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by PA110
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8593

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

One of the nicest airlines in its day. A pleasure to fly. They did customer service right.

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by PA110
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)
Replies: 30
Views: 5275

Re: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)

Wow. I much more interested in the logistics of the flight but it switched to long haul on narrowbody. Thanks A.net for your downward spiral. Welcome to A.net, where every thread gets thrown off topic by the 3rd post. But back to the topic, everything I've read on the A220 seems to indicate this li...

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by PA110
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 11661

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

I remember JFK in the 60s as a child going back and forth to Holland out of the IAB on KLM. It was generally a windowless experience, with the exception of the waiting lounge on the second level which looked landside. There were no jet bridges back then and all pax were escorted from the departure l...

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by PA110
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6375

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I flew LY from THR to TLV. The only time I've ever seen an FA strike a passenger, which he totally deserved. Some total sleaze-bag reached around the meal cart and pinched the female flight attendant as she was setting down the lunch trays. She plowed the cart into him, doubling him over. She then d...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6375

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I did as well. Attended Tehran American School. I would like to go back to Iran one day. While there I flew IR on 2 occasions: 707 to Kabul, Afghanistan and a 727 to Shiraz. Ah, the good ole days! I attended CHS. I flew IR domestically on old 737 classics Tehran - Esfahan - Shiraz. My friend's fath...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6375

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

More like reverted back to PA110. In NS 1971 PA110 was JFK-FCO-IST-ESB-THR. PA515 I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that PA110 in 1971 was a 707 all the way from JFK. When PA started taking deliveries of 747s, they went to the London and Paris routes first. I believe PA extended 114 to Rome in or...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6375

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

What were Iran Air's flights to JFK like. I never flew the JFK nonstop from THR. My dad flew it a couple of times and said that IR's 747SP service was good, but it was a very long flight (back in the day). In the mid-70s, there were so many options between JFK and THR. IR had the nonstop 747SP serv...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6375

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I lived in Tehran from Jan 1975 through August 1977. PA110 was often fraught with delays and cancellations due to labor unrest in Rome. The JFK-FCO leg would often operate, but the 707 onward leg would get cancelled with considerable regularity throughout 1976. PA1/2 were much better options if you ...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6375

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

Ionosphere wrote:
If you had read, the flight was a continuation from Paris.


This was very short-lived. By mid 1974, PA114 terminated in Paris. The change of gauge in Rome adopted the PA110 flight number which lasted at least through 1978.

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6375

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

1973 PA 2, 747 service New York City - London -Frankfurt - Istanbul - Beirut -Tehran - Dehi - Bangkok - Hong Kong -Tokyo- Honolulu- Los Angeles PA114, 747 to Rome then on the 707 onwards Depending on the day of the week New York City - Paris - Rome - Beirut - Tehran New York City - Paris - Rome - B...

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by PA110
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 58
Views: 10154

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Like every other "Why doesn't XX fly to YYY" thread, the answer is ALWAYS the same!
No sound economic case.

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by PA110
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13794

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

My favorite was the guy on my flight last week who was arguing with me that Air Force One was a 737...he would not believe me (an aerospace engineer, who has done some very low-level design work on AF1) that it's a 747. Almost became combative. Not to go off on a tangent, but AF1 is not an aircraft...

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by PA110
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6904

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

I'm a DL flyer and going to SFO for a business trip in October. To my surprise, all business class on direct flights between JFK - SFO are sold out on DL. I even looked into 3Q/4Q of this year, 90% of the flights have their business cabins sold out. DL flies 757 with 16 D1 seats Thoughts/Insights? ...

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by PA110
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366161

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Where did the image of the 737 in the hangar come from, as in who took it? Where did the person that posted it get it? Calm down there, Skippy. A repainting video was posted on UA's own twitter feed within minutes of the photo being leaked. https://twitter.com/united/status/1120871420525993984

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by PA110
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366161

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

No matter what UA reveals tomorrow, I predict the following:
1. A minuscule fraction of A.net will either like it or not care.
2. The overwhelming majority of A.net will completely lose their minds and claim the new livery is the worst aviation livery disaster since the last airline rebranding.

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by PA110
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 110
Views: 12450

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

So is there any chance we're going to see proper HTML rendering of quotation marks on the home page forum crawl?

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by PA110
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thread titles showing " instead of quotation marks
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: Thread titles showing " instead of quotation marks

Since your post got zero responses from site admins, I thought I'd give them another nudge. It's really amateurish not be be able to render quotation marks properly. User's should not have to worry about these things. There are plenty of times users will want to put something in quotes. It' not thei...

