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Trivia 2015 (miscellaneous news)

Post by FLYAIR10 » 02 Jan 2015, 18:00

Trivia 2014

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Drunk passenger causes pilot to make emergency landing in Manchester on New year's Day during New York to Doha flight .

Source:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dr ... ke-4902191

Grtz.

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Post by Passenger » 02 Jan 2015, 18:02

For sale (sealed bid auction):

Elvis Presley's Convair 880 "Lisa Marie" and Lockheed Jetstar "Hound dog II"



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Post by FLYAIR10 » 02 Jan 2015, 18:04

And another Qatar Airways 'event'...

Qatar Airways flight delayed in Madrid for six hours after MOUSE is spotted running in cabin .

Source:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news ... ix-4887777

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Post by convair » 02 Jan 2015, 23:40

No Qat available? ;)

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Post by sn26567 » 05 Jan 2015, 16:23

Air Malta welcomed the three wise men, Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, aboard its Brussels-Malta flight this weekend...

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Post by airazurxtror » 05 Jan 2015, 17:19

Balthazar should be black !
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Post by airazurxtror » 07 Jan 2015, 15:50

Aer Lingus suffered an 8% fall in passengers carried on short-haul flights during December.
Aer Lingus claimed that the fall in short-haul passengers reflected changes to routes to protect profit margins. But even including a 20% rise in long-haul passenger numbers, the overall number of people boarding Aer Lingus flights dropped by 4.5% to 619,000 in December.
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Post by Passenger » 07 Jan 2015, 18:23

Tonight at 20h40 on één" - VRT-1:

"Luchthaven 24/7", first episod of a docusoap about Brussels Airport

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brussel ... uari-2015/

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Post by sn26567 » 07 Jan 2015, 18:43

airazurxtror wrote:Aer Lingus suffered an 8% fall in passengers carried on short-haul flights during December.
Aer Lingus claimed that the fall in short-haul passengers reflected changes to routes to protect profit margins. But even including a 20% rise in long-haul passenger numbers, the overall number of people boarding Aer Lingus flights dropped by 4.5% to 619,000 in December.
Not so for the whole year 2014:

"The total number of guests who chose to fly with Aer Lingus (including Aer Lingus Regional) last year was 11.1 million. This is the first time ever that we've broken the 11 million mark. This figure is up 3% compared to 10.7 million passengers in 2013."

http://blog.aerlingus.com/blog/2015/01/ ... 000-guests
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Post by sn26567 » 07 Jan 2015, 22:52

Hamburg Airways suspends flight operations

The German Civil Aviation Authority suspended the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Hamburg Airways shortly before Christmas. The carrier’s last flight was operated from Moscow to Hanover on Dec. 19.

The leisure carrier operated four Airbus A320s, mostly on behalf of tour operators.

Privately owned Hamburg Airways was founded in December 2010 and started flights in March 2011. It was the successor of Hamburg International, which declared insolvency in October 2010.
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Post by cathay belgium » 07 Jan 2015, 23:39

HI,

Tought Caspar was from african origine :), not Balthazar...
Next the easter egg !

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Post by galaxy » 08 Jan 2015, 00:27

from Wikipedia

Melchior , a Persian scholar;
Caspar , an Indian scholar;
Balthazar , an Arabian scholar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Magi#Names

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Post by Passenger » 10 Jan 2015, 17:31

Former OO-VES, 737-400 ex Virgin Express ex Brussels Airlines, now Ethiopian Cargo, ended her life in Accra this morning. Seems to be a total loss:
http://avherald.com/h?article=4800ff53&opt=0

History:
http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b737-28493.htm

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Post by airazurxtror » 20 Jan 2015, 18:48

La compagnie aérienne Air France a annulé son vol aller-retour Paris-Kinshasa mardi "en raison de la dégradation de la situation". "Le vol Air France Paris-Kinshasa a été reporté" à mercredi, a indiqué une porte-parole de la compagnie, précisant qu'il ne partirait que si les conditions de sécurité sont réunies.
Elle a précisé que Air France opérait trois vols hebdomadaires les mardi, jeudi et dimanche, en Airbus A330.

Air France has cancelled the flight Paris-Kinshasa today, due to the troubles in progress in the congolese capital city. The flight of wednesday will be flown if the situation has improved.
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Post by sn26567 » 23 Jan 2015, 11:30

Why is the call sign of British Airways "Speedbird" ?

British Airways was the result of the merger of BEA (British European Airways) and BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation). And the latter had a speedbird as logo.

The BOAC Speedbird motif still exists at Hatton Cross subway station on the Piccadilly Line (adjacent to BA's engineering and maintenance base).

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Post by convair » 23 Jan 2015, 14:58

And, btw, Hatton Cross was the temporary end station of the Piccadilly Line before it was extended to Heathrow.

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Post by Passenger » 25 Jan 2015, 17:36

The new Transavia livery will be presented tomorrow.

However, Transavia decided to have the first aircraft flown over from the paintshop in Norwich during day time, hence:
http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/c ... ry-gesnapt

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Post by sn26567 » 25 Jan 2015, 17:39

Another shot on the ground, fresh out of the Air Livery paint shop in Norwich:

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Post by Desert Rat » 27 Jan 2015, 11:12

Why do AF flight crew wear a black tie?

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Post by sn26567 » 27 Jan 2015, 11:29

Desert Rat wrote:Why do AF flight crew wear a black tie?
Always or only today?

There has been that accident in Albacete where 8 French pilots were killed and many others injured (see military forum: https://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewtopic ... 15&t=55562)
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