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by berari
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8213

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

They should fly to Harare

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by berari
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 93
Views: 8625

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

What would be hilarious is if DL sued the family for the cost of cleaning the aircraft post lice incident. It doesn't look like the aircraft was pulled out of service however. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n865da The father is an arrogant entitled prick: his comments about WN passenge...

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by berari
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11570

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Do Greenpeace folks swim to their destinations?

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by berari
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 93
Views: 8625

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

What would be hilarious is if DL sued the family for the cost of cleaning the aircraft post lice incident. It doesn't look like the aircraft was pulled out of service however. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n865da The father is an arrogant entitled prick: his comments about WN passenger...

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by berari
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 93
Views: 8625

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

Can't believe WN is "lice friendly". That is absolutely disgusting. Correction to my own post, the kid with lice didn't even fly WN. Travis and his 2 yr old son flew home first on WN while mom and "lice kid" stayed in MSP for treatment. Poor kid. His father is making a big deal ...

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by berari
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to fly to Vic Falls via Windoek
Replies: 13
Views: 4272

Re: Rumor: EK to fly to Vic Falls via Windoek

Has VFA matured enough for EK to get in there? I think it's still too new of a [possibly luxury] market for EK to even consider, unless it is now going after scrapings. Also, it's Zimbabwe we are talking about still. EK has too large aircraft to make VFA and the now possibly saturated WDH work. EK e...

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by berari
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL off taxiway causes other carriers cancels and delays
Replies: 15
Views: 4754

Re: DL off taxiway causes other carriers cancels and delays

Okie wrote:
Did DL give the passengers $30 for having to walk through the mud because of the pilots off taxiway adventure? :hissyfit:

Okie


Only to those that threw tantrums and tweeted their fellow passengers' pictures with derogatory/racial statements.

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by berari
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

Re: KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways

This is a KLM legacy investment left over from before merged with Air France. KLM's shareholding is falling from 26.73 per cent to 13.71 per cent, while creditors and the Kenyan government become the largest shareholders. I'd wondered about what's in it for KL, that it's sticking through KQs misery...

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by berari
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27452

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter has managed to get her name back in the media. Stay tuned for a new book or tour announcement.

Also, I thought seat purchases were non-refundable. Did DL make an exception because she is a D-list celebrity?

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by berari
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways

KLM will see its shareholding fall from 26.73 per cent to 13.71 per cent, while the State’s stake in the cash-strapped airline has inreased from 29.8 per cent to 46.53 per cent. The Government, through the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, will be allocated 13.9 billion shares. “In addition, KLM...

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by berari
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman
Replies: 14
Views: 3605

Re: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman

Oh man. Why? It's so close to its existing hub?

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by berari
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet: more unionization in the horizon
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: Westjet: more unionization in the horizon

As for seniority, if you were a 20 year employee and a newbie was given preference over you, how would you feel? I don't think it's a matter of being given preference, but it's the way the rostering works. The job is the same. If I were a 20 year employee with a certain role that came with my tenur...

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by berari
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims
Replies: 29
Views: 5677

Re: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims

Instead of enduring the 1,000-mile bus route across the Jordan River and through the Saudi desert to reach Islam’s most sacred shrine, Israel hopes its Muslim citizens will be able to fly directly into the kingdom from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, Communications Minister Ayoob Kara ...

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by berari
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet: more unionization in the horizon
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: Westjet: more unionization in the horizon

As for seniority, if you were a 20 year employee and a newbie was given preference over you, how would you feel? I don't think it's a matter of being given preference, but it's the way the rostering works. The job is the same. If I were a 20 year employee with a certain role that came with my tenur...

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by berari
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet: more unionization in the horizon
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Westjet: more unionization in the horizon

So there's a drive to unionize flight attendants and mechanics at Westjet following pilots' vote earlier this year to join ALPA. While I understand the desire to negotiate with the company with a single voice (or en masse,) I am afraid to see what this is actually doing to the corporate culture the ...

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by berari
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15369

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

NOTICE, those getting off, without respect for a fallen HERO, were the young and FAT Milenniulls! There you go for respect - ME, ME, ME . No respect, no clue and NO way they will help the economy or the future of the U.S.A. Hope it changes soon? At least while I am still alive. 70+, and, ready for ...

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by berari
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15369

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

I think there is a sense of entitlement in this case. "Hero" may be a strong word but there is no current requirement for anyone to serve in the military, and if you choose to join, you go where they tell you to go. That's not a thing that most average people do. So you don't really need ...

