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factsonly wrote:
April 16, 2020: BA flies A319 several days a week to Chateauroux:

- BA9256 LHR 07.32 - CHR 09.25 Airbus A319-131 G-EUOA

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba9256


To get crews home who operated the CHR flights.

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by florens
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 10437

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

I did TLL-CPH-FRA-BRU-GVA once. Other interesting routings were

GVA-MAD-AGP-HEL-DEL and GVA-MAD-LHR-AMM-TLV

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by florens
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the longest Air France A318 route?
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: What is the longest Air France A318 route?

Asia? You do realize that this is a short-haul jet, right? It doesn't even have proper business class seats, only economy seats with the middle seat blocked. At best you will find it in Turkey and the Middle East. They should have installed real Business Class seats. They did have that I believe, a...

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by florens
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12301

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

It looks like it left, currently off the coast of Ireland westbound.

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by florens
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27933

Re: Lufthansa High Bridgetown frequency 3/16-3/17

A380 has more Y seats than any kind of B747 Which is irrelevant when BGI can't handle the A380 and when you need to operate the aircraft that allows you to get into the airport. BGI runway is 11017 feet in length and there is quite sufficient ramp space to park the aircraft. For A380 ops, there a f...

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by florens
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to get proper premium economy.
Replies: 24
Views: 5771

Re: KLM to get proper premium economy.

bgm wrote:
Don't all the major European/US airlines already have that? If so, KLM is a bit late to the party (again).


LX has no PE.

AY will get PE next year.

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by florens
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 151696

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

seansasLCY wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
An E190 on LCY-HEL, wouldn't this be severe weight restricted?


LOT operate to VNO which isn't much shorter. BA also operate to the Greek Islands which are much further. They also operated LCY-KEF which is longer. So there must be a way to make it work.


BA's flights are weight restricted.

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by florens
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 270066

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

AY's inaugural to CTS was yesterday (outbound) and today (inbound).

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by florens
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 270066

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Finnair in summer 2020 season plans to offer Helsinki – Tirana service, operating as scheduled charter flight. From Helsinki, the charter flight commences on 16MAY20, with Airbus A319 aircraft operating once weekly.

AY2089 HEL1550 – 1805TIA 319 6
AY2090 TIA1905 – 2315HEL 319 6

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by florens
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)
Replies: 30
Views: 5874

Re: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)

Hi all, Air Tanzania proudly launched DAR (Dar es Salaam) - BOM (Mumbai) two weeks ago. The flight was operated with the B787-8 (262 seats). Only 147 pax were inside the aircraft during the inaugural flight, so I guess that's the reason why they switched the 6h30-long flight to an A220-300 (or 787 ...

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by florens
Thu May 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 270066

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

AY is dropping CKG in winter, it will become a summer seasonal route.

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by florens
Thu May 09, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 270066

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Blerg wrote:
What routes will the Atr operate for Finnair?


ATRs are on domestic flights as well as on flights to TLL, TAY, RIX, VNO, BMA, GDN and probably a few others.

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by florens
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Attractions at Airports
Replies: 44
Views: 4039

Re: Attractions at Airports

Chemist wrote:
TPE each gate has a different theme.


Same in Tallinn TLL (Estonia).

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by florens
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11916

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

DL158 A359 ICN-DTW diverting to MSP.

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by florens
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 59150

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

A question for those in the know: on October 24, 2001, Crossair flight #3597 crashed on approach to Zurich from Berlin Tegel. The original planned arrival on runway 14 (with ILS) was changed to runway 28 (VOR/DME) because of the incredibly strict curfew in the approach to runway 14 that is in Germa...

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by florens
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow computer systems crash - passengers delayed
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

Re: Heathrow computer systems crash - passengers delayed

It was last night. It was an amadeus issue, a few airlines were affected including LX, CX and others.

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by florens
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 179036

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Finnair's 12th A350 OH-LWM is being delivered now as AY8961 (TLS-HEL).

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by florens
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad closes down its premium lounges at LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 5390

Re: Etihad closes down its premium lounges at LHR

Etihad Airways has officially announced that it will be closing its First and Business class lounges at LHR. Etihad has previously announced the closure of six senses spa lounge at the airport. I guess Etihad passengers will be soon able to use Emirates lounges at LHR. Source: https://www.ausbt.com...

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by florens
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 179036

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

EasyJet will start twice-weekly flights from LGW to RVN in Lapland at the end of next October for the winter season. With Norwegian already flying 3x weekly from LGW in the winter this will bring the total to 5x weekly. Finavia: Lapland’s tourism is growing - EasyJet announces new routes from Londo...

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by florens
Mon May 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 48545

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

AA really needs to improve and invest in their PHL lounges as the current offering is not adequate for longhaul J customers who want to dine before the short transatlantic flights.

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by florens
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17923

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

Folks it is Tallinn (yes, two n's).

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by florens
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17923

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

I expected to see Riga before Tallinn, even though AirBaltic serves Abu Dhabi and has a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways. Like you said, TLL doesn't have any routes to the ME or Asia, RIX has the AUH flight. Also Estonia is wealthier and Tallinn has more tourist draw than Riga. I think QR ca...

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by florens
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 179036

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

FI announces SFO.

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by florens
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 59150

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Theoretically, AF1 could also land at Emmen Air Base.

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by florens
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 179036

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

florens wrote:
FI announces MCI (Kansas City)!


and Baltimore BWI!

