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by oldannyboy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 109
Views: 18389

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

LAX772LR wrote:
barney captain wrote:
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Damn, who's that on the right? ........they should put him in their promotional material! :-D


Wow, yeah, indeed...those biceps scream porn..!

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by oldannyboy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 36
Views: 7200

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

Just shows what you can do with third world corruption. :shakehead: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-42277070/the-luxurious-ghost-airport-in-one-of-the-world-s-poorest-countries But three years after it opened it is operating at only 4% of its capacity. Well, it's not a problem of just &qu...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 13495

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

All of those pilots should be fired immediately. They have to remember, they are paid to fly from point A to B. Politics and matters of Governmental action is NOT their experience and they have no right to intercede in extradition or expulsion matters. The Courts are where that is handled and just ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 5960

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

It was actually a very elegant and clean-looking livery. I also like the blue-top one, but never liked the stripes of the early livery.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 13495

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

All of those pilots should be fired immediately. They have to remember, they are paid to fly from point A to B. Politics and matters of Governmental action is NOT their experience and they have no right to intercede in extradition or expulsion matters. The Courts are where that is handled and just ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight attendant still working at 81
Replies: 48
Views: 10006

Re: AA Flight attendant still working at 81

I love the way some 'older people' age... happy, carefree, positive, outgoing, and never afraid of judgmental a@@holes! Personally I am more comfortable with the sweet, caring, empathic eyes of an older person than with the fidgety fingers of a 20something yo clutching a mobile phone who has no know...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin
Replies: 23
Views: 7644

Re: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin

Excellent news! The Scoot business model fits Berlin like a glove me thinks.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 12092

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

OMG, people just love to get offended by literally anything these day, and social media plays a big hand in this. I suppose it would help if people took themselves less seriously and tried to work on their sense of humour skills more.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils A350 First Class product
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils A350 First Class product

hi walls and a sliding private door sound very familiar. There's a particular North American airline that is using that very concept but on its business class seats. Lets see what the same people say about this first class seat that commented on the other business class seat.... Yep, we just knew y...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 4869

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Thanks for all the replies. Very informative. Very nice to see so many lovely people regularly practicing a little act of human kindness towards those who work in the industry. Nice! On a side note & on the "other hand" : it's always rather shocking to see so much suspicion, mistrust a...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 4869

Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Dear Friends, The other day I've witnessed for the first time a passenger giving a box of local delicatessen biscuits to the Purser of a flight, so that he could distribute these to all crew members for everybody to have a nice sweet bite during the flight. The Purser was clearly taken aback by the ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10366

Re: Joon and Air France

My two cents -and really, do take this for what it is- is that beyond all the froth and the PR spiel on the AF part, Joon is merely a lower cost 'shell operation' to operate some routes that are currently either very low yield, or loss making, or that do not really need the added "brand differe...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 15885

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

8 across, and quite comfortable, with good pitch. the LEVEL jets are really rather nice inside. The Premium section up-front is really cozy and spacious. So they might end up with the best Y cabin of all the airlines serving YUL-Paris route. Well, easily. At least in terms of personal space, and co...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 15885

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

. With 293 seats in Y, are the LEVEL's A332s configured with 8 seats per abreast? That's 40 seats less than TS, however they do have 9 more than them at the front. 8 across, and quite comfortable, with good pitch. the LEVEL jets are really rather nice inside. The Premium section up-front is really ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils the special Negaraku livery on its second Airbus A350-900
Replies: 30
Views: 10150

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils the special Negaraku livery on its second Airbus A350-900

Wow, what a lovely, graceful, elegant, colorful livery. It also blends well with the flowing lines of the A350. I really wish it could be adopted as "THE" MH livery. On a side note, I really like the idea of unity and brotherhood behind the Negaraku concept (Negaraku is actually the nation...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Classic Search
Replies: 12
Views: 2618

Re: B747 Classic Search

DABYT wrote:
Maybe Swissair?

