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by afterburner
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 4957

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

Also, at least in this immediate post COVID period, all the short-haul (intra-continental) traffic is leisure/VFR and there's little to no business demand . This also makes flight frequency less important than before. Larger aircraft makes more sense. Bring back the Airbus A380! :highfive: "La...

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by afterburner
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6113

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

leleko747 wrote:
so many 747s being fired from airlines and they want to invest in cargo A340-600s with no cargo doors? lolwut.

Those pax 747s don't have cargo doors either.

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by afterburner
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 1047

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

I still watch F1 but it's getting less and less interesting than MotoGP.

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by afterburner
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 4957

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

Covid isn’t going to just kill humans desire to travel. There are three types of travelers, leisure, business, and visiting friends and relatives. Leisure travel will recover first. People need vacations. However business and visiting friends and relatives travels will recover quite later because w...

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by afterburner
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 4957

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

drdisque wrote:
Also, at least in this immediate post COVID period, all the short-haul (intra-continental) traffic is leisure/VFR and there's little to no business demand.

This also makes flight frequency less important than before. Larger aircraft makes more sense.

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by afterburner
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

Boeing757100 wrote:
5- KLM 747
4- Virgin Atlantic 747
3- Air Canada 767
2- Delta Mad Dogs
1- American Airlines 757, 767, E190, A330-300

I believe some of them had been planned to retire. Am I right? The pandemic just hastens the process.

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by afterburner
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

I'm pretty sure the airports are named after people for what they had done or at least for what they had been in their lives. Not because they died in plane crashes.

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by afterburner
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5135

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

Presumably many of those A321XLRs the Qantas Group has on order will be used for smaller/even less premium Asian destinations, too (Jakarta, Bali, Manila, Bangkok perhaps, maybe Taipei). I hope this A321s will be used to increase the frequency of SYD-CGK and/or open MEL-CGK. MEL-DPS can also be upg...

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by afterburner
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

Some airports in Indonesia are named after Indonesian Air Force aviators who died when the planes they flew crashed during Indonesian's War of Independence. HLP/WIHH in Jakarta is named after Halim Perdanakusuma . On 14 December 1947, on the way from Thailand to Indonesia carrying medical supplies, ...

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by afterburner
Thu May 28, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Amazon Airlines ever use the 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 2068

Re: Will Amazon Airlines ever use the 757?

Some people's obsession to the 757 amazes me.

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by afterburner
Sun May 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Russian Carrier
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Best Russian Carrier

Fuling wrote:
Would you really say that a B767-200ER is common, and not exotic?

Well, 767 in general is still common.

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by afterburner
Mon May 11, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24586

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Dutchy wrote:
and to keep Boeing honest with the pricing of the 787's.

So it actually benefits 787 customers. :mrgreen:

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by afterburner
Wed May 06, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30976

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Same applied for A35100 which has the fewer orders.

Same applied for A33neo, many customers like XAirAsia won't taking delivery ever agains.

Same applied for all jets. Denamd is low or nils.

The right names are:
A350-1000
A330neo
AirAsia X

:)

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by afterburner
Mon May 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lionair 739 with parcel.com titles
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: Lionair 739 with parcel.com titles

No, the seats are not removed. The seats are covered with bubble wraps and the boxes are put on the seats, secured by cargo nets. Boxes are also put inside overhead bins. Btw, it was a nice coincidence that the aircraft was the one having Lionparcel.com livery. The aircraft was in fact carrying parc...

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by afterburner
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential for an 787-10ER ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8177

Re: Potential for an 787-10ER ?

RJMAZ wrote:
I expect Boeing to simply hold off for the 787NEO to group together multiple weight, engine and aero improvements.

I think it should be called 787Max. ;)

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by afterburner
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER longest nonstop flight?
Replies: 13
Views: 4624

Re: Boeing 777-300ER longest nonstop flight?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_flights
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You can find lists of longest flight by aircraft type, airline, etc here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_flights

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by afterburner
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5827

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

Besides, the reason freighter aircraft are in high demand right now is the fact that a lot of passenger aircraft are grounded. This results in the loss of belly capacity what explains the higher need for freighter. Airlines have already been using their passenger aircraft as freighters. Not only in...

