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by AF773
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13327

Re: Air France planes' names

BREECH wrote:
Oh, please, please, please, Air France, buy an Antonov-2 and name it François Hollande.


Care to explain??

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by AF773
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12748

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

DLm high level changes most effective starting by March 1: A350s and 777s going to upgauge DTW/ATL-AMS/CDG A339s going to SEA-AMS Freed-up A330 and 767 from TATL upgauging to AMS & CDG going to; Additional TATL capacity fromATL & JFK Extra DTW/ATL-LAS frequencies Upgauging/extra sections on...

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by AF773
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?
Replies: 20
Views: 4141

Re: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?

I recall Delta used to have an Atlanta-Dakar flight some years ago, what happened to it? The actual flight was ATL DKR JNB. I remember flying that loooooong route on a 764. For a while DKR served as a connecting point with the short lived DL JFK-DKR-CPT flight. This June 2009 piece from FlightGloba...

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by AF773
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?
Replies: 20
Views: 4141

Re: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?

I recall Delta used to have an Atlanta-Dakar flight some years ago, what happened to it? The actual flight was ATL DKR JNB. I remember flying that loooooong route on a 764. For a while DKR served as a connecting point with the short lived DL JFK-DKR-CPT flight. I guess when ATL-JNB went nonstop, De...

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by AF773
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Ethiopian change it’s game plan in NYC?
Replies: 16
Views: 2750

Re: Should Ethiopian change it’s game plan in NYC?

NYC, whether it being EWR or JFK is a large part of almost any large carriers operation. ET is no exception to this. While I find that ET has not been to successful with either airport in NYC (yeah, the loads were only in the 50-60%’s for July), should ET consolidate to one airport? EWR an UA hub a...

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by AF773
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20932

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Definitely futuristic. Not sure I like it, though. The headrest looks like it would be really annoying if I were flying with someone or wanted to look out the window, both of which I do often. But those PTVs look great. Yessss!!! Finally no need for small talk with my neighbor! In all seriousness, ...

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by AF773
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24081

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

Adipocere wrote:
Any betters on ORD-ISB or KHI?



yes, with a tech stop in SAH!!

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by AF773
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?
Replies: 32
Views: 5529

Re: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?

I would not be surprised if, when the time comes, Delta's final B752 commercial flight will indeed be SNA-ATL

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by AF773
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DLH 485 PTY - FRA turned back now on way to PUJ
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: DLH 485 PTY - FRA turned back now on way to PUJ

IPFreely wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Do we need a thread on every diversion?


speedbird52 wrote:
I feel like there should be a diversion megathread


We may need a diversion megathread. But if we get one, we need another megathread questioning why we need a diversion megathread.


Don't forget the mega thread to plan the diversion mega thread

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by AF773
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57021

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

...Can we wait a few more hours or couple days till we know what really happened that prompted the pilots to do what they did? Nope. That's against the rules. You have to have several pages of outrage, fact-free finger pointing, and blather before any causal facts are permitted. Best post thus far!...

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by AF773
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?
Replies: 35
Views: 6702

Re: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?

I had to remind myself about five times reading this thread that it was not April fools or that I am not hallucinating or high...

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by AF773
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14992

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

Interesting, especially since KLM apparently still has a lot of these triangular routes, thanks for the information I may be completely wrong, its been awhile, but I believe, at least at the time, that both LH and KL, and British Midland (who used to fly an a321 to ADD via CAI) could not offer non ...

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by AF773
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 69971

Re: French routes news thread

FlySSC wrote:

CDG-TLN-CDG will be axed starting the winter schedule.

AF has just announced ORY-GVA for the winter season


Any idea why? Shortage of HOP aircrafts? I hope it will come back in the summer. I can't imagine that route not being profitable. Packed with higher fares than ORY TLN

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by AF773
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14992

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

Before discontinuing the route a few years ago KL flew their A332 to ADD via KRT. At first it was a triangular route AMS-KRT-ADD-AMS. Then it became AMS-KRT-ADD and back the same way it came. I must say as a passenger, the triangular route felt easier. The stop in KRT at Midnight on the return to Eu...

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by AF773
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 119801

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

Regarding Africa: I am wondering, and I know it is just a speculation at this stage, what would happen to the premium cabins on these news narrow bodies. AF sends wide bodies and charges some of their highest J fares on their West and Central African routes. Ive been on those many times and the load...

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by AF773
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 60
Views: 11956

Re: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

SCQ83 wrote:
AMS-AUS on KL and CDG-MSY on AF seem like the two most logical first routes.


Those are my top guesses as well.
Still secretly hoping for CDG-SAN or AMS-SAN...

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by AF773
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8544

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. Have you ever flown into Los Angles in the winter?...

