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by sergegva
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 136
Views: 35845

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

I'm interested to know if all old LH A320 are very close to their next heavy check, or if some of them have still 1 or 2 years before it, and thus will pass the 30 years mark. Planning is volatile (inspection findings, capacity, economy) but most likely there will be LH A320s flying in their 30s in...

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by sergegva
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27548

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Does anyone have any statistics on the number of passengers per year since DWC airport opened? 1H2019 up quite a but to 1.2 million pax, due to runway closure at DXB. That is normally the annual total, https://www.internationalairportreview.com/news/99455/dwc-1-2-passengers-141-per-cent/ DXB fluctu...

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by sergegva
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27548

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Does anyone have any statistics on the number of passengers per year since DWC airport opened?

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by sergegva
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13150

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

SQ32 wrote:
China aviation safety is apparent when ARJ21 has no fatalities since her release 3 years ago.


I'm afraid 12 aircraft in rather limited service is not yet enough to make any claims in terms of safety

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by sergegva
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3337

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I took a Ryanair flight two weeks ago and many people were sitting in the wrong seats. One woman had a tantrum about it while a man was more passive aggressive about it. What would you personally do if you were travelling alone? Would you find somewhere else to sit or would you ask the person to mo...

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by sergegva
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34678

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

With the current environmentalist wave breaking through Europe, I am surprised not to see more criticism from these circles about the pricing methods of regular airlines. The current incentive to take flights with stopovers is clearly a disaster for the climate in terms of CO2 emissions. Fortunately...

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by sergegva
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 14175

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

This line also didn't live long. It was launched in 1995 and disappeared one year later, shortly after the "Great Betrayal of 1996" :bigmouth: , aka the withdrawal by Swissair of all its long-haul flights from Geneva.

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by sergegva
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 14175

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

Austrian (OS) flew the A310s from Washington/Dulles (IAD) to Vienna (VIE) via Geneva (GVA) in partnership with Swissair (SR). In this regard, if I remember correctly, these flights were operated partially or mostly with Swissair A310s (although Austrian Airlines also owned A310s at that time). Is t...

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by sergegva
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 527
Views: 130633

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Any news of the last Swiss A220-100 that should have been delivered in June?

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by sergegva
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96615

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Is it a firm order, as most media say, or a MOU as the new thread's title is saying?

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by sergegva
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3676
Views: 478491

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I apologize for asking the question here, since I couldn't find the answer anywhere: when was the first commercial flight of the 737 MAX 9? I do have the date of the first delivery, but not the date of the first revenue flight. Thank you in advance

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by sergegva
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2929

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

A319neo, but I'm still not convinced it will enter service...

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by sergegva
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 209
Views: 63054

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

A320neo: -229
A321neo: +359
(total for a320 family: 130 new orders)

According to the figures above, with 57 new orders for the A321neo and 73 for the A320neo, this means that there would have been 302 conversions from the A320neo to the A321neo in June (253 for AirAsia alone)

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by sergegva
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 50641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Prague was long awaited! They will compete with Swiss (4 weekly flights, Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun).
The competition is more than ever a one-on-one competition in Geneva between Easyjet and Swiss (even on summer destinations). More or less recently, Vueling and Wizz have reduced their services.

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by sergegva
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3676
Views: 478491

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The article below is on multiple sites, but as it relates to the latest issue with the microprocessor, Boeing ultimately agreed with the FAA. Also posted eralier in this thread. https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/faa-and-boeing-initially-disagreed-on-severity-of-catastrophic-737-max-software...

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by sergegva
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23145

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

I just took two european BA flights today and can confirm that the "afternoon tea" offer without tea is still in a good position in the buy on board menu. More annoying, I thought they were still serving water when the buy on board cart come in. Well, no, no, no. You have to specifically a...

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by sergegva
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 14564

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Next question: are all luggages properly checked in order to make sure no battery is in the cargo hold? I would expect there would be no practical way of doing so. Checked luggage is screened with X-ray just like everything else. There's a computer algorithm checking the x-rays images, and if the c...

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by sergegva
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 50641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

HB-JBI is delivered and currently en route YMX-YUL. Ps. Anything known about the 787/350 split for LX? Finally JBI made it. :D According to planespotters.net, first flight for HB-JBI was July 1st, 2019. I had the impression that the first flight of this aircraft took place more than a year ago, and...

