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by Birdwatching
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?

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by Birdwatching
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any spotters at MIA Miami International Airport?
Replies: 0
Views: 1610

Any spotters at MIA Miami International Airport?

I'm using the lockdown to work on my flight log, and I have two departures out of MIA in 1992 and 1993 I'm missing the aircraft's reg number. I'm aware that MIA has a very active spotter/photographer community and I was wondering if any of you were active in the early 90s, or could get me in touch w...

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by Birdwatching
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2175

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

I think a thread with the same two questions was started many many years ago (the Non-Av forum description has been the same for a long time) and it probably was "Birdwatching" who started that thread. Does anybody remember that earlier thread - c.15+ years ago? I sure do. I've always bee...

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by Birdwatching
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net
Replies: 20
Views: 1688

Re: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net

FlyingColours wrote:
I miss "Birdwatching" he was awesome :(

Man, you just made my day! It's been years since I last read the NonAv section, and by pure coincidence I checked back today. This thread sure brings back some good memories. The good old days. We had so much fun here on A.net

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by Birdwatching
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV
Replies: 52
Views: 11570

Re: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV

Seems like other routes will see additional cuts as well. CDG becomes daily, 19.30 departure is suspended. BRU becomes daily, afternoon and evening departures are suspended. FCO becomes daily, evening flights are cut. So it seems cuts are taking place all around. This will seriously impact connecti...

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by Birdwatching
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU immigration for long haul triangle flights
Replies: 12
Views: 2572

Re: EU immigration for long haul triangle flights

LA has a SCL-MAD-FRA routing. The transit passengers leave the plane at MAD but stay airside at MAD's T4S Terminal, so they enter the EU at their final destination in FRA. You can book the EU segment separately (I recently flew on this route for €9), so I had to go through immigration at MAD before ...

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by Birdwatching
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 4402

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

Wait, didn't Virgin Atlantic use to fly to Bolivia? I specifically remember seing this. In a James Bond movie I think.

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by Birdwatching
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains

I don't know in which cave you have been hiding, but your thread is literally (and yes, I'm using this word correctly) at least 150 years late. Paying extra to reserve a seat on a train is almost as old as railroads. Here's a seat reservation (Platzkarte) for a German train from 80 years ago. It cos...

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by Birdwatching
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 88
Views: 8888

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

It's fun to picture the logistics of this "event" in case 700,000 people really show up. First of all, how are they all going to get to Las Vegas? I'm pretty sure they're not all locals. 700,000 people equals about 3500 aircraft filled up with nothing but attendees of this event. They'd ne...

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by Birdwatching
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 88
Views: 8888

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I always found it funny how Americans think they live in the "land of the free" but there are huge stretches of landscape they are not allowed to walk into or even see. I'm glad I live in a country where in theory I can freely move everywhere, even if it's private property, with very few e...

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by Birdwatching
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 13655

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development

Lufthansa a few days ago: "We're discontinuing Eurowings long haul"
Eurowings newsletter today: "New long haul out of MUC and FRA, book now! Mauritius, Barbados, Windhoek..."
What's next?

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by Birdwatching
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 21094

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

During the last 3 days I have read about this "event" in about every news outlet there is, got about 5 notifications on Google News, some articles decorated with crazy stock photos of Air Canada B747-200, heard it on talk radio, WTF, aren't there any more important topics in the world? Eve...

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by Birdwatching
Sun May 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?
Replies: 32
Views: 2565

Re: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?

In the early 2010s, due to personal reasons I flew transatlantic a lot, about 4-5 round trips a year, originating in Europe. For some strange reason I never fully comprehended, a travel agency specializing on military fares but also catering to the general public (searchable on the usual fare compar...

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by Birdwatching
Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH Group overcharging PAX with Award Tickets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: LH Group overcharging PAX with Award Tickets?!!!

It is really high, and I cant say it for FRA but i know tax from ZRH is really high as far as I can remember it is one of the highest in the world but I am sure it is way too high in that offer. This is not relevant, as all options listed above leave from the same airport. The answer is, simply, th...

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by Birdwatching
Thu May 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Iran Air IR426 yesterday?
Replies: 0
Views: 860

What happened to Iran Air IR426 yesterday?

IR426, May 08, Tehran THR to Shiraz SYZ, A320-200 EP-IEF, diverted back to Tehran. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ir426#206efb66 Looks like it departed Tehran on time, climbed for a few minutes to 10,000 ft, then made a level flight in the opposite direction for about 15 minutes, then di...

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by Birdwatching
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 9618

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Seriously? We're on an aviation web site, in the year 2019, with (mostly) adults discussing, and about half of the posters in this thread seem to be ok with some sort of "ghost" going for a pee in the rear lavatory on Aeromexico? Ghosts are what people name things they can't explain or com...

