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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 48
Views: 6060

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

The Project Sunrise birds would be perfect for nonstop PER-LAX too.

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4503

Re: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights

SAN, if not LGW 787 nonstop, something like CDG/ORY/AMS-YUL-SAN with the 737/A321LR, which would make them the only airline serving Paris and/or Amsterdam direct and Montreal nonstop.

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 20
Views: 6868

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

Narrow seats, tinted windows. I can tolerate the seats, it's the tinted windows that make the 787 the plane to avoid at all costs, the crew-override dimming feature is the worst. Fortunately I have no plans to fly them or any 787 operator in the near future. IMO, that's a really lame reason not to ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6023

Re: Windows in the 787

Haven't flown on a 787 yet, but I would be very unhappy if I paid for a window seat only for someone to decide that I shouldn't be able to enjoy the views. That's the point of the 787, you still can. On a 787 flight with VS I dimmed the window all the way down, and while it goes exceptionally dark ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 20
Views: 6868

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

It's a real pity they went with the 787 though. I will happily continue to fly with them in the future, but not on long haul. Umm.. why? Narrow seats, tinted windows. I can tolerate the seats, it's the tinted windows that make the 787 the plane to avoid at all costs, the crew-override dimming featu...

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6023

Re: Windows in the 787

The 787 is my least favorite airliner of all time because of its windows, they're absolutely the worst! Pax like yours truly who just love to enjoy the views are left with zero control over their windows due to the crew-override feature and nervous flyers get terrified 'cause they can still see outs...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12045

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Not bad at all, as others have said it's much better than many major airlines and very fitting for a LCC. Well done SY!

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 37
Views: 6998

Re: No A380 for KLM?

In addition to all the reasons already mentioned, KLM doesn't seem to be a big fan of Airbus. If it wasn't for AF, I don't think they would've ordered the A350 either, and they only ordered 7! The last new airline to order was ANA in 2016 for 3. Very few new airlines in last 10 years. Current backlo...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the 787-10?
Replies: 21
Views: 4207

Re: Air Canada and the 787-10?

pabloeing wrote:
78X will be the king in the atlantic....only need a few years


Which is depressing news for window seat fiends like yours truly! Imagine flying over Greenland with the stupid dimming windows forced shut by the crew. :mad:

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4939

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Since many European carriers fly to BEY, why can't AC/RV fly YUL-BEY? With connections throughout North America from YUL, they should have no problem filling a 788/767, there's a significant Lebanese diaspora in the US, Canada and even Mexico. With Trump in office? Never. And remember the US does wh...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3837

Re: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?

SIN-ICN-SAN, fellow Star Alliance member OZ, can offer many connections throughout Asia.

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 17554

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

I'm thinking it could be more along the lines of 321's for the 350's. Especially since the scuttlebutt is UA not particularly impressed with the 350 and where it would fit in their fleet. Your thinking is wrong my friend! You think the A350 has no place in United's fleet, really? Did the little bir...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17882

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

Looks like Airbus is off to a great start! Just joking, I honestly expected this as this route just made much more sense for GF. Keeps the fleet simple and honestly that aircraft size really isn’t needed for them. The CSeries was just perfect for GF, a very capable airliner that's small enough to a...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 12113

Re: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

I think Airbus need to sharpen their pencils and get their chequebook out. It is clear the market has spoken and I say that as an Airbus fan. Presumably a clean sheet or A350 derived A330 replacement in 6 years would beat the 787 performance numbers and capture the market for the 1st generation and...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13776

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

Good luck! I'd like to see their Canada flights continue to the US to some underserved markets if they have the traffic rights, on top of my wishlist is London/Paris/Ireland-Toronto/Montreal-San Diego.

