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by debonair
Thu Mar 23, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anywhere to fly 747-400 from the US?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Anywhere to fly 747-400 from the US?

Fuling wrote:
LH operates the B744 into JFK.


AFAIK from April it will switch to A330/A340 ex FRA. Time to hurry!

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by debonair
Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I want to fly on a 767-200
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: I want to fly on a 767-200

PlymSpotter wrote:
Eastern operated a couple of monthly MIA-SDQ flights with the 762 - keep an eye on their website. The last one was about a week ago IIRC (17th Feb and Mar), they may run them again one day.

Not true at all, April 07th MIA to SDQ ow from 124USD...

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by debonair
Tue Mar 21, 2023 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy Aviation - 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Italy Aviation - 2023

MARABU AIRLINES will launch HAM to FCO S23 flights, already on sale via Condor!

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by debonair
Tue Mar 21, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2023
Replies: 147
Views: 17394

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2023

TKflyer wrote:
Btw the First Photo of the VQ–BZB / TC–LKD outside the Hangar at Istanbul (SAW)


What's the configuration, as it never operated for (ntu) AzurAir?! Will it be the first TK in C7Y524?!

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by debonair
Sat Mar 18, 2023 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations

...and next to follow Dhaka!

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by debonair
Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-European quad widebody flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: Intra-European quad widebody flights?

davidjohnson6 wrote:
https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230314-lxes
Swiss A340 to Spain


It seems swiss is also adding the A340-300 on selected PMI flights as well, not only A330/B777. On April 16th LX8248 ZRH-PMI "SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES FOR EDELWEISS AIR" Airbus A340-300

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by debonair
Tue Mar 14, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 314
Views: 95557

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion - 2023

Blotto wrote:
They will all get the new interior (Allegris is the LH product name, not used at LX or OS)


LX will name the new product "Swiss Senses".

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by debonair
Tue Mar 14, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-azc
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lhristebest wrote:
Looks like there is a second one coming, I am hoping to avoid Algiers altogether and hoping someone can shed light if that is going into commercial use.


It's getting not better, ISB is now B747-400 SV722/723 scheduled as well...

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-azc

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by debonair
Tue Mar 14, 2023 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-European quad widebody flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: Intra-European quad widebody flights?

PlymSpotter wrote:
Do you happen to know the dates please?


AFAIK from 26.03. to 30.04.2023 Sundays only LX2111

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by debonair
Mon Mar 13, 2023 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 314
Views: 95557

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion - 2023

Is there a plan to convert those 5 GE 787s? Or will those end up with another LH group airline? There are quite a lot of rumours around. Austrian, as said, is one possibility. But don't forget, Edeweiss is also looking for a replacement for their 5 A340-300... Yes, WK outlined the A350 as most poss...

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by debonair
Mon Mar 13, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-European quad widebody flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: Intra-European quad widebody flights?

SWISS schedules an A340-300 from ZRH to AGP on selected days during March/April.

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by debonair
Sat Mar 11, 2023 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2023
Replies: 147
Views: 17394

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2023

TKflyer wrote:
Southwind Airlines
TC–GRZ Boeing 777–31H(ER), msn/ln 33501/516, in svc 10/03/2023
the first 77W in the STW fleet (1 A321, 1 A321NX and 2 A332)


1 B737-800 TC-GRO
2 A321 TC-GRC & TC-GRD

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by debonair
Sat Mar 11, 2023 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to get in touch with Saudia
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: How to get in touch with Saudia

After all that is make go to the airport and talk with them. Or if they have a city ticket office I doubt SV having ticket offices in Europe, most probably outsourced to a local company which is handling daily business only. According to SV, transit visa is only available during the booking process...

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by debonair
Thu Mar 09, 2023 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltic Aviation 2023
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Baltic Aviation 2023

Why is AirBaltic leasing in planes when they themselves are leasing out planes to other operators? Or has that ended? I am not sure if it's true or not, but BT is short of planes due to engine problems on their A220. It plans to wet-lease out some fourteen A220s to other airlines , of which SWISS c...

