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by FabDiva
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident
Replies: 10
Views: 3777

Re: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident

Also full thrust take offs can be fun/scary if the aircraft is light, I've seen video of an empty A32x on a position hop being TOGA'd rather then FLEX'd at a major UK airport and it was off the ground before the piano keys and climbing at 5000ft per min.

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by FabDiva
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102577

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I wonder if she's being leaned on by the DUP to intervene in this. The plants in question are in Northern Ireland and possibly in DUP constituencies. For those not familiar with UK politics, after the election disaster left them with a minority government, the Conservatives have essentially bribed t...

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 9010

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

another reason not to fly JetBlue transcon. I mean, why would they buy a plane that cant make it from point A to point B within the USA when you get some gusty winds? Shame on JetBlue. Why did the US Majors acquire 757s that can't make the Westbound Atlantic Crossing in similar conditions. The airc...

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 6381

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

I think it's looking more likely that Easyjet will be moving their HQ from the UK. Probably with a token brass plate company and AOC for UK Domestic rights.

Also would any negotiation be with the EU or all 27 countries individually?

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by FabDiva
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13150

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

I'd batten down the hatches: you're in for a real storm! Suggesting the 764 may not be perfect is an extreme opinion to hold on here! Of all the idiocy I've seen on this website in the past 12 years, the child threatening to sue people for "defamation of character"(!) because they had a c...

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by FabDiva
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 13642

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

I know passports are checked several times when you fly internally in the UK, check in, security and boarding. Is it the same on internal flights in the US. Passports are not checked on UK Domestic flights. Last time I flew Domestic (a few days ago) My ID was checked at Security (after I set the de...

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by FabDiva
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 18443

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Surely if an aircraft is on the runway (or appears to be in a position where you'll overfly it) wouldn't it be prudent to go around?

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by FabDiva
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

Re: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans

A great trip report. I'm glad that all went well and there was little hassle. easyJet have a few trans crew and Bristol airport staff are usually very chirpy so I don't think you'll get much hassle at all. That's funny about the door! I've never that before. Was it frozen? I've heard the crunch of ...

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by FabDiva
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans

Hello and welcome to this trip report of my round trip from Bristol to Edinburgh with easyJet I have previously written trip reports on here under a different name, but having come out as transgender I thought I’d start over! Last time I flew (in 2015) I pretended to be male as at the time I didn’t ...

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by FabDiva
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How to get safety cards out of planes
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Re: How to get safety cards out of planes

I think with Ryanair you'd have to do a lot of careful peeling! ;)

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic flights still banned over land, everywhere ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2428

Re: Supersonic flights still banned over land, everywhere ?

I don't think it was that far off shore - maybe 50-60miles. Growing up on the coast of South Devon we'd hear a sonic boom each evening as the Air France Concordes accelerated over the English channel. Obviously it would have dissipated a bit but it was still enough to rattle the windows. The BA flig...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st 757 and 767
Replies: 44
Views: 6677

Re: 1st 757 and 767

The 757 is single aisle and was meant to be a follow on to the 727. The 753 was suppressed for over a decade as it would have competed with the 762. The 767 is twin aisle and was meant to be an A300 competitor. why didn't they build the 767 wide enough for 2 4 2 in Y then, to be a true competitor? ...

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by FabDiva
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16346

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Just one so far

February
Bristol - Edinburgh (and return) - Easyjet

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAA - no flight mode please
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: SAA - no flight mode please

It used to be required on UK flights - I think it changed in 2014 as my flights with BA around then had a manual announcement that the regulations had recently changed but the safety video didn't yet reflect it. IIRC the Easyjet Demo said. "If your device has a flight safe mode, it should be en...

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2016 stats
Replies: 23
Views: 1370

Re: Your 2016 stats

0 - Last year I've only managed one trip and that was by land (Group of us hired a coach to a German Music festival - interesting trip though)

Next year I've got one domestic penciled in, but need to sort a new passport out when I get supporting paperwork (joy of being Trans)

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner
Replies: 48
Views: 3434

Re: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner

OK here's mine - I do need to get more Boeings in the log (everwhere I fly regularly is A32x) A319 - BRS-GLA - EZY - 2011 A320 - BRS-ZTH - JMC - 2001 BAe146 - EXT-LBA - BEE - 2005 B738 - EXT-ACE - FUA - 2000 B752 - BRS-ALC - BAL - 1999 F70 - BRS-AMS - KLM - 2012 MD83 - EXT-IBZ- JKK - 1999 Q400 - EXT...

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by FabDiva
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4182

Re: London fog

Fog at LON? I thought it had been taken care of long ago! :old: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7RMlluY0sA Oh the planes can land, the fun is on the ground when the pilots can't see the Taxiway signs. Don't really want an A320 nez a nez with a 747 ont he main taxiway (and needing a tug to go find ...

