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by GCT64
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Need Help with Registration
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Need Help with Registration

US Navy codes do move around and the same code can be used by different aircraft, so you need to know when you saw it and which aircraft was carrying the code at that specific time. For example, as of August 2020, F/A-18C 164719 was coded DR-207 with VMFA-312 having been stored at David-Monthan wit...

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by GCT64
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Need Help with Registration
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Need Help with Registration

US Navy codes do move around and the same code can be used by different aircraft, so you need to know when you saw it and which aircraft was carrying the code at that specific time. For example, as of August 2020, F/A-18C 164719 was coded DR-207 with VMFA-312 having been stored at David-Monthan with...

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by GCT64
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-8 Poseidon production
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: P-8 Poseidon production

Data I have from a spotters database shows 169559 as line# 7949
Line# 7988 it shows as 169560

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by GCT64
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace set to take delivery of Emb 195 E2
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Air Peace set to take delivery of Emb 195 E2

I thought Air Peace was a suspected front for money laundering? The CEO, Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, was indicted in the US at the end of 2019: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/ceo-nigerian-airline-indicted-bank-fraud-and-money-laundering "charged with bank fraud and money laundering for...

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by GCT64
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116085

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Currently in LIS. Joining G-FBJD and G-FBJE. All owned by Flybe Leasing Cayman. All re-registered and at Alverca not LIS: 2-RLBU (ex FBJA) at Alverca 2-RLBW (exFBJC) at Alverca 2-RLBX (ex FBJD) at Alverca 2-RLBY (ex FBJE) at Alverca 2-RLBZ (ex-FBJF) at Alverca I've seen reports for 2-RLBV being at ...

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by GCT64
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Army Helicopter Names - Tribal Names?
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: New Army Helicopter Names - Tribal Names?

Cherokee, Karankawa, Creek, Arapaho, Navajo, etc... There are tons of Native American tribes they can use. I like the nomenclature, it's truly unique and American and shows the fighting spirit of the native tribes. Creek has already been used (TH-67) Arapaho has already been used (ARH-70) and Chero...

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by GCT64
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the Brazilian Air Force operate Mirages 5?
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Did the Brazilian Air Force operate Mirages 5?

It appears that 2 x Mirage 5DMs were operated by the Brazilian AF (serials 4908 and 4909). Both returned from Zaire to France, then sold to Brazil in 2006. One (4909) is supposed to be mounted on a pole at SMT (Sorriso Airport). On Flickr, there are photos of 4909 in service and on a pole. 4908 is i...

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by GCT64
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 3673

Re: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight

My first A319 flight was in 2000 on UA: DFW-LAX; My most recent (the 443rd!) was a couple of weeks ago on BA: EDI-LHR.
I've spent a lot of time travelling on A319s, mostly on LHR/LTN-EDI or EDI-LHR/LTN.

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by GCT64
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France or Sabena on LYS-BRU in 1989?
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: Air France or Sabena on LYS-BRU in 1989?

Yes, could well have been a DAT Brasilia. They had quite a reasonably sized fleet IIRC.



DAT also had a couple of F28s

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by GCT64
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC
Replies: 104
Views: 15002

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC

With ~2,000 pilot furloughs on top of ~1,800 pilot voluntary separations I don't think there's any doubt that DL is planning to be a lot smaller. We'll see which carriers persist in scheduling ~75% of last year's capacity and then cancelling just a month ahead (or even day of flight). On the other ...

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by GCT64
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP A321NEO retro livery

FlyRow wrote:
I'm really getting a DC8/707 vibe from the length combined with the livery!


In a lot of respects the A321NEO is the 707/ DC-8 reborn (with a lot less fuel consumed!)

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by GCT64
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC 747-136 question
Replies: 9
Views: 2585

Re: BOAC 747-136 question

Are there any of the original BA 747-136 left? I flew on BA G-AWNE from LHR - JFK in 1980. It seems to be stored somewhere in Nigeria. Is that still the case? If so its pretty remarkable after nearly 50 years. Boeing 747 - MSN 19765 - 5N-RRR Last Airline Kabo Air Status : Stored Last Registration :...

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by GCT64
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7517

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

[I think their early build short frame Hercs are in storage/sold off (two went to the blue angels): https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28671/the-navy-has-bought-the-blue-angels-an-ex-royal-air-force-c-130j-to-replace-fat-albert I really don’t know about the remainder but I doubt they terminate/s...

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by GCT64
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many active NAMC YS-11s are left?
Replies: 14
Views: 4036

Re: How many active NAMC YS-11s are left?

A report on 20 March 2020 said that the last remaiing JASDF YS-11 was due to be replaced by C680As very shortly.
Is YS-11 TR-KIM still active?

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by GCT64
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17295

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

Another factor missed above is the Elizabeth Line. When this opens it will lead to a considerable reduction in the Canary Wharf to LHR public transport travel time, reducing some of the attraction of LCY. Of course, if WFH persists at high levels across the banking industry, then people will be trav...

