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by fixfox
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite 747 livery
Replies: 59
Views: 4267

Re: Favorite 747 livery

I like the current BA livery and the KLM livery with the straight cheatline.
The updated version with the 'dolphin look' looks great on a 789 or an EMB 175/190 but NOT on a 744.

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by fixfox
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest commercial aircraft and last piston propliners in Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: Oldest commercial aircraft and last piston propliners in Europe

KLM operates on a daily bases 15 Fokker 70's which are in average 20,3 years old and 23 Boeing 744's of in average 21,7 years old.

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by fixfox
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: City Triangle 1: KLM 737 Hamburg-Amsterdam
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Re: City Triangle 1: KLM 737 Hamburg-Amsterdam

Thanks for your nice TR! Nice spotting pictures in HAM, pity that the weather did not cooperate. You exactly describe the KLM short haul formula, the bring you from A to B (in your case H to A) in a decently comfortable, affordable and orderly manner, nothing more, nothing less. Strange that they di...

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by fixfox
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft that History should Probably Forget
Replies: 50
Views: 3340

Re: Aircraft that History should Probably Forget

Have you ever heard about the Fokker F28 Fellowship? The plowed the skies all over the world bringing passengers from small, sometimes under developed airports to larger hubs. When the became old and to thirsty most operators replaced them with F70/F100's or other regional jets.

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by fixfox
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Arrivals Lounges
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Arrivals Lounges

Although you could expect one at the KLM/Skyteam hub, AMS does not have any arrivals lounges.
Services like breakfast and showers are only offered to transit passengers.

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by fixfox
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Arrivals Lounges
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Arrivals Lounges

Although you could expect one at the KLM/Skyteam hub, AMS does not have any arrivals lounges.
Services like breakfast and showers are only provided to transit passengers.

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by fixfox
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ok for Women to Wear Shorts in Dubai?
Replies: 21
Views: 2461

Re: Ok for Women to Wear Shorts in Dubai?

Just to be practical: at the moment you plan to visit Dubai the outside temperatures can still be sizzling hot, if fact of such a level that people in general do not stay to much outside. Therfore it is to be advised to wear clothes which are comfortable within AC-controlled area's. Be aware that yo...

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by fixfox
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane W/Cs with windows
Replies: 35
Views: 5467

Re: Airplane W/Cs with windows

As far as I remember, the LH A333 have a toilet with a window.
EK 388's have toilets with a window on the back of the upper deck (C)

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by fixfox
Sat May 21, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch King To Get 737 Type-rated
Replies: 39
Views: 13504

RE: Dutch King To Get 737 Type-rated

Willem Alexander has flown me on a Cityhopper flight twice. Most F70 flights use busgates and in both cases I picked up a chat from the KLM groundstaff that he was flying. The only noticable thing is that a Matechaussee (Military police) van is parked near the aircraft. The cockpit door remains clos...

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by fixfox
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?
Replies: 60
Views: 6243

RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Would like to see the KLM Cityhopper fleet named after the cities it serves. I think it would be cool to see <acronym title="Polynesian Airlines (Samoa)">PH</acronym>-EZS 'Stuttgart' landing in Stavanger or <acronym title="Polynesian Airlines (Samoa)">PH</acronym>-KZA 'Antwerp' taking off Aalborg. J...

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by fixfox
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes That Never Had A Chance.
Replies: 125
Views: 29230

RE: Planes That Never Had A Chance.

The Fokker 60, a 1,62mtr stretched version of the Fokker 50.
Only 4 units built and operated by the Royal Netherlands Airforce.
Production stopped due to Fokkers bankrupcy in 1996.

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by fixfox
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-Schengen Controls In French Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 3986

RE: Intra-Schengen Controls In French Airports

Departing <acronym title="Strasbourg - Entzheim (SXB / LFST), France">SXB</acronym> to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> a few weeks ago, all was normal exept that there were 2 policemen at the (bus) gate checking passports or <acronym title="Normandie Avi...

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by fixfox
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Passengers
Replies: 79
Views: 21339

RE: Celebrity Passengers

On a monthly basis I flew the last 4 years the Monday morning <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>/HOP! Flight from <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> to <acronym title="Strasbourg - Entzheim (SXB / LFST), France">SXB</acronym> (Strasbourg) which is hos...

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by fixfox
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM 787-9 Dreamliner Welcome Flight 22-11-15
Replies: 16
Views: 15302

RE: KLM 787-9 Dreamliner Welcome Flight 22-11-15

Quoting Scorpio: Departure was on 36L, but we took quite the detour to get there: we taxied all the way round the north end of runway 36C/18C to get to 36L, which is pretty much a full runway length of detour. On landing (runway 06), we first taxied all the way to the G pier, then turned back and ta...

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by fixfox
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM 787-9 Dreamliner Welcome Flight 22-11-15
Replies: 16
Views: 15302

RE: KLM 787-9 Dreamliner Welcome Flight 22-11-15

Hi TBloemink, Thanks for the nice trip report on the Dreamliner experience. I was on the 2nd flight, upon disembarkation we were only allowed a 'glimpse' in the WBC cabin but were not allowed to enter....the cockpit was of-limit. At least it was dry at the moment we could walk around the 787..... Br...

