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by debonair
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plus Ultra to acquire A340-600s
Replies: 14
Views: 5462

Re: Plus Ultra to acquire A340-600s

What happened to their masterplan to take over PALs A340-300 (ex IBERIA) fleet - like EC-NBU?

BTW. these A340-600 are believed to be MSN 933 (ntu by AzmanAir, MalethAero), 929 and 1040.

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by debonair
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?

What about St.Vincent and the Grenadines ONE CARIBBEAN B747-400, it is officially registered N508BB.

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by debonair
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6076

Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped. There are strong rumours , that XTRA AIRWAYS will take delivery of a bunch for their ULCC project. I guess the rumours started with the the registration of N926 XA msn 27926...

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by debonair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACMI airlines setting up in Malta - why ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: ACMI airlines setting up in Malta - why ?

Tax optimisation + quick clear aoc process True, Malta = "Flag of convenience"; see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_convenience I have seriously my doubts and expecting the worse to happen soon. In my opinion, the Maltese CAA has not enough resources to oversee the sector. Airlines...

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by debonair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Downgrade from C to Y
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: Downgrade from C to Y

Hi, sounds fair...
Since yesterday the law changed dramatically... The EU airline is now responsible, if it sold the ticket and NOT any longer the operating carrier; bcs. the EU airline can ask for compensation from the partner carrier. So indeed, AF needs to refund the sector in Economy.

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by debonair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malindo & Emirates interline?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Malindo & Emirates interline?

On Kayak (and other sites like Expedia I see offers starting with Malindo BDO to KUL (Kuala Lumpur) connecting to Emirates (1h55 minutes lay over in KUL) to CDG via Dubai. ... I wrote Malindo which asked for the ticket number (don't have it...will not buy the tickets if cannot check through)...so i...

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by debonair
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 22
Views: 5959

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

At Small Planet (S5) it wasn’t a requirement to have someone seated at the overwing exits, which I always thought was weird. But then again they allowed e-cigarette use on flights so I can’t complain That is illegal - exit rows mus be occupied: The newly introduced point (a) of AMC1 CAT.OP.MPA.165 ...

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by debonair
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 29
Views: 5733

Re: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

Any updates so far? Is the B747 active or stored in SVD?

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by debonair
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13655

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

There is one BIG problem - EUROWINGS is not accepting any UM on US flights... :eyepopping: Not only the ground crew should have known this rule, also the flight crew... If the UM was handed over to the flight crew, they should have been high alerted that something doesn't mix up. Translated from the...

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by debonair
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Citilink to start Frankfurt and Jeddah
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Re: Media: Citilink to start Frankfurt and Jeddah

Flights to Frankfurt will commence in October and Jeddah in December. So Citilink will start in less then 4 month - do they hold already the necessary traffic rights? Beside this, delivery of a new a/c type in their fleet, crew training, start of ticket sales and marketing all within 4month - seems...

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by debonair
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Downgrade from C to Y
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: Downgrade from C to Y

Eiiiish! What a confusing answer :confused: All flights were booked in one ticket and having an AF code. Anyway the letter/complaint were sent today/ right now! Let's see how long it get solved.... :scratchchin: Pls. keep us updated... Sorry if confusing, but many courts are just taking the operati...

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by debonair
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4411

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

In my opinion, there is no such "least favourite aircraft type"! Only "least favourite airline" - a B767 can be wonderful, but if you have 3-4-3 seating it's a nightmare, same goes to the A330 with a 3-3-3 configuration.

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by debonair
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SN flightnumber, EW flight, OK aircraft...
Replies: 14
Views: 3022

Re: SN flightnumber, EW flight, OK aircraft...

In other news, SN Brussels is leasing in D-ASTX - an A319 of Germanwings.

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by debonair
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1788

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

OMAN AIR & SMARTWINGS (aka Travelservice); nice plane and smooth ride...

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by debonair
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7227

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

Just an update...

First flight planned for June 27th from Miami at 07:00(am?), flight number YG700 and *surprise, surprise* SOLD OUT

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by debonair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 330 Reconfiguration
Replies: 12
Views: 3411

Re: Air Canada 330 Reconfiguration

PM wrote:
When do the four additional ex-TAP planes arrive?


Skyliner just reported:

ex CS-TOV ferried 21-22jun19 QPH-HND-YUL after cabin config


So, the "old" SQ birds will receive a new interior as well?

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by debonair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11110

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Why ? TX flies the 332 and 332 on their ORY-CAY route in high densities config without pbm and I can’t really see this route carrying less cargo than AMS-PBM considering almost everything sold in French Guiana is imported from the French mainland. I can remember the good old days of LTU - flying th...

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by debonair
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Downgrade from C to Y
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: Downgrade from C to Y

You are entitled for full EC261, IF the connection was booked in ONE ticket and IF the delay was not an "act of god" (like weather). Important, the delay doesn't count - only the arrival time at the last point of the ticket does; so 600€. Upgrading and downgrading 2. If an operating air ca...

