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by Aeroflot777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 14941

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

I fly them often with Austrian on INN-FRA and INN-VIE roundtrips. I've yet to understand the nickname "The Quiet One". The plane is loud as hell, even my noise-cancelling headphones aren't a match to beat the cabin noise. The only thing that makes me enjoy these flights is the fact that I'...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 40
Views: 6950

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Completely disagree. I am usually one to love watching new videos and seeing the creativity flow. But had to fast forward through this one as it got annoying, the voices especially. Not sure I understand the Lego reference, especially for Turkish. It's a movie franchise that's grossed close to $1 b...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 40
Views: 6950

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Completely disagree. I am usually one to love watching new videos and seeing the creativity flow. But had to fast forward through this one as it got annoying, the voices especially. Not sure I understand the Lego reference, especially for Turkish. To each his own, but I wouldn't want to watch this m...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Transit System
Replies: 47
Views: 2195

Re: The Correct Transit System

Been to very many parts of the globe, but for me the Moscow Metro is up high on the list. Consistent service with super low intervals between trains (30 seconds during peak hours), very rare disruptions and barely any closures compared to other systems.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 13105

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Dutchy, why are you the only one in this thread that returns everything back to politics? Aren't you tired of it yourself by now? There are countless threads in Non-Av where you repeatedly participate in pointing out your anti-Russian stance, continue it there, if needed.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When/why did US immigration stop having a separate line for citizens and green card holders?
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: When/why did US immigration stop having a separate line for citizens and green card holders?

I remember in the past US airports had a separate faster line for US citizens and permanent residents. Does anyone remember when they stopped this practice and why? Hasn't stopped at any of the airports I fly into regularly. The line for US Citizens and Permanent Residents is always separate from t...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15665

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Munich airport is a fine facility but its nearing capacity which unfortunately I do not see being relieved by VIE. Nearing capacity? I'd be interested in seeing some numbers on that. The new satellite terminal is operational, and every time I fly in and out of MUC there seems to be plenty of space ...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 3943

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

14 years as joined member. Lurking for another 4-5 years prior to that.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon May 21, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Trip Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Hong Kong Trip Advice

I was there for a similar amount of time in January, I thought Victoria's Peak was amazing. It gets touristy especially if you take the tram, so be aware of very long lines. We skipped the tram and just took an uber up for very little money, a lot of people don't realize you can get there by car. I...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1934

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

$3.53/gallon at my local station around the corner here in San Francisco.

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?
Replies: 53
Views: 7364

Re: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?

My question is why are we always saying the same stuff over and over again regarding runways and delays due to weather. There is no doubt SFO will not miss the six or so people on this site who always complain. ... I’m not being smug dude, just pointing out that these silly threads pop up every tim...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 37
Views: 9348

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

Drop off took ten minutes with no issues, pick up a week later took fifteen minutes Yup, sounds about right! Doesn't help that it's difficult to get a visa if you don't have family or significant business ties. Extremely common misconception. Last summer, a few American friends went with me to expl...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215177

Re: LH introduces revised livery

There's a comparison in the video posted by 'seahawk' around the 16:30 mark They could have spent a little bit of extra time to have English subtitles for a video concerning a global brand change. The auto translate feature is less than ideal. But anyway... Seems the biggest change is numbers and n...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215177

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Also interesting was his explanation for moving away from Helvetica - yes, it has to do with licensing costs, but also readability across a variety of applications. Although I am a huge fan of Helvetica, I do fully understand the reasoning behind his decision. And, let's face it, the new font is ex...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: English US speakers, what does it mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2710

Re: English US speakers, what does it mean?

Both of the above posters are correct. Refers to a medical certificate, which is needed to fly as a pilot (whether student or pro).

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 36
Views: 6263

Re: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases

I think this aircraft could benefit in the looks department with some wingtip devices but the wing apparently has no need for such devices. It’s interesting that looking at the images almost makes in seem as if something is ‘off’ since the winglets aren’t there. I think it’s because we are so used ...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 36
Views: 6263

Re: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases

lollomz wrote:
No, it not european, it is russian.


