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by neomax
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 4929

Re: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

Adipocere wrote:
Have there been any instances of the main cabin doors freezing shut locking the pax in unable to get off until the ice thaws?


Yes, but its nothing you can't fix with a hammer. (I know this sounds like a joke but its not)

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by neomax
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3196
Views: 377820

Re: TUI wants the 797

at this point who doesnt want it? The 797 will be the best-selling airplane ever built. Every man, woman, child, and their dog will want one and it will be the most successful plane since the Wright Flyer took off at Kitty Hawk. Airlines are gonna want more 797's than sharks want blood. In all seri...

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by neomax
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1580

Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?

I was recently wondering, during big events in the DC area, such as an inauguration for instance, are planes allowed to land at DCA? I've never seen any pics of DC during large events as taken from a plane on approach to DCA, but you can definitely hear planes landing close in the background in vide...

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by neomax
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 12072

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

So much for Asia. Guess we all got hyped for nothing.

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by neomax
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16315

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

It's a testament to how far BA has fallen. Even if BA still makes more money, there was a time not that long ago where the thought of somebody outdoing BA at their own game, NYC to LON was ridiculous because it was BA and they were the kings. Even Pan Am had its time, but the future belongs to DY.

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by neomax
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does JetBlue promote SJU connections so heavily?
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Why does JetBlue promote SJU connections so heavily?

I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like whenever you want to fly within the continental US along the east coast and especially to/from FL, there are at least a few options involving a connection in SJU. Puerto Rico is a good distance just from FL and would be a massive backtrack even in the ...

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by neomax
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetbridge collapses at ISB
Replies: 5
Views: 2368

Jetbridge collapses at ISB

https://propakistani.pk/2018/10/09/pass ... dium=notif
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Appears that a jetbridge has collapsed at ISB. Unclear as to what caused it, but one person has been injured.

https://propakistani.pk/2018/10/09/pass ... dium=notif

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by neomax
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 7198

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

I don't think this is realistic at all, that said, there is no way that it displaces more than a few thousand people at best. NY is big but its not that big. Some of the estimates on here about tens of thousands or 100K people are ridiculous and borderline absurd.

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by neomax
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shaheen Air ceases operations
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Shaheen Air ceases operations

Shaheen Air of Pakistan has now returned all of its aircraft to lessors and ceased operations effective Oct 6.

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by neomax
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 4262

Re: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK

I wonder if maybe what ends up happening is that with updated security at the new ISB airport, PK is permitted to go nonstop to JFK, but only from ISB which meets the security requirements. Whether LHE and KHI resume JFK as well is a different story, but in my opinion, even if the latter two don't y...

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by neomax
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific & Ethiopian Airlines considering to resume Pakistan flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Re: Cathay Pacific & Ethiopian Airlines considering to resume Pakistan flights

SQ789 wrote:
DolphinAir747 wrote:
CX from HKG or BKK?

Could be nonstop


I'd say yes to odds of a nonstop. I can't think of many new one-stop flights that were started other than because of regulatory/distance reasons, and neither of those would be an issue here.

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by neomax
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops
Replies: 34
Views: 4036

Re: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops

Doesn't surprise me at all, by movements, ORD has always looked and felt busier than ATL, so it was only a matter of time before the numbers caught up.

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by neomax
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American gone mad, KLM a/c escorted to AMS
Replies: 17
Views: 7552

Re: American gone mad, KLM a/c escorted to AMS

Protocols set forward from 9/11 are more streamlined across the countries these days. A fighter escort is anything but overkill. Outside of the cabin, no one really knows whats going on inside that tube at 35,000ft. The pilots would also be slowly getting information as FA's would have their hands ...

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by neomax
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5267

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

I will never understand why people are so hypocritical about talking on planes. People talk in the car, on the bus, on the train, in the office, yet all of a sudden, do it on a plane and you’re the worst person alive.

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by neomax
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 12916

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

All I know is that on a WN 737, if I drop something on the floor by my feet, I can bend over and pick it up. On an AA 737 in either configuration, it is impossible to do. I have to slide to the adjacent seen to be able to get down to the floor. This is by far the best description I’ve heard. Agree ...

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by neomax
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 747 over North Korea?
Replies: 7
Views: 4157

Re: Lufthansa 747 over North Korea?

hoons90 wrote:
I've noticed that Finnair occasionally flies over that part of North Korea as well.


