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by sandyb123
Thu May 18, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 34
Views: 12727

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

G-JECP is still not flying since the crash in AMS, according to the internet. Is she undergoing repairs or are we expecting a write off?

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by sandyb123
Thu May 11, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Sorry what's the issue with the A330? You say it doesn't seem to be a great fit? I think it's perfect IMHO. Because EDI carries a lot of premium traffic and the A330's have 22 J seats vs the 2-class 787 which has 25. Small change but = extra revenue. Or maybe they could fly the three class as EK se...

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by sandyb123
Wed May 10, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Hello, EY seminally enjoy successful service to Edinburgh for almost 2 years now, coupled with premium heavy traffic on the route (with the small J cabin on the EY A330) and rumours that the A330 will leave the fleet at some point in the not to distant future would add up to hopefully an upgrade to ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4355

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Really not a fan of this livery :-/

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by sandyb123
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London Must Do?
Replies: 27
Views: 1454

Re: London Must Do?

I'd use a website like Experee.com or Getyourguide.com to book stuff and they often offer fast track to avoid waiting.

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by sandyb123
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 8688

Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/video ... 045500343/

Love it!

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Emirates have published a tongue in cheek post to Facebook calling out United CEO Oscar Munoz for his comments about the ME3.

https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/video ... 045500343/

Love it!

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112778

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895621 ... discussion
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Rally (read protest) and press conference at Chicago O'Hare at 6pm local (1 hour from now).

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895621 ... discussion

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112778

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/uniteds-stock-is-set-to-fall-5-and-wipe-1-billion-off-the-airlines-market-cap-2017-04-11 So the stockmarket does not like bad news. United Continental Holdings Inc stock fell sharply, recovered a bit and closed 1.1% down today, wiping $225m off the airline's value. I...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9671

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA.

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by sandyb123
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 19472

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

A friend on mine just flew his family on BA F on the LHR-JNB and said it was terrible. Knackered 747, service was lacking, lost bags and the IFE was on the blink. When you are paying top dollar (whatever class) on an airline that claims to be premium you expect it to be better! Frankly on domestic f...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37351

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I would be very interested to know the security risk they believe is present here. If they are still allowing mobiles in the cabin, then the communication with an external / other entity is still there. What is stopping an iPad or laptop protecting? It is not possible AFAIK to interfere with the air...

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by sandyb123
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?
Replies: 19
Views: 1948

Re: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?

And... drum roll please; the ME3 aren't subsidized by the government.

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's headphones burn on flight!
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Woman's headphones burn on flight!

The article doesn't state who the headphone manufacturer is?

I'd be more worried that the crew wanted to put a sparking electronical device in water. Either the article is wrong or this has been lost in translation.

Either way, hope she is better soon.

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe expands LCY-AMS to daily
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: FlyBe expands LCY-AMS to daily

This is great until the DH8 bit. Won't matter to most, but I do prefer the E jets any day of the week.

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB

So I ended up taking the train home! It sounds crazy but there were literarily no flights from anywhere in northern Germany. BA offered me a flight home yesterday (so 3 days later) and thank goodness I didn't take them up on the offer as the replacement flight was.... cancelled! One of my colleagues...

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by sandyb123
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3441

Re: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

Today Citywing have gone into liquidation. Sad news but not entirely unexpected. ... 10 March 2017 Citywing statement As a result of Van Air losing their route licenses on Friday 24th February 2017, the company has found it difficult to source suitable viable aircraft to fulfil our contracts. The co...

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by sandyb123
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB

I am at ITB in Berlin and today it was announced that both Berlin airports are striking from tomorrow for 24 hours. This has caused travel chaos across the city and event, which is the worlds leading & biggest travel show. I and thousands other at the event are now not able to travel home at the...

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by sandyb123
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 44790

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

What I don't understand with this whole thing is this. If EK is fed money by the government why would they need to park planes? They could fly them empty and not have to worry. I think everyone just likes to point and say "SEE! SEE! It isn't possible an airline centered in a geographically per...

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by sandyb123
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3441

Re: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

The fact that the aircraft is so small and the winds were so high suggests that the CAA deemed this to be unsafe operation. I've got about 100 hours on small fixed & flex wing aircraft (which I appreciate is relatively inexperienced) but I was always told that the headwind component should be no...

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by sandyb123
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 340
Views: 59691

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

Everything is better apart from the ads and the loss of the airport identifier mouseover (e.g. I used to type EDI and it would tell me that this was Edinburgh when I hovered over it).

Please bring back premium (ad free) membership!

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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3441

Re: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

Earlier there was an announcement that North Flying are taking on some of the flights. They are a private jet operator but seem to have a Metroliner which fits the job. Good forvthem that they are finding solutions. Wish them all the best. This must be costing £££.

