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by 777GE90
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24484

Re: Revisiting MH370

Hey everyone: Has anything new come forward regarding MH flight 370? I know we have had a few threads on the topics over the years, but was wondering what the consensus was at the moment? Is pilot suicide still believed by many to be the most likely cause? I think the consensus is that we probably ...

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by 777GE90
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125196

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Very sad, the skies around Heathrow will never be the same. The 747 was the aircraft that gave me the aviation bug, ever since I stood infront of one at a Heathrow T3 gate as a kid. It used to be a common sight to see VS 747, BA 747 and many others at LHR, that slowly faded to just BA 747 and now it...

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by 777GE90
Sat May 23, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 206224

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Just my two cents, not by any means fact but here is my analysis: From what I've seen reported so far, it seems they never really had a landing gear problems. What does appear to be interesting is that they seemed to be too high (and consequently too fast) for landing, but were very keen to commit ...

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by 777GE90
Sat May 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 206224

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Just my two cents, not by any means fact but here is my analysis: From what I've seen reported so far, it seems they never really had a landing gear problems. What does appear to be interesting is that they seemed to be too high (and consequently too fast) for landing, but were very keen to commit t...

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by 777GE90
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 14277

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Heathrow should ban all those who advocate against the third runway from flying from there. Then again, none of these greens should be flying from anywhere, they should use eco-friendly transport means like bicycles or paddle boats. Amen, let them get a Ryanair flight from Stansted with 10 x connec...

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by 777GE90
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Academy Observation Deck?
Replies: 4
Views: 5787

Re: Heathrow Academy Observation Deck?

It's just a small, slightly raised covered hump by the zebra crossing from the car parks (charges apply) to the academy building. Probably one for general viewing rather than photography. Road, Car Park, fence and trees between you and the action. https://goo.gl/maps/RYaEf73xCg7xdmPd7 Thanks, I did...

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by 777GE90
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Academy Observation Deck?
Replies: 4
Views: 5787

Heathrow Academy Observation Deck?

I noticed Heathrow has got an observation deck at their Heathrow Academy building, just off the northern perimeter road. I normally commute past there every day to work and thought it would be worth trying. https://www.heathrow.com/at-the-airport/airport-maps/spectator-areas However, I have never fo...

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by 777GE90
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82700

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Jefford717 wrote:
Greta Thunberg be like, “How dare you for idling there for 3 hours”


I thought the beacon lights were off? Have they not shut down?

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by 777GE90
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 369490

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Polot wrote:
777GE90 wrote:
What time is the first flight today?

It was pushed to tomorrow due to weather.


Oh :(

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by 777GE90
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 369490

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

What time is the first flight today?

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by 777GE90
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31552

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

I don't understand why everyone is having such pointless arguments over who shot down what aircraft and over what exactly happened. Why does this even matter? Here on Airliners.net we have come together for one reason and that is to share our love of aircraft! Planes are amongst one of man's greate...

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by 777GE90
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31552

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

I don't understand why everyone is having such pointless arguments over who shot down what aircraft and over what exactly happened. Why does this even matter? Here on Airliners.net we have come together for one reason and that is to share our love of aircraft! Planes are amongst one of man's greates...

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by 777GE90
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 74744

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Still no aircraft movements around LGW on FR24, only ground vehicles. Also, no planes are lined up for landing, so LGW must still be closed. A family member is flying out this afternoon with D8, and at first the flight was delayed 2:50 hours, but then all of a sudden on time, only to be delayed an ...

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by 777GE90
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 31979

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/publ ... e=#results

Is it because these aircraft will be gone by the time the public weekend occurs?
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Anyone know why some of the aircrafts listed in the OP are not listed on Farnborough's official website, e.g. the QR 77W? https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/publ ... e=#results

Is it because these aircraft will be gone by the time the public weekend occurs?

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by 777GE90
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Increased Go-Arounds at LHR?
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

Increased Go-Arounds at LHR?

Has anyone noticed the increased number of go arounds at LHR recently? Is something going on? I've only picked up on it on FR24 over the past week.

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by 777GE90
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 81955

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

na wrote:
777GE90 wrote:
Is Emirates A6-EMV stored now?

As you can read in one of my posts above, A6-EMV is stored since October, making 2 1/2 months now.


Sorry I was only checking the main post, can't you edit your additions to the main post? Makes it much easier than trying to find them scattered through multiple posts.

