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by NDiesel
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 532
Views: 107383

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

Dude! This looks amazing! Those silver cowlings and the huge silver SAS. A stunning livery, finally!

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by NDiesel
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 586218

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Norwegian «discontinues all Trans-Atlantic routes with the 737MAX» according to Norwegian newspaper VG.

Impending cancellation of their order?

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by NDiesel
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 586218

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

TTailedTiger wrote:
giblets wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:

I can't really understand hating an airplane.


None of us hate the plane. We're just concerned about its potentially lethal flaws.
A badly designed plane shouldn't be flying just to please shareholders, my friend.

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by NDiesel
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 586218

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I've been a frequent flyer for years like most of you, having flown the 737 Classic/NG hundreds of times and always enjoyed it. But I sincerely hope (knowing this probably won't be the case) the MAX never flies again. Reading all these posts, learning about issue upon issue, all I can think about is...

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by NDiesel
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320 On Board-Video: Go around at GIB
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: BA A321 Video: Go around at GIB

paullam wrote:
Second, there’s a huge thread about it already:


Many thanks. Hence why I suggested deletion if duplicate.

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by NDiesel
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320 On Board-Video: Go around at GIB
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

BA A320 On Board-Video: Go around at GIB

Moderators, I did a search for this topic but nothing came up. If duplicate, please delete. I found this video on YouTube tonight filmed by one of the passengers on board a BA A321 attempting to land at Gibraltar in heavy winds. Have a look from 5:30 min and onwards. What would cause such oscillati...

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by NDiesel
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator
Replies: 33
Views: 4941

Re: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator

I have to disagree with the opening post. I've read topics on this site for 15 years and I greatly appreciate everything I've learned on A.net. Some like Boeing. Some like Airbus. Some of us like both. And as for point 3 on your list: 3. All american companies are great and infallible. Allegiant?

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by NDiesel
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 7711

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

I was on D-AIPL a while ago and had no idea I was flying a 29 year old frame. It looked immaculate with a new cabin. LH sure take good care of their A320s.

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by NDiesel
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Own a piece of G-BOAB (Concorde)
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Own a piece of G-BOAB (Concorde)

Turns out watchmaker Bremont has made a new limited edition watch called "Supersonic" incorporating a ring of aluminium from G-BOAB, the Concorde at LHR. I'd certainly buy one if I had GBP9495 to spend on it... Beautiful video about Concorde and the watchmaking process here: https://www.yo...

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by NDiesel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA 772 - 19 September 1989 - The forgotten flight
Replies: 25
Views: 7688

Re: UTA 772 - 19 September 1989 - The forgotten flight

Thanks for sharing your story. The BBC article was really something, too. The starboard wing of the DC10 looked remarkably intact even after a crash such as this one. Hopefully the sand won't cover the memorial site completely - it's astonishing to look at.

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by NDiesel
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19999

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

LGW-PIT on a BA763 in Landor livery was my first ever long haul flight at the age of 11 in August 1997. Great to see the brits return to Pittsburgh! It's a gem of a city I'm sure many European tourists easily will fall in love with.

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by NDiesel
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa started phase-out of its oldest A320s?
Replies: 29
Views: 5705

Re: Lufthansa started phase-out of its oldest A320s?

I was on LH A320 D-AIPL recently and wasn't able to tell the airframe was over 28 years old. The cabin was in immaculate condition - almost like brand new. Not bad for a plane that first flew when I was three years old (1989).

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by NDiesel
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 4629

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

Why not go for an MD-11? Spacious cabin, three engines for long hauls and you can show off by speeding down the runway like a Formula 1-car and take off like a rocket...

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by NDiesel
Tue May 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 17345

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Swadian wrote:
AA 757s have the cockpit screen upgrades. I don't know which other airlines have these.


Pretty sure most of the Icelandair 757s also have the new cockpit screens.

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by NDiesel
Mon May 28, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 32842

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

After trying out a bit of photoshopping on the current livery (and the one posted above) - I ended up really liking the new one. It's minimalistic, classy and smart. Adding a large crane feature in either silver or yellow, whether just parts of it or the entire one stretched beyond the tail onto the...

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by NDiesel
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK203 Diversion
Replies: 1
Views: 502

EK203 Diversion

I was looking at FR24 and saw A6-EEF, an A388 from DXB to JFK divert over Norway, attempt two landings at OSL before flying at FL120 to CPH where it circled what looked like an endless amount of times before finally landing. A short while later the same aircraft departed for JFK and is currently ove...

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by NDiesel
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway

That's Leirin Airport in Valdres! Very beautiful! And very quiet these days after the only scheduled flight they had stopped flying there.

