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by Alexdk
Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142362

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

All evacuated, 6 injured. Evacuation ...and passengers with their luggages...Congratulations Aeroflot ! It happens all the time these days, passenger behaviour is out of the airlines' control. Recent examples of fire evacuations; British Airways 2276 American 383 Asiana 214 All were spotted with at...

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by Alexdk
Sun May 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142362

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is reported that after landing passengers starting running in random directions, and some of them are still not located.

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by Alexdk
Sun May 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142362

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Russian resources report that it lost contact with ATC soon after takeoff and was landing without any guidance or communication.

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by Alexdk
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9609

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

I hope they dont have any emergency over iran. It has happened before with no problem: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=336203 It's probably not the first choice for a U.S. airline to divert to, given the lack of spare parts and no diplomatic relations; however, there is nothing inhe...

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by Alexdk
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

B747forever wrote:
Magog wrote:
Air Canada 7051 is returning from PSP to YVR. Since it was a MAX that flew in, I don’t think that this is a data error.


Ferry flight back to base. Airlines are allowed to return their MAX aircraft to base.


Is WS8989 YWG-YLW also a return to base?

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by Alexdk
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4627

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

AEROFAN wrote:
What's next to eliminate? How about bring your own seat or your own bottle to pee in?


And you may be randomly selected to pilot the airplane.

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by Alexdk
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widest route networks for all-narrowbody airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Widest route networks for all-narrowbody airlines

Per my research: S7: PKC-TFS: 10,994 CM: LAX-MVD: 10,028 WW: TLV-DTW: 9632 U6: PKC-BCN: 9257 4O: YVR-LIM: 8291 SY: ANC-AUA: 8254 AS: BOS-LIH: 8250 MI: CNS-KTM: 8174 NK: SEA-LIM: 7980 G3: MCO-BRC: 7807 R3: ANC-PRG: 7561 FZ: DAR-SVX: 7342 W6: TFS-DWC: 7059 What’s the metric? Longest distance between ...

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by Alexdk
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widest route networks for all-narrowbody airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Widest route networks for all-narrowbody airlines

Per my research:

S7: PKC-TFS: 10,994
CM: LAX-MVD: 10,028
WW: TLV-DTW: 9632
U6: PKC-BCN: 9257
4O: YVR-LIM: 8291
SY: ANC-AUA: 8254
AS: BOS-LIH: 8250
MI: CNS-KTM: 8174
NK: SEA-LIM: 7980
G3: MCO-BRC: 7807
R3: ANC-PRG: 7561
FZ: DAR-SVX: 7342
W6: TFS-DWC: 7059

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by Alexdk
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight OK190 emergency?
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: Flight OK190 emergency?

Reportedly a fuel leak... https://zdopravy.cz/problemy-a330-csa-na-lince-do-soulu-po-trech-hodinach-se-vratil-pak-uzavrel-drahu-24208/ It reports that while the plane was not in danger, and left the runway pretty quickly, the runway itself was indeed covered by fuel that leaked from the engine, and...

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by Alexdk
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight OK190 emergency?
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: Flight OK190 emergency?

It started descending rapidly when in the middle of nowhere. It leveled only at 10000 feet and flew at this attitude for an hour before the landing.

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight OK190 emergency?
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: Flight OK190 emergency?

It is already in Prague. Seems to be surrounded by fire brigades but ok.

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight OK190 emergency?
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Flight OK190 emergency?

PRG-ICN
Per FR24 it made a u-turn over Russia and now is descending over Belarus. Seems to be too far from MSQ. To where is it diverting then, VNO?

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by Alexdk
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Re: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type

Pax 767 was ANA (I think*) It was Air Astana, if I'm not wrong. It is indeed Air Astana, L/N 1068. https://www.airfleets.net/listing/b767-2-lndesc.htm BTW TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) also got a bunch of new built 763s after NH. Just to make clear. I mean not to receive the last aircraft produced but to ...

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by Alexdk
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Re: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type

Just to make clear. I mean not to receive the last aircraft produced but to be the last to introduce a certain type (new aircraft only).

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by Alexdk
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type

It would be interesting to summarize the information about what airlines were last to start operating a new aircraft of a certain type:

I guess for A380 it is ANA.

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by Alexdk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines future
Replies: 24
Views: 3997

Re: Czech Airlines future

Guys, just wanted to note that they are owned by another larger Czech LCC/charter airline Smartwings (previously Travel Service). As I see it, by 2021 this airline will operate all non-ATR routes instead of OK (unless of course they will eventually receive the A320neos).

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by Alexdk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines future
Replies: 24
Views: 3997

Re: Czech Airlines future

They also have only 5 jets left: 3 A319s and 2 A330s.

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by Alexdk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines future
Replies: 24
Views: 3997

Czech Airlines future

Now that they are acquired by Travel Service, what’s next for them. I see the Russian routes being transferred to QS. Will OK operate only a handful of premium non-low cost routes? I see them getting 738s. Will A320Ns be canceled?

