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by brightcedars
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential orders for A35KULR?
Replies: 91
Views: 11986

Re: Potential orders for A35KULR?

I guess if it make sense for QF to fly it then it will make sense for BA and even VS to do the same. AF, NZ or TN could as well play this game.

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by brightcedars
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 229
Views: 52817

Re: SAA Leasing A350

South African Airways is due to get 4. MSN 226 Hainan B 304z. Currently in Singapore in full SAA colours now ZS-SDC. MSN 345 Hainan B 305a. Currently in Singapore being painted in SAA colours. Will be ZS-SDD MSN 354 Air Mauritius ntu. Awaiting paint and delivery TLS. Will be ZS-SDE MSN 365 Air Maur...

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by brightcedars
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 57
Views: 13785

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

The fact O&D from BRU is not stronger also surprises me, but this unit has been struggling for a long time. BRU is a 30 MLN pax airport where transit is not that important since the demise of Sabena almost 20 years ago. It is highly competitive with most no-frills carriers present and with heav...

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by brightcedars
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 9907

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

I wish UA operated more flights at the Star Alliance hub and home of SN just a bit South of AMS: BRU. Especially a US West Coast connection would be well indicated.

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by brightcedars
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT
Replies: 30
Views: 6153

Re: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT

Remains to be seen whether this upgrade in frequency and hardware will survive the Olympics to be held there next Summer.

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by brightcedars
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 26465

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

travelhound wrote:
increasing the 787-9s maximum takeoff weight by around 10% or 2.5 tones.

You mean 1%, right?

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by brightcedars
Thu May 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11194

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

devron wrote:
Playing with statistics..

Are they counting the Austrian regional fleet ? Indeed it's not fair to compare like this.

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by brightcedars
Thu May 17, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11194

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

More disgusting news from Germany... They would try to do the same to Swiss if it wasn't their best performing airline n the group year on year now... It's simple, to gain returns you must invest... Especially with these far more economical planes that are now available. Indeed. An airline must be ...

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by brightcedars
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BEY Under Slot Restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

RE: Is BEY Under Slot Restrictions

BEY has a small number of gates and not that much parking. Actually <acronym title="Beirut - Rafic Hariri International (BEY / OLBA), Lebanon">BEY</acronym> would need a makeover. I'm wondering whether despite the open skies policy there isn't a trend to protect the national incumbent for example by...

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by brightcedars
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Boss Mueller To Head Malaysia Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 6946

RE: Aer Lingus Boss Mueller To Head Malaysia Airlines

Can someone elaborate on how he helped EI? I don't remember him as having the best career track record in the industry.

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by brightcedars
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: ANA 787 To AMS Next Year
Replies: 22
Views: 6927

RUMOR: ANA 787 To AMS Next Year

Surprised to read this, I was hoping they'd fly to <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym>. If this comes to reality I guess that pretty much nails it for <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Be...

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by brightcedars
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which SIA Flight Flew Close To MH17 Yesterday?
Replies: 48
Views: 29816

RE: Which SIA Flight Flew Close To MH17 Yesterday?

So the cockpit crews of SQ351 and AI113 might be eye witnesses of the accident?

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by brightcedars
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine
Replies: 263
Views: 137725

RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine

This has got scenario à la Korean Air cold war shoot down written all over it. Wonder what the NATO radars will show.

RIP

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by brightcedars
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 Spotted At IAH 22 Jun?
Replies: 15
Views: 15518

RE: LH A350 Spotted At IAH 22 Jun

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LH422" class="quote" target="_blank">LH422</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> It was D-ALFB: <a href="http://www.flightradar2...

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by brightcedars
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA 2x Daily To LHR This Summer
Replies: 18
Views: 4901

RE: MEA 2x Daily To LHR This Summer

I think this is a nice development. Now if MEA did indeed purchase the CY slot, could it mean that this will be a year-round operation?

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by brightcedars
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA/QR And Oneworld Integration
Replies: 15
Views: 10237

RE: BA/QR And Oneworld Integration

There's another topic about <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> opening up <acronym title="Doha - International (DOH / OTBD), Qatar">DOH</acronym> in codeshare with <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym>. <i><a href="/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/6003585...

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by brightcedars
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Examining ADD-LAX Via DUB
Replies: 33
Views: 12581

RE: Ethiopian Examining ADD-LAX Via DUB

I'm afraid <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> is out of the equation because the relationship between <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym> and <acronym title="Ethiopian Airlines">E...

