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by readytotaxi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 897

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

a fact of life, like......

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by readytotaxi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Entertainment

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Homesick mechanic steals Hercules transporter C-130, 1969
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Homesick mechanic steals Hercules transporter C-130, 1969

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43800089

I had never heard of this story until today, has anyone else ever managed to steal a large military aircraft? Interesting read.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43800089

I had never heard of this story until today, has anyone else ever managed to steal a large military aircraft? Interesting read.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Provided Pilots To Replace Avianca Pilots Who Were Fired For Striking, ALPA Says
Replies: 10
Views: 2596

Re: Boeing Provided Pilots To Replace Avianca Pilots Who Were Fired For Striking, ALPA Says

So do the pilots work for Boeing or a contractor? If Boeing supplies its test pilots one would expect a slow down in the production of 787's as all have to be tested by Boeing before delivery, I believe a minimum of at least 2 flights. So is Boeing putting its entire Dreamliner production on slow d...

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 555
Views: 85186

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Air ... and_deaths
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R.I.P. to Jennifer Riordan.

Is the DL1288 flight in 1996 the last time passengers were killed by an uncontained engine failure in the US?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Air ... and_deaths

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by readytotaxi
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 897

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

yet they do it again..........

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by readytotaxi
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Gonzales

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.
Replies: 27
Views: 7132

Re: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.

Wow, that voice clip, was she hormonally challenged at the time?

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.
Replies: 27
Views: 7132

At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-43783832

You have to wonder how rich parents pass on social skills to the offspring, do they just leave it to the staff? :confused:
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The younger sister of the "nut thrower" is in the spotlight this time.At least it was on the ground.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-43783832

You have to wonder how rich parents pass on social skills to the offspring, do they just leave it to the staff? :confused:

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca eyes a JV with Lufthansa
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Re: Avianca eyes a JV with Lufthansa

I think they would make good bed fellows.

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13186

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Fear, based on a lack of knowledge, guess that applies to a lot of the flying public.

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 27
Views: 8181

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

They did not test this before putting paying customers in it???

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Recognition

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by readytotaxi
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway

Driveless snowplows are nothing new at Heathrow, 2014.

Image

Not a driver to be seen. :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by readytotaxi
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 897

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

the morning after that they...........

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by readytotaxi
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

precipice

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 112
Views: 3301

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

I see it as similar to China backing NK with Putin and Assad. Nice thing to have a little guy as a thorn in the side of the West. Meanwhile China continues quietly to invest in Africa and the middle East and the South China seas, the later being a hot favourite for the next shooting match to kick of...

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 897

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

some people don't think before...............

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Tyre

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by readytotaxi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Suprised that Dublin does not offer any Caribbean routes, BGI,UVF, lots of affluent people in the country.

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by readytotaxi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good piece on retired aircraft.
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

Good piece on retired aircraft.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

Some interesting pictures. Also 2% of parts worldwide are counterfeit, frightning.
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https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

Some interesting pictures. Also 2% of parts worldwide are counterfeit, frightning.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 30
Views: 1615

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

For me would have to be a Tristar. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/0/4/4309407.jpg?v=v45b9c1734c1 The front of the aircraft would be fitted with 24 "apartments" and the rear of the plane would be a fun area with a large screen cinema, mini golf, gym and other silly ideas. T...

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by readytotaxi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight problem now.
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Easyjet flight problem now.

Fine.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28005

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

MOL will not be a happy man. :rotfl:

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by readytotaxi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight problem now.
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Easyjet flight problem now.

https://www.flightradar24.com/EZY9007/110362e0

U29007 LGW-VIE 20 minutes after takeoff has been doing laps over Southend airport for the last hour at 3000ft, burning fuel perhaps?
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https://www.flightradar24.com/EZY9007/110362e0

U29007 LGW-VIE 20 minutes after takeoff has been doing laps over Southend airport for the last hour at 3000ft, burning fuel perhaps?

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 4679

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43724941
R.I.P.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43724941
R.I.P.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 47
Views: 8767

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

The same Zodiac that caused Boeing so many seat problems, oh well.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 new Business Class seats revealed at AIX
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: 2 new Business Class seats revealed at AIX

Nice to see that they went with Jamco, good track record, if they had chosen Zodiac they would never get off the ground.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Lufthansa cancels 800 flights amid strike action

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43704488

Crazy situation.
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9th April.
"The walk-out does not involve Lufthansa's own staff but public sector workers such as ground handlers at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43704488

Crazy situation.

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.
Replies: 9
Views: 3144

Re: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.

It does sound a bit strange that they could not find someone to work some overtime over the 2 day period, hmmm.

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.
Replies: 9
Views: 3144

ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.

Gatwick Airport was forced to temporarily shut its runway four times because of staff sickness, causing flights to be diverted and delays. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43698803 "The runway was closed to enable the controller to take mandatory breaks on shift through Sunday and Monday.&q...

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by readytotaxi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Nailed

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by readytotaxi
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 897

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

thinking before drinking, but after ............

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by readytotaxi
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Fangs

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by readytotaxi
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Vampire

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 897

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

reflective, the glass is half ...........

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 1623

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

Demonstrates the low value some people have life.

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Cricket

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by readytotaxi
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 897

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

So we drink beer instead..........

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by readytotaxi
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Vista

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by readytotaxi
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 576
Views: 151069

Re: Status of AZ / Alitalia in spring 2018 ???

An interesting piece here written in March 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/there-s-a-fight-brewing-for-control-of-italy-s-skies Seems that Alitalia’s bankruptcy administrators are working toward an April 30 deadline to assess offers. This really is a case of the walking dead...

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by readytotaxi
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 897

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

No drinks service, and worse.......

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by readytotaxi
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 1455

Re: Word Game Q2 2018

Aston

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's least-dense 744s
Replies: 26
Views: 5063

Re: BA's least-dense 744s

There are currently 18 aircraft in this config. A lot of US destinations as well as Dubai Kuwait JNB.
Most popular US destinations are JFK,BOS,ORD,SAN,DFW,LAX,PHL.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Visits Silicon Valley..Which Aircraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Visits Silicon Valley..Which Aircraft?

At least he does not require the Golden escalator.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6389

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

The SA government was having a hard time recently selling debt on the markets don't think they have the money to buy new aircraft, would have to be a lease. No matter what good management they may find in the world to run the company they can not stop themselves from interfering, they are like crack...

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals
Replies: 28
Views: 4295

Re: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals

The visa issue as others have said will hold BA back, in the old days Lord King would have a word with a few mates and get it sorted. We will have to wait and see how much clout IAG have with this government, not a lot I fear.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Europe Services Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3857

Re: China—Europe Services Thread

China and UK were amoung the first to do a deal back in October 2016, they raised the flight limits from 40 per week to 100 and lifted the cap all together for all cargo flights.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EUROCONTROL - Flow Mgt. Failure - April 3, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: EUROCONTROL - Flow Mgt. Failure - April 3, 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43633094

Problem should be fixed by late this evening. Eurocontrol also asked airlines to resend any flight plans filed before 10:26 UTC, which it says were lost in the system failure.
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More information here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43633094

Problem should be fixed by late this evening. Eurocontrol also asked airlines to resend any flight plans filed before 10:26 UTC, which it says were lost in the system failure.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French ATC strikes?
Replies: 0
Views: 237

French ATC strikes?

With the French having kicked of the strike season with their railways, understand that it is always going to effect ATC at some stage, have any dates been mentioned?

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