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by conaly
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9 abreast 777s
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: 9 abreast 777s

All Nippon Airways still has some. Been on FRA-HND in February on a 77W with 2-4-3 layout.

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by conaly
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the emptiest flight you've been on recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: What's the emptiest flight you've been on recently?

During COVID I've been aboard Belavia flight MUC-MSQ beginning of May: two pilots, four FAs and 14 passengers in an Embraer 195.

My low record was in 2011 on a Sunday morning flight DUS-NUE on Eurowings CRJ900 with NINE passengers.

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by conaly
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-9 Boarding Through Door 2L Not Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 4713

Re: 777-9 Boarding Through Door 2L Not Possible?

Didn't they stop doing that? Must've been recently as for example on Google Earth images from 2017 and 2016 you can still see a LH A321s with two bridges attached in FRA and MUC: https://i.imgur.com/XkB23Dh.png https://i.imgur.com/5c12VHV.png Still, having flown on quite a few LH A321ceo and not on...

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by conaly
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1128

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

For me, 747 and A340 was in Summer 2001 when I was the first time at Frankfurt Airport. A lot of Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo planes came in, and also a lot other airlines' jumbos. I was 10 years old and as I've bought the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 some months ago, for me it was like a dream ...

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by conaly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest 4 engine aircraft in production after 747/A380?
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Largest 4 engine aircraft in production after 747/A380?

Russia plans to construct an An-124 successor called Ilyushin Il-106 PAK VTA. There is a render image showing a stretched An-124 design and also a photo of a similar looking wind tunnel model. This could be the winner. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AlHFTPnjdzM/XdmEu0RDbHI/AAAAAAABGLE/sfW5FFvrjm0IsSnpOS...

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by conaly
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1863

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

This is an American thing, right? I see here mostly American airports mentioned. As I am mostly flying around Europe and Asia, it happened to me only once: LHR. Never anywhere else in Europe, never in Asia. So I guess it has to do something with the gate allocation. As far as I know, gates for fligh...

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by conaly
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9028

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

And Russia being such a large country where millions do fly... An-225 isn't Russian. It's Ukrainian. Built By Antonov in Ukraine. Operated by Antonov Airlines, Ukraine. Registered on Ukrainian aircraft register as UR-82060. For a brief period of time, when it was a shuttle carrier, and later while ...

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by conaly
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?
Replies: 19
Views: 3796

Re: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?

In Nuremberg (NUE/EDDN), the runway is an interesting mix of concrete and asphalt. In the past, the western third was purely concrete, the eastern two thirds purely asphalt. After some pavement works on the concrete area now the center area of the western third is asphalt, while the sides are still ...

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by conaly
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 27
Views: 1303

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

Berlin Tegel airport is named after Otto Lilienthal, the Germen pioneer of aviation, who died from injuries he got from a crash of one of his gliders in 1896.

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by conaly
Thu May 14, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1913

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

While I was in Nepal in 2018, I had to cancel the flight to Lukla. Was waiting for six+ hours at the airport for good weather at the destination. Didn't clear up, so I cancelled completely (didn't have any days to spare, my flight back home would've been two days later).

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by conaly
Tue May 12, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7764

Re: What happened to Antonov?

Russia is still planning to reestablish a production of a modernized An-124. Even though the current Antontov-company is located Ukraine, during the Soviet times it was a Russian company (founded in Novosibirsk, just some time later relocated to Kiev) and all the money came from Moscow anyway. There...

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by conaly
Sun May 10, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst “White Elephant” Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3685

Re: Worst “White Elephant” Airports

Germany does have quite a few airports, that would almost count as white elephant. Many of them are not completely deserted, but still have very low traffic and far too many of them are build close to each other. Kassel/Calden is maybe the worst example, but it is not the only one in that area. Some...

