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by oldannyboy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94595

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

mmmm...let's see...make a few thousands of workers redundant, add more seats in Y, de-hub some random airport, externalize more ground work, cut mainline flying and start offering Mc$hyte & Coke in lieu of real food for a moderate charge on domestic flights over 5hrs....

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by oldannyboy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazeera Airways announces London service
Replies: 20
Views: 4028

Re: Jazeera Airways announces London service

Fares available for £133 o/w on their booking system now . If they can offer the subcontinent for o/w for under £200 they’ll be on to winner It’s a nice move , competes with Pegasus for lcc access to the Middle East . The real game changer here would be Air Arabia to Sharjah on the A321 neo but Air...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)
Replies: 75
Views: 12790

Re: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

The 787 isn't exactly quiet. If the 787 isn't exactly quiet, then the 350 must not be that quiet either, right?, may I suggest if the noise bothers you SO much, perhaps if you ask kindly, the cockpit crew can shutdown the engines just for you!, doesnt the 350 come with those rollback engines,? Have...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)
Replies: 75
Views: 12790

Re: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

I don't like that they to buy old technology, when they could have bought more quiet planes. The 787 isn't exactly quiet. VSMUT, sorry, do you actually fly on a regular basis, and on the same aircrafts other passengers fly on?? Because, let me tell you, if you think a 787 is NOT " exactly quie...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to increase flights from Barcelona to USA and Chile
Replies: 27
Views: 5338

Re: LEVEL to increase flights from Barcelona to USA and Chile

For some reason, (not just politics) Iberia under its own identity and brand never was able to build some decent long-haul network from BCN (see I don't even say hub), but eventually via LEVEL they found a way to deploy some flights from/to Barcelona which seems to work. For sure Norwegian prompted...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to increase flights from Barcelona to USA and Chile
Replies: 27
Views: 5338

Re: LEVEL to increase flights from Barcelona to USA and Chile

Iberia only "lends" its AOC and staff at BCN. At VIE and ORY operations are with different AOCs and personnel (Anisec Lufthart at VIE and OpenSkies at ORY). LEVEL ----> "paper airline" Also Joon was a way to try to reduce costs whilst trying something new. Much more like Lufthan...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA A330 fume issue
Replies: 31
Views: 5716

Re: Another AA A330 fume issue

The expiration date on the AA ex USAIR A330-300 fleet has arrived and gone. When are Charlotte and Philadelphia going to join my favorite addidge " If it's not a Boeing I am not Going". AA has a huge fleet of 787 but them seem to hate the east coast and love DFW, LAX & Chicago. I am c...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 51
Views: 10146

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

The Q400 handles turbulence a "little" better than other turboprops due to its higher wing loading (ie having a relatively smaller wing area compared to the aircraft mass). Whilst admittedly not a fan of the Q400, I find the ride pretty good even in rough weather, so I do suppose the high...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 51
Views: 10146

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

GCT64 wrote:
I'm sure I remember seeing Icelandair F27s operating KEF-GLA back in the day (1980s), is my memory correct?


Indeed! :checkmark:

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10582

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

Don't think the A330 was ever operated during the franchise time, maybe you meant the A321? When BA bought BMI they inherited the BMI A330s and continued to operate them for a short period of time. Maybe that is what dcajet means by a ‘franchise operator’. Whatever, but no A330 was ever operated by...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6257

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I'm not sure what's weirder: the fact a U.S. carrier once flew to Iran, or that the same carrier also flew to Pakistan Nothing weird actually. They simply were very different times, with a very different real-politik [read" forward thinking and progressive" ] happening on both sides. I kn...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10582

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

Cunard wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
dcajet wrote:


British Airways have never served Dakar with their own aircraft although BMI British Midland Airways briefly served Dakar from LHR when they were a British Airways franchise operator with the A330.

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Don't think the A330 was ever operated during the franchise time, maybe you meant the A321?

