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9th Jul 2017, 16:00
Replies: 20
Views: 5,957
Posted By A300Man

Having flown with all of the top ten airlines...

Having flown with all of the top ten airlines (except GA) extensively, I fully agree with the precise sequencing of the top ten. Qatar is - by far - consistently the best.
9th Jul 2017, 15:53
Replies: 11
Views: 2,870
Posted By A300Man

U2 is correct for both, AFAIK.

U2 is correct for both, AFAIK.
9th Jul 2017, 15:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,482
Posted By A300Man

You're all wrong, of course. Longer routing...

You're all wrong, of course.

Longer routing = more vodka time! (Known as the "Yeltsin Vectoring" in Russian aviation circles).

I think before meeting Trump, we'd all need a Yeltsin...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Dec 2016, 04:43
Replies: 79
Views: 88,737
Posted By A300Man

Pardon my ignorance, but who or what is TCAS?

Pardon my ignorance, but who or what is TCAS?
Forum: Middle East
12th Nov 2016, 05:49
Replies: 81
Views: 60,278
Posted By A300Man

Al Baker and Trump are known "friends". In fact,...

Al Baker and Trump are known "friends". In fact, didn't The Donald rank as guest of honour when Qatar Airways initially launched their first ever direct services to the USA some years back?...
12th Nov 2016, 05:45
Replies: 283
Views: 100,480
Posted By A300Man

I fully agree, Razorrawe. Bring back the...

I fully agree, Razorrawe.

Bring back the regal lady who used to sit on the tails.........................
Forum: Middle East
7th Oct 2016, 16:52
Replies: 7
Views: 7,946
Posted By A300Man

So, this evening's order confirmed as: ...

So, this evening's order confirmed as:

Boeing 787-9; (30 confirmed orders)
Boeing 777-300ER; (10 confirmed orders)
Boeing 737-MAX. (LOI for 60 frames)

A bit of a kick-in-the-teeth for the...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Oct 2016, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 7,946
Posted By A300Man

QATAR AIRWAYS - New Order Imminent?

As reported in the Gulf News:

Boeing said to be nearing $6.7b Qatar deal | GulfNews.com (http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/boeing-said-to-be-nearing-6-7b-qatar-deal-1.1904626)
26th Sep 2016, 08:29
Replies: 4,329
Views: 2,673,844
Posted By A300Man

Monarch statement: Response to speculation...

Monarch statement:

Response to speculation about Monarch | Monarch Blog (http://blog.monarch.co.uk/speculation-about-monarch/)
14th Aug 2016, 17:39
Replies: 1,749
Views: 2,054,743
Posted By A300Man

Actually, both Emirates and Qatar Airways...

Actually, both Emirates and Qatar Airways regularly conduct "touch and go" training sorties. The latter at the now old Doha Airport. The former frequently at Dubai World Central and Ras Al Khaimah. ...
13th Dec 2015, 16:39
Replies: 7
Views: 9,610
Posted By A300Man

Gulf Air Airbus A330 at Heathrow, 13th December

Gulf Air is tweeting about an emergency descent and landing at LHR today. Notably, the flight carried only 89 passengers. Rather light load.

Anyone know any details of the incident itself?
Forum: Middle East
11th Dec 2014, 16:44
Replies: 7
Views: 4,865
Posted By A300Man

Qatari A350 - Delivery Postponed "Indefinitely"

Anyone know the real reason for the sudden postponement of the delivery and handover ceremony, particularly stated as "until further notice"?

Surely not another strop?
Forum: Middle East
12th Aug 2014, 17:13
Replies: 8
Views: 4,374
Posted By A300Man

The website - and even fleet type images - feels...

The website - and even fleet type images - feels very familiar. If I'm not mistaken, the self same website has appeared in the past, but not using the name Skies Airlines, but, rather, another name. ...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jan 2014, 15:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,587
Posted By A300Man

Constructed in 1997 by local contractor,...

Constructed in 1997 by local contractor, Construction Development Company (CDC), which is part of the renowned Al Fardan Group.

For info.
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jan 2014, 15:34
Replies: 4
Views: 3,373
Posted By A300Man

He's in Y class. He's sitting sideways with his...

He's in Y class. He's sitting sideways with his back leaning against the bulkhead and windows. In the foreground, to the right, is the dimly lit outline of the middle section Y class seats. Amd to...
Forum: Middle East
24th Aug 2013, 11:39
Replies: 10
Views: 4,578
Posted By A300Man

I'd guess it was scheduled to be an A332 allowing...

I'd guess it was scheduled to be an A332 allowing for the B788 routine maintenance.

The latest aircraft to join the fleet (Charlie Golf) has operated its first revenue service. Zurich.
Forum: Middle East
24th Aug 2013, 10:51
Replies: 22
Views: 5,626
Posted By A300Man

Qatar are about to change the flight numbers of...

Qatar are about to change the flight numbers of many of their infra gulf flights from three to four digits.

For example, the daily QR101 at 11:25am ex Dubai to Doha will soon become the QR1001....
17th Aug 2013, 08:21
Replies: 5
Views: 2,271
Posted By A300Man

The Qatar Airways business class cabin on the...