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by berari
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15369

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

NOTICE, those getting off, without respect for a fallen HERO, were the young and FAT Milenniulls! There you go for respect - ME, ME, ME . No respect, no clue and NO way they will help the economy or the future of the U.S.A. Hope it changes soon? At least while I am still alive. 70+, and, ready for ...

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by berari
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15369

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Hero must be the most abused word in the English language, at least in the US, anyway. This guy was an aircraft mechanic out of Luke AFB that died in an unrelated car accident. That doesn't make him a hero nor does it require people to fall over themselves to "honor him". I think there is...

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by berari
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15369

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Questions: - Do people sensitive about this situation show such respect and support while the "heroic" person is alive? - If such sensitivity and handling is required, why are they being transported in the belly of a commercial aircraft? - Do people that have had bigger impact to US citize...

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by berari
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates terminates TAAG Angola management contract
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

Re: Emirates terminates TAAG Angola management contract

Luanda is a feast or famine type of destination. And their government makes it hard to do business even during a feast season. Only recently did they allow airlines additional frequencies, with EK getting the most new frequencies of daily (which I imagine were tied with the management contract,) whi...

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by berari
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4044

Re: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?

SQ has a similar chilled relationship with Air Canada. They have not for the longest time been the best of partners.

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by berari
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does ET stop at DUB instead of LFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

Re: Why does ET stop at DUB instead of LFW?

The EWR flight caters more to the West African community and not the rest of the airline's African destinations out of ADD. ET already serves Star partner hubs IAD and YYZ with convenient connections at ADD. The CEO has been on record to say that future expansion to US will be via LFW, with ORD and ...

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10290

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

First point of course is we only have their word the money was stolen. Second it does not say if an insurance was made. Thirdly, they are only asking for vouchers. Finally, that they did not file a Police report in DXB. Even if it meant a missed connection. They may be "only asking for voucher...

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10290

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Carrying so much cash with you is highly stupid and dangerous. I hope he doesn't get a penny back... Down a dark alley in Rio and maybe I would agree, but in the first class cabin of a major carrier, really? IMHO your post was rather way off the mark. I think you're better than that. Why have 4k ca...

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 5960

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

In some cases with some airlines, those worst destinations are accompanied by additional allowances that suddenly make them the most attractive destinations for cabin crew. Some crew fly into a city and remain holed up in a 5 star hotel with many amenities they won't have access to in their own home...

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10290

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Some of the replies to this thread beggars belief. It shouldn't matter who you are, or which airline you are flying there should be the expectation that you won't be robbed. I can't say that any flight that I've got on that I ever gave a passing thought to be robbed, and I don't have $4,000 to carr...

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10290

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

If you have say 20 million + then carrying $4k is no big deal. I don't have 20 million and do carry more than $4K in $100USD notes on some trips. Some of the people commenting on this thread have either only traveled within the US/Europe or have always had access to a bank or use of their credit ca...

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10290

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

turjo101 wrote:
This is what happens when the airline you're flying on is subsidized by oil money. They should've flown Delta, if they were going to fly with "that much cash".


If they were flying Delta, they wouldn't be carrying that much cash; they clearly can afford to fly better.

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10290

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

He feels Emirates has treated the couple as if they had lost the money. “We didn’t drop it. It was taken. It was theft.” “If they came back and said, ‘we’re not liable but we appreciate your business and we look forward to having you again – here’s a couple of grand worth of vouchers or an upgrade ...

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 5960

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

You two above should relax a little bit. OP is not asking about the airlines themselves but the destinations that are least desirable. There are many such destinations and are not a reflection of the airline itself. I do agree that the OP should not factor this in when applying for jobs; can't be se...

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by berari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 4643

Re: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform

Yes why a lot of white people? How will it look on asian skin with no photoshop? I think the overcoats - for male and female - are overboard, it's like a cabaret or a magic show is about to kick off.

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by berari
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3124
Views: 981088

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://www.flightradar24.com/ETH9201/ddfa25f


It was put into service within 6 hours of arrival to ADD.
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BobMUC wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 120 delivery flight scheduled for today:

Airbus A350 -941 120 ET-AUB Ethiopian Airlines delivery 26jun17 TLS-ADD ex F-WZFD


On it's way home: https://www.flightradar24.com/ETH9201/ddfa25f


It was put into service within 6 hours of arrival to ADD.

