Planespotting II

Old Feb 16th 2019, 12:41 am
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Some labor troubles it seems over at Southwest Airlines. 6 years without a contract will do that. Seems maintenance employees might be working to rule and calling in sick.

It's very difficult for airline workers to strike in the US.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-jets-grounded
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Flybmi is no longer.

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Originally Posted by BenK91 View Post
Only got to fly on a A380 once. Can't say it felt particularly special. If anything it was a nightmare with the boarding and departing procedures due to the sheer volume of the thing.

Much prefer the 777 and 787's I've been on lately.

The 787 is both a fantastic aircraft and an awful one. Fantastic in that the increased cabin pressure and higher humidity really does help reduce the effects of jet lag, by a large noticeable difference. Awful in that it’s soace really is limited. I ponied up for premium tickets for the family on our recent trip back home. It was awful!! There was so little room that when the guy in front reclined his seat, my 10 year old daughter had to climb over my seat to get out to go to the loo!!!!!
Shame about the 380. It just can’t compete against the 787 and 350 though. Those things are so much cheaper to run. I still remember the first 380 coming into LHR. I had just joined the ops department and carried out the runway inspection prior to it coming in. The buzz around the airport was unbelievable. A load of staff had congregated to to see it, and they all just swarmed onto the taxiways when it arrived. As an airport authority, we totally lost control of that one LOL. It was certainly a special aircraft when it did come in. Ugly as hell though!
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Many of my friends worked to get the A380 into the air. The excitement building as it got closer to the first flight. So much of it was brand new technology. Watching the first one fly over my house almost on a daily basis as they prepped it for the maiden flight. I've flown it a few times and I think it is really smooth and quiet, you almost don't feel the take-off.
They've been working on the A321 neo. here is Felix giving a tour....
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When it comes to space, comfort of seats, leg room, don't blame the aircraft type, blame the airline they are who choose the leg room, seat width, type of seat etc.

Well for normal size planes anyhow, CRJ or other regional planes, not much to be said there when tall people cant even stand up in one.
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Old Feb 17th 2019, 12:09 pm
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In a rather sad and telling indictment of how utterly stupid the British public are, tons of them have taken to the internet believing that it's Flybe that have gone under, not Flybmi.
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In a rather sad and telling indictment of how utterly stupid the British public are, tons of them have taken to the internet believing that it's Flybe that have gone under, not Flybmi.
A comparatively minuscule percentage does not equate to a 'telling indictment' of a nation's entire population.
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Travelling in these flying machines is only a passing fad. i predict that soon we will all be travelling as The Lord intended us to - in railway trains !
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Travelling in these flying machines is only a passing fad. i predict that soon we will all be travelling as The Lord intended us to - in railway trains !





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Old Feb 17th 2019, 2:33 pm
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Travelling in these flying machines is only a passing fad. i predict that soon we will all be travelling as The Lord intended us to - in railway trains !
No doubt pulled by locomotives powered by burning the coal he provided to us for that purpose.
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Old Feb 17th 2019, 2:37 pm
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... not much to be said there when tall people cant even stand up in one.
Such as Concorde, which had the interior cross-section of a tour bus.
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I had a look round a new phenom 300 last week. Once you were sat down, yeah it was luxury, but I’m 6’0 and felt like a contortionist getting in.
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I had a look round a new phenom 300 last week. Once you were sat down, yeah it was luxury, but I’m 6’0 and felt like a contortionist getting in.
Executive jets are a stretched limo with wings, not a shrunkend airliner.
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A comparatively minuscule percentage does not equate to a 'telling indictment' of a nation's entire population.
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This is pretty cool. As BA celebrates it’s 100th year, it’s repainted one of its 747’s in old BOAC colors. Arrives freshly painted into LHR tomorrow morning. Not sure what routes it’ll be flying though.





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