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by Alphazone
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315621

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Hey Folks, What are the routes for Summer 2020 Schedule for the 747s? Thanks Karan Hi Karan. I don't know summer schedule but currently it is flying to MEX YYZ DEL and JFK (KL643), and occasionally appears to ICN. (Possibly this list is not complete.) Thank you so much, doesn’t look like DEL and JF...

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by Alphazone
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315621

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

karan69 wrote:
Hey Folks,
What are the routes for Summer 2020 Schedule for the 747s?

Thanks

Karan


Hi Karan. I don't know summer schedule but currently it is flying to MEX YYZ DEL and JFK (KL643), and occasionally appears to ICN. (Possibly this list is not complete.)

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by Alphazone
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Back to the topic, I think it's a terrible idea, my opinion of tattoos is that they are repulsive and form of self-harm. That's a shame. In non anglo based cultures tattoos can be viewed as entirely the opposite. A big example of that is Polynesian culture. Stuff like tā moko is considered an honor...

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by Alphazone
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Back to the topic, I think it's a terrible idea, my opinion of tattoos is that they are repulsive and form of self-harm. To which everyone is and should be entitled. You sign a disclaimer before getting a tattoo or piercing. Actually, what you wrote, that citizens should have a right to self-destru...

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by Alphazone
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Back to the topic, I think it's a terrible idea, my opinion of tattoos is that they are repulsive and form of self-harm.

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by Alphazone
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101287

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Well once again Detroit takes another big hit as Delta ends DTW-GRU for good. While Delta is adding international destinations at it's other hubs and Ed Bastian was here talking about the international growth that he has planned for Detroit he once again does an about face and drops the DTW-GRU con...

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by Alphazone
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101287

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Hey if you keep saying things enough it becomes the truth here on a.net look at the unfair negativity the Detroit region gets as a whole and guess what people believe that here. I'm sorry, but surely even a staunch DTW supporter like yourself must be aware that much of the negativity around Detroit...

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by Alphazone
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4722

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

trav777 wrote:
at IAD, you'd be hard-pressed on any given day to know they were ever at work


I took a photo at ATL intl arrivals hall of ~20 blue shirts standing together and doing nothing. But I later deleted it

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by Alphazone
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101287

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/


You must be joking- there is nowhere good to eat and the duty-free shop "Worlddutyfree" price scanners are nonfunctional and wasted me over 10 minutes.
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dtw107 wrote:
On a side note, vote for DTW on the top ten list for dining and shopping https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/


You must be joking- there is nowhere good to eat and the duty-free shop "Worlddutyfree" price scanners are nonfunctional and wasted me over 10 minutes.

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by Alphazone
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 49116

Re: The Shutdown Part 2

The whole shutdown is over "Build the wall" However there are no plans and no costs associated with this wall. Republicans should be calling out the Administration for failing to properly run the government and for properly defining the resources and effort to "Build the wall". ...

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by Alphazone
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133498

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Few hours after booking, MD82 #501 is removed from tomorrow AA1492, damn the bastards. After searching the whole flightstats departures neither are to be found which suggests the MD82 fleet is retiring after having arrived in DFW. Back around 15 years ago, there were people including myself who tho...

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by Alphazone
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133498

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Few hours after booking, MD82 #501 is removed from tomorrow AA1492, damn the bastards.
After searching the whole flightstats departures neither are to be found which suggests the MD82 fleet is retiring after having arrived in DFW.

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by Alphazone
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133498

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

To my knowledge the two remaining MD82s are N501AA, and N7541A. The former even came to my home airport Detroit today, unbelievable that I missed this chance, having inadvertently pulled an all-nighter due to music production.

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by Alphazone
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 37766

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Yeah American to Philadelphia is doing definitely better with passenger numbers and that is even though they announced that route after LOT with their route announcements. Not sure how much of that is connecting traffic for American, but that’s something LOT probably doesn’t really offer for BUD. W...

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by Alphazone
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 37766

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

A lot of people are pushing for India, I would hope it would be Montreal Canada and solidify NA markets. Another city in China? Or UAE although that would be just feeding your competitors. I would love to see Mexico City on the map one day. Good thing is that we won't have to wait for much longer t...

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by Alphazone
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Delta flight
Replies: 31
Views: 5122

Re: Strange Delta flight

Umm...they should have 15 A359s (Since they deferred 10 of them to 2025) and 35 A330s by the time deliveries are done. And as DL has shown, age doesn't matter as long as you do the necessary upkeep and have a extremely good maintenance team. What? Not a fan of those 40-years old DC-9? :cloudnine: ....

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by Alphazone
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?
Replies: 39
Views: 9164

Re: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?

767: Most 763ERs have new seats/PTVs, but some have old seats/PTVs; Seems like you are wrongly informed, all the 767ER have lie-flat seats. I go out of my way to book DL on the A330 because the seat is far superior to the 767. While both lie flat and have all aisle access, there is no comparison be...

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by Alphazone
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?
Replies: 39
Views: 9164

Re: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?

