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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schiphol spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Schiphol spotting

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 12027

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

I don't know if this even qualifies as a livery anymore, it's just a white airplane with stickers on it!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KEF busiest day ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

Re: KEF busiest day ever?

Today FI had 2 departures out of AMS both scheduled at 1400 local time. The FI501 and FI507, with TFISJ and TFISK. Assuming the flightplan will be more or less identical, does this not pose a problem to ATC in terms of similarity and confusion?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 1294

Re: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?

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.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4612

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

At UA crews fly the 752/753/763/764!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 33
Views: 6862

Re: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max

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.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat May 27, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you appear or does your house or car appear in the A-net data base?
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Do you appear or does your house or car appear in the A-net data base?

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5253

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed May 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 5036

Re: Airlines like Janet

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon May 22, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bell Textron Helicopter Mechanic / Tech in Germany?
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Bell Textron Helicopter Mechanic / Tech in Germany?

http://agrarflug-helilift.com/

Martijn
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Though it's not near Berlin, these guys fly a lot of Bell Huey variants (205/212/412).

http://agrarflug-helilift.com/

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 19, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 10384

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 9920

Re: The death of the A345?

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun May 14, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Impressive Ethiopian Biz+Economy to South Africa: BOM-ADD-CPT/JNB-ADD-BOM in 787/77W/77L/738
Replies: 20
Views: 6892

Re: Impressive Ethiopian Biz+Economy to South Africa: BOM-ADD-CPT/JNB-ADD-BOM in 787/77W/77L/738

Hi Hirofumi!

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 :)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu May 11, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: L-1011 & DC-10 doors opening in case of emergency
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: L-1011 & DC-10 doors opening in case of emergency

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.


Door 2L on the 764 also has an electric actuator.

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu May 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28873

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

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?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 09, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9403

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

Am I the only one who read this as QR CEO in my excitement? Now that would have been something!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon May 08, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Plans Tel Aviv
Replies: 44
Views: 7172

Re: AI Plans Tel Aviv

lesfalls wrote:
What's the demand between DEL and TLV?


I would have never imagined it was big but I've seen quite some pax flying TLV-AMS-DEL/BOM on an LY/9W ticket. Talk about a detour!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight connection through LHR inquiry!
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Flight connection through LHR inquiry!

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.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD F9 Tail Tip
Replies: 13
Views: 4257

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: 71
Views: 2937

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: 676

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: 11892

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: 11966

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: 809

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: 114296

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: 10869

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: 17774

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: 17774

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: 1139

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: 639

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: 10651

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: 954

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: 37743

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: 1678

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: 59
Views: 7677

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: 9013

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: 2270

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: 7343

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: 398

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: 3025

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: 398

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: 17547

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: 11183

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: 547

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: 547

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: 1565

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: 1534

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: 1534

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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