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by loalq
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149537

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Only truth now is that Boeing wouldnt and couldnt fork out 4bi for a company currently valued at 1bi so they made up excuses to get away from the deal. They will have to face the courts or make an agreement directly, but the reality is that they wanted - and probably badly needed - to get out of it ...

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by loalq
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298708

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

With all due respect, but I don’t get people that complain about speculation on this forum. There wouldn’t be any discussion for at least a year (or until a final report was created) if not based on speculation. You don’t like to speculate, then just don’t read about this topic and wait for the offi...

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by loalq
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298708

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Quick historical search shows that some 80pct of the rotations to IKA were performed with -PSR, which shows they are probably running a tight schedule and without the plane are not even able to keep the route operational.

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by loalq
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298708

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Has any other carrier announced they are halting IKA for now? Im thinking LH and EK would be specially concerned...

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by loalq
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298708

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Technical issue indeed.

Either on the plane or on that missile launcher. One of them...

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by loalq
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 94
Views: 25418

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

If you're close to the ground or the water and the plane suddenly gives you a stall warning and pitches down, what do you do? Pitch up and risk entering a stall or look at the instruments and try to figure out what's going on? Too late, you're dead already. This. Only those that fly know how things...

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by loalq
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617833

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Its being reported that they have already requested/informed their intention to return to CGK.

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by loalq
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617833

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

In this case Id suppose an experienced crew would proceed to go manual and keep some pre-defined settings flying straight and level while troubleshooting the matter, remember "aviate" comes first. For some reason this crew apparently panicked and decided to turn around immediately, which m...

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by loalq
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617833

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Will the market pull a Bobby Axelrod and short Boeing? If this is established to be a birth defect it wont go down well for them. Maybe they will take a hit regardless, until the time its proven otherwise. The fact that it is a brand new airplane plays against them now. RIP to the victims and famili...

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by loalq
Mon May 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 34079

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Funny that they seem to worry too much about yellow not being premium when LH has never been anything remotely close to premium.
Painting the aircraft blue wont make them premium overnight either.

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by loalq
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 20665

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

From EKs website, for illustration purposes only: Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care Dubai, UAE, 07 February 2017 – Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annually, but it is costly for airlines. With more peopl...

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by loalq
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 20665

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Establishing where the aircraft was when the captain had to make his decision (it is his call after all has been discussed), and what the nearest point of landing wouldve been (and time that wouldve been saved vs landing in DFW) will be key to the case, plus assessing in good faith whether this was ...

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by loalq
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 20665

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Theres' no "obvious" sign that someone is suffering a pulmonary embolism, it starts with shortness of breath then develops from there. The initial symptoms are pretty mundane. Unless one could say "i have a DVT so this could be an embolism (which is unlikely because once you KNOW you ...

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by loalq
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 20665

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

[quote="wjcandee"]I wonder how much race played into this as well. The victim was a young, educated and sophisticated African-American woman. Please dont be that ignorant person that brings race into this discussion! Symptoms associated with pulmonary embolism are vomiting, lightheadedness...

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by loalq
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 20665

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

So, after all is said and done, how much more time in practical terms landing in ABQ wouldve meant over landing in DFW?
Honest question.

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by loalq
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 11137

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

We all know which the american carriers are, after all we need to know which airlines to avoid eh?

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by loalq
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78009

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Great news! I'm really hoping they locate something and I have a feeling they will. A company that has secured a deal like that will do anything to find it. Nothing on this earth can remain hidden forever. It may take decades to find the remains or some underwater submersible may accidentally stumb...

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by loalq
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 27700

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

2x3x2...nothing says "I couldnt care less about premium pax" than keeping up with this concept in 2018...and to think that EK is not even cheaper than the ones sporting 1x2x1 like QR,EY, SQ, AF, CX, KL etc...thats why I dont fly them, and will keep on not flying...

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by loalq
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DOH: already over capacity?
Replies: 18
Views: 4923

New DOH: already over capacity?

Having transited through the new DOH for long haul flight 6 times in the past 2 months I had to embark/disembark 5 times on remote stands (only time on a proper "connected" gate was on a flight to JFK), which is never the most pleasant experience made worse by the scorching heat of the mid...

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by loalq
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 67530

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

Y'all still making the usual mistake of assuming that there's much theory behind ordering an evacuation or not...it is an emergency, a life threatening occurrence, it has more to do with reflex and life preservation instinct than anything else. No one has all the facts and things might escalate in a...

