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by OA940
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 20
Views: 4452

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

? I think it must one of the last adventures and challenges to do such flights on such a plane over water for such a long time...is that the longest route of a Dash 8 Q 400? Can speak for the Q 400 but you can find some adventures routings in the south pacific flying ATR 72-600 from Fiji to Tuvalu ...

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by OA940
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6745

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Glad to see some of you are such animals that don't even respect any other lives. I can't believe how inhumane humanity has become. You should be ashamed

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by OA940
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38075

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I know its the Daily Mail, but they do have footage of the cell phone video https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7260537/Pilot-error-blamed-ditched-Pacific-airliner.html Not sure if it's just the video quality that makes it hard, but I'm pretty sure you can still see the water. This accident is...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38075

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

It sure would be interesting to see the video, but I’m not sure how it can improve pilot training. I hope pilots are already tought not to ignore 16 warnings before committing to land ;) Jokes aside, of course there may be lessons learned. Do we know why the pax that was killed had no seatbelt? Did...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38075

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

http://avherald.com/h?article=4be42f25/0000&opt=0 Final report released today. To give the ultra-short version, the pilots put the plane in a way-too-fast descent after going into IMC and ignored 16 warnings they were given. The dead pax was wearing no seatbelt and died of blunt force trauma, an...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 4678

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

I was thinking the exact opposite. I am really glad to hear that VN are doing well, but I am concerned about how sustainable the growth in the Vietnamese domestic market is and that could put significant pressure on their financial performance. Vietjet have 200 MAX and 120 NEO on order, and Bamboo ...

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by OA940
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 101
Views: 7140

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

In many places in the US, such a request would be illegal. It's a bad look for KLM and they should quickly change their policy. Yet in the US, I've rarely seen a breast feeding mother not covered up. That would be because the majority of the American male population react like teenagers when a woma...

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by OA940
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8085

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

c933103 wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Lol this guy is funny. So are they gonna move all their flights to Bern or Geneva? Even a 5-year-old could see right through this bs. Spohr is a great source of entertainment lately

Or other European countries


SWISS, based in Austria. Yes. Simply put this is insane.

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by OA940
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8085

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

Lol this guy is funny. So are they gonna move all their flights to Bern or Geneva? Even a 5-year-old could see right through this bs. Spohr is a great source of entertainment lately

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by OA940
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Livery
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Air Berlin Livery

Pretty sure in the EW case it's about them actually needing the plane and its utilization. Can't recall the reg but back in January I saw an Air Berlin livery A320 with a blue rudder in ATH. Pretty sure it wsa EW and it still has that livery today

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by OA940
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2834

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

Don’t forget the new 9 seater electric plane. That’ll be used in scheduled service. I doubt that one is included. Boeing pulled a plug. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremybogaisky/2019/07/02/zunum-aero-nears-zero-founders-struggle-to-raise-money-after-laying-off-staff/ 1. 777-8 2. 777-9 3. E175-E2 ...

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by OA940
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6144

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

Congrats to whoever decided they should be kicked out. These people are disgusting and they're the ones that should be marginalised by society. I hope the same will be done in other instances like this too.

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by OA940
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 169
Views: 31766

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380?

I don't get the whole ''we don't need the range'' thing. Do you think anybody needs the range? Nobody in Europe actually needs 6500km of range for an aircraft of that size. Hell LH uses the neo on sub-hour long flights. I assume same goes for SK, BA, IB and all A320neo operators. Besides the 223 has...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9210

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

I've always thought that Atlanta has the very best most compact layout. Its a layout that LHR has tried to copy though it messed up with terminal 2 mostly due to historic design. I have no idea where Poland expects to get the passengers from? It was only a few years ago that many here felt LOT was ...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5712

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

Ah yes the know-it-alls of the internet. Truth is WOW was actually on a good-ish path until 2 years ago or so. Also, truth is that none of you know anything about how this airline, or anything in this industry, will go. Maybe hold on your criticism for after they fail, if they fail. This is certainl...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9210

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

May I ask how exactly they're planning to fill up this airport? I assume with it they're gonna replace both airports of Warsaw, but that alone is nowhere near enough to justify an airport of that size. Are they gonna replace more airports with this?

