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by ACEregular
Tue May 23, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 Tenerife Patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

JET2 Tenerife Patterns

Sorry if this maybe has been discussed but I have just looked up the <a href="http://www.jet2.com" target=_blank>www.jet2.com</a> timetable for Tenerife this October, when 4 airports will fly there. It appears that a jet2 aircraft will be nightstopping there frequetly during the week. Tuesday 08:00 ...

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by ACEregular
Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye MyTravel 757s
Replies: 61
Views: 6825

RE: Goodbye MyTravel 757s

I was lucky enough although I did not know it at the time - to fly on G-JALC. This aircraft did a special day trip on behalf of Airtours which sold capacity during the winters to do Day Trips. I flew from Newcastle to Gibraltar and back in a day for I think it was 69.00gbp and the plane was full. th...

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by ACEregular
Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?
Replies: 57
Views: 5695

RE: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?

I flew from TFN - LGW on G-TTOE last week, how very funny - for me anyway

[Edited 2005-10-30 23:01:15]

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by ACEregular
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nexus Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 6357

RE: Nexus Airways

Nexus were going to lease a Futura B734 and its crew I believe.

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by ACEregular
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are The "Tenerife" Pan Am Crew Still Living
Replies: 39
Views: 111948

RE: Are The "Tenerife" Pan Am Crew Still Living

I always thought TCI was the collective code for Tenerife like LON is London and NYC is New York, thanks

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by ACEregular
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are The "Tenerife" Pan Am Crew Still Living
Replies: 39
Views: 111948

RE: Are The "Tenerife" Pan Am Crew Still Living

I was just wondering before this accident, when Tenerife South was not in existance what was the airport code for Los Rodeos, as being the only airport on Tenerife it would not need to N to differentiate from the south Airport.

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by ACEregular
Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?
Replies: 57
Views: 5695

RE: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?

Orion, I flew with Britannia to Tenerife recently on a 4hr 10 minute flight. the flight was on a 757-200 with 41 seat rows, I was seated at row 25 and only passengers seated in rows 1-21 were given an inflight meal. Britannia always seat the meal eating passengers from the front towards the back, en...

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by ACEregular
Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?
Replies: 57
Views: 5695

RE: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?

Its good to see a lot of people do share my view that the LCC are missing out on a good market, I really do hope we get some carriers starting flights down there. <acronym title="Channel Express (United Kingdom)">LS</acronym> from <acronym title="Leeds / Bradford - Yeadon (LBA / EGNM), United Kingdo...

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by ACEregular
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?
Replies: 57
Views: 5695

RE: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?

Using the current <acronym title="easyJet (United Kingdom) and United Feeder Service (USA)">U2</acronym> timetable I have looked at how an aircraft could be utilised and still be on the ground overnight for any work needed. This is the current early morning Malaga flight. 0700 <acronym title="London...

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by ACEregular
Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?
Replies: 57
Views: 5695

RE: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?

ITs rubbish to say the majority of brits going there are on pacjkage holidays, they in fact are in decline. I once worked for a tour operator in the canaries and can tell you that its a very changed market place now. the dawning of independant bookings via the web is on the up. the like sof Thomson ...

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by ACEregular
Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?
Replies: 57
Views: 5695

RE: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?

I have heard rumours of a Spanish base for <acronym title="easyJet (United Kingdom) and United Feeder Service (USA)">U2</acronym> but not for another year or so at least. If they did open a Spanish base I am sure they would sell seats to the Canaries as <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym>, ...

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by ACEregular
Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?
Replies: 57
Views: 5695

Will We See Low Cost To Canaries?

I realise that most charter airlines now sell seats singularly on flights one way these days and these can be seen as low cost but I am wondering if the likes of <acronym title="easyJet (United Kingdom) and United Feeder Service (USA)">U2</acronym> or <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> ...

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by ACEregular
Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia Finally Disappears End October
Replies: 57
Views: 5452

RE: Britannia Finally Disappears End October

I will miss the name very much, its been part of my travels and growing hobby of aviation taking me to <acronym title="Alicante (- El Altet) (ALC / LEAL), Spain">ALC</acronym> in 1987 on G-BECG <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/096605/L/" ...

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by ACEregular
Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 737: Emergency Landing In Cyprus
Replies: 26
Views: 9483

RE: Helios 737: Emergency Landing In Cyprus

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by ACEregular
Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook A330 Prang At MAN - Pic Included
Replies: 26
Views: 14143

Thomas Cook A330 Prang At MAN - Pic Included

I too like the B757-300 very much, its am impressively long aircraft and I think it looks great in TCX colours. I have flown on G-JMAA, and found it a very comfortable ride. Why don't we see more of them at airports?

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by ACEregular
Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was A380 Over The UK At The Weekend Of The 1st Oct
Replies: 26
Views: 9124

RE: Was A380 Over The UK At The Weekend Of The 1st Oct

Yeah some just delight in shooting you down in flames, its a very bitchy world in here, *awaits e-mail from Anet suggesting deletion of my entry*

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by ACEregular
Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant Facts Of Worth.
Replies: 81
Views: 10372

RE: Flight Attendant Facts Of Worth.

