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by debonair
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.
Replies: 63
Views: 9037

Re: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.

Not correct, So happy with the economics of the A333, LTU decided that it could operate most of its remaining long haul programme and disposed of the MD11. They operated regularly to Florida and Domincan Republic non stop! Two engines & pilots are cheaper to operate than three, true. But due to...

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by debonair
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 14081

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2022

https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/tc-tjs/

Routing seems IST-ROB-OUA-IST all in one flight numer - any more infos?
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Sorry if discussed before...

Corendon flight XC992 17JAN IST-IST Duration 21h26m:
https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/tc-tjs/

Routing seems IST-ROB-OUA-IST all in one flight numer - any more infos?

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by debonair
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 14081

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2022

https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/tc-tjs/

Routing seems IST-ROB-OUA-IST all in one flight numer - any more infos?
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Sorry if discussed before...

Corendon flight XC992 17JAN IST-IST Duration 21h26m:
https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/tc-tjs/

Routing seems IST-ROB-OUA-IST all in one flight numer - any more infos?

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by debonair
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.
Replies: 63
Views: 9037

Re: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.

There are a few more airlines for which the A330 didn't work. Monarch, Air Afrique, BMI British Midland and Canada 3000 went bankrupt soon after buying them, partially blaming their long haul widebodies. Add LTU to the list; the Y387 seat A333 was perfect for the Mediterranean - but not for long-ha...

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by debonair
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/22: Brave new beginnings
Replies: 179
Views: 21863

Re: Irish 1/22: Brave new beginnings

New Belfast City Airport base to be opened by Emerald Airlines http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0113/1273550-new-belfast-city-base-to-be-opened-by-emerald-airlines/ From the article: "Operational set-up continues at pace, with ... our UK AOC ... Flights will begin on February 26 ..." ...

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by debonair
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

Canarian Airways (aka Lattitude Hub) have suspended all flights from 11 January to 22 February. Ever since flights began, their sole aircraft EC-NMO has spent a LOT of time on the ground due to low demand. I'm beginning to wonder if flights will actually resume on 22 February Plane ferried to CQM a...

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by debonair
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions An148 and An158
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Questions An148 and An158

Rossiya did also operate the AN148, this article says all: In the three months to September, including aircrew training flights, the company's five An-148 aircraft flew 1,725h with Rossiya. In that time, 235 problems occurred, requiring over 2,000 man-hours of repair work. In one 92-day period, one ...

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by debonair
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Rockets N625HR
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Houston Rockets N625HR

According to skyliner: Boeing 767-322 25287 449 N625HR Houston Rockets delivery 07jan22 GSO-PHX, ex HS-AAC According to FAA data, the plane was already registered on 01/18/ 2019 - so why the delivery 3 years later? It seems reconfiguered into VIP layout, one overwing exit deactivated... But why woul...

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by debonair
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NFL Charters
Replies: 99
Views: 17889

Re: 2021 NFL Charters

The New England Patriots have a pair of B763's, one of which is leased to 2D (Eastern Airlines), the other carries the Patriots to games. Both are crewed & maintained by 2D. When the Pats are onboard, the pilots use the interesting ATC callsign "Underdog". I don't know if team owner, ...

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by debonair
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta new livery and fight to survive
Replies: 20
Views: 5572

Re: Air Malta new livery and fight to survive

Why not closing down KM and re-start fresh with Malta Med Air?

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by debonair
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bravo Airways, Ukraine
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Bravo Airways, Ukraine

Bravo Airways KIEV-BORISPOL - AMMAN BOEING 737-500


According to their web-page flights are operated by B735, not MD80. For a good TR, yes pls. go ahead!

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by debonair
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 14081

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2022

BRU-ADB (Corendon Y B737) -Corendon charges 40 Euros (!!!) to check a 15kg bag (not even at the airport, this is at booking time, can't imagine the airport price tag). Also, if you don't check-in online before your flight, you are hit with a 10 euros check-in fee at the airport. Did you booked the ...

