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by debonair
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul
Replies: 42
Views: 7092

Re: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul

It says this is in addition to the standard meal. Not sure what the fuss is about here then? LH started with a standard meal & alcoholic drinks incl., snacks and arrival meal. Now, in their latest round, only the standard meal is left incl. non-alcoholic drinks, B-o-B and arrival "light&qu...

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by debonair
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 12839

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

So they have to change their marketing, definitely PROFIT over PEOPLE...

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by debonair
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline routes have the lowest fares to Cuba?
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Which airline routes have the lowest fares to Cuba?

Some very interesting news regarding Cuba: GLOBAL CROSSING AIRLINES LAUNCHES MAJOR CHARTER PROGRAM TO HAVANA WITH ITS PARTNER HAVANA AIR The initial service, granted under approval from the U.S Department of Transportation, operates six times weekly between Miami and Havana, and twice weekly between...

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by debonair
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 7932

Re: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021

HelloFly are selling tickets between Malta and both Comiso and Trapani in Sicily. Their website says flights are operated by HelloFly, but they use an OJ airline code which indicates NyxAir Anyone able to say if these flights really will use a HelloFly AOC... or if it is Nyxair's AOC after all The ...

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by debonair
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3498

Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Oh yes! SPANTAX, what a wonderful idea...
I am a big fan of all those, little and exotic charter airlines. Impossible to book, other than a week long holiday, and still a gamble if the plane showed up on the day of departure, like Peach Air, Nordic East, Air Ops, AirScandic, AV8 Air etc.!

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by debonair
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 209
Views: 31900

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Different media reporting that tt looks like Iberia is considering strongly paying the 40m Euros and walking away from the purchase. Wouldn't it be easier and just to wait? I mean, there are clearly signs, that the EC watchdog will never approve a merger under current market conditions. So wouldn't...

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by debonair
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [VIDEO ONLY] + essay: A321 NEO Play London to Keflavik
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: [VIDEO ONLY] + essay: A321 NEO Play London to Keflavik

Later on that switched to showing the weather in Mexico and a funky map.


Seems Play kept the ex Interjet software installed. Love this! I head the pleasure onboard Air Seychelles, with big MALEV titles welcoming passengers onboard...

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by debonair
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dutch Business Class! Flying Amsterdam to Toulouse on a KLM Boeing 737-800
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Re: Dutch Business Class! Flying Amsterdam to Toulouse on a KLM Boeing 737-800

as we'd already paid for Comfort Seats


I would kindly ask for a full refund, due to the upgrade into Biz...

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by debonair
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.
Replies: 17
Views: 5197

Re: The End for Keny's Classic Airliners?

I am quite surprised to find airliners in the list of companies still exisiting, like Fly540 or East African.

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by debonair
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fall 2021 Canada Trip Part 4: Condor on the rescue DE Business Class YYZ-FRA
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Re: Fall 2021 Canada Trip Part 4: Condor on the rescue DE Business Class YYZ-FRA

...their new Airbus A330NEO, I hope they will install a more updated version of suite type seats and the wide interior will make their products even more attractive. But first, Condor will lease in ex Etihad A330ceo for crew training in preparation of the A330neo. So this will be a major improvement!

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by debonair
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 28417

Re: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Are there any sources which routes in summer 2022 will be served with the MAX200? Especially of interest ex PMI.

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by debonair
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33479

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

shamrock321 wrote:
Confirmed further up the thread, routes will be Dublin, Stockholm, Jerez, Bergamo and Nuremberg.


Any more news regarding the A330 routes, has been any schedule released yet? Tried to book the flights on-line, but still an A321 seat map is loaded...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33479

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

Do Vueling actually need an A330 or is this giving EI crews flight time before the summer surge in 22?. It does seem like an odd set of routes for a wide-body!. Nope, the A330 will fill the gap, until more A321neos arrive... As I said before, I really can't imagine that this will be a story of succ...

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by debonair
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33479

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

LUBECK AIR posted a picture of Dublins Temple Bar on Instagram as new destination for summer 2022: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVnX34TILX3/ Confirmed further up the thread, routes will be Dublin, Stockholm, Jerez, Bergamo and Nuremberg. From all of the 28 new routes ex ORY I thought NUE and LEJ woul...

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by debonair
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

To serve secondary markets with even lower costs...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"
Replies: 58
Views: 9968

Re: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"

I have done about 12-15 flights on the dreamliner on a variety of airlines and classes (AA, BA, AI, AC, QR, ET) Y, Y+, C. and id choose it over any of the last gen in Y+ and C and probably the last gen if going Y. compared to an A350 I do not know as I haven't been on one yet! *Mutter about bloody ...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama/Luke Air suspend ops citing financial issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2749

Re: Blue Panorama/Luke Air suspend ops citing financial issues

How could any goverment allow an airline do this to their passengers and still allow to continue flying for more years? The Italian CAA (ENAC) did, in my opinion a fantastic job and suspended several times their infinite AOC, replacing it with an interim licence to sort out the financial problems. ...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines plans fleet renewal: 20 A320neo family and 9 B787
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines plans fleet renewal: 20 A320neo family and 9 B787

The order sounds like a complete overdose... 20 A320 to replace 9 A319/A320 and maybe 2 B757 plus 9 B787 to replace 4 B767/A340. So AZAl is expecting a massive international growth?