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by Birdwatching
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14891

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Come to Venezuela (if you dare...most people don't) and then tell us that this government isn't more evil than that of most other countries (big or small). I've actually been to Caracas many times, in better times though, I've been in Pyongyang too, and in Tehran, and in the capitals of about 100 a...

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by Birdwatching
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14891

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

So much hate in this thread - but no surprise, as most forum members seem to be somewhat limited in their geopolitical view. Putting this into context: two countries are isolated from the rest of the world and banned from trading with many other countries. Certainly not without good reasons, but in ...

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by Birdwatching
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?
Replies: 13
Views: 2177

Re: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?

IMO this thread mixes up several different things. Some posters report what routing you could, in theory, fly that brings you not very far but via a very far off transfer point. This is not what the OP meant. Some report what insane routing an airline's or OTA's booking engine will offer you (at a h...

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by Birdwatching
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian 747 tail tips in Doha
Replies: 35
Views: 10070

Re: Iranian 747 tail tips in Doha

A VC10 did this when being refuelled at Brize. It never flew again. With all that weight at the rear it would have come down pretty hard. Anyone who has ever been to the playground knows that this 747 could have either tipped over veeeery slowly, causing only a minor bump, or it could have totally ...

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by Birdwatching
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33947

Re: Germania ceases operations

Sad news indeed. Germania was the last German airline that the people actually liked, with great service and crews. Joining a long line of bankruptcies and mergers that one by one took the small, often family-owned airlines away from us. LTU, Hapag-Lloyd, Aero Lloyd, the old Condor, Air Berlin, I'm ...

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by Birdwatching
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash

I don't really understand the purpose of this thread. You want us to rank two accidents on the same day of which one had more victims and the other one had more famous victims. I'm not playing that game. But looking back at accidents from that era always makes me realize how much safer flying is tod...

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by Birdwatching
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in a World Without Continental Drift (Pangaea)
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Aviation in a World Without Continental Drift (Pangaea)

In a hypothetical world without continental drift, but everything else as it is today... What would aviation look like? (Yes I know, several other things would be totally different, countries and borders wouldn't be the same, same with the climate, vegetation, the whole settlement of the world by hu...

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by Birdwatching
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33947

Re: Germania in trouble

I think it is worth noting that Germania, unlike any other holiday carrier in Germany, will serve you a free hot meal on your flight. I think that is pretty amazing, and certainly does not fit into this day and age. Sadly I'm afraid this won't last for long. Didn't FR say they earn little to nothing...

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by Birdwatching
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings EW 2930 returned to STR on 01/05/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: Eurowings EW 2930 returned to STR on 01/05/2019

The 3 you listed above must be unrelated, at least the HAJ one. This was due to the airport closure after somebody drove airside

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by Birdwatching
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50239

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Not a major issue for most on this plane to get an Iranian stamp in ones passport (assuming the majority are Europeans). Most EU nations already allows for two passports. If a person needs to travel to the US and the US cause troubles due to an entry/exit stamp from Iran, just apply for a second pa...

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by Birdwatching
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96-400 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 19631

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqZ3lK9HiYc/?hl=en

Compared to the Airbus and Boeing factory floors I've seen, this looks like a cramped mess.

I'm very excited about the aircraft though!
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Here's a link to the picture.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqZ3lK9HiYc/?hl=en

Compared to the Airbus and Boeing factory floors I've seen, this looks like a cramped mess.

I'm very excited about the aircraft though!

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by Birdwatching
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The growing problem of overtourism
Replies: 35
Views: 3820

Re: The growing problem of overtourism

In a way, it's a positive development as it means that more people than ever can afford to travel. How can we complain about more and more tourists, who only start doing the same thing we take for granted (several times a year). The world is vast and growing masses of tourists can easily be absorbed...

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by Birdwatching
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A rant about the Las Vegas hospitality industry
Replies: 32
Views: 2928

Re: A rant about the Las Vegas hospitality industry

Having stayed in LAS many times, what always makes me furious is the resort fee some hotels charge. I understand I have to look at the final price, but it makes it so hard to compare hotels. It's already bad enough in the USA with taxes being added at the last step, because you idiots (pardon my lan...

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by Birdwatching
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Guitar Solo
Replies: 41
Views: 2717

Re: The Correct Guitar Solo

The correct guitar solo is by Mark Knopfler in Money for Nothing.
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by Birdwatching
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12782

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

I can't believe this thread has 80 replies and nobody has realized the actual, honest reason why there are much fewer female pilots than male. Females simply aren't as interested in aviation as men. Period. How many commercial pilots chose that job simply because they think it's a good / well paying...

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by Birdwatching
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest flights by the Air France widebody with new cabin?
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Shortest flights by the Air France widebody with new cabin?

CDG-BEY-CDG on 77W. I flew it last February in Business, seat was excellent. Great food too.

