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by zeke
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 1818

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

xiaotung wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if HNA bought the rating.


Wouldn’t be surprised if they are trying to sell it to raise capital

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by zeke
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about weight and fuel burn information
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Question about weight and fuel burn information

http://www.eurocontrol.int/services/bada
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Eurocontrol has some pretty good aircraft models that they use for simulations, if your are with a university looking at the right sort of research you should be able to get access to the BADA model and aircraft database for your research.

http://www.eurocontrol.int/services/bada

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by zeke
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What do airlines do with 787/A350 flight data?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: What do airlines do with 787/A350 flight data?

I’m not sure if the amount for data you are quoting is correct, it sounds too high. The aircraft automatically downloads the data over Wi-Fi at the gate, there are non public wifi networks installed at terminals for this purpose. We store our own data, it is used for monitoring the aircraft systems ...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13896

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

So you are fine with the same FA serving food right after cleaning a messy lav without any reasonable cleaning supplies? I am not. I am fine with them working in the galley either after using the bathroom for their own needs or cleaning them. Cabin crew are trained on safe food handling techniques,...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13896

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

No!! They should NOT assume that NOR Expect that ! Lavatory operation can limit the passenger load and the range on an aircraft. If the FAA EVER found out you dispatched an airplane with Inop Lavs and sold out the airplane when you KNEW it up Front?? You might not be operating very long.. It is per...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13896

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

II think the might tidy up the Galley and collect trash but In 30+ years at a Major airline and hundreds of flights I've never seen them clean the Lavs. as It might be a health hazard to them. We have people who do that work. Cleaning lavs in flight is not a health hazard, hundreds of airlines do i...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13896

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

The biggest factor in how clean/dirty a bathroom is , is the route! Some routes are notorious for trashing the plane. I think its ok for a FA to tidy up a little bit, but asking them to scrub toilets and pee/poop soaked floors is too much. The only factor in play is if the environment is safe for f...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18
Replies: 32
Views: 13350

Re: Breaking news: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire

Guess one of them maybe referring to an uncontained CFM56

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by zeke
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 558
Views: 42933

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Flights delayed over night and running at times not even remotely close to their originial schedules, not on the day of departure due to unforeseen circumstances but planned in advance, is not something to admire, it shows an appalling disregard for paying customers. That’s what happens when there ...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13896

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

A lot of rubbish in this thread, pun intended. It is the airlines responsibility to provide a clean and safe environment for everyone on the aircraft, crew and passengers. Urine is not full of germs, it is cleaner than most door handles anyone ever encounters. Most of the water in the floor is not u...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26450

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

To make a profit one has to first cover the cost. The bulk of Dubai-India carried by Indian carriers, not EK. Connection traffic fares are heavily discounted across all cabins. The highest trip cost in the industry + Bloated workforce(World's top #3) + Heavily discounted ticket prices = Yuge profit...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18234

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle ... ;-) From that article: "We have to learn. We're not Airbus experts. You can fly them hard, you just have to maintain them differently," Alaska President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Minicucci said in an interview. That is very true, any of the Ai...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1919

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

Because Chinese fly Chinese carriers. Even QF is the better carrier of the several carriers operating between Australia & China. EK413 Utter rubbish, Chinese passengers fly on all airles, European, American, Asian, African, and even Australian. I have seen QF flights fill up with large groups o...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-200 Ultra Long Haul
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: A330-200 Ultra Long Haul

QF used to operate the A332 from the west coast via AKL to Australia. I would not call that ultra long haul.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 170
Views: 24703

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

About 40% of the A330 is built in the US, lots of big suppliers like galleys, bathrooms, and IFE based in WA.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 170
Views: 24703

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Let's look at the cabin lengths of the 789, A333, and 78J 789: 48.4m A333: 50.35m 78J: 54.5m Straight away, that's 4m more cabin length for the 78J to put seats in, AA currently has 377 seats in their A333 so even 6 more rows of Y would still be below the exit limit of 440 seats. The 789 is 2m shor...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1919

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

Never seen them in PEK, only PVG. HKG is not mainland China, as QF fanboy keep telling me despite having 120 million in the local area.

