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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 53
Views: 8979

Re: Deltas Old A320s

A couple notes - Pilots dislike the older A320s for some surprising reasons. The vent fans in the cockpit are incredibly loud on the earlier aircraft in the family. It's like a wind storm up there (in terms of noise). I'm not sure what Airbus did to solve that on later aircraft, but the difference ...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India transfer to Tata complete
Replies: 51
Views: 10926

Re: Air India transfer to Tata complete

Air India outlined its transformation plan. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FdHGkDkXEAEcGYd?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FdHGkDkXEAEcGYd?format=jpg&name=large Link to original PDF https://www.airindia.in/writereaddata/Portal/News/739_1_Press_release-Air_India_unveils_trans...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 342
Views: 51067

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

All, does anyone have any progress at the new airport for Chennai? Last I've heard, they're building it in Parandur and it's gained signifigant opposition from farmers and villagers in Parandur. article from 3 days ago: https://www.dtnext.in/city/2022/09/18/protests-opposing-parandur-airport-contin...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 30 aircraft (320/321/777LR)
Replies: 112
Views: 28955

Re: Air India to lease 30 Boeing/Airbus aircraft, expands flights to US

Once bitten, twice shy with these source based stories.

Wait for something official from AI first.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 342
Views: 51067

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

9W had a PNQ-SIN before its demise. AI had PNQ-HYD-SIN more than a decade ago and it allowed domestic pax on PNQ-HYD route. I dont know if AI is still allowed domestic pax on international connector routes. Of course they still are. Such domestic pax are issued boarding cards with a large 'D' on th...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 342
Views: 51067

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Singapore-India gets a new route ...Sin-PNQ Vistara has applied to start flights on the sector. Smart call this one. PNQ -Sin traffic+PNQ - SE Asia/USA will get on ths one rather than go to mumbai. https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/pune-will-soon-get-direct-air-connectivity-with-singapo...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 30 aircraft (320/321/777LR)
Replies: 112
Views: 28955

Re: Air India to lease six aircraft as poor interiors delay flights to North America

Would they use them to restore ORD-HYDERABAD route that AI has done off and on during COVID times? My understanding is that this was just a temporary repatriation route under the Vande Bharat / Air Bubble umbrella so I would think not. I believe AI had a same plane HYD-DEL-ORD service pre-pandemic....

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 30 aircraft (320/321/777LR)
Replies: 112
Views: 28955

Re: Air India to lease six aircraft as poor interiors delay flights to North America

I am sure Tata will negotiate very strongly, much more so than the old Air India, I suspect. Oh, negotiation wasn't a weak point of the old Air India when it came to aircraft purchases. From what I recall, AI got a great deal on the 68 Boeings (and IC on the 43 Airbuses) when they last placed their...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disposal of old First, Biz seats and shells
Replies: 18
Views: 3810

Re: OLD Aircraft First, Biz seats and shells

I know that airlines have sold old seats but that is a niche business for sure? Right? I've always wondered who buys them and for what joy - aren't they effectively unhygienic and battered by that point in their lives, having sailed the skies for the better part of 1/2 decades? Not to mention proba...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 342
Views: 51067

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

AI was in LAX more than 10 years ago then withdrew. Perhaps this time would be better as passengers are preferring nonstops. For both AA and UA the Russian airspace restriction is a big deterrent. I dont say any way out for atleast 1 or 2 years. Will UA keep the BOM and SFO flights suspended till t...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service
Replies: 109
Views: 14236

Re: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service

Calling it right now - the 767 could be the first A/B airliner to still be in active service 100 years since its debut. Actually the DC-3 which is still flying. First flight December 17, 1935. They are still upgrading & selling them via a 3rd party so they could be flying still in 2035. So they...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service
Replies: 109
Views: 14236

Re: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service

Calling it right now - the 767 could be the first A/B airliner to still be in active service 100 years since its debut.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft
Replies: 146
Views: 18760

Re: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft

dampfnudel wrote:
DL feeling the pressure now to place their own order.


