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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large musical instruments on board?
Replies: 13
Views: 601

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: 367
Views: 30247

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: 1620

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: 57
Views: 6636

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: E195-E2 Rollout today
Replies: 30
Views: 6059

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: 2140

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: 7238

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: 309

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: 2906

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: 309

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: 90
Views: 14961

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: 10904

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: 491

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: 491

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: 1467

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: 1476

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: 1476

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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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 5309

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

99, and only because I said Continental instead of United ;)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Curacao passengers stranded. How does it work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Re: KL Curacao passengers stranded. How does it work?

LewisNEO wrote:
The PH-BFB had also a false alarm smoke incident in the cargo area jan 15th and on jan 16th the same bird needed to fly back to AMS while on track to Nairobi due to some loose parts at a wing, according to the article.


This was BFL with both incidents, not BFB..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger B737 Classic flying in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Passenger B737 Classic flying in Europe

Air Baltic
Alba Star
ASL Airlines France
Blue Air
Blue Panorama
Tarom


To name a few.. Sadly the -200 is completely gone.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines FA's falling sick because of new uniforms?
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Re: American Airlines FA's falling sick because of new uniforms?

However, an American Airlines spokesperson told Business Insider that only 450 employees have reported experiencing issues with their uniforms and that the airline could not verify the union's figures. Wow, "only" 450 employees! Then surely it's nothing to worry about :shock: Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Solo Travel Tips for NYC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1184

Re: Solo Travel Tips for NYC?

I'm not sure about your budget, but those helicopter flights around Manhattan island are really cool. They depart out of the Wall Street Heliport which right downtown. I think the cheapest ones go for about $180 dollars. You can just walk in and fly so you can pick a day with good visibility. I got ...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel savings when flying with "optimal trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Fuel savings when flying with "optimal trim"

Thanks for the replies so far everyone, keep them coming! However, according to Airbus publications, A320 family is a bit of an outlier - due to some unspecified aerodynamic phenomena, the the effect of CG on fuel consumption is negligible. Quote from http://ansperformance.eu/references/library/airb...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A318/319 performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: A318/319 performance

Well those BA/EZY flights to LON won't be carrying 3000kg of cargo for sure. Come to think of it, 3000kg of cargo seems like a lot (volume wise) to fit in a 319, let alone a 318. Depending on cargo density of course, but that weight equals a lot of volume if you are talking about general cargo. If y...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2136

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

How about MIA-All airports and spaceports in the known universe?
Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel savings when flying with "optimal trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Fuel savings when flying with "optimal trim"

Hi guys, I've been working as a load-controller for several years now, making loadsheets for a variety of airlines and aircraft types. Usually me and my colleagues will try to make a load plan resulting in a good stabilizer/trim setting for the aircraft, which is often designated as optimal or ideal...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 36776

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

http://avherald.com/h?article=495ee43e&opt=0

Martijn
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Does anyone have info about Cityjet's EI-RJG? She made a hard landing at FLR last year, and hasn't moved since from what I can find out.

http://avherald.com/h?article=495ee43e&opt=0

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: B200 Captain Trip Report – CYIO to CYOW (PART 1 of 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: B200 Captain Trip Report – CYIO to CYOW (PART 1 of 2)

Hey Vio, thanks for sharing! A really cool report. Very interesting to see the operations up North!

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questionable Turkish Airlines "Deicing" video
Replies: 21
Views: 3342

Re: Questionable Turkish Airlines "Deicing" video

A video of a TK 321 reportedly being "deiced" is making rounds on Facebook and Twitter. It basically shows 2 guys on a ladder rolling what looks like a water-cooler bottle down the wing of the aircraft. The video maker claims that this is how they deiced the wing. Obviously it's not a pro...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questionable Turkish Airlines "Deicing" video
Replies: 21
Views: 3342

Questionable Turkish Airlines "Deicing" video

A video of a TK 321 reportedly being "deiced" is making rounds on Facebook and Twitter. It basically shows 2 guys on a ladder rolling what looks like a water-cooler bottle down the wing of the aircraft. The video maker claims that this is how they deiced the wing. Obviously it's not a prop...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers in cargo class?
Replies: 27
Views: 4705

Re: Passengers in cargo class?

There was a trip report on this website a few years ago about (I think) an AN-24 from Bishkek to Osh, where there were people sitting in the cargo hold! Lots of Soviet era freighters have jumpseats fitted alongside the cabin walls, or have provisions for (troop)seats to be installed quickly. Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Iconic Airline Duo?
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Most Iconic Airline Duo?

NW/DL and KL if you ask me!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramper rides in cargo bin of Mesa flight
Replies: 25
Views: 6231

Re: Ramper rides in cargo bin of Mesa flight

I wonder what was more traumatic, the flight inside a cargo hold or the realization that you're at Dulles..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight number 1:
Replies: 39
Views: 3165

Re: Flight number 1:

Sun Express has XQ1 on AYT-FRA

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar or Emirates?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Qatar or Emirates?

