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by fallap
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 27149

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

So this is basically a disgruntled and oblivious redneck that did not do his homework before going off buying airline tickets. A week before the wedding and he hasn't checked with the bride (or groom for that matter) when the actual ceremony takes place. Impressive.

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by fallap
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4750

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Update: 10. Hawker Siddeley Trident 9. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 8. Vickers VC-10 7. Convair CV-880 / CV-990 6. Fokker 70 5. Concorde 4. Tupolev Tu-144 3. Dassault Mercure 2. Bristol Brabazon Honourable mentions that didn't quite make it: - Boeing 737 Max* - Airbus A340 - McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 - Lo...

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by fallap
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 10522

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Re-open the 757 production line and recycle all existing 737 MAX into new parts. There, Boeing, I saved your company.

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by fallap
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4750

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Fokker 70 with (sadly) only 48 build. A wonderful little plane though.

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by fallap
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 6897

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

Really depends on the context. If I got the flight for free? Definitely. If I paid $3000+ for the ticket? No. Also was he going to pay cash/internet transaction right then and there, or was he going to wait for a while and hope the guy forgot about it? What difference does how much you spend for th...

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by fallap
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 6897

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

I'm not sure if I'd take $1500 in cash if someone offered it to me in an airplane. The transaction would be visible to everyone, and throughout the flight, I'd be paranoid knowing everyone who saw and heard the commotion would know I had $1500 in cash with me. I wouldn't be able to sleep on the fli...

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by fallap
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 7754

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Books and alcohol, sometimes travelling, often in combination.

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by fallap
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with most “short” long haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: Airport with most “short” long haul flights

CPH - SFJ
Air Greenland A332
Flight takes around 5'ish hours.

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by fallap
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 2058

Re: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

B777LRF wrote:
Check out Paul Stenson and his smal Dublin hotel. He regularly rips these free-loading, worthless, millennials to pieces on instasnapbook.


Nice touch including your hatred of millennials in your rant.

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by fallap
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1935

Re: One-big-airport nations

Denmark is odd. It has one big hub (CPH) which is all the way at the edge of the country near the Swedish border. Due to it's location it's inconvenient for anyone outside Copenhagen. You have to cross the city to get to the airport. The airports outside CPH are much smaller, BLL only having a frac...

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by fallap
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 22607

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Boeing is a company in crisis. I hate to say it but their survival as a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is in jeopardy. The drip drip of bad news is killing them. I was saying this for 20 years. While I have often defended Boeing here, truth is the company has been so poorly managed for th...

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by fallap
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2850

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

How about introducing government sponsored (I am careful not to use the word "free") education with no tuition fees? A system similar to the one in many West European nations (except the UK, boooh!) :)

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by fallap
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 6897

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

For 1,500$ they could trap me underneath the wing.

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by fallap
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 8412

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

greenair727 wrote:
Without boarding the aircraft in flight, what can the RAF actually do in terms of containing a drunk pax on board a commercial flight?


Shoot it down, problem solved.

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by fallap
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 10978

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Boeing 787, at least when flying economy class.

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by fallap
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 19706

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

This won't add to the technical discussion of the tragedy that was AF447, but I remember clearly - ten years ago, working as a paperboy at the age of 18, that early sunny morning delivering newspapers to the local neighbourhood, seeing the front covers displaying pictures of the Air France A330-200 ...

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by fallap
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 6143

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

I had a quite memorable trip to and from Hungary flying Malev in 2006, time flies. I remember sitting next to the engine and 15 year old me was quite fascinated by the sheer size (it looked pretty big) of the CFM-56 engine.

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by fallap
Sun May 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2891

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

I have a soft spot for the classic series (300, 400, 500) for some reason.

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by fallap
Sat May 25, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 6433

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

RML - CMB: 25 miles
LHR - SIN: 6769 miles

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by fallap
Fri May 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 46
Views: 6004

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Well, from Copenhagen you can reach most major cities of our former colonies, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland ;)

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by fallap
Thu May 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 32348

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Take a trip to dirt poor areas of the world where people barely make a living and where people die left and right of preventable diseases and where life in general appears bleak and meaningless, then ask yourself again: Why do people still believe in God. Even the most hardcore Atheists can, during...

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by fallap
Thu May 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 32348

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Take a trip to dirt poor areas of the world where people barely make a living and where people die left and right of preventable diseases and where life in general appears bleak and meaningless, then ask yourself again: Why do people still believe in God. Even the most hardcore Atheists can, during ...

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by fallap
Wed May 22, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 7754

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Books, mixing drinks (bought a drink mixer set and a recipe book) FYI: 11 AM Tuesday is a perfect time to sip a whiskey sour, working out, women, museums, theatres, travel.

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by fallap
Sun May 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 24308

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Abortion is murder and only even remotely acceptable in case of rape, incest or if the life of the mother is threatened, and even then only early in the pregnancy. The Alabama law is a mistake. But if it puts Roe v Wade on the Supreme Court docket and prevents the Democrats from pushing their crazy...

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by fallap
Sun May 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 24308

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I guess this means that the market for back-alley abortions will soon reemerge, just as it did many decades ago when similar draconian laws were in place.

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by fallap
Thu May 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 2773

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

Boeing 767, that 2-3-2 layout feels so spacious.

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by fallap
Thu May 16, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-500/600
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: A340-500/600

FlyDeltaJetsATL wrote:
fallap wrote:
I am booked on an Azerbaijan Airlines A340-500 this Summer, Baku - Istanbul.


Hopefully no equipment swap for you, sir.

