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by Boair
Fri May 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777F’s
Replies: 30
Views: 4478

Re: Air France 777F’s

Planespotters show that one had AF customer number but NTU by AF, it spend some time in the desert before joining Cargolux It wasn't built in 1995 but rather in 1993, otherwise it wouldn't be 27 y.o. now, and I remember that AF was going through multiple strikes back in 1993 due to mounting losses ...

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by Boair
Fri May 01, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LAX Operating Only South Complex?
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: Is LAX Operating Only South Complex?

Landed at LAX one week ago on the North runways with DL, departed on the South with AF

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by Boair
Fri May 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 41438

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

According to this article, only three AF domestic routes don't have a 2h30 train alternative: ORY-NTE ORY-BOD ORY-LYS CDG-RNS/NTE/BOD/LYS could also be axed be they're major feeders for AF's long-haul network with more than 80% connecting passengers. Domestic flights to ORY are also feeders to AF a...

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by Boair
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777F’s
Replies: 30
Views: 4478

Re: Air France 777F’s

Don't forget AF launched original 747-400F, I think the order was for three but that was cancelled and the first one passed on to Cargolux and the UPS (N580UP) at around 2009/10 in the run up to getting 8F. KLM also had CKD that from AF but that was returned to lessor and now fly for Air Bridge Car...

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by Boair
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777F’s
Replies: 30
Views: 4478

Re: Air France 777F’s

Does somebody have more info about the 747 freighter fleet that AF operated? I think they had a couple of 747-200F as well as 747-400F and 747-400ERF. How many of which? Which ones left the fleet when? Was any of the 747 freighters ever painted in the new colours? Quite a few actually. They receive...

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by Boair
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2333

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Last trip was last week on the 20th of April:
PHX-LAX-CDG with Delta and Air France on E175 and 77W
Empty TBIT at LAX, it was just crazy. Not to mention CDG with almost all terminals closed.

No trip scheduled or canceled.

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by Boair
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 6906

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

On top of my head: 4508103,2505471,669854 - Royal Air Maroc A320 TS-INC, leased from Nouvelair and operated for 2 years - Air France DC10, inherited from the merger with AOM and operated in full colors for a few months between 1992-1993 - Air France DC8, not full colors but still. Leased from Nation...

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by Boair
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc 787 stuck at LHR
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

Re: Royal Air Maroc 787 stuck at LHR

I must admit I am also surprised to read it, I would have rather expected them to fly widebodies to MRS, PAR, BRU, AMS, countries with larger Moroccan diaspora. But that said, RAM is close to joining OneWorld and I can imagine them rolling out codeshares with BA and vv, maybe they test the waters a...

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by Boair
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Cabin Refresh Update
Replies: 19
Views: 5361

Re: Air France Cabin Refresh Update

AFAIK all the A330 and 777-200ER have the new interiors with no plan to retire them in the short term. 19 77W received the cabin refresh (F-GSQA/B/C/F/G/I/J/K/L/M/U/V/Y/H and F-GZNA/B/C/D/E). The 12 COI 77W (F-GSQN/O/P/R/S/T/X and F-GZNF/G/L/O/N) will receive new interiors starting this year I belie...

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by Boair
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Creative and cool airline name ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Creative and cool airline name ideas

In Morocco we had Jet4you at one time... I always liked that name

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by Boair
Tue May 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4731

Re: Engine failure question

Corsair did it a few times. 747-400 departing La Reunion, birdstrike on one engine so they had to shut it down during climb. Rather than turning back, they decided to continue to Paris Orly (12 hours of flight). I remember hearing liveatc and the ATC reaction when he asked the pilots if they had bee...

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by Boair
Tue May 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3936

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

In many occasions I had the oportunity to visit the flight deck in flight or jumpseat during landing or T/O with Air France and Transavia. I just ask the pilots during boarding, or give them a letter explaining that I am an avgeek and it work 40-50% of the time (at least on the European flights).

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by Boair
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 63
Views: 19920

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

But if KLM has the 777-300ERs why do they need A350s? The 773 has got both the capacity and the range You could argue the same for AF, which has one of the largest 777-300ER fleets of the world. Ignoring commonality it makes more sense to allocate the higher capacity new planes at KL because they a...

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by Boair
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6021

Re: Your first...

...European airport: Paris CDG (CDG) ...N-American airport: Houston (IAH) ...S-American airport: Caracas (CCS) ...Asian airport: Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville (SGN) ...African airport: Casablanca (CMN) ...aircraft: Air France Boeing 747-400 (I don't have the reg unfortunately) ...widebody aircraft: Air France B...