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by GCT64
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29556

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

No one's asked yet: "Do you think it's a write off?"

Seriously, I hope no one was hurt and that it's just a loss of material things not any lives

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by GCT64
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 short or long fuselage ?
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: C130 short or long fuselage ?

I believe most C130J models produced and sold today are the extended body version although some shorter models are still sold Why would a military or civil customer want the shorter version? Looking at recent production that only realy appears to be true of most C-130Js --- all the special purpose ...

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by GCT64
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic flights between US and UK in the Post Covid-19
Replies: 13
Views: 3268

Re: Transatlantic flights between US and UK in the Post Covid-19

I, and many colleagues and friends, were regular flyers (once a month or more) between the UK and US for business. I now don't know anyone who thinks that they will be travelling to the US on business this year (other than one dual-passport holder who has made one trip). I had originally (back in Ap...

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by GCT64
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 92
Views: 10084

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Just list the G7 or G20's dedicated VIP aircraft fleets and see how the UK looks against that list. You'll quickly see that VIP air transport in the UK is very small and efficient compared with comparable countries. Frankly the UK "fleet" (it barely constitutes a fleet) is embarrassingly s...

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by GCT64
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad AUH-SDQ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Etihad AUH-SDQ?

LIkely to be a cargo only flight (depsite being a pax plane).

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by GCT64
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6620

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

They are obviously confident that travel restrictions will be eased by then. I note that their website says "We are pleased to announce the resumption of our flights and tour operator activities as of July 23, 2020, provided that the travel restrictions applicable on that date allow it " A...

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by GCT64
Mon May 25, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla
Replies: 41
Views: 11585

Re: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla

Was looking through AV Herald and came across this incident. What struck me was that is came down with about +2.65G, above limits. 2,65G is quite a lot, but does anyone here know what the limit is for this bird? And to ask the obvious question: did it buff out? :D It appears that VQ-BRS is still at...

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by GCT64
Sat May 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7055

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Deepgreen wrote:
Thanks. Was the reg. a coincidence then, as the sticker looks fresh from the photo on FR24 accompanying the flight details?


No, the registration was deliberate, the aircraft was registered 9H-NHS on the 8 May 20.

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by GCT64
Tue May 19, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Surrey Rarities
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Surrey Rarities

I hope this belongs here - today was a rather unusual day here in Surrey in that we had a Bangladeshi Air Force Hercules C130J en route from Cambridge to ?, and a Kuwait Air Force C17 en route from Newcastle to ? overflying. Perhaps these are not so rare but stood out owing to the dearth of other f...

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by GCT64
Mon May 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 40
Views: 4644

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

RCAF appear to have 20+ airworthy Tutors at Moose Jaw on the strength of 431 ADS, so they should be OK.

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by GCT64
Tue May 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7055

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

It routed: BOH-NQY-CWL-NQY-CWL -- might it be a training flight? although it didn't seem to do multiple approaches

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by GCT64
Tue May 12, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7055

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

TheWorm123 wrote:
That’s an incredibly short flight, I don’t even think they’re more than 200 miles apart.


Just under 100 miles apart (great circle) but almost 200 miles by road.

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by GCT64
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CargoLogicAir, what's happening?
Replies: 7
Views: 3655

Re: CargoLogicAir, what's happening?

G-CLAA arrived into LHR this morning, I saw it flying over my house downwind for the 09s

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by GCT64
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?
Replies: 73
Views: 15207

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

Two more P2012s on delivery to Cape Air today (23 April).
N699CA and N722CA both routed LIKO - Bologna (BLQ) - Biggin Hill (BQH) - Aberdeen (ABZ).

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by GCT64
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Odd Dassault Falcon off coast of Uk
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: Odd Dassault Falcon off coast of Uk

Usually Falcon 20s off the coast of the UK are one of Cobham's (was FR Aviation).
They are under contract to the UK MOD.



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by GCT64
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2175

Re: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

3X3 seems to be more efficient in terms of LF for distancing (4 seats occupied out of 6) and 3x3x3 (6 seats out of 9) than 767s, A330s, E175s etc. with double seats. Will that be enough though? It doesn't leave much space between passengers. Surely you need two seats free between pax? Not according...

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by GCT64
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2175

Re: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

3X3 seems to be more efficient in terms of LF for distancing (4 seats occupied out of 6) and 3x3x3 (6 seats out of 9) than 767s, A330s, E175s etc. with double seats.

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by GCT64
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9374

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

MO'L said that Ryanair is assuming no flights in April and May, before a gradual reopening in late June or July. By September the industry could be back near “normal” in a “best case” scenario. They expect that there will be “massive price dumping” by airlines and hotels trying to attract customers ...

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by GCT64
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates B777 and British Airways A350 collision on pushback at DXB
Replies: 18
Views: 4866

Re: Emirates B777 and British Airways A350 collision at DXB

Opus99 wrote:
Razza92 wrote:
BA is not having a good time with their A350s.

