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by nrt1011
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Narrow Body Fleet Choices
Replies: 47
Views: 11110

RE: Air Canada Narrow Body Fleet Choices

Totally agree with lostsound. Please please anything but those horid B737's, just a horrible plane to travel on. I much prefer the A32x and the Embraer's are just a beaut to fly on. Lovely customer experience.

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by nrt1011
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why IAD & IAH?
Replies: 11
Views: 3626

RE: Why IAD & IAH?

Well those explanations seem reasonable. Now have a go at why us, in Canada, have weird names like YYZ for Toronto etc.

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by nrt1011
Tue May 28, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada High-density 777s....destinations?
Replies: 87
Views: 25018

RE: Air Canada High-density 777s....destinations?

I recently did <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YS...

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by nrt1011
Tue May 28, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Rejects Job Applicant Over Arm Tattoo
Replies: 81
Views: 13938

RE: Air NZ Rejects Job Applicant Over Arm Tattoo

No chance of a future job then for most NRL'ers

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by nrt1011
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Advantage Of The 77W Versus 77L?
Replies: 21
Views: 17656

RE: The Advantage Of The 77W Versus 77L?

I am not sure on <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>'s future plans for mpore 77L's. I have flown <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith Internatio...

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by nrt1011
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA\US Airways A321 Deliveries During 2013/2014
Replies: 19
Views: 13837

RE: AA\US Airways A321 Deliveries During 2013/2014

Let's credit management with at least some knowledge of the business it is operating within, rather than us all play Monday morning quarterbacks. Remember, I did say only 'some'.

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by nrt1011
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Chairman : 100% Reliance On Boeing "Abnormal"
Replies: 94
Views: 23768

RE: JAL Chairman : 100% Reliance On Boeing "Abnormal"

The Japan-US relationship is special and for the past 60+ years this has been a more important factor that price competitiveness. That being said, it is certainly against Procurement 101 as someone mentioned above. The future looks interesting for Japan Aviation but don't expect too much too soon. J...

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by nrt1011
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA Build Their Own Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 20531

RE: Could AA Build Their Own Aircraft?

Better developa good strategy for re-using older planes. Seems it would take far too long to wait for new ones, and with an airline that large then segmentation is critical. There is certainly a segment of that that could well operate with older planes

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by nrt1011
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will OS Replace The 767's And TK The 340's?
Replies: 53
Views: 13032

RE: When Will OS Replace The 767's And TK The 340's?

LH ran their 747's up to 120,000 hours. Just shows what you can do with good maintenance. I wonder what the target is with 767's, I know they are an AC workhorse and again hope they have many more years in them.

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by nrt1011
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ: All CAN-Oceania Routes Are Profitable
Replies: 37
Views: 6678

RE: CZ: All CAN-Oceania Routes Are Profitable

So you believe everything a CEO tells you huh? Add on to that, a Chinese CEO and well, I don't believe a word

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by nrt1011
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didnt Lockheed Build Another Type Of Aircraft?
Replies: 29
Views: 9992

RE: Why Didnt Lockheed Build Another Type Of Aircraft?

Of course I adored the L1011 flying it on AC many times.

Do we ever think that 3 engine large planes will make a comeback?

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by nrt1011
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will OS Replace The 767's And TK The 340's?
Replies: 53
Views: 13032

RE: When Will OS Replace The 767's And TK The 340's?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/skopsko" class="quote" target="_blank">skopsko</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>The 767 has one thing that it excels at, 2...

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by nrt1011
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Launches New 458-Seater 77W
Replies: 227
Views: 50585

RE: Air Canada Launches New 458-Seater 77W

Good news to hear the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 77L's will stay 3-3-3, I travel the <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia ...

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by nrt1011
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Kids Allowed In Upper Decks On A380 And 747s?
Replies: 165
Views: 26073

RE: No Kids Allowed In Upper Decks On A380 And 747s?

Stick them all in the back row next to the toilets, the kids that is

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by nrt1011
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China’s PEK-IAH Service Now Ready For Booking
Replies: 48
Views: 6694

RE: Air China’s PEK-IAH Service Now Ready For Booking

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA772LR</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>Congratulations to <acronym title="Houst...