It would be nice to be paid more respect let alone more cash, I think its easy from a passenger point of view to be blinkered. They only see the part from boarding to disembarking and think thats your day done. They dont realise that you may well have done 3 sectors before, had vast sums of largely ...

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by ACEregular
Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Newcastle To New York Direct
Replies: 19
Views: 6031

RE: BA Newcastle To New York Direct

I can see then upgrading to a 767 at some point after starting service, as the 757 still is only going to carry a percentage of the passengers that we have scope for here in the Northeast.

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by ACEregular
Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident In Cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

RE: Accident In Cabin

Do you realise how hard it is to actually control one of those Carts, not easy with the weight of them plus the fact its always being used on a slight incline which gives momentum to the cart. Its not easy in a narrow body where everyone thinks they paid for the ailse as well as the seat.

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by ACEregular
Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: See What A UK Charter Airline Can Get Away With...
Replies: 96
Views: 16183

RE: See What A UK Charter Airline Can Get Away With...

Charter Vs <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, let me tell you I have been looking for any flights I could possibly get from the Northeast to Tenerife in October (half term week) the Air Scandic flight operated on behalf of MyTravel and XL is full from <acronym title="Newcastle - Woolsing...

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by ACEregular
Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: See What A UK Charter Airline Can Get Away With...
Replies: 96
Views: 16183

RE: See What A UK Charter Airline Can Get Away With...

If you do not prebook seats or meals they tend to allocate the remaining scum before the flight anyway and tend to seat you according to your booking reference so its not often someone travelling on the same booking is split up, apart from maybe an aisle. See its a just a con, they will sit you toge...

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by ACEregular
Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Service To SFB?
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

RE: Finnair Service To SFB?

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by ACEregular
Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Terminals That Support Wide Bodys
Replies: 51
Views: 5191

RE: Small Terminals That Support Wide Bodys

Don't know if it really counts but we had the most famous widebody at Teesside Airport now called Durham Tees Valley Airport. It was not parked at the terminal like the other movements of the day but Teesside can handle widebodies, such as MyTravel and Britannia 767's. Here is a pic of the Famous wi...

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lanzarote ACE Baggage Troubles?
Replies: 5
Views: 3115

RE: Lanzarote ACE Baggage Troubles?

What else is new, they are so Militant there!

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport Disaster 1985
Replies: 28
Views: 13000

RE: Manchester Airport Disaster 1985

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by ACEregular
Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport Disaster 1985
Replies: 28
Views: 13000

RE: Manchester Airport Disaster 1985

I remember it well too, even though I was fairly young. I think the image of a burnt out plane is a graphic one for any individual and will stick in the mind easily. I think the fact it happened so close to home in the peak of summer when lots of people just like them were off on their holidays. I r...

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by ACEregular
Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Atlanta Europe At It Again
Replies: 70
Views: 8018

RE: Air Atlanta Europe At It Again

Demoose, I think MyTravel have performed a great u-turn in that they give all passngers a meal now, and its won awards for its innovative way in which it is presented. They in my opinon surpassed the stricken BY ages ago.

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by ACEregular
Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Astraeus Emergency Landing
Replies: 22
Views: 2721

RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Have to agree with you Diesel, Astraeus have done as well as they could, but can you calm down a little.

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by ACEregular
Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TCX Interior-have They Gone Mad?
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

RE: TCX Interior-have They Gone Mad?

Cool, pic , I was on G- JMAA in Jan and can vouch that the seats on board were simple blue, not even a contrasting head rest cloth. Quite comfortble.

I believe the Cabins on TCX in Belgium and Germany are slightly different.

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by ACEregular
Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Atlanta Europe At It Again
Replies: 70
Views: 8018

RE: Air Atlanta Europe At It Again

Shame about Air Atlanta, I had a fantastic return flight with them to Kos well back (1997). We were on a Tristar and although any other passenger would have called it a heap of old aircraft parts I was chuffed to be flying on something witha bit more character than an Airbus A320 (charter norm!) The...

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by ACEregular
Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Crash Of Flight ZU522 (Helios Airways)
Replies: 19
Views: 12525

The Crash Of Flight ZU522 (Helios Airways)

Yes there are lots of theories under discussion already, yours seems to fit mine to. I think one of the crew was incapacitated on the flightdeck floor out of view. I also think the cabin crew waited for an emergency descent which never happened as unbeknown to them the flight deck crew were out of i...

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by ACEregular
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Astraeus Emergency Landing
Replies: 22
Views: 2721

RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

We can expect the usual journalistic approach now, am sure we will be left in no doubt how these passengers feared for thier lives as the aircraft plummeted uncontrollably from the skies whilst a burning smell filled the cabin. You know the kind of stuff that is normal in this situation. I am sure i...

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by ACEregular
Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 874 Mystery?
Replies: 9
Views: 5495

RE: Air Canada 874 Mystery?

