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by ACCS300
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 97256

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Mortyman wrote:
Dissepointing number of 350's wasn't it ?


Not really, 30 with Firm, MoU and UFO which puts the orders well over 900 in total, not too shabby would have be considered phenomenal a few years ago.

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by ACCS300
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 75
Views: 7358

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

Air Canada holding steady @ 30, last year 29 but still beat all US carriers, BA and Westjet. Guess it will earn Best North American carrier again. They did Got to hand it to AC - despite all the challenges they've faced including just recently the Aeroplan incident https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/aer...

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by ACCS300
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 75
Views: 7358

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

Air Canada holding steady @ 30, last year 29 but still beat all US carriers, BA and Westjet. Guess it will earn Best North American carrier again.

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by ACCS300
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 66
Views: 6517

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

CYYZ is currently operating well beyond (~15% more pax than the terminals were ever designed to handle) it's ultimate design capacity in it's current configuration, though there are provisions for expansion. YVR is pretty tight gate wise, though they have a wonderfully spacious terminal which mitig...

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by ACCS300
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Trip Report Only* 737-200 Air North - Gravel Runway in the Yukon - YXY to YDA
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: *Video Trip Report Only* 737-200 Air North - Gravel Runway in the Yukon - YXY to YDA

Incredible report! wow! didn't kick up as much dust as I expected. Also, good job Air North for keeping this -200 so immaculate looking!

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by ACCS300
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46763

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Wow that was quick!! Airbus has cornered the NB market now and added so much clout to the CSeries, now that fantastic plane has the backing and stability it needed!

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by ACCS300
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31239

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Am I the only one to think that A220 is not an attractive name? First, why choose a smaller number than Airbus current numbers? Usually, the more modern the aircraft, the more numbers increase. This is the case at both Airbus and Boeing. The Cseries is the first real "next gen" narrowbody...

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by ACCS300
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 21687

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

mwmav8r01 wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
Has anyone proved that it's possible to operate 737 NG or MAX between the islands with short turnaround times?



Aloha? They flew 737-700s.


Almost all inter-island Aloha flights were operated by their ancient 737-200's, the 700's were primarily for mainland - Hawaii ops.

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by ACCS300
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Corporations behind airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 2165

Re: Corporations behind airlines

Canadian Pacific Airlines, later CP Air ( and back to Canadian Pacific before it was taken over by Pacific Western in 1987 ) was an offshoot of the Canadian Pacific Railway and started with a few bush-pilots in the 1940's.

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by ACCS300
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My friend tried the BA A380 Upper Deck in World Traveller and wrote this review for YVR-LHR
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Re: My friend tried the BA A380 Upper Deck in World Traveller and wrote this review for YVR-LHR

Food quantity still looks better than AC on the same route, Y meal would not include cheese, melba toast and dessert would be a packaged cookie.

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by ACCS300
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Question about YvR
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Question about YvR

Yes, 2 hours is ample time. Noon is not that busy a time for US flights at YVR, you'll check-in then immediately go through security and immediately after US pre-clearance, I used to typically do the entire process in under an hour before I got Nexus.

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by ACCS300
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1066
Views: 371395

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Iberia livery really suits the A350, conversely the Iberia livery looks better on the A350 than any other plane in their fleet.

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by ACCS300
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at YVR & SEA
Replies: 27
Views: 4695

Re: LH at YVR & SEA

the impression if get from friends in the cruise ship business is Seattle is the prefered port particularly for US Citizens. Seattle is easy to access from the USA so it makes sense Seattle would eventually overtake Vancouver. Vancouver is also very limited on the number and size of vessels that ca...

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by ACCS300
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at YVR & SEA
Replies: 27
Views: 4695

Re: LH at YVR & SEA

"Seattle overtook Vancouver as the #1 departure point for Alaska cruises several years ago and is growing each passing year. More departures, larger ships." One of the principal reasons for this is that Seattle and Alaska are both in the US, this eliminates the need for US Citizens to ente...

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by ACCS300
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada YQB-YUL-YTZ Economy & Air Canada YYZ-CDG Business (+Air France CDG-MPL Economy)
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Air Canada YQB-YUL-YTZ Economy & Air Canada YYZ-CDG Business (+Air France CDG-MPL Economy)

Fantastic detailed report! So glad you enjoyed Canada! Loved the imaginative routing as well, made for some great views and variety of planes! AC Longhaul Business looks better and better, food looked great, far better than my recent LH long haul.

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by ACCS300
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at YVR & SEA
Replies: 27
Views: 4695

Re: LH at YVR & SEA

All this and more, YVR is a Star Hub / AC Hub, YVR has far more international destinations / flights / pax than SEA. Germans love Western Canada, they typically do Vancouver and the Rockies, we have tons of Germans all summer here in Vancouver, also large German ( mostly older ) community still in M...

