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by Luftymatt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5435

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

Dominion301 wrote:
Whether stationed in FRA or MUC the new LH "livery" is just as hideous in either place.

Agreed, it's drab. It's a shame that corporate identity doesn't seem to matter to airliners any more. At least not judging by some of the new 'schemes' being rolled out the last few years.

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by Luftymatt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6304

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

I'm not sure of the reasons, perhaps fleet commonality with the airbus narrow body fleet played a part? Whatever the reason, I'll bet their glad they didn't order the MAX.

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by Luftymatt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7867

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

lightsaber wrote:
Umm... If overruns are that common, I'll avoid monsoon season...

Makes sense to me.

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by Luftymatt
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Because of the dash Range MAN and DUB have been chosen to get that 'downgrade'. Love to see it try CDG or MUC! In other words, no conspiracy, just a small matter of how far they can fly. Either that or canx the flights all together. That should be obvious, but back to my question, is the reason the ...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Airlineroute has reported that Icelandair are to use DHC8s on MAN services 2 weekly from 15th July to 14th September and will also be using leased A319s in July and August Hi David, I'm guessing that these changes are because of fleet shortages due to the continuing 737 MAX issues, and not pax numb...

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by Luftymatt
Thu May 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

jfklganyc wrote:
Great addition

The 787 makes all these routes possible

MAN and NCE are possible on, and use a 737 ;)

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by Luftymatt
Tue May 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Lufthansa will increase MUC-MAN to 4 daily Monday-Friday from 1st November. Flights will arrive at MAN 1305/1310 and depart at 1355. They will use the A319/320 for this flight. This also means that the Lufthansa group will serve Manchester up to 17 Times a day to 5 destinations this winter (FRA 5 d...

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by Luftymatt
Tue May 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17917

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Not. A. Chance. May be not from Boeing. They are sometimes so old school. (Control yokes, no FBW, etc...) How do you think Boeing 777's and 787's are controlled? Plus quite a few systems in the 747-8? It's a misconception that Boeing don't do fly by wire. Like or not FBW is the future, for airliner...

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by Luftymatt
Sun May 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Fingers crossed it happens, they've been teasing it for too long.

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by Luftymatt
Tue May 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22901

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

A321neo is a great aircraft, so good choice, for the 767's they should replace it with A338neo. But it is weird why din't they order B787 and B737-10MAX. If I am not mistaken they did order B787 and later cancelled it or they din't order it all? Agreed, the combo of A338 and A321NEO /LR would be a ...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386123

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Exeiowa wrote:
India clearly learnt bureaucracy from the British and then multiplied by the number of people available to make something truly awesome.

Er yeh it's the British to blame then. Nice one, thanks for your contribution.

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by Luftymatt
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5258

Re: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?

mjoelnir wrote:
The A319 has never been certified for the approach angle of 5.5°.

Neither had the A318 before they certified it. Besides the topic author is aware of that and is asking why.

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by Luftymatt
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: flybe launch LHR-IOM
Replies: 21
Views: 3375

Re: flybe launch LHR-IOM

Remember who Flybe is owned by now , they will grow at LHR as a VS feeder . The timing is poor, though. The morning TATL flights are all missed, and VS doesn't have a particularly strong Asian network (that would depart/arrive in the afternoon). Exactly, slot hogging until brighter ideas come aroun...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47839

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Good sign. Means the authorities won’t accept a quick software patch or other half-assed fix. Not sure how you tie all that together, but here's what we have: Teams from the three U.S. airlines that own 737 MAX jets were heading to Boeing Co’s factory in Renton, Washington, to review a software upg...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thanks for the stats, Doha has shown a significant increase, good news for sure but I wonder why? Have they gone to three times a day schedule yet?
I'm surprised not to see Hong Kong on the list, considering the route is doing well.

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by Luftymatt
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Loganair will launch a new route from City of Derry/Londonderry to Manchester from 24 May 2019, daily except Saturday, on Embraer 145 Flight times will be: MONDAY-FRIDAY LDY 1115-1225 MAN MAN 1255-1405 LDY SUNDAY LDY 1400-1510 MAN MAN 1540-1650 LDY Good to see Loganair stepping in and saving some o...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding

Misleading title.

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by Luftymatt
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 898

Re: Will Cathay Pacific acquire Hong Kong Airlines?

