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by wexfordflyer
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12966

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Either aviation matters to the country or it does not. It us time the Pratt who is minister for transport called the DAA, the IAA, the regulator and the two prominent airlines to his office and basically says wtf? It us all beyond pathetic! With ever increasing passenger numbers and increased retai...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 65
Views: 5353

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

When I saw the headline I was afraid of what I would see. But I actually don't think it's too bad. Perhaps a little gaudy, but could be an awful lot worse.

However, the current AF1 is elegant, sleek and instantly recognisable. Absolutely no need to touch it!

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12966

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Would the airilnes support the building of new corridors for arriving passengers from the UK? Probably not. Without airline support, the regulator normally doesn't approve building infrastructure. Pardon me....but WHY exactly would the airlines not support such a move? Why would they not be for som...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12966

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Have we a alternate fact planet here? What experts ate ypu talking about? The civil service? God bless us all what a sense of humour you have! If we did have experts, or even anyone who gave a toss, then we would not have queues at the airport, CTA would be in operation and the E-gates would functi...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12966

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

........... The junior minister would do well to do his research and understand how the process works.Dublin Airport does not staff immigration, that's a job for INIS and the Dept of Justice. Comments like this annoy me, especially from political figures who should know better. I think your last po...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6495

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Not all tattoos are of burning skulls, there you go again tarring everyone with the same brush. Plenty are subtle and tasteful, yet still visible. You may well have run a multimillion dollar business. The fact that you need to boast about it is embarrassing. It also doesn't change the fact that you...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6495

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

For me: visible tattoos on people that are supposed to be 'professionals' is a no-go. Sorry. It just reflects bad judgement. A tattoo isn't something anyone in society has ever said 'Look how professional, safe and tidy'. Tattoos are counter-culture things that people get to show their individualit...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12966

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

So why not use one of the unused booths at T1 and T2 and name them CTA. The DAA could even staff them to check boarding passes Im not sure i see why there appears to be a problem? Or is that thinking too simply Too simply, I'm afraid. For a number of reasons. Firstly, in theory there are no unused ...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6495

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Alphazone wrote:
Back to the topic, I think it's a terrible idea, my opinion of tattoos is that they are repulsive and form of self-harm.


If you always judge others by your own taste, you will never get very far. I suggest you try to broaden your mind a little bit.

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6495

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

I am really shocked and disappointed by this thread here. Reading this thread I had to ask what year is it: 2019 or 1949? There's a lot of people showing some very disrespectful, judgmental, misogynistic and frankly disgraceful viewpoints. Who are you to judge what others do? So long as they are not...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12966

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Can't see it changing at DUB anytime in the near future. The time to have done this would have been quite a while ago now. I feel like it could be relatively simple to implement. As someone who worked in the airport in the late 90s and early 00’s I remember the old system quite well, especially pie...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13647

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

LHRFlyer wrote:
I think the point is some people may have booked these flights expecting a special celebration on board, rather than a standard domestic flight.


Well I think that's the fault of the people booking rather than BA

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12966

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Junior minister berates Dublin Airport for long passport control queues: 'These scenes reflect badly on us' A junior minister has hit out at Dublin Airport for what passengers labelled "ridiculously" long queues at passport control. According to disgruntled travellers, passengers were for...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon May 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25268

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

I had a back-to-back comparison of FR and EI over the weekend. FR from LGW to DUB and EI from DUB to LHR. It's been quite a few years since I've travelled on an EI mainline service and I wasn't that impressed. I don't think EI offer very much to justify choosing them over FR. Both airlines did a go...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 10990

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

My suggestion is to focus on your ability to answer behavioural interview questions. At my airline, inflight hiring is so competitive, that they have to rely almost exclusively on the "scores" generated from the behavioural interviews for making hiring determinations, for reasons of legal...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri May 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR
Replies: 23
Views: 4052

Re: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR

Sorry for the stupid question, but if an airport doesn't have slots, what's the process for allocating timings to flights? Just scheduled by the airport based on timetables, gate availability?

