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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The bad news is that it won’t happen until next year.
    That's not bad news.

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    I'm not sure where the best thread to put this is but...

    ...I have booked with Austrian Airlines via Vienna with another connection in Munich for a short visit home later this year. The connection time in Vienna Airport is 30 minutes!

    The airport website says that Vienna is the fastest connecting time in the world at a minimum of 25 minutes, and I have done a short connection with these before (40 mins) from London to Bangkok when they waited for me at the gate in Vienna and drove me to the Bangkok flight (we were actually late coming in from London).

    However, if I have any kind of delay at all, they'd have to put me on the next flight, which would be the next day (they'd naturally be more inclined to wait for me if it was a once a day long haul).

    Anyone any experience in this area? I've read that law EU261 means they are legally bound to accommodate you and feed you if they are late and you miss your flight, but if they arrive on time and you are held up en route to the gate, they can tell you to fuck off because they got you there at the right time, so it was your fault not making your onward flight.

    Austrian and Lufthansa though. Surely nothing can go wrong when the Germans are involved?

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    If you've got luggage you're probably not going home with it.

    Did you book this through an agent or the airline, either way look for the small print about the minimum connection time, because if they've put it anywhere in the usual microdot, you're fucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    If you've got luggage you're probably not going home with it.

    Did you book this through an agent or the airline, either way look for the small print about the minimum connection time, because if they've put it anywhere in the usual microdot, you're fucked.
    No luggage.

    Booked it with the airline. They've told me that if the flight is late, they will book me on an alternative free of charge (and presumably throw in accommodation etc cos it would be next morning).

    As I said above, they advertise a minimum connection time of 25 mins at Vienna Airport, but my real concern is that they could hold me responsible if I miss it (basically they appear to be saying that they will have stuck to their part of the deal if the first flight arrives on time).

    Of course, if I miss it, I might just fuck off anyway and have a few days in Vienna, so it wouldn't be the end of the world.

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    Boeing fined $200m for misleading investors on 737 MAX safety

    Boeing fined $200m for misleading investors on 737 MAX safety



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    Not quite a major incident but it is the currant bun

    EMERGENCY services rushed onto the tarmac at Heathrow Airport last night after two planes crashed into each other.

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    The incident took place at 8pm at the London hub which handles more than 80 million international passengers annually.

    t's believed that a Korean 777 clipped an Icelandair 767 while taxiing.

    A shocking snap shows the damage done to the Icelandair's tail by the Korean Air's wing.

    The Korean Air flight Flight #KE908 was scheduled to leave London at 19:35.


    One passenger wrote on Twitter: "Pretty sure we scrapped another plane with our wing tip while taxiing.


    "We have been told that we are going back to the gate due to a technical issue.


    "But that was 15 mins ago and we haven't moved."


    Another passenger added: "We hit another plane while taxiing. I saw it out the window. Wingtip scraped the tail of another plane."


    While a third said: "Surrounded by about ten police cars and a couple of fire engines.


    "Apparently the plane has 'a technical problem'."


    A Heathrow spokesman said: "Emergency services are attending an incident involving two aircrafts on the airfield.


    "No injuries have been reported, but emergency services are attending to ensure all passengers and crew are safe and well."


    A LAS spokesman said: "We were called at 8.06pm to reports of an incident at Heathrow airport.

    Planes collide at Heathrow Airport sparking massive response from emergency services | The Sun
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    Qantas embarrassing themselves again.

    Schoolboy unable to board flight to see dad despite airline error

    FTI:

    Can a teenager fly alone on Emirates?

    Children over 12 can travel alone, and they fly on an adult fare. If you'd like to use our Unaccompanied Minors service for children aged 12 to 15, the fee is USD 50 for each leg of the journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    the fee is USD 50 for each leg
    Take that, RyanAir !

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Take that, RyanAir !
    What does that have to do with Ryanair?

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    Way to go Jetstar!

    An Australian passenger on a Jetstar flight to Thailand has been left humiliated after she was forced to crawl off the plane, claiming staff wouldn't get her a wheelchair unless she paid extra.

    Natalie Curtis, from Queensland, said she was offered a special wheelchair that fits in plane aisles when boarding her flight from Singapore to Bangkok.