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by sergegva
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 50641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

The first of the last 2 remaining CS100's for LX has started flight testing. Frame 50018 / HB-JBI is the frame involved. Expect delivery this month. Frame 50019 / HB-JBJ has not flown yet Last I heard, they were both scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2019. Will the 10th aircraft be de...

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by sergegva
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 136
Views: 35845

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

I'm interested to know if all old LH A320 are very close to their next heavy check, or if some of them have still 1 or 2 years before it, and thus will pass the 30 years mark.

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by sergegva
Thu May 16, 2019 10:29 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: 23145

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

And it's ripping people off to ask them to pay for food or drink? I guess the next time a hotel charges me extra for breakfast or any other drink I should say they're ripping me off? In an hotel, you can get out and have a drink or a meal elsewhere. Or at least drink tap water. Not in an aircraft. ...

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by sergegva
Mon May 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142759

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

If everyone sitting on the windows side of the right hand side of the aircraft behind row 10 died, then how come we have that aircraft interior video showing the right hand side of the aircraft? That video was shoot overwing I really hope this passenger survived, but he also could have live streame...

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by sergegva
Mon May 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142759

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

If everyone sitting on the windows side of the right hand side of the aircraft behind row 10 died, then how come we have that aircraft interior video showing the right hand side of the aircraft? That video was shoot overwing I really hope this passenger survived, but he also could have live streame...

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by sergegva
Sun May 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142759

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Armadillo1 wrote:
https://youtu.be/RMwJkZ7QLY4
from russian forum:
reported direct law, radio problem.
transponder 7600
than 7700

lighting strike - different sources yes or no.


...and no fire before landing.

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by sergegva
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188639

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

In the prior thread I estimated it was over-served by 50 to 70 aircraft just as it is now under-served by 50 to 70 aircraft. Growth is fast in India, so another 8 to 14 additional aircraft are needed every month. So while over 50 additional aircraft will serve the market by end of summer (mostly Sp...

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by sergegva
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719759

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The pilots did things correctly until 05:43:00 but then they made the mistake of not counteracting MCAS after 05:43:20. And as stated above, I suspect one pilot acted alone to turn on electrical trim because there was no verbal discussion or callout or confirmation. (This would then be a CRM issue....

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by sergegva
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719759

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

gregarious119 wrote:
Seems they have now made the request to BEA in France to read the boxes. Going to great lengths to make sure the NTSB isn't the one to read them.

NTSB already has Lion Air's boxes, right? I think it's a good thing that the same instance doesn't analyze the two crashes.

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by sergegva
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717887

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The FAA is playing a game here. Fix must be in by April. If it must be in by then, then if it is not in Max is grounded. That raises the second question, what is the FAA criteria for the fix being acceptable and how will it be tested? Grounding the 737 MAX until these modifications requested by FAA...

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by sergegva
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719759

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

We do not know what caused the accident on the fatal flight but we do know MCAS can be disabled by following proper procedures for trim issues. According to several messages posted on the topic dedicated to the Lion Air crash, including some written by (alleged) 737 and A320 pilots, there are signi...

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by sergegva
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Pakistan thwarts plan to down jet near PEW
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Pakistan thwarts plan to down jet near PEW

Highly doubtful source for news...

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by sergegva
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 30426

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

Which A330s have received the new livery? A special flight to AUS is planned this week and I am curious as to which frame will be sent. Check out this page. With the color code in the list, you can see which aircraft is currently in which livery. The new livery is indicated by a white LH in a blue ...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14234

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

Airbus CEO says they are taking a production loss on every plane built. It is cash negative, says Airbus. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a380-production-will-create-digestible-losses-air-445983/ Airbus CEO says they are taking a digestible production loss on every plane built at the rat...

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by sergegva
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

I haven't seen anyone yet mention the party-line justification from the airlines' perspective: that allowing monopoly pricing on hub markets makes flights financially viable that otherwise might not be . A flight from SEA to CDG is a mix of nonstop flying at a premium and connection flying, with th...

