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by gia777
Mon May 11, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 25072

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

The biggest problem I think, A330 size and A350 are similar.

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by gia777
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.
Replies: 64
Views: 17491

Re: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.

I still dont understand why ANA is ordering 737MAX.... The thing is what makes a solid 100% guarantee that the 737max will not crash again with the same problem? Just order A320NEO, I honestly believe Boeing should scrap the whole 737max project and come up with a clean sheet of B737. I am not gonna...

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by gia777
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl
Replies: 61
Views: 2380

The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl

I love watching James Bond. The earlier James Bond like Roger Moore and Sean Connery. I have no interest in a female Bond. What do you guys think? 007 is dead.

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by gia777
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16530

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

But at what cost? This cost cutting actually puts GA on the right track and made some profit. I'm really annoyed with some of Indonesian who complains about this cost cutting measure, yet don't want to pay for the premium. They basically demanded GA to have SQ level of service with FR price AND pro...

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by gia777
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16530

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

He is the one who got arrested earlier this year for being a causality CEO. I don’t believe in your comment regarding Emirsyah is the best CEO in Garuda. He makes the airline to a mess now. Maybe, but Emir managed to transformed Garuda into a 5 stars airlines . I mean that;s a huge success. No CEO ...

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by gia777
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16530

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

Well I still like EX Garuda CEO Emir.... He's the guy that transformed garuda into 5 stars airline. Like him or not, but he did something right He is the one who got arrested earlier this year for being a causality CEO. I don’t believe in your comment regarding Emirsyah is the best CEO in Garuda. H...

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by gia777
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16530

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

Well I still like EX Garuda CEO Emir.... He's the guy that transformed garuda into 5 stars airline. Like him or not, but he did something right

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by gia777
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPWS System
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: GPWS System

There's two basic systems - GPWS and enhanced GPWS. the basic GPWS relies solely on the radar altimeter and guards against 7 different modes: Excessive descent rate ("SINK RATE" "PULL UP") Excessive terrain closure rate ("TERRAIN" "PULL UP") Altitude loss aft...

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by gia777
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPWS System
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: GPWS System

Because it knows there’s a runway in front of it and using GPS knows where it is in relation to that runway. Just try landing at an airport that’s NOT in the database. It warned you unless you construct a pilot defined waypoint as the airport. Yes, I’ve had to do that. So lets say there is a mounta...

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by gia777
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPWS System
Replies: 12
Views: 772

GPWS System

Hi Guys I was wondering during landing approach..... how GPWS can tell the difference between landing and almost hitting a hill or ground?

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by gia777
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 276
Views: 27674

Starlux Airlines

Hi all, So it seems EVA Air and China Airlines will get a new competition from Starlux Airlines starting January 2020. Based on the airline data, Starlux ordered 8 A321 and 17 A350. For a small country like taiwan and already served by 2 major airlines (EVA and China), I wonder if Starlux can really...

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by gia777
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54803

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

737 MAX status is quiestionable and not clear. so how an airline can decide? A320NEO seems a logical choice for now

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by gia777
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750845

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Flight simulator all u want, I am not stepping into any B737max. The only thing that can make me confident in flying 737max is if they did 1 full year real live flight test 365 days 5 flight per day without any crash.

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by gia777
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Aviation is a mess
Replies: 10
Views: 2058

Indonesian Aviation is a mess

I am from Indonesia and I am telling this, the whole indonesian aviation is a mess. Some of you probably knew this First of all, how can you charge passenger a full fare economy only? Only Y class. Garuda is doing this to all their domestic routes, passenger can't choose any other class other than Y...

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by gia777
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37472

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

i dont believe we dont have the technology yet, we send people to the moon, send rovers to the mars, satellite, scanning universe with hubble telescope and you are telling me we cannot scan what is underneath the ocean??? CT SCAN can scan your body and found cancer. This is not just suicidal mode, t...

