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by ba319-131
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights
Replies: 30
Views: 6334

Re: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights

787-8? - Jetstar? QF don’t have any 787-8

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by ba319-131
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways A380 Retirement?
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: British Airways A380 Retirement?

I know the A380 has been the topic of intense discussion, however, this event happened very suddenly and I would like the input of the members here. Sunday, December 5: My husband and I purchase plane tickets to go to London in September of 2022. Outbound, we were planning on flying LAX-LHR on an A...

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by ba319-131
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110600

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Knowing VS, it will probably be a route already served by BA which they hope to take traffic from, can’t see if being anything new, most of the major cities, pre COVID, were pretty much served by AA, BA,DL, UA & VS.

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by ba319-131
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Incident at ATL
Replies: 37
Views: 8361

Re: Security Incident at ATL

Will be lots of delays, my AA flight sat for over an hour after landing before being re-assist new gate away from the main terminal.

Traffic in the area was gridlocked once I got out, so knock-on effects will be significant.

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by ba319-131
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport 2021 Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 9826

Re: Glasgow Airport 2021 Thread

Hi, anyone able to ID the Alaska 7M9 that was parked up this morning when I landed.

MTIA

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by ba319-131
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern's MD-11s
Replies: 5
Views: 2717

Re: China Southern's MD-11s

I don’t recall these being ordered and they certainly don’t appear to have been built at all, happy to be shown wrong mind.

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by ba319-131
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle E170 in retro paint job
Replies: 42
Views: 8354

Re: American Eagle E170 in older paint job

Sorry to disappoint y'all. That photo is fake. The only Envoy 170 that has gone to paint so far has been N761RW, and it's not in heritage paint. are you sure? N760mq and N762dt are in macon which has paint. N761rw is in abeline and i havent seen abeline airport paint planes. Are these brand new reg...

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by ba319-131
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 86744

Re: AA 737's CLT

I’ve been in and out of CLT since 2017 on a mix of Airbus and 738’s with AA, so it’s nothing new, all part of fleet planning where the aircraft fly to/from.

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by ba319-131
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR. What's open? What's closed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: LHR. What's open? What's closed?

Pretty much everything is open in T5

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by ba319-131
Fri May 21, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435359

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

In terms of slots post March 2022, should not be an issue, Heathrow’s forecasts up to 2025 don’t have traffic numbers anywhere near 2019 There is no direct correlation between slots and passenger numbers. LHR has been slot restricted for years and yet passenger number kept going up because airlines...

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by ba319-131
Fri May 21, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435359

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

In terms of slots post March 2022, should not be an issue, Heathrow’s forecasts up to 2025 don’t have traffic numbers anywhere near 2019

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by ba319-131
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1043
Views: 294171

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

ikolkyo wrote:
2 new MAX operators added yesterday 3/30

As Woody mentioned above, Blue Air has taken delivery of YR-MXA and flew away today.
Neos has taken delivery of 2 aircraft. EI-RZA/RZB


- I saw both of the Neos planes refuelling in GLA this morning

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by ba319-131
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 15099

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects 2021

Still plenty of young 77W’s that are years off replacement, the ones at Saudi are a perfect example, plenty there to replace when the time comes.

I’m sure the 779 will pick up more orders as time ticks on, just don’t see it selling as well as the 77W did.

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by ba319-131
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 206
Views: 50117

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

I don’t think Boeing have delivered any 787’s in a few months, talk of production/quality control issues.....

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by ba319-131
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?
Replies: 110
Views: 26843

Re: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?

LAX772LR wrote:
Any word on the remaining -ULRs returning to service?


Aside 9V-SGB, they all appear to be back in service.

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by ba319-131
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A333 double daily BRU-BHX
Replies: 43
Views: 9805

Re: SAS A333 double daily BRU-BHX

I thought I read it was car parts /

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by ba319-131
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98733

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

Keeping those seats looking clean will be a challenge to say the least! - looks nice, gaudy wood aside

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by ba319-131
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will Heathrow go back to using all 4 terminals?
Replies: 29
Views: 5870

Re: When will Heathrow go back to using all 4 terminals?