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by berari
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlift to Ethiopia: deadline looms for illegal migrants
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Airlift to Ethiopia: deadline looms for illegal migrants

The article was re: amnesty. You can lookup the flights by using any online tools including FlightRadar. And the 750, 000 Ethiopians about to be deported... That info came from where? Here's the source for the 750000 Ethiopians: https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/21/as-deadline-to-leave-saudi-arabia-...

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by berari
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlift to Ethiopia: deadline looms for illegal migrants
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Airlift to Ethiopia: deadline looms for illegal migrants

There's currently a big airlift occurring from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia. The Saudi government granted a 90-day amnesty to residency, labor violators in Saudi Arabia, an amnesty that runs out on June 29. An estimated 750,000 Ethiopian migrants live in Saudi Arabia, among which a significant majority...

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by berari
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlift to Ethiopia: deadline looms for illegal migrants
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Airlift to Ethiopia: deadline looms for illegal migrants

behramjee wrote:
750,000 Ethiopians in KSA are u sure?


Yes, that's according to a news article i read.

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by berari
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlift to Ethiopia: deadline looms for illegal migrants
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Airlift to Ethiopia: deadline looms for illegal migrants

There's currently a big airlift occurring from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia. The Saudi government granted a 90-day amnesty to residency, labor violators in Saudi Arabia, an amnesty that runs out on June 29. An estimated 750,000 Ethiopian migrants live in Saudi Arabia, among which a significant majority ...

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by berari
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim
Replies: 67
Views: 9546

Re: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim

1. Did Ethiopian truly partner with Zimbabwe for this latest incarnation as Zimbabwe Airways? I hate the name. 2. Other that a symbol of status, where is this 772 going to fly to? 3. That livery is striking, bold, and making a statement. The black, the Zimbabwe Bird. The lettering is not proportiona...

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by berari
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5077

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

Their website has been showing 4 787-9 on order https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/corporate/company/about-us/fleets I wounder which North American destionation will see the 350 first. Their website has been the most non-current source of information, from fleet to destinations to consistency across...

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by berari
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad removes chauffeur services except at AUH, introduces neighbour free seats
Replies: 25
Views: 5691

Re: Etihad removes chauffeur services except at AUH, introduces neighbour free seats

Bigger question is, is this not a sign that their planes are flying empty more often that they are now thinking outside the box? Even the ancillary hungry north american airlines are not doing this today, and they enfore everything from which lav to use to whether you have peanuts or a breakfast san...

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by berari
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5077

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

I'm surprised that ET haven't announced Manchester and Munich as new destinations and also the resumption of Amsterdam. Don't know how well Amsterdam and Manchester would do - no connectivity beyond, ET seems to focus on Star Alliance member hubs. Amsterdam was served once, KLM also dropped ADD a f...

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by berari
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5077

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

The OP states that the 4 x 77W's are all leased, so this would not seem unreasonable for them to do add A35K's when the leases expire and simplify their fleet. It would seem to me that ET is in the process of simplifying their fleet, with the long-term aim being replacing the 767 fleet with 787s an...

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by berari
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5077

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

We read big news yesterday that Ethiopian ordered an additional 10 A350sm bringing its total of the type to 24. I find it quite intriguing, especially given the growth potential that it doesn't have if we were to compare it to the ME3s. The airline also firmed up 10 737-8 MAXs, added two 777 freight...

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by berari
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways, Gulf Air diversions at Khartoum
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Qatar Airways, Gulf Air diversions at Khartoum

Came across this weird diversion of Qatar Airways QR1331 from Doha to Khartoum. The flight's path has already been altered due to the blockade. Upon descent in Khartoum, after going as low as 1475ft, it gained altitude again and diverted to Addis Ababa. It is now making its way back to Khartoum. I a...

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by berari
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight
Replies: 38
Views: 6628

Re: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight

What the article fails to focus on is the fact that the kid has not traveled without diapers before, that the grandparent had no diapers nor change of clothes. The adult was not prepared and did not plan for travel with a kid. The adult also has a vendetta against the specific flight attendant. West...

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by berari
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight
Replies: 38
Views: 6628

Re: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight

The grandmother is doing more harm to the little girl in this case. Airline stories are never forgotten, neither will this one.

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by berari
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 7417

Re: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers

Oh the germs that are propagating. Fist bumps anyone?

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by berari
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 2325

Re: YWG Discussion

Winnipeg does not have much to offer to sustain any of the services the OP suggested. I was surprised to see that WS tried Gatwick from there. If anything, Winnipeg could try and be a scissor hub like the time when Greyhound Air tried it many years ago, but would only work for an ultra low cost airl...

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