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by Armodeen
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Similarity of liveries between YanAir and Monarch
Replies: 20
Views: 3293

Re: Similarity of liveries between YanAir and Monarch

Allegient and Jet2 holidays also spring to mind.

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by Armodeen
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Similarity of liveries between YanAir and Monarch
Replies: 20
Views: 3293

Re: hey YanAir, Monarch called and asked for their livery back

At least that is the old Monarch livery!

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by Armodeen
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Advice needed: saw something odd about an overflying flight
Replies: 23
Views: 4537

Re: Advice needed: saw something odd about an overflying flight

Call the tower if you are serious.

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by Armodeen
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport worker manages to stop plane rolling back onto runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3288

Re: Airport worker manages to stop plane rolling back onto runway

smokeybandit wrote:
"As soon as he realized his mistake the worker ran towards the plane and tried to stop it with his bare hands."

No he didn't. He put the chocks down immediately.


My first thought was 'why didn't he re chock it'. Turns out, he had the same thought 8-)

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by Armodeen
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skymark Airlines mulls reintroduction of widebody aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: Skymark Airlines mulls reintroduction of widebody aircraft

I bet they order Boeings this time :lol:

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by Armodeen
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 154
Views: 25919

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

This was always going to happen eventually. Thus ends the SXM experience I suspect.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incident at PHL
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Re: Runway Incident at PHL

Thanks for the picture. Unusual angle, is that from the tower?

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by Armodeen
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security camera(s) in Passenger Cabins? Time to rethink?
Replies: 22
Views: 4123

Re: Security camera(s) in Passenger Cabins? Time to rethink?

Wearable body cameras for FAs (to be used I the event of a disturbance and left in a locker at all other times) would be a cheap and minimally intrusive solution. But as another poster said, everyone would film on their cell phones anyway.

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by Armodeen
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS
Replies: 26
Views: 7555

Re: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS

Not a great start to Jet2's widebody ops.

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by Armodeen
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9151

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

smokeybandit wrote:
What threat are the bullets? She going to throw them at people?


Dead drop them in the bin for some unsavory character to collect later. This might have been an innocent mistake, but you have to come down hard to prevent the less innocent from trying their hand.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19412

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I'm an American. I hate propaganda. Sure they are getting money from the government. Who hasn't? You're telling me none of the US3 has received a penny from the govt? Besides, they are trying to play catch up with the other blue chip players out there. You don't see Europe's airlines making videos ...

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by Armodeen
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 346
Views: 71637

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

I am off work when the MH A380 is in, so I'll try to go and catch it. Any idea who the customer is? Heck of a charter anyway!

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by Armodeen
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Bamboo plans to order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X
Replies: 34
Views: 7201

Re: Viet Bamboo To Order 15 737 Max 9 and 5 777X

New start up orders VLAs before commencing operations :scratchchin:

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS TSA handcuff 20lb Lobster.
Replies: 21
Views: 4040

Re: BOS TSA handcuff 20lb Lobster.

MrBretz wrote:
That's an emotional support lobster.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Comment of the week :bigthumbsup:

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr con problem aboard UA plane at Denver
Replies: 65
Views: 8326

Re: UA accused of inaction to save baby in Denver

Hold on a moment, this thread is making it sound as if the staff did nothing: France said she put wet wipes on Owen’s neck and down his shirt to cool him. His body felt hotter as they sat in the aircraft, she said, and flight attendants brought ice in garbage bags to place on the 4-month-old. Crew ...

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18899

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

Not surprised, when I flew this route the load was 44 pax!

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by Armodeen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 70
Views: 14576

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

This is going to be good :dollarsign: . Subscribing for popcorn delivery. Summer olympics is ON. Potential matchups: 1) AA Union(s) v. AA Management (Pilots Union shot first ) 2) AA Management v. AA Board 3) AA Board v. AA Shareholders 4) Public opinion v. AA brand 5) White House v. AA brand Anythi...

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by Armodeen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5071

Re: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth

I suppose it all depends on what altitude the new Addis Ababa airport is at. If it is indeed lower as rumoured up thread, then it would make sense to prepare for the future fleet requirements, rather than order as per the conditions found today.

