Gees this C-17 thread is starting to set the Military precedent similar to the Civil Aviations "did they stop building 757's too early... why is it many long for what is past and unrecoverable instead of looking to realistic possibllities for future.. *"Let the past die" and "It...Jump to post
Good suggestion. Just to add, if you are heading that way, step out onto the platform (don't have to exit the station) for a few minutes at Chong Nonsi station which is two stops before the river. On the west side is the the tallest building in Bangkok, the Maha Nakhon Tower. Admire and take some pi...Jump to post
........this forum has turned from my source of aviation knowledge into some weird place full of fanboys and ignorant armchair experts............ Careful there. I made a comment along these lines, albeit more hard hitting, a couple of days ago and the post was deleted. Someone somewhere has a low ...Jump to post
Moose135 wrote:gia777 wrote:I must agree....TEST FLIGHT must be performed every time after the plane got fixed!
What airlines do a test flight on every aircraft after every repair?
Maybe hardly any support due not being aware of this initiative? Now that I do, yes go for it.Jump to post
Remember Manila is almost 4 hours west of Singapore so that changes the equation a bit. ????? MNL is on average, from wheels up to wheels down, 3'15" northeast of SIN. I don't know whether you ever flew on that route but I did; 3 to 4 times a year. https://firstname.lastname@example.org,112.701...Jump to post
Mr Srivaddhanaprabha was also a prominent race horse owner. My thoughts are with those involved in this accident, their families & their friends. Just to set the record straight, according to Thai conventions, the gentleman should be referred as Mr Vichai or Khun Vichai , using their own honori...Jump to post
Somebody misunderstood the LH tweet, which is only about the first A380 in the new livery. Shhhhhh. Can't you be a good sport and let the Whalejet fans enjoy their party for a wee bit longer? Don't begrudge them an extended fantasy of 777X cancellations. They need some temporary solace and relief f...Jump to post
Corruption is still a huge problem hindering progress among quite a few of these countries. Sure, we have witnessed efforts to stem them, like the top officials and even a minister or two being brought to face charges in Indonesia for example. Still, the pace of uncovering and bringing to justice th...Jump to post
I'm not too familar with that part of the world. Have been at Bangkok for a few days in July 2014. Thanks for the advice about the rain. I'll put a rain coat in my hand luggage. The forecast for the next 7 days:- Oct 28 - thunderstorm. Oct 29 - cloudy Oct 30 - thunderstorm. Oct 31 - thunderstorm. N...Jump to post
You're right in that they used to despise each other, but things have changed for the better in recent months, mostly because CX's poor financial performance in recent years has led them to become more interested in partnerships. They've agreed to a bilateral codeshare (just this week) on several r...Jump to post
So far, in this thread and the old one as well, I have not seen mentioned a certain first which admittedly no one would like to experience. Missed connection. I unfortunately had experienced it, and it turned out to be a l---o---n---g wait for the next flight out. It was my first, and thankfully - t...Jump to post
S0Y wrote:Surely SRB is waiting on the arrival of the VS A380 fleet to launch this route
My first flight was not on a commercial plane, and not even a fixed-wing bird at that. In end '74 or early '75 (the sands of time have clouded my biological harddrive somewhat), as a teen tech conscript newly posed to an airforce fighter squadron that had just been set up, a fellow wet-behind-the-ea...Jump to post
I couldn't help but notice Airbus is counting (8) aircraft built by Bombardier in their totals. Anything to make the numbers look better than they really are, I guess :banghead: I'm surprised that you are surprised (my presumption), given their continuing-to-be-in-the-books phantom A380 orders, the...Jump to post
Hey everyone, I was thinking about this the other day and it occurred to me that I don't think I've ever seen it discussed here. We've all seen press-op photos of airline/manufacturer execs shaking hands with a nice-looking scale model after finalizing a new order or inaugurating a new route ( prob...Jump to post
Me. As an avid Boeing fanboy I seek out 777s. And since I am likely to be flying to the Philippines at least once a year for the foreseeable future I expect to fly on a lot of them. I like the 777 too. Yes, a little louder than others but I like. My most recent flights on the T7 were on SQ to and f...Jump to post
Noshow wrote:No ANA get's new ones as well.
I don't buy the "LH technik is an advantage line." Considering that some competitor airlines send lots of their maintenance to third world countries, paying for maintenance in Germany must be unbelievably expensive for them. Lets face it: LH is a quasi-subsidized, too-big-to-fail, Euro me...Jump to post
In terms of other things to do, being short of time I would get taxis as they are cheap and plentiful. Uber also works. Uber is no longer operating in Sg, its ops taken over by competitor Grab months ago. I don't know how familiar you are with that part of the world, but it will be pretty humid. So...Jump to post
Not sure about the 'value' of ending. Formally ending production will impact remaining orders, 'lifetime' fixed price parts and engine maintenance contracts, and almost certainly trigger engine and air frame buyback deals / leasor compensation. Same reason Boeing keep the 748i notionally alive. Eh?...Jump to post
Wow, 77 and 78? I wasn't close and the majority of A-netters were not born. No laptops, computers , PTV, and your " phone " was a glass booth on the corner with a sliding door. Bring lots of quarters. http://oldcomputers.net/pics/trs80-i.jpg TRS-80 Micro Computer System desktop microcompu...Jump to post
Virtual737 wrote:BA777FO wrote:
So you'd rather a crew leave than take care of a safety issue?
