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by leleko747
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5075

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

CARST wrote:

What's PETETE?

(And please don't say the airplanes' name.)



I don't confirm this but, if I remember well, rumors say that it was the nickname of the son of Centurion/Cielos owner (not sure which airline), and his son sadly passed away.

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by leleko747
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL B777?
Replies: 10
Views: 2568

Re: DHL B777?

How come the 777s were ordered for 747 replacement, but there are no 747s operating at DHL?
Yes, Kalitta, Polar etc etc have 747s operating flights for DHL, but these planes are owned by these companies. Is DHL seeking to end contracts and operate their own metal instead?

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by leleko747
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11697

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Oh well, they don't really need a new livery. The large titles and funky tail arts are already enough.

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28834

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Very nice liveries indeed, and always good to see a VLA entering the market. But I must say: sad to see that Japan is basically devoid of all passenger-configured 747s. JAL and ANA had tons of them, and seeing HND, NRT or ITM without the Jumbo is so depressing.

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 4942

Re: Skywork goes bust

It isn't the first time they bite some dust, right? I remember they had a fleet of Dash 8 Q400, Dornier 328... and a colorful blue/green livery. These were all gone, and they got some Saab 2000s.

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by leleko747
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5075

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

What will happen to the current aircraft flying in Centurion colors (CENTURION CARGO titles)?

Sky Lease will continue flying? Are these aircraft going to be repainted with Sky Lease titles?

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by leleko747
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 7942

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

Max Q wrote:
SIA need to be very careful with their iconic brand


Every "prestige" flag carrier must be careful with their brand - something Lufthansa simply wasn't at all

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM LEAP vs PW1100G -- How to tell them apart visually?
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: CFM LEAP vs PW1100G -- How to tell them apart visually?

Except maybe the CF6/PW4000 on the 747. Those are tricky at a quick glance. I can easily distinguish both engines on the 747... The PW4000 and RR Trent on 777s are really really similar on the outside. I believe they're actually identical. I can only see which one is which because of the RR or PW l...

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by leleko747
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16391

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

So sad to see that Lufthansa ruined their livery. This looks pathetic.
Looks like a HiFly A340 on wet-lease to Lufthansa during high season.

Anyway...

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by leleko747
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6257

Re: Best airline call signs

I honestly love all callsigns that are not the airline name.

Giant, Speedbird, Connie, Dynasty... all amazing!!!
Some European charter airlines also have nice ones... Beauty (TUI Belgium), Moonflower (Neos), etc...

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by leleko747
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4161

Re: SAA new fleet!

Given all the surreal scenerio you gave me... I would surely choose 747-8 hahaha

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by leleko747
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15262

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

Max is a legit charter operator, and based on my single interaction with them, seem to be a professional outfit. They have 4 747-400 and 2 747-300 now apart from 3x737-700's. Does Nigerian regulation require the inerting? And Saudi Arabia where the aircraft fly often? If yes, then the aircraft will...

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7213

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

We could say that the RAM 787... wait for it... rammed into the other plane :duck:

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by leleko747
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15262

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

This Nigerian operator seems to grab 747s from time to time, but they are rarely photographed... I wonder if they are always doing Hajj flights to airport without much spotters of if they simply sit derelict somewhere. This MaxAir is also "supposed" to have an ex-JAL 747-300. While a new o...

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5141

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Because ERJ-170/175/190/195 is still the official designation on the type rating certificates. From an official point of view, ERJ-1xx is more correct than E-jet, just like it is not the ATR 72-600, but ATR 72-212A. How can type rating certificates be more accurate than the labelling done by the ma...

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by leleko747
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5141

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Why do people still call E-Jets as ERJs if Embraer have dropped that label for the E-Jets a long time ago?

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by leleko747
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 5764

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

Really cool, hope to see this bird back to New Zealand!
Last month, an ex-Lufthansa B737-200 was flown (inside an An-124) from Fortaleza, Brazil to Friedrichshafen, Germany, to be restored for a museum.
Would be great to see the same fate for this ex-Air New Zealand DC-8!

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by leleko747
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4782

Re: Passengers Clapping

Here in Brazil i've flown several, several times and never seen clappings...

