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by peterinlisbon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13213

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

If this happened at Air Jamaica I don't think anyone would have been fired. But after seeing that video I don't think I'd choose the Jerk Chicken.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 53
Views: 14661

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Is it not safe to fly with the flaps extended? It would be impossible to fly all the way to Hong Kong with the flaps extended and if it landed somewhere else BA would have a damaged aircraft away from home and need to fly engineers out there or find a local contractor which would charge them a high...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO building an observation deck for spotting.
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

Re: SFO building an observation deck for spotting.

I wonder when airports decided that they don't want anyone to see the planes, unless they are flying on them. It seems to me that they're missing an opportunity to make some money. I remember the "good old days" of the Queens Building and the observation deck at Heathrow. It used to be fun...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23508

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Hello all. Hope the winter months are not too brutal. In random news, saw that Freebird achieved its AOC in Malta to allow EU operations, and transferred TC-FHB to Maltese registry as 9H-FHB. They will also be leasing a second aircraft for the EU operation. Yet, TK chose a foreign supplier for the ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23508

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Any news about the route to Marrakech? The opening of this route in March seems to be cancelled (no availability anywhere).

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17007

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

I saw this item this morning. The woman was as big as the people she was sitting between. Just find it interesting that she was a white woman sitting between 2 Black people and wanted to move. I once had a white woman in first class who didn't want me to sit beside her. Come to find out? She was al...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17007

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Very rough math here, but 100 extra pounds on a 2 hour flight requires ~$3 in additional fuel. It's not just the fuel but also the space. A person that takes up 1.5 seats should pay more than a person that can fit in one seat. What are we going to do, have CSA's with a tape measure at the gate? Let...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12601

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

Russia offered to provide him personal security and he accepted - perhaps the bill was a bit more than expected.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12601

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

So Maduro is sending the country's gold to Russia. I'm sure they'll look after it very well. He might be preparing for his own departure to the same destination, depending how things develop.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17007

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

They are going to have to start weighing / measuring passengers and anyone over a certain size is going to have to pay for two seats. I have no issues with that...as it costs less to move my 145 lbs around than the 250 lb linebacker. Very rough math here, but 100 extra pounds on a 2 hour flight req...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17007

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Well, obviously you can't just start insulting people and starting fights because that just gives the airline an excuse to deplane you - and that solves the space problem for them as well. I'd just say I can't sit there because there's not enough space and in most cases they should be find another e...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Aggressive” Easyjet passenger snaps phone in half forces emergency landing
Replies: 15
Views: 4120

Re: “Aggressive” Easyjet passenger snaps phone in half forces emergency landing

N14AZ wrote:
Pheeew... he broke his own phone. That’s okay. When reading the thread title I thought he broke the phone of another passenger - pure horror. :sorry:


I think that breaking a person's phone is against the Geneva convention.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22779

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

What happened to TK's Marrakech flight? They announced they were starting the route, made tickets available, then suddenly put up the price to 900$ and then removed it from the booking engines. I really think Morocco needs more service - it's really overpriced and Casablanca is very inconvenient for...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17007

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

They are going to have to start weighing / measuring passengers and anyone over a certain size is going to have to pay for two seats.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo opens for sale daily IST-DEL nonstop eff 20Mar
Replies: 32
Views: 3889

Re: Indigo opens for sale daily IST-DEL nonstop eff 20Mar

Their prices seem a bit expensive. In any case it's no cheaper than the prices available already.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Asia countries introduce open skies policy with eye on foreign investment
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Central Asia countries introduce open skies policy with eye on foreign investment

A lot of these countries have started visa-free regimes. Uzbekistan is the latest. It's funny - I was talking to a friend from Uzbekistan last year and saying that they really should do something like this because it would allow the country to take advantage of its geographical position between Asia...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30943

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

A football club can't be expected to know much about how icing affects the safety of single-engine aircraft, although unfortunately they do now. The aircraft operator should have just cancelled the flight if the conditions were unsafe. I wouldn't want to be relying on these boot devices to keep the ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video
Replies: 54
Views: 8366