With the 2021 traffic predictions, not sure T3 will need to be re-opened.

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by ba319-131
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 126877

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

- only NEO in GLA is G-NEOW, could just be for maintenance at the BA GLA maintenance facility

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by ba319-131
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 92997

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

Traffic numbers are going to be soft for years, Frequencies will be much reduced so lots of spare slots, it makes sense to consolidate short haul traffic @ LHR.

There is little connecting traffic on the BA LGW beach fleet so no real need to maintain LGW short haul to be brutally honest.

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by ba319-131
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 179838

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

The problem with transatlantic LCC's is that outside of the summer all the legacy carriers essentially dump economy seats into each others hubs at laughably low prices to fill seats which is made viable by the high and stable business class fares. There is money to be made undercutting in the summe...

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by ba319-131
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 38757

Re: British Airways 787-10

Looks like delivery is pushed to July now, no official source.

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by ba319-131
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement
Replies: 24
Views: 4552

Re: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement

The only way I see a 777 coming back into service is if SYD gets the green light in the next couple of months. It's loaded for August right now, but I wouldn't hold my breath that it operates. There's enough A330s, A350s and 767s out there to take care of any international flying right now. Delta a...

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by ba319-131
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7781

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

Car hire firms typically self insure their vehicles, nobody to claim these losses from.

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by ba319-131
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 89932

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

longhauler wrote:
Wow. I give up.

Sometimes the Anal Alices on this site make it not worth the effort. It’s probably why most of the “old guard” no longer frequent this site.


- your not wrong.

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by ba319-131
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 10762

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Bunches of A320/A321 of VN4 (VN, VJ, QH, BL) are spotted being grounded in SGN ... https://i.imgur.com/eP40jqD.png https://i.imgur.com/b1qrxTR.png ... and HAN : https://i.imgur.com/Yl2cgtu.png P/s: this time with the credit :D The JetStar's are 737's. I am sure planes other than Airbusses are being...

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by ba319-131
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 403
Views: 61396

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

G-NEOY is now due next week, don’t have a date yet or reason for the delay.

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by ba319-131
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Pratt & Whitney get on the 787 or A350?
Replies: 18
Views: 3363

Re: Can Pratt & Whitney get on the 787 or A350?

I think P&W re-entering the current WB market is highly unlikely, their previous WB engine track record was hardly stellar....

RR’s offering on the 787 has had pretty substantial issues, GE have had issues with the new 777-9 engine, who would risk a punt on P&W?

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by ba319-131
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 17231

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

A much needed boost to the 787 line to help maintain production levels though a big blow to loose ANA as a 787 customer, suspect despite the issues and compensation from RR, GE gave them a great deal & NH are a 777-9 customer for GE engines too.

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by ba319-131
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New observation deck opens at SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 3684

Re: New observation deck opens at SFO

Excellent, can’t wait to pay it a visit.

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by ba319-131
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 66486

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

jules48 wrote:
IAG.To split between BA,IB etc


- highly unlikely

Agree with a few others, suspect ordered by China to split between the big 3.

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by ba319-131
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 30038

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

BA longhaul @ MAN ‘might’ work with A321-200XLR but is it really worth the effort & investment? - I doubt it.

MAN itself is a terrible airport, surly staff, terrible security screening process, cramped terminal layout, at least T3, its an awful passenger experience.

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by ba319-131
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 138004

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

I'm waiting for CX to suspend SEA because of their reductions, since it's the newest US destination. SEA & IAD are the two I think most at risk. I've ready many times that IAD has struggled. Now with SQ in SEA I just can't see how CX makes SEA work when DL couldn't. - Quite a few A350-1000 oper...

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by ba319-131
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different BA 777 interior configurations
Replies: 24
Views: 6737

Re: Different BA 777 interior configurations

I fly now with the "old" config 777-200 between LHR and BKK and it has the 9 seat abreast in economy. Maybe not the newest plane but much more comfortable then the new config with 10 abreast and bloody uncomfortable seats in economy. I hope that they keep the old config as long as possibl...

