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by AOMlover
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 61
Views: 12025

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?

Not an emergency landing, but there's that story of a Saudi Arabian Airlines 747 that landed at the wrong airport in India in 1997: bound for Chennai, they landed at Tambaram instead. The runway was only 4,000 ft long and apparently they had to remove some of the interior to make the aircraft lighte...

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by AOMlover
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14022

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

Corsair's 747-400 cabin was modified in 2011 from a 582 seat configuration (24Y+ / 558Y) to a 536 seat configuration (36Y+ / 500Y). Seat capacity was further reduced in 2017 when they introduced a proper business class on a section of the upper deck. Those were refurbished NEV 4 business class seats...

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by AOMlover
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Chamber of Commerce: China needs to reform air transport system
Replies: 11
Views: 2964

Re: EU Chamber of Commerce: China needs to reform air transport system

Now the big question is: who has asked European Chamber of Commerce's their opinion on the Chinese air transportation system? First it's not the "European Chamber of Commerce", but the "European Union Chamber of Commerce in China". Have you read the article ? The purpose of this...

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by AOMlover
Thu May 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 31
Views: 5602

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

Funny how their livery looks quite similar to the Hifly A380 "save the coral reefs" livery. 5597587 I'm not too sure what to think about that project. Demand between Noumea and Pape'ete is already quite limited (Aircalin have been flying a single weekly PPT-NOU flight for years), and I'm n...

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by AOMlover
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 532
Views: 86497

Re: Air France May Have To Permanently Cut Domestic Service by Half to Get Aid

this is what happens when the politicians get involved. Domestic flights in a relatively small country like France are pointless anyway. France has a good rail network with high speed trains, which are much better for the environment than airplanes. It's time to put an end to 2-hour flights. It dep...

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by AOMlover
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23865

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

https://www.liberation.fr/france/2020/04/26/air-france-7-milliards-d-aides-mais-un-cap-encore-flou_1786487 This source (an article from a reputable French newspaper) actually mentions that that “the (French) Minister of the Economy indicated to Libération that no guarantee of non-recourse to compuls...

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by AOMlover
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23865

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

French media is writing that AF is not allowed to fire staff if they want help from the government. And it must keep buying airbussen. Where have you read that ?? The French media actually reported that AF would soon implement a voluntary redundancy scheme, as a first step. And regarding the purcha...

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by AOMlover
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23865

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

I didn' realize KLM was in bad shape in 2004, thank you for sharing that. The Dutch media seem to conveniently forget that fact, and are focussed on AF's strikes, scenario's of AF trying to 'steal' KL's profits and Ben Smith trying to 'seize' control. People do seem to have very short memories. In ...

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by AOMlover
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 532
Views: 86497

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

A proper thank you from AF-KLM's head honcho to both governments would have been fitting, but only credit goes to the French...still tough love for KL https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-transport/ben-smith-cette-crise-doit-etre-pour-air-france-loccasion-de-se-reformer-1198117 Discu...

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by AOMlover
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 532
Views: 86497

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

A proper thank you from AF-KLM's head honcho to both governments would have been fitting, but only credit goes to the French...still tough love for KL https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-transport/ben-smith-cette-crise-doit-etre-pour-air-france-loccasion-de-se-reformer-1198117 Discu...

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by AOMlover
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 4006

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Only Q missing :-( A: ACC, ADD, AGF, AGP, AKL, ALC, ALG, AMS, ATL, ATQ, AUH, AUR B: BCI, BCN, BEG, BES, BEY, BFS, BHD, BHK, BIQ, BJM, BJV, BKK, BLR, BNE, BOB, BOD, BOM, BOS, BRU, BSL, BUD, BWX C: CAI, CAN, CDG, CEB, CFE, CFR, CGK, CHC, CIA, CJU, CMB, CMN, CPH, CPT, CUN D: DAC, DAD, DEL, DEN, DKR, DL...