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by leleko747
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Hope he gets a water salute during arrival!

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by leleko747
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 6161

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

I thought the 767-300 was a kinda small plane until I had the chance to do a walk around once... it's much bigger than I thought. Simply awesome!

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)
Replies: 22
Views: 10678

Re: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)

Several 747s which could be converted, plus 747-8F still being offered by Boeing... why anyone would want an A380 converted to cargo? Sounds pretty nonsense to me...

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 132
Views: 30002

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

PK-GSH was the only 744 that was flown by Garuda for the past 6 months when -GSG was retired. In other news, United Airlines retired two 744s last week. Both from the first batch of deliveries, built in 1990 (N178UA) and 1991 (N181UA). Both flew more than 105.000 hours and therefore enjoyed a full ...

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by leleko747
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4943

Re: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?

Plus Ultra, from Spain, should get these birds... they have an all-A340-300 fleet, and maybe these quite new frames would be interesting to them.

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207172

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I knew this day would come.
I really like their current scheme and IMHO there's no need to change. It's still classy after all those years!

I hope they change to something good, but I fear they might get rid of the grey belly and engines... and that's all. Ultra boring.

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by leleko747
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 188
Views: 42339

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

Hello! :D

Any news about S7 Airlines two 763? VQ-BBI and VP-BVH.
I believe these are scheduled for retirement this year. They will be "replaced" by A321 Neo jets.
Any dates for the retirement of these birds or, if possible, details about their fate?

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Brazil-Northeast international routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1975

Re: Future of Brazil-Northeast international routes

AF-KLM just anounced they will fly to Fortaleza through KLM and Joon, there are the Azul REC-MCO flights and TAP will have the A321LRNeo and the possibility of open new city pairs Brazil-Europe with these A321, and Gol can too reach new international markets with their 737 Max 8 arriving in 2018, s...

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by leleko747
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 8416

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

Big waste of almost brand new 747s.
I bet Kalitta, Atlas or maybe Cargolux would like these birds. Too bad they seem to be in bad storage conditions. Hope to see them sold and flying ASAP!

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 201861

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

The change was made tho remove Synchronizing the world of commerce from the planes and tucks because the word Synchronizing does not translate into the languages of new counties severed in South America and Africa. “Sincronizando” translates perfectly to Spanish In Portuguese too. And it's not a ne...

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by leleko747
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 46
Views: 7900

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

Beautiful aircraft in a gorgeous livery. I've read people slate the Thai livery on here but it's hard to see why. It's the perfect modernisation of a classic livery and is unique in motif and colour boldness for a legacy carrier. The only complain I have is that they dropped their gorgeous metallic...

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3664

Re: German registration question

VirginFlyer wrote:


Very nice! Thanks :bouncy:

DABYT wrote:
For aircraft under 5,7 tons in Germany it is mandatory to have the registration painted under the left wing.


That still doesn't explain the SunExpress B737-800...

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3664

Re: German registration question

Question: I've also noticed that German planes don't seem to have the registration printed under or over the wings (or at least one wing). Many other European aircraft from other countries seem to adopt that, except Germany. Why? But the, i've seen a pic of a SunExpress Deutschland B737-800 sporting...

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by leleko747
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162818

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I've heard that Air Berlin plans to cease all Caribbean operations.
Any news about this?

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by leleko747
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI starting 767 to SEA?
Replies: 19
Views: 3152

Re: FI starting 767 to SEA?

The 757-200 is the perfect aircraft for the KEF-SEA route. Also, what would Icelandair purchase to replace the 757 and 767? Icelandair seems to be pretty happy with their strong 757 fleet. I guess they might replace it in a not-so-near future with a mix of 737 MAX and maybe 797. They already have M...

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by leleko747
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global Ghana Airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 5547

Re: Global Ghana Airlines

Their logo and font are beautiful, at least.

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by leleko747
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?
Replies: 20
Views: 2738

Re: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?

ikolkyo wrote:

Far too expensive to start cutting into the nose of a PAX 747 with all the wiring and etc. Only a factory option because there are provisions in place for it.


Thank you so much my friend! :highfive:

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?
Replies: 20
Views: 2738

Re: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?

