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27th Jan 2021, 19:12
Replies: 75
Views: 37,172
Posted By the_stranger

While I can not dispute this one claim, you would...

While I can not dispute this one claim, you would think if this story is true and 1 pap infects 180 others on 1 flight, we would have so many more cases like these in the 1000's of flights since...
23rd Jan 2021, 21:10
Replies: 58
Views: 23,756
Posted By the_stranger

The story never really changed. Clouds and...

The story never really changed.

Clouds and contrails do block the sun, reducing the temperature. However they also act as a blanket, trapping heat from escaping into space and therefore increasing...
23rd Jan 2021, 09:51
Replies: 58
Views: 23,756
Posted By the_stranger

So to prevent contrails, which have a slight...

So to prevent contrails, which have a slight (possible) effect on cllimate change, we burn more fuel when diverting from our most efficient route?

Unless of course if this means more directs, I am...
9th Oct 2020, 06:43
Replies: 20
Views: 15,290
Posted By the_stranger

Nope, there were two volcanos, the one in 2010...

Nope, there were two volcanos, the one in 2010 disrupted all European flights (>100.000) and one in 2011 which mostly just disrupted icelandic flights (<1000).

The one to blow now (according the...
Forum: Questions
2nd Jul 2020, 08:03
Replies: 43
Views: 16,654
Posted By the_stranger

Had to do a go around at Aruba due to a...

Had to do a go around at Aruba due to a cruiseship crossing finals.finals.
It's not uncommon on those islands.
29th May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 59
Views: 27,141
Posted By the_stranger

No, they are not that stupid...

No, they are not that stupid...
28th May 2020, 15:09
Replies: 59
Views: 27,141
Posted By the_stranger

Just to clarify, the Dutch government isn't...

Just to clarify, the Dutch government isn't giving KLM money, they broker a loan for them at commercial banks.

Only in case of KLM not being able to pay back the loans, the government will pick up...
25th May 2020, 18:30
Replies: 14
Views: 4,781
Posted By the_stranger

It could have been a computer issue. At my...

It could have been a computer issue.
At my outfit we use the Lido flightplan system and a few times a notam, which I knew to be active (from a previous flight) was not presented in the (electronic)...
15th May 2020, 13:25
Replies: 77
Views: 34,048
Posted By the_stranger

The cockpit seats on some Fokker 50s made a sort...

The cockpit seats on some Fokker 50s made a sort of bang sound when the adjustment lever was used. Can't 'member a mask attached.


Maybe more of a crunch or creak though, it has been a while...
15th May 2020, 09:55
Replies: 77
Views: 34,048
Posted By the_stranger

Haven't got a clue what a bang seat is, but would...

Haven't got a clue what a bang seat is, but would those masks perhaps included oxygen, microphone and certification as well as rigorous training?
14th May 2020, 15:01
Replies: 37
Views: 7,724
Posted By the_stranger

That is going to be an interesting courtcase, if...

That is going to be an interesting courtcase, if the passenger decide to sue.
In my country, the experts publicly doubt the use and of masks and there are lots of studies which are conflicted.

I...
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2020, 17:45
Replies: 19
Views: 3,324
Posted By the_stranger

I think this is an excellent scenario to give in...

I think this is an excellent scenario to give in a initial training.
Lots of people tend to blindly follow procedures when new on an aircraft because there is so much new stuff to get through.
Such...
11th May 2020, 20:18
Replies: 77
Views: 34,048
Posted By the_stranger

I could be mistaken, but wasn't that an offer...

I could be mistaken, but wasn't that an offer from the pilots instead of the company? And that 45% included a whole lot of extra pay, like the profit share, so the actual reduction would be around...
7th May 2020, 20:24
Replies: 101
Views: 31,395
Posted By the_stranger

A lot of those are already in place, as...

A lot of those are already in place, as masksamasks mandatory, disinfecting gel is allowed when under 100ml (airlines can't change those rules) and aircraft are cleaner differently.
Others are under...
7th May 2020, 17:24
Replies: 101
Views: 31,395
Posted By the_stranger

While in a way I do agree with you, what would...

While in a way I do agree with you, what would you have them do though?

Couple of days ago there was a parlementary session discussing the support KLM would recieve.
While the French already have...
7th May 2020, 09:01
Replies: 101
Views: 31,395
Posted By the_stranger

True. While covid19 isn't directly...

True.

While covid19 isn't directly comparable with other diseases, we do have to live with it, like all other afflictions.

If there will be a vaccin, it will not be here within a year, unless...
6th May 2020, 19:36
Replies: 77
Views: 34,048
Posted By the_stranger

Just to shine a little light, economists expect...

Just to shine a little light, economists expect that while the economy in Europe will shrink quite a lot this year, it will grow again next year.
Of course this is also just a prediction, but this...
6th May 2020, 08:24
Replies: 101
Views: 31,395
Posted By the_stranger

I highly doubt that. Unless those flights...

I highly doubt that.

Unless those flights make a profit (or will wake that after a slow ramp up), it is cheaper for KLM not to fly. (as in it minimizes loss).

As you said, KLM (and any other...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2020, 18:43
Replies: 21
Views: 3,481
Posted By the_stranger

Nobody forced these people to board or stay on...

Nobody forced these people to board or stay on board.

I find it remarkable these people stayed on board only to complain after the flight.

And if you know you will be in an inclosed space with...
5th May 2020, 13:13
Replies: 101
Views: 31,395
Posted By the_stranger

Both Boeing and airbus advise against turn off...

Both Boeing and airbus advise against turn off the recirc portion of the airconditioning.
Using only fresh air will drastically reduce airflow and increases the chance airborne droplets (with virus)...
4th May 2020, 18:44
Replies: 101
Views: 31,395
Posted By the_stranger

Klm still has not gotten anything, the government...

Klm still has not gotten anything, the government said they were willing to guarantee a loan, but specifics are still being discussies.
And it is a loan (from both government and banks) , not a gift...
1st May 2020, 16:47
Replies: 2,001
Views: 1,679,628
Posted By the_stranger

To be honest, I'd rather fly an airline which...

To be honest, I'd rather fly an airline which itself tried to keep as many staff employed. And if people had to be layed off, than under the best provisions possible.
1st May 2020, 07:17
Replies: 17
Views: 12,974
Posted By the_stranger

And it is based on basic salary, overtime and a...

And it is based on basic salary, overtime and a share of the profit included in last months pay.

Take all that together, subtract (up to) 45% and you end up with about 20% below the regular salary.
21st Apr 2020, 17:03
Replies: 1,235
Views: 930,329
Posted By the_stranger

While I understand and agree with your post, lets...

While I understand and agree with your post, lets be honest, times have changed.

Pilots are in competition with eachother. Job security is lower than ever and when applying somewhere, there is...
17th Apr 2020, 11:01
Replies: 633
Views: 572,911
Posted By the_stranger

while you might be thinking that way (and I...

while you might be thinking that way (and I admire that), I do think you think too highly of people in general.
Sure most will say never to fly Z again when issued a voucher, but in a years time...
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