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by AOMlover
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 120149

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

Regarding MRO rights: AFI KLM E&M is already licensed to perform maintenance service on LEAP engines (1A and 1B). First third-party support contract was signed almost a year ago with Royal Brunei Airlines.

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by AOMlover
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 18027

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

It’s funny how so many people on this board are complaining about AF dragging KL down, while admitting at the same time that KL has never done so well. Quite a contradiction there ! Is it so hard to admit that KL has greatly benefited from being part of this airline group, hence the situation where ...

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by AOMlover
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 3550

Re: Your 2018 statistics

Quite a busy year ! 144 flights including 65 long-haul 600,863 km / 373,359 miles / 324,232 nm Shortest: Barcaldine -> Longreach, 106 km, Qantas (Sunstate) Dash 8 Q400 Longest: San Francisco -> Singapore, 13,593 km, United Airlines 787-9 43 airports 31 airlines 37 nights on a plane... 33 A320 family...

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by AOMlover
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8826

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

A few other amazing AF air-to-air vids:

A380
https://youtu.be/B7LDuLBNOEs

777 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/KzL8G9B7R2A

747 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/vp1YnaEt0ZA

A320 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/1LrvYIXx3aw

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by AOMlover
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8826

Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Hi everyone, It’s not very often that Air France makes the news for positive stuff ;) but they just released a very cool air-to-air video of one of their 787s. They’ve released quite a few splendid air-to-air videos over the past few years, featuring the 747, 777, A380... Check the video below. The ...

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by AOMlover
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 36344

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Terrific livery ! They're also in the process of making a new safety video, a la Qantas (displaying a few nice locations in French Polynesia...).

Does anyone know why the new tiare logo wasn't incorporated into the new livery ?

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by AOMlover
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 36344

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

It looks like the heart of the flower is shaped like the face of a woman:
Image

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by AOMlover
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral at EDFH
Replies: 14
Views: 2179

Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Could it be a military charter? Air Austral had applied to the DOT to operate such flights for the US military.

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by AOMlover
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zodiac Aerospace acquired by Safran
Replies: 10
Views: 2332

Re: Zodiac Aerospace acquired by Safran

Surprised that no one has suggested that an all-French takeover was arranged in order to avoid Zodiac being acquired by a non-French company, an action that might have unpleasant implications for the management and workforce and number of jobs in France. It wouldn't be the first time this has happe...

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by AOMlover
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Klia Arrival Video
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Malaysia Airlines Klia Arrival Video

Hi guys, I'm looking for the KLIA arrival video that used to be screened on every Malaysia Airlines long haul flight landing at KLIA. I saw it countless times but I can't find it on YouTube. It's about a guy who lands at KLIA. A girl shows him around the airport, then he meets 2 friend who take him ...

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by AOMlover
Wed May 25, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air 747SP
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

RE: Iran Air 747SP

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Braniff747SP" class="quote" target="_blank">Braniff747SP</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Embargo's gone. Why fly this thing...

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by AOMlover
Wed May 25, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Family Variants & Different Landing Gear
Replies: 36
Views: 5534

RE: Aircraft Family Variants & Different Landing Gear

For all the 350 variations the nose landing gear is supplied by Liebherr. For the main landing gear it's a different story: A350-900: Messier Bugatti Dowty (Safran) A350-1000: Goodrich (UTAS). From what I heard Airbus decided to go with Goodrich for the -1000 NLG as Messier has no experience in desi...

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by AOMlover
Wed May 25, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air 747SP
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

RE: Iran Air 747SP

OK thanks !

According to Sam Chui, 747SP operations may get extended by 3 months:
http://www.instagram.com/p/BFwcFfZsZ9K/?taken-by=samchuiphotos

Let's hope it's true !

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by AOMlover
Tue May 24, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air 747SP
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Iran Air 747SP

Hi guys, Does any of you know with a good level of confidence when Iran Air is supposed to retire their last 747SP ? They are still operating them on the <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Tehran - Imam Khomeini International (...

