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by TOGA10
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Very interesting and pretty.. And United started flights on helicopters too...s://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2032718&c=setreg&region=2 They join British Airways, Sabena, Pan Am, British European, Aeroflot, TNT Air Evac (the Arizona one), Olympic and maybe one or two I am fo...

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by TOGA10
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS KEF Potential
Replies: 21
Views: 3481

Re: AS KEF Potential

3600nm is not "well within range". Still air range =/= practical range. Exactly this. Going to a place like KEF, you'll want a bit more range to reach decent alternates, as the we can be unpredictable and quite wild, especially in the winter. Last thing you want to do is end up with no ro...

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by TOGA10
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways
Replies: 33
Views: 7702

Re: Airbus Sells 25 A320NEO To 1 Star Airline

I thought it is air koryo when reading title :white: So I guess I am not the only one. On the other hand, FB review star rating? Like that is ever reliable? It isn't reliable, I agree. I also thought something completely different and wondered if I missed something and Air Koryo (The only Sky Trax ...

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by TOGA10
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 8195

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

Lufhtnasa CEO Spohr last week went on the record that Austrian is the least profitable of the group's airlines, so I suppose they will have to get their act together before Lufthansa will invest (instead of using another platform to produce longhaul capacity from Vienna) Especially with this year c...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100953

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

f4f3a wrote:
Really thought easy we’re going to announce additional orders at this show since they were bringing in the a321 with ceo on

I thought the same, no news then?

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by TOGA10
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 6954

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

I don’t think the extra cabin crew member is a big cost issue .... they’re fairly cheap to employ and probably the additional cost per sector is covered by extra coffees and scratch cards Slightly off track .... just flew Wizz for the first time ... they are easily the best quality experience on a ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway slope difference
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

Re: Runway slope difference

Since we all know the world is not perfectly flat, runways, even though they often look flat, are not either. Most runways vary in altitude and slope from one end to the other. So it has got me thinking: For runways with a large difference, are pilots aware of this when landing? Other than Tenzing-...

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by TOGA10
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 2590

Re: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?

I have found the number of mega airports without crosswind runways to be almost surprisingly large. Most airport's runways are all oriented in the same direction with basically no flexibility in case the wind were to dictate otherwise. How does this not cause issues at airports like ATL and LAX? I ...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?
Replies: 29
Views: 4681

Re: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?

Americans use different pronunciations which helps. UK has “Speedbird two one five four” whereas in the US airspace, this becomes “Speedbird twenty one fifty four heavy”. The first sounds a lot more like other similar callsigns and so often UK callsigns are amended. Which is non-standard in Europe ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports that require that the captain land the plane
Replies: 18
Views: 2247

Re: Airports that require that the captain land the plane

SPU (Split, Croatia) states in their AOI that the commander has to be the pilot flying for the circling approach onto rwy 23. No other approach onto that rwy available due to terrain being very close to the airport. Have a look: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C3rCuKdXnQI Don't know about other airpor...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Airbus A320/21 NEO fly KEF-DFW
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Can the Airbus A320/21 NEO fly KEF-DFW

If Airbus official statistics / website says it can, then yes. But this might be with a restricted payload, i.e. not a full load of pax. The 330 can easily make it, so Wow probably decided to take the bigger aircraft to those places, with a full cabin of paying pax instead of blocking seats. Just my...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 49
Views: 6080

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

On topic, I bet any modern jet on a short ferry flight will easily make 5-6000ft a minute initially. I've been in a empty A320 on a ferry flight, with max thrust take-off and unrestricted climb and that thing flew up like a home sick angel. Great fun! Yeah you are correct, any jet will do the same,...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 49
Views: 6080

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

I’ve read somewhere that the A319 is more powerful than the Concorde, weight to power compared. You can easily verify (or debunk) such a claim with 60 seconds of googling. Concorde thrust with reheat= 76100lbf total Concorde MTOW= 185000kg A319 thrust (max option)= 54000lbf total A319 MTOW= 75500kg...

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by TOGA10
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8903

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Wouldn't U2 be interested in those slots?

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by TOGA10
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Philippine Airlines making a mistake with its effort to become a 5 star airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 2263

Re: Is Philippine Airlines making a mistake with its effort to become a 5 star airline?

Well, what do you mean with 4 or 5 star airline? Like readytotaxi said, if you mean the Skytrax rating, it is a well known 'secret' that whoever pays up, gets a good rating with them.

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by TOGA10
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying for a foreign airliner?
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Flying for a foreign airliner?