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by fixfox
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign Languages In Airports
Replies: 90
Views: 12687

RE: Foreign Languages In Airports

Signage and announcements at Stuttgart Airport (STR) are in German , English and Turkish.

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by fixfox
Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Business In/To MAD By KLM: BRU-AMS-MAD
Replies: 32
Views: 11082

RE: Business In/To MAD By KLM: BRU-AMS-MAD

Hi Nils,

No, I am not a KLM employee.
However I commute a lot within Europe and live not to far from AMS, so KLM/KLC is often the obvious choice.
...and sorry for my Typo too!

Regards,
Aart

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by fixfox
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Business In/To MAD By KLM: BRU-AMS-MAD
Replies: 32
Views: 11082

RE: Business In/To MAD By KLM: BRU-AMS-MAD

Hi Nils, Thanks for your report on my every day airline! The KLM European Business class is not impressive as hard product, but the service is in general very good with a strong personal touch from (usually) the Purser. The F70's are registered <acronym title="Bangkok Airlines (Thailand)">PG</acrony...

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by fixfox
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My Future Non-revenue Trip With Emirates
Replies: 2
Views: 4178

RE: My Future Non-revenue Trip With Emirates

Hi Pat, my wife and I will make a similar trip, <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-SEZ beginning next nov, both in C. One ticket paid, the other one burning Skywards mil...

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by fixfox
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Your Favorite Airline The One You Fly Most?
Replies: 24
Views: 7041

RE: Is Your Favorite Airline The One You Fly Most?

I use KLM Cityhopper and <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Regional a lot, only for the reason that I have no other options on 2 segments I shuttle on, <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS), German...

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by fixfox
Sun May 06, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Tag Lines...
Replies: 32
Views: 5882

RE: Your Favorite Tag Lines...

Delta: 'We love to fly and it shows!'

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by fixfox
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Travelled Route
Replies: 90
Views: 7386

RE: Your Most Travelled Route

AMS-<acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS), Germany">STR</acronym>, flight <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> 1875 on Monday afternoon and <acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS), Germany">STR</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / ...

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by fixfox
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Frequent Flyer Memberships...
Replies: 40
Views: 5839

RE: Your Frequent Flyer Memberships...

Since I live close to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> I frequently use <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>/KL, so Flying Blue Platinum Elite. Flying Blue is a constantly downgraded program, but there is still a bit of recognition when flying <acrony...

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by fixfox
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions Regarding AF Regional ERJ135s
Replies: 12
Views: 2939

Questions Regarding AF Regional ERJ135s

On Nov 14 I flew F-GRGR on flight <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>-5485 <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Strasbourg - Entzheim (SXB / LFST), France">SXB</acronym> and the same plane on the return leg <acronym title="Air France">AF<...

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by fixfox
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Dayton For The Usaf Museum
Replies: 3
Views: 5603

RE: To Dayton For The Usaf Museum

Hello Runner, Thanks for sharing your report, you are right, this museum is awsome indeed. Last year we spent 2 1/2 days there and it was not enough! We combined our visit with NASM museums in Washington DC, a nice overdose of flying metal in a week. Next to the XB-70, the B58 remains my favourite i...

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by fixfox
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Percentage Of Passengers In J/F,who Actually Paid.
Replies: 5
Views: 4375

RE: Percentage Of Passengers In J/F,who Actually P

I regularily fly the stretch <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> on <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, my company books me in J. in 50% of all...

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by fixfox
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates 777-300ER Overhead Cabin Bin Size
Replies: 6
Views: 9218

RE: Emirates 777-300ER Overhead Cabin Bin Size

Alternatively, you can check-in the stroller. At <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> Emirates offers FOC baby strollers which you can use right from the arrival gate to the departure gate. So you do not need yours there. As stated above, the stroll...

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by fixfox
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mon Eclipse At 29.000Ft!
Replies: 2
Views: 4564

Mon Eclipse At 29.000Ft!

Dear A-Netters, This is my first but un-planned trip report, however I would like to share a special experience with you. Flight stats: Date: June 15, 2011 Route: <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United ...

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by fixfox
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dubai-Amsterdam: A Tribute To Friendship
Replies: 85
Views: 24338

RE: Dubai-Amsterdam: A Tribute To Friendship

Dear Suryo, Thanks for the great <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym>! I can acknowledge that you did not say a word to much about the <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> service on this flight since I happened to occupy seat 9B on the same flight, tra...

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by fixfox
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Worst Airline You Have Flown On
Replies: 87
Views: 13802

RE: The Worst Airline You Have Flown On

In the Middle-East, Syrian Air is to be avoided by all means.
In Europe, Air France whether the flight is intra-European or long-haul, but this also due to the fact that they hub over CDG.....

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by fixfox
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Amenity Kits Make A Difference?
Replies: 21
Views: 5500

RE: Do Amenity Kits Make A Difference?

