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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan announces new PEK-EDI/DUB service
Replies: 18
Views: 3794

Re: Hainan announces new PEK-EDI/DUB service

sk736 wrote:
ba319-131 wrote:
hongkongflyer wrote:

They have already got the 5th freedom for EDI-DUB traffic


- can’t see it showing up for booking anywhere

Now bookable at around £60 one way....that has to be unmissable!


It’s only a shame they are pricing J at £287.

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 59476

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

They are indeed the air Berlin seats reskinned. Nothing inherently wrong with that, I actually prefer this seat to VS’s regular UC seat! Let’s hope for a new product on the A350.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33790

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

. They plan to put it back in service 'within days'. To quote a former German Foreign Minister: "I am not convinced". The reason why: https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/1006099903381229568/photo/1 See the hole in the third picture Certainly looks like FRS staff peering in through a gian...

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK mulls ULH aircraft order
Replies: 26
Views: 4787

Re: TK mulls ULH aircraft order

Definitely 777X order. No chance for Airbus here.ULH belongs to Boeing. I’m not so certain. 280t A359 can do IST-SYD most likely with a useful payload, and if it doesn’t work out you can just redeploy it elsewhere without a big hit to the bottom line (as you would get with the 778, a more specialis...

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 83
Views: 9605

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

I'm 95% sure Mexico National team flew from Copenhagen to Moscow Sheremetyevo on Aeroflot flight 2659 Found this picture on Twitter: https://twitter.com/miseleccionmx/status/1006169263282049025 Before this, they flew from Mexico City to Amsterdam on AM flight 25. Greetings. Well I was wrong, the Me...

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by Armodeen
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 4382

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

The family and I were thinking about going to Farnborough this year. The weekend flying lineup is not impressive though. The large civil jets only display during the week?

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by Armodeen
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8934

Re: MH to retain A380s

Gawd make up your minds! I guess it means that either the Haj plan was flawed or demand has picked up enough that retaining them is a more profitable enterprise.

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by Armodeen
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9514

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

NameOmitted wrote:
Whichever state bribes Boeing with "incentives."


Exactly what I was thinking. Whoever ‘subsidises’ it most.

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by Armodeen
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12258

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

Either you know him personally and can therefore pass comment as you have, or you are making an awful lot of assumptions. I am dismayed to read some of the comments on here. Addiction has nothing to do with one's character. It is a disease that certain people are predisposed to. The fact that this f...

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by Armodeen
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14844

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Or, as with a lot of middle eastern and Asian carriers, the FAs just set the windows to full dark and lock the pax out at the top of the climb, even on day flights! I already avoid the 787 for its windows, I will stay away from windowless aircraft as well. What about all those passengers that curren...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4494

Re: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner

ElroyJetson wrote:
I guess the 787 was a game changer after all. Who knew?


This sort of thing is seen with every new generation. Less about individual aircraft, more about technology as a whole, IMHO.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 959
Views: 328073

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Stitch wrote:
BOAC1966 wrote:
Seems a very long way to go to do short runway trials! There must be other reasons!


Perhaps Air New Zealand is considering long-haul service from WLG and Airbus is showing off how the A350 can handle them.


Or SQ, more likely?

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10199

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

The hiccup I can see is that the A321 currently sleeps at BEY overnight, that's around 10 hours of the aircraft just sitting--right now it is very hard to imagine them doing that on a daily basis with a 787, and it is just as hard to see BA keeping all that traffic from BEY without the convenient f...

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4834

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

I flew a ticket last week on EY booked with AA miles.

QR is in oneworld.

Seems like they already partner with 2/3.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18348

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Economics aside, what are the safety implications of this? I'd imagine that having passengers in the cargo hold, with a staircase separating them from the nearest exit, probably wouldn't pass most safety guidelines? There's no way they'd be allowed to be in there for takeoff/landing/taxi; they'd li...