QUESTION: Why converted 747s from pax to cargo don't get a nose cargo door? Why is it only available for newbuild freighters?

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by leleko747
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 23951

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

Hello! Hope someone can help me too: Flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Fortaleza (FOR), July 15th 2009. Aircraft was a B767-300ER instead of regular B757-200 for the route. I believe the flight was DL231. Can someone please confirm the registration to me? I think it was N188DN but not sure. Anyone? Mine...

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by leleko747
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7327

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

Very nice find!
#3 is by far my favorite

#5 is just a refreshed version of the Widget livery... I fail to see any improvement.

The others are indeed quite forgettable and very 90ish indeed. A few of them remind me of USAir livery with white fuselage, don't know why!

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by leleko747
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Transatlantic Range?
Replies: 19
Views: 4379

Re: Embraer Transatlantic Range?

You know the "ERJ" label for E-Jets is a thing of the past when people are already wondering if E-Jets can have transatlantic ops

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by leleko747
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon's F28 Fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Horizon's F28 Fleet

jonair8 wrote:
ERJ-175


E175, as E-Jets are not considered Regional Jets anymore.
Embraer has dropped the ERJ label to them, since they can perform longer flights and compete with A318/736.

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by leleko747
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 132
Views: 30002

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Update: It seems that Spanish leisure carrier Wamos Air recently added 2 747-400s to their fleet. EC-MRM (ex-Malaysia 9M-MPM) EC-MQK (ex-Malaysia 9M-MPK) both are PW powered and both built in 1998. Now their fleet consists of the following Jumbos: EC-MDS EC-KSM EC-KQC EC-KXN EC-MRM EC-MQK EC-MDS is ...

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by leleko747
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 26
Views: 18787

Re: KLM bought a 747!

SXDFC wrote:
Does anyone know if they plan on re painting their current 744ERF freighters? Last I saw they all looked like they could use a repaint.


Would be really cool if they could be painted into Martinair colors instead of KLM Cargo...

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by leleko747
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 26
Views: 18787

Re: KLM bought a 747!

My goodness, AF/KLM really killed off the poor Martinair.

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by leleko747
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 26
Views: 18787

Re: KLM bought a 747!

That title was... unnecessary :scratchchin: AF/KLM group should end the "KLM Cargo" brand and focus in growing Martinair... IMHO It would be even better if they could develop Martinair as their leisure branch, to compete with TUI and maybe pick up some Caribbean routes from KLM. However, I...

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by leleko747
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel: Germany has purchased the Landshut 737-200
Replies: 19
Views: 5403

Re: Der Spiegel: Germany has purchased the Landshut 737-200

Landshut 737 to be ferried from Fortaleza to Germany on the next days. This Sunday, we'll get a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F bringing equipment to dismantle the 737. Two Antonov An-124 (possibly Volga Dnepr) flights are supposed to transport the 737 to Germany. Here in Fortaleza, all the spotters are very...

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by leleko747
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 23951

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

Hello!
Hope someone can help me too:

Flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Fortaleza (FOR), July 15th 2009.
Aircraft was a B767-300ER instead of regular B757-200 for the route.
I believe the flight was DL231.
Can someone please confirm the registration to me? I think it was N188DN but not sure.

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by leleko747
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 11418

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

B767-200: 48,5m
B767-400ER: 61,3m

Not the biggest increase, I guess. But still nice to look!

trauha wrote:
747-800


747-8.

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by leleko747
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4317

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

I wonder when (and if) they'll upgrade GRU back to 747.

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by leleko747
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A quick question on LCC
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: A quick question on LCC

Too often people get confused or mistake low costs with low fares. I might be wrong but i've always understood like this: Low Cost = an airline with a simple structure, avoiding higher operational costs. Fleet usually with a single type of aircraft, Buy On Board meals, etc etc Low Fare = cheap tick...

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by leleko747
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A quick question on LCC
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: A quick question on LCC

Here in Brazil, there's no such thing as "Low Fare" airline. Tickets are still expensive even on those airlines who claim to be Low Cost, like Gol and Azul. So, these airlines are actually "Low Cost High Fare". They use many Low Cost strategies, but the fares are still high :( Ac...

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