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by gia777
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 4192

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

This is not a 5 stars airlines by any means

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by gia777
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 4192

Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

I have been flying with Garuda for more than 10 years and ever since Emirsyah Satar (EX Garuda CEO) retired from GA, everything started going down with GA from Service, Food Quality, Lounge, and now yesterday they were under scrutiny by the Indonesian Police, GA management and social media regarding...

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by gia777
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Air Force One Maintenance

Hi Guys I was wondering, every commercial airlines receive A B C D Check for maintenance....do USAF one follow this too? Do they do D-Check?

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by gia777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 3233

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

Nothing beats A380....I am all for A380

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by gia777
Mon May 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 421232

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Indonesia is not third world country and if boeing selling plane that only required first world's pilot to fly the plane then,..... big lawsuit is coming from all second and third world countries. Indonesia is done with 737max, they will buy A320. B737max is doomed. Boeing need to completely redesig...

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by gia777
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 18923

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

a better combo would be 777-9x and A330-900

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by gia777
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?
Replies: 26
Views: 3541

Re: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei!?

if Cathay operates Airbus 320, I bet cathay will fly to Brunei.

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by gia777
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods 15th Major Wins
Replies: 22
Views: 2026

Re: Tiger Woods 15th Major Wins

Why is Tiger Wood's snoozfest even posted here? Outside of baseball, golf has got to be one of the most boring events on the planet. Then why did you open the thread? You know, different people have different interests - some of us actually like baseball and golf. A lot of people would think this e...

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by gia777
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 banking on its own reported...
Replies: 1
Views: 1371

A321 banking on its own reported...

American Airlines pilots flying an Airbus A321 say it banked on its own during takeoff, causing a strike to the plane's left wing. The incident is now under investigation. https://www.yahoo.com/news/pilots-american-airlines-plane-rolled-155225808.html Now this is interesting.... we have boeing that ...

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by gia777
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods 15th Major Wins
Replies: 22
Views: 2026

Re: Tiger Woods 15th Major Wins

No doubt the win, in one of the biggest 'majors' in golf, in such a long time overcoming physical and mental issues by Tiger Woods was one of the biggest in professional Golf and among the greatest in any individual in sport. When he made that last putt, you could seen the emotions he had kept in c...

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by gia777
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods 15th Major Wins
Replies: 22
Views: 2026

Tiger Woods 15th Major Wins

I watched the whole tournament today and I thought in the first 9 holes...damn this Italian Guy just playing like a robot, no mistake, made every clutch par saving putts while Tiger didn't, but then out of all the sudden, the golfing god's decided to pick Tiger and somehow ..... Tiger Won the 2019 M...

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by gia777
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755689

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

it's still Boeing fault regardless bird strike or foreign object strike...a single broken component should have not caused the plane into disaster.... autopilot should not fight against human pilot. just like in thecar, as soon as I pressed my brake, the cruise control went inactive.

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by gia777
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 44108

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

GA is getting the A330neo to replace their current 330 fleet. The 777 is too big, so more 330neo or 787s to go for the longer legs... who knows, they might make CGK-LHR work with the 787 *cough* The 737NG will eventually be replaced. 320NEO may replace the proposed Max (which is likely to be swappe...

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by gia777
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 44108

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

GA needs 777x for hajj routes and they will need it for their F class, trust me, they will never get rid of F class no matter what. GA needs 787 for all other long haul routes GA needs A321 for medium long haul routes that low in passengers (such as CGK-HKG-TPE- etc) GA needs A320NEO for a better fl...

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by gia777
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 22890

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Here is my prediction in not soo distant future: 1. Small fleet will not gonna work / not gonna feasible on Top G-20 Countries because by that time (lets say in 20-30 years from now) These top 20 countries will already have advance highspeed railway system that connects virtually every cities (minor...

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by gia777
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 44108

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

I hope Garuda will take A320 and A321 together with A339 and 789 only, these 4 planes are the best fit for Garuda's network. No need 777 and no need First class.