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by OA940
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10185

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Well done Airbus and CA! Let's hope the A350 crosses the 1000 mark soon

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by OA940
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9053

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Will the new J seat make its appearance on any other planes? It's quite different compared to what the other planes offer (the A380's J is quite similar to the rest of the fleet). 10-abreast Y is obviously not great but also not that horrible. I guess we can all tell which market they're trying to a...

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by OA940
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13707

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Don't they have 2-2 instead of 3-3 for those seats thogh, thus leaving a boatload of room?

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by OA940
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 6966

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

From what I heard their ATH-EWR flights are not performing that well outside the busy summer season. LO is struggling big time in BUD for flights to North America so why would EK go for PRG? Demand is obviously seasonal and the market is well served by others, especially by OS, LH, LO... as well as...

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by OA940
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7614

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

But they're stealing American jobs! The unfair subsidies!

In all seriousness, can someone actually explain to me what the order actually is because I'm kinda confused as to what ''rehash'' means

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by OA940
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10279

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

Why do some people seem upset the A220 is taking over certain routes? By all means it's an upgrade compared to any other narrowbody.

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by OA940
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarLux granted 13 routes
Replies: 8
Views: 4071

Re: StarLux granted 13 routes

I would be surprised if Taiwan could support three airlines, especially since Starlux doesn't seem to be attempting a LCC strategy. Totally agree. The initial press coverage gave you the impression they would fly on routes with a lot of paid premium cabin passengers. This list shows a lot of leisur...

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by OA940
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 126616

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

All I said was that it was interesting that Bloomberg was willing to report that Boeing was telling its customers that 737 would be back in service in September, especially in the context provided, which was that the estimate included a fix for the slow response time issue. I didn't say you or anyo...

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by OA940
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4689

Re: Euro Business Seats

Which European airlines offer a proper F/J class seat on Narrowbody short haul aircraft? Anyone other than Aeroflot?. Belavia's E-Jets have a proper 1-2 Business Class. Not sure it counts but TK has a proper J cabin as well. I remember OA used to also have a 2-2 Business Class on select A320s when ...

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by OA940
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15285

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Honestly can't see LOT going for such a big plane. The 789 is pretty good in their plans, and they only have a couple of routes where the -10 would be viable. Idk about AC, but again I'm not expecting a -10 order from them. Same goes for QF. They have showed no indication of needing a -10 kind of ai...

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by OA940
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17515

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

I have to say the sidestick didn't play any role in the crash. Pilots pulling the nose up during stalls is nothing new, and counteracting inputs are also common. If the environment is one where the pilots can get confused like that, it doesn't matter wether or not they're on an A330, 777 or anything...

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by OA940
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14282

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Why do I feel it's gonna be like ''30 737 MAX 8s and 70 options/purchase rights''? I doubt they're gonna go out and buy 100 jets. Also considering Erdogan is in a really bad place with everyone except Russia and Iran now, should we expect similar announcements for Airbus and Embraer?

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by OA940
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8976

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Wow that's amazing! But at the same time considering the amount of Greeks in Chicago and how many people wanna get here in the summer it's not that surprising. Honestly I do believe 2-3x weekly in low season would make a year-round ORD-ATH feasible, but they can obviously find better use for the fra...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12156

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

I’m pretty sure Airbus isn’t accepting anymore A330-200/300 orders… what I am sure of is Boeing isn’t taking anymore 757 and 767 orders so a lot of these aren’t going to happen.Unless you mean them leasing it. Why would Airbus not accept new A330's orders? Because they wanna sell some neos. Especia...

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by OA940
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIP SDV (Sde Dov, Israel)
Replies: 13
Views: 4888

Re: RIP SDV (Sde Dov, Israel)

Too bad. It seemed fun and I kinda wanted to experience the approach once. Shame the small convenient airports always close down.

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by OA940
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo A330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3689

Re: Bamboo A330?

Pretty interesting on their behalf. IMO they should start flying to Asia with it before going to Europe and the US with the 789 (A380 is a big no-no). I wonder how many more they're gonna add.

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by OA940
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 6518

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Thank you very much everyone, that was really helpful! :D

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by OA940
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo A330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3689

Bamboo A330?

Just saw a pic of an A330-200 in Bamboo's livery and I was wondering about it. Where did they get it from? Will it have the previous operator's interior or a custom one? Are they planning to launch long-haul flights with it? They still have the 787's on order so it doesn't make an awful lot of sense...

