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by debonair
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2023
Replies: 70
Views: 12844

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2023

Someone83 wrote:
SE-RGV - MSN2283

Former easyJet G-EZEU, Sky Airline CC-AFX and Sundair D-ASSK


Thank you! The coloured stripes on the tail will look nice... Can't wait the plane fully painted!

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by debonair
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur Air 767 rejected take-off at Phuket, engine catches fire and tires explode
Replies: 31
Views: 8319

Re: Azur Air 767 rejected take-off at Phuket, engine catches fire and tires explode

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 023-02-03/
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DanielsBrawley wrote:
Had no idea of Turkey’s involvement until reading this thread. Sheesh…


Update on Turkey, breaking news:

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 023-02-03/

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by debonair
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question of Emirates Aircraft Scheduling
Replies: 12
Views: 2061

Re: Question of Emirates Aircraft Scheduling

Maybe the only planes in the fleet with a 4 class configuration, with the new interior?! :twocents:

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by debonair
Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 13
Views: 3292

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion - 2023

N605KW has been busy since the start of the year. I’m guessing that at 38 years old, it’s the oldest wide body aircraft in passenger service? . What does the cabin looks like? According to the official booking engine, the flights to SDQ offer "Enterteinment" and "In-seat power"....

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by debonair
Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur Air 767 rejected take-off at Phuket, engine catches fire and tires explode
Replies: 31
Views: 8319

Re: Azur Air 767 rejected take-off at Phuket, engine on fire and tires explode

FlyingElvii wrote:
"Sell" it to a Chinese Company.
Hang a new engine on it.
Repurchase it from the Chinese Company.
Fly it home...


Or they will ask for permissin to fly the plane out to Moscow for maintenance and "divert" due to technical problems to Teheran... :duck:

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by debonair
Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur Air 767 rejected take-off at Phuket, engine catches fire and tires explode
Replies: 31
Views: 8319

Re: Azur Air 767 rejected take-off at Phuket, engine on fire and tires explode

https://www.rustourismnews.com/2023/02/ ... ntil-2030/
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Will be interesting to see how they will fix the aircraft with all the sanctions in place.

Must be a blow for Alexander Neradko... :tapedshut:
https://www.rustourismnews.com/2023/02/ ... ntil-2030/

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by debonair
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2023
Replies: 84
Views: 7565

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2023

Merhaba friends! SUN EXPRESS TC-SNT was flying on February 2nd ADB-ESB-IST-HAJ- PDV -ADB - first I thought that this must be medical or technical related. But, according to FR24,this stange PDV-ADB flight also happened on January 29th - seems to be a regular service. However, I can't find this routi...

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by debonair
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Flyr's performance?
Replies: 17
Views: 3260

Re: Update on Flyr's performance?

And that's a wrap for Flyr. While it had no operations on 1/31, it has ceased trading as of 2/1/23 and will file for bankruptcy. (A notice to that effect is also on Flyr's website.) https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/124010 The company could not raise the needed capital, only raising NOK250M o...

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by debonair
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2023
Replies: 70
Views: 12844

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2023

Someone83 wrote:
This is the company that will fly Braathens/BRAs A319s. Of which the first one arrived at MMX yesterday


Any more Infos, like previous registrations or msn?!

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by debonair
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bags Checked Through?
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Bags Checked Through?

bfitzflyer wrote:
I would expect that if purchased as one ticket you will not need to re-check bags and they should go through to your final destination as Turkish and Air Canada are partners.


Even with separate tickets no problem, as both *A members. Just make sure at check-in!

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by debonair
Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2023
Replies: 84
Views: 7565

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2023

dozerman wrote:
Interestingly it also says TK flight attendants will serve the J cabin.

HB-IWC wrote:
That's the configuration of Azur Air so likely ex Emirates frames from the A6-EB* series.


I don't get this... These 2 high density B777 will be registered and operated by TK?!

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by debonair
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Flyr declares bankruptcy and ends operations
Replies: 31
Views: 11969

Re: Flyr on the brink?

