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by sadiqutp
Fri May 26, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 135
Views: 18475

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

The publically available numbers you've posted would suggest that the 787 is superior (although it's fairly marginal- they are similar numbers to A320 Vs 738 - both of which have a roughly 50/50 share). Even the 330ceo did a good job in sales contests against the 787. The neo has missed a major ord...

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by sadiqutp
Wed May 24, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 51
Views: 17819

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Image

First flight

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by sadiqutp
Sun May 21, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.
Replies: 52
Views: 3692

Re: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.

While I understand that twins are less expensive to operate than tri jets or quads has the ETOPs rules that they are required to abide by adding more flight time to their international over water routing because of there requirement to be so many mile from the nearest suitable airport incase of an ...

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by sadiqutp
Sun May 21, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 6736

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

Latest development: The french investigators debunked the explosives theory "There were no explosive charges" aboard the plane, the source said, because "no traces of powder were found" by police in samples taken from the remains of eight of the 15 French nationals killed. http:/...

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by sadiqutp
Sat May 20, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: routing EWR SFO over western Mass
Replies: 17
Views: 1931

Re: routing EWR SFO over western Mass

Almost all the traffic did the same route at the time >> b6915 , AA177 and many others ... Why? weather is my guess, but surely there is a reason

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by sadiqutp
Thu May 18, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2687
Views: 823182

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB19IL/d6cccbb

Cheers

Peter


Don't drink and Fly :lol:

Joking aside, what tests require such maneuvers?
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Heavierthanair wrote:
G'day

Drunk pilots out there. Would someone please call the Gendarmerie!!!

https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB19IL/d6cccbb

Cheers

Peter


Don't drink and Fly :lol:

Joking aside, what tests require such maneuvers?

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by sadiqutp
Tue May 16, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A pilot has to put oxygen mask on if the other pilot is out of the cockpit?
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

Re: A pilot has to put oxygen mask on if the other pilot is out of the cockpit?

Starlionblue wrote:

Side note: There is a requirement for one crewmember to wear the mask when taking off from a high-altitude airport.


Thank you, is a 6900 ft high airport considered high-altitude?

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by sadiqutp
Mon May 15, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6648

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

What do you guys think of the new supersonic project under progress by a company called "Boom." Between advanced materials and engines, their 45 seater concept is promising a 30% less fuel consumption compared to the concord and ticket prices comparable to business class ! https://youtu.be...

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by sadiqutp
Mon May 15, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A pilot has to put oxygen mask on if the other pilot is out of the cockpit?
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

A pilot has to put oxygen mask on if the other pilot is out of the cockpit?

I was watching a documentary " A day in the life" covering an airline pilot. He was working for Candian airlines back in 1993, and it surprised to know that there was a regulation to put oxygen mask on whenever the other pilot left the cockpit at cruise altitude. It got me thinking : 1- Wa...

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by sadiqutp
Sun May 07, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft and frequency for a route
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: aircraft and frequency for a route

http://www.flightconnections.com/

Though it might not be up to date with changes, but it could give you an acceptable insight
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http://www.flightconnections.com/

Though it might not be up to date with changes, but it could give you an acceptable insight

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by sadiqutp
Fri May 05, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline

From my experience, I have checked luggage for 2 different reservations in 2 different airlines. However, in your case, if you are not allowed a checked-in luggage on the first leg, I highly doubt that they would allow it .. If you miss the connection, you are on your own

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by sadiqutp
Thu May 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: One of MH's A350's to get revised livery
Replies: 28
Views: 7291

Re: Rumor: One of MH's A350's to get revised livery

it will feature the "Negaraku" emblem with special livery on a few aircraft; highlight Malaysian heroes who have brought pride to the country in the inflight magazine; and present special content in the inflight entertainment. While the model in the image does look like an a350, apparentl...

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by sadiqutp
Wed May 03, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates EK A380 utilization
Replies: 62
Views: 10664

Re: Emirates EK A380 utilization

So, There are two sides to this argument .. One is supported by hard numbers from an available source .. The other side is saying, I saw two planes were parked for some hours and the numbers mean nothing! Can EK better utilize what they have? Suuuuuuure. So do all others. But this is not how it work...

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by sadiqutp
Wed May 03, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jeddah Terminal opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: New Jeddah Airport opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?

kanban wrote:
sadiqutp wrote:
I don't think they have the mindset yet to successfully run a global hub. JED importance and high passenger count is a result for it being the main airport for Muslim plagiarisms.

did you mean Muslim "pilgrims" ???

Oops, yes I did

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by sadiqutp
Wed May 03, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jeddah Terminal opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: New Jeddah Airport opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?

I don't think they have the mindset yet to successfully run a global hub. JED importance and high passenger count is a result for it being the main airport for Muslim plagiarisms.

