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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK, Luton Airport turns 80 !
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: UK, Luton Airport turns 80 !

And the airport layout has not been improved for many decades... a third world airport by most standards.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6858

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

Let’s also keep in mind that as crummy as US passenger service is, our freight railroad network is one of the best in the world ( it’s one reason our passenger rail network is so poor; we are focused on freight). It’s very easy and cost effective to ship things by rail here. Well, it may be cost ef...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is FI (Icelandair) doing on DFW-KEF Service?
Replies: 17
Views: 3602

Re: How is FI (Icelandair) doing on DFW-KEF Service?

I'm hoping our friend gdg9 will post the May load factors soon. Hello, I have the May numbers and will hopefully run the full counts by the end of the week. I can tell you this so far: WOW enplaned 1,286 and deplaned 852 in May, Icelandair 159/60 - one flight I think for them. I've gotta find the s...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog
Replies: 25
Views: 3673

Re: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog

Don’t know how many of you have ever been in a cockpit with 50 meters RVR, whether real or sim. Rollout with all automatics engaged might not be the issue, taxiing around will be. Taxiway light are not remotely as bright as runway lights and there’s a big chance you will have a hard time seeing eve...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx
Replies: 18
Views: 2950

Re: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx

Watching on flight radar. Klm already on 4th go around. Many other go arounds, diversions, etc. Fargo will be seeing lots of traffic! How can you possibly do four go-arounds? They must be carrying a TON of extra fuel to stick around that long and not go to an alternate! High risk venture. History h...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog
Replies: 25
Views: 3673

Re: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog

Varsity1 wrote:
SierraPacific wrote:
Are there no CATIII approaches in Buenos Aires?


Can we lose the term "CAT3" on a.net?

So much more to it than that.


Please do elaborate and enlighten us mere mortals. I agree we should lose CAT3 as it is actually known as CATIII. And what is more to it?

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15680

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

kalvado wrote:
what is the liquid under the gear - some airplane fluid, weather related, sprayed by emergency services?..


Most likely hydraulic fluid.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot's last flight
Replies: 46
Views: 4359

Re: Pilot's last flight

You can't keep flying anything you want. At a given age, 65 in many countries, you are no longer allowed to fly a scheduled service. In Europe you aren't allowed to command a multi-crew scheduled service after 60. Many captains retire. Others move to the right seat. You can certainly keep flying, b...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 6302

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

YHM didn’t really do it for Globespan did it?

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continued enlargement of OSL underway
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

Re: Continued enlargement of OSL underway

And Pir Nord is so cheaply outfitted that ground heating/air conditioning is apparently not available at these gates as the older ones. Weird for an airport that severly restricts the use of APU.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

Re: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon

Google Tokyo convention.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't FI serve many top destinations in Europe?
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Why doesn't FI serve many top destinations in Europe?

Poor yields prevalent on these very seasonal routes mostly VFR and tourist traffic, plus distance out of KEF unsuitable for roundtrip over the day. MXP and MAD flights cater to the tourist market TO Iceland only, not the TATL market. And not timed to connect to the USA/CAN. But one day some of those...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13750

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really. It has nothing to do with the World Cup. It is commemorating Iceland's one hundred years of sovereignty. The colors are the Icelandic flag. You are right. Did not notice the 100 yrs logo ther on the first pics. Still doesn’t look too good...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13750

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really. It’s very retro. Like something you’d see from the 1970s. What routes does FI fly the 757-300s on? Can pretty much be found all over on routes that do not exceed 6 hrs. This plane would have looked great as a retro trim like the Loftleidi...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13750

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15057

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Great idea. Now we can easily change our old freighters pack into pax airplanes. Seats on pallets. Whats not to like?

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by arcticcruiser
Fri May 25, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 9 OEW
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 9 OEW

It wiil be close to 51.000 kgs +/- whether the operator is a cheapo ULCC or a network airline with WIFI, full galleys, IFE, biz class etc.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon May 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21270

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Samrnpage wrote:
So what is the final config?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXpBX1Gp9p8

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by arcticcruiser
Mon May 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21270

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Any additional news on the 10Max development? Seems premature to start asking about it in the Production/Delivery thread as we haven't even had roll-out / first flight. How is the landing gear progressing? Is Spirit building the first fuselage yet? Is CFM testing the boosted Leap-1A for durability ...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun May 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7899

Re: European expansion in SFO

Just to correct your point no.13, I believe Wow Air is 3x weekly to KEF on A333. In addition Icelandair (FI) is relaunching SFO on June 1st, with 4x weekly 76W.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun May 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4437

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Naples (NAP) has grown an astonishing +46,1% in Q1 this year. It must be one of the fastest growing airports in the world. http://www.assaeroporti.com/statistiche/ Naples has been growing very fast in the last few years notably due to Ryanair: 2013: 5,444,422 passengers (−6.2%) 2014: 5,960,035 pass...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat May 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6251

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

    flyingturtle wrote:
    I've just checked on FR24. No flights over the city. Approaches are from the west. Departing aircraft zoom away to NE or SE.