Their planned refinancing plan has failed, and are now in desperate need to new funding, in order to survive https://newsweb.oslobors.no/message/580927 Any update regarding operations for tomorrow, 01st of February? BTW: " The commercial terms of a wet lease agreement for 6 aircraft with a Eur...

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by debonair
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF vs IB to Bogota in J
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: AF vs IB to Bogota in J

Just for fun, as real av geek, try Plus Ultra Lineas Areas from MAD to BOG! Nowehre near IB or AF, but at least an exotic airline to fly! :checkmark:

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by debonair
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Carriers Still Flying CRJs, E120s, and Q400s?
Replies: 21
Views: 1486

Re: U.S. Carriers Still Flying CRJs, E120s, and Q400s?

Not quite California, but Mokulele Airlines SAAB340 - closest you can get the E120 feeling... BTW. Southern is also operating EAS from LAX to IPL Cessna 208.

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by debonair
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EasyJet unusual seat map/aircraft swap
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: EasyJet unusual seat map/aircraft swap

Off-topic, but the only "new" configuration for easyjet in 2022 was the A319ceo with Y150 seats, instead Y156! To save the 4th cabin crew member, easyjet removed 6 seats. Btw. I never understood from the beginning, why U2 operated this configuration as low cost carrier. Given the LF of 92%...

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by debonair
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is SunExpress's model? Full-service or low-cost?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: What is SunExpress's model? Full-service or low-cost?

They are primarily a point-to-point airline... major network connectivity has never been their thing Being a travel agent, this is mostly correct for AYT - but I think I have seen connections to DXB and even TLV. Izmir on the other hand is a very popular hub with lot of domestic connections. Also t...

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by debonair
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2023
Replies: 127
Views: 19552

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2023

As previously reported, Southwind Airlines will become the fourth A321neo operator in Türkiye, after TURKISH AIRLINES, PEGASUS and ANADOLUJET • TC–GRE Airbus A321–253NX msn 11039 ex D-AVYM, (ntu Norwind Airlines) leased ALC What an eclectic mix of planes: B777, A330, B737max8, A321 and now A321neo!

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by debonair
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: flyDubai Dubai-Tbilisi Roundtrip in business & coach
Replies: 5
Views: 2061

Re: flyDubai Dubai-Tbilisi Roundtrip in business & coach

The variety of parked aircraft at TBS would hold the attention of any avgeek.


Dubai as well! What's the name of the airline in between Nepal Airlines and Sun Express?

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by debonair
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Start-Ups 2023 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2109

Re: British Start-Ups 2023 Update

... I dont wanna be that guy, but ive been around long enough to see a bunch of these low cost , longer haul startups try to gain traction and eventually come to nothing. Some get to the point of having a plane or two painted and others just have a flashy website. These are flights operated by HiFl...

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by debonair
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Start-Ups 2023 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2109

British Start-Ups 2023 Update

Hi to you all, I would like to start a 2023 edition. Any up-dates regarding these British start-ups? Are there planes currently flying and operative? 1. Sentra Airways http://sentraairways.com/ G-SAHA 2.. Hans Airways https://www.hansairways.com/ G-KJAS 3. Flypop https://www.flypop.com/ G-FPOP / G-E...

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by debonair
Wed Jan 11, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Touring Cancun, part 2 of going to Cancun on United Airlines!
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: Touring Cancun, part 2 of going to Cancun on United Airlines!

Nice TR. I think I will never get used to this strange POLARIS-seating on the B777. Btw. which resort did you stay in?!

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by debonair
Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2023
Replies: 127
Views: 19552

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2023

A321Lufthansa wrote:
They removed TC-JNA/JNC from the list of entitled aircrafts for Russian routes and left only JND/JNE.


Sorry, I don't get this... Why have those 2 A330 been removed from the list? What's the reason behind this decision?

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by debonair
Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 13
Views: 3292

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion - 2023

Armchairpilot wrote:
They are flying their first Revenue flight in the triple today, 771KW!!!


BTW. what's the configuration?

