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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD F9 Tail Tip
Replies: 13
Views: 3778

Re: ORD F9 Tail Tip

Wow! I wonder how they managed to do that.. The tail tip limit on most 320s I work with is quite a lot. Though it varies per airline we have several airlines saying that there's a 2000kg limit in the aft hold, to 2400kg with other airlines. (This is of course without any load in the forward hold) Ma...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 1641

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Amsterdam

Largest: A380 (Emirates)
Smallest: DHC-8-400 (AirBaltic and Flybe)


Smallest is the Skywork Dornier 328 to Bern!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London City Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: London City Airport

It's still my favorite London airport but it's not as good as it has been. I remember flying out of there on a Tuesday afternoon in 2009 where I was with two friends, and the three of us were the only ones in the terminal not wearing a suit. Also back then they already had free wifi and power ports ...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 11778

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

UA70/71 is operated by a 763 in the summer schedule so that would be even more restrictive. Plus they will lose all inbound and outbound connecting pax at AMS which are quite a lot each day. This guy seems like an interesting character. Further on he claims that a full 738 with 189 passengers weighs...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 70
Views: 11776

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

I was able to see her depart, taking up most of rwy 18C as we're used to with Kalitta. Leaving a nice smoke trail too. I'm very sad to see them go, I have fond memories of the K4 742 around AMS. It was pretty much the last aircraft that made my office windows rattle whenever they departed from rwy 2...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017: Worst year for UA? What happens next?
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: 2017: Worst year for UA? What happens next?

Are you for real? You are comparing 2 hull losses causing the deaths of hundreds to two incidents where pax were denied boarding? The leggings incident was within UA company regulations and it's not even clear yet what exactly happened with the whole doctor debacle. Do you seriously think this has t...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Whether UA was right or wrong is completely irrelevant. They are the big loser in this incident. Joe Public doesn't care about contract of carriage or deadheading crew, all they see is a paying customer being dragged off the plane. It's being picked up by international media too and my Facebook time...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Airbus damaged in ground collision @ Tehran
Replies: 24
Views: 10804

Re: 2 Airbus damaged in ground collision @ Tehran

Ouch! I know that its very busy on the ramp and lots of distractions going on, but the wing walkers and the tow driver are there for a reason on both aircraft. Looks like 6 guys were not paying attention and thinking about what they were gonna do after work. Problem is now they will have plenty of ...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 Landing, So Much Flaps?
Replies: 46
Views: 17418

Re: MD11 Landing, So Much Flaps?

DocLightning wrote:

You weren't here when they switched the board format and all the old, locked threads got unlocked. Some people went and dug up some real classics...


I've been here non-stop for the past 10 years! :old:

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 Landing, So Much Flaps?
Replies: 46
Views: 17418

Re: MD11 Landing, So Much Flaps?

Wow I only realized this thread is so old when I saw that flightlevel 350 link! Meanwhile Jetlagged is casually continuing on topic 10 years later :mrgreen: :mrgreen: So does 50 degrees flap setting not cause any problems? I seem to recall reading that flaps 40 was disabled by some airlines on the 7...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lucky Air to acquire A330s
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: First wide-body for Lucky Air.

DexSwart wrote:
That livery is really starting to get very bland for me.


Well I agree, but at least it's better then the Chinese BA livery they have on some of their other aircraft..



Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first made-in-India civilian aircraft is set to take off.
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: The first made-in-India civilian aircraft is set to take off.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAL_Saras

Martijn
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It's not the first one, it was preceded by the Saras and possibly others. Though I do hope this one is more successful!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAL_Saras

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 79
Views: 10364

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

Jerry123 wrote:
I'd say DUB. It might not be failing but Aer Lingus regional have definitely retrenched a bit by dropping LPL, CWL and DSA.


Are you kidding? A failed hub because they dropped the ATR service to CWL and DSA!? :roll: :roll:

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large musical instruments on board?
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Large musical instruments on board?

At AMS see we a lot of Cello's in the cabin which are usually booked as first name Cello last name the passenger name. Then they are generally secured to the vacant seat with a seatbelt extension by the passenger themselves, or sometimes with rope by the loading staff. A double-bass is interesting a...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 36881

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Putting lithium batteries in your checked luggage as opposed to you carry-on luggage is actually a violation of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. As RJ is an IATA member they should not (willingly) allow passengers to put the lithium batteries in their checked bags..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Still Using Pneumatic Tubes to Transfer Weight and Balance Info
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

Re: WN Still Using Pneumatic Tubes to Transfer Weight and Balance Info

The timing of this thread is perfect for me. I was actually on a UA flight out of IAH yesterday on a 739ER and we sat on the holding pad at 15L for over 20 minutes because the captain said "they were waiting for weight and balance info to be uploaded to the aircraft computers." This was t...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 6791

Re: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement

I thought the whole problem with acquiring a twin when the last 343 was retired, is that the CAA of Suriname doesn't have ETOPS regulations to begin with?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape
Replies: 74
Views: 8726

Re: E195-E2 Rollout today

Wow, I bet weight&balance is gonna be fun with this one :eyepopping:

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 hits 30 years in the skies.
Replies: 12
Views: 2215

Re: A320 hits 30 years in the skies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCI_R5slj_M

Martijn
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Very cool, though I think they are kinda boring, it's a fantastic aircraft nonetheless. To work with as well as to fly on!

