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by A388
Tue May 19, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Have to wonder if a startup or enterprising cargo outfit doesn't snap up BFS & BFY. Two well maintained birds that are almost identical. I highly doubt it looking at the number of 77W's becoming available on the second hand market will increase over the coming years but I do hope these ex-KLM 7...

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by A388
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Scanned photos rejections
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Scanned photos rejections

That is strange Karl. I copy-pasted my own photo links onto my post.

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by A388
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Scanned photos rejections
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Scanned photos rejections

Dear screeners in this forum, I have a question or complaint. My recent scanned photo uploads have all been rejected for reasons which in my opinion are based on the same high quality requirements for current photos. I thought older scanned photos were less strict in terms of the quality because the...

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by A388
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Currently, the first AC777-style conversion (ripping out all the chairs) is being planned at KL.... ... Loading time will naturally be significantly longer, but that is not a worry in the short-run (6-12months)... How about practicality? Without an external cargo door like on the 74M, it's impossib...

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by A388
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 29186

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

What about the aging 77E-fleet of AF? Will they follow the A340 soon? I think the plan was to slowly replace them with the A350, with them being more then 17 years old. Some are 22 Keep in mind that the age isn't necessarily the indicator of when an aircraft needs to go. The number of flying hours/...

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by A388
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s
Replies: 93
Views: 29552

Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Tereul is indeed an airport where aircraft are scrapped as well. KLM sent their 747s to Tereul for scrapping :(

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by A388
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!

bmagee wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
ET has the fleet and the flexibility to be able to handle it.


In today's situation, almost every airline has the flexibility to do such flights, looking at all the airline fleets sitting idle these days so this flexibility isn't anything unique to ET alone.

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by A388
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

And in Curacao they did NOTHING!!!! I heard KLM management themselves told Curacao that nothing was allowed. Evidently this isn't true I see now looking at the Mexican water canon salute :(

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by A388
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27712

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

Does LH have any repatriation flights to Colombia? To BOG, MDE or CLO or any other city?

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by A388
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

It looks like the last commercial arrivals are this Sunday; PH-BFL KL736 from Curacao, arriving at 08:07 PH-BFY KL714 from Paramaribo, arriving at 08:57 PH-BFT KL686 from Mexico, arriving at 15:12. Looks like KL686 from Mexico will be the last ever commercial KLM 747 flight. Damn, I was hoping for ...

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by A388
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern A330 Combi
Replies: 29
Views: 6734

Re: China Eastern A330 Combi

The term A330 Combi in such cases is misleading. This is no combi aircraft in any sense of the word. It's still a passenger aircraft. The only difference being that some seats have been removed in order to carry smaller sized cargo being loaded on this main deck where the seats have been removed. No...

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by A388
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 617
Views: 66208

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Hi everybody, My apologies if this has been asked already but does the Covid-19 have an effect on the cargo transported meaning fleet adjustments due to less products being bought online or more products being bought? I can imagine selected medical supplies are skyrocketing now because of the Covid-...

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by A388
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Thank you, that makes sense. Which brings the next question -- as these planes were slated for scrapping anyway, does a quick-and-dirty removal of seats/galleys/other passenger-related equipment from the main deck make sense? Or would it somehow affect their legal "Combi" certification, a...

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by A388
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50489

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Yes KLM as a hub network carrier strives to fly all destinations at least daily. They may start off 3-4 a week, but that's not the end goal. XLR's would enable getting daily earlier. If you wait until AA, UA and Jetblue announce flights to AMS, you are 2-3 years too late to effectively counter act....

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by A388
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50489

Re: KLM considers A321 order

KLM wants to fly at least daily into all destinations. American, United and Jetblue (maybe even Frontier, Air Canada), flying XLR's into Amsterdam daily from their hubs,is becoming a new threath for KLM. Where did this come from that KLM wants to fly at least daily to all destinations. There are a ...

