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by OA940
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?

They should focus on the MoM before they lose any more major orders when there's clearly a humonngus base for it.

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by OA940
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 8157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

So RAM are going back to the old scheme? I wish they would go full out with the new one. Especially on these brand new birds

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by OA940
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 490
Views: 77742

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

OK so apparently KLM is an LCC? And QR, EY, SQ, etc?

But the livery itself is pretty nice. It may be unoriginal, but it's a good way to rebrand. Definitely leagues above Austrian and LH...

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by OA940
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 490
Views: 77742

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I like it. The two shades give it a more exctiting look (LH should write this down). But I feel like the titles could use a more modern font and a larger size and the shamrock could be enlarged a little as well.

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by OA940
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Chinese airline will order A330neo first?
Replies: 42
Views: 4762

Re: Which Chinese airline will order A330neo first?

I really doubt they'll order the 797, at least as a replacement for the A330s. It will most definitely have lower capacity, and at the rate that the Chinese and Asian market is growing it would be pretty backwards to order the 797, unless they wanna replace 737/A320 family members with it. I suspect...

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by OA940
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Porter lounge @ YOW closed
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: Porter lounge @ YOW closed

It's too bad they were not given the green light to grow YTZ with jets. Since they can't grow their revenues they have to cuts costs that's just business... PD has been mediocre at best for some time this is going to continue that trend. I've only heard good things about Porter, especially in terms...

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by OA940
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 15
Views: 2727

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

I can only imagine such business model to work well in former Yugoslavia area where low cost options are limited and national carriers make heavy losses. Low cost options limited in former Yugoslavia? Wizzair holds a very strong footprint in that area and other LCCs like EasyJet and Ryanair serve i...

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by OA940
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 21989

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

A350 Landor, BOAC 787-10 and BEA A321neo? Pretty solid combo imo. Maybe a BCal too but I doubt they will.

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by OA940
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 76
Views: 17549

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

Not meaning to critisize anyone here, this is a genuine question, but how exactly can you confuse two airports, especially when one is tiny?

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by OA940
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 490
Views: 77742

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I don't get why people hate this so much. Tbh the only problem I see is the font (and its size for christ's sake make it a bit bigger) and the shamrock. But overall it's a good enough design, and in my (very controversial) opinion, a major improvement over the abomination that flies today I agree w...

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by OA940
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 490
Views: 77742

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I don't get why people hate this so much. Tbh the only problem I see is the font (and its size for christ's sake make it a bit bigger) and the shamrock. But overall it's a good enough design, and in my (very controversial) opinion, a major improvement over the abomination that flies today

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by OA940
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 4014

Re: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

How much are they losing? Is it really that much? Couldn't they place a single order for the replacements of SN's and LX's A330s and OS's 767s and 777s as a single type?

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by OA940
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 17019

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Fleet commonality, the probable incredible deal they'll get for it and quick deliveries make the 338 have a big chance here, however the 788 is tried and tested in the aviation market, and they have DY to see how well it can perform for an LCC. This will be interesting

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by OA940
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy pulls out of Bangkok
Replies: 12
Views: 3362

Re: Air Italy pulls out of Bangkok

Where will that A330 go? Will it be used for one of the new routes? Or are we about to see yet another route announcement from IG?

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by OA940
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 56
Views: 4937

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

The block out a lot of foreign countries. Can't get in from Greece as well, and I've tried to on multiple occasions. I mean if they wanna miss out on customers...

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by OA940
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 52
Views: 10668

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

Sorry to drift off-topic, but what is Greece Airways? I can't seem to find anything online...

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by OA940
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti revised livery
Replies: 27
Views: 4013

Re: Air Dolomiti revised livery

At least make the titles a little bigger...

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by OA940
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22829

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

OH YES! Congrats to both Airbus and DL for this order. It's great to see more A220s being ordered, though I wish they kept more -100s. Personally I don't think the -300 will be necessarily used to replace A319s. I think that they may configure it in a way that bridges the gap between the 717/221 and...