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10582

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

As we all know the B747 are slowly coming for retirement from BA. BA once had in its fleet 57, making it the largest operator in the world of the type. To delve into the past i am wondering where, throughout the 90's and 00's, did they send these? Well, in the 90s, before the 777 arrived to the fle...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6871

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

The pilots deserve the same percentage increase as the management have received. Why is it , that it is always" management " that awards THEMSELVES pay increases and makes all the other workers settle for less ? Greed. Go get 'em Speedbird pilots. Decision-making pays more than labor beca...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving F/A from the LaMia/Chapecoense tragedy takes to the skies again
Replies: 8
Views: 2284

Re: Surviving F/A from the LaMia/Chapecoense tragedy takes to the skies again

Wow, very inspiring. And contrary to what many think, not everybody goes through PTSD actually.
Wishing this amazing woman the best in life.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)

They also did that with the 744 at one point. LY operated TLV-LHR-JFK for many years initially with the B742 and then the B744, there was no break in this route as it continued for many years up until only a few years ago, ending I think around 2013. LY had fith freedom rights between LHR and JFK a...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)

LY at one point briefly revived JFK-LHR-TLV on a 742 and they had traffic rights on all sectors. They also did that with the 744 at one point. LY operated TLV-LHR-JFK for many years initially with the B742 and then the B744, there was no break in this route as it continued for many years up until o...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)

eta unknown wrote:
LY at one point briefly revived JFK-LHR-TLV on a 742 and they had traffic rights on all sectors.


They also did that with the 744 at one point.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7562

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

OMG, this thread is quite something. Bottom line *for me* is that I do not see the problem with anything that deals with the human body, and the nourishing/survival of said human body. I totally fail to see how seeing a part of a fellow human being should make someone uncomfortable, least offend th...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7562

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

If there are mothers that don't breastfeed at all, then why allow breastfeeding? :idea: Same for breastfeeding. The mother's choice of feeding her offspring is, you know, probably the best choice. I wouldn't mess with that. IT IS. Period. There's no substitute for breastfeeding. As endorsed by the ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7562

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

OMG, this thread is quite something. Bottom line *for me* is that I do not see the problem with anything that deals with the human body, and the nourishing/survival of said human body. I totally fail to see how seeing a part of a fellow human being should make someone uncomfortable, least offend the...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen
Replies: 16
Views: 2567

Re: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen

Meanwhile, on this same site, people are arguing over a lady who was thrown off an AA jet because she was wearing 'revealing clothing' over her beautiful voluptuous body. Yet no FA said anything to the scumbag who was touching the screen with his dirty feet. Oh boy, I have to say, I hate it when I s...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish adds 737-700
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Re: LOT Polish adds 737-700

zkojq wrote:
Probably more pleasant to be on than the pre-historic ACMI 737-400s that they've been leasing.


Well, actually not really. Has anyone noticed how the classics (300/400/500) have a somewhat quieter cabin than the NGs?

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8212

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I find the weird fear of the female form in the US rather odd. Not to mention that of the man. If you think that the US is prude with the female form, then the awkward embarrassment that surrounds the vision of the male penis is nothing short of mind-blowing. I was once asked by a young man on a nu...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6211

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

White chavvy trash. Just listen to them, who is surprised. Those voices...arrrghh..gives me the creeps. That raspy, unpolished, gritty, well-acquainted-with-alcohol kind of tone. My god. Cesspits, not mouths. A passport should be something people have to pass one or three really seriously difficult ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13298

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

I think the 717s will last longer, but the timeframe depends on lease terms and A220 costs. My back of the envelope math goes to 2028-2029 for best terms. Lightsaber Are they still bringing the BR715 in house as well? I'm sure that will be an additional consideration on how long the 717 last. It ha...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13298

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Sad day. Very sorry to see the M90 go. And the M88, of course. DL with no T-tails (or few...) feels strange...Let's hope the 717 gets to stay. They are great birds, they are a very nice ride, and look and fly cool. The steep powerful take-off is amazing.

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15250

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

The pilot would have pulled the fire handle which shuts all fuel flow to that engine or power plant. The pilot would not necessarily fire the the fire bottles unless there was an actual fire in the engine. The remaining remaining engine would supply hydraulic power and electric power as needed. If ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4289

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Hardly surprising. I'm sure very few people in Europe want to fly into OAK and then schlep into the city. What flights does Norwegian still have at Oakland? And do people think they will keep those, or eventually move everything to SFO? Actually I don't think there's any schlepping involved at OAK....