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by wexfordflyer
Fri May 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6477

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

HOly crap. What happened to German efficiency?

When did construction start?

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 808
Views: 135292

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

From the moment that plane comes to a stop it took 95-100 sec for the first fire brigade to start to put water(?) on the fire. They were at the scene 10 sec before. We don't know when they got the alarm. Anyways 1-2 minutes from the alarm was good and well inside regulatory max 3 minutes. Then the ...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 808
Views: 135292

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

has this video has been posted here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZWI2Dhq6r4 Its from inside the plane but different and way more scary from he one I saw before; edit: The author is the same that posted this video, flight before the crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEs9exbTDqI&t=6s We...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25268

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -sep-2019/


Thanks for that. Disappointing, but not overly surprising!
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EI121 wrote:


Thanks for that. Disappointing, but not overly surprising!

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25268

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

SeanM1997 wrote:
Hainan Airlines will cut its Beijing - Dublin - Edinburgh - Beijing and its Beijing - Edinburgh - Dublin - Beijing flights from 31 August 2019

Hainan Airlines will also cut its Shenzhen - Dublin flights from 26 October 2019


Hi, do you have a source for this?

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12757

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

This is utterly nonsense. North Korea may be a hermit kingdom, but it's of no threat to overflying airlines. Having visited NK myself, I will say it's an unusual place and questionable in a lot of how they treat citizens, but the nonsense that gets published about the place is baffling! Firing rock...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12757

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

This is utterly nonsense. North Korea may be a hermit kingdom, but it's of no threat to overflying airlines. Having visited NK myself, I will say it's an unusual place and questionable in a lot of how they treat citizens, but the nonsense that gets published about the place is baffling!

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by wexfordflyer
Fri May 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2383

Re: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?

It's not terrible, but it's a lot more boring now. There's no particular shine to it.

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident
Replies: 29
Views: 8938

Re: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/berlin-sc ... und-rechts


Woah!!! Those photos look pretty scary. This could have ended an awful lot worse!
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columba wrote:
Pictures of the landing, could have turned very bad very quickly:
https://www.aerotelegraph.com/berlin-sc ... und-rechts


Woah!!! Those photos look pretty scary. This could have ended an awful lot worse!

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20590

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

eirflot wrote:
Thanks
Shamrock looks great
Its going to be a long white body!


Agreed, that tail looks great! What's the expected delivery?

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by wexfordflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summit Air Let L-410 crash at Lukla, Nepal
Replies: 7
Views: 3193

Re: Summit Air Let L-410 crash at Lukla, Nepal

Very sad to hear. I was supposed to fly to Lukla with Summit Air last summer, but the got cancelled due to bad weather. It's an extremely dangerous airport and difficult to fly, but it will be interesting to see what happened here, how the aircraft veered astray so early in the take off roll. RIP to...

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by wexfordflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20590

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

The forum added an incorrect quote and I can neither delete this post or add in the correct quote, so this is an edited post. But in relation to Saudi business relationships..

The daa runs terminal 5 in King Khalid airport in Riyadh...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20590

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Interesting ET flight on the boards. Same one was showing last week as Cancelled. http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/D64E09EB-0444-4BC7-8BBD-87F2D2F8DA56_zpsg69kt4wd.jpg Is that the Irish troops coming back from Lebanon? I believe they have been delayed a number of times.

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153877

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Will investors really be rushing to invest here? Given the WOW business model and financials didn't work first time around. What will be different with the same man at the helm, following a similar business model?

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"
Replies: 38
Views: 9218

Re: More Trouble at FlyBE

Pilots don't run out of hours in early April. That doesn't bode well for later in the year. Are FTLs calculated on a rolling 12-month basis? I'm assuming they are If they were then I think Ryanair wouldn't have been in trouble last year anyhow do you want to be going in to an interview saying "...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"
Replies: 38
Views: 9218

Re: More Trouble at FlyBE

leghorn wrote:
Pilots don't run out of hours in early April. That doesn't bode well for later in the year.


