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20th Sep 2022, 17:54
Replies: 3,265
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hartington

I live a little north of Yeovilton. It was...

I live a little north of Yeovilton. It was noticable this morning that there was no activity from the airfield. On the other hand there were seveal targets with very minimal data showing an ICAO...
18th Aug 2022, 16:47
Replies: 3,265
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hartington

We had some here near Yeovilton around 1400hrs.....

We had some here near Yeovilton around 1400hrs.. Saw DARK24 reporting as 91-0602. Also reporting, but no serials, DARK23 and DARK21 (DARK22 where were you?!)
8th Aug 2022, 20:49
Replies: 3,265
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hartington

Canadian Armed Forces 130606 cc-130j into Brize...

Canadian Armed Forces 130606 cc-130j into Brize 2147hrs
4th Aug 2022, 17:57
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Hartington

I thought I'd seen a couple of sugestions of how...

I thought I'd seen a couple of sugestions of how to carry wheelchirs recently. This is the only one I've found and I make no comment simply report this Priestman Goode...
27th Jul 2022, 16:50
Replies: 3,265
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hartington

Piaggio P180 Avanti, Royal Oman Air Force C130,...

Piaggio P180 Avanti, Royal Oman Air Force C130, RAF C-17, RAF A400M (two at different times) and what sounded like a fighter but I couldn't ID from any of the trackers. All bewteen about 1100 and...
15th Jul 2022, 11:51
Replies: 508
Views: 223,642
Posted By Hartington

High volume and profit making are NOT the same...

High volume and profit making are NOT the same thing.
6th Jul 2022, 20:04
Replies: 30
Views: 5,408
Posted By Hartington

Back in 2018 we were flying BA Gatwick/Malaga. I...

Back in 2018 we were flying BA Gatwick/Malaga. I don't remember the precise delay but it was long. Then suddenly it was much less. A bit of research suggested that BA had "stolen" an incoming for our...
29th Jun 2022, 17:46
Replies: 43
Views: 4,578
Posted By Hartington

A couple more experiences - 747-100 out of JFK....

A couple more experiences -
747-100 out of JFK. Cabin crew come upstairs and say they can't shut door 1-L. Caption and FO start thumbing the manual meanwhile engineer heads downstairs. A few minutes...
24th Jun 2022, 16:12
Replies: 43
Views: 4,578
Posted By Hartington

First time? Bristol 170 of Silver City Lydd-Le...

First time? Bristol 170 of Silver City Lydd-Le Touquet in the late 50s around the age of 10. I discovered in my 30s tat if you asked nicely many piloys would welcome you and, I;m afraid I became a...
7th Jun 2022, 12:40
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By Hartington

Well, if I was the "cancelling carrier" and I had...

Well, if I was the "cancelling carrier" and I had purchased you a ticket on another carrier, particularly one that I had no interline/business agreement with, I think I might argue that I had met my...
7th Jun 2022, 09:20
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By Hartington

Rebooked due cancellation?

There's a petition on change.org started by a pax who is stuck in an Egyptian resort due to their flight home being cancelled. I won't bore you with the details.
But it did make me wonder. If the...
1st Jun 2022, 17:36
Replies: 66
Views: 24,146
Posted By Hartington

Arrived Glasgow in a Trident from Heathrow....

Arrived Glasgow in a Trident from Heathrow. Captain announced that the baggage handlers had started a lighning strike whilst we were en-route so would a few of us volunteer to unload the bags. Up...
31st May 2022, 07:53
Replies: 19
Views: 10,824
Posted By Hartington

In 1978 I needed to get to Baglung in Nepal. It...

In 1978 I needed to get to Baglung in Nepal. It had an airfield but only two flights a week. The days on the outbound journey didn't work with my schedule so I flew to Pokhara on an RNAC Twin Otter...
25th May 2022, 08:35
Replies: 27
Views: 2,710
Posted By Hartington

How would it work? When I make the booking I...

How would it work? When I make the booking I decalre my weight? How many people, particularly the overweight, would tell the truth? Or would you weigh everyone on arrival at the airport - can you...
15th May 2022, 19:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hartington

I knew a BA pilot who became a very senior 747...

I knew a BA pilot who became a very senior 747 first officer. Before he got his command (on 757s!) he was sent to San Francisco with a new, younger, Captain "just in case" (his words but I suspect...
26th Apr 2022, 20:49
Replies: 3,265
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hartington

748VIP? Oh you mean 747-8. My first thought was a...

748VIP? Oh you mean 747-8. My first thought was a twin turboprop (HS748)!
17th Apr 2022, 14:12
Replies: 508
Views: 223,642
Posted By Hartington

Don't get me started on ticketing skills at...

