aristoenigma wrote:Because it was grounded for volcano ash way back when does it have less hours and cycles than its other 744s?
Just from my years of browsing the Anet forums, I knew this was about Allegiant before even opening the thread!
I have to ask: WHO exactly was on that flight? It's in Russia, so it has to be some conspiracy, right? I mean, what better way to quietly dispose of someone then to destroy a civil airliner in a high-profile crash outside the nation's capital. As opposed to say, an assassination in a remote border ...Jump to post
For me the doors on the newer 737s are the biggest letdown. Its strange watching a brand new 739ER pull up to the gate. Factory fresh, shiny nacelles and slats, bright LED lighting... Only to have to pull that ridiculous 50's cabin door design open with 2 people because it's so heavy. It's just as b...Jump to post
To quote from the article; BSCA runway length The length of the runway at Charleroi Airport (2,550 meters) will also handicap the Air Belgium operations during the first years: on the outbound flights, the airline will limit the number of passengers to 257 and the airline will lose out on the normal...Jump to post
I hope that the other airlines will follow suit with similar policies, as they always seem to follow in each others footsteps! One thing I've said before but which continues to amaze me, is how this is strictly an American problem. I've dispatched many hundreds of flights over the years in AMS, with...Jump to post
buzzard302 wrote:The video looks sped up to me. Look at the red flashing lights on the background Eurowings Airbus. They appear to be flashing faster than normal from my memory.
I'm amazed that the three landing gear struts are still attached!
Apparently the a/c involved is SPEQGJump to post
I turned around many a BA 767 in AMS, always loved working those flights! It's definitely a freighter, which they do manage to fill up nicely with passengers as well. Flown them 3 times, and I have to say I do think they are great aircraft. The current interior for the 32S out of LHR isn't half bad ...Jump to post
Some input from me as a former ground dispatcher.. First of all, I've had wrongfully boarded passengers on my flights at AMS way more often then I care for. Always exclusively the result of some poorly trained, and uninterested gate agent. I've had passengers with bright orange, home printed Easyjet...Jump to post
Air Astana has started nonstop AMS-GUW (Atyrau) service, which is where a lot of the oil traffic is headed.! KC has had this route for ages! Always a very heavy cargo load, but I've seen it depart/arrive with as few as 6 passengers on some days. Rarely full, generally well below 100 pax. Hopefully ...Jump to post
That's interesting! I ususally take in flight mags from the airlines I've flown on, and I always noticed that Air France's are also really big and heavy. Though as pretty much al LCC's still have in flight mags, including FR I think, there must be some way to make money of it!
It is indeed high time we start compulsively comparing lists and make each other jealous! Though my criteria for airport logging vary a bit, pretty much that it has to have an IATA code. I don't count any ICAO-code only airports. New airports for 2017 marked in green. I still miss the U and X, and I...Jump to post
Wow, this sounds just like that episode "Nosedive" of the series Black Mirror. I suggest you go watch it! And after that stop worrying about a rating a freaking taxi company gives YOU. What's next, the cashier at the store will give me a rating when I buy a carton of milk? https://en.wikip...Jump to post
That's pretty cool! Did you rebuild this from an existing model of AMS? I recognize piers E (extended?) F, G and H (with jetbridges?) as well as taxiway markings from AMS!
78 replies and no one is talking about sending the CS100 on a TATL trip? I'm disappointed and relieved at the same time
Aviano789 wrote:Would Boeing ever consider building an airplane like the 727 with all the high tech gadgets as the next generation of medium haul freighters or for even Pax service for short runways at small airports?
That's horrible news! I've worked with SX for many years, and had the pleasure to fly them once, and they are a fantastic little airline! Nice aircraft, nice crew, and very professional especially considering the size of the operation. I would be really sad to see them go.. I hope they find a new in...Jump to post
Northwest for sure! As an AMS resident I still miss those red tails lined up, an interesting mix of DC-10s, 742's and 330's if you were lucky enough! Even the silver livery was a welcome sight. I had the pleasure of flying NWA a number of times, on the 330, 32S and D95. Only once on a 319 still wear...Jump to post
I flew PK a few years ago on their AMS-IST 5th freedom segment. The cabin wasn't up to par by any means, but the service wasn't bad at all. The food was very decent and the crew was friendly! Just don't expect to depart on time..
Hi C152sy, thanks for sharing! Something out of the ordinary, a nice read, the same for your MA-60 report. A proper vintage experience for sure with an interior like that!
Hi y'all. I am a student at Pilot Flight Academy in Sandefjord, Oslo, and i began to think about buying a plane after I have landed a job (no pun intended). I live near the sea, so I thought i should by a waterplane, as it would eliminate the need for storage. I began searching around on the intern...Jump to post
Other examples: -At the other end of the spectrum, a young girl's swim team booked at the front of a plane. This happened a few years ago on a Qantas flight where a group of children was sitting in the back of a 737, thankfully an extremely rare occurence; http://time.com/3266087/qantas-takeoff-chi...Jump to post
Swiss posted an amazing tribute to their recently retired Avrojets on their Facebook page. I'm very impressed! It's filled with a number of cheeky references to the Avrojet history at Swiss, including hard landings and maintenance problems. "4 engines 4 short haul"! Enjoy! https://www.face...Jump to post
As long as you work on tight schedules, combined with poorly trained/motivated staff this will keep happening from time to time. I've experienced multiple occasions where HUM's (human remains) were left behind or simply lost at the airport. And one where one station forgot to offload it after a flig...Jump to post
910A wrote:The article states a jumbo, but COPA doesn't fly jumbos
That's one of the Ukraine Air Alliance aircraft. They have several AN-12s in this livery
https://translate.google.com/translate? ... r_Alliance
It is mandatory per Indian DGCA to paint Max All up Weight(MTOW) and Operating Empty Weight on the fuselage. Thanks for that! I wonder what the reasoning is. It's not like the pilot will walk aft and stick his head out the door to read the MTOW to compare it to the loadsheet he's received! MartijnJump to post
Hi guys, The other day while driving around AMS I noticed a Jet Airways 77W which had two structural weight limits painted below the tail. The first was the "Maximum All Up Weight" which I assume is the MTOW, and the second was I think the basic weight of the aircraft. Is this something th...Jump to post
At AMS the airport mandates all ground handling is stopped during a thunderstorm. Some sort of air-raid siren will sound on the ramp accompanied by flashing lights so everyone drops their work and goes inside.
IMO this is a security gap airlines and aviation authorities should take action against to avoid it. What do you think? If I get in my car now and drive from my home in the Netherlands to Germany, I won't need to show my ID at the border. If I get on a train to France via Belgium, I don't have to s...Jump to post
DL747400 wrote:2. Add them to the global no-fly list for life.
I am not yet convinced that NL had no involvement in the authorization of this flight as it also had a KL tag. And the Dutch security services DO update Dutch airlines on risks. Yes, that's called a code share. There are plenty of KL tags on flights around the world that don't even come close to Th...Jump to post