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by Vasu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4732

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

I find this really exciting - it was so sad to see it close a few years back...

What’s interesting is that the article mentions passenger flights as well as just a cargo hub. What airlines/routes are they envisioning, I wonder?

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by Vasu
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL France to cease flying
Replies: 16
Views: 4128

Re: LEVEL France to cease flying

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! They were dirt cheap last year from Paris Orly to EWR. My only complaint was them charging for water.....ITS WATER PEOPLE!! The crew were professional and nice the A330-200 was clean too and seatback video on a no frills airline was nice way to pass 7 hours. The only airline I know...

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by Vasu
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3852

Re: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

But... how do you smuggle a fake helicopter out of the country?

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by Vasu
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 737
Views: 89289

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz Air have removed more than 100 routes from its website - including from several bases including but not limited to: - Vilnius - Budapest - Bucharest - Krakow - Warsaw Chopin - Wroclaw - Katowice - Cluj - Gdansk - London Luton (total 7 routes cut at LTN: KSC, OHD, KUN, PLG, SKP, TAT, VNO) - Ohr...

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by Vasu
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 459
Views: 55051

Re: BA LHR -MIA

ANDY3 wrote:
But BA209 is the normal passenger flight number thats been in use for many years???.


Probably makes sense to use it for the temporary cargo flight then.

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by Vasu
Fri May 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1898

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

KLMatSJC wrote:
Just cancelled a great trip to BOM in June/July

SJC-PHX on WN
PHX-ORD on AA
ORD-AMM-AUH on RJ
AUH-HYD on EY
HYD-BOM on AI

BOM-CMB on UL
CMB-DOH-LAX on QR
LAX-SJC on AA (OO)


That really does sound good. Is the trip still on for when things clear up?

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by Vasu
Fri May 29, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will the last major airline retire the 757?
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Icelandair will be the last operator - nothing carries fish quite like the 757. :lol:

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by Vasu
Wed May 27, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 6975

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Interesting operator - is this in any way linked to the company based out of Bournemouth that used to fly 747-200s on random charter missions in the early 2000s?

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by Vasu
Fri May 22, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor U.S. flights pulled?
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: Condor U.S. flights pulled?

I was doing a flight search to Germany this summer from PHX and noticed DE is no longer operating TALT flights BWI/MSY/PIT/MSP/FAI removed for 2020 season PHX/ANC/PDX/LAS operates September/October SEA resumes end of June Is this a scheduling glitch or are they removing the entire season? All per h...

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by Vasu
Wed May 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 / Jet2Holidays Aircraft Liveries
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Jet2 / Jet2Holidays Aircraft Liveries

Hi all, I couldn't find a previous answer so apologies if this has already been asked, but I wondered, how do Jet2 decide which of their aircraft wear the Jet2.com and jet2Holidays titles? Is there a system or is it just done randomly? I started thinking about this earlier and now it's bugging me! ...

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by Vasu
Sun May 10, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13165

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

With these quickly-converted freighters, isn’t loading and unloading going to be a pain in the backside? Surely loading everything through passenger doors must take forever?

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by Vasu
Sun May 10, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3545

Re: How are forward bookings looking?

Some airlines (in the world) have a lot of speculative bookings : people buy cheap tickets with full flexibility to use the tickets until end of 2021. This is what I’ve done: made plenty of cheap bookings for later this year and into 2021. In Europe at least, prices seem to be really low - and airl...

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by Vasu
Sun May 10, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Emirates going to be the last A380 operator?
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: Is Emirates going to be the last A380 operator?

How do we know that the last 747-400 operator will be Lufthansa?

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by Vasu
Thu May 07, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 71
Views: 3865

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Pisa Airport. I walked from the terminal to the Lean Tower; it is not much more than 30 minutes. There are residential buildings just next to the airport so it is only "city walking", not crossing or walking through major roads. Innsbruck. The airport is also somehow in the middle of a re...

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by Vasu
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UIA to LHR instead of LGW
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: UIA to LHR instead of LGW

royroy wrote:
a few of the cargo handling agents have closed at LGW so some airlines are having to temporarily switch


Ah, I see. Thank you. Which other airlines have had to switch from LGW to LHR during the current situation?

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by Vasu
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UIA to LHR instead of LGW
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

UIA to LHR instead of LGW

Hi,

Any idea why Ukraine International Airlines flew to LHR instead of LGW on Wednesday 29th April? My first thought was that LGW had closed due to lack of demand, but FR and B2 managed to operate their flights to Dublin and Minsk...

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by Vasu
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Exemptions to social distancing/middle seat blocked?
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Exemptions to social distancing/middle seat blocked?

