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by Blankbarcode
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 106
Views: 21941

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Looking at the images, I've wondered something. How is one supposed to open the main doors with the pressure of water preventing an outwards force? Worst thing I can imagine is them initially going inwards, then getting stuck as water pours in. I'd assume the slides would help, but they're not actua...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 14003

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Also, what routes can we start expecting?

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 14003

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Let it be known they are 10000% percent welcome IMO, if they can also somehow come in with even slightly lower fares I'm all on board. Flying AA purely out of necessity and I'm ready for new players on the TATL markets.

Come to AMS!

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 50
Views: 5339

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

Petty as it may be, I would really love to see Norwegian go under just to prevent a successful precedent of these silly antics convince others to follow suit.

The loss of competition isn't great, but I don't like the idea of the cruiseship industry tactics spreading to aviation.

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11074

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

I'm certain that, depending on the circumstances of course, many others would have done the same in an emergency. We are talking about serious internal injury if you hold it in for too long, so I feel like denying her the exception to use the restroom was downright stupid. She seemed aware of her si...

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: What type is this.

Mooney M.20-L

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6659

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

I actually work for a certain purple airline at AMS, and I can guarantee about 85% of the pax are transfer traffic only. KEF and Iceland in general seem to appeal more to the young individual backpacker than anything else so far. And I don't know, but we've been utilizing the A320/A321 more than any...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu May 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?

I definitely prefer built-in IFE just for the sake of less hassle. Everyone having their own devices set up, chargers dangling all over the place, the passenger at the window who wants to go to the bathroom tripping over the wire and pulling it down to the floor, the inevitable useless stories of pe...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun May 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Re: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?

sevenair wrote:
If it were possible to dance on the grave on an airline, Citywing is one 'airline' whose grave I'd boogie on down on until the break of dawn.

We will never forget what you did. We will never forgive you.



I'm pretty unknowledgeable on the subject, what did they do?

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by Blankbarcode
Sun May 27, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?

Isle of Man airport originally had Manx2, then Citywing to take care of the majority of the 800,000 yearly pax. But since Citywing had bitten the dust last year, who has stepped forward to take over the majority of the movements? Net flight movements seem down 18.5%, so I wonder if anyone else had s...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73806

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Another survivor (40) succumbed to her injuries last night... The official death toll is now 112 and there is just one survivor left... Absolutely awful

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73806

Re: Plane down near HAV

Looking at FR27, there was a scheduled Cubana flight at 11AM to Holguin. Equipment: 737

Flight number CU972, unknown status atm

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73806

Re: Plane down near HAV

Different reports of it being a Cubana flight and an American flight. https://twitter.com/blakeley1990/status/997517696265834498?s=19 https://twitter.com/CubaTVSITVC/status/997517572407996416?s=19 Cubana doesn't operate the 737, so if the other report holds water... I'm very worried indeed. I hope a...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft
Replies: 32
Views: 4107

Re: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft

c933103 wrote:
I thought Kim doesn't really like flying and even if he is to go to places like Switzerland or Sweden, it would be more likely for he to do so via train?


Not sure about Jong-Un, but this is definitely true about his father Kim Jong-Il. You might have mixed them up

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 4658

Passenger IL-76?

Hi all, Couldn't find any threads about this but it's a fairily small question I was wondering about. I've read about the IL-76 being fitted in a passenger configuration, but can't find any photos showing this. Does anyone have any information about this? I'd be curious if it were large enough to im...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XTRA Airways put up for sale, most of fleet sold to Swift
Replies: 34
Views: 6371

Re: XTRA Airways put up for sale, most of fleet sold to Swift

On a slight tangent to my earlier post, what would be a sizeable enough fleet (among other factors) to completely break away from the charter business and start scheduled flights in the US? Since we are talking about larger jets here instead of props, I'd say it's a tad different than your typical E...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XTRA Airways put up for sale, most of fleet sold to Swift
Replies: 34
Views: 6371

Re: XTRA Airways put up for sale, most of fleet sold to Swift

What could Swift possibly be prepping for? I'm kind of excited to see where this is all headed. Are we possibly going to see them try to break into the scheduled carrier business?

((Disclaimer: I have no aviation business/management experience nor knowledge))

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7902

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

United desperate to not have another PR issue so went all out it seems...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 42770

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Seeing how AMS is absolutely filled to the brim, I see what they are trying to do here. I wish them the best of luck, the competition will only be good for the passengers I'd say.

