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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 60
Views: 13719

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

They dominate ATL but it's not like it has as much O&D traffic like a coastal city does. I am curious btw why Delta downgraded their JFK-TLV to an A330. Didn't it run on a 777 after the 747. If they were able to fill a 747 (presumably) or at least profitably run it on the route for as long as I...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 17106

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

A322.

How many are ready to bet that Airbus will soon announce a longer, heavier version of the 321LR?

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page
Replies: 13
Views: 2156

Re: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page

Air Georgian is now operating exclusively for AC. The livery was removed as directed by AC, reason being is that they do not meat the service image AC intends to project. They will be re-branded in a GGN livery at some point. In other words, they are cheap, easy and small enough to serve the needs ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7168

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

The noise cancelling headphones, slippers and amenity kit offered in PS as documented in Sam Chui's video add an extra touch to the premium experience. The 2-4-2 layout in PS is on par with the competition (e.g. Lufthansa Premium Economy aboard the Boeing 747), but the 3-3-3 layout in Economy reall...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8649

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. . I worked on the Corvette. If there EVER was a small jet that could have worked in airline Service? It was that airplane. It did have some drawbacks though, The Nose tire had an inner tube, and th...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8649

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

N14AZ wrote:
Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above.





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How were they used? were they not used as commuter jets? I always remember seeing these photos and I always wondered...
How many pax did they carry?

Thanks!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2911

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

Good for lovely little SEN! Lovely airport! Good news for the local people.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4150

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Thankfully BRU is slightly less touristy and slightly more expensive than other destinations and thus stag/hen parties and pub-crawlers are still not vomiting all over the place for the time being...let us all pray our gods the place stays like that!

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10223

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

Shameful. And utterly tragic for a country so poor. Do people realize how much could be done for the poor souls of that battered country with the money WASTED on the king's own extravagances?
Nothing else to add.
The avgeek in me just stops functioning before such images.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8445

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

Crappy, article, wrong facts, and where is the feud? Much ado about nothing me says... It's a big market with a very wealthy (and large) catchment area, with quite a number of high-end travelers, and the service is there for a purpose. I am sure nobody is flying the route for prestige only.... EK ha...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9393

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

As much as the MAX9 is -or will be- a nice, capable, efficient plane, a.netters will still think it's no 757. Or A312LR. Oh well...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Re: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban

Ahhh, Brits, alcohol and those ever-so-infamous bucket&spade routes...a colourful trio indeed! ...not to mention hen/stag parties.... they are an embarrassment and a disgrace..

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8934

Re: MH to retain A380s

Remember the Saudi Aircraft landing on fire in Jeddah after a 7th century Yemeni pilgrim was brewing up his tea with a pressure stove in his seat. In those days (late 70's/early 80's) the pilgrims were locked in the cabin without any flight attendants and the flight deck door was welded shut. The f...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8934

Re: MH to retain A380s

mercure1 wrote:
I hate to see how the cabins end up looking after these pilgrim flights.


Mmm. I second that. I am not a fan of religions in general, and pilgrims -at least when travelling is concerned- are a terrible breed of human beings....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8035

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

778/779....
The talk is mere froth to get a discount from Boeing. They are not going for Airbus in a million years...

ps. Happy to be proven wrong however! ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8558

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

Looks very nice! Nice colours, and a lovely shade of teal.
Perhaps the tail design is a tad confusing..? But, yes, still a very good job.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8690

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

I was never a big fan of this configuration... Personally I have landed a good couple of times the dreaded middle seat on a chock-a-block aircraft on north-Atlantic red-eyes (one time with a particularly BIG lady next to me, who had gigantic arms overflowing the armrest and onto my shoulder..), and ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42367

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

I flew with the Air Belgium first flight return cabin crew on the CX BRU HKG on Saturday. What a wonderful bunch of people, really excited about their new jobs. They were in their uniforms for take off and landing. Sitting beside them in Y+, it was great to see their professionalism and knowledge o...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Condor order the A321LR ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2061

Re: Woll Condor order the A321LR ?

A380MSN004 wrote:
On what routes are operated those 757s?


I flew one to DXB years ago...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5313

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

There's a lot of thread about this, but it usually ended up with airline apologist saying 'Big deal!', 'get over it', 'fly hawaiian if you want that crappy airline meal', etc. As someone who doesn't live in the US, it doesn't make any sense at all for me. They should give the same offering with the...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special qualification needed for staffs performing checkin for US-bound flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Special qualification needed for staffs performing checkin for US-bound flight?

From what I am reading, it seems like the "City Airport Terminal" at KTX Gwangmyeong Station in Seoul which was opened following the opening of ICN T2 is now capable of handling pre-flight check-in to all destinations, except for destinations im the US or US territories. And then there's ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 31, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?
Replies: 27
Views: 2339

Re: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?

What are Alitalia current long-haul destinations? They used to serve quite a lot of Asia. At some point they even announced plans to serve the Australian market. They served Australia from SIN in the late 70s and even established a crew base in SIN. It was BKK. My old friend Roberto was stationed t...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?
Replies: 27
Views: 2339

Re: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?

Hopefully they will once again. They used to fly their beautiful MD-11s on the route - those were comfortable, spacious birds! Back in the day they had a large Asia/Pacific network, spanning India (BOM+DEL), BKK, Manila, HK, SYD, MEL.... Their finances are not great at the moment, but they are slowl...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A310 update
Replies: 14
Views: 3205

Re: Air Transat A310 update

I would not fly on them even if they paid me for. 9 abreast in an A310 longhaul, thanks no! Well on the other hand in Business I would... ;-) I flew on a 8 abreast A310 (Kuwait Airways) a few years ago and it was so cramped up, so well I can imagine what it would be like for 9 abreast. :scratchchin...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9764

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

My thoughts are -as always with new designs from non-mainstream manufacturers- that I would LOVE to see more variety in our boring skies...sales, market needs, economics and reality however often kick us dreamers back in the face with remarkable force.....

