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by FlySSC
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?
Replies: 49
Views: 4930

Re: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?

French airlines « AIR LIBERTÉ » back in the late 90s used to operate ORY-MLE with a MD83 and two enroute stops : IST and DXB.

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by FlySSC
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Inter at LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Air Inter at LHR

From its Paris ORY base, Air Inter used to Fly to LGW (ont LHR) using a Dassault Mercure and then A320.

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by FlySSC
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 101
Views: 10064

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations



Air France and the B767-200er inherited from UTA. Just used during a few months and sold to El Al and Balkan Air

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by FlySSC
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 101
Views: 10064

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations



Air France and the L1011 ....
(Leased from Air Transat during 1 summer season)

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by FlySSC
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 457
Views: 105738

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

According to Flightradar24, G-XLEC & G-XLEF are now both on their way to CHR (Apr 6th 12:10 Paris Time)

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by FlySSC
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 457
Views: 105738

Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 16708?s=20



BA’s A380 will be stored at Châteauroux ( CHR / LFLX ) - France -



G-XKLA / EC / EF / EI are schedyled to arrive today April 6th

G-XLEJ & EL are scheduled for tomorrow April 7th
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Opus99 wrote:
6 BA A380s going to France for Storage
https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 16708?s=20



BA’s A380 will be stored at Châteauroux ( CHR / LFLX ) - France -



G-XKLA / EC / EF / EI are schedyled to arrive today April 6th

G-XLEJ & EL are scheduled for tomorrow April 7th

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by FlySSC
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the longest Air France A318 route?
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: What is the longest Air France A318 route?

Air France flies its A318 on all its European/Domestic network (some of them are bases art ORY). They don’t have dédicated destinations though they are mostly used on short european routes to Italy, Germany, UK... However, it is not rare to see them on longer flights such as CDG-ATH, CDG-LED or CDG-...

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by FlySSC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338723

Paris Orly Airport / ORY to close starting March 28th

All flights to and from Paris Orly / ORY airport will stop starting March 28th 00:00 LT. and unil further notice. All flights will be moved to/from Paris CDG Airport. ORY will remain open For Government, sanitary flights and diversions. Parking stands and taxiways will be used to Park aircraft tempo...

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by FlySSC
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no AF A380 at YUL / AF upgauge to YVR?
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Why no AF A380 at YUL / AF upgauge to YVR?

With Air France already retiring its first A380 can someone remind me why was the A380 not successful on CDG-YUL? Because the market is better catered with twice daily 777? IAD seems slightly surprising as an A380 destination for AF I must admit. AF will operate 4 X Daily on CDG-YUL this summer 2 x...

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by FlySSC
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Honolulu to Europe nonstop, PPT-CDG nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 2048

Re: Honolulu to Europe nonstop, PPT-CDG nonstop

Paris/CDG - Pape’ete, via Vancouver, is the latest rumor floating around at Air France. Air France requested (and was granted) trafic rights between YVR and PPT just a few weeks/months ago. This routing CDG-YVR-PPT would avoid the stupid and painful immigration and customs checks at LAX for the pas...

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by FlySSC
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance JNB-CDG goes daytime from march 30th
Replies: 21
Views: 4526

Re: AirFrance JNB-CDG goes daytime from march 30th

Williamsb747 wrote:
It’s a bit sad to see CDG-JNB go from 14 weekly flights (1*a380,1*b777) parking for nearly ten hours at JNB to the only European flight to leave JNB in the morning with a single daily flight.


CDG-JNB has never been 14 weekly with an A380 + B777.

It’s either a Daily A380 or 10 x weekly B777

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by FlySSC
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Cabin Refresh Update
Replies: 19
Views: 5450

Re: Air France Cabin Refresh Update

Thanks for your great input. Would the ex-COI a/c with the old interiors ever appear in PVG or PEK? Looking at flying there in September. Im assuming with these being quite premium markets, that a/c with the BEST interiors would be flown there? Would love to see this thread updated with a/c modific...