KLM still gives the Dutch houses in WBC.
The count is at 91. On some flights to the Middle-East where alcohol is forbidden, they are supplied empty.

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by fixfox
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Survey On Customer Loyalty In Aviation.
Replies: 19
Views: 4344

RE: Survey On Customer Loyalty In Aviation.

OK Darshan,

Duly filled in, success with your dissertation!

Regards, Aart  

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by fixfox
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Love At First Sight: An Emirates Story From AMS
Replies: 71
Views: 27226

RE: Love At First Sight: An Emirates Story From AMS

Hello Suryo, Thanks for the report. I make the same hop (EK 148/147) 3 times per 2 months and have moved from <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> to <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>. <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> offers ...

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by fixfox
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Depressing Airport You've Flown Into/Out Of
Replies: 60
Views: 11752

RE: Most Depressing Airport You've Flown Into/Out

True, Islamabad, Khartoum, Sana'a are not the best airports but all typical 3rd world destinations so you accept a certain lack of comfort in these places. However from European airports you can expect more and from this perspective, <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), F...

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by fixfox
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Animals Have You Seen In The Cabin?
Replies: 13
Views: 6962

RE: What Animals Have You Seen In The Cabin?

A couple of years ago I whitnessed the world speed record of a Falcon, about 900km/h. It was on board of a <acronym title="Gulf Air (Bahrain/UAE/Oman/Qatar)">GF</acronym> flight <acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) International (AUH / OMAA), United Arab Emirates">AUH</acronym>-KWI, the falcon was se...

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by fixfox
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tu-154 Outside Russia
Replies: 21
Views: 5088

RE: Tu-154 Outside Russia

As of today, there are plenty <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym> 154's operated in Iran, mainly by small airlines operating from or to the island Kish, from where they fly to Tehran (Merhabad) or to Dubai/Sharjah. When you fly from Dubai, you can get a visa upon arrival in Kish. From T...

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by fixfox
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France Connection CDG
Replies: 11
Views: 10561

RE: Air France Connection CDG

A 2hr. connection time between Terminal <acronym title="Frederico II Airways (Italy)">2D</acronym> and 2E is enough for walking, I would certainly not take the bus! Do not expect any sence of service from <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> and/or ADC staff and prepare your self for a not to pa...

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by fixfox
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Has The Worst Hub Operation?
Replies: 91
Views: 16666

RE: What Airline Has The Worst Hub Operation?

The worst hub operation is the 'dual hub' concept of <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>/KL. <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> tries hard to promote the use of <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> for travelers traveling fro...

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by fixfox
Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic 777 Routes
Replies: 34
Views: 12212

RE: Domestic 777 Routes

I have flown several sectors on 777 domestically in Saudi-Arabia (Saudi-Arabian Airlines) like <acronym title="Riyadh - King Khalid International (RUH / OERK), Saudi Arabia">RUH</acronym>-<acronym title="Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International (JED / OEJN), Saudi Arabia">JED</acronym>, these are some...

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by fixfox
Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: RSVP: New T-shirt Survey!
Replies: 85
Views: 11410

New Logo


It would be nice to see the new logo embroidered on a poloshirt.
Alternatively a key-ring or a refrigerator-magnet!

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by fixfox
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?
Replies: 220
Views: 15488

RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Another short flight:
Dubai-Muscat (OMAN) ON Emirates in a 777, about 30 min flying time.
The poor cabin crew still manages to serve a hot breakfast in J-class!

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by fixfox
Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do I Get To Stuttgart From London
Replies: 7
Views: 3771

RE: How Do I Get To Stuttgart From London

Through KLM Cityhopper, 4 times daily to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>, from there you must have a good connection to any destination in the UK. Also <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> flies directly to <acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdin...

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by fixfox
Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Remote Airport You Have Flown To!
Replies: 79
Views: 10853

RE: Most Remote Airport You Have Flown To!

Sal, Cabo Verde.
We flew Jan. 2003 on a weekly flight AMS-SAL on a TACV Boeing 757-200.

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by fixfox
Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM And Its Dubai Operations.
Replies: 8
Views: 3760

RE: KLM And Its Dubai Operations.

KLM used to fly the B767 as standard to Dubai, even twice daily for some time. However since spring 2003 they moved in the B743 combi, seating about 250pax, a bit more than the B767. With the deletion of the B743 from their fleet, they returned back to the B767. Only on very full flights (around Chr...

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by fixfox
Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anti-Semitism On Emirates
Replies: 218
Views: 22358

RE: Anti-Semitism On Emirates

I have checked the website of Emirates, I would say they offer an extensive choice of meals. <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, no Kosher... Did anyone of you formally report this omission to Emirates? They are smart marketers and do try to respond to trends and customer requests. <ac...

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by fixfox
Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Will Malev Keep The F70?
Replies: 5
Views: 4375

RE: How Long Will Malev Keep The F70?

I have understood that they want to keep the F70 for a while. The F70 is used on some of the same stretches as the B737 (like <acronym title="Budapest - Ferihegy (BUD / LHBP), Hungary">BUD</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>)but used on thinner tim...

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