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by avi8tir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7475

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

Flew through there yesterday and it's extremely cramped with planes parked everywhere possible. Extremely hectic place!

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by avi8tir
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69658

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I'm a 5 year GS, 1MM on UA. I am loyal to United mainly because they fly where I need to go and Mileage Plus is the absolute best program out there (I use my miles to fly F on Star Alliance carriers). I fly 100% biz international and 90% F domestic. I can be totally honest and say my "BAD"...

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by avi8tir
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 13237

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

Could IAH become nonstop? I have colleagues that travel IAH-MAN (first leg of IAH-MAN-SIN) on a regular basis and they say its always half full.

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by avi8tir
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16057

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

You really should wait until you hear the full story......it sounds more like this person would have been suffering from some ailment that caused such a stink.....personal hygiene alone probably wouldn't result in such a drastic odor..... Well then, there certainly are lots and lots of traveling pa...

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by avi8tir
Tue May 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 14476

Re: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

I'd be ok with these as along as new flight attendants came with the uniforms.

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by avi8tir
Tue May 08, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 3452

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Will the -10's be getting the new Polaris seats or the PMCO BizFirst product?

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by avi8tir
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 6351

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

I'll take a stab at this.... how about this?

98% of Americans have no idea where Cyprus actually is.

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by avi8tir
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 21035

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I am american but have worked internationally for the last 4 years and have now lived in The Netherlands for the last 18 months. This topic comes up often as I give my colleagues a hard time for constantly taking holidays - sometimes up to 3 weeks at a time (especially in August!). Was just in Londo...

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by avi8tir
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA
Replies: 20
Views: 10692

Re: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA

I think the biggest question here is... how in the world did they both fit in the bathroom at the same time??? Regardless of what they were or were not doing. Seeing 2 people walk of a Lav on a narrow body aircraft is clowncar-esque! I once saw a couple disappear in the wee hours of the night in a T...

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by avi8tir
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK in LAS
Replies: 8
Views: 2422

Re: EK in LAS

What goes on inside the Kingdom as opposed to outside the Kingdom are two tooooootallly different things. Apparently Dubai was getting to ordinary so they decided to go to the real Vegas!

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by avi8tir
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.
Replies: 40
Views: 5946

Re: N7874 drawing the shape of a 787 in the sky

holy cow, that is a long test flight!! What would require a 15+ hour test flight on a 787-8 at this point?

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by avi8tir
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.
Replies: 26
Views: 8670

Re: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.

Always love the passenger quotes!

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by avi8tir
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 15036

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

TheGeordielad wrote:
avi8tir wrote:
Geordie Shore?

They're not Geordies.
People from Manchester are called
Mancunian and a Geordie is from Newcastle.


Same Same, but Different.

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by avi8tir
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 10162

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

I'm an american living in Europe and I love that people actually are telling this guy to shove it. In america, no one would step up to this in fear of being criticized. They'd just all be sitting their with their cameras out and posting it to facebook. One thing I love about Europe... these are the ...

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by avi8tir
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 17931

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

The A380 windows on the upper deck "seem" small as there is about a 4" gap between the interior and exterior windows.

nothing compares to the 787, obviously!

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by avi8tir
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.
Replies: 22
Views: 6766

Re: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.

I like how it was an A330, but they reference a 77W and have a picture of a 763. Solid!

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by avi8tir
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight search site question
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Flight search site question

Is there a site out there like flight aware or fr24 that allows you to do searches such as a specific type of aircraft at an airport?

For example, I'd like to see all of the GLF6 movements at KSNA in the last week. Just an example but you can see what I am looking for.

thanks!

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by avi8tir
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines UA199 strange maneuver during approach to LAX
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: United Airlines UA199 strange maneuver during approach to LAX

S-Turns are common practice in general aviation. Every student pilot practices them and they usually happen on final approach or even short final. If you are doing pattern work at a busy airport (for example, Long Beach (LGB) on a nice saturday afternoon!) they are VERY VERY common! :) They also hap...