That statements doesn’t make sense.

But I take it you are going for any non-Russian, European airline.

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New MUC rail connection?
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Re: New MUC rail connection?

I personally think before anyone even spends resources to think of connecting MUC to SZG, they need to seriously come up with a plan to connect MUC with Munich itself. The slow and unreliable S-Bahn service that currently exists is a joke for a major international hub. There absolutely needs to be h...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot A320 VQ-BPU Fire onboard video
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Aeroflot A320 VQ-BPU Fire onboard video

Looks like stairs are being used and not slides?

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avalon - Australia's newest International Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 5141

Re: Avalon - Australia's newest International Airport

If Avalon is in Melbourne, then Brisbane has 3 international airports, Brisbane International, Gold Coast, and Brisbane West. Why? Avalon is not that far. As an example, DME is roughly the same distance from central Moscow, and way further from the northern districts of the city. And other examples...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2618

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

Its yearround for one year now. In the coming summer they even will add one rotation, BA said. They seem to be happy. This winter on saturday they had two rotations per day (A320). BA‘s Gatwick connection to Innsbruck seems to be winter only. Great news! Glad to hear the connection is available yea...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2618

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

Brixerl wrote:
And British Airways (LHR).


Is that year round now? For a while, I didn't see flights in the summer months.

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2618

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

Thanks for the stats! Innsbruck being one of my three "home" airports, always interesting to see some numbers. I do hope that this airport can attract more regular service as the pax numbers grow. We have tons of charters all winter long, but year round destinations are limited to Austrian...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215177

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Perhaps critics should read a book or reach out to a design professional on Twitter and try to understand the logic, rather than whining about how they want more color (or a return of cheatlines :rotfl: ). What exactly is a design professional? Someone who follows latest trends based on subjective ...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215177

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I love how everyone on this forum suddenly becomes a design expert when a new livery rolls out. :rotfl: I wouldn't say that everyone says they are experts, it's nice to hear people's opinions. And to be frank... many of the versions presented by a.net members are infinitely better than the bland li...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215177

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

ual763 wrote:
What else would they use?


... that's referring to using "lufthansa.com" in branding. Of course the actual web address remains unchanged.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 38091

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

The initial interrogation of the pilot's: they say as they were starting to manouver back at almost the end of the runway (approx. at the point where the plane roared onto that cliff) This is interesting, made me curious enough to go on YouTube and look at the turnaround maneuver. Why is it that Pe...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 38091

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

mafaky wrote:
More daylight photos can be seen on this link


Wowza, those daylight pics put things into a very difference perspective. Lucky day for those folks!

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO/SJC A350 service
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: SFO/SJC A350 service

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
amazing they can sell that many seats i remember when it was a non daily 343 route back in the day


It's a great flight, I'm on it often. Always almost entirely full. The schedule is near perfect with the evening arrival and departure from SFO, and I will be very sad to see the 346 go.

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4486

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

Loved flying the Fokker out of INN. Much more comfy than the usual Dash-8. They'll be missed!

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 with new winglets
Replies: 35
Views: 10243

Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

I flew CityJet BRU-PRG and it was as comfortable and quiet as flying AN-2. I will avoid this plane like a plague. Not kidding at all. Flew in first row of economy, and also spent about 30 minutes in the back talking to FAs, so got to hear both parts of the plane. Would gladly fly it over and over a...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 with new winglets
Replies: 35
Views: 10243

Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Looking nice!

I flew the SSJ for the first time last week CPH-SVO and must say I really enjoyed the ride. Was very quiet and modern inside the cabin.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 21399

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I like the improvement as a whole, but I don't know about the typeface. The capital letter in Air, then everything else lowercase and in two different colors makes it look a bit awkward and disjointed.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates
Replies: 90
Views: 15393

Re: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates

PDX757 wrote:
Right on. I was in the aviation program there from 2006-2009


Then, we surely must be acquainted in real life :)

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates
Replies: 90
Views: 15393

Re: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates

PDX757 wrote:
Westminster College?