Honestly, it's probably more dangerous to fly over parts of eastern Ukraine than North Korea.

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by neomax
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

The second I read Thomas Cook, I knew cock was going to be in it.

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by neomax
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 4262

Re: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK

Pakistan should work on becoming Category 1. Then, take advantage of the new ISB airport and utilize it as the primary hub for the airline. I think a daily ISB-JFK and 4x weekly ISB-IAD, ISB-ORD are U.S. routes that could potentially work PIA can choose to operate some key destinations from LHE and...

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by neomax
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6054

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

To be honest, it's probably best if AZ didn't fail. People on here take airline collapses way too lightly; they're gigantic companies that have routes to all kinds of places which requires tons of agreements and paperwork worth years in one of the most heavily regulated and difficult industries in w...

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by neomax
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6054

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

As is mentioned above, a merger is the literal opposite of a complete failure, and at least half of the ones mentioned are mergers. Kingfisher is a good example of one of the biggest airline failures of all time. The founder Vijay Mallya, once known as the "King of Good Times" has now fled...

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by neomax
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.
Replies: 44
Views: 9644

Re: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.

The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not impact humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety. This has nothing to do with allowing Iran air to fly more routes or buy more airplanes. It allows Iran to continue to buy parts on the open market to...

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by neomax
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific & Ethiopian Airlines considering to resume Pakistan flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Re: Cathay Pacific & Ethiopian Airlines considering to resume Pakistan flights

Was CX ever interested in connecting North America traffic to KHI across the Pacific back when it operated this flight? Might try this flight if it comes to be, but if targets the upper side of the market and is priced too high, I'll have to pass on it. The more I think about CX returning to KHI and...

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by neomax
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 4262

Re: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK

unrave wrote:
Is there opposition within Pakistan for privatising PIA?


Privatizing it could be a good idea but making it profitable without privatizing it has more support. Whether that happens or not is another story.

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by neomax
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 4262

Re: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK

This isnt a rumour. The PIA executive management along with the Pak Govt audit committee published a 500 page report on how to revitalize the carrier and the main highlights they proposed were scaringly as follows: 1. 7 narrow bodies (A321s and A319s) to feed 25 wide body aircraft (11 B777s + 14 A3...

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by neomax
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 4262

Re: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK

I doubt it will return until next year if it does. That said, it should be one-stop both ways...on a Boeing 777-200ER (no need for an -LR - those can be dedicated to YYZ). PK hasn't made a total exit from NYC; it still owns the Roosevelt Hotel here, which the airline has owned since 1999, and I pre...

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by neomax
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 4262

Rumor: PIA to resume JFK

Rumor is PIA is making a return to JFK in the next month or so. It is unclear if it will be nonstop and what the frequency of it will be.

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by neomax
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.
Replies: 44
Views: 9644

Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.

The UN has issued an order to lift Iran sanctions in an ICJ ruling at the Hague as it sides with Iran's case for humanitarian goods and civil aviation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/un-court-issues-interim-order-to-united-states-to-lift-iran-sanctions-linked-to-humanitarian-goods...

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by neomax
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5736

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

Themotionman wrote:
Did Delta give consent for this?


Who cares what DL thinks? They own a 49% stake which is a minority. VS is still calling the shots especially with this EZ deal.

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by neomax
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11445

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

reltney wrote:
If you have never fllew(pilot) or flown on/in a 747, sell your sole to do so.


Words of wisdom. It's my New Year's resolution for 2019.

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by neomax
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15765

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Ben Baldanza (Spirit's former CEO) is now in JetBlue's board. Starting Basic Economy may be the first step towards transforming JetBlue into another ULCC. Time will tell. Funny to look back at when he first joined the board, people actually thought he was just going to sit back and observe with a h...

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by neomax
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11445

50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

September 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the rollout of what later became known as the Jumbo Jet. A truly magnificent airplane, and it will always be the queen of the skies. The 747 will be missed as it retires but its legacy lives on in spirit. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180927-the-boe...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3300

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

Everything government touches dies. Before it dies, it becomes outrageously costly. Private enterprise is the only way for any business to operate viably, including airlines. I wouldn't say government necessarily is the cause of problems. However, corruption is and it usually comes from the governm...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar 2022 World Cup - Impact of current blockade on commercial aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

QR can ensure it is going to have a 100% share of the World Cup traffic with the blockade in place. Doha will be sending a chocolate cake to Dubai and Abu Dhabi as a thank you gift as QR will have a complete monopoly with EK and EY out of the game.

