Not entirely true, yes they are suffering from B737MAX grounding - but more from leasing in very sdubious airlines/aircrafts to replace them. Like YAN AIR whic...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19925

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Yep. To loan a part: (1) you need a bilateral agreement between the airlines. There are IATA standard forms - not hard to do and can be put in place very quickly in an AOG situation. The point in discussion is that AA, according to IG COO, are refusing to have an agreement with IG. Is this decision...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6495

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

Considering any sort of drone activity near an airfield is highly illegal within certain restricted airspace, the response will be robust. Lessons were learnt after the LGW incidents I feel, and LHR is UK plc and I don’t think the Police/Army will hesitate to take swift action against anyone foolish...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Mon May 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22568

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

As has already been said, partly due to the fact these aircraft are fully paid off. In cohesion with that, also many of BA’s LHR 744/777 fleet are High J/Mid J cabin aircraft. These aircraft have some of the most premium-heavy and light Y configs around. These print money for BA on routes such as JF...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC
Replies: 19
Views: 4893

Re: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC

Given BA has tried to decouple tag ons this feels either driven by a corporate contract or a cheap ish way to test demand for DMM without using another frame and slot, both of which are in short supply. (Or BAH is a bit soft). We might see a decoupling if evidence supports sufficient demand. Quite ...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC
Replies: 19
Views: 4893

BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC

Daily using 772 initially.... https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/03/19/british-airways-to-launch-third-saudi-arabia-route/ This will become BA's 3rd Saudi Arabian route following JED/RUH and is a reinstatement of the old BMI service I believe? The flight will tag-on from the exis...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

scbriml wrote:
Magog wrote:
Interesting. Air Canada 7071 just left PBI for YYZ.


Given Canada already grounded the MAX, it's certainly a data error by FR24.


No it’s not. Canada advised aircraft would be allowed to complete their flights and return home before grounding.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

FCAFLYBOY wrote:
Looks like AA1030 POS-MIA is the last inbound, unless some of the AC/WS flights are still on turnaround and will head home.


Maybe make that WN1335 MDW-PHX but it’s on the ground so may not ever get airborne.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Looks like AA1030 POS-MIA is the last inbound, unless some of the AC/WS flights are still on turnaround and will head home.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I’m really shocked to see the US and FAA continue to allow the MAX to fly. There is clearly enough initial evidence (or lack of) to make governments and agencies around the world ground this plane while we figure out the problem. Even if that is to say the incidents aren’t related and they can fly ...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

"Ethiopia will ask European experts to analyze black boxes from a crashed Boeing 737 Max jet in a sign U.S. authorities aren’t trusted to determine the cause of the disaster" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-13/ethiopia-to-send-737-s-black-boxes-to-europe-in-snub-to-u-s I'm...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So despite these groundings, I currently see 3 Ethiopian 737 MAX 8's in flight, 6 in China (from 3 different airlines), 3 Norwegian, 4 Thomson, etc. What gives? '902 Where are you seeing these? ET looks like 737-800 not MAX, also see none from TUI or in China or Norwegian, think you're mistaking th...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH ... /HAAB/LLBG


I’m seeing the flight, but it’s a 737-800 not a MAX
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Benni228 wrote:
I'm confused.. Ethiopian ET404 just took off from ADD en-route to TLV on a MAX8. I thought Ethiopian grounded their MAX8 fleet? Or is this just a FlightAware error?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH ... /HAAB/LLBG


I’m seeing the flight, but it’s a 737-800 not a MAX

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

BravoOne wrote:
I hear EASA just pulled the plug and grounded the MAX.


Yep, even India’s DGCA now too. All eyes on AA/UAWN/AC/WS/WG now. That and the FAA and FlyDubai

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://www.flightradar24.com/JAF3052/1fc734da


Under 10000 ft now. I think they are going to land somewhere before BRU.


