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by SKAirbus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7545

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

As a European airline they should be promoting European values, and NOT the values of certain countries / cultures who have a complete disregard for human rights and equality - especially gender equality. One distinct European value is that all cultures and backgrounds are welcome as long as they ad...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 884
Views: 140759

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Bostrom wrote:
SE-REH, the latest SAS A330 was delivered a few days ago. And as soon at it enters scheduled service, LN-RKP will be flown to France to be scrapped.


Finally a universal onboard product across SK's long haul fleet!

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by SKAirbus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 9703

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

Some news from Zaventem Airport: Brussels Airport welcomed almost 12.3 million passengers in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 1.8% compared to the same period last year. During the month of June alone, the number of passengers rose, compared to last year, by 4.3%. In contrast to the grow...

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by SKAirbus
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5833

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

Brussels Airlines (in my opinion) needs a new brand - firstly that awful dotted "b" looks like it was designed by a child and secondly the brand just doesn't fit into the Lufthansa Group image at all. Something along the lines of Austrian would be great - maybe bringing in some Belgian col...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23203

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I'm cynical about this. Seems like a marketing ploy, trying to get people to think "oh, look KLM care about the environment so let's fly with them". Firstly, KLM need to lead by example and get rid of their ridiculous and unnecessary AMS-BRU route - a distance of 158km / 98 miles as the cr...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 884
Views: 140759

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don't mean to be rude, but as a Swede that statement doesn't make sense. Mainland Denmark is a small country. I see no reason why train travel shouldn't be able to be a massive competitor to the airlines, apart from routes to Bornholm, the Faroes and Greenland of course. Have you ever taken the t...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27392

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

First interior shots of the BA A350 have been released (link: https://www.headforpoints.com/2019/06/27/british-airways-club-suite-photograph/) New products in all three cabins. Will be exciting to experience! Club World https://www.headforpoints.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BA-A350-1-400x225.jpg h...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 884
Views: 140759

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know when SK's OSL base will receive its first A320NEO? Those awful 737s can't be gone soon enough, especially the older ones which feel tired and worn. With CPH and ARN both receiving new aircraft, it does feel like the Norwegian market is being neglected somewhat by SAS management. It ...

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by SKAirbus
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12824

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

They really need to get some new aircraft for SN - some of them date back to the Sabena days and drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. Hopefully by aligning them with LH, OS and LX A320NEOs will be forthcoming. I could even see the A321XLR working well for SN in terms of its African and Transatlantic...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7091

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

SAS Needs a new livery. In my opinion it's the worst out there. It's ok - of its time. I'm also excited to see if they will update their interiors - they only did this relatively recently so I guess the livery change will be modest in order to match these. Seems a waste to change the entire corpora...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7091

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

That pic looks like blue engines and new flag design on nose, new livery? It does doesn't it? I didn't notice it until you mentioned it - I like the new strip of national colours. I guess they'll reveal the livery on another aircraft type first - I remember back to 1998 when they revealed the curre...

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by SKAirbus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7091

SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

This seems to be worthy of its own thread. Announced today by SAS: First route: ORD on 28/01/2020. Other routes announced: PEK, EWR, NRT, PVG, HKG and SFO (not necessarily in that order) Configuration: 40 SAS Business / 32 SAS Plus / 228 SAS Go First aircraft: SE-RSA "Ingegerd Viking" It a...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5410

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

The reason we have pride is because LGBT+ people continue to be discriminated against across the globe. For example there has recently been a massacre of gay people in Chechnya and the Russian government did nothing to prevent it. In an ideal world we wouldn't need Pride but some of the comments abo...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42776

Re: Garuda may cancel remaining orders of 737 MAX

Why is there so much aggression? Airliners.net has becoming a pretty nasty place in the last year or so - no ability to have rational sane arguments. Just hysterical A vs B hyperbole. It's an insult to our collective intelligence. - Firstly, I understand why some airlines are concerned. Two accident...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170948

Re: New Istanbul Airport a fiasco?

If you want fiasco look at Oslo. Gardermoen was chosen over a site in Hurum despite a prevalence of fog and freezing rain (which still causes headaches to this day). This was widely seen as a political decision (i.e. proximity to where certain politicans lived etc etc). A civil engineer claimed that...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins
Replies: 13
Views: 3510

Re: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins

I think the most significant thing here is the introduction of Premium Economy. I wonder if they will keep the "Comfort Zone" seats in economy with extra legroom and better recline.

