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by gregpodpl
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9136

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

Polish government just approved 300M PLN (70.47M EUR) for pre-project phase of the new CPK airport. More railroads planned, and 200km/h and 15 minutes long train from Warsaw Central station.
Still no word on who and how will pay for the new airport.

(source in polish)

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by gregpodpl
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 4731

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

Dedicated Business class inside Europe is effectively dead. [...] As a user of business class intra-Europe I'd like to add that because of how horrible the pitch is I'm avoiding LH and BA. And for that reason I'm also avoiding connecting on long haul on LH and BA. On both of those airlines there is...

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by gregpodpl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9136

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

2 euro cents from WAW - my home airport. I hope this project will never happen, and will get cancelled. They have huge and ambitious plans: big airport, 1600km of new railways and hundred of kilometers of new highways. And this is Poland - where almost all infrastructural projects are delayed for ye...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10264

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

Impressive effort, and great pictures. This is how it should be done. I'm also interested in who was funding it. Quote from: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/air-france/researchers-find-salvage-missing-air-france-airbus-a380-engine-part/ "That part will now be sent to the...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Airbus 50 Years Family Flight, behind the scenes
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Video: Airbus 50 Years Family Flight, behind the scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS6w-DXiZpk

Question: at 55sec mark - what plane are they getting into? Beluga XL?
https://youtu.be/JS6w-DXiZpk?t=55

thanks
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Runway28L wrote:
I've now edited in the full video that was just posted on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS6w-DXiZpk

Question: at 55sec mark - what plane are they getting into? Beluga XL?
https://youtu.be/JS6w-DXiZpk?t=55

thanks

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by gregpodpl
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60670

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Tiny correction for WAW-MIA: it will be (as on other routes) mix of -8 and -9. -9 is already schedule for June 5th.

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by gregpodpl
Tue May 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7286

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

opticalilyushin wrote:
The jet is otherwise as reliable as it's western competitors.

And how do we know that ? There is a limited number of planes in the air, not flying that much, I don't think there is enough data in to make this call.

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by gregpodpl
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FR24 not available
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Re: FR24 not available

https://twitter.com/flightradar24

Work is ongoing to correct an issue affecting access to our services. Our team is working hard to ensure all are able to access to Flightradar24 as quickly as possible. We deeply appreciate your patience.
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https://twitter.com/flightradar24

Work is ongoing to correct an issue affecting access to our services. Our team is working hard to ensure all are able to access to Flightradar24 as quickly as possible. We deeply appreciate your patience.

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by gregpodpl
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714028

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Looks like the director of EASA was interviewed yesterday by European Parliament’s transport committee: https://www.euractiv.com/section/aviation/news/boeing-crash-could-be-scandal-to-rival-dieselgate-say-meps/ Second article in Polish only - I can't find any good text in English: https://www.rp.pl/...

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by gregpodpl
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714028

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Great informed article from Air Facts here: https://airfactsjournal.com/2019/03/can-boeing-trust-pilots/ "...What’s critical to the current, mostly uninformed discussion is that the 737 MAX system is not triply redundant. In other words, it can be expected to fail more frequently than one in a...

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by gregpodpl
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70075

Re: Gatwick drone closures

After reading about it for days I'm starting to have a feeling that someone may have a commercial interest in this chaos...

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by gregpodpl
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6758

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

I hope Iberia will finally start flying to WAW. It's really annoying they are still not here...

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by gregpodpl
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and VS on same ticket with good price
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

Re: BA and VS on same ticket with good price

Interesting, thanks!

Also I would prefer not to try 90 minutes connection on LHR with terminal changes. LHR is one of the reasons I switched from OW to *A - changing terminals there sucks.

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by gregpodpl
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and VS on same ticket with good price
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

BA and VS on same ticket with good price

I've been checking prices in C from WAW to NYC, and I've noticed that in January 2019 I can find 1500 euro flight which has WAW-LHR segment on British Airways metal, and LHR-EWR segment on Virgin Atlantic. How is that possible ? I thought that BA and VS hated each other - but here it looks like they...

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by gregpodpl
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 49
Views: 12695

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

Summary of what was reported on Polish forum: - yes, it did happen, confirmed by the airline - airline first issued a denial (before the flight get to WAW - news article was posted around the time flight left PEK), but they were forced to confirm it after a recording was released and more passengers...

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by gregpodpl
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49471

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Don't underestimate China, in 10 years they will probably be laughing at you....its just a matter of time before they will master and perfect plane making. Maybe a little bit longer than 10 years. We still didn't get to the point where Chinese cars (not counting Chinese owned - western companies) a...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?
Replies: 31
Views: 5944

Re: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?

It happens. For example - LOT Polish Airlines did some cancellations months ago to WAW-LAX-WAW - clearly for commercial reasons. They did it more than 14 days before the flight - to avoid additional penalties from EU261. I was booked on one of those flights, they rebooked me to a LO flight next day,...

