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by EIDL
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29496

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Beware of reports like this. A FR24 playback confirms that no scheduled pax or cargo flights operated to or from DUB on the 25th or 26th. Someone may have looked at what tracking websites predicted, based on normal schedules. A Swedish Cessna Citation (SE-RLT) arrived at DUB on about 1945 on Christ...

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by EIDL
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 36
Views: 2283

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

VTCIE wrote:

BTW, can you explain some of the not-so-obvious codes? Such as...

EIDL wrote:
L - LM
R - RE
T - T3



LM = Loganair
RE = Aer Arann, now Stobart Air who operate all flights as franchise or wet-lease under EI, BA and BE currently
T3 = Eastern Airways, UK regional carrier who operate under BE codes currently

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by EIDL
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 36
Views: 2283

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

Living in Ireland makes this more awkward than it should be, relatively poor range of airlines for some time (due to strength of FR and to a less extent EI) is only being corrected now; plus I haven't flown around North America much - usually in and out on EI or KL. A - AY B - BA, BD, BE, BT D - DY ...

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by EIDL
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27168

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Aer Lingus have issued a press release stating AerClub now has 1 million members. 450,000 Irish members, 267,000 US members and 152,000 members from across Europe and the UK, which is interesting. The person who is the 1 millionth member received 240,000 Avios, a Platinum card, and a €500 shopping ...

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by EIDL
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where domestic flying is carried out entirely or almost entirely by one manufacturer's aircraft?
Replies: 21
Views: 2985

Re: Is there any country where domestic flying is carried out entirely or almost entirely by one manufacturer's aircraft

MichaelEI wrote:
Ireland.

The only two domestic routes, namely DUB-KIR/CFN are operated by EI Regional's ATR 42/72 fleet.


You're forgetting the scheduled Britten Norman Islander services on Aer Arann Islands

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by EIDL
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 8055

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

Correct me if I am wrong but I thought the host country would have to pay for a pre-clearance facility. I also thought the pre-clearance in Ireland had to do with immigration levels in the past - better for the airlines to have pax denied admission before they fly them and back messing their seat i...

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by EIDL
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round Headhouses
Replies: 32
Views: 2790

Re: Round Headhouses

DUB T1 still uses these for most non LCC airlines. 200 gates - crudely bodged in to having separation of passengers as now expected and 300 gates - always segregated and with jetbridges.

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by EIDL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge
Replies: 16
Views: 3508

Re: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge

The SSJs are not yet LCY capable, they are using some of the last off the line RJ85s for that route still.

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by EIDL
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walmart Cargo Network
Replies: 27
Views: 4119

Re: Walmart Cargo Network

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyffes_Line
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Ken777 wrote:
Bananas will not last on a slow ocean freighter.
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History significantly disagrees

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyffes_Line

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by EIDL
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3125

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

f4f3a wrote:
I’m surprised Stobart don’t keep sen for itself ? I’m sure they could do very well

There are European court judgements about port operators that are also boat operators refusing rivals - Stena Holyhead I believe. Easily applicable to airports and airlines, not worth it

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by EIDL
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bitcoin - Could it be the future currency to be used in aviation industry?
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: Bitcoin - Could it be the future currency to be used in aviation industry?

You think moving to the most volatile "currency" in the world would protect against fluctuating forex rates? Actual things will still need to be paid for in real money, and tickets would be bought in real money etc. So the answer is no. Also, the Sterling decline that did in Monarch was pa...

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by EIDL
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6386

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I did DUB-AMS-YUL-EWR-PDX (that turned in to EWR-IAH-PDX at the end due to a storm...) to get an MD11 and a less useful DUB-CPH flight time to get an MD80 when both were nearing retirement with those carriers (and entirely in passenger form for the MD11)

I was going to PDX and CPH anyway, though.

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by EIDL
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9360

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Its commercial and has been since first offered. Usually but not always been operated by the PSO operator during downtime but at times, such as now, the PSO operator hasn't done it and someone else has. Is the AT46 actually used for any other routes? At least initially in the Stobart period the AT43...

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by EIDL
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9360

Re: New Routes from Ireland

CFN has had successful commercial service to Glasgow (GLA now, PIK before) for longer than it has had a Dublin flight.

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by EIDL
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller
Replies: 20
Views: 2926

Re: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller

QXAS wrote:
The bins arent getting any smaller, so what’s changed that results in the shift?


