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by TUGMASTER
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?
Replies: 19
Views: 1770

Re: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?

1, stay in Uni 2, get a manual licence. FWIW, there are so many different types of vehicles on the ramp, mostly auto, but still many with manual boxes . As a poster up thread mentioned, it’s a different skill set to get a manual licence , and in theory easier to get an auto. It’s all about the left ...

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo

Jomar777 wrote:
Air Canada decided that all his planes (even the Boeing ones...) should have it...


Wasn’t that through a livery change, not thru airbus delivery’s.??

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest continuous commercial flights you have made
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

Re: Craziest continuous commercial flights you have made

When the AZ error fares were around, me and a mate flew MXP-FCO AZ E170 FCO-CDG AF A321 CDG-SIN AF A380 SIN-CDG AF A380 CDG-TRN AZ 320 TRN-BRI AZ 319 All for the price of €80’s Nice one, wasn't there a Tokyo deal too? Yep, as Dan has said, NRT was the other cheap option we did, MXP-NRT-FCO-BRI, A l...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest continuous commercial flights you have made
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

Re: Craziest continuous commercial flights you have made

When the AZ error fares were around, me and a mate flew
MXP-FCO AZ E170
FCO-CDG AF A321
CDG-SIN AF A380
SIN-CDG AF A380
CDG-TRN AZ 320
TRN-BRI AZ 319

All for the price of €80’s

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 92686

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

I don’t think SFO or any of the US airports are slot controlled. Perhaps they couldn’t get a gate at the time they wanted though? Yep sorry - I misspoke. They wanted a gate for a later departure time, but those gates were already all occupied by Asian carriers at the A Gates. I think that's part of...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 92686

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

There are pax ops at DWC, have been for a long time. And if FZ are told to go to DWC , they’ll go. Thats how things work in the UAE.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Just a note on 744BDSF 9H-MSK. They repainted her before sending her to IST. We were wondering what was up with her while she was stored/being-worked-on at MCI (for over 4 years). There's a photo of her on another major photo site, in her new simple-but-professional livery. She looks really nice. Y...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 92686

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Just send the FZ and all the other low cost carriers down to DWC, freeing up slots a plenty. After all, that was DWC’s original use at the beginning.

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot market-share and budget Europe-Asia traffic
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Aeroflot market-share and budget Europe-Asia traffic

Have transited SVO several times, always found it very easy, including the private airside transfers over to Terminal C.
Unsure why you find it a nightmare.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK 216 Double diversion
Replies: 6
Views: 2210

Re: EK 216 Double diversion

LHRDXB is nearly always full.
UAE is as good as open for UK citizens now.
BA even going back 3 times a day for winter schedule .

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34561

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Defo the Tube, but depends on where in London you are..?

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

flyguy1 wrote:

EK have been using their passenger 777's on a lot of cargo flights.


AFAIK, all EK’s pax fleet, are indeed being used for pax flights.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 15046

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

Galwayman wrote:
If not Wizz it’ll be FR or IAG one day , EasyJet’s low hanging fruit for the big boys these days.


Very much so,,, and what with IAG/BA looking to start up a new LCC at LGW…. Who knows.

Saying that, I thought U2’s cost were above BA’s at LGW…

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??

Try reading any of MacArthur Jobs books on the subject, probably the best around

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O16Oqo51hI0


Would urge every one to watch this video.
Truly awesome Maddog takeoff.
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Spacepope wrote:
An amazing catch from our fellow .netter CameronMD80 in NAS of some Douglas cargo metal. I cannot think of another departure like that MD80F in civilian service in recent memory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O16Oqo51hI0


Would urge every one to watch this video.
Truly awesome Maddog takeoff.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?

Cultural Traits…?

Sceptics don’t travel well.
A yank abroad is usually a handful,
Europeans are much more travel minded, and can handle themselves much more eloquently when travelling.

Shout and scream as much as you want, but it’s true.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCCs from Europe to Asia & Africa Thread - 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2461

Re: LCCs from Europe to Asia & Africa Thread - 2021

Jutlander wrote:
Would BF ORY-RUN qualify for this? BF is one of the few successful long haul LCCs.


And just a domestic flight too.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

amc737 Airtours the then tour operator leased in 747's around 1988 to operate US/ Caribbean non stops. IIRC, I remember seeing Judith Chalmers on the BBC stating charter flights to Barbados for £299 in 1987. Subsequently, I flew MAN-BGI on LX-KCV B747-123,owned by Cargolux, leased to Caribbean Airl...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

amc737[/quote] Airtours the then tour operator leased in 747's around 1988 to operate US/ Caribbean non stops.[/quote] IIRC, I remember seeing Judith Chalmers on the BBC stating charter flights to Barbados for £299 in 1987. Subsequently, I flew MAN-BGI on LX-KCV B747-123,owned by Cargolux, leased to...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Rada IL62 just about to land at SHJ after a flight from Ankara. Great to see these still flying.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Have met Sam a few times, real genuine guy.
Looks like they’re gonna let him fly out on the ex Eva bird when it leaves, also looks like that do a humanitarian run before it enters either MX or service. So I guess we’ll have another good video to look forward too.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

https://youtu.be/E1dlC6-Rf-4
Also At time line 9::40, it confirms N570B went to heavy MX at HHN.
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This is a good link about two of our babies.
https://youtu.be/E1dlC6-Rf-4
Also At time line 9::40, it confirms N570B went to heavy MX at HHN.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

Mods.
Can we update the thread title to read London to Goa please.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

Not as unusual as your math.
25 mins perhaps… lol

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Automotive charters in Sweden?
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: Automotive charters in Sweden?

