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by ei146
Fri May 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan
Replies: 21
Views: 4607

Re: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan

Looks like the ordeal is not over https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/24-hour-counting-ordeal-flyers-of-paris-mumbai-air-france-joon-nonstop-now-stuck-in-dubai/articleshow/69247293.cms AF has left the passengers stranded at DWC Come on, now your put your personal twist to it...

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by ei146
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OK-TVW (SmartWings 4110) ...very odd flight history
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: OK-TVW (SmartWings 4110) ...very odd flight history

A while ago in the St. Helena thread this topic was discussed. If I remember correctly there were some conditions for such flights. Somewhere a long the way you will reach a point of no return. Means with your remaining fuel you will only be able to reach your destination, but no alternative airport...

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by ei146
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704403

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

They do have such a system. Unfortunately, it uses the same actuators that MCAS does, so it had to be disabled in order to disable MCAS. You just switched of the power assist to stop the automatic trim from trying to kill you. There is electric trim, but both you and the automatic can use it. There...

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by ei146
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704403

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

A stupid question regarding the manual trim wheels from a layman: As I understood it it may be possible that after the cut out of automatic trim (MCAS or whatever) the pilots may have to deal with a completly untrimmed plane, requiering countersteering. Depending on the situation this might result i...

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by ei146
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 13969

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself


Happened to me between TOD Tioman and XSP Singapore Seletar. I guess this is what you get leaving a holiday destination on a Friday afternoon during off-season.
Berjaya Air stopped operating these flights in 2014. TOD airport is an experience though.

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by ei146
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9111

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

EDFE ist the most important GA-airport for the Frankfurt area and the busiest in Germany. 2 of the 5 people mentioned above died in a car accident involving a police car on the way to the crash site. So you are saying that only 3 died in the actual plane crash ? RIP to them Indeed. Here is a refere...

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by ei146
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9111

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

EDFE ist the most important GA-airport for the Frankfurt area and the busiest in Germany.
2 of the 5 people mentioned above died in a car accident involving a police car on the way to the crash site.

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by ei146
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 32886

Re: Germania ceases operations

According to some German news outlets the administrator gave up looking for investors. According to him all reputable bidders have jumped off. Time pressure is given as the main reason because insolvency payments will stop end of March. The employees will get the pink slip in the next days. Really s...

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by ei146
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13202

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

US DOT delayed action until 30 August 2019 on its plans to terminate the effectiveness of certain wet-leases to allow more time to engage with wet-lessors and other affected carriers. Here is the document. @LAXintl: Thanks for reporting this! Interestingly enough the document gives a completly diff...

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by ei146
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 70680

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

As I didn't see it posted here or in the other threads. Sorry if I missed it. Boeing stopped deliveries of the MAX. A number of news outlets cite a Boeing spokesperson: Boeing has paused delivery of 737 MAX airplanes due to the temporary grounding. We continue to build 737 MAX airplanes, while asses...

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by ei146
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 15133

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

So the big bird flew to Dresden this morning, anyone have any insight? I assume its for routine checks/maintenance before heading off on her summer duties? EFW - Elbe Flugzeugwerke have an A380 capable hangar and do A380 maintenance. Google "A380 Dresden" and you will see other A380s from...

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by ei146
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways suspends flights to Europe due to tensions between Pakistan and India
Replies: 23
Views: 8457

Re: Thai Airways suspends flights to Europe due to tensions between Pakistan and India

Flightradar24 is an interesting sight right now. No plane visible over Pakistan at all. But the routes between the Persian Gulf and India super busy. Fligths from Europe to Delhi take some detour and come in from the south via Surat.

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by ei146
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13202

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

In summary, the situation now is that US carriers, eg DL, UA or AA, can use a wetlease carrier, eg Omni/Atlas for a period of 7 months on routes to EU countries. This can be extended by another 7 months, ie a total of 14 months maximum under EU regulations. Sorry to be a pain. Could you please poin...

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by ei146
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13202

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

I think the biggest issue the US has is that EU carriers can wetlease to other EU carriers and fly TATL indefinitely, but US carriers can only wet lease to EU carriers for 14 months. That allows for the likes of HiFly (although I don’t think they currently wet lease to any EU carrier for more than ...

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by ei146
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finding flghts
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Finding flghts

Kayak works fine for me and sometimes finds other and cheaper options.

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by ei146
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50228

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

sassiciai wrote:
I would appreciate it if you could give some more detail about where the aircraft is, thanks!


Here.

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by ei146
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania Bankrupt
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Germania Bankrupt

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412611
Do we really need a new one whenever someone gets the news?
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There is already an extensive thread about that topic:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412611
Do we really need a new one whenever someone gets the news?

