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by NearMiss
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11649

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

I think it looks good, maybe a bit too much blue on it, but again, the airline's name is JetBlue.

I like the name also, Bluerica = Boricua = People born in Puerto Rico.

Smart, if you ask me.

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by NearMiss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 19
Views: 6092

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

I can see them flying BCN - SCL in a near future.

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by NearMiss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9805

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Interesting. Here's a translation of the text via google translate. It would be great if someone who actually speaks Russian gave us a proper translation "On September 8, during the exhibition "Hydroaviasalon-2018" a contract was signed for the supply of ten amphibian aircraft Be-200...

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by NearMiss
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9805

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Interesting. Here's a translation of the text via google translate. It would be great if someone who actually speaks Russian gave us a proper translation "On September 8, during the exhibition "Hydroaviasalon-2018" a contract was signed for the supply of ten amphibian aircraft Be-200...

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by NearMiss
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19239

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

100°F? Surely you can't be serious

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by NearMiss
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says
Replies: 84
Views: 16220

Re: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says

Are these P&W shortcomings a worldwide issue or just related to Lufthansa's fleet? I've seen some P&W NEOs going back to the skies over the last months, so that got me wondering.

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by NearMiss
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11051

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

Yikes! Looks like some heavy windshear!

Are planes able to alert the pilots of possible windshear proximity?

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by NearMiss
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare types 2019-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 2417

Re: Rare types 2019-2022

Actually, any A340 will be rare enough.

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by NearMiss
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12057

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Pardon my ignorance, but what gives the US the authority to put an almost worldwide embargo on a country? Same thing happens with Cuba. It's not like the Cold War is still going on, is it?

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by NearMiss
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6249

Re: Best airline call signs

TALLINN CAT for Smartlynx Estonia

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by NearMiss
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93284

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

How would a costumer service agent know how to even start a modern twin engine turboprop? It's not like just pushing buttons or moving levers.

This looks so weird and it's also a huge security failure. Luckily it wasn't a fully loaded plane or an even bigger plane flying towards a town or a big city.

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by NearMiss
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 286
Views: 15511

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Well never loose the hope completely. LA fleet is really a lottery with all this RR mess. A few weeks ago I booked a flight SCL - MVD and I got a 789, when that route is served by A320 99% of the times, and by the older 320’s of the fleet. Even more, I won a Bussines upgrade and flew on the Bussine...

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by NearMiss
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48032

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Seeing how visibility went from "Hey, we can actually see something" to "Holy cow, I'm blind", in a matter of seconds, it looks like a windshear related incident or possibly a microburst. Are microbursts "common" in that area?

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by NearMiss
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 67186

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I work at a hotel here in Santiago and we've had cancelations from people coming from Houston. UA847 was cancelled yesterday and also today.

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by NearMiss
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM/LAN retires 777F
Replies: 25
Views: 7614

Re: LATAM/LAN retires 777F

Well, I kinda saw that one coming. I always thought they were a tad too big for LATAM's freighter operation.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

usxguy wrote:
I wonder if they are going to be crammed in like on SkyAirline


Their A320s have 186 seats. Sky's have 180 seats. So yes, I think a bit more cramped :lol:

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by NearMiss
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

http://www.desdescl.com/2017/06/jetsmar ... e.html?m=1
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Well, that was quick. They just got their AOC and should be announcing their first routes very soon.

Link with the information (only in spanish)

http://www.desdescl.com/2017/06/jetsmar ... e.html?m=1

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

ahj2000 wrote:
Will the Chileanos know what JetSmart means? Especially those outside of Santiago?


Well, if they know what the idea of a Smartphone is... :mrgreen:

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: First JetSmart A320 emerged from paint

Lots nice and like the frontier livery which gives a clue on who owns them.(Indigo Partners) When will they start Ops? Last time I read it was in July. They've been talking with the local DGAC to get the corresponding certificates to start flying soon. They're very advanced in these talks. For what...

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

TheGeordielad wrote:
When will they start service?
I'm guessing they could get the other 2 ntu vueling aircraft Airbus has.


They're starting service in July this year.

And yes, they should be getting those planes as well :yes:

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

Hey guys So, we're getting a new airline in Chile and its first plane is coming this way, an Airbus A320-232SL, S/N 7595, CC-AWA (Originally built for Vueling, ntu). They're planning on bringing two more CEOs, for a start, and then adding 6 NEOs in the following years. JetSmart is part of Indigo Par...

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 10827

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

And here I was wondering why we're only getting Delta's 76W at SCL. Maybe we're not sending that much cargo to the US?

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to SXM after the 747
Replies: 4
Views: 2550

KLM to SXM after the 747

Hey guys So, KLM, as I write, is withdrawing its Boeing 747-400s from use. So, for the SXM run they are sending their A330s, but, AFAIK, KLM is also withdrawing their A330s as their leases are coming to end. So, my question is, what will they send afterwards? 787-9 would be my choice, but I don't kn...

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 447
Views: 158923

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

So, I assume the A330 will be doing the SXM run once the 747s are gone for good.

It's the end of an era for sure :worried:

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 33356

Re: Southwest 737-300

I wonder if some of those 733s are coming to South America.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520837

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Crikey! Delta's livery actually looks quite good on the A350.

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6760

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

I can see EZE - PPT happening, but I don't know if it would work without a stop in IPC, and to land in IPC you must ask LATAM for permission, as there is some sort of a monopoly.

TLV is a really good plan in my opinion as the Israeli/Jewish comunity in Argentina is quite big.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147775

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

KarelXWB wrote:
As airspace restrictions are now set in place, the picture below is speechless:

Image


Good God. It's like flying through a hallway.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147775

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

aircanadaa330 wrote:
NearMiss wrote:
Vladex wrote:

I think he is alluding that QR is leasing several A350's from LATAM.


