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by BelugaBoy
Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes To Brussels
Replies: 19
Views: 5136

RE: New Routes To Brussels

Regarding the Etihad flights I found a link on the net where Brussels and Frankfurt are mentioned as there next destinations http://www.tradearabia.com/tanews/newsdetails.asp?Article=78448&Sn=<acronym title="Trenton - Mercer County (TTN), USA - New Jersey">TTN</acronym>&Cnt= Iran AIr was mentioned b...

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes To Brussels
Replies: 19
Views: 5136

New Routes To Brussels

After Ethiopean a couple of weeks ago, news is going around that also Etihad Airways and Iran Air will start operations to/from Brussels in the comming months. Ethipean is officially confirmed and slots have been requested. The Etihad news was also mentioned on the official Etihad website The Iran ...

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM Starting Brussels-Southampton
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

VLM Starting Brussels-Southampton


VLM announced that they will start flying the route Brussels-Southampton as from 10th January.

There will be 2 flights on weekdays and 1 on Sunday

BA just stopped the route.

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Company: Big Plans In Brussels?
Replies: 2
Views: 2444

Canadian Company: Big Plans In Brussels?

According to a Belgian newspapaer a Canadian company ( Canada World ? ) is planning to make Brussels it's European hub. It wants to start flying to major European cities from Brussels. Which cities in Canada would get a direct link with Brussels is not very clear ( Toronto ? Montreal ? ) I think Sab...

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutchbird Grounded
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

RE: Dutchbird Grounded

Not that long ago I posted a topic here to ask how the Exel group was doing and how it was possible that they just had to take over loss-making companies to make them profittable ( they gave that impression anyway ). The only other thing they did was start charter and other activities on locations ...

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 34
Views: 7035

RE: SN Brussels Airlines Fleet Renewal

SN<acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> has also already mentioned that the B717 <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> A318 are both to heavey and NO option [u]for the moment [/u] !! I think WHEN they would buy new aircraft of that si...

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 717 Order Rumour
Replies: 109
Views: 18404

RE: New 717 Order Rumour

B777Jr there are as many new 757 customers as 717 customers : none !!
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It is NOT GermanWings who is buying these planes.

See other topic


I'm wondering that there IS a new customer for the 717

Otherwise --> B777Jr there are as many new 757 customers as 717 customers : none !!

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's A God: Martinair Gets New Look!
Replies: 129
Views: 18783

RE: There's A God: Martinair Gets New Look!

I hope they got this 'new livery' for free somewhere

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's A God: Martinair Gets New Look!
Replies: 129
Views: 18783

RE: There's A God: Martinair Gets New Look!


@CRPilot

What c/s do yo mean, that B737-800 has no C/S, only titles

@ LifeLInerOne

That is already more like it, however the fuselage is to white

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNBA: Future Fleet After VEX Takeover?
Replies: 10
Views: 3671

RE: SNBA: Future Fleet After VEX Takeover?

<acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-BA is code-sharing with Malmö Aviation as well I think. Regarding the questions about the planes: sorry I don't know where the A340's are right now. I THINK the same crew can work on A319 and on A320 but maybe someone who works with an airline can conf...

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNBA: Future Fleet After VEX Takeover?
Replies: 10
Views: 3671

RE: SNBA: Future Fleet After VEX Takeover?

The main point of the French article is that SNBA is looking at several options for the renewal of the fleet but that it is alo possible that they will keep using the AVRO's for some time So everything is open for the moment, nothing decided It does say that the A318 and/or B717 is to heavy/big for...

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker To Restart Very Soon
Replies: 69
Views: 9806

RE: Fokker To Restart Very Soon

Wouldn't the F70 be to big for VLM ? Know that we are talking Belgian Carriers ... why not <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-BA, when i read an article about there fleet plans they said the A318 and B717 where to heavy ( an/or big ) to replace the AVRO's, so they were looking at ERJ or ...

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airport Sold
Replies: 21
Views: 2995

RE: Brussels Airport Sold

@ Kanebear What a b**t reply, maybe I should write down what I had to hear on 'some' flights in the US, but then the server would be to small !! And then I did not get any comment in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Ga...

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 3326

RE: Royal Air Maroc


Saw it already a couple of times in Brussels, strange, we do not see to many PAX B747's in Brussels and then one in RAM colours !