    But when Ms Curtis landed in Bangkok and required the same service, she claims she was told she would need to pay if she wanted to be wheeled off the plane.


    Ms Curtis was with her friend Natasha Elford, who said she was unable to carry her as she had an injured knee, with footage showing her having to crawl her way off the plane.


    'I didn't really comprehend it (being charged for the wheelchair) and I was like, 'No, I'm not paying to be able to get off this plane',' Ms Curtis told Sunrise on Monday.


    'It was extremely humiliating.'


    Ms Curtis has been in a wheelchair since high school and said she had 'never felt so degraded in her life'.

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    The airline offered Ms Curtis a full refund, additional compensation and apologised for her experience.

    'We unreservedly apologise to Ms Curtis for her recent experience while travelling with us,' they said.


    'We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable travel experience for all our customers, including those requiring specific assistance.'

    The airline also said it was not their policy to charge for using a wheelchair to board or disembark from their planes.

    Jetstar was investigating the incident as a 'matter of urgency' and said initial inquiries seemed to indicate it was a misunderstanding brought about by a language barrier.


    Jetstar passenger crawls off plane after flight attendants demanded she pay for wheelchair | Daily Mail Online

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    When’s pay-per-poo n pee starting Mr Joyce you smarmy twit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    When’s pay-per-poo n pee starting Mr Joyce you smarmy twit ?
    I'm going to stick my neck out and guess that's the Jetstar boss?


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    Joyce is boss of Qaintarse which owns Jetstar. I’ve written to the goose several times over several Qantas issues but I may as well have talked to the hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    Joyce is boss of Qaintarse which owns Jetstar. I’ve written to the goose several times over several Qantas issues but I may as well have talked to the hand.
    I would suggest you progress onto indignant social media posts on their Facetubegram page.

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    The last one was more a matter of asking that they comply with their legal obligations regarding Section 100 of the Competition and Consumer Act of 2010 in regard to the issuing of tax invoices for services provided.
    Virgin got it and complied but Alan’s a bit dim on occasion and it took a bit of convincing but he got there eventually. CEOs need a bit of guidance sometimes.

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    Big claim

    Carlyle seeks $700mn over insurers’ failure to pay for Russian jet seizures

    By Shehnaz AliNovember 1, 2022Updated:November 1, 2022No Comments3 Mins Read

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    Carlyle Aviation Partners, one of many world’s largest plane leasing operators, is searching for $700mn from greater than 30 insurers and reinsurers after they did not pay out over jet seizures by Russian airways.


    The motion, filed in Florida late on Monday, features a declare that the insurers, which embrace the US’s AIG, Axis and Chubb, have acted in unhealthy religion on insurance policies masking 23 plane following the battle in Ukraine.


    That declare might permit a jury to award punitive damages to Carlyle past the $700mn that an individual accustomed to the case mentioned the corporate was searching for.
    Carlyle Aviation Partners, a part of the Carlyle Group, the funding firm, is one in all many lessors struggling to recuperate plane leased to Russian airways earlier than Russia’s assault on Ukraine on February 24.



    Russian carriers, performing on official directions, have taken management of about 500 plane value about $10bn leased from abroad firms. They have ignored lessors’ calls for to return the aircrafts.
    The case was introduced by Carlyle Aviation’s UK and US arms, which the authorized declare described as “the Carlyle plaintiffs”. It alleged the insurers had dedicated 9 separate breaches of contract.


    “In blatant breach of their contractual obligations, and months after the Carlyle plaintiffs first notified defendants of their covered losses, defendants have failed to provide coverage for these losses,” the authorized motion mentioned.

    Although the motion mentioned the insurers had given no motive for his or her failure to pay out, insurers in different circumstances have insisted the plane, that are sometimes nonetheless being utilized in Russia, haven’t been misplaced.
    There have additionally been questions in different circumstances about whether or not the claims needs to be made beneath the insured firms’ war-risk cowl or different insurance policies.


    Carlyle’s submitting mentioned the insurers had “violated their good faith duties” by failing to guage the corporate’s claims in a well timed or critical method.
    “Defendants have not timely provided an assessment or determination as to these claims despite the claims having been presented in March 2022, and despite full particulars of the claims having been provided months before the filing of this complaint,” the papers mentioned.

    The declare alleged the insurers had additionally systematically denied or delayed evaluation of insurance coverage claims introduced by different claimants in an analogous scenario to Carlyle.