Why they and JQ are not flying to two dozen mega cities in China is beyond me.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1919

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

I think QF have been caught napping with b/s headlines like a few pax from
Per to lhr while a million passengers are coming in from China and they only had one destination

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by zeke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 170
Views: 24703

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

seahawk wrote:
Competitively priced 787 with GE engines must be a nice incentive for AirAsia and should be the best decision for the airline.


Why the 787-9 offers less seats than an A330 to a LCC, and the 787-10 is not competitive

All the reasons why the A350 make no sense to Air Asia also apply to the 787

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by zeke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 170
Views: 24703

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

The A350XWB never made sense for air asia. The A330 can cover their entire route network.

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by zeke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26450

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

FlyHappy wrote:
BTW, EK's A380 fleet numbers 102 not over 200, you're way off.


The number of A380s stated is off, but using the full fleet numbers also has problems, for example they are not planning to fly 11 active 777s this month, and 14 next month. That does not include retirements.

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by zeke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26450

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Your analysis is valid if EK is the only player in those markets. The 2hr 30min example, DXB-BOM, there are 5 Indian private carriers competing with narrowbodies with much lower operational cost. Cycles/Hours aside a half full A380 is not going to make money while competing with NB with a 1/4th ope...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26450

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Planesmart, all of what you saw may well be true of the AKL-DXB Route, but go back and read what I said, then once you’ve understood that my comments relate to the FLEET then we can discuss things in greater depth. As a general rule, Y class passengers out of NZ are notoriously low yielding which i...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26450

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

EK's success (albeit flat recently) with the A380 is entirely dependent on DXB's location and EK's scissor-hub strategy. If you don't have all three factors in your business model (A380, DXB, and scissor-hub strategy), you have no need for 100+ A380s, or any new A380s. That's why only STC wants mor...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Type Rating Without multi engine
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Type Rating Without multi engine

Don’t understand why a Multi-Engine Land (MEL) rating cannot be obtained on an aircraft that requires a type rating, along with high performance and high altitude endorsements.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Meaning of "/" on this Departure chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Meaning of "/" on this Departure chart

stratclub wrote:
Any country that has that RNAV requirement would imagine.


I normally see it presented differently like WSSS (Singapore) it says “1. Radar required. 2. GNSS required”

stratclub wrote:
I could not find a chart examples that used commas.


ZBAA (Beijing) SIDs have “GNSS, DME/DME/IRU” on them

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by zeke
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Meaning of "/" on this Departure chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Meaning of "/" on this Departure chart

Cheers, which country has that on their charts ?

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by zeke
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does visibility ever determine runway direction?
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Does visibility ever determine runway direction?

Yep sure can Some runways are on a slope, the minima on one end can be in cloud/fog while the other end being lower can be out of cloud/fog permitting a landing. Sometimes there is only an ILS to one end so approaches will be made to that end in poor weather even with a tailwind (normally up to 15 k...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

I don’t particularly want to be a part of this pointless discussion again but this is the second time you’ve made this untrue claim. QF’s entire fleet are 560t aircraft - they took delivery of their last aircraft in late-2011, 18 months before Airbus delivered the first 575t frame. I was told they ...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Looked also at the last QF9 (PER-LHR), flew 7915 nm in 17.73 hrs, average ground speed 446 kts, planned 485 kts, average 38 kts headwind, air nautical miles flown 8600 nm. That means payload was offloaded for fuel as it is fuel volume limited above around 8500 nm. QF10 (LHR-PER) flew 7967 nm in 16.3...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

So we know the 789 will make the distance and we know it can do it with a full pax load in QF config (we are talking about SYD/DFW) as we see it doing PER/LHR everyday. We also know that 2 x789s have the same pax load as 1 x 380 less first class (this has been said before by myself). While the lack...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

So the 2 x 789s will basically carry the same payload of the 380, but use significantly less fuel. Isn't that what has been said all along ? No it is not the same load, the 2x787-9 will carry less, if you want to carry the same payload as the A380 you will need to use 3x787-9. My calculations is th...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

So if neither aircraft type is at their max fuel volume, what are the approx figures ? It is not a trivial problem, it would take me a few days to work it out, and I have better things to do. The relationship is not linear, it is based upon the natural log of the start and end mass. The only thing ...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Here the numbers based on 126,000litres and 323,000 litres max capacities. The route is 7554nm. So it will need minimum 8000nm. The A380 according to the chart does not get fuel volume limited until around 9200 nm, the 787-9 however does get fuel volume limited around 8600 nm range according to cha...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

RJMAZ wrote:
787-9 - 27.2T payload = 4632litres per ton
A380 - 59.8T payload = 5401 litres per ton
Advantage 17% towards 787-9

8200nm trip
787-9 - 25.2T payload = 5000litres per ton
A380 - 54.5T payload =


How did the 787-9 magically gain an additional 10 tonnes of payload from your previous post ?

