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by devron
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 69
Views: 13120

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

IWMBH wrote:
devron wrote:
Nice I have 11 flight booked with them in October 5 in business hope they hold un untill then...


Did you use your credit card?


Miles

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by devron
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 69
Views: 13120

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

Nice I have 11 flight booked with them in October 5 in business hope they hold un untill then...

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by devron
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 12290

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

I just think he is a very positive guy and wouldn't say a bad word. I like that but hat means all his reviews are positive. Then you don't know the real Sam..ask anyone in Sydney who's met him and then you'll understand what I mean. His mouth used to work harder than his shutter finger and what cam...

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by devron
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8679

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

I am very suspicious at this point in time about this cancelation. Only two links and one isn`t working referencing a source durign a meeting in Europe. The deal might be used as one of many chips during the trade war too.

So I want more prove...

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by devron
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Seaplane on a commercial flight in EU? Yes, and it's Business class!
Replies: 6
Views: 4674

Re: Seaplane on a commercial flight in EU? Yes, and it's Business class!

Was in Copenhagen a few weeks ago and saw this airplane and was wondering what it was doing I had suspected scenic flights. Thansk for the report

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by devron
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 10221

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

? I think it must one of the last adventures and challenges to do such flights on such a plane over water for such a long time...is that the longest route of a Dash 8 Q 400? Can speak for the Q 400 but you can find some adventures routings in the south pacific flying ATR 72-600 from Fiji to Tuvalu ...

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by devron
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13999

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

At first I thought that is a lot of money. Second thought it is actually okay as I just googled Boeing made >10b profit last year. So this write off is easly covered. I assume divided will not even be affected maybe some buyback. Just wondering if this is everything or only a write-off thus far so m...

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by devron
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3982
Views: 516218

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/07/11/five-basic-facts-about-boeing-missing-from-coverage-of-the-737-max-story/ A reminder, if you needed it, about how vital Boeing is to the US economy. The pressure on Boeing and the FAA to rush the 737MAX back into the air must be immense. True ju...

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by devron
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 443
Views: 70786

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Varsity1 wrote:
Another European airline being s[img]uicidally competitive. Its the USA in the 1990's all over again.
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Consolidation is needed now!


It seems the airline is making a profil it is the travel orginization that is backrupt.

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by devron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 21
Views: 3380

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

Happy I was there before the boom. But the limit not sure look at poland a bit more mature and still growing.

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by devron
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

Nauru Airlines to wet-lease B737 capacity to Real Tonga https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/78969-nauru-airlines-to-wet-lease-b737-capacity-to-real-tonga "Nauru Airlines and Real Tonga Airlines have entered a wet-lease arrangement under which the Nauru flag carrier will provide aircraft cap...

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by devron
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean air ends flights to nadi
Replies: 14
Views: 2873

Re: Korean air ends flights to nadi

Morgenstern1234 wrote:
pretty bad news for Fiji right now!


Well Fiji airways is increasing flight into the wider region (Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong) so it is not the end of the world.

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by devron
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13820

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

1) I thought UA's UM policy was for direct flights only? The article states United charges $150 each way for unaccompanied minors and their policy is to offer the service only on non-stop flights, and not to offer it connecting to or from partner airlines. Apparently, then, what the boy’s mother re...

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by devron
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 47640

Re: The BBC on BER: The airport with half a million faults

Nothing new in the article still funny (although I pay taxes in Germany) And some have even tuned this black humour into a business opportunity. Philipp Messinger and Bastian Ignaszewski have invented a board game based on the Berlin airport disaster. The main object of the game is to waste as much ...

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by devron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6275

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

The link provided in the opening post doesn't really work for me. However I do not find the VP saying they want to become the largest airline. What does largest mean (Market cap, employees, revenue, total passengers, passenger km/mi, fleet, or biggest deficit). It is clear that over the coming years...

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by devron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12883

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

Not unexpected and frankly some of this was so freaking obvious (I think opinions here on a.net on SN as eurowings was generally persived as a pretty stupid idea) and that makes me wonder why so late (stock price droppping like a stone). Condor brand might be an option for the long haul (if they are...

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by devron
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs
Replies: 11
Views: 2287

Re: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs

Does wizz air overnight crews currently?

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by devron
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7982

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

This is mainly a tourist market does this fit with Finnair business model?

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by devron
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7578

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

I look at trip advisor for review. Or I book a flight to find out myself. If I like the product I book a second flight. This old fashioned way works for me.

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by devron
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2355

Re: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

This move is investors realizing a few very difficult quarters ahead. Airlines are very cyclical LH will get over this. But if eurowings will continque as they currently do doubt it. I guess costs are simple to high to compete with FR and the brand eurowings is not very good in Germany. That AF sto...

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by devron
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2355

Re: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

This move is investors realizing a few very difficult quarters ahead. Airlines are very cyclical LH will get over this. But if eurowings will continque as they currently do doubt it. I guess costs are simple to high to compete with FR and the brand eurowings is not very good in Germany. That AF stop...

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by devron
Tue May 28, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

Did real tonga airlines got a new plane? I just saw a plane that overflew me in Vava'u that wasn't their saab but I am not sure what is what looked old fashioned with the wings mounted far forward. Any idea.

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by devron
Tue May 28, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

devron wrote:
Air Nauru has a new website & schedule online. But didn't they want to fly to Guam? Looking forward on getting a Nauru Visa.


Apperently the want to fly to guam towards the end of the year.

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by devron
Mon May 27, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4418

Re: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights

from what i have been told, the NEOs at Lufthansa are limited by a court order on behalf of the cabin crew union UFO. Something about "unbearable working conditions" in the small aft galley on flights exceeding 2.5 hrs or so.... Wauw. Adding a few seats backfired significanty if this is t...

