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by Aeroflot777
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 577
Views: 67514

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

parrotta wrote:
BUD-KEF-MIA-ORD-YYZ-BUD and BUD-KEF-JFK-LAX-JFK-BUD


Those are some super long flights as far as comfort goes... the seats on their aircraft are less than desirable for anything longer than 3-4 hours. Not to mention the leg room. But desperate times call for desperate measures!

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 12637

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Not sure about your India-specific challenges, buddy. Can't speak to them. We're all in a very similar boat.

Hang in there.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Useless thread: Banks that issue both Visa and MC
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: Useless thread: Banks that issue both Visa and MC

All my Russian banks offer me either a Visa or MC when opening an account, the choice is up to me. Not sure what the reason is, and I couldn't care any less since they are widely accepted.

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2446

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

You Russians better get your scripts straight, or somebody is going to be out of a job...;) If there is news coverage available on the internet and on some channels, doesn't mean the story is significant for the larger population, my friend. A non-story is something that doesn't gain much momentum....

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2446

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

Russian side actually does have descent coverage of this, including these details. Naturally the coverage is decent, I can find if I google and search. I'm saying that it wasn't covered as a hot topic on any of the main channels or publications I read. I didn't know about it, despite listening to t...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2446

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

Just so you know, had I not read about this on a.net, then I would never have known about this scandal. This is a complete non-story in the Netherlands. Completely agree, likewise a non-story in Moscow. News to me only from a.net. Usually posts and news by members who constantly have some verbal di...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 2926

Re: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO

The SFO to SVO and back, was my childhood route. Used to fly SU on these hops almost every other month. It was a godsend, and made me fall in love with their only two 777-200ERs back in the day. I felt like I knew every little crack on those aircraft. It was obviously served via other cities and by ...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 288289

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Horrible tragedy the morning after Christmas. RIP to our fellow Ukrainian brothers and sisters (and potentially other nationalities as well), no one should go through this. Don't want to be departing from KBP this morning, hope the resources are there to handle this and to provide the families with ...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The announcement of DFW-TLV timing.. why?
Replies: 16
Views: 6581

Re: The announcement of DFW-TLV timing.. why?

Would make sense to include some more information in your post when asking the question. When is the announced date, the timing of which you are bothered by?

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22048

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

How does crew rest work on these birds? Don't crew need bunks on longer flights?

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11704

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

SFO has done this recently, and as a frequent flyer, I welcome the change. Like proposed at LAX, ride share companies can drop off at the curb, but must pick up at designated areas. It has come with some large growing pains, but overall, the curb seems a bit decongested. The one difference here thou...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair axing service to Kansas City and San Francisco
Replies: 77
Views: 15972

Re: Icelandair axing service to Kansas City and San Francisco

Chasensfo wrote:
Not even a downgauge to 757s or eventually 737MAX8s(if it is in range)?


IIRC, the 757s couldn't make it out to SFO from KEF without blocked seats, right?

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taking the train in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: Taking the train in China

But, as opposed to the system we all know from aviation, business class is superior to first class. Two weeks ago I took the high speed train in business class and the entire coach had just about ten very large seats. Cool. I made this mistake when I took the high speed train for the first time. Ou...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taking the train in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: Taking the train in China

LY777 wrote:
Do you remember if there were luggage carts in the train stations?


Not that I recall. Everyone was just with their roller bags.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taking the train in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: Taking the train in China

I'll second what Braybuddy has said, it's super easy to use a company to do everything for you. And it's cheap to do so. A few months ago, I had two train journeys on China's High Speed Rail, one from Chengdu to Xian and the second from Xian to Beijing. The train was a wonderful experience, it was a...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 13795

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Just flew LN-RGK two weeks ago LED-ARN, quite the time warp. The back galley layout and the corner bathroom made for an exciting hop over to Sweden for an av geek. It was a great change from all the 320 / 787 / 777 flights I'm usually on.

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Contact Lenses wearers
Replies: 18
Views: 2915

Re: Contact Lenses wearers

I've been using these bad boys for 13+ years on a daily basis. It's so part of my routine at this point, I don't even notice it. I get them online in the US and W. Europe (in Europe one doesn't need a prescription for contacts), and when in Russia, I stock up for a 6-month supply there since they ar...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35132

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Glad this worked out, one hell of a day for all involved.