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by FlySSC
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Cabin Refresh Update
Replies: 19
Views: 5450

Re: Air France Cabin Refresh Update

S and M class doesn’t exist anymore even on flights to PTP CAY FDF RUN etc... And yes, those planes fly to other destinations than the Caribbean and Indian Ocean such as YUL. While the S class (Alizé) dsnt formally exist anymore, Air France's premium eco product to CAY, PTP, FDF and RUN still defer...

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by FlySSC
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Cabin Refresh Update
Replies: 19
Views: 5450

Re: Air France Cabin Refresh Update

There are 12 COI 77W and they are getting retrofitted starting this year, I read somewhere that RUN would be the first destination to get them but I can't seem to find a link anymore. They are flown to PTP, FDF and RUN from ORY (CAY gets a 772). From CDG they are used on YUL, BKK, MRU and TNR. They...

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by FlySSC
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Cabin Refresh Update
Replies: 19
Views: 5450

Re: Air France Cabin Refresh Update

LY777 wrote:
FlySSC, do flights to YUL operated by the ex-COI planes still have an inferior service?


The inflight service in Y is now the same on all the flights including destinations in Indian Ocean and Caribbean. No more difference

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by FlySSC
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Cabin Refresh Update
Replies: 19
Views: 5450

Re: Air France Cabin Refresh Update

I believe all the A330s are done with cabin refresh. Not sure how far along are the 777 fleet refresh. I think some of them are actually set not to be updated, instead retired. Not really ... A330 : fleet of 15 aircraft - 11 aircraft have the new interior. The 4 remaining will be retrofitted by Mar...

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by FlySSC
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 16217

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

JerseyFlyer wrote:
This makes more likely a transfer of theIr small 787 fleet to KLM


Nope. The 10 B787-9 will remain in AF fleet.

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by FlySSC
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Status of AF 77W Interiors
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Status of AF 77W Interiors

And for your information, the first 77W 14J version retrofited with the new interior is F-GSQT and will be released in a few days. The new cabin configuration is 14J / 28W / 430Y, instead of 14J / 32W / 422 Y. The seats in J a the same than in the brand new A350, the Zodiac OPTIMA, with a 1 x 2 x 1 ...

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by FlySSC
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Status of AF 77W Interiors
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Status of AF 77W Interiors

LY777 wrote:
FlySSC, does GSQD have still the old Y seats with tiny PTVs?


No. F-GSQD has the new seats in Y and the brand new Panasonic IFE, with the large TV screens.

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by FlySSC
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Status of AF 77W Interiors
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Status of AF 77W Interiors

I believe the four class birds have been refurbished. Those are the F-GSQ* birds with first class. Not sure about any three class birds yet. -Rowen It doesn’t have anything do with the registration.... AF operates today a large fleet of 68 B777 : 25 B772ER + 43 B77W All the B772ER have the new inte...

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by FlySSC
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 14071

Re: Bad Night at JFK

I was at JFK yesturdau evening Oct.17th... on board AF A380 operating AF007 to CDG.
We left gate 5 at 7:10 Pm (iso the schedule 7:00 Pm which is not too bad...).

We took off at 9:25 Pm...

In 32 years, I´ve never seen such a mess at JFK

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by FlySSC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 14482

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

Actually, most of people complaining about CDG have never been there or just one time in their life 25 years ago.... and they just keep on repeating what they heard or read here and there.... CDG may be not the best Hub in the world but it is also very far from being the worst ... Connecting at CDG2...

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by FlySSC
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7537

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

Add IAD And ABJ I read ABJ = Abidjan, Ivory coast had two million passengers in 2017. How can they have an A380 ervice? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A9lix-Houphou%C3%ABt-Boigny_International_Airport#Statistics Oil and large historical ties. One of the fastest growing and largest populations a...

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by FlySSC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7537

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

UAUA wrote:
When will they be phased out? 2022?

Still some time to go


1 aircraft Sept. 2019, 2 in 2020, 2 in 2021, 5 in 2022.

