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by BR715
Wed May 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 8944

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Will this include the two E195 currently leased to Stobart Air? Shame to see them go, BE's livery looks awesome on the Embraers.

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by BR715
Sat May 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIE-LGW // SEN-VIE on U2/A319 and BE/E195 - My first time flying Easyjet & Flybe!
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

VIE-LGW // SEN-VIE on U2/A319 and BE/E195 - My first time flying Easyjet & Flybe!

As I wanted to get to London on rather short notice, I decided to fly with U2/BE since their departure times suited my schedule quite well. Also, I've wanted to try BE's rather recently incorporated SEN-VIE service anyway. Off to Vienna Airport it was then, with the viewing deck as my first destinat...

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by BR715
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 154
Views: 41528

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

This livery looks amazing. I love the A380, I love turtles, and I love what they've done to the config. Here's to hoping that ANA will eventually send the 380 to Europe; I'd be incredibly excited to fly on one of these planes.

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by BR715
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14177

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Not too shabby. Painted nacelles would have been nice but that clean red/white works much better than LH's approach, I'd say.

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by BR715
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools 2018 - Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 9185

Re: April Fools 2018 - Airlines

Local discounter Hofer (better known as Aldi in the rest of the world) has launched its own joke airline today. Meet HOFAIR: https://www.facebook.com/HOFER.AT/videos/vb.216503361776825/1632619973498483/?type=2&theater

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by BR715
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 8108

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

Ryanair maybe overstretched the balance of greed and hundreds of skilled people left them for better working conditions. Its hard to rebuild an opposite image. With this move they could correct the mistake and we soon see some Ryanair flights operated by Laudamotion. Interesting. I'll remain quite ...

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by BR715
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 8108

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

These people are the best at NOT spending money. Yep. "These people" do have quite a history of rallying for humane working conditions as well, though. That a company want to spend less money possible and earn as much as possible should be normal for any business. As long as the low salar...

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by BR715
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 8108

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

[ If for Austrian standards you mean the laziness of most of the OS crews , you might be right. Nor I will negate that this is a general Austrian and Viennese in particular attitude. Fly Nicky crews were much more attentive, modern and pleasant, and I always preferred them to OS, when I could, for ...

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by BR715
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 8108

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

Excuse my language but these moves by Lauda are disgusting. This is now the third airline he's sold and I fail to see any other quality than pure greed with no regards for employees' or passengers' concerns in this man. From what's known so far working conditions at Laudamotion are extremely shabby ...

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by BR715
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96223

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

So here we have one of the best-looking liveries out there on one of the best-looking A/C out there. The HA livery beautifully complements the 787-9 and I'm once more convinced that I've yet to see a livery that pleases my eyes more than Hawaiian's. Still, it's a bit of a shame that the A330-800 did...

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by BR715
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 13279

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

I'm kind of in shock about many of the replies in this thread. Yes, here we have a 3-year-old screaming for 8 hours which certainly is an unpleasant and stressful situation for everyone involved. However, some of the means proposed here to deal with children like that one make me sick to my stomach....

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by BR715
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7332

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

I feel that I might be quite a bit more understanding towards the idea of support animals than most commenters here but this story seems inexcusable to me. The lady in question willingly killed. her. hamster. in order to get on that flight. That's not how you act towards a pet that allegedly support...

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by BR715
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bites an American Airlines F/A
Replies: 14
Views: 2530

Re: Woman bites an American Airlines F/A

The fight attendant who was bit was bleeding


Talk about a freudian slip :D

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by BR715
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41744

Re: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI

Well, I'm honestly pretty excited about the new brand identity of LaudaMotion. NG and HG pre-AB had liveries that didn't meet my taste at all and the uniforms looked pretty unsightly to my eyes (these caps...). I'm curious to see whether the new brand will have a little classier presentation.

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by BR715
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41744

Re: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI

Let's see how this pans out in the long run. I really hope that TC can make Niki work but I'm sharing seahawk's assessment that there'll probably be a party at LH HQ right now. TC is a much less worrisome opponent than IAG. Plus, there's also the tiresome aspect of Lauda himself getting to bask in r...