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by AF773
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30565

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I for one, as an avgeek, am thrilled to see DL open new A220 routes!!

Whats with all the bashing? Am i missing something political?

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by AF773
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 8055

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

FlightLevel360 wrote:
This is on the CS100 correct? It seems DL's NY-Texas flights are all getting the new north american bird.


Are you having issues with it being now called the A220? Second thread you do this?

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by AF773
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30565

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

I am perplexed as to when this was announced.

I have been booked on the A220 on both SLC- SFO (in September) and SLC-SNA (in December) for at least three months now...

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by AF773
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 17470

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Isn't the word "suite" a tiny bit of an exaggeration or am I missing something?

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by AF773
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 23877

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Well AF is a lowcost-tier airline anyway with their horrible 777-300ER's it will be less confusing for their customers if the too good Superjumbo's are not there to make some uncomfortable comparisons. Which configuration of their 77W have you been on to make such a statement? the COI ones? Did AF ...

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by AF773
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Re: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)

Although I understand what you are talking about, I think you should be more generic in referring to the seats; I.e. a window seat on the left side of the aircraft or a window seat on the right side of the aircraft. On some aircraft configurations, a D seat is an aisle seat; sometimes it is a middl...

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by AF773
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Best window seat for views per airport (landing)

Hello all, I have done a brief search and have not found a thread dedicated to this topic. I guess like most, when i chose a window seat, I like to chose a seat with the best views (not just of the aircraft haha) on finals. I know winds can change things very often, but I am sure I am not the only o...

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by AF773
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 45699

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Could we see a BOS-SAN in the near future? Maybe a 738 service? Not sure it warrants a DeltaOne 75'...
I know B6 is already on it, but that doesn't seem to stop DL, quite the contrary actually.

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by AF773
Fri May 31, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
AF773 wrote:
[quote=




One or the other, or a mix.


Yesssss!!!, although I am betting more on A332 for either or both :)[/quote]
I doubt the A333 has enough range to fly from CDG to SAN. Maybe from AMS but not CDG.[/quote]

Good thing I said A332 :P

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by AF773
Fri May 31, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

[quote=[/quote]



One or the other, or a mix.[/quote]

Yesssss!!!, although I am betting more on A332 for either or both :)

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by AF773
Wed May 29, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6545

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

1). Is there any chance the A340 might be replaced by i.e. a regular AF A332 / A359 / B777 by then? I saw some other ex-JOON-A340-destinations are now being replaced by other a/c, so I am hoping CPT will be too. Does anybody have any information on this? I would imagine they would revert to either ...

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by AF773
Wed May 29, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 8468

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?

Good evening from sunny San Diego! All fingers and toes crossed here for a DL/AF/KL SAN-CDG/AMS link (3x weekly 332??) :) Reading all the posts above, it does indeed sound like DL AUS-CDG is the most serious contender. What do you all think of MSY-CDG? I somewhat put it in the same leisure category ...

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by AF773
Wed May 22, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
And welcome aboard, AF773 - glad to have you here! You have seen that we had two of "you" here last fall, yes?


Thank you so much, and yes indeed two special flights made it to SAN from Paris.
If only these could come back, less special and more regular....

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by AF773
Wed May 22, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Wishful thinking on my part as I just moved to North County but KL seems the best candidate out of the DL/AF/KL JV Hey AF' , are you new to the San Diego area? (From where?) If so, welcome and hope to hear from you regularly on 'our' thread! Always nice to see new faces here. bb Well thanks for the...

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by AF773
Wed May 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Does the 767-300ER have enough range to fly from SAN to CDG? Maybe Delta could start seasonal service to CDG with the 767-300ER. Does Delta still operate a hub at CDG? I could see KL placing a 3xweekly 789 service on AMS-SAN, summer at first then yearly.. (à la AMS LAS) Wishful thinking on my part ...

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by AF773
Wed May 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 69971

Re: French routes news thread

I was surprised to see that AF is now down to once daily CDG-TLN vs the 2 daily since inauguration. I have flown the route many times and the flights were packed and often more expensive than the ORY alternative. Why they are now down to One per day from CDG? Régional Fleet shortage? Probably yes!!...

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by AF773
Wed May 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 69971

Re: French routes news thread

I was surprised to see that AF is now down to once daily CDG-TLN vs the 2 daily since inauguration.

I have flown the route many times and the flights were packed and often more expensive than the ORY alternative.

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by AF773
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 69971

Re: French routes news thread

Hop!'s CDG-TLN route seems to be doing rather well, very often upgraded to the E90!! Ive done three round trips and all were packed!! I wonder if a rotation will be added or maybe switched to mainline...

