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    by Published on 29th January 2014 11:01 AM     Number of Views: 1037 
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    Whether you fly frequently or once in a blue moon, sometimes there are things happening that you would like to know more about, or simply know why?

    Why do I hear a dog barking on my Jetstar A320 flights as we taxi out?

    I had a night flight last night and noticed the captain during the night put on the landing lights for short periods as we were cruising, why would they do that?

    On an Airbus A330, why do the Exit lights only come on near the ground and what activates them?

    Sometimes we are waiting for take off for a long time with no apparent landing aircraft in the way, why?

    Why should you not put on Pyjamas before takeoff?

    With our Ask the Pilot thread passing the half a million views mark recently, such questions are common, but what might surprise you is the answers. Here on AFF we are lucky to have a group of professionals who volunteer to answer your questions, including our resident Qantas A380 Captain, JB747, supported by other pilots and aviation professionals including former military, commercial and helicopter pilots as well as Air Traffic Controllers and engineers.

    As with all topics on AFF, we encourage active participation in an open and respectful way, however given the nature of the subject material, there are some extra rules when it comes to answers
    As this is an "ask the pilot" thread, we ask that non-pilot members refrain from answering questions that have been directed to pilots until the pilots members have had a good opportunity to answer the question (i.e. at least 7 days). Posts contrary to this request or discussions that get too far off topic may be removed or moved to a more appropriate thread or forum so we can retain order and respect in this thread.
    So if your wondering what the holes under the wing are on an A380, whats better 4 engines or 2 or even do both pilots get the same meals, don't be afraid to ask the pilot! No question is a silly question, and a smart traveller is an informed traveller.

    We also have a thread for asking cabin crew questions regarding their roles.

    Please keep in mind that all our members including our resident experts have busy lives and volunteer their time, so there may be delays in responses.

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    Febs

    Re: Feeling the Cathay Pacific Love

    Echoes my experiences in February SYD-HKG-DEL (two upgrades), for both myself (WP) and my wife (NB)! It was much appreciated. :)

    Cheers,
    - Febs.

    Febs Today, 08:43 PM Go to last post
    MrHyde

    Re: Best and worst boarding pass designs?

    That Norwegian one looks like it was printed on a blank sheet of paper, instead of a pre-printed template paper. That could explain why there is absolutely no standard text on it.

    MrHyde Today, 08:42 PM Go to last post
    lovestotravel

    Re: Uber comes to Australia

    Used Uber in Melbourne about 20 times now over the past 6 or so months.

    Mostly great experiences but a few duds, still beats a taxi in 99% of cases though, the worst experiences

    1. Manic driver...

    lovestotravel Today, 08:38 PM Go to last post
    Craig. Pp

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    Craig. Pp Today, 08:36 PM Go to last post
    Melburnian1

    Re: HKG new lounge open

    The Australian and NZ 'Type I' plug (socket) is also found in mainland China, which although only one nation happens to be the world's most populous.

    Melburnian1 Today, 08:34 PM Go to last post
    tgh

    Re: Uber comes to Australia

    My son uses them in 'frisco , and after a bit of a registration hiccup with my 'Oz phone # , we also used the service.
    So much tidier and easier than a cab , even when the costs are higher.. at...

    tgh Today, 08:27 PM Go to last post
    anat0l

    Re: HKG new lounge open

    Sure, but can you really expect that everywhere you go overseas?

    Australia and New Zealand are really freaks in this regard. There is almost no other country in the world which uses our plug type....

    anat0l Today, 08:22 PM Go to last post
    Spizz

    Re: Suites savers now available

    Agreed. Even if its the updated F product on the 777-300ER, which I hope it is, it ain't no Suites. So do I keep the same late afternoon flight out of MEL on the 777 with hopefully the new F product,...

    Spizz Today, 08:15 PM Go to last post
    lovestotravel

    Re: Suites savers now available

    Yep seems to be the case! I was expecting SQ to pull the A380 from MEL AGAIN :(

    Not happy at all as I have a Feb booking as well in Suites MEL-SIN-LHR-SIN-MEL

    At least it's a 777-300ER and not...

    lovestotravel Today, 08:09 PM Go to last post
    knasty

    Re: Can someone please check with AA redemption strategy

    Hi Anna,

    Welcome to the wonderful world of AA redemptions...

    1. Fine.
    2. No
    3. Believe so
    4. No
    5. Join Asia Miles or BA or use QFF to see CX availability. With small caveats if you can see...

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