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by PA110
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366161

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

No matter what UA decide to do livery wise, the outcome here is predetermined: A.Nutters will hate it, with a passion. It will be the end of civilization as we know it. Just like every other livery that has ever been introduced going back to the dawn of mankind.

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by PA110
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719701

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No....it is unstable because the weight and balance characteristics have been altered by the larger and heavier LEAP engines. Boeing has tried to use software that is either poorly executed or poorly documented or poorly communicated or all of the above. Relaxed stability is fine in military aircra...

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by PA110
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719701

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This is getting ridiculous, you don't have to be an aerospace engineer, 737 MAX maintenance worker, 737 MAX pilot or instructor, Boeing design engineer, FAA executive or whatever in order to have a valid opinion on this topic... ...we know they are a bit unstable by design What on earth has led you...

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by PA110
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719701

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The 737 is too old of an air frame to graft a huge engine onto. It makes the aircraft unstable in flight. It is an unsafe design and must be withdrawn from service. Boeing clearly cannot be trusted to tell the truth. And this declaration comes with how many years of aviation design or aeronautical ...

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by PA110
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins
Replies: 13
Views: 3516

Re: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins

The blue fabric with red top-stitching looks vaguely like denim. While that might be fine for economy class seat covers, it really cheapens the look in business class. Darker colors without the bright red contrasting stitching would evoke a much more sophisticated ambiance.

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by PA110
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines (Dynamic Airways) applies for JFK-GYE service
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Eastern Airlines (Dynamic Airways) applies for JFK-GYE service

What an utter waste of time. TAME flew JFK-UIO, switched it to JFK-GYE, then switched it back to JFK-UIO and they still could not make the route work. LATAM operates this route non-stop, while connecting service is available on B6 via FLL, and AA via MIA. This is a flight in search of a market that'...

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by PA110
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 105084

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Let's be honest though this plane was more about building a bigger Airbus than the Boeing 747 and very little to do about the potential market for this plane. Boeing had the advantage back in the 70's or selling oversize planes to people who didn't need them that Airbus didn't have in the profit se...

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by PA110
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary
Replies: 352
Views: 17691

Re: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary

The idea that eliminating most air travel with high speed rail is completely ludicrous, however to be fair, US aviation infrastructure has been stretched by the massive growth in 70-seat short-haul routes. Do you really need to fly between ORD and MKE? Between JFK and BDL? Between SMF and SFO? High ...

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by PA110
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13742

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

How many spare jumpseats are there on a TUI 738? If the family of 3 were occupying jumpseats, where were the crew seated during take-off and landing?

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by PA110
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW

Fixed that for you. :wink2: I know that this board is global, but I'm pretty sure that by now folks know that raccoons are also referred to as trash-pandas. The comment refers to the black cockpit window mask that seems to be spreading beyond the A350. So my question remains. Is the black cockpit w...

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by PA110
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Air Italy be the national carrier in Italy?
Replies: 37
Views: 6784

Re: Will Air Italy be the national carrier in Italy?

Even if Alitalia failed tomorrow, Air Italy's uninspired logo and hideous color combination would need a major overhaul to rise to the level of flag carrier. I can't see Italian politicians throwing support behind a purple and mint colored flying Y. It screams lots of bad taste, but not a hint of It...

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by PA110
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW

Is Airbus giving all new builds the trash-panda treatment?

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by PA110
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14142

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

The porter company earned the blame . AA owns the responsibility . Whether that responsibility rises to a cause of action to sue AA depends on how the ACAA has been interpreted by courts. Nonetheless, AA is morally responsible for the shameful treatment of this woman and I hope they do the right th...

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by PA110
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14142

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

After reading both articles, it looks like blame falls squarely on the porter and the contract company used by the airport. Yes, the airline was aware of her disability, yes they were responsible for looking after her while in their care, but the flight was cancelled, and AA arranged for a hotel. Th...

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by PA110
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no CPH-JNB?
Replies: 21
Views: 4415

Re: Why no CPH-JNB?

The answer to all these endless "Why doesn't airline XX fly to YYY?" is always the same: ECONOMICS. Build a viable business case, and given availability of aircraft and slots, an airline will launch the route. But without a viable business case, they won't. Sometimes I think the folks who ...

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by PA110
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 56
Views: 8726

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

According to Hawaii Tourism Authority, there are approximately 37,000 annual visitors from the UK, from a low of 2700 in February to a high of 6000 in August. What the statistics don't show however is how many of those are strictly O&D. There's no way of knowing how many are extended transit sto...

