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by readytotaxi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 1701

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018

was smarter than me, so ........

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by readytotaxi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2216

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Igloo

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by readytotaxi
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ancient Athens via Ancient 767s - BA Club Europe and the InterContinental (w/pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Ancient Athens via Ancient 767s - BA Club Europe and the InterContinental (w/pics)

Great photos really nice weekend, only spolit by a BA Club flight and product, shameful they still fly a 767 at that standard. R.I.P. can not come soon enough.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobalt starting LCA-LHR ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Cobalt starting LCA-LHR ?

The J class product looks better than BA Club Europe and a return trip is over £100 cheaper.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3196

Re: Effects of Alaska 8.9 earthquake on ANC operations

https://twitter.com/hashtag/TsunamiWarn ... a-42786107
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Kodiak airport sits right on the waterfront, could be at risk. bouy in the area reported a sudden 32ft water rise.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/TsunamiWarn ... a-42786107

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by readytotaxi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL First Class Menu, with pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: JAL First Class Menu, with pictures

Thanks, it is very helpful when travelling "abroad" to get these picture dishes in advance. Agree that more airlines should make the effort.

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by readytotaxi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it illegal to look at papers in the galley
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Is it illegal to look at papers in the galley

I have never had a problem waiting by a galley for a restroom, manned or not. If paperwork is on open display it can be viewed or photographed. You appear to have fallen foul of an off duty captain who then reported it to the CSD, he was not going to argue with the captain and came and rebuked you. ...

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by readytotaxi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL First Class Menu, with pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 200

JAL First Class Menu, with pictures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-VbpV_SVIo
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Watching a few trip reports on YouTube and notice that JAL print pictures of some meals in their menus, just wondered if any other airlines do that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-VbpV_SVIo

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by readytotaxi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 1701

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018

spoken, but none explained why...........

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by readytotaxi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2216

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Storm

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AF,BA,LH sendng A380 to Moscow for 2018 World Cup
Replies: 15
Views: 2670

Re: Possibility of AF,BA,LH sendng A380 to Moscow for 2018 World Cup

Perhaps they could use one of the A346 that are being parked?

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancel Tokyo flights all week
Replies: 2
Views: 3810

BA cancel Tokyo flights all week

The airline did not fly to NRT from 15th - 21st according to TheBAsource, anyone know why?

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 1701

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018

6 + 5, better off having ..........

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2216

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Failure

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 3812

Re: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

Airport security really need to employ this person. :oops:

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper
Replies: 32
Views: 5704

Re: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper

Always good to save money, with the advance of IFE why not scrape it and have a E version and save a LOT more money?

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal

Exactly and there was a thread about this a few years ago as VS were looking into something similar at LHR but nothing came of it which wasn't unexpected. Weren't they looking at doing it with the then more common tractors seen at airports, and when the world was hit a financial crisis? Back in 200...

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by readytotaxi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 1701

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018

but failed to disguise the ......

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by readytotaxi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2216

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Piece

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by readytotaxi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million

Given the level of corruption across the African continent that $500m will probably be in his bank account by the end of the year.

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by readytotaxi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

BA pilot removed from cockpit.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42759124

Thank goodness.
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"A pilot was taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport after fears were raised he was drunk.
The British Airways flight to Mauritius on Thursday was delayed and the pilot replaced, BA said. "

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42759124

Thank goodness.

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 241
Views: 35374

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

When Leahy (along with Bregier and Enders) retires, airlines' relationship with Airbus will essentially be reset to scratch with the entire management and sales team wiped clean. Right! When Pharaoh Leahy leaves, all his concubines, subordinates and personal slaves will be killed and buried with hi...

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 241
Views: 35374

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

BA have 12 aircraft, do they need 12 more, or less?