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNBA: Future Fleet After VEX Takeover?
Replies: 10
Views: 3671

SNBA: Future Fleet After VEX Takeover?

Now that Virgin Express is taken over by <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-BA I'm wondering what will this have as a result concerning there fleet <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-BA is currently operating a lot of AVRO jets as well as A319 on the short-medium destination...

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 (how Do You Get On And Off)
Replies: 29
Views: 9429

RE: A380 (how Do You Get On And Off)

EUhm, I'm 100% sure that before the A380 will take the skies there will be enough emergency exits and doors to handle the nr of pax. I'm also convonced that the A380 will need to pass all safety checks that other aircraft need to pass and that it will pass these tests. Airbus will certainly have av...

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SN Brussels Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3877

RE: SN Brussels Airlines


I think SNBA has an agreement with American for flights to/from US

I don't know of any plans with SNBA to start long-houl operations themselves

They only fly to Africa with A330's

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Excel Aviation Group Doing?
Replies: 7
Views: 4979

RE: How Is Excel Aviation Group Doing?


Yes You are right , and there are more, like Grande Exel, Aruba Exel , KLM Exel ( don't know that still exists ), they have a company in France as well operating from Strasbourg if i'm not mistaken and another one where Curacao is in the name ...

They all belong to the 'group'

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Excel Aviation Group Doing?
Replies: 7
Views: 4979

RE: How Is Excel Aviation Group Doing?

@GKirk

Oops I'm sorry, yes you will be right.
But that Exel group consists of so many small companies and is growing so fast that I lost track what belongs to the group and what does not ?

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Excel Aviation Group Doing?
Replies: 7
Views: 4979

How Is Excel Aviation Group Doing?

Does anyone have information on hown the Excel Aviation Group is doing ? Esp from Brussels/Holland ? These days I read a lot of information about Excel expanding rather quickly ( like starting services from Brussels with B767-300 ... ). They are also seen as one of the last chances for V-Bird to sur...

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arsenal Name Stadium "Emirates Stadium"
Replies: 24
Views: 3202

RE: Arsenal Name Stadium "Emirates Stadium"

I'm also wondering what Chelsea and there fans think of this since Emirates is currently there shirtsponsor !

And since Chelsea is also a London based team I don't think they will sponsor both teams.

Certainly not Arsenal-Chelsea, the fans eat eachother alive over there

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

SAA Service

Can someone share some experiences on SAA service on board ? Esp: flight London-Johannesburg ( B747-400 ? ), Johannesburg - Cape Town ( B737-800 ? - would be my first time on 737NG ) and Cape Town - London ( B747-400 ? ) Any chance I fly A340-600 (would be my first time on this type too) iso B747-40...

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery Of 2 Extra A340-600's For SAA
Replies: 20
Views: 7089

RE: Mystery Of 2 Extra A340-600's For SAA

@ Imonti Sorry that is a NON post !! Or you come up with arguments/information or you don't post this kind of things ! BTW SAA has chosen airbus above Boeing while they already had B737 <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> ! Now going back to Boeing aircraft, before +/- 50% the ordered...

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Are KL's Remaining MD-11 Routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

RE: Which Are KL's Remaining MD-11 Routes?

How many MD11's does KLM have in there current fleet ?
All pax or are there also full-freighters in there ?
Does Martinair still operate MD11's ?

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AvCraft In Talks About 275 328JET!
Replies: 13
Views: 3227

RE: AvCraft In Talks About 275 328JET!


VLM Maybe ?

The F50 is a good aircraft but not exactly the youngest around is it ?

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missed Flight At DXB And EK NOT Doing Anything
Replies: 76
Views: 12427

RE: Missed Flight At DXB And EK NOT Doing Anything

I can confirm that Kenya Airlines is a good airline I flew on them 2 years ago, at the start I had also something 'oh boy, is this a good idea' but the person who sold me the ticket asured me that is was a very good airline. I must say, they did there job very well, just like you were flying Europe...

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by BelugaBoy
Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy On SAA
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Economy On SAA

Hi,

Can somebody give a little information about economy on SAA ( service, legroom ... ) ?

Normally I will be flying SAA
From London to Johannesburg
From Johannesburg to Cape Town
From Cape Town to London.

