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12th Jul 2019, 17:21
Replies: 26
Views: 10,513
Posted By 172driver

Seems some airlines are more proactive in this...

Seems some airlines are more proactive in this regard than others. I fly Lufthansa long-haul on a regular basis and since about a year (two?) ago, part of the safety announcements is something along...
6th May 2019, 02:07
Replies: 461
Views: 907,759
Posted By 172driver

lost comms is 7600. If they did indeed squawk...

lost comms is 7600. If they did indeed squawk 7500 then probably a mistake.
17th Apr 2019, 06:16
Replies: 74
Views: 54,384
Posted By 172driver

I understand that a jet isn't a 172, but after...

I understand that a jet isn't a 172, but after maintenance isn't there something along the lines of 'flight controls free *and correct*' ?
6th Feb 2019, 03:18
Replies: 62
Views: 60,818
Posted By 172driver

You mean Ryanair. Laudamotion doesn't exist as...

You mean Ryanair. Laudamotion doesn't exist as separate entity anymore.
15th Nov 2018, 17:56
Replies: 13
Views: 8,130
Posted By 172driver

^^^ link - and TIME magazine use the pic of an...

^^^ link - and TIME magazine use the pic of an A320 to illustrate a story about stranded B777s..... ridiculous.
13th Sep 2018, 16:38
Replies: 46
Views: 20,802
Posted By 172driver

I am perfectly aware that fumes / electrical...

I am perfectly aware that fumes / electrical burning smell in the cockpit are an emergency (had it myself....), but why would you stop on the rwy right before an intersection and not turn off? Would...
21st Apr 2018, 01:23
Replies: 734
Views: 432,418
Posted By 172driver

Well, he runs a Spanish airline, so may not be...

Well, he runs a Spanish airline, so may not be too nervous about the situation. Wiki for IAG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Airlines_Group

I admit I don't know the intricacies of...
27th May 2017, 20:25
Replies: 634
Views: 264,422
Posted By 172driver

While the scale is certainly much bigger, this is...

While the scale is certainly much bigger, this is not an isolated incident. Over the last few weeks I had repeated interactions with BA due to having to change a couple of long-haul flights several...
Forum: North America
15th Feb 2017, 19:52
Replies: 82
Views: 33,072
Posted By 172driver

One thing that can catch you out at KSNA are the...

One thing that can catch you out at KSNA are the different color taxiways. Add to that a landing into a low sun in haze....

See here:...
21st Dec 2016, 05:04
Replies: 301
Views: 273,995
Posted By 172driver

Hold on here. In the video at 2:30(ish) the...

Hold on here. In the video at 2:30(ish) the controller clearly instructs EVA to take up a heading of 270 (she initially says 290, but corrects to 270). However, EVA merrily carries on towards the...
29th Nov 2016, 07:30
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,140,252
Posted By 172driver

The video on the UK Daily Mirror site is weird....

The video on the UK Daily Mirror site is weird. At the beginning, there is a caption xyz-name/Flightradar24, then it almost looks like another aircraft collided with the RJ85 as it was leaving the...
2nd Oct 2016, 00:20
Replies: 4,339
Views: 2,571,444
Posted By 172driver

Quite obviously not, you a) receive the ticket...

Quite obviously not, you
a) receive the ticket immediately
b) have made the booking with a scheduled airline

Same in my understanding goes for ANY online flight-only booking made with ANY...
19th Sep 2016, 20:43
Replies: 124
Views: 51,109
Posted By 172driver

In one word - no. Never. Always fly direct if...

In one word - no. Never. Always fly direct if possible.
19th Sep 2016, 20:41
Replies: 124
Views: 51,109
Posted By 172driver

While I've never been in the economy cabin on a...

While I've never been in the economy cabin on a 380, so cannot directly compare Scuffer's experience, I totally agree, the noise level and the cabin altitude DO make a huge difference. So does the...
15th Sep 2016, 23:18
Replies: 124
Views: 51,109
Posted By 172driver

Sounds like a Pyrrhic victory to me.... As...

Sounds like a Pyrrhic victory to me....

As an aside, it looks like some German retail investors are getting burned by this SIA decision. Article unfortunately only in German, the gist of it is...
6th Sep 2016, 22:02
Replies: 24
Views: 14,916
Posted By 172driver

Same on Lufthansa couple of months ago (A380, if...

Same on Lufthansa couple of months ago (A380, if it makes a difference)
5th Sep 2016, 05:30
Replies: 3
Views: 3,981
Posted By 172driver

I wonder if that also means a redesign of the...

I wonder if that also means a redesign of the Bravo airspace in L.A.
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Aug 2016, 17:53
Replies: 356
Views: 151,390
Posted By 172driver

@Tourist This one sentence shows your...

@Tourist


This one sentence shows your total ignorance. Go back to Wikipedia and learn something, if you can (which I doubt). Won't feed the troll any longer. Bye.
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Aug 2016, 03:13
Replies: 356
Views: 151,390
Posted By 172driver

OK, so letís have a look at the potential uses...

OK, so letís have a look at the potential uses for this thing.

1) tourist trips over remote / noise sensitive areas (Serengeti, Grand Canyon)
Fine, but already exists in the form of hot air...
10th Aug 2016, 06:33
Replies: 58
Views: 27,146
Posted By 172driver

You are correct. The map you are looking for is...

You are correct. The map you are looking for is here. (http://forobs.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/gam/images/large/shipping_laness.png) As you correctly assume, the really, really long ETOPS routes run...
24th Jul 2016, 23:07
Replies: 27
Views: 5,593
Posted By 172driver

First of all - CONGRATS! As to the...

First of all - CONGRATS!

As to the maneuverability of a hot air balloon (or a Roziere, as in this case). Many years ago I had the great pleasure to do several flights in hot air balloons with one...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Jul 2016, 00:20
Replies: 124
Views: 51,781
Posted By 172driver

@ glofish Indeed. From Flightglobal: ...

@ glofish



Indeed. From Flightglobal:
That formula has changed slightly with Boeing’s announcement at the Farnborough air show that the 777X cabin will “replicate” the maximum, 6,000ft...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jul 2016, 06:18
Replies: 124
Views: 51,781
Posted By 172driver

Look, glofish, I guess we all know that you can...

Look, glofish, I guess we all know that you can outfit *any* airframe with boundless luxury - or not. The points in favor of the 380 are the reduced noise level and the reduced cabin altitude. Both...
Forum: Middle East
20th Jul 2016, 05:56
Replies: 124
Views: 51,781
Posted By 172driver

From a PAX POV only f you want to travel to the...

From a PAX POV only f you want to travel to the ME or beyond. Useless for Europe. In fact, Lufti are offering something for everyone: they also fly a daily A346 ex MUC!

For me comfort comes...
Forum: Middle East
20th Jul 2016, 01:44
Replies: 124
Views: 51,781
Posted By 172driver

AFAIK it's a range and, possibly, also a cargo...

AFAIK it's a range and, possibly, also a cargo capacity issue. There must be a reason why they fly FRA-LAX with an A380 in the morning and a B747-8I around lunchtime (that's times ex FRA).
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