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by Draken21fx
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 7778

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

Strange this thread has not been updated with these news: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/25/eu-russia-and-china-join-forces-to-dodge-iran-sanctions.html I guess business with Iran is quite profitable. Although I do understand how the EU plans to execute the plan my question is if that would affect Air...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 49075

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

If my memory is correct, Spain had the EU mandate that Gibraltar had to be resolved before any Brexit Deal, will the EU then sanction a Gibraltar deal while Brexit is unresolved? Not exactly resolved... The EU gave Spain a veto the rumors say: https://www.businessinsider.com/leaked-eu-guidelines-sp...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9948

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

[/troll mode on] Shouldn't that be under Military Aviation? [/troll mode off] The Be-200 is a beautiful plane indeed, may be good for California, but I think it had some issues in the Med when it was leased due to its size. Why is the US not looking at this? https://i1.wp.com/www.stratpost.com/wp-co...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Re: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.

Hmmm...this could cost them a rather hefty GDPR fine as well and just to remind you that those can reach 4% annual global turnover (although I dont think we will see that much in this case). Just to remind to our friends from the other side of the pond (and not only) what is GDPR. Here is an article...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKG Proposed new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 4912

Re: SKG Proposed new routes

Chalkidiki is beautiful and full of foreign tourists and real estate ownership. Many Russian, Moldovan, Macedonian, Bulgarian license plates. Great potential for another great tourism destination. Indeed and relatively undiscovered for ppl outside the Balkans and East Europe... Another issue in SKG...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One in Colombia?
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Air Force One in Colombia?

Spotted the USA 747 at the Bogotà airport this morning, out by the hangars with the military aircraft. Is this real deal? Or an older version getting service/repurposing? (Just joined, don’t know how to post photo on mobile) As an additional point, the callsign Air Force One is only used when the P...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKG Proposed new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 4912

Re: SKG Proposed new routes

Lastly Thessaloniki is a beautiful city and it could be up there on the top destination for city breaks alongside Krakow, Berlin, Barcelona, Prague or any other medium sized city in Europe but unfortunately there is no vision and no planning so I wouldnt be too optimistic of the future of SKG. Just...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKG Proposed new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 4912

Re: SKG Proposed new routes

I would bet we had a topic on SKG a few months ago and again the same comparison appeared in there. Anyway...the main difference is that the SKG terminal is in a shocking state, which is not the case for OPO. Also OPO terminal is overbuild so it can accommodate traffic which is not the case for SKG....

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by Draken21fx
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94126

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Dont worry, i couldnt stand her either with all that nonsense. Too much drama especially if you compare it with the S. African crash a few weeks ago. Looks like a bad case of "Tex Johnstone-itis." Only problem was he didnt count on NORAD going code red on him. Pierce Co Sheriff Pierce Co ...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4775

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Very unique, but id probably only watch it once too. BUT id buy that LEGO plane in a heartbeat! This however, could be played on repeat and id still watch it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25brQSPMORg This one you mean right? :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi4RS7aARSo Turkey has such a rich hi...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The good news topic
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: The good news topic

Was really impressed with the following pic during the Greek forest fires https://mylife.offsite.com.cy/sites/default/files/styles/article_main_image/public/2018-07/37687885_10155879076927635_7510660429215956992_n.jpg And this video from last week...Forest fires in Sweden this time https://www.youtu...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4746

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

I guess you could count all those small US regional airports that get embraers and CRJs Or a couple of European LCC terminals depending on how you define "tiny and uncomfortable terminals"... http://www.aboutkos.co.uk/images/kos%20airport%20que.jpg http://www.airlinequality.com/wp-content...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2032

Re: Black Box Replacement

I think it has been discussed several times. Main reason is cost (due to the sheer amount of data via satellite connections) and coverage. As technologies mature I am sure we will see your scenario live one day.

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by Draken21fx
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 30418

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

qf789 wrote:
Welcome to the Farnborough Air Show 2018 Official Picture and General Discussion Thread


A380-800 - HiFly


Will the plane be painted by the 18th? I know it went to the paint shop last week but I havent seen any pic from our Maltese spotters who are actually quite active usually.

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai youth football team trapped in cave
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Re: Thai youth football team trapped in cave

Two seem to be out...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai youth football team trapped in cave
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Re: Thai youth football team trapped in cave

I think the operation has started. Hopefully with a bit of luck everyone will make it out. Weather is rapidly deteriorating so I guess that was partly the reason.

Kudos to all the volunteers (local and foreign) who got involved, shows what can be achieved with a bit of team effort.

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?
Replies: 31
Views: 1635

Re: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?