    David


    You do know that Windsor castle is to the WEST of Heathrow? Pretty much right on the final to 9L.

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    by arcticcruiser
    Fri May 18, 2018 1:53 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Russia blocks Iceland's airlines from Siberian overflights
    Replies: 6
    Views: 2526

    Re: Russia blocks Iceland's airlines from Siberian overflights

    While I don't have the access to the paywalled article at ch-aviation, but I think they just rewrote the original publication from the Icelandic website: https://turisti.is/2018/05/islensku-flugfelogin-komast-ekki-til-kina-og-japan/ without actually investigating things further. At the same time, t...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu May 17, 2018 9:21 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports
    Replies: 13
    Views: 1966

    Re: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports

    Well if you go to their website, you could either find the schedule or make dummy bookings to see arrival and departure times. Once you have, perhaps you will let us know?

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu May 17, 2018 8:14 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian at IAD?
    Replies: 10
    Views: 1316

    Re: Norwegian at IAD?

    Norwegian officials visited IAD late last fall. IAD offers them something BWI probably can't: Immigration and Customs throughput. They're coming to one of the two airports, that's a near certainty, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if they choose IAD. Assuming they stay solvent, that is. Rrrriight...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed May 16, 2018 10:46 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: 737 overheard panel
    Replies: 11
    Views: 1897

    Re: 737 overheard panel

    Ancient setup in the stalactite cave that is the 737 cockpit...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed May 16, 2018 2:09 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt
    Replies: 40
    Views: 7298

    Re: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt

    Well if they want to be true to their (former) name, the next iteration will operate jets...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu May 10, 2018 7:20 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
    Replies: 42
    Views: 6430

    Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

    Where I work around 10-11% of pilots are women. And currently a fifth of them are pregnant, or in maternity leave. They tend to jump on the baby train once settled in the job. And come back part-time. Most of the part-timers in our pilot group are women. I know of one that has been here 10 years. 3...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed May 09, 2018 1:22 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
    Replies: 42
    Views: 6430

    Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

    Where I work around 10-11% of pilots are women. And currently a fifth of them are pregnant, or in maternity leave. They tend to jump on the baby train once settled in the job. And come back part-time. Most of the part-timers in our pilot group are women. I know of one that has been here 10 years. 3 ...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Tue May 08, 2018 8:23 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
    Replies: 15
    Views: 1786

    Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

    AirbusOnly wrote:
    WOW was the first Icelandic airline on this route - and now FI try to copy their success.... ;-)


    Actually no, Icelandair has flown to DUS in the past. Probably on the 734. I you wanna talk copycats...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon May 07, 2018 2:17 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc
    Replies: 40
    Views: 3012

    Re: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc

    Great thread, a trip down memory lane. Most of the DC-8s I flew had the Litton/ Carousel INS. A few had Omega (ONS) which was a lot less reliable (specially during sunrise). And like others have mentioned we did get “INS pay”. These DC-8s had an AUX NAV selection on the autopilot so they could fly t...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon May 07, 2018 1:15 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
    Replies: 26
    Views: 5235

    Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

    I don't believe there has been anything official about the 737 MAX-8ERX. Someone thought that, as there is a 737-800ERX (which became the basis for the P-8), there should be a 737 MAX-8ERX. Well Boeing went around with a slide show shortly after the A321LR was introduced a couple of years back. The...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:26 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
    Replies: 81
    Views: 12663

    Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

    Cramped seats? I'll take WOW over Air Canada any day (on longhaul). Air Canada is just an example. No need to focus on that. Like I said on the rest of the post, I can find the same price (i.e. $900 range) on Delta, Hainan, China Eastern, Air China, American or even EVA, etc. from time to time, as ...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
    Replies: 81
    Views: 12663

    Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

    How about WOW air showing some profits before further expansion? Or is Mr.Mogensen bent on emulating Norwegian all the way?

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:55 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: EK203 diverting to CPH (Again)
    Replies: 6
    Views: 2140

    Re: EK203 diverting to CPH (Again)

    Maybe they have to land overweight due to some real trouble? Maybe I'm wrong, but if that was the case and the plane did indeed land overweight wouldn't inspections have to be carried out before the aircraft flew again? Yes. While I do not know about the 380, an overweight landing inspection does n...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:37 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
    Replies: 39
    Views: 4554

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

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


    Hardly the EBITDA.

