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by mrcomet
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017: In memoriam
Replies: 20
Views: 3268

Re: 2017: In memoriam

Honestly, good riddance to most of them. Air Berlin was a scumbag airline that cheated passengers and deserved to go out of business. Monarch is an old timer but for the most part these were crappy airlines that needed culling. A lot more should have followed.

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by mrcomet
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 58
Views: 22939

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

Should we extend the creepiness? How about a chain where we can all post our own photos for flights we may be on. Then if it crashes, we'll be eerily documented. Of course, with millions of flights a month it would be (thankfully) a needle in a field of haystacks.

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by mrcomet
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian Quad Jet For Decade of 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 5314

Re: New Russian Quad Jet For Decade of 2020

Always seemed to me that Russia never really understood that whole competitive angle on passenger design. I never knew why they didn't focus on a specialized cargo aircraft. The weight and efficiency is less important than the price. They have a respected track record of cargo airplanes. I modified ...

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by mrcomet
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways planning Sarajevo flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2823

Re: Kuwait Airways planning Sarajevo flights

Its the start of Climate Change immigration. It's the only stable muslim majority country with nice weather. While the Gulf has had 4 days in a row of +50 degree celsius, its 20 in the mountains. They are buying up property in the mountains which is cheap. They don't mix well however so the money wo...

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by mrcomet
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 70563

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

This may turn out to be a dumb question but in order to get something to market quickly, why not just do a 757NG. I know they've gotten rid of a lot of their equipment and the design is old but you clean that design up, put on new engines and push it out. That has to save some time in certifications...

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by mrcomet
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flight history more than 1 year
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Plane flight history more than 1 year

It's odd. Flightaware offers historic data but they won't tell you how many flights you are buying. Silly. They only go back to 2012. Is there one source of this data and these guys are repackaging it or are a number of people collecting it?

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by mrcomet
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flight history more than 1 year
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Plane flight history more than 1 year

It's not an airline. It's a business jet.

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by mrcomet
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flight history more than 1 year
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Plane flight history more than 1 year

Anyone know where I can get flight history back to the early 2000s? I want to track where a jet has been 10 years ago?

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by mrcomet
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator
Replies: 39
Views: 9427

Re: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator

About time Air Baltic gets new metal. Those 737-500s are pretty long in the tooth.

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by mrcomet
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 For Hungary National Carrier
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

RE: SSJ100 For Hungary National Carrier

The way it will work is they start up the airline, pay all big upfront costs, pay off large parts of the airplanes, announce they are making huge losses and then privatize it and sell it for pennies on the dollar. These deals are long-term. But corrupt politicians don't make good airline operators a...

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by mrcomet
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Delays A380 Sale 2 Years "at Least"
Replies: 28
Views: 16375

RE: MH Delays A380 Sale 2 Years "at Least"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aryonoco" class="quote" target="_blank">aryonoco</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>One has to also consider the current oil...

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by mrcomet
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Considering Integrating SN Into Eurowings
Replies: 86
Views: 24906

RE: LH Considering Integrating SN Into Eurowings

I think they should rebrand both as Sabena World Airways and pick up some 748s. Then fly a whole retro style and provide great food and exotic locations with hand painted travel posters. It's so crazy it might work. We've lost that wonderful old sense of travel adventure. And this is why I don't hav...

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by mrcomet
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 For Hungary National Carrier
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

RE: SSJ100 For Hungary National Carrier

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LH748" class="quote" target="_blank">LH748</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" al...

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by mrcomet
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serbian Govt Helps Air Serbia
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

RE: Serbian Govt Helps Air Serbia

The problem is that the government of Serbia is subsidizing Etihad. Their share of the landing fees was $11 million. Whey does Etihad need that more than the Belgrade Airport. And this is all when Air Serbia is supposed to be very profitable. Also, Etihad bought Air Serbia so it could get more route...

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by mrcomet
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serbian Govt Helps Air Serbia
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Serbian Govt Helps Air Serbia

An interesting story out of Serbia. Air Serbia has been collecting landing fees in tickets but suddenly the government, over the holidays when no one would notice, forgave all of that debt - $22 million. Since Air Serbia is half owned by Etihad, its an unusual gift. The prime minister has been adama...

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by mrcomet
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines We Lost In 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3060

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Ahhh. B&H Airlines - the airline created for corruption. You can't steal unless you have a business to steal from. I am sure, like a bad ponzi scheme or a case of the clap, it will come back using more state money and investment only, for the 5th time or so, it will again disappoint us all.

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by mrcomet
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Delivers 635 Planes In 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 12237

RE: Airbus Delivers 635 Planes In 2015

WIth Boeing predicting 754 deliveries, it really shows a huge discrepancy and a smart move by Boeing. Backlogs don't seem to matter as much anymore. What matters more now is how many you deliver a year because that's when you get paid. Both have multi-year backlogs but if you are delivering faster, ...