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by debonair
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 39
Views: 4618

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Apparently they also have another 767-200 & another 767-300 (N606KW & N708KW) - both will be entering service as well. I assume rather quickly since they already have certification for the type. This might be to backfill the loss of N225NE & N36NE. Where are these two N225NE & N36NE...

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by debonair
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowing away in a plane - 1985 Air India story
Replies: 7
Views: 1366

Re: Stowing away in a plane - 1985 Air India story

Maybe I miss something, but according to the article "the two boys stowed away on an international flight, travelling on an Air India 747 from London to New York." But the answer about where and how is left open... Normally, people hide in the undercarriage - but after such long flight the...

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by debonair
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1887

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

I still suffer today from a childhood trauma... I had inquired the father of my best friend about the vapour trails behind planes - and he told me it would be regular foam like shampoo! :footinmouth:

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by debonair
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EC Air (ROC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: EC Air (ROC) News and Discussion Thread

Crews and technical support for ECAir were provided by PrivatAir , that's why their fleet was in first place Swiss "HB-" registered... If ECAir will be re-launched, I am sure we will see the typical "African drama" dilemma! Like AirNamibia, AirZimbabwe and all the other airlines....

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by debonair
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou
Replies: 55
Views: 10883

Re: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou

Francoflier wrote:
There's already a picture on the database... that was fast:



No sign of slides, but the door is detached... Any idea why? Or did the crew an evacuation only through the cockpit windows?

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by debonair
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SmartLynx UK operations
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: SmartLynx UK operations

Allowed under the Northern Ireland protocol terms . Northern Ireland remains within the single market and customs union areas with open borders to south yet customs regulations FROM (one way) the rump GB. Further to protect the Good Friday Peace Agreement. Sorry, now I am comletely lost. But why is...

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by debonair
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 75
Views: 3066

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

I always book airlines, most of you may never heard of - like: AirScotland op. by GREECE AIRWAYS A320 FlyMe op. by map executive flightservice MD83 Manx2.com op. by. Lineas Aereas de Andalucia S.A. Metro III Trigana Air Service ATR42 Turkuaz Airlines A320 Sky Middle East op. By BH Air A320 blu-expre...

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by debonair
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SmartLynx UK operations
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: SmartLynx UK operations

Thank you for clarifying! SmartLynx, EU based, will fly for TUI UK, but can they operate UK to non-EU destinations as sub-charter, if they use the BY IATA code to operate under? Or is the airline ops limited to EU only? :confused: BTW. SmartLynx was voted the lowest scoring airlines, winning ‘Social...

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by debonair
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: Italian Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.enac.gov.it/trasporto-aereo ... -nazionali
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First victim of the new year -ENAC (Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile) suspended the AOC of EGO AIRWAYS on January 4th 2022. Therefore, it is highly unlikely, that they will restart with the SSJ100 anytime soon!

https://www.enac.gov.it/trasporto-aereo ... -nazionali

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by debonair
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 14081

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2022

fil87 wrote:
This time Turkish Airlines are driving me nuts.


Depends in which country you are living, but e.g. in Germany TK is still one of very few airlines having an excellent sales ticket counter at the airport.

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by debonair
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SmartLynx UK operations
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: SmartLynx UK operations

Thank you - TUI was the last I was expecting...

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by debonair
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SmartLynx UK operations
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

SmartLynx UK operations

Hi to you all, SmartLynx is looking for crew for their UK bases LGW and BHX. AFAIK, as an EU based airline it is no longer possible to operate from the UK - needing an UK AOC to do so. Or will SmartLynx offer sub-lease to Jet2 or easyjet for the summer 22? Anyone with more information? https://www.f...

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by debonair
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Gate 777..?
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Avaition Gate 777..?

