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by AtomicGarden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 7759

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

I have a pretty good G indicator in my old iPhone I used during some serious prayer class turbulence once. It went from minus .5 to plus 1.9. I was glad I hung out on this site and knew it would take at least twice that to break the wings. It felt like a lot more. I read earlier that aircraft can t...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 7759

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

Yes but how many injuries were to people that were not buckled in? Several, I might guess. Specially because it was during meal service, when aisles are blocked by carts. There isn't much reason to wander around the aircraft. Media reported some pax were complaining that the pilots didn't turn on t...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 50
Views: 6103

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

The problem with AR is the same problem with the country - populist mentality still prevails, and so does nationalismo. State will always have to take care of failing business. We have the airline we deserve, it works at the same pace the whole country does! gee, years have really turned me into a (...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6943

Re: 777X House Color?

Shame. The red/maroon was much nicer, but IMO the best one ever is the 747-8 orange-to-red livery. Blue is nice, but I agree with LAX772LR, it reminds me too much to the 787.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15452

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

So we can all agree that high wing commercial jets exist but none is large or particularly succesful.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing MH-139 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 11599

Re: Boeing to Build UH-1N Replacement in Philadelphia

28 mil per unit, isn't it pricey for an utility helo? even if it includes support and spares and training.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed ([email protected])
Replies: 42
Views: 14922

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed ([email protected])

This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 14968

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

I'm guessing 99.9% of westerners are pronouncing this dacks-sing. Is x in chinese closer to a blend of sh/ch, as in Dahshing? It's "Dah-sssing," with a hiss (raise your tongue to the roof of your mouth, behind your teeth, a sound that isn't in English), however given the fact that 99.9% o...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 21
Views: 5497

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

I think the shoes and purse are the best item of the whole uniform. Just sent the link to my GF I think she's gonna love these.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 21060

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Besides the obvious Airplane! reference, anyone else thought about The Strain? CDC+quarantined airliner+JFK...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 on ferry flight now between EZE and MAD
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Re: IB A346 on ferry flight now between EZE and MAD

Now I understand why we are investing USD 32 mill. on EZE and AEP's hangars ;)

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?

One can hope that with the very big depreciation of the peso, the country is going to be cheap again for foreign tourists, so flights may have a healthy l/f in the following months. But that increase pax is hypothetical by now. I do agree that deregulation was long overdue and consumers will welcom...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?

One can hope that with the very big depreciation of the peso, the country is going to be cheap again for foreign tourists, so flights may have a healthy l/f in the following months. But that increase pax is hypothetical by now. I do agree that deregulation was long overdue and consumers will welcome...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?

One can hope that with the very big depreciation of the peso, the country is going to be cheap again for foreign tourists, so flights may have a healthy l/f in the following months. But that increase pax is hypothetical by now. I do agree that deregulation was long overdue and consumers will welcome...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 14564

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

German efficiency at it's best. Less than 48 hours after engine arrival and she's ferrying home, presumably to resume service All over the world a whole slew of aircraft engine techs are laughing at your comment Two days to do an engine swap? Are you kidding? A good crew could do an entire 747 in t...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21792

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

The cabin is what it is, but I really feel bad for the folks that have to put up with that miserable cockpit or those miserable galleys for that long! That is the worse aspect of these long flights on the 737 or A320 - or 757 for the matter. There is no crew rest area, so half a row is blocked for ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 14564

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

Silly question probably, but... can't it be ferried back to FRA with 3 engines? I believe the -8 is not certified for 3 engine ferry flights. Silly question probably, but... can't it be ferried back to FRA with 3 engines? I am sure if it was feasible or safe they would have done it. EZE-FRA is LH's...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 14564

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

Silly question probably, but... can't it be ferried back to FRA with 3 engines?

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 8315

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

I recently watched season 2 of 'Au service de la France' on Netflix ('A Very Secret Service', in English). Hilarious show. On one episode the French spies have a meeting with Quebecois independists, and all they do is mock the Canadian's pronunciation ('is that French?' they wonder). Some characters...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile:10 bomb threats in 24 hrs to LATAM and SKY flights.
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Re: Chile:10 bomb threats in 24 hrs to LATAM and SKY flights.

Hi dcajet. Don't take for granted all the things available in Tweeter. Not a single news channel, news paper, radio network with any single report about this, so 99,9 per cent of chance this is fake news. There is no chance of having more than one bomb threat to aircraft in Chile and not being in t...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 4418

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

Blimpie wrote:
credible verbal assurance will be sufficient to travel with a PSA


Sounds it's gonna be easier to go with one of those, doesn't even require a doctors certificate? or am i missing something?