767: Most 763ERs have new seats/PTVs, but some have old seats/PTVs; Seems like you are wrongly informed, all the 767ER have lie-flat seats. I go out of my way to book DL on the A330 because the seat is far superior to the 767. While both lie flat and have all aisle access, there is no comparison be...

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by Alphazone
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad
Replies: 29
Views: 2289

Re: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad

I was out in the country here in England and in came an American lady. A texan visiting her sister. She got talking to a local and such was his arrogance to assume that she disliked him. Quite the opposite in fact. He then chose to close the conversation down. Tolerance and all that. What on earth ...

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by Alphazone
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU's stored Sukhoi Superjet 100
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

Re: SU's stored Sukhoi Superjet 100

I was looking up SU registrations on planespotters.net. I noticed that three of their Sukhoi Superjet 100 are stored at SVO. RA-89005 age 6.9 RA-89006 age 6.6 RA-89009 age 6.6 I can see their still young aircrafts, so why did SU store them? Any reason? msn 95043 SSJ100-95B 30/1/14 RA-89032 Езерский...

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by Alphazone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 21007

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

musman9853 wrote:
am i the only one that thinks it looks terrible? i mean, the whalejet barely looks good in a normal livery, let alone this abomination


I agree, that it looks ridiculous.

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by Alphazone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU's stored Sukhoi Superjet 100
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

Re: SU's stored Sukhoi Superjet 100

I was looking up SU registrations on planespotters.net. I noticed that three of their Sukhoi Superjet 100 are stored at SVO. RA-89005 age 6.9 RA-89006 age 6.6 RA-89009 age 6.6 I can see their still young aircrafts, so why did SU store them? Any reason? msn 95043 SSJ100-95B 30/1/14 RA-89032 Езерский...

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by Alphazone
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 162890

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

https://imgur.com/a/LY3NdmO

Anyone with knowledge about this aircraft?
Kalitta doing its MSP & CVG cargo runs I think.

Makes sense, I did not know they are using 767s. Thanks.
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flymco753 wrote:
Alphazone wrote:
Today at 7:16 we taxiied past this unmarked 767: https://imgur.com/a/LY3NdmO

Anyone with knowledge about this aircraft?
Kalitta doing its MSP & CVG cargo runs I think.

Makes sense, I did not know they are using 767s. Thanks.

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by Alphazone
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 162890

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

compensateme wrote:
Today, cabin crews often don’t finish beverage service on 739/757/321.
I've never seen this occur.

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by Alphazone
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 162890

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

https://imgur.com/a/LY3NdmO

Anyone with knowledge about this aircraft?
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Today at 7:16 we taxiied past this unmarked 767: https://imgur.com/a/LY3NdmO

Anyone with knowledge about this aircraft?

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by Alphazone
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 5469

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

With respect, I find your comment useless, you have added nothing and you have not contradicted my claim with any facts. Instead of saying It means nothing, because culturally the people of [i]United States are the Anglo-Saxon Protestant people.[/i] just say what you are actually thinking. Which is...

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by Alphazone
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 5469

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

It means nothing, because culturally the people of United States are the Anglo-Saxon Protestant people. I've always found that sort of statement to be a tad odd. Are you referring to the Anglo-Saxon tribes that conquered Britain in the fifth century? If you are you would find their culture to be mu...

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by Alphazone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14693

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

This happened to me before at ORD. I spent some night hours in a wheelchair on the level overlooking T2 check-in.

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by Alphazone
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 5469

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

Why would this ever happen. United States has no historical connection to Hispanic culture. You really need to brush up on your history. I'm guessing Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and Florida got their names from Ye Olde English Charter, and that places like Mesa, AZ, Santa Fe, NM, San Antonio,TX, and...

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by Alphazone
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 5469

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

Why would this ever happen. United States has no historical connection to Hispanic culture.

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by Alphazone
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 162890

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

They are still operating DAL right ? ATL is no real loss as the flights were moved to MDW, BNA and STL those are more core Southwest destinations any way with better potential . Good move by Southwest. You seriously dislike Atlanta don't U? No It's not that I hate Atlanta had no issue connecting wi...

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by Alphazone
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety card exchange
Replies: 8
Views: 6533

Re: Safety card exchange

MD88? Sorry I have only just seen your post, what do you want to offer in exchange, and maybe I could arrive to make the exchange in person? I don't know what you want, I have a few things to offer from old magazines to a attitude indicator from a F4. I'm not much of a fan meeting in person to be h...

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by Alphazone
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety card exchange
Replies: 8
Views: 6533

Re: Safety card exchange

MDGLongBeach wrote:
MD88?


Sorry I have only just seen your post, what do you want to offer in exchange, and maybe I could arrive to make the exchange in person?

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by Alphazone
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 30-Sep-2018 - LUZ-WAW-LTN - The Q doesn't stand for quiet...
Replies: 8
Views: 7018

Re: 30-Sep-2018 - LUZ-WAW-LTN - The Q doesn't stand for quiet...