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by OA940
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7367

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

I actually like it on the E175. Just saw one an hour ago as we took off on 15L. Me too, but the dimensions are kinda weird for it. It's a very plane-specific livery. I doubt it'll look that good on the 753 for example. But overall I'm a fan, and IMO the smaller UAX titles look better than the huge ...

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by OA940
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 104065

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Idk how on-topic this is, but doesn't the A220-100 have 4300km range out of LCY? Didn't they say that when it got certified? So how come LX needs to block seats then?

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by OA940
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7367

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

The tail is short and the paint job does not extend on the body, like AA's does for example, so it just looks like a white plane with a small blue tail and engines. So, not bad, but definitely not anything special. New livery looks better on other birds. Tbh makes sense considering the CRJ's dimens...

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by OA940
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 120
Views: 23090

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Good move, but if they don't keep them long-term its gonna be just another financial burden. They need a long-term plan ASAP, and tbh the 359 fits in quite nicely in there. This should improve their profitability against the ME3/EU3. I heard a rumour the most profitable route for SAA right now is JN...

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by OA940
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6337

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Poor attempt. Outclassed by BA, no question. Both commercials are terrible. The first buys into the flight shaming nonsense which has become vogue of late and the second is unimaginative. KLM’s anniversary efforts leave much to be desired. They have been outclassed by British Airways on all fronts....

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by OA940
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7367

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

Does it look good? The CRJ is a very hit-or-miss aircraft with this sort of livery, and its short (height-wise) fuselage certainly will make it interesting to see. Can't wait for a pic The tail is short and the paint job does not extend on the body, like AA's does for example, so it just looks like...

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by OA940
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 6518

Do pilots always understand ATC?

Sorry if this is a silly question or if this belongs in another place, but this question has been on my mind for a while and I'm getting a bit worried, as I'm planning to pursue a career in aviation pretty soon. I've been listening to ATC communications and stuff on youtube or LiveATC etc. and I'm h...

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by OA940
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7367

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

Does it look good? The CRJ is a very hit-or-miss aircraft with this sort of livery, and its short (height-wise) fuselage certainly will make it interesting to see. Can't wait for a pic

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by OA940
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9412

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

I love the hypocrisy of the US3. It's hilarious. But I believe even with their stupidity they're only adressing American patriotism and nationalism. They know too well not to turn this into a major political issue, because, unlike what some people think, the US will lose just as much as Europe on th...

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by OA940
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11110

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

Also are they ever going to bring back the GUM-CNS route!? Its a hassle right now to get from Guam to Australia as you have to fly north or east to NRT or HNL. They should fly GUM-SYD (a route that's shorter than PTY-SFO which COPA flies with the 738 weight restricted). Yes both of those are guaran...

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by OA940
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26019

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

I'm finding all of this hard to believe... I just find it outrageous that the manufacturer of some of the world's most advanced vehicles can make so many mistakes like this. First the 737, then the 787, now the 787 again... That being said, I find it interesting that we are having a sudden surge of...

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by OA940
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8262

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

Sorry but this is absurd. They're a startup, and they haven't even touched long-haul ops to Australia or Europe (where it would be much easier to get a hang of things) and they wanna use the world's largest passenger jet to fly to the complete other side of the world, which not even VN has done? I r...

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by OA940
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19304

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

The problem is that Virgin currently can't open routes, because they lack really any feed from connections bolstering passenger numbers. I think a VS with substantially more slots could really compete with BA and fight on prices - issue they're having is that it has to happen on scale, that's why t...

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by OA940
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 4839

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

acavpics wrote:
Why does MH seem to have code share agreements with so many non-One World airlines?


Because it's 2019 and alliances mean nothing. Individual partnerships are the way to go

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by OA940
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.
Replies: 23
Views: 5392

Re: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.

Which PY seat is best for a person who over 6 feet tall? If reviews are to be believed, NZ,QF,VS,BR,CI are among the top. I may try the NZ and SQ a few months later. QF 787 PE is notoriously cramped (according to reviews I've never flown them personally). For tall people the ones with the most legr...

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by OA940
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19304

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Yes but to where? While I assume many would choose them over BA (assuming the same price on a route) there would also be many who would do the opposite. I wish them luck if they're planning a large expansion like this but I'm not sure how effective it can be

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