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by md-87er
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4265

Re: OS retro livery?

Although this livery was never used on A320 before, OS came very close. When they announced the initial order for 13 A320/321 in 1990 Airbus made renderings how the planes will look like. As this was the livery at that time it looked exactly what we see now. The website MD80.com shows them on their ...

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by md-87er
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 7713

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

On a recent trip I had the chance to compare one of those early birds to a brand new NEO. To be honest there was not much difference (even noise in the cabin).
LH does a good job in maintaining their aircraft...
So unless they run out of cycles there is no problem in keeping them flying.

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by md-87er
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?

Austrian officials just recently said the decision for long haul renewal has been postponed to 2018.
The word in a local aviation forum is that they will most likely get more 2nd hand 777-200ER to replace the oldest 767.

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by md-87er
Wed May 03, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian lease additional 777
Replies: 15
Views: 4207

Re: Austrian lease additional 777

An Austrian Aviation site wrote already in October 2016, that the sixth 777 OE-LPF would be the former N-776AM, leased from Aercap , and that it will go into service in Jan. 2018 https://www.austrianwings.info/2016/10/aua-details-zu-sechster-boeing-777/ (sorry in German only) So I would say the Aerc...

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by md-87er
Wed May 03, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian lease additional 777
Replies: 15
Views: 4207

Re: Austrian lease additional 777

The press release does not say that this is the 7th 777 for OS.
OS said already some month ago that they will lease one add. 777, bringing their fleet to six and that it will go into service by Jan 2018.
So the Aircap press release is just the finalization of the deal.

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by md-87er
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Livery Inconsistency?
Replies: 13
Views: 5660

Re: Austrian Airlines Livery Inconsistency?

Yes, the blue belly was so nice.... But as they are slow on re-painting the fleet, the majority still has it. (I.e. only one (actually two, one in Star All.) out of 18 A320)
So fly them while you still can.

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by md-87er
Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reminiscing: Pan Am Routes And Equipment.
Replies: 52
Views: 10416

RE: Reminiscing: Pan Am Routes And Equipment.

I have an old PA timetable from Jun-Sep. 1974 and it lists PA 1 as: Tokio-Hongkong-Bangkok-NewDelhi-Karachi/Teheran(Tu.Th.Su/Mo.We.Fr.Sa.)-Beirut-Istanbul-Frankfurt-London-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> What a journey....

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by md-87er
Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Emergency Landing In Chennai
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

RE: Austrian Emergency Landing In Chennai

Just a sidenote: 777 of Austrian are actually Lauda-Air, it will take another year before they will be repainted in Austrian colors.

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by md-87er
Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Recieves 5th 737-800 Today!
Replies: 13
Views: 4574

RE: Sun Country Recieves 5th 737-800 Today!

<i>Does anyone know how many 738s <acronym title="Sun Country Airlines (USA)">SY</acronym> has had in their history?</i> "old" Sun Country 737: new from Boeing 737-800: N800SY N801SY (now flying for the new <acronym title="Sun Country Airlines (USA)">SY</acronym>) N802SY N803SY N804SY (now flying fo...

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by md-87er
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD87 Vs MD80'S
Replies: 16
Views: 6433

RE: MD87 Vs MD80'S

LX23: You are comparing apples and pears. The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-87 and the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-81/82/83 can be compared like all mebers of the 737NG (737-600/700/800/900), all part of the same family, just shorter/longer. And because they share the...

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by md-87er
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's With Austrian And Lauda Air?
Replies: 19
Views: 3722

RE: What's With Austrian And Lauda Air?

The A340 is available because the routes it flies now are reduced in winter (Canada and Japan). And the 767 might go into maintenance or is used for charter flights...

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by md-87er
Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's With Austrian And Lauda Air?
Replies: 19
Views: 3722

RE: What's With Austrian And Lauda Air?

Service to China was started years ago when <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> and <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> were still separated. Initially everything by <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym>, probably because of traffic rights, <acronym title="Vienna ...

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by md-87er
Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Start ORD-VIE?
Replies: 11
Views: 6607

RE: UA To Start ORD-VIE?