Also flew WAW-KTW-WAW just for the heck of it (and because it was only $44). I love the Dash 8 and we don't get it at all here in Israel. I will be flying Wizz from KTW as well, this summer. used my one year discount club as well, 13 flights so far. It ended in September and I booked flights all th...

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by Alphazone
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25681

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Goodbye BA 767. Some time ago it used to visit my home airport Detroit.

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by Alphazone
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 30-Sep-2018 - LUZ-WAW-LTN - The Q doesn't stand for quiet...
Replies: 8
Views: 7018

Re: 30-Sep-2018 - LUZ-WAW-LTN - The Q doesn't stand for quiet...

Also flew WAW-KTW-WAW just for the heck of it (and because it was only $44). I love the Dash 8 and we don't get it at all here in Israel. I will be flying Wizz from KTW as well, this summer. used my one year discount club as well, 13 flights so far. It ended in September and I booked flights all th...

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by Alphazone
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

Re: ATL-WAW route

Thank you for the information about the NEOS aircraft. Indeed JFK-WAW was served by DL last century by my knowledge. Today LO manages to make even 2x weekly EWR-RZE in addition to EWR-WAW and JFK-WAW. But not IAD-WAW. I did read about the planned WAW-MIA for Europe's tourists. Seriously they should...

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by Alphazone
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

Re: ATL-WAW route

With ATL Hartsfield the world's busiest airport The demand exists, as per August 30 2018 the musician Raashan Ahmad "walked to the bus to catch a train in Santa Fe to catch a bus in Albuquerque to catch a plane in Albuquerque to catch another plane in Austin to catch another plane in London to...

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by Alphazone
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

Re: ATL-WAW route

Is Delta's B763 product really better than LO's Dreamliner? 2-3-2 in Delta 767. LO 787 fleet is inconsistent, muddled with leased aircraft with nonstandard hard products. Business class in Delta 763 appears better than LO 787, if the aircraft is cleaned and the seat is not broken. As someone that h...

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by Alphazone
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

Re: ATL-WAW route



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by Alphazone
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

Re: ATL-WAW route

Thank you for the information about the NEOS aircraft. Indeed JFK-WAW was served by DL last century by my knowledge. Today LO manages to make even 2x weekly EWR-RZE in addition to EWR-WAW and JFK-WAW. But not IAD-WAW. I did read about the planned WAW-MIA for Europe's tourists. Seriously they should...

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by Alphazone
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

Re: ATL-WAW route

Seems like this is a popular topic recently with all the announcemts to Prague and other Eastern European cities. There is a lot of talk about this on polish forums. Seems that Lufthansa has the polish transatlantic market pretty well tied down with connections thru Frankfurt and Munich from region...

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by Alphazone
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

Re: ATL-WAW route

Polot wrote:
Alphazone wrote:

LO 787 fleet is inconsistent, muddled with leased aircraft with different hard products.

No it’s not.


I read that LO will lease a 789 from NEOS which being a vacation carrier likely has tighter pitch?

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by Alphazone
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

Re: ATL-WAW route

Blerg wrote:
Is Delta's B763 product really better than LO's Dreamliner?


2-3-2 in Delta 767.

LO 787 fleet is inconsistent, muddled with leased aircraft with nonstandard hard products.

Business class in Delta 763 appears better than LO 787, if the aircraft is cleaned and the seat is not broken.

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by Alphazone
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7209

ATL-WAW route

With ATL Hartsfield the world's busiest airport, -no competition on the route -DL's product on 767 better than LO's product on 787 and better than Skyteam European alliance partners' short- and long-haul -enough capacity in DL 767 fleet with end of EWR-CDG, reductions of DTW-LHR, DTW-GRU EK is sendi...

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by Alphazone
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?

george77300 wrote:
Exactly as people have mentioned when you go 1-2-1 in business they are always angled


That's not the case with DL A350 suites, which I think boast a better hard product than the J class of every European airline.

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by Alphazone
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 10980

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

The last of the legacy AA S-80s are being retired today. Among them are #'s 424, 425, and 426. They were delivered in 1986 and are believed the oldest A/C in operation by a major carrier. They have almost 89,000 hours and almost 49,000 cycles. They are "green cockpit" airplanes. They will...

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by Alphazone
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117758

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

ORD-FCO is flown seasonal. In fact, AA has a lot of transatlantic flying for the summer season from ORD. CDG, DUB, MAN, VCE, BCN are currently being operated summer only. Here is the evidence, for the people who are claiming the contrary. Not really. Summer seasonal flying does nothing for the corp...

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by Alphazone
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117758

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Lets go back to the statement: "I definitely think AA has conceded the Int'l market (especially Asia) to their partners, UA, and foreign carriers and will instead focus on domestic operations out of ORD." Thats pretty much what AA has been in the process of doing. The only European route ...

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by Alphazone
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117758

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

So what is nonsense to you? Certainly you have an answer for it so you made the claim. Alright, already in the first clause that sentence is not clear, "I definitely think AA has conceded the Int'l market (especially Asia) to their partners, UA, and foreign carriers and will instead focus on d...

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