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12492

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

"A pilot was taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport after fears were raised he was drunk. The British Airways flight to Mauritius on Thursday was delayed and the pilot replaced, BA said. " http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42759124 Thank goodness. Classic journalism in action. ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15290

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I already avoid the 787 for its windows, I will stay away from windowless aircraft as well. But doesn't the 787 have larger windows than most widebody aircraft? If it's a window that you want than I don't think the 787 is the type of aircraft to stay away from. It absolutely is! I've been fortunate...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed May 30, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4766

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God" There's no two ways to interpret it, is there?! Actually, there is. I'm guessing 90%+ of people who read that phrase have no idea what it ACTUALLY means, and believe it's a meta...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed May 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4766

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

To describe anyone who falls for these slimeballs as utterly stupid would be a huge understatement. Jesus preached humility. This guy is a Snake Oil Salesman. Only difference is he sells religion. Shameless preying on the vulnerable. :checkmark: Exactly, I wonder what these Televangelists think when...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue May 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 46727

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

It would certainly be wonderful if that r/t by AF (in November?) is some sort of test or trial for the carrier that is seriously considering regular service here, wouldn't it? But I don't know that that's the case. That may just be a one-off event and nothing will come to it. (Note that I did put A...

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri May 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3160

Re: Shades drawn

Well, at least as far as windows go, at least Airbus didn't carry on that dumb idea into the A350 (at least I don't think they have yet?) :checkmark: I hope we'll never find the e-tint windows on any future airliner, the fact that the 777X won't have them is a great sign. That's my only pet peeve a...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue May 15, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 46727

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

The stripping for A359/1000s is certainly intriguing. Do you suppose someone knows something that we don't?! Or is just wishful thinking... bb Perhaps DL may send an A350 our way, or LH may start using them here when they phase out the A343? I hope so but I doubt it, it doesn't make sense for DL to...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sun May 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3160

Re: Shades drawn

There's no shortage of stupid folks in the world, the last thing I want to do is use the IFE while overflying a beautiful/interesting landscape. I've heard stories on this forum of people flying on a 787, and the windows are automatically dimmed during takeoff/landing and passengers can't control it...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu May 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30963

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

I doubt the OP understands that panels need to be slightly loose. It's a necessity of airliner construction. They need that bit of ability to move as the cabin flexes under changing loads. That's also why the baggage bins actually float rather than have hard bolting points. They run on rails that a...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12743

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

WOW! I thought we'd see WOW in SAN before their expansion eastward. He also states that their fleet now consists of 24 planes but he estimates that it could double in the next couple of years as well. Hopefully a big A330neo top up order, including some A338s. Is KEF in a good geographical location ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39894

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

The 3x3x3 seating is not from Boeing. That is the airline flying the aircraft. I've flown a 787 and 330. Both were comfortable, but the 787 makes for a much more enjoyable flying experience for me. More enjoyable, huh?! The ONLY thing I enjoy about flying is looking at the beauty of planet Earth, t...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39894

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Substitute any Airbus in your comment, and 1/2 the people will agree. There's nothing wrong with the 787 and it's sales seem to reflect that. The dimmable windows are 'wrong' (when the crew darkens them while you want to look out the window when flying above Greenland for example) and the 3-3-3 sea...

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39894

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Another huge win for the Dreamliner coming? I kinda hope not. TBH I really get sick of the 787. Too many of them flying around and they're way too over hyped. I've been on them heaps of times and don't really notice a difference between them and other aircraft, or anything they've been advertising ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 7017

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

What I'd love to turn on and off at will onboard the 787 is the stupid window e-tint, marveling at the beauty of planet Earth is my #1 IFE and the 787's window dimmers allow the crew to "close" my window whenever they want. :mad: I hope the 777X/future Boeings won't feature this gimmick. ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 7017

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

Another new feature is the “Do not disturb” button on the armrest, which passengers can turn on and off at will. What I'd love to turn on and off at will onboard the 787 is the stupid window e-tint, marveling at the beauty of planet Earth is my #1 IFE and the 787's window dimmers allow the crew to ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8176

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

cf6ppe wrote:
L0VE2FLY wrote:
:rotfl: You're joking, right?! I assumed you were a 12 years old kid who just stumbled upon the Caravelle's Wikipedia page then I noticed you joined airliners.net 12 years ago!


LOVE2FLY,
To whom were you addressing the above quoted comment..??


The OP of course, whom else?

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8176

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

:rotfl: You're joking, right?! I assumed you were a 12 years old kid who just stumbled upon the Caravelle's Wikipedia page then I noticed you joined airliners.net 12 years ago!

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25109

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

What a disappointment! Their current livery is a million times better. What's wrong with airlines replacing great/perfectly good liveries with boring and uninspired ones? AY, JL, MU, AC, LH, and now GF, let's hope RJ, SU & TN won't join the club. 3-3-3, what a way to convert a nice looking plane...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 55475

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Au contraire, big time QF fan. When I was a kid, I always said that QF is my favorite airline even though I've only flown them once. Not so much of a fan of the current QF management though and not a fan of seeing QF being in permanent restructuring, shrinking in size year after year, putting 9 abr...