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26922

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

https://youtu.be/Nss-4laxKYc Final moments... Is this even real footage? The scenery doesn't look right. This doesn't seem correct: -RT logo but isn't featured on the RT site -Horizontal stabilizer/elevator not in the correct spot -Anhedral wings -Scenery not consistent Looks something like an Anto...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26922

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

Basic guess from the track and wreckage, I wouldn't necessarily call this a high energy impact? It looks more like it touched down, ran over *really* rough ground, and broke/twisted up. Sadly, the pics seem to show that the right wing broke off and rested parallel to the rear tail section while on f...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2115

Re: Planned Stopovers?

Apologies for the incorrect term causing some confusion, but thank you all for your answers! Very interesting!

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26922

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

On the alleged atc recording do I hear a aircraft whizzing by the tower just before the crash? :eek: :eek: :eek: Yessss, I heard it as well. wasn't sure what it was...usually no aircraft fly that close to actual tower? Do you have a timestamp for that? I'm having a lot of difficulty listening to th...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2115

Planned Stopovers?

Hi all, I work for a [Certain Charter Airline Part of a German Conglomerate] and have noticed that they do something that's IMO quite unique to the aviation world these days: planned stopovers. For example, there are flights we operate that go to Marsa Alam via Hurghada. So basically, we fly to Hurg...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways T31035 evacuated on runway after emergency landing
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Eastern Airways T31035 evacuated on runway after emergency landing

Hey y'all, I'm not one to start topics about these kind of smaller incidents, but looks like T31035 ran into some issues on the way out of Aberdeen and returned after holding for a while. Weather was fine it seems according to the METAR. What does seem odd is that pax evacuated through multiple exit...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-46 over downtown Miami
Replies: 18
Views: 4745

Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

I'm from Miami, I know exactly the plane you're talking about. Flew over my house every afternoon on the way to the Bahamas. I believe it's for cargo or a charter experience, but I can't believe it's still flying so many years later!!

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 46
Views: 8221

Re: Batir Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

Hopefully I'm wrong, but it seems Boeing has already missed their mark to justify the new clean sheet MOM aircraft. If potential customers are already going for the A321NEO/LR, what are the chances they would risk the reprecussions from canceling orders? Best case scenario the MOM is well on its way...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 8470

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

Made this point previously, but maybe people wouldn't be abusing the system if the quality for animal transport wasn't so low. Stories of animals dying due to negligence, severe weather restrictions (though fairly justified), and just high costs have made even me think about the support animal ordea...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16574

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Would have liked to see them take from TAP's approach and try a name like Meridiana Air Italy, and shorten it to Meridiana in general uses. Alitalia kind of works on a similar level, except Meridiana would have the advantage of the "Air Italy" part that unknowing travellers will type in wh...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50446

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

I understand the human nature to speculate, but all of this input is useless until we have hard facts with official sources.

The fetishism some of y'all have about these events is kinda gross IMHO

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)
Replies: 43
Views: 7907

Re: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)

My biggest problem with Joon and now this news is just the emptiness that is felt behind it. I don't see an actual attempt for innovation, but rather an attempt to cash in and sell out. At least LEVEL seems way more genuine than AF's latest ideas. AFKL will die with 20 half-baked brands surrounding ...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22740

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Maybe unpopular seeing how this isn't directly bashing the action (which yes, it's very stupid), but I'd argue this definitely comes as a result of lackluster options to travelling with your pet. Of course it's a relatively niche market, but you really don't know how bad it can be until you have to ...

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 37027

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

https://twitter.com/hashtag/pc8622?f=im ... t&src=hash
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Wow, that's a large dropoff! More images on Twitter. Hoping everyone made it out okay, aircraft looks largely intact.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/pc8622?f=im ... t&src=hash

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 Areas of absolutely no coverage
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Re: US3 Areas of absolutely no coverage

As a former Delaware resident, well uh... Delaware. Frontier used to fly out of Wilmington but that was so far up north you were better off going the extra hour to PHL.