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by BR715
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41744

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Update: https://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/unternehmen/5358489/Hochspannung-im-Kampf-um-Niki A decision about the final buyer is expected to be made today but the process might not be finished before midnight. Both potential buyers (IAG and Lauda) have also campaigned for the personnel's favour, ...

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by BR715
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41744

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

I expect hard facts, that proof your allegation. Only to say „seems“ is not enough. I would love to hear from you, elaborating about possible mismanagement. Let me preface this by saying that I wrote "it seems" because I personally haven't had any first-hand experience with Lauda and thus...

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by BR715
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41744

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

It seems the final decision regarding the buyer of Niki will be made tomorrow. I just hope that IAG pulls through because Mr Lauda seems to have managed to mismanage every one of his former airlines so far.

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by BR715
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203968

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I hope the Brazilian livery doesn't hold true. The yellow element on the tail is much too iconic to be shelved like that. I'm all in favour of modernising liveries from time to time but this should be done carefully and with a focus on introducing some unique, distinguishable features (like OS's &qu...

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by BR715
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 12285

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Does anybody know which routes the leased 146 will fly? I've wanted to fly the type for quite some time but all U2 routes I can find in my area seem to be A319/320 only.

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by BR715
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4295

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

Really sad to see them go. When I heard that the Austrian Fokkers would be retired, I booked a short trip to BEG in August, specifically to be able to fly the type at least once in my life. A splendid adventure, with my seat chosen specifically next to that beautiful Tay 650. I was not disappointed ...

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by BR715
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9102

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Only one round trip booked so far:

February:
MUC-BCN LH A320
BCN-ZRH LX A321
ZRH-MUC LX CS100

Pretty excited to fly on the CS100 for the first time, even though it's just a short hop.

Possible:
VIE-HAJ-VIE in April, probably on KL or SN.
VIE-DUB-VIE in August, leaning heavily towards EI.

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by BR715
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41744

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

I'm quite happy with that outcome. IAG's presence here will loosen LH's vice grip on the DACH market at least a little, even though VY's product probably won't be as comfortable as Niki's under AB. IAG also seems to offer employment contracts on-par with the previous ones, which is a pleasant surpri...

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by BR715
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14330

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

...even though the HG livery was about my least favourite when flying as a kid. IMHO their shiny silver fly on the fuselage front is one of the most remarkable design features in civil aviation :yes: ! I always thought that fly looked tacky, much prefered the OS livery even back then. I actually li...

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by BR715
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14330

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

Sad to see them go, even though the HG livery was about my least favourite when flying as a kid. Still I'm somewhat glad that LH didn't swallow yet another european airline. I love flying the LH family (and I still think that EW offers the best experience out of any LCC I've ever been on) but they'v...

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by BR715
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 84105

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Quite happy with that outcome. From my amateur-ish perspective Boeing ruthlessly tried to extinguish BBD with their heavy-handed assault on the CSeries, screwing over DL in the process - and even though DL's decision now may have been made purely due to being offered a better deal by Airbus, it stil...

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by BR715
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 16637

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

No wonder Western Europe is screwed. People like yourself believe that you cant even deport illegal aliens because apparently that is a crime against humanity and could be equivalent to murder. We're screwed? Last I checked we were doing pretty fine. Meanwhile authoritarianism is on the rise in Pol...

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by BR715
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 4510

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

Concorde. Just a little bit before my time and such a seminal aircraft.
Caravelle: First jetliner in my home country (Austria). Recently saw one at the Flight Museum in Belgrade and somewhat fell in love with its shape.

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by BR715
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 89
Views: 9184

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

B717: Snagged a cheap flight on a V7 717 this fall and the spool-up sound of these sweet BR715s just does everything completely right. Comfort-wise also miles ahead of the B738 I took on the connecting flight. V7 is already replacing theirs with A319s, so it looks like Europe will be left without th...

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