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by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 35
Views: 773

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Air Holland 757-200 (my first flight ever)
Transavia leased from Condor 757-300

That's it.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3735

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

But is 7-abreast the right number? The 767 is the only aircraft with that dimension, so it proves not to be the best one; the 8-abreast section of the A300/310/330/340 is more appropriate. I don't think it is, after all it's only one seat more than a 6-abreast narrow body but it does mean an extra ...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 166
Views: 9730

Re: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I remember Ryanair got sued by WizzAir over the name 'Buzz' as it's somewhat similar to 'Wizz'. Seems to not stop them for flying the Buzz livery. That's because Ryanair already owned the Buzz brand before Wizz was even founded, they just didn't use it at the time. Buzz was originally founded by KL...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot market-share and budget Europe-Asia traffic
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: Aeroflot market-share and budget Europe-Asia traffic

While Aeroflot might offer a great product, they're usually not the cheapest which is the first thing customers look at. If the price isn't right it doesn't matter how good they are, and other airlines are able to offer a better price for a similar product. For budget passengers first and business c...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?

I agree the 787 would be a great aircraft, the only downside is that the crew is able to override the window dimming. That shouldn't be the case. Anyway, the 787 is the only wide body I've ever flown so I don't really have much to compare it with but it's a pretty smooth ride. Though I think my choi...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

San Sebastián Airport (EAS) is right on the border between France and Spain. It's located in Spain along the bay of Chingoudy, which belongs to France. The border runs straight along the airport shore.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 49848

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

[Just not far enough for Bali ^^ Which is not really a problem because they can serve plenty of places from where Bali can be reached for cheap. However from Sri Lanka they might be able to serve Mauritius and Reunion. Of course only if their aircraft would be ETOPS certified because the entire tri...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 49848

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

In 2019 DAC had 13 million passengers and CMB 10 million. Bangladesh with 168 million inhabitants, Sri Lanka 22 million That's because by far most people in Bangladesh live in poverty, it's one of the poorest countries in the region. Sri Lanka, while not the most wealthy either, is a whole lot weal...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 30
Views: 2281

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

Perhaps it also has to do with the fact that the 737 has the engines closer to the fuselage than the A320, which has them further out. I can imagine the distance between the engines and the fuselage makes a difference.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

Weeze Airport (NRN) is as good as on the border between Germany and the Netherlands. It's officially in Germany although the border runs straight along the airport perimeter. Since it's an open border many Dutch people cross the border to fly from Weeze. Uzhgorod Airport (UDJ) is in Ukraine touching...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Classic aircraft routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Classic aircraft routes?

By classic I mean any aircraft that was produced up until the late 90s or even early 00s. Well, the DC-3 isn't a classic by these standards, but Buffalo Airways in northern Canada flies these on several passenger routes. And for catching the DC-3 in Europe you have to get to the Netherlands, Dutch ...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Classic aircraft routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Classic aircraft routes?

Blue Air still has a few 737-500s, however it's difficult to catch them as it varies what routes they're being put on. The same route can sometimes be served by a 737-700, sometimes by a 737 Max8 and sometimes by a 737-500. You never know upfront which aircraft type you're going to get. In Scotland ...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: cleaner jet fuel may not fly
Replies: 11
Views: 1320

Re: cleaner jet fuel may not fly

Only 2.4 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, were produced in the United States in 2019, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. In contrast, airlines burned 21.5 billion gallons of regular fuel that year. That means just over 0.01% of the nation’s supply currently comes...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU Green Certificate for US Citizens?
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: EU Green Certificate for US Citizens?

The problem is that the US doesn't follow the international standards for registering vaccines, they only give out paper passes. Perhaps this might help, people who have been vaccinated outside the EU can have their vaccination registered in the Netherlands. https://nltimes.nl/2021/07/28/covid-vacci...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the US ever have another full service carrier?
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Will the US ever have another full service carrier?

The US had way too many full service airlines in the past, more than any other country. That was not sustainable, now it's back to a more or less normal number. Why would six full service airlines in a country the size of a continent with 300 + million inhabitants be way too many? How many full ser...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kukes airport, Albania - future or will it close ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: Kukes airport, Albania - future or will it close ?

I can see Vlorë and Sarandë actually having potential for tourism, both of them being coastal towns. Sarandë is just opposite Corfu which attracts a huge number of beach tourists from all over Europe each summer, if Corfu can do it there's no reason Sarandë wouldn't be able to. Kukës is a whole othe...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Sanford International Airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 9622

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Remember the NAS services to Stewart SWF, and hour and a half north of NYC? That didn't work out very well. My favorite low cost carrier geographic deception: Frankfurt-Hahn, 2:15 by public transit from the Frankfurt Hauptbanhof. Actually that's not true, those flights performed very well until the...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the best Transatlantic First/Business Class?
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: What is the best Transatlantic First/Business Class?