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by AOMlover
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR To Resume DOH-NCE Summer 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2205

RE: QR To Resume DOH-NCE Summer 2017

Good news, I'm curious to see what type of "widebody" they'll operate on that route. I would also have loved to see them give a try at Marseille. It's the 3rd largest metropolitan area in France and they are not connected to any of the ME3 hubs when it seems that every secondary city in the UK gets ...

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by AOMlover
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG Outlines Initial A350 Operations
Replies: 36
Views: 14687

RE: TG Outlines Initial A350 Operations

That's quite good news, but a bit surprising considering they recently announced their intention to defer the EIS of the A350 to 2018:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/thai-to-defer-delivery-of-14-widebodies-421050/

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by AOMlover
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Ends Dubai Route
Replies: 32
Views: 8167

RE: Malaysia Airlines Ends Dubai Route

Wow, that's quite surprising considering their recent extensive codeshare agreement with <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>. I thought it means they could at least sustain the service to <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym...

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by AOMlover
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 Year Old E190 Scrapped?
Replies: 21
Views: 16237

RE: 6 Year Old E190 Scrapped?

Spare parts will be sold by the UK broker Avtrade.

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by AOMlover
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?
Replies: 53
Views: 14797

RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Air France do, as French Polynesia is part of Oceania.

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by AOMlover
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF A380 CDG-ABJ, Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 2696

RE: AF A380 CDG-ABJ, Why?

BTW Corsair is droping the ORY-ABJ route this winter season:

http://airlineroute.net/2015/09/22/ss-abj-w15cxld/

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by AOMlover
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF A380 CDG-ABJ, Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 2696

RE: AF A380 CDG-ABJ, Why?

Other airlines routinely use A380s on medium-haul routes. <acronym title="Xian - Xiguan (SIA / ZLXG) (closed), China">SIA</acronym> send their A380s to Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai and Beijing (flights that are all within the 5-6 hours range) while Emirates A380s fly to Jeddah, Kuwait City and Mumbai whi...

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by AOMlover
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Returning To PVG
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

RE: OS Returning To PVG

Great news ! I remember flying VIE-PVG back in 2004. At that time the flight was operated with a Lauda Air B767-300ER.

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by AOMlover
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Censored Websites And Applications In China?
Replies: 14
Views: 3269

RE: Censored Websites And Applications In China?

I'm in China right now, this is such a joke. - Internet has been shitty in <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> the public places I have been to, especially at the airport (including the Air China lounge where I am now), but even in my ...

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by AOMlover
Tue May 26, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transero Receiving Its First A380!
Replies: 55
Views: 30879

RE: Transero Receiving Its First A380!

I guess those two will come from Malaysia Airlines ! They've been trying to offload their A380s for some time and the rumor that they would go to Turkish Airlines never gave any result.

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by AOMlover
Mon May 25, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 With Special Livery
Replies: 77
Views: 33701

RE: First Airbus A380 With Special Livery

That's for SG50 for sure ! Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary as an independent nation this year. I'm sure <acronym title="Xian - Xiguan (SIA / ZLXG) (closed), China">SIA</acronym> would come up with something. Looks awesome and can't wait to see high-res pics ! They hadn't made any special l...

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by AOMlover
Sun May 24, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX To ST Tropez?
Replies: 14
Views: 3567

RE: LX To ST Tropez?

That's right, <acronym title="Saint-Tropez - La Mole (LTT / LFTZ), France">LTT</acronym> used to see regular flights with Flybaboo. At some point Airlinair also flew <acronym title="Nice - Cote d'Azur (NCE / LFMN), France">NCE</acronym>-<acronym title="Saint-Tropez - La Mole (LTT / LFTZ), France">LT...

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by AOMlover
Tue May 19, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ-100 In The Run For RAM Regional Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

RE: SSJ-100 In The Run For RAM Regional Aircraft

Bimjim, your comment is quite interesting. I met an airline in Myanmar which is interested in taking regional jets (it's the latest craze over there) to replace some of their turboprops. They had seen people from Embraer and Bombardier but...absolutely NO ONE from Sukhoi ! I mean, given the hard tim...

