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by b747400erf
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any updates on FZ DXB-BKK-DXB..?
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Any updates on FZ DXB-BKK-DXB..?

And scheduled departure close to one of the daily EK flights to BKK.

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by b747400erf
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier
Replies: 48
Views: 4013

Re: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier

It's something -- for all of the furor over patriotism lately, you'd think folks would maybe be a little better at it/could get things right. Better at "it"? It is having "patriotism" to sing the national anthem inappropriately on a flight carrying a dead solder? Trying to one-u...

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by b747400erf
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 5824

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

wrenchon727 wrote:
http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2015/06/efw-st-aerospace-and-airbus-to-launch-a320-a321p2f-freighter-conversion-programme.html

"to launch" not have launched

and from 2 years ago

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by b747400erf
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inyokern votes to terminate air service
Replies: 14
Views: 2053

Re: Inyokern votes to terminate air service

Way back in the day around 1981 or 1982 I used to fly for C & M airlines based in IYK. Far different in those times with a glut of underpaid pilots and probably more defense spending, there was quite a demand between IYK and LAX as well as Edwards AFB, Palmdale, and even Barstow. San Diego and ...

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by b747400erf
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires
Replies: 18
Views: 2890

Re: N744ST Global Supertanker and the Wine Country Fires

Global supertanker was here in Chile a few months ago and there is no doubt about how good it is. Initially there were concerns about operating such a big aircraft at low altitudes in the complex terrain we have here, but definitely the flight crew is fantastic and did a great job, I’m completely s...

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by b747400erf
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inyokern votes to terminate air service
Replies: 14
Views: 2053

Re: Inyokern votes to terminate air service

under the comments section of the news link , a weapons base employee or duty member mentioned how the flights did not appear thru their booking channel and caused issues for reimbursement. I don't think the military folks get to just search all over the Intranet for business travel , but rather ar...

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by b747400erf
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 5824

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

FX could be angry at 5X for prolonging the 748 line, making better deals on 77Fs less likely.

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by b747400erf
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 1961

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

ahj2000 wrote:
Perhaps México isn’t but quite the market for a premium LCC?


The current American government and endless cartel violence I do not think is welcoming to tourist and small business growth.

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by b747400erf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 100
Views: 18453

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

Why 2 runway turnoff lights on each side?

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by b747400erf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 95
Views: 13058

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Why does this surprise or upset anyone? (AWACSooner) The name of the game is to make money.... that's if your a share holder. The name of the game for the consumer is cheap airfare AND comfort which is why Delta wins. I wouldn't fly in the back of a UA widebody plane for free. your share holder what?

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by b747400erf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 95
Views: 13058

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Billions in profits from the ancillary fees and economy minus scam, and they still stick it to the customer...thank you shareholders. Just wondering what you consider to be proper profit margin, maybe I can tell UA management so they can make you happy and not the people who own the company a.k.a. ...

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by b747400erf
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Leg room is the one thing I care about. I can rest, read a book, look out the window, or bring my entertainment.

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by b747400erf
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Boeing 737-700 at LAX???
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Re: Saudia Boeing 737-700 at LAX???

fromheretohere9 wrote:
Not all about money, and getting the biggest planes all the time. Just getting a plane that does the job you want it too.


Frugality and modesty is often seen in people that have gold thrones on their private 747.

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by b747400erf
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 go-around LAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 7515

Re: Crazy BA 744 go-around LAS today

Hyperbole like this is going to get the government or airlines to try and shut liveatc. It is already illegal in some countries like Iceland, UK, Germany to re-broadcast ATC.

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by b747400erf
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Boeing 737-700 at LAX???
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Re: Saudia Boeing 737-700 at LAX???

Couldn't afford a 777?

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by b747400erf
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 49
Views: 10628

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

I am not sure where KQ made its fatal mistake but clearly, the expensive fleet and network expansion has come back to haunt it the last several years with deepening losses since 2013. They expanded just as fossil fuel prices on the world markets started collapsing hurting the economy of the resourc...