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by avi8tir
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 18993

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Ford is losing his brain screws. He narrowly escaped death in a crash less than a year ago- and now this. I mean WHO THE HELL MISTAKES A TAXIWAY FOR A RUNWAY. The old man's mind has gone the way of his recent movie choices: loony and un- explainable. The FAA should take his license away before he g...

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by avi8tir
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 18993

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

I highly doubt any media source got the details of this incident correct. Once the true, factual, details come out, this will likely be NOT NEWSWORTHY. Per the above post, the AA flight was likely cleared to hold short of 20R between 20L and 20R and the landing aircraft likely landed on 20L as the A...

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by avi8tir
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 18993

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Looks like a slow day in the news room. Carry on!

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by avi8tir
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 15325

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

I couldnt even imagine having to Pre-Clear at AMS... passport control in the mornings is already an absolute mad house with all of the flights to the US... I don't think they even have the room for this.

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by avi8tir
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"
Replies: 87
Views: 13811

Re: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"

This is completely lame. I have been a GS for 5 years on UA and, yes, I am saying that!

Be original and don't copy Delta!!

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by avi8tir
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's IAH-MUC - finding a better use for the used equipment
Replies: 29
Views: 8480

Re: UA's IAH-MUC - finding a better use for the used equipment

I'm a strong believer that UA can kick KE out of IAH if they start ICN. Korea is a big manufacturer of heavy oil equipment, Hyundai actually built the Deepwater Horizon for one. And Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Busan is building their next platform, Mad Dog II. I think ICN would be a good move...

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by avi8tir
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wireless headphones -- No connection to IFE?
Replies: 10
Views: 23999

Wireless headphones -- No connection to IFE?

With the onset of wireless bluetooth headphones, how can they be connected to an aircraft's IFE? Bose just released their wireless in-ear headphones, which are supposed to be amazing. I almost pulled the trigger and spent the $300 until I started thinking about how they would hook up to the plane's ...

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by avi8tir
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 149370

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

springtx wrote:
Good news

N58031 777-322(ER) United Airlines GE-90-115B Undergoing final Assembly


Just curious as to how you found this info?

Thanks!

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by avi8tir
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 149370

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

The 77W's should be going into production soon... any idea when?

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by avi8tir
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: The adds on this site have gotten out of control....
Replies: 13
Views: 2608

The adds on this site have gotten out of control....

Im sure this thread will be deleted in a matter of minutes.... I've been using this site for over a decade and the ads have gotten so bad I am tending to read elsewhere.... First Class membership used to help but doesnt seem to do anything anymore.

ok moderators.... delete in 3. 2. 1.

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by avi8tir
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International commercial travel with valuables
Replies: 4
Views: 590

International commercial travel with valuables

I am being relocated to The Netherlands from the US. I have a question about traveling with valuables. My watch collection is worth more than $100k. I am planning on carrying them on with me - Flying on United from Houston. Will I have any customs issues when arriving? Normally I just walk through w...

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by avi8tir
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eerie Video Of Cirrus SR-20 Crash In Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 17582

Re: RE: Eerie Video Of Cirrus SR-20 Crash In Houston

Quoting nitepilot79 (Thread starter):From the looks of the footage Some news sites had the video auto play on their main page. A very sad and graphic video, I did not want to see. Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 4):bingo fuel This is not an aviation term. People should stop using it. The general avia...

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by avi8tir
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG434 CGK-BKK Hit By Severe Turbulence, 6 Injured
Replies: 13
Views: 7516

RE: TG434 CGK-BKK Hit By Severe Turbulence, 6 Injured

I flew ANA <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> 2 weeks ago and experienced some of the worst turbulence I have have ever been through. That was the ...

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by avi8tir
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second 737 MAX Rolls Out
Replies: 30
Views: 13398

RE: Second 737 MAX Rolls Out

Is it just me or are the larger engines not as noticeable as on the A320NEO or new Embraer E190?

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by avi8tir
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Opens New Massive Concourse
Replies: 62
Views: 23483

RE: DXB Opens New Massive Concourse

Immigration in T1 is horrid.... especially when departing... do they have a solution for that?