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by debonair
Sun Jan 01, 2023 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroItalia News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 2076

Re: AeroItalia News and Discussion - 2023

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221230-xz1q23

On the other hand, Aeroitalia is to add additional capacity, like HelloJets Boeing 737-700NG (YR-BMR).

So, what can we expect in 2023?
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Aeroitalia will cut its 1Q23 operations massively: https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221230-xz1q23

On the other hand, Aeroitalia is to add additional capacity, like HelloJets Boeing 737-700NG (YR-BMR).

So, what can we expect in 2023?

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by debonair
Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EVA AIR vs China Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: EVA AIR vs China Airlines

LY777 wrote:
What is so special with Starlux A330neo?


The A330neo is a new aircraft-type, heard their service is pretty good.

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by debonair
Fri Dec 30, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any plane that still uses a bulkhead projector?
Replies: 26
Views: 3640

Re: Any plane that still uses a bulkhead projector?

Ionosphere wrote:
Eastern is flying a 38yo 767-200 with a projector. It flew they inaugural MIA-SDQ flight.


When - this December; registration pls.? Was the projector switched on?! What kind of entertainment do they offer (movies)?

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by debonair
Fri Dec 30, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to fly on the A340
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Trying to fly on the A340

@af773atmsp

LH today announced, that FRA-HKG will switch 2023 to the A346 with full FirstClass. So a downgrade to A330 without F is very, very unlikely.Other destinations upgraded to A346 include BOG and JFK!

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by debonair
Thu Dec 29, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EVA AIR vs China Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: EVA AIR vs China Airlines

I would choose STARLUX A330neo...

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by debonair
Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing Travel Chaos: canceled flights, stranded and disgruntled travelers
Replies: 67
Views: 13414

Re: Sunwing Travel Chaos: canceled flights, stranded and disgruntled travelers

https://iflyea.com/charters/

The Sunwing brand will sooner or later history anyway.
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matt wrote:
This may be due to their limited fleet and tight scheduling.

This is certainly not good for Sunwing’s reputation…


Why not chartering in extra capacity? I heard Eastern offers their B767ETOPS:
https://iflyea.com/charters/

The Sunwing brand will sooner or later history anyway.

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by debonair
Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The (brief) return of the 777 Down Under: AA Business LAX to SYD
Replies: 6
Views: 4241

Re: The (brief) return of the 777 Down Under: AA Business LAX to SYD

…but interestingly, there’s no service from Australia to Tokyo Narita.


What about Jetstar from Cairns, isn't it?!

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by debonair
Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83951

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://skyhighdominicana.com/en/
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dcajet wrote:
And let's not forget a bunch of new Dominican entrants into the DR - US market, such as Skycana, RED AIr and Arajet, targeting the ethnic and VFR markets.


Don't forget Sky High flying Santo Domingo to Miami!

https://skyhighdominicana.com/en/

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by debonair
Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada business class to Bogota question
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: Air Canada business class to Bogota question

CrewBunk wrote:
As replied on the other thread, these two “leisure” A330s are back in the fleet mix, starting with the summer schedule beginning in April 2023.


What's the configuration? What are the registrations of these 2 A330?!

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by debonair
Mon Dec 12, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83951

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Eastern, ready to fleece new customers in Latin America: * Service to Santo Domingo SDQ begins on 23DEC, operated on a once-a-month basis with the 212-seat 767-200. I LOVE the marketing of the airline, well done!! :bigthumbsup: " Free 1st sporting equipment " and shown is a snowboard and ...

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by debonair
Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 21781

Re: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022

A321Lufthansa wrote:
any of them should not exceed 40 kg in total?


Luggage exceeding 32KG will not accepted anyway...

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by debonair
Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Airline Pilot Trip Report # 4 (MSP, YUL, YYZ, CHO & ILM)
Replies: 24
Views: 4448

Re: Airline Pilot Trip Report # 4 (MSP, YUL, YYZ, CHO & ILM)

As always: just outstanding! A great pleasure to read. However, as I told you before, too much pictures and too big in "size". Living in a region with slow and unreliable internet it takes ages to load; actually my system crashed twice...

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by debonair
Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 21781

Re: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022

Hi, quick question, does Mavi Gök Aviation (MGA) already operates from AYT to PUJ for Russian tour operators? Which aircraft (type) is used?