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by SKAirbus
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins
Replies: 13
Views: 3510

Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins

From the pressroom at Brussels Airlines (https://press.brusselsairlines.com/brussels-airlines-opens-a-boutique-hotel-in-the-air): Brussels Airlines reveals a brand new travel experience on board of its long-haul aircraft. By investing 10 million euro per aircraft in a completely new Business Class, ...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours
Replies: 30
Views: 4909

Re: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours

Flights that to be operated today: SN1278 Lomé – Accra SN1278 Accra – Brussels SN1482 Toronto – Brussels SN1465 Kigali – Entebbe SN1465 Entebbe – Brussels SN1202 Dakar – Brussels SN1300 Cotonou – Abidjan SN1300 Abidjan - Brussels SN1224 Conakry – Banjul SN1224 Banjul – Brussels SN1372 Yaoundé – Dou...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours
Replies: 30
Views: 4909

Re: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours

Customer service is appalling in Belgium and compared to other countries most employees have very good conditions - for example it is almost impossible to fire people - however they still desire more. It should be noted that the action is part of a national strike affecting the entire country. That ...

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by SKAirbus
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines ends codeshare with Air France on CDG-TPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: China Airlines ends codeshare with Air France on CDG-TPE

Also, if the codesharing is going to end then surely that will make AF's life more difficult - they must have many connecting passengers onto CI flights? I booked my flights through CI so it's just the return leg operated by AF that is the issue for me.

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by SKAirbus
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines ends codeshare with Air France on CDG-TPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

China Airlines ends codeshare with Air France on CDG-TPE

As of 01/04/2019 CI will cease to codeshare with AF on the CDG-TPE route. I have no source as yet but I am booked on a flight TPE-CDG in April and had an email from CI that that leg has been cancelled. I called straight away and the agent told me it was due to to the codeshare agreement being termin...

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by SKAirbus
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 884
Views: 140759

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Brussels Airlines is very happy with Stockholm Bromma, this has been stated many times by the airline itself. Also, the fact they were eager to fly an A319 (up to 3 times a day) confirms the potential and the success of this route. Traffic is both business as leisure oriented. Quite a number of com...

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by SKAirbus
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38885

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Zero sympathy. SN knowingly bought a Russian plane (mistake #1) that was a brand new unproven design (mistake #2) from a manufacturer with no track record (mistake #3). What were they even thinking? Total stupidity on SN part. Before posting such a loaded reaction, I would advise reading the thread...

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by SKAirbus
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK
Replies: 23
Views: 6366

Re: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK

Surely the extra cost of dead-heading crew with presumably higher accommodation costs / duty times - due to dead-heading will be quite high? Are UK based crews moving onto Dutch contracts earning Euros?

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by SKAirbus
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172216

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

" ”Det bliver på ruter, hvor vi flyver langt, med høj belægning og meget cargo,” siger koncerndriftsdirektør i SAS, Lars Sandahl Sørensen, til CHECK-IN.dk. " So, long routes with high loads and a lot of cargo. Not very surprising, but no more information than that. Probably SAS will fly t...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26310

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

This is sad and frustrating - a lot of the staff morale comes from the way a company treats its staff and I can't imagine this will go down well with crew based elsewhere - yes companies have to make difficult commercial decisions but looking at how abrupt all this is, the decision doesn't seem to h...

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by SKAirbus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100
Replies: 15
Views: 2017

Re: Brussels Airlines looks at wet-lease options for Sukhoi aircraft

Great that SSJ's are going. I fly them a lot to BMA and they are not nice aircraft - and the delays are getting ridiculous now.

SN have got permission to operate the A319 to BMA now (I think) so that will start shortly.

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by SKAirbus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 9116

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

From Intercontinental HK, also pretty close to where SKAirbus is staying in (You are in Kowloon Shangri-la, correct?) https://www.facebook.com/badguysonly/videos/234104993931217/ That's almost like tornado rather than a normal typhoon. Yes, that's correct. Very much regretting accepting the upgrade...

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by SKAirbus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 9116

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

From Intercontinental HK, also pretty close to where SKAirbus is staying in (You are in Kowloon Shangri-la, correct?) https://www.facebook.com/badguysonly/videos/234104993931217/ That's almost like tornado rather than a normal typhoon. Yes, that's correct. Very much regretting accepting the upgrade...

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by SKAirbus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 9116

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

It's very very bad, the worst I've seen in my 30+ years here. Crazy winds and rain. It's not even reaches the closet point yet!!! As for SQ... they have shown numerous times that they don't follow the "rules" and do things their own way....... Yes - it's actually very frightening. My hote...

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by SKAirbus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 9116

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Still not too bad at the airport I’m at TST and the winds are absolutely horrific here. Just saw a tree fall into the highway. Luckily other than rogue taxi drivers, the roads are empty. HKG is closed with all flights shown as cancelled with one or two as indefinitely delayed. It’s going to be an i...

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by SKAirbus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 9116

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Hi everyone, I am visiting Hong Kong at the moment and we have just been issued with a Storm Signal 8 out of 10. There is some talk of it being raised to 10 when the typhoon is closest to the territory at around midday local time. As of 02:30 HKT all Cathay Pacific flights are suspended and will not...

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by SKAirbus
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172216

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

It was ferried EWR-DUB last night, probably for repairs Other news: It seems like Cathay’s CPH route was short lived and will not return next summer https://mobile.twitter.com/id/status/1038310993112125440 Apparently the yields was very poor I believe CPH will benefit more from SAS flying to HKG in...