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by Boair
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last oportunity to fly a Tu134 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 3402

Re: Last oportunity to fly a Tu134 May 2019

I would love to fly it unfortunately to get to MJZ or IKT I can't find a ticket for less than 300-400 € round trip...

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by Boair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?
Replies: 26
Views: 4562

Re: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?

Many airlines operate 9 abreast A330: Corsair, XL Airways, Air Caraibe, Air Transat, French Bee just to name a few

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by Boair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 9967

Re: Imperial System

How the French manage is something else entirely.... :rotfl: I believe it is something like "cent quatre-vingt neuf" which is 100 + (4 x 20) + 9 But in order to be certain, I wrote "one hundred and eighty nine" into Google Translate; apparently the French translation is "18...

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by Boair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 9967

Re: Imperial System

Why would you rearrange the order of digits in a number? Consistency of order. If you normally read from most significant digit to least, why would you flip the order for dates? Why would you not keep it consistent across clock times? Why do you assume the year is the most significant digit? In gen...

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by Boair
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 6024

Re: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare

A UX A333 is about to land in CCS in a couple hours. Who's flying it back to MAD tonight? I'm assuming the crew that went back early was supposed to fly it tonight. It seems now flights to CCS will be via PUJ (where UX has already an operation and Globalia has lost of investments) Pretty similar to...

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by Boair
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan
Replies: 37
Views: 19677

Re: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan

janders wrote:
Engine change and any additional repairs won't be easy in ABJ.
Guess AF will be leasing an AN124 to deliver spare engine soon.


I believe they could also ferry the plane back to CDG on 3 engine.

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by Boair
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 6024

Re: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare

Why are airlines like AF, TK, IB, and TP still flying into CCS? Are there that many people travelling in/out of Venezuela that they're able to make money on these flights? AC and all of the US carriers have pulled out long ago due to the financial issues associated with a country who's currency is ...

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by Boair
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that fly only long-haul
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: Airlines that fly only long-haul

While not entirely long haul (they operate a small short haul section) I think Air Transat deserves to be mentioned. It's even in their name, Transat is short for Trans Atlantic. Sorry but I disagree... You are talking about an airline that operate around 30 737/A321 so definitely not a "small...

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by Boair
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A pair of Atlas Air 747-400s in ZRH
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: A pair of Atlas Air 747-400s in ZRH

They bring passengers for the wedding of a rich indian in St Moritz

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by Boair
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that operated all variants of a type
Replies: 29
Views: 1953

Re: Airlines that operated all variants of a type

For the A320 CEO Family, Air France, Avianca, British Airways and Frontier operate or operated all the models (A318/A319/A320/A321). Being more specific, only Air France really operated all the variants (A318-100, A319-100, A320-100, A320-200, A321-100, A321-200). British Airways is only missing the...

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by Boair
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1641

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

https://bit.ly/2Maq09B
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LAX772LR wrote:
...but Joon is supposedly going away, so????


They are. A320 and A321 will be painted back in Air France colors but A340 won't. As they leave the fleet in 2021, AF stated that it was not worth to send them back to the paint shop.

Link: https://bit.ly/2Maq09B

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by Boair
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1641

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

georgiabill wrote:
What happens to Joon's A340 are they phased out as Joon winds down or will the fly for AF?


They will stay until 2021, operated by Air France but in Joon's colors

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by Boair
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23387

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

The A220-100 could be for HOP! and current A318 mainline routes. (what’s the seat limit under HOP!?). The A220-300 could be for A319 routes plus the Caribbean island hopper fleet (bringing those A320s back to France with 3 A220-300s at PTP). No such thing as a seat limit for hop. There are no rules...

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by Boair
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23387

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

A220 order will make sense, Air France have a large A318 and A319 fleet that is ageing:
Youngest A318 is 12, oldest 15
Youngest A319 is 13, oldest 22

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by Boair
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 81069

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Not a lot of flights for the moment:

Flown:
29/01: AF1304 Joon CDG-FCO A321

Booked:
11/02: AF1105 Joon FCO-CDG A320
16/02: A5711 Avanti Air ORY-LDE F100
16/02: A5712 Avanti Air LDE-ORY F100
18/02: AF1496 Air France CDG-CMN A320
19/03: AF1897 Air France CMN-CDG A320

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by Boair
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! become Air France Hop
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Hop! become Air France Hop

This was already discussed here but I tought a proper topic will be better. In the continuity of Benjamin Smith's consolidation of Air France brand, Hop! will become Air France Hop and A5 code will disapear in the next few months. Aircrafts will slowly be painted in the new livery (almost identical ...

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by Boair
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antalya airport hit by a tornado
Replies: 27
Views: 4870

Antalya airport hit by a tornado

Antalya airport was hit by tornadoes this morning. 12 people were injured when a bus was impacted. https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022719433794.jpg https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022719621915.jpg https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022720207839.jpg htt...