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by brightcedars
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Iberia Airbus A340-600 In New Livery
Replies: 82
Views: 33909

RE: First Iberia Airbus A340-600 In New Livery

I don't find it worthy of Iberia or Spain or its people.

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by brightcedars
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Boston
Replies: 175
Views: 26237

RE: Emirates Announces Boston

Can't see <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> and <acronym title="Turkish Airlines">TK</acronym> both win in this game. Hope <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym> opens <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsb...

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by brightcedars
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Announces A380 Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 21750

RE: EY Announces A380 Routes

Well, talking about their names, Etihad is really the United version in the UAE while Emirates can be assimilated to American in terms of naming. I don't think either has any kind of flag carrier status though.

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by brightcedars
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 1st A319
Replies: 12
Views: 26474

RE: Emirates 1st A319

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trent1000" class="quote" target="_blank">trent1000</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>What's a business woman?? Isn't that an ...

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by brightcedars
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC AirportLive , 17th-20th June
Replies: 62
Views: 12162

RE: BBC AirportLive , 17th-20th June

We also get the BBC here in Belgium, I found the show real nice and interesting. Looking forward to the next episodes!

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by brightcedars
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updates On Brussels Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 4395

RE: Updates On Brussels Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/adicool" class="quote" target="_blank">adicool</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> Do <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), N...

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by brightcedars
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Suspends Accra From 23SEP
Replies: 12
Views: 7249

RE: Virgin Suspends Accra From 23SEP

So can we expect a new route to be announced soon?

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by brightcedars
Fri May 24, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms SWISS' 777 Order
Replies: 53
Views: 28584

RE: Boeing Confirms SWISS' 777 Order

So will they be B777-357ER's or a new customer code? As said, LX is not SR.

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by brightcedars
Wed May 22, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Announces Jet Airways Move From BRU To AMS
Replies: 85
Views: 25675

RE: Etihad Announces Jet Airways Move From BRU To AMS

You guys are right, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> might last, just because of their sheer size, but I still think <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym>+UA will eventually command the vast majority of the market. <acronym title=...

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by brightcedars
Wed May 22, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Launch Al Najaf & Yerevan
Replies: 21
Views: 2855

RE: MEA Launch Al Najaf & Yerevan

I think these regional jets would definitely help increase daily service and could also be useful on routes like <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> were now they already run 4 flights a week using A320 but that apparently aren't eve...

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by brightcedars
Wed May 22, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Announces Jet Airways Move From BRU To AMS
Replies: 85
Views: 25675

RE: Etihad Announces Jet Airways Move From BRU To AMS

As far as <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> and <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym> are concerned I don't think this will be very problematic, quite the contrary. <acronym title=...

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by brightcedars
Tue May 21, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Longest, Commerical, Revenue Flight Ever....?
Replies: 52
Views: 26743

RE: The Longest, Commerical, Revenue Flight Ever....?

Well, I think there are still potential point to point routes that are not covered by today's range options, and even more that would be viable if the plane had an even better range that wouldn't need to be used i.e. be even more economical. I'm pretty sure <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</ac...

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by brightcedars
Fri May 17, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Plunges To Deeper Annual Loss
Replies: 44
Views: 13187

RE: Virgin Atlantic Plunges To Deeper Annual Loss

I think building up feed is a good idea for <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>. I believe they should hook up to the Skyteam European network at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and provide some medium haul flights of t...

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by brightcedars
Wed May 15, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissport BRU On Strike
Replies: 16
Views: 4372

RE: Swissport BRU On Strike

Tiens, tiens, <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> and <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym> have made it quite openly clear that they would rather use a new handler licence at the airport and take their business in their own hands, sud...

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by brightcedars
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Go Double Daily A380 To LAX
Replies: 70
Views: 27606

RE: BA Go Double Daily A380 To LAX

So that will free a daily slot for BA to start a new route, me wonders where to!

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by brightcedars
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Want To Send A380 To West Coast In USA
Replies: 74
Views: 28366

EK Want To Send A380 To West Coast In USA

Guess he's talking about the A380-800R which would add range to the current size on offer when the A380-900 will be offered as a higher capacity size with current performance. Not sure how soon this will be...

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by brightcedars
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Ever A Business Case For The A318?
Replies: 28
Views: 11851

RE: Is There Ever A Business Case For The A318?

Well, a typical business case that seems to work is to run it from <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and back as a banker's bus. Kind of think of...

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by brightcedars
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Looking For 108 New Aircraft
Replies: 206
Views: 56544

RE: Lufthansa Looking For 108 New Aircraft

I think the 77W is perfectly suited for <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NEW: Swiss International Airlines (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> and a nice introduction to the wider <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> group fleet. A carrier the size of <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germ...