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by Birdwatching
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 39
Views: 3651

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

I've always wondered if we will ever see an airside transfer between airports in a city. To me it seems easy, using a train that never stops on the way. Or it could even stop at a downtown location that has it's own security line. This of course combined with the ability to check luggage through, it...

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by Birdwatching
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World’s most internationally connected airports list for 2018 revealed, LHR/ORD/FRA taking top 3 spots
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: World’s most internationally connected airports list for 2018 revealed, LHR/ORD/FRA taking top 3 spots

Not really on topic, but I applaud the thread starter for including the first 3 in the thread title. This is such a refreshing contrast to the way the internet seems to work nowadays. Almost every article or thread has a title that makes you curious, and then the answer is buried deep inside the art...

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by Birdwatching
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 45
Views: 11312

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

Does anybody know where Laudamotion is getting their new A320/321s from that I have read are joining the fleet in September? September is almost over?

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by Birdwatching
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13742

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

lhrsfosyd wrote:
Iran represents the worst humanity has to offer - inequality, injustice, corruption, violence, lack of personal freedom. Iran does not contribute anything positive to the world.

Are you kidding? This is the exact list of what the USA represents, and then some.

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by Birdwatching
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the Clearview font become permanent?
Replies: 21
Views: 1350

Re: Will the Clearview font become permanent?

Here is a comparison between Clearview and Highway Gothic: https://media1.fdncms.com/styleweekly/imager/u/original/2296463/highway_fonts.jpg I'm sorry, but both fonts look old-timey and tacky, like what you would find on a freaking steam engine. In Germany, we use a font named DIN 1451 on road sign...

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by Birdwatching
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Spanish A-netters still around?
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: Any Spanish A-netters still around?

I don't recall ever being anything like a Spanish a.net meet. There was at least one, in early 2008, and it was great! It was kind of split between MAD Saturday and FRA Sunday. We all flew on Lan's A340 on a killer fare. In MAD we visited the Museo del Aire and all slept on Alfonso's couch, not sur...

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by Birdwatching
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?
Replies: 30
Views: 5280

Re: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?

I flew JFK-MIA in March 2002. Flight number was UA873, equipment was 763. I continued onwards to SCL with the same tail, but the flight number changed to UA867. On the way back in April 2002 exactly the same, flight numbers were UA866 from SCL to MIA and UA872 from MIA to JFK, again 763 and the same...

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by Birdwatching
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 39332

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

It's incredible that one day after the accident there is almost no background info in the media, no word about how many passengers were on board (only how many passengers the Ju-52 can carry). I can only explain this with the character of the Swiss people who never panic but stay perfectly calm no m...

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by Birdwatching
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help me with the location of this landscape stock photo
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Help me with the location of this landscape stock photo

A3801000 wrote:
Red Canyon in Flaming Gorge Recreational Area, UT, USA

That's it, thank you very much!

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by Birdwatching
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help me with the location of this landscape stock photo
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Help me with the location of this landscape stock photo

Can you help me find the location where this landscape stock photo was taken? I'm trying to figure out if it's somewhere in the American Southwest, where I have been many times and seen about every place you can travel to, but can't match this location to a place I know. The tree looks very much lik...

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by Birdwatching
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 46056

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Kiwirob wrote:
Would be a nightmare but the vast majority of passenger don’t realise they can get compensation.

The vast majority of passengers will never get compensation because they contact the airline directly and never hear from them again. The only way to get the compensation is with a lawyer.

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by Birdwatching
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 6378

Re: Innovations in boarding???

When I was a little kid I always thought why don't they have seats in the gate area that are set up and numbered exactly like on the plane. By the time boarding begins, every passenger has to be in their seat. The gate agent would then walk from row to row (from the back of course) and invite everyb...

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by Birdwatching
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4949

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

In Iran. Yes this is a photo from 2018. It's a wonderful and cheap country to travel, and not only can you spot the 727, you can still fly on it.

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by Birdwatching
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8756

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

Thanks for all your comments, I didn't expect this thread to get 35 replies. I'm still wondering why they haven't continued to MSP or ORD, where they have their own staff too, and lots of onwards connections to get the pax home to AMS and beyond, and less distance from AMS to bring in technicians, t...

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by Birdwatching
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8756

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

Thanks for the quick responses! I assume they wouldn't have returned to LAX but landed someplace closer had this been on the 777 they also have on this route?

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by Birdwatching
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8756

Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

I've noticed that KL602, scheduled to fly LAX-AMS, made a U-turn over Colorado and returned to LAX, landing after 3:10h in the air. This seems strange to me. If it was anything urgent, they could have gone down in DEN, SLC or LAS. Does anybody know the background story here? Here's the track. It was...

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by Birdwatching
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34327

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

How many times has an aircraft (airliner or otherwise) been developed/manufactured by one company, flew for a while under its original name, then had the name/brand completely changed without any kind of modifications being made? The only one I can think of is the MD-95->717, but IIRC the first pla...

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