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by LLA001
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22963

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Name of first 787 decided. A bit odd and controversial naming process. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-Be-oLXoAAW7-S.jpg https://t.co/A4ZcSGj5hD Could we have a translation please? Translated by myself, not perfect but it should give an idea, " We would like to thank all the participants who sug...

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by LLA001
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22963

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Congrats on the new 787 ( it is a nice coincidence that we share the same username LLA) I wish TK opted for 2-4-2 like JAL ( I know it is not feasible) but with these big windows I want to sit by the window yet at long flights I tend to go to bathroom a lot and therefore always an aisle passenger on...

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by LLA001
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 165994

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

How is the new airport for spotting and photography? Are there any locations around the airport that can be used for that purpose and I wonder if there any offical observation decks or places? Nothing for now. However if you do some offroad, there are great hill top locations. Another option is to ...

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by LLA001
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 165994

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

How is the new airport for spotting and photography? Are there any locations around the airport that can be used for that purpose and I wonder if there any offical observation decks or places?

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by LLA001
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23263

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Does anyone have any update on the big move to the new airport ? ( I am assuming this weekend is out of question at the moment) Also if the big move happens ( as the whole airport is transferred in two days) do you have any location recommendations for spotting the ground traffic? And a video from t...

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by LLA001
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104648

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

15 years ago I always thought big airplanes will rule the sky, back then I really did not understand why Boeing did not pursue a proper VLA ( proper meaning not a double floored 747 but a new aircraft), well it is good that I am not in airline business or I would certainly loose money :) I am sad th...

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by LLA001
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104648

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

I never flew A380 but if the rumors are true, it is sad to hear production end so quickly. I like the look of quads and trijets, and just to see tubes with two engines on the side all the time is quite boring for spotting.

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by LLA001
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15016

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

I'm not sure, but I would assume that the date of travel would be considered which in your case is still within your current status. I would compare it to retroactive mileage crediting which also shows the date of travel and not the date of crediting on the account. At the end of the day, your &quo...

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by LLA001
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15016

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

TK just announced today 5x status miles for all flights to/from ISL until the end of this year. Great and actually pretty cheap way to collect some desperately needed miles if you ask me. So, if you fly ISL-GYD business class (J) next month round trip you will earn 17,800 miles at a cost of $500. W...

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by LLA001
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 22090

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

I love quads, I wish we had more quads on the air, even if they don't need 3rd and 4th engine, I wish they placed dummy engines just for aesthetic reasons ( just like the 4th funnel on Titanic ) Yet, twin engines and probably at the end of the century single engines will be the dominant type in the ...

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by LLA001
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17917

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

I don't know if this is true but one TK and one Atlas pilot had a go with each other over the radio at Ataturk Airport. There was some confusion or mistep by one of the airplanes and pilots argued who crossed the line or not, at the end one of them asked to meet at the gate ( to probably argue in a ...

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by LLA001
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 26205

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

The only possible explanation of this order would be political, order 8 passenger aircraft and then convert 2 to government VIP use, it sounds much better than ordering just 2 aicrafts for VIP use. It reminds me of much needed CH-47 order for the Army finalizing but at the last moment one of the ord...

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by LLA001
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 22304

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

I went to Bodrum/Milas Airport ten days ago and I saw 3C-MAB, a white 772LR with no livery on. At first I though it was a private jet since it had no livery so I tried to find some information about it. The plane belonged to Ceiba International a few years ago but had some financial difficulty and ...

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by LLA001
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 22304

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

I went to Bodrum/Milas Airport ten days ago and I saw 3C-MAB, a white 772LR with no livery on. At first I though it was a private jet since it had no livery so I tried to find some information about it. The plane belonged to Ceiba International a few years ago but had some financial difficulty and i...

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by LLA001
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 149
Views: 14461

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

I guess that several aircraft have been damaged in Istanbul. I just saw pictures of huge hail .... ehhhm... how do you say ... stones? Huge as tennis balls Airporthaber says a lot of TK and Pegasus airplanes are damaged, 744F leased by TK is also damaged because a loader crashed into its fuselage. ...

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by LLA001
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 17752

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2017

As QR is banned using air space of Gulf Countries, this new situation may create new opportunities for TK. If I were in TK management, I would have called QR management to get QR passengers transferred to TK flights where needed. They already have ;) QR are using a few airlines to rebook those stra...

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by LLA001
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149639

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

So what does this mean for FedEx, UPS, and other air freight services? Doesn't Qatar get a lot of food flown in on freighters? I guess they'll run out of fresh fish like tuna in just a few days time. Hopefully Icelandair's 757s will fly to the rescue! I am looking at FlightRadar to see if there is ...