Not the easiest place in the world to find a job tbh. Not many major carriers,apart from SAS there are few small companies but not that many. Also, you'll need to have an EASA license, instead of the FAA one. Not sure how easy it is to convert, but I think I read somewhere you'll need to redo your A...

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by TOGA10
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway 12/30 at Málaga-Costa del Sol (AGP)
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: Runway 12/30 at Málaga-Costa del Sol (AGP)

I think it's more of a cost issue. Continuously operating and maintaining 2 runways is more expensive than one. In the winter time, 12/30 isn't used at all, which saves a fair bit of money I presume. What normally happens during busy times in the summer (mornings between 0800 and 1200) is in a north...

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by TOGA10
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 7024

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Only aircraft I've seen at FL410 and above are the B737 NG, 787, and A350. Haven't seen any 747s, 777s, or 757/767s higher than FL390 yet. A320 series aircraft I've only seen as high as FL370. Seems like WN tends to fly their B737s (mainly the -700s) higher than DL, UA, AA, or AS from what I've obs...

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by TOGA10
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21283

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

TC957 wrote:
HER seems a very odd choice for a splash & dash for AF1 to me....why not one of the German US basis like Ramstein ?

I was quite surprised by that as well. Why Crete? Any political reasons?

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by TOGA10
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 7024

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Back in 2006, I was on a NW A319 that hit 42,000 ft while flying between MSP and BIL (Billings, MT). I thought I heard wrong when they announced the cruising altitude, but my friend next to me heard the same thing. That's the highest I've ever flown. I'm 99% sure the A319 is certified to up to FL39...

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by TOGA10
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM seating issue
Replies: 14
Views: 3623

Re: KLM seating issue

Since KLM's pretty good on social media you can also use a bit of social media outrage to deal with the issue... :bouncy: Michael Hope this was meant ironic? I hate it when people abuse social media to get stuff like this fixed. Just seems like a massive cry for attention by people who don't know h...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4479

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

So basically in the US there are no additional safety precautions when boarding while fuel is being loaded? That's insane! Especially keeping pax seatbelts fastened? No jetbridge requirement for evacuation? A lot of trust is placed in the fuelers it seems... hope they are paid well! The only proced...

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by TOGA10
Thu May 31, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 99
Views: 6192

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

CALTECH wrote:
Many airplanes have nose gear brakes to this day

Which aircraft have it? Reading the above posts, it seems the opposite? Happy to be corrected.

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by TOGA10
Thu May 31, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4479

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

Really common in Europe as well. Apart from a few places (the Greek Islands come to mind), the fire brigade does not need to be informed. Flow2706 has it correct!

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by TOGA10
Thu May 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31728

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Crew bases in LON, FRA, MAD, NYC, LAX, DFW, HKG, SYD would be interesting. With the ammount of planes they send to the London Area per day (at least 9 with STN launching) i think it would be quite possible to have a London crew base. It would make rostering interesting but like mentioned would keep...

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by TOGA10
Mon May 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 3889

Re: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

Great read, thank you for sharing!

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by TOGA10
Fri May 04, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1626

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Which book is that, not the MEL. Once dispatched you only have to consider the MEL. Unfortunately, in my little world (a major Part 121 carrier) if a defect is detected after block-out, but prior to take-off, it must be addressed. That may mean applying the MEL to a defect. In this case, I suspect ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2564

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

Back to the topic- does Bleddy Awful (BA) make the list? All their flights are to/from London? :rotfl: Nope, since they fly out of both LHR and LGW. Not to mention they have connecting flights such as SIN-SYD and NAS-GCM. Doesn’t BA fly out of MAN also? FI is a good example of the OP’s question, as...

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by TOGA10
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2564

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

[threeid][/threeid]

Gr8Circle wrote:
SQ, KU, Cargolux?

Pretty sure Cargolux flies all around the world, without LUX being the departure or arrival airport.

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1966

Re: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines

Also, this is less of a safety question and more of a random (if admittedly trivial) question, but US airlines all do their arm doors/cross-check protocol before the aircraft pushes back from the gate/once the aircraft is parked, but European airlines do it once the the aircraft has started pushing...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5147

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

While it is highly unlikely we will ever see Lockheed in the commercial market again, it would be interesting to see some of the L-1011 technology brought back from the dead - features such as the flying tail have never been duplicated - of course, it was a more costly method of building aircraft a...

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by TOGA10
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1966

Re: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines

Also, this is less of a safety question and more of a random (if admittedly trivial) question, but US airlines all do their arm doors/cross-check protocol before the aircraft pushes back from the gate/once the aircraft is parked, but European airlines do it once the the aircraft has started pushing...