Are FTLs calculated on a rolling 12-month basis? I'm assuming they are

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153877

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

That's incredibly narrow minded and elitist. Making travel affordable for all is a positive thing. Sometimes people have no choice but need to fly, for things like family bereavements, medical treatment or relocation for jobs, etc. Maybe these people do not have much money, but surely they shouldn'...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153877

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

I don’t think you understood what I was saying. You can book a BA ticket from LHR to BOS or NYC from GBP 260 (includes even food and drinks), if this is too expensive for someone then I am really puzzled. Fares are already as low as they can get, even with legacies. Bereavements are ‚last minute’ e...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153877

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

That's incredibly narrow minded and elitist. Making travel affordable for all is a positive thing. Sometimes people have no choice but need to fly, for things like family bereavements, medical treatment or relocation for jobs, etc. Maybe these people do not have much money, but surely they shouldn'...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153877

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

The European legacies sell dirt cheap tickets as well. And in all fairness, if one can’t fork out 100 eur more for a ticket then I think he/she shouldn’t travel. Things can always happen when abroad which requires extra cash. If one is on such an extreme small budget things can only go one way. Tha...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153877

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

While this has been on the cards for quite a while, I can't help but feel a sense of sadness at this. The issues and challenges with the business model are clear. But seeing new and different airlines flying across the atlantic, and trying something new, is something I find interesting and exciting ...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31205

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Let's try it in the most neutral manner possible: "Norwegian, despite the name, has significant operations in the UK and thus faces substantial Brexit-related uncertainty." Wich they have done everything to prepare for. Besides, Norwegian will hardly be the only airline with this uncertai...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31205

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

YIMBY wrote:
Unlikely.

A much greater danger looms around the corner


Care to elaborate?

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Flight status for tomorrow's flights out of Dublin is showing as "On Time". I was wondering if that meant they would use the 737-800NG's for the purpose. (no idea what the ETOPS status being though). ETOPS is extended twin operations. It's a certification that allows aircraft to fly furth...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I see two Norwegian MAX's parked over on the west apron at DUB now. I'm not all that familiar with differences in aircraft types, but are the MAX the aircraft that do Norwegian's transatlantic? So if these are now grounded, does that essentially stop all transatlantic from DUB? I wouldn't see it as...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I see two Norwegian MAX's parked over on the west apron at DUB now. I'm not all that familiar with differences in aircraft types, but are the MAX the aircraft that do Norwegian's transatlantic? So if these are now grounded, does that essentially stop all transatlantic from DUB? I wouldn't see it as...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I see two Norwegian MAX's parked over on the west apron at DUB now. I'm not all that familiar with differences in aircraft types, but are the MAX the aircraft that do Norwegian's transatlantic? So if these are now grounded, does that essentially stop all transatlantic from DUB? I wouldn't see it as ...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

EI111 cancelled today from SNN and the a/c positioned to DUB to operate the 101 to EWR. Has an A330 gone tech? Lack of pilots available apparently from what I’ve been told. Unusual to happen in March so early in the year, aren’t their clocks zeroed in January? I believe it's a rolling 12 months, wh...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 51
Views: 4444

Re: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

Thanks to those who shared enlightening responses. Much appreciated. Seems like not that big a deal, something that happens alot already, and translation exaggerates.

This is straying off topic and into the political arena now. Mods feel free to close off if needs be!

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 51
Views: 4444

Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

India's national airline has told its crew to end every in-flight announcement with the patriotic phrase, "Jai Hind" (Hail the motherland) Air India's company advisory instructs crew to say the phrase after a "slight pause and with much fervour". I must admit to not knowing a hug...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Perhaps a stupid question - but this isn't in any way related to the US restrictions on wet leases, is it?

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132305

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

That looks absolutely fantastic! I also love the placement of the registration.

I'm very excited to see the next to come. And hoping they will get them all together for a photo op once they are all completed

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 40
Views: 6660

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Certainly don't hate it, and I do always like seeing airlines do something different. But I wouldn't be a big fan!

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