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 9936

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

https://youtu.be/GKBI_bVFSfs

As a Roller coaster junkie I would have loved to be on that flight in. Hope there was some really good screaming. :lol:
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Phoenix9 wrote:
This is one of the craziest landings I have seen. I wonder how many passengers ended up using the puke bag!

https://youtu.be/GKBI_bVFSfs

As a Roller coaster junkie I would have loved to be on that flight in. Hope there was some really good screaming. :lol:

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal

http://media.wheeltug.com/video/The_Whe ... s_720p.mp4

I see that the company has FAA :checkmark:

http://www.wheeltug.com/pr/pr_20170110.php

Time to buy some shares perhaps?
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Video of what is proposed.

http://media.wheeltug.com/video/The_Whe ... s_720p.mp4

I see that the company has FAA :checkmark:

http://www.wheeltug.com/pr/pr_20170110.php

Time to buy some shares perhaps?

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by readytotaxi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?

Wondered how costly it was for an airline to fit an existing aircraft with Wifi? Can it be done quite quickly?

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by readytotaxi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 53
Views: 7748

Re: United to introduce premium economy

Just as well they did not wait for Zodiac to build them. :rotfl:

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by readytotaxi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 64
Views: 15596

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

skipness1E wrote:
Surely a VC10 would have done JFK-LHR in less???

And in far better Style ;)

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by readytotaxi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 1701

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018

person at the other end........

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by readytotaxi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2216

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Iris

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by readytotaxi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4088

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

Yeah, made it. AC824 looks like heading to LHR.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4088

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

AC824 just went missed, three more on short finals.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 451
Views: 49262

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Great news for Airbus workers.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Birds inside den terminal
Replies: 28
Views: 1467

Re: Birds inside den terminal

Sparrows were quite common in the old T2 at Heathrow, a good distraction over an eight hour shift.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 1701

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018

valley shouts loud enough they........

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by readytotaxi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2216

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Perambulate

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by readytotaxi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIP MD-11
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

Re: VIP MD-11

Are there any VIP examples out there?

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by readytotaxi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5309

Re: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42682238
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I wonder if this might be a part of what's playing in the background.
"Qatari royal says he is 'being held against his will' in UAE."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42682238

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 174
Views: 33652

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-euro ... -in-turkey

Very lucky passengers, go buy a Lotto ticket.
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BBC New has some drone footage of the sight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-euro ... -in-turkey

Very lucky passengers, go buy a Lotto ticket.

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 1701

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018

the powerful, long live the........

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by readytotaxi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2216

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Cure

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by readytotaxi
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Quote -"Well, it looks as if airport operations agents should now know the contents of passengers' luggage,"

Report said he did not have any? A sad case for all.

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by readytotaxi
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

Maybe BA are giving up with the new inhouse design. https://www.visortravel.com/2018/01/10/rumor-british-airways-ditching-plans-for-new-custom-business-class-seat/ Why does that article refer all the way through to “enterprise class”? What’s that? Having reread the article it appears to be his idea...

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 2216

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Running

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 1701

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2018

power, a danger to free...........

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 5283

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?

The man is a fool, unfortunatley for the US he is a fool in power.

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

https://www.visortravel.com/2018/01/10/ ... lass-seat/
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Maybe BA are giving up with the new inhouse design.

https://www.visortravel.com/2018/01/10/ ... lass-seat/

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11633

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

WN1555 must have done 10 laps above ISP now diverting IAD. Going back further than where they started from. :(

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to hire 8,000 workers in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Lufthansa to hire 8,000 workers in 2018

http://www.dw.com/en/lufthansa-to-hire- ... a-42069839
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Didn't see this before, is it new or new announcement of old news?

http://www.dw.com/en/lufthansa-to-hire- ... a-42069839

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by readytotaxi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7803

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Amazing for FI, what is this 17-18 US destinations? Well at least we here in Houston have been spared an invasion from those crazy Norsemen....so far... Off the top of my head: N-American dest. (incl. Canada): Anchorage Boston Baltimore Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Edmonton Halifax Kansas City M...

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