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by debonair
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GullivAir - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 13660

Re: GullivAir - News and Discussion Thread

https://www.prg.aero/en/luke-air-presen ... hts-prague
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Also the demise of LUKE AIR might play in their cards, if they are smart and clever! LUKE AIR was chosen for long-haul charters by Čedok tours, Gullivair A330 would be a perfect replacement!

https://www.prg.aero/en/luke-air-presen ... hts-prague

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by debonair
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling expands ORY base after receive AF slots
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: Vueling expands ORY base after receive AF slots

https://simpleflying.com/vueling-will-u ... -schedule/
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Vueling will base an EI A330-300 at ORY - any idea which routes will be served by the widebody?!

https://simpleflying.com/vueling-will-u ... -schedule/

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by debonair
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking UA-CX to India
Replies: 28
Views: 2076

Re: Booking UA-CX to India

I reached out to United through facebook messenger and surprisingly the agent was able to be put me through DEL. One agent said it can be done and another said it cannot be and eventually it was done. I don't know how these policies work and how the agents are trained if there is no uniformity in t...

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by debonair
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GullivAir - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 13660

Re: GullivAir - New Airline in Bulgaria

They will start charters soon, for example I found this online GULLIVAIR Sunday, 06.02.2022 20:30 OTP Henri Coanda International Airport Landing: Monday, 07.02.2022 06:55 MLE Velana International Airport GULLIVAIR Monday, 14.02.2022 19:25 MLE Velana International Airport Landing: Tuesday, 15.02.2022...

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by debonair
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 2501

Re: SAS Ireland

They will soon become SAS Connect to reflect they are operating from other bases. SAS will also launch another similar carrier SAS Link who will operate E195. There is a lot of change going on at the carrier at the moment. The question is, if SAS will survive so long... https://www.forbes.com/sites...

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by debonair
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking UA-CX to India
Replies: 28
Views: 2076

Re: Booking UA-CX to India

According to CX there are no flights from MAA to HKG at all in December. I would make sure, that CX is flying on your dates. If not, you can insist of of a complete re-routing. Otherwise, write your disappointment and poor customer service experiences on their offical facebook, instagram etc. accoun...

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by debonair
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana sues Embraer over E2 issues
Replies: 13
Views: 6650

Re: Air Astana sues Embraer over E2 issues

https://www.flugrevue.de/zivil/neuer-zw ... n-e2-jets/
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Things not getting better, last week P4-KHE suffered indifferent airspeed indications and was forced to return to Almaty.
Sorry, link only in German: https://www.flugrevue.de/zivil/neuer-zw ... n-e2-jets/

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by debonair
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 43869

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

HBJZA wrote:
Does anyone know how WK manage their crew changes on triangle and tag on routes such as ZRH-POP-SJO-POP-ZRH and ZRH-JRO-ZNZ-ZRH?


WK also serves PUJ in the Dominican Republic, so WK will most probably interchange crews...

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by debonair
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?

...and don't forget the Swiss PLF for transit in ZRH. Just the Greek is not enough!

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by debonair
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 7932

Re: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021

davidjohnson6 wrote:
EGO Air flew a bit until mid Sept this year. They seem to be planning on resuming flights in December


Correct, in-house ops paused. But EGO still active and selling tickets, but flights are operated by LUMIWINGS:
28/10 FRL-CTA EGO Airways E3 4221operated by LUMIWINGS 17:00 18:40

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by debonair
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking UA-CX to India
Replies: 28
Views: 2076

Re: Booking UA-CX to India

As expected, CX has canceled the second leg and now UA is saying all the other options to rebook are really expensive and asking me to cancel if I don't want to pay the difference. Is this how it works? Don't they have an obligation to honor my ticket since the cancellation is not coming from my si...

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by debonair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Québec’s Régionair shelved
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Québec’s Régionair shelved

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Good news for TREQ I guess... Btw. what's their current status? They should have launched long ago, even one Dash-8Q400 was painted.

Link to the other post: viewtopic.php?t=1457141

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by debonair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 4680

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

Manchester United is not alone with this nonsense...

Bayern Munich recently charted not one but TWO DO328 of Private Wings to fly from OBF to CGN... Ok, the runway in OBF us not long enough for larger jets, but flying instead from MUC with just one plane would have been an alternative.

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by debonair
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyEgypt safety standards in question
Replies: 0
Views: 492

FlyEgypt safety standards in question

Hi to you all, Egypts FlyEgypt managed 3 identical incidents in just one week. Just bad luck, or serious trouble? Your opinion please! SU-TMM http://avherald.com/h?article=4eeb6dc3&opt=0 SU-TMG http://avherald.com/h?article=4ee73574&opt=0 SU-TMJ http://avherald.com/h?article=4ee6755a&opt...

