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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 5855

Re: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo

32andBelow wrote:
How hot is 40?


You mean in American temp? 104F

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 1824

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

I wish them every happiness. That being said: I don't get why people insist on putting on a huge show like this. Call me old fashioned, but a marriage proposal should be romantic and intimate. New Years Eve or a waterfront picnic or something like that. Good for them. Enjoy your life together. Don'...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4342

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Reminds of a proposal a few years ago of an ejectable cabin with parachutes for emergency landings

smithbs wrote:
Personally I like walking a couple hundred yards after a plane ride.


Absolutely. Have we humans become THAT lazy already?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 6124

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

SCQ83 wrote:
It looks too gender stereotyped, like out of 1992.

We are in 2018; they should design more gender-neutral uniforms.


Like, jumpsuits? or Jedi robes? if we men and women wear gender oriented clothing every day, why should uniforms be any different? since when pants and skirts is stereotyping????

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares
Replies: 25
Views: 3259

Re: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares

Even w/o this deregulation, I find that airfares in Argentina are quite affordable actually, You can get a r/t AEP or EZE to USH on AR/AU (from EZE it's on the A332, from AEP on the E190, MAX 8 or 738) for around $250 if you are flexible with your dates. Keep in mind it is an almost 4 hour flight e...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17295

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

South American operator for either one? I could see Aerolineas Argentinas investing in new Airbus long-haul aircraft I sure hope so! however according to our CEO, this year the fleet decision will be regarding a replacement for AU's Embraers, before years end. Widebody fleet renewal will be decided...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners LLC lands in Argentina?
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: Indigo Partners LLC lands in Argentina?

Do we really need another operator? the country is big, the market, not so much. I even think Norwegian is one airline too many.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 3909

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

If he wasn't wearing an AV uniform, or doing anything on their behalf, what's the problem? I think this is a terrible overreaction on AV's part. He should sue.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 5935

Re: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina

100 direct jobs seems very low to me...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65374

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I don't think it is relevant if the guy is an elite or a celebrity of sorts, or a long time UA supporter, or pays for F of his own pocket. You as an employee don't have the right to publicly criticize a customer who BTW is making some valid complaints about your company's dreadful service. Hell, she...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20932

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

As far as we know, AR picks would be between 787 and A350 to allow for growth; no more A330s of any kind. However the USD has gotten so freaking hot lately, I wouldn't be surprised if we did not see new orders until at least mid 2019.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 73
Views: 12412

Re: Mexico City new Airport

Most politicians would probably just go ahead with the project citing "prohibitive costs" if they were to cancel it at this stage. If Mexican politicians are as you guys put them, then they have no problem pissing on campaign promises.

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 664
Views: 166362

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Personally, I would have no problem. A national airline can very much be a key component of a nation's infrastructure and be a utility. Matter of fact I think the problem goes back to AZ being privatized to begin with. Should have remained part of the state and never been sold off to start with. No...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 664
Views: 166362

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Should a taxpayer pay to save a private Company? Seems right to you? Personally, I would have no problem. A national airline can very much be a key component of a nation's infrastructure and be a utility. Matter of fact I think the problem goes back to AZ being privatized to begin with. Should have...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4543

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

FF, lounges, other non flying perks, alliances & interline ticketing, connections (I think LCCs are P2P), and main vs. peripheral airport when possible.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11326

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

I know bags will suffer some tossing around, but this kind of handling will easily result in a broken wheel or handle. I don't find any justification to her working style. And I work for an a/l FFS!

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by AtomicGarden
Thu May 31, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5842

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

You must be looking at the wrong link. It takes a very special livery to make an A350 in flight look butt ugly, and IB's is one of them. Egads. You must also hate LATAM, DL and Finnair also. Plane looks just fine I don't like any of those liveries. Shame, the red/yellow combination of the Spanish f...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue May 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9632

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Great, fill the bladders of middle seaters so they need to hit the toilet midflight!

Just kidding, this is a good marketing move. They should do it in other airports, on a rotating basis, for a while at least.