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:00 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
    Replies: 39
    Views: 4554

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

    Sounds like they're willing to play with IAG. Will probably be another EI situation with 3 rounds of bids or so, but that could be a pretty good exit strategy. Worth remembering that Q1 for the industry (at least in Christian dominated countries) will be better this year over last just because of t...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:01 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
    Replies: 217
    Views: 35197

    Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

    It's worth pointing out that "Carrier imposed surcharge" is a fancy way of saying "more money" and artificially reduce the fare value. In other words: it's a bookkeeping scam. It started as a "fuel surcharge" when oil prices ballooned to nearly $100/bbl but then when o...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:17 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: McDonnell 220
    Replies: 84
    Views: 11296

    Re: McDonnell 220

    Ran across this interesting promotional film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKcGDJQwTz0 Took a look on a.net...BOOM...4 pics....SWEET 4388791,0392994 1141374,0486324 Looks like only 1 was built. Apparently, as of last year, it's still intact. Is it airworthy? Wonder what it sounded like Broader qu...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:03 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
    Replies: 217
    Views: 35197

    Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

    Cseries order and BOS transatlantic service at some point to AMS, CDG, DUB, LGW, and MAD I think ORY would be a better option than CDG because it might be easier for them to get a slot there. CDG sees a lot more traffic than ORY does so it probably is slot restricted. I don't think any airline has ...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:51 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
    Replies: 109
    Views: 14308

    Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

    I just took my first flight US to Asia, on a US3 carrier, and by the time we landed I used a bathroom that was absolutely disgusting, would have easily been closed had the plane had a department of health. The garbage was overflowing with beer cans and other non bathroom related garbage, , the floo...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:07 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly
    Replies: 21
    Views: 2112

    Re: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly

    I wouldn't call 30 degrees a high bank angle turn. On a published departure or arrival you will never see more than 30 degrees. So, I am not sure exactly whay you are referring to when you talk about high bank angles. Low-bank vs high-bank mode on the ATR ADU (autopilot/FD control panel). On an ATR...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:34 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Nepal Airlines selling 757 Combi
    Replies: 10
    Views: 2129

    Re: Nepal Airlines selling 757 Combi

    Any thoughts where it may end up? FedEx presumably. https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/nepal-airlines-corporation-to-sell-boeing-757-aircraft/ [threeid][/threeid] What makes you think this is a Combi? Nepal Airlines had the only two 757 Combi's in the world. Last year they put it up their other...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:52 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
    Replies: 32
    Views: 7478

    Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

    The FBI has put up a $10,000 reward and has renewed the search 22 years after the horrible fire and crash of Valujet Flight 592, for a fugitive mechanic for SaberTech, the company that obscenely mishandled the packaging of O2 Generators that caused that loss. It is possible that the mechanic, Ociel...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:58 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH mixing up gauge to SEA
    Replies: 3
    Views: 1864

    Re: LH mixing up gauge to SEA

    I've been on that flight. I've booked it just to fly 747 and was really disappointed when they changed to A330 5 days before departure. But even the A330 was pretty empty so I guess the change was due to low demand. A 747 would have been a waste that day. To me it felt like half of the passengers w...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:14 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
    Replies: 241
    Views: 65375

    Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

    Thanks 51 t that's still quite light. I've flown the A321 for around 10 years and never had a DOW/OEW in excess of 51t. Here's something from the web (courtesy of Turkish Airlines) where the DOW/DOIs for THY's entire A321 fleet is documented: https://ahm.thy.com/Files/AHM560/A321.../DOW-DOI_TABLE_A...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:47 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: DC8 T/O extremely late - near miss.
    Replies: 15
    Views: 2823

    Re: DC8 T/O extremely late - near miss.

    Oh, I don´t know. I am guessing a 12 flap take-off. Most of my DC-8 take-offs (it has been a long time) at warm places with 12 flaps felt like this....

    Agree with posters on Youtube re the music in the last video. Sounds like a 70's XXX video...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:57 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
    Replies: 62
    Views: 5366

    Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

    My airline started allowing female CC to wear pants 10-15 years ago. TBH some of them should never be allowed back in skirts...

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    by arcticcruiser
    Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:48 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
    Replies: 192
    Views: 14101

    Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

    Just returned from a MCO trip, something I very much avoid generally. I first operated into MCO back in 1986. And generally the place has only gone downhill. 50 min from on blocks at airside 4 (with a very slow and grudgy CBP officer) to the curb, where the crewbus was nowhere to be seen. Departure ...

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