Airbus made a pretty cool video for the anniversary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCI_R5slj_M

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Baggage Handlers 'are told to STOP urinating in holds of planes'
Replies: 23
Views: 7296

Re: British Airways Baggage Handlers 'are told to STOP urinating in holds of planes'

I should imagine that animal transport is a real issue for aircraft operators, clearly they are going to go when ever they want. How is this dealt with, is the compartment hosed out afterwards? A certain well-respected German carrier mandates that specialized floor mats made of absorbing material a...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late night transfer from TPE to Taipei city
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Late night transfer from TPE to Taipei city

Hi guys! Hi Martijn, You can catch a bus from the airport to Taipei Main Station for NT$125 each was. The bus will drop you off at one of two stops at the Main Station (it's changed a lot since I last took the bus, so I'm afraid I can't tell you which one will be the best stop -- I think it will be ...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-8 Luggage Loading
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

Re: United DC-8 Luggage Loading

https://youtu.be/V886TJn-cQU

SLCPilot


Thanks for the link, that is a super interesting video! Did these aircraft have any bulk loaded holds at all? And cargo doors on the side?

Rgds,

Martijn
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Slcpilot wrote:
And in action here....just past 2:00!

https://youtu.be/V886TJn-cQU

SLCPilot


Thanks for the link, that is a super interesting video! Did these aircraft have any bulk loaded holds at all? And cargo doors on the side?

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late night transfer from TPE to Taipei city
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Late night transfer from TPE to Taipei city

Hi all, I've got a trip planned to TPE, where I will be spending 2 days for sightseeing. I'm arriving around midnight on Sunday (so the night from Sun/Mon) in order to (hopefully) catch the China Airlines 744. I need to get to downtown Taipei around 0030-0100 assuming I arrive on schedule. The new a...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 17380

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

HOMER71 wrote:
Obviously he was a clear and present danger to what lies beneath. I know he is presumed innocent but I don't want to be a witness when he turn his Husky into a widowmaker and that becomes his ender's game...


Best post I've read in a while :D

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 11055

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I once had a family of three traveling from AMS to Australia (I think it was SYD), and they said their daughter was super-duper allergic to peanuts. They managed to convince the airline to block the last 5 rows (airplane wide) for their "peanut-free" quarantine zone. These three people had...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bright lights just south of St Petersburg (RU)
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Bright lights just south of St Petersburg (RU)

Speaking of bright lights in the Netherlands: On a recent flight out of AMS from RWY 18L heading roughly due south (nighttime) I spotted a massive "TV-screen"/monitor on the left side of the aircraft. Any idea what it was? It was very shortly after takeoff. That's the Ziggo Dome concert v...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bright lights just south of St Petersburg (RU)
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Bright lights just south of St Petersburg (RU)

As we continued flying, I saw similar installations that appeared to be off the Dutch coast* (I might be mistaken, as these had light cloud/fog cover and I couldn't clearly see any coastline). Those could be ships anchored at sea outside harbor entrances. If it was on land then they were most likel...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much weight is added to cater a 747?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: How much weight is added to cater a 747?

The only one I could look up is from a certain French airline, which loads roughly 3600kg of catering for their 744 flights. This does not include the potable water however.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM staff throws passenger luggage
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: KLM staff throws with passenger luggage

N14AZ wrote:
But are you sure it was KLM staff as you wrote in the thread title? (I am not that familiar with KL and AMS...)


Yes these are KLM guys for sure. Though they have Air France containers on the loader.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM staff throws passenger luggage
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: KLM staff throws with passenger luggage

Typical disgruntled rampers who have to look for a bag that has to be offloaded for whatever reason.. Very classy guys..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 5483

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

99, and only because I said Continental instead of United ;)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Curacao passengers stranded. How does it work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: KL Curacao passengers stranded. How does it work?

LewisNEO wrote:
The PH-BFB had also a false alarm smoke incident in the cargo area jan 15th and on jan 16th the same bird needed to fly back to AMS while on track to Nairobi due to some loose parts at a wing, according to the article.