Frontier pulled out shortly afterwards, and now we're left with driving at least 2 hours to PHL, BWI, or SBY

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 3462

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

In the 1990-2003 period nearly all European commercial aircraft went bankrupt. Fokker, Dornier, BAe, Avro, Saab. I think only ATR and Airbus survived. Really a pitty. More companies should have merged into a company like Airbus. http://www.fzt.haw-hamburg.de/pers/Scholz/PreSTo/FairchildDornier728_3...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 3462

What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

Hi all, Apologies if this was discussed before, I looked through the archive and found no recent discussions. The Dornier 728 (or longer 928 version) was introduced in 1997 as a 70-110 seat regional jet, with an expected launch date of mid-2003 (though mid-2005 would probably be more realistic), wit...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 31
Views: 8734

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

32andBelow wrote:
Why don't they just have cargo come in in the middle of the night? You can't tell me AMS is packed 24:7


Noise and environmental reasons are some of the largest reason for the constraint, operating at night will not change/only aggravate the situation.

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 10122

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

My money is on LOT for the reasons already mentioned. SAS and CSA are already tied up with others, and they don't have much to gain from making a switch.

Croatia and Tarom while possible don't seem well prepared nor well positioned to take on the traffic.

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 12230

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

It's funny, the "exCO" "exUA" mentality is very much alive and well. I was not 4 weeks ago on a UA flight LAX-IAH and the DirectTV was spotty the whole flight. When this same thing happened on my GUM-HNL flight last year, I was given a URL to go to to get compensated. I asked an...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3537

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

I'm from the Rehoboth Beach area in DE, and as much as I'd love a commercial operation here, it's kind of moot. We have SBY just >1 hour south of us to connect to most of the important hubs, and the hub PHL just 2.5 hours north of us. ILG is so close to Philly anyway, for someone like me it'd only r...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 w/no WiFi
Replies: 16
Views: 3294

Re: AA 757 w/no WiFi

I can vouch for the AMS-PHL route (almost) never having Wi-Fi. This is the one route I fly with AA and I've never heard the mention of Wi-Fi on board nor have I seen it while using my electronic devices. Had one FA come by and advise a fellow passenger that there was indeed none. Maybe I've just bee...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9902

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

I've already been flamed for this one, but almost all region-specific airline names out there. Limits the possibility for growth it would seem! Southwest seems to be the obvious outlier in that theory, though with Alaska's (which isn't even based in Alaska?) growth along the west coast I'd like to s...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 11831

Re: First Joon routes announced

Why not give their malnourished baby Transavia the project? It already has millenial-directed branding (albeit more family oriented maybe) and you know... an operational foundation to start on? As someone this airline will be trying to reach out to, the branding and name leave a lot to be desired. L...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with Wamena (WAVV)?
Replies: 0
Views: 176

What's the deal with Wamena (WAVV)?

Wamena Airport in Indonesia has a bad safety history, with about 15 incidents since 2009, with about 9 of these resulting in high damage or complete destruction of the aircraft (Source: Aviation Herald). The most recent accident happened just this morning, where a 733 cargo airplane had a runway exc...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row
Replies: 12
Views: 3789

Re: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row

Frequent passenger on the AA203 and AA204 here. I personally enjoy the diversions especially if I'm not in a rush, though I know the other passengers around me don't feel the same way. Being forced to stay in your seat on the tarmac for 60-90 minutes can be a real bummer, especially since we aren't ...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 17265

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Hmm sorry, don't believe the idea for everyone to stop what they are doing and potentially miss a connection for the sake of a """hero""". Aviation is dynamic and has a flow to it, you can not expect every single passenger to just stop what they're doing. Once the prior...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 60
Views: 9517

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

I was actually looking forward to maybe one day flying the golden rooster... but this new brand is absolute trash to me. Went from being a funny- and maybe even endearing underdog to some generic mid 2000s mockup. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed.

And that name... snooorrrrreee

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another (doomed) Pan Am startup?
Replies: 12
Views: 5108

Another (doomed) Pan Am startup?

Hey all, Didn't find any threads discussing this yet, but there seems to be a wikipedia article about another Pan American World Airways startup. Supposedly, out of KXNA of all places. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_World_Airways_(2016) Of course I totally understand to take this all wit...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13390

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

Different tails, different cockpit side windows, number of MLG wheels, different noses, and the obvious grey bare metal trim stabilizer area on the Airbus airplanes I'd say.

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by Blankbarcode
Sat May 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash near Yeager Airport in West Virginia
Replies: 29
Views: 6768

Re: Plane crash near Yeager Airport in West Virginia

Looks like the NTSB has obtained a video of the accident. Gouge marks and debris on/around the runway seem to indicate the aircraft was in a left bank. It always sounds morbid to say, but I'm curious to see the video. An absolute shame the crew was killed, especially with no fire; seems like an extr...

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