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by Flanker7
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 45
Views: 4825

Re: Flight Numbers

KL868 wrote:
Based on observation for KLM:
KL001-399: longhaul codeshares
KL400-499: Middle East
KL500-599: Africa
KL600-699: North-America
KL700-799: Caribbean, Central- and South-America
KL800-899: Asia
KL900-999: Europe
KL1000-1999: Europe
rest for codeshares, cargo and other flights

600-699 includes Mexico

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by Flanker7
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9548

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

FriscoHeavy wrote:
I really like it, but the engines should be painted some shade of blue as well.

The engines are in line with the belly and is white. Making them blue would I my opinion overkill on the blue.

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by Flanker7
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 1909

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

MD11 purely on looks nothing else.

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by Flanker7
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9548

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

Looks good. We will probably see a few other types with the 100 markings as done when they turned 95. I'm still waiting for the retro jet or a least keeping my fingers crossed.

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by Flanker7
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers
Replies: 27
Views: 2270

Re: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers

Many more can be listed, BA and KL do several tag-ons between Caribbean islands, KL and TK seem to be fans of triangulars for some reason. One stop CA PEK-IAH-PTY CA PEK-YUL-HAV LA SCL-MAD-FRA KL AMS-TPE-MNL BA LHR-BAH-DMM Triangle KL AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS KL AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS TK IST-MEX-CUN-IST (starting ...

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by Flanker7
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6752

Re: F50 Questions

I find the F50 a loud aircraft when taxing to gates if your nearby. Can effect hearing for a spotter. I think the F60 has same cruise speed as F60. Also I see Alliance Airlines operates F50 in Australia Around here, people don’t tolerate questions being asked when the information is freely availabl...

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by Flanker7
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4908

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

They're very effective at short term scheduling in accordance with demand. Both the longhaul and shorthaul fleets see this. AMS-LHR being a perfect example, everything from E75s to 739s turn up each day. KL1002 has been a varied mix of 737/738/739 recently & KL1028 has been a mix of E75/E90/737...

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by Flanker7
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4908

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

Maybe connected, but the 747 is now redirected to India instead of a 777 later this year. In fact if you check routes on line, you’ll see KLM has just changed many of its types for later this year. Re: type rating; are cabin crew rated on the A330 along with other types? Yes they are, there are var...

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by Flanker7
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 3674

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Flown TWA domestic and Trans Atlantic a few times. Not so great I must say. Meals in general where tastles and the aircraft looked worn and the crew uninterested , but hey there was the 1011 that made up for some of it.

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by Flanker7
Fri May 31, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9684

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

According to the news here in Amsterdam Garuda will keep flying to both Amsterdam and London 6 times a week. London however will be a Amsterdam tag. Source luchtvaartnieuws. It is not yet clear when this will happen and how they will fly the route, but the article mentioned that both destinations ar...

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by Flanker7
Tue May 28, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8782

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

touchy on landing yes, but "dodgy" is farther than I would go. There is a good discussion in tech/ops: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1400953 Also, I wouldn't go so far as to say that MD had a history of dodgy aircraft, either. While the DC-10 certainly had issues...

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by Flanker7
Tue May 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8782

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1400953&hilit=MD+11

Discussed at length here
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viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1400953&hilit=MD+11

Discussed at length here

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by Flanker7
Sat May 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 7873

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

Las Vegas will be year round now by KLM. Route will start twice weekly in June and will go to three in July. In feburary it will be down to two and operated with a 787-9. Source luchtvaartnieuws.nl

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by Flanker7
Sun May 19, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 601
Views: 206023

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

penguins wrote:
What routes see the combi these days?


Top of my head,
MEX
LAX
ICN
HGK
ORD
JFK
NBO

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by Flanker7
Wed May 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 7873

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

KLM will resume it's nonstop service to SXM from the 27th of October. The intermediate stop in CUR will be stopped. Twice weekly A330 service on Friday and Sunday.

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

The mirical of Anfield complete, Barca out

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

4-0 Liverpool who would have thought that

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

- Champions League

3-0 Liverpool what a game

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

1-0 Liverpool

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

Will Barca close the book on liverpool today? Prediction...

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by Flanker7
Sat May 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

Where is your "regional" ? The area in and around Amsterdam Thanks for the info. Didn't Amsterdam participate in some of the EU wide "alternative energy traction for public transport" ? ( Hamburg's HHA collected some of the Hybrid buses from those trials.) Not that I'm aware of ...

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by Flanker7
Sat May 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

@ jetwet1: I can't see Liverpool coming back from this either. Can you come back from 3-0 down in the CL? Absolutely! Can you do so against Barca and Messi? Good bloody luck, mates! Watching Messi play — the man is a godly I tell you. Your views concerning Spurs are appreciated. I think you've summ...

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by Flanker7
Fri May 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

A lot of the regional buses here are electric with powerful batteries. They charge at there and stations through charging point on the roof. Nice and quiet and comfortable. In the Netherlands that's is. Where is your "regional" ? The Swiss had Oerlikon made buses with flywheel storage in ...

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by Flanker7
Fri May 03, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

Tagliafigo signed a new contract today so he stays.