Thanks in advance

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Jun 28, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM To South Africa
Replies: 7
Views: 6673

KLM To South Africa

Hi,

Just a question, later this year I will be flying with KLM to South Africa
Does anyone knwo what type of airplane they use on those routes

Amsterdam - Johannesburg
Cape Town - Amsterdam

Do they use B747 or B777 maybe ?

[Edited 2004-06-28 10:00:05]

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by BelugaBoy
Mon May 03, 2004 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch F16's Intercept Unknown 737
Replies: 43
Views: 7207

RE: Dutch F16's Intercept Unknown 737


CoTXDFW777AA:

And NATO buildings as well as EU government buildings in Brussels and Luxembourg were not that far either !!

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Apr 10, 2002 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM Drops Geneva And Starts Antwerp-Manchester
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

RE: VLM Drops Geneva And Starts Antwerp-Manchester

If I was VLM and would considering flying to Switzerland I would try EuroAirport ( Basel-Mulhouse-Fribourg). Probably from Brussels in cooperation with SN BA. Small airport serving 3 cities in 3 countries all with a lot of industry. I think THAT is the market for VLM. Not competing with big carriers...

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Apr 09, 2002 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM Drops Geneva And Starts Antwerp-Manchester
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

VLM Drops Geneva And Starts Antwerp-Manchester

VLM announced they will stop flying the Antwerp - Geneva route for economical reasons. In stead they will start flying as of 01/05 from Antwerp to Manchester via Rotterdam ( the Rotterdam - Manchester route is currently already operated by VLM ) A littlebit contradictory to older 'news' they only a...

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by BelugaBoy
Fri Mar 01, 2002 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM Expanding To UK, Holland And Switzerland
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

VLM Expanding To UK, Holland And Switzerland

VLM airlines announced yesterday that it wants to start flying the Antwerp-Amsterdam route after KLM drops this route. Apparantly they believe there is a potential market especially because of the diamond industry. They immediatley ( diamond industry ) reacted after KLM announced it would stop flyin...

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by BelugaBoy
Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabenair - In The Air Or Not?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

RE: Sabenair - In The Air Or Not?

High Quality airline like DAT ????????????? How many times did you fly DAT ?? I'm sure Sabeniens and DAT personel will blame VEX for everything that goes wrong in the beginning but I flew Sabena and Virgin Express enough to know that if you take the price into consideration that VEX was not worse t...

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by BelugaBoy
Fri Dec 14, 2001 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT Won't Make It: Arthur D Little
Replies: 23
Views: 1556

RE: DAT Won't Make It: Arthur D Little

oh shut up; FFlyer is one of those people that think there is only one civilised country in the world. I can only advice him to buy a world map, there is whole world to dicover Fflyer ! And guess what, they can even read and write too, you don't have to fly to mars to find them  <img src="/disc...

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by BelugaBoy
Fri Dec 14, 2001 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Belgium, New Charter-Company!
Replies: 20
Views: 2802

RE: Thomas Cook Belgium, New Charter-Company!


Maybe they will work with Sobelair ( they have 767-300 ) for the long-haul routes.
If Sobelair still exits by that time or is not taken over by TUI !
Earlier ( before CityBird was founded ) they worked with Martinair from Amsterdam.

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blocking Of BRU On 14 Dec By Ex-Sabena Staff?
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

Ceilidh


tell me you have Alzheimer ,

and if you don't know, check a doctor !!

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Dec 13, 2001 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VG Airlines Final Livery And Colours
Replies: 28
Views: 2202

RE: VG Airlines Final Livery And Colours

I like the colours very much ! Why ? Difficult to explain, they are very 'special', you'll immediatley recognize those planes between all the 'white' ones ... It's just beautiful. But the title 'Van Gaever and Co NV ' will not be on the planes itself will it ? That part I don't like, it should show ...

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Dec 11, 2001 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin, Not Taking The A346?
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

RE: Virgin, Not Taking The A346?


They also siad thay would take the A340-600

BTW , they will start a publicity campaign soon where they will put the attention on the fact that they only operate 4 engine aircraft !
How many engines does the 773ER have ? How many engines do the A340 have ?

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Dec 10, 2001 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load Factors Of Airlines..
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

RE: Load Factors Of Airlines..