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by debonair
Thu Mar 09, 2023 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations

lhristebest wrote:
Looks like im taking a trip to Algeria.


Tripreport and pictures, please! :cloudnine:

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by debonair
Wed Mar 08, 2023 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2023
Replies: 131
Views: 28189

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2023

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/yr-bmq
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According to different online sources, airseven will take delivery of B737-800 msn 35101/2459 as OY-ASE. However, according to flightradar24, this plane is still operating for HELLO JETS. Anyone with more insight?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/yr-bmq

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by debonair
Wed Mar 08, 2023 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltic Aviation 2023
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Baltic Aviation 2023

Hi to you all, and sorry if discussed before. I need your help on the Baltic Aviation scene 2023. Klasjet from Lithunia is offering 2 B737-800 for ACMI, registrations LY-SPU & LY-PMI. So far, I can't identify any of the frames. Any more infos, like l/n or msn, pls.? airBaltic will lease in 4 Avi...

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by debonair
Wed Mar 08, 2023 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2023
Replies: 131
Views: 28189

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2023

https://www.flygtorget.se/Aktuellt/Artikel/?Id=15201
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Someone83 wrote:
SAS will wetlease 3 aircraft from airBaltic the coming Summer


I am totally lost now on SAS - what can we expect for summer 2023?

3x airBaltic A220
3x Jettime B737-800
8x smartlynx A320
1-2x HiFly A330

https://www.flygtorget.se/Aktuellt/Artikel/?Id=15201

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by debonair
Wed Mar 08, 2023 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 13
Views: 4289

Re: Air Transat News and Discussion - 2023

https://www.flightradar24.com/TSC498/2efb1e5c


In related news, TS will lease an A330-300 from smartlynx for the summer peak:

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230306-ts6y
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YOWVIEWER wrote:
Already started....... The SmartLynx Max 8 is operating TSC498 from YUL to PUJ this afternoon.

https://www.flightradar24.com/TSC498/2efb1e5c


In related news, TS will lease an A330-300 from smartlynx for the summer peak:

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230306-ts6y

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by debonair
Tue Mar 07, 2023 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo Discussion - 2023
Replies: 324
Views: 50856

Re: Air Cargo Discussion - 2023

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N362DH


Very strange!!! Looking at the pictures here in the data-base, it seems totally impossible

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Pantonov22 wrote:
43 year old A300 N362DH left IGM after 14 years of storage and flew to SBD:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N362DH


Very strange!!! Looking at the pictures here in the data-base, it seems totally impossible

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by debonair
Sat Mar 04, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela's CONVIASA announces flights between Caracas and Damascus
Replies: 20
Views: 4442

Re: Venezuela's CONVIASA announces flights between Caracas and Damascus

Moscow is also served nonstop from Caracas (*), and there are plans to include a stop at Havana on the way to Moscow, per an agreement with Rosaviatsiya. (*) some flights make a mysterious stops at Belgrade en route to/fr Moscow. Believe it or not, but Venezuela & Cuba are very popular holiday ...

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by debonair
Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations

Flights are listed on SAUDIA homepage, as well as Google flights.

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by debonair
Thu Mar 02, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boliviana de Aviación (finally) acquires A332s
Replies: 45
Views: 7133

Re: Boliviana de Aviación (finally) acquires A332s

bennett123 wrote:
What will happen to the B767?.


Most probably EASTERN AIRLINES will pick them up! :duck:

777luver wrote:
Is it too late to fly on one of their 767s?


I think MIA will see regular B767 service until the A330 will take over.

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by debonair
Thu Mar 02, 2023 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-European quad widebody flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: Intra-European quad widebody flights?

Lufthansa will start B747-400 ops in April 2023 on the FRA-PMI-FRA route, selcted dates only!. :praise:

According to the booking engine of the airline, I spotted possible dates on 2/9/16 and 23. of April 2023. And it is even possible to book the upper deck.

