Strange this is not headline news on "western" media. Although we are on an airliners forum the loss of human life is the paramount issue. RIP to all souls lost :( Don't care atm about the fate of the plane as it is very sad that in 2018 we are still discussing about militia attacks in th...Jump to post
Draconian measures are required. Unless the homeowners can prove that these properties have remained in the same family since before the airport existed as an airfield (in which case they should be offered twice the value of a comparable house in a non-noise affected area and still get to keep the h...Jump to post
Great kudos to whoever can tell me the type (reg would be nice, but type is all I really need) for a Dan-Air charter? flight from Turin to London Gatwick in the first week on January (probably around Jan 3) of either 1986 or 1987. I'm pretty sure it was a 727 or BAC1-11. Been wanting to know for yea...Jump to post
Surely they don't count ;) Well in this case the OP was talking about a flight to Miami so I suspect US Law would apply for that routing. He was talking NAT-MIA so presumably a Brazilian registered aircraft so US law does not apply under normal circumstances. Gemuser It would still depend if it is ...Jump to post
It's a shame to see some of the changes. I flew Etihad long haul approx 16-20 segments per year for several years, always booked in J, but mainly flown in F. I stopped because I didn't actually have to travel and they stopped offering me incentives to keep my Platinum status (about 2 years ago). I h...Jump to post
Usually the airline especially on long leases. For example SQ owned (and copywrited) their seats so leasing the A380 they installed the seats on delivery and took them all out before handing back the first airframe recently. A bit picky I know but there's a world of difference between copywriting s...Jump to post
I think it is high time this is done. Remember, the corruption around RollsRoyce, and Thai and AirAsia? People responsible need to go to jail. As long as that includes the recipients of said bribes too, otherwise it will achieve nothing. How would you want to achieve putting recipients in [for exam...Jump to post
kiramakora wrote:I think it is high time this is done. Remember, the corruption around RollsRoyce, and Thai and AirAsia? People responsible need to go to jail.
A friend of mine flew BA many years back and got sick on the plane. She said the flight attendant brought some tissues and made her clean it up herself. This news story is comparable to that experience and completely believable. It just sounds like that's BA's policy. Sounds perfectly reasonable to...Jump to post
Interesting you should mention Phnom Penh. My longest number of stops was a flight from PNH > BKK last year which ended up as PNH > BKK > PNH > VTE > DMK and a total journey time of 3 weeks for a direct line distance of 500km. Those first 2 flights (PNH > BKK > PNH) were on the same afternoon and di...Jump to post
2 weeks on.... only way to make a complaint was via the "e-form" on the website. Apart from the automated reply "Case Acknowledgement", zero correspondence received. Shouldn't really be surprised. Just bought 4 tickets on Nok Air so it's cost them a few hundred $$$ so far. Will c...Jump to post
Worst - Cathay Pacific "shell" economy seat as fitted to a 747 around 2012. No proper recline and paper thin padding made for supreme discomfort.. Best - First Class Apartment on Etihad A380. Have been lucky enough to fly about 10 longhaul segments in them and they are just superb. Was all...Jump to post
I never left the airport at NRT - Tokyo Aha, I actually never left Narita. Travelled on a "buddy pass" type deal with Virgin back in the 90s. Took the bus into town from the crew hotel and got drunk (up the stairs from the train station and into the labyrinth of back streets), thinking I ...Jump to post
Has anyone ever actually been to Atlanta? Or is it just a myth of a city? I thought it was nothing more than an airport, the CNN Center, and a Coke bottling facility. Maybe a peachtree or two in between those places. Can't believe I forgot Atlanta. My first ever flight.... LGW > ATL on a Delta L1011.Jump to post
Detroit Minneapolis Zurich New Orleans (not sure if you'd call that a hub, was back in 83 on either Delta or TWA I think) Abu Dhabi more than 40 times, although I did once go through security for a sweaty cigarette and a passport stamp. Other hub cities I've travelled through I also just happened to...Jump to post
Sounds like some great advice from UALFAson. $1400 sounded crazy cheap for return J flight CAI - JFK but sure enough, I just tried Nov 9 to Nov 18 and got a price of $1360. Also surprising (to me, maybe not to others) is that the EgyptAir website didn't feel very "Egyptian". The 3 rotating...Jump to post
These are 2 different things. Concerns over harder maintenance based on shoddy maintenance of something highly visible is reasonable. It's a concern - it's not saying the harder maintenance MUST be shoddy, but there is good reason to take a closer look. 20% of road accidents are caused by drunk dri...Jump to post
To me it's just as huge a leap to suggest that if the seat belt tags are worn then there should be concern about how the harder stuff is being handled. Also if the best way we have for the FAA to monitor how airlines handle the harder stuff is to check the seat belt tags then there's a bigger probl...Jump to post
Please put me into the "no to ground based pilots" camp for pax operations. I would want any pilot to have just as much riding on the safe operation of the flight as I do.