Actually <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> has some spare long-haul aircraft in the name of Lauda-Air. Lauda Air is getting back 3 leased-out 767-300 in the coming months, and as of Oct. <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> and <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acrony...

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by md-87er
Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian's Grand Class Within Europe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

RE: Austrian's Grand Class Within Europe?

As mentioned before in general for European carriers, also Austrian falls into that class. <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym>'s business class on the European flights have a configuration of 2-3 (convertible Y-Class seats) and more legroom. But the biggest difference will be food, as <a...

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by md-87er
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian MD-80 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 2788

RE: Austrian MD-80 Question

If it is true what they communicate, we still have a years time to discuss this, as the two <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-83 will still be used for the Summer charter season 2005. The last <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-82 will leave at the end of this year and the 4 <ac...

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by md-87er
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Replies: 10
Views: 4081

RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?

Differences between the two Lauda-Airs: Both were founded by former F1-driver Niki Lauda, first Lauda Air Austria and than later Lauda Italy. In later years Niki Lauda sold the Austrian part to Austrian Airlines, so Lauda Air Austria is now part of the Austrian Airlines Group (along with Tyrolean(Au...

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by md-87er
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda Air Discriminates ...
Replies: 38
Views: 6292

RE: Lauda Air Discriminates ...

Hz747300 asked <i>Denying transport of Sri-Lankans is discrimination, but does anyone know if the Austrian Airlines Group still maintains this policy?</i> Well that can only be answered by an insider of the <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym>-Group, which I am not. But a look in the actu...

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by md-87er
Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 773ER Rollout Tomorrow
Replies: 33
Views: 4973

RE: ANA 773ER Rollout Tomorrow

Congratulations to ANA for doing the paint job how a Star Alliance plane really should look like. Why can't SQ paint their plane correctly?

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by md-87er
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Flown By Only ONE Airline?
Replies: 101
Views: 11012

RE: Airliners Flown By Only ONE Airline?

4 of the DC-10-15 that MX and AM ordered and operated were later operated by Sun Country, but I think they are now already turned into beer cans.

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by md-87er
Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Order Additional 737-800
Replies: 12
Views: 5988

RE: Austrian Airlines Order Additional 737-800

Boeing is writing in their press release that all 4 737-800 in the fleet have the blended winglets. Maybe I missed something, but as far as I know only two (the latest deliveries) are equipped with them. And just to end up, they also fly 2 737-700 and 2 737-600 (one leased out short term), so when a...

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by md-87er
Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Seat Plans With Numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 2198

RE: OS Seat Plans With Numbers

Well it is in the printed timetable...(don't know where on the web). But if you have the plan without the rows, it is fairly easy: C-Class is Row 1-4(or 5) Y-Class is always form 10 - 40, 41 or 44 (depending on aircraft) no row 13! And the row-numbering ist <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</...

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by md-87er
Sun May 30, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Foker 100's....None Left?
Replies: 28
Views: 4330

RE: AA Foker 100's....None Left?

So if the F100 and the M80 are substandard than please tell us what aircraft are at standard and why. Both aircraft have been ordered by the finest airlines worldwide and also in large quantities. If a cabin looks dirt and cheap or worn out than it is a problem of the operating airline and not the a...

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by md-87er
Fri May 28, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Vs. OS Economy Transatlantic
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

RE: LH Vs. OS Economy Transatlantic

Dear Konrad, The BAe 146 are leased in (2) by Austrian Arrows to overcome an aircraft shortage after the write-off of the belly-landing <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> F70 in January and expansion plans of <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym>. They should be replaced very ...

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by md-87er
Thu May 27, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Vs. OS Economy Transatlantic
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

RE: LH Vs. OS Economy Transatlantic

To clear something on <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> PTV: <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> has 4 330-200 equipped with PTV 2 A340-200 no PTV 2 A340-300, one has not the other has PTV (was newer and delivered at the same time as the A332) So 5 out of 8 Longhaul-aircraf...

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by md-87er
Tue May 18, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9: MSP-LAX
Replies: 32
Views: 3599

RE: F9: MSP-LAX

After reading that article and the posts above I wonder that nobody has mentioned Sun Country who also flies <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - M...