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by conaly
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110675

Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Yeah, I know, what you all are thinking now and I could not believe it either, but Reuters reports: according to some internal sources, Boeing, after scrapping the NMA-ideas, is considering a replacement for the 757 and 767 as a 757-like plane and an upgraded 767 with new wings and engines: Since th...

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by conaly
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2375

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

My last trips were all in January and February: Germany - Hong Kong Germany - Japan Germany - Algeria The planned trip, that was cancelled was a trip to Saudi-Arabia, somewhere a week before departure the border was closed and the flights were cancelled. My next upcomming trip will be to Israel on M...

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by conaly
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KLM Asia
Replies: 36
Views: 6586

Re: Question about KLM Asia

ojjunior wrote:
BTW I couldn't see any difference in LH and Condor "Asia" liveries.


The difference is the Condor livery. The aircraft was owned by Lufthansa, but was flying in Condor colors to Taiwan, so LH could operate with their own brand to mainland China.

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by conaly
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed
Replies: 34
Views: 12238

Re: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed

The article is talking about new frames, that means additional 777F. Currently, GEC has two more 777F on order, scheduled for delivery for Summer (the article mentions that, too, just without a time frame). The swapped 777F would arrive in October then, so for me it seems pretty clear, that they wan...

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by conaly
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KLM Asia
Replies: 36
Views: 6586

Re: Question about KLM Asia

Quick question in regards of this topic: which airlines did use a subsidiary for PRC or Taiwan flights? I know of following: KLM with KLM Asia (no crown on titles) British Airways with British Asia Airways (Landor livery without Union Jack and crest on tail, Utopia livery without the Union Jack tail...

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by conaly
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 7072

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

TheEuphorian wrote:
Aeroflot 777-200ER:



Aeroflot had two 777-200ER from 1998 to 2005, so around seven years. That was not really "short lived".

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by conaly
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 93
Views: 7835

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

My weirdest routing was: NUE-MUC-CDG-FRA-BOG BOG-FRA-CDG-ZRH-NUE Why? Much cheaper in first class than going directly NUE-FRA-BOG (2700€ instead of 6000€). I also once took NUE-FRA-HAM and HAM-FRA-NUE, instead of going directly NUE-HAM and back. Reason was, that Eurowings, who have been operating th...

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by conaly
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 7072

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Boeing 757-200 in full Air Berlin colors (Belair aircraft):



Boeing 747-400 in Condor colors (Lufthansa aircraft, was used for routes to Taiwan on behalf of LH):


Boeing 767-300 in full Lufthansa colors (Condor aircraft)

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by conaly
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Due to cut capacity for cargo in passenger airplanes, Lufthansa Cargo seems to get more and more demand for cargo flights to China. The demand is so high, that the prices for cargo space has tripled or even quadrupled. Lufthansa is now planning to use stored long haul passenger aircraft for selectiv...

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by conaly
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8443

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

NUE-TXL (LH Cityline, Eurowings)
NUE-STN (Ryanair) (still operating at the moment, will end 28th of March)
FRA-KUL (Lufthansa)
FRA-VKO (Lufthansa)
HAJ-OMS (Siberia Airlines)

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by conaly
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1437

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

Staying for 8 hours at the airport would be pretty boring, believe me. It takes 45-50min by train to the City center. You have plenty of time to go there, at least for a walk from the main railwaystation to Marienplatz and back. If you want to go spotting in Munich, you also have to go by train one ...

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by conaly
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 38920

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Lufthansa apparently is expediting the retirement of all MD11s. According to an exclusive report at aero.de, all MD11s could by withdrawn from service by June 2020. This is earlier than expected. Latest by end of 2020 all of them will be gone for sure. Reasons are the same as ever: declining cargo b...

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by conaly
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 with three jetways attached
Replies: 18
Views: 2812

Re: 747-400 with three jetways attached

http://www.dutchops.com/photo_big.asp?id=952
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I don't think you can attach a regular jetway to this door:
http://www.dutchops.com/photo_big.asp?id=952

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by conaly
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1691

Re: To recline or not to recline is the question?

