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by Alexdk
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 47
Views: 9036

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

ewt340 wrote:
I wonder why they decided to use B787-8 instead of B787-9. Knowing that B787-9 have better fuel efficiency compared to the smaller B787-8.
Is it because they are anticipating smaller demand similar to Hawaiian Airlines with their A330-200?

It’s because QR disposed of the aircraft they don’t need.

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by Alexdk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”
Replies: 32
Views: 4160

Re: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”

Since I am from Russia, I was really talking about Aeroflot and Rossiya. While SU effectively owns FV, and sells tickets for their flights, it’s still a separate airline with a separate identifiable fleet and livery. So maybe the different livery can be a criterion?

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by Alexdk
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”
Replies: 32
Views: 4160

Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”

Now if the flight is operated under one airline’s code but de-facto operated by another airline, on Wikipedia it looks like a 100% undistinguishable flight of the first airline. What do you think about it?

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by Alexdk
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 11818

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

https://www.freemaptools.com/find-population.htm
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iadadd wrote:
You know what's more impressive ?

DXB is within a 4 hour flight of 60% of the worlds population #HelloTomorrow

Actually of only around 24%. 60% live within approximately 8 hour flight from DXB.
https://www.freemaptools.com/find-population.htm

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by Alexdk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delay of incoming flight - how can I find the flight number?
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Delay of incoming flight - how can I find the flight number?

That’s the flight - absolutely. Thanks, guys! And how do you find that incoming flight on FR 24? Is this something I need the premium license for? FR 24 sometimes lists the registration of an aircraft which will be doing your flight (D-AEWS in your case). You can just enter it in search form. If it...

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by Alexdk
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3498

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

797s. But before that 321s seem destined to take over most transcon with Delta, American, Jetblue, Spirit, HA, AS. Definitely on the small site. But it's availability, low CASM and flexibility compensate a lot. Alaska has already announced it is shifting to 739s on transcons. If Delta doesn't confi...

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by Alexdk
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3498

Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

With the still quite distant but slowly approaching retirement of DL 757s, and 763ERs, and UAs 757s, to what aircraft will transcon first class will be transferred? Can we expect A321NEO for DL and 737MAX 10 for UA? May DL even use A339 on transcons? Or am I bringing it up way too early, and transco...

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by Alexdk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long Shot, But Can Anyone Figure Out The Flight Number?
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Long Shot, But Can Anyone Figure Out The Flight Number?

Just incase anyone stumbles across this thread I thought I would give a little more info. I was searching other threads and someone posted this link: https://www.acarsd.org/world_ACARS_reports/ACARS_Report_20080701.txt If you change the date at the end of the web address you can get flights for tha...

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by Alexdk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Russia Air Service Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: China—Russia Air Service Thread

Bravo. China-Russia market continues its booming expansion According to this Russian Aviation Insider report Russia’s IrAero launches year-round Boeing 777 services to China , rumors of the Irkutsk-based airline’s B777 China expansion plans have been officially confirmed now Flights to Haikou will ...

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by Alexdk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6279

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

No, I'm saying if NZ flies form LAX to DEN, NZ will serve a meal in Y. UA will not serve a meal from LAX to DEN in Y. I wouldn’t bet on NZ serving an meal if they did operate an service like this in theory. NZ doesn’t serve meals on AKL-HNL or AKL-DPS which are both around 8hours, meals an an addit...

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by Alexdk
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 126
Views: 4287

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Ok the 732 and DC-9 are rare in 2018. Maybe in 2006 they weren't but now there are extremely few left. If you fly on one of those nowadays you're part of an elite. But he said “has flown”, not “flew in 2018”. I think it’s interesting to find a person who has flown on a plane which became rare 30 ye...

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by Alexdk
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 12499

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So, by the end of 2021 (finish of DL A321 deliveries) it will basically be it for the A320CEO program.

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by Alexdk
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 12499

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

July CEO backlog update: (A319 + A320 + A321 = Total) Dec: 17 + 196 + 182 = 395 Jan: 16 + 190 + 179 = 385 Feb: 15 + 182 + 169 = 366 Mar: 15 + 160 + 156 = 331 Apr: 20 + 155 + 146 = 321 May: 20 + 150 + 135 = 305 Jun: 20 + 131 + 126 = 277 Jul: 19 + 121 + 118 = 258 July changes: A319: 1 delivery (Tibet...

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by Alexdk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?
Replies: 32
Views: 5988

Re: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?

It’s actually a girl.

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by Alexdk
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 64015

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Why couldn't they just name this aircraft MAX 9 and drop the previous 9? Who needs current MAX 9 now?

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by Alexdk
Mon May 01, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic statistics from OAG
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Traffic statistics from OAG

I'm trying to find the busiest routes from Moscow, either not served directly at all or not served by Aeroflot or/and its subsidiaries (except for Ukraine). I am not sure if this info is present on the OAG website. It appears that even if yes, it is not for free. Can somebody help me find this infor...