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80206

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

For people who flies F/J the argument about 380 being the most comfortable aircraft to fly fades away So people choosing one airline over the other to be more comfortable on the 380 must be mostly Y pax excited to fly on the SuperJumbo As LH FF flying 748 in F or J upper deck is a no brainer agains...

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80206

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

For people who flies F/J the argument about 380 being the most comfortable aircraft to fly fades away So people choosing one airline over the other to be more comfortable on the 380 must be mostly Y pax excited to fly on the SuperJumbo As LH FF flying 748 in F or J upper deck is a no brainer agains...

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by Armodeen
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 4370

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

Article said he tripped the smoke alarm. As a result of this, does an airline HAVE to emergency land---even if they know its just a cigarette (and that that cigarette has been extinguished)? If not, I think it is very lame and inappropriate of WN to emergency land and inconvenience everyone. By eme...

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by Armodeen
Tue May 29, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20354

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

What? They only have 1 day in between rotations? That sounds somewhat insane after such a long shift?

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by Armodeen
Sun May 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48602

Re: MAN news - 2018

The TP adding more than anticipated premium lounge space is much appreciated. I flew out on QR yesterday and the escape plus lounge QR & VS use is a pokey little hole. The contrast with the QR lounge at LHR is stark.

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by Armodeen
Thu May 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?
Replies: 11
Views: 3710

Re: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?

Arion640 wrote:
TUGMASTER wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
9M-MND is currently 40kft near Dubai as MH8020, any ideas where this one is going?

Looks to be heading for europe.


My guess is Saudi Arabia......
Ramadam in full swing at the mo...


Could be..although now over Bahrain and entering saudi at 40k ft.


About to land at JED.

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by Armodeen
Thu May 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48602

Re: MAN news - 2018

BA doesn't need MAN and MAN certainly doesn't need BA. That's the long and short of it I'm afraid. Those days are over.

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by Armodeen
Thu May 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6612

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

Dear Mr.or Ms. Trent772 Know it all: The last time I check the Definition of NOTAM means the following: A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the fli...

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by Armodeen
Thu May 24, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16266

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

I've flown on a bunch of DL 763s and 752s (and even a 753) recently, and the refurbished interiors are very smart and up to date. As you said you wouldn't know that these were aging airliners from stepping onto them, and it makes a big difference to customer perception. I am more likely to book DL b...

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by Armodeen
Wed May 23, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6502

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

What a muppet. Sorry Boris you will have to make do with slumming it on the A330 voyagers!

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by Armodeen
Mon May 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23435

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

Some quotes from the Southwest CEO in a Leeham article: - Southwest looks at all aircraf t, including the Bombardier CSeries—but he has no interest in anything but the 737 “as long as I am CEO.” What, out of the window? Clearly they don't look seriously at anything else when he can make such bold s...

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by Armodeen
Sat May 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12888

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

I notice Etihad are right up there - the all A380 operation showing how quiet the whale is.

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by Armodeen
Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70686

Re: Plane down near HAV

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/RWgphGbA

Martijn


It seems that it is indeed the Blue Panorama 734
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CrimsonNL wrote:
Blue Panorama's I-BPAC has been active around Cuba on behalf of Cubana. 734, apparently active as recent as two days ago.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/RWgphGbA

Martijn


It seems that it is indeed the Blue Panorama 734

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by Armodeen
Fri May 18, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6221

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

If Heathrow went single runway for an hour causing massive disruption to thousands of people purely for 2 people getting married then there would be uproar in the UK.

Nothing will happen.

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by Armodeen
Wed May 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9252

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Not the first time they announced they will get rid of them.

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by Armodeen
Wed May 16, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that charge for seat selection in F/J?
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Airlines that charge for seat selection in F/J?

I was booking a $10k J ticket last night on LX, and I was shocked when I get to seat selection that they were charging $200 each leg for seat selection. Talk about adding insult to injury... Are there other airlines doing this or is this a LH group only thing? Is this becoming common practice given...