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by FlySSC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7537

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

Summer schedule 2019 (until Oct. 26th ) : LAX, MEX, PVG, ATL, IAD, JFK x 2 daly, SFO (until Sept. 8th).

Winter schedule 2019 (starting Oct 27th) : LAX, JFK, MIA, JNB, PVG, MEX

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by FlySSC
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 70515

Re: French routes news thread

I was surprised to see that AF is now down to once daily CDG-TLN vs the 2 daily since inauguration. I have flown the route many times and the flights were packed and often more expensive than the ORY alternative. CDG-TLN-CDG will be axed starting the winter schedule. AF has just announced ORY-GVA f...

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by FlySSC
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4435

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

The A380 is indeed a failure but certainly not THE biggest failure in the commercial Aviation. 300 airplanes or so were ordered and operated by 14 airlines... far from what Airbus expected, Ok, but much more than some other aircraft types. The Dassault Mercure for me is the number 1. Only 1 airline ...

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by FlySSC
Tue May 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 8716

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Riorei wrote:
The Dassault Mercure for Air Inter


The Dassault Mercure was not developped specifically for Air Inter.
Air Inter was the only airline to buy and operate it, that makes a big difference.

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by FlySSC
Tue May 28, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 8716

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Caravelle 12 was developed for Sterling Airways, which was a big Caravelle 10B operator and wanted more seating capacity. Sterling ordered 12 but took only 7, the other five went to Air Inter. Sterling flew them 12 years and then they went to Air Inter and/or Air Mediterranee. Actually, Air Inter t...

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by FlySSC
Mon May 20, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF schedules 77W for CDG-MSP
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: AF schedules 77W for CDG-MSP

The B77W is scheduled to operate AF684/AF673 CDG-MSP-CDG on July 2nd, 6th, 7th, 13th and Aug.24th

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by FlySSC
Thu May 09, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1646

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

First flight ever : Vickers Viscount 724 Air Inter - MRS-BIA (1971) B707 : M.E.A ORY-BEY (1991) B727 : Air France MRS-BIA (1974) B737 : Air France CDG-LYS B747 : British Airways LHR-IAD (1981) B757 : Iberia MAD-LPA (1993) B767 : American Airlines ORY-JFK B777 : Air France CDG-GRU (1998) B787 : Air ...

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by FlySSC
Wed May 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a 3-4-3 77W replace 744 seat for seat? What about the 779?
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

Re: Could a 3-4-3 77W replace 744 seat for seat? What about the 779?

The last configuration of Air France B744 was 36J / 396 Y = 432 seats

The closest B773ER configuration in the AF fleet today is 42J / 24W / 315Y = 381 seats. So the answer is : YES. With 6J less and no W class, they could have more or less the same configuration than the good old B744

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by FlySSC
Wed May 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1646

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

First flight ever : Vickers Viscount 724 Air Inter - MRS-BIA (1971) B707 : M.E.A ORY-BEY (1991) B727 : Air France MRS-BIA (1974) B737 : Air France CDG-LYS B747 : British Airways LHR-IAD (1981) B757 : Iberia MAD-LPA (1993) B767 : American Airlines ORY-JFK B777 : Air France CDG-GRU (1998) B787 : Air F...

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by FlySSC
Wed May 08, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4543

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

Concorde, A318, Mercure ... :banghead: People , do you READ topics before posting ? The DC7C « Seven seas », the last variant of the DC6 & DC7 had a short life, barely 5 years, between 1953 & 1958. It was a very efficient and luxurious airplane but sales were cut short by the arrival of Boei...

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by FlySSC
Wed May 08, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4543

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

A318 and Dassault Mercure come to mind. Mercure even sank Dassault’s civilian division IIRC. The Dassault Mercure didn’t have a « short life ». It was a commercial failure as only 10 aircraft were built but they were all delivered to their single operator, the French domestic airline Air Inter who ...

