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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: 533

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: 1268

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: 782

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: 1120

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: 126
Views: 18633

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: 1817

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: 2094

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: 2094

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: 1856

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: 126
Views: 18633

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: 12
Views: 2810

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: 9
Views: 1814

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: 1183

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: 3608

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: 1356

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: 1183

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: 13265

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: 4053

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: 83674

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: 639

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: 83674

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: 21710

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: 17
Views: 3685

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: 21710

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: 54841

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: 1390

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: 8485

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: 1390

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: 3972

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
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??
Replies: 80
Views: 7529

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: 3074

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: 24350

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: 1170

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: 83674

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: 5893

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: 4838

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: 4838

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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by debonair
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 42
Views: 13370

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

Same as on all ULCCs these days but Cebu is the first placing them in a wide body aircraft. Personally I prefer it, with such a narrow seat pitch you can't have reclining seats. The seat pitch is not the problem as long as the seats remain straight up. If the seat would come along with a moveable, ...

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by debonair
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Discover or Condor?
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: Eurowings Discover or Condor?

Very difficult decision to choose from. CONDOR schedules the flight to CUN with the ex ETIHAD A330-200, which is a Premium compared to their outdated B767 fleet, especially in Biz! EUROWINGS DISCOVER is a very mixed bag. Either the ex LH A330-300 or the ex QR/XG -200 are scheduled. Especially the -2...

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by debonair
Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody Europe Flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3201

Re: Widebody Europe Flights

Next summer S23 swiss will again fly the B777 on selected days to PMI.

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by debonair
Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody Europe Flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3201

Re: Widebody Europe Flights

eurotrader85 wrote:
I could be wrong, but didn't BA use a 767 on EDI-LHR as well?


If so, you have to write "used" and not "use"...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 22, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1190
Views: 169478

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Found this picture online, A321 P4-AAJ with large SUN AIR titles: https://www.planespotters.net/photo/1334707/p4-aaj-aruba-airlines-airbus-a321-231 Anymore infos about this new airline?! Also, below the letter R, close to door 1R are very small titles, like "operated on behalf" or somethin...

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by debonair
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody Europe Flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3201

Re: Widebody Europe Flights

Air Europa 787 MAD-MXP, but not daily (a mix of 737 & 787). UX is flying their B787 to various destinations in Europe, like AMS and BCN! In other news, Condor is using their A330 on many European leisure destinations, even one on sub-lease from 6Y: https://www.smartlynx.aero/en/news/smartlynx-s...

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by debonair
Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1367
Views: 184041

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Sorry if discussed before... Flair will take up some UX B737max8.

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by debonair
Mon Oct 10, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Query on LH Website
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Query on LH Website

Switch off VPN...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An odd flight from Ponta Delgada.
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: An odd flight from Ponta Delgada.

that is one of the round-the-world charters with Four Seasons and I think Abercrombie & Kent Negative, Abercrombie & Kent is today in South Korea and I guess it's again Icelandair... https://www.abercrombiekent.com/tours/private-jet-journeys/2022/around-the-world-with-geoffrey-kent-inspirin...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 760
Views: 187422

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

Also many including posters here on A.net questioned the viability of Berlin-LA in the winter based on Air Berlins' struggles on the route. The main reason behind canx BER-LAX was due to lack of staff, as the flight was operated by OSL based crews. LAX does not have a crew base. Without the OSL cre...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 24350

Re: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/yr-ama
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Today a B737-500 of Blue Air Romania did some sub-charter on behalf of Aeroitalia: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/yr-ama

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by debonair
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops
Replies: 46
Views: 12804

Re: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops

Restart of operations will not happen on OCT 10th 2022: https://www.flyblueair.com/en/gb/news/blue-air-is-currently-still-not-in-a-position-to-start-flying-again-on-october-10/ In other news, Blue Air will start operating their fleet for other carriers, today it was operating for AeroItalia: https:/...

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