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by FabDiva
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4182

Re: London fog

My friends have aborted their Trip, KLM staff had made themselves scarce airside so they had to be escorted landside to speak to someone. They queued for about 7 hours and then had to wait for their bags (which had been offloaded as they'd noshowed on account of being in the line) - they were offere...

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by FabDiva
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4182

Re: London fog

The info's not been good TBH, Heathrow and KLM were showing progressively longer delays (ie 30 mins, then 30 mins later adding another 30 mins) when the inbound was still in AMS. Hoping my friends get something sorted at the end of the queue of doom. Their booked flight from Heathrow (KLM 1024) has ...

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by FabDiva
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4182

Re: London fog

A friend of mine is caught up in it, they've missed their connection to KIX from AMS now (non daily flight) so have been sent to the KLM desk in arrivals to join the queue of doom for rebooking

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by FabDiva
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 20714

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

Loew wrote:
BA is changing into a LCC before our very eyes. Wizzair puts 180 seats on A320 as well, but Wizzair does not have J class upfront. Speaking of which, is the free middle seat going to be abolished too?


So do Lufthansa (I expect others will follow too)

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by FabDiva
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian ATC prevents Turkish Airline crash in Sochi
Replies: 15
Views: 4869

Re: Russian ATC prevents Turkish Airline crash in Sochi

They use Flight Levels above a certain level, Metres below.

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by FabDiva
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'
Replies: 62
Views: 6180

Re: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'

Another question is how much do the kids look like their passports. Potentially it could be a baby photo if a child passport lasts for 5 years. Kids change a lot in that time. I'm guessing a solution would be to photograph the kid at check in with the photo appearing when boarding passes etc are sca...

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by FabDiva
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 97589

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

It's illegal to trade while insolvent in the UK, so if the CAA are aware to the extent that possible repatriation charters are being enacted then Monarch are on very dodgy ground by continuing to trade.

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by FabDiva
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia lands in Melbourne instead of KL
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Re: Air Asia lands in Melbourne instead of KL

I did not find any information about this otherwise my excuse. But according Dutch news papers a A330 from Air Asia departing from Sydney airport landed in Melbourne instead Kuala Lumpur. The crew was a little bit surprised that the plane started the descent for landing after only a few hours flyin...

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by FabDiva
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow
Replies: 51
Views: 13445

Re: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow

OK assuming Scottish law is similar to English law* the Breathalyser is not admissible in court. However a positive breath test will lead to arrest on suspicion of driving/flying under the influence" - the suspects will then be taken to a Police station for a second test under controlled condit...

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by FabDiva
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UK FAL
Replies: 22
Views: 3469

Re: New UK FAL

Probably if and when the effects are known. But given 48% voted to remain I can see there being a quite large number of people who are less then enthusiastic about the massive gamble the UK is taking.

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by FabDiva
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow
Replies: 51
Views: 13445

Re: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow

Or even have something built in. In the UK the largest operator of scheduled coaches has fitted breath test equipment to all their coaches. A breath test has to be done when a new driver takes over (enforced by the change of driver cards in the Tachograph data logger) or if the engine has been off f...

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by FabDiva
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UK FAL
Replies: 22
Views: 3469

Re: New UK FAL

Which was probably tied to the UK buying 9 P-8A's. And having the new batch of Apaches built in the US (with GE engines) rather then in the UK at AugustaWestland's Yeovil factory with Rolls Royce Engines. There was an article on the BBC news site saying it could be 20 years before all the free trad...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11303

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?

From the numbers I'm reading in this thread, the UK should order their high speed rail lines to French companies, you would pay 90% less. Most of the cost is land acquisition. The laws surrounding Compulsory Purchase orders are heavily weighted in the favour of the landowners. Once construction get...

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by FabDiva
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?
Replies: 122
Views: 3523

Re: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?

It would be funny if it wasn't for the fact I live here! My family just lapped up the Brexit propaganda, apparently their daughter's future being much more difficult (and with Thereasa May as PM even more so) is a price worth paying for "Getting their country back from Merkel and Juncker"

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by FabDiva
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who here will see the new Ghostbusters film ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Who here will see the new Ghostbusters film ?

Well I saw it tonight and I thought it was brilliant! Loved the ladies (and Kevin)

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by FabDiva
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Definitive List of Common Runway Use
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Definitive List of Common Runway Use

LHR is generally 27s with one runway used for deps and one for arrivals - For noise abatement the runways swap at 1400 UTC - The planned runways on a particular day are on the Heathrow site - http://www.heathrow.com/file_source/Hea ... e-2016.pdf If 09s are in use it's almost always 09L for arrivals...

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by FabDiva
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who here will see the new Ghostbusters film ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Who here will see the new Ghostbusters film ?

Going tomorrow - have heard good things :)

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by FabDiva
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Approves P-8 Sale To UK
Replies: 45
Views: 12741

Re: US Approves P-8 Sale To UK

Interesting too that the Apaches are coming direct from Boeing, not being locally built by AugustaWestland

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