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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 22, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155531

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Agreed that the gear seems to be down, at least partially. If they did a gravity - assisted lowering, does that mean we should also be looking for open gear doors? Since the RAT deployment photo shows gear up, I'd assume that was the only way to do it. Maybe they were better off belly landing it aga...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155531

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

by738 wrote:
those engines look scraped

agreed, there's definitely some texture there in the photos

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155531

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://twitter.com/PlaneSpottersPK/sta ... 30752?s=20

Photos circulating of allegedly the aircraft in question after 1st approach, black marks under the engines, RAT deployed.
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https://twitter.com/PlaneSpottersPK/sta ... 30752?s=20

Photos circulating of allegedly the aircraft in question after 1st approach, black marks under the engines, RAT deployed.

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 22, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155531

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Sad News If they had so little fuel, I Wonder why they didn't try to land without the front gir deployed... It has been done before ... My guess is if the fuel starvation is true that they were so focused on the landing gear they were not paying attention to the fuel, or even considering that they ...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 22, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155531

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/statu ... 33346?s=20

Alleged footage of a survivor being pulled out. Being reported Zafar Masud.
Leaked passenger lists (while I don't agree with them being released so soon) shows someone with that name sitting in 1C.
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https://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/statu ... 33346?s=20

Alleged footage of a survivor being pulled out. Being reported Zafar Masud.
Leaked passenger lists (while I don't agree with them being released so soon) shows someone with that name sitting in 1C.

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115949

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Which ATC station would have control over this flight at the time of the crash? Transcripts are already online courtesy of VASaviation; https://youtu.be/B0pQfgi9ZqU Absolutely telling. I'm completely against jumping to conclusions, but I will not bat an eye if it's revealed to be CFIT. Truly awful.

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125134

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Where could we expect to see their fleet go?

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125134

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Was sitting at my gate for my flight from LCY-AMS this morning when I first read the news. Glad my flight was unaffected but I'd hate for them to go away! I've only ever had good expericenes (which might be in the minority based on what I've been reading) and they're the only reason I can get to cer...

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Shame on those of you claiming it was all a fake and the overwhelming evidence was photoshopped and faked literally right up until the moment Iran admitted it. I have to agree with you on this. I was stunned at the number of posters who refused to see this for what it was: A civilian airliner shot ...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Reminder to fellow members that even if you end up being right about the missile, it's still not ok to jump to conclusions in the future. "Told you so" messages expected to flood in any time now It’s not jumping to conclusions when the evidence is staring you right in the face. It still i...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Reminder to fellow members that even if you end up being right about the missile, it's still not ok to jump to conclusions in the future.

"Told you so" messages expected to flood in any time now

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://nypost.com/2020/01/09/video-sho ... s-in-iran/
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Was this already shared? CCTV allegedly from the moment the aircraft hit the ground. The light before the blast definitely shows the intensity of the fire before impact

https://nypost.com/2020/01/09/video-sho ... s-in-iran/

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27423

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

First, my condolences to the family and friends of those who perished. May the dead rest in peace. Think folks. It's the same exact flight that he flew on a few months ago. And that flight just ended in a crash.. I would find that a bit scary too. Why is that a scary thing? How many times have you ...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa cabin crew strike November 7th, 2019 1300 flights cancelled
Replies: 26
Views: 2757

Re: Lufthansa cabin crew union calls for Sunday strike in Frankfurt, Munich

hiflyeras wrote:
pualani wrote:
Here at Hawaiian Air, strike ballots are being mailed out soon by the AFA. Our contract negotiations have been going on for over 2 1/2 years. Pay at HAL lags behind DL and WN by almost $15 an hour at the top of the scale


We all stand with you, HA!!


Hey now!! That's nothing to laugh at :duck:

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 9599

Re: Romanian aviation - 2019 thread

Coincidental! I'll be flying to Romania tomorrow on Tarom. Got my ATR42 swapped out for a 737-700 which is definitely disheartening...

Hope it's not off topic but how is OTP for longer connections?