Virgin Express is posting some data on their web-site as well

www.virgin-express.com

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Dec 10, 2001 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tahi Fleet Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Tahi Fleet Question


Question about the fleet of Thai

I know they have B737 , B747, and B777

Do they still operate the MD11 ?
Do they have the A330's

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by BelugaBoy
Fri Dec 07, 2001 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Holding NV/SA To Take Over Dat&#8230;.
Replies: 9
Views: 3037

RE: Air Holding NV/SA To Take Over Dat&#8230;.


Ceilidh, stop your bullshit about the fact thathe gourvenment own those companies, you are making a complete fool of yourself.

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Dec 05, 2001 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena Under Investigation For Fraud!
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

RE: Sabena Under Investigation For Fraud!

The transfer of slots is nothing compared what happened ( Swissair, BECA ... ) within Sabena They pulled both real maffia actions on the company. Too bad Swissair didn't survive it themselves and BECA is too stupid to gain any advantage ( the opposite is true , they are seen as 'the pest' in Europe...

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by BelugaBoy
Tue Dec 04, 2001 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels New "A" Terminal
Replies: 18
Views: 1979

Lewis

Lewis, Sabena closed down a couple of weeks ago !! How long do you think building a terminal takes ?? Even the 11th September tragady was ofcourse NOT foreseen, how could they ?? There was a big need for a new modern terminal in Brussels because , like already explained , the C-terminal is out-dated...

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by BelugaBoy
Mon Dec 03, 2001 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Are Flying The 767-400?
Replies: 11
Views: 3902

RE: What Airlines Are Flying The 767-400?


Doesnt Delta operate the B767-400 ?

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by BelugaBoy
Fri Nov 30, 2001 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Countries Have You Landed In?
Replies: 70
Views: 966

RE: How Many Countries Have You Landed In?


All depends where you live, if you live in the US or Australia then you can 'travel' a lot without going to another country but for people living in Belgium ( like me ) , there are already 4 other countries just around the corner !

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by BelugaBoy
Fri Nov 30, 2001 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Countries Have You Landed In?
Replies: 70
Views: 966

RE: How Many Countries Have You Landed In?

Brussels ( Belgium ) Amsterdam ( The Netherlands ) London, Bristol ( England ) Dublin ( Ireland ) Barcelona, Tenerife, Malaga ( Spain ) Faro, Madeira ( Portugal ) Frankfurt, Munchen ( Germany ) Kreta ( Greece ) Milano, Catania, Roma, Palermo, Torino ( Italy ) Basel, Zurich ( Switzerland ) Bangkok (...

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by BelugaBoy
Fri Nov 30, 2001 1:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting Airbus Info...
Replies: 29
Views: 4365

RE: Interesting Airbus Info...


Never read that much bull in 1 post !

That puy definitelu doesn't what he's talking about !!
Just anti-Airbus post

I NEVER HAVE, NEVER DO AND NEVER WILL fly AA nor Delta nor NW ( by the worst airlines concerning security !! )

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Nov 29, 2001 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT´s Loadfactor Is...
Replies: 52
Views: 2128

RE: DAT´s Loadfactor Is...

Don't forget that you are basing yourself on facts that are not 100% checked ! It are just assumptions + data from other comparable carriers/situations So, everybody will have his truth here, but THE figures are only knowsn by the people from DAT itself. So 55% , 70 % for DAT ... future will tell b...

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by BelugaBoy
Thu Nov 29, 2001 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Running To German Courts Against Ryanair
Replies: 48
Views: 2567

RE: LH Running To German Courts Against Ryanair

It all about the use of the WRONG name when talking about airports and I hope LH wins this case and RyanAir have to start using the correct names ! Not one other company is allowed to lie like RyanAir is doing right now ! I am not in favour of LH high fares but in the case of the adds I do support ...

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by BelugaBoy
Wed Nov 28, 2001 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT´s Loadfactor Is...
Replies: 52
Views: 2128

RE: DAT´s Loadfactor Is...


When will DAT start to operate the 8 A320 they wanted to get from Sabena ?
Or is this plan not valid any longer ?

I know in the beginning they planned to take over 8 A320 and even 8 A330 ( for inter-continental routes to NY, Boston and several destinations in Africa )

Any new on this ?

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