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    by Published on 29th January 2014 12:01 PM     Number of Views: 1425 
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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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    mannej

    Re: Downgraded from Business Class.

    I would disagree, as overbooking stories on any airline let alone QF are very rare on AFF.

    There are some strong views advocating against QF here, but I do feel that PF has sensibly presented a...

    mannej Today, 01:52 AM Go to last post
    AustraliaPoochie

    Re: Paying for a MR to keep VA PS or QF PS?

    I have 15xx worth of SCs, about 20% towards LTS, so long way to go.
    7000, ouch.
    Paying the $300 for the Lounge membership as a VA PS, first year, and then pay the full rate as VA NR, in the end,...

    AustraliaPoochie Today, 01:48 AM Go to last post
    ninja-tim

    Re: Suites savers now available

    Could never eat that much in one seating.
    The first lounge wasn't that great. Not much service when we entered, not until more people started coming in. Only had most chandon on hand there. Didn't...

    ninja-tim Today, 01:33 AM Go to last post
    UpInTheAir:)

    Re: Downgraded from Business Class.

    Yes.. when did Qantas first become aware of this "overbooking"? Was it an accumulation of delayed/ cancelled flights? And if so, Qantas has everyone's mobile number.. maybe an sms 24hrs in advance to...

    UpInTheAir:) Today, 01:32 AM Go to last post
    JohnM

    Re: 24 plus 4 into 32 does go

    Did you arrive in Roma Centrale? If so, any reason why you didn't take the train from there straight to FCO? It's the simplest way.

    JohnM Today, 12:54 AM Go to last post
    JohnM

    Re: 24 plus 4 into 32 does go

    Hmmmn, I've always felt that the hands on David (and many - if not all - other statues around Firenze, a place I have visited many times) are out of proportion to other elements of their anatomy. ...

    JohnM Today, 12:50 AM Go to last post
    UpInTheAir:)

    Re: The view from my "office"

    I wonder if they are going to Shepparton...

    UpInTheAir:) Today, 12:37 AM Go to last post
    JohnK

    Re: Hotels.com works for me

    Personally I struggle to see value in paying ~$350/night for a bed in a hotel room.

    And that is alot of Hhonors points requiring ~USD3,000 spend to earn those points. Or unless you are earning...

    JohnK Today, 12:23 AM Go to last post
    Cossie

    When is a BA flight not a BA flight?

    Booked a flight through the BA website from Gatwick to Barcelona, BA2049, picked this flight as it suited my situation best.

    Web page did say it was going to be on a Vueling flight, but as I had a...

    Cossie Today, 12:12 AM Go to last post
    N860CR

    Re: Downgraded from Business Class.

    Not entirely relevant to this thread, but no Qantas EBA has provisions for confirmed seats in the highest available cabin for leisure travel.

    N860CR Yesterday, 11:55 PM Go to last post
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