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by NDiesel
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8828

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

How is this done, exactly? Any airport may enter the competition and an equal amount of surveys are carried out with travellers at each airport?

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by NDiesel
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 18053

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

awthompson wrote:
Also there was no weather at these altitudes so tracks did not need to change with daily jetstream movements.


Just out of curiosity, would a Concorde ever encounter noticable turbulence during cruise at FL500 at Mach 2?

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by NDiesel
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 12444

The loneliest flight in the world?

Looking at FR24, QF64 appeared as a lonely, little dot in in the southern Indian Ocean on its journey from JHB to SYD. Tracking the flightpath, focusing on the halfway point, there doesn't seem to be any diversion points anywhere close by; they'd either have to turn back towards Madagascar or north ...

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by NDiesel
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did my 747 suffer a tailstrike?
Replies: 21
Views: 8132

Did my 747 suffer a tailstrike?

Good morning, everyone. Last night a particular memory came to mind of when I was flying DXB - LHR on a BA 744 back in June 2007. I remember this flight well as something unusual occurred during take-off, causing a few people to get visibly worried. It was a 2 a.m. departure from DXB, a fully loaded...

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by NDiesel
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212297

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I'm not seeing the blue at all, daylight or not. Just black. Perhaps with a brighter, metallic shade this would look better, ala VS, just with blue.

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by NDiesel
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 7123

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

CNN's Business Traveller made a segment from OSL on how the airport deals with snow. It's pretty impressive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1vQzKlQ-Hg

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by NDiesel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of Flights in Africa
Replies: 19
Views: 2047

Number of Flights in Africa

I sometimes pull up FR24 to get a look at flights overhead, and I notice that unlike the packed airspaces of Europe, US and the Middle East, Africa seems almost devoid of flights in comparison. I'm guessing many flights don't show up as the aircrafts aren't equipped with ADS-B receivers, but then ag...

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by NDiesel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6650

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

Thanks for posting this! That last fly-by scene with the poignant music made me a little emotional... What a ship.

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by NDiesel
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 3361

Re: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?

What about the F100s? The oldest one is closing in on 26 years of operation. Any replacements planned for those? That said they're still fun to fly - I was on a F100 with Helvetic recently and loved it.

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by NDiesel
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wamos Air 747-400's
Replies: 10
Views: 3361

Re: Wamos Air 747-400's

Well I hope they are adding more. I've had the pleasure of having a Wamos 744 fly over my house at FL150 on a daily basis as a substitute for DY who've been lacking planes and personell this summer. It's a plane not often seen in Norway!

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by NDiesel
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 27317

5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Although WOW and FI fly their A321s and 757s from KEF as well as other carriers who operate their 757s TATL, I thought it was worth mentioning the beginning of a new era with scheduled 737s going across the North Atlantic too on a regular basis. (Not counting the daily SK B737 CPH-BOS). 3 B738 and 2...

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by NDiesel
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 odd holding patten.
Replies: 16
Views: 4327

Re: QF9 odd holding patten.

This is the flight history from FR24. I agree - I haven't seen "spiralling" like that before: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf9/#d97f62c

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by NDiesel
Tue May 16, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Concorde Experience - Video
Replies: 1
Views: 492

The Concorde Experience - Video

You may already have seen it, but if not - this is recommended to all AV-fans out there. I came across this 2-hour video from the last revenue flight with the BA Concorde, showing us what the experience was like from a passenger's point of view. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLkemu8rK8Q As many, I...

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by NDiesel
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service
Replies: 21
Views: 6428

Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service

A while back I posted a story on one of the oldest 747s stil flying: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=563543 I thought it would be fun to see what other oldies are still out there, starting with the B767 YA-KAM, a 34 year old B762 originally delivered to UA, currently flying fo...

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by NDiesel
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 49
Views: 13972

Re: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft

NB doing 8-9 hour trips? How many of those are out there? That would be cruel to the passengers in regular economy seats; come to think it, anyone on a NB. I rather enjoyed the UA 752 Y cabin on a 8 1/2 hour flight OSL-EWR - no remarkable difference from flying 767s or A340s TATL. But, each to his ...

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by NDiesel
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 27278

Re: Is there any website with a database that shows me which registration the aircraft had I flew about 10 years ago?

This was amazing. I was able to find 2 BA B772's and 1 B744 that I flew on a few years ago thanks to the LHR-archives. To see G-BNLT stored at VCV was a bit of a blow - she's the only 744 I've flown on, DXB-LHR back in 2007. Still, thanks for the tip!