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by gregpodpl
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

Some my my bi-weekly BRU-FRA flights are extremely full of "Business class" although without an international connection on a long haul aircraft I can't image why anyone wants to pay for this. IMO there are multiple reasons: - if something goes wrong - like cancellation - you're at the to...

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by gregpodpl
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

eisenbach wrote:
The difference between F and J on BA is not very large. First class at BA does by far not compete with LH (especially on ground), but they have very competitive fares in F.

You are right. The seat they use in F is very similar/the same one AA uses in J on 77W. F on BA should be called J+.

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by gregpodpl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

And no risk of playing footsies with german businessman... I will never understand, how Lufthansa of all airlines though that design was ok ! If they wanted 2-2-2, they could have had straight TAM/TK/EK like seats or B/E minipods for higher density. I agree. They did improve it on newer planes (lik...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

[duplicate - delete please]

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by gregpodpl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

Which LH aircraft have 2-3-2 business class? 744 https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Lufthansa/Lufthansa_Boeing_747_400_V4.php sample photos here https://www.planespottingberlin.com/trip-report-videos/lufthansa-747-400-business-frankfurt-berlin/ Agreed. The BA window seats are very private. You have ...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

speedbird52 wrote:
As much as I agree with you: Please name one European airline with a better J that has at least 70% of DLHs route network

BA? At least you have privacy at some of the seats. And no risk of playing footsies with german businessman...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

It's actually a lot easier to score a free upgrade on BA than LH. Just go on Flyertalk in LH's and BA's respective free upgrade threads and you will see that BA upgrades are A LOT more frequent than in the entirety of the LH group. Upgrade - yes. Award - no. I still have like 350k Avios which I can...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

There is also something else, LH's premium products, especially premium economy and business tend to be cheaper than most out there especially when compared to AF. That could also be a factor. I did a check for my usual route - WAW - LAX - few random dates. LO is usually more expensive - direct con...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

LH does have a good premium product. German efficiency. Maybe in First. After 10hrs in J on new 350 I was not happy. No privacy, not that much space, inconvenience of walking over someone sleeping to get out of my seat etc. LH does the same thing as BA - they do their best to squeeze as many people...

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by gregpodpl
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 35779

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

PixelPilot wrote:
According to polish news, 788 flying from Cancun had engine failure in flight and landed in NY. Wonder if RR issues just caught up with LOT.


Based on a comment on polish forum looks like you are correct - it's waiting for engine replacement.

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by gregpodpl
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 35779

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

And in another news there is a risk of Lot employee strike - in 1st week of May. Unions are unhappy with the salary structure, and don't like the policy of hiring self-employed stuff. CEO says it will not happen. More here in Polish - but google translate works pretty well: https://businessinsider.c...

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by gregpodpl
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25377

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

was BA ever rewarded for having reclining seats, meals etc? No... I don't know about economy - but I was rewarding them with my money flying long-haul J from WAW connecting in LHR. One of the reasons why I stopped flying BA is less comfortable J on WAW-LHR leg which is close to 3hrs gate to gate. T...

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by gregpodpl
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?
Replies: 24
Views: 10368

Re: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?

Just a warning - looks like LO is proactively cancelling some WAW-LAX-WAW flights. They did that to me: cancellation more than 2 weeks before the flight to avoid 600EUR compensation, and re-book on LO flight on another date. Based on other people testimony some real effort is required to get re-boo...

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by gregpodpl
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?
Replies: 24
Views: 10368

Re: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?

Just a warning - looks like LO is proactively cancelling some WAW-LAX-WAW flights. They did that to me: cancellation more than 2 weeks before the flight to avoid 600EUR compensation, and re-book on LO flight on another date. Based on other people testimony some real effort is required to get re-book...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15509

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

No, I mean Club Europe. A320s will go from 168 to 180 and A321s from 205 to 218. If there is one thing US carriers have got right it is their short haul F cabin. At least you get a much better hard product compared to the LCC Y seats Euro carriers are selling as J. Would rather sit in a comfortable...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15509

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

I fly my guys overseas all the time and none of us need all the mini suites now so common. We don't fly BA but would if this their idea I agree with that - but the problem is with short haul connection if you have to use it. Legroom on new config in Club Europe is so limited now that it's uncomfort...

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by gregpodpl
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15509

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke. It is a joke. One of the reasons why I stopped flying with BA at all. With better competition (LH, LX, LO all with new J) and BA hard and soft product getting worse and worse, and LHR being LHR, there is no reason anymore. ...

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by gregpodpl
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21877

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Probably LOT knows some more figures due to their traffic BUD-WAW-NYC to see if there is potential or not. Guess they made their homework. Or they got directions from the owner - Polish state - for purely political reasons. Imo this option is more probable. I'm worried for LOT again - they started ...

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