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 24276

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

Having a retractable landing gear will give them a bit more airspeed too since they won't have the drag of the gear hanging down. If I'm not incorrect, the savings in not having to maintain the gear system outweighs the savings (in time and money) of retractable gear on the short flights they opera...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144064

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

The silver is a nice touch if not purely just out of relief that it's not EXACTLY the same as others.... but it doesn't quite look too special in any way. Figures my favorite part are the flags at the back. I think a splash of red anywhere (engines looked fine, really) would have added a lot and mad...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 185856

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

https://twitter.com/beggi_north/status/ ... 96904?s=20

"Inaugural flight in October, from the new base at IAD to KEF! Also focusing on air cargo. Mentions the icelandic fish export. cargo build up at KEF"
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Interesting development, seems they've risen

https://twitter.com/beggi_north/status/ ... 96904?s=20

"Inaugural flight in October, from the new base at IAD to KEF! Also focusing on air cargo. Mentions the icelandic fish export. cargo build up at KEF"

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11564

Re: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations

If the old WOW Air model did not work, why should it work now? It arguably *did* work, until the A330s and overexpansion happened. I think if they let things stew for a few years like how they initially did they'd see better results. Lord knows Iceland's economy could use it, and so could my wallet...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 10571

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

AMS has been in the (local) news time and time again, they're really dropping the ball and as a passenger the experience has only gotten worse. I really hope they manage to get things on track because this has been going on for years.

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 6719

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

Armadillo1 wrote:
how much pitch middle seat take from behind row?


If it's implemented throughout the entire aircraft, I'd assume not at all? Though I wonder how significant it is while pertaining to the emergency exits

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 6719

S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/07/23/faa-approves-new-middle-seat-design/ Looks like the S1 seat designs that were making the rounds not too long ago with a larger recessed middle seat that the aisle seat can be slid over have been approved by the FAA. What's interesting to m...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15405

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Last night I was traveling on a DL A321, and noticed that at door 2L and 2R the seats in the row in front of the exit (I believe row 12) were partially blocking the door. The back of the seat came to approximately the window of the exit door, roughly covering 1/3 of the door and exit. How is this l...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 7506

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Update: they are adding the 100 year stickers to other aircraft as well. Spotted an Embraer wearing one and a 747. Would post photos, but not too sure how it works here.

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana De Aviacion Brand New ATR 72-600
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: Cubana De Aviacion Brand New ATR 72-600

Good for them! It looks stunning.

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19951

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

If it was a SpaceJet order (there's NO WAY), I think this entire board would implode

I'd like to see it though!

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved
Replies: 15
Views: 3565

Re: Fiest Air/ Canadian north Merger Approved

Have we already heard what they're planning in terms of livery and branding?

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30486

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

One thing I keep noticing about myself reading this, is how my first instinct is to side with the pilots and assume something just went terribly wrong (midair collision with a Malay military jet tearing open the cockpit window, fire on board, etc etc), but the home simulator has always perplexed me....

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125134

Re: Flybe update

There also seems to be a lot of passengers who were allowed to travel one way with the bag and then told on the return that it’s too big. Either use the rules or don’t. My wife fell victim to this. The bag was the same outbound as inbound. During her stay in the UK the baggage policy changed, she r...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 62167

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Absolutely no sympathy for Boeing for sitting on this for too long when they writing has been on the wall for the past decade. Congrats to Airbus with their success in the type, and to American if the rumor turns out true! I still feel it's not truly a 757 replacement, but I don't think something li...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon May 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158114

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

If everyone sitting on the windows side of the right hand side of the aircraft behind row 10 died, then how come we have that aircraft interior video showing the right hand side of the aircraft? That video was shoot overwing I really hope this passenger survived, but he also could have live streame...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon May 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 10045

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

The industry has got itself into a crazy situation with their pricing model being wrong. :checkmark: :checkmark: The cargo bays are designed for the everything-but-kitchen-sink luggage regimens... the carryon bins are not. I've always said it was crazy to charge for 1st-bag, but have carryon free. ...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon May 06, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158114

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

The original in-cabin video of the right side may very well be the view of one of the last people to get out given how far back they were. Really scary thought. Also note how some smoke was already present just as the aircraft stopped in that video. I think there are elements of truth in everything ...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun May 05, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158114