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by AOMlover
Tue May 19, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful AF A380 Video
Replies: 7
Views: 2841

Beautiful AF A380 Video

Bonjour, Sorry if it has been posted before but I couldn't find it on this forum. Here is a very nice video called "the Big Bird Experience" featuring an <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> A380 throughout what seems to be a transatlantic flight. It's been shot in quite a poetic way by a filmma...

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by AOMlover
Wed May 13, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Few Days In Korea
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Few Days In Korea

Hi everybody, I was supposed to spend a 3-days extended week-end in Seoul with a couple of friends in 3 weeks from now but they all had to cancel their trip for various reasons and I end up going alone. I don't really mind as I love to travel alone, it just means that I'll get to do different things...

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by AOMlover
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video
Replies: 51
Views: 8651

RE: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video

For those who like it, the soundtrack of the commercial and safety video is "Warm in the winter" by US band Glass Candy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akjt-RuNc6U

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by AOMlover
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video
Replies: 51
Views: 8651

RE: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video

I think there's a misunderstanding there...we're talking about a safety video. A safety video is not a commercial ! It is not intended to sell your price, value, IFE or whatever ! So the "sex sells" theory has nothing to do there. And where do you see boobs in this video ? The girls are just wearing...

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by AOMlover
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video
Replies: 51
Views: 8651

RE: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VCEflyboy" class="quote" target="_blank">VCEflyboy</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>From the strictly marketing point of v...

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by AOMlover
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video
Replies: 51
Views: 8651

RE: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video

It's quite nice and original but the voice of the girl is a bit annoying though... Anyways I'm glad to see <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> bringing something fresh and new in the industry. With the new cabins & <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG...

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by AOMlover
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Air Vanuatu Fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

RE: Status Of Air Vanuatu Fleet?

According to <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym> Aviation the ATRs took shelter in Noumea. New Caledonia was mostly unaffected by Pam. <a href="http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/35982-vanuatus-port-vila-airport-resumes-limited-operations" target="_blank">http://www.ch-aviation....

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by AOMlover
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena Airbus 310 - Routes?
Replies: 16
Views: 6443

RE: Sabena Airbus 310 - Routes?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Av8ajet" class="quote" target="_blank">Av8ajet</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Such A Bad Experience Never Again. </i></fon...

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by AOMlover
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2 Weeks Visit To Japan (tourism)
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

RE: 2 Weeks Visit To Japan (tourism)

If you have time, make a trip to Nagano and especially the Togakushi area. Nagano may not be Japan's most exciting city (though they have a temple where you can get "eternal salvation") but the surroundings are wonderful. It's not very far from Tokyo (1.5 hour on the Shinkansen) and spending a night...

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by AOMlover
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 747-400 Status Summer 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 8082

RE: Air France 747-400 Status Summer 2015

Bonjour, Great thread ! Air France & the 747 is by far my favourite airline / aircraft combo and I'll be really, really sad when they're all withdrawn from service. When is the final flight supposed to be ? 2015 or 2016 ? I flew <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), Fr...

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by AOMlover
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Landed On The Alphabet? 2014 Edition
Replies: 51
Views: 5518

RE: Have You Landed On The Alphabet? 2014 Edition

Only missing the Q ! A: <acronym title="Accra - Kotoka International (ACC / DGAA), Ghana">ACC</acronym> <acronym title="Addis Ababa - Bole International (ADD / HAAB), Ethiopia">ADD</acronym> <acronym title="Agen - La Garenne (AGF / LFBA), France">AGF</acronym> <acronym title="Malaga (AGP / LEMG), Sp...

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by AOMlover
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skymark May Turn To NH For Help
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

RE: Skymark May Turn To NH For Help

What's up with that rumor about ANA taking over Skymark, their valuable HND slots and their A380 order ?

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