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Jul 24, 19, 11:21 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 8,461
Posted By donpizmeoff

I think I understand the point you are pushing,...

I think I understand the point you are pushing, but you are simply incorrect, the point you are making does not exist.

No, there are no additional risks. The load is not limited to mitigate...
Jul 24, 19, 9:33 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,461
Posted By donpizmeoff

Iím struggling to see your concern? Both...

Iím struggling to see your concern? Both scenarios discussed has the aircraft operating to its limit. Whether that be by virtue of maximum limits or limits regulated by environment. Both are equally...
Jul 24, 19, 8:08 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,461
Posted By donpizmeoff

I donít understand your point? I have operated...

I donít understand your point? I have operated flights in BA colours where thereís been a seat cap due performance. Not out of LHR or LCY though. My current operator also needs to cap seats on some...
Jul 24, 19, 7:46 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,461
Posted By donpizmeoff

You assume wrong. Every flight is assessed for...

You assume wrong. Every flight is assessed for its performance ability. Sure, less regard is given to a 6hr capable aircraft operating a 35 minute sector from a 4000m runway. But donít think that a...
Jul 24, 19, 7:34 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,461
Posted By donpizmeoff

Referring to your concern for your LCY - JMK...

Referring to your concern for your LCY - JMK flight, the circumstances that led to your quoted Emirates incident I would humbly suggest wouldnít apply. The latent, and casual, factors that resulted...
Jul 24, 19, 7:24 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,461
Posted By donpizmeoff

With the greatest of respect (and meant most...

With the greatest of respect (and meant most genuinely), I donít think you know what youíre talking about, i.e. a little knowledge is dangerous!

An aircraft can have its takeoff thrust...
Jul 22, 19, 7:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By donpizmeoff

There are 3 EK flights that depart in the evening...

There are 3 EK flights that depart in the evening ex-BNE, 2 direct to DXB and one via SIN. Their departure times are 2100, 2250 and 0235. I would imagine the lounge opens 3 hours before the first one...
May 27, 19, 1:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By donpizmeoff

Pick up the phone!? Explain your situation and...

Pick up the phone!? Explain your situation and they should sort you out.
May 5, 19, 2:16 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,908
Posted By donpizmeoff

They sold in low numbers, as economically they...

They sold in low numbers, as economically they are a burden. The fuel burn is equivalent to a 319, as are the maintenance and crew costs (itís a mainline aircraft - an important distinction in the...
Apr 28, 19, 3:06 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 71,071
Posted By donpizmeoff

Friends are not entitled to ID50s (thatís not...

Friends are not entitled to ID50s (thatís not what theyíre called in Emirates, although essentially the same thing), only Special Tickets. These are more expensive than ID50s, which are industry...
Mar 29, 19, 4:07 am
Replies: 88
Views: 43,436
Posted By donpizmeoff

2-3-2 and Houston usually gets the new 777...

2-3-2 and Houston usually gets the new 777 business class seat. 180 lie flat and no foot coffin to heat up your feet, plus much better shoulder room. In my experience a more comfortable seat than the...
Mar 24, 19, 6:36 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By donpizmeoff

i have a fundamental dislike for airports, so I...

i have a fundamental dislike for airports, so I aim to spend as little time in them as possible! Itís a rare day that Iím checking in more than 80 mins before departure. Have never had an issue.
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Mar 23, 19, 5:49 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By donpizmeoff

90 minutes is the advertised cut-off, but is a...

90 minutes is the advertised cut-off, but is a recommendation. 60 minutes before departure is the hard limit.
Mar 13, 19, 11:31 am
Replies: 58
Views: 11,596
Posted By donpizmeoff

2nd daily STN announced from July 1st. That...

2nd daily STN announced from July 1st. That brings London flights up to 11/day across all 3 airports.
Feb 12, 19, 4:47 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,002
Posted By donpizmeoff

1. BA is no longer an attractive pilot employer ...

1. BA is no longer an attractive pilot employer
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2. Etihad is in difficulties and laying pilots off
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3. Recruitment roadshow in AD.
Dec 13, 18, 6:31 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,189
Posted By donpizmeoff

Ah ha! Thatís pretty substantial ;). My post was...

Ah ha! Thatís pretty substantial ;). My post was more in reply to a previous that alluded to a 23kg bag.
Dec 13, 18, 3:55 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,189
Posted By donpizmeoff

If baggage is important to you, Emirates business...

If baggage is important to you, Emirates business class to/from the US includes up to 2 pieces at 32kg each. A whopping 64kg baggage allowance!
Dec 1, 18, 1:20 am
Replies: 67
Views: 9,119
Posted By donpizmeoff

You werenít spoilt (although you sound like it),...

You werenít spoilt (although you sound like it), you were lucky.

That exceptions have been made in the past for you, does not mean that the rules now no longer apply to you.
Nov 30, 18, 11:07 am
Replies: 67
Views: 9,119
Posted By donpizmeoff

The processes required in order to dispatch an...

The processes required in order to dispatch an aircraft, particularly a widebody, and especially at a large airport, do not allow the flexibility to accommodate one passenger who doesnít make it on...
Oct 7, 18, 11:04 am
Replies: 119
Views: 25,774
Posted By donpizmeoff

It can land there, but cannot use any of the...

It can land there, but cannot use any of the inner taxiways to get to the terminal. And if youíve been to the international satellite at SEA-TAC you can see just how tight it is there! The works...
Sep 6, 18, 3:23 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,352
Posted By donpizmeoff

Probably not! Iíd be fairly confident...

Probably not!

Iíd be fairly confident Emiratesí air filters would have nothing to do with this, otherwise youíd see it happening on a regular basis! This sort of thing happens rarely, but does...
Aug 15, 18, 4:31 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,585
Posted By donpizmeoff

Very possible, I was once on a QF 767...

Very possible, I was once on a QF 767 BOM-SIN-MEL-SYD back in 1998.
Aug 3, 18, 8:45 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By donpizmeoff

EK will stop flying to Kabul? Whatís your source?

EK will stop flying to Kabul? Whatís your source?
Aug 1, 18, 11:01 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,451
Posted By donpizmeoff

Probably not worth getting your knickers in a...

Probably not worth getting your knickers in a knot about. Itís a process that involves the humble human. Errors will happen and such is life.

As as an aside I set a new personal best the other...
Jul 12, 18, 12:29 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,422
Posted By donpizmeoff

What made the go-arounds Ďscaryí? Theyíre a well...

What made the go-arounds Ďscaryí? Theyíre a well rehearsed and straightforward maneuvre. If the weather was as suggested, then the conditions are benign - 7kts crosswind in a 777 really is nothing....
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