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by Boair
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 95640

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

First glimpse

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by Boair
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10437

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

So it look like Air France will keep the A340 in Joon's colors until 2021. The A32X will slowly be painted back in Air France livery. Joon is set to disapear in Jun/July. More interesting, the 6 first A350 will be painted in Air France colors but in Joon's configuration. Link in french: https://www....

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by Boair
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18831

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

Look like they were on the wrong runway:

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by Boair
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3156

Re: Your best flights of 2018

My best flight of 2018 was by far MAD-HAV on Cubana Ilyushin 96. Boarding and unboarding this plane by stairs is just crazy. I could also list: 2. Air Transat A310 YUL-BOD, my first (and probably last) flight on the type. 3. Delta MD88 ATL-YYZ, an other new entry for me (yes, never flew the MD80 bef...

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by Boair
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10437

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

Must be costly to repaint the aircraft have have recently been repainted :roll: Least AF will benefit the new interiors on those 'old' 340s. Having flown Joon LH not too long ago, I was surprised to see a new cabin and IFE specific to Joon. Wonder if AF will take over the routes that Joon had comme...

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by Boair
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming airplane retirements
Replies: 26
Views: 4227

Re: Upcoming airplane retirements

1989worstyear wrote:
What about the AA E190's?

EDIT: Glazed over next year's entries :banghead:

Any news regarding Royal Air Maroc and the 767's?


One left the fleet in December (CN-ROV). No news about the 2 others.


Virgin 744 2021
Corsair 744 2021

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by Boair
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9
Replies: 21
Views: 5276

Re: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9

Slightly off topic - but are these 789's used for expansion, or are they replacing the 2000-2002 built 763's? I keep seeing conflicting statements. Both. One of the 767 will exit the fleet in December (CN-ROV) and the first 789 will just replace it and add capacity on some routes replacing the 788 ...

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by Boair
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35336

Re: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

I'm not a Ram fan too. Bad connections in CMN, low cost service and specialist of loss of lugage to West Africa. But I'm not a OW fan too ! I prefer fly *A ! Low cost service ? Sure, a hot meal on a 2 hours flight, free 23 kg checked lugage and free seat selection (including emergency row) is defin...

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by Boair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 38
Views: 9690

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

I wonder how they will replace all this capacity... Hop! is short of plane and pilots during summer and they have been leasing a lot recently (Avanti Air F100, Cello RJ100, Jota RJ100, Bulgaria Air E190 and A319).

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by Boair
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 49781

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

stylo777 wrote:
which routes are currently served by AF 380s`?


JFK, LAX, JNB, MEX, ABJ, PVG year round and MIA/SFO seasonally

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by Boair
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 10089

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382487&p=20876183#p20876183

This is a special livery that will be applied to their first 787-9 and the first 737 MAX 8 only.
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Discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382487&p=20876183#p20876183

This is a special livery that will be applied to their first 787-9 and the first 737 MAX 8 only.

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by Boair
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 314375

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

First 789 for Royal Air Maroc LN783 on the flightline https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsLreg0V4AANJGL.jpg https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1063671415306502145 The addition of red on the tail could suggest a special livery (or a new livery!!) :scratchchin: You are right. Royal Air Maroc unveiled the...

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by Boair
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 16717

Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 suffered a runway excursion early this morning at Cheddi Jagan International Airport: http://demerarawaves.com/2018/11/09/fly-jamaica-plane-crash-lands-at-cheddi-jagan-airport-five-injured/ Five persons were injured and rushed to hospital. https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/201...

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by Boair
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 9771

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

When Air France withdrawn the 747, pilots were given the choice between A320 family and 777. In both case they kept their salaries.

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by Boair
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2312

Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR I think they exceeded it several times over, but surely not the passenger carrying fleet. Aeroflot was everything civil aviation in the USSR, which included crop dusters, helicopters, research aircraft, etc, IIRC. I was reading recen...

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by Boair
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 9652

Re: Unusual airline routes

Singapore Airlines SIN-MAN-IAH come to mind. Or TAAG LAD-HAV.

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by Boair
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6790

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

fallap wrote:
I was downgraded from an Antonov 24 to an Antonov 140 on the Lviv - Kiev route! :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :hissyfit: :sorry:


You are lucky. This is the only AN 140 in regular service in the world currently.

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by Boair
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6790

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

Got an upgrade from a 737-800 to Royal Air Maroc sole 747-400 on CMN-ORY. Also got 787-8 instead of 738.

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by Boair
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Registration Help
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Lufthansa Registration Help

Hello,

Your aircraft was an E-195, D-AEMC

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