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by devron
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX and Passenger stranded
Replies: 19
Views: 5683

Re: B737MAX and Passenger stranded

I think Fiji Airways Nandi to Adelaide flight has been affected. Not sure on Nandi Melbourne, they are mostly 737s not sure if they are operating their 330s to Melbourne like they to do Sydney. Fiji airways has six 737 so grounding two will impact there operations. Tried to find out what they are d...

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by devron
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718226

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So most of the 737 max fleet is grounded. Does anyone have any realistic estimate till when measures can be imlimented so the max fleets can fly agian?

I seeing my south pacific flights, once in a live-time trip falling appart as fiji also stoped fly the max.

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by devron
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718226

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

so Fiji, Fly Dubai, and US airlines are still flying flying? Hope we can find a sollution in the next weeks as I have a trip of a lifetime in the south pacific and plan to fly fiji their 737 max.

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by devron
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 16811

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Not seen every day. Does AF/KL pay dividend so the dutch state with their 0.1% interest on lending actually makes money on this move?

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by devron
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Nauru has a new website & schedule online. But didn't they want to fly to Guam? Looking forward on getting a Nauru Visa.

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by devron
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220
Replies: 43
Views: 9299

Re: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220

Cool, I guess these will also fly to Nadi. Can they fly some domestic routes e.g. Tanna (I guess no) or Espiritu Santo (I guess yes).

I looking forward to my May flight to Ambrym with them.

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by devron
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5286

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

Another difference EU airlines give you access to the lounge whereas US airliners don't.

I think EU airliners do this to have operational flexibility.

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by devron
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 105128

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

A petty in my opinion lucky I have A380 flight comung up next month and in june.

Hat the 747 outlives the 380 who would have expected that.

Time to buy airbus stock?

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by devron
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours
Replies: 30
Views: 4917

Re: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours

I just traveled through Brussel and there were a lot of pissed pasengiers that I guess did not get the message. Must say Brussel airport is getting more chaotic every time I travel to Brussels. Even the vending machines have lines nowadays.

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by devron
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours
Replies: 30
Views: 4917

Re: Brussels Airlines cancels all flights ahead general strike

thank for the info I have a flight to brussel on the 13th. I'll have to rebook.

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by devron
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33250

Re: Germania in trouble

I think this weekend Eurowings, Condor, lufthansa, and maybe Ryanair will get some applications. Not paying employees in a country with 1.2 mil open positions is the start of the end. What is going wrong after air berlin prices increased but now they have come down a bit what is the cause and I do n...

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by devron
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines announces strategy for coming years
Replies: 18
Views: 4419

Re: Austrian Airlines announces strategy for coming years

Can't austian keep some profitable decentralized by opperating in a W pattern? Above it is .mentioned that Austrian like to get 10 Airbus for 200 million. That sounds unrealistic.

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by devron
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's latest prank advertising
Replies: 21
Views: 5276

Re: Air Transat's latest prank advertising

6 weeks here and I do not have enough so I am taking 9 weeks onpaid leave gets me to 15 that I can work with. Ofcourse my salary decreases but at 80k I decided I am happy and the more I make the more I take off and travel.

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by devron
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135328

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

They will remove the EU flag? Sorry moving on here

Btw I know that don't have the EU flag on the livery in contrast to some other airlines.

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by devron
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any other non frequent flyers on here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2318

Re: Any other non frequent flyers on here?

I am also member of this "non-flying" group, but because being afraid of flying:) Now I am really interested in why are interested in aviation are you willing to explain? I don't it's odd that I am here. Yes, I have aerophobia, but I also think that being here, among experts and maybe pil...

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by devron
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Twin Otters on the Equator: Air Kiribati, Tarawa to Abemama (TRW-AEA-TRW)
Replies: 11
Views: 4093

Re: Twin Otters on the Equator: Air Kiribati, Tarawa to Abemama (TRW-AEA-TRW)

your stayed at dreamers didn't you? How did you like it?

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by devron
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19440

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

How do I know if my company has a corporate contract? I work for a big company and fly all airlines across the board even different airlines on the same route. Is a contract route specific or can there be general contacts (e.g. 15% off everything).

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by devron
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any other non frequent flyers on here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2318

Re: Any other non frequent flyers on here?

Nevoljniletac wrote:
I am also member of this "non-flying" group, but because being afraid of flying:)


Now I am really interested in why are interested in aviation are you willing to explain?

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by devron
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any other non frequent flyers on here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2318

Re: Any other non frequent flyers on here?

When I joined this site I dide 2 or 3 round trips per year. I enjoyed aviation by going to schiphol and just looking at the airplanes. Nowadays I get to fly more.

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by devron
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10147

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

Flight will go to air france or transavia?

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by devron
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection

Enough delayed to get compensation? No, de-icing or better weather is an act of god, outside of the control of the airline. So, no compensation. However, if LH is living up to its 5star status, they have offered vouchers for food & drinks. Ah correct a free beer, cool (might have been to early ...

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by devron
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection

Enough delayed to get compensation?

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by devron
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

I hate ryanair and still fly them. Its cheap gives to opportunity to visit places like jordan just for a weekend.

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by devron
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4776

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

I am on a quest to visit every country in the world and the climb the 7 summits. Nepal (Summit of Barunche), Denali, Seycelles, Maldives, Vienna all hit my favorate list. But every place I visit with my family is just great and beat the most goreous destimations I visited alone. I start to find euro...

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by devron
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair Livery - What would you change?
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Ryanair Livery - What would you change?

As long as it is cheap who cares, really, more eurowhite

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by devron
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165844

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Just read some reviews for WOW and these are down the drain for this airline, can't imagine a lot of people currently booking with them. doesn't look good for there future income.

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