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by TOGA10
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air adds more destinations to MXP
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Re: Wizz Air adds more destinations to MXP

Highly doubt U2 will be pulling out. It's one of their biggest bases around their network, leaving MXP would be a huge loss.

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by TOGA10
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaii missile false alarm- no reaction from ATC.
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Hawaii missile false alarm- no reaction from ATC.

From the NATCA Facebook page: "Veteran Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) member Steve Olson, recounting the experience of working yesterday: “8:07am I was plugged in working airplanes like I do every Saturday morning, when the day took a turn into the surreal. Pilot after pilot started to check ...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4083

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I was watching the livestream of Schiphol's runway earlier today, and it didn't seem too bad in my layman's eye. I've seen worse. No go arounds, just some bouncy landings. Problem is with the westerly winds coming from the sea, you can expect moderate turbulence (it's even noted on the ILS approach...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4083

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I was watching the livestream of Schiphol's runway earlier today, and it didn't seem too bad in my layman's eye. I've seen worse. No go arounds, just some bouncy landings. The approach itself is more tricky than the landing in this case. Especially with an westerly wind blowing from the sea, it can...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4083

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

Where is the rest going? Nobody in the holding patterns anymore.

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4083

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I saw the KL736 CUR-AMS (747) diverting to CPH earlier this morning and lots of other aircraft going to BRU. Some aircraft reported negative ánd positive wind shear from 2000' to 500', overheard one a/c reporting 40kts wind shear positive and negative! Loads of fallen trees on roads and railways as ...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?

StTim wrote:
I didn't say they continued to do it - just the practice at U2 is not new.

Misunderstood you, sorry! I know they do it from other places, NCL-BRS-AGP-NCL, BRS-NCL-AGP-BRS and AMS-GVA-BOD-AMS to name a few.

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?

They have done this for years. I used to fly regularly LTN-AMS. I knew that for a period the inbound aircraft for my AMS-LTN leg had a routing LTN-BCN-AMS-LTN so I used to track the BCN-AMS flight to gauge how delayed we may be. Unfortunately it was summer and the flight was often delayed by thunde...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 174
Views: 33344

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Hmm, did the first officer (inexperienced?) push the #2 engine thrust lever forward instead of retracting the flaps maybe? That would be quite strange, as the flap lever system on the 737 is 'notched', it feels completely different from a thrust lever. Also, with the time an engine needs to spool u...

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by TOGA10
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV Usage in IMC
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: RNAV Usage in IMC

When you're flying into LGW behind the EK 380, you'll do an RNAV as well. Apparently it has something to do with the impact on the ILS Loc beam when it vacates the runway..

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by TOGA10
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 60
Views: 8375

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Wishing them all the best in TXL, hope they break the LH monopoly in Germany. I'm convinced they can live alongside each other, both getting a chunk of the market. As for the pax numbers, I agree with Anstar, give it some time. More competition is good for everyone, and if you don't like it, you sti...

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by TOGA10
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11627

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

danj555 wrote:
Will the a380s have any trouble?

Why would an A380 be any different from the T7's, 747s, A320s etc etc?

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

There is a petition in favour of growing Maastricht Aachen Airport, that has been put online recently. The main thought is to give the pro airport group of voters a voice, instead of the constant negative media attention. I do not have any personal connections to this group, nor am I trying to start...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 10803

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

Maybe just stick with ILS approaches instead of visuals. Much harder to mix those up, might slow down the traffic rate. I know it is less fun to fly, but shouldn't safety come before 'fun'? Do visuals at quieter, more straight forward airports. In Amsterdam, when both 18R and 18C are in use, the con...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 2016

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

To answer your question, the system would have to be electrical because the airplane has no hydraulic power available while on the ground with the engines off. They could use a localized electric motor driven hydraulic pump, but it would not be able to tie into the airplane system. Unless of course...

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by TOGA10
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 6689

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

If an Airbus-pilot performs a go around on the 737, he pulls the control column fully aft and stalls eventually ;) Most / all Airbus pilots have flown conventional aircraft before, I'm sure they would know how to fly a go around normally. Might not be the most efficient one, but I'm sure he/she wil...

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by TOGA10
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: differences between a330 and a340?
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: differences between a330 and a340?

If you look on the internet for two free PDFs A330 Flight Deck and Systems Briefing For Pilots A340 Flight Deck and Systems Briefing For Pilots It will give you more facts and detail than anyone couple post here. Looking at how the OP asked the question, he's not very keen in researching something ...

