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by Iluvtofly
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 7675

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

Seems like you better take out extra insurance if you are travelling on a US domestic flight these days !!!!!

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by Iluvtofly
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu Tianfu International Airport inaugurated
Replies: 21
Views: 3680

Re: Chengdu Tianfu International Airport inaugurated

I have always liked Chinese airports are well done and I find giant airports logical I flew out of PVG a few years ago and although the terminal's design was quite nice, the lighting was prison-like. I usually find large-scale projects in China to lack in practicality as they don't seem to consider...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22530

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

I am curious as to how pay would work in the sense that prior to this taking place, a pilot is expected to be working for a certain portion of the time they are on-board. And, they are paid for that. With this new possible system, a pilot would be on-board and away from home yet not paid for the ti...

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by Iluvtofly
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22530

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

So what do you tell the 2nd pilot .... you get paid for 1 hour during take off and 1 during landing and the rest of the time you are resting ? So you are available to the airline for 10 hours and through 5 time zones but you will get 2 hours flight credit unless there is an emergency. Might as well ...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Launching SIN-YVR A359 4x weekly service, October 29th, 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 4168

Re: SQ Launching SIN-YVR A359 4x weekly service, October 29th, 2021

Can the mods actually step in and curb the ridiculous April fools crap we deal with every year? Sorry to disappoint you but we are taking the same approach as last year, that being it’s been a very difficult year for some and it it’s just a bit of harmless fun for 1 day of the year, if you’re not i...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Launching SIN-YVR A359 4x weekly service, October 29th, 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 4168

Re: SQ Launching SIN-YVR A359 4x weekly service, October 29th, 2021

Its incorrect..... the 3rd daily is going to be a nonstop to Chilliwack. They figured 2 x daily YVR was enough. Fraser Valley needs more service. Right now they only have Iberia and Air France serving Chilliwack on a regular basis.

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries
Replies: 58
Views: 18216

Re: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries

Honestly, they should just cancel the order and pick up some lightly-used ex-DY frames on the cheap. The high-density configuration without lie-flat seats is perfect for HA's needs. So how cheap do you think these aircraft would turn out being ? I mean you're going to have to take into account canc...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12194

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

Everyone always thinks of Canada being so cold ...... it was sunny and 47F today in Vancouver.

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: End of the line for Learjet
Replies: 35
Views: 5664

Re: Official: End of the line for Learjet

What is the correct way to pronounce Bombardier? I've heard three ways. Bombar-deer (similar to the person that drops the bomb in a bomber) Bombar-dee-ay Bomb-bar-jay (like in the news report) It's French. You don't pronounce the last R: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHgF4-S0_y8 Thanks, sounds li...

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations
Replies: 103
Views: 11145

Re: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations

I loved Eastern ..... the Wings of Man. So many flights on their DC9's, B727's, B757's, DC8's, L1011's ..... YUL, JFK, MIA, FLL, PBI, MEX, ACA, BDA and other cities I have probably forgotten. But always treated well and always loved the *Hockey Stick* livery.

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Republic Having a Year-End Meltdown?
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Re: Is Republic Having a Year-End Meltdown?

With the record and case rates in the the USA ..... shouldn't you all be staying home to begin with. Sorry but if the USA doesn't start getting just a little serious about COVID ... your skies are going to remain quiet. when it comes to visitors from elsewhere.

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by Iluvtofly
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 139
Views: 13873

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Air Canada
Canadian
American
Northwest
United
Tower Air
Qantas
Singapore
Cathay Pacific
British Airways
Virgin
Highland Express
Air France
Sabena
KLM
Swissair
Lufthansa

Over 400 flights in total on these airlines Series 100/200/300/400

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 64370

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020

Very very few people in the UK would think of using DTW as a means of getting to central Canada. It would surely have to be a lot cheaper to justify the hassle of having to face CBP/TSA in both directions between MAN and Canada... (even with pre-clearance leaving Canada in the way back, you’d still...

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by Iluvtofly
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: German branch of Sunexpress is to be liquidated
Replies: 16
Views: 3181

Re: Updated: German branch of Sunexpress is to be liquidated

Its pretty much impossible to follow LH branding anymore. Who will be operating your flight is a crap shoot.