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by Armodeen
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Performance of VS and MT MAN-SFO nonstop
Replies: 33
Views: 5429

Re: Performance of VS and MT MAN-SFO nonstop

I just wonder about MT,business class,flatbed and all is not really their thing, maybe a Business like cabin with recliners. Could be wrong. It is their thing, they just borrow the expertise from the German division, Condor. DE sell seats on all the MT flights as well as their own. I can see the tw...

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by Armodeen
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines considering second European route with A359's
Replies: 16
Views: 4021

Re: Malaysian Airlines considering second European route with A359's

MH seem to be doing well after restructuring, talking about new widebodies and new routes.

So why the heck can't they make the A380 work to LHR?

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats
Replies: 58
Views: 9401

Re: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats

This is awful but is it the best CASM on the skies? It has to be. Maybe the A380 would beat it if you took Airbus' reference 853-pax layout and added 11ab downstairs and 9ab upstairs (~950 seats?). Of course that's impossible without an extra door and recertification. What's the longest 9ab A330 fl...

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A319 Diverts to CGN due to 'threat' to aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4485

Re: easyJet A319 Diverts to CGN due to 'threat' to aircraft

Why was the aircraft evacuated via the slides? Several injuries reported as a result of this.

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13971

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

Let's hope the tail skid works :lol:

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15115

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

Glad people start seeing this is about more than potential pony rides at FL 370 or proving that pigs truly can fly. Emotional support is nice, wouldn't we all want that? But that should come from people, for example your spouse in a first class couple suite. You're off base here. I personally know ...

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StTim wrote:
Allegedly Trump is claiming credit for this action.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40175935


Proudly claims credit for destabilising the region :roll:

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132322

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

I'm flying from London to Hong Kong via Doha on the 22/06. Do you think it is wise to rebook and/or will there be serious delays and implications etc? Your flights are likely unaffected unless turkey joins (unlikely). If anything Doha will be less busy and you are more likely to be on time/have a p...

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by Armodeen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL- service to EYW Key West
Replies: 55
Views: 8640

Re: DL- service to EYW Key West

Yeah I thought the gate agent might not have the entire story straight and maybe was just trying to put it into terms that the average person getting on the flight might understand. From what I do see the Landing distance at Max landing weight of the CRJ-700 is 5,040 ft which is 240 ft longer than ...

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by Armodeen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air to order 15 more widebody aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 9910

Re: Oman Air to order 15 more widebody aircraft

Well that will surprise rather a lot of people in this thread :lol:

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by Armodeen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A330 & A350 cabin preview
Replies: 26
Views: 6606

Re: Air France A330 & A350 cabin preview

airzona11 wrote:
That Cirrus seat on the A350, looks just like UA polaris on the 77W. Do they just make the aisle narrower?


The article says as much, but with Optima seats instead of Cirrus? It's otherwise similar.

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by Armodeen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17558

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

I made this comment on another thread, but it's a shame that the livery has the main titles above the window line - all the renderings circulated after the launch showed them more visible centred on the side of the fuselage, with the window line bisecting the blue/green halves of the square element...

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by Armodeen
Mon May 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: BA Boss Alex Cruz "Won't Resign" Over IT Fiasco
Replies: 34
Views: 5057

Re: BBC: BA Boss Alex Cruz "Won't Resign" Over IT Fiasco

I don't see why he should resign over this personally. The other stuff may come back to bite him eventually, but you have to keep in mind that he is just the puppet for decisions made in the IAG ivory tower.

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by Armodeen
Sat May 27, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 26900

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

Unless you are flying with BA, I really wouldn't worry! Move along, nothing to see here! Are you kidding? This is a major meltdown, all flights cancelled from LHR and LGW until 6pm. Reports are LHR T5 in absolute chaos, people can't get their bags, there is a 3 hour queue to even leave T5 airside a...

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by Armodeen
Fri May 26, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 25628

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

My intent is not an Airbus vs Boeing fanboy war. I just looked at the data from reputable sources and feel like the 787 is a better alternative for Delta. Welcome to a.net. You probably have all the best intentions, but you should select your sources with care. Seeking Alfa is a website for feeding...