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by TOGA10
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15093

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

A pilot or two shall be handing back his or her uniform at the uniform stores in Dubai very soon... guess lessons have not been learned from the previous instances. Glad it ended well. Hope not. They should get additional training, see if there is a history of this kind of mistakes and base a decis...

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by TOGA10
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15093

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

A pilot or two shall be handing back his or her uniform at the uniform stores in Dubai very soon... guess lessons have not been learned from the previous instances. Glad it ended well. Hope not. They should get additional training, see if there is a history of this kind of mistakes and base a decis...

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by TOGA10
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise level on the crj 700
Replies: 18
Views: 2805

Re: Noise level on the crj 700

Have you thought about getting an active noise cancelling headset? Makes everything much more quiet!

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by TOGA10
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the best place on earth to learn to fly?
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: Which is the best place on earth to learn to fly?

Also, where are you from? EU national or not? Otherwise there are some good schools in the UK with pretty much guaranteed jobs at the end (Sponsored MPLs), as well as good exposure to different flying conditions. Otherwise I would recommend a bigger school in the USA or maybe try to get a scholarshi...

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by TOGA10
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10806

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

Are there really any interesting slots left once easyjet start in TXL ? Surely the airport in more need of competition is DUS. This might be FR blowing smoke once again. They're already using Weeze as their Dusseldorf airport. No need to fly into Dusseldorf international as Weeze still has plenty o...

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by TOGA10
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “FLT L/G DOWN”msg on EWD advisory
Replies: 20
Views: 1558

Re: “FLT L/G DOWN”msg on EWD advisory

Hi: Those Green Messages are not about faults, but just reminder of a condition, selected by crew (and no "common" for a cruise flt) In this case: Message "APU Avail": APU is on, But no load is taken from it. (Normally, when Ground Power is used and APU is running, on ground) , ...

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33571

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Wonderful looking aircraft, well done Cessna/Textron for getting this deal. Hopefully we'll see other operators ordering them as well. Would love to see it in Europe.

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319 landing: gears, flap sequence
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: A319 landing: gears, flap sequence

The first thing that comes out at 10,000ft is the landing lights - the drag is negligible, but i'm guessing it gives me an extra 50 fpm descent rate at 250kts. Slats come out first, but if I really need it, the gear can come out out of sequence first at 250kts in conjunction with flight spoilers to...

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can male pilots (UK) have longer hair if tied back or up?
Replies: 31
Views: 2780

Re: Can male pilots (UK) have longer hair if tied back or up?

large UK legacy carrier: NO long hair, must not touch collar. NO piercings. NO visible tattoos whenever wearing uniform. How are male Sikh applicants handled ? :-) I can only hope exactly the same as eveybody else. You want to work for a company that has those rules, you should follow them or not b...

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by TOGA10
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remote Stands
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: Remote Stands

[url]c[/url] Might also be a culture thing, not to judge or over generelize. But in the US walking is much less common, even for short trips the car is king. In Europe walking (or biking) is much more common, so the minute outside / in the rain isn't percieved as bas as in the US maybe. I think this...

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by TOGA10
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet Radioaltimeter Callouts?!
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: EasyJet Radioaltimeter Callouts?!

Asked a friend/former colleague, he replied the following, so don't blaim me if I'm wrong: 'You'll get the following when you have inserted a DH/MDA: 500 (500' on the rad alt) Hundred above (100' above the minimums) Minimum (at the inserted DH/MDA) 50 40 30 20 10 (only if you flare a bit long, not s...

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by TOGA10
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5713

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

No he wasn't, 777222LR came up with that story. OP was just sharing the news. But I think you know what I meant, I was trying to get this thread back to a serious conversation. Anybody know the actual new CEO? Any opinions, things he might change within U2? Meh, what's there to really say; other th...

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by TOGA10
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5713

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Wow, this went wildly off topic. Not really, considering that the OP was completely mistaken.... No he wasn't, 777222LR came up with that story. OP was just sharing the news. But I think you know what I meant, I was trying to get this thread back to a serious conversation. Anybody know the actual n...

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by TOGA10
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5713

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Wow, this went wildly off topic. Anybody know the actual new CEO? Any opinions, things he might change within U2?

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by TOGA10
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 16
Views: 5548

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

Looks like a rejected take-off, during the rejection the plane became unsteerable and ended up in the grass. The runway in Maastricht is quite short for such large cargo aircraft, most cargo airports got far longer runways. That might have made a difference. Why would that make a difference? You do...

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by TOGA10
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 22581

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

Meanwhile there are pilots with 70 hours of flying going into the right hand seat of airlines in other countries. Where is that zeke? Because if it’s true, I will make sure I avoid it. I’ve trained students in the airforce at various stages from BFT all the way through to weapons and OCU work, I’ve...

