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by jrfspa320
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 11679

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Qantas will operate 747 farewell flights in Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-boeing-747-retirement-flights-for-sydney-brisbane-canberra Thats good news! Understandably not including MEL in the tour with current developments. Shame its not coming over to...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL...SYD
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: DL...SYD

Adispatcher wrote:
DL service returns to SYD tomorrow 7/1.


So it seems, 3 X a week for now. In addition to UAs daily flight makes for a total of 10 weekly flights between AU and USA.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67536

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Now we know Virgin will be flying again, what is going to happen to Tiger, will they leave Australia all together, or fly under another ownership, or is there a future for Tiger in Australia? It will be liquidated. It appears Bain is buying the entire business so it will not be interested in Tiger ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL...SYD
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: DL...SYD

I cant see the border opening for Americans until well into the latter half of 2021 at the current rate.

And by the re opening, demand will be low at best. Depending on the competition, i wouldn't be surprised if DL pull the route

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by jrfspa320
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67536

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Maybe corona will go the same way and it will be completely over in weeks not months. No deaths in Qld in months. How many deaths in rest of Australia in past month? Think media hysteria is out of control but many are no longer listening. Predict all flying will be back to some sort of recession no...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23059

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

I see that now they are no longer merely looking at letting SN go bankrupt but they are thinking of selling their shares in the airline. Is this proof that for LH, SN is as good as gone? With the ongoing saga at LH, I can't imagine them being too willing to deal with the Belgians right now. If they...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67536

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Wanting to keep the thread on the aviation...I can’t help but wonder if JQs latest sale was a tad early selling tickets before borders are open. Could end up being costly if the border remain closed. I see QF have made the refund option more visible lately but this still doesn’t appear to be the cas...

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by jrfspa320
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67536

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

With the latest development in VIC today, i wonder if there will be a delay to the announced interstate border restrictions easing. Doesnt bode well for domestic travel

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by jrfspa320
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67536

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

"Avation inks leasing agreements five former Virgin Australia aircraft" Aircraft leasing firm Avation has found a taker for five former Virgin Australia aircraft, including 2 x former Virgin Australia ATR 72-500s which will go to "another commercial airline in Australia" until t...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249446

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Are any of the MD-90s heading to museums?

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by jrfspa320
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67536

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Anecdotally, I am not hearing of huge pent up demand for lots of interstate travel with companies still a bit leery about putting their staff onto planes. This will gradually recover but thoughts of 40% of normal schedule in the next few months seems ambitious. QF group have only committed to 15% o...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67536

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Interesting shift on the JQ livery. I like it, but not sure I understand the point of the change as not that different. Wonder when we’ll see JQ take delivery. I wonder what impact covid will have on their 788 fleet now. If a crew rest was to be retro fitted they could be handy for QF. Whilst this ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 27, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 3541

Re: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020

Thanks for the report. Interesting to hear about long distance rail services. Something i have never done, although i have used GSRs motorail service a couple of times!

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 27, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68135

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Seems optimistic. I doubt TT would start before domestic borders are open, but you never know. I‘ll try and dig up the article, but I did read AU is open to having Tasman borders open on a state by state basis, NZ government however is not open to this. Air NZ would love that! SYD to BNE via AKL!

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 27, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68135

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Seems optimistic. I doubt TT would start before domestic borders are open, but you never know.

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by jrfspa320
Thu May 21, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7664

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

I cant see this happening. MH, QR, CX and QF have heavily invested in their own lounges. I cant see these four particularly subjecting their passengers to a sub par experience with the BA/T5 set up. Prior to covid at least, T5 was always packed with poor lounges and terrible shuttle service to the s...

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 20, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68135

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I think you'll find WA/SA/NT/ACT and New Zealand have essentially eradicated covid without a vaccine. We're probably a bit off the aviation topic but, whilst successful, this is only ever a suppression not an eradication. Indeed, eradication was never the aim in Australia, but it has essentially be...

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 20, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68135

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Yes, you are correct but you will still be correct in September so on that basis, you are saying the borders stay closed until there is a vaccine which may be never. What i'm saying is that the states with border closures are waiting to see if there will be an increase in cases once restrictions ea...

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 20, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68135

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

You are right that there is a lot of politics but it still doesn't explain why delaying to September makes any sense. Nothing will materially change by September; there will be no vaccination and there will still be outbreaks. The closedown was necessary but we can't stay permanently closed until a...

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 20, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68135

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Just to counter that comment - there is politics at play in seeking to open up travel early - in advance of the expert medical advice being provided to some of the states. But some states are not bending to the politics at play and are sticking with keeping their borders closed. In this era, every ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 18, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Postcard from Portugal via The Qantas London Lounge
Replies: 3
Views: 3489

Re: A Postcard from Portugal via The Qantas London Lounge

Thanks for the report, i always enjoy your level of detail. Nice to reminisce on pre corona travel!

Lisbon looks great, ill have to add it to the list.

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 18, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63131

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I could see Qantas interested in buying some additional 717s to replace the old Fokker 100s

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by jrfspa320
Tue May 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southeast Asia - Part 1! FSM-DFW-NRT-KUL-HAN, AA and MH Y
Replies: 5
Views: 3782

Re: Southeast Asia - Part 1! FSM-DFW-NRT-KUL-HAN, AA and MH Y

Thanks for writing up! Good details. Looking forward to part 2, a welcome reminisce of the days of flying and travel. Im always fond of flying MH, the hard product may not be the best but the crew are very warm.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining
Replies: 14
Views: 6094

Re: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining

Nice to see a train report! I will miss the sound and smell of the 125s however!
Food looks great, slightly pricey however!