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by ACCS300
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3591

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

Bit of an identity crisis at WS IMO at the moment. They're likely not quick to call themselves a full-service carrier just yet, if they do they'll look quite inferior to AC with their full legacy J sets on all NB aircraft, lie-flat pods on all WB aircraft, a network of stunning, recently renovated l...

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by ACCS300
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Time travelling to USSR: An-24 to Odesa and overlanding through Transnistria PMR
Replies: 17
Views: 3678

Re: Time travelling to USSR: An-24 to Odesa and overlanding through Transnistria PMR

Wow, fascinating, I've been on google maps throughout reading this report to locate all the places you visited, learned lots this morning, many thanks!

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by ACCS300
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6327

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

Several weeks ago I flew a Piedmont Dash-300, horrible ride, overhead bins rattled the whole trip, vibration made it impossible to relax, cabin noise was very loud and flying at low altitudes gives way to more of a bumpy ride, I.E. can't fly over bad weather. The Dash series is decades old and is a...

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by ACCS300
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12507

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

YHZ had AC L-1011 service beginning in 1973, at the time YHZ had no jet bridges.

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by ACCS300
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15052

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Just flew an LH A350 MUC-YVR. Sat in the middle seat ,J cabin. With the large hi-rez screen and three exterior cameras, tail, belly and straight-down, I felt no need to see out a window, they were all fully closed anyway for the duration of the daytime flight. The forward belly-cam was my absolute f...

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by ACCS300
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10002

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

One positive for us in YVR re: the Alberta slowdown, load factor on longhauls to YYC-Europe seem much lower than from YVR which means, if you don't mind an hour layover, you can often have a half-empty Y cabin to Europe. Last fall AC YYC-FRA, two seats to myself, back LHR-YYC all three centre seats,...

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by ACCS300
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8638

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

It's ok, nice refresh but the tail is a bit of a mess, part old Westjet logo and part previous AC 'digital leaf'.

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by ACCS300
Thu May 31, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5840

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

Having just spent 3 weeks in Spain, the Iberia livery has grown on me and IMO looks great on the A350. When you see a ton of Iberia planes at MAD they looks cohesive and modern, the airport branding looks great too! The old livery screamed 1970's and needed a refresh badly.

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by ACCS300
Mon May 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10938

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Canadians are just starting to trickle in. I just returned from Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, met a few Canadians but no Americans. Easy trip for Canadians, just fly to a major EU hub and hop on a cheap airline, we did Norwegian from MUC. Canaries are incredible, diverse, amazing beaches and towns. We...

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by ACCS300
Sun May 27, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 12077

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018

Great report! Enjoy seeing the new interior of the A321 with the A350 style bins, looks, great, much like Boeing's Sky Interior but even more current looking. Great landing video at OGG too!!

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by ACCS300
Sat May 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19064

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

As a Y fare paying passenger, I'm thrilled that AC is buying used A333s over new 787s. As much as I love flying and enjoy the thrill of being in an airplane, my last long haul trip was in a 787 and I couldn't wait to get out of that airplane. It was full and the 9 across seating is a step too far. ...

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by ACCS300
Thu May 24, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16348

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

There are a LOT of former Northwest people at Delta. Northwest was the master of keeping older aircraft flying. They had 35 year old DC9's flying back in the day. However, NW let the airplanes look 35 years old. Not the one's I was on. I remember flying a NW DC-9-32 MEM-EWR in 2006, the interior wa...

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by ACCS300
Sun May 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30151

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

Just flew LH YVR-MUC on an A350-900 up front. Have done a few long-haul segments on several of AC's 787's. Where you sit is a huge factor but I must say the A350 is quieter for sure!! Take-off, however, I found to be noisier but it soon quiets and cruising is almost disturbingly quiet, I could hear ...

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by ACCS300
Tue May 01, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 9947

Re: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX

Here's hoping for the A321neo given the MAX9 uncertainly. AC seems to be gradually warming up to the A321 once again, given the recent addition of the AF birds and the Rouge new-builds.

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by ACCS300
Tue May 01, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 5107

Re: YVR thread - 2018

So, today May 1st Lufthansa is resuming its seasonal MUC-YVR-MUC LH476/477 service, this year with an A350-900 instead of the usual A333s. LH476 dep. 15:35 arr. 16:45 LH477 dep. 18:20 arr. 13:20 +1 I'll be flying on LH477 tomorrow, first A350 for me, excited! I'll be in their rather mediocre biz cl...