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by OA940
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 104
Views: 14057

Re: 787 family future prospects

The 78J will mostly sell in Asia as A330s and 777s age. It's the best plane for there. America is probably pro-Boeing but I wouldn't be surprised to see someone like AC order a few A330neos for their European network. Airbus would also probably make a hell of a deal for the neo. In Europe it's real...

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by OA940
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 104
Views: 14057

Re: 787 family future prospects

The 78J will mostly sell in Asia as A330s and 777s age. It's the best plane for there. America is probably pro-Boeing but I wouldn't be surprised to see someone like AC order a few A330neos for their European network. Airbus would also probably make a hell of a deal for the neo. In Europe it's reall...

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by OA940
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16931

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Their model is based entirely on point-point flights, and the A220 is a plane that works very well on point-point flights.

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by OA940
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 232
Views: 32345

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

The 777X was built to be a long-term plane. As 77W's reach 15-20 years of age in mass that's when the orders will start piling on. Most Asian operators of the 77W will probably take the 777X as well, seeing the rate of their growth. Airlines at slot-constricted airports like BA or AF will also proba...

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by OA940
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 23671

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

EK's first (a 35K by the way) is being built right now as far as I know, so I assume they'll take theirs in 2019. Definitely will be an interesting year for the A350! EK???? I think he meant EY. EK's first (a 35K by the way) is being built right now as far as I know Now that would be newsworthy! :w...

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by OA940
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 23671

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Quite a number of airlines will be receiving their first A350's this year: British Airways Air France Japan Airlines China Southern SAS Virgin Atlantic evelop! Turkish Airlines (?) Aeroflot (?) Eithad (?) EK's first (a 35K by the way) is being built right now as far as I know, so I assume they'll t...

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by OA940
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 11252

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

To some extent, it's also about protecting flights from smaller destinations to LGA. You can be sure that flights to places like Chattanooga or Des Moines or Dayton or Ottawa would be dropped pretty quickly if airlines could replace them with 321s to LAX and SFO. Whether that's good public policy i...

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by OA940
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

Well congrats to them for honoring the fares. A crapload of people took advantage of them, and it's great to see they won't cancel them. What a great way to start the year!

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by OA940
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13168

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Not all airports have curfews. ATH for example, and I've taken a few of its 3am flights as well. The same logic that applies to these flights also applies to 5 or 6am flights as well though. In my experience, these flights work because they are the cheapest of the day usually. Otherwise some people ...

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by OA940
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways (JP) signs LOI for 15 Superjets
Replies: 32
Views: 6706

Re: Adria Airways (JP) signs LOI for 15 Superjets

It's not a bad aircraft itself. The parts issue has killed it. If they get that figured out they could actually have a sound aircraft

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by OA940
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6091

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

Look. The topic of comfort on these is higly subjective and up to each individual. I have heard both good and bad things about the exact same seat. Personally I've never had any discomfort on slimline seats (though I've only flown about 1h flights). I'm about to take my first FR flight as well late ...

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by OA940
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 17320

Re: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft

Yup, damn those engines on all those DC-9s 737-100/200s 707s, DC-8s, 747s, 767s,757s, 727s, Mercure, all the fighter jets powered by the J-57 and variants! Something about all those radial engines like the R-2800 in the Corsair, Thunderbolt, Bearcat, hellcat, tigercat, And the R-4360 on the B-36, c...

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by OA940
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3537

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

Or we could just hire John McClane

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by OA940
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 94
Views: 20489

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

As of now there are no plans to replace the A321s. I read somewhere (can't remember where; it was years ago, definitely over a year before their first MAX delivery) that they were gonna take up the MAX 9 to complement the A321, not replace it, because it was new. Besides it can't match it in capacit...

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by OA940
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 37
Views: 7756

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

res77W wrote:
ABEguy wrote:
Is a 321neo longer than the 321? Looks like they’re stuffing quite a few more seats into the neo.


New ACF configuration eliminates the doors L2/R2. This enables more seats.

-Rowen


Plus they're cutting down on the pitch (-1 inch in MC and F so that would offer up an extra row or two)

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by OA940
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moonflower: what's the purpose?
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Moonflower: what's the purpose?