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by sandyb123
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3441

Re: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

Yes Citywing is the rebrand of Manx2 who's operator Flightline had the crash in the IOM. The risk of a virtual airline is you rely on somebody for whom you have little or no influence delivering your product. Seems like they've hit a barrier again with Van Air. Looks like Titan are doing the flying ...

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by sandyb123
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 34
Views: 12727

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

Hasn't it been a known fact that the dash8 has these landing gear collapse problems? Happens now and then. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash_8_landing_gear_incidents (know it's wikipedia, but a good list of the accidents/incidents) ;) There defiantly seems to be a theme with the Q400 landing gear ...

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by sandyb123
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3441

CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

Press release on the CItywing Facebook page about an hour ago: 23rd February 2017 STATEMENT ON INCIDENT ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY AND FLIGHT UPDATES FOR THE 24th OF FEBRUARY Citywing can confirm that Van Air-operated flight 502 took off from the Isle of Man destined for Belfast on Thursday morning but...

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by sandyb123
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 34
Views: 12727

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8kOEfyqeA

Definitely a new set of blades required as they hit the runway at least twice.

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Definitely wasn't a known problem upon landing as they landed 'faulty' gear first and the engine was still running....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8kOEfyqeA

Definitely a new set of blades required as they hit the runway at least twice.

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by sandyb123
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 12455

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

I mean they are in a good location to make a WOW style connection hub with narrowbody across the atlantic. I see them actually doing pretty well. Its the legacy carriers that are gonna feel the pain of the ULCC and LCC across the Atlantic boom. Well ok. But this is not a new tactic for Aer Lingus. ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet ends London City to Paris ORY service
Replies: 19
Views: 4178

Re: Cityjet ends London City to Paris ORY service

The Eurostar has been operating the route for 22 years (HS1 making the whole route high speed for 10 years). If you are travelling from the city / central London to anywhere relatively central Paris then the Eurostar was a no-brainer once you take into consideration travel to / from the airport and ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air...who are they...CLT hub
Replies: 35
Views: 5560

Re: Via Air...who are they...CLT hub

http://www.airfleets.net/recherche/supported-plane.htm

Do they operate under the parent / different AOC?

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Strange that the 120s are not list but I am not positive that airfleets tracks them.


Air fleets list the 120 as a supported aircraft.

http://www.airfleets.net/recherche/supported-plane.htm

Do they operate under the parent / different AOC?

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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 21348

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

Does 'listening session' mean Trump speaks and the airlines listen? Or maybe the opposite? What if the ME3 are restricted in their access to US airspace on the terrorism bandwagon excuse to put America (the airlines of America) first. Given the Visa debacle this might be retaliation? After all, terr...

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by sandyb123
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air...who are they...CLT hub
Replies: 35
Views: 5560

Re: Via Air...who are they...CLT hub

What is their business plan? I mean CLT dosent generate much O&D traffic, especially when its flights to WV and they dont interline with AA or have a big hub at CLT so what is their business plan, serving WV and FL routes with one stop at CLT? I'm not local so can't comment on the market opport...

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by sandyb123
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to offer Economy class passengers lounge access at DXB for a fee
Replies: 38
Views: 6107

Re: Emirates to offer Economy class passengers lounge access at DXB for a fee

Is this not common? I buy lounge access regularly when I have a layover of more than an hour or two. Do you do this in airline lounges or in 'private' lounges oersted by desperate businesses. I am not familiar with airlines I know offering own-brand lounge access for a fee? It's either in the ticke...

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by sandyb123
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to offer Economy class passengers lounge access at DXB for a fee
Replies: 38
Views: 6107

Re: Emirates to offer Economy class passengers lounge access at DXB for a fee

What? No way! Having flown a few times in EK F (and paying for it) I really valued the peace and service of the EK F lounges at DXB. If all of a sudden the lounges are populated by anyone willing to pay then it seriously devalues the experience, personally speaking. There is also something about tha...

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by sandyb123
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA v. Air New Zealand
Replies: 28
Views: 5429

Re: SAA v. Air New Zealand

A good example of the shambolic SAA management is the fact that their new (and not very good in my opinion) website which is not yet published is ranking 2nd on Google for all the world to see. https://preview.flysaa.com/ I am close to this type of stuff so probably think its a bigger deal, but what...

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by sandyb123
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 16224

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

Would they have contracted Fraport, Munich airport, Hochtief or Bilfinger Berger to built them an airport to open at set date and to cost not more than sum X, it would have happened. Unfortunately these organisations are not immune to this type of incompetence either. Here in Edinburgh Bilfinger ha...

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by sandyb123
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human flying drone - First ever
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Human flying drone - First ever

That's not really a human flying drone IMO. It's a 'traditional' drone pulling / carrying someone dangling underneath. This is a human flying drone, albeit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJC-icrChsw . This is seriously cool tech and something I hope to fly in in the future, although I believe it is...