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by Iluvtofly
Sat May 23, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 421
Views: 97215

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

*I will add that VS is in trouble because the English government won't provide relief because of the 49% investment by DL.* Do you not realize that VS chose to base itself in a tax free haven and doesn't pay taxes in the UK ? So why should the British Gov't be responsible to assist them ? Let Sir RB...

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by Iluvtofly
Sun May 17, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14806

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Always one complainer:) The "cramped" issue if because of the operator, not Boeing. How true is that .... any aircraft type can be cramped ..... nothing to do with the manufacturer !!...

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by Iluvtofly
Sat May 09, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 189628

Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

I can't even imagine being stupid enough to put down a single $ on a ticket for this one .....

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?
Replies: 19
Views: 8669

Re: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?

NZ has just flown 4 planes LAX-AKL too - 2 just arrived, 2 a few hours away. 3 77W and a 789. The 789 may have pax on it, but the rest are purely cargo I believe. Some are repatriation flights. About 10 days ago Vancouver saw as many as 3 B777's of NZ on the ground at the same time all routing AUK ...

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 28201

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

In addition to this Air New Zealand has been operating 1 or 2 flights a day between AKL and FRA with a fuel stop in YVR. At one point last week there were 3 ANZ a/c on the ground in YVR at the same time.

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15814

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

The world is falling apart and this is all this over rated rapscar can do with with his $$$$$

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways continues to shrink
Replies: 18
Views: 5238

Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MNU ... /KAUS/KMKC


A basketball team on an RJ ? Yikes thats just nasty !
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crjflyboy wrote:
one of their remaining birds just flew the Texas Basketball team to the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MNU ... /KAUS/KMKC


A basketball team on an RJ ? Yikes thats just nasty !

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines weathering well
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

Re: Flair Airlines w well

cirrusdragoon wrote:
11C wrote:
classicjets wrote:
I feel like there is a freudian slip in the title

I was starting to think I was the only one who saw that.


Sorry english is my fourth language, apologies for spelling mistake.


Awesome, good on you ! 4 languages is quite an accomplishment.

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use it or lose it?
Replies: 35
Views: 7480

Re: Use it or lose it?

Under the circumstances facing aviation today .... this is ridiculous.

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will replace Flybe?
Replies: 33
Views: 4816

Re: Who will replace Flybe?

The UK have screwed themselves with ridiculous taxes imposed on air travel to the UK. The 40 years of on and off again LHR expansion proposals has been a national disaster..... with no end in site. People will just choose other alternatives. I wouldn't connect via LHR anymore. Such a shame. It used ...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12354

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

Where are the uniforms manufactured ?

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 21380

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

What do you all think of them Looks like a great flagship product on their new narrow body. Wish more airlines had a product like that. One day I hope they call it what it is, business class. Look at Euro Business Class and then tell me this should be called Business Class LOL. Light miles ahead of...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alicante airport on fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: Alicante airport on fire.

Alicante is in Spain

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alicante airport on fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: Alicante airport on fire.

Alicante is in Spain

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 303748

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Amazed at how close it was to hitting some pretty significant buildings ..... the death toll could have been much much higher.

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 303748

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/intelli ... -1.4759850
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It seems that it has been confirmed that the aircraft was hit by 2 missiles.
Our Prime Minister held a press conference in Canada a few minutes ago.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/intelli ... -1.4759850

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 29375

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Not sure, am amazed at how A.net cheers every problem at Boeing. Another A vs B battle (and of course A is far better - B is BAD). The whole thread is delusional. A lot of posters / fanboys don't seem to know there's a difference between corporations and sports teams. "Comeback"??? I thin...

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27730

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Damn. I flew Z9 2100 in August. That is scary. Why? I have to ask also.........why is that scary? Why do you think ? He is simply stating that he flew that same flight #, on the same route, on the same airline ... not that long ago ..... so scary thought .... it might have been him on a different d...

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by Iluvtofly
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 16123

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

This is devastating news to Washington where the BA 747's have been flying for nearly 50 years. Not happy about this and it is a degradation in service to boring smaller twin aircraft with no dome. Boring. Guess I will fly Lufthansa now. You honestly think the 747 has been flying since the 1960s? H...