Norwegian doesn't fly the 787 transatlantic anymore so you can scratch that one off your list. In fact they don't fly transatlantic anymore at all and all 787s have been phased out. Norwegian is back where they once started, a small airline that only flies within Europe. Some other options you haven...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 42
Views: 1519

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

Condor - A320
EasyJet - A319, A320
Thai AirAsia - A320
Vueling - A320
Wizzair - A320, A321, A321N

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

757-300
787-8
757-200
A321NEO
A321CEO
A320CEO
737-800
Fokker F-100
A319CEO

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Corsair 747 Classic St Maarten
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Corsair 747 Classic St Maarten

Corsair doesn't fly the 747 anymore, they've got an all-Airbus fleet now. I believe they're using the A330-200 to St. Maarten, not entirely sure.

The last 747-400 was phased out last year, the classic last flew in 1999.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 54
Views: 2271

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Norwegian (800)
Ryanair (800)
Transavia (800)

That's it.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your primary, secondary, and tertiary travel rewards programs?
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: What are your primary, secondary, and tertiary travel rewards programs?

I'm not on any rewards programs, the airlines that I usually fly don't have them and honestly I don't care about them either. I prefer a lower fare instead of a rewards program. The way rewards programs work is that the fare is higher than it needs to be. Part of the fare is put into a savings accou...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 49848

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I am totally in favour of a Wizz base on the Canaries. To get the 6 hour flights to Natal and Fortaleza in Brazil :) With the anticipated 8 hour flights by the XLR to Salvador, Belem, Manaus and Brasilia! But even from the Canaries, the Wizz XLR is not supposed to reach Sao Paulo or Rio ;) Or they ...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 2078

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

The only regional jet I've ever flown is a Fokker F-100, a truly great aircraft. Unfortunately there aren't many of them left these days.

The Embraer E-jets seem like they're very nice, however no personal experience.

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big pax airlines, that operated Boeing but never Airbus and vice versa
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Big pax airlines, that operated Boeing but never Airbus and vice versa

OK, I didn't know that. Then I guess they don't qualify as an all-Boeing airline.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big pax airlines, that operated Boeing but never Airbus and vice versa
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Big pax airlines, that operated Boeing but never Airbus and vice versa

Wizzair never operated Boeing, only Airbus. The same goes for Vueling.

Transavia always operated Boeing, although Transavia France did wet-lease a few A320 from Air France at one time. Anyway, Transavia Netherlands never flew any Airbus.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 49848

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

How does Wizz Air compare to easyJet and Ryanair in Italy? Their growth is indeed impressive and it seems like Italians responded well to them unlike the Norwegians. All three LCCs are big in Italy, where there's a large demand for cheap flights. Italians are price-consious, if they can save a few ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam in Europe
Replies: 81
Views: 13043

Re: Skyteam in Europe

Actually there was a fourth alliance, which would have been, if Air France and KLM had not merged. That fourth alliance, don't know what it was called, started with Northwest and KLM back in the 90s. Then it went on growing with Continental, Alitalia and Kenya Airways. That was Wings Alliance. Ther...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Re: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?

I still wonder that the US American legacy carriers don't have low cost subsidiaries. They compete with the LCCs with their Eco light fares. I guess that's because the American market is a domestic market with airlines having hubs all over the country. The European market on the other hand is way m...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Re: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?

I think the loyalty factor is a bit off as well. Many Europeans are loyal to their nation's flag carrier come what may. I have to disagree with that. Sure many Europeans are proud of their national flag carrier airline, I can't deny that as a Dutch I'm proud of KLM. Nonetheless they're not my prefe...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection timing at Vienna
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Connection timing at Vienna

Wow, you're brave imo. I think VIE is a terrible airport for connecting, and adding a self-connection into the mix makes it worse. As PatrickZ80 says, might just be do-able if you sprint, but will certainly be a squeaky bum time I imagine. It can actually be very convenient if you're lucky, but in ...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If someone were to give you any out of commission airliner to put in your "back yard" which one would you choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: If someone were to give you any out of commission airliner to put in your "back yard" which one would you choose?

Unfortunately I don't have a back yard and I doubt if even an ultralight would fit on my balcony. In order to place any sizeable airliner I'd have to put it on the roof, I don't think my neighbors would be happy with that. But if I had the room for it, a 737 would be nice. It's the type of airliner ...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection timing at Vienna
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Connection timing at Vienna

As long as you don't have any checked luggage and the first flight is on time, it should just barely be doable. Keep in mind that gate-checked luggage counts as checked luggage too and just like ordinary checked luggage you have to retrieve it at the belt. However there's no time for that, so make s...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 120
Views: 20293

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

JumboMaiden wrote:
Is there any reason why this couldn’t be operated by Aer Lingus with a new hire crew base at Gatwick?