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by florens
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 179036

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

FI announces MCI (Kansas City)!

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by florens
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 153696

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Missed this: Finnair started seasonal flights from Gatwick to Lapland airports KTT and IVL. https://twitter.com/Finnair/status/943851328241061889 From ZRH too and CDG/FRA I think. This was announced in the beginning of 2017 and AY confirmed that those flights will operate again in the W18 schedule.

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by florens
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 153696

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

airbaltic is adding TLL-LGW: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276315/airbaltic-adds-tallinn-london-route-in-s18/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=airlineroute&utm_campaign=airlineroute&utm_content=airlineroute-20171220 airBaltic this week announced new route launch from Talli...

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by florens
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet announces dozens of new routes for S18 (12/12/17)
Replies: 17
Views: 4432

Re: easyJet announces dozens of new routes for S18 (12/12/17)

BFS-IOM? whats the flight time on that? The manager of BFS was on the local radio today saying the actual flight time would be around 12 minutes and that this would become the world's shortest jet-engine flight... Not sure if true or not. TLL-HEL is sometimes operated by NoRRA E90 and is 63mi vs. B...

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by florens
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?
Replies: 91
Views: 16766

Re: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?

I once boarded on the right hand side in FAE (Faroe Islands):

Image

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by florens
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 153696

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Exactly:

London Luton – Tallinn eff 17SEP18 4 weekly (Day x246)

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by florens
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 153696

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

WOW adds Dallas: WOW air yesterday announced another US route launch, which sees the airline operating Reykjavik Keflavik – Dallas/Ft. Worth route. This route will be served by A330-300 aircraft 3 times a week, starting 23MAY18. WW191 KEF2130 – 0045+1DFW 330 135 WW192 DFW1610 – 0445+1KEF 330 246 Sou...

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by florens
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70555

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

QR from DOH diverted to ATL.
BR from TPE turned around over Japan
UA from GRU is heading towards Florida
TK is now over Canada, we'll see where it diverts to.

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by florens
Thu May 11, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iqaluit the new Keflavik??
Replies: 9
Views: 4880

Re: Iqaluit the new Keflavik??

Haha, I like the Swissair in the article! : :roll:

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by florens
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 153696

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

sailas wrote:
Is QR still using the a320 to HEL or when is it being up gauged to a 787?


Routesonline: Doha – Helsinki eff 16SEP17 Boeing 787-8 replaces A320, 1 daily

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by florens
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VCE-HKT via DOH, BKK with Qatar Airways and Thai Airways in J
Replies: 3
Views: 3907

Re: VCE-HKT via DOH, BKK with Qatar Airways and Thai Airways in J

Thanks for this report. Didn't you visit the bar/lounge onboard the A380?

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by florens
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 153696

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... d-winglets
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FI to get Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757:

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... d-winglets

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by florens
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 101053

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 9112788992
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CA to start 4/7 service on the PEK-ZRH route with A332 from 7JUN17

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 9112788992

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by florens
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF4016/4017 - holiday charters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: AF4016/4017 - holiday charters?

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270013/air-france-w16-cuba-charter-program-changes/ Paris CDG – Bordeaux – Havana AF4016 CDG1220 – 1330BOD1445 – 1930HAV 343 13DEC16 AF4017 HAV2130 – 1220+1BOD1335+1 – 1455+1CDG 343 20DEC16 Paris CDG – Clermont-Ferrand – Havana AF4016 CDG1215 – 1315CF...

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by florens
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4439

Re: London fog

Situation is really bad. BA is not providing hotels. We were told to book ourselves (first find one!) and then reclaim the money. We were also told to leave the terminal building due to security concerns (i.e too many people in the terminal). Everywhere huge queues and a lot of frustrated passengers...

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by florens
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways supposedly goes double daily to Amsterdam
Replies: 10
Views: 2335

Re: Qatar Airways supposedly goes double daily to Amsterdam

Plane Holland wrote:
Double daily, why not one a380?


There are not enough A380 in QR's fleet and the A380 features F class.

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by florens
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM opens new route to Monrovia and Freetown
Replies: 25
Views: 5130

Re: KLM opens new route to Monrovia and Freetown

Also, BA's widebody planes are premium seat heavy which might not be suitable for these markets.

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by florens
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 46261

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

http://www.finnairgroup.com/mediaen/med ... 28339.html


Wow, TLL and TAY?! Interesting...
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HELyes wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
At the same time, Qatar's QR code will be added to Finnair flights between Helsinki and Stockholm Bromma, Billund, Gothenburg, Riga, Tallinn and Tartu. [/i]

http://www.finnairgroup.com/mediaen/med ... 28339.html


Wow, TLL and TAY?! Interesting...

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by florens
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why don't Airliners.net join in Tapatalk?
Replies: 8
Views: 3690

Re: Why don't Airliners.net join in Tapatalk?

Good point. To use airliners.net forums in safari is not convenient at all.

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by florens
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multi-level terminal at FRA
Replies: 8
Views: 5343

Re: Multi-level terminal at FRA

It's the same for the B-Dock in ZRH, where B-gates are for Schengen flights and D-gates for Non-Schengen flights.

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by florens
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A short flight to perfection. DUB-IOM 7-10/7-14-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2847

Re: A short flight to perfection. DUB-IOM 7-10/7-14-2016

Very nice report, thank you! Makes me want to visit the IOM.

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by florens
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad B789 to Istanbul
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: Etihad B789 to Istanbul

that was cancelled and reverted to A321...

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