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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simpsons quote thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: Simpsons quote thread.

"I don't even believe in Jebus!" - Homer "I'd like to send this letter to the Prussian Consulate in Siam by aeromail. Am I too late for the 4:30 auto-gyro?" - Mr Burns "The Japanese? Those sandal wearing goldfish tenders?" - Wainwright Montgomery Burns "Come to Fra...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707 JT8D
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Boeing 707 JT8D

The government of Iran has a JT8D powered 707, I've no idea what kind of conversion this is 4453181 Martijn That fan spinner looks like a JT3D3B, you sure that ain't the long-duct retrofit that N88ZL got? Really? Hmm, I was sure I was told JT8D at some point, that's why I remembered it when reading...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 419
Views: 63963

Re: Plane down near HAV

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/RWgphGbA

Martijn
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Blue Panorama's I-BPAC has been active around Cuba on behalf of Cubana. 734, apparently active as recent as two days ago.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/RWgphGbA

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707 JT8D
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Boeing 707 JT8D

The government of Iran has a JT8D powered 707, I've no idea what kind of conversion this is



Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch government BBJ roll out.
Replies: 16
Views: 1536

Re: Dutch government BBJ roll out.

Meh, needs more orange! But I'm glad it's a BBJ and not the Lineage, which still would have required a stopover on flights to the Antilles.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon May 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's make NonAv fun again!
Replies: 39
Views: 1758

Re: Let's make NonAv fun again!

Airstud wrote:
Was gong to say it's ironic that this thread has become another argument about the Trump administration.

However it's probably not ironic.


What's surprising is that it took a whopping 16 replies to get there! That's way above average.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun May 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23120

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Jeez that video is insane! Is that smoke coming from the severed tail or hydraulic fluid that's venting out?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744 for Belarus operator
Replies: 6
Views: 2655

Re: 744 for Belarus operator

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/LgRgHErN

Martijn
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Wow! Newly registered as EW-511TQ apparently. That is quite the step up from their existing AN-12 and IL-76 operation!

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/LgRgHErN

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 1483

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

I think charging for water has really crossed the line. On my last BA flignt in January (LHR-VCE) at least the flight attendant remembered that I wouldn't buy it and brought me a cup of "free" water after the service was over. I think that one came from the aircraft water tank. I had a si...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rebooting a 787
Replies: 23
Views: 4730

Re: Rebooting a 787

airplanecrazy wrote:
I was SO excited for this trip because this was my first flight on the 787. I was a bit disappointed with the experience.


Seems to me you got an authentic 787 experience! :duck:

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How does a gate checked bag ‘go missing’?
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: How does a gate checked bag ‘go missing’?

My question is, how does this even happen when the bag is left with all the others right next to the steps? There are a lot of ways this could have gone wrong. Most common I suppose is that the bag fell off the cart at the destination airport and therefor never made it to the baggage reclaim belt. ...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5209

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

My first thought was also, wow that plane seemed overloaded. Especially if those people had any luggage/cargo to bring along. I just can’t imagine Not necessarily. It's a crazy amount of people but their weight should be far below what the -76 can haul. Plus I doubt there is room for much baggage a...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6683

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

For me that's clearly AMS-PBM on Surinam's PZ-TCR



Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3029

Re: Better way to load freighters

There are so many practical problems this will introduce rather then solve. How about safety? This will introduce an extreme hazard to an already dangerous work place. It's the ramp, that means that sooner or later people AND vehicles will go down into the hole and will fall onto the aircraft. Can y...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Namesake trouble: Swiftair asked DOT to deny Swift Air motion to block the former's US expansion, denying name confusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1906

Re: Namesake trouble: Swiftair asked DOT to deny Swift Air motion to block the former's US expansion, denying name confu

Does anyone know what the Spanish Swift is planning in the US? Nothing in their current fleet has the legs to make it across the pond, so I'm kinda curious.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suitcase escapes at ATL, makes a run for freedom
Replies: 20
Views: 3202

Re: Suitcase escapes at ATL, makes a run for freedom

And that's why I don't like 4 wheeled suitcases on the ramp! Though thankfully I never had to run this far to get one..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2280

Re: KLM 747 fleet

aristoenigma wrote:
Because it was grounded for volcano ash way back when does it have less hours and cycles than its other 744s?


