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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you travel on Air Europa and how was It?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Have you travel on Air Europa and how was It?

I recently flew on UX for the sole reason of trying them out. I flew BCN-MAD-AMS on the 332 and 738. Upon boarding the 330 in BCN, I was shocked. The cabin condition was horrific. The ship was ECJQQ, of course I don't know if it's a fleet wide problem but it was incredible. The legroom is very restr...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection time in Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Connection time in Frankfurt

You'll be fine. This ticket wouldn't have been sold if the airline thought you won't be able to make it. Last time I did AMS-FRA-DEN in 35 mins, including a lengthy bus ride from a remote stand!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 5176

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

I cannot access Southwest website from any computer and/or IP address in the Netherlands. Super annoying! Had to use Tor browser to book my flights..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1883

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

There should only be one Emirates A380 at any one time, is that right? And perhaps the CZ A380. That's true. But it woundn't be the first time there are 2 EK 380s on the ground at the same time for whatever reason. Also the modifications didn't cause a downgrade for any other stand or capacity or w...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1883

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

Schiphol is getting a 3rd A380 capable gate. Interesting. Currently, only Emirates flies to Schiphol with the A380, twice a day. 0. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/3/airports/schiphol-schept-extra-ruimte-voor-airbus-a380 I think it's only a matter of time before the morning EK flig...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6518

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

FlapsOne wrote:
I’m not sure who that woman is on the photo but it was meant to be a picture of the 2-4-2 new cabin on Kharkiv Airlines shown https://hrk.aero/en/comfortable-flights-with-kharkiv-airlines/


Didn't Kharkiv Airlines stop flying in 2014 or something?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38035

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Two Air Nostrum Canadian 1000s are already on estate replacing some of the SU95 flying. I got one the other day, missing out on the SSJ by just two days. It's a bit confusing as they announce on board "Brussels Airlines operated by Air Nostrum flying for Cityjet" (seriously). I had two Sp...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vueling ... forget the website, use the mobile app
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Vueling ... forget the website, use the mobile app

I don't speak Spanish either, but is it really that big a deal to make a booking on their Spanish site? I mean you've flown them before so you know the product offerings, and the website structure. So it's not too hard to figure out what the Spanish words mean I'd say.. And yeah, price is paramount ...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?
Replies: 37
Views: 3143

Re: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?

The Avrojet has an actual "car horn" sound as the ground call. The mentioned Boeing ground calls are super loud and very distinct, you definitely hear that over every other sound on the ramp. There's also one type that starts sounding a constant "horn" sound when the ground power...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 5168

Re: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018

Bin Air ceased operations!? I had no idea! That explains why I never see their Metro around AMS anymore.. I was just wondering today why they stopped flying here.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3108

Re: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018

Ayit is mainly a flight school and they do skydiving. That's what most of their fleet is doing. And the SH-360 is flying military charters, you can see it on Flightradar every now and then. We can charter the SH-360 (info from a friend who is on-site this week), it costs EUR 4'500 for a roundtrip t...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 3664

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Thanks Airstud, I always could count on you! I'm a bit late this year because there was more flying to be done. I was THIS close to getting the U as I was booked to UUD, but then the flight got diverted :eek: New entries for this year in green A: ABQ , ACI, AGP, AJR, AMS, ANR, AOK, ARN, ATL, AUH, AU...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5174

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

FRA to MUC via SKG comes to mind. It was a convenient schedule and only 78 euro's on Aegean!

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 2686

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

How about SMF? I was very impressed with Terminal B, and A is not bad either!

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 28
Views: 7889

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

Does anyone know the approximate downtime for an aircraft to get these splits slapped on?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 28462

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

https://youtu.be/Jv1kmuFOhWk

To be honest I'm a bit surprised she's up there on her own, would have expected a 2 controller minimum..
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VASAviation posted a video with the ATC transcripts as well as subtitles where applicable;

https://youtu.be/Jv1kmuFOhWk

To be honest I'm a bit surprised she's up there on her own, would have expected a 2 controller minimum..

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 10773

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

Is it just me or does it have kind of a Lauda Air vibe to it?

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5195

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

They Guernsey registry which is 2-XXXX opens up possibilities. There's already some cool ones like 2-SEXY, 2-MATO, 2-HELI. Also the Isle of man with their M-XXXX, examples are M-NTOS, M-OVIE and M-ICKY

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK Cargo A330 nearly collides with TK A320 at IST
Replies: 13
Views: 3404

Re: HK Cargo A330 nearly collides with TK A320 at IST

Holy crap! I hope IST and/or TK have some safety-award initiative for the guy that stopped this from happening! Terrific job

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Boeing's legal staff would be busy if they are suing everyone who's critical of their products. Have you read the Airliners forums lately? Martijn Making false claims that spread panic amongst the public about your fleet type and criticizing the product are two very different things. Sadly, even in...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

hayzel777 wrote:
If there is no evidence of Gerry Soejatman's claim, Boeing needs to go and sue him for every dime he has.


Boeing's legal staff would be busy if they are suing everyone who's critical of their products. Have you read the Airliners forums lately?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

kanban wrote:
never heard of this problem or do we just have a troll looking for 30 seconds of notoriety???


I haven't heard of these problems either, but I can assure you Mister Soejatman is not a troll.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 6050

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

gia777 wrote:
I think Garuda Indonesia and Saudi Arabian Airlines are the best candidate to buy A380-800 because they need to transport tons of hajj.


Yeah, because that turned out so well for Malaysia!