I have nothing to confirm, but I can’t see why they wouldn’t allow this. I am in a similar situation and can’t see that the airlines would stop you sitting next to a family member.

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by Vasu
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia flights still operating
Replies: 22
Views: 2949

Re: Belavia flights still operating

Seems like Belarus decided to work on promoting Minsk which is a gorgeous and extremely clean and pleasant destination. Please excuse my lack of culture but, besides being clean, what is there to see in Minsk? (Not mocking, this is a genuine question.) Depending on what you like there’s plenty to s...

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by Vasu
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia flights still operating
Replies: 22
Views: 2949

Re: Belavia flights still operating

Because their super democratically elected president believes you can stop corona by drinking wodka. No lockdown, no social distancing, so why stop flying? Correct although even more stupid are the countries allowing these flights land. I guess they can’t technically stop them if the airports are o...

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by Vasu
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia flights still operating
Replies: 22
Views: 2949

Belavia flights still operating

Hi all, Quick question: Does anyone know why so many Belavia flights are still operating? I know Belarus isn’t really having any sort of lockdown but with most other countries in lockdown mode and citizens unable to travel, I wonder who is actually on these planes? My first thought was cargo, but we...

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by Vasu
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who is Air Koryo's website for?
Replies: 11
Views: 1260

Re: Who is Air Koryo's website for?

Attempting to do a dummy booking from the site just gives “no seats” for every route on different dates. Either demand for flights to/from Pyongyang has skyrocketed to the point of overwhelming the national carrier or the website just doesn’t work :)

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by Vasu
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda 601 Cluj - Innsbruck Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

Re: Lauda 601 Cluj - Innsbruck Today

120 agricultural workers have been flown in, to be employed in Carinthia and Tyrol. Source in German: https://apps.derstandard.at/privacywall/story/2000116890200/erntehelfer-fuer-tirol-und-kaernten-aus-rumaenien-eingeflogen Ah, well done. I’ve actually just read that the UK is doing the same, and i...

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by Vasu
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest airfares seen during Covid
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Craziest airfares seen during Covid

That’s really interesting - I presumed that because in most parts of the world you can only fly right now if you’re super important in the world of science/medicine that fares would be ridiculously high! Not the opposite... wonder what prices are like for the few remaining operational flights in Wes...

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by Vasu
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda 601 Cluj - Innsbruck Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

Re: Lauda 601 Cluj - Innsbruck Today

Most unusual flights right now are repatriations - Romanians being brought home from Austria perhaps?

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by Vasu
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HS Trident Cabin
Replies: 15
Views: 3312

Re: HS Trident Cabin

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/SvQxIc9PO_-q6LOLfvCVaU9npFkWCIWuoiG9QXZuX1UPLHy00yVAaXQRNZMuZUgulSvV1Fs31vPkTMOEKs6jfXdMNrKqZqCGGww--Ra-gY8zKyY https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/NRMyurFCf6Dg6szEeZNAg-yQ-Q1aEX-5kDMxz0iDQ_MAP2tylwpjbU6zBQyU4-VS2cJwypFguMeW7YW4F30PrDqCGuvwV7iPc37PnMrA_op...

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by Vasu
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding
Replies: 17
Views: 6254

Re: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding

Guys... this is just an April fools joke!

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by Vasu
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21188

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Well it looks like the Saturday inbound from YYZ to GLA just got cancelled in favour of Transat's repatriation flights. So as that was slated to be the final scheduled A310 movement ever at GLA (and I was there for the first one, British Caledonian in 1984) it now looks like I did catch the final a...

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by Vasu
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21188

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Well it looks like the Saturday inbound from YYZ to GLA just got cancelled in favour of Transat's repatriation flights. So as that was slated to be the final scheduled A310 movement ever at GLA (and I was there for the first one, British Caledonian in 1984) it now looks like I did catch the final a...

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by Vasu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to SYD
Replies: 8
Views: 3308

Re: LOT to SYD

Probably repatriating Poles from Australia

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by Vasu
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number flights daily in US v Europe currently
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Number flights daily in US v Europe currently

There are some good facts being posted by the FlightRadar24 twitter account. twitter.com/flightradar24

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by Vasu
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-900 or B787_9
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: B787-900 or B787_9

https://blog.virginatlantic.com/cargo-c ... -atlantic/


That was a good read - thanks for posting!
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Rampvan wrote:
Titled on a photo within the article

https://blog.virginatlantic.com/cargo-c ... -atlantic/


That was a good read - thanks for posting!

