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by djb77
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 30790

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

I'm pleased by this order. As much as I always enjoyed flying the DE 763s over the years - the last time was in 2017 FRA>LPA - they were getting a little "long in the tooth" but still a comfortable ride in Economy. Somebody asked earlier if 3x3x3 will be offered in economy. The 763 current...

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by djb77
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 10917

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

Widerøe's Embraer E190-E2 were delivered direct from Brazil to Norway with a single stop in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. A second, provisional refueling stop in Aberdeen, Scotland, was scheduled but not required. Although the aircraft were void of passengers, baggage and cargo, this is still pretty goo...

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by djb77
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC/BA Traffic Rights Prior to German Unification?
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

BOAC/BA Traffic Rights Prior to German Unification?

Hi all, I was just in discussion with my son about various long-haul routes that BA combined with "drops" in Frankfurt am Main in the 1970s and, indeed, until the mid-80s, for example: 1977: BA870/811 service: LHR>FRA>BOM>BKK>HKG>BKK>DEL>FRA>LHR (747) BA810/821 service: LHR>FRA>DEL>BKK>HKG...

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by djb77
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question
Replies: 31
Views: 3971

Re: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question

I recall that SAA/SAL also stopped at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, but I'm unsure if that was perhaps in the 1970s when they were still operating 707s on the LHR (and other European) routes.

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by djb77
Mon May 04, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flying 77W LHR > FRA?
Replies: 15
Views: 4630

Re: BA flying 77W LHR > FRA?

http://thebasource.com/) states that G-STBH and G-STBJ have been doing some cargo sectors to Frankfurt since April 28, 2020.
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It isn't often that we see a BA wide-body here in Frankfurt these days. The BA Source (http://thebasource.com/) states that G-STBH and G-STBJ have been doing some cargo sectors to Frankfurt since April 28, 2020.

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by djb77
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18710

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

LH600 normally flies direct to Teheran from Frankfurt. Yesterday's LH600 was to have a scheduled stop in Baku, in addition to the regular Baku service (LH612). I presume the irregular drop in Baku was to do a crew change, to avoid having crew overnighting in Teheran, should the situation worsen. On ...

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by djb77
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 3657

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

Ah, the ATP, one of my all-time fave aircraft and most regularly frequented between 1992 and 1998. I flew on them many a time with British Airways: Aberdeen (ABZ) <> Sumburgh (LSI) ABZ <> Birmingham (BHX) Glasgow (GLA) <> (BHX) service that was a continuation to Frankfurt, we switched to a 737-200 i...

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by djb77
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LGW-FRA?
Replies: 24
Views: 4468

Re: Why no LGW-FRA?

LGW>FRA was, I think, originally a British Caledonian and/or Dan-Air route (served by One-Eleven) that BA absorbed when they took over either BCal and/or Dan-Air. It was served by BA for many, many years, I (and my parents) used to take it regularly connecting to/from ABZ and FRA as of 1994. I thin...

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by djb77
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LGW-FRA?
Replies: 24
Views: 4468

Re: Why no LGW-FRA?

LGW>FRA was, I think, originally a British Caledonian and/or Dan-Air route (served by One-Eleven) that BA absorbed when they took over either BCal and/or Dan-Air. It was served by BA for many, many years, I (and my parents) used to take it regularly connecting to/from ABZ and FRA as of 1994. I think...

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by djb77
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 8211

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

I traveled on D-AIPD (1989 build) and D-AIUO (2015 build) FRA<>GLA last week and bar the older overheads in D-AIPD, the untrained eye would not have spotted any differences. I was very impressed. I got the slight impression that I had better legroom on the newer frame - I was seated in 06D on both f...

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by djb77
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK
Replies: 23
Views: 7167

Re: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK

Which bases are the remaining ones to be closed? I used Air UK and KLMuk a lot back in the day on the 146 and F100 and the crew were always excellent. A great addition to KLM Cityhopper (where I have also never encountered an "off" crew...).

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by djb77
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 7272

Re: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft

Loganair operated G-AZUK, a -476 series One-Eleven back in 1989, see https://www.planespotters.net/photo/242457/g-azuk-loganair-bac-1-11-476fm-one-eleven and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:BAC_1-11_of_Loganair_at_Manchester_Airport#/media/File:G-AZUK_2_One-Eleven_476_Loganair_MAN_JUL89_...

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by djb77
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 100644

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

We flew HB-HOT back in August 2017 from the air show in Bensheim on an hour-long sight-seeing flight over the Odenwald, Heidelberg and Mannheim, a birthday gift for my son's 19th birthday. It was a fantastic experience from the outset. The crew were excellent and as we were leaving the aircraft one ...

