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by PanHAM
Sat May 28, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones On Planes Worry US Law Enforcement
Replies: 39
Views: 4807

RE: Cell Phones On Planes Worry US Law Enforcement

@cgnnrw - wel, I don't tell you how to run your business and you don't tell you how to run mine. When you don't need your cellphone all the time thhen that has to do with your type of business and not organisation. So don't give me that crap, please. I was on a train from <acronym title="Frankfurt -...

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by PanHAM
Sat May 28, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones On Planes Worry US Law Enforcement
Replies: 39
Views: 4807

RE: Cell Phones On Planes Worry US Law Enforcement

I believe the issue was taking cellphones on board of planes at all, not using them. I do know that the use is not allowed. I also do know that,meanwhile the use in Europe, at least on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, is allowed unt...

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by PanHAM
Sat May 28, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones On Planes Worry US Law Enforcement
Replies: 39
Views: 4807

RE: Cell Phones On Planes Worry US Law Enforcement

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by PanHAM
Sat May 28, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones On Planes Worry US Law Enforcement
Replies: 39
Views: 4807

RE: Cell Phones On Planes Worry US Law Enforcement

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by PanHAM
Sat May 28, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Airbus Not Offer More Types Of Freighters
Replies: 37
Views: 14940

RE: Why Does Airbus Not Offer More Types Of Freighters

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by PanHAM
Fri May 27, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With No Planes!
Replies: 28
Views: 6800

RE: Airlines With No Planes!

You'd have to define the term AIRLINE first. If an airline, and I would say that is so, is only then an airline when it holds it's own <acronym title="Altenburg - Nobitz (AOC / EDAC), Germany">AOC</acronym>, then it does not matter if the aircraft are owned or leased. Capital leases would not count ...

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by PanHAM
Fri May 27, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Airbus Not Offer More Types Of Freighters
Replies: 37
Views: 14940

RE: Why Does Airbus Not Offer More Types Of Freighters

The freighter market is actually much smaller than for passenger aircraft, That plus the comversions make it less attractive to offer a freighter version for every type of aircraft that is available.

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by PanHAM
Fri May 27, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Airbus Not Offer More Types Of Freighters
Replies: 37
Views: 14940

RE: Why Does Airbus Not Offer More Types Of Freighters

The A310 has been converted to Freighter as well and is in service with FEDEX and a number of other airlines and air forces (Germany). Conversions are still under way at the EADS plant in Dresden. With the A330 Tanker, a freight version of that model might become available. The Boeing 717's predeces...

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by PanHAM
Fri May 27, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boxes, Bales And Sacks As Checked In Luggage
Replies: 41
Views: 4637

RE: Boxes, Bales And Sacks As Checked In Luggage

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by PanHAM
Wed May 25, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fake Names Of Airlines [ex. Northworst]
Replies: 133
Views: 14703

RE: Fake Names Of Airlines [ex. Northworst]

mmmmhhh - haven't seen these yet: TWA Try Walking Across BOAC - Better on a Camel <acronym title="Oranjestad - Reina Beatrix (AUA / TNCA), Aruba">AUA</acronym> - Another useless Airline SABENA Such a bloody experience never again KLM - Kleine Lohn Maatschappij (little wages company) SAS Sex and Serv...

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by PanHAM
Wed May 25, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Air Allowed To Fly Again
Replies: 26
Views: 5710

RE: Onur Air Allowed To Fly Again

Just in the evening news, initially limited to 2 daily flights to <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> and if everything <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> full go ahead after coming Sunday. Whoever wants to fly with th...

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by PanHAM
Wed May 25, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Official Launches 777-200LRF
Replies: 29
Views: 10969

RE: Boeing Official Launches 777-200LRF

Good to see the go ahead for the 777LRF and I do think that the 747ADV Freighter will get the offical start as well this year. The A380F has a big problem. loading the upper deck, which will be very difficult if not impossible with conventional, height adapted high loaders and loading outsize pieces...

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by PanHAM
Wed May 25, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Planes In Major Western Airlines?
Replies: 35
Views: 11282

RE: Russian Planes In Major Western Airlines?

The definition of "major western airline" is certainly vague, but best be described by safety and operating standards. It is used sometimes in the annual airline safety report in Flight International and includes by definition Western Europe,North America, Australia and parts of Asia, certainly not ...

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by PanHAM
Wed May 25, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metal Cutlery To Fly Again On British Airways
Replies: 29
Views: 5954

RE: Metal Cutlery To Fly Again On British Airways

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by PanHAM
Tue May 24, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Planes In Major Western Airlines?
Replies: 35
Views: 11282

RE: Russian Planes In Major Western Airlines?

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by PanHAM
Tue May 24, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Planes In Major Western Airlines?
Replies: 35
Views: 11282

RE: Russian Planes In Major Western Airlines?