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by TOGA10
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin windows
Replies: 10
Views: 3511

Re: Cabin windows

It's also quote hands in an emergency if you can look outside. For instance, after a rejected take off due to an engine fire, cabin needs to be evacuated, the cabin crew will have a look outside first to decide which doors to open and which to keep closed. That's just one example, others might invol...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE90-115B taxi thrust
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: GE90-115B taxi thrust

Thanks for the replies. What amazed me was the (apparent) lack of braking needed after 11.5 hours of flight, assuming the same idle thrust was used for taxi to take-off and taxi from landing to the gate. Lack of braking on the runway at touchdown? The fact that it was an 11 1/2 hour flight has noth...

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by TOGA10
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 11194

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

That is wrong! EIN is a fast growing market and the airport cannot keep up. AF/KL may think they serve this market from AMS but that is not true. Most people from this region hate AMS, it is too far away and too big. BRU and DUS are better options. The big mistake is they think AMS is the airport f...

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by TOGA10
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Altitude Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: 737 Altitude Question

Gotcha, clearly wasn't fully awake this morning. Thanks.

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by TOGA10
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 59
Views: 3079

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

A380. The comfort and noise levels are just amazing.

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by TOGA10
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Altitude Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: 737 Altitude Question

Redbellyguppy wrote:
It was super bumpy above 240 tonight within a hundred or so either side of ELP. We had to go down to 210 to find a bearable ride.

What does 'within a hundred or so either side of ELP' mean?

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by TOGA10
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AED's on PAX aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: AED's on PAX aircraft?

At my company we carry one as standard on all aircraft, and all crews (flight deck and cabin) are trained on how to use them. They are the same sort you might find in public areas, the system tells the operator how to use it, where to put the pads etcetera.

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by TOGA10
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Barometer settings

In the flight sim I use, after I take off, the checklist tells me to set barometers to 'STD' as required. What does STD stand for? I can't seem to find any information on it by googling it. And why is the standard QNH setting 1013.25 hPa or 29.92 in Hg? The standart setting (29.92 inHG in the US, 1...

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by TOGA10
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Barometer settings

Removed due to error in quoting previous post. Mods, feel free to delete!

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight engine check on large jets
Replies: 30
Views: 2415

Re: Pre-flight engine check on large jets

I suppose the risk of damage decreases the further away from the ground the engine is, so the problem does resolve itself somewhat. The empennage is also fairly high up and there's some stuff to look at there. A good flashlight is essential. :) I think (wild guess!) that most large jets are normall...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Barometer settings

I remember France giving it on the ATIS. In fact there were 2 times I had a little issue with the F/O being a little complacent. We were descending into CDG and were told to descend to 70 or 7,000, I missed it. I asked the F/O which was it and he replied "I think it was 7,000". I said to ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Barometer settings

Transition altitudes in a couple of different countries: Netherlands TA - 3,000' (or is it 4,000'?) Correct, it is 3,000' in the Netherlands. I think part of the reason why it's different in some countries is (the lack of) high terrain. If there is high terrain, you want to switch to STD later/high...

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by TOGA10
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight engine check on large jets
Replies: 30
Views: 2415

Re: Pre-flight engine check on large jets

I think (wild guess!) that most large jets are normally only flown for 1 sector, and then the daily inspection will be done by the engineers. So any FOD, bird strikes or other damage will be spotted by them. Smaller jets like the E-jets and the 320 will do multiple sectors, with no engineer tending ...

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by TOGA10
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max windspeed for airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Max windspeed for airport

It depends mainly on wind direction and runway layout. When winds start to exceed 35-40 kts, (40-45 mph) full cross, which means 90 degrees off the runway heading, that's when it starts to get out of limits for most commercial aircraft. The more the wind is in the nose, the less this is limiting. On...

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by TOGA10
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13705

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. .......thanks for that......Nothing like a good ole sweeping generalisation to inflame opinions. If you could let me know which coun...

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by TOGA10
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13705

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. And as said above, it happens across all airlines, not just BA. Also, this is not related to the UA incident, that was on duty. This ...

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by TOGA10
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi-Induced Motion Sickness in Simulators
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Taxi-Induced Motion Sickness in Simulators

Typically during training you start the session at the end of the runway. Checkrides, however, start at the gate especially if your airline is aqp, and getting from the gate to the runway is part of the overall script and can't be truncated or modified. I only feel motion sickness when taxiing in t...

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by TOGA10
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 11194

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Transavia has announced a strike for the coming school holiday after talks during the last 14 months with management has ended today, when the deadline set by the union has expired.
Main items included roster stability, leave management and a slight pay increase.

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