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by Armodeen
Mon May 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7141

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

Seems like EK, EY threw some crumbs to the US3 to enable them to claim some sort of victory and save face while ending this ridiculous waste of time and effort from all sides.

The end result seems like a total defeat for the US3 though, hmm? :lol:

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by Armodeen
Sun May 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5895

Re: Will Air Koryo buy American Planes?

This is a country that can't feed their own people. Not that it has stopped several African nations I suppose. But they had hard currency at least.

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by Armodeen
Sat May 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17760

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

tjwgrr wrote:
Make the crane and the circle gold, paint the cowlings blue, and add small gold cranes with the circle on the cowlings. Would look 100% better.


Perhaps some grey on the underside also? :rotfl:

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by Armodeen
Thu May 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17760

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

I prefer the darker colour, of the two (neither is good :P)

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by Armodeen
Sun May 06, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37967

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Ironic that just up the road, EK is having to park aircraft as not enough crews. With regard to 777X order, BA is reported to be ready to order this type in the near future, so maybe possible to take over this order, at least the -9 part of it. A350, I agree ... new type not needed at this time. As...

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by Armodeen
Sat May 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48602

Re: MAN news - 2018

EDI is going A359 though. I really hope that MAN goes the same way!

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by Armodeen
Fri May 04, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 15083

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

I appreciate that VS are purchasing these aircraft for peanuts and that it seems likely that they will simply change the retirement order and return the leased A346s first. But, what if VS are considering buying the A346s at the end of their leases and eventually re-configuring them and retiring the...

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by Armodeen
Thu May 03, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air launches UK flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: Wizz Air launches UK flights

hohd wrote:
Wish they would operate Liverpool to London area. No one operates that route.


I would imagine a LPL base is on the horizon.

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by Armodeen
Tue May 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18187

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

I am board certified in emergency medicine and thought I would opine about how difficult a situation such as this truly is and share some of my thoughts. I would not feel comfortable advising whether a plane should divert or not. I can advise the pilot or crew on my suspicions of a serious emergenc...

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by Armodeen
Tue May 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9436

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

They don't call them 'fuel surcharges' anymore (at least in the UK) because of the threat of legal action. Hence 'carrier imposed surcharges' were born :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: Fuel prices surged to multi-year highs in the domestic market, dragging the profits of airline companies https://news.al...

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by Armodeen
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks
Replies: 26
Views: 11298

Re: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks

I think it's one of the ones visible parked up in the maintenance area when you drive around the perimeter road at LHR?

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by Armodeen
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Longhaul
Replies: 10
Views: 1985

Re: Thomas Cook Longhaul

TCX have a nice economy product these days. They refurbished their A330s a few years ago and there is basically very little difference between them and a legacy except the IFE which is noted above.

I wouldn’t hesitate to use them personally.

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by Armodeen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39487

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

What would the 787 offer that the A330neo would not? Nothing. Both would be configured at 9-abreast so there would be virtually no CASM advantage for the 787. The 787 offers significantly better CASM at equal comfort levels. The 787 offers better comfort at equal CASM level. The 9 abreast A330's ru...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean expands Beirut service with 3 new destinations in S18
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: Aegean expands Beirut service with 3 new destinations in S18

It's a shame they cancelled LCA-BEY though.

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by Armodeen
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26864

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

A380 is the worst for the economy class passengers, chaotic boarding, crowded fish bowl with not enough meal choices, late baggage arrival. If you read this thread or many of the others like it, you’ll know that the majority of people who have an opinion prefer the A380. It has real appeal and peop...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10385

Re: EY cancel PER

Slash787 wrote:
What aircraft did they use for Perth?


789 and recently 332.

The way they are cutting routes I would consider their A350/77X (especially the 778) orders to be at risk.

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy
Replies: 18
Views: 2903

Re: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy

Old news. The truth is, there is so much pressure on us passenger service agents to get it right, that it is sometimes either impossible to get it right or we hesitate. At some airlines that I’ve worked (such as QR) we get bulletins that we have to read and sign off that notifies us of any immigrat...

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