Go Griffins!

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates
Replies: 90
Views: 15393

Re: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates

Thank you for this thread! I lived in SLC for 4 years while attending college and flight school. Flew as a private pilot from the airport 2-3 times a week and as a passenger bi-monthly (would travel back to the SF Bay Area often). Super excited to see these changes come alive, they are very much nee...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that currently fly the 744 to DXB?
Replies: 21
Views: 3970

Re: Airlines that currently fly the 744 to DXB?

Did you read the topic title? What has happened with the A.net community? Everyone is always engaged in a measuring contest or just blatantly rude/hostile. No harm done by a member stating that Transaero used to operate that aircraft into Dubai. Sure it doesn't count as a tally towards the current ...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: QR diverts after woman finds out husband cheated on her
Replies: 10
Views: 3244

Re: Flight reportedly diverted after woman unlocks husband's phone and uncovers affair

zkojq wrote:
So what happens if the camera breaks?


I assume you enter your pin like you would do currently if your home button malfunctions.

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 13361

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

Looks like a great product! Not a bad way to spend time in the sky :D Agreed that the economy looks a little LCC-ish, but can't hate until you try it, I suppose. Fact is, 99.9% of the people on here throwing up their noses sky high and hating on the new premium release, will never be able afford to ...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5555

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

ucdtim17 wrote:
Full international arrivals expansion is opening next month


Thanks! I'm familiar with processing facility upgrades (welcome change), but what about gate space?

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5555

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

A family member flew into OAK on Norwegian the other day, coming from CPH. They waited 40 minutes after landing for an international gate to open up. The crew onboard said these delays are now almost a daily occurrence. With Norwegian, British and Level operating TATL services, seems like the gate c...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?

dtw2hyd wrote:
Did you update to 11.0.2??


I'm on 11.0.3. Apps take a while to load after pressed. Siri takes 3 or 4 times longer to respond.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?

Doesn't feel like that to me, but to a certain degree some slowdown can happen with a new feature upgrade Some slowdown is definitely expected. But I conduct a lot of my work via mobile and the difference is significant. Plus all the instabilities and bugs of the new OS, I just wish there was some ...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31000

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

\As far as I am aware, English and other ICAO languages are used for communication with foreign crew, however domestic language may and is used. Look at several videos from France, where in Paris there is a mix of French and English. Or in Madrid, with Spanish and English. In order to avoid any con...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?

My three years old iPhone 6 got iOS11 on the same day as all the newer models, and it will get at least iOS12 next year, too. :checkmark: I currently own an iPhone 6 Plus, and I'm debating getting either the 7 Plus or 8 Plus. Why? I too have a three-year old iPhone 6 Plus, currently running iOS11. ...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31000

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Neat experience for folks on-board and in the terminal. A small gesture, but will be remembered by many. Off topic a bit... In the second video (the one from the tower), the controller seems to be speaking with an Austrian Airlines plane in the background and speaking in German. Is this normal for a...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIM Airlines (NN) on the verge of collapse
Replies: 24
Views: 5105

Re: VIM Airlines (NN) on the verge of collapse

With the ongoing political dispute between US and Russia, it has certain amount of impact on their operation with all the sanction. Not really sure how an airline that doesn't fly to the US would be affected by this in the slightest. VIM has many issues on the management side that need saving, and ...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5747

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

According to the twitter announcement, iMessage, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp will be supported. Not sure about iMessage, but Facebook and WhatsApp are basically just instant messengers. So does that mean native texting with Wi-Fi using an iPhone won't work? You just described iMessage. Native t...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 18761

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

dtw2hyd wrote:
100s of panels depart planes, they are designed to safely depart.


Designed to safely depart? What happens if it falls on someone's head and not on a car (which I'm also surprised had minimal damage considering the circumstances)?

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today
Replies: 14
Views: 4252

Re: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today

As a big fan and supporter of Norwegian, I can only wish them success on their new route. Hope it works out long-term.

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