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by AtomicGarden
Sat May 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22672

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Newbiepilot wrote:
A higher MTOW would add to empty weight and thus make the airplane burn more fuel on short to medium range flights.


but a 787-10ER would not be used for short flights

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by AtomicGarden
Thu May 10, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants
Replies: 16
Views: 2394

Re: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants

MIflyer12 wrote:
A violation of privacy rules? Can somebody point me to relevant Canadian law or WestJet policy?


Not me, but I wouldn't feel comfortable with people filming me every second of my work day.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue May 08, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9330

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Me too. I prefer the A350 (but haven't flown either, sadly) but the only logical choice is the 787. Unless Airbus offers a very sweet-can't say no-deal. Also I would be VERY surprised if the fleet choice for AU would turn out to be anything but 737. Good thing we should have our answer in a few mont...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat May 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina domestic market share
Replies: 27
Views: 2530

Re: Argentina domestic market share

Do you have the numbers of passengers carried? I don't mind if AR loses market share as long as the cake is a bigger one.

Edit: I found it on the web page. +7% pax carried, -2% market share. I like the state of things, but I'm still not sure the country needs a 6th player with Norwegian.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri May 04, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 36 new routes for Avianca Argentina
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: 36 new routes for Avianca Argentina

Why oh why do all these newcomers feel the need to apply for dozens of routes which are either ludicrous or impossible to cover in such short term? I am really looking for an explanation and can't find it anywhere. However, some of those seem to be possibly covered with other Avianca branches, no? a...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu May 03, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 2169

Re: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina

Transiting in Canada? sounds nice, but they require visa for Argentinian's. Would be interesting to know if it's a hassle like the US visa is, or if having the latter makes things easier. At least one knows that after getting the US visa you'll be going there more often, but Canada? less likely. Sha...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to start Madrid-Rio de Janeiro-Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR)
Replies: 16
Views: 3076

Re: Air Europa to start Madrid-Rio de Janeiro-Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR)

Fly them directly from MAD to IGR, have the people stay at one of their hotels, let them travel thru Argentina on AR (the domestic network is steadily not relying on AEP stops) and have them back in Buenos Aires (also staying at their hotels) to return on UX to MAD. It could work...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9330

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

I don't see the A330neo in AR because both of them seem to lack flexibility to me. One has the range but doesn't allow so much grow in pax terms. While the other one has greater capacity but not so much in the legs department. 787-9 covers both. We should order a plane thinking about future growth t...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9330

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

The 350-900 may be a tad too big for AR. I understand from sources at AR that the 787-9 and A332 CEO 242T combo is something that would meet AR's needs for the next decade or so. Besides saying goodbye to the A340-300 in 2020, AR is looking to retire the older PW powered A332 as the new type joins ...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5328

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

Shouldn’t this be in the Detroit air service forum? Please don't make extraneous threads - DTW air service thread exists. With all due respect: I am reading this thread because I didn't know Detroit had a second airport. I don't check endless threads about air services far from my normal concerns. ...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EZE Route Announcement Today
Replies: 15
Views: 2324

Re: EZE Route Announcement Today

Yep. According to the same blog (which I highly trust), it's gonna be 3 or 4x with 763 from MIA to COR (maybe LATAM can provide some feed from Buenos Aires if OneWorld direct flights are fully booked?) , and 4x from LAX to EZE in 789. http://www.sirchandler.com.ar/2018/03/american-airlines-volara-di...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EZE Route Announcement Today
Replies: 15
Views: 2324

Re: EZE Route Announcement Today

Etihad maybe? with their witdrawal from GRU they might wanna try another close destination (i have absolutely no clue, just wanna see the 3rd ME3 at EZE).

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments
Replies: 28
Views: 2683

Re: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments

For some reason I always enjoy news and threads about new or expanding airports (and BER too FUBARs too!). Very detailed info!