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by mrcomet
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie W.warns: Make A Decision Or I'll Move BA
Replies: 61
Views: 21010

RE: Willie W.warns: Make A Decision Or I'll Move BA

I have to agree with his frustration. It's going to happen - it has to. So why keep waiting and driving up costs? Unless they plan to build another airport, you have to expand <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Even a third runway is not enough unless they...

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by mrcomet
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Starts Scheduled Service
Replies: 16
Views: 4644

RE: National Starts Scheduled Service

While it's nice to see the National brand resurface, it seems these classic brands like Pan Am and Eastern are taken up by companies that are compensating for something they don't have - money and smarts.

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by mrcomet
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Starts Scheduled Service
Replies: 16
Views: 4644

National Starts Scheduled Service

Some of you might have seen this: <a href="http://www.thestreet.com/story/13402205/1/new-national-airlines-eyes-used-boeing-777s-u-k-route-more-cities.html" target="_blank">http://www.thestreet.com/story/13402...ng-777s-u-k-route-more-cities.html</a> Another National named airline is doing a couple ...

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by mrcomet
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Patents 12 Across Business Class Seating
Replies: 56
Views: 22861

RE: Boeing Patents 12 Across Business Class Seating

If airlines had their way, they'd create and patent their own seating plan: <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=13161&filename=1370624602HoniXq.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/13161...

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by mrcomet
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Im Bank Reauthorized
Replies: 24
Views: 4246

RE: Ex Im Bank Reauthorized

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Hamlet69" class="quote" target="_blank">Hamlet69</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>As already stated, Ex-Im is actually a net...

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by mrcomet
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "complete Hell" U.S Airports
Replies: 103
Views: 23959

RE: "complete Hell" U.S Airports

US Airports have been built up starting in the 1940s. They are older and many are stuck in a set footprint. Even large US international ports like <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and <acronym title="Washington - Dulles I...

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by mrcomet
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Detachable Cabin Ideal
Replies: 11
Views: 7774

RE: Airbus Detachable Cabin Ideal

Why would Airbus patent it? If they know its impossible, then why bother. They must suspect they or someone else would use it.

It seems airlines would love it. It allows them to treat passengers even more like freight.

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by mrcomet
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Big Thing?
Replies: 113
Views: 16419

RE: United Next Big Thing?

What I'd wish for is them to actually get their wifi to work. That has to be the worst system ever installed in a plane. It may be the worst commercial product for an airline ever.

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by mrcomet
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus In Talk For 30 A380s For 2 Airlines
Replies: 135
Views: 35938

RE: Airbus In Talk For 30 A380s For 2 Airlines

Lets hope not Saudi for Mecca flights. The A380 is big enough to host another stampede and major loss of life.

I am thinking they'll trick Delta into thinking the planes are used and sell them a few frames cheap.

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by mrcomet
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Sues Etihad Over Obese Passenger
Replies: 41
Views: 11319

RE: Passenger Sues Etihad Over Obese Passenger

The solution is have an economy row for hefty passengers - economy plus (sizes) - and make those people pay the extra fare. That way airlines are always covered. The problem will be when passengers resist paying extra amounts. But you are essentially buying space and weight when you buy an airline t...

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by mrcomet
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines DC10s
Replies: 33
Views: 11945

RE: Western Airlines DC10s

I loved that low pitched whine the DC10s made. As a kid near ORD I could always tell when one was flying overhead by that sound. Its unusual when you can tell a plane by its sound.

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by mrcomet
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airliner? (says July 1959)
Replies: 9
Views: 3301

RE: What Airliner? (says July 1959)

And its easy to take that picture from the lounge give the seating:

http://www.psa-history.org/sites/default/files/gallery/188-jeanpc.jpg

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by mrcomet
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bosnia's B&H Airlines Looses AOC
Replies: 6
Views: 2713

RE: Bosnia's B&H Airlines Looses AOC

Again? This is the fourth or so reconstitution of this politically connected airline that has never been able to compete with anyone. It's been swallowing taxpayer money and never paying its bills -- probably money was being stolen. The previous versions including Air Bosna never paid its bills eith...

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by mrcomet
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Express To Be Restarted This Week
Replies: 10
Views: 3593

RE: Greenland Express To Be Restarted This Week

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MEA-707" class="quote" target="_blank">MEA-707</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>The poster you reply to of course has Irelan...

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by mrcomet
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Express To Be Restarted This Week
Replies: 10
Views: 3593

RE: Greenland Express To Be Restarted This Week

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/330lover" class="quote" target="_blank">330lover</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Why is that?</i></font></td></tr></table> ...

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by mrcomet
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish To Make Special Announcement
Replies: 64
Views: 27156

RE: LOT Polish To Make Special Announcement

I wonder if this is an attempt by Star Alliance to address the ME carriers. It's another route to Asia this time through Europe. By beefing up a lot of connections on lower expense airlines like LOT, they can strengthen their ability to move traffic one stop through Europe.

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by mrcomet
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Express To Be Restarted This Week
Replies: 10
Views: 3593

Greenland Express To Be Restarted This Week

A virtual carrier leasing Bulgarian planes? Does not sound like the recipe for safe travel.