Boeing 777 -212 28529 VP-BMH Avmax Group ferried 05-06 January 2022 ADD-SNN-MZJ, Aviation Gate cs ex 5N-BVY Courtesy of Skyliner. Same source, Skyliner-Aviation, further reports: " The former Boeing 777-200 of Med-View Airlines was intended for an unrecognized AviationGate and has now been fer...

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by debonair
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What US operators flew to the Canaries?
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: What US operators flew to the Canaries?

Many US airlines served the Canaries, albeit not from the US! Like Aeroamerica, AirBerlin USA, Modern Air...

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by debonair
Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 264
Views: 56328

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

He called me a few days later, having seen what was in the sausage, and told me not to expect him to be around very long. He wasn't going to ride the locomotive into the inevitable train wreck. Why I am not surprised? I asked this question before, there are some very, very interesting planes in the...

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by debonair
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 264
Views: 56328

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

Someone on Twitter posted that they (Eastern) had crew members down with COVID. I know it sounds hard to believe but one has learned that when it comes to the "new Eastern" everything is possible... https://twitter.com/LuisDiarte/status/1473334237642305539 As later reported, the 2 day del...

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by debonair
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New longest 737 flight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: New longest 737 flight?

Sunwing is now flying PUJ-YVR on 7M8 (3,201 nm, 5,928 km, 3,683 sm). Is this currently the longest flight? This is a peace of cake, compared to Eastern Europe! TAROM flies to exotic destinations, like Zanzibar on a B737-700... https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/yr-bgg If this is not enough...

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by debonair
Fri Dec 24, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MSP-JFK-AMS, AMS-ORD-MSP on DL/KL (w/ video)
Replies: 1
Views: 2250

Re: MSP-JFK-AMS, AMS-ORD-MSP on DL/KL (w/ video)

I tried getting in contact with Delta but they never got back to me. I don't know if there's anything I can do at this point, which is disappointing. You can use the official complaint form on their homepage, or much better, post something on their social network (like facebook)! Airlines tend to a...

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by debonair
Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 90
Views: 17250

Re: SAS A321LR

If you look bit closer the video, you will find out, that there are no monitors mounted. Yes, it seems like, but the the space for the monitor is empty, clearly a gap. Also, to the end of the video, you will see SAS "screensaver" on all PTV - except for the last row of PE, confirming that ...

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by debonair
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 90
Views: 17250

Re: SAS A321LR

Btw. the first flight to IAD took a very strange routing, close to Iceland and Greenland... Lack of ETOPS?!

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by debonair
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 154182

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SAS925 Inaugural SAS CPH-IAD flight landed severely late. Not a good sign! Btw. the route looks pretty odd, compared to the usual A330 - very close to Iceland, maybe no ETOPS?! In different news, rumours are around of LuebeckAir leasing in an EMB190 for summer 20...

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by debonair
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 264
Views: 56328

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

Actually I think it is hard to believe, I know that on average the ratio is crew x 5-6 per aircraft - to cover for sickness, vacation, crew rest etc.! Given the fact, that normally during Xmas season it is "all hands on deck" (so a strict NO vaction period in all departments) plus the very...

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by debonair
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 264
Views: 56328

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

It should be interesting to see how they are perceived by the VFR travellers now that they have delayed a Uruguay flight in the Christmas period by several days. Why are these flights "delayed"?! Is there an official reason behind, like governmental COVID19 entry regulation? Also, the lis...

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by debonair
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Day Trip on the A380: AMS-DXB-AMS on EK w/ video
Replies: 1
Views: 2357

Re: Day Trip on the A380: AMS-DXB-AMS on EK w/ video

Wow, that must be real passion to book such trip! :crazy:
It would have been more simpler to fly just FRA-LHR or MAD-LHR on BA A380. Lokking fwd to the next TR!

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by debonair
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion question
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: Diversion question

bevan7 wrote:
If the passenger didn't have insurance are they essentially stranded?