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by debonair
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11110

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Rom1 wrote:
Can A330 fly the route?


For the -200, in a typical 2class layout, for sure. But the demand for cargo will be the problem... Otherwise, will PY keep the SQ interior? Could be a real game changer, compared to the A340.

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by debonair
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19144

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

Flying sucks less when you take the right pills... Ups, sorry, that was the new slogan for Jetlines. :tapedshut:

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by debonair
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Boarding Music Memories
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: Inflight Boarding Music Memories

Absolutely OUTSTANDING, 15 years ago, before the merger with clickair, VUELING played lounge music & Ibiza chill-out onboard. And in true Spanish fashion, also during take-off and landing... :cloudnine:

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by debonair
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 119
Views: 24162

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Noise wrote:
"Flying sucks less when you pay less" wow lol.


"Our new brand identity sucks less when you see flair airlines" :footinmouth:

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by debonair
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 operates PRG-HER-PRG
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Re: Ethiopian A350 operates PRG-HER-PRG

Smartwings has been suffering from the aircraft shortage caused by the fact the airline had been forced to ground the entire B737MAX fleet. Not entirely true, yes they are suffering from B737MAX grounding - but more from leasing in very sdubious airlines/aircrafts to replace them. Like YAN AIR whic...

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by debonair
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU

Correct, only the final destination counts - if it is booked on ONE ticket, so 600EUR. If you were holding separate tickets, only the affected route would have been counted. On top, BA should have provided you with free meals, drinks and phone calls. If not, you can claim this expenses as well - jus...

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by debonair
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the easiest way to fly Omni Air?
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: What is the easiest way to fly Omni Air?

Other than that, the HNL-LAS is probably your best bet. You may try: https://www.boydvacationshawaii.com/ And don't forget, from 15th of Octobre 2019 EASTERN may start with B767-200... New York - Guayaquil: DYA-321 flight will take off at 11:30 am and arrive at 17:48 Guayaquil - New York: DYA-320 f...

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by debonair
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4899

Re: European Widebodies 2019

A lot of great ideas - thanks all ! The A343 flights are very tempting. Once the BA A351 arrives I will be burning some Avios in J to MAD & reporting on here ! Cheers TAP is believed to schedule A340-300 between LHR-LIS this summer... Do you know when or which flights? I can only find A330s on ...

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by debonair
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4899

Re: European Widebodies 2019

theobcman wrote:
A lot of great ideas - thanks all ! The A343 flights are very tempting.

Once the BA A351 arrives I will be burning some Avios in J to MAD & reporting on here ! Cheers


TAP is believed to schedule A340-300 between LHR-LIS this summer...

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by debonair
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 7862

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Nice TR, unfortunately the pics don't come up - can you fix it?

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by debonair
Thu May 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 9191

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

GOOYfriction36 wrote:
30MAY19: ATD 10:03 LH9921 FRA-SOF A320 D-AIPA (for part out and scrap) :wave:
26APR19: ~56800 Cycles & 71155 FH


No, GlobalAviation please take over! Actually they could start with D-AIPA their fleet modernisation. :duck:

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by debonair
Thu May 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Travelling down Ukraine in a Yak-40, December 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 9777

Re: Travelling down Ukraine in a Yak-40, December 2018

At least on LWO-IEV AN-24 is standard occasionally substituted by AN-140. On IEV-ODS-IEV you may be lucky to fly the AN-140 or YAK-40 - or the jackpot would be the AN-74. At least there´s no risk ending up on a Western aircraft. Good luck. How many YAK40 are operated by Motor Sich? There is a BIG p...

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by debonair
Wed May 29, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4899

Re: European Widebodies 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... june-2019/

Eurowings now schedules A330 operations between MUC-DUS.
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After SunExpress B747-400 flights op. by Wamos - AirBelgium will take over with A340-300:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... june-2019/

Eurowings now schedules A330 operations between MUC-DUS.

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by debonair
Mon May 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TG business class amenity kit: no more eye shades, ear plugs?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: TG business class amenity kit: no more eye shades, ear plugs?

Hi, any more details about the flight? I am not quite sure about TG, but if I remember right, there are different kits for night and day flights...

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by debonair
Mon May 27, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2501

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

Hi PlymSpotter, You are right, -TKT is full refurbished. But according to different sources, like euroatlantic homepage, 3 a/c TST/V are not yet refurbished. -TSU one of them. Even YU is pointing out, that no IFE will be offered. But nice to know that PTVs are installed. I didn't mean at as offence....

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by debonair
Sun May 26, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2501

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

PlymSpotter wrote:
Had no idea there will be PTVs onboard, that's good.


Read my post and visit their homepage - "NO IFE"! If there isn't any IFE, how can be there PTV's?

