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Forum: Middle East
12th Oct 2020, 19:41
Replies: 294
Views: 264,623
Posted By RoyHudd

Any airline that chooses to fly into a wide...

Any airline that chooses to fly into a wide variety of so many countries, all of which have severe travel restrictions, should be classified as a super-spreader. An airline super-spreader. If these...
10th Oct 2020, 23:53
Replies: 129
Views: 30,981
Posted By RoyHudd

Olster is quite right, and he should know. BA can...

Olster is quite right, and he should know. BA can be very shabby these days. Ground handling at EDI is a function of what BA are now prepared to pay. They were top notch.

I flew First and then...
Forum: Middle East
9th Oct 2020, 16:24
Replies: 56
Views: 20,886
Posted By RoyHudd

A frightening prospect.

Xulu is right.

The most worrying (sic.) jet flying I ever came across was alongside Libyan line captains, freshly trained on the A320. Their over-confidence and inflated egos led us towards some...
9th Oct 2020, 16:05
Replies: 31
Views: 16,610
Posted By RoyHudd

Plenty of well-paid CAA jobs are advertised...

Plenty of well-paid CAA jobs are advertised online today, all temporarily remote. i.e. work from home.

All of them seem reliant upon a significant volume of air traffic.......
30th Sep 2020, 10:14
Replies: 31
Views: 16,610
Posted By RoyHudd

To make my question specific only to LH, I ask...

To make my question specific only to LH, I ask whether LH is likely to be nationalised? This would presumably prevent wholesale job cuts and grounding of the airline in toto, should the existing...
21st Sep 2020, 20:42
Replies: 31
Views: 16,610
Posted By RoyHudd

Were the big flag carriers to go bust, say...

Were the big flag carriers to go bust, say AF,BA,LH, EI, IB or SK, what consequences would arise?

My thought is that they would simply be re-established by their respective governments, and...
21st Sep 2020, 19:53
Replies: 81
Views: 20,470
Posted By RoyHudd

I always dreamt of becoming an airline pilot. And...

I always dreamt of becoming an airline pilot. And went to the BEA/BOAC training school at Hamble. After initial ground school, I was assigned a horrible instructor. He shouted, he scared me (I was...
Forum: Middle East
31st Aug 2020, 22:14
Replies: 27
Views: 8,362
Posted By RoyHudd

Unlikely to be carrying Emiratis from Israel....

Unlikely to be carrying Emiratis from Israel. Much more likely to be carrying them in the other direction. Very obvious really.

Pardon me, but what was the purpose of your comment, Fuel-Off? Was...
Forum: Middle East
29th Aug 2020, 16:17
Replies: 27
Views: 8,362
Posted By RoyHudd

First flight.

LY971 operating tomorrow. TLV-DXB. El Al B787.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Aug 2020, 07:18
Replies: 185
Views: 24,977
Posted By RoyHudd

Food for thought....with the...

Food for thought....with the drastically-decreased volume of air traffic these days, the scope for hand-flying the aircraft is far greater.

In recent years, our frequent operations into empty...
15th Aug 2020, 09:06
Replies: 1,930
Views: 1,537,531
Posted By RoyHudd

Could someone qualified please enlighten us as to...

Could someone qualified please enlighten us as to the cabin crew deal at BA with simple examples of old and new basic pay scales, along with allowances and agreed future terms?
14th Aug 2020, 22:48
Replies: 38
Views: 17,620
Posted By RoyHudd

Extraordinary and sad times for aviators.

Extraordinary and sad times for aviators.
Forum: Middle East
14th Aug 2020, 22:26
Replies: 1,017
Views: 1,145,410
Posted By RoyHudd

EK are in big trouble financially.. The airline...

EK are in big trouble financially.. The airline extended itself hugely based on a business model which no longer applies. It is hardly surprising that they are shrinking to survive. The same applies...
Forum: Middle East
14th Aug 2020, 16:19
Replies: 294
Views: 264,623
Posted By RoyHudd

QR have today announced an expansion of its...

QR have today announced an expansion of its flight programme to the UK. Could this be better news?
9th May 2020, 10:50
Replies: 1,930
Views: 1,537,531
Posted By RoyHudd

Am I missing the point here? (Quite possibly). ...

Am I missing the point here? (Quite possibly).

It strikes me that BA wish to remove at a stroke all the disparities in pay, allowances, and pensions. These exist in the pilot and cabin crew...
8th May 2020, 09:30
Replies: 43
Views: 21,402
Posted By RoyHudd

Krismiler's points above are all valid and...

Krismiler's points above are all valid and well-presented. They point towards the shrinkage rather than expansion or domination of the big three.

An additional consideration, however, is the...
7th May 2020, 11:23
Replies: 636
Views: 552,762
Posted By RoyHudd

Surely the 6-feet/2-metre spacing cannot be...

Surely the 6-feet/2-metre spacing cannot be maintained when pax need to visit the toilets, or wait for toilets. Also cabin crew will continually pass close to pax in aisle seats. I can see the...
6th May 2020, 10:49
Replies: 43
Views: 21,402
Posted By RoyHudd

You know what, Grizzled? You are right. I am...

You know what, Grizzled? You are right. I am short on patience these days, and it has shown. Courtesy is not so common on these threads, but that does not excuse my discourtesy. Deep breath......I...
5th May 2020, 23:08
Replies: 40
Views: 5,982
Posted By RoyHudd

Astonishing statement. Hand-flying jets, which...

Astonishing statement. Hand-flying jets, which all do, occurs at up to three times the speed of hand-flying pistons. It is simplicity itself for jet pilots to fly today's training aircraft. The...
5th May 2020, 22:40
Replies: 111
Views: 62,577
Posted By RoyHudd

TV surveys are notoriously inaccurate. Never hold...

TV surveys are notoriously inaccurate. Never hold too much store by them.

Once restaurants and bars are free to open, without space restrictions, air travel demand will come bouncing back.

As...
5th May 2020, 15:00
Replies: 600
Views: 493,524
Posted By RoyHudd

Easy to understand and yet hard to quite believe....

Easy to understand and yet hard to quite believe. The profession is being rent asunder, and perhaps for each pilot one can count 8 support staff within the airline plus many service folk outside. I...
5th May 2020, 11:02
Replies: 4,471
Views: 3,062,629
Posted By RoyHudd

What are MAG group doing about the big building...

What are MAG group doing about the big building projects? I personally hope that they are completed in time for an upsurge in passenger traffic.
2nd May 2020, 18:04
Replies: 43
Views: 21,402
Posted By RoyHudd

It is not about specific routes. Obviously there...

It is not about specific routes. Obviously there are many US/Canada -Europe direct routes that will not be of interest to the big 3. Ditto Europe-S. America. And US/Canada-Far East. Those are clear...
2nd May 2020, 10:14
Replies: 1,930
Views: 1,537,531
Posted By RoyHudd

FIFO might be tempting (Reverse LIFO) to the...

FIFO might be tempting (Reverse LIFO) to the cullers. Except that the newer 787 and 350 fleets may be well-populated by seniors too. I would not bet on fair play with this lot.

Incidentally, is...
1st May 2020, 18:07
Replies: 43
Views: 21,402
Posted By RoyHudd

Gotta love some of the head in the sand...

Gotta love some of the head in the sand responses. The importance of their airlines to these economies is big for sure. Their wealth is enormous, and their employment laws far less limiting, rightly...
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