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by ba319-131
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 21000

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

I’d be interested in knowing where all the MAX Operators have stored their MAX’s, of the top of my head, below is a few places I know of which have some stores. - Southwest, VCV - FlyDubai, DWC - Thomson, MAN + Others - Icelandair, currently at KEF but being ferried to TLS - Norwegian, scattered th...

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by ba319-131
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines’ Seattle Inaugural September 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 16342

Re: Singapore Airlines’ Seattle Inaugural September 2019

Thanks Carfield, nice read & pictures as always.

Totally agree with the amenities comment, PJ’s should be served, especially on the SIN/EWR vv route, that’s a long flight - which I did enjoy, but found the catering odd.

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by ba319-131
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: JetBlue Mint A321 BOS-SEA-BOS
Replies: 9
Views: 13356

Re: Flying Transcon: JetBlue Mint A321 BOS-SEA-BOS

Great report & pictures, thanks for sharing.

Mint does look a good product, must try it!

Thanks again.

Cheers

BA319-131

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by ba319-131
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 10552

Re: BA and the A350-1000

Airlines send their best aircraft on their most valuable routes. A350-1000, or any airbus wide-body for that matter, is not good enough for premium routes - What a daft thing to say, obviously a Boeing fan boy..... I would say the width of A350-1000 is not enough for a 1-2-1 F layout. F passengers e...

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by ba319-131
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000
Replies: 7
Views: 17685

Re: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

Didn’t manage to catch the first round of MAD flights on the 350, but am booked on an October one, looking forward to it.

Cheers

BA319-131

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by ba319-131
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?
Replies: 25
Views: 4179

Re: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?

UA used to fly it in the 1990’s, flew it on a 767-300.

UA UA914 MIA IAD 767-322 ER N656UA

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by ba319-131
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 5210

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

Reading Australian media reports on the incident it seems the majority of the injured where not wearing seatbelts. I always leave the seatbelt on for the whole flight, and actually get annoyed if the person next to me removes mine as they could then land on me and cause injury. . - people actually ...

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by ba319-131
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR | SIN to EWR | Asia’s Best Airline 2019 | Premium Economy | Trip Report and Video Link
Replies: 3
Views: 6784

Re: Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR | SIN to EWR | Asia’s Best Airline 2019 | Premium Economy | Trip Report and Video Lin

Thanks for sharing.

I flew the final EWR-SIN A340-500 flight and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I recently flew the same flight as you, though in J. Flight was almost completely full, great service & food, slept a good 8-10 hours, it’s a great experience!

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by ba319-131
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 7332

Re: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience

Great read & pictures as always Carfield, thanks for posting.

Westjet J looks good, work to be done still, but if they keep the pricing right, they can take market share.

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by ba319-131
Wed May 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 12278

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

Seville is a fantastic city, have been several times, but a 5 x weekly service from the USA seems a bit overkill, that said, one assumes UA have done due diligence on the route.....

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by ba319-131
Tue May 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week
Replies: 17
Views: 3591

Re: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week

Flew this TFS-LHR a few weeks back, full flight & 12 rows of Club, imagine BA will be doing well on this weekly flight.

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by ba319-131
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT)
Replies: 15
Views: 7039

Re: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT) - Just Wow!

Reading the article, I took it the death penalty was more for those flying drones or shining lights at planes, not taking pictures.

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by ba319-131
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 12244

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

The US 3 flying the 737 MAX planes have relatively small fleets, I expect the odd cancellation here and there with a bit of re-booking will sort the issue without too much grief?

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by ba319-131
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 9233

Re: British Airways B77W

Arion640 wrote:
JFK in the summer.


- And winter, flow on in Feb.

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by ba319-131
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 51116

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

Quite a small J cabin vs the current High J cabin, would have expected about 80 J and a smaller Y cabin given the 744 High J is 86 seats.

Going to miss the BA 744 upper deck J cabin!

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by ba319-131
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 15774

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

After observing this thread and many other A380 related posts not just in recent weeks but in general, it really shocks me about how much joy a large number of members are taking from seeing the A380 line close. Every opportunity some get, they will say the most ridiculously negative things about w...

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