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
Me and my father were offered $1000 in travel credit on UA for taking ORD-CDG-AMS instead of a direct ORD-AMS. It included being moved to Y+ as well so a pretty sweet deal. Sadly AF had overbooked our CDG-AMS flight and bumped us because of low priority status and pointing the finger to UA. So we go...Jump to post
Skywork (SX based at BRN) is phasing out their lovely Do-328 in favor of the (also quite amazing) Saab 2000, with 3 now in the fleet.
Also there's Tus Airways from Cyprus with 2 in the fleet, though these were leased from Braathens so I'm not sure how that will work out now.
The floor is powered, but I don't know if it's possible to change from a ULD carrying to a bulk loaded floor. I suppose it is, if you're willing to pay for it. The 320s transferred from LH to 4U/EW get sort of a "bulk" conversion by installing metal plates with nets and posts on top of th...Jump to post
hOMSaR wrote:US Global sounds like the airline in a bad, made-for-tv aircraft disaster movie. And that logo makes it look like the globe is actually Saturn (or, umm, Uranus?).
Taking an Uber is not really necessary except maybe if you want to get to the Polderbaan spotting place. The McDonalds spot can easily be reached by bus but mind you runway 09-27 is not used very often. If this runway is not active it's not worth going to. I wouldn't worry about the rain too much, i...Jump to post
I don't know if this even qualifies as a livery anymore, it's just a white airplane with stickers on it!
This is an interesting concept but to be honest I think you are overlooking a major problem; durability. Even the most well-maintained AKHs suffer from incredible abuse and are often found with punctures and tears all over. Though the puncturing is less of a problem with fiberglass panels you also g...Jump to post
There are literally thousands of pax traveling through ZRH each week successfully making their connections with connecting times like these. If it weren't doable it wouldn't be offered, as it will cost Swiss money too if you miss your flight.
At UA crews fly the 752/753/763/764!
It makes me wonder where the Iranian airlines will get all there extra crews from. For Iran Aseman alone this is a fleet expansion of almost 50% without the additional 30 options considered! Also the infrastructure at the airports would need some adjustments I'd think.
There are a few pictures in the database of aircraft I know of where I happen to be on board, but obviously you cant see me. Then there's one where you can see my trusty backpack in the overhead hat-rack (first one on the left), and one where you can see me though not easily recognizable. I'm the gu...Jump to post
A couple of years ago I started flying WN pretty frequently. They contacted me and asked if I wanted to opt in on precheck. Since I did, I got it once. This sounds very different than the program I'm part of. Is this really TSA Precheck that people are talking about? The Precheck I have involved fi...Jump to post
Many years ago during the war in Afghanistan, I always heard rumors that Vision Airlines was involved in some shady US Gov operations with their twin 767-200s. These aircraft were not identifiable as being Vision on a first look, and even the registration was painted in such a way it was hardly read...Jump to post
Though it's not near Berlin, these guys fly a lot of Bell Huey variants (205/212/412).
I doubt he is interested in seniority stuff or being a captain - after all, he is the King of the Netherlands and his monthly flying with KLM apparently serves the purpose of keeping him current to fly the royal aircraft himself. Just as his 737 type-rating will allow him to pilot the new royal fli...Jump to post
I remember when EY announced that they would retire the 345 on 13 December 2015! I payed a lot of money to get on one on FRA-AUH-IST in December 2015.. Ended up on the same ship twice, A6-EHD which ironically is the only one still in service about 2.5 years later! Anyway I'm glad I got the 345 as it...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing, a nice report! An interesting read as I didn't really have an idea about the service on Ethiopian! The pictures of South Africa are really nice too
dash500 wrote:Subject to confirmation regarding the other two aircraft types, while on the L-1011 all Type A doors were electrically actuated, on the DC-10 and B767 that was only true for 1L.
I wonder, what can you hide in a laptop that you can't hide in a large camera, hairdryer, or other random electronic device you have in your hand baggage?
It depends on his nationality and passport, but the UK definitely requires a transit visa for some nationalities. I think for example people with a passport from India need a transit visa even if they connect in LHR on say an AMS-LHR-DEL trip on the same ticket/airline/terminal.
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...Jump to post
Largest: A380 (Emirates)
Smallest: DHC-8-400 (AirBaltic and Flybe)
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post