The applause video deserves its own spotlight and I hope there is some longer version of it. A truly heartwarming moment to have passengers thanking the crew and you can see how the emotions overtake the FA.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?
Replies: 54
Views: 2939

Re: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?

A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting? Do you really think that every piece of news makes it onto A.net threads? And as others have pointed out, these shootings are daily realities for us in the USA. Here's another one to add to the list from today at a Walmart: Shooting in M...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4679

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

I do not see Russians just allowing visa free entry from EU unless it’s reciprocal. There aren’t any talks in progress between EU and Russia on such a thing. But Russians are preparing a simplified visa application process - perhaps this is what is meant here? Putin has signed a decree to establish...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of direct service Singapore-Moscow
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Lack of direct service Singapore-Moscow

Might want to change your search engine :)

SQ361 and SQ362 are the flight numbers. Just booked some seats on the flight myself actually.

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air
Replies: 21
Views: 3830

Re: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air

Seeing those aircraft brought back some very pleasant memories, what a blast from the past! While I don't know the answer, thanks for a trip down memory lane.

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 5975

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

SF is nice but it feels too much like a real city which makes it extremely impractical for daily living. :?: That's a new one, wins comment of the day. Real cities are impractical for daily living? :roll: Even with all of the current issues plaguing SF and its infrastructure, I would take a SF over...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat May 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

Only you could defend even this, like I said, Russian troll like behavior :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: The rest of the world is laughing at this farce, rightfully so. I usually stay out of political threads. But Dutchy, reading your various posts in multiple threads... all you do is over...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue May 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

This bring me a question: When SU was flying through SNN for refueling between JFK and SVO, did any passenger embark or disembark in SNN? JFK was not the only destination. Growing up as a kid, I spent a lot of time commuting back and forth from SFO to SVO and back. Naturally, a lot of it was throug...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon May 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155152

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Since the SSJ100 is not a large aircraft, I guess the man is the FA that died in the inferno. Indeed so, brave young man. Hope he's in a much better place, can't imagine what was going through his mind as he sat in that back galley at his jumpseat before jumping to save people. Only 22 years old. h...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 67
Views: 5219

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Do the Kardashians count?

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA transpacific routes expansion at SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 3703

Re: UA transpacific routes expansion at SFO

babastud wrote:
BNE would be a first, and may be the more likely of them all.


TWA772LR wrote:
I can see BNE and NGO.


Isn't this a slow time for US-Australia travel due to weak Aussie $? Other posts have seem to indicate that there are reductions in Australia traffic.

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours
Replies: 30
Views: 5104

Re: Brussels Airlines cancels all flights ahead general strike

Let's hope passengers who need to rebook / reschedule are accommodated professionally and in reasonable time. Had a horrible first (and last!) experience with SN a month ago, with them failing to take responsibility for losing and damaging carry-on luggage for two days. Flights were uneventful, but ...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO building an observation deck for spotting.
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: SFO building an observation deck for spotting.

cschleic wrote:
T2 already open? The SFO website says by end of 2019.


The deck referenced in the subject thread is already open.

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded
Replies: 30
Views: 8430

Re: FR8562 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded

Surely there must be more to this story? FR just said "bye" to everyone after landing in Timisoara? Hard to believe. What about the crew?

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Didn't pre-book your seat? You need to get off the plane
Replies: 8
Views: 3122

Re: Didn't pre-book your seat? You need to get off the plane

Despite those previous cases EasyJet still didn't adapt their policy. They still overbook. Bumping passengers gives them a lot of negative publicity, so perhaps it's better to stop overbooking. Ryanair doesn't overbook and on average they're even cheaper than EasyJet, so financially there's no need...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50118

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

They can’t divert to Bahrain anymore. (Or UAE, Saudi Arabia or Egypt) anymore for the last 18 months or so for political reasons. Their closest options are now Iran, Kuwait and (slightly further away) Oman. Correct! I meant to write Kuwait and wrote Bahrain. Woke up too early, thanks for the correc...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50118

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

I'm sure they were all being taken care of nicely. Will be a fun tale to tell family and friends. I was flying DME-DOH on QR roughly two months ago, and we diverted to KIH - Kish Island in Iran due to poor weather in Doha. All the Russians on board (most of the pax) didn't even realize we diverted a...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Offensive Christmas Music
Replies: 24
Views: 2894

Re: Offensive Christmas Music

What christmas songs do you find offensive? What do you mean by the word offensive? Why should those songs offend you, they seem pretty harmless to me. Now whether or not they are annoying, that's a whole 'nuther topic. Especially when they start playing in November, the morning after Thanksgiving....

