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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: 3
Views: 582

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: 8
Views: 971

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: 61
Views: 1812

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: 14
Views: 422

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: 637

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: 4321

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: 531

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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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help buying an airplane
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Need help buying an airplane

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How should your Boarding Pass be treated?
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: How should your Boarding Pass be treated?

Complete of course! I will sometimes opt for mobile boarding cards when flying carriers like KL, LH or BA. However when connecting overseas, or especially when flying on some shady or small airlines I prefer to keep paper ones.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners
Replies: 45
Views: 3412

Re: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying to pre-book seats on non-LCC airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Paying to pre-book seats on non-LCC airlines

Emirates just introduced paying for advance seat-selection this week!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6137

Swiss Avrojet tribute video

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13716

Re: Midwest Express 2017

mtnwest1979 wrote:
LOL they show a CRJ 200 with an over wing exit. Guess they don't quite know what they want. :)


I dunno, that exit looks pretty close to the original if you ask me.. :sarcastic:



Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa
Replies: 27
Views: 3713

Re: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 8677

Re: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO

910A wrote:
The article states a jumbo, but COPA doesn't fly jumbos



Sure they do!

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 10918

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I think Heathrow's third runway is by far the rarest one in the world :duck:

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone identify this aircraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Please identify

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... r_Alliance

Martijn
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That's one of the Ukraine Air Alliance aircraft. They have several AN-12s in this livery

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... r_Alliance

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 9W MTOW painted on fuselage
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: 9W MTOW painted on fuselage

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! Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 9W MTOW painted on fuselage
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

9W MTOW painted on fuselage

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms
Replies: 13
Views: 7093

Re: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms

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.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting on Board w/o ID Check
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Getting on Board w/o ID Check

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14694

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

DL747400 wrote:
2. Add them to the global no-fly list for life.


If only there was such a thing! And I completely agree with your other points.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspects in the shooting down of the MH17 passenger jet will be prosecuted in a Dutch court
Replies: 43
Views: 9470

Re: MH17 suspects trailed in The Netherlands

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.
Replies: 29
Views: 1992

Re: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braathens Regional operates it's last Saab 2000 Flight
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Braathens Regional operates it's last Saab 2000 Flight

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.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45
Replies: 25
Views: 2026

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

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 29
Views: 4271

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

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?).


Tell that to these guys!


Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schiphol spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 349

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: 12398

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: 25
Views: 2026

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: 2527

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: 49
Views: 1850

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: 4968

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: 7028

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: 1100

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: 5443

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: 5326

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: 311

Re: Bell Textron Helicopter Mechanic / Tech in Germany?

http://agrarflug-helilift.com/

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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: 10748

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: 10191

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: 30
Views: 13237

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: 2831

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: 29822

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: 71
Views: 9657

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: 7318

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: 344

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: 4376

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: 81
Views: 4339

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: 725

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: 12119

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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