Hopefully no one lets you near a flight deck!
A.Net post of the decade.
A missing duvet is now a safety issue.
2175301 wrote:I acknowledge that you have a point. Makes me wonder why BA has not yet done what you propose?
FrenchPotatoEye wrote:Perhaps I was hasty throwing the 747 in - it's legacy is unmatched. But your points are very valid Re times/hotel costs.
And yes my bad, I meant to reference the 747-8I. Didn't mean to deliberately mislead
I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily. If enough passengers felt the way you do, the A380 wouldn't be circling the drain. -ir Too true. Same for the 747. I beg to differ. The Queen was not called that for nothing. She ruled th...Jump to post
I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily. I personally, and a great number of other people I know, would always prioritize frequency over most other factors, including price if the difference is minimal. So.....? It's more about ...Jump to post
Slug71 wrote:I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily.
I’d say Turkey is, but Istanbul isn’t. Indeed. Ankara, Turkey's national capital is in the Middle East. Turkey is partially in the Middle East. Half of Istanbul is in the Middle East, and that is assuming the Middle East stops where Europe starts. I think TK will look similar enough to EK and QR th...Jump to post
There's the East Coast Park along the ECP - East Coast Parkway, and a quiet spot with a cafe/restaurant by Changi Coast Walk, 100+ metre southwest of the MOE Sea Sports Centre where I used to spend leisurely mid afternoon teas and early evening dinners many many years ago. Both locations are by the ...Jump to post
They are mostly just growing from single aisles to small widebodies like A330 and 787. Right. you can (conveniently or ignorantly - whatever) disregard the small handful of A380s and the not-so-few 777s in their fleets, plus the 5 dozen A350s in their order books. Suit yourself. Don't let facts sta...Jump to post
Serviced apartments could be a good option, where available.
Almost all the necessary amenities with lower prices.
There would be a bigger need for big aircraft today if China's government would not artificially split it's market growth into many new smaller regional airlines that start from scratch. So [b]no airline big enough [/b] can grow to order more big airplanes for some time. China Southern: fleet size ...Jump to post
I'd go to Merlion Park, from where you can have a great view of the famous MBS hotel. Then, you can walk to the MBS complex, if it's not far for you. When I visited MBS, the bar on the rooftop was VERY crowded, so crowded that you actually had to walk asking "excuse me" all the time. So I...Jump to post
Its now history but before Scoot's recent merger with Tigerair, it was not only all-Boeing, its fleet was all Dreamliner. Also,Silkair started with all-MD (only 2 leased MD-87s for a very brief period) before going all-Boeing (interspersed with 2 A-310 for awhile) through most of the 90s, then all-A...Jump to post
That's not humour.....of any kind. Its a brain fart.Jump to post
There will be small orders right and left and that's all they need until they can make a twin out of it, or perhaps reengine with the same engines as whatever new engines the B787/A350 will get by the end of next decade . Provided those right, left - & centre - small orders if materialized can ...Jump to post
The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it serv...Jump to post
BartSimpson wrote:I was surprised that there were water salutes in the UAE anyway.
And come on, Salted Egg Flavor Chips FTW. Americans/Europeans/Canadians are missing that out :scratchchin: (Not saying it's "correct", though. "Correct" Chips is Salt only IMO) This takes the cake.....err chips, hands down,up, left, right & center. All other flavors fall out...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:WIederling wrote:Then, do you actually know what bigoted means?
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/bigot gives us "a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion".
That idiot had his hand in the pie and ruined it. MH's problem is Mahathir's fault 110%. You are being too kind to that old snake. Should be 1,000% or more. MH is likely to be currently profitable if not for him. Ummmmm, you can't take more than 100% responsibility for something. Something that is ...Jump to post
That's the end of water cannon salutes at DXB, guaranteed. Poor fella, image how his heart sank when he saw the slide deploy. His ticker might have missed a few beats or even stopped altogether, necessitating CPR by his mate. Wouldn't want to be in his shoes. Yes I know I was there Can you enlighte...Jump to post
While I agree that this was rather harshly executed, sometimes it may be better to do these kind of things rather swiftly. Imagine all the ongoing (union) talk, negative press and bad morale if BA had announced this a few months beforehand. This is understandable but not the stinky joke of the 7-da...Jump to post
Multiple Dialects of Chinese and Mandarin. (I have NO idea what the difference is) Very many of the dialects are mutually incomprehensible to each other in their phonology, vocabulary and syntax.. Some do share a little semblance to various degrees but they are in the minority. About the only threa...Jump to post