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by AF773
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 11835

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

What exactly is the problem with 28R and 28L at SFO? Are they too close together or are there other issues such as the ILS for both? Apologies if this is a dumb question. I mean, you tell me. It wouldn't be a dumb question if it weren't for your username. :rotfl: :lol: :lol: :lol: :rotfl: :rotfl: :...

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by AF773
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6784

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

Ethiopian Airlines has modified Addis Ababa-Madrid route which has been added a stop at Barcelona (BCN) from 4 June 2018 instead of Rome (FCO). 23:15 ADD - 04:25 BCN 05:25 - 06:25 MAD 788 2 3 4 7 19:30 MAD - 20:30 BCN 22:45 - 05:50 ADD 788 1 2 3 5 Why keep the plane on the ground all day in MAD? Th...

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by AF773
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Year in Aviation History?
Replies: 48
Views: 10302

Re: Safest Year in Aviation History?

jetmatt777 wrote:
ktof wrote:
I was touching wood the entire time I was typing this post.


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



Oh thank goodness I was not the only one who read it that way :P

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by AF773
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 69971

Re: French routes news

Toulon is getting some traction lately, also with new flights to CDG (double daily) and CPH. I was recently in TLN for my first time and the terminal is quite big (specially when compared to some other "similar" airports like FNI) and looked quite deserted. Lots of room to grow there. May...

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by AF773
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 27219

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

With AF announcing CDG SEA for summer 2018, and no word here of DL ending the route on their own metal, does this mean 2x CDG SEA in S18? Really ? Any source for the resumption of the AF flight to SEA ? Nice to see AF back at SEA. . Yes, alongside TPE :) Putting those B789 to good use. There is a t...

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by AF773
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 27219

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

With AF announcing CDG SEA for summer 2018, and no word here of DL ending the route on their own metal, does this mean 2x CDG SEA in S18?

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by AF773
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 94
Views: 18990

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

I always wondered why AF's inter-Caribbean A320 service uses MIA as there US port of entry. Could this twice weekly ATL new service be testing the water before switching all flights to ATL? Or is this a response to DY? On a side note I will be on the MIA - PTP flights in October for my honeymoon!! :)

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by AF773
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?
Replies: 24
Views: 4102

Re: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?

Thanks all for your knowledgable input. I always saw the switch from CDG to ORY that flybe for AF did on the LCY route many years ago as an attempt to connect LCY to the rest of France. The Eurostar is hands down the clear winner on the LON - PAR axis for sure. Maybe the CDG TGV station also plays a...

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by AF773
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?
Replies: 24
Views: 4102

Re: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?

I sent a tweet to AF about this and the silence was deafening. What is the world coming to when a major corporation doesn't respond to random tweets questioning their business decisions? Will this madness never end? What a lovely tone to your oh so useful input. AF is usually very quick and courteo...

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by AF773
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?
Replies: 24
Views: 4102

Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?

Hello all, I cannot seem to understand why AF dropped out completely of the Paris to LCY market. Orly connected not only Paris but the AF domestic network to LCY. I have taken these flights numerous times and those F50s were packed! Surely its not the break up with Cityjet as HOP! has taken over sev...

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by AF773
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's 75S JFK-KEF weekly winter service questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Delta's 75S JFK-KEF weekly winter service questions

Echo the sentiment of Row 2 vs. 1, flew the 75S up front last year JFK-LAX and had a nice ride in 2A. Only drawback is you will need your seatmate to be accommodating in letting you out to use the lav, should the need arise, as there is no direct aisle access for the A & D seats. Thanks for the...

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by AF773
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's 75S JFK-KEF weekly winter service questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Delta's 75S JFK-KEF weekly winter service questions

Not having actually flown this route with Delta, I can't comment on what the service is like onboard. However, I'd actually recommend Seat 2A instead of 1A. It's nice to have that extra bit of distance between the forward galley and your seat, because sometimes noise from the galley can be a little...

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by AF773
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's 75S JFK-KEF weekly winter service questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Delta's 75S JFK-KEF weekly winter service questions

Hello all, Its been a while since I last posted so not really sure this question goes in Polls and Prefs but here it goes. I am booked on DL's JFK-KEF flight late January. I see it is reduced to a weekly 75S service. In the summer months both JFK and MSP flights are on domestic B757. My flights are ...

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by AF773
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 787-9 Destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 7587

Re: AF 787-9 Destinations

I tried to book the YUL 789 in November, its back to the 77W.
ATL is only scheduled for three weeks in October.
LHR will be gone too.
Where on earth will the dreamliner go?

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by AF773
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-Pic Thread March 2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6356

RE: Self-Pic Thread March 2012

Hello, Gosh I have a few more wrinkles since the last time I took part in one of these threads  <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><center><table align="center" border="0" width="642" cellpadding="0" cel...

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