Re: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video

Bogans. But - we need to have a debate around the question of if airline travel has become too cheap. When people are flying from London to Eastern Europe, or from Queensland to Asia, expressly for drunken weekends, I think we have a problem. I am not just referring to the undesirable social behavi...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8389

Re: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

It's about time. I never had a pleasant experience on the aircraft. It was always extremely loud. Not to mention we never landed in London we always got there and then turned around. Good riddance. Funny! I thought Lufthansa had to cancel these flights because people in London were complaining that...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 96
Views: 19563

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

Maybe they could have done it Ryanair style and just dropped the passengers off in Novosibirsk, then flown back empty. From there the passengers could take a bus the rest of the way.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ghost MD-87 "left behind" at Barajas, Madrid.
Replies: 11
Views: 6331

Re: Ghost MD-87 "left behind" at Barajas, Madrid.

Oh damn, I forgot about that one.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 14728

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Wow, I can't believe that people are getting so upset because I said that it's not a good idea to put your smartphone in your back pocket on a crowded tube train in London. OK, do it and see what happens!

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 10254

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

Instead of doing it base by base, Ryanair should just threaten to close the whole airline down if their cabin crew don't agree to work more hours for less money and to spend their layovers cleaning the aircraft toilets.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 14728

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

In Istanbul, it always surprises me to see people walking around on busy forms of public transport with expensive mobile telephones or their wallets poking out of their back pockets because you certainly wouldn't do that in London (at least, you wouldn't do it twice). In Turkey, crowded places are s...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 8326

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

There are some odd routes that intrigue me as to why they exist. Most of these routes exist because of industry links or large migrant population. One route that I have not found an explanation for is ASB-BHX? AFAIK, there are no major business links between the two cities and no large Turkmen dias...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22580

Re: SIA brand overhaul

Why is it necessary to change things just for the sake of change? They have one of the best brands in the world and they go and change it... so many airlines have done this and all they achieved was to make themselves look more bland.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5600

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

To all blindly calling the citizen's group stupid. Think about it another way: you buy a house somewhat near (meaning not directly next to) a coal powerplant, or a garbage incinerator, you've been in the around and you know you're far enough that there is no smell or pollution that would affect tha...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5600

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

It's so stupid that these whining people get taken seriously. How is aircraft noise any worse than other noises that people that live in a city have to deal with - roads, railways, cars driving past, etc. If they can't deal with it they should go and live in the countryside instead of whining and co...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lahore Airport to start selling Booze
Replies: 9
Views: 3413

Re: Lahore Airport to start selling Booze

That's interesting - it seemed to me that Pakistan was become more and more extreme so in that sense it's good to hear some news that contradicts that.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7700

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

Yeah, there are some airports that are a bit of a waste (Castellón and León come to mind here), but Murcia is a heavily used airport to an area that has poor rail connections to the rest of the country and would be quite far from Madrid regardless. Yeah, Ciudad Real was a mess, but that was private...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 3353

Re: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s

In those days there wasn't much competition and these state-run airlines wanted to serve lots of cities just for prestige purposes. This would allow them to put a lot of cities on their route map and make it look as if they were bigger than they really were. These days the market wouldn't accept it...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 3353

Re: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s

In those days there wasn't much competition and these state-run airlines wanted to serve lots of cities just for prestige purposes. This would allow them to put a lot of cities on their route map and make it look as if they were bigger than they really were. These days the market wouldn't accept it,...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22779

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Here's an update on the progress at the New Istanbul Airport: The lifts are now working, some of the car park modules are open and the others look almost ready, there is a large Gloria Jeans cafe open in arrivals and there are about 20 international and domestic flights per day. The Avis car rental ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6531

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

Not too surprised and I bet CGK-LHR-CGK must be struggling quite a bit as well, might just give another try and see if works better. This will be LHR's 2nd longest flight after QF's PER nonstop. Bali is a great honeymoon and beach stop-off destination for those going onto Australia. Good option for...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are LCC's doing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1308

Re: How are LCC's doing?