The Qatar Airways business class cabin on the A330 is far more comfortable than Emirates, offering greater leg room and seat width. The seats are enclosed in hard shells and are angle lie flat. Qatar...
Forum: Middle East
8th Oct 2012, 18:07
Replies: 14
Views: 4,322
Posted By A300Man

It's official! The oneWorld and Qatar...

It's official!

The oneWorld and Qatar publicity shots are now appearing online.

#QatarOneWorld
Forum: Middle East
20th Jul 2012, 17:41
Replies: 1
Views: 2,449
Posted By A300Man

Qatar Airways to Start Birmingham and More UK Routes

QR to start BHX later this year. Daily flights on Boeing Aircraft, either 788 or 77L.

Also rumors of Edinburgh and restarting Gatwick.
3rd Jul 2012, 16:37
Replies: 11
Views: 5,492
Posted By A300Man

BA1488. G-EUUJ.

BA1488. G-EUUJ.
3rd Jul 2012, 16:35
Replies: 11
Views: 5,492
Posted By A300Man

British Airways Emergency in Progress: Manchester

Aircraft preparing for emergency landing in MAN, according to Twitter. Info only.
Forum: Middle East
13th Apr 2012, 09:40
Replies: 14
Views: 4,244
Posted By A300Man

Qatar Airways to Double it's USA Market

Following delivery of it's 787's, QR will double it's North American route network, by adding four new destinations to the current three:

Boston
Atlanta
Chicago
Detroit

They will also seek...
Forum: Middle East
7th Apr 2012, 13:37
Replies: 2
Views: 2,701
Posted By A300Man

Posted elsewhere on Pprune. Apologies for the...

Posted elsewhere on Pprune. Apologies for the duplication.

Brakes locked it seems.
Forum: Middle East
7th Apr 2012, 13:32
Replies: 2
Views: 2,701
Posted By A300Man

EK A388 Incident in Hong Kong

Being reported now on another site. Aircraft A6-EDQ. Other site reports of fire on landing. No other details. Hope all well.
Forum: Middle East
1st Apr 2012, 16:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By A300Man

I did mention the A310 in my second paragraph....

I did mention the A310 in my second paragraph. It's the A313 (ie A310-300). The 748 delivered in Feb was for Qatar Amiri flight, although it's not painted yet. It's still all white.

Completely...
Forum: Middle East
29th Mar 2012, 17:48
Replies: 38
Views: 15,953
Posted By A300Man

First flights will be to DXB and RUH.

First flights will be to DXB and RUH.
Forum: Middle East
29th Mar 2012, 17:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By A300Man

The sole A340-300 (ex Mandarin Airlines) was...

The sole A340-300 (ex Mandarin Airlines) was painted all white in the hope of being sold. It has now been repainted into the new QR colours again, this time with the smaller Oryx on the tail, and is...
18th Feb 2012, 10:03
Replies: 23
Views: 7,233
Posted By A300Man

I was on a BA A319 from LHR to GLA years ago....

I was on a BA A319 from LHR to GLA years ago. Whilst tracking North, somewhere over Birmingham or Manchester, the flightdeck did a PA to warn us that the flight was going to get a bit bumpier and...
18th Feb 2012, 09:52
Replies: 21
Views: 4,353
Posted By A300Man

Boeing 747 Operations in India

If I am not mistaken:

- Air-India uses it's Boeing 747-400 in a backup capacity in case 77W not ops.
- Air-India uses the 744 also on certain Middle East flights, mainly to Saudi Arabia;
- As...
Forum: Middle East
28th Jan 2012, 14:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2,731
Posted By A300Man

Plazbot. The 100 limit has been extended now up...

Plazbot. The 100 limit has been extended now up to just before the Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel complex, in the direction towards Abu Dhabi. I got caught doing 120 there ten days ago. Sly change.
...
Forum: Middle East
28th Jan 2012, 14:11
Replies: 20
Views: 8,823
Posted By A300Man

Seems it's all going to Boeing! A343 and A345...

Seems it's all going to Boeing! A343 and A345 hardly doing anything, other than Tunis (for a short while) and St. Petersburg.

Surely TUN is a complete waste of an ultra long ranger such as the...
Forum: Middle East
6th Jan 2012, 18:59
Replies: 62
Views: 19,018
Posted By A300Man

Good post, sittingidly.

Good post, sittingidly.
Forum: Middle East
16th Nov 2011, 13:20
Replies: 14
Views: 4,186
Posted By A300Man

QR - New Routes 2012 - Announced

Zagreb (A319/A320)
Perth (B77L)
Kigali (A332)
Gassim (A320/21)
Helsinki (A332)
Zanzibar (A320)
Mombasa (A320)

(Aircraft types are my own assumptions.)
4th Nov 2011, 10:13
Replies: 37
Views: 12,438
Posted By A300Man

Golfyankeesierra, Ironically, none of the...

Golfyankeesierra,

Ironically, none of the above can be found in Dubai today. Meaning:

- Although frame maintenance is available at EK Engineering, EK don't use the RR engine on their A380's, so...
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