Jesse


They would have to drag me yelling and screaming on board then :D

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by fallap
Mon May 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 3309

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Flying solo to communist countries, what is this - the 1950's? Apart from North Korea, Eritrea, Cuba, and (according to the Republican Party) Venezuela, there aren't really any nations left adhering to the Communist ideology as a means of running the state. I would be far more concerned about visiti...

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by fallap
Sat May 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1801

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

B732 (1991) A300B2/B4 (1993) Tupolev 134 (1993) A332 (1998) MD80 (2006) B737-700 (2006) Fokker 100 (2007) B752 (2007) B753 (2007) A319 (2008) Embraer 170 (2008) B735 (2008) A321 (2009) A346 (2009) B733 (2009) CRJ-200 (2009) Avro RJ100 (2009) A388 (2009) B763 (2009) B738 (2009) A320 (2008) B772ER (20...

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by fallap
Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Intercontinental Wizz Air - 5 hours on an A320 to Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 8306

Re: Intercontinental Wizz Air - 5 hours on an A320 to Georgia

I thought Georgia was located in Europe, not Asia, I was wrong then :D great TR nonetheless, those cable cars are indeed a death defying experience! :D

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by fallap
Wed May 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-500/600
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: A340-500/600

I am booked on an Azerbaijan Airlines A340-500 this Summer, Baku - Istanbul.

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by fallap
Sun May 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 162223

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

At least the survivors managed to walk away with their personal belongings...

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by fallap
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No jail time for child rapist
Replies: 13
Views: 1418

Re: No jail time for child rapist

Link is not available in my country (Denmark), what is this aboot?

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by fallap
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Accomplishments
Replies: 21
Views: 1922

Re: Accomplishments

Graduated as an F-16 mechanic
Managed to gain entry to a bachelor's degree in Political Science
Got a pretty darn good (unpaid) internship
Hitching a jumpseat ride in a DC-10

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by fallap
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 19992

Re: SAS on strike

Out of interest, I just looked to see what Norwegian Airline is charging today for the 418 km trip from Oslo to Stockholm, a popular route. Now that SAS is on strike, the price is crazy..... 8231 NOK for a seat today. That is 861 euros, and baggage will cost you extra. Absolutely CRAZY price for a ...

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by fallap
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 261
Views: 20763

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Ukraine is getting less corrupted, may be not as fast as I would like to, but the progress is noticeable. The most important thing is that the people are not afraid of their government, and the government knows that they do not have a stranglehold on power, like Putin does. So, they cannot abuse th...

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by fallap
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 54
Views: 6194

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

Interesting topic, let me just dig through all the scientific sources you use to support your claim... I meet with my grandmother every now and then (she is 88), and she tells me how her generation was scorned by the one before her, for being lazy, dumb, and too accustomed to luxury. Please, this &q...

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by fallap
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 28169

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Here's todays "The Daily" podcast with an interview with one of the whistleblowers. Quite damning... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/podcasts/the-daily/boeing-dreamliner-charleston.html I'm surprised by some of the reactions here. With multiple sources reporting similar issues at CHS, ...

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by fallap
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists
Replies: 38
Views: 4300

Re: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists

- Michael Jackson
- Ike & Tina Turner, River Deep Mountain High
- Duran Duran
- a-ha

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by fallap
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 9118

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

May 2012, Scandinavian Airlines (SK) CPH - FRA

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by fallap
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 2310

Re: How many countries have you visited?

71 countries including Denmark (where I live)

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by fallap
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Waste Reduction in In-Flight Services
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Waste Reduction in In-Flight Services

I am generally appalled by the sheer amount of plastic packing and wrapping used on longer flights were meals are served. What I do myself? I bring my own headphones and politely refuse the headphones offered by the crew that are apparently discarded (unless only SQ is practicing this habit...)

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by fallap
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How is UTair?
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: How is UTair?

SQ789 wrote:
I've been to Russia already. But I have not take UTAir. I heard it could be good or bad. I have flown S7 or Aeroflot and they are more better.


But neither S7 nor Aeroflot sports the 762 :/

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by fallap
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Streisand goes full crazy re Michael Jackson
Replies: 18
Views: 1972

Re: Streisand goes full crazy re Michael Jackson

I haven't watched the documentary, but what concrete evidence is brought to the table that MJ was indeed a child molester? :/

I still love his music though.

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by fallap
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How is UTair?
Replies: 3
Views: 767

How is UTair?

Dear A.net <3 I am planning to visit Uzbekistan this Summer, and the opportunity of flying the UTair B767-200 to Moscow afterwards is simply to good not to take advantage of. However, the reviews of UTair found online seems to be rather stellar, with unannounced cancellations and what not. Those of ...

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by fallap
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 4165

Re: Egg Boi

We get it...you have no problem bashing young people with a beating and corporal punishment if they act in a manner you don't like. Point made very clear...we got it, quite simple really, many American police forces would have you in their ranks in a heartbeat! BN747 Over-egging the pudding (pardon...

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by fallap
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 32727

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

An airline cutting out 5-15% of their capacity is a revenue planners wet dream How come? Granted, my knowledge of operating an airline is marginal, but isn't it bad for an airline to cut capacity ? I realise that Boeing will foot some of the bill, but an airplane on the ground can't bring in the gr...

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by fallap
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 774598

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Pluto707 wrote:
This never ending quest for cheaper flying just became lethal...


I think it's too early to call this accident a result of the quest for cheaper flying, mind you - accidents also occurred when flying was anything but cheap.

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by fallap
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 3747

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

SAAB 2000
SAAB 340
SAAB T-17
Q400
DHC-7
Antonov 140
Fokker 50
ATR 42
ATR 72
Cessna 208
Cessna 172
Some sort of Piper

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