Most people just want to get from A to B for the lowest possible price. To a certain extent people are willing to pay a bit more, but not 5 times the price. If a ticket costs 30$ on Frontier and 150$ on United, I'm not going to pay an extra 120$ to sit on a United plane for 2 hours. Then again, if I...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6531

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

We'll have to see what happens, but it could be very successful. A lot of people want to go to Bali and if Garuda is the only airline offering direct flights they can charge a premium for it.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22779

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

I notice Lgw is only for the month of February. Is this just a trial or will this flight become permanent? All flights (domestic & international, inc. those that will commence Jan. 10th and onwards) are TRIAL FLIGHTS dedicated for ISL during this period of "transition". And there does...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22779

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

below is an overview I compiled and the timings of above mentioned additional routes from Istanbul New Airport: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7881/39683089013_dd89a721f8_b.jpg isl_new_routes The interesting thing about that is that all the flights are between 9am and 10pm, so that still gives the ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22779

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

It would be possible to connect from London to Tbilisi, for example, and the Turkish Airlines website does offer connecting flights via the new airport. For those people buying connecting flights, I guess it will be a lot better than going via Ataturk because they will have a huge almost-empty airp...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway
Replies: 16
Views: 5484

Re: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway

Well, seeing TK alone have 63 738's - not including other 737 varients - and operate in Eastern Europe's often harsh winter climate then statistically they are bound to have the odd incident like this. Ryanair has over 450 737-800s and have nowhere near the rate of runway excursions/landing inciden...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22779

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

What is the situation of the new Istanbul airport? Currently there are flights to Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Hatay, Kayseri, Baku and Nicosia. From 10th January they will add: Istanbul New Airport – Ashgabat 10JAN19 – 26FEB19 4 weekly 737-800 Istanbul New Airport – Diyarbakir 10JAN19 – 26FEB19 ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7700

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

It seems crazy to open another airport in Casarrubios when Madrid Barajas has plenty of capacity, 4 runways and space for more terminals if necessary. But that doesn't mean they won't do it, because I imagine the local mayors are licking their lips at the kickbacks they would get from rezoning the l...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22779

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

What is the situation of the new Istanbul airport? Currently there are flights to Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Hatay, Kayseri, Baku and Nicosia. From 10th January they will add: Istanbul New Airport – Ashgabat 10JAN19 – 26FEB19 4 weekly 737-800 Istanbul New Airport – Diyarbakir 10JAN19 – 26FEB19 ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22779

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Why has KLM reduced from 3 to 2 and now 1 daily frequency to IST? They operate the 737, mainly the smallest -700 (some days the -800), while TK, PC and KK together serve 10 flights in total of which 4 wide bodies. I often fly this route with KL and its always packed so I wonder why they reduced to ...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14026

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

You can sleep before or after the flight. If the flight at 3pm is 200$ and the flight at 2am is 50$, a lot of people will take the cheaper flight.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16765

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

Some new flights have been announced from the New Istanbul Airport: the domestic destinations of Diyarbakır, Kayseri, Hatay and the international destinations are Moscow, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Ashgabat and Tbilisi. These seem to be starting in January. The full opening is now scheduled for 3rd M...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16765

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

Craziest thing!!! I was looking at some tickets at TK website and all of a sudden I got this message on my screen: " Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.turkishairlines.com/" on this server" It lasted about an hour and I could not go to the website. Is ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 598629

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

If this turns out to be another problem with the pitot tube or static system, surely they should have some kind of procedure to put aircraft into a special emergency mode that disables the stall warning and overspeed alarm and instead flies based on throttle and attitude settings with an estimated a...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3744

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

Obviously that's a really bad idea, but I think they could develop some kind of "security drone" which is capable of finding and following another drone. Perhaps it could have cameras that would find it and then automatically follow it back to wherever it was launched from, then film the p...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 106
Views: 24879

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

That's convenient - the delivery flight will be short.

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