For your information, it is within the European Union. As long as you have in one of the member states a national, social health insurance, it will cover, at least, all the basic costs.

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by debonair
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 Years Ago today: MI185
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

Re: 24 Years Ago today: MI185

This was very clearly a deliberate act. The CVR records the sound of a seatbelt being undone and then it cuts out. Its circuit was pulled manually. If the breaker was triggered by an electrical fault the sound of the breaker popping would have been recorded a moment before the recorder cut out. I k...

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by debonair
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet return to London Southend Airport in May 2022 - Malaga & Palma
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: EasyJet return to London Southend Airport in May 2022 - Malaga & Palma

Thank you guys, I was not ware, that EZY having a base at AGP. Sorry!

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by debonair
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3074

Re: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas

Now hear me out, it's perfect for their needs. It's a lightly smaller jet than the 717 (126 for the 717, 100 for the CRJ), Its engines can supposedly handle the turnarounds (at least to my knowledge from GO!), And there's A ton of semi-new ones reidaly available at the quantity they want from both ...

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by debonair
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

Overnight bag drop is very popular in Germany. But it comes with lot of problems for the airline. One major concern, the bags are check-in one day in advance and on the day of departure, many passengers come back far too late to the airport - sometimes even right at Boarding Time! So the first fligh...

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by debonair
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil´s Itapemirim suspends operations
Replies: 21
Views: 5264

Re: Brazil´s Itapemirim suspends operations

Hardly a surprise. I just hope workers are duly paid what they're due and that they can find new jobs in the industry soon. True! The airline claimed having transported more than 600.000 passengers alone. Yeah right! Interesting article, worth reading: https://playcrazygame.com/2021/12/05/itapemiri...

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by debonair
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet return to London Southend Airport in May 2022 - Malaga & Palma
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: EasyJet return to London Southend Airport in May 2022 - Malaga & Palma

JustJet wrote:
No, they will use PMI and AGP based aircraft. There and back.


Yeap, that's why it is called w-pattern...

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by debonair
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11344

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

910A wrote:
It's the same as Delta.


It is not the same seating, DL Y220seats vs. Cardinals Y166...

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by debonair
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 15542

Re: Icelandair new livery

Looks like a mash up of TACV and Fly Air41 Airways... :twocents:

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by debonair
Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet return to London Southend Airport in May 2022 - Malaga & Palma
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: EasyJet return to London Southend Airport in May 2022 - Malaga & Palma

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/197922 ... le-prices/

I wonder if more destinations will be announced in the coming weeks/months?


I don't think so! The flights are w-pattern...
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8herveg wrote:
EasyJet return to SEN in May 2022 with flights to Malaga and Palma.

Schedule here: https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/197922 ... le-prices/

I wonder if more destinations will be announced in the coming weeks/months?


I don't think so! The flights are w-pattern...

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by debonair
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 154182

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Ex Wideroe E190E2 LN-WEX is back flying as 9H-AHY... Any more information available? Especially why the plane was stored for 2 years after just 5month in operations for WF? Same problems as AirAstana: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1462439 ? https://www.radarbox.com/data/reg...

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by debonair
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/21: Oh me, oh my .... Omicron
Replies: 236
Views: 33965

Re: Irish 12/21: Oh me, oh my .... Omicron

Finally, LübeckAir start selling tickets on their new LBC-DUB route! Wish them luck, as the region (Hamburg) is well served by FR & EI! But on the other hand, even the lowest one-way fare of 80EUR does include full catering and 1pcs of hold luggage up to 23KG.

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by debonair
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Signs 7 A350F LOI With 5 options
Replies: 51
Views: 10634

Re: Singapore Signs 7 A350F LOI With 5 options

Opus99 wrote:
Thé LOI swaps out 15 320neos and 2 350-900


I am totally unaware of the previous A320neo order, did I missed something?! Or was the order listed under a different, umbrella airline like SCOOT?!

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