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by sandyb123
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates receives first B777 with new Business class
Replies: 21
Views: 6799

Re: Emirates receives first B777 with new Business class

crazy that they don't put the A380 biz class seat in the 777 and standardise their fleet. Pretty sure the Longhaul Business Class is now standard across the longhaul fleet (including the 777's used for these more distant routes). EK have an all long-haul fleet, although they do have some relatively...

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by sandyb123
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the EK 777 business class?
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: What happened to the EK 777 business class?

I experienced the new EK J seat at the reveal at ITB in Berlin back in March. I liked it and was an incremental improvement. But not very revolutionary and the person showing me round it told me that some of the materials used to make it feel high-quality were to be de-scoped for the actual planes f...

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by sandyb123
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 11940

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

Don't mind the current homepage. Much better now the site is responsive as I'd imagine at least 50% of views are on mobile.

Not sure what the need for a floating burger menu is however as that is the role of the one in the top menu?

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by sandyb123
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe rumoured to operate ABZ/EDI to LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 3421

Re: Flybe rumoured to operate ABZ/EDI to LHR

Weren't Flybe planning to remove the E-jets from their fleet?

LON-ABZ is a long haul on the Q400.

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by sandyb123
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe and Loganair to end franchise agreement.
Replies: 31
Views: 4522

Re: Flybe and Loganair to end franchise agreement.

http://www.loganair.co.uk/images/LASpreadsWings.png Christ looks like one of the BA World Tails... https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/British_Airways_Boeing_737-436_Benyhone_Tartan_Wedelstaedt.jpg/220px-British_Airways_Boeing_737-436_Benyhone_Tartan_Wedelstaedt.jpg Will wait ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe and Loganair to end franchise agreement.
Replies: 31
Views: 4522

Re: Flybe and Loganair to end franchise agreement.

It is still possible to book Logainair flights with BA so the revenue stream is still there (both ways). I wouldn't be surprised if Flybe remain codeshare partners. A lot of travel to Loganair's destinations is essential travel so it doesn't rely on the marketing machine to fill planes. Loganair als...

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by sandyb123
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with terminals or other structures very close to runway
Replies: 38
Views: 6381

Re: Airports with terminals or other structures very close to runway

When I visited Ko Samui on Bangkok Airways I was amazed how close the 'terminal' was to the runway. Apple Maps puts it about 150 meters from the centreline.

Great airline 5 years ago!

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by sandyb123
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 93296

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

Monarch has 3 divisions, held by separate companies. Airlines, Engineering and Tour Operations. If you check last year's accounts 2015 you'll see that Airlines made £40m last year, with all the talk about EDITDA it's worth noting it didn't pay any tax as they had losses brought forward. It sounds l...

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by sandyb123
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD-LHR IB A340-600 why so big?
Replies: 24
Views: 6555

Re: MAD-LHR IB A340-600 why so big?

That's not the only short flight with the A340. QR does DMM-DOH on the A340. What does that have to do with MAD-LHR? There are lots of short flights with widebodies around the world, even with the A380 but that's not what this thread is about, is it? Because it's about 200km flight. I think he was ...

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by sandyb123
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees
Replies: 48
Views: 11862

Re: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees

Effective 03 October 2016 Emirates will implement a charge for advance seat selection before check-in on Economy Class Special and Saver fares. Seat selection will continue to be complimentary when check-in opens 48 hours prior to departure. There will be no charge for advance seat selection for Eco...

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by sandyb123
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did the infamous 748 wing wave recover from its stall?
Replies: 60
Views: 9746

Re: How did the infamous 748 wing wave recover from its stall?

Not taking any side here, but one thing everyone here is missing: a stall has nothing to do with speed. It is only dependant on the angle of attack. And that again is not only dependant on the pitch. That really isn't very accurate. An aerodynamic stall has everything to do with the speed of the li...

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by sandyb123
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow
Replies: 51
Views: 13071

Re: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow

It was only a few weeks ago an Air Transat crew were arrested for the same reasons at GLA. Are they more on top of their monitoring at GLA than other ports?

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by sandyb123
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr
Replies: 60
Views: 14704

Re: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr

Note that all the window blinds are shut so could this actually be the opposite, the aircraft was empty hence the early rotation based more on the aircrafts natural want to get Airborne rather than anything that the pilots actually input? IIRC (and certainly based on anything small / tiny I have flo...

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by sandyb123
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Emirates A380 to Glasgow
Replies: 15
Views: 4208

Re: Emirates A380 to Glascow

whilst Glasgow is currently embarking on a stand expansion plan with new concrete being poured as I write, I'm of the understanding that no Code F facility is planned as yet. It's all a bit curious though .. And that's straight from the cow's mouth ! ;-) Not forgetting that EK has done an A380 rota...

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by sandyb123
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2462
Views: 106740

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Said nothing like that to my knowledge, what it did say though was that "We" had the right to change the service, with or without giving notice to the user base. If you had the right to change the service, I deserve a right to a refund for services NOT provided (i.e., refund for First Cla...

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