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by Alexdk
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 10021

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

There's been a couple of threads on this already and each one inspires the same non-constructive political vitriol. Mod's should lock the thread just like they did with the PBI Trump thread. As far as my personal views, probably both Trump and Obama will get their own airports, every president sinc...

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by Alexdk
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 8259

Re: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia

Why don't they want to compete with JL on route to Moscow?

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by Alexdk
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125658

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Sorry if it was already discussed here. I can't read all 1350 replies. How much did they offer him after the incident and did he accept?

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by Alexdk
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai asks for un-restricted access to India's North East
Replies: 24
Views: 4546

Re: Dubai asks for un-restricted access to India's North East

Never knew that different emirates have their own civil aviation authorities and separate open ski agreements.

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by Alexdk
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onboard oven for personal use
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Re: Onboard oven for personal use

hiflyeras wrote:
The flight attendants don't even like to do that for the pilots that bring food and ask to have it heated up. Unless it's a 4+ hour flight they're busy.

No. I mean everyone goes there personally and warms up his food. I agree that in practice it's almost impossible.

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by Alexdk
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onboard oven for personal use
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Onboard oven for personal use

I thought it would be great if any passenger could use an onboard oven (for some charge of course) to warm up her own food. This would reduce onboard catering problems as everyone would be able to eat almost any warm dish she prefers. However I see two problems. The first one is that there are simpl...

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by Alexdk
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737MAX
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Southwest 737MAX

Why will Southwest start 737MAX operations only 5 months after the first delivery? Do they want to see if Malindo (second 737MAX operator) does well with the type? Will their aircraft just be operating the test flights all this time?

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by Alexdk
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 8982

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

aemoreira1981 wrote:
This is where an A321neoLR lease should be considered with Air Lease Corporation or some other lessor for faster delivery...with some direct orders down the line. They could also be used on transcon routes.

I was quite surprised when I found out that AC did not order them or any new Airbus.

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by Alexdk
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the American flag
Replies: 24
Views: 7482

Re: AA and the American flag

I agree, the discussion of "flag carrier" is an A.net discussion item that comes up often. Search on "flag carrier". In my understanding, the flag carrier is an airline that is given the amount of governmental support at least on on international routes (like rights, subsidies, ...

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by Alexdk
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the American flag
Replies: 24
Views: 7482

AA and the American flag

If I understand correctly, American is the only US airline to have the national flag as a part of its livery. While it's surely not enough to consider AA the "flag carrier", is it still considered a privilege? Was it contested by other airlines like Delta and United?

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by Alexdk
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Start Ukraine Flights - Kiev & Lviv
Replies: 16
Views: 5495

Re: Ryanair to Start Ukraine Flights - Kiev & Lviv

Amazed no LCC have started ODS yet. (Odessa). Yep, surprises me as well. One of the few destinations besides Kiev in Ukraine that might also generate tourism traffic from Western Europe. They are struggling to complete the new terminal building. Maybe when it's finished a bunch of new airlines will...

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by Alexdk
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 8325

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Yes, the city itself is large. But that's just the question of the administrative boundaries. As far as I understand, in the USA the population of city proper isn't an indicator of almost anything, definitely not of the size of an airport/airport system.

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by Alexdk
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian manufacturer to modernize the Ilyushin Il-96
Replies: 29
Views: 10014

Re: Russian manufacturer to modernize the Ilyushin Il-96

Rajahdhani wrote:
Side question - what does Russia currently used for fuel tankering? Could a modified IL-96 NEO be marketed as a decent tanker aircraft?

Il 78-a derivative of IL 76. It is much cheaper than IL 96, especially in maintenance. There is not much current need to replace it.

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air fleet modernization
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Mahan Air fleet modernization

After the lifting of some sanctions from Iran, Iran Air started receiving new planes. Will the same happen to Mahan?
UPD: I've read about the sanctions specifically against Mahan, so the answer is probably no.

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by Alexdk
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirements schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 3430

Re: Retirements schedule

Where did you get this date? 29th October United 744 I had heared it would be December AA MD-80 In an SEC filing, AA stated that they would start off 2018 with 32...and the would be gone by end of year...mid/late August, I presume Honestly, going out to end of year 2020, is a little too far. That's...

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by Alexdk
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirements schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 3430

Retirements schedule

I am sorry. I have started a similar thread, but only about this year. What I have: 2017: March Air New Zealand 763ER April Cathay Pacific A343 August EVA 744 29th October United 744 Alaska 734 Allegiant 752 ANA A320 Delta 744 Korean 744 Saudia 772ER? Southwest 733 S7 763 Thai 772? 2018: American A3...