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by Flanker7
Thu May 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

Sevilla in Spain uses street cars equipped with special fast-charging batteries. When passengers embark and disembark at stops, the batteries are charged. Then the street car drives to the next stop and the process repeats. No need for overhead wires anymore. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetroCent...

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

I cannot see Liverpool going to overcome this.

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

Liverpool getting a beating 3-0

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

I am actually not a football fan at all let alone a Ajax fan but do admire what they achieved and what it means to the game. Rugby is my game, big All Blacks fan.

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

They are not, but it's a shame the sport turned this way. Let's just enjoy the moment and see if they make it to the final.

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

I sure hope some will stay, but as always they have agents who will push to move and money talks.

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

Unfortunately quite a few will leave, the competition in the Netherlands is not challenging enough. I would be great if Ajax could keep team together but very unlikely. Indeed. It's hard for a team like Ajax to say, no when a European super-club with a seemingly endless amount of cash comes calling...

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

A final is a game in itself, anything goes. Indeed it is, and often it does. I worry what comes of this team for next season. How many will be wearing kits from different European clubs I wonder? One is already off to Barca, with another likely off there as well. Unfortunately quite a few will leav...

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4620

Re: Football - Champions League

With Son maybe a different outcome with all that 2nd half action inside the Ajax back third for Spurs. It's a remarkable story..and yet neither one of these teams (in my humble opinion) stands a chance against Barca or Liverpool in the final. I don't think Ajax could withstand the attacking brutali...

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by Flanker7
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1307

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

Is Amsterdam the most beautiful , it is and it's not. The architecture is most certainly wonderful but can be found in other city's in The Netherlands like Leiden,Delft,Utrecht etc. what makes Amsterdam unattractive is the overcrowding. Is so busy these days that you can barely see and experience th...

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by Flanker7
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4908

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

I've worked with a number of international carriers, and KLM is interesting due to their very unique crew rotations. They will gladly shuffle the crews around after they've left. Crew will arrive in Toronto, and overnight the decision is made that due to an aircraft swap, they now need that crew in...

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by Flanker7
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4908

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

In the last two weeks KLM 611/612 has been operated with a mix of 744, 772 and 789 aircraft. This seems like an extremely inefficient use of crew resources. Alternating types and especially the one off 789 would cause needless deadheads and extended layovers. Is this the only way they can handle th...

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by Flanker7
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19347

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

With Air France's B789s set to be transferred to KLM, would it also make sense for a top-up order of B788s for KLM, about 10 to bump the eight A332s to AF? (The five A333s are all leased, but they could go to Air France as well.) This would make the KLM mainline fleet: B737, B738, B739 (non-ER), B7...

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by Flanker7
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19347

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

The word is out no A350 for KLM but extra 787 that where assigned to AF. Luchtvaartnieuws.nl Not saying it isn’t true but they are again quoting the same source. The company itself hasn’t made a public statement yet. However I’m interested in why KLM choses to have a significant gap in its fleet in...

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by Flanker7
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19347

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

The word is out no A350 for KLM but extra 787 that where assigned to AF. Luchtvaartnieuws.nl

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by Flanker7
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 384993

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

AMS-YYZ will be terminated in the next few days.

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by Flanker7
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1389

Re: H7ow many countries have you visited?

USSR
Czechoslovakia
Romania
Yugoslavia
Italy
Malta
Germany
Belgium
France
Spain
Luxemburg
United Kingdom
Ireland
The Netherlands but I live here.

Israel

USA
Canada
Mexico

Brazil
Curacao

Maldives
Sri Lanka
Singapore
Indonesia
Thailand
Malaysia
Philippines
Hong Kong

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by Flanker7
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Branding
Replies: 29
Views: 5389

Re: Japan Airlines Branding

One needs to look at ANA, it's a flying theme park and verry colorful. I think that going back was the right decision for JAL much more elegant and humble then what they came up with later.

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA DFW-MEX in J & return in Y (refurb 738)
Replies: 6
Views: 5511

Re: AA DFW-MEX in J & return in Y (refurb 738)

That is some nasty seatpitch, how did you manage That? I'm 6.2 and by the looks of it I have to put my legs in the isle.

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5103

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

Since there are some NW knowlegeble people out here can any of you shed some light on the following. During the 90s with the NW/KL partnership in full swing KLM had a handfull of NW first or second officer's flying the 747-400 with them. I remember being on a flight from AMS to DPS where the FO was...

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5103

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

Since there are some NW knowlegeble people out here can any of you shed some light on the following. During the 90s with the NW/KL partnership in full swing KLM had a handfull of NW first or second officer's flying the 747-400 with them. I remember being on a flight from AMS to DPS where the FO was ...

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 2963

Re: The correct brand of Cola

Bourbon and coke thats the best. :P

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by Flanker7
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9400

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

klm617 wrote:
Time to see DTW-MAN opened up on either DL or VS


They did, via AMS :banghead:

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16670

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

French minister Le Maire en dutch counterpart Hoekstra have cleared the air between them. Both party's said that they have the same intentions making AF/KL the best airline in the world. We can all go to sleep now. To me, as I have said before, this whole thing was no surprise to the French governm...

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