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Forum: Middle East
15th Sep 2022, 20:15
Replies: 38
Views: 10,756
Posted By reverserunlocked

I lived and worked in Saudi. I agree that things...

I lived and worked in Saudi. I agree that things have changed a lot but I just donít see how an airline using local labour (and thatís surely the idea) will in any way be able to compete with the...
Forum: Middle East
1st Sep 2022, 15:50
Replies: 38
Views: 10,756
Posted By reverserunlocked

RIA Saudi Airlines?

ĎThe most-awaited new airline in the region launched by Saudi Arabiaís Public Investment Fund might be named ďRIAĒ, according to a new report.

Arabian Business quoted well informed sources that...
9th Nov 2021, 03:32
Replies: 114
Views: 14,464
Posted By reverserunlocked

Iím a PPL and flight simmer, plus I was involved...

Iím a PPL and flight simmer, plus I was involved in a fixed base public sim operation so I know a great many airline fellas who used to come along to instruct sessions.

The truth is a lot of the...
5th Aug 2021, 12:09
Replies: 91
Views: 32,571
Posted By reverserunlocked

Thereís a video taken from the ground of this...

Thereís a video taken from the ground of this approach and it doesnít look much better from outside! They banged the flaps and scraped the fairings also.
26th Jul 2021, 07:21
Replies: 66
Views: 42,026
Posted By reverserunlocked

From the looks of it, they side-stepped pretty...

From the looks of it, they side-stepped pretty close in, which would not necessarily be a big deal for a US crew for the reasons given above. I wonder had this been a non-US crew and less used to...
Replies: 70
Views: 22,900
Posted By reverserunlocked

Banana Joe what he said /\ Sounds like...

Banana Joe

what he said /\

Sounds like you’ve been blackmailed to me. Get a good lawyer and this won’t even get to court. She might even need one too!
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jul 2021, 08:21
Replies: 18
Views: 8,012
Posted By reverserunlocked

halas In my experience, the women in KSA are...

halas

In my experience, the women in KSA are a bit more with the program than the men are. They are certainly smarter and more friendly. At the booth on the causeway you can even have a bit of...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2021, 18:53
Replies: 18
Views: 8,012
Posted By reverserunlocked

I work in KSA (although Iím fortunate enough to...

I work in KSA (although Iím fortunate enough to live in Bahrain) and have to listen to this guff all the time about how Saudi will compete with Dubai and attract millions of tourists within the next...
20th Aug 2020, 00:13
Replies: 42
Views: 5,955
Posted By reverserunlocked

Agree with the above. The 727 did see service...

Agree with the above. The 727 did see service with flag carriers in many other European countries - Iberia, LH, AF, Olympic etc but the biggest potential U.K. operator was pushed into the Trident,...
2nd Aug 2020, 09:09
Replies: 605
Views: 538,376
Posted By reverserunlocked

Lufthansa told me up to three months to refund...

Lufthansa told me up to three months to refund when they cancelled my FRA-DMM flight in early March. Got fed up by mid-June and did a credit card chargeback so the money was back in my account within...
18th Jul 2020, 02:37
Replies: 9
Views: 5,011
Posted By reverserunlocked

https://twitter.com/onaviation/status/128374252163...

https://twitter.com/onaviation/status/1283742521638752256?s=21
5th Jul 2020, 02:46
Replies: 178
Views: 53,053
Posted By reverserunlocked

Interesting to see that Lufthansaís A380s are...

Interesting to see that Lufthansaís A380s are heading out of the door but the 748s seemingly will stay. Thereís no question that the 380 is fantastic from a pax perspective but it seems ironic that a...
15th Jun 2020, 19:52
Replies: 111
Views: 133,665
Posted By reverserunlocked

Terribly sad. Scant comfort for the family but at...

Terribly sad. Scant comfort for the family but at the very least they can lay him/her to rest and get some closure. To go missing at sea, never to be found must be the worst possible outcome.
Forum: Middle East
10th Jun 2020, 20:25
Replies: 57
Views: 38,990
Posted By reverserunlocked

For any potential merger, first you'd need to get...

For any potential merger, first you'd need to get past the egos and willy waving about EK having the stronger brand and EY having the cash (well the AD govt having the cash - EY has basically been a...
22nd May 2020, 17:18
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,866,524
Posted By reverserunlocked

Various sources on social media suggesting GA due...

Various sources on social media suggesting GA due to unsafe landing gear and bird strike on the climb out leaving them without thrust. That chimes with the evidence thus far. Either way, not much...
22nd May 2020, 14:12
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,866,524
Posted By reverserunlocked

Agreed, but still doesnít explain how they...

Agreed, but still doesnít explain how they managed to land it with the gear up.
22nd May 2020, 13:50
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,866,524
Posted By reverserunlocked

Itís easy to leave the gear down and itís been...

Itís easy to leave the gear down and itís been done more than once, especially if the PM gets distracted during the Ďgear upí call. However an A320 would be very unhappy indeed if you tried to land...
21st Apr 2020, 01:06
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By reverserunlocked

You're not the first person to have a fear of...