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by 777GE90
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 81955

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

Is Emirates A6-EMV stored now?

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by 777GE90
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help starting my own airline
Replies: 19
Views: 3351

Re: Need help starting my own airline

It's nice to see someone who is willing to take a risk to chase what they want to do. I'm no expert but I think aiming to start with international routes between UK / US / CA is going to be a mistake considering how competetive those routes are already and that's not even considering the multi milli...

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by 777GE90
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tweaked livery
Replies: 22
Views: 6805

Re: PIA tweaked livery

Ye to me it just looks like a quick paint job on the leased Air Austral 77W. I wonder whether they have changed the interior on that aircraft, how does it work with the IFE's in a leased aircraft? Will passengers board to see Air Austral software or do airlines typically wipe it off and put their ow...

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by 777GE90
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th Anniversary of the A380
Replies: 57
Views: 7967

Re: 10th Anniversary of the A380

I'd fly the A380 over any other aircraft anyday. Absolutely right. Many who are down on it have never flown it I am betting. You can't hear the turbines on takeoff and hugely quieter in flight, like a brick s-house in turbulence. What else does that??? Agreed. I've only flown on it once (AF JFK-CDG...

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by 777GE90
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th Anniversary of the A380
Replies: 57
Views: 7967

Re: 10th Anniversary of the A380

Wow, felt like it was only yesterday!

I remember I was so excited when this aircraft came out, but from a passenger experience perspective it has always disappointed me.

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by 777GE90
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 19321

Re: Pakistan Aviation Thread

This may be a bit old nwes but anyone know the latest on PIA CEO Bernd (ex Lufthansa employee) being sacked?

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by 777GE90
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is D-ABVM "out of order?"
Replies: 5
Views: 2633

Re: Why is D-ABVM "out of order?"

Not sure about specifics with regard to Lufthansa but often a certain plane can be delayed for a certain reason or the ex-test planes which have a lower number but the registrations are done almost last just before delivery. This can often cause "older" planes to have a later registration...

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by 777GE90
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video
Replies: 32
Views: 6028

Re: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video

Was it a BMW advert or a safety video? I lost interest after the first 10 seconds...

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by 777GE90
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest passenger aircraft in svc - Telegraph
Replies: 27
Views: 6180

Re: Oldest passenger aircraft in svc - Telegraph

Without time to research this, I am sure that somewhere in the world a DC-3 will still be plying its way with paying pax Here is an elderly a.net thread on the topic: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=440231 How old are the DC-3's at Buffalo Airways (airline featured in Ice Pilots)? I ...

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by 777GE90
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 20471

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

I don’t understand how there are grounds for a suit. There was no “faulty switch;” the system operated exactly as designed and described in the manuals. Lack of TO/GA modes and thrust levers not advancing ought have been enough of a “warning” that the switches didn’t do anything—and the crew should...

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by 777GE90
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17942

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Who are they? Apart from Rowan Atkinson, I don't know any of these actors and neither will 99% of none-Brits on international flights. Apart from the Mr. Bean coin thing at the end, I didn't get where the humor is? Seriously? Gordon Ramsey - Celeb chef, Hells Kitchen etc etc Gillian Anderson - X Fi...

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by 777GE90
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17942

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Who are they? Apart from Rowan Atkinson, I don't know any of these actors and neither will 99% of none-Brits on international flights. Apart from the Mr. Bean coin thing at the end, I didn't get where the humor is? You're trolling right? You don't know Gordon Ramsey or Gillian Anderson or Ian McKel...

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by 777GE90
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17942

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I can't watch it properly as I'm at work but I don't think it's as bad as everyone claims it to be, you aren't watching a comedy show so it doesn't matter if you find it funny or not, it's just a interesting way to present a safety video. Just like other airlines have their own ways (e.g. QR use a f...

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by 777GE90
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 at GLA?
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: EK A380 at GLA?

OT: I've flown on EBZ about 6-7 years ago :).

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by 777GE90
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims
Replies: 29
Views: 6641

Re: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims

How long for EK and EY (Qatar does not need to apply) landing in TLV? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-12/israel-seeking-saudi-flight-agreement-to-bring-pilgrims-to-mecca-j513r5ie Israel is trying to persuade Saudi Arabia to allow it to send special Hajj pilgrimage flights to Mecca, ...