Maybe the bankers are still hurting from the advent of the ATM, some 48 years ago next month.
Entered one or two cockpits in my time. Wouldn't want to name them.
More often than not the flaps were full and my undercarriage was extended. Inner marker wasn't always obviously reached on one if I remember correctly and another lost rubber on the rollout.
Hi there, sorry to hear about your predicament. Would you mind to PM me the booking number and any evidence or document you have relating to the case? Also, if you can give the English name told by the staff and a copy of the birth cert, it could help. Also the staff name and the address. I will ch...Jump to post
Used to travel a couple of times a year on average from Europe. Not been back for almost 10 years now. Main issue was the "if you don't like it stay the hell out" attitude but can't remember any specifics. Laptop ban of any kind would preclude me from travelling pretty much anywhere. To be...Jump to post
Thanks for the replies so far. The thing that really bugs me is that AirAsia will not act as one company, they only act as individuals. The fact that the name used was supplied by AirAsia themselves doesn't seem to matter to them... it wasn't supplied by someone at that airport. Interestingly, on th...Jump to post
This just happened (and is still happening) to people close to me. 1.) Mother and 2 year old son want to take an internal flight within Thailand on Thai AirAsia. Mother has full Thai ID (both English and Thai names). Son has birth document (all in Thai). AirAsia require that all tickets are booked i...Jump to post
Evaluating past decisions is one way of learning. You posted to tell us that the thread was not worth posting in. In the future it's OK if you just skip to the next thread. Easy tiger, I don't recall saying it wasn't worth posting in. Let me elaborate why I think it's a nice exercise but not of any...Jump to post
Was lucky enough to get up to Etihad Platinum (Gold Elite at the time) when they were running lots of double/treble miles promotions circa 2012. A346 was my first trip with them as a bump from J to F. VERY nice flight, probably better than the slightly newer F on the 77W due to the quieter cabin (is...Jump to post
Human beings, in the last couple of decades, have developed a sense of entitlement that they, and only they, are the ones that matter. Never mind there may be 150 other people on the plane, many of whom have the same idea they should be the only passenger that matters. Not really sure how that's re...Jump to post
barney captain wrote:speedbird52 wrote:Psychological issues possible?
Most assuredly. What else could explain referring to a 737 as a "jumbo".
It does seem at times that airlines and or airport management lose sight of the fact that passengers are humans and the "running of the show" trumps everything else when the running of the show is actually all about the passengers. Sometime in the early naughties I was in the back of a BA ...Jump to post
What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)? PayPal and Google. They could have kept most of the €20 Bn in the bank too and just made planes for fun today. This is one of those hindsight questions that is a nice exercise but doesn't really have any true value because we can't change history. ...Jump to post
Reports in UK news now that the tip off came from UK intelligence sources. Also quotes a crude bomb in a "meat mincer"...
http://news.sky.com/story/australian-pl ... s-10968443
An Eastern Air Lines captain once let me sit in his seat with my hands on the yoke while at cruise between ATL and IAH in an A300; one of the greatest experiences of my life at the time (I was around 12 or 13). The autopilot was engaged, but it was a thrill beyond words. That is even more like the ...Jump to post
What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)? PayPal and Google. They could have kept most of the €20 Bn in the bank too and just made planes for fun today. This is one of those hindsight questions that is a nice exercise but doesn't really have any true value because we can't change history. H...Jump to post
but not mentioning the overall pitiful behaviour of the crews while on layover (I find that swimming in your underwear is rock bottom trashy). I have heard a lot of BA crews engaging in trashy behaviours while on layovers. These guys and girls are human (even the few god complex pilots). It's unrea...Jump to post
A modified B-2 as AF1? Cute. http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/imagecache/large_img/uploads/2017/02/presidential-bomber1.jpg http://aviationweek.com/defense/presidential-bomber-report-touts-b-21-air-force-one Gonna believe this about 10yrs after I see it. Not a quad, no room...Jump to post
"I've searched the forums for similar topics but didn't find anything, but please delete this thread if it is a duplicate". I doubt this kind of comment at the top of so many threads has ever led to a moderators' action being influenced. Is it possible to dissuade the inclusion? Thanks. I...Jump to post
Updates to this story suggest that the passenger pushed the airport employee in the face before getting punched... http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/834823/Nice-airport-punch-easyJet-British-man-baby-passenger-France-flight-delayed If true, the reaction of the airport worker is "understandable&...Jump to post
Could you explain what we've done that is so funny. Actions of a few does not excuse racismor xenophobia to the many. Not all Muslims are terrorists yet almost all terrorists are Muslim. You wouldn't allow an entire religion to be demonised because of the actions of a few so why is it ok for anti B...Jump to post
sevenair wrote:Yet it's ok to make dereogatory and xenophobic comments about the UK?
TYCOON wrote:Given how British passengers generally behave, the guy probably deserved it!