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 2108

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

The only airline's that do not serve alcohol as far as I know are KU and SV. Most airlines around the world serve alcohol. But not many serve it for free, certainly not in economy class. It's not about serving alcohol, it's about serving it for free and those days are mostly gone. Yes, every airlin...

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slow processing speed (condition) and choosing to be a pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Slow processing speed (condition) and choosing to be a pilot

Excellent response from Starlionblue. One thing I'd like to add is that major flight schools in the U.K. will have extensive testing before you would be allowed to join them, they will check personality, intelligence and all sorts of mental skills. If you pass those, you met the requirements set and...

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by TOGA10
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confusing Callsigns
Replies: 35
Views: 3179

Re: Confusing Callsigns

I've seen the same problem as I am working for a still rather unknown company that also has three different callsigns (three AOCs in three countries). When flying under a LLX flight number (callsign Germanjet) I have been called everything from Lima Lima X-Ray, Luxair (I wonder why because their co...

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by TOGA10
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overweight landing
Replies: 14
Views: 3875

Re: Overweight landing

Don't forget, it also has something to do with go around performance, not just a structural limit for landing gear and brakes.

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by TOGA10
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZG (salzburg, austria) 10/28 - crosswind approach, one-side hard landing, go-around
Replies: 17
Views: 3779

Re: SZG (salzburg, austria) 10/28 - crosswind approach, one-side hard landing, go-around

10 feet lower could have been tragedy, congratulating the pilots is premature to me it looks as if they were the cause of too much correction at the last minute at too low an altitude. I'd like to know the total time of both pilots in the cockpit, is the right seat a cadet position? I know for a fa...

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by TOGA10
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 14376

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Good news for U2 in Berlin. Hope they can succeed and provide a good alternative for FR and LH. Can't imagine they won't at least try DUS!

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by TOGA10
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overfueling, is it frequent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Overfueling, is it frequent?

We were in FCO the other week and a DL A330 asked ATC to hold position at the threshold of 25, to burn fuel for about 15mins. Probably a decrease in wind combined with a higher temp or something similar caused them to be overweight for take-off. Probably easier to burn it off before departure instea...

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by TOGA10
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confusing Callsigns
Replies: 35
Views: 3179

Re: Confusing Callsigns

Air Maroc & Shamrock are easily confused on the radio. Maybe that's why they probably always say: Royal Air Maroc. Instantly solves that issue! Also, you get charter airlines using the call sign of the company they are flying for, at the moment Surinam is flying for TUI Netherlands, so you will...

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by TOGA10
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the last economy section of the A380 noisy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Is the last economy section of the A380 noisy?

I flew BA economy LHR-LAX and back last summer, upper aft deck. Smooth as silk, I was very impressed by the quietness of it all. I can only compare it with the 333/764 (long haul wise), both of them weren't nearly as quiet.

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by TOGA10
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29485

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

It looks very cool now but I think it was irresponsible to bank towards the terminal while the public was oblivious to what was going on. In this day and age I bet a lot of people were thinking: "this guy is flying the plane into the building". It probably generated quite a good amount of...

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by TOGA10
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 7316

Re: Circling on approach

how do you line up aircraft during final approach under consideration of the different landing speeds of different airliners. Is there a minimum landing speed considering the "fastest aircraft ", i.e. the one with the highest necessary landing speed? That's a question that comes to my min...

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by TOGA10
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BRU automatic passport reader damaged my passport!
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: BRU automatic passport reader damaged my passport!

Use it at AMS multiple times a week, never had any issues. I would go to the airport authorities and try to explain what happened, see if you are entitled to some sort of compensation.

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by TOGA10
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 64310

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

INFINITI329 wrote:
Im curious as to why a Canadian and a Qatari carrier are being used vs an UK airline or even one from the EU.

Aren't Titan and Wamos used as well? Pretty European imho.
U2 is reaching out to crew as well: https://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stories/10368

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by TOGA10
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7487

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

They're doing good! I wonder when they move up north. So far they're mainly active in southern Europe, the closest airports they serve for me are Lille and Luxembourg. Both are still quite far away. I think they'd do good in the Netherlands and northern Germany. Where? AMS is getting a bit full, so...

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by TOGA10
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN: AMS spotters... BA438/9 B747
Replies: 11
Views: 2396

Re: ATTN: AMS spotters... BA438/9 B747

Must be a nice trip for the crew, iso sitting up there for 10-12 hours!

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