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by debonair
Sun May 26, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2501

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

All 767 aircraft have been retrofitted with the new interiors with PTVs. Do you have a source?! CS-TST/TSU/TSV are still 2-3-2 equipped with the old interior - CS-TSU has NO IFE/PTV whatsoever; TST/TSV IFE but no PTV: https://www.euroatlantic.pt/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/specs_cs_tst_tsu_tsv.pdf A...

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by debonair
Sat May 25, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5524

Re: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet

VSMUT wrote:
I don't think CityJet has any Fokker 50s any more. They left long ago.


According to different sources, operations will start with 3 ex VLM F50 which are now operating for AMPOLA FLYG - believed to be ex VLM OO-VLQ, OO-VLI
and OO-VLS.

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by debonair
Fri May 24, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Transat A-310s
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: Air Transat A-310s

Last scheduled domestic service planned for DEC 16th from YVR to YUL, flight is listed as A310.

TATL this winter YQB to CDG, starting in December.

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by debonair
Thu May 23, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7227

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

MO11 wrote:
I noticed that DOT approved a wet-lease application by Eastern to operate for Haiti Aviation SA dba Air d'Ayiti beginning June 7.


Start of the service pushed back to June 27th with 3class A320... What happend to the Eastern deal?

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by debonair
Wed May 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 6010

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

Those frames sat in storage for more than 2 years after W3 was taken over by Nigeria's state-owned "bad bank". I'm surprised that Standard Chartered couldn't find a lessee sooner. Was being powered by PW engines what hurt their value? Truth to be told, both previous owner Kingfisher and A...

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by debonair
Wed May 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Baggage Interlining Questions - Help Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Checked Baggage Interlining Questions - Help Needed

-Is there any way for me to ask FI gate agent to confirm they have taken possession of our bags? -When checking in and dropping bags off with AA, will they or should I ask for any kind of ‘Connecting’ tag/sticker to be put on the bags? Hi, it depends on the computer system FI is using - for sure yo...

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by debonair
Tue May 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1800

Re: Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

I had the great honour of having him as Pilot on the B777 delivery flight from HAM to VIE.
My dream would be a Laudamotion plane painted in "Lauda Air" retro colours with a huge picture on the tail - like norwegian does! He deserves this honour - but I am sceptical, if Ryanair is doing so!

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by debonair
Tue May 21, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 619
Views: 96018

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Royal Air - a charter airline in operation in the Philippines since 2002 - is now looking to take on PR, 5J, Z2 with new flights out of CEB and announced plans to acquire Airbus A319s. http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4425 Any idea where these A319 coming from? With Chinese tourist flights like...

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by debonair
Mon May 20, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 4: South American escapades - Domestic Peru on LATAM(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Part 4: South American escapades - Domestic Peru on LATAM(s)

Nice TR, as always.
Sadly no BAe146 flight for you. I am still puzzeled about the 25KG free baggage allowance on Star Peru. I remember well the operations during European summer and we normally always exceeded the MTOW. So, how Star Peru managed to fly in the Andes with full load? Amazing.

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by debonair
Sun May 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?

Norwegian is selling ALL flights on the 5K code - but as you could see on flightradar, the flight itself is operating on HiFly Malta. And if you compare the seatmap on Norwegian with HiFly seatmaps - none will match. But it will match wich HiFly MALTA 9H-SUN (4 rows of BusinessClass): https://www.hi...

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by debonair
Sun May 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Hidden Gem of African Aviation - Air Namibia CPT-WBV/WDH-VFA
Replies: 26
Views: 8174

Re: A Hidden Gem of African Aviation - Air Namibia CPT-WBV/WDH-VFA

eastafspot wrote:
Yeah, thanks a lot Chris, for the precision about this aircraft! Do you know any other operator in Europe or Africa using this A/C?


Yes my dear friend - charter airlines like GERMANIA or even fastjet Tanzania (operating ex easyjet A319) do/did!

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by debonair
Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?

Well, many av geeks would be happy to fly the A340-300 before it will vanish from the skies... In the past DI used HiFly MALTA (5M and not 5K!) 9H-SUN A340-300 (ex AOM/AiLib/SrLankan) for their services (and not EK/SQ): https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-sun For sure, the 2-4-2 seating i...

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by debonair
Sat May 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19321

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Flying narrowbody A321 over the Atlantic is no big deal; surviving a 5hrs+ flight without Coke is impossible! Sorry JetBlue - you just lost a future customer on your 2021 London route... :cry2:

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by debonair
Sat May 18, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ethiopian B789 windowless seat
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Ethiopian B789 windowless seat

You can compare the seatmaps with other operators - normally it is the third or fourth last row.

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by debonair
Fri May 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 119
Views: 24162

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Wouldn't be the first time: Jetlines Announces a Definitive Lease Agreement with SmartLynx for Two Airbus A320 Aircraft in Line for December Launch https://jetlines.ca/2019/05/jetlines-announces-a-definitive-lease-agreement-with-smartlynx-for-two-airbus-a320-aircraft-in-line-for-december-launch/

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