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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8403

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

Hey, maybe the lease is cheap. There are certainly plenty of A380s sitting around not being used. And if they don't need to spend 50 million dollars on refurbishing them like BA then maybe they can make money. A low cost airline like this could potentially do long-haul with low frequency and save m...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8403

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

Hey, maybe the lease is cheap. There are certainly plenty of A380s sitting around not being used. And if they don't need to spend 50 million dollars on refurbishing them like BA then maybe they can make money. A low cost airline like this could potentially do long-haul with low frequency and save mo...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23761

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Could the new IST have had an effect on these numbers as well? I'd imagine it would have had the effect of reducing passenger numbers to some of the closer cities such as Ankara, Izmir and Konya because the time taken to get to the new airport makes it less advantageous to fly. At the same time, im...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28352

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I agree that are easier/better/less murderous ways to kill yourself, but it looks like this particular guy had his own opinion about that. It's not that we've "solved" the mystery because in the absence of evidence all we can do is speculate, but in my opinion pilot suicide does seem like ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7605

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Max Q wrote:
aircatalonia wrote:
How can a drunk female pose any kind of danger to the aircraft? Can't two people hold her until the plane lands? I understand the diversion but why dispatch two fighter jets?



You must not have much experience at dealing with drunk females.


Calling in the RAF is sometimes the only option.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7605

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Dalaman never fails to let us down. Jet2 flight from Stansted to Dalaman returns to STN with RAF Typhoon escort after drunk female assaults crew and endangered aircraft. Typhoons go supersonic over land to intercept. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-48732642 What is it about that place? ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28352

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Sounds about right. It's also likely that he made a long turn around the city of Penang so he could look out the window and give a long emotional goodbye to his home town. That makes sense. That also would explain why he would choose that route rather than some other direction. The last land he saw...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19632

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Even if she had hidden, snuck somewhere, or whatever, at the end of the day AC is at fault. No matter which way it is sliced or diced, this appears to be a security breach. I am going to assume the cleaning/search had not been completed yet? Sometimes these are left to be completed in the AM. Sent ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Re: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo

RJNUT wrote:
wouldn't ride in that arrangement for any price , even free.!


It's probably not that bad. The absence of business class makes no difference if you're flying economy.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28352

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I think it's highly likely that this was pilot suicide. Any kind of emergency wouldn't have caused the aircraft to switch off all of its communications equipment right after leaving Malaysian ATC and then to make turns that appear calculated to avoid radar control. It's also too much of a coinciden...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 94
Views: 15087

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

What could be really interesting is that low-cost airlines could increase their footprints and their networks might start to overlap. I did notice that Air Arabia is now flying to Kuala Lumpur with their first new A320LR (a 7.5 hour flight) and the XLR will increase this even more. This could be a r...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 70
Views: 17925

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

It's not surprising - it's a long way and most people visiting Indonesia would be more interested in going to places like Bali than Jakarta (although personally, I like it). Anyway, I think Qatar and Turkish offer 1-stop services to both Bali and Jakarta with short connection times and a lot of pass...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19632

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Doesn't the passenger herself also bear some responsibility here? I mean, if you fall asleep on a bus/train/metro train and end up at the depot, you can hardly say its all someone else's fault that you did that and sue them for your own carelessness. The only difference in this case is that she was ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 94
Views: 15087

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

I like the graphic where it says "30% Lower Fuel Burn*"

*Not actually true.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6913

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

sonicruiser wrote:
SDFguy wrote:
Do BA flight crew get any sort of extra pay for having to fly to such a dangerous country?


Yeah, Pakistan has dangerously friendly people with some dangerously tasty food.


Yes, be careful with the Vindaloo. That one is dangerous for your tongue.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 38838

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I'm going out on limb here, but if this flight was highly profitable, I think UA would have come up with a way to make the flight work. Ditto. It's a 777-300ER on the route. Can't it fly above or below Iranian airspace to get to India? I would think it has the range to do so. You mean in space or t...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22318

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced. You might want to check out Swiss blog post detailing their recent A340 cab...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28352

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I think it's highly likely that this was pilot suicide. Any kind of emergency wouldn't have caused the aircraft to switch off all of its communications equipment right after leaving Malaysian ATC and then to make turns that appear calculated to avoid radar control. It's also too much of a coincidenc...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22318

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 345
Views: 45779

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

The discount must have been worth the switch from Airbus. IAG is plenty big enough to manage two fleets anyway.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11853

Re: Delta luggage abuse

I've had bags arriving ripped open at Istanbul on a couple of occasions (both the old and new airports, with BA and TK). I think Delta was being quite generous to pay 500 dollars - TK offered me 200TL (about 30$) for the damage they caused. It must be because I forgot to mention that my suitcase was...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23761

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Wow, especially ESB figures are worrying... what happened? I think it could have something to do with the High Speed Train from finally reaching Istanbul (Bostanci, Sogutlucesme, Bakirkoy) instead of terminating at Pendik. Since the fares on the train are fixed, that's got to take a fair amount of ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?
Replies: 36
Views: 4834

Re: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?

Moving forward there has to be a combination of both. There is certainly plenty of spare capacity at regional airports so it's cheaper to expand there than to try to cram everything through the hubs. However the hubs are still required for connecting to international flights, for example, and traffi...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4891

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

It doesn't make any sense that they would fly all the way to New York, if they don't even fly as far as Europe. Perhaps they could do it as a fifth freedom thing with a stop in London, Paris or Istanbul. That's the only way it makes sense.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue May 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10255

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

A lot of people seem to think that Boeing can do no wrong and want to blame what happened on the pilots. The issue is that this plane had a system that the pilots had not even been told about, which was putting in control inputs in the background causing the plane to dive. They only had a few second...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20718

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

SCQ83 wrote:
Apparently Pegasus is launching SAW-RAK for winter season. That will be PC's 4th destination in the UAE after AUH, DXB and SHJ.