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26347

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Can we circle back on that later? Sure, after laterally expanding our conversation with external stakeholders on a wider platform that is collegially shared among peer-reviewed expert panels, and cohesively adjusted vis-à-vis the non-internal pressures being adversely excised on the discourse and a...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26347

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

All it’s missing is the word “synergy” shoved in somewhere. :rotfl: How about multi-dimensional, out of the box, proactive and forward-thinking? :rotfl: Can we circle back on that later? Sure, after laterally expanding our conversation with external stakeholders on a wider platform that is collegia...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13156

Re: A310 - too early?

[*]The A310 was actually a successful design *in its day* and had -again, for its day- pretty advanced in technology. They did sell well when new (in smallish numbers) to a large number of airlines and pioneered the use of twins on long-hauls, even before the much famed 757. Pan Am for one loved the...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?
Replies: 22
Views: 4286

Re: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?

744?..

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10862

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

There have been [mostly tourist charters] to the Canary islands in the past. As others have said, with the dawning of more low-cost, point-to-point flying, it's likely that in the future some connections to the Spanish archipelago will be established. The Azores are already linked. Personally I don...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26347

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

It makes perfect sense. From a marketing perspective ( I work in marketing and graphic design so I know what I'm talking about - not just spouting emotion without any foundation like so many here ), the new livery does evoke a much more premium feel than the previous. Please take no offence for wha...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26347

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

DarthLobster wrote:
Antarius wrote:
This article seems like it was auto generated out of corporate ipsum.

Lots of words, zero things actually said.


All it’s missing is the word “synergy” shoved in somewhere.


:rotfl:

How about multi-dimensional, out of the box, proactive and forward-thinking?

:rotfl:

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26347

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Corporate excreta at its best. That's what it is - let's start calling things for what they are folks.
The kind of manure that is produced by large corporations when they are too self-engrossed and when they have too many extravagantly paid managers.

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?
Replies: 12
Views: 1428

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

I would like to take a moment to recall when back in gentler times, the lovely Isle of Man had its own REAL operator: Manx Airlines.

No paper airlines, but a real locally-based airline, flying full service connections and proudly flying the flag!

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10862

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

There have been [mostly tourist charters] to the Canary islands in the past. As others have said, with the dawning of more low-cost, point-to-point flying, it's likely that in the future some connections to the Spanish archipelago will be established. The Azores are already linked. Personally I don'...

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70686

Re: Last moments of Cubana 737 before crash video

Did it ever get much higher, though, than what we see on this footage? Remember that the crash site is literally on the side of the runway. It doesn't look to me like it is falling from above what we see from the beginning of the footage. I'm thinking (uncontrolled?) activation of right thrust reve...

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6502

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

I'm a British taxpayer. I think they shouldn't. Far more sensible to keep the hangers-on to a minimum and buy seats on commercial flights as required. That way it is possible to see exactly how much money is spent on flights, and the government people concerned get to experience the congested exper...

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 22007

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Wow. Beautifully accomplished piece of work. And look at that cabin...finally an airline that comes up with real COLOUR..and a soothing, relaxin palette to boot! Not yet another dark-blue or gray cabin for once... Top airline execs and those ever so creatively-thinking designers should take a look a...

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6502

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

:checkmark: The British Prime Minister typically takes British Airways. I think they should buy one or two official government A330's and a small fleet of Global 7000. I'm a British taxpayer. I think they shouldn't. Far more sensible to keep the hangers-on to a minimum and buy seats on commercial fl...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 23, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASERCA Airlines cease operations
Replies: 13
Views: 1950

Re: ASERCA Airlines cease operations

Oh wow. How sad. So sorry for all the poor people of Venezuela...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 23, 2018 10:36 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 dick that man is. He needs no plane that joker. After pushing for brexit all he needs now is an old coach tour that takes him to the English Riviera for a fortnight with a gang of senile gits.

Seriously, he better not travel much: he is a National embarrassment.

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7554

Re: FA attention question

The obsession with cell phones is a plague in the United States. It certainly is not professional. It also should not be allowed by the company is one on company time. Oh man, it's everywhere, trust me. Sadly it's the state of affairs in most countries, not just the US. People are insanely OBSESSED...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9588

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Hmm. Ok. A publicity stunt by Coca Cola. As if they needed to get any bigger (or making Americans any bigger!).
Calling it a "nice gesture" by the airline seems extreme at best. Let's not get carried away folks.

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4500

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Frontier really is winning the race to the lowest.


How is F9 culpable for this idiot's behavior? I am frankly missing the link..

How about the Gerard Depardieu peeing on AF first class then? Was that AF's fault, or their part in trying to win a race to the bottom??

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 21, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I may be a bit old fashioned, but I actually care about grooming standards for FAs, regardless of class, airline, and ticket cost paid. When I board an aircraft I expect crews to be looking their very best, even at 3.00AM, on the return leg. It's part of the job. I have worked in the service industr...

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Marshall arrests
Replies: 16
Views: 2377

Re: Air Marshall arrests

That's what you get when mix the best of cowboy culture, lots of random guns and an unfathomable hysterical fear of terrorism.

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70686

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

I know folks want to turn this into a political debate, but I'll just note that 732s are not that uncommon in the Americas. According to various sources, you can still find them operational in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, and Canada (the most Communist of them all) /sarcasm The later v...

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12888

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

No surprises there. SAS have been pioneering and actively working on the continuous descent approach programme for many years.

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