Looks to be heading to BLQ to me, lucky crew, nice city for an unexpected night stop!
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MrBretz wrote:
[url][/url]
Starfuryt wrote:
TB3052 seems to be doing circles over Venice, been at 15k feet for a while
https://www.flightradar24.com/JAF3052/1fc734da


Under 10000 ft now. I think they are going to land somewhere before BRU.


Looks to be heading to BLQ to me, lucky crew, nice city for an unexpected night stop!

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So you are of the opinion that the professionals who are actually flying these planes (the Southwest Pilots have said we have confidence in the planes) don't care about safety? To be fair, all that was posted in regards to that is hear'say - I don't see any link to anything official, and that is al...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Several of Norwegian's Boeing 737 Max 8 has had to turn in mid air over Europe ... Grounding ok, but at least they should have let planes in the air finish their flight. What difference does 2 or 3 hours later make? Politics... Not really politics, IMO, but protocol and procedure. You can't issue a...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

We should take note of how these groundings are unfolding. It clearly reveals which entities/airlines have a safety first culture and which ones put money first. Yuppers. Really disappointed in WN at the moment. So you are of the opinion that the professionals who are actually flying these planes (...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

akb88 wrote:
Icelandair flew a MAX8 into Gatwick this morning, I wonder if they got out before the ban.


They did, all 3 of their MAX's arrived back to KEF around 1 hour ago, all back to base to be grounded.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Finn350 wrote:
FCAFLYBOY wrote:
DY1802 OSL-AGP is still en--route too, yet ARN-TLV turned around a while ago to return to base? Hmmm


Returning to their bases, most likely.


Yes fair point, had forgotten AGP may well be a base for DY

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

DY1802 OSL-AGP is still en--route too, yet ARN-TLV turned around a while ago to return to base? Hmmm

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by FCAFLYBOY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718037

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Eastar seem to still be flying at least one of theirs - currently en-route ICN-PQC?

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers quarantined at Gatwick after Barbados flight
Replies: 21
Views: 5044

Re: Passengers quarantined at Gatwick after Barbados flight

Isn't Hong Kong a SAR of China? :lol: So if you go between Hong Kong and Macau, do you get SARs? A bit clever, but also probably a lot less funny to people who actually lived through that time in HK. I know people who have developed lifelong phobias based on that experience. Agreed, not cute and no...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135286

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I really wish they’d do an A380 in Landor. Preferably G-XLEA. Still. Looking forward to the rest to come. Great job BA.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ends ORY-EWR q1 - 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3414

Re: Norwegian ends ORY-EWR q1 - 2019

Well that was short-lived! Wonder what’s next..

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by FCAFLYBOY
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13049

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

Wow! Great job by the crew, that could’ve ended very badly. There was a crosswind fair enough, that they handled well and the approach was great under the conditions.

That wind shear though... frightening... great job.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video
Replies: 54
Views: 8347

Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video

I’m assuming this is a Scoot flight? CN anyone confirm from the video? I’m quite surprised at the Cabin Crew response, not exactly taking charge, more spectating. Having done the job myself I’m putting that down to youth and inexperience perhaps, they look very young. Not a criticism , it’s a startl...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37708

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

I think their time is up sadly... not looking positive on any front, expansion FAR to quickly in a failed attempt at economy of scale..

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9685

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Any more news on this, I would have thought a PR machine such as VS would be quick to dispel any rumours or planned strike dates? Not good PR for sure.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9685

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Any more news on this, I would have thought a PR machine such as VS would be quick to dispel any rumours or planned strike dates? Not good PR for sure.

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9685

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Can't see the strike being effective , passengers can easily be rerouted on via Delta at minimal cost and they've announced it pretty late , most non refundable Christmas flights will have been booked montsh ago .... they're announcing it too late to damage the forward bookings ....clearly not the ...

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by FCAFLYBOY
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9685

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Not good for the thousands of VS pax heading to warmer climes for a holiday or people flying VFR!

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