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by bennett123
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN
Replies: 39
Views: 8507

Re: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN

I meant for FR to concentrate on organic growth in Italy, as opposed to taking over AZ

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN
Replies: 39
Views: 8507

Re: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN

Hard to see any attraction.

Best IMO to concentrate on organic growth in Italy.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 132
Views: 19242

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

I am off to Malta with them on Thursday. When I went online to check in, there was a problem. Every time I go to the pay now button it would not work. Tried Livechat who could not help. Eventually it went through on Explorer despite them saying it must be done on Google Chrome. Seems there was some ...

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 132
Views: 19242

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

This deal would involve a lot more than giving up some leave.

Also iirc there are also legal/regulatory limits on flying hours.

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by bennett123
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application

A brand new airline looking to buy 30 B747-400.

What could go wrong.

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by bennett123
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Germanwings A320 being used in a film
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Re: Former Germanwings A320 being used in a film

I saw Soulplane 1.

One of the all time lemons.

It made Airplane 2 look good, and that is saying something.

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by bennett123
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal and Air Transat's elusive L1011s
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Royal and Air Transat's elusive L1011s

Was it only needed for the summer peak or to cover a D Check on another aircraft.

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by bennett123
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Capella Fella--Drunk Singing Pax Choked Out By Another Pax On FR
Replies: 26
Views: 2884

Re: A Capella Fella--Drunk Singing Pax Choked Out By Another Pax On FR

The first passenger was being a jerk, but use of chock hold is risky and probably excessive. Let the Police come and make the arrest, they have the appropriate training.

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by bennett123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13301

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

So the weather turned colder and the pilots were so dumb that they flew with the windows open.

Really??.

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by bennett123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13301

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Without EY, what would have changed apart from bankruptcy for AB/AZ several years ago.

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by bennett123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blackpool Council buys back Blackpool Airport site
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: Blackpool Council buys back Blackpool Airport site

Looking at the report on Wikipedia it seems that Jet2 and others have tried passenger flight before, although freight might be an idea.

Frankly do not see why the council are doing this.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49048

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

1 of their Islanders had the tail smashed off in the storm.

Hopefully the rest of the fleet is OK.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: London Heathrow noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: London Heathrow noise

As an example, BA had 51 in 2010, and 36 now.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: London Heathrow noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: London Heathrow noise

By the time the new runway is built, how many B747-400 will still be flying into LHR.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: London Heathrow noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: London Heathrow noise

What are the noisiest aircraft flying from LHR?.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13301

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

If I was a recruiter, this would not encourage me to select ex AB pilots.

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by bennett123
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 373
Views: 85795

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

I assume EY would own the rest.

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by bennett123
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying
Replies: 42
Views: 7861

Re: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying

Airfleets is often out of date.m

Not a good 'sole' source.

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by bennett123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49048

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

So was the MD80 destroyed.

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by bennett123
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 639
Views: 83911

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

How many B737 are we talking about?.

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by bennett123
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 11883

Re: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning

Could have had a breakdown.

Too soon to know.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 639
Views: 83911

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

If FR bids for AB, what is it going to do with those DHC8's. As for the A330's is it time for him to start TATL. Then there are the A320's, whereas FR is solely B737's.

All sounds like hot air from MOL. Nothing new there.

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by bennett123
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 4527

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Will this affect the scope for spotting.

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by bennett123
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6017

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

www.rzjets.net it was operated by Congoleum Industries Inc and Bath Industries Inc as N1121C.
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According to www.rzjets.net it was operated by Congoleum Industries Inc and Bath Industries Inc as N1121C.

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by bennett123
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31571

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

There has been mention of the Nitrogen inerting issue on this thread, (and concerning the retirement of B747-400).

Which types did not have this as new, and does it affect just the US.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retired RAF Tristar tankers to begin another possible new life.
Replies: 15
Views: 4838

Re: Retired RAF Tristar tankers to begin another possible new life.

ZD952 was scrapped at Kemble in 2014.