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by sadiqutp
Tue May 02, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight connection through LHR inquiry!
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Flight connection through LHR inquiry!

Assuming your friend has a Saudi passport and is planning to remain airside all the time he/she is at Heathrow then no transit visa is needed - you can double check at the following website https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa Riyadh and Amsterdam flights both operate from T5 so apart from passing thro...

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by sadiqutp
Tue May 02, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight connection through LHR inquiry!
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Flight connection through LHR inquiry!

Hi everyone, I am about to do a booking for a friend as in the image below. Before committing to it, my friend told me that he was advised to avoid LHR at any cost and that he will need a transit visa before hand (DATv if I am not mistaken). As far I know, a connection flight through LHR (same termi...

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by sadiqutp
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats
Replies: 92
Views: 21650

Re: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats

Flighty wrote:
They won't get that ratio of paid Y+, so who knows what they are doing. Protecting their FF's I guess.


It's probably Economy+

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by sadiqutp
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats
Replies: 92
Views: 21650

United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats

https://twitter.com/A350_Production/sta ... 4604599297

P.S: I am not sure what their source is.
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Seat map of united A350s:

-60 Business (Polaris)
-91 Premium Economy
-186 Economy

Total: 337 seats

Seat suppliers: Zodiac&B/E Aerospace

https://twitter.com/A350_Production/sta ... 4604599297

P.S: I am not sure what their source is.

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by sadiqutp
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 15092

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

The drama is just insane these days :banghead:

The captain might have no business to be involved, but to ignore the obscene behavior by the passengers and turn the spotlight into the captain who clearly just wanted to break up the fight is nothing short of ridiculous

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by sadiqutp
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition
Replies: 33
Views: 5212

Re: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition

My guess would be bigger stake in Latam .. Albakar expressed his interest in the South American market during many interviews + the recent news about law changes in Brazil that allow 100% foreign ownership of airlines

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by sadiqutp
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weather delay sat on the aircraft on the taxiway
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: Weather delay sat on the aircraft on the taxiway

I guess its cheaper for them to sit out on the tarmac than at the gate and it seems that delays are not worked in to the system this way, I believe the bigger issue in this circumstance is gate occupation rather than cost. With one runway serviceable, priority will be given to arrivals. So, delayed...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 16548

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

I watched both videos, and despite whether or not the passenger was in the wrong , the agents handled the situation extremely well. This might be an unpopular opinion, but I believe the man should've cooperated and left the plane. If you want to protest an unfair policy, do not do it on the plane an...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines and Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 4142

Re: European Airlines and Australia

I believe you've mentioned the prime reason .. ME3 + Asian carriers have grown enough to cover the market with much lower costs than the European carriers could ever achieve sue to location !

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by sadiqutp
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 9887

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

I am no expert by any mean, but these are my observations: 1- The domestic airline industry in the US is very strong, and with all the recent mergers, and exclusive routes, running the airline as efficient and profitable as possible comes at a much higher priority than taking care of a good customer...

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by sadiqutp
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 - Airport rankings
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: 2016 - Airport rankings

Interesting that DXB is number three in terms of passengers but doesn't feature in the top twenty airports in terms of movements. Nothing to do with the Emirates fleet of A380s and 777s dominating movements at the airport I suppose. :-) Shhhhh, they fly them empty or are parked all the time .. What...

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by sadiqutp
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 33
Views: 3956

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

Interesting .... There is a crucial difference though, between cars, hotels, apartments; and an airline corporation ... The first is a small business who would swiftly appreciate any exposure to wider clients, and would give up to any exploitation by the data provider. On the other hand, and airline...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LGW-SIN
Replies: 39
Views: 7340

Re: Norwegian with LGW-SIN

What would be the state of this flight after Brixet is in place?

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by sadiqutp
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?
Replies: 42
Views: 2272

Re: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?

I would have to say the lack of common courtesy from some passengers

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by sadiqutp
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 8392

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

Yemen comes to mind, a 25 million population country served with one airliner that has 3 airplanes

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by sadiqutp
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112869

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ual-c ... SKBN17H00M
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I am not sure if this has been reported in here :

The airline, owned by United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N), said it would make sure crews traveling on their aircraft are booked into seats at least 60 minutes before departure.


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ual-c ... SKBN17H00M

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by sadiqutp
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Malaysia Airlines London routing over Pak-Afghan space?
Replies: 14
Views: 3782

Re: Malaysia Airlines London routing over Pak-Afghan space?

What's your source of information that MH has a policy of avoiding Pakistani And Afghani Airspace?????
I checked the history of their past days routes and they flew there multiple times this month !