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by Alexdk
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 hits 30 years in the skies.
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Re: A320 hits 30 years in the skies.

Although I may hate it as I've flown around 80% of all of my flights aboard it, and not many other interesting aircraft. It is still a legend, truly an aircraft of the generation. Probably no aircraft family will ever outproduce A320ceo.

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by Alexdk
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 7177

Re: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft

I will have to say surprised but not really. While in Russia have flown both SU and TransAero. While transaero was fine, every Aeroflot plane we flew on, both long haul and short haul, was in top notch shape and in higher standards than the TransAero planes. Same for my in laws and my own parents w...

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by Alexdk
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch LHR - BGI next winter.
Replies: 18
Views: 4013

Re: VS launch LHR - BGI next winter.

I initially interpreted it as BGY:)

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by Alexdk
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your aircraft type predictions
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: Your aircraft type predictions

737MAX: Never Never say never! Across 20 years of the NG's existence, they have ~7,000 orders with ~800 backlog. The MAX already has ~3,600 orders over 6 years. I'm not familiar with how Boeing plans on shifting production from NG to MAX, but I would imagine they'll scale back NG and ramp up MAX. I...

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by Alexdk
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your aircraft type predictions
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Your aircraft type predictions

I'm interested in your predictions
By which years will there be more

A320neo than A320CEO
A330neo and A350 than A330 and A340
737MAX than 737NG
747-8 than 747-400
787 than 767
In PASSENGER service

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by Alexdk
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 8617

Re: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines

I think what the OP was asking (but it's rather confusing as the question asked differs from the thread title) what city pairs have at least 4 airlines on them and are small. A really good example of this is Edmonton-Yellowknife (a city of approx. 23,000) has nonstop service with 4 different airlin...

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by Alexdk
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot cancels eight A350-800s
Replies: 13
Views: 5221

Re: Aeroflot cancels eight A350-800s

Airbus confirmed to ATW the Russian flag carrier has 14 A350-800s on order. You mean the Aeroflot has 14 A350-900 on order? How are things with Aeroflot, they seem to cancel orders: 787, now A350. With the current state of the Russian economy, I can see they perform quite badly at the moment. They ...

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by Alexdk
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 8617

Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines

I was quite amazed when I recently found out that Moscow to Hannover and Moscow to Düsseldorf routes were once served by 4 different airlines at a time each. These are not so large markets and they were hardly much larger back then (if not smaller). What are the current smallest markets to be served...

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by Alexdk
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"
Replies: 131
Views: 23703

Re: Russian Plane "Disappears from Radar"

Are you referring to the DHL Boeing 757 that had a mid-air collision with a Bashkirian Tu-154, when flying over Germany? It carried a large group of school children that went on a trip organized by UNESCO. No, I'm not. It was a German military transport aircraft of Eastern German origin carrying an...

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by Alexdk
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"
Replies: 131
Views: 23703

Re: Russian Plane "Disappears from Radar"

The major causes considered are a mechanic failure and a birdstrike. A pilot error and a terrorist attack are currently considered unlikely.

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by Alexdk
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"
Replies: 131
Views: 23703

Re: Russian Plane "Disappears from Radar"

Last 5-hours of METARs. Nothing remarkable. Decent day. URSS 250530Z 05004MPS 9999 BKN029 05/01 Q1018 R02/090070 R06/090070 NOSIG RMK R06/08005MPS MT OBSC QFE762 URSS 250500Z 05005MPS 9999 BKN031 05/01 Q1018 R02/090070 R06/090070 NOSIG RMK R06/07006MPS MT OBSC QFE762 URSS 250430Z 05004MPS 9999 SCT0...

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by Alexdk
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator
Replies: 39
Views: 9208

Re: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator

First Bombardier CS300 commercial flight BT619 just departed RIX bound for AMS.

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by Alexdk
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?
Replies: 83
Views: 9643

Re: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?

From this year on the Moscow to Kiev will most likely be the absolute leader. I think it is at least 500,000 pax per year.

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by Alexdk
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Take my survey about flying! For my business project
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Take my survey about flying! For my business project

In the first question you need an extra option: 7-11 times a year.

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by Alexdk
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 7111

Re: Why board from just one door?

Almost every time I boarded/exited A321 or 757 via a staircase it was made through two doors. I also think Ryanair almost always does that.

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by Alexdk
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 7111

Re: Why board from just one door?

Almost every time I boarded/exited A321 or B757 via a staircase it was made through two doors. I also think Ryanair almost always does that.

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by Alexdk
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 125245

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

This airline specialises in transporting football teams all over South America. The Argentinian and Venezuelan national football teams have used this very same aircraft to fly to Brazil and BAQ respectively to play their matches. Looking at the pics it's hard to believe that there were survivors at...

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