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by PanHAM
Tue May 24, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The B772LRF Speed Up The Closure Of 744 Line?
Replies: 25
Views: 5709

RE: Will The B772LRF Speed Up The Closure Of 744 Line?

..and if the 747ADV is launched, that freighter version will carry approximately 135 tons and has the big advantage of nose loading capability, which neither the A380F, 777LRF and 744SF conversions have.

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by PanHAM
Tue May 24, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Rum L1011 Operations
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

Air Rum L1011 Operations

One or two of the 1011's look very familiar to one I have seen at TUS a couple of years ago in Air Cambodia livery. Nice to see they have fitted the missing parts......

On the first question : NO

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by PanHAM
Tue May 24, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing New Product Announcement Tomorrow!
Replies: 86
Views: 17809

RE: Boeing New Product Announcement Tomorrow!

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by PanHAM
Tue May 24, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A/Cs Need Extra Maintanence After Hajj Operations?
Replies: 28
Views: 4012

RE: A/Cs Need Extra Maintanence After Hajj Operations?

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by PanHAM
Tue May 24, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Finds Dead Passenger Upon Landing
Replies: 32
Views: 11778

RE: Southwest Crew Finds Dead Passenger Upon Landing

Shouldn't the question rather be : "Was something wrong with the peanuts and can we sue SWA over it? "

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by PanHAM
Mon May 23, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DC-10 ORD-Bangor-Frankfurt? Huh?
Replies: 20
Views: 6599

RE: LH DC-10 ORD-Bangor-Frankfurt? Huh?

True, all the 8xxx are cargo and if it is not an MD11 it must be a subchartered DC10F

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by PanHAM
Mon May 23, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do All Countries Search Checked Baggage?
Replies: 22
Views: 4758

RE: Do All Countries Search Checked Baggage?

100% screening is perfectly alright when it is done by X-ray machines. Just returned from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and they seem to be up to standards there. Unlike <acronym title=...

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by PanHAM
Sat May 21, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US Carrier To FRA?
Replies: 48
Views: 6653

RE: Largest US Carrier To FRA?

A problem for <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> might be the lack of connectivity at <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, at least within Sky Team. <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> offers all the Oil dest...

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by PanHAM
Fri May 20, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Online Update: Emergency At TLV
Replies: 10
Views: 2489

RE: Online Update: Emergency At TLV

just checked a German newsticker and they reported at 2001 CET an emergency landing of an A300 coming from <acronym title="Antalya (AYT / LTAI), Turkey">AYT</acronym> - no further news avalable yet. Whoever the carrier is, the question is what it takes to get the message that safety is paramount. Ba...

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by PanHAM
Thu May 19, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far Is HHN From Frankfurt?
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

RE: How Far Is HHN From Frankfurt?

The only reason that <acronym title="Frankfurt - Hahn (HHN / EDFH), Germany">HHN</acronym> is listed under Frankfurt is that Fraport holds an investment in it. That is for political reasons rather than economical. There is a similar situatation with <acronym title="Dusseldorf - Regional-Weeze (Niede...

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by PanHAM
Thu May 19, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Equivalent Of Frankfurt Hahn?
Replies: 1
Views: 2343

RE: What's Your Equivalent Of Frankfurt Hahn?

Well, you got the point, there is no airport in the world that is farther away from its name city than Hahn. Not Narita, not Viracopos, they are both closer to Tokyo and Sao Paulo resp. . As a matter of fact, the region around Hahn which is actually the village of Lautzenhausen has nothing, and abso...

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by PanHAM
Wed May 18, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 85 Years Of KLM: Pay Your Tributes.
Replies: 24
Views: 3223

RE: 85 Years Of KLM: Pay Your Tributes.

Dank U well, Ka El,

Good airline, good people and ... keep your name, OK?

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by PanHAM
Wed May 18, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue
Replies: 77
Views: 14236

RE: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue

I did a lot of that business while I was still active in aircargo and if I recall it correctly the rate was 150% of the regular "N" , which is the minus 45 kg rate and that was a good margin for the airline and the agent who handled the HuGo. And all you have to do is cut the awb, its priority handl...

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by PanHAM
Fri May 13, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Also Banned In Germany?
Replies: 64
Views: 5293

RE: Onur Also Banned In Germany?

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by PanHAM
Fri May 13, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Also Banned In Germany?
Replies: 64
Views: 5293

RE: Onur Also Banned In Germany?

It is big in the media meanwhile. The ban is indefinitely and it will be hard to believe to see them back. The German <acronym title="Leeds / Bradford - Yeadon (LBA / EGNM), United Kingdom">LBA</acronym> (CAB) is following their Dutch colleagues and take the Dutch decision from Tuesday as a base for...

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by PanHAM
Fri May 13, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Practice Of LH's Price Transparency
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

RE: Bad Practice Of LH's Price Transparency

Be happy with that prize from a mainline carrier putting you right into London's main airport. Biz Class rtn is roughly 920 Euros and full Y over 800, e-tix. Paper even higher.BA might be a few Euros cheaper <acronym title="British Midland">BD</acronym> does not serve the route and I doubt that <acr...