It’s so strange. And You never hear these damages with other types in the fleet.


The BA A350 fleet does seem a bit jinxed compared with their other fleets.

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by GCT64
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5861

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

wish full thinking, especially in view of cash-involved. In few months cargo bonanza is over , and yield return to pre 2020 levels. The carona crisis may be over in a few months. But passenger traffic will be lower than before the crises, which will mean less baily space. When factories restart pro...

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by GCT64
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8840

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Privilege Style have been operating a good number of repatriation flights. In the last week, their 767 EC-LZO has visited LHR from both FLL and MIA (this morning, already departed for MAD). LHR is seeing a number of interesting downsized equipment changes: JAL 789s (instead of 77Ws), SIA A359s (inst...

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by GCT64
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C17 flying around MAN
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: C17 flying around MAN

The UK airports are quiet at the moment (for obvious reasons), the RAF is using the airports for training.
Even SEN has had a C-17 visit.
On 8 April, you saw ZZ171 as RRR829 doing a few circuits at MAN for training.
On 7 April, it was LTN's turn with ZZ171 also as RRR829 doing 8 approaches

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by GCT64
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff A320 question
Replies: 15
Views: 3617

Re: Braniff A320 question

What happened to the other frames (N906BN, N907GP, N908GP, N910GP, N911GP, N912GP, N913GP, N914GP, N915GP, N916GP and N917GP)? Had they just painted in Braniff's livery but not taken up by Braniff? If so, then GPA (now GECAS) had taken them over and put them directly into storage until the America ...

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by GCT64
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4636

Re: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?

United is continuing the former Continental style registrations on their 787s and 777-300ERs. American employs a similar scheme on some of their A319s and also used to on the A300 fleet, where the last 3 digits of the registration correspond to the ship number, often times followed by a random lett...

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by GCT64
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747’s IJ and VB
Replies: 11
Views: 3052

Re: BA 747’s IJ and VB

CIVB and CIVJ (not "IJ") are showing as heading to Miami on FR24, that's likely to be repatriation not storage or scrapping (assuming that they actually are going to MIA - the tracks they left the UK are towards the East Coast and definitely not in the right direction for the West Coast).

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by GCT64
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184530

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

BBC: "Nearly a fifth of all small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are unlikely to get the cash they need to survive the next four weeks, in spite of unprecedented government support. That's according to research from a network of accountants which suggests between 800,000 and a million fi...

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by GCT64
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf
Replies: 26
Views: 6848

Re: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf

wetpantsmcgee wrote:
That Cessna needed to be put out of its misery anyway..


Described in the article as being "in storage", but I think that is being very generous judging by the photo.

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by GCT64
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19
Replies: 17
Views: 2891

Re: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19

I've had an email from Virgin Atlantic extending the period of my status and the period over which to earn re-qualification.

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by GCT64
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337785

Re: Discussion: Troubles for European Airline Groups, IAG, AFKLM, LH-Group

In the recent wake of bids for state aid, could big airline groups be in trouble? As the state aid will, as its name suggest, be on state level, could this lead to a break up of the big airline groups. Why should Great Britain help IAG? If they would help, it would be for BA but if it comes with pa...

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by GCT64
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

American capping fares to get everyone home from Europe before travel ban goes into effect. Enormous demand right now for US bound travelers. Hopefully all other airlines follow suit https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/12/american-caps-europe-us-fares-as-demand-spikes-amid-trump-travel-restrictions.html B...

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by GCT64
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

FabDiva wrote:
Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Has there ever been a ban of flights between us and europe


Sept 11th aftermath is the only one I can think of


During the Icelandic volcano eruption?

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by GCT64
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane in grass at IAH? North side of airport...
Replies: 11
Views: 3791

Re: Airplane in grass at IAH? North side of airport...

I reckon it's a T-43 (737) and should be ex-USAF serial 73-1150

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by GCT64
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16922

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

AA, BA, VS, and DL all flying into LHR. I don’t think everyone is going to be successful. Also DY goes into LGW. SEA-LON is stacked. Now if only SAS or Aeroflot would come back to SEA. Ignoring DY, it's really only two airlines (DL+VS, AA+BA), not four, as they both have immunised JVs. It does seem...

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by GCT64
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211765

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Hey guys, on Friday the 14th I flew into PVG and it was an eerie sight to say the least. However one thing that especially stuck out was this Ryanair 737. Any idea what it would be doing in Shanghai? https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAtqV_oavfPFdhptYP4vVSMHKlaDceuTNroJUclvyW17tB1GJngwMmzr4tndXg...

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by GCT64
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 255
Views: 39942

Re: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion

At Singapore airshow, Zipair said (from Aviation Week Network): "ZIPAIR engaged BGS [ Boeing ] to modify two former JAL 787-8s, refitting the aircraft from 206 seats to 290 seats into two class. It also removed one galley and removed seat-back monitors, opting for Wi-Fi IFE instead. The LCC’s p...

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