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by PPVLC
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 11464

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

A violin is a very delicate instrument and highly sensitive to temperature changes, I would never put on in the hold. I once had a passenger who booked a 1st class seat just for his cello.

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by PPVLC
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its EZE crew base
Replies: 33
Views: 9777

Re: BA closing its EZE crew base

BA's EZE crew are very well paid and I'm sure they will be devastated with the loss of their job. The fact that they can't have a proper career inside the company doesn't mean that much when they can enjoy all the other perks, and also flying exclusively EZE LHR EZE can be a bonus as it's easier to ...

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by PPVLC
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 26139

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

Europe is rather small and the Canaries are in Africa From Faro to Tromso is a mere 3968.85 km, so yes Europe is small. As to the Canaries, geographically they may lie of the coast of Africa but politically they are part of Spain and included in the EU. A bit like Hawaii in that respect, definitely...

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by PPVLC
Wed May 31, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 26139

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

Europe is rather small and the Canaries are in Africa

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by PPVLC
Tue May 30, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rules for crew laying over in "dangerous" cities?
Replies: 18
Views: 4540

Re: Rules for crew laying over in "dangerous" cities?

GRU is as risky as any other big city, GIG has an ongoing problem with violence that might scare people away but I've been to Rio so many times and never got mugged, I got mugged in AMS though.

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by PPVLC
Mon May 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E195-E2 gets special livery
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: Embraer E195-E2 gets special livery

I'm curious for a side view

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by PPVLC
Fri May 26, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

Re: Any smoking flights still?

I remember a furious woman pestering me that she wanted to smoke in the door area and I didn't allow her. the backstory? she booked non-smoking because she "hated all that smoke" and only wanted to enjoy her ciggy then go back to her assigned seat, and you guess, the flight was full and sh...

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by PPVLC
Fri May 26, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Authentic Japanese Meals on JAL Biz+First: DEL-NRT-CGK
Replies: 31
Views: 14302

Re: Authentic Japanese Meals on JAL Biz+First: DEL-NRT-CGK

That's amazing, thank you for sharing, you made me really hungry now

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by PPVLC
Wed May 24, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15387

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Yes, Concorde was getting too old and costly, and reached retirement age that's the plain fact. Actually, it isn't. Costly, yes. "Old"... no. Not in the sense that would apply to aircraft. Several of the aircraft, (G-BOAF, G-BOAE, F-BVFF if it had been retrofitted, etc) had were relativel...

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by PPVLC
Wed May 24, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15387

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Concorde crash in Paris put a nail in the coffin of supersonic commercial flights. No it didn't. BA never wanted to stop (were forced to) and both carriers returned to service 16mo later. The 9/11 fallout and deaths at Cantor Fitzgerald did far more to harm SST pax flights than AF4590. Actually the...

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by PPVLC
Tue May 23, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15387

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

VARIG Flight 820 that crashed near Paris resulted in more strict safety procedures regarding cigarettes and lavatories, like "installation of placards prohibiting smoking in the lavatory and disposal of cigarettes in the lavatory waste receptacles; establishment of a procedure to announce to ai...

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by PPVLC
Tue May 23, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination
Replies: 35
Views: 6725

Re: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination

Two dads and three children make a family and should be treated like one. Grandma could be graciously allowed to board before because of her age, that's what I would do if it was my flight, we have rules and we can adapt them to the circumstances, this is called good service.

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by PPVLC
Tue May 23, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 105887

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I wonder what could happen to BBD after Boeing's complaint. A fine? A reprimand? They have a great product and i wish them success with the CSeries. BTW, I'm not a fan of the 737, I know it's a commercial success but I really don't like flying it either as a crew or passenger.

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by PPVLC
Thu May 18, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?
Replies: 111
Views: 19996

Re: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?

3-holers are history now but I must say nothing compares to the sound of a DC-10, it was pure joy

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by PPVLC
Mon May 15, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aeromexico Connect, Economy Class - Embraer 170: Querétaro to Mexico City
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Re: Aeromexico Connect, Economy Class - Embraer 170: Querétaro to Mexico City

Thanks for sharing. Rather weird interrupted service with no further apologies.

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by PPVLC
Thu May 11, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: L-1011 & DC-10 doors opening in case of emergency
Replies: 14
Views: 3807

Re: L-1011 & DC-10 doors opening in case of emergency

Subject to confirmation regarding the other two aircraft types, while on the L-1011 all Type A doors were electrically actuated, on the DC-10 and B767 that was only true for 1L. Correct about the 767, just 1L had an electrical aid to open, the others were all manual- and very clumsy if I may say, t...

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by PPVLC
Tue May 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7423

Re: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017

With all respect due to PanAM and to a dear friend who worked there for decades, I can't see any point of comparison between them and RG as they became vulnerable for different reasons and operated in different ways. I flew PanAM in the 1970s and I can assure you there was nothing to compare to RG t...

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by PPVLC
Mon May 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7423

Re: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017

Have great memories of flying with VARIG. Flew their DC-10s ; MIA-GIG, GIG-LHR. Flew the 747-300, from JFK to GIG. Still have their amenity kits, menus and an old cardboard-string baggage-tag with RIO! (I guess before RIO was re-designated as GIG) Especially liked how they woke you up, with recordi...

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by PPVLC
Mon May 08, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7423

Re: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017

Thank you for the thread, I'm happy to see that we are not forgotten. I was a proud RG's Cabin Crew until mid 1990s, I flew all those beauties starting from the L188 doing CGH SDU Shuttle Service to long haul routes and if one of you guys was my passenger I'm sure you had a fine flight because I lov...

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