That, and the fact that they own 10% of the LATAM Group



just out of curiosity, how does this affect LATAM? Is QR pumping money into LATAM?


They're investing in the LATAM Group. And also in the IAG Group.

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by NearMiss
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147775

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Update on this: Lybia is also cutting relations with Qatar. Not looking good at all.

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by NearMiss
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147775

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Now, if QR ends up having problems, LATAM has problems. One problem after another for the Chilean/Brazilian joint venture. Why? I thought QR doesn't have much presence in Latin America? I think he is alluding that QR is leasing several A350's from LATAM. That, and the fact that they own 10% of the ...

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by NearMiss
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147775

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Now, if QR ends up having problems, LATAM has problems.

One problem after another for the Chilean/Brazilian joint venture.

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 42710

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Well, I hope they do start operating as it's always a good thing when a new Airbus A340 operator finds a place in the skies :yes:

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by NearMiss
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glass canopy on old Russian Planes
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Glass canopy on old Russian Planes

I don't know if this has been asked before, but a few months ago, after the Fire Fighting IL-76 left Chile for Russia I was wondering why do some old russian planes have those canopies under or on their noses? Were they intended to be used by a navigator of some sort? 4331097 4329687 4273151 4231335

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by NearMiss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA suspends LIM
Replies: 39
Views: 12518

Re: BA suspends LIM

Well, I guess LATAM Peru is going to act as feeder for the BA flight from SCL to LHR on its LIM - SCL route.

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by NearMiss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH2718 suffers landing accident at Sibu Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 6467

Re: MH2718 suffers landing accident at Sibu Airport

At least there are no injured people on board. Wonder what went wrong.

What was the weather at the moment?

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by NearMiss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6954

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

My last ride on a 737 was on a -200, back in 2007.

Then, it has been just A319s and A320s (LATAM and Sky).

I need at least one ride in one of the newer ones :hissyfit:

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by NearMiss
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Advertisement on aircraft livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 4638

Re: Advertisement on aircraft livery?

Some oldies:

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by NearMiss
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare (Smartwings) visitor in Antofagasta
Replies: 21
Views: 3164

Re: Rare (Smartwings) visitor in Antofagasta

That's a pretty long flight for a 737 :crazy: Now, I don't know if it stopped in Mejillones as there is no airport there, at least on the Chilean city. There is a Mejillones near La Paz Airport, so that might be the one. Now, there was definitely a stop between Papeete and Antofagasta, and, if it wa...

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by NearMiss
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Advertisement on aircraft livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 4638

Re: Advertisement on aircraft livery?

Down here, you get lots of "Banco de Chile" stickers on Sky Airline's planes, as they have a Commercial Alliance called "Alianza Travel", in which you can get miles and use them to fly with either Sky, Delta or Iberia. I believe there's also an A320 going around with a big "...

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thunderstorm & Rude Crew: LIM-GRU-MAD By LAN & TAM
Replies: 20
Views: 17256

Re: Thunderstorm & Rude Crew: LIM-GRU-MAD By LAN & TAM

Nice report! A few things: Those LAN Dash 8s came from Aires Colombia after the take over and have already left the fleet, together with the B737-700 also inherited from Aires. LAN's 767s are powered by CF6-80s by the way, though they were some with P&W engines a few years ago. Hopefully LAN and...

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 9834

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

IIRC, LAN was rumored to get some of those cancelled Air Canada A346 slots. Of course, nothing happened.

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by NearMiss
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific schedules final A340 service
Replies: 35
Views: 12805

Re: Cathay Pacific schedules final A340 service

Less and less A340s flying. My only chance to fly one before they dissapear would be Aerolíneas Argentinas or Iberia. Shame :frown:

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by NearMiss
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 9834

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

It's a shame that the A340-500 was always treated as the unwanted child by (almost) all of its operators. It is the sexiest A340 out there. I wonder how long Azerbaijan Airlines will keep flying theirs? It's a very striking bird in their deep blue livery. It is :mrgreen: 4206991 I wonder if they ar...

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by NearMiss
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 9834

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

It's a shame that the A340-500 was always treated as the unwanted child by (almost) all of its operators.

It is the sexiest A340 out there.

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by NearMiss
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries
Replies: 81
Views: 24525

Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Painting that "Portugal Stopover" livery for Flight Simulator shall be a very interesting experience :biggrin:

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by NearMiss
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 reported down near Bishkek
Replies: 118
Views: 45510

Re: 747 reported down near Bishkek

Looks like it couldn't get off the ground. Tragic.

RIP to all crew members and victims on the ground.

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by NearMiss
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sky Airline Flight 051. Vacations in the south of Chile!
Replies: 9
Views: 4281

Re: Sky Airline Flight 051. Vacations in the south of Chile!

Hi NearMiss! Great debut on the forum and congrats on your first TR! Wonderful pictures of Pucón and environs. They brought back fond memories of my last visit there some years ago. Nice pictures also from the termas geométricas - and those nalcas... And the terminal Here's a general view from Arau...

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by NearMiss
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sky Airline Flight 051. Vacations in the south of Chile!
Replies: 9
Views: 4281

Re: Sky Airline Flight 051. Vacations in the south of Chile!

And now, the final part of this Trip Report. So, to go back to Santiago I, again, went with Sky Airline. And my plane was, again, CC-AFX. We even got the same pilot, though not the same cabin crew and first officer. Here's a general view from Araucanía International Airport https://c4.staticflickr.c...

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