Avoid the QR 787 at all costs! Though DOH is a much nicer airport then DXB, the QR 787 is not worth it. The seating is incredibly cramped. The EK 380 seats aren't the best I've had either, but they are much, much better then the QR 787..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? 2016 edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1347

Have you landed on the alphabet? 2016 edition

Hi guys! The end of the year is near, so it's high time for some compulsive list making! Have you landed on all letters of the alphabet? Credits for this thread go to Airstud who came up with the idea some years ago. Though I have landed on a few new airports, I don't have any new letters. New entri...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"
Replies: 131
Views: 21973

Re: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"

eielef wrote:
It has a very poor safety record.


Though the number of 154's involved in crashes is impressive, I believe that only a handful are related to the aircraft itself. The remainder are all a result of poor airmanship, extreme weather and poor maintenance.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian police chases intoxicated driver, chase ends in (not at) Kazan Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: Russian police chases intoxicated driver, chase ends in (not at) Kazan Airport

atcsundevil wrote:
Am I the only one who had the Benny Hill theme song playing in my head while watching that video? Please tell me I'm not alone.



Hah! Totally :D And he managed to drive pretty well, considering!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How "sticky" is deicing fluid ? -> Picture
Replies: 8
Views: 1824

Re: How "sticky" is deicing fluid ? -> Picture

Just the other day I had a 764 arriving in AMS after a TATL flight from a certain city in the US, and it still had the orange fluid streaks on the aft fuselage!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Definition Of Baby Buses
Replies: 24
Views: 3819

Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

I've seen the 319 called Baby Bus and the 318 being called the Nano Bus ;) Personally I don't really know which one should be the Baby Bus but I lean towards the 318.

Martijn

(Ps, love this discussion)

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Same Airline, Same Flight...Different Flight #'s
Replies: 10
Views: 2862

Re: Same Airline, Same Flight...Different Flight #'s

Every single flight in the world starting with 8 and with 4-digit is a codeshare one, not the original owner of the metal airline flight number. To add to the examples of SRQKEF, Lufthansa used flight numbers 4XXX for many years out of AMS, though these are now changed. Pegasus still uses a lot of ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver
Replies: 12
Views: 2225

Re: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver

http://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/000/Features/atv/AutumnResources/videos/comp_LA_A006_C008_t9_6M_HB_tag0.mov Apple has LAX as one of its screen-savers now. Pretty cool. Looks like they edited out the more prominent airline logos. One question: what on earth is going on at the old demolished QF h...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas chaos at 18 UK airports.
Replies: 19
Views: 5428

Re: Christmas chaos at 18 UK airports.

That would be really low.. I work in ground handling myself so I fully understand the crap working conditions they face. However to disrupt the holiday travel plans of so many passengers is pretty inexcusable. They should know they will only really hurt the passengers and not their management by st...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas chaos at 18 UK airports.
Replies: 19
Views: 5428

Re: Christmas chaos at 18 UK airports.

That would be really low.. I work in ground handling myself so I fully understand the crap working conditions they face. However to disrupt the holiday travel plans of so many passengers is pretty inexcusable. They should know they will only really hurt the passengers and not their management by str...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Penguins Can fly---well sort of El Pinguino unveiled on Antarctic Airways
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Penguins Can fly---well sort of El Pinguino unveiled on Antarctic Airways

Antarctic flights with a 31 year old 146, very cool! Will be interesting to follow the developments around this airline.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai multiple aircraft at Kabul right now
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Flydubai multiple aircraft at Kabul right now

CanadaFair wrote:
Three of the flights have scheduled flight numbers.


Then there's your answer?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Impact of 1.5ton of moving cargo on A320.
Replies: 21
Views: 3918

Re: Impact of 1.5ton of moving cargo on A320.

The reason I started asking the question here is that in every other bulk loaded aircraft I have worked on, there has been webbing between the compartments. Don't get me wrong, in the 737-800 compartments 2-1 and 3-1 quite long and cargo could shift quite a distance, but these compartments are stil...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines B772 Information Please
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: United Airlines B772 Information Please

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... d-Airlines

Martijn
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United fleet numbers are only 4 digits, not 5. Maybe the gate agent meant to say ship 2512 which corresponds to N212UA?

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... d-Airlines

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cooperating with Airport Security is the Best Way to Make Your Next Flight Free from Trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Cooperating with Airport Security is the Best Way to Make Your Next Flight Free from Trouble

Is this a PR-post for the TSA or something?

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest And Newest Planes You've Flown On
Replies: 45
Views: 4396

Re: Oldest And Newest Planes You've Flown On

Great! My statistics have also changed since!

My newest is now the 388 A7-APB which was just 8 days in service when I flew on it. The oldest is now the C-47 PH-PBA at 74 years when I flew on it.



Rgds,

Martijn

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