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Re: British airways
« Reply #15 on: 07 August 2019, 22:57:24 »

Qatar Airways are also very good, plus its a nice Half way break at there change over Hub when flying Far East.  :y
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Re: British airways
« Reply #16 on: 08 August 2019, 00:21:13 »

Emirates!  :y
Damn strait.

Best airline I've flown with by a country mile and my only choice when going long haul east of the meridian.  :y
Two things wrong with Emirates...

Firstly, you can't go anywhere without flying through Dubai.

Secondly, they run the highest passenger capacity configuration of any A380 operator.

Also it has been suggested that they pay various groups not to attack their operations.

I like Lufthansa, if only for the fact that they operate the B747-8  8)
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Re: British airways
« Reply #17 on: 08 August 2019, 08:14:24 »

With these low cost countries you do get optional extras from your data being there, like they can 'fix' your PC, Mobile or tablet with these simple steps over the phone, send you lots of malware in our emails etc. If you are paid a few dollars a day it would be 'criminal' not to use the data for 'profitable' activities. :o ::) :-X

Speaking of mobiles.. this is a fascinating read regarding the 'softest' target of all if you are going to infiltrate a corporation - the pink fleshy ones: https://www.wired.com/story/att-insiders-bribed-unlock-phones/

tl;dr: Two guys paid over a million dollars in bribes to insiders to unlock phones from the carrier, and later to install malware and install hardware devices inside AT&Ts network to facilitate their 'unlocking' business.
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Re: British airways
« Reply #18 on: 08 August 2019, 10:54:59 »

Emirates!  :y
Damn strait.

Best airline I've flown with by a country mile and my only choice when going long haul east of the meridian.  :y
Two things wrong with Emirates...

Firstly, you can't go anywhere without flying through Dubai.

Secondly, they run the highest passenger capacity configuration of any A380 operator.

Also it has been suggested that they pay various groups not to attack their operations.

I like Lufthansa, if only for the fact that they operate the B747-8  8)

From the perspective of a passenger. Onboard one of their aircraft, I would not necessarily see this as a problem  :D
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Re: British airways
« Reply #19 on: 08 August 2019, 13:16:53 »

Emirates!  :y
Damn strait.

Best airline I've flown with by a country mile and my only choice when going long haul east of the meridian.  :y
Two things wrong with Emirates...

Firstly, you can't go anywhere without flying through Dubai.

Secondly, they run the highest passenger capacity configuration of any A380 operator.

Also it has been suggested that they pay various groups not to attack their operations.

I like Lufthansa, if only for the fact that they operate the B747-8  8)

From the perspective of a passenger. Onboard one of their aircraft, I would not necessarily see this as a problem, as long as they keep paying the protection money! :D

FTFY Jimmy!  :)
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Re: British airways
« Reply #20 on: 08 August 2019, 13:18:50 »

People should read Richard Brandon's first autobiography, after I read it I promised myself I'd avoid flying BA as much as possible. What they did to try and screw over Virgin Atlantic was staggering and shameful.
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Re: British airways
« Reply #21 on: 08 August 2019, 14:54:33 »

People should read Richard Brandon's first autobiography, after I read it I promised myself I'd avoid flying BA as much as possible. What they did to try and screw over Virgin Atlantic was staggering and shameful.
Of course Branson would never screw someone over for profit ::)
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Re: British airways
« Reply #22 on: 08 August 2019, 15:32:08 »

People should read Richard Brandon's first autobiography, after I read it I promised myself I'd avoid flying BA as much as possible. What they did to try and screw over Virgin Atlantic was staggering and shameful.
Of course Bransonevery CEO in the world would never screw someone over for profit ::)

Fixed that for you ;D Definition of being screwed over probably depends on how far down (or up) the food-chain you are..
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Re: British airways
« Reply #23 on: 08 August 2019, 16:24:55 »

People should read Richard Brandon's first autobiography, after I read it I promised myself I'd avoid flying BA as much as possible. What they did to try and screw over Virgin Atlantic was staggering and shameful.
Of course St Richard would never screw someone over for profit ::)

FTFY Al.  :)
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Re: British airways
« Reply #24 on: 08 August 2019, 17:12:11 »

When this is done badly, we end up with the 737Max.....
Turns out that the 737MAX didn't have (working) backup systems.  And now they have tried to implement one, they are getting strange system crashes (that would ultimately lead to a plane crash).