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7602

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

leleko747 wrote:
We could say that the RAM 787... wait for it... rammed into the other plane :duck:


That's exactly what I thought when I read the title

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 26
Views: 4437

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Didn't they plan to operate from EPA? or have they given up for the time being seeing how much work that station needs?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 21536

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Identifying those 'critical areas', developing strengthened engineering solutions, testing those solutions and having everything certified by relevant aviation authorities is no small feat! The variant development work is certainly impressive and speaks to this airframer's engineering prowess. The ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 5378

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

I love grunge music (early US 90's rock -ish is my favourite rock style). I really like Alaska's eurowhite-butnottotallyeurowhite livery ('cept for the old lady on the tail). But I was kinda let down by this. Maybe should've lived the era, or be more familiar with Sub-Pop itself. I don't hate it ove...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10680

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

That catering made me hungry! I'm not too fond of the 3 meal course, but if served only twice (entree and then main+dessert) that might be nice.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 13035

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

How dangerous is peanut contact for an allergic person? let's say I throw a peanut at this girls face. Of course, I know ingesting it is a nono.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crying wolf can cost you
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: Crying wolf can cost you

And a more extreme example of crying wolf? Phoning in a bomb threat so you won't miss your flight: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/07/22/ohio-man-called-in-bomb-threat-so-would-not-miss-united-airlines-flight.html The AA operations manual used to state that people from Latin America liked to pho...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 6226

Re: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo

32andBelow wrote:
How hot is 40?


You mean in American temp? 104F

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 2432

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

I wish them every happiness. That being said: I don't get why people insist on putting on a huge show like this. Call me old fashioned, but a marriage proposal should be romantic and intimate. New Years Eve or a waterfront picnic or something like that. Good for them. Enjoy your life together. Don'...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4750

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Reminds of a proposal a few years ago of an ejectable cabin with parachutes for emergency landings

smithbs wrote:
Personally I like walking a couple hundred yards after a plane ride.


Absolutely. Have we humans become THAT lazy already?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 7211

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

SCQ83 wrote:
It looks too gender stereotyped, like out of 1992.

We are in 2018; they should design more gender-neutral uniforms.


Like, jumpsuits? or Jedi robes? if we men and women wear gender oriented clothing every day, why should uniforms be any different? since when pants and skirts is stereotyping????

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares
Replies: 25
Views: 3557

Re: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares

Even w/o this deregulation, I find that airfares in Argentina are quite affordable actually, You can get a r/t AEP or EZE to USH on AR/AU (from EZE it's on the A332, from AEP on the E190, MAX 8 or 738) for around $250 if you are flexible with your dates. Keep in mind it is an almost 4 hour flight e...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 18311

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

South American operator for either one? I could see Aerolineas Argentinas investing in new Airbus long-haul aircraft I sure hope so! however according to our CEO, this year the fleet decision will be regarding a replacement for AU's Embraers, before years end. Widebody fleet renewal will be decided...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners LLC lands in Argentina?
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Re: Indigo Partners LLC lands in Argentina?

Do we really need another operator? the country is big, the market, not so much. I even think Norwegian is one airline too many.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4254

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

If he wasn't wearing an AV uniform, or doing anything on their behalf, what's the problem? I think this is a terrible overreaction on AV's part. He should sue.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6428

Re: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina

100 direct jobs seems very low to me...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 70841

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I don't think it is relevant if the guy is an elite or a celebrity of sorts, or a long time UA supporter, or pays for F of his own pocket. You as an employee don't have the right to publicly criticize a customer who BTW is making some valid complaints about your company's dreadful service. Hell, she...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 56130

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

As far as we know, AR picks would be between 787 and A350 to allow for growth; no more A330s of any kind. However the USD has gotten so freaking hot lately, I wouldn't be surprised if we did not see new orders until at least mid 2019.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19899

Re: Mexico City new Airport

Most politicians would probably just go ahead with the project citing "prohibitive costs" if they were to cancel it at this stage. If Mexican politicians are as you guys put them, then they have no problem pissing on campaign promises.

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339778

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Personally, I would have no problem. A national airline can very much be a key component of a nation's infrastructure and be a utility. Matter of fact I think the problem goes back to AZ being privatized to begin with. Should have remained part of the state and never been sold off to start with. No...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339778

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Should a taxpayer pay to save a private Company? Seems right to you? Personally, I would have no problem. A national airline can very much be a key component of a nation's infrastructure and be a utility. Matter of fact I think the problem goes back to AZ being privatized to begin with. Should have...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 6607

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

FF, lounges, other non flying perks, alliances & interline ticketing, connections (I think LCCs are P2P), and main vs. peripheral airport when possible.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 12247

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

I know bags will suffer some tossing around, but this kind of handling will easily result in a broken wheel or handle. I don't find any justification to her working style. And I work for an a/l FFS!

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by AtomicGarden
Thu May 31, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6153

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

You must be looking at the wrong link. It takes a very special livery to make an A350 in flight look butt ugly, and IB's is one of them. Egads. You must also hate LATAM, DL and Finnair also. Plane looks just fine I don't like any of those liveries. Shame, the red/yellow combination of the Spanish f...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue May 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9962

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Great, fill the bladders of middle seaters so they need to hit the toilet midflight!

Just kidding, this is a good marketing move. They should do it in other airports, on a rotating basis, for a while at least.

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by AtomicGarden
Sat May 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 88806

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Newbiepilot wrote:
A higher MTOW would add to empty weight and thus make the airplane burn more fuel on short to medium range flights.


but a 787-10ER would not be used for short flights

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by AtomicGarden
Thu May 10, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

Re: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants

MIflyer12 wrote:
A violation of privacy rules? Can somebody point me to relevant Canadian law or WestJet policy?


Not me, but I wouldn't feel comfortable with people filming me every second of my work day.

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