Nice Grand Prix of Austria. Max Verstappen won after a remarkable race. He begins to turn around his season. Problem is that noone apart from Vettel, Kimi, Bottas and Hamilton can win the championship as their cars wont allow that. This is what hopefully will change after 2021. Even if Red Bull get...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?
Replies: 46
Views: 5213

Re: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?

Why is that a PSO route? For the EU employees to get away on holiday quicker? It's not like the scottish islands where PSO routes are needed for vital freight and people movements.... Probably so that government officials can have a direct flight to Brussels without a time consuming transfer in Fra...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 2909

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

There is no reason why Airbus should leave the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit,.WTO rules exempt civilian aircraft and their parts from tariffs: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/civair_e/civair_e.htm It’s not that simple I am afraid! Can we please refrain from Brexit politics and focus on t...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 190
Views: 57348

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

When does traffic move to the new airport, and when will IST close? -All will be done in 4+ months, end of October. All foreign airlines will stop flying to IST or the new airport during the last two days of October. TK will have only, IIRC; 18 hours to move. And magically on Nov 1st, IST will be h...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.
Replies: 41
Views: 4757

Re: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.

Not helped by some Airports taking a cut of premium public transport fares at the same time. A few I've enountered Edinburgh Trams - £1.50 for any journey up to the airport perimiter - £6 to be dropped in the airport grounds. Nice: €4 for a day ticket valid anywhere except the airport - trips to/fr...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12338

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families That makes no sense, take a train collision at a grade crossing with a car. If someone unfortunately passes from that they aren't going to r...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6334

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

unbelievabel more than 8 hours after a power outage and they even dont know the reason official declaration in local media is: yes, the airport has backup systems and they work, but by law it is not legal to operate a airport without a backup power supply an because the backup power system is now t...

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by Draken21fx
Mon May 21, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATH to AMS airline question
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: ATH to AMS airline question

So, I am currently on this trip. Waiting on my AMS-ATH on Aegean. Anyway, do they not check IDs on flights in Europe? All we needed was our boarding pass to get through security. EDIT: nevermind. It sounds like they check it before you get on the plane Enjoy your trip and dont forget to update us. ...

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by Draken21fx
Fri May 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73798

Re: Plane down near HAV

Indeed, AA1334 would fit with the time of the crash due to the delay. Hopefully it is not that flight Hopefully :boggled: Because it's better if the victims aren't American? What an odd thing to say after such a tragedy. Yeah this came very strange to me as well. SCQ83 is a known and active member ...

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by Draken21fx
Mon May 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19383

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

GoEuro has published a list of European routes on which it is faster to take the train vs the plane. 1. London - Paris 2. London - Manchester 3. Brussels - London 4. London - Amsterdam 5. London -Edinburgh 6. Barcelona - Madrid 7. Rome - Venice 8. Amsterdam - Paris 9. Milan - Rome 10. Munich – Frank...

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by Draken21fx
Sun May 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19383

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Why did we turn this one into a USA thread? I remember there are several threads opened in the past about rail vs air travel. I believe in some places there is even code-sharing of planes and trains. Air France comes to mind. Traveling by train is booming pretty much throughout Europe at an expense ...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conflict in Syria - implications on civil aviation
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Conflict in Syria - implications on civil aviation

As we all know there has been an ongoing conflict in Syria for years now. Unfortunately recently things started escalating and only today Eurocontrol issued a warning due to a possible military operation. http://www.airlive.net/alert-notification-from-eurocontrol-for-eastern-mediterranean-area-due-t...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4221

Re: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo

They handled 13.2 million passengers last year, I think they are fine with the A320. I think I read somewhere that they are looking to get rid of the Q400. I have a feeling that Aegean will eventually operate an all Airbus fleet while Sky Express might take over regional and domestic flights where ...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4221

Re: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo

OA260 wrote:
A good day for A3 and Airbus. It was never really in doubt about who it would go to.


Wouldn't though the Cseries make some commercial sense to them especially the winter months?

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by Draken21fx
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4221

Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo

Aegean just announced that they have signed a MoU with Airbus for 30 planes in total (+12 options). https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aegean-signs-for-30-a320neo-family-jets-447153/ https://en.about.aegeanair.com/media-center/press-releases/2018/aegean-announces-order-of-up-to-42-new-aircra...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69936

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Obviously you shouldnt be taking The Sun and The Daily Mail too seriously. The Guardian has an another article on the flight actually but nothing extraordinary really https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/mar/25/my-17-hour-qantas-odyssey-in-kangaroo-pyjamas . The only interesting part is this: He ...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 194
Views: 42079

Re: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI

And he announced the routes...Pretty expected but very Greece-heavy :)

https://www.laudamotion.com/en/generated/timetable_S2018.pdf

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by Draken21fx
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: Planned Stopovers?