Anyone, who doesn't want the person in front of him to recline, but is not willing to pay for either exit/first row or business/first class, is part of the problem. If you think you have not enough space, then you should have paid more. You knew beforehand, that the seats recline. So you got what yo...

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by conaly
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Color- Tan/Grey?
Replies: 29
Views: 9436

Re: Cockpit Color- Tan/Grey?

ATR-Cockpits have been available in two colors. Brown and blue:



Not sure if both options are still available, as for the current -600 models of the ATR72 and ATR42 I only find the blue-style cockpit, but with large EFIS-screens:

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by conaly
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8630

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Update! Flown: JAN NUE-ZRH LX1193 Helvetic Airways Embraer 190 ZRH-HKG LX138 Swiss B777-300ER (C) HKG-FRA LH797 Lufthansa B747-8 (C, Upper deck) FRA-NUE LH140 LH Cityline CRJ900 NUE-MUC LH2159 Lufthansa A320 Cancelled (technical) MUC-HND LH714 Lufthansa A350-900 Couldn't reach because see above NUE-...

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by conaly
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2122

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Boeing 747-400: British Airways G-CIVM JFK-LHR Lufthansa D-ABTL DXB-FRA Lufthansa D-ABVZ FRA-BOM Boeing 747-8: Lufthansa D-ABYA FRA-HND Lufthansa D-ABYC HND-FRA Lufthansa D-ABYI HKG-FRA Lufthansa D-ABYJ GRU-FRA Lufthansa D-ABYK FRA-HND Lufthansa D-ABYL HND-FRA Lufthansa D-ABYP HND-FRA Lufthansa D-AB...

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by conaly
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

And there I am sitting at the airport, waiting for my flight to Tokyo. And on Sunday to Sapporo. Looks I won't be surprised with a nice snowy landscape...

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by conaly
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3824

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

Japan.

Actually, I WILL visit Japan tomorrow. I got a free* RT and will go. Will depart today and arrive tomorrow :D

*my company paid for it, but screwed up the schedule, therefore I have more days off than work days there for the next two weeks.

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by conaly
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring in Munich
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Transferring in Munich

In regards of the terminals it is pretty easy: Terminal 1: One World + SkyTeam + others + Turkish Airlines + Eurowings Terminal 2: Lufthansa + Star Alliance + Etihad For Schengen-Schengen-Transfer you normally can transfer without leaving the airside area. Even if you have to change the terminal the...

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by conaly
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8630

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Update: Flown JAN NUE-ZRH LX1193 Helvetic E190 ZRH-HKG LX138 Swiss B777-300ER HKG-FRA LH797 Lufthansa B747-8 FRA-NUE LH140 LH Cityline CRJ900 Booked: NUE-MUC LH2159 Lufthansa A320 MUC-HND LH714 Lufthansa A350-900 FEB HND-CTS NH77 ANA B787-8 CTS-HND NH66 ANA B777-200 HND-MUC LH717 Lufthansa B747-8 FR...

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by conaly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda
Replies: 66
Views: 11035

Re: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda

I hope Airbus make MoL squirm. No way should they give in to his discount demands when the aircraft are selling at far better margins to everyone else. :checkmark: Airbus doesn't need this order. I hope they offer him full list price and tell him to buy more glorious MAXs if he objects. Don't think...

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by conaly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda
Replies: 66
Views: 11035

Re: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda

The article has been updated from the original version I was referring to in my first post. While Laudamotion confirmed to be in talks to expand the fleet from 23 to 38 aircraft, Ryanair disclaimed to have commenced negotiations with Airbus!

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by conaly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda
Replies: 66
Views: 11035

Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda

Second try, first thread got deleted due to my own mistake, sorry for that! According to German business paper Wirtschaftswoche, Ryanair is said to be in talks for up to 100 A320neo/A321neo for Lauda. Last Fall they couldn't get to an agreement, as Ryanair did not get their demanded discounts and Ai...

