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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 571
Views: 71210

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017

Wow. Very impressive!

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers faint on United 747-400 - Ambulances called at FRA
Replies: 14
Views: 3806

Re: Passengers faint on United 747-400 - Ambulances called at FRA

Do we know that there really was only one person fainting? I count 10 emergency vehicles (visible) on the picture in reply 3. Why would even the organized & well prepared Germans send 10 vehicles to take care of one person? Something doesn't add up....

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3992

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

Regarding carrying return fuel: Yeah, possible, but that would seem very odd.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?
Replies: 12
Views: 1714

Re: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?

The lower deck lavs were also good because of queuing theory. If you concentrate all the service points in one place, waiting times will be shorter and their variation smaller.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 148
Views: 22887

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

It would be idiotic to announce that you're going to buy from vendor X in a competitive situation. I don't know if this guy is an idiot or if there's more to the story, like wanting for some reason to pressure Airbus or be nice to Boeing. For sure, 319s will need to go in today's route structure. An...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Altitude Sickness v Cabin Altitude
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: High Altitude Sickness v Cabin Altitude

I'd argue this is really the altitude. In a majority of cases you'll start feeling something or getting symptoms only above 3000m; for me only above 4000m. The inside "altitude" in planes is just 2000+ m so not such a big effect.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair’s earnings growth continues: all-time high profit for Q2
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Finnair’s earnings growth continues: all-time high profit for Q2

Nice. (Fingers crossed that some government idiot isn't going to sell this fine airline in the interest of "creating a bigger unit" and short-term payoff. It has happened so many times before in Finland. I'm already having bad dreams about all a BA merger... a flights go via LHR first... l...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 50
Views: 8109

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

Akflyin2, thanks for your very interesting story!

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 208
Views: 44865

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Wow that was close. 51 feet, or about 17 meters. I also wonder how you can not see waiting aircraft. I'd like to understand something though. Is it correct that the waiting aircraft were nose to the direction of the landing aircraft? Which lights would they have had on? Not their main (landing?) lig...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9215

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

I saw somewhere a toothbrush making rounds in the conveyer....

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 208
Views: 44865

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Scary situation. Is there ATC audio available?

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2884

Re: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video

I have not seen it either. If this was discussed before, I'd appreciate a link to the previous thread. Thanks!

(Scary takeoff!)

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 50
Views: 8109

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

ZeBrAmEaT: I don't think this site should be only about condolences, we should discuss technical issues and facts and reasoned speculation about what has happened. But, I also don't think it is appropriate to pay no attention to the human side. Real people died, and they had real friends and family ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza
Replies: 37
Views: 5569

Re: Plans for Buenos Aires 4th airport and changes at AEP

Dcajet, thanks for your story about the AEP changes.

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza
Replies: 37
Views: 5569

Re: Plans for Buenos Aires 4th airport and changes at AEP

Nice. I didn't realise there were more airports to use. I also recall some stories about odd government anti-competitive measures in the past, relating to who can operate and where ... don't remember the details, but Argentina probably isn't an easy place to operate in, for all those new airlines. S...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 9501

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

Clearly, TXL needs to be closed. Berlin has only one park where one can stroll on an abandoned runway, and a major city should have at least two. Also, if TXL is closed, there's a chance that an entire mountain range can be built in Berlin. Now there is only the Berg: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s6QkA...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ
Replies: 30
Views: 6771

Re: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ

So is it ok to shoot your gun at an airplane for fun as long as it doesn't crash? Point your laser at the pilot as long as one of them is able to land the plane? Carry a bomb on board as long as you don't detonate it? If you read more carefully what I wrote, I said nothing about what the outcome wa...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ
Replies: 30
Views: 6771

Re: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ

This thread is full of people willing to hang others for crimes that didn't involve malicious intent, intent to profit, or intention of violance. I get that this was a serious incident, but lets have some perspective.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72333

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Matt6461 wrote:
Yeah this was an attempt at satire/humor.


Sorry. I guess my humor detector malfunctioned. Have a nice day!

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72333

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

It also proves that Boeing and USA are the best because I assume the supplier is American and would never work with Airbus - but I skimmed over the part of where Norske is from. Huh? You are usually making technical, solid arguments. But this is just odd. Since when isn't airplane parts business a ...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?

I really don't know how NAI can survive long term. Their business plan only makes sense for 5 or so years. Low cost carriers within Europe and the US survive because you can travel cheaply, stay with family, eat at McDonalds etc. You can have a cheap vacation for people who cannot afford to spend m...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8182

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

One Finnish newspaper released TOP 10 list of destinations where Finnish people traveled to spend their autumn holiday in 2016. There were three US destination in the TOP 10 and Atlanta was the 3rd among the US destinations. This isn't a non-goal for Finnair, but the travel preferences of the Finni...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 571
Views: 71210

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats on the dragon landing!

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Temperature On Large Aircraft Who Controls?
Replies: 25
Views: 13745

Re: Cabin Temperature On Large Aircraft Who Controls?

Q: Who Controls? A: Sadistic nazis, based on evidence of sitting on thousands of airplane cabins Really. So many times the temperatures are way off. You have a widebody with the main cabin, 80% of the occupants dressed in their jackets *and* covered by blankets, I'm still cold, and I presume others ...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72333

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

ElroyJetson: future is unpredictable. We'll see. But you do seem to be missing the fact that MoM is targeted on a new market segment, and that in particular is a big unknown for everyone. Is this a tiny few hundred planes segment? Is it a thousands of planes segment? Is it a no-need-to-sell-any-smal...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 571
Views: 71210

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Re: Karel's pictures. Wow. That thing is leaning very badly. Surprise that it stayed upright. Congrats for SpaceX for taking it to the limit, exactly, not a millimeter beyond!