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by Vasu
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky

I need to do LON to KIV at the end of October but neither these flights, the Air Moldova or the Wizzair ones are bookable yet. When might this be likely? I’d love to try either this new airline or Air Moldova... It seems flights are already bookable on the website, up to October. By the way, you ca...

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by Vasu
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335861

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

On 4th April I’m due to fly LHR-FRA-PHX with Lufthansa and Condor. At the moment my original LHR to FRA has been cancelled and I’ve been moved to another flight (actually slightly more convenient), and the FRA to PHX Condor flight is still claiming to be operating. If the Condor flight to PHX still ...

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by Vasu
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky

I need to do LON to KIV at the end of October but neither these flights, the Air Moldova or the Wizzair ones are bookable yet. When might this be likely? I’d love to try either this new airline or Air Moldova...

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by Vasu
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 55
Views: 7016

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

Just based on personal experience in Europe, I remember a much stronger smell of cabins when I was growing up and flying the British charter 757s out of Gatwick. Why less so now? All of those flights used to have a full meal service. I guess that’s why I don’t tend to get the same smell from the lik...

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by Vasu
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19737

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

On those short flights, one barely had time to take nap and your might arrive well before you can check in at your hotel. Yeah, while it is cool to see JFK-LHR done it that speed, I would have HATED to be on that flight. What little rest you could potentially have gets cut by a good 90 minutes. Bac...

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by Vasu
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4639

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

From my UK experience, worst: LTN, best: SEN.

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by Vasu
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aurigny new livery
Replies: 14
Views: 4873

Re: Aurigny new livery

Yeah, I’m a fan of the puffin too - don’t lose the puffin!

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by Vasu
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:00 am
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

I still maintain, Most people (and I’m on A.net) wouldn’t notice the paint issue. But it’s a lovely aircraft in a lovely paint scheme.
And it will be fixed... so, happy days!

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by Vasu
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Before the Internet, what were your main sources of aviation news?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Before the Internet, what were your main sources of aviation news?

Airliner World magazine and printed airline timetables, plus occasional updates from a family friend who worked at a travel agent (Lunn Poly, if anyone remembers that?!)

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by Vasu
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.
Replies: 26
Views: 3985

Re: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.

Wow, this livery is the marmite of the aviation world.

Personally, not a fan. However, there was also something quite irritating about the swoosh at the front of the aircraft on the old livery.

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by Vasu
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Bosnia
Replies: 30
Views: 6957

Re: Fly Bosnia

I saw their plane at LTN the other day - looked a bit exotic in amongst all the Easy and Wizz!

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by Vasu
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan Airlines seat map helps avoid screaming babies, maybe.
Replies: 7
Views: 2080

Re: Japan Airlines seat map helps avoid screaming babies, maybe.

Great! So when I fly with my son we’ll get plenty of empty seats near us to spread out into!

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by Vasu
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot contracts with Boeing to refurbish the cabins of its 18 77W
Replies: 13
Views: 4595

Re: Aeroflot contracts with Boeing to refurbish the cabins of its 18 77W

They haven’t had them for that long have they?

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by Vasu
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24378

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Sounds like this couple will end up in court for something or other and will end up paying back the money anyway. Sad that the system allows for such payouts for something where a simple apology would suffice. If I see a sign I don’t understand I just go on my phone and translate it. Or ask someone!...

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by Vasu
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34262

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Moving other airlines to DWC and keeping DXB to EK and FlyDubai is difficult. Most bilaterals require equal access. If Dubai wants to move out the other airlines go ahead, but those airline’s home countries will in turn require EK/FlyDubai’s flights to operate from DWC too. Indeed, it seems if thin...

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by Vasu
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 737
Views: 89289

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

P.S. an off topic question: has anyone subscribed to the wizzair discount club? Is it worth its money? Depends on whether you think it’ll save you money. When booking a flight, do the maths (ie. Regular price - Wizz club price x number of travellers. Then compare that figure to the price of Wizz cl...

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by Vasu
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is "a Flight" ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: What is "a Flight" ?

A little off topic, perhaps, but I thought this would be of interest: I'm old enough to remember taking a trip aboard an SN.R4 hovercraft, from Dover to Calais. The attendant aboard this air-cushion ferry referred to the trip as a "flight." Beyond the Rolls Royce Proteus engines, the word...

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by Vasu
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?
Replies: 19
Views: 4282

Re: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?

https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/A318


Unnecessarily rude. How about explaining where other users can find such data? Not everybody knows.
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KFTG wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Where does Tarom fly the A318?

Welcome to the internet.
https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/A318


Unnecessarily rude. How about explaining where other users can find such data? Not everybody knows.

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