You're not the first person to have a fear of flying and you certainly won't be the last. I could sit here and wax lyrical about air safety but the best thing to do is to take a look at the safety...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Apr 2020, 14:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By reverserunlocked

Gotcha. I worked with a lass years ago who was...

Gotcha. I worked with a lass years ago who was cabin crew on Sheds and she said the big boxy fuselage made it a nice spacious aircraft to work in. She went onto the EMB 145 sometime after, which it...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Apr 2020, 15:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By reverserunlocked

Nice. I never got to fly on a Shed, although...

Nice. I never got to fly on a Shed, although there were plenty passing through my local airport - Liverpool. The Shed did have an autopilot though, right?
Forum: Tech Log
11th Apr 2020, 11:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By reverserunlocked

Makes sense, thanks for the comprehensive reply!

Makes sense, thanks for the comprehensive reply!
Forum: Tech Log
11th Apr 2020, 00:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By reverserunlocked

737 Lav Flush/Cabin Diff

I've been whiling away another boring lockdown day by watching one of the excellent Pilots Eye videos, this one following a crew in an Air Berlin (ah the memories) B737-800 from Munich to Hurghada....
7th Apr 2020, 16:59
Replies: 89
Views: 48,753
Posted By reverserunlocked

I booked with my Amex card. It appears that you...

I booked with my Amex card. It appears that you can raise a chargeback with them and they will fairly promptly apply a temporary credit to your account while they sorry it out, which effectively...
7th Apr 2020, 04:28
Replies: 89
Views: 48,753
Posted By reverserunlocked

On the topic of refunds, I had a booking with...

On the topic of refunds, I had a booking with Lufthansa to Dammam that was cancelled on Mar 13. They offered a full refund or a voucher. I took the refund, which I was told would be processed within...
10th Jan 2020, 21:34
Replies: 25
Views: 19,095
Posted By reverserunlocked

Regardless of the cause for the heavy landing, it...

Regardless of the cause for the heavy landing, it looks like they earned their keep after the GA - smoke, dual hyd failure, no attitude indication etc.
Interesting decision making doing a low pass...
7th Jan 2020, 09:59
Replies: 7
Views: 4,241
Posted By reverserunlocked

Pegasus 737 Runway Excursion At Instanbul Sabiha

“The Pegasus Airlines flight PC737, on a TC-CCK registered aircraft, travelling from Sharjah International Airport, UAE, to Istanbul Sabiha GŲkÁen, Turkey, on 7 January 2020 experienced a runway...
5th Jan 2020, 17:22
Replies: 33
Views: 30,615
Posted By reverserunlocked

BA A320 FO Fumes event, FO incapacitated

British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUYM performing flight BA-633 from Athens (Greece) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was on final approach to Heathrow's runway 27R about 4nm before...
11th Nov 2019, 15:39
Replies: 68
Views: 65,400
Posted By reverserunlocked

The inboards came up though. Does it have...

The inboards came up though. Does it have outboard spoilers?
11th Nov 2019, 15:01
Replies: 68
Views: 65,400
Posted By reverserunlocked

ERJ 145 off piste at OíHare

https://abc7chicago.com/plane-slides-off-runway-at-ohare-airport-officials-say/5689573/?fbclid=IwAR2hD_8eR7UoTl3xLI7S6nVb9jOLJb9SUJ8Fm0Ws75PDU2MHcpVv_gaag8A

Does the 145 have thrust reversers?

...
12th Oct 2019, 14:15
Replies: 60
Views: 48,668
Posted By reverserunlocked

Icelandair Maxes ferried to Spain with flaps 1?

Icelandair have been ferrying their five MAX-8's to Lleida, Spain (LEDA) for storage. The ferry flights are being conducted with Flap 1 to eliminate the possibility of MCAS activating. Since the...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Sep 2019, 11:23
Replies: 23
Views: 7,940
Posted By reverserunlocked

My understanding is the RYR donít use VNAV for...

My understanding is the RYR donít use VNAV for departure, cleaning up they flaps first before selecting it.
21st Mar 2019, 00:40
Replies: 13
Views: 8,209
Posted By reverserunlocked

No the F100 had a lot of landing gear issues, in...

No the F100 had a lot of landing gear issues, in fact the KLM F100 involved in the right gear collapse at GVA in 1989 (2nd item below) was only 2 months old....
19th Mar 2019, 21:02
Replies: 260
Views: 260,292
Posted By reverserunlocked

Itís an interesting idea, but itís hard to see...

Itís an interesting idea, but itís hard to see the 380 ending up schlepping around Africa or parts of Asia like you see old 747s, Mad Dogs and 737s doing now. I just think itís too complex and...
19th Mar 2019, 15:08
Replies: 260
Views: 260,292
Posted By reverserunlocked

There is a school of thought that the 380ís time...

There is a school of thought that the 380ís time may still come as airports get more slot/ gate constrained and the only way forward is bigger aircraft. That was the thinking in the late 80s when the...
18th Mar 2019, 05:40
Replies: 260
Views: 260,292
Posted By reverserunlocked

Wonder if LH are happy with their 747-8s?...

Wonder if LH are happy with their 747-8s? Wouldnít it be a delicious irony if they stay in service after the 380ís have gone...
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