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by jrfspa320
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I think now that VA have entered administration and sorting themselves out, a further industry package will make its way from the govt. - Africa - Probably OK given SAA is likely to fall over so 5 times a week on A380 is definitely possible. At best, you may see international recover 2019 volumes b...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Melbourne to Cairo, the multi-stop itinerary with QF, MH and RJ
Replies: 4
Views: 3699

Re: From Melbourne to Cairo, the multi-stop itinerary with QF, MH and RJ

It's great to see Royal Jordanian in a report. Those Tristars in Amman have been there for a loooooong time! I saw them parked in exactly the same place when I visited Jordan in 2008. Shame you didn't stop there really, Jordan is a fantastic country with such lovely people. Royal Jordanian hasn't c...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Melbourne to Cairo, the multi-stop itinerary with QF, MH and RJ
Replies: 4
Views: 3699

Re: From Melbourne to Cairo, the multi-stop itinerary with QF, MH and RJ

asked to be checked through only as far as SIN. QF won’t check through separate tickets but I knew MH will, and since I have a longer connection time in SIN, I thought would be sensible to do it there rather than KUL. Nice TR! But I don't understand why QF wouldn't check-in luggage through on separ...

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by jrfspa320
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Melbourne to Cairo, the multi-stop itinerary with QF, MH and RJ
Replies: 4
Views: 3699

From Melbourne to Cairo, the multi-stop itinerary with QF, MH and RJ

Warning: Lots of pictures Intro: Melbourne to Cairo on Qantas Economy with Royal Jordanian business class. I wasn’t planning on writing this up, but since I’m sat here in COVID isolation, it seems perfect timing and I’m sure there will sadly be a lack of upcoming trip reports. This trip dates back t...

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by jrfspa320
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!
Replies: 18
Views: 7705

Re: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!

Thanks for writing up!
Sad seeing T5 so quiet, such strange times. Glad your friend made it back.

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by jrfspa320
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Flagship Business 787-9 - AKL-LAX, 1A, 1/11/2019
Replies: 9
Views: 6451

Re: AA Flagship Business 787-9 - AKL-LAX, 1A, 1/11/2019

Thanks for writing up. I agree NZ is a fantastic place!
Lucky with the upgrade! AAs hard product is pretty good, the food doesnt look great though really.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Any idea yet where all these aircraft will be parked?

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by jrfspa320
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I’d put money on QF and VA grounding their widebody fleets within days, with the exception of some QF 789s to maintain a skeleton network from SYD to LHR, SIN, HKG, HND and LAX (the latter until the inevitable US travel ban comes into effect). 789s are also their most effective cargo shifters. I ag...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182254

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Australian authorities are considering a similar European ban on travelers

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by jrfspa320
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182254

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

i would imagine travel will be limited to USA / UK passport holders and residents?

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by jrfspa320
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37190

Re: Irish 3/20

Thankfully Aer Lingus is IAG with much larger backing

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by jrfspa320
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182254

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

By 18 April i'd imagine demand to and from the USA will have dropped off the cliff anyhow based on current projections from the states.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162047

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I would also like to emphasise that Italy was relatively warm in the past weeks. So don't hope for the virus to disappear easily with warmer weather. The idea that the virus could slow down significantly when the weather warms is very much still a possibility. Over the past few weeks, the average h...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

QF1/2 Schedule Changes: Effective 20APR QF1: SYD1545 - 1850PER2020 - 0635LHR - 789 QF2: LHR2105 - 2050PER2310 - 0510SYD - 789 It seems, they are keeping the LHR slot times. I wonder if they will cancel the existing QF568 red eye ex PER as both flights will be at the same time. Out of interest, woul...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

There is plenty is space at T3, although there is only capacity for two widebodies on jetbridge stands. There is lots of space for boarding with stairs beyond that.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

My employer (major retail) has just emailed all employees to avoid all travel and only continue with urgent domestic travel.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Where is QF going to park the A380s? And any others that need parking for a few months? Can ASP handle them? Potential job for AVV Maybe...not a lot of apron space at AVV. Which is a issue across the country, particularly if we see 737s getting parked too. I hope i'm wrong but we could be seeing do...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

qf2220 wrote:
Where is QF going to park the A380s? And any others that need parking for a few months? Can ASP handle them?


Nope. Could potentially be distributed around the country? SYD/MEL/PER/BNE.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37190

Re: Irish 3/20

What about EIR basing an ATR at BHD? Or operating W schedules from other bases

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by jrfspa320
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I wouldnt be surprised if we see a reduction in Japan services soon, and a faster retirement of the 747s.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13392

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

I would a thought a mix of A350-900s for Domestic/Asia and 1000s for USA.

Perhaps even the A330neo would be suitable if it has the range for LAX

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by jrfspa320
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65937

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

DFAT has changed their travel advise for South Korea and Japan in relation to increasing coronovirus. Air New Zealand has suspended its Seoul service.

Doesnt bode well for the increase in Australian flights to Japan, could see further flight reductions.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.
Replies: 33
Views: 5417

Re: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.

The F100s have a bit of life in them yet but wont last forever. I can see the order going to A220s to replace the east coast 717s which in turn can replace the WA / NT based F100 (with a mixture of A320s). The utilization of the fleet just doesn't make sense for outright replacement of new aircraft ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65937

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

EK413 wrote:
Have heard there could be a 3rd QF humanitarian service this time to bring back passengers kept in quarantine for 2 weeks onboard a cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan.


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Do they have 747 capacity this time? Or will it be an A330?

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22580

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

I guess cityjet offered their services at a good price. Long term i would imagine they may look at Stobart E190s, or even ATR 72s which are already in EIR service. Even with the Air Nostrum merger the CRJs are no good for LCY.

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