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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 9149

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

par13del wrote:
+1...I guess they knew nothing else was going to happen....


Yes, and they probably had already finished their packet of cigarettes.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4338

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

I don't think this idea is practical because it would take a long time to separate the fuselage from the wing, it would increase costs and complexity and airports and train stations would have to be totally redesigned. Although technically it is possible to do this, it is not viable because it would...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 1513

Re: Venezuelan aviation

"For what is worth, Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas has started flights between Tenerife North and Caracas" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plus_Ultra_L%C3%ADneas_A%C3%A9reas Three 343s. Never heard about the airline before. Can such a route be viable? The flights seem to be weekly(Sundays), MAD-C...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10462

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

Maybe Exeter can replace Heathrow if they build those 6 runways. Just a two hour drive from London, people won't mind.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13653

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

Norweigan is by far the best translatlantic airline I have ever flown. I wish them good luck on this route. What made them better than the other ones? peterinlisbon, so far three people have reacted at your statement. Maybe you could tell us what makes Norwegian the best transatlantic airline? I fo...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16771

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Wow... the stereotypes are ramped here... Would we have the same discussion if we had a Cristian Airline, Orthodox Airline or Buddhist Airline? I doubt we would ever see anyone attempt a "Christian" Airline because the backlash from non-Christians, especially the uber strict parts of some...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16771

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I don't see the point of an airline with policies that would alienate 90% of the flying public in the country that they are based in. Unless they are flying Haj charters, I don't see this taking off. I flew Royal Jordanian airlines and I remember sipping red whine as we passed over Saudi Arabia. If ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4503

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

binayak wrote:
Glad to see Indian govt return to senses and prevent any more subsidized carriers flood the market.


It's good for India's badly-run airlines, but not good for people that want to catch a flight.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9446

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

It's amazing that being unemployed, bad at science and knowing nothing about ATC gives you extra points for an ATC job. It's almost like they just turned the whole process upside down to get the results they want.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10656

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

What matters is not how much runway was wasted, but how much runway was left when he touched down. If the runway was long enough it doesn't really matter. In fact, sometimes there is an advantage to touching down late because you want to get off at a certain taxiway.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12392

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

He was probably planning to have a nap and sober-up during the cruise. That's what I always do.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5237

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

On one hand, some of the violations are somewhat minor (i.e. Trying to bring a lighter onto a plane, which warrants confiscation but not outright ban). On the other hand, it can help deterred some of those people that cause a ruckus on the plane (or before they board) Of course, in US you would nev...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11593

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

[quote="c933103"][quote="lightsaber"]Folks. It was an honest question. I read a lot of history, but I fail to understand why 70 years later there isn't a solution. Isreal isn't North Korea. The reality is the demand is there. So... When does everyone grow up, realize they won't g...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 31, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11912

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

If you don't have the birth certificate, you should be allowed to show a facebook post or a video from your appearance on the Maury show (the part that says "you ARE the father".

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 31, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10656

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

The pilot has probably retired by now. It doesn't look like a particularly hard landing to me, just that they floated a bit and used a bit of extra runway. Anyway, you can't see in the video how much runway was left and we don't know how much weight was on the plane (maybe it was very lightly loaded...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri May 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?
Replies: 64
Views: 9179

Re: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?

I think once Turkey opens it's new "Turkey Neck Tower" airport that will give the ME3 a run for their money. TK has a big advantage in that it can serve lots of smaller cities in Europe with short-haul aircraft because Istanbul is so much closer and all of this feeds their long-haul operat...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri May 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground collison at STN (minor damage)
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

Re: Ground collison at STN (minor damage)

I was on that early morning flight to Malaga a couple of weeks ago and there were only about 30 passengers. The price was just £24. If loads are still like that, maybe they'll just cancel Malaga until they get the aircraft fixed.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 24, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12068

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

I think maybe Boeing will do some tests to check that it's safe.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10864

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

CarbonFibre wrote:
They're reinstating LHR-RAK though.


This is good news, because (unlike Gatwick) it will enable connections to/from BA's long-haul destinations.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20215

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

This has to be a case of criminal negligence by whoever fired the missile and surely it would be in Russia's interests to find that person rather than saying "it wasn't us", which nobody believes. I'm sure Russia knows who did it perfectly well because they know what equipment was there at...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue May 15, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23404

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Istanbul is such a crowded airport that this hardly surprises me. In fact, when I'm in a plane that is taxying there I often worry that we're too close to other planes. Sure, this was the pilot's fault but things are really tight at Ataturk.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue May 15, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11593

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Folks. It was an honest question. I read a lot of history, but I fail to understand why 70 years later there isn't a solution. Isreal isn't North Korea. The reality is the demand is there. So... When does everyone grow up, realize they won't get everything and sit down for a serious negotiation ses...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon May 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11593

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Maybe it's because these countries don't like Israel. I can't imagine why.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat May 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10381

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

It's wrong to lie, but why do cabin crew need to have degrees?