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

NYPECO wrote:
How does the interior cabin always fall apart like that in turbulence?


Looks like the passenger was thrown up and probably hit the panel with his head or another body part. Hope they are ok after medical assistance.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?
Replies: 331
Views: 12686

Re: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?

NoTime wrote:
Yikes. Seems some of the usual folks who call others "war mongers" are itching for a new war.


Right? Funny how that works.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?
Replies: 331
Views: 12686

Re: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?

Russia needs to figure a way out of this box they have put themselves in and taking Ukraine ships is unacceptable. Sounds like you only read one side of the story. But that's a different issue. As for answering the topic's question, the answer should be simple with a "no". This is a probl...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8330

Re: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?

theasianguy wrote:
SFO has 24 weekly frequencies between SFO-SIN nonstop. (2x daily on UA, 1x daily + 3x weekly on SQ). Definitely not sustainable.


Meanwhile, I'm trying to find myself some decently-priced seats on this route, and most of (UA's at least) flights are quite filled up.

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On its way the second 737 for Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 27
Views: 4170

Re: On its way the second 737 for Norwegian Argentina

Why is this news? Boeing delivers hundreds of 737’s per year. Because we are on an aviation website full of avgeeks and some of us enjoy reading and keeping up with news about the industry, various a/c types and airlines. Not interested, don't read. Simple concept. Congrats to Norwegian and their o...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7073

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

Everyone always starts attacking the administration. But I, for one, as a US citizen, wouldn't mind having a discussion about this law. Whichever way it ends up going, I think it's healthy to bring up and discuss. Why are people pro/against birthright citizenship? The world operates very differently...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table
Replies: 48
Views: 4815

Re: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table

Every airline I've ever flown or looked with has provided the info. The airport also provides the information. For specific airline/airport information, your way to do it works fine. Case in point, I often go to INN's website to see upcoming season charter and scheduled flights. It's a smaller airp...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 6772

Re: SFO to Europe

SAS is probably the only commercial operator that got close to the NPOLE. I think I've seen SFO-DXB and return get pretty darn close up there. Also, when SU used to fly SVO-SFO-SVO as well as the SEA tag-on, I used to be a frequent flyer there. I always remember the in-flight map and us going way, ...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Article is behind a pay wall.

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table
Replies: 48
Views: 4815

Re: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table

Sorry for my ignorance, but what is the hard part about keeping the tables up to date (as apposed to any other article on the website)? This is Wiki we are talking about, we should all know the information might not be 100% accurate or updated at all times, but as a general guideline, it's an amazin...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 32984

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

While I get the dislike for the new livery, the old one was honestly just as boring so I don't see why everyone is freaking out about it. Well, the issue isn't comparing old to new. But rather, when a decision is taken to rebrand, then taking that decision and working to deliver something powerful ...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 32984

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Boring AF. A lot of ugly, white real estate on such a gorgeous bird.

Wish the LH rebrand could be used as a powerful statement of things to come in the future. I know opinions vary, but I'm not at all enthusiastic about these changes.

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 105
Views: 30353

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

oosnowrat wrote:
Any updates for us?


Agreed! I loved following this thread.

jubguy3, any news?

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 14920

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

I fly them often with Austrian on INN-FRA and INN-VIE roundtrips. I've yet to understand the nickname "The Quiet One". The plane is loud as hell, even my noise-cancelling headphones aren't a match to beat the cabin noise. The only thing that makes me enjoy these flights is the fact that I'...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 40
Views: 6934

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Completely disagree. I am usually one to love watching new videos and seeing the creativity flow. But had to fast forward through this one as it got annoying, the voices especially. Not sure I understand the Lego reference, especially for Turkish. It's a movie franchise that's grossed close to $1 b...

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