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by Aeroflot777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 256
Views: 42047

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Airlines must be seeing a surge in demand from the nordics to mediterranean Spain. Obviously this has no statistical significance whatsoever, purely anecdotal. But I know three people here in Oslo who this week have decided to go to Spain and deal with the pandemic restrictions there instead of con...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 256
Views: 42047

Re: Flyr plans to launch flights on the 1st of June

adamh8297 wrote:
Ahh the "no vowels in your name" trick to get millennials to fly you.


The sound makes sense in Norwegian, plus y is the vowel.

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Ukraine and Ukraine International question
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Air Ukraine and Ukraine International question

Air Ukraine International (IATA code 6U) operated from 1992-2002 using a fleet of Russian-built aircraft. The airline was declared bankrupt in 2002 and attempts to relaunch it my merging with Ukraine International failed. If I remember correctly, AeroSvit took over Air Ukraine's international, long...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Hard to take your reply seriously. These kind of numbers are unheard of at entry into a new market . Gives me Lidl-vibes. They got a similar response and didn’t last long in Norway. We’re in the middle of COVID. If Wizz Air lasts, by the time people start traveling again, young Norwegians will be t...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2066

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

[quote="BawliBooch"][/quote]

Things have changed multiple times over as far as Russian visa regulations go since 2003. But depending where you are from, you still need an invite or hotel confirmation.

And as mentioned, from EU, plus many other countries will be e-visa in 2021.

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2066

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

I do have dual citizenship, but it has been a while since I had a Romanian passport. Renewing that one is a pain in the ass, but it's something that must be done. Perhaps this is what really needs to be addressed. I'd suggest getting your Romanian passport renewed. Romania, along with other countri...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I’m hearing Wizz, company and crew, is not making friends with the local airport authorities, security, service people, drivers, acting like bullies and primadonnas. Passengers are stranded with lack of bus services and information. Not a great start. Can’t say I’m surprised. Upon landing just now ...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

It has ben reported in Norwegian media that Wizz crew are rotated in on a 3 month bases (and doing the required quarantine on arrival in OSL), coming from Poland. They probably work 5/4 scheme in the 3 months they are here, but they are not allowed to leave Norway in the 3 months they are in-countr...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

There's probably quite a few Norwegian-speaking pilots who were laid off by one of the various entities within Norwegian Air earlier this year. I have been assuming the same thing. But I'm interested in how that works for Wizz's business model here as they are actively painted in media and elsewher...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Yes you are. When you buy a ticket with Wizz Air, you 100% support and advocate for their practices. Thanks for your opinion on the matter, but I'm equally critical of Wizz Air and the likes for many other reasons. Just because I choose to give them my money on a handful of my overall flight portfo...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Because you are supporting social dumping, and if you let them get away with it in aviation, sooner or later someone will bring it to your line of work too. Even local companies try to lower their costs in various ways, Norwegian and SAS included. Far too many regulations and rules in Norway are se...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

That’s because of the pandemic. Onboard service was set to resume on SK by December 1st, but was stopped by the Norwegian Government. If you are ok with the Wizz practices, then by all means. I will however never fly on Wizz or Ryanair for that reason. I’ll gladly pay more (and have done in the pas...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

And why would you select an airline that offers 3 weekly flights when the other companies operate multiple daily flights to the same destinations? And why not? If the price is right and the schedule works for you, why pay $130-180 per flight versus $30-50, for as long as it’s available. I’ve flown ...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb
Replies: 44
Views: 3961

Re: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb

Wizz has been doing this for a long time, there is a charge for a trolley bag that goes in the overhead. Otherwise, it's you and your backpack under the seat in front. Works well actually. Just took a quick trip north to Tromsø from Oslo and it's great to have the option of a backpack for the weekend.

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6173

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

What I'm saying is - LGBT travellers should patronize another European country instead of this place. You don't hear these stories coming out of Ireland or the Netherlands, or example. Again, why? If you are indeed ‘tired of humanity’, perhaps the best medicine is to sit at home. You don’t hear sto...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6173

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

If you are a member of the LGBT community and are thinking about travelling to Italy if/when this pandemic gets to a reasonable level of control, consider the following: Consider what exactly? That this same scenario is practically a worldwide issue, with some areas better than others? Advice: if y...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway defies forecasted Cov-19 collapse and sees highest real estate prices ever in May.
Replies: 23
Views: 2116

Re: Norway defies forecasted Cov-19 collapse and sees highest real estate prices ever in May.

A house just down the road from ours sold for 5.6m NOK a few months back. It was listed at 3.6m, it sold after the first viewing. Apartments sit but free standing homes are in limited supply and sell fast. Arggg, amazing prices for a standalone house. I was looking into apartments in Bergen, and no...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 142983

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Probably Norwegian and SAS are still doing much better than Wizz despite the flights at 30NOK. Wizz is a new player on the market, of course the others are doing better. Would be awkward if they weren’t. Wizz will need time to build a domestic name for itself. Meanwhile, many people I know have tak...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alrosa to retire last TU-154 on 28 Oct
Replies: 18
Views: 3273

Re: Unconfirmed: Alrosa to retire last TU-154 on 28 Oct

Wow, thanks for sharing this. Didn't even realize they were still flying their TU-154s.

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 142983

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Someone83 wrote:
Wizzair is starting a new base at Trondheim TRD with 2 aircraft.


I wonder why Trondheim and not BGO.