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by nrt1011
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending NRT-ICN
Replies: 60
Views: 15381

RE: Delta Ending NRT-ICN

A good move. I hate to see the US-based Airlines flying intra-Asia just because of world events 60+ years ago. I am sure they are just doing it from a profitability perspective but let's leave those routes to the Japanese and Korean airlines

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by nrt1011
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 744 Retired With Over 120.000 Hours
Replies: 140
Views: 38490

RE: LH 744 Retired With Over 120.000 Hours

I would imagine some of the BA and Qantas 747's would be logging hours such as above. They would be flying to the extremeties of the earth, in some ways I would imagine them flying more than the LH ones.

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by nrt1011
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China’s PEK-IAH Service Now Ready For Booking
Replies: 48
Views: 6694

RE: Air China’s PEK-IAH Service Now Ready For Booking

It still amazes me that so many airlines want to fly to Houston. Houston! Did I miss something and suddenly Houston turned into a world class city?

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by nrt1011
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unruly AC Passenger LHR-YYC Sentenced
Replies: 13
Views: 3251

RE: Unruly AC Passenger LHR-YYC Sentenced

I agree by throwing the book at him. I have zero time for drunks period, and for somethnig like this, let him sit somewhere for a year or so and contemplate his actions, with his cell mate named Bubba.

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by nrt1011
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fight Of The Flight Attendants
Replies: 6
Views: 5676

RE: Fight Of The Flight Attendants

Those 'boys' must have been QANTAS

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by nrt1011
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified A340-300s For Sale
Replies: 49
Views: 18821

Unidentified A340-300s For Sale

It's deal time. For anything there are always interested buyers on used equipment at a great price (regardless what it is). If the 340's are going for a sale price I have to believe someone will have the business smarts to pick them up and operate part of their business with these most superb of pla...

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by nrt1011
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will AA Use A319s?
Replies: 63
Views: 14393

RE: Where Will AA Use A319s?

3,557 ft sure isn't compare to say Denver or some of those Andean airports. Almost sea level!

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by nrt1011
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Prospects For Original A350
Replies: 29
Views: 9870

RE: What Prospects For Original A350

AC operates a significant number of 763's to Europe (from <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>/<acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>) and to Asi...

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by nrt1011
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK Divert To SIN. Inflight Shutdown..
Replies: 25
Views: 23254

RE: Rumour: EK Divert To SIN. Inflight Shutdown..

Typical non-Sydney-sider

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by nrt1011
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SQ Resume Its Axed Flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 10142

RE: Will SQ Resume Its Axed Flights?

Apparently the biggest growth into Sydney for 2012 was from Singapore and Malaysia

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by nrt1011
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SQ Resume Its Axed Flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 10142

RE: Will SQ Resume Its Axed Flights?

I would love to think of <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> as a gateway to N.America for airlines such as <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym>. However it seems ...

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by nrt1011
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ-E: LOT To Get Rid Of Almost Half Its Fleet
Replies: 65
Views: 26414

RE: WSJ-E: LOT To Get Rid Of Almost Half Its Fleet

I am trying to imagine the Management meeting where the 787's were recommended and approved. Did they not know back then that this would not be a good decision for them? I really wonder about the quality of the Management running some of these airlines. Fleet management seems to be a difficult task ...

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by nrt1011
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA Base Its B 747-400 Fleet Elsewhere?
Replies: 37
Views: 6153

RE: Will UA Base Its B 747-400 Fleet Elsewhere?

It sounds like "Take your iPad" on any of those flights mate. This is as good as it gets!

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by nrt1011
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA Base Its B 747-400 Fleet Elsewhere?
Replies: 37
Views: 6153

RE: Will UA Base Its B 747-400 Fleet Elsewhere?

OK horrible was a bit of an extreme word. As I said, it was ok nothing special at all. I flew an <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> Embraer 190 which was extremely comfortable, the 747 is, well, aging (same on the <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> 747 flights I take f...

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by nrt1011
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA Base Its B 747-400 Fleet Elsewhere?
Replies: 37
Views: 6153

RE: Will UA Base Its B 747-400 Fleet Elsewhere?

Many other airlines are flying A380's Transpacific. or 77L for <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. I find it hard to believe that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> with their terrible 747 interiors could seriously compete with much higher quality offerings. I flew <acronym ti...

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by nrt1011
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Picks Up Order For 20 E-jets
Replies: 20
Views: 9804

RE: Embraer Picks Up Order For 20 E-jets

Excellent news for Embraer, I flew my first one last year and was very impressed. What a lovely comfortable plane, I am surprised they have had a bad 12 mos with limited orders

Let's hope we see more orders like this for them

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by nrt1011
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air Cuts More Routes And Staff
Replies: 42
Views: 12665

RE: Gulf Air Cuts More Routes And Staff

This is certainly impacted by bad management decision making, poor route planning and lack of solid Marketing. Someone mentioned this is becoming endemic in the Persian Gulf, which is true. I really wonder whether this huge A380 investment made by <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK<...