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by sadiqutp
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how important is overbooking to airlines?
Replies: 45
Views: 4644

Re: Just how important is overbooking to airlines?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqWksuyry5w&t=0s
This video gave me an excellent insight into the practice of overbooking. Recommended :)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqWksuyry5w&t=0s
This video gave me an excellent insight into the practice of overbooking. Recommended :)

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by sadiqutp
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 8690

Re: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

As much we, aviation enthusiasts, enjoy these back and forths. I can't help but notice that there is a lot of deceiving in their public statement. Munoz meant that they are competing with a whole country not just an airline. Emirates response was in defense of someone being accused of not being comp...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112869

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

There are about 6 Topics in civil aviation front 2 pages about UA alone, Ugh! What's more shocking than the events itself is the fierce defense from some members! In normal situations, businesses that are based on serving a massive number of customers always give too much attention to PR and brand p...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320 "barking dog" hydraulics
Replies: 35
Views: 5107

Re: The A320 " barking dog " hydrolics.

The noise source is PTU "Power transfer Unit" in A320s. To my knowledge, I have never heard that Airbus is attempting any modifications for the device since it doesn't have a technical issue and the noise is rather a normal side effect from the device doing its work You can check this bril...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37381

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

Some targeted airlines apparently started taking the matter in a sarcastic way ! Jordanian: https://scontent.fkul8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/p720x720/17311010_1515209415155893_5081775755829356536_o.png?oh=73d84d3a25cc19a7a8a0ab9b67b5d895&oe=597395FE https://www.facebook.com/RoyalJordanian/photos...

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by sadiqutp
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15628

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

Jetty wrote:
sadiqutp wrote:
Mogadishu is not part of the 6-banned countries
:lol: Maybe that is because it isn't a country?

Somehow I read it "madagascar" ... Oops

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by sadiqutp
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15628

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

I'd suggest it means a lot more than that; if it were just those six countries, it would not be as much as a 35% (let's face it, EK never flew to Mogadishu and doesn't fly to Yemen anymore); I think Arab travellers are just deciding that US travel is not for them while The Donald is in charge. As a...

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by sadiqutp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirIndia Al171 escorted by fighter jets through Europe after lost contact with ATC
Replies: 16
Views: 4306

AirIndia Al171 escorted by fighter jets through Europe after lost contact with ATC

The Boeing 787-8 entered the Hungarian airspace around 0815 UTC and was flying according to the flight plans, but did not contact the Hungarian Air Traffic Control. After the Hungarian fighter jets have reached the airliner, the pilots contacted the ATC. It was escorted until border were Belgian F-...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 79
Views: 16486

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

I am impressed

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by sadiqutp
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane from 11 years ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Plane from 11 years ago

That's going to be very difficult without a date... That said, Cathay's first 777-300ER, B-KPA, was delivered in September of 2007, so if it was 11 years ago it may not have been a "777 ER"... 1261639,1279779 V/F What if I had a flight number and/or a date, is there a place I could refer ...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 938
Views: 142834

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR59/c9c12d5
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Although there is no data about the registration, I believe this is the first flight for leased Latam plane
https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR59/c9c12d5

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by sadiqutp
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2687
Views: 823182

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I hope they use a wider fuselage instead of a further stretch. With the Beluga XL being a meter wider, that easily adds another row front-to-back. With the first Beluga XL going into service around 2019, fuselage sections could start arriving as soon as then. Should lower costs since everything els...

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by sadiqutp
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route
Replies: 51
Views: 12917

Re: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route

Why not send one from DXB? the difference in distance doesn't justify creating another problem in BOS!!!
Unless, the load was too low and they managed to rebook them easily, though I would be so pissed as a passenger if my convenience was traded with theirs !

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by sadiqutp
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overflying Israel
Replies: 20
Views: 2469

Re: Overflying Israel

No, there is an Arab League overflight ban on all airlines operating to / from Isreal, its not a security issue, some non-Arab countries also impose it. Yes its the Arab;s who dont recognise Israel yet are dealing with it as I listed above, I dont know where UAEflyer got his misleading information ...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?
Replies: 36
Views: 8384

Re: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?

https://www.flightradar24.com/TAM9960/c87d7fb
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I guess the first one is heading to Doha right now
https://www.flightradar24.com/TAM9960/c87d7fb

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by sadiqutp
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Airways 777 intercepted Above Germany for radio contact loss
Replies: 60
Views: 10942

Video: Jet Airways 777 intercepted Above Germany for radio contact loss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ113q0HOYQ Jet Airways flight 9W 118 carrying 330 passengers and travelling from Mumbai to London was intercepted by fighter jets on February 16 after it lost contact with air traffic control above German Airspace causing a huge securities scare. Jet Airways spokespe...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 938
Views: 142834

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

I don't speak Portuguese as well, from what I understood is that the premium seats will also be replaced by economy seats.

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