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I've been flying Norwegian quite frequently the past few months, both domestically in Norway as well as within some European routes. I've long noticed that all the aircraft tails were basically white, with a few exceptions every once in a while. I remember that most of DY's tails used to feature pro...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 142983

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Last minute fares on OSL-BGO and BGO-OSL are not always that cheap, I've noticed. Had to fly Bergen to Oslo last week and was surprised to see a $170 fare the night prior. My friend was on the flight (I drove) and said it was more than half empty. Sure you can get a nice deal if booked in advance, b...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 22609

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

But, until they can resume Russian overflights, I can't see it being very successful or profitable. Agreed. Their facilities at KBP, with the new terminal, are not bad at all. I use them multiple times a year and do enjoy the experience. The business lounge needs a complete overhaul and expansion f...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 22609

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

This route baffles me, can't see the business case behind it. UIA's fares to/from NYC are often dirt dirt cheap, so there's that reason. Secondly, the KEF stop will most likely go unnoticed by the average passenger during the booking process, depending on how UIA displays it while purchasing. You'd...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 22609

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

Thanks guys! Seems like an hour is the correct amount of time then. With so many people bringing up winds and weather, would Bergen be a better option in that case? Winds in BGO naturally as well, but overall weather seems much more mild in Vestland in the winter compared to Iceland. Norwegian flew ...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 22609

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

Refueling with pax onboard or off-board is up to airline/airport policy. By the time the airplane blocks into the gate, fuel numbers are confirmed by pilots and fueling is complete you are looking at upwards of 40 minutes. Give another 20 for outbound paperwork and there is your entire ground time....

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 22609

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

I'm very uneducated on the subject of turnarounds and plane fueling, but why block an entire hour for a process that would not require passenger deplaning or anything other than a fuel truck coming in and doing its thing?

How long does it normally take to fuel up a 739ER?

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 27679

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

In recent weeks, there have been outbreaks in Vestland county, especially in Bergen municipality. As a result, the municipality has introduced strict measures to deal with the infection. There's a whole lot of yapping happening with these "strict measures" and not a lot of change and enfo...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 23958

Re: The Golden Gate Bridge

stl07 wrote:
Aeroflot777 wrote:
Lucky to have the GGB a quick 5 minute drive from my house. Amazing structure!

Wow! I could only dream of living in SF


Now's a good time. Techies moving out for cheaper pastures and rents are at their lowest.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 23958

Re: The Golden Gate Bridge

Lucky to have the GGB a quick 5 minute drive from my house. Amazing structure!

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Russian domestic flights subsidized by the Russian government?
Replies: 32
Views: 7532

Re: Are Russian domestic flights subsidized by the Russian government?

peterinlisbon wrote:
No, unfortunately most nationalities require a Russian visa.


Will soon change for the EU.

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 7841

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

I don’t care, remove their visas and the Russians are not allowed entry :lol: Just imagined you stomping your feet and hitting some fists on the table while saying that. Sad understanding of politics you have there, thankfully you’re not at the head of it. Russia should be held accountable if the p...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 11116

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2020

Flying ADB-IST-SFO in J (currently onboard TK79 to SFO), here is a quick trip report: IST-SFO: -787-900, looked very full in Y, 5 or 6 empty seats in J -At the security of the gate, they are pretty thoroughly checking you satisfy the Covid US entry requirements (I am traveling on a EU passport so t...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting SVO?
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: Ryanair starting SVO?

Russia has taken steps in order to make itself more attractive and accessible for international tourists. Russia has unilaterally waived such restrictions the same way it has also unilaterally created an electronic visa waiver for St Petersburg for most Europeans last October, hence FR would be abl...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shenzhen Airlines A333 suffers cabin pressurization problem, returns to SZX
Replies: 21
Views: 4957

Re: Shenzhen Airlines A333 'dives thousands of metres'

Seems like an emergency descent in order to depressive, nothing too out of the ordinary. Very typical A.net response :) While the steps to correct an emergency situation might be standard, the experience is most definitely out of the ordinary for both crew and passengers. Diving from 9,297m to 3,73...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 73
Views: 23953

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

That's interesting. Boy, I'd love for the Russians to remove tourist visa requirements for up to 30 days... I always wanted to go to Russia and visit, but the hassle of going through obtaining a VISA is not worth it. I understand that they need to reciprocate with other countries requiring visas fo...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 142983

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Kutaisi can (just about) function as a proxy airport for Tbilisi Batumi cannot I don’t understand the whole fly to Kutaisi to get to Tbilisi rubbish. I have been to Georgia a few times in the last twelve months, and one of the times I flew from Memmingen to Kutaisi on Wizz. That was a mistake I wil...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 187385

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I’ve been following this thread for quite some time now and find myself with a ton of questions, particularly concerning Norwegian’s operations. When they went through their troubles during COVID, it seemed as though their network was severely reduced to domestic flying only, with a few flights here...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings SSJs -Return with an Amazing Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 5369

Re: Red Wings SSJs -Return with an Amazing Livery

Literally some red wings on those birds! Cool livery indeed.

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia added to EU blacklist
Replies: 7
Views: 3650

Re: Armenia added to EU blacklist

This is only my personal opinion, but I recently flew Tbilisi-Yerevan-Moscow on Air Company Armenia’s sole classic 737. Lack of flight options, and trying to evacuate Georgia during COVID-related border closures necessitated a last minute booking. The state of the aircraft was so bad that for the fi...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 142983

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: 15669

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: 1230

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: 2629

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: 2629

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: 2629

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: 3074

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: 2728
Views: 301511

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: 6811

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: 22864

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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