They might pick some second hand ones from UA/AA after a few years. :duck:

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 342
Views: 51067

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Hello Does anybody know if Air India will bring back the 77W to LHR? I'm a bit confused why they are not doing so because they are leasing an extra 6 77Ws, and the high yield routes from BOM and DEL are currently operated using 788s which have less capacity than the 77W. Thanks AI is in a state of ...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 2433

Re: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX

RJNUT wrote:
of the ME3,I believe they have the most frequency to India from their DOH hub


Not true. EK does.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL ATL-KWI route back in 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: DL ATL-KWI route back in 2008

Yes, United too had an IAD-KWI non-stop for 10 years between 2006-2016.

As the war in Iraq ebbed, so too did these flights.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 30 aircraft (320/321/777LR)
Replies: 112
Views: 28955

Re: Air India to lease six aircraft as poor interiors delay flights to North America

I am wondering if they are going to get 6 of the older SQ 77W's which are still stored. SIA Engineering is servicing one AI 77W at the moment (what I heard no cabin refresh which was mentioned earlier in this forum) and would have the parts to maintain that cabin configuration. SQ and Tata group ar...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 status
Replies: 13
Views: 3565

Re: Qantas A380 status

ABpositive wrote:
Are they in service or still going through refurbishment? Which routes are currently being served by A380?


I spotted one incoming from LHR into SIN the other day.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 30 aircraft (320/321/777LR)
Replies: 112
Views: 28955

Re: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports

Polot wrote:
Or they can just introduce W at AI. Vistara has it on their 787s and I’m sure it is something Tata will explore at AI.


Vistara has a 3-class product: J, W and Y.

The aircraft in question have 4 classes - F, J, W, Y.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Spiderguy252
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Pre Screening - Spiderguy252

beaverhunter wrote:
With some editing they should be fine.


Thank you for your reply! I'll give each of them a good shot.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Spiderguy252
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Pre Screening - Spiderguy252

After being a mute spectator for years I finally tried my hand at some spotting. Do any of these work, if properly edited? : https://i.imgur.com/3rcyF1u.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iRA5IvU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/cka89BQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0S0UZE3.jpg

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major ground staff industrial action at Lufthansa on Wednesday
Replies: 31
Views: 4346

Re: Major ground staff industrial action at Lufthansa on Wednesday

Europe seems to be the aviation strike capital of the world.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 246
Views: 65936

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

I just read the transcript.

Is there a cultural issue at AA that has crew behave like that (look for opportunities to escape the glare of blame) rather than follow set procedures and protect their plane, passengers and crew?

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet to all Boeing
Replies: 45
Views: 9122

Re: Alaska Fleet to all Boeing

Now the dumping of the Q400s is a little surprising for a couple routes out of SEA... During severe fog days in the fall in Seattle, those things are the only ones that come and go through all of it... Same for smoke days in OR and NorCal... I'd have thought they'd at least keep a handful for their...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports
Replies: 239
Views: 60719

Re: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports

Opus99 wrote:
150 MAXs is a big win for Boeing I have to say. But Airbus does not need it.


It's not a win for Boeing or a loss for Airbus (yet), because all this just looks like the usual see-saw speculation at this stage.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa lost its 5 star rating
Replies: 49
Views: 10308

Re: Lufthansa lost its 5 star rating

I remember SAA used to load special catering and extra crew for Skytrax audit flights. Complete scam What's the point if they knew which flights were going to be audited? That should be kept a secret by Skytrax, much like how restaurant critiques (not the vlogging/Instagram ones) never schedule the...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports
Replies: 239
Views: 60719

Re: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/delta-announce-deal-100-boeing-max-10-planes-sources-2022-07-17/ Update here for you all: Airbus and Boeing officials flew to India ahead of the show chasing a potential $50 billion blockbuster from Air India owner Tata Group. It is studying 200-30...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 436
Views: 70601

Re: Is SAN using outdoor air stairs to board pax?

I always see American users of this site express surprise when it comes to bus boarding, which is commonplace in most other parts of the world.

Is every flight serviced by a jetway in the USA?

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA have a long haul capacity shortfall?
Replies: 34
Views: 8165

Re: Does BA have a long haul capacity shortfall?

As an example, LHR-JFK is only back at 5 daily departures for BA. Ordinarily that'd be 8. But there are neither the crews nor the airframes to restore it. Although PDX has started (and doing very well!) there are other routes that would have been started if it wasn't for a lack of resources. Might ...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Future
Replies: 22
Views: 3716

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Future

I flew Ethiopian a few years ago on BOM-NBO and back and loved the planes and service.