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by mrcomet
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines Wants To Develop Eastern Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 4486

RE: Croatia Airlines Wants To Develop Eastern Europe

Unless they are getting a load of money from the government -- and that might be the Russian or Croatian -- it isn't going to happen. They have very high costs, crappy infrastructure and poor management. They can start by not cancelling flights becuase they don't have enough passengers and then clai...

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by mrcomet
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Fleet News: E195 OS, More 77W, 350 To MUC
Replies: 39
Views: 18826

RE: LH Group Fleet News: E195 OS, More 77W, 350 To MUC

I fly the Fokkers all the time. Good airplanes and Austrian does a good job keeping them in good shape. They feel roomy for 5 across - the Embraers don't.

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by mrcomet
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Protectionism Is Bad For The Consumer
Replies: 26
Views: 4365

RE: US Protectionism Is Bad For The Consumer

Protectionism is very bad when everyone does it because it raises costs for everything which drives down trade and economic activity. And once done, it will be applied capriciously in a targeted way to help industries. Free an open trade is good but natural advantages will always hurt some over othe...

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by mrcomet
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Discontinue Moscow
Replies: 49
Views: 17428

RE: CX To Discontinue Moscow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>Now who is making up crap? It's so easy to b...

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by mrcomet
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Discontinue Moscow
Replies: 49
Views: 17428

RE: CX To Discontinue Moscow

Airlines operating there always had to pay a corruption tax which makes everything less profitable. Small and big corruption drove up fuel prices with unnecessary middlemen, etc. So they lose marginal air services faster.

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by mrcomet
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other Paper Airlines Like Manx2
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Other Paper Airlines Like Manx2

I was watching one of those airline crash shows and they were looking at the Manx 2 crash in Cork of a Metroliner. One of the safety findings was that Manx 2 was an airline only in its paperwork. They owned no airplanes and basically put together contracted crews and planes to fly their routes. Basi...

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by mrcomet
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tracking Private Plane Tail Numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 15860

RE: Tracking Private Plane Tail Numbers

This is all interesting but it doesn't help me in Europe. Flightaware doesn't allow you to get European tail numbers. Any ideas? For the record, we all pay for airports and we have a right to know who uses them. Greater transparency will help us avoid everything from terrorist flights to rendition f...

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by mrcomet
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What Is The Point Of Airbus Vs Boeing Arguments?
Replies: 25
Views: 1869

RE: What Is The Point Of Airbus Vs Boeing Arguments?

Its entertainment and education. Pure and simple. Why do you care? . This list is completely and utterly irrelevant to everything in the world. It doesn't matter. All of these opinions are really irrelevant. But we read it for two purposes - entertainment and education. So, we argue because you lear...

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by mrcomet
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tracking Private Plane Tail Numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 15860

Tracking Private Plane Tail Numbers

Does anyone know how to track the flights of a business jet? Flightaware has the capacity but it says that it won't give you te data because of rules related to the EU.

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by mrcomet
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name That Airport (1960s)
Replies: 63
Views: 12683

RE: Name That Airport (1960s)

Would have been fun to travel on some of those birds.

#8 looks like SFO but could be ORD

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by mrcomet
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name That Airport (1960s)
Replies: 63
Views: 12683

RE: Name That Airport (1960s)

I am pretty sure #1 and #3 are ORD

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by mrcomet
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing Orders - Part 5
Replies: 220
Views: 25947

RE: Airbus And Boeing Orders - Part 5

I suspect Leahy is leaking the numbers to cut into the press Boeing is getting over its end of year announcements. Again, this is nothing but <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym>. Airbus historically has had to cancel many, many more orders than Boeing meaning their numbers are just not...

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by mrcomet
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elvis's Two Private Jets To Be Sold
Replies: 43
Views: 16495

RE: Elvis's Two Private Jets To Be Sold

It's a sealed auction. Here is the auction housvv information: http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/

I think I'll put in a bid for $50. They are being sold as a pair. Then it will only cost another $500K to move them.

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by mrcomet
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways To Sarajevo?
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

RE: Qatar Airways To Sarajevo?

Think they'll use 380's?  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Seriously, service has been bad to <acronym title="Sarajevo - Butmir (SJJ / LQSA), Bosnia and Herzegovina">SJJ</acronym> since Malev pulled out of mark...

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by mrcomet
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ195LR Montenegro Airlines - Doubt
Replies: 29
Views: 5194

RE: ERJ195LR Montenegro Airlines - Doubt

I doubt sanctions have had much effect. The bigger problem on <acronym title="Lufthansa Cargo India">LF</acronym> is rouble fall combined with winter flight from a summer destination combined with holiday flight. Montenegro has a lot of Russian investment but its the shady kind - which doesn't care ...

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by mrcomet
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul Might Order A320neo's
Replies: 12
Views: 3547

RE: Azul Might Order A320neo's

If he is getting the right product at the right price, why bother bidding. I imagine if he didn't, he'd open it up for bidding and that is enough to get the price down. It's probably like cars -- these guys know how much it costs A and B to make them and they know what other airlines are getting the...

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