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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: 50
Views: 8069

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: 20
Views: 2919

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: 20
Views: 2919

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: 20
Views: 2919

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: 271
Views: 45029

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: 3095

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: 7898

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: 7898

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: 1655

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: 1269

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: 2282

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: 1269

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: 4279

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: 4279

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: 4279

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: 13086

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: 5142

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: 20479

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: 5194

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: 6265

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: 4476

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: 5531

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: 14224

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: 3828

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: 1135

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: 4027

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: 2035

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: 49099

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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by FlySSC
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 49099

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Boair wrote:
stylo777 wrote:
which routes are currently served by AF 380s`?


JFK, LAX, JNB, MEX, ABJ, PVG year round and MIA/SFO seasonally


Add IAD to the list.

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by FlySSC
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terminated AF destinations
Replies: 38
Views: 4027

Re: Terminated AF destinations

MNL Manille
DHA Dharan
HEL Helsinki
TIA Tirana
ROB Monrovia
AGA Agadir
DAM Dasmascus
SKG Thessaloniki
ESB Ankara

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by FlySSC
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 4879

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

I vaguely remember Jet Train advertising, but they were gone before I got a chance to fly them. I also recall Interstate Jet, serving SWF to LAS with a stop somewhere. I flew an early 90's version of SkyBus from EWR-FLL and the return was FLL-SFB-EWR. I had never heard of Sanford before. lol I flew...

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by FlySSC
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terminated AF destinations
Replies: 38
Views: 4027

Re: Terminated AF destinations

Former AF destinations : MPM Maputo DZA Dzaouzi (Comores) KGL Kigali BJM Bujumbura HAH Moroni (Comores) SAH Sanaa ADE Aden DAR Dar es Salam KRT Kartum NDB Nouadhibou (Mauritanie) LCA Larnaca SHJ Sharjah THR / IKA Tehran AUH Abu Dhabi BGW Bagdad BAH Bahrein KHI Karachi MAA Madras/Chennai CMB Colombo ...

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by FlySSC
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Naming an aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2582

Re: Naming an aircraft?

From the top of my head not counting your QF and VA examples SAS - Longstanding Viking theme Norwegian - They even dedicate the tail design. BA - Historically did but I don't think they do anymore. NZ - on the 744 fleet they did and I recall the 732 fleet had names. FI - names their fleet after Ice...

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by FlySSC
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CDG Transfer
Replies: 12
Views: 1301

Re: CDG Transfer

Most people on this forum who keep complaining about « CDG nightmare » actually have never been there ... Transit at CDG for Skyteam airlines is easy and in any case much easier than a lot of other European or US mega hubs. DL flights are often parked directly at the Terminal 2E (Gates K). Going to ...

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by FlySSC
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39680

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

DominoxX wrote:
11 crew?


2 pilots + 4 F/A = 6 Crew

The 5 others were probably either positionning crew either crew off duty returning home or on vacation I believe, and as they were wearing their uniform they are counted as « CREW ». This seems the only logical reason for this « 11 crew » announced.

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by FlySSC
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?
Replies: 15
Views: 4323

Re: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?

Ironically, Iran Air was the very last airline to officially cancel its options on Concorde in April 1980.

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by FlySSC
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 3939

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

77H wrote:
AF1 ADW-PBI :duck:

Not talking Air France. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

77H


AF001 was JFK - CDG Concorde (AF002 being CDG - JFK)-

Thos flight numbers are not used anymore since 2003...

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by FlySSC
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15703

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

LUTHANSA ?
AIR RANCE ?
GUL AIR ?

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by FlySSC
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 11402

Re: Air France Us expansion

Even if your rumour is true why would that be stupid? Because A332 are retiring soon Their A330s are supposed to be refurbished starting at the end of this year; doubtful they will be retired soon The A332 are here to stay for another 5 years minimum. They will get the new Business seats /IFE / WiF...

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by FlySSC
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11

Just booked a return ticket on AF to CDG in Economy from JFK (this is for 2019). I have the option to sit in row 11 (A or F seat) which has no seat in front, and a window (unlike row 10, I believe) and these seats have more legroom. Believe the A380 does not have the latest AF cabin among other thi...

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by FlySSC
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?

flydude380 wrote:
Besides TN flying to CDG. Isn’t AF kind of forced to operate the PPT route from a political aspect as well as a labour aspect (PPT crew base)?

Clearly no. Nothing forces AF to operate the PPT route as it is a procitable route.

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by FlySSC
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?

UTA used to fly to NOU from CDG. The routing was CDG-BAH-CMB-SIN-JKT-SYD-NOU with a DC10 the other flight operated with a B743 was routing CDG-CMB-SIN-SYD-NOU. When UTA received its first B744 in 1991, the stop in CMB was skipped and the flight became nonstop to SIN then SYD and NOU. At that time, U...

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by FlySSC
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 6898

Re: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO

https://youtu.be/6EoKBlPuQ2M
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an A380 taking off from 01R is not usual but it’s nothing exceptionnal.

On the other hand, an A380 taking off from 07R at LAX is very exceptionnal


https://youtu.be/6EoKBlPuQ2M

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by FlySSC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: biggest Iran markets from Western Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: biggest Iran markets from Western Europe

I think that it's fair to comment that LHR and CDG are the two obvious biggest markets to Iran from Western Europe. Germany and Scandinavia are also a big market, because of the important Iranian diaspora in Sweden, Norway. In Europe, Germany has the biggest Iranian community, followed by Sweden, F...

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by FlySSC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 7253

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

The concept of « emotional support » should be banned. This is ridiculous.
Pitt Bull are the sweetest and nicest dog breed. Delta should ban the owners who train those dogs to be agressive, instead of banning those poor animals.

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by FlySSC
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3405

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Air Inter Vickers Viscount between MRS (Marseille) and BIA (Bastia, Corsica) in 1969 ... I still can remember the huge windows on this great airplane. 2248195 - First « long haul « flight : MRS - JFK on a Transamerica DC8 in 1979 2603695 - First Widebody : Air France Airbus A300 on CDG - LHR in 1977...

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by FlySSC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 13104

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

For the 1000th times : Concorde back in the air won’t happen. I don’t know for BA but AF still owns its Concorde and AF nor Airbus are ready to invest a single € in such a silly project. Only F-BTSD (stored at LBG) and F-BVFC (stored by Airbus at TLS) are kept in flying conditions. Concerning BA, I ...

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by FlySSC
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 9313

Re: Concorde route question

I've long wondered why AF never operated Concorde services to Montreal. It would have been shorter than CDG-IAD even with a brief subsonic cruise inland from the Gulf of Maine, and takeoff noise shouldn't have been an issue given Mirabel's isolation. Seems much more viable than Caracas and Mexico C...

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by FlySSC
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 9313

Re: Concorde route question

Air France Concorde regular routes were : CDG-DKR-GIG CDG-IAD CDG-JFK CDG-(SMA = refueling stop)-CCS CDG-IAD-MEX CDG-JFK-MEX. On May 26 1979, an Air France Concorde skipped the SMA refueling stop and flew CCS-CDG nonstop (flight AF200 F-BTSC) covering the 7780km/4836mi in only 4h19 including 3h37 at...

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