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by conaly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5829

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

LEJ was definitely overbuild fo what is was supposed to be. Two parallel, independent runways, for very small amount passenger traffic (since 1992 somewhere between 2 and less than 3 million pax/year). But in Germany it was almost impossible to say anything against the airport, as it was one of the ...

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by conaly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Delayed Flights of 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1391

Re: Your Most Delayed Flights of 2019

JFK-DUS on Eurowings had a departure delay of more than one hour due to ATC, but arrived almost on time . ALG-FRA on Lufthansa had a delay of about 45min due to heavy thunderstorms in Germany. The connecting flight FRA-NUE had been completely cancelled because of that. End of 2018 I had a huge delay...

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by conaly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR - LH new J product rollout
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

Re: RUMOUR - LH new J product rollout

Didn't hear anything about the new business class on current aircraft yet, but for some time there have been rumors about a "Premium Business": https://www.aerotelegraph.com/lufthansa-fuehrt-premium-business-class-ein (German only). Basically it is said, that the new "Premium Business...

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by conaly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Self-connect on same airline
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Self-connect on same airline

The EG 261/04 is valid for: - any EU based airline (regardless of origin or destination) - any non-EU airline with departure in the EU The regulation does also apply in Iceland, even though Iceland is not part of the EU. So you have every right you'd have with any other EU-airline. It should not mat...

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by conaly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1616

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2020

Perfect, thanks for update!

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by conaly
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1616

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2020

I will travel FRA-ALG in February again on Lufthansa. So I'm asking the same question, I did last year :D Does anybody know, in which terminal Lufthansa operates today? Last time I've been there, the new terminal was already in operation, but LH was still operating from the old one. Unfortunately, L...

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by conaly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 seat comfort
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: A220 seat comfort

Best seats on the A220, swiss for sure! The single tray holder is genius, so much more space for the knees... Forget the seats shown above. 4313659 I personally don't like it. Divides the seat pocket into two very small pockets, which barely can fit a bottle. And as I have the table down only when ...

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by conaly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64657

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

LH Group I could see - but I note LX just refurbed their five remaining A343s, and their A333s are all fairly new and very capable so if it is them the birds will be for OS and SN, perhaps Edelweiss but doubtful for LX mainline. 12 for SN, circa 12 for OS, six for WK would leave circa ten for LH ma...

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by conaly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 109 (B767-300) Emergency Return to Madrid
Replies: 7
Views: 4642

Re: Delta 109 (B767-300) Emergency Return to Madrid

IPFreely wrote:
after dumping fuel (at appropriate altitude)


Up until two days ago I'd be confused, why you'd mention the part in the brackets. Now it seems appropriate and I find it hilarious somehow :mrgreen:

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by conaly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG926 descending below MDA
Replies: 12
Views: 3185

Re: TG926 descending below MDA

I've plotted the FR24-path (with some minor tweaks/corrections, to match the data from avherald) into Google Earth for another forum and almost fell out of my chair, when I saw the results: https://i.imgur.com/URIe6uMr.png https://i.imgur.com/GgvfwaR.png https://i.imgur.com/tELGgrZ.png The red lines...

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by conaly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3004

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

Threads complaining about other threads :duck: :biggrin:

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by conaly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64657

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

GCT64 wrote:
I think at least a couple of CX A330s are not still in operation, I believe B-HLA and B-HLC are both at Teruel now: B-HLA from in from CTU on 27 Aug 19, B-HLC from DWC on 28 Nov 19.


Thanks for the update, I missed that.

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by conaly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64657

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

If you look at the age of much of the CX/KA A320, A321, and A333 fleet, many of them are ancient and are nearing time-out. The LH Group recently retired some A333s of similar age to be scrapped as they were less than 5,000 hours of timing out. I think you refer to the five A330-300 formerly operate...

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