I thought 2 were broken up at CBG.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retired RAF Tristar tankers to begin another possible new life.
Replies: 15
Views: 4838

Re: Retired RAF Tristar tankers to begin another possible new life.

IMO, they would do better to buy some KC135R's as the USAF gets KC46A's.

The number of Tristar's left as source of parts is tiny.

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by bennett123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 131
Views: 15068

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

I am looking for the folllowing; Flight from LGW to SZG 25/02/1989 and back on 04/03/1989. I believe it was a BIA BAC111, but lack reg and flight number. Also LGW to SZG 01/02/1997 and back 08/02/1997. Flight numbers were.MON 4586 and MON 4587. Last is PRG to STN on GOE 284. Date should have been ev...

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by bennett123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F
Replies: 12
Views: 2381

Re: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maden A330F

What happened to the other A310?.

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31571

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

Have there been any developments concerning the conversion of B737-300's into fire tankers?.

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by bennett123
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5700

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

Would any parts be re used, (wing and enginee etc).

Or would they just scrap it.

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by bennett123
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 23873

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

IMO, the biggest concern is that so many were missing or unreadable.

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th
Replies: 58
Views: 5620

Re: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th

IMO paying salaries late for entire workforce is a big deal.

Was this by choice or a screw up.

If I was a supplier I would re check their recent payment record. If there were any issues, I would be pushing hard for my money NOW.

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by bennett123
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 7154

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

Reider 76

Are you aware that a 737-200 and 737 Max 200 are not the same.

Three generations older.

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bournemouth sightings tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Bournemouth sightings tonight

G-MARA left at 1902.

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 289
Views: 56856

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Is this the first time this flight has been publicised?.

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by bennett123
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 11592

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

IMO, if DL get Endeavour to operate for them, then when it goes wrong DL get the flack.

As for the two crew involved, I imagine one, and probably both will be fired.

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by bennett123
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17065

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

So apart from the three greens, they did not monitor speed or altitude either.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition Filed to Protect Air Passengers’ Right to Record
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Petition Filed to Protect Air Passengers’ Right to Record

Presumably, one option is to wait until you land and the police view the evidence.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19188

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

If I was EY, I would back away unless I had
guarantees for the Govt and unions.

Failing that I would try to ensure that ultimate decision not to put in more money was not my fault.

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bournemouth sightings tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Bournemouth sightings tonight

The only fun I missed was because I had to go to work.

Still needs must.

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bournemouth sightings tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Bournemouth sightings tonight

Pity I missed the fun.

Saw G-MIDX take off.

Got an image of G-MARA, (not the best).

Think I saw G-GATJ as well, as it disappeared into the distance.

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bournemouth sightings tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Bournemouth sightings tonight

I did see someone by the fence when I arrived on the bus.

Was that you.

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13305

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

If I understand his statements correctly, having been taken off DL due to lice, he then tried to book the whole group on WN.

Apparently passengers on WN all have lice anyway.

Doubt if he would agree to sit next to a kid with lice.

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by bennett123
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door
Replies: 21
Views: 5256

Re: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door

Surely the FA and LEO are given powers to be used appropriately.

Perhaps some on here need to recall WHY he was ordered off the plane.

Dr Dao was not drunk and did not assault anyone.

This situation is entirely diffferent.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28708

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Would be interesting to know how much of her time is 'worth' $10K.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bournemouth sightings tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Bournemouth sightings tonight

The A321 was one of the older ones with the triangular winglets.

I am going to try to get the reg at the weekend.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bournemouth sightings tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Bournemouth sightings tonight

I saw BA A320 and a Monarch A321 taking off tonight.

Also Titan B737 G-ZAPW.

None of this is normally seen here.

Does anyone know these unusual types,(for Bournemouth) were here tonight.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28708

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Just been reading about this on the BBC.

Apparently she is saying she spent $10,000 of her time,(at what hourly rate) pre selecting her seat, chosing her flight and then periodically reviewing her option.

How much would it cost to charter her own flight.

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