I take it they’re using the AN12’s.
Used to see 3 / 4 a time on the deck at GOT as recently as 3 years ago .

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Didn’t see it mentioned above, but looks like one of the Titan 321’s G-DJHJ, has left Amerijet, and headed back to Malta. Paint or Maint.??

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46386

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Its not surprising, all major carriers are still in recovery mode after 2020. Decommissioning aircraft in order to save some pennies might be a good thing in the long run... Should "JB" be parted out, its not because BA are still in recovery mode and wanting to save pennies, its because t...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s happened to the___source.com webpages
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

Re: What’s happened to the___source.com webpages

Thank you for the update DJ6,
Such a same, never knew they were in dire straits.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s happened to the___source.com webpages
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

What’s happened to the___source.com webpages

Question for all, There used to be multiple source webpages that gave great updates info on each airline, eg the BA source, EK, QF, VS, you get the picture . However, just tried looking some info up earlier, and the sites seemed to be hacked by a Redbubble shopping channel. Any one with more info or...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Wasn’t that The ex KE bird N570B that ended up in HHN…
Not sure what she’s up too now.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3688

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

So here’s my take on it. Answers up thread say it’s from a CP 747. In the rear hold/ bulk area, the floor is generally sloped up towards the tail, except for when you crawl in thru the inward opening door. That part of hold5 / the bulk is actually flat iirc. My take is that container was probably a ...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Its operating, Search for HP330 / HP331 / HP332 / HP333 or SE-MFY on FR24, the standard data is showing as operated by FlexFlight hence its not picked up. SE-MFY is shown on Airfleets as having a first flight of 21 December 1989, which is interesting as it's in amongst the lowest MSNs. All the rest...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 3046

Re: Aviation Songs

The Clash - Spanish Bombs.
Has the line in it….
I’m flying in on the DC10 tonight.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 452
Views: 56694

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Pretty sure it would be LHR if the 380 ever returned.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2739
Views: 389847

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Iran Air, 747-21AC, (747-200 convertible in full cargo configuration), EP-ICD, Shanghai (PVG), July 21th 2021 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E63I1A4VEAEBLWY?format=jpg&name=large Original uploaded by UPS Captain Ken Hoke at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/AeroSavvy/status/1418010278717845505 Gr...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3394

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

Last flight in a 727 was in Feb 07, on Iran Air, THR-IFZ-BND… wonderful flight and crew.
Managed to blag the Jump Seat for landing into Bandar. Truly Superb. What a Ride.!!!!!

And YES, I miss the 727.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 max safety card question
Replies: 20
Views: 4491

Re: 737 max safety card question

In Europe TUI have 2 different safety cards for the 737-800 and the 737-Max8. The -800 has a classic style life jacket where you tie the straps in a bow. The Max has a clip-style life jacket fastening. So they can’t share a safety card. The TUI 737 Max safety card simply refers to the 737-8 for obv...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 92686

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

My guess is a 388, pretty sure they have NO 777 spare .

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46386

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Revelation wrote:

As one of my co-workers likes to say, when man makes something idiot proof, God invents a better idiot.


And this is why we need like buttons on this site.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46386

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

.[/quote] The whole thing is ridiculous to me - why not PAINT THE PIN YELLOW and paint a YELLOW CIRCLE around the correct bore / hole location? ".[/quote] If I remember correctly, wasn’t the 747 NLG hole Also painted…?, trouble was, it was so dark and dirty up there, unless you knew exactly whe...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid
Replies: 7
Views: 2071

Re: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid

Ouch…
Quick summary/guesswork, looks like the catering truck gave it a right good whack just by door R2, which spun the aircraft around to the right subsequently hitting the mobile GPU with the radome.
As long as no ones hurt…..
They other bits can be repaired .

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Re : AA787/EI330 incident. AA pushback procedures dictate that a wingwalker is present on both wings at all times during the push. Clearly someone wasn’t where they were supposed to be or if he was, the pushback driver ignored the stop signals. Anyway, nobody hurt which is the main thing with ramp a...

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46386

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Both the holes are next to each other.
Ground support equipment is readily available on stand .
Unfortunately , just a human error accident.
Just lucky the person injured only had minor injuries.
Most things are repairable/ insured.
It’s a lot harder to repair people.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Ha ha…
I have just 6 flights logged in a F50, and have never once flown with Amapola Flyg.
However, all but 1 frame is now part of the Amapola Fleet. Very strange.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 610
Views: 154913

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

Great update .
Thanks

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 4901

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

Looking at the video, I suspect the APU was inop, as there are two air starts underneath the deployed slide. At this stage, it’s unknown from the info available , how long the pax were sitting in a cooking 747 without any air. One way to get aircon back in the aircraft, would be to run the airstart...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 4901

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

Looking at the video, I suspect the APU was inop, as there are two air starts underneath the deployed slide. At this stage, it’s unknown from the info available , how long the pax were sitting in a cooking 747 without any air. One way to get aircon back in the aircraft, would be to run the airstarts...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Upgrade on non-rev?
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Upgrade on non-rev?

Have non-revved on JL many moons ago,..Great carrier.
However I pretty sure JL has a no upgrade policy in place for staff, including their own.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Would take a Saab340/2000 over any ATR anyday.
Superior ride IMHO.!

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 92686

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... 7-aircraft
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TUGMASTER wrote:
77L is quite a rare beast, and didn’t EK refit the cabin of those aircraft just before Covid happened..?


Edit: found this

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... 7-aircraft

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