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by ei146
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 32886

Re: Germania in trouble

I really hope they can sort out their issues and wish them good luck. Germania with its predecessor Special Air Transport has a history of 40 years. While their core business is the holiday and charter market they also serve some interesting niches. For instance they fly to some smaller airports in ...

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by ei146
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 8375

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

@columba: Sorry, but I think your translation lacks a bit. The article says: ... können die Sicherheitsbehörden noch nicht endgültig sagen, dass es sich ausschließlich um technisches Versagen gehandelt hat. Which I think is more like ... the security authorities can not finally conclude yet, that it...

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by ei146
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage

Already discussed here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1409555 And the original statement was: Es wird in alle Richtungen ermittelt (Investigation goes in all directions). "It could be sabotage." is what the papers made of it. It has as much truth as "It coul...

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by ei146
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 8375

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

According to the Spiegel the plane had a complete loss of its aviation related communications systems. They needed to make contact with ATC via a satellite phone. Both A340s of the Flugbereitschaft (the VIP squadron) worked fine in the ten years they flew for Lufthansa till 2011. So who knows what t...

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by ei146
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11016

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

Oh what hypocrisy! It is OK to mock a liitle girl because of an odd name? It is all the fault of her parents for giving it to her? Is this really the line of some arguments here? What a slippery slope! So it is OK to bully the nerd in the schoolyard because he does not like sports and is not in the ...

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by ei146
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 71291

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

FatCat wrote:
LH's D-AIHA not moving since November 19, LAX-MUC.
Cannot believe she is being phased out.


D-AIHA is currently active in FR24 and according to them about to depart from MUC to JFK.

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by ei146
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier box flying on passenger seats
Replies: 19
Views: 4542

Re: Courier box flying on passenger seats

As far as I know Deutsche Post still operates some nightly postal flights within Germany. I once saw a TV report about it. They use regular passenger jets from various airlines, which would sit idle at night anyway. Cargo hold and cabin is used. They showed how they put seat covers over the seats an...

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by ei146
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption of SQ31 (SFO-SIN)
Replies: 13
Views: 3262

Re: Fuel consumption of SQ31 (SFO-SIN)

Redbellyguppy wrote:
Worst case scenario drop into sea or sfo for some fuel.

I'd prefer SEA over sea. :lol:

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by ei146
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

The greens are making inroads in elections in Germany at the moment. Last time that happened Germany shut down its nuclear power plants, burning more dirty coal instead. Please provide a source for your statement. Yes, the greens did get more votes in some recent elections. But the rest is complete...

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by ei146
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A German domestic route flown by Luxair, operated by Adria
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Re: A German domestic route flown by Luxair, operated by Adriar

Intra-Schengen flights mean any airline based there can fly any route, "international" or "domestic", within the Schengen zone. In that regard, I would say to think of the Schengen countries like the American states, and someone flying LAX-JFK would be entirely domestic, even th...

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by ei146
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 3946

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

If all of those things that you listed above are interesting to you, the the Eastern Sierra should too. For example, Yosemite NP is closer to RNO than it is to SFO. https://californiahighsierra.com/eastern-sierra/ The reason you don't know this is because travel agencies in Germany haven't felt the...

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by ei146
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 3946

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

Exactly. The German mindset is very different than the American mindset. A "7.5 hour drive on a pretty desolate highway" is an attraction in itself for most Europeans visiting the U.S. Having said that, it's an extremely scenic "desolate highway". So we established, that Europea...

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by ei146
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 3946

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

I used the direct Condor flight to Las Vegas as well. I had to attend a trade show. But when the show was over I did what most Germans do who come to Vegas: They spend a night or two in town, see the sights, visit a show, spend some money gambling. But then they get a rental car for a one, two or th...

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by ei146
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diverted or stranded planes needing help
Replies: 24
Views: 5621

Re: Diverted or stranded planes needing help

Even on small airports with little traffic you often have maintenance companies certified to do some work on e.g. the A320 or the 737. And airlines are not shy to use them. So before they fly or drive in their own staff they will see what can be done with the local ressources. Even if these local co...

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by ei146
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC frequency got hacked as pilots heard radio ads peddling kidney herbs upon landing at Wuhan Tianhe Int'l Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: ATC frequency got hacked as pilots heard radio ads peddling kidney herbs upon landing at Wuhan Tianhe Int'l Airport

I guess these hackers just screwed up setting up their pirate radio station. With a radio station you want to reach as many people as possible. Probably the target audiance was not the very few people listening to ATC, but the potentially millions listening to FM radio. Frequency bands for ATC and F...

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by ei146
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 16497

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

Until two years ago I had to fly from FRA to USA several times a year for business. I could not fly J. I had some status with *, Skyteam and OneWorld, so the bonus program didn't really matter. I had some rules that worked for me: 1. If possible fly direct. - Most of the time I ended up on a LH plan...