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by avi8tir
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best, Least-used Runways?
Replies: 106
Views: 16376

RE: Best, Least-used Runways?

How about Greenbrier Valley airport in <acronym title="Air South (USA)">WV</acronym>? Runway was built to handle Air Force One as the government had a secret bunker in underneath the nearby Greenbrier Resort! 150 x 7000 in the middle of nowhere, <acronym title="Air South (USA)">WV</acronym>!! <a hre...

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by avi8tir
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Downguages DFW To 77W Effective 1 Feb 16
Replies: 67
Views: 13683

RE: EK Downguages DFW To 77W Effective 1 Feb 16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FSDan" class="quote" target="_blank">FSDan</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - Internat...

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by avi8tir
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Downguages DFW To 77W Effective 1 Feb 16
Replies: 67
Views: 13683

RE: EK Downguages DFW To 77W Effective 1 Feb 16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DolphinAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">DolphinAir747</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i> Is <acronym title="Emirates (...

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by avi8tir
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Reinstates Second Daily LAX
Replies: 28
Views: 9548

RE: EK Reinstates Second Daily LAX

The downgrade at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> is not good news. That's a loooooong flight in the 77W's vastly inferior biz seat. Looks like I'll be finding another way to <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Ara...

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by avi8tir
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Product On EK B777
Replies: 22
Views: 10946

RE: New Product On EK B777

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaverickM11" class="quote" target="_blank">MaverickM11</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>What???? I thought <acronym title="E...

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by avi8tir
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alternate Routings Over The ME
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Alternate Routings Over The ME

Just flew <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> last night.... I take this flight every few weeks but over the last few days, it takes an alternate route du...

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by avi8tir
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 777s Disappearing At SFO
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

RE: United 777s Disappearing At SFO

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Which is mostly given to non-revs. Meanwhile...

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by avi8tir
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Of Kuwait 747-8 At DAL
Replies: 34
Views: 16509

RE: State Of Kuwait 747-8 At DAL

I recall seeing the State of Kuwait plane in DAL about 2 years ago as well. I think it may have gone straight there after delivery?

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by avi8tir
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Receives 150th 777
Replies: 31
Views: 11515

RE: EK Receives 150th 777

Is the newer A380 biz class going in the new 777 deliveries? the older biz class seats are angled lie flats. I hate them!

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by avi8tir
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is La Compagnie Doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 6872

RE: How Is La Compagnie Doing?

What's the history of this airline? I see a young guy on instagram all of the time who appears to work for the airline but also travels private all of the time as well. I am thinking his dad might be the one who started La Compagnie?

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by avi8tir
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Build The A380NG So Soon?
Replies: 31
Views: 8512

Why Build The A380NG So Soon?

Has there ever been an aircraft to have an NG version on the table so soon after entering service? It's only been in service for 10 years. That has to be a record. Is it THAT inefficient?

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by avi8tir
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Level D Sims Open To Public?
Replies: 10
Views: 8243

Any Level D Sims Open To Public?

I know UA used to offer a program to civilians. Are there any level D sims open to the public these days? One of my dreams is to be able to fly one!

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by avi8tir
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watch Incredible Footage Of Boeing Dreamliner
Replies: 86
Views: 18788

RE: Watch Incredible Footage Of Boeing Dreamliner

I love how the outboard ailerons deflect up under high G maneuvers to lessen the load on the wing! sweet!

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by avi8tir
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Starts B717 Service On The West Coast
Replies: 71
Views: 14756

RE: DL Starts B717 Service On The West Coast

I would think SNA-SLC would come online in the future... seems like a good fit.

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by avi8tir
Wed May 13, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL Ending DXB Update
Replies: 52
Views: 18707

RE: Rumor: DL Ending DXB Update

All I know is that fares to DXB are CHEAP this year. Whether it be due to the ME3, I dont know. I just booked my 6th trip this year on UA and a Z fare was $3500.

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by avi8tir
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 - A346 @ Basra, Iraq BSR?
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

RE: 3 - A346 @ Basra, Iraq BSR?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spacepope" class="quote" target="_blank">spacepope</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> They belong to Al Naser Airlines. Shoul...

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