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by wr911
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 163
Views: 49426

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Several people have made reference to the increasing costs of HMVs as an airplane ages. My response: so what? Its still several tens of millions of dollars less than a new airplane and the engines/fuel burn are essentially unchanged comoared to a new CFM56 powered variant. I find myself wondering w...

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by wr911
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 20224

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Let us be realistic, I have not been on a good AC branded flight in decades. The last one was business class to Beijing and the staff were all ex Canadian and that is over 12 years ago. Since that time I avoid AC like the plague, taking BA to Europe, CX to Asia and either DL or AA to the US. If I ne...

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by wr911
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 33101

Re: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing

Not a bad idea of getting rid of First as BA does not seem to want to put in the effort for a real first class expierence. I have been upgraded from Club World to First and could not tell any difference between hard and soft product on that long haul.

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by wr911
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 15344

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

I remember decades ago taking a flight DUS - LHR - YVR where in London they would open the side doors after refueling and catering. Why not just open the side doors for air?

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by wr911
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 13441

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

I recall that initially it was a slow start with the 777, BA was on board to name one airline that purchased them. But 1500 planes, that is a lot. Just flew a 777 with Cathay on Friday, HKG - YVR.

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by wr911
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New York with Delta, FLL-DTW-JFK, rerouted due to the snow storm and the vegan snack box in Delta Comfort+
Replies: 13
Views: 4315

Re: New York with Delta, FLL-DTW-JFK, rerouted due to the snow storm and the vegan snack box in Delta Comfort+

Nice trip report. I flew Delta for the first time last week, YVR to ATL in their First product. I was pleasantly surprised, food was great and service excellent. AA can learn something from Delta.

AJ

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by wr911
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC & TG To Thailand YYZ-YVR-HKG-BKK
Replies: 20
Views: 14493

RE: AC & TG To Thailand YYZ-YVR-HKG-BKK

Great trip report. My sister in law was sitting in front of you (recognized her) on the flight <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> to <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</a...

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