Quite the opposite! BFC is nearing 141.000 hours, and is considered to be the record holder in terms of flown hours for the 747 model!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11567

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Just from my years of browsing the Anet forums, I knew this was about Allegiant before even opening the thread!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49319

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

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 ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49319

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... edit-text=

Martijn
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Dahlgardo wrote:
RA-61704


Airframe info courtesy of Russianplanes.net, with translation;

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... edit-text=

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline companies with similar liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 3915

Re: Airline companies with similar liveries

Gulf Air and Regional Paraguaya



Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 10917

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 168
Views: 38627

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals
Replies: 31
Views: 2124

Re: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10405

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

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.


You've got an eye for detail! I agree that it seems to be flashing rather fast..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 36585

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

I'm amazed that the three landing gear struts are still attached!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4243

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I'm not sure why the airport is reporting that all flights are suspended. There are a few arrivals and departures. UA and DL just left, and KL and AY just landed. AC seems to be headed for LHR after a go around.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Birds inside den terminal
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: Birds inside den terminal

A few years ago I would have thought the OP was joking for sure. But with Anet as it is these days I'm not so sure this time..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

neomax wrote:
Recently, I heard someone mention FADEC, Fully Automated Digital Engine Control. How does this work, and how common is it on most aircraft?


Slight correction, it's "Full Authority Digital Engine Control" :)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Dash-8 nose gear collapse (?) on landing
Replies: 11
Views: 2866

Re: LOT Polish Dash-8 emergency landing in Warsaw due to nose gear problem

Apparently the a/c involved is SPEQG

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aircraft or Aircrafts?
Replies: 17
Views: 874

Re: Aircraft or Aircrafts?

Fight it! It's one aircraft, 2 aircraft, 500 aircraft! Drop the S!

Martijn

PS: On the same note, it's 1 PAP and 2 PAX, not 1 PAX

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were A318s unpopular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7514

Re: Why were A318s unpopular?

Does anybody have insight on why TAROM ever ordered their 4 318s? In a fleet of (then) 733's and 73G's it never made sense to me, as they don't operate any other 32S'..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 18066

Re: British Airways and the 767

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 ...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19486

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty
Replies: 23
Views: 8327

Re: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty

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 ...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heavies at Aeroméxico: a 644g inflight magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 1787

Re: Heavies at Aeroméxico: a 644g inflight magazine

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!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 55
Views: 2803

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats your Uber rating?
Replies: 42
Views: 2492

Re: Whats your Uber rating?

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LHR London Heathrow 1:400 model airport 5:00am-8:00am operations update
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: LHR London Heathrow 1:400 model airport 5:00am-8:00am operations update

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!

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 2353

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

Pretty much every legacy carrier outside of the US?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 60441

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

78 replies and no one is talking about sending the CS100 on a TATL trip? I'm disappointed and relieved at the same time :duck:

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confusing Callsigns
Replies: 35
Views: 3389

Re: Confusing Callsigns

And then we're not even discussing the private-jet airlines! Dark Knight, Batman, Vampire, Silver Cloud, all very unknown but very cool callsigns. And you would never be able to guess which company they belong to.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overfueling, is it frequent?
Replies: 20
Views: 3012

Re: Overfueling, is it frequent?

I worked in ground handling for quite some years, and experienced a few overfuelings every so often. However here in AMS I've never witnessed a de-fueling of any sort, I'm surprised they were able to arrange this in MUC within just an hour!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways
Replies: 19
Views: 4162

Re: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways

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?


They already did that, it's called the 737NG...

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3535

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5543

Re: Most-missed US Major

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

Unrelated question.. How did you book these flights? The PU website doens't list any flights for me when I look for them, and neither do any other booking sites..

Thanks!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I book a flight on PK for the nostalgia?
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Should I book a flight on PK for the nostalgia?

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..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana
Replies: 15
Views: 5196

Re: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana

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!

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Cargo B767-300ER / LD2
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Question Cargo B767-300ER / LD2

With about 30-35 bags per DPE you'd probably use 8 and load the remainder bulk. The 767 bulk is very large so this leaves space for cargo ULD's!

Martijn

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