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4842

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

I had a friend die in his own A/C after picking up contaminated fuel in at a small airport facility. Engine out right after takeoff ..... dont jump to conclusions people.

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21763

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

I flew their A310 between London - Toronto much of been around 2001. Cute but very tight in their configuration. The thing I remember most was the crew complaining about having to operate it. Out of interest, did they initially acquire them from taking over another carrier (Royal) ? No Royal merged...

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes
Replies: 63
Views: 15054

Re: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes

I just don't understand why some articles state that the collapse involved over 100 A/C ? Where did that come from ? Condor is flying ..... it appears that the Scandinavian unit is also flying. Thomas Cook Belgium stopped flying their own aircraft a couple of years ago when Brussels Airlines took ov...

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by Iluvtofly
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC announces year round mainline service from YUL to TLS
Replies: 20
Views: 4666

Re: AC announces year round mainline service from YUL to TLS

To be flown on a 787 I believe :stirthepot: Sometimes is good to read the linked articles: " The five-times weekly flights will provide the only year-round service between the two cities and be operated with Air Canada's Airbus A330-300 fleet" https://i.imgur.com/9nohQh4.jpg OMG the inter...

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 3269

Re: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

I flew on an Eastern Tristar from Toronto to Buffalo at one point ..... about 15 minutes flight time !

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 18181

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

In 1985 I flew on an Eastern L1011 on a 16 minute flight from Buffalo to Toronto

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 96
Views: 15974

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years This has to be the longest flight, no? https://i.postimg.cc/5Qc8vgky/LHR.jpg A small sampling of destinations served non-stop from LHR that are more than 3283 nautical miles, the distance of LHR-ISB. I guess you just didnt get the humour in hi...

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by Iluvtofly
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 5363

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

They're very effective at short term scheduling in accordance with demand. Both the longhaul and shorthaul fleets see this. AMS-LHR being a perfect example, everything from E75s to 739s turn up each day. KL1002 has been a varied mix of 737/738/739 recently & KL1028 has been a mix of E75/E90/737...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu May 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 22477

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Good grief ..... only citizens of the USA would find this to be an issue worth discussing !!!! But then only a US airline would serve a hamburger in the 1st cabin LOL

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by Iluvtofly
Thu May 16, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 25163

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

No matter how you slice it ..... 2.50 for a tea bag and some hot water is ridiculous...... its not liked its being served fancy !

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by Iluvtofly
Fri May 10, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Eva Airlines cabin crew negotiation broken, strike to start today
Replies: 25
Views: 1920

Re: Eva Air (BR) Flight Attendants to Hold Strike Vote

Overnight in Tokyo after a 3.5 hour one way flight ....... sorry thats ridiculous? And why do they have to show up 2.5 hours before departure?

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by Iluvtofly
Tue May 07, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 161030

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

If you folks would read this interview, an actual survivor states that the luggage issue did not happen. He was clearly wrong as you could hear at least a couple of bins being opened in his video. Anyone that has traveled knows the sounds in an airplane. You know the sounds of seat belts being unbu...

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by Iluvtofly
Sun May 05, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 31857

Re: Delta A220 route additions

jetskipper wrote:
Wonder what the fares on the DTW-DTW route will be.


OMG That was a brilliant catch .... LMAO :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by Iluvtofly
Fri May 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 34
Views: 7032

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

So glad I got to fly on a few of them !

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet London Announcement April 23
Replies: 27
Views: 11554

Re: WestJet London Announcement tomorrow

EY needs that slot $$$$ so they can invest in another failing airline !!!!!

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 16074

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

I have being to every single nation of the caribbean! Varadero is the fakest part of Cuba! I would urge canadians to avoid it! There are many islands out there, more beautiful and budget friendly! SLU DOM TAB PLS ANU BON AUA CUR and so on! Not sure why someone would cite Varadero as a reason to pra...

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by Iluvtofly
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 16074

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Its amazing reading the misconceptions of Canada and its winters vs the USA ..... laughable. There are many many states in the US that have as harsh it not even harsher climates than we do. Believe me Vancouver had only about 10 days this winter when the temp dropped below 0C or 32F. Places like Min...

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