    The Carlyle case entails 16 Boeing and 7 Airbus plane leased to 12 completely different airways, in accordance with the courtroom submitting. The single largest group of plane is 5 Boeing plane leased to Utair, a regional airline primarily based in western Siberia.
    Most of the plane are in Russia, though one Boeing plane operated by Azur Airlines has been detained in Egypt.
    The Egyptian authorities have been uncooperative, in accordance with the authorized papers, though they mentioned the Egyptians had not too long ago indicated they may launch the plane if Carlyle paid airport storage charges.


    The case names 35 insurers and reinsurers as defendants, together with one consortium of war-risk insurers working within the Lloyd’s of London insurance coverage market and 19 syndicates of Lloyd’s underwriters.
    None of the insurers concerned was prepared to remark.


    Carlyle Aviation Partners mentioned it was bringing the lawsuit as a result of it had “exhausted all avenues” for recovering the plane and had not been compensated as required by its insurance coverage coverage.


    “We have complied with all obligations under the insurance policy, designed precisely for this type of risk in this situation,” the corporate mentioned




    https://www.newsncr.com/business/carlyle-seeks-700mn-over-insurers-failure-to-pay-for-russian-jet-seizures/
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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    Joyce is boss of Qaintarse which owns Jetstar.
    lots of people complaining that crapstar has cancelled their flights they booked and paid for earlier and offered only flight credit or flight on other days with a few connections

    then they look online and see crapstar is still selling seats on their original flight , but for more money


    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    the Carlyle Group
    hahaha - I think that is the bush and cheany investment vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    I think that is the bush and cheany investment vehicle
    Correctomundo, nobody is going to slip you wooden dollars at Thermae in yer change

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    A plane taking off at an airport in Peru caught on fire after it collided with a moving fire truck on the runway.

    A LATAM Airlines jet, which was carrying 102 passengers and six crew members, struck a moving fire truck at Lima's international airport on Friday afternoon.

    Authorities said the plane's passengers and crew were all safe, but two firefighters in the truck were killed.

    Footage on social media showed huge black plumes of smoke near the back of the plane which was partially on fire.


    It remains unclear why the fire truck entered the runway while the plane was taking off and the prosecutors' office said
    it was investigating the incident as potential manslaughter.

    Both the plane and the fire truck were in motion when they collided.

    Lima Airport Partners, the company that operates Jorge Chavez airport, said operations at the facility had been suspended and that the airport will remain closed until at least 1pm local time on Saturday.

    https://twitter.com/RadioNacionalFM/...rport-12750695

    https://news.sky.com/story/plane-catches-fire-after-colliding-with-fire-truck-on-runway-at-peru-airport-12750695
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    Last edited by harrybarracuda; 19-11-2022 at 12:22 PM.

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    ^^ Horrible accident, looks like the fire truck saw the plane at the last minute and tried to get out of the way. Apparently, it was a training exercise and Fire crews did not have clearance to enter runway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^^ Horrible accident, looks like the fire truck saw the plane at the last minute and tried to get out of the way. Apparently, it was a training exercise and Fire crews did not have clearance to enter runway.
    But there is also apparently confusing controller traffic which may have led them to believe they did.

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    Some titbits that may be better posted in proximity to each other for best effect:

    Regulators are pushing the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to examine ways of making single pilot operations the eventual norm in commercial flights.

    In a
    working paper [PDF] filed with the aviation standards body, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requested on behalf of member states that the "necessary enablers" be created "for a safe and globally harmonized introduction of commercial air transport (CAT) operations of large aeroplanes with optimised crew/single-pilot operations while ensuring an equivalent or higher level of safety compared to that achieved in current operations."

    Aviation regulators push for single pilot flights • The Register
    and:

    An Envoy Air pilot passed out while taking off from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and was later pronounced dead, officials said on Tuesday. The co-pilot took control of the plane and managed to land safely.

    The incident involved Envoy Air Flight 3556, an Embraer E175 aircraft, which was scheduled to fly to Columbus, Ohio on Saturday night. The flight was flown for American Eagle, which – like Envoy Air – is part of American Airlines.

    Pilot dies while plane takes off from Chicago - BNO News

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    ^So much for enhanced safety?

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