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by gia777
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760065

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I just have a bad feeling B737MAX will be the end of 737 era, just like concorde. It is Time for 797. 737NG was the best 737 ever made. Lion Air will cancel 737Max . Jet airways also in trouble. No time line and serious update from Boeing. A320 will get a huge huge order after this. Things are not l...

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by gia777
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49157

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

I just hope 777-x will not have any hidden system

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by gia777
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 44108

Re: Garuda may cancel remaining orders of 737 MAX

I just seriously hope 777-x series won't have MCAS issue or any hidden system,,,it's very scary. 787 has mcas?

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by gia777
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 44108

Re: Garuda may cancel remaining orders of 737 MAX

SUB - CGK fares is locked at IDR1.604.000 or US$ 113 for one way by GA, that is absurd for 1 hour flying time for Indonesian standard economic of living. IDK about you mandala,..but I don't agree with this fare.

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by gia777
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 44108

Re: Garuda may cancel remaining orders of 737 MAX

Garuda is doing fine. They are not canceling the MAX order because of the recent accident. They are going to make some changes on their order for commercial purposes. The biggest problem in Indonesia now is high fare tickets on all domestic routes causing a drop in passengers load factor. They rose ...

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by gia777
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755689

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pilots-reported-issues-us-boeing-204120870.html This article explain how the autpilot at B737MAX have issues Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly. The pilots...

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by gia777
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755689

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

a few witness said the plane was on fire / trail of smoke from the plane before it went down, on cnn

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by gia777
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760065

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

it's just soo funny when all airlines CEO in America said " We have confident in our planes and pilot. Passenger's safety is our top priority" If I am AA CEO, I would immediately suspend all of my 737max without any question and that reflects with safety is our top priority.

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by gia777
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755689

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Singapore is banning all B737max flying in and out from their airport now...

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by gia777
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760065

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Singapore is banning all737max flying in and out from their airport now

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by gia777
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755689

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think a simple fix would be, "make it like a cruise control function in your car"....The MCAS can only be activated manually / automatic at certain safe altitude and disengaged automatically below safe altitude.

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by gia777
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr
Replies: 35
Views: 8315

Re: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr

i wonder if it's really a fire in the cargo, any plane could still land safely.....I just cannot recall when was the last time a plane with real fire in cargo landed safely....

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by gia777
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia introducing Premium Economy Service to London
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

Re: Garuda Indonesia introducing Premium Economy Service to London

eta unknown wrote:
GA aren't going to reconfigure Y seats... I think the $400 upgrade is just 3 blocked seats with a thicker blanket to serve as a mattress pad. CI has now abandoned skycouch.

FYI FJ used to sell something like this on the upper deck of their 744's on LAX-NAN.


not a bad deal huh?

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by gia777
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5888

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

Thanks for the input and thoughts... on B777 in future, I always think that the best Suite Class / F Class should be in 1 - 2 - 1 format and J class should stick with 2 - 2 - 2 (To drive the price down and clear difference between J and F), Premium Economy can go with 2 - 3 - 2 (This is the best I t...

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by gia777
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia introducing Premium Economy Service to London
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

Garuda Indonesia introducing Premium Economy Service to London

It looks like GA is adding premium economy service, similar to China Airlines "Sky in couch" concept. In addition, you will get a business class baggage tag and business class meal plus a mattress for your comfortable 180' bed (3 seats just for you). I checked the price, not bad for additi...

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by gia777
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5888

The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

The title says it all...what do you think?

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by gia777
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28665

Re: AS new interior

Domestic Business minimum 44" Domestic Economy Premium minimum 38" Domestic Economy minimum 34" this way it is fair. Long haul F Class = A suite with a fully door close, anything less than this... not worth to buy J Class = is basically a first class without door close and the price g...

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by gia777
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28665

Re: AS new interior

It's soo stupid they call that First Class... look small and cramp. Should have at least follow GA product on their B737 Max8 Business class (at least) more spacious, etc

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