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by LLA001
Thu May 18, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28365

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

I envy people who said they flew Concorde. I know quite a few people who flew with Concorde, most of them flew once or twice and when I asked about the flight they never mentioned the seating. If I met someone who flew frequently maybe they would comment on 2+2 and etc. The only negative comment I h...

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by LLA001
Mon May 08, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 148
Views: 15894

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

I saw a Pakistani Air Force IL-78 Landing to Ataturk Airport this morning, I guess it is for IDEF, does anyone know any other special aircraft that will arrive to Istanbul in the next few days, it might be a good spotting opportunity.

edit:typo

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by LLA001
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years since Tenerife
Replies: 49
Views: 14836

Re: 40 years since Tenerife

Is there any data for near miss events during the 70s? I wonder if this accident reduced the number of near misses,

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by LLA001
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 41378

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I have two questions regarding the ban for all airliners

1- I understand cameras are banned as well but are the lenses included in this ban or just camera body?

2- Is there anyway to insure all the laptops and cameras checked inside baggages?

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by LLA001
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 270
Views: 22466

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

As Bahadır said, it will affect the business side of TK a lot but I think for the first two months, the effects would not be much since a lot of people already bought their tickets to US. However if the ban goes further on it will be a big hit for TK. Total value of my tablet,laptop and camera is ar...

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by LLA001
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 270
Views: 22466

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

There is an unfortunate news from Istanbul this morning, A helicopter has crashed into a TV tower in dense fog near Büyükçekmece, a news agency is saying it is probably TC-HEZ, identity is not yet confirmed http://www.yenisafak.com/gundem/istanbulda-helikopter-dustu-2626231 http://www.airporthaber.c...

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by LLA001
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 16131

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2016

About the leased TK 747F for six months, will they change the livery to TK livery? ( it would be a unique event to see a 747 in TK livery, something I want to see since my childhood)

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by LLA001
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 16131

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2016

Hello everyone and thank you for new thread. I had a question for members. I saw on news that they inaugurated the new HSR station in Ankara. Wondering your opinions of how HSR will effect traffic domestically and in major market like Istanbul-Ankara? For example in Spain the once extremely busy MA...

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by LLA001
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy birthday A340!
Replies: 53
Views: 6720

Re: Happy birthday A340!

Wow, 25 years, I share similar memories with a lot of members here. I was a kid back then, a 747 fan, but I had great time flying with TK 343s many times. I used to fly A310s to NY with TK and already accustomed to 2+4+2 so technically apart from a longer hull it was not that different but it felt m...

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by LLA001
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.
Replies: 63
Views: 12406

Re: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.

I am a person who goes to toilet a lot ( 3-4 times during long haul) and with 2+4+2 seating I have a chance to sit at an aisle and not be too far from the window plus there is only one person instead of two that will go to through me. So if I have a chance I try to choose A330/340 for my long hauls ...

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by LLA001
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing mulls further stretch on 777, a 777-10X
Replies: 181
Views: 43313

Re: Boeing mulls further stretch on 777, a 777-10X

If these planes keep getting longer, we will need little subways or small golf carts in the cargo deck to get from one end to another :)

I wonder if we will ever see a 100 meter long twin isle in the future

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by LLA001
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish military coup impact on civil aviation
Replies: 111
Views: 22570

Re: Turkish military coup

I have friends stuck at the airport,

Can anyone confirm if the fligths will resume at 6 am if so they will remain at the airport otherwise they will not

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by LLA001
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 9268

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2016

A friend of mine was on a Pegasus flight this evening flying off from SAW, apparently their aircraft hit a private jet from the back during taxi so they had to change aircraft to continue their destination. He posted some photos on facebook but cant share due to privacy settings. He just took off wi...

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by LLA001
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack at IST
Replies: 118
Views: 17438

Re: Terrorist attack at IST

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
LLA001 wrote:
Is there any information on diverted flights?


Yes, check some of the replies before yours.


Apart from flightradar stuff there is no official announcement from THY or airport agencies so can you please specify those replies you mentioned

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by LLA001
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack at IST
Replies: 118
Views: 17438

Re: Terrorist attack at IST

Is there any information on diverted flights?

There is no information on the websties of the airport and Turkish Airlines.

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by LLA001
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack at IST
Replies: 118
Views: 17438

Re: Terrorist attack at IST

Flightradar shows airplanes still landing, It is going to be a very complicated situation at the airport with people waiting inside the terminal and also inside the airplanes. I am quite suprised that airplanes are still landing, I thought they would be diverted to SAW or Ankara ( even maybe Tekirda...