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by debonair
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 54946

Re: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022

https://flymarabu.com/en
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Condor majority owner Attestor will start a new Estonian based sister carrier with flights out of HAM and MUC, called "MARABU".

https://flymarabu.com/en

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by debonair
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting through LHR or FRA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1426

Re: Transiting through LHR or FRA?

For both options, the first flight operated by AF and the second flight operated by China Airlines. No terminal change for both options (Terminal 3 in LHR, terminal 2 in FRA). Thank you guys for your replies Both options are pretty equal. Yes, the FRA option is much shorter - but there is no need t...

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by debonair
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Euroflyer Reiceved AOC
Replies: 44
Views: 8529

Re: BA Euroflyer

BA Euroflyer is intended to be a low-cost short-haul operator out of Gatwick. Not really, it will keep full BA service "including a generous baggage allowance, free water and snacks, free seat selection at -24 hours and frequent flyer benefits which include lounge access." Definitely not ...

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by debonair
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting through LHR or FRA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1426

Re: Transiting through LHR or FRA?

You have to provide more details, like airlines and possible terminal changes...

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by debonair
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?
Replies: 33
Views: 4012

Re: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?

The government of GDR used TU154 painted in full Interflug colours:

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by debonair
Sat Dec 03, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 21781

Re: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022

https://m.airporthaber.com/havacilik-ha ... -oldu.html
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SUN EXPRESS winter deal with iAero Airways CANX! Any idea why?

https://m.airporthaber.com/havacilik-ha ... -oldu.html

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by debonair
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??
Replies: 80
Views: 7537

Re: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??

shamrock321 wrote:
More of this is coming…it’s the way forward whether we like it or not…


Remember Skybus, back in 2007?!?! No telephone lines at all, contact was only possible via email!

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by debonair
Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Japan reopens - MEL-NRT return on MH & JL, and domestic WB on JL
Replies: 6
Views: 3127

Re: Japan reopens - MEL-NRT return on MH & JL, and domestic WB on JL

Today's flight was on a domestic config B788. again, 10 abreast, but still lots of legroom & was comfy for a quick domestic hop.


I doubt you will fit 10 abreast seating in a 788...

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by debonair
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 24406

Re: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Aeroitalia ... Disclaimer - I have a flight booked with Aeroitalia in 2 weeks time, paid from my own savings


A TripReport would be nice one...

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by debonair
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz seat selection fee
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Wizz seat selection fee

The problem is ancillary revenue is now often priced significantly higher than providing the actual service. Worst example for me is Neos: €90 to bring a 23kg bag on a 1:15min flight. Yes, very expensive, but at least it is a fixed price - so you know what to pay!!! In my own opinion, flexible rate...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83951

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

How many airlines do have 436Y seats on the A330?! Only Cebu - right?!

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by debonair
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back to Europe finally, after 4 years: TK J CCS-IST-HAM vv
Replies: 8
Views: 5977

Re: Back to Europe finally, after 4 years: TK J CCS-IST-HAM vv

Maybe next time we will see you flying PlusUltra new flagship A330 service to MAD... :crossfingers:

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by debonair
Wed Oct 26, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland and its A330 (200 and now 800)
Replies: 15
Views: 4847

Re: Air Greenland and its A330 (200 and now 800)

It operates flights of about 4-5hrs. It’s perfectly adequate. European carriers are offering standard seats with the middle blocked as Business Class on similar length flights and even Emirates sells a business class with 2-3-2 layout (albeit flat bed). True, but you have to admit, that the recline...

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by debonair
Wed Oct 26, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland and its A330 (200 and now 800)
Replies: 15
Views: 4847

Re: Air Greenland and its A330 (200 and now 800)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjf-4CQuakg/
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S0Y wrote:
They will be fairly dense at 305 seats (42 biz, 263 Y) and they are trying to grow tourism.


The "new" BusinessClass is a joke! How can an airline call these 2-3-2 seating not "Premium Economy" at best?!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjf-4CQuakg/

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