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Video is surfacing showing a bounced landing caused the fire

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by Blankbarcode
Sun May 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158114

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

I saw the video on twitter before coming here, it really made my heart sink!! I'm glad it seems everyone made it out, the flames are incredible. I'm glad the front doors were clear of the fire. I don't know what to believe in terms of initial reports on what was going on, but if they really did surv...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 83
Views: 12755

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Here's my issue, working as a service agent and seeing these kinds of situations often (not daily, but certainly weekly) I *know* for a fact there are procedures for handling WCBD (w/ "Dry" Batteries). Passengers can take their batteries with them in the cabin while the wheelchair itself i...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386883

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Notice those who are upset completely missed the point on the *first official message* from the airline itself that it was an evolution rather than a revolution, and that the globe was to stay. This site is admittedly decent for insider news and leaks, but not much else. I think most people got tha...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386883

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Notice those who are upset completely missed the point on the *first official message* from the airline itself that it was an evolution rather than a revolution, and that the globe was to stay.

This site is admittedly decent for insider news and leaks, but not much else.

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386883

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

CARST wrote:
#EuroWhite ???

Where is the damn Gold? Oh my. Another uniform livery...


About that...

livery
/ˈlɪv(ə)ri/
noun
1.
a special uniform worn by a servant, an official, or a member of a City Company.
"yeomen of the guard wearing a royal red and gold livery"

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386883

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's honestly pretty embarrassing over the years to realize it was never quite the globe I hated but rather how they've been using it, especially the gold. I'm glad the gold will be done away with in any case! Albeit the barebones livery rendered or the grey belly with the swoop I think I'll be fair...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1914
Views: 227326

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

How large of a gap left behind are we talking here? Here in AMS Jet Airways has a pretty large presence, I can only imagine India will feel it immensely? Unfamiliar with the entirety of Jet Airways' situation, sorry.

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 43084

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Anything to bring a cheatline back is decent in my book. Don't know if it's related to their strategy but it almost looks more like a premium brand than an LCC, it's giving me a department store vibe. I'm sure contrary to our first thoughts that this took quite a while to develop and had some though...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit livery question
Replies: 26
Views: 3853

Re: Spirit livery question

521NK is sporting the 2019 version if anyone is interested. Don't think there are any shots in the database yet. Correct, you can see it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=n521nk&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy-_7B_cThAhVHZlAKHdaUDYYQ_AUIDigB&biw=1280&bih=578#imgr...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386883

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

This (with the lighting over the globe) would be an improvement on the tail. Make it really look 3 dimensional: https://www.google.com/search?q=continental+airlines+2009+print+ad&safe=active&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=j04bqppHjHiD2M%253A%252C21-yuJL7R...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 185856

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Would this be a perfect opportunity for a carrier like easyJet to start a transatlantic hub using KEF as a 'halfway' base? Common equipment available to the current fleet (less the 330s), would relieve any pressure (if there is any) on the current fleet during the summer. Maybe not quite on the sam...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 185856

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

And just like that TATL from Western Europe got a little more expensive... Shoot

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL mishap @ EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 4084

Re: LEVEL mishap @ EZE

Pull the LEVEL Kronk!

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 185856

Re: WOW Air/Indigo talks collapse, talks with Icelandair started

Can we expect the original branding to survive or can we anticipate a change? I don't know if we'll see something like WOW by Icelandair or something completely different. I know Air Canada Rouge somehow works but I wonder how Icelandair actively eating into their own market will be beneficial eithe...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 185856

Re: WOW Air/Indigo talks collapse, talks with Icelandair started

In case I'm missing something, what opportunities are there for Icelandair in acquiring WOW instead of letting them fizzle out?

That being said I've flown WOW many times and would hate to see them go, they were a great option for cheap Atlantic crossings to see my family

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386883

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Quick mock up based on your image: https://i.imgur.com/ut8nxU4.png I acutally really really love this one and feels closer to what United is probably planning when they say evolution. The gradient on the cheatline (?) is really nice too. As for the other blue head design recently posted, I'm really...

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