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by debonair
Wed Mar 01, 2023 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Saudi (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Operations

Nope, SAUDIA still schedules B747-400 passengers flights, best bet is on ALG to JED, selected dates April 2023 only no gurantee - like 17th of April 2023 : SAUDIA SV 340 Boeing 747-400 Mixed Configuration BTW. on other dates you will find: :alert: :alert: SAUDIA SV 340 Airbus A300-600

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by debonair
Tue Feb 28, 2023 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish
Replies: 94
Views: 19984

Re: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish

According to our friends at ch-aviation the deal fell through...

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by debonair
Fri Feb 24, 2023 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice needed on a vacation in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 1607

Re: Advice needed on a vacation in Europe

Mallorca, you can't do nothing wrong.

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by debonair
Sun Feb 19, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Singapore Airlines won’t let me book a child seat
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Singapore Airlines won’t let me book a child seat

Has anyone ever heard of an airline needing a child to be at least 2 years old to have a seat? Yes, normally infants need to be sitting on parents lap for take off and landing. Working as travel agent in Europe, you can book a seat for the infant "by mistake" with a "false" date...

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by debonair
Wed Feb 15, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sweden's Novair folds its wings
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Sweden's Novair folds its wings

Wasn't Novair planning to take over an A330 verey soon?

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by debonair
Tue Feb 14, 2023 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 24193

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion - 2023

Very true. For that reason, I'm actually surprised they're using JFK. They could have used SWF instead, it's not like their passengers would mind. Keep in mind, they're willing to accept some inconvenience if it saves them money. In that sense, Norse tries to be too much like a legacy airline which...

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by debonair
Tue Feb 14, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa proceeds with European subsidiary, signs first customer
Replies: 17
Views: 5576

Re: Mesa proceeds with European subsidiary, signs first customer

Per their earnings call, Mesa says it plans to have its European AOC ready by April and launch with two frames under contract. They mentioned they saw opportunities to provide capacity purchase services to European flag carriers. First customer announced is start-up Liliair from Austria. Definitely...

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by debonair
Mon Feb 13, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 24193

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion - 2023

Apperantly they intend to announce to new routes from LGW this week Yes, something will happen very soon, its smell fishy. OSL to LGW fares from 26th of March are now starting at 220GBP. Seems like the route will be cancelled. Btw. the plane was needed from OSL for the NY run, isn't it?! So I guess...

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by debonair
Sat Feb 11, 2023 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2023
Replies: 152
Views: 19778

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2023

Tajiik Air will lease in 1 A330-200 TC-GRB from Southwind Airlines.

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by debonair
Sat Feb 11, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain Aviation - 2023
Replies: 85
Views: 14463

Re: Spain Aviation - 2023

AIR EUROPA will cease all regional domestic flights, fleet will be centred around the B737/B787. The ATR72/E195 flights will be replaced with a codeshare agreement with UEP!Fly: https://www.hosteltur.com/155525_air-europa-ofrecera-los-vuelos-interislas-en-baleares-en-codigo-con-uepfly.html This is ...

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by debonair
Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain Aviation - 2023
Replies: 85
Views: 14463

Re: Spain Aviation - 2023

https://www.hosteltur.com/155525_air-eu ... epfly.html
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AIR EUROPA will cease all regional domestic flights, fleet will be centred around the B737/B787. The ATR72/E195 flights will be replaced with a codeshare agreement with UEP!Fly:

https://www.hosteltur.com/155525_air-eu ... epfly.html

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by debonair
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2023
Replies: 131
Views: 28189

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 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question of Emirates Aircraft Scheduling
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

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: 23
Views: 5878

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: 24
Views: 11326

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: 24
Views: 11326

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: 152
Views: 19778

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: 3367

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: 131
Views: 28189

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: 496

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: 152
Views: 19778

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: 12210

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: 835

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: 1760

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: 1022

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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