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by brightcedars
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No KLM To Beirut?
Replies: 22
Views: 6636

RE: Why No KLM To Beirut?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/raffik" class="quote" target="_blank">raffik</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>It's a shame because <acronym title="Beirut ...

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by brightcedars
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No KLM To Beirut?
Replies: 22
Views: 6636

RE: Why No KLM To Beirut?

In any case it would make better sense for ME to operate the route as the timing would be more appropriate for transatlantic connections, but there aren't that many destinations served out of <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> that aren't out of <acronym ti...

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by brightcedars
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did ME Had To Abandon CedarMiles To Enter SkyTeam?
Replies: 15
Views: 3318

RE: Did ME Had To Abandon CedarMiles To Enter SkyTeam?

Gladly ME still have their own program! They award more miles for a given flight than if you put it toward your AF account.

A pity they don't allow children to be members though.

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by brightcedars
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MEA Ever Serve Bangkok?
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

RE: Will MEA Ever Serve Bangkok?

That's a thin long leisure route. No way <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> will ever run that kind of business again. The market is saturated with connections via <acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym>, <acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (N...

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by brightcedars
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 707 "Dreamliner" Flies In Miami Photo!
Replies: 29
Views: 16401

RE: The 707 "Dreamliner" Flies In Miami Photo!

The livery doesn't seem as detailed as on Boeing's scheme, I don't see several shades of blue, nice nonetheless.

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by brightcedars
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Bye CSA B737s
Replies: 14
Views: 4572

RE: Good Bye CSA B737s

I flew <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> in and out of <acronym title="Beirut - Rafic Hariri International (BEY / OLBA), Lebanon">BEY</acronym> from <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> via <acronym title="Prague - Vacl...

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by brightcedars
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No International Flights Of Aeroflot From LED?
Replies: 11
Views: 4645

RE: Why No International Flights Of Aeroflot From LED?

I flew to <acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> 2 Summers ago on Swiss. First the airport is way below standard, and there is no decent connection with the city yet. I think the metro is supposed to reach there one day and that'll be a great benefit...

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by brightcedars
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Inks Deal On MoU For 10 NEO's
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

RE: MEA Inks Deal On MoU For 10 NEO's

I think it will be a bit of both, I expect a follow on order in the coming years when the regional situation allows. I would see this as a defensive order, about enough to replace the existing short haul fleet, knowing that <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> may grow beyond th...

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by brightcedars
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Traffic Status In Syria
Replies: 4
Views: 4160

RE: Air Traffic Status In Syria

I know of some people who flew them ALP-<acronym title="Beirut - Rafic Hariri International (BEY / OLBA), Lebanon">BEY</acronym> a couple weeks ago, ALP airport is open on and off. They are banned from landing in the EU so that has reduced their network considerably, but there are quite a lot of fli...

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by brightcedars
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Singapore Airlines And Its Strategy
Replies: 119
Views: 41386

RE: Future Of Singapore Airlines And Its Strategy

Singapore Airlines has to adapt to its new environment in that the development initiative has been successful that Singapore is now a 1st World country and economy. The local market has matured and more people can fly but are more cost conscious about it, and the global market has evolved dramatical...

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by brightcedars
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Inks Deal On MoU For 10 NEO's
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

MEA Inks Deal On MoU For 10 NEO's

Following this MoU last Summer: <i><a href="/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5514926" target="_blank"><acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> Signs MOU For 5 X A320NEOs & 5 X A321NEOs</a></i> <font size="1">(by <a href="/profile/<acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Br...

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by brightcedars
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight
Replies: 113
Views: 45574

RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

I think they will flying a flag on the tail à la EK, could be gorgious!

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by brightcedars
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The End Near For Brussels Airlines?
Replies: 37
Views: 18449

RE: Is The End Near For Brussels Airlines?

The Belgian government is not directly investing in <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym> but it's providing all Belgium based civil carriers (SN being the one that will profit the most of course) with rebates intended to level the distorted pan-Eur...

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by brightcedars
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA First Class Cabin: EWR-ZRH
Replies: 44
Views: 14148

RE: UA First Class Cabin: EWR-ZRH

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blueflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">blueflyer</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Probably not. Same thing for <acronym ti...

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by brightcedars
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena History In Boston?
Replies: 24
Views: 4478

RE: Sabena History In Boston?

I remember the days of <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym>'s sole A310-300 plying the <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan Int...

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