EK does DXB-LCA-MLA. The LCA-MLA part is a 2h flight roughly. I think the stop over in LCA is around 1-1,5h.

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by Draken21fx
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7342

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

Guys all points made are valid but we are slipping into the the Non-Aviation thread. Could be please keep it Ryanair orientated rather than discussing the + and - of Brexit?

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by Draken21fx
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26921

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

http://www.jacdec.de/WP/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-12_S2-AGU_DH84_US-Bangla@Kathmandu_MAP1.jpg What in the world... Yeah, that's what I gathered from this as well. We know they approached from the north... and somehow they ended up over there. Did they decide to let a passenger fly the plan...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7342

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

September 2018, eh? That'll be at the end of the summer season then, when Ryanair have run their dwindling crew so hard, they're flat out of hours. So let's hide the inevitable cancellations behind a veil of political protest. That the RYR publicity machine actually have people fall for it, speaks ...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7342

Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

The Guardian seems to like Ryanair a lot :) According to this article https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/09/flyer-beware-ryanair-to-sell-tickets-with-brexit-caveat they will start selling tickets (September 2018 onwards) with the following disclaimer This flight is subject to the regulato...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)

Give it a bit of time and the halos will evolve slightly (like on the pic of the Ferrari you posted) but they will never become beautiful. To my untrained eye the Ferrari has the most interesting developments incorporated but I strongly suspect that it was the only one which was launched close to th...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway extension projects around the world
Replies: 28
Views: 4846

Re: Runway extension projects around the world

http://ardent.mit.edu/airports/ASP_exer ... aiakis.pdf
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10/28 in SKG - Thessaloniki is been extended into the sea by 1000m + 150m making the runway 3440m + 150m long. You can read some details here http://ardent.mit.edu/airports/ASP_exer ... aiakis.pdf

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by Draken21fx
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 10863

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

wardialer wrote:
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The US should be like Israel as well. Having armed guards in airports and at every malls and schools.

...


Out of curiosity have you ever been to Israel?

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by Draken21fx
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 4587

Re: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?

https://youtu.be/lqZ83gJc7DE?t=54s
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Not US but for sure someone did it in Skiathos, Greece this summer :)

https://youtu.be/lqZ83gJc7DE?t=54s

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by Draken21fx
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR confirms Mykonos service this summer.
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Re: QR confirms Mykonos service this summer.

And along with Santorini they are the most expensive islands in the Aegean. It is very similar in a sense to Ibiza. You can party but you don't have to, there are plenty of really expensive luxury hotels. Plus it is located in the middle of the Aegean so if you rent a yacht you have a variety of isl...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18283

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1377793
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Btw havent we discussed the same a few months ago under viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1377793

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by Draken21fx
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18283

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

LA704 wrote:
Did we mention the unlikely but possible SAS, Finnair and Aegean yet?


Aegean makes sense indeed. A lot of short 30-45 mins hops within Greece and on some of them it is quite difficult to fill a 150+ seat plane.

Don't see them buying that many planes in one order though.

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by Draken21fx
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18283

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

:twisted: Ryanair :twisted:

Seriously now I wonder if Ryanair could potentially consider the Cseries in the future if the price tag is right. It would be pretty good and would allow them to connect even more secondary/tertiary cities.

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by Draken21fx
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 42277

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

zeke wrote:
Got to love the ironic MSN 787-7 !


At least someone in the marketing dpt of Airbus has a sense of humor. Don't think it will appreciated tho at the other end of the Atlantic.

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bitcoin Mining Boom Hits Small Town In Washington State
Replies: 38
Views: 1564

Re: Bitcoin Mining Boom Hits Small Town In Washington State

.... But the problem with fiat money is that not only is there nothing backing them, but you can also create an infinite amount of USD/Euro/GBP . Any country can create their own, in fact. What exactly, then, makes one more valuable than the other, other than fame and speculation? Just used your se...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10576

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

The next video that auto played had more landings from that same day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4EQuM_t8Fo Rookie question but why there is a vehicle entering an active runway at around the 7:00 min of the video during the Q400 landing? I know it is an airport vehicle and most probably is ent...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack
Replies: 19
Views: 6902

Re: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack

Strange this is not headline news on "western" media. Although we are on an airliners forum the loss of human life is the paramount issue. RIP to all souls lost :( Don't care atm about the fate of the plane as it is very sad that in 2018 we are still discussing about militia attacks in the...

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