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airshow Cockpit Video: Midnight Hawks/Finnish Air Force
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Airshow Cockpit Video: Midnight Hawks/Finnish Air Force

Nice!

Seems somehow scarier with the other planes turning around a bit and wings moving near the plane that is taking the video etc. In other words, in the short distance the small movements of the planes seem almost like they might easily touch each other.

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72333

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Regarding the discussion of the 250 passengers and how whether current models can cover that sufficiently or not: Obviously, there are questions about capability... you can always find needs not fulfilled. And there's a significant question about technical viability (e.g., lower costs *and* capabili...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 571
Views: 71210

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

aviationaware wrote:
Landing was pretty off center, phew!


Yes. When the stream cut off with the blast clearly on the sea next to the barge, I was afraid it had run out of fuel and come off slightly to the side.

But no, they stuck the landing! Hard one, but nevertheless. Congrats!

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Accident Investigators/Boards with Little or No Activity
Replies: 12
Views: 1319

Re: Accident Investigators/Boards with Little or No Activity

I don't know, Apprentice. You seem to have a belief in the lack of competence of the small and the competence of the big. I know nothing of aviation accident investigation agencies. But, in many other fields the agencies in small countries are quite active and expert, often far more so than their bi...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU744 26 turbulence injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 4234

Re: MU744 26 turbulence injuries

Please. Do we need another reminder that assuming uneducated/rulebreaking passengers is NOT the only reason why we might see injuries when there's severe turbulence? People going to the bathroom, cabin crew getting hurt, carts flying around the cabin, laptops and the like flying around, etc etc This...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-9 vs. 737-10 MAX Engine Power
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

Re: 737-9 vs. 737-10 MAX Engine Power

Except that we don't really know what the gear redesign is.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 63488

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

I am in the sceptics' camp as well regarding the meaning of the "the passenger comfort of a twin-aisle on the main deck" statement. It could mean anything. It might mean they squeezed 1in more width per seat. Or half... or it could mean that they have 2+3+2 config and two aisles. This is q...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 901
Views: 142073

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Congrats on the update. Hope to see some orders later this week, will follow with interest. And if 4%... without engine upgrades. Hmm. That's good. I suppose that is based on more people inside the same volume + the aero improvements? Also, man, that mock-up winglet work is ugly. They should get som...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stockport UK air disaster 50yrs ago today.
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Re: Stockport UK air disaster 50yrs ago today.

Longhauler, Prebennorholm -- thanks for your stories.

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are those A321LR routes economically viable?
Replies: 29
Views: 5154

Re: Are those A321LR routes economically viable?

Most of this discussion has been about capability. Not an expert on that, so I'll leave that alone. But, lets talk about market. I think it is definitely the case that there'd be room for more p2p and other flying between South and North America. The way that the current route maps work is ... subop...

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Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 70
Views: 9951

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

DfwAussie wrote:
Please for God's sake no.


This.

No matter whether there's market for that or not, or companies flying there. It wouldn't fit! Stop!

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 170 at EWR 6/13 had fuel leak prior to takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 7121

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

That looked scary. At the very least, fuel gushing on the tarmac in more than small amounts is a safety issue. And "nothing is wrong, don't bother us" attitude under all possible circumstances (even when it might not be the case) from the crew is sadly all too likely. I was also horrified ...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Maiden flight of Gripen E took place today.
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Re: Maiden flight of Gripen E took place today.

By the way, this flight seemed a little different from the Jas Gripen first flight in 1989: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6yVU_yYtEc Fortunately, the pilot survived. He went on to fly more, including this demonstration flight in Stockholm few years later in 1993: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Maiden flight of Gripen E took place today.
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Re: Maiden flight of Gripen E took place today.

Congratulations for the first flight! I hope Finland buys these planes!

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20617

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

"According to TMC CEO Scott Wise and v-p of operations Chip Schultz, the left engine flamed out at crusing altitude and the pilots made two in-air restart attempts before diverting to Buffalo. “The right engine never quit, and it was a textbook single-engine landing,” added Schultz." http...

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Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380
Replies: 37
Views: 10560

Re: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380

It is definitely one of the most interesting sounds I've heard on a YouTube video recently.

I do wonder about the safety of this, as well. With the NOTAMs and all... are there known cases of aircraft colliding with balloons?

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 22353

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

"You get what you pay for" Perhaps. But, well, I think this case is different. I can't immediately come up with examples of other companies on purpose going out of their way to make life difficult for their customers. I understand if I get a small seat. I understand if I don't get a nice d...

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Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stockport UK air disaster 50yrs ago today.
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Re: Stockport UK air disaster 50yrs ago today.

Interesting. What specifically was the fault that caused an inadvertent fuel transfer?

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by AirlineCritic
Wed May 31, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 201
Views: 15533

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

Wow. Just wow.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue May 30, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AB airplane shortage?
Replies: 9
Views: 2168

Re: AB airplane shortage?

Oh. So they didn't pay the leases, and owners took the planes? Did I get this right? Is bankruptcy imminent?

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Sat May 27, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 26927

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

This is bad! BA, let alone their customers, is having a very bad day. Shame on them for woefully inadequate information to passengers in the airports and the website. There's really no excuse. As an aside, we don't need to speculate with cyber attacks and IT outsourcing... don't attribute to malice ...

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Fri May 26, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How was this diversion better?
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: How was this diversion better?

7673mech wrote:
Discussed in another thread. Istanbul will not accept diversions unless it is life or death.


Really? Why? That seems ... draconian. Or is it just logistical issue, with the heavy use of the airport?

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