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by b747400erf
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 10845

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

OA940 wrote:
Well, this is good news. Now the out-of-place looking plane won't be so out-of-place.

Not a lot of A319s at LHR in your opinion?

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by b747400erf
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising frequency of ET Cargo flights to JNB recently
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Surprising frequency of ET Cargo flights to JNB recently

They fly to a DHL hub in America so they must have a DHL contract from Africa to Europe/America.

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by b747400erf
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 393
Views: 58877

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Too early to hear another tragedy, goodbye Monarch.

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by b747400erf
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 23
Views: 3887

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

unimproved wrote:
It has nothing to do with facilities, but simply a case of people moving near an airport and then complaining about noise.

You have no proof to back it up.

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by b747400erf
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight
Replies: 25
Views: 7800

Re: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight

RIP On 777 freighter flights, at what point do they add relief pilots? At 6-7 hours, this AUH-AMS flight was sort of mid-range and makes some sense it was only a crew of 2. Did you open the link and read the story? It says a crew of 4. I did. Could have sworn it read 2 earlier. My fault, thanks for...

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by b747400erf
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10659

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

undertheradar wrote:
The 'air hostess' (who says that any more?), is guilty....of stupidity!! Sadly there is a WHOLE GENERATION OF 'EM... The future of the human race is in their hands!! NOOOOOOO!! LOL


Things used to be so much better when those people had been lucky to be slaves. Kids these days.

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by b747400erf
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10659

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

peterinlisbon wrote:
The moral of the story is don't post anything even remotely contraversial if you live on a politically correct prison island.


It is a horrible dictator running things in England, no freedom like you Americans. Does it say enough about your opinion by itself that you cannot spell controversial?

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by b747400erf
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight
Replies: 25
Views: 7800

Re: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight

RIP On 777 freighter flights, at what point do they add relief pilots? At 6-7 hours, this AUH-AMS flight was sort of mid-range and makes some sense it was only a crew of 2. In the US they won't augment until 8+. Not surprised this is EY or one of the ME3. They run their pilots ragged on schedules t...

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by b747400erf
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Re: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?

All talk and no action. Rhetoric in speeches to pander to the base is not important if it comes to jobs.

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by b747400erf
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private A350 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5206

Re: Private A350 ?

Max Q wrote:
Those who think that money doesn’t buy happiness should try
Living without it


Is this the only reason you created the topic, to go on a little rant using a strawman to argue against and defend being glutinous with money? You could have searched to find your answer on the Airbus site.

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by b747400erf
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 5073

Re: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?

Operators do not choose to take the max amount of pilots they can fit, they take the least amount insurance and regulations allows them to.

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by b747400erf
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Pax vs. F
Replies: 21
Views: 2272

Re: B747-400 Pax vs. F

The 744 pax came from the 743 stretched upper deck and the 744 freighter from the shorter deck 742

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by b747400erf
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 28717

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

I like the tail but too Euro white.

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by b747400erf
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-700BDSF being delivered
Replies: 36
Views: 8593

Re: First 737-700BDSF being delivered

Spacepope wrote:
n7371f wrote:
Anyone know why AS hasn't sealed the eyebrows on all of their -700's?

They might be one of the few operators out there that actually need them for visibility where they intend to operate them.


No one is navigating using the stars anymore.

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by b747400erf
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 24455

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Good morning everybody. If someone has any aditional info to share about this... looks pretty serious. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ae84b8a&opt=0 Thanks in advance 100% A.net of armchair pilots commenting here are unaware that QFE ops are still used in most of the Russian airspace. When ATC i...

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by b747400erf
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 32
Views: 6985

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

I wonder what the odds are of it having to stop for refueling. Going east, none. Going west, I think only if expecting bad weather and possible holds. The flights can take advantage of the wind when flying south-west instead of head on into the jetstreams. And the flight shouldn't require etops. Uh...

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by b747400erf
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 32
Views: 6985

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

lavalampluva wrote:
I wonder what the odds are of it having to stop for refueling.


