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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 28
Views: 5666

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

That sounds very logical, so why a business case based on Hong Kong and Asia. Or could it be that they didn’t think they would get the permissions to fly from CRL to African destinations? The business case was primarily predicated upon the partnership with 'UTour', the Chinese tour company I mentio...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network
Replies: 11
Views: 3847

Re: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network

And what would be the role of Lufthansa compared to SN’s role? Lufthansa = management, Brussels Airlines = operations, presumably? It seemed weird for SunExpress to be the one operating the Eurowings Long Haul services. SN here means Brussels Airlines not SunExpress :D SN is indeed Burssels Airline...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 28
Views: 5666

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

ACMI flying could prove more profitable for them in the short term - it's a shame that they have thus far been unsuccessful at scheduled flying, but good that they are willing to adapt to stem the losses. It seems that traffic between Charleroi and Hong Kong was very heavily dependent on an agreemen...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts for FA / Crew
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Gifts for FA / Crew

Yes, around Christmas/New Year, but not regularly at other times of the year. Quite often I hand over the little gift during disembarkation - which is of course the opposite of handing it over in the expectation of better service ;) Seems like the guy on this travel blog is out to get something for ...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8093

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Neglecting safety? By that logic, the autopilot should never be switched on. Hand flying all the way in order to personally take care of the safety of passengers! As others have said - this is how a police state operates. It's very sad for the Flight Attendants, and for the thousands of others whos...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8093

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Neglecting safety? By that logic, the autopilot should never be switched on. Hand flying all the way in order to personally take care of the safety of passengers! As others have said - this is how a police state operates. It's very sad for the Flight Attendants, and for the thousands of others whose...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3346

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

Obviously this was a big boo-boo... but some of the passenger reactions - "no staff to help...no announcement on board to wear the oxygen mask" - seriously?!? I could have sworn I remember being told something about putting on an oxygen mask... like when it appears or something... EVERY S...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4012

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

Some ex-Air Berlin aircraft are yet to be repainted by their new owners.

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1819

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

I don't know if I'm misreading his post, but it sounds like he's saying Brexiteers don't have a problem with Polish/European/white immigrants; they have a problem with non-white/Indian immigrants. I don't know if that's really the case. Only the Brexiteers do. But it also sounds very Bannonbart/Cha...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?

But its not money spent on the border, its money spent on deportations. Why not either A) keep the money in house and use it for deportations from the US, or B) use that money to rebuild El Salvador. $20 million is small change to the US, but I bet it goes a very long way to root out MS-13 in San S...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?

Well, I guess it does meet the definition of "Foreign Assistance", plus it's also an acknowledgement that the migration problem on the southern border is not exclusively caused by Mexicans. Helping Mexico to secure their own southern border, which is a little over 700 miles long and stretc...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16877

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Looking at those pictures, something seemed a little "off". Took me a couple of minutes to realize that the winglets are yet to be fitted.

Regardless, what a beautiful looking aircraft!

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1819

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

Ok, Brussel is one big place for 28 countries to agree on this to align these standards. They are not handed down as you say, all countries have influence in these and for some areas even veto rights. The council of heads of state are most important and each member of that council is democratically...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8021

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

The New Jersey senate is betting UA will not make cuts at EWR in favor of IAD or any other hub. However, the fact that they are only targeting carriers who carry over 8 million passenger a year tells you they know if they did apply this tax across the board in a fair way, many if not all airlines w...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1819

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

There you go. You don't know, you make some assumptions and draw some conclusions from it. "the Schengen Zone, they can move their goods around freely." simply not true. A British firm can sell their products in Greece, because the standards are the same. No need to check them at the bord...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1819

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

With all do respect, you clearly donot have any understanding how the EU works and their democratic legitimization. You don't seem to understand what it entitles if you basically want to have a common home market. The whole driving license thing: get an international driving license, not difficult....

