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
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...Jump to post
A public apology now via Facebook
https://hub.united.com/united-express-3 ... 68629.html
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
It's not the first one, it was preceded by the Saras and possibly others. Though I do hope this one is more successful!
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.
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...Jump to post
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..
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...Jump to post
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:
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Slcpilot wrote:And in action here....just past 2:00!
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...Jump to post
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...
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post