HKG has McDonalds Airside, and Burger King Landside in T2Jump to post
Their business model was old-fashioned, focussing on sales through travel agencies. Too true. In 8.5 years living in London and travelling heavily, I've only seen a handful of ads, all of them in one underground station. Asking my well-travelled friends/colleagues if they're any good, they all said...Jump to post
juliuswong wrote:B-6510 Scrapped at Goodyear as N371LF Jan 2015 (Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPG8c1XmfAk
No real market for the type. Both Airbus and third parties like Bedek and LCF Conversions have floated A340 Passenger to Freighter conversions over the past decade, but none of them ever caught enough interest to go past the concept stage. I'm guessing the relatively small number of A340s manufactu...Jump to post
carlokiii wrote:Slightly off-topic, but I never knew before now that the A330's engines are that close to the ground. Never that apparent when boarding or when inside the plane.
I've flown on D-AIHZ (the one that lost a wingtip in ground collision) and it definitely has a downstairs loo.Jump to post
Too many 777's and 757's (ugh) flying across the Atlantic. To be fair, if you book early enough and on the right carrier, it's possible to get an x-x-2 arrangement on a 777 or even a 747, provided you don't mind sitting near the back (personally I don't - less wing obstructing my view and often mor...Jump to post
First, a caveat: it's not really possible to compare how two aircraft deal with turbulence if you're not able to fly the same route in exactly the same conditions on both. That said flying the same route often enough in both should be enough to form an opinion. With that said, I haven't done either,...Jump to post
I had the opportunity to fly KA a few times in the last two weeks. On two occasions, the flight landed at night. Both flights were A333, one with the older seats, one with the newer. Although they dimmed the cabin lights, it was only partial. Most lights were turned off but there was still a set of ...Jump to post
speedbored wrote:The road was closed for "more than 2 hours"???
Why oh why can't we seem to get anything done in the UK in a reasonable timeframe?
One thing to note is that taxi drivers are not guaranteed to speak any English (in my sample of three, none did). So whether you take a taxi from TPE or from where-ever the bus drops you, I highly recommend that you prepare the name and address of your accommodation printed in Chinese (make sure it'...Jump to post
I have a strong bias toward any passenger jet with two seats next to the window in Economy. A330/A340 and upstairs on A380 pretty much. I've never flown on a 767 - hope to catch one before they're all gone. Ditto those rare 787s that have 8-abreast seating.Jump to post
I thought I'd update this quickly. Through some carelessness I managed to kill my RX-100 IV, so I picked up a RX-100 V before my last trip. I didn't expect it to be much better in terms of image quality - assumed it's the same sensor. The main reason I was interested is the addition of phase-detect ...Jump to post
This is still the case on all Chinese carriers, and is enforced quite strictly on some flights. ...and completely ignored but passengers and crew alike on some other flights :) I remember a cacophony of the Samsung SMS notification whistle sound starting a full minute before touch-down on a flight ...Jump to post
I've posted this elsewhere before, but it bears repeating: All the get-rid-of-the-A340 comments - really not understanding the problem. Even if they could get their hands on a hypothetical 797/A360 that has better high-and-dry performance than the A340, twice the range, takes twice as much cargo and...Jump to post
Question from an ordinary passenger: What, in practise, is the difference between flying in heavy pollution (or fog) or at night? Is it just visibility of the landing strip, or are there other considerations?Jump to post
Might have been that the crew member misspoke. Today I was on another SA flight (A346) and they did allow flight mode during the flight, but still insisted in everything being turned off for take-off and landing. Is there any technical reason for this or is it just that they haven't caught up with t...Jump to post
When first conceived, the 787 was presented with 2-4-2 economy seating with comfort levels close to the L1011/DC10 in the 70s. Overall, not a bad way to travel on the ultra long hauls envisioned. Over time, financial considerations overtook the dreaminess of the Dreamliner. 3-3-3 economy is equival...Jump to post
Argh really?? ;-) your preferred seat is in the back of an aircraft with a very long arm? Certainly your preference can't be due to getting the smoothest ride in the aircraft. Definitely not :) On VS the rear seats recline fully, so it's great not to have someone's knees in my back. Also gives me m...Jump to post