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by ei146
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Temporary Airport Closures
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Re: Temporary Airport Closures

That's the risk of building an airport on low terrain. Anything that you don't want flooded should be built on higher terrain. However, is there higher terrain available in the area? Seems to me like it's all flat and everything is equally flooded. Yes, and for that reason Schiphol with an average ...

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by ei146
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13201

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

Some my my bi-weekly BRU-FRA flights are extremely full of "Business class" although without an international connection on a long haul aircraft I can't image why anyone wants to pay for this. I don't think EU officials, bankers and lobbyists bother much. They don't pay from their own poc...

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by ei146
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 53
Views: 8992

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

First time hearing about cold treatment. We always leave bags in the garage and run clothes on our back through a hot wash cycle immediately after returning from vacation. If cold temp works, shouldn't it take care of checked bags in the cargo hold?? In case you don't know and did not read it in on...

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by ei146
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police Storm JetBlue Plane After Mistaken Hijack Signal
Replies: 30
Views: 5276

Re: Police Storm JetBlue Plane After Mistaken Hijack Signal

kiowa wrote:
Moderators please delete transponder replys.


Why should they? They are no secret and not intended to be.

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by ei146
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10558

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

@spinotter: You might need to rethink your request. Just to show you, let's change the situation slightly: A man got onto the schoolyard at Hartsfield-Jackson International Highschool on Tuesday, authorities confirmed, and approached a school bus that had just arrived. J.J., 19, allegedly scaled a f...

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by ei146
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!
Replies: 19
Views: 4614

Re: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!

Making SXF a destination for the fly.in would be a Treppenwitz (a bad joke) and indeed a final victory for Stalin SXF is mentioned nowhere in the article, so where did you get this from? They talk about Schönhagen EDAZ. Which is even further away from Berlin. But I can understand this decision. It ...

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by ei146
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8489

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

teme82 wrote:
Samrnpage wrote:
So who has to pay for this damage then?

My bet is on the insurance company...


Do insurance contracts for airliners usually cover damage from riots or other forms of civil unrest?

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by ei146
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8489

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Correct New Zealand's CAA only requires it for flights above 90 seats, pre 2001 it was non on any domestic flights. New Zealand still has an long way to come to catch up to world standards on that front. Nope. The other way around. The rest of the world has a long way to catch up with NZ, Oz or the...

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by ei146
Thu May 31, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12475

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Your assertion that WN is demanding proof of kinship from a certain group of people is based on a single occurence. A little too soon to be shouting racism don't you think? The agent was representing WN. Whatever this person did, it happened in the name of WN. And a single occurence is one occuranc...

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by ei146
Thu May 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12475

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

If my secretary, spouse, wife or mother was a child then I would absolutely expect some questions. Well, I don't. They can check for the age of the kid. Nothing more. Why are you making the assumption that these questions were asked purely because of skin colour and where is the assumption of wrong...

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by ei146
Thu May 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12475

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

If the gate agent has reasonable suspicion that the kid is there without the consent of the legal guardians he shall call police. If not stop molesting people. Agreed, and the gate agent didn't have reasonable suspicion after the parents were able to answer some easy questions and so had no need to...

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by ei146
Thu May 31, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12475

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Read the contract of carriage, a birth certificate is required as proof. I did. But did you do? It is available for download from WN: https://www.southwest.com/assets/pdfs/corporate-commitments/contract-of-carriage.pdf "Birth certificate" is not even mentioned there. This is said on page ...

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by ei146
Thu May 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12475

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Sorry but having the passport means nothing because, even if it is a legitimate passport, it does not show the parents name on it. WN was absolutely correct in checking. You don't get it, don't you? The name does not matter at all. There is no need to check if the child is travelling with the paren...

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by ei146
Thu May 31, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special qualification needed for staffs performing checkin for US-bound flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Special qualification needed for staffs performing checkin for US-bound flight?

You need your brain surgically removed to not notice the stupidity in the TSAs special requirements. Hard to find volunteers for that. :-)

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by ei146
Tue May 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR emergency landing in GYD
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: QR emergency landing in GYD

TC957 wrote:
Surprised it went well out the way to GYD when there are lots of airports in Eastern Turkey.

Strange indeed. And on the way they flew over Urmia and Tabriz. Even Yerevan was closer.

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by ei146
Fri May 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Leaving Airport during 5hr Layover SFO-YVR-SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Leaving Airport during 5hr Layover SFO-YVR-SYD

In Amsterdam you can book guided city tours durig layovers. In Singapore you can do the tour for free.

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by ei146
Fri May 25, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 44
Views: 3414

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

Yes, it works. A few months ago my niece was booked on a Ryanair flight from SXF to DUB. The flight was cancelled and she was rebooked to a different flight a few hours later, arriving ~5 hours later than planned. I suggested to use one of the many intermidiaries. But she filed her claim directly vi...

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