This was BFL with both incidents, not BFB..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger B737 Classic flying in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1902

Re: Passenger B737 Classic flying in Europe

Air Baltic
Alba Star
ASL Airlines France
Blue Air
Blue Panorama
Tarom


To name a few.. Sadly the -200 is completely gone.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines FA's falling sick because of new uniforms?
Replies: 12
Views: 2523

Re: American Airlines FA's falling sick because of new uniforms?

However, an American Airlines spokesperson told Business Insider that only 450 employees have reported experiencing issues with their uniforms and that the airline could not verify the union's figures. Wow, "only" 450 employees! Then surely it's nothing to worry about :shock: Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Solo Travel Tips for NYC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1241

Re: Solo Travel Tips for NYC?

I'm not sure about your budget, but those helicopter flights around Manhattan island are really cool. They depart out of the Wall Street Heliport which right downtown. I think the cheapest ones go for about $180 dollars. You can just walk in and fly so you can pick a day with good visibility. I got ...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel savings when flying with "optimal trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Fuel savings when flying with "optimal trim"

Thanks for the replies so far everyone, keep them coming! However, according to Airbus publications, A320 family is a bit of an outlier - due to some unspecified aerodynamic phenomena, the the effect of CG on fuel consumption is negligible. Quote from http://ansperformance.eu/references/library/airb...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A318/319 performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: A318/319 performance

Well those BA/EZY flights to LON won't be carrying 3000kg of cargo for sure. Come to think of it, 3000kg of cargo seems like a lot (volume wise) to fit in a 319, let alone a 318. Depending on cargo density of course, but that weight equals a lot of volume if you are talking about general cargo. If y...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2235

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

How about MIA-All airports and spaceports in the known universe?
Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel savings when flying with "optimal trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Fuel savings when flying with "optimal trim"

Hi guys, I've been working as a load-controller for several years now, making loadsheets for a variety of airlines and aircraft types. Usually me and my colleagues will try to make a load plan resulting in a good stabilizer/trim setting for the aircraft, which is often designated as optimal or ideal...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 37114

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

http://avherald.com/h?article=495ee43e&opt=0

Martijn
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Does anyone have info about Cityjet's EI-RJG? She made a hard landing at FLR last year, and hasn't moved since from what I can find out.

http://avherald.com/h?article=495ee43e&opt=0

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: B200 Captain Trip Report – CYIO to CYOW (PART 1 of 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 2347

Re: B200 Captain Trip Report – CYIO to CYOW (PART 1 of 2)

Hey Vio, thanks for sharing! A really cool report. Very interesting to see the operations up North!

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questionable Turkish Airlines "Deicing" video
Replies: 21
Views: 3468

Re: Questionable Turkish Airlines "Deicing" video

A video of a TK 321 reportedly being "deiced" is making rounds on Facebook and Twitter. It basically shows 2 guys on a ladder rolling what looks like a water-cooler bottle down the wing of the aircraft. The video maker claims that this is how they deiced the wing. Obviously it's not a pro...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questionable Turkish Airlines "Deicing" video
Replies: 21
Views: 3468

Questionable Turkish Airlines "Deicing" video

A video of a TK 321 reportedly being "deiced" is making rounds on Facebook and Twitter. It basically shows 2 guys on a ladder rolling what looks like a water-cooler bottle down the wing of the aircraft. The video maker claims that this is how they deiced the wing. Obviously it's not a prop...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers in cargo class?
Replies: 27
Views: 4819

Re: Passengers in cargo class?

There was a trip report on this website a few years ago about (I think) an AN-24 from Bishkek to Osh, where there were people sitting in the cargo hold! Lots of Soviet era freighters have jumpseats fitted alongside the cabin walls, or have provisions for (troop)seats to be installed quickly. Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Iconic Airline Duo?
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Most Iconic Airline Duo?

NW/DL and KL if you ask me!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramper rides in cargo bin of Mesa flight
Replies: 25
Views: 6285

Re: Ramper rides in cargo bin of Mesa flight

I wonder what was more traumatic, the flight inside a cargo hold or the realization that you're at Dulles..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight number 1:
Replies: 39
Views: 3240

Re: Flight number 1:

Sun Express has XQ1 on AYT-FRA

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar or Emirates?
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Qatar or Emirates?

Avoid the QR 787 at all costs! Though DOH is a much nicer airport then DXB, the QR 787 is not worth it. The seating is incredibly cramped. The EK 380 seats aren't the best I've had either, but they are much, much better then the QR 787..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? 2016 edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1439

Have you landed on the alphabet? 2016 edition

Hi guys! The end of the year is near, so it's high time for some compulsive list making! Have you landed on all letters of the alphabet? Credits for this thread go to Airstud who came up with the idea some years ago. Though I have landed on a few new airports, I don't have any new letters. New entri...

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