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by Armodeen
Mon May 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 56
Views: 12931

Re: Brussels Airlines orders new A330-300 equipment

The obvious answer is the 5 elderly 333 and 2 of the 332s I suppose?

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by Armodeen
Mon May 22, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 67
Views: 6817

Re: Airports with only one 747 pax service left

MAN only has VS these days, although they do fly multiple destinations with it.

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by Armodeen
Sat May 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?
Replies: 27
Views: 5748

Re: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?

This will only add steam to the laptop ban talk, rightly or wrongly. If I were to hazard a guess, the laptop will turn out to be nothing and this guy is mentally ill. Pilots take the necessary action by descending to a lower altitude and seemingly great response by the cabin crew. Flying down to a ...

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by Armodeen
Sat May 20, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will an A-380 first park in the desert?
Replies: 19
Views: 6112

Re: When will an A-380 first park in the desert?

skipness1E wrote:
Do we really need ANOTHER A380 thread?


EXACTLY my thought. Couldn't this be asked in one of the gajillion other A380 threads?

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by Armodeen
Thu May 18, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 29020

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries

Well done to the EU negotiators for not caving in to nonsense demands. Hardball indeed.

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by Armodeen
Wed May 17, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do BA have BA CityFlyer? Why aren't LCY routes operated by mainline?
Replies: 30
Views: 5285

Re: Why do BA have BA CityFlyer? Why aren't LCY routes operated by mainline?

8herveg wrote:

Ok, understood. So why doesn't BA mainline have/copy/follow the same t&c's as CityFlyer so they too can cut costs?


Because you can't just go around slashing people's wages and especially pensions without huge blowback.

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by Armodeen
Wed May 17, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do BA have BA CityFlyer? Why aren't LCY routes operated by mainline?
Replies: 30
Views: 5285

Re: Why do BA have BA CityFlyer? Why aren't LCY routes operated by mainline?

Same reason all of the 'regional' offshoots exist - to pay a proportion of their staff less wages and give less benefits.

Thats about the long and short of it.

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by Armodeen
Sun May 14, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa grounds all flights
Replies: 72
Views: 13751

Re: Conviasa grounds all flights

MalevTU134

I hope you are not taking unnecessary risks in explaining this to us all. I assume that to criticise the regime at all is to invite problems, after all?

Thanks for your insights, deeply disturbing stuff indeed, and a sad state of affairs.

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by Armodeen
Sat May 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL. Livery decided
Replies: 3
Views: 2573

Re: Airbus Beluga XL. Livery decided

I did the Airbus factory tour last week and the artists impression was already included.. that's how old this news is :)

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by Armodeen
Fri May 12, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3099
Views: 973026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 93 B-LRO is taxing out - probably heading home?

And airborne at 08:52

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by Armodeen
Thu May 11, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3099
Views: 973026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

After some time sitting around I managed to catch F-WLXV landing back at at a wet TLS after the early long flight - 11hrs 25 mins. YouTube link below.

https://youtu.be/s5i_UppUECY

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by Armodeen
Thu May 11, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3099
Views: 973026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

F-WWXL was doing touch and go's for about 40 minutes this morning at TLS. I grabbed a video but cropped off the climb out as I filmed it on my phone only.

https://youtu.be/DFY12vnLjSE

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by Armodeen
Wed May 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3099
Views: 973026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Saw MSN 120 (ET) move stations at C63 today:

https://flic.kr/p/Tp9aDb

MSN 135 (DL) was also visible inside at C63.

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by Armodeen
Wed May 10, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3099
Views: 973026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 93 (CX) had its final registration applied when I passed the delivery centre 2 hours ago. Seems to have moved now though, not sure where to.

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by Armodeen
Wed May 10, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3099
Views: 973026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Apologies for the low res pic, but I am data limited while roaming ;) MSN 111 (TG) is flying as AIB02GA

https://www.flickr.com/photos/37971480@N08/33727809064/in/dateposted-public

*edit* gotta work faster to beat Karel, even when sat here watching :)

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by Armodeen
Wed May 10, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3099
Views: 973026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 137 (CX) towed across to the A380 site a few minutes ago.

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