Fewer pax paying for hold. Nothing else.

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by EIDL
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 5117

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

CityJet (France) ;-) Hasn't been French owned in years, was never based in France either. Maybe I am out of date, but they sure (did?) operate for AF: http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000762233.html But since "city" is not actually the name of a city, it was tongue-in-cheek anyw...

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by EIDL
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 5117

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

zkeoj wrote:
CityJet (France) ;-)


Hasn't been French owned in years, was never based in France either.

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by EIDL
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are MD-88's so loud?
Replies: 20
Views: 4782

Re: Why are MD-88's so loud?

MHG wrote:
Next to the technical reasons explained already those JT8D engines were developed way earlier than the socalled turbofans..


The JT8D *is* a turbofan.

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by EIDL
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto
Replies: 13
Views: 3846

Re: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto

abrelosojos wrote:
I have always wondered why they don't consider doing DUB stops both ways and actually building a 5th freedom market. Thoughts?

Saludos,
Alex


DUB-YYZ is extensively served already. AC EI TS and same plane one stop on WS.

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by EIDL
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8627

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

These 'discounts' are usually off a full-rate fare which basically nobody pays and as a result are pointless. Good PR right now to say they're dropping it; unlikely they'll bother bringing it back if it does blow over though - and I don't think it'll blow over sufficiently anyway. The last hospitali...

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by EIDL
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24874

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Supervalu Aerclub offer on currently, convert 100+ points to Avios get 250 extra. Only works on that one transaction but even if you save points for the 3x deals, 350 for 100 is still slightly better.

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by EIDL
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order
Replies: 12
Views: 4479

Re: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order

The issue is the A320 and 737, while technically the same type.. are really several different aircraft. The 737-200, 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 are really 3 totally different aircraft - so while technically you are retiring the same type while ordering it too, you are really just phasing out an old gene...

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by EIDL
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often are airlines operating flights with small load factors?
Replies: 34
Views: 7964

Re: Small Load Factor

Mid week flights DUB-CFN against the normal flow (northbound in the morning, southbound in the evening) can run empty bit with the opposite sold out. Have been on my own and one of 3 on them before.

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by EIDL
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 16170

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

by738 wrote:
Nice. If I can call it though and say I dont think it will last. Just a hunch nothing more.


For as long as Microsoft and Amazon are in Ireland there'll be decent numbers in the back of the bus + some J from bought upgrades/senior staff and the aviation leasing firms go for the front it should work.

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by EIDL
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167426

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

seahawk wrote:
Well, then give the slots to FR, so they can actually compete.


FR are pulling flights system wide due to crew shortages - they don't have the capacity to use the slots they already have!

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by EIDL
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 22963

Re: Lufthansa to operate 63 Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November

With AB gone, getting slots at TXL shouldn't be any issue[/quote] Not quite correct! In case of a sudden grounding slots will be given on a first come first serve basis! E.g Ryanair which is LHs major concern[/quote] Ryanair can't operate their entire current schedule due to staffing issues; they a...

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by EIDL
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22933

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

As I said on that thread, none of the beers in the video are black, so I don't think Dublin is one of the 3 cities. Guinness is a lot less black in a glass in light than the marketing would make you think. Current advertising refers to it as "ruby red" although they still run old ads call...

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by EIDL
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Older aircraft routes
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Older aircraft routes

Pretty much impossible to have such a list, as once you go far enough back in time, its all of them.

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by EIDL
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25688

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

The website makes it perfectly clear that if you dont pay for a reserved seat you will be allocated a seat at random! It could'nt be clearer so don't understand what you are moaning about. People are moaning about two issues 1: It clearly isn't random. You will be assigned a middle seat unless ther...

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by EIDL
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 14156

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

I always thought the twin-jack-thing was invented to prevent passengers from stealing the headphones because they couldn't be used on other devices. However, on KLM (I think) I once got a headphone where one jack could be folded in so I could use it with my smartphone. Yes, I am a thief. Those KLM ...

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by EIDL
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 3990

Re: Airlines in Europe

Legacies are more reliant on FF bases and local brand recognition than LCCs are. Many of them have tried and basically all have failed - EI had a LGW hub for a while for instance.