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by zeke
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Ok, QF operates both the 787 and the A380, should they know what they are talking about, are they experts when they purchase a/c knowing all the facts that we are not privy to but lack knowledge when they speak about what they can and cannot do with a/c they operate? Simply because we don’t know wh...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

You are so wrong it's not funny. The quote was two 789's can be operated for less than a single A380. All you did was calculate the payload each aircraft would fly and you came up with. 787-9 - 17T A380 - 40T You had to go one step further and calculate the fuel burn to take that payload. Both woul...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10577

Re: What airline had the first Website?

Honorable mention goes to... PanAM! https://web.archive.org/web/19980627112006/http://www.panam.org:80/ The link goes to an archive from 1998, but the domain was created in 1995. Not bad for an airline that was (barely) outlasted by the Soviet Union. Another one worth mentioning is TWA, in the earl...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30009

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

devron wrote:
Seriously APU for one hour how much fuel is that?


I would expect less than 200 kg

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by zeke
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Meaning of "/" on this Departure chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Meaning of "/" on this Departure chart

pikachu, my interpretation is the procedure requires GNSS OR RADAR. e38 That is incorrect, this sort of procedure is applied at facilities where radar coverage is expected before the first RNAV course change, it allows for a greater number of aircraft to use the procedure. Being RNAV 1 there is no ...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7244

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

Who’d have thought it Zeke? EK with “Parked” aircraft, which are in fact in “virtual”or “active” storage depending on which SVP or dept head you speak with. As I’ve stated previously, it’s the 380 thats working close to capacity right now and the 777 that is both short of crew particularly Captains...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7090

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

B747forever wrote:
Once again, what 3rd world airports are so much better than LAX? What is wrong with the new TBIT?


As I mentioned above in reply 55, BKK is an example, it is 10-15 years old now going thorough massive expansion.

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30009

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

viewtopic.php?t=1380091
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AirbusOnly wrote:
These Flights were from WOW-Air, not Wizz-Air


My apologies, you are correct my mistake. viewtopic.php?t=1380091

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4361

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

And they probably searched dozens of other aircraft on the same day it is very routine and nornllay just lasts a few minutes. Very common for customs to come onboard during a transit to check things like bar carts are sealed, waste is disposed of correctly, security checks being completed correctly.

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7090

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

Please tell me which 3rd world countries have airports with the same amount of traffic LAX handles and with minimal delays? No passenger cares how many passengers an airport handles, they care about how they were handled, and their experience. From a passenger perspective the airport it horrible, t...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8625

Re: Possible Lufthansa Group Return to Australasia?

Very much doubt LH group will return to Australasia given NZ and SQ and TG have such solid coverage of the region and didn't they also just sign an interline agreement with CX? Airlines today are trying to eliminate one-stop service. CX/LH signed a code share agreement last year, the CX flights to ...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48246

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

And yet for all your implicit assumption that an A35k is a perfect substitute of a 777X, many airlines have decided to order both instead of one or the other... Unless I have missed it, QF have not ordered the 77X, therefore it is not a substitute. My point being the A350-1000 was not even being me...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5193

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

that was my point the head of the by and large male pilots is a woman and they do not complain about the Tie's etc they have to wear that female FA's do not this has nothing to do with sexism.... just with the fact that a minority of women and white knights will cry and feel victimized for every li...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 2906

Re: Better way to load freighters

Sounds like an engineer—creating complicated solutions to non-existent problems making life more difficult for the workers at the coalface. Gf In a related invention is a new way to load ships. Pull the cork out let it sink and load the containers, put the cork in and pump the water out and sail aw...

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