There is absolutely more debts to come for HX, how HX is going to deal with it? More bailout? I wasn't aware Hong Kong airlines was for sale... It's mostly rumors. On the other hand, HNA Group had been trying to offload assets to get much needed cash for awhile, and HX is one of those assets that's...

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by Luftymatt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes

Good news, and interesting. Is Cochin a holiday destination? I can see why Arkia would launch Goa, I'm just not sure about Cochin.
Also good to see the A321NEO LR's being used on these routes.

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by Luftymatt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 898

Re: Will Cathay Pacific acquire Hong Kong Airlines?

I wasn't aware Hong Kong airlines was for sale...

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by Luftymatt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA increases stake in TAP
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Re: HNA increases stake in TAP

I thought the HNA group were in financial trouble? This doesn't sound like the best of ideas, at least until they're back in the black.

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by Luftymatt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132927

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

CarbonFibre wrote:
Why can't people film stuff in landscape???

:checkmark: Exactly, in fact we've taken a backwards step from the 90's, when camcorders had a decent zoom function with crisp quality.

Looks beautiful, I look forward to the other retro liveries.

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by Luftymatt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5714

Re: El Al future

El Al are re-starting Manchester (UK) three times per week from May this year with a 737-800, after stopping in 2002.

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by Luftymatt
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logic behind helicopter taxiing
Replies: 65
Views: 12537

Re: Logic behind helicopter taxiing

Just wondering why helicopters in Hawaii use the runway at Hilo like an aircraft, then taxi 3 feet off the ground to the helipads. Even on the Kona side, the helicopters land along a “runway” and then taxi to the hard stand. But they take off straight up. It seems that taxiing such long distances a...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling
Replies: 48
Views: 14736

Re: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling

'Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling'
Is that a euphemism? ;)

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by Luftymatt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mullion wrote:
Soon be on B788 don`t worry.

That is good then. Do you know how long is the 767 planned to be on the route?

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by Luftymatt
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

digitalcloud wrote:
AA 763 confirmed by Airlineroute

Philadelphia – Manchester eff 03MAY19 767-300ER replaces A330-200 (Previously scheduled in October 2019 only)

They're determined to lose customers at MAN aren't they? Not good news at all.

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by Luftymatt
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67385

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Delhi from either Jet, Virgin or the fact they have applied for slots for the last 2 years, Spicejet if they can get hold of an aircraft. Spicejet have again applied for Manchester slots, listed as SG61/62 with an A330. I wouldn't completely discount Air India from operating a DEL service in the fu...

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by Luftymatt
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 21664

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

I feel like Brexit is the new Y2K. Some of the stories about ATM cards are a joke...like the global systems would stop working for British cards only. And this nonsense is being retweeted by people who should have some semblance of intelligence. :checkmark: Exactly, well said. It seems that Iberia ...

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by Luftymatt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106338

Re: MAN news - 2018

DobboDobbo wrote:
I suppose this reflects that MAN is an overwhelmingly outbound market.

It wouldn't be an accurate assumption to make based solely on the inaugural flight.

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by Luftymatt
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 25242

Re: Air France terminates Joon

KLDC10 wrote:
Thank goodness for that. Stupid idea, stupid name. Air France is one of the great airline brands, no need to cheapen it with "Joon".

Exactly, this in a nut shell.

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by Luftymatt
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 38
Views: 9507

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

Am I a being a bit emotional or the Air France brand is sort of falling apart from every possible corner of its business?Joon both in short/long-haul. Transavia which seemed rather more focused on leisure/European markets now possibly taking over Hop... What's left and untouchable for the legacy br...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI and their Boeing 767-300
Replies: 15
Views: 4435

Re: FI and their Boeing 767-300

Shame they canceled their 787 order, it seemed short sighted at the time.

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by Luftymatt
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syria, DPRK eyes direct flight
Replies: 49
Views: 7467

Re: Syria, DPRK eyes direct flight

Now there's a money making route if ever I saw one... :roll:

joeblow10 wrote:
Welcome aboard terror air! I’m sure being a pax on this one would get you flagged at every customs check elsewhere for the rest of your life...


:checkmark: Exactly.

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by Luftymatt
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair merge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair me

Loganair and bmi are under the same ownership Aurigny is state-owned Eastern Airways and Blue Islands are both independent but flying under the Flybe franchise In theory, none of them are really competing with each other - minus Aurigny vs Flybe Eastern Airways is owned by U.S.-based Bristow Group ...