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by loalq
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 67530

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

Image

Damage seem quite extensive. Ive seen engines on fire before, not full wings burning!

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by loalq
Tue May 17, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boycott QR Billboards - ATL
Replies: 104
Views: 21552

RE: Boycott QR Billboards - ATL

Too cheap to boycott...  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/duck.gif" width="35" height="20" border="0"/>   <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/duck.gif" width="35" height="20" border="0"/>   <img src="...

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by loalq
Mon May 09, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bravo West Jet...evacuees' Animals
Replies: 7
Views: 2622

RE: Bravo West Jet...evacuees' Animals

That's great, bravo indeed to those companies!

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by loalq
Mon May 09, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF And SQ In Partnership Talks
Replies: 23
Views: 10173

RE: AF And SQ In Partnership Talks

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Coal" class="quote" target="_blank">Coal</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>At the pointy end of the plane, I doubt <acronym...

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by loalq
Mon May 09, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET702, Hijacking To GVA - Pilot Sentenced
Replies: 17
Views: 7352

RE: ET702, Hijacking To GVA - Pilot Sentenced

Switzerland is a strange place sometimes, throwing the burden for the treatment of a criminal on the pockets of its own taxpayers and refusing extradition back to the perpetrators country...go figure...

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by loalq
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rear Facing Passenger Seats
Replies: 55
Views: 13801

RE: Rear Facing Passenger Seats

Flown many times facing backwards with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> on business (actually the best seats are facing backwards on BAs business class) and just last week flown backwards with <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> on the 789. I dont remembe...

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by loalq
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Be The Downfall Of EK?
Replies: 182
Views: 31556

RE: What Will Be The Downfall Of EK?

2-3-2 business class configuration on triple 7s.

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by loalq
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This The New Latam Livery?
Replies: 42
Views: 19884

RE: New Latam Livery Leaks Out

I always hoped they would one day replace LATAM by any other better name for an airline. In brazilian portuguese LATAM sounds similar to LATAO (brass, in english), which is also used in pejorative ways sometimes...

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by loalq
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Long Hauls Flights Need Break B/w Flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 8535

RE: Does Long Hauls Flights Need Break B/w Flights?

SQs rotation 68/67 from <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> to <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International / Governador Andre Franco Montoro (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> engages the 77W for a total of 48h20 flying for 4h10 ground time. N...

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by loalq
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8 Year-old's Ideal For Locating Lost At Sea Planes
Replies: 15
Views: 8769

RE: 8 Year-old's Ideal For Locating Lost At Sea Planes

Nice of Delta. Tech wise this is not a new idea, EPIRBs have been around for some time.

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by loalq
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Crash: Final Report Released - Part 1
Replies: 258
Views: 35275

Air Asia Crash: Final Report Released - Part 1

More than crew training, which is indeed a very important aspect of this accident, I am worried about the fact that the rudder issue was notified 23 times BEFORE the final occurrence. That is shocking. I have never ever seen anything being reported and probably somehow improperly dealt with 23 times...

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by loalq
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Day 15 Maldives Seaplane Vlog
Replies: 11
Views: 6995

RE: Day 15 Maldives Seaplane Vlog

Great insight, thanks! Interesting to see how fuel is tested. Been to the Maldives a couple of times before but the wife is too afraid to get a hotel that would need a seaplane ride...

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by loalq
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class
Replies: 71
Views: 19909

RE: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class

While I can agree that other than the seat and entertainment system <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> doesnt differentiate itself from other players (notably <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> and <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym>), I doubt that o...

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by loalq
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Business Class, KUL-SIN-MXP
Replies: 6
Views: 14300

RE: Singapore Airlines, Business Class, KUL-SIN-MXP

Thanks for the <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> and all the best in Miami, all these pics are making me hungry now... I arrived to Singapore this morning on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> from Munich and was comparing our route to yours, we took a much far...

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by loalq
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Diverts TLV-YYZ To FRA Over Risk To AVI
Replies: 41
Views: 9887

RE: AC Diverts TLV-YYZ To FRA Over Risk To AVI

Is it really not possible to reach such cargo area from inside the main cabin? That would really be helpful in case of trouble...