It could, but what would be the purpose of that? It's not like Aer Lingus has any advantage over British Airways.

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 120
Views: 20293

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

They should resurrect one of the iconic British airline brands. I'd love to see Britannia back in the skies. They had such a fantastic livery. Slight problem with that, BA never owned Britannia Airways. It was rebranded as Thomson Airways and eventually became TUI. Therefor BA is not allowed to use...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 120
Views: 20293

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

Here's a news article about it in Dutch: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/british-airways-overweegt-lowcost-dochter-op-te-richten It says BA is considering starting a low-cost subsidiary at London Gatwick to better compete with low-cost airlines like EasyJet. BA will not r...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the McDonnell Douglas MD-90 a good airplane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Was the McDonnell Douglas MD-90 a good airplane?

MD90-50 would've been the transcontinental version. Actually the MD90-50 was developed as the MD-95 and later renamed into the Boeing 717. Far from transcontinental, more like a competitor for the regional jets at the time. Specially the Fokker F-100 which it showed many similarities with. The MD-9...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meal service in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 3969

Re: Meal service in Y

For me that is simply not true. The ticket price might indeed be the first thing I look at when searching flights. But when it comes to booking flights the schedule usually plays a bigger role. Most of the time I choose KLM over easyJet or Norwegian. Because five or six daily flights offer much mor...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8770

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

As for air cargo, Amsterdam is a flower hub. Mostly tulips that are being grown in greenhouses in the Netherlands and shipped all over the world. Each day KLM planes fly all over the world with their cargo holds full of flowers so people can buy them while they're still fresh. Oslo is a fish hub, mo...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

AntonioMartin wrote:
Ohh thanks....AFAIK, when I was a kid, travel agents did that for you all the time. They'd just tell you "you have to change airlines on your connection airport". He he


Yeah, travel agents really are a thing of the past.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCCs from Europe to Asia & Africa Thread - 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2389

Re: LCCs from Europe to Asia & Africa Thread - 2021

Would Turkish Airlines name itself a low-cost airline? No, definitely not! Turkish Airlines is a full-service legacy airline, their fares are significantly higher than the low-cost airlines. Pegasus Airlines is the low-cost airline in Turkey, connecting a lot of European to a lot of Asian and also ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

What is self-connecting??? It's a one-stop flight on two different tickets. For example let's say I want to get from Amsterdam to San Francisco for cheap. FrenchBee has a cheap flight from Paris Orly to San Francisco but Paris is not Amsterdam. FrenchBee does not offer Amsterdam so you would say th...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 49848

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Another route with high fares is LTN->TLV. Due to the £82 APD. Still Wizz offers fares on a few days from £54 ^^. Indeed they're making losses on some of these tickets, basically they take money from the marketing budget and haul it over to the operational budget to sponsor those tickets. Their aim...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bridge over airport apron
Replies: 22
Views: 4717

Re: Bridge over airport apron

The one at London Gatwick is 32 meters high, which is more than high enough for any aircraft to pass underneath. It's pretty cool. Of course it can be built lower, however then certain types of aircraft would not be able to pass under it. The aircraft with the highest tail is the A380 which is 24.1 ...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest Aircraft Still In Commercial Service
Replies: 3
Views: 2139

Re: Oldest Aircraft Still In Commercial Service

The link appears to be dead, I get a 404 error.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

So far I have self-connected at the following airports: - Barcelona - Copenhagen - London Stansted - Milan Malpensa - Oslo Gardermoen - Stockholm Arlanda All of them have their pros and cons, I don't really have a favorite. It also depends on which airlines I'm flying, some airports can be very conv...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

I don’t get it, why complicate air travel more than it is. To save money of course, a self-connection can sometimes be considerably cheaper than a through-ticket. Of course the best self-hubbing connections are those where you can stay airside, meaning you should be able to check-in online for your...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 49848

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Interesting post I understand your point with demand being strong especially for locals but I don’t understand how they make it work on 8 euro fares. I understand ancillaries are big game, but still the margins must be so tight, have the fares always been this low or has the competition from FR cau...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 49848

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

i just checked KTW<>DTM for November and December. It's flown 3-4 times daily altogether by Ryanair and Wizz. Prices are down to 8€ and may get lower :D Good for a day trip in Dortmund, Katowice, Krakow. Especially for the Christmas market. What a crazy route. My estimate about the demand on this r...

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