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by runway23
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 86
Views: 10748

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Curious to see what's going to change in the long haul operation with the reduction of those 767 frames. If Austrian was already notably small in regards to this, I wonder what's going to be cut after this. The more they depend on the short haul operation, I believe the more they'll suffer from tou...

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by runway23
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Many flights will restart the coming weeks from Swiss. Most flights will firstly be operated with the A220-fleet with some exceptions. LHR is currently seeing widebody ops, the A320's will be deployed to meet demand. Any info to when the 2nd NEO will arrive in ZRH and if she needs retrofitting like...

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by runway23
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Is there anywhere I can get a rough schedule as to when the next Swiss A320N/321N deliveries will be? Thinking of coming to Zurich (if travel permitted) in late August/September. Also, has Swiss given any indication as to what are the next routes to be served by the Neos? The neo(s) rotate around t...

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by runway23
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33840

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

The point is, there’s no demand for premium class. So why operate it and incur the expense of provisioning and crewing for it when you’ve got Rouge there that can do what currently needs to be done, with a nice mixed fleet of 40 narrow bodies and 25 WB’s, which together with some Jazz aircraft, is ...

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by runway23
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1623
Views: 278163

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Every airline will become smaller as far as operations. TPG likes to think they know the ends and outs of airlines, but in fact they're just repeat travel bloggers. TPG is just a platform to rake in credit card referral bonuses. They even managed to publish an article on travel credit cards offerin...

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by runway23
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

Re: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?

flybry wrote:
I was thinking they’d merge to save themselves from going out of business?


The cost of a merger is considerable in terms of efforts, cost and planning. Airlines have other stuff to do now like trying to survive.

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by runway23
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1623
Views: 278163

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

dtw2hyd wrote:
Depends on how busy AMS, CDG, and LHR would be after this event, Delta should develop a low cost no curfew Eastern European hub for Eastward traffic.


At this point AF/DL can't even make ATL-CDG work, speaks loads about how critical the situation is and just how quickly things have changed.

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by runway23
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64090

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

None of you on here arguing against aid are thinking realistically... it’s obvious many of you don’t know or can’t comprehend the extent of the US3s influence on our economy. Even without one it would do immediate and possibly irreparable damage to many industries. Please wake up and realize this i...

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by runway23
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?
Replies: 30
Views: 2561

Re: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?

FabienA380 wrote:
Some airlines already do and have done for years. Tap, Eva, Madarin are the ones that pop in my head.


Note that a fairly large proportion of those served are just wet wipes. It is still not that widespread to find wipes served by airlines that include alcohol in them.

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by runway23
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22053

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

SAS has mentioned about the A321LR letting them serve Canada routes. I would assume they will add either YYZ or YUL. They could have a good arrangement whereas AC operates YYZ-CPH and SK operates ARN-YUL. That way together they serve the two largest markets on both sides, with a large widebody betw...

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by runway23
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Portugal seals final deal with TAP's private shareholders
Replies: 132
Views: 17084

Re: Lufthansa and United in negotiations to acquire TAP from David Neeleman

MaverickM11 wrote:
What is the upside, especially for UA? It's like buying SN 2.0.


Remove an airline who under prices pretty much everyone on the transatlantic market.

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by runway23
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A220: left engine failure, diverting to Bordeaux.
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Re: Air Baltic A220: left engine failure, diverting to Bordeaux.

Perhaps this will make BT reassess flying their 220s above FL280 ?

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by runway23
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28806

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

Al Baker is smart to pull the plug on this investment. However, things Qatar has touched also seem to be jinxed. For instance, they bought into Cathay Pacific.... And Jet Airways (9W).... That was Etihad. People in this thread are confusing Etihad with Qatar. Air Italy is their first major question...

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by runway23
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28806

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

Is collapsing the airline QR’s way of getting out of a MAX order they now realise is cursed? AAB has enough muscle to reject the 737MAX order without bankrupting Air Italy. The end of this airline is probably just a realization that competitive forces are too strong. Short-haul they are cornered by...

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by runway23
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49382

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

I hope this is the crash too many that causes EASA to look into Turkish operators and their safety culture. Seems like there is something going amiss either because pilots are discouraged to go around, attempting to land in impossible conditions, poorly trained, communicating badly or too confident....

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by runway23
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210708

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Just ban all flights into/out of China, including Hong Kong until this thing is over. and it will cripple the worldwide economy Uh, no it won't. Most goods from China are transported via cargo ships, not air travel. Problem is the ships are now going empty for the most part. Most of the shipping li...