Don't get me started on ticketing skills at airports. Something like 20 years ago I had a RTW Star Alliance business class ticket. I was booked on a Thai flight Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok in economy...
4th Apr 2022, 19:28
Replies: 58
Views: 14,014
Posted By Hartington

Air travel disruption across the USA...

Air travel disruption across the USA (https://www.travelmole.com/news/air-travel-disruption-across-us/?region=uk)
Easyjet cancellations...
3rd Apr 2022, 14:03
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By Hartington

Airports and computers.

How do airports manage their own and the airlines computer needs? Does every airline have their own, discrete, network or is there a network provided by the airport to which the airlines "subscribe"....
3rd Apr 2022, 08:20
Replies: 58
Views: 14,014
Posted By Hartington

It's not just the UK that's struggling. US...

It's not just the UK that's struggling. US carriers are having a bad time as well.

Son went to Boston with BA last weekend for a convention. He came back on the daylight with a connection to home...
29th Mar 2022, 15:48
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Hartington

The pandemic has decimated airline revenue and...

The pandemic has decimated airline revenue and with it profitability. Until they make that up I expect to see very few cheap, or even less expensive, fares.
17th Mar 2022, 16:24
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By Hartington

Early 727s had ventral airstairs but I don't know...

Early 727s had ventral airstairs but I don't know if they were emergency exits.

Somewheat OT I was on an Aero Peru 727 with ventral airstirs in 1979, As we got to the bottom the lady in front of...
9th Mar 2022, 21:48
Replies: 3,265
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hartington

I live between Frome and Yeovil. On the "right"...

I live between Frome and Yeovil. On the "right" days I can hear artillery on Salisbury Plain. I've seen Russian built helicopters over the Plain which I've assumed came from Boscombe Down. Yeovilton...
5th Mar 2022, 17:06
Replies: 165
Views: 27,164
Posted By Hartington

Travelport and Amadeus have also stopped handling...

Travelport and Amadeus have also stopped handling Aeroflot bookings but I'm a little confused. For a start there are other Russian airlines like S7 - I've not seen anything about anyone other than...
1st Mar 2022, 14:39
Replies: 165
Views: 27,164
Posted By Hartington

The Russian Oligarchs twitter feed has me...

The Russian Oligarchs twitter feed has me wondering? All this fuss about closing airspace then you look at that feed and planes are still flying (but not in closed airspace?). Do "the authorities"...
1st Mar 2022, 10:50
Replies: 165
Views: 27,164
Posted By Hartington

Apparently a twitter account that has been...

Apparently a twitter account that has been following Elon Musk's plane has now taken to following Russian Oligarchs jets (https://twitter.com/RUOligarchJets)
21st Feb 2022, 15:30
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By Hartington

I once looked for the exit to France at Geneva....

I once looked for the exit to France at Geneva. It wasn't very obvious. Once I knew it existed I looked at hiring a car there instead of Switzerland - wasn't worth it and, as Treadigraph says I...
20th Feb 2022, 08:55
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By Hartington

In the late '60s my father had deposited his...

In the late '60s my father had deposited his passport at the Polish embassy in London to get a visa. About two weeks later we were due to go to Brussels for a wedding. The embassy wouldn't/couldn't...
8th Feb 2022, 08:28
Replies: 8
Views: 3,780
Posted By Hartington

A bit of unfortunate timing for Frontier Frontier...

A bit of unfortunate timing for Frontier Frontier temporarily grounded - IT issue?...
4th Feb 2022, 22:03
Replies: 3,265
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hartington

Not long after we started visiting South Somerset...

Not long after we started visiting South Somerset before moving here permanently I was heading back up the A303 towards Berkshire and overtaking a lorry. I thought it was rather loud. At which point...
31st Jan 2022, 20:35
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Hartington

There's a whole industry within the railway...

There's a whole industry within the railway industry devoted to "delay attribution". A train belonging to operator "A" breaks down and causes a delay to operator "B" or the signals "have a moment"...
23rd Jan 2022, 19:15
Replies: 4
Views: 3,027
Posted By Hartington

About 10 years ago I was on a BA flight Buenos...

About 10 years ago I was on a BA flight Buenos Aires/London in Club World. Once everything was quiet a youngish lady came from economy and settled down. She lasted about 5 minutes before a crew...
15th Dec 2021, 18:10
Replies: 87
Views: 12,609
Posted By Hartington

I think one of the best explanations I ever had...

I think one of the best explanations I ever had was not for a delay. A very firm landing at O'Hare followed by heavy braking. The captain then told us that the plane in front for landing had been a...
14th Dec 2021, 20:22
Replies: 868
Views: 281,431
Posted By Hartington

I flew LGW-ATH on BA something like 30 years ago...

I flew LGW-ATH on BA something like 30 years ago and came back to LHR. Why did they drop they route?
30th Nov 2021, 21:27
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Hartington

Does this help? TAP...

Does this help? TAP (https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/BR000460)
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