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by TheLion
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al temporarily ceases ops
Replies: 37
Views: 15637

Re: ELAL temporarily ceases ops

Keep the posts on aviation. Political posts can and will result in a ban. This is your warning. Lightsaber Just a reminder to keep your posts related to aviation. For non aviation discussion please discuss in the Covid-19 thread in non-aviation Where exactly were the political posts? I could see no...

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by TheLion
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 342
Views: 56347

Re: Air Europa might stay independent. Aw

They’re been consistently driving down costs, building up profits and adding shareholder value in recent years. Saying stuff like “IAG is a disaster of a group” just shows you have the wrong idea about what IAG is actually in business for. and Well IAG battered Iberia into shape with the threat of ...

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by TheLion
Fri May 01, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA may close LGW operation after crisis passes
Replies: 1
Views: 665

BA may close LGW operation after crisis passes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52489013

Ultimately, it’s not quite what it seems when you read the article, with the Beeb guilty of a rather clickbait headline! Yet this topic is still worthy of serious discussion...

Thoughts everyone?
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52489013

Ultimately, it’s not quite what it seems when you read the article, with the Beeb guilty of a rather clickbait headline! Yet this topic is still worthy of serious discussion...

Thoughts everyone?

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by TheLion
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12617

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

Interesting, although you’d think a Madrid flight would come long before Paris. This would of course make more sense on Iberia to make the most of connection opportunities. So yet again this disconnect shows how slow IAG’s airlines are to take advantage of the opportunities available to them. IB inc...

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by TheLion
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183528

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

According to ANA Cargo website, it will be Western Global Cargo 747 ORD-NRT routing through PDX/ANC. Lufthansa restarting PDX-FRA would be more likely than Air France starting PDX-CDG. The only way I see BA adding PDX would be maybe to Gatwick. IMHO, BA will come to PDX & it will be to LHR. Whi...

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by TheLion
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller
Replies: 24
Views: 8686

Re: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller

That’s truly horrific. Poor woman. Yet ultimately it seems that while she didn’t listen to the pilot, her husband, he should have turned the engine off before getting out of the plane. Perhaps regulations for private flights need to be tightened up and clearer education of users should be introduced...

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by TheLion
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?
Replies: 10
Views: 3814

Re: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?

Overall, an interesting thread, so far one free from ludicrous assumptions and wild a.nuttery :white: I'll add my brief thoughts... Loganair may seem to be dropping in a few odd routes, but their aim is to serve core markets (Scottish Highlands and Islands), while connecting parts of the UK that are...

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by TheLion
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!
Replies: 44
Views: 7269

Re: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!

Happy birthday to KLM and their blue beauties. Here’s hoping they keep their classy livery and funky Dutch service while brightening up the skies for decades to come :wave:

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by TheLion
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183528

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of adding cargo carriers...there was a bit of discussion recently regarding Nippon Cargo (ANA Cargo) initiating PDX to Japan flights. I've not seen any official news release or otherwise advising of this service. Anyone have further information or clarification??? Same. I wonder if that an...

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by TheLion
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183528

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes. Why did you delete my last post? That really wasn’t necessary; I raised some logical points. I have not deleted any of your posts, so I have no idea what you're talking about. I recommend that you contact us privately if you think one of your posts was removed, but in this case, nothing of you...

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by TheLion
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38233

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Good news for residents and visitors. I think if forward bookings for the route go well then they may lengthen the season. Also, rumour has it that BA are looking to add a third weekly frequency for next summer... As an aside, the Post & Courier article quotes a rather odd number of $7.6 million...

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by TheLion
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183528

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

atcsundevil wrote:
TheLion wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
The content has been removed.


So the poster made it obvious that their “privileged information” was exactly that?

Yes.


Why did you delete my last post? That really wasn’t necessary; I raised some logical points.

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by TheLion
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183528

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

A reminder to users: Posting confidential information on this site is not permitted. There is a significant difference between posting speculation and posting inside information that has not been publicly released. Posting confidential information puts users at risk of legal action. We will be forc...

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by TheLion
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183528

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

A reminder to users: Posting confidential information on this site is not permitted. There is a significant difference between posting speculation and posting inside information that has not been publicly released. Posting confidential information puts users at risk of legal action. We will be forc...

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by TheLion
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4438

Re: US to impose tariffs on EU goods, including Airbus aircraft

Ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous. But totally trump.

Such policies will only harm the US ultimately, with customers and staff the ones who will be most affected by higher airfares and flight planning issues that occur while airlines grapple with cost and structural problems created by these policies.

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by TheLion
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27637

Re: Irish 9/19

If things get any worse I cant see Cathay coming back to Dublin ! 'Fear is spreading.' Employees expose culture of fear at Hong Kong's flagship airline https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/09/30/asia/hong-kong-cathay-pacific-fear-intl-hnk/index.html It’s far more worrying for Cathay & their hard-workin...

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by TheLion
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18630

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

Heres hoping this is just the next step in their eventual exit from the marketplace. Why come up with such a puerile comment? Let me surmise...you’re either a troll or you’re an arch capitalist who dislikes upstart airlines and whose idea of “free” markets is a lack of competition, with the result ...