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by sergegva
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 105091

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

It'll be a sad day when they announce the end of A380 production, but I will still have plenty of time to fly on one I hope. (Me not the A380 in-service). But for how long? Those operating A380s won’t enjoy the longevity of the 747 in service. I bet the A380 will fly longer than the 747-8i. Emirate...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

The more I think about this case (as well as the one mentioned by @MartijnNL above: AMS-SFO), the more I think it is not, in reality, just a matter of common sense and transparency for the consumer. Indeed, by using this strategy on a large scale (i.e. grossly undercharging those routes where compet...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

This kind of loop hole usually exists with hub and spoke airlines that charge passengers premiums for departing or arriving at the hub. I have a friend who has been booking A-B-C for years and forgoing the A-B trip and only flying B-C (he lives at the airlines hub). The airline allowed it for years...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

If you don't like the rules, then don't buy the ticket. Or: If you don't like the rules, prove it is illegal. At the moment, this has been done in this case (the appeal remains to be judged). Personnally, if I were to manage an airline in Europe, I would be hiring engineers at this very moment to r...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

Interesting! The ticket was OSL-FRA-SEA and return. 657 € in Business Class (!!!). When you know that Norwegian offers OSL-LGW-SEA, you can understand why this ticket was much cheaper than a BER-FRA/MUC-SEA (especially since long-haul competition has decreased in Berlin with the bankruptcy of Air Be...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

When you do not take a connecting flight, you will not have flown the trip you purchased but instead will have flown a trip that you did not purchase. It's a bit like paying for a ring with rubies and then turning around and taking a ring with emeralds that was more expensive. Even if the cost to t...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

Next time I will not no-show but being late to the gate and after they refused to board me I will just reject their offer to rebook me.... so technically I have intention and tried to board the second leg but they just don't allow me to do so.... sorry everyone else onboard the airline forced me to...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

MON wrote:

At the end of the day the défendent can claim his travel plans changed, surely there is nowt LH can do about it?


In this case he bought a ticket Frankfurt-Berlin on LH one month ago ;-)

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

I found a more detailed article on this case, unfortunately in German only: https://rsw.beck.de/aktuell/meldung/ag-berlin-mitte-lufthansa-kann-keine-nachzahlung-wegen-ungenutzten-streckensegments-verlangen The ticket in question was a round trip Oslo - Frankfurt - North America (not specified where ...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

Lufthansa lost the first round. Do you have a link showing the first round's jugement? This is very interesting. OP link: While an initial court case found in the passenger’s favour, Lufthansa has been given permission to appeal. Thanks. But I'm looking for a specific reference to this judgment. Wh...

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by sergegva
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10642

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

casinterest wrote:
Lufthansa lost the first round.


Do you have a link showing the first round's jugement? This is very interesting.

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by sergegva
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 50641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Swiss is once again taking over GVA-MUC (5x daily) from the summer schedule and will also operate 4x daily on GVA-FRA (LH will also have 4x daily service on the route). Most of these operated by CS1 aircraft. Whether LX will cut any existing destinations or frequencies remains to be seen. No more L...

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by sergegva
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 136
Views: 35845

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

The feeling among "experts" (like us) was that this "disposable French airplane would never last as long as a Boeing". Indeed! I read a very old topic on airliners.net some times ago. Almost all posters were saying that A300 and A320 were built to serve around 20 years, at a max...

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by sergegva
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 136
Views: 35845

The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Jordan Aviation's Airbus A320 JY-JAC, 29th on the line, ex-Ansett Airlines, BH Air & Greece Airways, first flight January 5th, 1989, just became the first A320 to reach 30 years in service last week. According to FR24, it is currently flying segments around Ammann almost every day. What kind of ...

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by sergegva
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s
Replies: 40
Views: 9733

Re: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s

-ESL is still flying according to FR24. -ESE was retired in June 2018 -ESF was retired October 2017 Source: http://www.planespotters.net The last of them (VT-ESL) is not only flying, but also with a serious schedule! 6 segments are planned for tomorrow, according to FR24. Not bad! BTW, it's the las...

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by sergegva
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?
Replies: 9
Views: 2023

Re: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?

Thanks for your clarifications.
I checked these deliveries and all but one (China Southern B-301L) have been physically delivered.
10 deliveries on the same day, really, is that common? For the same model?

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by sergegva
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?
Replies: 9
Views: 2023

Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?

According to planespotters.net, the "Great Late December Push" by Airbus started yesterday. Apparently, they delivered 10 neo on December 28th (total for December is currently 53). Among them, we find the first indiGo's A321. Does anyone know if these are actual deliveries, or just a chang...

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