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1819

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

Yes, rules are a bitch. Now you know how deep the integration is if you are married to each other for the past 40 years. As for a driving license, you need to get an international driving license, and you need to get EU insurance for your British car for use in the EU. You are pro-Brexit, so you ar...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS experience question
Replies: 23
Views: 1030

Re: SAS experience question

Alcoholic drinks are also included in the fare, which is not the case in SAS Go. Well, not for TOKIO - btw. any idea why alcohol is served for free to Japan?! :drunk: :champagne: On flights to/from Tokyo, all beverages including alcoholic drinks (except sparkling wine) are included in the first mea...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS experience question
Replies: 23
Views: 1030

Re: SAS experience question

Just to add to the wealth of information already provided; the upgrade to SAS Plus (Premium Economy) on a long-haul flight is worth the extra cost. Aboard both the A330 and A340, the seat pitch is 38 inches, compared with 31 in SAS Go, while the seat width is 18.3 inches compared with 17.3 inches. M...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hotel choice at FRA
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Best hotel choice at FRA

Spotting aside, the 'Comfort Hotel Frankfurt Airport West' in Kelsterbach is a favorite of mine when staying in the area. This is the website, with details regarding the hotel shuttle* etc., but you may be able to find cheaper rooms on other sites: https://www.comfort-hotel-frankfurt-airport-west.de...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

The KLM MD-11s went out of service in immaculate condition. So did the Fokker 70s for that matter. There's no good excuse for allowing cabins to fall into a state of disrepair just because the aircraft are going to be replaced eventually. I agree. BA shorthaul in general is a very poor product. It ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

So to be clear, the shocking state of the interior of the 767 is a reflection on the a/c and its OEM, absolutely nothing to do with the owner and operator of the a/c.? ...and folks wonder why BA service is going into the crapper..... No. It reflects old aircraft that are not worth updating, and whi...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 5871

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

Germany should've helped them especially given the crisis that is BER and that is not AB fault. Regarding trans-atlantic fares, they were sky high every time I checked them from RSW but they did pack those flights and were THE link for the large dispora between the two areas. Lastly, letting LH gob...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16277

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

The engine was shut down in-flight, no one was injured and the aircraft returned safely to Atlanta. If it's any help, neither the year 1988, nor the year 1989 had anything to do with it... What does this mean? This is a reference to a certain member with a weird obsession with how planes built 1988...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16277

Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

A little more information from the OP would be useful. Here is an article from FlightGlobal: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ntsb-investigates-uncontained-delta-757-engine-failu-451730/ Summary: September 5th 2018 Delta Flight 1418: ATL-MCO (Atlanta-Orlando) Boeing 757-200 N668DN For the ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 2703

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

Heathrow - the only true international airport of the lot, could still use improvement Heathrow is an airport ? ! I thought it was a commercial mall :rotfl: Yeah, if you look hard enough, you can sometimes see airplanes between the Duty Free outlets ( ;) ) - in which almost every quality product ov...

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by KLDC10
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 2703

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

Without wishing to make a gross generalization, I often find that British Airports are a horrible, dirty experience, and it often seems like the only real objective is to nickel and dime passengers as much as possible - including of course the obligatory walk through Duty Free after security in ord...

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by KLDC10
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 2703

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

Without wishing to make a gross generalization, I often find that British Airports are a horrible, dirty experience, and it often seems like the only real objective is to nickel and dime passengers as much as possible - including of course the obligatory walk through Duty Free after security in orde...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 5675

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

Why does Delta get so much credit, only because they offer PTVs? Their 321 are 191 seats, that’s including 20 first, and super tight lavs with spaceflex galleys... miserable airplane to be on for mid length and longer flights. Delta 321 is actually a pretty comfortable ride. All the bathrooms arent...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AAugust Trip: Three flights on American DEN-ORD-DFW-BWI
Replies: 16
Views: 2784

Re: AAugust Trip: Three flights on American DEN-ORD-DFW-BWI

Nice report. I like the fact that AA offers the possibility to pre-order meals in First Class. That's something other airlines would do well to replicate - it's a very cheap (for the airline) way of offering greater personalization and of ensuring that everyone is satisfied onboard. No one likes to ...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10947

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Yeah JetMagic, I forgot about them. Pretty close resemblance. So how many airlines have had three liveries in operation at the same time ? Not three, but how about Lufthansa? ;) There's: The new livery The 'old' new livery The old livery The retro livery as applied to D-ABYT The retro livery as app...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10947

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

My only criticism is the tiny 'Flybe' titles by the nose - would have looked better if they'd occupied a much bigger space.[/quote http://i.imgur.com/WexHJtkl.jpg That's a significant improvement on the final product. The small titles make the livery look unfinished. I'm afraid that the rest of it ...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29716

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

American really fails when it comes to the customer service side of the operation. Pre-merger AA was customer satisfaction focused. Up until it expired in January of this year, I was either Platinum or Executive Platinum all the way back to 2011, gold or platinum back to 06. In August of 2016, I ha...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10947

Re: Flybe New Livery??

