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by bennett123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 212
Views: 42526

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: 11297

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: 52
Views: 14400

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: 731

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: 72
Views: 12906

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: 9
Views: 1633

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: 9
Views: 1633

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: 9
Views: 1633

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: 123
Views: 12033

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: 5131

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: 27589

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: 9
Views: 1633

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: 9
Views: 1633

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: 27589

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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by bennett123
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cutbacks at Air Zimbabwe
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Cutbacks at Air Zimbabwe

Saw this on BBC, can not see it discussed here. Http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40599390 It they are cutting staff 50 per cent, it is hard to see a future for them. Looked at their timetable; Monday MA60 2 flights needing 1 aircraft. A320 2 flights needing 1 aircraft B737 2 flights needing 1 ...

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 3953

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Whenn you take a job there is an expectation that you can carry out the tasks involved. If she is already pregnant when she applies then by the time training etc is complete then she will be approaching the point when carrying those duties becomes unadvisable. Given there will be a significant break...

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?

Monthly forecasts which have nothing to do with the financial results?.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech
Replies: 33
Views: 2422

Re: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech

Peterinlisbon

On June 26, you said something about a lot of questions being asked om checking in at IST.

What was all that about.

Sounds as if they already had concerns about some aspect of the booking or her documents.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheaper runway plan introduced for LHR
Replies: 40
Views: 8635

Re: Cheaper runway plan introduced for LHR

Super80Fan

I think their ideas are limited to stage 1 of your suggestion.

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by bennett123
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 6411

Re: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

I flew U2 from EDI/GLA To BRS a few years ago, so there are internal flights.

Perhaps with NCL to GLA it would be worth doing.

You would longer at the airport than actually flying.

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by bennett123
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 62953

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

What is bad is the training.

Either. Have phone whose operation is same/similar or train crews on both models.

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by bennett123
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 UK pilots detained for smuggling 14 Albanian people
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: 2 UK pilots detained for smuggling 14 Albanian people

http://www.aba.aero/our-fleet.html
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According to the CAA website, G-OETV is registered to these people.

http://www.aba.aero/our-fleet.html

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10299

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

The point I am making is that I am surprised they are only asking for vouchers/upgrade when what was stolen is hard cash.

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10299

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

First point of course is we only have their word the money was stolen.

Second it does not say if an insurance was made.

Thirdly, they are only asking for vouchers.

Finally, that they did not file a Police report in DXB. Even if it meant a missed connection.

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 28032

Re: Another UA screw-up: twice-sold seat

Dumping your fares in the toilet will likely end up hitting the bottom line more than it would cost to fix some of the problems.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 9898

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

Just been reading about the. DL video about the evils of the ME3.

Does this not include EY.

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK After 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 6568

Re: TK After 2020

IMO, the situation re TK will be a lot clearer once the situation in the Gulf is resolved.

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Damaged by Truck at HNL
Replies: 16
Views: 7086

Re: AA 757 Damaged by Truck at HNL

Is that damage within the pressurised section.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 167
Views: 34636

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Depending oon the quality of the QR product, this could lead to passengers chosing QR rather than BA in the future.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19497

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Flew US carriers international (UA) and domestic (UA, DL and WN) earlier this year.

No problems, except WN when I got pain in the ears every time.

However, if ME3 are providing a better product, then perhaps the US3 need to address this.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: plane details / registrations history
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: plane details / registrations history

Were the earlier flights also Luton?.

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 6686

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

Notice they got him on copyright not on libel.

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent steals cash from luggage
Replies: 36
Views: 6213

Re: TSA agent steals cash from luggage

I would not check in valuables.

They are in hand luggage.

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

This will be a shock.

Will it be a B747 or the B767.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech
Replies: 33
Views: 2422

Re: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech

What passport was your friend traveling on

Does she other nationalities/passports.

Also Germany has an embassy in Rabat, why would they ring someone in Algeria.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim
Replies: 67
Views: 9576

Re: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim

There is history between the UK and Zimbabwe.

With BA in particular I would not be at all surprised if the plane was seized.

Mugabe has frequently referred to the failures of the colonial period, and white owned farms being 'acquired' by 'veterans' was a major issue not that many years ago.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75701

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Does this mean that the value of assets in the US, e.g slots would go to US creditors.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132610

Re: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

The Airshow is in November.

A lot can change in that time, good or bad.

I am sitting tight and watching develoopments.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132610

Re: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I had been considering going to the Dubai Air Show.

Think I will wait 10 days then think again.

I do not fancy flying into a war zone.

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by bennett123
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 70
Views: 14612

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

If the BOD fight this and the share price goes down, then the AGM should be fun.

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN F/A-18E shot down Syrian SU-22
Replies: 15
Views: 2637

Re: USN F/A-18E shot down Syrian SU-22

How close are we getting to regime change.

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by bennett123
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight
Replies: 38
Views: 6632

Re: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight

Would have been best not to seat them that far forward.

It sounds as if the FA did allow her to use the Business lavs several times.

She was not obliged to do so.

Not sure why this happened iif she was potty trained.

Also how long was tthe aisle blocked, (assume it was NB).

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many stored airliners?
Replies: 10
Views: 3175

Re: How many stored airliners?

I would not rely on airfleets.

They are not good for out of service aircraft.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1296

Re: Douglas DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

I have seen 4R-EXJ in the past, but will need to check the date.

Think it was 2013.

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 170 at EWR 6/13 had fuel leak prior to takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 7131

Re: VIDEO: UA 170 EWR-VCE Almost Takes Off With Jet Fuel Pouring From Wing

What did the folk in the white van do throughout this incident.

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA sells remaining A310 fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 7691

Re: PIA sells remaining A310 fleet

AP-BGR has about 1,200 hours to next C check.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying from LHR to DOH in November, chances for flying A340?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Flying from LHR to DOH in November, chances for flying A340?

I will be flying from LHR to DOH in November.

What is my chance of getting my first A340.

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