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by A388
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

I want to know when the last KLM flight will be to Curacao. Will they keep flying it to Curacao until their retirement or sooner? Because they only pick passengers going back home. Everything is unclear so far.

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by A388
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

KL736 is scheduled to depart for AMS right now with PH-BFY, might be her last commercial pax service out of CUR I took pictures of it's arrival here and departure. I think KL will keep sending their 747's to Curacao until they have flown all passengers back to their families. Probably till the end ...

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by A388
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 37254

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

A set back this new livery is :(

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by A388
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Very sad news indeed. With KLM retiring the 747 at the end of this month and Curacao having blocked all flights from the Netherlands and Germany, will KLM still send the 747 to Curacao to pick stranded passengers on this flight? Flights can be done when people have to be brought home so such flights...

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by A388
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 10775

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020

What would Azul want with the A220? They already have the A320NEO and E190-E2(?)

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by A388
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 21852

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

Interesting but as the article says, I'm also not sure to what extend an A350 full freighter will be that successful when seeing the P2F conversion program for the 777-300ER being offered in the (near) future as well. That would be a cheaper option for a similar aircraft.

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by A388
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 254
Views: 56848

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta, Dresden, Knock

As these AF A380's are newer models compared to the SQ A380's, will HiFly become interested in these A380's? BA is out of the question I'm assuming because of the engines used? Or can they swap the GP engines easily with the RR engines? BA did say in the past that they would look into second hand A3...

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by A388
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways ups its stake in IAG Airline Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2303

Re: Qatar Airways ups its stake in IAG Airline Group

So what is the added value for QR to have a 25% stake in the IAG Group? Only transferring aircraft they don't want to use themselves or getting more favorable deals from aircraft manufacturers when they place a group order?

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by A388
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways ups its stake in IAG Airline Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2303

Re: Qatar Airways ups its stake in IAG Airline Group

What type of influence does QR now have within the IAG group now that they have a 25% share in the group?

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by A388
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9338

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

A330neo will be like the 767, it will continue to be the best product for a fairly wide range of things. The 767 has always been under-estimated. Boiling it down, the reason is because people believe a smaller (or lighter) airplane is less impressive or less good. But in operation, lighter weight, ...

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by A388
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom updated livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3169

Re: Tarom updated livery

It rarely happens for me to like livery changes nowadays but I like this new livery. The beige indeed looks odd and silver would have been my choice too but overall, I like it. Job well done RO!!!!

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by A388
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10000

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

LAXintl, as always thank you very much for these valuations. I always read them with much interest :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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by A388
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO
Replies: 17
Views: 3052

Re: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO

How were these suspended routes doing? Were they profitable?

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by A388
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 37254

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

People tend to forget there is already a scheduled nonstop flight from Africa to the Caribbean. TAAG flies from Angola to Havana, Cuba using the 77W/772. Politics are most likely involved too but I understand there is also quite some medical traffic between these two countries (medical students). Ot...

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by A388
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP new routes, rumors.
Replies: 55
Views: 9908

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

LIM? Nice, which aircraft type are they planning on this route? The A332?

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by A388
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50489

Re: KLM considers A321 order

What newspaper is reliable these days? They all have their political agenda. Anyway it's a direct quote from Elbers so there is not any reason to think it's not reliable. True but there are different levels of reliability. Even if this is true, it is probably KLM's attempt at getting a better MAX d...

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by A388
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50489

Re: KLM considers A321 order

What I've heard before, this newspaper (Telegraaf) isn't the most reliable newspaper in the Netherlands. Please correct me on this.

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by A388
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

A friend was on that 24 hour delayed KL735 flight and was not amused. PH-BFY was scheduled to operate KL735 at Jan 30th, however the flight was cancelled with all passengers already at AMS, but the same aircraft departed to DEL (KL871) two hours after KL735 scheduled departure. (preference was give...

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by A388
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 184
Views: 36173

Re: SAA shrinks even further

Very harsh measures that SAA (government) needed to take and quite admirable they had the balls to do this as they mishandled the airline for a long time without taking any action. Like someone said, it's better to cut this staff now rather then closing the doors and leave everybody without a job la...