Stoked that they have now begun BLR and MAA as well (DEL is their other point in India).

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL to replace 767 and regional jet fleets
Replies: 36
Views: 9360

Re: JL to replace 767 and regional jet fleets

This is where JL and other Japanese carriers would have used the 783 in an ideal world.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Boeing ignoring demands of regulators to add EICAS to the 737MAX?
Replies: 14
Views: 2891

Re: Why is Boeing ignoring demands of regulators to add EICAS to the 737MAX?

Probably technically prohibitive to add it to the glorified 1960s RJ that is the 737?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports
Replies: 239
Views: 60719

Re: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports

I'm pretty sure that upthread someone pointed out that actually 300 aircraft is what their current fleets amount to, and most of them are getting quite old, so by and large they seem to be doing a one for one replacement with a standardised fleet. Just checked the respective fleets (AI,UK, IX, I5) ...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 222
Views: 47931

Re: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft

If this was to actually happen would that mean AI get to operate a Q Suite in J? It's kind of insane to think they'd be able to pull that off. I was wondering the same lol.. Qatars Q Suite should be a model for the new AI J if they really want to make a statement. It should be but it's just not the...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports
Replies: 239
Views: 60719

Re: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports

Yes, I do believe that all these aircraft orders are over the top. There's a famous thread on this site that was created in 2005/6 when IndiGo announced a firm order for 100 A320s at an airshow. It was full of naysayers saying that it was never going to reach fruition and Jet Airways was the airlin...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2050
Views: 281896

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

JetAirways wrote:
Personally I feel they could trade in the remaining 777s to get a better deal for the 737 MAX order placed by Naresh Goyal.


Those 777s are scrap at best.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 222
Views: 47931

Re: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft

It's crazy how the domestic market is so tough for Air India. Clearly they need to figure out a solution to the low cost carriers to even be a viable airline in the future. Too many airlines flying domestically can really be a problem. I believe there is room for 1 FCC in the Indian domestic skies....

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)
Replies: 72
Views: 10439

Re: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)

The LHR halt seems like a stopgap measure.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 222
Views: 47931

Re: Media reports: Air India may order 50 A350

If there was demand, airlines would fly there. Its as simple as that! AI used to fly CCU-LHR but once Tata took over, they stopped this route along with BLR-SFO and HYD-ORD. I am sure Tata took a more data driven decision on stopping routes that are not profitable. Do you think there is some conspi...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 222
Views: 47931

Re: Media reports: Air India may order 50 A350

For the last twenty years or so, the various Indian carriers have been receiving all these longhaul planes, and we always speculate about all the new services that will be started, and it just never seems to happen. Will this time be any different? The only Indian carriers that have received long-h...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Going to India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh (lots of photos+vids)
Replies: 4
Views: 3496

Re: Going to India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh (lots of photos+vids)

Beautiful TR.

I went to Meghalaya in November and can't wait to check out the rest of the North East soon.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?
Replies: 35
Views: 8170

Re: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?

From a pure professional point of view, quite why airlines let a plane with passengers on board see a sight like that is beyond me. It certainly creates a bad impression, regardless of what the situation *actually* is. Easy - just turn on the 787 windows to max dimness. Problem solved. :bigthumbsup:

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console

The least they can do now is to replace it with a new PlayStation.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India transfer to Tata complete
Replies: 51
Views: 10926

Re: Air India transfer to Tata complete

It will take the better part of this decade for AI to emerge as a true private airline.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thai government okays buying 4 new fighters
Replies: 18
Views: 3242

Re: Thai government okays buying 4 new fighters

Taking a leaf out of their airline's book.

A330s - B777s - A340s - B787s - A380s - B747s - A350s

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 90
Views: 16884

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

Nice livery.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 3wk delay: High Court to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days
Replies: 49
Views: 12203

Re: High Court threatens to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days

SpiceJet seems such a terribly run operation that I wouldn't mind in the slightest as a passenger if they were to go away.

They're not a feather on IndiGo.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 15238

Re: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR

Cute from BA, but no cigar. Emirates too should announce they are leaving DXB just for the lulz.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 235
Views: 59450

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Every decade in airline liveries just keeps getting worse.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 17124

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

What a surprise, EK changing things around again.

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