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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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 99
Views: 6991

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: 99
Views: 6991

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: 99
Views: 6991

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: 2451

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: 1839

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: 8101

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: 6136

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: 13077

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: 13077

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: 15169

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: 4244

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: 5903

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: 4244

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: 27
Views: 3647

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: 20801

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: 86
Views: 17013

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: 86
Views: 17013

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: 19
Views: 5406

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: 19
Views: 5406

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: 19
Views: 5406

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: 13989

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: 12711

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: 17572

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: 4573

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: 5524

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: 5524

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: 5524

$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: 4573

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: 16749

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: 10977

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: 12818

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: 12818

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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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL128 from PEK to SEA delayed 18 hours and counting!?
Replies: 12
Views: 3936

Re: Why is DL128 from PEK to SEA delayed 18 hours and counting!?

I'm planning to take DL128 soon and noticed it is delayed 18 hours and counting for today's flight. I can't take any delays and was wondering the reliability of the B763ER on the route. It looks like Hainan's B789 is way more modern and reliable than the old Delta B763ER. Anyone have insight on why...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16749

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Is it heading to BA? Don't forget, QR is a shareholder of IAG, surely they can make arrangement for BA to have the 6 QR A380s for a song. 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 hav...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3747

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Why the deep emotional involvement if you weren't on the flight. Stuff happens, things must go on. Kinda sad that you have to monitor all this, and have to create threads about delayed flights. A relative will be on that flight Friday and I was looking at the on time stats. If Delta wants to market...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4789

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

The original [sub-type] DC/9-21 was specifically developed for (and only operated by) SAS.

[I know some later were briefly operated by second-tier carriers prior to ending their lives, but still a very unique type specifically created for one airline, to take care of a niche market].

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4158

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

LEVEL is so much better to fly with than Wizz. Wizz screams cheap. LEVEL feels decidedly upmarket for being a LCC, and they consistently offer good fares. Their aircrafts are immaculate and crews well groomed, professional and multilingual. The upmarket low cost carrier strikes back. Let me think.....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

Not the most attractive of new livery: https://twitter.com/Ryanair/status/1138442187384008711 You must be joking. It has some color and a proper logo. Compare that to Iberia or CSA. It's a great little colorful livery for a LCC that manages to blend in some local heritage. No mean feat in today's e...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

It's purely just a shell company to facilitate the transfer. I doubt it is only about that. Air Malta is small government-owned airline that does not turn a profit. The government of Malta already subsidies Ryanair. Air Malta sells their flights in Ryanair's website. Interestingly, Air Malta and Ry...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4158

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

I’ll be honest, I find Level’s advertising here in Wien frankly Very dull and uninteresting. The airline’s adverts around the city read more like an accounting firm or estate agent. Take this image for example. This was taken just around August last year, so Level we’re running for a month or so. h...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4158

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

Not sure about the somewhat particular VIE operation, and its peculiar dynamics, but LEVEL (long haul) is a very good LCC which offers a very good product, on brand-new, very comfortable aircrafts, with excellent crews. It's a very convincing proposition that I have used on several occasions, and th...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 7132

Re: F50 Questions

Lovely aircraft the F50. Built to last, with quality materials. Very comfortable too. Quiets, stable, rock solid, with a big-jet feel handling characteristics. So much nicer than the Dash-8/300. No comparison.

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 104
Views: 32658

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

ojjunior wrote:
As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO.
Imagine this acft with this livery:


Agree :checkmark:

Best.DL.Livery.Bar.None.

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 11891

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

Sad day.
I've (very recently) had one my most memorable flights on one of these. Literally one the MOST comfortable jets out there, easily on a par with the A350 and the A380, and wayyyyyy better than any 777 ever was or will ever be.

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15254

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

It’s going to be a gorgeous A350, that’s for sure. We need our resident experts to confirm whether it has the range to reach LAX... :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Mmm....not sure it will ya know... We do really need to check with our pool of techies!!! :lol: :lol:...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 5939

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

BAD news. Will probably avoid EY in the future. There are better options available at or around the same cost, with frankly better service. Personally I tend to travel light and avoid taking my iPad with me, so thumbs down big time for me. The narrative around these 'improvements' is also particular...

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