Do you mean Marrakech (RAK) in Morocco?

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 3404

Re: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead

He'll be sorely missed.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 9267

Re: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack

It says that some have them have been working for Emirates for FIFTEEN YEARS. So, if they are terrorists then they are certainly taking their time to get down to business. More likely it's just that the UAE found out that these people or their families had some link to Hezbollah (which in Lebanon is...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 31010

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

50 million dollars for seats - I think BA is getting ripped off.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism. So you're saying that they refuse to check-in all Moroccan passengers? Or are you extrapolating one case (potentially yours?) to accuse them of racist operating procedures? They are refusing to check-i...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Rascism is when someone receives a benefit or a harm because of their race. Because "Moroccan" is a nationality and not a race, extra scrutiny because someone is Moroccan is not racism. To support you charge, you need to demonstrate that (1) extra scrutiny is a harm, that is (2) solely an...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Rascism is when someone receives a benefit or a harm because of their race. Because "Moroccan" is a nationality and not a race, extra scrutiny because someone is Moroccan is not racism. To support you charge, you need to demonstrate that (1) extra scrutiny is a harm, that is (2) solely an...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

If AirFrance, or any other airline, doesn't want to be accused of racism then they should commit racist acts. Their behaviour in Morocco is clearly discriminatory - if they tried to do the same thing in the US, they would have to pay 1300$ per passenger. They told me to submit my case to arbitratio...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism. Really - so why do AF fly to Morocco then? Just for fun? They are obviously making money in Morocco otherwise they wouldn't be there, but they doing so whilst discriminating against Moroccan transit pa...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Moroccans cause havoc all across Western Europe after applying for asylum for baseless reasons; I can see why AF would scrutinize Moroccan passengers a bit more. Right, so here is the racism: because of the behaviour of a few they are taking it out on others of the same nationality but they don't h...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

If AirFrance, or any other airline, doesn't want to be accused of racism then they should commit racist acts. Their behaviour in Morocco is clearly discriminatory - if they tried to do the same thing in the US, they would have to pay 1300$ per passenger. They told me to submit my case to arbitration...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

And the Tripadvisor post is just an example. The same thing has happened to me and many other people. How would you like it if you paid for a ticket and when you got to the airport you were denied boarding because of your nationality even though you had all of the necessary documentation for your tr...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3776

Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

It's not just me. The same thing has happened to lots of people. Here's how Air France treats Moroccan passengers and they get away with it because Morocco doesn't appear to have proper Denied Boarding Compensation regulations. It's really shameful and disgusting what Air France is doing in Morocco:...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5381

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

I really REALLY wish United and Republic went public with the fact he blew PAST the gate agent and ran back on to the airplane. *THAT* was his mistake. He then took any open seat on the plane. It's also only about a five hour drive. He should have taken the money, made UA rent him a car, and gone h...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172850

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

The Turks are truly wizards of construction. How they built such an airport from scratch in a mere few years is beyond me! The Germans need to learn (funny that given the number of Turks in Germany, they should have already! :) The new airport looks just grand and awesome ... both airside and lands...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6482

Re: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

I'm surprised they didn't end up full of holes the moment they crossed the perimeter.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5381

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

And to think all of this could have been avoided if he just followed a simple request to exit the aircraft. That he didn’t acquiesce was the lynchpin to this whole debacle. ILL Ok lamp...if the GAs/customer service reps had handled it better the whole debacle would have never happened. Did Dao diso...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 47794

Re: Bloomberg: British Airways to pick 777X

I think BA has to make plans for the A380s leaving earlier than they might otherwise want. If its 2025 and some parts required get expensive or even unavailable... They might have little choice. Doesn't mean they will get rid of the A380 early, just that it would be irresponsible for them to not ma...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172850

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

The Turks are truly wizards of construction. How they built such an airport from scratch in a mere few years is beyond me! The Germans need to learn (funny that given the number of Turks in Germany, they should have already! :) Well, I'd like a comparison between German and Turkish safety laws, bui...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?
Replies: 16
Views: 2740

Re: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?

How about just swapping the outer two engines to IA and leaving the inner two as RR? That way you have the best of both worlds.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2481

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Here´s what people think: Environment Good, Pollution Bad

And here´s the government:
Great, so now we´re going to make you pay an extra 10$ every time you catch a flight whilst we fly around with a whole VIP A340/747 for ourselves.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172850

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

FR24 hasn't switched the airport codes, so all flights appear to be going to Ataturk but actually land at the new airport. A bit confusing, but I guess these details will work themselves out in the coming few days. Another problem is that Flightradar doesn't seem to have anyone that lives close to ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2481

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

This is nothing but an excuse for an extra tax, as if there weren't enough taxes on aviation already. As for making any particular industry sustainable, there's no business on earth that is sustainable. The most sustainable thing that anyone could do is to not have any children, because for each chi...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172850

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

FR24 hasn't switched the airport codes, so all flights appear to be going to Ataturk but actually land at the new airport. A bit confusing, but I guess these details will work themselves out in the coming few days. Another problem is that Flightradar doesn't seem to have anyone that lives close to ...

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