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by TheLion
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 28808

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Let this be a lesson to the employees at Thomas Cook, on why a certain crazy-haired bloke in Westminster wants to fulfill the wishes of voters and move the UK out of the EU The 'crazy-haired bloke' could have tried to save Thomas Cook, but instead sided with Hedge Funds who opposed the financial ai...

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by TheLion
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 27181

Re: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread

Add Somali Airlines to the list according to this article http://m.atwonline.com/airports-routes/beijing-daxing-airport-s-first-operator-be-china-united-airlines?elqTrackId=18D368E139AEEC46FCCFA8279D935D17&elq=441379902fb6428cbde37c0fd3e80444&elqaid=21399&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=17996...

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by TheLion
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best B787 livery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3353

Re: Best B787 livery ?

Air Tanzania’s livery looks pretty cool. Could do with utilising their national flag’s colour palette a bit more though. As others above state, Air Tahiti Nui’s 787 is amazing, even if it sadly replaced what is in my view the most gorgeous plane of all time, the TN A340! Vietnam, RAM & RJ also l...

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by TheLion
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217872

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Deeply saddened by the demise of Thomas Cook. Thoughts are with their hardworking staff and stranded customers, for whom this will be a distressing experience. I do hope Condor & TC’s Scandinavian brands will be saved from following their parent into liquidation. They do appear viable as standal...

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by TheLion
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Montreal to Bogata service announced
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: New Montreal to Bogata service announced

And it’s Bogotá, not Bogata! I’ve never seen anyone spell it like that, so congrats for pulling this one off :lol:

I wish people would check spelling of unfamiliar places and words before writing. Sorry to say this, but it’s basic school writing practice. There’s no excuse :banghead:

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by TheLion
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142120

Re: SAS new livery?

Looking at the above picture of lufthansa's new livery, am I the only one who thinks SAS uses the very same template of their German friends did? Other than a blue stripe on the engines and obviously different billboard titles, it looks pretty white with a blue tail section extending all across the...

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by TheLion
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance

BaconButty wrote:
JamesCousins wrote:
This all coincides with the UK's consistent economic growth the past 9, nearly 10 years.


Well, you can't say we lack a sense of humour here at a.net.


Exactly! We’ve had a tough ride in the 11 years since 2008...

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by TheLion
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17869

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Some excellent points made upthread. From me though it’s a simple good riddance if true. Yet it’s Big Bad Willie who’s the real problem. He’s imposed an extreme example of neoliberal supremacist capitalism upon IAG and its storied airlines, and it shows. The fear is that rather than learn from such ...

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by TheLion
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 New Routes Map
Replies: 8
Views: 5466

Re: 2019 New Routes Map

Ok thanks for this.

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by TheLion
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183528

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ Not as good as I would have expected for peak summer, but I guess it’s first year it’s daily. Would like to see that at 90%+ Wish we knew if the front was full. Next year is 764, so, they are going to need to sell more seats. Checking occasionally, Delta One and Comfort are usually full, plus a...

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by TheLion
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 New Routes Map
Replies: 8
Views: 5466

Re: 2019 New Routes Map

Hey all, I have started a physical route map for 2019. One for the US market and one international. For the routes I used Anna.aero’s weekly spreadsheets of every route launched for 2019. But here’s the thing, I can no longer find these spreadsheets and I want to catch up. If anyone knows where I c...

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by TheLion
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 New Routes Map
Replies: 8
Views: 5466

Re: 2019 New Routes Map

Hey all, I have started a physical route map for 2019. One for the US market and one international. For the routes I used Anna.aero’s weekly spreadsheets of every route launched for 2019. But here’s the thing, I can no longer find these spreadsheets and I want to catch up. If anyone knows where I c...

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by TheLion
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future British Airways 747 routes
Replies: 24
Views: 5640

Re: Future British Airways 747 routes

Never understood why they continue to service Ghana and Nigeria with them but I'm no business manager. ;) Both are big markets from London, with a high level of demand for both VFR O&D and premium alike, plus the shorter distance negates relative fuel inefficiency and allows for efficient frame...

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by TheLion
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 63
Views: 16676

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

Actually, relative to its primary peers (CDG/FRA/AMS)... LHR's connections are comparatively quite limited. Granted, it has ample cnnx to the places that the majority of N.American originating pax typically go, so it's not a detriment; but then again, the same thing can be said for essentially any ...

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by TheLion
Wed May 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24366

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

It's a bit pedantic, but they do have a point: While it's a mid-afternoon snack, it generally does come with tea. I'd be surprised to order it and then find out it doesnt. Of course you’d be surprised. It’s poor marketing and false advertising. Especially since it’s called Afternoon Tea !! Well sai...

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by TheLion
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo
Replies: 24
Views: 7833

Re: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo

This fills me with concern. The thought of mass tourism coming to what is arguably one of the world’s last undiscovered natural paradises is deeply worrying. With EK’s reputation for capacity dumping right from the beginning, it’s also a concern for the country’s diversity in aviation too, not just ...