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 55475

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Since you guys are comparing the 777X to the A350, I have a question for you, how does the CASM of a 10-abreast 779/778 compares to that of a 9-abreast A35K, provided both aircraft have the same configurations, all Y, 70% Y 30% J, etc...

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?
Replies: 31
Views: 4476

Re: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?

Speaking of fuel, how do airliner's fuel tanks look like? Are they all made of aluminum? I read on another thread that some old airliners used bladder-type fuel tanks. As far as this situation goes, the fuel is drained and can be used for diesel powered vehicles, as heating oi or sold to scrap fuel ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11483

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Who would've thought they'd start AUS before SAN?! I'm still hopeful though, with their ambitious expansion plan we should see them in SAN in the not so distant future. I think you are going to have to accept that the international services from SAT ARare going to be limited to Mexico and AC's flig...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 104
Views: 25010

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Great for economy class passengers. Personally I think 2-4-2 seating is always better than 3-3-3. And normal window shades instead of annoying dimmable ones. :checkmark: I'd take the A330/767 over the 787 any day, if you enjoy looking out the window the 787 is the airliner you should always avoid u...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown
Replies: 45
Views: 3832

Re: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown

SAN-PSP, perfect route for an E-Jet or Q400.

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11483

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Mortyman wrote:
They can always switch to one of their Boeing 787-8's ;-)


Do they operate 788s out of LGW? Norwegian Air UK only have 789s.

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11483

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

For large markets like LON-SFO/OAK, ORD or JFK/EWR, it is easy to see that Norwegian will be able to claim a slice of the market and, given their low prices, generate some fresh demand. But AUS, is it really sustainable? I have my doubts. :checkmark: The 789 is too big for AUS considering BA is alr...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13897

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

By your definition then, there's precisely no TPAC route that isn't payload restricted, as all these routes require kicking off cargo for more fuel. It's more likely that NZ's more dense 789s (~300 seats vs 236 for QF) represents a good amount of blocked seats to fly AKL-EWR... There's plenty of TP...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13897

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

Air New Zealand is years away from flying the 777X/A350, EWR-AKL should be doable with the 789 considering the size of NYC market and the convenient connections available at both ends. PER-LHR DOES NOT have payload restrictions!!! There are NO seats blocked for range reasons, 20 seats have been bloc...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11483

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Norwegian should consider flights to the US via Canada with 5th freedom rights, e.g. LGW/CDG-YYZ/YUL-SAN, it shouldn't be hard to fill a 737 on such a flight especially in the high season, the only hindrance I can think of are the high airport fees in Canada. Who would've thought they'd start AUS be...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11483

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Who would've thought they'd start AUS before SAN?! I'm still hopeful though, with their ambitious expansion plan we should see them in SAN in the not so distant future.

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 104
Views: 25010

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Great for economy class passengers. Personally I think 2-4-2 seating is always better than 3-3-3. And normal window shades instead of annoying dimmable ones. :checkmark: I'd take the A330/767 over the 787 any day, if you enjoy looking out the window the 787 is the airliner you should always avoid u...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.
Replies: 33
Views: 6029

Re: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.

I wonder how long before Norwegian starts flying to South Africa?

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97636

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

[..] The 787 is my least favorite airliner and will remain so until Boeing offers the traditional window shades as an option, I absolutely despise the stupid e-tint windows. :mad: Great! We agree that this airframe is a bucket of bolts and/or a non-innovation. Nobody said that, it's only the stupid...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97636

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

All I know is if I'm going to Hawaii in a few years, I know I want to take a HA 787. Congrizats to Boeing. Why is that? I would much rather be on any Airbus widebody. An unintended problem for the 787 is they are TOO QUIET! I would much rather hear the ROAR of the engines to drown out things I don'...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97636

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A330neo's?

And Currently, both A321neos are grounded due to the PW Engine issue which probably makes Hawaiian very frustrated with Airbus currently. Yeah, you're right! :silly: Hawaiian is as frustrated with Airbus as Virgin Atlantic & Air New Zealand are frustrated with Boeing due to the 787 engine probl...

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