Maybe a sarcastic remark relating to the Gimli and the Azores Gliders!!!

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios Crash - Interesting New Development
Replies: 159
Views: 47850

RE: Helios Crash - Interesting New Development

I started a thread yestersay , mainly dealing with the delay in getting into the flightdeck. My company ask us to put ourselves on portble oxygen and await instruction which would come after the rapid descent. I just think the crew down the back were just eager to let whoever they thought was till a...

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 737 Pics From F-16 - Are They Fake?
Replies: 44
Views: 29922

RE: Helios 737 Pics From F-16 - Are They Fake?

yes since basically the 300 would only have the one overwing exit whereas the one pictured has two, clever but they didnt do their homework quite right

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com - All Is Not Well?
Replies: 75
Views: 8016

RE: Jet2.com - All Is Not Well?

There are still those rumours of the orange vulture circling overhead, U2 are eager to get another base in the northwest and if things do get worse they will be ripe for the taking.

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com - All Is Not Well?
Replies: 75
Views: 8016

RE: Jet2.com - All Is Not Well?

well I think as crew I might be a bit peeved when the slot is brought forward you are delayed already and he is in the galley making himself a cuppa. Not that he was but I have seen this and its not the sort of thing you might do with a CEO on board.

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com - All Is Not Well?
Replies: 75
Views: 8016

RE: Jet2.com - All Is Not Well?

At <acronym title="easyJet (United Kingdom) and United Feeder Service (USA)">U2</acronym> its not uncommon to see the flightdeck crew cleaning alongside the cabin crew, they do this because its A: good teamwork and B: creates good CRM. If one of them is doing the walk around what is the other doing?...

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A340 Landed Halfway Down Runway - Investigators
Replies: 83
Views: 16821

RE: AF A340 Landed Halfway Down Runway - Investigators

Surely as the plane began its touch down the horizon of the runway would have appeared to be somewhat in a different postion to what would be expected and visually deemed to short to stop, could he not have done a touch and go style go around??

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 737 Discussion, Part 3
Replies: 180
Views: 25375

RE: Helios 737 Discussion, Part 3

It just seems odd that this aircraft was involved in an incident landing in Larnaca late last year, whereby some occupants had passed out. I think if the FO wanted to off himself he would have gone down the same route as maybe the Silk Air 737, after all its a lot less inticate.

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320 Seating
Replies: 5
Views: 2977

RE: BA A320 Seating

The A320's on the BA website show that the exit rows are at rows 9 and 10. If I recall from my own trip on G-BUSK years back row 17 was nearly in the back galley, I was in 19!

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Theory On 5B-DBY
Replies: 24
Views: 3187

RE: My Theory On 5B-DBY

As Crew you do what you can, thats all I can say, am sure they did until they couldnt do it any more

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Theory On 5B-DBY
Replies: 24
Views: 3187

RE: My Theory On 5B-DBY

Please do not get me wrong, I am not saying it definately happened this way but from my perception of the situation based on my experience working in the cabin of a 737 and my own SOP knowledge, my mind put together a picture of how the situation could have spiralled from bad to ultimately the worst...

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Theory On 5B-DBY
Replies: 24
Views: 3187

RE: My Theory On 5B-DBY

So they put on their oxygen masks and nothing came out..............................

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by ACEregular
Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Theory On 5B-DBY
Replies: 24
Views: 3187

My Theory On 5B-DBY

I think the plane suffered a slow decompression, which was occuring not long after take off as the cabin was apparently cool and their were problems with air conditioning. One of the pilots became hypoxic and this will have alerted the other pilot, for some reason the flightdeck oxygen was unservica...

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by ACEregular
Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To Gibraltar
Replies: 11
Views: 2569

RE: Flights To Gibraltar

I flew to Gibraltar in Februaryl 1996 from Newcastle on Airtours' B757 G-JALC. We definately flew over Spanish territory. I remember on the approach flying alongside a rainbow, with the Spanish coastline visable too. As a sidenote the final approach and landing at <acronym title="Gibraltar - North F...

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by ACEregular
Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant And O2 Masks
Replies: 10
Views: 4586

RE: Flight Attendant And O2 Masks

ERMMMMMM...............YES! its part of the demonstration, I would recommend you pay more attention.

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by ACEregular
Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian A321 Overtaking Fokker 70?
Replies: 10
Views: 3413

RE: Austrian A321 Overtaking Fokker 70?

Its not like there is room on the taxiway to overtake, I doubt any pilot will just take his aircraft across the grass just to get ahead.

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by ACEregular
Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Manchester
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

RE: Air Manchester

That is brilliant! Thanks for all the Info David.

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by ACEregular
Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Manchester
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Air Manchester

According to the book - Faded Glory by John K. Morton, there was a very short lived charter airline based at Manchester called Air Manchester funnily enough. Although it lasted only for the summer season of 1982, its two Bac 1-11's must have been seen by some of the more knowledgable (older) members...

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