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by Luftymatt
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106338

Re: MAN news - 2018

The last time CX served MAN they had their own lounge, it would be great if they brought it back. Would there be any point/justification for an airline to invest in a lounge, just for 1 flight a day? Seems like a lot of money... It was one flight a day last time around, but with less passengers as ...

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by Luftymatt
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106338

Re: MAN news - 2018

The last time CX served MAN they had their own lounge, it would be great if they brought it back.

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by Luftymatt
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594390

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

edu2703 wrote:
YellowJ wrote:
Not to take away the focus from this sad situation; but is this a record from delivery to crash for any airline and/or aircraft made?


An Etihad A340-600 crashed during a ground test before its first flight


That wasn't the fault of the airline, which is what was being asked.

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by Luftymatt
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.
Replies: 58
Views: 12695

Re: Thai Airways on the market for jets, looking at 777X, A350

Perhaps an opportunity to start some fleet consolidation around a particular family.... but I’m cynical. They already operate the A350-900, so I expect an order for some Boeing 777-8 to start flights to the USA, only to eventually find out that it's uneconomical and park them in the hot, humid Bang...

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by Luftymatt
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93150

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

This is IAG, so unfortunately eurowhite livery with a green shamrock tail. It's going to be simplified. Very unlikely they will do anything but white fuselage. Might look like the Omni 762 they leased for a while https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/246/246196_800.jpg Ugghh I hope not, but I don't ha...

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by Luftymatt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 12012

Re: Flybe New Livery??

[*] They haven't even gotten the rest of the fleet painted into the new livery they launched well over 2 years ago, why are they now redoing another one. Good question, why do Flybe do a lot of the things they do though? Their decision making is just bizarre and they show little aptitude for running...

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by Luftymatt
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13236

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

This has more to do with a recent US foreign policy reversal and the return of economic sanctions on Iran. This impacts any corporation doing business in the USA and Iran. I see, and nothing to do with the dictatorship and human rights issues in Iran? This might just affect tourism as well you know...

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by Luftymatt
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106338

Re: MAN news - 2018

AA will not be bringing back the seasonal ORD-MAN service for S19. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2018/American-Airlines-Expands-European-Footprint-and-Modifies-Asia-Service/ Disappointing to loose one of MAN's longest served TATL routes, but this cannot be considered a surprise given the man...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9400

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

In Edinburgh its easy to notice how many Americans like to visit, rather than Manchester. Last time I was in Edinburgh I heard many more American voices than English or even Scottish! Even both staff members who served me in Starbucks at Edinburgh Waverley station were American. There's no accounti...

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by Luftymatt
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26537

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

https://image.ibb.co/e4wPT9/Screen_Shot_2018_08_13_at_7_26_51_PM.png Crazy creative. Props to the Marketing team. :lol: Exactly! Its a A340-600 they always look lovely even though LH is trying its best to destroy its grace Agreed. What a bland livery, can't think of a worse one out there. The A346 ...

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by Luftymatt
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106338

Re: MAN news - 2018

I was on Oman Air flight arriving from MCT yesterday. The load in economy class was pretty poor, less than half from what I observed, but the new B787-9 was nice and better than the older A330. I wonder why their load was so low even in the August summer month, hope they can sustain the route. Trad...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 8027

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Almost certainly anticipating a hard Brexit.

Almost certainly nothing to do with Brexit. Thomas Cook have been considering selling the airline for years.

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by Luftymatt
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any pics of El Al retro 70th Anniversary 787-9?
Replies: 36
Views: 12613

Re: Any pics of El Al retro 70th Anniversary 787-9?

She looks beautiful, well done El Al. It seems like all of El El's livery's have been stunners.

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by Luftymatt
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9425

Re: Drone flies close to A380

TWA772LR wrote:
Drones shoot Hellfire missiles at tanks. This is a lame little quadcopter.


Exactly, well said.

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by Luftymatt
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa, Edelweiss, Lufthansa and Transavia launch flights to Eilat, Israel
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Air Europa, Edelweiss, Lufthansa and Transavia launch flights to Eilat, Israel

TC957 wrote:
There's been flights from LGW & LTN to VDA for years in the past, Monarch especially did them. Operated mainly as IT charters for winter sun tour operators.

True, and from MAN with Britannia in the early 2000's.

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