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by NDiesel
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 34
Views: 9816

Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

According to Bloomberg News, citing communications director Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen at DY, Norwegian is set to cut back on short haul routes at LGW and increase trans-Atlantic routes. From article: (In Norwegian - rough Google translate) Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen: - We are always looking for profitabili...

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by NDiesel
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Space flex, passenger / crew push back
Replies: 97
Views: 21605

Re: Airbus A320 Space flex, passenger / crew push back

I recently flew on D-AIND with LH, a brand new A320Neo and the cabin crew working the back told me it is too cramped -- they're not fans of the new design. I'm not a big guy either, and I found the lavatory shoved into the very back extremely small - more like being inside a tiny closet than a tiny ...

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by NDiesel
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to cancel the new Air Force One
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Trump wants to cancel the new Air Force One

Referring to the $4B cost of replacing the VC-25A's, Trump now wants to cancel the order for the upcoming 748i presidential planes currently on order with Boeing.
Source: His Twitter-profile.

Thoughts?

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by NDiesel
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 16541

Re: Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft

I would think a BBJ (Boom Business Jet) version might be attractive to some corporations, well to do individuals, and possibly some of the fractional outfits. But aren't there still limitations as to where you would be able to operate a commercial supersonic jet? The Concorde was limited to mostly ...

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by NDiesel
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare planes you can fly: 2017
Replies: 99
Views: 12480

Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

ChristopherS wrote:
NDiesel wrote:
jfkflyer wrote:
Thankyou! Where can we catch the BAE?


I flew the BAe146 with Swiss a couple of weeks ago on FLR-ZRH. Quite a fun plane to fly on, actually.

I'm pretty sure you flew the Avro RJ 100. There are quite a few of those in Europe, but not many B146s.


I stand corrected! My mistake.

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by NDiesel
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare planes you can fly: 2017
Replies: 99
Views: 12480

Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

jfkflyer wrote:
Thankyou! Where can we catch the BAE?


I flew the BAe146 with Swiss a couple of weeks ago on FLR-ZRH. Quite a fun plane to fly on, actually.

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by NDiesel
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover'"
Replies: 85
Views: 13413

Re: "Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover'"

I'm almost certainly going to get a 30 day suspension, or worse, from ANet for this post, but here goes: I agree with your story and feel that if you take up more than one seat, you should buy two. I had a similar experience to yours a few months back flying SK's CRJ900 TXL-CPH, but in all fairness...

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by NDiesel
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Guess That Airport
Replies: 20
Views: 3644

Guess That Airport

Ready for a treat? It looks like it's been a while since one of these posts, so I'll give it a go. One of my favorite evening activities (I realize my life may be a bit sad) is looking at pictures of airports from above - trying to guess which one it is before reading the caption. So I decided to pu...

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by NDiesel
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Budapest - Worst Passenger Experience In Europe?
Replies: 48
Views: 15263

RE: Budapest - Worst Passenger Experience In Europe?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ManchesterMAN" class="quote" target="_blank">ManchesterMAN</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i> This is not the <acronym titl...

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by NDiesel
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great 747 Documentary
Replies: 8
Views: 2284

Great 747 Documentary

Hi everyone!

Many of you have probably seen this documentary, but for those who haven't, it's a great showcase of the iconic 747 detailing its development, testing, its first crews and the revolution it started in aviation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG4nmRv94gE

Enjoy!

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by NDiesel
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 26 Year Old LH A320 Looking Brand New
Replies: 31
Views: 24394

26 Year Old LH A320 Looking Brand New

Hi everyone, Not long ago I opted out of flying <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-<acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym> directly with <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> as it's much more fun to do the route <acronym t...

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by NDiesel
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62800

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>So a few people have commented tha...

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by NDiesel
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340s How Many Still Flying In The US
Replies: 38
Views: 8917

RE: Saab 340s How Many Still Flying In The US

Speaking of the 340 - I flew <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> back in March 2000 on an airline I can't really...

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by NDiesel
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tenerife, Pan Am Co Pilot Interview.
Replies: 36
Views: 17034

RE: Tenerife, Pan Am Co Pilot Interview.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cedarjet" class="quote" target="_blank">cedarjet</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I always wondered why no-one got out of th...

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by NDiesel
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Passengers
Replies: 79
Views: 21156

RE: Celebrity Passengers

I was on a flight from <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-<acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym> not long ago and got asked by the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> if I was willing to change my seat...

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by NDiesel
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool Flight Connection Visualization Site
Replies: 8
Views: 8116

RE: Cool Flight Connection Visualization Site

This is pretty great for planning FF-rounds when I need to top off my status. Thanks for the link!

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