And I hear from people with experience that the A340-600 is very uncomfortable in the back due to lots of movement because of the distance from the CG. Speaking as someone who have done dozens, if not hundreds of A346 flights in the back row (see my nickname - it's my preferred seat), this may be t...Jump to post
Real talk: the vast majority of passengers don't know or care about any of that. They just want the best price that fits their schedule. My girlfriend, who describes the difference between a 77W and A320 as "maybe smaller", happened to be looking over my shoulder as I opened this thread. ...Jump to post
If enough people found flying ULCC to be too uncomfortable they wouldn't do it and the airline(s) would go bust. Instead, they are making excellent money, so a lot of people don't see the problem that you have. This does not follow. They may see the problem but have no alternative. Just about every...Jump to post
I didn't keep record of aircraft until about 4 years ago, so I might be missing some, and the 737 is a best guess: Airbus: A319 LHR-TXL - 947 km A320 KUL-HKG - 2525 km A321 - SKG-FRA - 1541 km A332 - HKG-DOH - 6303 km A333 - DOH-LHR - 5243 km A343 - LHR-ORD - 6352 km A346 - LHR-CPT - 9683 km A359 - ...Jump to post
Pros for now: - Quieter aircraft Cons for now: - Less legroom, smaller seats on many aircraft/airlines. - More expensive - I'm not sure how people arrive at it being cheaper now? Even just 10 years ago, when the the oil price was nearly double what it is now, I frequently flew JFK to AUS return duri...Jump to post
slinky09 wrote:Interestingly (to me anyway) the phrase "customer service" does not feature a single time in this presentation. Guess that sums up BA and IAG for me now.
Please excuse my ignorance: but isn't a hypothetical 25% increase in efficiency a very conservative estimate? Given that the Concorde was designed in the 1960s, wouldn't nearly 60 years of advances yield a much bigger increase in efficiency? On a related note, I read that the afterburners only added...Jump to post
SeaDoo wrote:For the Airbus 340-500/600:
Iberia (according to wiki 17 A340-600)
The Trent XWB reaches takeoff thrust earlier than the Trent 700 on the A330, typically you will be at takeoff thrust by 30-40 knots on the A350 where it's like double that on the A330. Also starts faster as you only cool it down to 150 degrees instead of 100 degrees on the A330. Interesting! I unde...Jump to post
I had a Kindle before and have a Kindle paperwhite now. Absolutely love it. I do use my iPhone/iPad for reading too when I don't have the Kindle with me, and in the dark when the backlight is needed, I would guess the difference is down to preference. But during daytime, when reading under natural l...Jump to post
The A346 flew back to Germany sans winglet? Turns out it's still flying around sans winglet: https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/forum-images-t7xk3/LH731_D-AIHZ_Leipzig_missing_winglet.png I really hope this doesn't result in my upcoming LH A346 flight being changed to something else - it will ...Jump to post
Extremely fast.... But I guess there are variable factors like load, temperature etc. When you look at the airport planning data for the a350 it clearly uses less runway than the competition. Aah right, I thought that's what you meant. My first A350 flight was TPE to HKG, so I put down the quick ro...Jump to post
32 seconds takeoff run for a 16 hour flight.... I guess the crew forgot how to use flex :P Is that fast or slow? I've not timed take-off rolls (I'm usually pre-occupied with keeping the camera steady :D ) but on my A350 flights so far I got the impression we were airborne quite a bit sooner than I ...Jump to post
shengzhurou wrote:i have never been onto an a340 , even though over 50+ trips on a330, can anyone tell me what are the differences as a passengers or even as a 330/340 pilot?
Take-off was like A330 and A340, felt very slow and leisurely, which is good for some. But I much prefer the powerful acceleration feeling when taking-off in a 777. I too enjoy the feeling of getting sucked into my seat when the 777's engines spool up, but my experience of getting off the ground is...Jump to post
Here's the damage aircraft 006 sustained to its wing. Lufthansa 346 winglet was removed and departed hours later The A346 flew back to Germany sans winglet? I really hope this doesn't result in my upcoming LH A346 flight being changed to something else - it will likely be my last A346 flight in a l...Jump to post
I see the RX-100 mk V has been announced. I addresses one shortcoming of the mkIV (and any other cam I've used). In night time circumstances, contrast detect AF on a fast lens (f/1.8 in the RX-100 case) often struggles to find focus when there are very few lights, like the sea-side view at HKG. The ...Jump to post