I also see Boeing and the "orthodox hackers" are in a spat over the potentially vulnerabilities in the 787 as well, found because Boeing published the code on the Internet.  They really are having a bad year, which is how it happens when the dice tumble the wrong way for companies that have biased too much on max profit rather than quality.
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Re: British airways
« Reply #25 on: 08 August 2019, 22:06:20 »

When this is done badly, we end up with the 737Max.....
Turns out that the 737MAX didn't have (working) backup systems.  And now they have tried to implement one, they are getting strange system crashes (that would ultimately lead to a plane crash).

It's truly bizarre that the MAX's flight computers only look at one angle of attack sensor, when there are clearly two fitted to the aircraft...unless the other one only talks to the MCAS system...

In any event, it's clear to anyone with eyes and an engaged brain that the problem with the MAX isn't a software issue. The problem is with MCAS itself, or rather the reason it was put in in the first place. It's a hack job, pure and simple, because the alternative was to significantly modify the airframe (an FAA major mod), far better to develop some software (MCAS), sell it to the FAA as a minor mod that marginally improves flight characteristics and save a boatload of cash upfront.

Then blame the pilots when your flawed plane hits the deck.  ::)
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Re: British airways
« Reply #26 on: 08 August 2019, 23:21:54 »

When this is done badly, we end up with the 737Max.....
Turns out that the 737MAX didn't have (working) backup systems.  And now they have tried to implement one, they are getting strange system crashes (that would ultimately lead to a plane crash).

It's truly bizarre that the MAX's flight computers only look at one angle of attack sensor, when there are clearly two fitted to the aircraft...unless the other one only talks to the MCAS system...

In any event, it's clear to anyone with eyes and an engaged brain that the problem with the MAX isn't a software issue. The problem is with MCAS itself, or rather the reason it was put in in the first place. It's a hack job, pure and simple, because the alternative was to significantly modify the airframe (an FAA major mod), far better to develop some software (MCAS), sell it to the FAA as a minor mod that marginally improves flight characteristics and save a boatload of cash upfront.

Then blame the pilots when your flawed plane hits the deck.  ::)
An aircraft designer once suggested that all commercial flights should only be crewed by one pilot and an angry dog...

The pilot's sole purpose was to appease the noisy luggage passengers. The dog's only job was to bite the pilot every time they tried to touch any controls.

The point being, that automatic systems generally perform better if they are allowed to operate uninterrupted.

That said, they are only as good as the person who designed/programmed them... ::)
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Re: British airways
« Reply #27 on: 09 August 2019, 15:18:00 »

People should read Richard Brandon's first autobiography, after I read it I promised myself I'd avoid flying BA as much as possible. What they did to try and screw over Virgin Atlantic was staggering and shameful.

I agree. I was flying for BA at the time, and wrote to Colin Marshall expressing my disgust. Needless to say, the response was anodyne garbage. >:(
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Re: British airways
« Reply #28 on: 09 August 2019, 17:26:06 »

I read the book many years ago, and was also disgusted at their treatment of Branson. What Ive seen of him since has altered my view. I think its a great pity they didn't put him out of business permanently. I detest the grinning t wat.
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Re: British airways
« Reply #29 on: 09 August 2019, 18:26:25 »

When this is done badly, we end up with the 737Max.....
Turns out that the 737MAX didn't have (working) backup systems.  And now they have tried to implement one, they are getting strange system crashes (that would ultimately lead to a plane crash).

It's truly bizarre that the MAX's flight computers only look at one angle of attack sensor, when there are clearly two fitted to the aircraft...unless the other one only talks to the MCAS system...

In any event, it's clear to anyone with eyes and an engaged brain that the problem with the MAX isn't a software issue. The problem is with MCAS itself, or rather the reason it was put in in the first place. It's a hack job, pure and simple, because the alternative was to significantly modify the airframe (an FAA major mod), far better to develop some software (MCAS), sell it to the FAA as a minor mod that marginally improves flight characteristics and save a boatload of cash upfront.

Then blame the pilots when your flawed plane hits the deck.  ::)

The reason they didn't connect it to both AOA sensors is that there would then have to be a procedure for handling the scenario where the sensors disagree, meaning pilot retraining for the type, and $$$.

Best to just pummel a few hundred passengers into the ground instead.  :(
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