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by 777GE90
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 32096

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Blast barrier soon to follow without doubt. All it takes is 1 to ruin it for everyone. Agreed, it's a shame this has happened as I am sure there will be measures put in place that would ruin the SXM experience. RIP to the woman. Is it bad that I laughed? I think it's bad that I laughed. Ye, come on...

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by 777GE90
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11422

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Carrying so much cash with you is highly stupid and dangerous. I hope he doesn't get a penny back... Really? You would actually hope that he doesn't get his money back? What has he ever done to you? Do you know him? Is he your enemy? It's beggers belief hat you would hope that for someone you don't...

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by 777GE90
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8647

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

Ok then, next time start out by saying: "I don't know anything about the 757 so that makes me an expert on airliners.net" Mate Edit: Don't get so upset over something so petty. I merely suggested that does not look "normal", perhaps we have different understandings of "norm...

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by 777GE90
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8647

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

It's normal. They slide out from time to time. If it slid out and requires work, then it's not normal mate. Normal is when it's not there :). It may not be an issue, but it's not "normal". Ok then, next time start out by saying: "I don't know anything about the 757 so that makes me a...

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by 777GE90
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8647

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

B737900ER wrote:
777GE90 wrote:
I don't know anything about the 757 but that doesn't seem normal to me.

It's normal. They slide out from time to time.


If it slid out and requires work, then it's not normal mate. Normal is when it's not there :).

It may not be an issue, but it's not "normal".

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by 777GE90
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8647

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

I don't know anything about the 757 but that doesn't seem normal to me.

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by 777GE90
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 153622

Re: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

edu2703 wrote:
Rumor: In the next 48 hours:

1. Kuwait to cut ALL ties with Qatar
2. Jordan to cut ALL ties with Qatar
3. GCC to cut ALL ties with Turkey


Very intersting.

Source?

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 21990

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

MoKa777 wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Anyone but QR!


I second that! Please, no QR.


Why not? :)

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22933

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I understand your point, it may be smarter to lease / finance rather than buy outright (especially if you want to keep a young fleet and minimize risk) but the fact still remains, they don't own them. So it is a worse position than I expected them to have. Obviously if they actually owned the aircr...

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22933

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Ha, thanks guys. Never thought their situation would be so bad. I also don't understand what's bad... they have plenty of cash and make a big profit. In fact it makes them more flexible - if they need to make big changes to their fleet they're in a better position than if they owned everything. Rem...

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22933

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Well simply, they are not as well off as I thought they were. I always had the impression EK paid for most of it's fleet outright. It doesn't make a huge amount of sense to tie up $billions of capital when you can effectively use someone else's money to finance your planes, especially given EK's fl...

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22933

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

DL is behaving like the Donald Trump of the airline industry. Here's a novel idea.... How about they stop poking the hornets nest and just go about the business of being the best airline they can be? Agreed to be honest, DL is not a government organisation. They should stop being so childish and ge...

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22933

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Never thought their situation would be so bad. Help me understand why you think leasing most of their fleet puts EK in a "bad situation"? Well simply, they are not as well off as I thought they were. I always had the impression EK paid for most of it's fleet outright. As I mentioned in my...

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?
Replies: 30
Views: 10586

Re: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?

Looks like a mini dreamliner to me, or more like A321ish.

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22933

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

EK owns only 2 of it's aircraft? Source? Page 98 of the annual report https://cdn.ek.aero/downloads/ek/pdfs/report/annual_report_2017.pdf EK owns only 2 of it's aircraft? Source? Emirates annual report. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b101/scbriml/EK%20fleet.jpg Ha, thanks guys. Never thought the...

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by 777GE90
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22933

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I'll agree that EY and QR are likely not profitable, however to group EK in that bunch is, as you put it, 'ludicrous'. Emirates has half a trillion in assets on order or on the line. Who finances that? Four hundred thousand million dollars. The same cost as the US military, from a country the size ...

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by 777GE90
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 200204

Re: Airbus A380plus video

Wow- virtually EVERY advertised feature is a significant DOWNgrade. Removal of sidewall stowage bins on the upper deck? No, thanks. ELEVEN abreast economy cabin on the lower deck? No, thanks. Removal of the staircase? No, thanks. EIGHTY more seats in the same size airliner? No, thanks. At least the...

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