Going east, none. Going west, I think only if expecting bad weather and possible holds. The flights can take advantage of the wind when flying south-west instead of head on into the jetstreams. And the flight shouldn't require etops.

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by b747400erf
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 35322

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH

To all my friends and neighbors here in Dallas that said "internal posts say Dallas," what happened? We knew Detroit was one letter too much, but AA flies DFW-HKG and EI is part of IAG, and "Dublin" is a missing link, and does have some fine beer, and whisky too! Where did the s...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15078

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

As a regional Captain. I can tell you this....If i went to DL the last thing i want to do is MD80 FO, 4-5legs a day!! I want to sit long haul FO... been doing 4-5 leg days far to long... like to go see the world...(on the company's dime) You sound young. If you are older you like being back at home...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15078

Re: DL: Promotion to CPT in 6 Mos. From DOH If You'll Fly MD88

RetiredNWA wrote:
Chill out, Billy. None of this is a big deal -- fake news.


I hear Fox News viewers use this phrase now constantly. Of course they do not get the irony.

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 3980

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

Oscar is a great guy and a great CEO for United. It's the awful shareholders and Kirby who are ruining the airline. This is pure comedy when you combine it with the above post "Munoz always takes care of employees." Taking care of employees is not the CEO's goal. Taking care of shareholde...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 3980

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

With all of the negative publicity United's gotten lately, it's nice to see them receiving recognition for such a good deed by their CEO. Certainly no recognition was needed, and he did not make this public himself. Bravo Oscar! http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/08/30/united-ceo-oscar-munoz-vows-t...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 35322

Re: Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-C

In Belgium you can walk into a cafe and see a 32 page beer menu. They are not craft beers, they are well established beers some of them going back 5-600 years. They are exported and enjoyed worldwide. The marketing campaign was directed at the airlines target demographic which will find beers like ...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 26102

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

And unlike G4, WN could offer many one stop options from almost every destination they serve in America to the islands. If they can do it cheaper than mainland or AS they can get a lot of market share.

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gate or Stand?
Replies: 16
Views: 2787

Re: Gate or Stand?

It is a regional thing. A stand number or gate number can be given to a pilot the phraseology is different depending on the airport you land at. In America you are given a gate number regardless of if it has a jetway. As a passenger you are given a gate number that might be different than the one th...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 5315

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Hitting the brakes by accident on a basic taxi out. Is EZY doing this to scare people from flying their airline hoping to not have to expand so fast any more? You check the brakes during taxi-out, that has been standard policy everywhere where I ever flew. The kid probably only ever flew an old Ces...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 8008

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

Why, everytime a cut is announced by a legacy to Britain, is it okay to reference the fallout from Brexit without such blowback? Just curious. The poster is noting astounding growth at LGW despite Brexit. Nothing more How could there be fallout to something that is not happening any time soon? And ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48669

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

LXwing wrote:
Could Hi Fly be heading to operate these birds for QR, flying from Doha to some destinations on the 'unfriendly' neighbouring arab countries to avoid the blockade?

AFAIK it is not just QR itself but any flights originating at DOH.

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 5315

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Are you saying the film was edited to make the crew look bad? And the resulting fix, popping the CB back in, was actually the first thing they did, but the film was edited to make them seem incompetent? If that is your argument then you are entitled to an opinion. I do not know why they would edit ...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48669

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

I believe HiFly has done work for Norweign before. How likely is it these would be flown for Norweign by HiFly? Maybe a way for Norweign to test the A380 as a long haul LCC aircraft? Doing work for DY is an understatement! They were almost operating DY's main routes for them, to places like JFK, wh...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways is adjusting its Northern Winter flights to RUN
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: XL Airways is adjusting its Northern Winter flights to RUN

This must be a busy route for all traffic, all that belly freight available and AF also route twice a week a 77X with a stop in either CAI or JIB

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 6582

Re: Horrible noise on A320's

Why would you avoid an aircraft just for a small noise that comes and goes on startup? Another new account just stirring the pot and 'asking questions' for no real reason. Then comparing the A to B and a 737 which they say is "better" even though it has a more noisy cabin during actual fli...

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