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 80
Views: 11511

Re: JAL returns to SEA

Start here: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/subjectivity?s=t Then continue here: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/fallacy?s=t ...report back what you learned. Care to elaborate? There are many prefaces for such a statement, but "logically" certainly isn't one of them. It's logical enou...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 80
Views: 11511

Re: JAL returns to SEA

SEA has more "recognizable brands" than NYC, TYO, LON, and PAR? ....allllllrighty then, lol. But anyway, DL serves the primary transpacific gateways for US traffic all nonstop from SEA: NRT, ICN, PEK, PVG, and resuming KIX. It also offers LHR, CDG, and AMS on its own metal; double daily f...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 80
Views: 11511

Re: JAL returns to SEA

DL has just about every major corporate contract in SEA for Intl wrapped up. Amazon. Microsoft. And so on...They'll be fine. That's pretty surprising. DL's network out of SEA is (really) weak for a city that has more instantly recognizable brands than any other city in the world. They have 3 TPAC r...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 7778

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

Well then, what will Airbus do when GE doesn’t deliver engines? Because EU companies are not complying with US sanctions, they sell to whoever they want, but if it’s Iran, US law will prevent US companies from dealing with those EU companies doing business in nations under US sanctions. These sanct...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 7778

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Then, how come the businesses are leaving Iran?.

GF


The EU has announced a blocking statue that penalizes EU businesses with legal action if they comply with US sanctions. When EU companies have to pick between the EU or US sanctions, they will pick the EU.

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 7778

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Then, come the secondary sanctions when US authorities see Airbus aircraft with US components in Iran. US then shuts off American business with them. Which is still why reputable EU businesses are dropping Iran.

GF


Tell that to the EU/RU/CN.

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 7778

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

The important question is how Iran is going to pay for them, with there bad financial situation to the bank sanctions? The EU/RU/CN bypass works by circumventing the banking system (and thus US banks) altogether and uses what is essentially a form of bartering to bypass sanctions on bank transactio...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Re: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?

The Shah of Iran who was a trained pilot took a particular interest in Concorde and as already been pointed out by another poster he took the controls of the aircraft on a demonstration flight which at the end off he declared that Iran Air would order at least two or three examples. (Their is a cli...

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by neomax
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Re: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?

FlyRow wrote:
The more interesting question...
Would they still be operating it now even as IR are forced to operate planes a long time.

just imagine a Concorde flying today


Considering F14 tooling has been destroyed and IRIAF is still flying them, the answer is probably yes.

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by neomax
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?

I was recently in London when I walked past a window and had to do a double take: A model Concorde in Iran Air livery! This was pretty intriguing so I had to do some research on it. It looks like Iran Air actually had 2-3 firm orders for the Concorde which were cancelled after 79, but unlike other a...

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by neomax
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3300

Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

So SAA is a great example of the troubles faced by state-run airlines, and there are a lot of other examples in the same bucket. But when people suggest getting rid of the state-run airline and replacing it with a new one, those seem to have an equally abysmal success rate. So are alternatives to st...

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by neomax
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17095

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

Is it lost on anyone over 25 yo that the last $10 billion dollar JFK redo only ended with the completion of the T4 Delta expansion less than a decade ago? That 20 year program included a new tower, airtrain (maxed out), new roadway system (maxed out), T1 (maxed out), T5, expanded T7 (beyond maxed o...

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by neomax
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)
Replies: 42
Views: 13864

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)

avier wrote:
Wonder if thats how that fire truck driver pee's ... doing it all over the place, without proper aim.


:rotfl:

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by neomax
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX and QF to Codeshare
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: CX and QF to Codeshare

LAXdude1023 wrote:
If you cant beat em', join em'.


The question is, who’s joining who?

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by neomax
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10568

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

lightsaber wrote:
We are working to automatically lock threads that have gone unposted for a long time. See forum rules on thread bumping. But post in site related for such questions. I'll allow, but if it derails the thread...

Lightsaber


How long?

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