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I think SR too... If you look at the uniforms and seat covers it looks like it actually is Swissair...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current operators of the L-1011
Replies: 14
Views: 4316

Re: Current operators of the L-1011

It's a shame that one of those RAF Tristars can't be put on show at the Royal Air Force museum at Cosford or donated to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford as both museums have connections with the RAF Tristars and it would be a good idea to keep at least one for future generations to admire. I so w...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2539

Re: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard

Good news that 8 have been recovered in “good condition”. Let’s hope the other 3 are also, and it was a controlled ditching hopefully. Odd there are so few details available. Having been a passenger in a C-2 (on and off the Reagan) I'm amazed that anyone survived. It's not an easy plane to exit. Yo...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 8523

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

Maybe BA will expand from LCY with new routes. Maybe they could fly to cities like BRU, LUX, CGN, MUC, HAM, OSL, CPH, ARN, MAD, BCN, etc. I expect perhaps some more Italian routes too, FCO/PSA perhaps? Looking at the current route map I would say there are still lots of destinations across Europe t...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does DHL service Pyongyang FNJ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Does DHL service Pyongyang FNJ?

DHL certainly delivers there - I regularly send work related documents there (Pyongyang), but I am not sure whether they have actual DHL staff in-situ..? maybe? I would assume they would simply use either ground transportation from mainland China, or the Air Koryo flights from Beijing.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline
Replies: 23
Views: 6414

Re: IB Sells 3 MD-80 Aircraft to Venezuelan Airline

The planes we are talking here about do not belong to IB anymore (even though they have basic IB colours), they belong to a leasing company (don´t know which ones). Either way, remind me again why IB ditched their iconic beautiful livery for Eurowhite and a bland, meaningless swoosh tail? Ahhh!!! :...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz CRJ-200 Painted to 2017 ACX Colours
Replies: 26
Views: 5863

Re: Jazz CRJ-200 Painted to 2017 ACX Colours

Wow. Looks very sharp. I think this livery brings out the best out of the little old CRJ200!

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China suspends FNJ
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Re: Air China suspends FNJ

It's actually surprising, and frankly quite worrying. It speaks heaps on the seriousness of the situation surrounding the current NK crisis. The fact that Air China (China is the main trade partner of NK) decides to halt services to Pyongyang is probably telling us that the otherwise regular stream ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 19
Views: 3251

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

Somon Air (SZ, Dushanbe) has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for the acquisition of one B787-8. According to a joint statement, the widebody jet will be delivered during the first quarter of 2018. A lot of questions are popping in my hea...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 19
Views: 3251

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

Somon Air (SZ, Dushanbe) has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for the acquisition of one B787-8. According to a joint statement, the widebody jet will be delivered during the first quarter of 2018. A lot of questions are popping in my hea...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2228

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

...just checking in to see if anyone remembers Paramount...they were the first UK operator of the MD-80, and they acquired some brand new examples. If I remember correctly they operated some pretty long flights.... Oh, yes! Four aircraft were operated and each MD-83 had a capacity of 165 seats. Par...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2228

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

...just checking in to see if anyone remembers Paramount...they were the first UK operator of the MD-80, and they acquired some brand new examples. If I remember correctly they operated some pretty long flights.... Just about remember them but it reminded me of something else. Transwede. ..I seem t...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2228

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

...just checking in to see if anyone remembers Paramount...they were the first UK operator of the MD-80, and they acquired some brand new examples. If I remember correctly they operated some pretty long flights....

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by oldannyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2228

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

For me in Germany the MD 80 is most associated with Aero Lloyd..... Same with me! The MD-83´s and MD-87´s allowed Aero Lloyd to expand their business dramatically and these aircraft shaped the image of Aero Lloyd up until the mid-1990s. And here I was, thinking I'm the only one who would always con...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2228

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

Austrian Airlines used their MD-87LR´s on services between Vienna to Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as for charter flights to the Maldives, India, the Canary Islands etc.. Wow, the Gulf countries, India and the Maldives... That was quite a stretch for such "little" aircraft, and that, even...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Re: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur

Interesting and surprising move. Aigle Azur have been quietly doing a very good job - and for a long time. Given the rumours about the commercial agreement with Corsair, and the fact that TUI wants to shed Corsair, who knows if Mr Neeleman could potentially buy the two, and combine ops under one sin...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3088

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

They are both old historical routes, and were (at least back in the day) solid performers for AZ. A lot of "premium leisure" pax from Italy to both Kenya and SA! I regularly flew AZ A300B4 to NBO via Jeddah! Ahh, the memories....