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by loalq
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Diverts TLV-YYZ To FRA Over Risk To AVI
Replies: 41
Views: 9887

RE: AC Diverts TLV-YYZ To FRA Over Risk To AVI

I have moved my french bulldog from Switzerland when I was relocated. Travelled with <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germ...

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by loalq
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New, Newer, Qatar Airways – A350, A380 & B788 In C
Replies: 9
Views: 15722

RE: New, Newer, Qatar Airways – A350, A380 & B788 In C

Great <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> and great pics! So nice seeing the comparison between all these 3 aircrafts. I am not a big fan of Qatar's open space design in business especially as it leaves the bathrooms completely exposed to the cabin, and gives less of an atmosp...

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by loalq
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-650ER Singapore-Vegas In 14hrs 30mns Impressive
Replies: 65
Views: 21995

RE: G-650ER Singapore-Vegas In 14hrs 30mns Impressive

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BravoOne" class="quote" target="_blank">BravoOne</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>Actually he does have an aircraft to fil...

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by loalq
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-650ER Singapore-Vegas In 14hrs 30mns Impressive
Replies: 65
Views: 21995

RE: G-650ER Singapore-Vegas In 14hrs 30mns Impressive

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pasu129" class="quote" target="_blank">pasu129</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Steve Wynn doesn't have casinos in Singapo...

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by loalq
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot Flight Delayed 22 Hrs; Pax Protest In SIN
Replies: 36
Views: 9755

RE: Scoot Flight Delayed 22 Hrs; Pax Protest In SIN

I once had a 24hr delay departing <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> on a 744. Not an LCC, not on an overseas airport, not a unique aircraft type but <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> on their h...

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by loalq
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-650ER Singapore-Vegas In 14hrs 30mns Impressive
Replies: 65
Views: 21995

RE: G-650ER Singapore-Vegas In 14hrs 30mns Impressive

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/readytotaxi" class="quote" target="_blank">readytotaxi</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>How much demand is there for this ty...

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by loalq
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Awards
Replies: 19
Views: 4707

RE: Skytrax Awards

Long gone are the days when <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> deserved to be "best" on anything apart from IFE maybe. Their business product is just ridiculous at this time and they are incredibly inconsistent overall. Last for me was when they served breakfast to half of...

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by loalq
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JAL Tokyo - Sydney In J
Replies: 10
Views: 13095

RE: JAL Tokyo - Sydney In J

Don't forget to thank your agent...

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by loalq
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8
Replies: 275
Views: 61181

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8

Silkair 185
Egyptair 990
LAM Mozambique 470
Japan Airlines 350
Royal Air Maroc 630

Unfortunately this wont be the first time deliberate actions by the crew are to blame for an accident.

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by loalq
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taichung/Taipei On 3K And SQ Business
Replies: 9
Views: 15762

RE: Taichung/Taipei On 3K And SQ Business

Great <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym>, I have particularly enjoyed the many pics from Taiwan. Living in Singapore for the past few years I can attest the love Singaporeans seem to have for Taiwanese food...! And great to see the usual solid performance on <acronym title="S...

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by loalq
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways A350-900 World Inaugural Flight
Replies: 38
Views: 27508

RE: Qatar Airways A350-900 World Inaugural Flight

Great report, came looking for it today and wasn't dissapointed! Thanks! I have to say I don't like the bar in the middle of the business class section. The lack of a proper section divider completely exposes the toilets to the cabin and probably creates a lot of noise from people standing, chatting...

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by loalq
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Now World's Busiest Int Airport
Replies: 116
Views: 21102

RE: Dubai Now World's Busiest Int Airport

DXB, <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> have at least two things in common: they are all terrible airports...

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by loalq
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Are Raising The Bar At The 'pointy End'
Replies: 17
Views: 12750

RE: Cathay Are Raising The Bar At The 'pointy End'

CX is indeed great on business for long haul flight, I dare to say even the best business class seat in the sky today. But their "new regional" product for business class (the same you can get with <acronym title="Dragonair (China)">KA</acronym>) is a torture seat, an unbelievable mistake of design....

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by loalq
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet New Livery Decided
Replies: 33
Views: 19597

RE: Easyjet New Livery Decided

Please easyJet, change the font to Comic Sans! I beg you to!

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by loalq
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 60606

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mandala499" class="quote" target="_blank">mandala499</a> (<a href="#57" class="quote">Reply 57</a>):<br/><i>Now, AF447 had peaks of +9500, and -...

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