I do have one question about this; 45 km from city center sounds like a lot. How easy is it to get to the airport? Doesn't look like it has a train connection.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 25244

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

If RR engines are not an issue, an efficient twin 343 sounds very possibly AR's next gen widebody, in particular for Europe flights... until now I was betting on the 787

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM mulls going low cost in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: LATAM mulls going low cost in Argentina

Hopefully this will not start a race to the bottom and all air services will get downgraded (I'm looking at you, British Airways).

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35080

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

https://www.infobae.com/economia/2018/0 ... de-ezeiza/
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In the meantime, EZE could be having a major make over by 2021 (it's a completely new terminal/layout). We can finally beat ze germans at something!

https://www.infobae.com/economia/2018/0 ... de-ezeiza/

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

Looks like class 15-11 was the last foreign national class we had. They graduated in October of 2015. Terms and salary are not the same. They get paid to local standards, have their own union, and have different perks that US based flight attendants. Interesting. It seems AA needs more internationa...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion, Boom, Spike, other?
Replies: 27
Views: 2906

Re: Aerion, Boom, Spike, other?

Now that we are on this subject, I have a dumb question about sonic boom (please be kind!): is it a problem only when the aircraft passes the sound barrier, or a thunder-like noise that follows it for as long as it cruises in mach speed? Not that dumb, many people ask it. For as long as the aircraf...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion, Boom, Spike, other?
Replies: 27
Views: 2906

Re: Aerion, Boom, Spike, other?

Now that we are on this subject, I have a dumb question about sonic boom (please be kind!): is it a problem only when the aircraft passes the sound barrier, or a thunder-like noise that follows it for as long as it cruises in mach speed?

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7919

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

Thanks for tour replies. But I didn't mean to use H and G as a dual hub of sorts, it's my idea that some operations that cause a constraint in Heathrow could move entirely to Gatwick, relieving some of the pressure. However if train transportation to Gatwick is really that bad, I can see that incre...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7919

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

What'd be the downside of another rwy @LGW? is it connection to the airport? because it sure seems more doable to improve its transportation, than this R3 which is bringing Anet into a civil war. Also, wouldn't it be good for the consumer (and the airlines) to have some competition between LGW and L...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards
Replies: 57
Views: 8427

Re: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards

I've seen plenty of my colleagues posting insults to pax on socia media - and most of them don't even wear uniform!

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth
Replies: 120
Views: 15855

Re: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth

While I love EZE and Argentina related news, this is insane and Norwegian and its business model has become my least favourite airline!

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20711

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Social media agents at DL probably don't have the authority and maybe even the qualification to offer upgrades. They probably get asked a lot of random questions and have to be able to somewhat offer an answer to most of them. If their response had been "talk to us at check in/gate" some p...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 9311

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

Yeah I just don't know that I can take anybody who claims he is an 'aviation analyst' seriously when he's barely out of his teens and doesn't seem to have studied any aspect of aviation or anything related to it, doesn't even have blog to his name. Seems rather vacuous. No idea who that guy is, but...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19338

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

AFAIK a 4-color livery is included with any new 737. Having a polished plane or more colors is extra, at least from Boeing. So, this livery costs the same as a semi Eurowhite one? that's crazy, someone should adopt this kind of livery ASAP Umm you misunderstood me. The More to Love bright plane mus...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16482

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Is it Air Italy or AirItaly? AIRITALY? I see no space between the two words.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13707

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

Never understood people getting drunk\high and killing animals. I've gotten drunk and/or high several times and have never hurt an animal, or a person either. Who sold them the alcohol ? in all likelihood it was the hotels who then complained about the consequences. The behaviour described seems to...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19338

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

How tough would it be to have an airline sport this kind of livery fleetwise? I understand that white is cheaper and better for performance, but some airlines have fully painted birds. Is the fading between colors much more expensive to apply? $$$ Why? AS rebranding a couple of years ago was one of...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)
Replies: 24
Views: 5136

Re: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)

I know nothing about overflight rights but if that's the case, are LH/AF/BA/AR/IB etc so dumb they don't see a benefit either? maybe soon we'll see them flying a more common path, they just didn't bother to make the arrangements for the first flights. I may be wrong but it doesn't sound right that a...

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