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by nrt1011
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Looking At New Routes
Replies: 55
Views: 16823

RE: JAL Looking At New Routes

I am not sure JAL has ever been the smartest airline, but Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Cambodia don't seem to be thos potentially heavy-hitter locations. I may be wrong, probably will be but just doesn't feel like a "Wow, brilliant insight"

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by nrt1011
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA On The Kangaroo Route. What Next?
Replies: 77
Views: 19867

RE: BA On The Kangaroo Route. What Next?

Yes good point, I am a Star Alliance member and always want to fly them. I certainly understand the Y+, thanks.

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by nrt1011
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA On The Kangaroo Route. What Next?
Replies: 77
Views: 19867

RE: BA On The Kangaroo Route. What Next?

If you are flying <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, why would you not fly Singapore Airlines? <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">Q...

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by nrt1011
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 8865

RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Yes my ex wife will leave Sydney at 7pm and arrive Vancouver same day at like 2pm, a great time actually. Yes only for <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> as it is the Ski-jet, not for Toronto folks like me and actually a bit late to chang...

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by nrt1011
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 8865

RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Great, many thanks, very interesting. I am very interested in the final results

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by nrt1011
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 762 Routes By American Carriers
Replies: 28
Views: 4553

RE: 762 Routes By American Carriers

Airfleets.net seems to suggest all 3 airlines stlil have 762's

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by nrt1011
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 8865

RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Nick, perhaps it has something to do with the delay. Per my note above, it seems lack of a Pilot delayed AC33 out of Vancouver until 8am the next morning. Some poor schedulers somewhere are working overtime this past weekend

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by nrt1011
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: What's The Deal With N. America?
Replies: 113
Views: 25563

RE: Emirates: What's The Deal With N. America?

Yes a great city and so nice to see you are proud. I hope those international aspirations come soon

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by nrt1011
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: What's The Deal With N. America?
Replies: 113
Views: 25563

RE: Emirates: What's The Deal With N. America?

I saw a similar city discussion around Calgary. Denver is very similar, it is simply NOT big enough to warrant a large Asia-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> or E...

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by nrt1011
Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 8865

RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

They must have taken a 200LR from their YYZ-Asia route and replaced with a 300ER

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by nrt1011
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: What's The Deal With N. America?
Replies: 113
Views: 25563

RE: Emirates: What's The Deal With N. America?

How is <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> doing on its <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="D...

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by nrt1011
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Lufthansa´s A340 Fleet?
Replies: 61
Views: 31775

RE: The Future Of Lufthansa´s A340 Fleet?

Aircraft type is important to some people. Living in Australia and flying here, my choice is usually Qantas, Virgin or Jetstar. My #1 choice is always the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 767 (or A330) no matter how old it is, my last choice is the 737 because I hate them a lot, (and...

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by nrt1011
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Thai Changed SYD-BKK From A346 To 744
Replies: 10
Views: 7468

RE: Why Has Thai Changed SYD-BKK From A346 To 744

Good points and makes sense. Whatever plane they use, the thing is usually pretty well full. I don't really mind, either plane is fine by me, just the 747 seats are a bit older. I noticed Thai actually changed the <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acro...

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by nrt1011
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Thai Changed SYD-BKK From A346 To 744
Replies: 10
Views: 7468

Why Has Thai Changed SYD-BKK From A346 To 744

I fly from Sydney to Bangkok quite often, Thai has used the lovely A346 exclusively for a number of years. Recently they have change to the 747-400,any ideas why?

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by nrt1011
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 8865

RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

OK makes sense. AC33 has been delayed to 8am the next day, seems they dont have a pilot. Amazing!

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by nrt1011
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 8865

Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

My ex-wife is flying from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> tonight (Dec 29) but she is on fight AC35 (the usual ...

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by nrt1011
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Lufthansa´s A340 Fleet?
Replies: 61
Views: 31775

RE: The Future Of Lufthansa´s A340 Fleet?

These guys can do the economics of stay versus purchase, that should not be that dificult even though there are many variables. As someone said, the old 340's are worth as much as an 85 Chevy so keeping them around seems a good idea. Plus they are just great planes to fly in and I will happily fly o...

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