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 5934

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

MD-80s. I remember some multi-stop flights. Arkangelsk comes to mind, but I could be wrong. Vladivostok for sure. And perhaps Sahalin too.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4289

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Hardly surprising. I'm sure very few people in Europe want to fly into OAK and then schlep into the city. What flights does Norwegian still have at Oakland? And do people think they will keep those, or eventually move everything to SFO? Actually I don't think there's any schlepping involved at OAK....

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 28
Views: 4434

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

Guys, have you ever been to Manston? It really is at the end of the world. It takes freakin' forever to get there. It is literally closer to France, than to central London - seriously! It's hard to get to even for a lot of Kent. Gatwick is so much better for say 90% of said county. I'd say that even...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21098

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Wow. Well done DL! I'm really impressed.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27449

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

They just need to add a little colour to the cabins. The basic colour palette does look very elegant but it needs something to bring it to life. What is the seat pitch in Y+? Seat pitch I believe is the standard 31". Seat pitch in Y+ will not be 31", probably around 38" (at a guess) ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27449

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

MoKa777 wrote:
They just need to add a little colour to the cabins. The basic colour palette does look very elegant but it needs something to bring it to life.

What is the seat pitch in Y+?


Agree. Looks dark and monochromatic.
Again, there once was a time....

Seat pitch I believe is the standard 31".

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 7371

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

It’s not comfy in their configuration! :checkmark: Which speaks to the ridiculousness of referring to any given aircraft model as "comfortable"... yet for some reason, it continues. No, there is actually a real difference for those of us flying in business class. I'll choose an A350 or A3...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 7371

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

Wow, congrats to French Bee, the A350 is a truly majestic bird, and so comfortable to fly on! It’s not comfy in their configuration! I just knew someone had to say that. It's so A.net. Wow oh wow folks. And I am hoping that you at least are someone who is either familiar with flying the A350, or ho...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 7371

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

Wow, congrats to French Bee, the A350 is a truly majestic bird, and so comfortable to fly on!

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14107

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

Francoflier wrote:
If it's a TAP only issue... could it be the bacalao?

:duck:


:checkmark: :yes: They forgot to put it in the fridge....

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12832

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

columba wrote:
Buying Condor and using the Condor brand for leisure longhaul flights......



:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :hyper:

I'd LOVE to see some lovely yellow tails around again......

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17666

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

I am ready to bet that this time maybe the good people at Airbus will be working behind thin-veiled curtains in order to make the transaction happen, as part of a bigger deal.... wishful thinking? mmm...maybe not so much.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4618

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

I seem to remember that years ago MIA was served by MP on their behalf?.. At the time MP was an independent airline with their own network. Though they were eventually acquired by KLM (after which their pax ops were discontinued), I don't believe they ever flew on behalf of KLM. Martijn They actual...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5611

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

$1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell forever of Cam Newton buying your seat from you. Sorry, I never heard of Cam Newton so that would be no inducement for me. And who has heard of Cam Newton? He's one of the 50 most famous athletes in the world, so tens ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5611

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/ I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. $1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5611

$1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/

I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot.
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https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/

I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4618

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

I seem to remember that years ago MIA was served by MP on their behalf?..

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16930

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

The song will be a wail, because the QR frames have GP7200 and BA runs Trents. OMG. BA and WW are such huge moaners. I really cannot stand them. I mean, they have operated literally ALL of engine variants for the 747 at one time, plus the 777 has both GE and RR, not to mention the A32s fleet has ha...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11110

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

At the Paris Air Show Airbus has given hope to every airline flying an A321 justification for flying to Europe. Why does Frontier want to fly to London , Paris or Amsterdam ? It is Nirvana, Ego, The Promised Land, just bragging rights ? Just because they could should they ? If flying the Atlantic w...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12949

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

This is Smintair part 2. Also these kind of wasteful projects need to be shutdown anyway because of climate change. There is absolutely no need for humans to go supersonic in this day and age. Why do you say that I'm going out on a limb here: Because it is his opinion. I, too, see absolutely no nee...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12949

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

That's for the demonstrator model, but still that's only a year or so away! Still looking at 55 pax for the Mach 2.2 beauty. Claims over 500 viable routes even with fly-over-land restrictions. Projects tickets for Transoceanic in the $5k range. Looking for a US manufacturing site. Raised over $140 ...

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