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana closes LIN "hub"
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Meridiana closes LIN "hub"

Wow.. shocking to see IG leave LIN.... The reason LIN is *still* to this day MUCH preferred by business/frequent flyers over MXP is simply because the connections to the latter are still weak...those 50 or so kilometres to Malpensa can pretty much be an insurmountable divide between flying and not f...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2228

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

Alitalia was the largest operator of the MD80 outside of the US with a total of 90 examples received between the early 80s and 1996. I have flown on them on several occasions. The best flights were on the first rows, so far away from the engines that the only noise was coming from the wind. There u...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2228

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

Alitalia, SAS, Swissair... iconic operators of one of the most iconic bird!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 14102

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

Much to soon to say anything at all. let's just wait and see.

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by oldannyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA stewardess sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit
Replies: 17
Views: 4665

Re: BA stewardess sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit

Not sure how she got into "her dream job" without realizing that incidents and accidents are an evident likelihood, just like in any other job that entails the mere act of leaving the security of your own home... Electing to fly as a F/A necessitates the taking on of lots of responsibiliti...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?

Sorry for digressing.... Can someone please enlighten me if the first batch of MD-80s (DC-9/80) would have had the 'old' DC-9/51 interiors, or the new panels/enlarged bins/flat ceiling of the later MD-80s?? Thanks for your patience and insight! Daniel Old interiors. Oh wow! I thought so, but wasn't...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered
Replies: 20
Views: 4404

Re: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered

I still love the clean lines of the ARJ-21 tho'.... I mean, of the 717...sorry, of the DC-9 I mean...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?

Sorry for digressing.... Can someone please enlighten me if the first batch of MD-80s (DC-9/80) would have had the 'old' DC-9/51 interiors, or the new panels/enlarged bins/flat ceiling of the later MD-80s??
Thanks for your patience and insight!
Daniel

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 58
Views: 5617

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

Please, let the dead sleep.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian CAO releases their final report into the Aria Air IL62 overrun - crew error
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Iranian CAO releases their final report into the Aria Air IL62 overrun - crew error

Besides the tragic loss of life, I am very sorry for how this accident was the final nail in the coffin for 'soviet types' operations in Iran, and in general for tarnishing the reputation of such a splendid aircraft.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo looking for MD 11 replacement; would be interested in A359F, if realized
Replies: 14
Views: 2634

Re: LH Cargo interested in A359F

Mmm...something doesn't add up here. My two cents: 1) Their MD-11s are not that old, and certainly still very good for cargo runs 2) The A359F is a big 'IF' to say the least...especially with the MTOW mentioned above 3) Airbus got burned with the A330F programme.. 4) The excellent 777F is readily av...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Re: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue

Catch 22 syndrome. You charge little to attract business, but then your low charges are not nearly sufficient to support the cost of the operation... Meanwhile your number one client goes to the competition...
Am I the only one seeing a big business park and lots of homes in the crystal ball?

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by oldannyboy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 98
Views: 17059

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I like it. Looks clean, crisp, professional. It's even colourful enough not to be too eurowhite-ish... Even the font is nice (not too sure about transat lower case, but, there you go.. ). Yes, silver engines would have looked good though..

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: J41 in Full Flybe Livery
Replies: 7
Views: 2247

Re: J41 in Full Flybe Livery

Between insisting on Loganair fleet be purpled only a year ago, falling out of love with each other, getting into bed with Eastern and some poor financial figures; you have to wonder what kind of world Flybe execs continue to live in ? Today at GLA I observed a Loganair Twin Otter in Flybe livery, ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?
Replies: 63
Views: 7707

Re: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?

Not much you can do to "make an airport grow" in actual fact. There is only so much growth that can be stimulated -and often with costly, debatable and unfeasible (in the long run) artificial subsidies and gimmicks. I mean, if the customer base is not there, it's not there. Pax numbers can...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 24924

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

Question: I might be wrong, but is this not the exact same J seat (the"upgrade") that was showcased about one year ago for the newly delivered 773s???

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 24924

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

Agree with most of the posts here: F is amazing, J a big let-down. C'mon, 7 across in 2017...really? :-( Y is not too impressive either. The seats look thin, and the colours are a bit bland... they remind of FlyDubai. I really like their usual thick sandy-pinky Y seats. I am normally a big EK fan, b...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR set to announce LGW ( again..) ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Re: QR set to announce LGW ( again..) ?

I'm sure they could easily make a daily Gatters run work, esp on a smaller jet.

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