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by LLA001
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211510

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I really don't like the new forum, People here like to post a lot of posts especially for hot topics. In the old forum, when you enter a topic, it was great to be able to scroll all the way down and it was also great that either the beginning or the end was compressed so that you know where you were...

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by LLA001
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2016
Replies: 83
Views: 12686

RE: Turkish Aviation June 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/1g" class="quote" target="_blank">1g</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Interesting news, an Anadolu Jet flight from Adana t...

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by LLA001
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad's 'The Residence': $80,000 LHR-MEL
Replies: 72
Views: 21013

RE: Etihad's 'The Residence': $80,000 LHR-MEL

80K or 54K or even 27K for a ticket is unthinkable for me but I dont find it extravagant. Some people have more money than I could ever imagine and that is life. I know at least a billion people would think the same way for me as well, I have access to clean water, I have a humane and secure housing...

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by LLA001
Tue May 10, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piper Crash Lands On Top Of CA Building
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

RE: Piper Crash Lands On Top Of CA Building

It seems the pilot is an expert player at GTA-V*  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> you can even land 747's on roofs of buildings with ease at the game so landing a Piper is no big deal. Joke aside, it is good ...

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by LLA001
Tue May 03, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2016
Replies: 122
Views: 17024

RE: Turkish Aviation May 2016

I am sorry if this is asked before,

Will they transfer the code of the current airport ( IST ) or come up with a new code?

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by LLA001
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Tripoli (TIP)ever Reopen?
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

RE: Will Tripoli (TIP)ever Reopen?

A few months ago, I heard that they had another Turkish construction company renovating the burned down terminal. Also there is the issue of the unfinished terminal building, it is sitting there unfinished for more than five years now. I wonder if DORCE is doing a temporary structure or a permenant ...

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by LLA001
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Force One 744 On Tour
Replies: 82
Views: 25727

RE: Ed Force One 744 On Tour

Apart from the band, do you know how many people are flying with the group? ( managers, assistants, guys who connect wires at the concerts and etc.)

Also I assume they airlift most of the concert equipment?

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by LLA001
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13940

RE: Turkish Aviation March 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/leftyboarder" class="quote" target="_blank">leftyboarder</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>This is what DHMI and Municipali...

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by LLA001
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13940

RE: Turkish Aviation March 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TK787" class="quote" target="_blank">TK787</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>I hope they will have the roads/bridges/public t...

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by LLA001
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2016
Replies: 165
Views: 17827

RE: Turkish Aviation February 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TK105" class="quote" target="_blank">TK105</a> (<a href="#135" class="quote">Reply 135</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Ankara - Esenboga (ESB / LTA...

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by LLA001
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2016
Replies: 165
Views: 17827

RE: Turkish Aviation February 2016

This morning I flew to <acronym title="Ankara - Esenboga (ESB / LTAC), Turkey">ESB</acronym> and I noticed a white B-747-200 with no markings. There were no windows on the main deck as in a cargo aircraft and but there were row of windows on the upper deck. I could not see its tail number so I was w...

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by LLA001
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...
Replies: 39
Views: 8574

RE: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...

Please don't give Ryanair any of these ideas, instead of landing at a somewhat nearby airport of intended destination, you will be dropped to a field nearby the city.

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by LLA001
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish To Start Sydney...
Replies: 38
Views: 12600

RE: Turkish To Start Sydney...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TC957" class="quote" target="_blank">TC957</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> I would estimate in the region of 16.5 hrs east...

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by LLA001
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish To Start Sydney...
Replies: 38
Views: 12600

RE: Turkish To Start Sydney...

How long will be the flights if they fly direct, in and out?

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by LLA001
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2015
Replies: 183
Views: 18600

RE: Turkish Aviation December 2015

still did not understand what happened at <acronym title="Istanbul - Sabiha Gokcen (SAW / LTFJ), Turkey">SAW</acronym> but a Mahan Air had an incident this morning at Ataturk Airport <a href="http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/iran-ucagi-ataturk-havalimaninda-korkuluklara-carpti-40031205" target="_blank">ht...

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by LLA001
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2015
Replies: 183
Views: 18600

RE: Turkish Aviation December 2015

Well I am sort of happy to hear flights will not fly over the city, northern approaches created a lot of noise over my house and office, especially in the summer when the windows are mostly open. I said I was sort of happy, I will miss the take-offs and landings that were right above the city and cr...

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by LLA001
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2015
Replies: 183
Views: 18600

RE: Turkish Aviation December 2015

Once the third airport begins to operate, will it end the flights over the city ?

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