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by md-87er
Tue May 11, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Arrows F100
Replies: 7
Views: 2752

RE: Austrian Arrows F100

There are a lot of them standing in the desert, so I am sure they got a good price and they are only 10 years old, so why not? They also fit nicely to the F70. The only funny thing is that when they ordered the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-87 (the aircraft that will be replaced by th...

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by md-87er
Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why So Little Transatlantic Service To VIE?
Replies: 30
Views: 5866

RE: Why So Little Transatlantic Service To VIE?

Also transatlantic from <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>: <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> <acronym title="Vi...

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by md-87er
Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which A/C In Star Alliance Colors?
Replies: 8
Views: 4390

RE: Which A/C In Star Alliance Colors?

One of the 2 767 of Lufthansa shown in the first post is already back with LaudaAir (and now has the Lauda Title) the 2nd will follow also this summer. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/544697/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/o...

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by md-87er
Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Officially The Quietest Cabin In Flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 11564

RE: What's Officially The Quietest Cabin In Flight?

Don't know officially, but from my experience it should be the MD-90.

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by md-87er
Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will We See Austrian A340 New Colors?
Replies: 3
Views: 5194

RE: When Will We See Austrian A340 New Colors?

What I have heard is that the first A340 won't be painted before the end of this year - the busy summer schedule is coming.

No 777/737 selling, Lauda will even get more (3 737-800)

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by md-87er
Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lauda Now Austrian?
Replies: 32
Views: 3739

RE: Is Lauda Now Austrian?

I think the confusion is not settled. When Austrian announced the new Corp. Identity in Sept. 03 for Austrian and Tyrolean (Austrian Arrrows) they were asked "will Lauda change too?" But always the answer was "no". Than came the strike with the outcome that the flight operations dep. of Austrian and...

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by md-87er
Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB To Wet Lease 2 B747-400 From Singapore
Replies: 85
Views: 11623

RE: IB To Wet Lease 2 B747-400 From Singapore

<i><acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> is the worst choice to go from USA to Europe. Lousy service, no PTVs,... Who in his/her right mind would choose to fly <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> over <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, for instance??? It doesn't m...

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by md-87er
Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will OS Use The A319?
Replies: 1
Views: 3083

RE: Where Will OS Use The A319?

The first will be delivered this week, the 2nd also in a few days. As they also have 320 and 321 I am sure the 319 will fly to the same destinations, which means the whole European network, according to booking situation. And it will be hard to tell from the timetable (A32S). Two <acronym title="Air...

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by md-87er
Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Niki Airlines A New One From Lauda
Replies: 4
Views: 2722

RE: Niki Airlines A New One From Lauda

It is redirecting to AirBerlin because they bought 24% of "Niki", and the two airlines formed the first "low-cost" alliance. Niki Lauda can't use his name Lauda as there is still "Lauda-Air" and all rights to the name in terms of aviation belongs to this company (which is owned by Austrian Airlines)

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by md-87er
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SUD 747......?
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

RE: SUD 747......?

I think KLM was the only airline to really have their 747-200 converted with the stretched upper deck so that they would look like the 747-300.

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by md-87er
Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-9 Seating History...
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

RE: DC-9 Seating History...

I once flew a THY DC-9 from Dalaman to Istanbul, but that was years ago. To be honest, I am not 100% sure but I think it had the normal 2-3 layout. But I do remember it as a pleasant flight and it wasn't cramped. My brother has a timetable-collection and he has a THY-edition from 1975 were the say t...

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by md-87er
Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Oldest Airbus Still In Service
Replies: 35
Views: 13788

RE: What Is The Oldest Airbus Still In Service

But maybe they learned from it, as the first A320 and the first A340 are still owned by Airbus - time will tell if they will be preserved in the future (still some years to go).

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by md-87er
Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is The DC-10-15 Now?
Replies: 46
Views: 12028

RE: Where Is The DC-10-15 Now?

Sun Country had actually 4 of them. (N151SY-N154SY)
But the first one (N152SY) was scrapped already some years ago.