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by EIDL
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18988

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Why would they need to defend a qualified, type-rated, employed pilot doing his job? Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals. Is this the best Norwegian can hire? U2 have had flights where the entire cockpit crew's ages totalled 45. They have the ...

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by EIDL
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18764

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

And it hasn't - its now on approach to Lisbon as they managed to realise quick enough to get it on that flight that didn't leave much later; and it'll be brought up on one of the TAP/Portugalia commuter flights this evening and to my hotel tomorrow. Now to see if I can justify buying designer jocks ...

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by EIDL
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18764

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

I was refused a change at any cost and a nw rt was a grand.

I've made it. I totally doubt my case has!

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by EIDL
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18764

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

AF are insisting absolutely 100% that I'll make a 45 minute connection in CDG and are also saying the earlier flights DUB-CDG are fully booked. They aren't. Anyone any experience of dealing with AF in CDG for a rebooking? There are no further flights to my final destination on AF for two days - the...

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by EIDL
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18764

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

They're showing seats available on a (much, admittedly) earlier flight to CDG for 200 quid cheaper and all - going to try my luck with the Twitter staff again. Not going to go to the airport 5 hours earlier to try my luck at the ticket desk though; and the flight between that and my one seems to be ...

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by EIDL
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18764

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

AF are insisting absolutely 100% that I'll make a 45 minute connection in CDG and are also saying the earlier flights DUB-CDG are fully booked. They aren't. Anyone any experience of dealing with AF in CDG for a rebooking? There are no further flights to my final destination on AF for two days - ther...

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by EIDL
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Your Favorite Airline Have Too Many Planes On Order?
Replies: 82
Views: 11139

Re: Does Your Favorite Airline Have Too Many Planes On Order?

EI has two that are actually on order, and some 350s that they're probably never going to get. And generally expands shorthaul by taking one or two planes at a time from lessors at random; or via their franchise operation. Which itself hasn't ordered more than one or two at a go for some years So th...

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by EIDL
Wed May 17, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 11460

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/princ ... 92247.html - but I still assumed he probably gave it up when he became king
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The importance of royals keeping current on the kit they fly was shown by Prince Charles crashing at ILY in the 1990s - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/princ ... 92247.html - but I still assumed he probably gave it up when he became king

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by EIDL
Wed May 17, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17279

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

https://twitter.com/IrishAero/status/864561703312396289 Does anyone know more about this? I never figured that Yerevan would ever have anything to do with Dublin. Signing a bilateral I imagine, rather than actual launching of flights There needs to be another EU ruling on flight pricing to put the ...

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by EIDL
Sat May 13, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 5268

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

Amongst the heavy fliers I know, there's a few types: * Sales staff of every kind - still quite hard to convince someone they've cut the best deal with you except in person. * Particular, in demand at the time, IT skillsets - lots of this work can be done remotely but the customer is more willing to...

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by EIDL
Mon May 01, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have been all-747
Replies: 59
Views: 7934

Re: Airlines that have been all-747

bzcat wrote:
Some of you probably old enough to remember People Express?

Image


Never 747 only

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by EIDL
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that are invisible on FR24/flightaware
Replies: 10
Views: 6232

Re: Airlines that are invisible on FR24/flightaware

Prior to the MLAT support, BE and RE (and Loganair) were effectively invisible due to entire fleets without ADS-B. RE has since nearly fully replaced with frames that do, and MLAT does a decent job but before then some regional airports in the UK basically had nothing on FR24

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by EIDL
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did EI ever consider the 777-200 ER
Replies: 17
Views: 3618

Re: Did EI ever consider the 777-200 ER

They needed the 330s much earlier. They were the second operator to take delivery.

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by EIDL
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?
Replies: 100
Views: 29902

Re: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?

If there was any way to do a 5 across while still retaining basically everything else from the existing model, this would be very interesting. Doubt that's possible. Entirely new 5 across will be expensive; lengthening the existing 4 across will be a mess. A slight seat increase and/or a slight spee...

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by EIDL
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26218

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

PlanesNTrains wrote:
In the past they've indicated that they'd take used A380s, but perhaps they are ready to just exercise options instead.


I suspect that was to try encourage the price of said options down slightly. The obvious potential used models - MHs - are not becoming available anyway

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by EIDL
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13670

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

One of them generates about ten threads a week of repeated content, and the other doesn't?

The nose and winglets should be identifiable enough

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