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by runway23
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 250
Views: 33681

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Maybe it's time for LO to consider deepening their ties with TK? Both seem to be sidelined by LH and UA in Star Alliance so maybe it's time for this friendship to be evaluated. LO no longer desperately needs LH's network for connections given how much bigger its own has become. The alliance where L...

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by runway23
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 14648

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2020

jsfr wrote:
I was surprised to see her parked at CDG near terminal 1 yesterday evening. Beautiful bird. Next to a French military (non-passenger) plane which was odd....


It is soon to fly to Wuhan to bring back French and European citizens. Believe from what the media said it will return to Istres.

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by runway23
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering
Replies: 11
Views: 4393

Re: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering

Not really, it will take around 3 to 4 hour and cost you even more than taking the plane Where do you get that from? A 1st class TGV train normally cost between 90 and 150 Eur with a travel time between 3h 5min and 3h.25min. 2nd class TGV starts at 19 EUR. You dont fly faster between the cities tha...

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by runway23
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

Re: Future of YUL

For those that don't know the "REM" mentioned above is the French acronym for LRT. There will finally be a rail connection to downtown. It is currently under construction and will be operational in 2023 I believe. The train tunnel will be under the Y shaped terminal extension in the pictu...

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by runway23
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2606

Re: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019

I have always wondered if it could be done to transform Le Versoud into an airport. The runway is short but maybe it could be extended to make it suitable for an ATR. And there's the railway line just behind the entrance, wouldn't be too difficult to build a small platform and make Grenoble-Chambér...

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by runway23
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2606

Re: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019

Yes, non-stop from UK to GVA or LYS. Slow and expensive to connect in Paris. US colleagues tend to fly to Paris and just take the TGV from there. Worth also pointing out that there are no flights between Paris and Grenoble. That said seeing how far GNB is from Grenoble (45km) and that LYS is only 9...

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by runway23
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2606

Re: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019

How much of a competitor (realistically speaking) is GVA to LYS? Both France and Switzerland have relatively high operating costs so it would be interesting to know what each airport is doing to attract customers. By the way, who operates flights from Lyon to Armenia? Lots of studies have shown tha...

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by runway23
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2606

Re: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019

I believe it's still Marseille, however on the tourist side Lyon must be second. Marseille city only is larger population wise than Lyon, but the metropolitan area of Lyon has a population of 400k more people. So by all means Lyon is the 2nd city of France and has a lot more tourism than Marseille.

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by runway23
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18107

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

There’s a lot of evidence now that the crash in Iran was an accidental shoot down. With that in mind I doubt anyone is going to assume the liability of operations in that theater until safety can be assured. You probably have multiple aspects: -Insurers or insurance policy doesn't cover or severely...

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by runway23
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18107

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

Also, OS871 VIE-IKA is diverting to SOF. Sofia is barely an hour flying time from Vienna, why not return to the base in stead of landing in Bulgaria. Quite odd. Yeah, that's odd to me too. Obviously had the fuel to make it back to VIE if it had enough to make it to Tehran. Curfew issue, perhaps? St...

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by runway23
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does the LH Group send its different brands in intercontinental travel?
Replies: 24
Views: 4623

Re: Where does the LH Group send its different brands in intercontinental travel?

steman wrote:
Edelweiss only caters the Swiss leisure market so it´s not confusing for people starting from, say, Frankfurt.


Not quite accurate, pretty much the entire WK network has LX codeshares on it and connections are sold from destinations around the LX network.

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by runway23
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does the LH Group send its different brands in intercontinental travel?
Replies: 24
Views: 4623

Re: Where does the LH Group send its different brands in intercontinental travel?

I think you'll find that WK has service to YVR, TPA, SAN, MCO. OS will start BOS later this year. Also, LX serves YUL and IAD begins in March. SN flies to IAD also. LH serves YUL from FRA seasonally on top of MUC year round. Other than that, might be useful to skip lines between your thoughts as it ...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 737
Views: 89368

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

So what are Wizz Air's realistic long-term prospects in France? What bases could they open? LYS maybe? The question of bases is a tricky one. Why would they want to open bases in France at all? Isn't it a generally accepted idea -- you don't want to create French-domiciled jobs, until you absolutel...

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by runway23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6603

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

dangerhere wrote:
PM wrote:
:stirthepot: Perhaps LH will buy JOON...



And perhaps brand it as Joon Go/Play/Now/Be/Cum ect by Lufthansa


You missed SHOT, which would brand perfectly as sHOT if you translate the Hot part in German.