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by TheLion
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 22227

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Time for Kerry Airport to fly solo? It is wonderful for Kerry Airport and its shareholders that a Saudi Arabian billionaire banking family has taken such an interest in the facility. Having initially invested in the early 1990s, the bin Mahfouz family have decided its high time they had a member on...

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by TheLion
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB drops JNB (again), remains 3x/w in SJU during the winter, 10x/w LIM year-round
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: IB drops JNB (again), remains 3x/w in SJU during the winter, 10x/w LIM year-round

Pretty weak decision and typical of IAG tbh. Why stay and fight to build a route when you can cut it instead?

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by TheLion
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DR Congo & Rwanda sign historic air agreement
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: DR Congo & Rwanda sign historic air agreement

It’s good to see progress. I hope this move helps heal past wounds and aids both nations’ development.

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by TheLion
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24689

Re: BA reveals new Club World Suite, first Airbus A350 routes

Another surprise is that the A350s - at least this batch - won’t come with First, but the smaller B789s and B78Ws do/will. It could be suggestive that the A350s will be used for larger capacity routes where First is not so popular or needed. So the likes of LOS, NBO, ACC, BKK, EZE, plus US destinat...

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by TheLion
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24689

Re: BA reveals new Club World Suite, first Airbus A350 routes

At long last... In my view it looks good. I’m surprised in a way, given BA’s drastic decline in quality, service and amenities across the board. The seat is bang up to date, with good storage options, extra width (about time!), plus modern, stylish and rather British touches which will help recreate...

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by TheLion
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc's New Livery on 737-800
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Re: Royal Air Maroc's New Livery on 737-800

A lovely livery.

If only so many others had heeded such simple design rules rather than allowed their clueless hired designers and consultants to trash their brand, with a little help from their airline’s clueless executives of course.

You all know the lengthy list of culprits I’m referring to...

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by TheLion
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746326

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Really rather stunned at the -MAX’s regulatory dominos falling so swiftly. A worldwide suspension now looks likely... Been a long time silent reader, but finally decided to start posting. As a former 737 pilot, I can tell you that, from what I read about MAX pilots not receiving additional training ...

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by TheLion
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382070

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Contrary to many on here, I’ve always liked the CO/UA golden globe livery, and I also hope they keep some gold in their scheme. For me, ideally the new globe would include a variety of shades of blue, not dissimilar to the 2012 concept upthread. I’d include the new teal/turquoise, purple and deep bl...

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by TheLion
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

My thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed in the ET302 disaster. I hope the authorities are able to swiftly determine the likely cause(s) and notify the public asap, to avert the kind of speculation and innuendo that is so foolishly rampant after an air accident, especially here ...

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by TheLion
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 63
Views: 19999

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

That’s good news and hopefully it really will come to pass. The A359’s range and payload delta is ideal for KLM and further orders could materialise for B777 replacement.

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by TheLion
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes
Replies: 31
Views: 5241

Re: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes

This thread really shouldn’t exist until LH place a 787 order. Then it has relevance, not before.

As others correctly state, there’s a decent LH Fleet Thread already here, so why not use that until such time as an order is placed, OP?

The fanboyism on this site is getting ridiculous!

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N'DJamena Airport, Chad project
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: N'DJamena Airport, Chad project

Interesting and thanks for sharing Firstly, it has to be said that the last thing Chad needs right now is a brand new airport. The nation has much bigger issues. Ideally, most countries should be ringfencing land around their airports for future expansion, not building brand new sites, with all the ...

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by TheLion
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108852

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Just about the most gobsmacking thread in a.net history! :kiss2:

It’s rather late in the British Isles so I’m off to bed, but will add my thoughts to the throng tomorrow.

Meanwhile...have to say that the surprise is that there’s “only” 500+ comments in a 24 hour period ;)

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by TheLion
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Americas - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2770

Re: Routes Americas - 2019

TWA772LR wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Aer Lingus on Detroit Dublin.
Korean Air on Detroit-Seoul
Lufthansa on Detroit-Munich
DL/VS on Detroit Manchester

Biman Bangladesh Detroit-Dhaka
Air Bagan Detroit-Yangon
Air Zimbabwe Detroit-Harare
Air Koryo Detroit-Pyongyang


Hah brilliant!

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by TheLion
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15652

Re: VS LHR-TLV

Interesting news...

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive
Replies: 36
Views: 12121

Re: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive

Mods, can you please move this thread to non-av. This has more to do with Indian politics than civil aviation. Does it really matter? We’ve had multiple threads moved to what many including me consider the wrong section recently, due to the actions of a hardcore bunch of complainants. Essentially i...

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by TheLion
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM's inaugural A330 schedule 1998
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: TAM's inaugural A330 schedule 1998

When things started to improve from that, the perspective of a left-wing government made things difficult again. TAM only survived then, because RG went bankrupt first. What does the election to power of a leftist government (ie the PT under Lula) have to do with effecting TAM’s success? For over a...

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