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi
Replies: 34
Views: 5732

Re: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi

I own a 1997-issue MD-11 production guide as handed out by MD. Had to go through a lot of dusty old boxes so I hope they are of interest to someone! I scanned both the AZ Combi and the MP Convertible. Unfortunately there are no drawings about how the Combi is supposed to look, but there are some con...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 7026

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

If you think the current interior is bad, you may have forgotten about the interiors before they were refurbished! It was a complete embarrassment. And this was well before there were any plans of retiring the 767! I will sorely miss these aircraft however. They are comfy and just a nice change of s...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 37
Views: 7664

Re: No A380 for KLM?

AMS currently has only 2 suitable A380 gates, not counting remote stands. And that likely will not increase anytime soon because there is no space for it.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12699

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

They were probably at about a 3 mile final when they started the go around. Hopefully they will be hanged, drawn and quartered to serve as an example to other pilots. Almost making a big mistake will not be tolerated. That would really promote a safety culture and get to the root cause. I think you...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM airlines goes into liquidation
Replies: 23
Views: 5981

VLM airlines bankrupt (again)

Belgian media are reporting that VLM airlines has once again declared bankruptcy. They made massive cuts across the route network just a month ago. It's hardly the first time that VLM is in trouble, and I wonder if they will try another startup or finally give up. Personally I'm quite sad as I have ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6873

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

Every time MOL or FR announce something controversion, the Anet Anti-FR squad starts screaming that THIS time it will surely mean the end of them. It never does, and it won't this time either! I don't understand why people here get so worked up about them. Just don't fly them if you don't like to. C...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3669

Re: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

I see it every now and then, sometimes even continuing when they are well on the taxiway too.

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 129
Views: 29710

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Thanks for the updates David!

I suppose rule 2 makes sense. Rule number 3 is a bit of a bummer, that means no more cockpit visits! I'm not sure about rule 1..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol

nordikcam wrote:
CrimsonNL wrote:
I'm sure they had fun in BRU with the numerous KLM diversions!

Martijn


No problem at all ! One QR Boeing 77W, One DL Airbus A333 too and 8 KL Boeing 737 or E195...


Awesome! The Skywork too, and I saw at least one KLM going to CRL of all places!

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol

I'm sure they had fun in BRU with the numerous KLM diversions!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF flight numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: AF flight numbering

I've never been able to find a logic in UA's international flights!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Auburn alumni or fans here?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Any Auburn alumni or fans here?

My friend was enrolled in one of their courses involving flight training. I visited him there a few years ago! Seemed like a really nice place. We did some flying out of the University airport too. Good times! :)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash of Dragon Rapide at Abbotsford Airshow
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

Re: Crash of Dragon Rapide at Abbotsford Airshow

Wow, classic aviation can't seem to get a break this summer. Hoping all the injured will recover soon!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Can you even begin to comprehend the logistics of an operation like this? At my local airport AMS there are already thousands of people with airside access, and we're hardly the biggest airport in the world!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say

Skytrax should not be taken seriously. Though I can not comment on LOT Long haul, I would say their short haul product is perfectly adequate. The service is basic, free coffee/tea and a chocolate bar. However their BOB prices are very reasonable I think. The cabin crew is always friendly and WAW is ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97512

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Why would a possible shoot down be covered up? I think anyone can agree that it would have been sensible to do so. What could the Air Force possibly gain from hiding it? On a different note, I do feel for the guy. He was clearly not out to hurt anyone but himself. The ATC recordings are very telling...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 10154

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I feel bad for the little girl but not for the mother. In fact I'm willing to bet that all this would have never happened if it weren't for the "I've a camera phone so I'm better then you" mentality, that a staggering number of air travelers seem to have these days. She was probably alread...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 129
Views: 29710

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Would 20 tourists be allowed on a 75 year old vintage aircraft in the UK? I think not. Allowed to fly through a mountain range? Probably not. Accident avoidable. Probably. You know, ALL aviation accidents would be avoidable, if we would just ban people from flying on airplanes all together! Also it...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)
Replies: 21
Views: 6793

Re: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)

Does anybody know what kind of issues are affecting Vueling's operation? They made a mess a couple of summers ago, when they planned more flights than they had planes for. You would think they learnt their lesson and have improved since. This is the same mistake they make every summer, alongside sc...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 129
Views: 29710

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

AvHerald has posted that here are likely no survivors.. There's also an interesting NOTAM since yesterday about a cable that has been suspended between two points along the route. Also a translated Swiss news article; https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=nl&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 129
Views: 29710

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

I am shocked! Horrible, horrible news! I flew on her sister ship just last month. The Ju-Air operation looked very professional, and I was very impressed with the immaculate state of the aircraft.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 3872

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst...

It's indeed very intriguing. They were all the rage when they first started flying. The Anet trip report section was flooded with reports about how fantastic they were, and everyone was going out of their way to fly them. It was supposed to be THE premium airline around Europe. Then just the other d...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 7866

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

The whole branding in the digital world is outdated and the overall brand feels old, boring and tired. That really, really doesn't matter for the overwhelming majority of European (German included) holiday makers. All that matters is price. If you really believe that the average German youth cares ...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC
Replies: 42
Views: 8878

Re: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC

I don't think the controller was unprofessional. Annoyed for sure, but he accommodated the '104 as well as he could. No one can blame the 104 crew for not flying into conditions they deem unsafe of course, but I don't think that last remark about the "bosses" was called for.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Re: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?

I'd say a minimum of 2 hours for the museum, it's a fantastic collection!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR ATC tower evacuated
Replies: 19
Views: 3490

Re: LHR ATC tower evacuated

BA10 BKK-LHR ended up in AMS, the GYMME.

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