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by afterburner
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5827

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

Besides, the reason freighter aircraft are in high demand right now is the fact that a lot of passenger aircraft are grounded. This results in the loss of belly capacity what explains the higher need for freighter. Airlines have already been using their passenger aircraft as freighters. Not only in...

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by afterburner
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5827

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

How many 777W orders backlog are there?

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by afterburner
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight for LN1000 787
Replies: 20
Views: 5505

Re: First flight for LN1000 787

dampfnudel wrote:
Good looking aircraft.

I think she's the best looking widebody. The best looking narrowbody is A220.

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by afterburner
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most widely used aero engine?
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: The most widely used aero engine?

How about the engine of the best-selling aircraft, Cessna 172? Piston engine Lycoming O-360 is also used in many other aircraft.

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by afterburner
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 5337

Re: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021

Now is the worst time to start an airline business.

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by afterburner
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Cycles for an 787 Vs A330
Replies: 26
Views: 3053

Re: Landing Cycles for an 787 Vs A330

If an aircraft has 3 cycles per day and flies 365 days a year, it needs 40 years the reach 44,000 cycles.

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by afterburner
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18094

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

Yes. But unfortunately, some of their Indonesian network will soon be transferred to Scoot soon. They are Balikpapan, Jogjakarta, Lombok, Makassar, Manado and Semarang in May and June 2020. And yes, it will be more useful if their only last remaining route due to transferred to Scoot at the end of ...

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by afterburner
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18094

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

SQ789 wrote:
Other suggestion is that SilkAir (Singapore) has only fewer A320s in service and I expect they will retire all of them anytime soon.

Will it be more useful to transfer it to Scoot because SQ may need to downgrade some of its routes to be served by Silk Air and some of Silk Air's to Scoot?

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by afterburner
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9115

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

Side note does Thai move a lot of freight? 79 passengers on a A330 doesn't even pay for the fuel. Have you been following the news at all in the last couple of months? :innocent: Thai Airways only operates widebodies. The airline does have a subsidiary named Thai Smile that operates A320s. I wonder...

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by afterburner
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which city pair is served by the most number of airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: Which city pair is served by the most number of airlines?

CGK-KUL has 9: AK, ID, QG, GA, QZ, KL, JT, MH, OD
DPS-SIN has 8: GA, QZ, JQ, 3K, KL, TR, MI, SQ, JT

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by afterburner
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1680

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

I recline slightly on short haul flights. I recline fully on long haul flights, especially when its sleeping time. I don't recline on meal times.

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by afterburner
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asiana or Cathay business class
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Asiana or Cathay business class

Max Q wrote:
I would never fly Asiana or Korean air

Why?

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by afterburner
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2061

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Garuda Indonesia
Japan Airlines
KLM
Lufthansa
Qantas
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Singapore Airlines

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by afterburner
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights
Replies: 28
Views: 7996

Re: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index). :)
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aviatorcraig wrote:
Chasensfo wrote:
This is standard at airlines that fly into dangerous areas, such as Atlas Air in the USA.


Is the USA really THAT dangerous? :lol:

USA only ranks 128th on the Global Peace Index (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index). :)

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by afterburner
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2135

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia. This airport is featured in The Adventure of Tintin comic "Flight 714".
Kaitak Airport, Hong Kong.
Paya Lebar Airport, Singapore. Now it's an air force base.

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by afterburner
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air A320neo cabin revealed
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Batik Air A320neo cabin revealed

Unfortunately Batik has 9-abreast seat config on its A330s. Too bad. :(

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by afterburner
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 90
Views: 4284

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

RyanairGuru wrote:
I honestly think the 747-400 looks ungainly. I'm not sure what it is, maybe the winglets as I don't feel the same way about the 747-200 or 747-300.

I prefer 747s with short upper deck, not the stretched ones. 747-8F is beautiful, -8I not so. I also like the SP. It's short, stubby. But it's cute.