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by Alexdk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TAROM (RO) pivoting to Star Alliance?
Replies: 16
Views: 3432

Re: Is TAROM (RO) pivoting to Star Alliance?

I think that One World should consider inviting Tarom, because One World currently had no partner in Central and Eastern Europe (yes they have S7 but they are in Eastern Russia, Siberia). Malev is gone, Air Berlin is gone, so who in One World covers Eastern Europe? No one. So that's why I think Tar...

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by Alexdk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Re: Russian Aviation - 2019

https://www.stattimes.com/brussels-airl ... o-aviation
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Thought SN is leaving Moscow. But they are really just swapping DME for SVO since 1st of June. Their main reason, as I see it, is SVO becoming by far the most advanced airport in Russia.

https://www.stattimes.com/brussels-airl ... o-aviation

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by Alexdk
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming airplane retirements
Replies: 26
Views: 4114

Upcoming airplane retirements

I have summarized here the information available to me. Please feel free to add or correct something. 2019: Aerolineas Argentinas A343 Aerolineas Argentinas 737 Air Canada 763ER Air Italy 763ER American MD-82 American MD-83 ATN A343 Delta 763 (non-ER) EgyptAir A320 EgyptAir A321 EL AL 744 Singapore ...

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by Alexdk
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Re: Russian Aviation - 2019

A number of Russian airlines are scheduled to receive brand new airplanes in 2019:
1. Ural Airlines: A320N, A321N, 737 MAX 8
2. Utair: 737 MAX 8
3. Pobeda: 737 MAX 8
4. Red Wings: A220-300
5. Nordstar: 737 MAX 8

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by Alexdk
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight
Replies: 49
Views: 13001

A321NEO engine shuts off in flight

https://ria.ru/20181223/1548519113.html (Russian)
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Today, an S7 Airlines A321NEO VQ-BGR flying DME-AER suffered an inflight incident. During the climb at 3000 meters one of the engines shut off. The plane then returned safely back to DME.
https://ria.ru/20181223/1548519113.html (Russian)

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by Alexdk
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about B744 retirements
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

Re: Question about B744 retirements

British 36
Lufthansa 13
KLM 12
Thai 10
Rossiya 9
Qantas 9
Virgin Atlantic 8

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by Alexdk
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 78
Views: 15097

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

https://www.behance.net/gallery/4636950 ... very-Brand
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Seems like the things are going down the drain. At least the original dream of modern Meridiana was beautiful.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/4636950 ... very-Brand

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by Alexdk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke
Replies: 19
Views: 2192

Re: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke

This right here is what I think the EU carriers have got wrong compared to the US carriers. There are a lots of points where US carriers have pulled ahead. For instance, why do barely any airlines in Europe have IFE systems built into the seats? In the US, these are becoming really common on short-...

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by Alexdk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke
Replies: 19
Views: 2192

Re: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke

This right here is what I think the EU carriers have got wrong compared to the US carriers. There are a lots of points where US carriers have pulled ahead. For instance, why do barely any airlines in Europe have IFE systems built into the seats? In the US, these are becoming really common on short-...

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by Alexdk
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 78
Views: 15097

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: 4942

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: 4942

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: 12683

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: 561

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: 3702

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: 3702

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: 1104

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: 1614

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: 6778

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: 127
Views: 6408

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: 92
Views: 18200

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: 92
Views: 18200

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: 6286

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

It’s actually a girl.

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by Alexdk
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good airline rankings
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Good airline rankings

Skytrax ratings are widely speculated to be biased. So , in your opinion, what ranking is the best? I can come up only with CondeNast.

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by Alexdk
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 11324

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

There is a recent interview with him on YouTube. He talks about quitting his IB job but keeping his second job (which as far as I know is him or his partners finding business/first class deals for you). He also addresses lack of criticism in his videos, saying he will try to be more objective. https...

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by Alexdk
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 11324

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

Thought he would write something himself, but he was online here more than a year ago.

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by Alexdk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: Could AA build PDX into a northwestern US/transpacific hub?
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Hypothetical: Could AA build PDX into a northwestern US/transpacific hub?

Wouldn’t SFO be a better option? UA is arguably vulnerable (reported ongoing integration issues, inconsistent product). Anecdotally, having lived in the Bay Area for two years, AA was well regarded in the local market - quite a large number of my friends have AA Advantage credit cards, and *every* ...

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by Alexdk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!
Replies: 20
Views: 2848

Re: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!

Do any airlines actually enforce you not to seat not on your place even if it’s free (not considering extra-space seat)?

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by Alexdk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 89
Views: 10226

E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

Did not find such a topic. While it is not officially announced, it is highly likely that E2 will be the same for Boeing what A220 is for Airbus. Given the ongoing A220/A320 discussion, is MAX 7 as dead as A319NEO? Also what about potential E195-E2 stretch (E200?) vs. MAX 8? As I understand, E2 is n...

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by Alexdk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 19614

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

I don’t know if this belongs to this topic, but even Red Wings, the largest Irkut MC-21 customer, resorted for A223 instead of comparable MC-21-300 (which has no orders at all).

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