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by ACCS300
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9117

Re: The Future of the Virgin of Airlines

IATA code for Virgin Atlantic is VS on VA

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by ACCS300
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20812

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

McDonnell Douglas did similar with the DC-9 Super-80 which became the MD-80, Boeing did similar with the MD-95 which became the 717 when they absorbed McDonnell Douglas. Airbus owns the majority of the CSeries program so it's fitting and follows MD's and Boeing's examples. As a Canadian I'd be sorry...

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by ACCS300
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rebrands International Business Class to Signature Service
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Air Canada Rebrands International Business Class to Signature Service

Air Canada has re-branded their international Business Class cabin to Signature Service. Looks like the branding has been given to 787's 777's A330's and 767's with lie-flat beds in classic and new pods. Personally, I like the new name, bit more distinct than simply Business Class and better than th...

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by ACCS300
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5293

Re: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?

Hopefully they will make improvements to Azores Airlines. Their long-haul is plagued with delays and technical issues, just read some reviews. Flew them last year YYZ to the Canaries, delayed 3 days in Ponta Delgada PDL going and 12 hours on the return. Their sole A330 went tech both ways, on the re...

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by ACCS300
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118115

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Pardon my ignorance but is this Southwest's first-ever fatality? *edit, I know the 2005 Midway incident result in one death but it was not a passenger.

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by ACCS300
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26946

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Only experienced one A380 Y Class trip on BA LHR-YVR in 2016. It was like floating on a cloud, almost no engine noise, no turbulence little awareness of the climb and descent. No other plane even comes close to the Y experience in an A380.

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by ACCS300
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23123

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

I'll miss the 767-300 on this route, super comfortable ride and one less WB visitor at YHZ. Look forward to perhaps a seasonal up-guage to a 787-8 in the future if there's demand.

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by ACCS300
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian L-1011 Operations
Replies: 22
Views: 4783

Re: Hawaiian L-1011 Operations

Flew one of these May 1989 SEA-HNL. Wow HA was very different back then, the cabin was in rough shape, the last 10 seat rows had yellowed side panels and bins from all the cigarette smoke. Service was terrible FA's were poorly trained in customer service and food was awful. We bounced along at 29,00...

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by ACCS300
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airlines offer to “sell” you miles?
Replies: 12
Views: 1238

Re: How many airlines offer to “sell” you miles?

AC does it, they call it 'top up miles' and will offer it when booking to cover the shortfall.

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by ACCS300
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 21389

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

I wonder if the newer 330's will feature the updated, overhead bins and sidewalls featured on post 2004 build 330's i believe? The existing AC 330's have the ancient ones which gives the overall cabin a very dated look.

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by ACCS300
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 7123

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

There are many 'quality airlines' with many sub-fleets as old or older, BA's 747-400s, LH's A340-300's and 747-400's, AF's A340-300's and some 777-200's, AC's 767-300's and A320's. Asian and ME3 carriers seem to be the fastest to renew fleets. Austrian's seems right in the middle of the pack to me. ...

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by ACCS300
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019

Here's some discussion and photos of what improvements are taking place at the terminal, looks to be quite extensive.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=8122489#post8122489

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by ACCS300
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019

I'd love if YHZ pulled it's big-boy pants up and actually reconstructed the terminal so that arrivals and departure were on a different levels, that would increase space for all landside operations. The landside portion of the terminal is still just a glorified version of it's original 1960 design.

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by ACCS300
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9297

Re: Mirabel Airport - Montreal

Loved the 'modernist' passenger terminal, wish it could have been preserved in some way, it was stunning. If the Quebec referendum hadn't have taken place I'm sure they could have funded a rail-link and eventually made Mirabel the only airport of Montreal eliminating the need to transfer to YUL and ...

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by ACCS300
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.
Replies: 17
Views: 1934

Re: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.

MRY used to be amazing when they had more mainline service as jets would rotate immediately in front of the small terminal's outdoor viewing platform when departing 28L. Remember enjoying countless UA 727's and 737's when I was a kid.

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by ACCS300
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 11952

Re: Mexico City new Airport

Beautiful, so organic in design!

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by ACCS300
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines liveries in 2018 thus far
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

Re: New airlines liveries in 2018 thus far

Hmmm, the Westjet teaser does look better than the present livery, looks like a new font as well with something written beside it, perhaps it's Westjet Canada now.

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by ACCS300
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36389

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of the 'tweaks'.

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by ACCS300
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America
Replies: 28
Views: 4583

Re: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America

Are they getting a second A330? Last year I was stuck in PDL ( Ponta Delgada ) for three days after our A330 was 9 hours late leaving YYZ, hence missed my connection to LPA which only runs once every 2-3 days. On the return, their sole A330 went tech in LPA, we de-boarded and waited 14 hours in the ...

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