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by runway23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6603

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

Does it even make sense to have EW? As in to even have an LCC branch?Why don't they just focus on their main hubs and leave the rest to others since they obviously can't do it efficiently. I am sure LH could profitably operate a mini base in DUS with its own brand. Well others would essentially be ...

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by runway23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6603

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

LH Group has a very weird way of managing brands and products. Essentially if you look at it they could easily get rid of the EW brand and bring everything under LH, keeping different contracts/AOCs if they really wanted to keep costs at a minimum. It seems weird that for example LH Group have two v...

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by runway23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72487

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-19dec19/


They have done that every year at the same period for the past 5 years or so.
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Blerg wrote:
In Q2 2020 Etihad will be reducing Geneva from daily to 5 weekly flights.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-19dec19/


They have done that every year at the same period for the past 5 years or so.

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by runway23
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR
Replies: 119
Views: 11841

Re: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR

No equipment is listed in the release for YVR-EWR which makes me guess it might be operated with a 737MAX. Wonder if the existing flight will also change from 787 to 737Max, as the press release doesn't specifically say that there is an increase in capacity.

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by runway23
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22053

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

Canada and AC is a different market, AC main hub is YYZ but they have what I'd call "second-tier" hubs in YVR and YUL as they operate multiple (10+) long haul routes which cretaes a much better operating cost structure. Perhaps you consider it that way, but YUL/YVR are by no means second ...

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by runway23
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion
Replies: 61
Views: 11579

Re: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion

B6 is TP's best buddy in the USA though. Yes and no. Yes, TP more aggressively offers interline options with B6, but TAP continues to enjoy ATI with United (and codeshares on some UA flights). Not in the JV anymore but they were at one point. http://www.sterlingtravel.co.uk/article139.html TP was n...

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by runway23
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3948

Re: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019

Easyjet carried 88.5 million passengers last year at 78 g CO2 per passenger, i. e. they emitted 6.9 million tons of CO2 in 2018. Some political parties are pushing for a CO2 price of >100€/$/whatever you use/... per kg. Easyjets scheme will cost them about 3.6 £ per kg of CO2. It sounds good but I ...

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by runway23
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14137

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

A320FlyGuy wrote:
The tail isn’t even visible in that picture.....


Airbus took the original picture down. It was the following:

Image

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by runway23
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 279
Views: 53289

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

juliuswong wrote:
Seems like MOL prediction is coming true....all that is left after all these consolidation will be IAG, AF/KLM, Ryanair, Wizz and Easyjet. Everything else will be insignificant.


I can see Wizz being bought by one of the big 5.

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by runway23
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 279
Views: 53289

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Does T4/T4S have capacity to pick up Air Europa ops eventually, or, would they want to keep those separated for the more leisure/package holiday crew? From what I recall transferring from T123 and T4 required exiting security and taking a bus to T4. Then again I’ve only flown AirEuropa once from BO...

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by runway23
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 123927

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
C-GEGI is indeed heading to Montreal. It's currently around 100 nm northwest of it.


Landed at YMX according to FR24. Any reason why it didn’t go to YUL ?

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by runway23
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline
Replies: 37
Views: 7158

Re: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline

I'm sorry but this guy has taken 300 flights? And didn't think to put his full name as it matches his passport? This is 100% on him. I put my middle name even on any domestic US tickets I purchase. I know TSA won't care but why take the risk? Because in Europe nobody does. 99% of people put first n...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44091

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

What's the news for DUB-YUL on EI ? It still hasn't been reloaded for summer 2020. Will it ever launch ?

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by runway23
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR, two-class configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 4861

Re: Airbus A321LR, two-class configuration

No, TAP Air Portugal has three classes instead of two. Don't be fooled by marketing, it is a 2 class airplane. The economy extra is just 1-2 inches more leg room than 'economy' which is purely due to the fact that a 31" pitch wouldn't align with the exit row. EI fits more seats than TP, becaus...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 31128

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after another engine problem

Why does it happen only to Swiss? They have the largest fleet and they operate many short flights a day. Higher probability of being the one hitting the issues In terms of probability though it’s kind of weird these issues happen in majority on flights to or from GVA. There’s a good portion of the ...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 31128

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after another engine problem

All LX flights from GVA are cancelled (except ZRH and JFK). First cancellation was this morning at 10:35. Strange thing is, according to FR24, an A220 took of from GVA to LHR at 13:16, landed at 13:34 (local time), took off again at 14:38 and is currently in flight. Is that really an A220, or a rep...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 22500

Re: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019

Another engine failure today and the aircraft is now grounded by Swiss - as I had speculated 3 weeks ago.

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