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by md-87er
Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA's Non-JFK Transatlantic Routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3441

RE: PA's Non-JFK Transatlantic Routes

Well, I am not a PanAm Expert, but I found an old timetable from June 74 and so I have to add some fine-tuning to the last post: San Juan: Non-stop to Madrid (3 days per week) and via Lisbon (2 days per week) PA 254/255 with 707 Boston: Non-stop to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (...

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by md-87er
Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HLX Added CGN-KLU
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

RE: HLX Added CGN-KLU

I think I remember that they also want to fly to Klagenfurt from Hannover.

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by md-87er
Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Leasing Of Sabena Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

RE: LH Leasing Of Sabena Aircraft

Two 767-300ER from Lauda-Air, in Star-Alliance-Colors. (one black, one white tail)

Complicated deal, I believe the crews are from Condor as they have also 767 in their fleet.

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by md-87er
Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn LHR-Spotter: Lauda777 Today
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

RE: Attn LHR-Spotter: Lauda777 Today

Thanks Stefan, I have now seen the news today, but they report that only two flights (one to Montreal and one to Paris) were affected by the strike. Also reported was a blown-out tire of an OS-flight arriving from Tel Aviv.

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by md-87er
Fri Aug 15, 2003 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn LHR-Spotter: Lauda777 Today
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Attn LHR-Spotter: Lauda777 Today

As the topic says: If the homepage of Vienna airport is right, than Austrian Airlines is sending a LaudaAir 777-200 on the <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> 455/456. The timetable says 18:40 arrival in Heathrow, with a 19:30 departure, but don't expect it to be on time as all the fligh...

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by md-87er
Wed Aug 13, 2003 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A330 Seat Photos Found!
Replies: 54
Views: 7953

RE: NW A330 Seat Photos Found!

It looks different to the standard Airbus-interiors (walls, ceiling, bins)
But very cool...

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by md-87er
Tue Aug 12, 2003 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Abandon Kangaroo Route...?
Replies: 18
Views: 5376

RE: BA To Abandon Kangaroo Route...?

O.K. guys, don't get me wrong With the title "Kangaroo Route" I was thinking more of the direct Europe-Australia (stopping in a place like <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>, <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acr...

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by md-87er
Tue Aug 12, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Abandon Kangaroo Route...?
Replies: 18
Views: 5376

RE: BA To Abandon Kangaroo Route...?

quote: <i>Considering there are more than 20 other operators flying between Europe and Australia </i> Are you really sure that there are that many? I think the list is far shorter: British Qantas Singapore Lauda Malaysian Thai Emirates?? You might add Cathay, Korean, ANA and JAL (but connecting in J...

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by md-87er
Wed Aug 06, 2003 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing/Airbus Regionals
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

RE: Boeing/Airbus Regionals

Actually Airbus thought about it some years ago. They had plans for an <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> 316 and <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> 317. But it would have been a joint venture with some Asian companies. I don't know why but it was cancelle...

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by md-87er
Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner With The Highest Range!
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

RE: Airliner With The Highest Range!

And who wants to sit in a plane for more than 16 hours... If I am getting tired, what about the crew? I am not confident that the Pilots will like to fly for such a long time, even if they can rest for some time. I am sure that you will count the actuall routes were those aircraft can be economicall...

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by md-87er
Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduce The Taxes!
Replies: 8
Views: 1937

RE: Reduce The Taxes!

I am with you, the level of taxes (i don't care if airport, government etc...) is way to high. I am flying from Europe to the US in September and out of the ticket price of 600 Euros, 120 are tax.... Just think what you can do with 120 Euros... O.K. security has its price, but that is way to much an...

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by md-87er
Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Sked To Canada Winter 2003-04
Replies: 3
Views: 3469

RE: Austrian Airlines Sked To Canada Winter 2003-04

If you hurry to the airport, you will see one even today, as the service today is flown by the A340-200. I saw it flying over my house at 4:00pm GMT (08/07/03) And btw: If the A340 is such an under-powered aircraft, it would not have been bought in such large numbers... (but we had that discussion s...

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