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by afterburner
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour' 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5508

Re: Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour' 2019

They were provided with a hotel room and meals and were placed on a flight to Detroit the next morning. But they were without their luggage as it was not removed from their original flight

I thought there shouldn't be any unaccompanied baggage inside aircraft.

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by afterburner
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16256

Re: Time for a 787NG

Boeing can do gradual improvement a la A330. But currently, Boeing engineers are busy with the 737Max and 777X.

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by afterburner
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New airport killed the old airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7567

Re: New airport killed the old airport

Kertajati/Jawa Barat Int'l (KJT/WICA) is an airport East of city of Bandung, Indonesia. It is intended to replace Husein Sastranegara Int'l (BDO/WICC\). which is very close to the Bandung city center but unable to expand further because of its location. However, because the new airport is much farth...

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by afterburner
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-DPS direct flights - enough demand?
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: LHR-DPS direct flights - enough demand?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Indonesia was a Dutch colony, never a British one.

Actually, Indonesia was under British administration from 1811 to 1816.

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by afterburner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17382

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

morrisond wrote:
It might be smart to put a nose door on an eventual 777xf. If they have to re-engineer the floor beams anyways...

The door will be very heavy because it will include the whole cockpit.

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by afterburner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17382

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

Converted 747s can't have nose cargo door. So, if you need a freighter that can carry oversized cargo, you need to buy a 747 that is built as freighter from the beginning. That used to be true. The 747-8 was designed from the start to fix that problem. All converted models so far have had it instal...

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by afterburner
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17382

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

Converted 747s can't have nose cargo door. So, if you need a freighter that can carry oversized cargo, you need to buy a 747 that is built as freighter from the beginning.

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by afterburner
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289544

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

dc863 wrote:
I take it this plane spent the night on the ground in Tehran?

The aircraft arrived a few hours before. Around 1 am local time.

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by afterburner
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289544

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://twitter.com/AlHadath), belongs to an Arabic language news site.
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zkojq wrote:
Forgive me if I'm not enthusiastic about trusting info from a random twitter account with a meme as their profile picture. ;)

The info actually came from a verified Twitter account @AlHadath (https://twitter.com/AlHadath), belongs to an Arabic language news site.

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by afterburner
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289544

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Departure time was 5:15 AM and flight stats shows the plane still in the air, .. somehow... https://www.flightstats.com/v2/flight-tracker/PS/752?year=2020&month=01&date=08&flightId=1027215904 5:15 am local time is the scheduled departured time. Flightradar 24 recorded the aircraft start...

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by afterburner
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tag on flight-who still have them
Replies: 22
Views: 1497

Re: Tag on flight-who still have them

conaly wrote:
I was a few times on FRA-KUL in 2015, which continued to CGK. Some time later, they removed the short hop to CGK and afterwards they shut the route completely.

Before that LH flew FRA-SIN-CGK.

Also there is LATAM Chile SCL-AKL-SYD.

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by afterburner
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8100

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

Yes. For Uber or similar services.

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by afterburner
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28541

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Manchester is a far more user friendly airport than Heathrow. The British and Americans will be thrilled. I studied a postgraduate course in England from 1999 to 2000. The advice given to the students coming to England was try to arrive at the Manchester airport instead of Heathrow, especially when...

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by afterburner
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Perth to London took ~18 hours
Replies: 17
Views: 5849

Re: QF9 Perth to London took ~18 hours

Of course Qantas has calculated the maximum possible duration for this flight, considering factors such as headwinds.

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by afterburner
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Singapore Airlines fly to GRU via Europe?
Replies: 28
Views: 8507

Re: Why does Singapore Airlines fly to GRU via Europe?

dcajet wrote:
BAINY3 wrote:
Does SQ even fly to GRU? The Wikipedia article for GRU doesn't list it, and the article on Singapore Airlines destinations lists it as a terminated destination.


It was terminated in 2016: they lost their shirt on the route.


Then the title of this thread should be "Why DID ..."

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by afterburner
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break
Replies: 23
Views: 7435

Re: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break

Imagine if Dreamlifters is chartered by Santa, fully loaded with gifts for children from the North Pole! :santahat: :present: :present: :present:

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