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by PanHAM
Fri May 13, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Is Better For Boeing 747ADV Or 777-400
Replies: 48
Views: 10842

RE: Which Is Better For Boeing 747ADV Or 777-400

all arguments go towards the 747ADV - there has been a lot of R&D put into that already, 4 engines are safer on certain routes and the plane has a market between the 773 and the 380 <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bot...

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by PanHAM
Fri May 13, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Also Banned In Germany?
Replies: 64
Views: 5293

RE: Onur Also Banned In Germany?

Surprisingly quick reaction by the authorities here. By coincidence, that topic came up just on Monday in a short article saying that EU countries should cooperate better.

It's hard to believe that Onur will survice this since there is pressure now on the rest of the EU to follow suit.

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by PanHAM
Fri May 13, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Getting To JFK
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

RE: Getting To JFK

Alternately, LIRR from Penn Station to Jamaica Station, from there the Airtrain, should be quicker and a bit more comfortable.

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by PanHAM
Fri May 13, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Fight Discounters Head On
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

RE: LH To Fight Discounters Head On

Well,not really. They still leave it to Germanwings. Some Journalist has picked up a <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> message and got it completely wrong. <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> doesn't have 737-800s. They think about deploying their fleet so that they get...

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by PanHAM
Thu May 12, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Long Haul
Replies: 47
Views: 6060

RE: Ryanair Long Haul

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by PanHAM
Thu May 12, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Long Haul
Replies: 47
Views: 6060

RE: Ryanair Long Haul

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by PanHAM
Thu May 12, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Long Haul
Replies: 47
Views: 6060

RE: Ryanair Long Haul

Long haul does not fit their business model. Starting thatb they need a second A/C type in the fleet, overnight stay of crews at destination,no 25 mins turn-arounds possible up to the point that they have tom stock visa waiver and customs forms and always make sure the plane is catered with all the ...

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by PanHAM
Thu May 12, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA: Walsh Targets Waterside HQ
Replies: 12
Views: 2425

RE: BA: Walsh Targets Waterside HQ

If he cuts Club Europe the coming year will be my last with Gold Exec Club, I make two or three long distance flights a year on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> because they have competitive prices over <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> but if I cannot go C all the way I...

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by PanHAM
Thu May 12, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Safety Demo Experience
Replies: 29
Views: 5237

RE: Funny Safety Demo Experience

Lon time ago, on a BCal flight <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, the F/A went to the guy who kept reading his newspaper during the demo and asked a couple of questi...

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by PanHAM
Thu May 12, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Does B744 Out Shine B773 And A340?
Replies: 19
Views: 3768

RE: When Does B744 Out Shine B773 And A340?

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by PanHAM
Thu May 12, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plane Evacuated After Arabic Shouts
Replies: 43
Views: 10466

RE: BA Plane Evacuated After Arabic Shouts

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by PanHAM
Wed May 11, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Could Reduce Airbus To An "also Ran"
Replies: 71
Views: 12664

RE: 787 Could Reduce Airbus To An "also Ran"

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by PanHAM
Wed May 11, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difference Between Direct/Nonstop Flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 7893

RE: Difference Between Direct/Nonstop Flight?

A broken through flight would be something different again. At least for leisure travellers they would have to be notified of the plane change, even if its the same flgith number. The example i gave (<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>/<acronym...

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by PanHAM
Wed May 11, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difference Between Direct/Nonstop Flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 7893

RE: Difference Between Direct/Nonstop Flight?

Its also in Europe so that a direct flight can make stops at intermediate points. Especially those guys who fly once a year to the Mediterranean or Canary Islands like to sue their tour operators when they find that their <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">...

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by PanHAM
Tue May 10, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happend To Khalifa Airways?
Replies: 11
Views: 3626

RE: What Happend To Khalifa Airways?

Possible. There were rumors that Mr. Khalifa confined himself to his London townhouse after the collapse of his "empire". It can become very unhealthy when you owe a lot of money to the wrong people.

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by PanHAM
Tue May 10, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happend To Khalifa Airways?
Replies: 11
Views: 3626

RE: What Happend To Khalifa Airways?

It was not only the airline, there was a conglomerate of firms ranging from Banking to Construction. They came from nowhere and went to nowhere. Money laundering, secret service, Algerian Government all seemed to play a role. Looking at the colleciton of planes they had and the market they served gi...

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by PanHAM
Tue May 10, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 747 UltraMega Top To Fly In 2006?
Replies: 45
Views: 18217

RE: Boeing's 747 UltraMega Top To Fly In 2006?

Finally, a pregnant Jumbo  Wink

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by PanHAM
Mon May 09, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380: Landing Gear Retraction
Replies: 19
Views: 17998

RE: A380: Landing Gear Retraction

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