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by debonair
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2036
Views: 493542

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I am bit surprised... AFAIK, ITA AIRWAYS AOC contains officially only a handful of planes. In my own opinion impossible with this small fleet to fly the schedule (I checked the FCO homepage). Makes me wonder, whose aircraft AZ uses? Have all "old" ALITALIA frames been transferred overnight...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa and Skyteam
Replies: 29
Views: 7162

Re: Air Europa and Skyteam

Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands: United is set to launch a new flight from New York/Newark to the Tenerife on June 9, offering service three times a week via a Boeing 757-200. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2021/10/14/united-airlines-european-destinations-summer-travel/844...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 101
Views: 25729

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Last SkyCana A321 flight is scheduled for OCT 26th, after that date an A320 will take over. So yet another operator, maybe GlobalX?!

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by debonair
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Re: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights

Unfortunately, in this times airlines try first to get away with a future credit voucher... I guess with more patience I would have tried for a free rebooking on VS codeshare service on DL via ATL and as a last resort a refund.

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by debonair
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6494

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

I was wondering if there would be any difference externally that would make spotting one A321neo variant a bit more exciting compared to the other or will they be like B772 where you can't really tell the difference between either of the variants? What about the doors/exits? Most (all?) A321-200N h...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10801

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

Twitter vids are certainly interesting. Evac a plane with slides on an after runway is a pretty extreme measure. In my own opinion, as crew member, it's over the top. A well trained crew can evacuate an aircraft much better organised via stairs, which is as fast as slides. And the injury risk is mu...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa and Skyteam
Replies: 29
Views: 7162

Re: Air Europa and Skyteam

Don't forget, Tenerife Premium Airline Lattitude Hub will restart flights very soon to TFS! It is not widebody at all, but free meals and comfy leather seats included...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the average fare of your flights within Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: What is the average fare of your flights within Europe?

FR are the kings of low cost in Europe. 10 years ago, 1 euro cent flights were available. More expensive ex UK, they cost 1 pence. LOL Not entirely true. In the moment CORENDON airlines is selling tickets for 0.45EURO, that is 45Cent!!! - less than 1$ plus Tax between Germany and Turkey. Also Vueli...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa and Skyteam
Replies: 29
Views: 7162

Re: Air Europa and Skyteam

Not only that The European Commission is reviewing the merger and competition grounds, UX seems in deeper financial trouble than expected. If IAG will be able to go ahead, they will most likely further to cut-price the deal... There is lot of uncertainty if UX will survive this winter.

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by debonair
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline routes have the lowest fares to Cuba?
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Which airline routes have the lowest fares to Cuba?

www.havanaair.com or www.xaelcharter.com , offering flights with airlines like IAero Airways to HAV.
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In the past there were charter companies like www.havanaair.com or www.xaelcharter.com , offering flights with airlines like IAero Airways to HAV.

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by debonair
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 105
Views: 4934

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Narrowbody very easy to tell, BALKAN SOF-CMB with fuel stop in AUH on TU154!

Widebody different to tell, too many 5th freedom flights... I guess LH B747 HAM-FRA or AF A380 CDG-LHR

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by debonair
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TUI 757/767 Retirement?
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: TUI 757/767 Retirement?

PlymSpotter wrote:
I'm probably flying to MAH on Friday which is technically scheduled for a 757, but I'm sure it will be a MAX -8.


Dan :)


Looking fwd to a TR if you catch the B757!

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by debonair
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 12924

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2021

Corendon released new fares from Germany to Turkey as low as 45cent, that is 0.5$, plus tax inclusive big handluggage... How on earth will XC survive this winter which such incredible low fares? I am tempted to book, but afraid to go nowhere in the end...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tripreport Reykjavik, Island with Icelandair
Replies: 5
Views: 4366

Re: Tripreport Reykjavik, Island with Icelandair

Nice TR, Iceland looks stunning! According to Icelandair website lounge access is also possible in BER. I find it rather strange, that also no alternative, like a meal voucher, was offered. Especially as BER is also served by PLAY, FI should offer real premium service to differentiate more from the ...

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by debonair
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 356
Views: 83264

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norse-atlantic-airways/

For Norway it seems clear that Flyr or Norwegian is the most obvious choice. But for the US, any idea?!
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Larsen confirmed that Norse is in talks with potential feeder airlines on both sides of the Atlantic

Source https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norse-atlantic-airways/

For Norway it seems clear that Flyr or Norwegian is the most obvious choice. But for the US, any idea?!

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by debonair
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 255
Views: 47178

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier

Hi to you all, sorry, to get it straight, there will be no "Expressjet" around and the repaint of the first aircraft was for nothing? Or is this Reno based "aha"-operation just one of different future brands of Expressjet? Will all the Expressjet fleet repainted in this "aha...

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