From what I understand this is a subsidiary of Neos that currently flies some of its 767s. I have been able to find precisely no information about this airline. What point is there in it? Because I literally see no reason for its existence.

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by OA940
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BCS1 99XX Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: DL BCS1 99XX Flights

Familiarization. Just like what they did with the A350 before they put it into service.

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by OA940
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 83
Views: 19542

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

Think about it. EK has a HUMONGUS connecting business. They fly to tons of secondary cities, and offer relatively competitive prices for their flights. They have the reputation which most definitely helps them. And to be honest they have earned it. Sure their Business Class on the 777 is outdated, b...

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by OA940
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 10220

Re: A350 Sharklets

Does the -1000 have the new winglets? It doesn't seem like it from pics but I'm not sure

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by OA940
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13401

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

upperdeckfan wrote:
Reminds me of the Avianca A320 fiasco...


Excuse my ignorance, but what happened with the Avianca A320s?

Back to the topic, I'm willing to bet they don't succeed, and that's even if they take delivery of any of these MAXs in the first place

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by OA940
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68014

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Sussex Police have now said use of firearms to bring drones down is now "within our suite of tactical options available going forward " Wow, and it only took a day to get all the required sign offs. I very much doubt this was the case. Well I mean on one hand considering the potential con...

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by OA940
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 109
Views: 9732

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

TYO would be the best chance they have. It's the closest to MIA (doable with a 788 with a standard payload) and JAL/AA would do wonders together. Plus AA's Latin American connections would attract even more passengers. I could see it happening in the next few years tbh.

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by OA940
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD
Replies: 36
Views: 4412

Re: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD

I am surprised they don't start BOS before ORD or YYZ. They definitely need to expand in the short-haul sector. Add flights to Greece, Spain, France, the UK, etc. if they wanna have any hope of competing with AZ and U2. With QR's help they can shape their network at this rate but IMO these MAXs can...

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by OA940
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD
Replies: 36
Views: 4412

Re: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD

They're expanding too fast and don't have a solid short haul feeder network. If I were them, I would set up a short haul network before adding more long haul. Otherwise there's no way they can fill those long haul flights in a profitable way. Feeder operations can either be done internally or outso...

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by OA940
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 11811

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

I read the title and laughed for a good 3 minutes so thank you

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by OA940
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair looking at India flights in W19
Replies: 34
Views: 3913

Re: Icelandair looking at India flights in W19

I get LAX, but DEL is a lower-yielding market. They should look at other places before that, like DXB or TLV. Also what is the possibility of them starting up flights to eastern Asia, like TYO, PEK, ICN or SIN?

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by OA940
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47524

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

This man is basically the best at startups and turnarounds when it comes to airlines and people still doubt him :lol:

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by OA940
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68899

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

NZ321 wrote:
What about EWR-AKL?


That's very likely . It's about the same length as IAH-SYD and shorter than PER-LON, and has to deal with less East-West winds. There's enough demand to support the route as well. While there would be other more ''wow'' places, AKL seems the most likely

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by OA940
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9
Replies: 21
Views: 4993

Re: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9

I love it! It's something truly unique, and it helps differentiate them compared to their 788 cabins, which had their unique elements but were more commonly decorated

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by OA940
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes
Replies: 36
Views: 7141

Re: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes

For the millionth time, Aegean has repeatedly stated they're not interested in long haul. The closest thing you're gonna get is the A321LR if they even choose to order it, which itself doesn't seem all that likely

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by OA940
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy question(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2556

Re: Air Italy question(s)

Are they gonna face any problems in the US? I heard that a couple of days ago several senators signed a letter about them and their ties to QR (because of course they did), though I'm not sure what it's about specifically. How likely is it that there will be measures regarding their expansion in th...

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by OA940
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy question(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2556

Air Italy question(s)

The announcement of MXP-LAX/SFO got me thinking about Air Italy's expansion and future plans First of all a lot of people seem to love their product, at least on the A330. They have insane cheap fares which is great for us, but I have to wonder, especially on the European routes with the MAX, are 60...

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