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by PA110
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34970

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

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by PA110
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9533

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

Hideous. Sorry. They are are not retro. They are ugly. The shade of blue is neither here nor there. The design is boring and uninspired. It would seem American's brand management is asleep at the wheel. As much grief as folks give United and the continuation of Continental's 80s globe, United does a...

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by PA110
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Navigation to Albums?
Replies: 2
Views: 3109

Re: Navigation to Albums?

Never mind - I found it. It seems the profile link within forums has been severed from the photo database. You have to jump out of forums and return to the main site home page, then use site navigation to view > My account > View profile. Even then, it's somewhat obscured. You have to change the def...

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by PA110
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Navigation to Albums?
Replies: 2
Views: 3109

Navigation to Albums?

If I recall correctly, there used to be a link to saved albums when you displayed your profile. That link seems to have disappeared. I can't seem to find any way to navigate to my own saved albums. Am I missing something? There's no link on my profile page, and there do not appear to be any links on...

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by PA110
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100203

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

The self importance on A.net is truly astounding. This used to be a website where people’s experience in the field was respected, but these days working in the industry and knowing the in’s and outs is almost a dirty word. In a vacuum or in a world where people were snatching planes left and right ...

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by PA110
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7432

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Something that is highly recommended for transporting animals is to get tranquilizers from your Vet for your pet. Air travel can be extremely frightening for an animal especially some of the more hyperactive breeds. Contrary to what many people believe, cargo holds are pressurized and heated. No, D...

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by PA110
Thu May 31, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5831

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

Decades ago, I was working for AF at JFK. I was assigned to arrivals one day when an Indian family of six (mother, father, three kids and a grandmother) approached me and asked me to re-tag their bags. I asked where they were going. They said Brussels. I thought I misunderstood. I said to the father...

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by PA110
Mon May 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM 744 LAX-SCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

LATAM 744 LAX-SCL?

LATAM has cancelled LA2477 LAX-LIM two days in a row due mechanical issues with their 763. I noticed that in addition to LA601, they've scheduled LA603 LAX-SCL tonight with a 744. Does anyone know who's operating this aircraft?

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by PA110
Wed May 09, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25110

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

UA's food service between mainland USA and Hawaii is appalling. I flew to Hawaii in Y+ and had buy on board: Choice between dried out chicken wrap and an absolutely disgusting cheeseburger. I few back to the mainland in F, and was shocked at what passed for a dinner service. They no longer set a tab...

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by PA110
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21757

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

This is really getting tiresome. A.net is once again proving itself to be a bunch of self-righteous moral absolutists. A. There's a lot going on when disembarking. As a passenger, you're gathering your belongings, thinking about your connecting flight, and perhaps absentmindedly throw the apple into...

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by PA110
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 4873

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

In my 35 years in the industry, this never used to be an issue as long as first and last names matched the passport. When e-tickets were introduced, airlines panicked with fears of widespread fraud which never materialized. Sadly, nobody seems to be able to back down from the silliness. These days I...

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by PA110
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35642

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

This is an interesting analysis on the entire redesign: https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_identity_and_livery_for_lufthansa_done_in_house.php What a load of bollocks. Well, that's a helpful contribution to the discussion, isn't it? The link provided is a serious top to b...

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by PA110
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35642

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

1. Airline: Updates or launches new branding.
2. A.Nutters: Hate it! Love it! Meh.
3. Average Public: <crickets>

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by PA110
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35642

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

And if you look at the whole rebranding (websites, mobile apps, etc.) it is very well done. Who cares about a livery today anyway? Exactly, nobody. Especially the people inside of the plane since they cannot see the outside of it anyway. Precisely. It's only A.nutters who completely lose their mind...

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by PA110
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Home Page Civil Aviation Forum Button
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: Home Page Civil Aviation Forum Button

viewforum.php?f=3
Instead, it takes the user to: https://www.airliners.net/forum/

Is that clearer?
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vcruvinel wrote:
You have problems when accessing this forum?


The button on the home page states: "CIVIL AVIATION FORUM"
As such, it should take the user to: viewforum.php?f=3
Instead, it takes the user to: https://www.airliners.net/forum/

Is that clearer?

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by PA110
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Home Page Civil Aviation Forum Button
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Home Page Civil Aviation Forum Button

This may have been asked a thousand times, but I'm not going to search for it, because it's irrelevant. <rant>This is just sloppy design. You should never have a button that doesn't do exactly what it says. If the button says "Civil Aviation Forum" , It should take you directly to that for...

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