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by FlySSC
Wed May 08, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4543

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

A318 and Dassault Mercure come to mind. Mercure even sank Dassault’s civilian division IIRC. The Dassault Mercure didn’t have a « short life ». It was a commercial failure as only 10 aircraft were built but they were all delivered to their single operator, the French domestic airline Air Inter who ...

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by FlySSC
Tue May 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13837

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

The Netherlands have a diplomatic relation with North Korea. NK is not that stupid to shoot down a passenger aircraft of which country has the diplomatic relation. The European Union has diplomatic relations with NK since 2001. Each member of the EU also has on its side diplomatic relation with NK ...

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by FlySSC
Mon May 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 5472

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

Landing. Definately.
If it was on take off, the angle would be much higher

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by FlySSC
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21184

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

The language is not the problem. The ATC staff in Buenos Aires is : poorly trained and noticeably incompetent and unreliable. Most pilots of internaional airlines serving EZE know it and are usually much more careful than anywhere else when they approach EZE.

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by FlySSC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5807

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

On July 06th 2005, an Air France Airbus A330 collided with cows on landing at Port Harcourt (PHC - Nigeria). An Air France Airbus A330 (F-GZCF) carrying 196 passengers collided with six cows on landing at Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Flight AF875 landed at 04:30 on a flight from Paris when a herd of catt...

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by FlySSC
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 7441

Re: How many US states have you visited?

California
Nevada
Washington
Arizona
Florida
Texas
Louisiana
Georgia
Mississipi
Illinois
Michigan
Minnesota
Ohio
D.C
Virginia
Delaware
Pennsylvania
New york
Massachussets
Connecticut
New Jersey
Vermont
New Hampshire
Hawaii
Alaska

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by FlySSC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and Pakistan.
Replies: 13
Views: 4605

Re: Air France and Pakistan.

AF stopped flying to KHI in 1994 (PAX services) so 25 years ago and not 11 years as mentionned in the article...

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by FlySSC
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 6169

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

Air France :

A340-313X

CDG-CAI
CDG-FOR
CDG-SEZ (
CDG-BOM
CDG-NKC-CKY
CDG-FNA-CKY
CDG-LOS ( mix with A332)
CDG-CPT
CDG-SXM ( mix with A332)

Aicraft still in Service :

F-GLZJ
F-GLZU (to be retired from service 03/2019)
F-GLZK
F-GLZN
F-GLZO
F-GLZP

Config : 30J / 21W / 224Y

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by FlySSC
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 57
Views: 14547

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

AF have had a few internal problems like strikes and such. This is why they can't fill their big aircraft now. Air France has proven before that they can fill big airplanes and they operated huge fleets of 747, 777 and A380s. Bring back AF to normal and their fleet can be filled again including the...

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by FlySSC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 4212

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

AF :

Shortest = MRS - LYS 255 km / 138 nm
Longest (non stop) = CDG - SCL 11652 km / 6292 nm

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by FlySSC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports known by code vs by name
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Airports known by code vs by name

Paris - CDG : the french people refer to it as « Roissy » (vs « Orly »). Except for people working in aviation or aviation enthousiasts, nobody says « Charles de Gaulle »

JFK : 99% refer to it as J-F-K

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by FlySSC
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terminated AF destinations
Replies: 38
Views: 4231

Re: Terminated AF destinations

LH658 wrote:
Karachi and New Orleans.


AF never flew to MSY

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by FlySSC
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have retired the 747
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

Re: Airlines that have retired the 747

SN (Sabena) 2000
SR (Swissair) 2000
ME (Middle East Airline) 1998
MD (Air Madagascar) 2003
GN (Air Gabon) 1992
UY (Cameroun Airlines) 2004
RJ (Royal Jordanian) 1989
RB (Syrianair) 2007
UL (Air Lanka) 1987

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by FlySSC
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50579

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

This is not really a surprise. It’s not a secret for anyone that Air France has never been very happy to operate the « Mister Potatoe » plane, as they call it. The 5 remaining aircraft will probably continue to serve JFK and LAX, the only real routes appropriate for the A380 at AF. It will be remove...

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