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by A388
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Just returned from a holiday at Curacao, flew with the present oldest en youngest KLM 744 Jan 14th. KL735 AMS-CUR PH-BFH Feb 04th. KL736 CUR-AMS PF-BFY Note : during my stay at CUR I started to follow the punctuality of the present KLM 744 operation. Conclusion : punctuallity is slowly decreasing d...

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by A388
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49277

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

TK787 wrote:
Both pilots in critical condition. Some reports suggest that in the cockpit there were one Turkish and one South Korean pilot.


I hope those pilots will recover :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

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by A388
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 254
Views: 56848

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

Francoflier wrote:
Same as every other aircraft operating out of there... Take off from the inners, land on the outers (most of the time).


But the outer runways are only about 2600-2700 meters long (09L/27R and 08R/26L). I don't think that is sufficient for an A380(?)

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by A388
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family Aircraft purchased by US airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 1896

Re: A320neo Family Aircraft purchased by US airlines

I thought the question was how many US airlines have both the A320 and A321 NEO in their fleet or on order because the question referred to the NEO family. In that case it is only Frontier Airlines. In any case, a nice thread :)

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by A388
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 254
Views: 56848

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

Not really related to the topic but does anyone know which runways Air France uses their A380's on mostly in CDG (take-offs and landings)?

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by A388
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 37254

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

And B6's biggest competition in South Florida is NK, not AA. AA has plenty to worry on its own hand with DL/Latam partnership. AA is definitely the biggest competitor to B6 and NK for that matter in South Florida. FLL and MIA basically serve the same market in Florida and maybe even as competing hu...

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by A388
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 222
Views: 29665

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

I didn't see this coming but alright. Is LOT mainly purchasing Condor because of its valuable slots at German airports like Frankfurt? About their fleet purchasing, I don't know the situation at LOT but Condor has quite a large number of aircraft which need replacing in the coming years (767, 757, A...

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by A388
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 37254

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

However with the high fares ($700+) I dont see travel ever being significant. Damn, 700 dollars, is that US Dollars? From where to where? What are the prices between the islands in the Eastern Caribbean? I'm glad we (Curacao) are connected to more Caribbean islands now that Caribbean Airlines flies...

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by A388
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 37254

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

There is a planned livery refresh coming, so the a/c will be flying white tail until then. Hey caribbean484, what's up. It's been a very long time since we last corresponded (send me a pm). I hope all is well on your side. As sad as it sounds about the ATR white tail, I can see it makes sense to wa...

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by A388
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10418

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

Yes Peru as well has a very good economy right now. Regarding your statement, for sure there is no right or wrong answer, but I will try to figure it out. Both airlines, Lan Peru and Taca Peru started around the same year, Lan Peru in 1998 and Taca Peru in 1999, which means nothing when talking abo...

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by A388
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10418

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

Definitely a good strategy, they need to take care of what they really own and where they have the "power". It was really hard for them to try to keep a "hub" in Lima with the competitor being extremely aggressive and them not having to power to compete. They understood that the...

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by A388
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 37254

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Interesting developments at Caribbean Airlines with those 4 ATR72 additions. First of all, I hope they will get a complete livery and not just airline titles and no tail logo. I am hoping to see them get the new livery but I understand will be introduced later this year. Time will tell if I'm gonna ...

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by A388
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 24836

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

correction: down 36% at the moment. The markets are pissed off. No where does the article mention anything about the markets being pissed off. It only says that Bombardier is reassessing its participation in the A220 project and that more investments are needed for this program. Where do you get th...

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by A388
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 293784

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Circahead wrote:
Do we know the dates of the 6 retirements in 2020?


The dates you're looking for are mentioned in the previous post.

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by A388
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2619

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

If KE does want to change their current livery it must be minor just like KL, AF, LH. SQ was also rumored to update their livery, what is the status of this?

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