Another new scheme? Their current one isn't that old is it? I'm also pretty sure it hasn't been applied to the full fleet yet either.

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29716

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

American really fails when it comes to the customer service side of the operation. Pre-merger AA was customer satisfaction focused. Up until it expired in January of this year, I was either Platinum or Executive Platinum all the way back to 2011, gold or platinum back to 06. In August of 2016, I ha...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16398

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

I saw a LH A333 at DFW yesterday ( 9/2) in new livery and did a double take. Thought a 359 had snuck into DFW until I circled around and got a close up look. New livery looks better in person IMHO. When will the first 380 get the new livery? That would have been D-AIKO on her first revenue flight i...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29716

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

There's certainly no School for it Obviously. I suspect the BOD of American might have to do some searching because there ARE some good airline managers out there. For many years, American Airlines was the school for airline managers. The so-called "Brat Pack" was where Thomas Horton (for...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9339

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

A truly tragic accident. HB-IWF, the aircraft involved, was filmed extensively in December 1996 during a flight from Seoul to Zürich. As far as I can tell from the video, it was filmed prior to the installation of the business-class IFE system which brought the flight down. https://m.youtube.com/wat...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16398

Lufthansa: First A330-300 in New Livery

Following on from the A340-600, the first Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 (D-AIKO) has emerged from the paint shop at Manchester Airport (UK). The video below also includes a sequence showing the arrival of D-AIKD, which will be the next aircraft to be painted. This leaves the A340-300 and A380 as the onl...

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by KLDC10
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 12120

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

As others have noted, the opposite should be true: I.e. window shades should be open for takeoff and landing for precisely the same reasons the cabin lights are dimmed for takeoff during an evening departure - in order to ensure passengers are well-orientated and adjusted to their surroundings in th...

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by KLDC10
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: After 8pm, airlines in the USA serve no meals in domestic first class. What do you get on AA on ORD-DEN in First?
Replies: 22
Views: 7984

Re: After 8pm, airlines in the USA serve no meals in domestic first class. What do you get on AA on ORD-DEN in First?

Nice report, thanks for sharing. Your experience is fairly typical, but rather unacceptable all the same. A couple of years ago, I wound up taking a Delta flight in First from ATL to BOS which departed around 21:00 instead of my preferred earlier departure. I chose that flight because it was operate...

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by KLDC10
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7048

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

the fact is that people have come to expect elevated comfort and services on longer flights. Then people can pay extra for it and get whatever it is they want. The fact is, Primera, Norwegian, et al, are providing more choice. Of course. My comment was directed at the suggestion that poor standards...

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by KLDC10
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7048

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

Such a long trip on a 737 sound like a nightmare. You've obviously never flown from London to one of the Red Sea resorts.nearly 6 hours on....an EasyJet A320! Shock horror!!!! Absolute purgatory! You can actually die...!. As I mentioned before, in the 1950s people used to fly 15+ hours TATL on a no...

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by KLDC10
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 11
Views: 2866

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

Good to see LATAM improving their product further - it's a pleasure to fly with them. I guess this also means we will finally see some 777s in the new LATAM color scheme (currently they're all still wearing the old TAM scheme). On the one hand, the new LATAM scheme is very crisp and modern, but on t...

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by KLDC10
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12035

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Future skyteam hub? Delta has already been expanding in Boston for some time, and while there is some debate over whether the station can truly be called a "hub" (although I believe Delta themselves have used this term in the past), it is certainly a significant focus city and the airline...

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by KLDC10
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10253

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

645 swapped aircraft, the other cancelled What was 645s original aircraft reg? N448UA.... swapped to N447UA A320. The other was 73G N13720 .... What concerns me much more is the C28 jetbridge appears to have a rather large hole in it.... :crazy: :gasp: The jetbridge was not involved in the collisio...

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by KLDC10
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24597

Re: United updating brand with new colors

I do not think that piecemeal rebranding - or brand refreshing - is always bad. When started at UA in 1998, most of our materials were still using the two tone blue stripe of the tail in the Darth Vader scheme, and the capitalized, serif font from the aircraft titles. But then we gradually introduc...

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by KLDC10
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24597

Re: United updating brand with new colors

I can see a couple of problems here. First, the apparent "piecemeal" approach to rebranding - the introduction of the new blue domestic economy seats, followed by Polaris (also heavily based in blue). But the oddest thing of all is the introduction of the "swoosh" scheme on new 7...

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