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by SKAirbus
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172216

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Good morning everyone, On Saturday I am flying on SK 963 to from ARN-HKG and noticed that it has a pretty horrific on-time rating for this summer with only 51% of flights departing/arriving on time. Yesterday's flight arrived over three hours late. Does anyone know the reason for this? Could this be...

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by SKAirbus
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7752

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

Probably a political decision to prop up a failing aircraft. I have flown on multiple occasions on the SSJ with CityJet operating between BRU and BMA for SN. The aircraft isn't particularly comfortable, very unreliable (so many delays), louder than it should be for one of its generation and the wind...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172216

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Seeing as this thread has essentially become the "AY/HEL 2018" thread, I thought I'd inject some news about SAS who recently announced their strongest ever result for Q. Surprised it wasn't discussed here already to be honest! Source: https://www.dn.no/nyheter/2018/08/31/0801/Luftfart/sas...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172216

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Seeing as this thread has essentially become the "AY/HEL 2018" thread, I thought I'd inject some news about SAS who recently announced their strongest ever result for Q. Surprised it wasn't discussed here already to be honest! Source: https://www.dn.no/nyheter/2018/08/31/0801/Luftfart/sas-...

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by SKAirbus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 12037

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

You can't polish a turd... But you can roll it in glitter.

As the old adage goes...

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by SKAirbus
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian government is about to sell it's remaining shares in SAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3216

Re: Norwegian government is about to sell it's remaining shares in SAS

I'm surprised that the Danish government would want to retain or indeed increase its shares bearing in mind they are on the centre-right of politics and pro-privatisation.

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by SKAirbus
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Grip on Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 11
Views: 2821

Re: Lufthansa's Grip on Berlin-Tegel

After Air Berlin's collapse, LH pretty much have a monopoly on domestic flights in Germany... Hence why prices are becoming unbearable.

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by SKAirbus
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 172216

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

I have to admit I am happy that SK is moving their HKG route to CPH. ARN is a pretty horrific transfer experience - narrow terminals, long walks, horrendous queues at passport control and security and separate terminals for domestic and international flights. I don't know why Swedavia cannot integra...

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by SKAirbus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continued enlargement of OSL underway
Replies: 12
Views: 1725

Re: Continued enlargement of OSL underway

This is amazing news - although the design doesn't really fit in with the rest of the terminal. That aside OSL is by far the nicest airport in the Nordics (in terms of aesthetics and space/experience) but the non-Schengen part is the only bit to really let it down. Looking forward to trying it out!

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by SKAirbus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7923

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

I just can't see how BA will make money on flying LHR-XXX-MEL. Do they do well into SYD? I thought that is what partners were for - to spread the risk and provide customers with seamless connections. In order to fly the route, they will need to dedicate a sub-fleet of aircraft to it when instead the...

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by SKAirbus
Wed May 30, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20879

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

Whilst I’m sure crew receive ‘long range, and overtime’ allowances to compensate they must build up accumulative fatigue. I am not that sure about that. If they are LHR based, they actually do not work for Qantas, but for a third party instead, and they basically fly the Singapore, and now the Pert...

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by SKAirbus
Wed May 30, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air to launch Zagreb from 01 September.
Replies: 11
Views: 2165

Re: Korean Air to launch Zagreb from 01 September.

Croatia is seeing a huge increase in Korean, Chinese and Japanese tourists many of which come in the off season. What is the attraction of Croatia in the off-season ??? It has amazing beaches/coastline, but those are better in the warmer months. What exactly does Croatia have in winter that other E...

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by SKAirbus
Thu May 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS looking for new long haul plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9988

Re: SAS looking for new long haul plane

A 787-8/9 fleet to supplement A350's doesn't seem a bad idea. No doubt airbus will go in with the A330NEO. https://forums.x-plane.org/screenshots/monthly_09_2012/05df8e1d304239412b9feabca742a829-b787-sas-02.png I wouldn't automatically assume this goes Airbus. The 787 seems a suitable aircraft for ...

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by SKAirbus
Fri May 18, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 24580

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

I wonder if we'll see SQ order the A321LR for some thinner regional routes?

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by SKAirbus
Tue May 08, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6754

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Airports like HKG, SIN, DXB etc etc are able to have 24 hour operations because the countries they are located in have no democracy and as such any opposition is silenced or ignored. Airports (in Western democracies at least) have a responsibility to their surrounding communities, which includes lis...

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by SKAirbus
Fri May 04, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 35030

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

I wonder if the A350-900 could make a good replacement for the LGW fleet. Those clapped out 777-200s won't be around forever.

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by SKAirbus
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK203 diverting to CPH (Again)
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

EK203 diverting to CPH (Again)

EK203 travelling from DXB to JFK is currently diverting to CPH. Not sure what is happening but apparently fire engines have been sent out to the runway. Anyone know? Something similar happened a few days ago, which I believe was a medical emergency? https://fr24.com/UAE203/112a4592 Aircraft: A380-80...

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