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by peterinlisbon
Sat May 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end
Replies: 14
Views: 8976

Re: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end

What a strange story. I wonder if this guy was a few clowns short of a circus.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri May 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6458

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

I had a friend that lived in Ealing, right under the LHR flightpath and whenever an old 747 came over we'd have to stop talking for about 20 seconds and wait for it to pass. Then, 1 minute later, there'd be another one. However, I'm not sure if the latest aircraft make anything like as much noise an...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed May 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting ORD on AA int. to domestic in 2hrs
Replies: 17
Views: 1624

Re: Transiting ORD on AA int. to domestic in 2hrs

If your incoming flight is more than 1 hour late then you will miss the connection. If it's on time, then you should be fine. AA will help you if it´s on one ticket, but if there are two tickets I imagine it's at their discretion. Last time I entered the US I was at immigration for over an hour whil...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun May 06, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6880

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

I live close to Heathrow and haven't flown from there for years because it's always more expensive than Stansted, Luton or Gatwick. Want to fly from Heathrow? Pay an extra £30 at least. I don't see low-cost passengers or low-cost airlines going for that. Plus the long delays will play havoc with the...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat May 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2641

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

The first time I went to India in 2000 I needed a visa which took a long time to get and when I arrived at the airport in Bombay I remember seeing cracks in the walls and a lot of old worn-out equipment. This last time (last year) I was at Cochin and Ahmedabad and both were modern airports with the...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri May 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2641

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

The first time I went to India in 2000 I needed a visa which took a long time to get and when I arrived at the airport in Bombay I remember seeing cracks in the walls and a lot of old worn-out equipment. This last time (last year) I was at Cochin and Ahmedabad and both were modern airports with the ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri May 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33654

Re: British Airways close to ordering Boeing Widebodies

BA doesn't order anything for itself nowadays - IAG orders and BA takes what it gets given. I imagine the board meetings at BA these days are something like that scene out of the film Oliver when he asks for more. More?????? I wonder if the Chairman of IAG also does a little dance and all of the ex...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri May 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from AC Flight in YHZ Claims Racism
Replies: 24
Views: 4935

Re: Woman Removed from AC Flight in YHZ Claims Racism

I think Air Canada acted reasonably. I think the real racism is to start acusing people of "racism" when all they were doing was their job and they were doing it properly. Everyone has to obey the law and respect security and health rules, regardless of their race.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 4450

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

This is one of those ideas that is so bad that it sounds like an April fools joke. There are battery electric planes flying already but I don't think anyone would want a nuclear reactor in their airspace.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12661

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

I think Bombay, Delhi and perhaps also Karachi, Islamabad and a few other secondary cities in the Indian subcontinent it might work out well. They could offer one-stop service with a short connection time between smaller Indian and American cities. Perhaps they could also fly to Tel Aviv, Istanbul a...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7903

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-DTW today
Replies: 29
Views: 3164

Re: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-DTW today

I could be tempted to book WOW Air for a DTW-Europe trip because of its low basic fares, trip but I have some serious doubts: 1. Reliability of the airline. It is today's news that their website has been "down" for at least 24 hours (at least according to one other Airliners.net post). Fu...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
Replies: 39
Views: 4554

Re: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter

Aren't most of these "losses" just the expense of acquiring new aircraft?

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20834

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

She should have eaten the evidence.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 35
Views: 5705

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

I'm sure plenty of people would love to visit Cuba, but if hardly anyone is allowed to go then it's hardly surprising that the flights are running empty. I would have loved to visit Cuba as a side trip last time I was in the US, but as far as I know I would have been denied boarding for not having s...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26946

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

It is nice and big. I think that might be useful sometimes.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39635

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Tony Fernandes used to be indecisive but now he's not so sure.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 116
Views: 22637

Re: The future of Etihad

There is also JED. The new terminal is starting operations next month and it will have a capacity for 80M PAX. JED has an enormous O&D (if only b/c of Muslim religious tourism which for obvious demographic reasons has a lot of potential) and Saudi is looking at diversifying their economy, so ma...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8223

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

If they did decide to do it, it would be very useful for people living in in Sydney because they could get to pretty much any city in Europe with one short stop as well as North Africa, Ukraine, Israel and Russia. EK/QR/EY don't offer anywhere near as many European destinations, especially smaller c...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10411

Re: EY cancel PER

But what are they doing with the aircraft? Putting them on other routes or removing them from the fleet?

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9928

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

All this talk of being heroes - I would take care of myself and my family first, rather than sacrifice and ruin their lives just to show how "brave" I am. Anyway, it is not enough just to be there. Simply being there doesn't necessarily show bravery or help anyone. What use is being somewh...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9928

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

getting to CUC from Venezuela might become more difficult, and it wouldn't surprise me if the gang were waiting It may be easier to exit along the coast? BAQ is struggling with the number of Venezuelan refugees.. No, the route from Maracaibo to the Colombian town of Maicao is extremely dangerous. I...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18907

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

I loved Norweigan and I hope they will be sucessful. Both their econonmy and premium cabins are excellent and amazing value and their prices are incredible. I paid £200 from London to Denver and £100 from San Francisco to London, plus the cost of baggage and £180 for an an upgrade to premium. Their ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy
Replies: 18
Views: 2927

Re: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy

Not to blame the passenger here, but they could have bought a one-way PEK-LHR refundable ticket that departs PEK the day their Qantas flight lands in PEK, then refund the ticket once they get to Sydney, if they had the spare money lying around. They shouldn't have to buy any extra tickets. Airlines...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9928

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

Maduro is running out of people to blame... You think? This is only just beginning. Look at the Cubans. Almost 60 years after the revolution they still find scapegoats. And guess whose book did Venezuela borrow a page from? They don't need a book, just one line - blame the "yanquies". It'...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23123

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

So 20% less seats... how much less fuel does it use? About 15% less than a 737-800, according to Boeing’s numbers, and almost certainly less than a 767-300. I can’t speak for Air Canada, but at American their 737 MAX routinely requires several thousand pounds less fuel than a 737-800, and on the sa...

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