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by djb77
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 Configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Edelweiss A340 Configuration

Hi there, I was researching flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier and was surprised to find that only Edelweiss appears to offer direct flights to Colombo from mainland Europe these days. What surprised me further was the configuration of the A340 Edelweiss are using on the route: https://www.flyede...

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by djb77
Wed May 30, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?
Replies: 22
Views: 5190

Re: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?

As a youngster, I remember being fascinated by flights to Japan and remember reading an article in, I think, Airliner World from 1989 about Virgin Atlantic introducing LHR > NRT via Moscow Sheremetyevo on a Boeing 747-200. I seem to think that the stop in Moscow was solely for refuelling purposes o...

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by djb77
Tue May 29, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?
Replies: 22
Views: 5190

Re: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?

As a youngster, I remember being fascinated by flights to Japan and remember reading an article in, I think, Airliner World from 1989 about Virgin Atlantic introducing LHR > NRT via Moscow Sheremetyevo on a Boeing 747-200. I seem to think that the stop in Moscow was solely for refuelling purposes or...

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by djb77
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 24517

Re: British Airways and the 767

gunnerman wrote:
I think you mean the 789.


I'll take your word for it: I'm not that "in the know", I'm afraid, the BA website merely states Boeing 787 Jet... I simply assumed it was the 788...

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by djb77
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 24517

Re: British Airways and the 767

I see that on 15.01.2018, the BA460 service LHR to MAD is being operated on the 788...

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by djb77
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrowbodies from Korea to the UK, P.3, Xi'an-Almaty, SCAT Boeing 737-500
Replies: 11
Views: 6985

Re: Narrowbodies from Korea to the UK, P.3, Xi'an-Almaty, SCAT Boeing 737-500

Really interesting report, thanks for posting. I look forward to the next installment of the journey! Wrt the rear lavatory arrangement on the SCAT 735: if my memory serves me correctly, the Lufthansa and Braathens 735s (in fact, they are the only 735s I have ever traveled on...) both had an identic...

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by djb77
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 7939

Re: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017

Thanks for posting this trip report, I would love to see your pictures. We used airberlin for a transatlantic hop in economy from DUS<>JFK for our first family holiday in the US in 2011. Back then it was the pre-update hard product which wasn't comparable to what is offered now but still comfortable...

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by djb77
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 10071

Re: Hef's plane

Not wanting to lower the tone, I kind of liked that Hugh boarded from the rear...

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by djb77
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 6563

Re: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers

IIRC, Air China also has cabin crew based in Frankfurt.

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by djb77
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Step Back in Time: DLBS Junkers Ju52 "Tante Ju" in Hamburg
Replies: 12
Views: 4138

Re: Step Back in Time: DLBS Junkers Ju52 "Tante Ju" in Hamburg

Hi Roy, Thanks for posting this trip report. We flew with the Ju-Air Ju-52 HB-HOT this weekend past on a 40-minute flight from Bensheim to Bensheim with views of Heidelberg and the Odenwald > it was wonderful... I was lucky enough to get one of the front backward-facing seats that gave me a great vi...

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by djb77
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA902/903 on August 1, 2017?
Replies: 0
Views: 497

BA902/903 on August 1, 2017?

Hi y'all,

Is anybody out there able to confirm which of the seven remaining Boeing 763ER British Airways is using for tomorrow's (Tuesday, August 1, 2017) BA902/903 LHR>FRA>LHR rotation?

Thanks for any answers!

Best,
djb77

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by djb77
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 56
Views: 18447

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

Wrt the two VC-10 flights - do you remember if the aircraft had rear-facing seats?
(PS And did anybody spot the ex-PanAm L1011-500 awaiting RAF conversion... also now long gone too...)

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by djb77
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985
Replies: 19
Views: 5572

Re: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985

This has to be one of the best trip reports in a while - full of aircraft and images from my childhood! My parent's home is under the flight path inbound to Aberdeen (ABZ) and a standard sound of home was for many years the drone of the Viscount, normally Britsh Air Ferries doing the Shetland oil ru...

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by djb77
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft operating today's UX1509 MAD>FRA?
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Aircraft operating today's UX1509 MAD>FRA?

Many thank,Crispi!

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by djb77
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft operating today's UX1509 MAD>FRA?
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Aircraft operating today's UX1509 MAD>FRA?

Hi there,
Is there any chance someone here can identify the exact aircraft operating this afternoon's AirEuropa UX1509 Madrid to Frankfurt flight?
It was originally supposed to be operated by E195, now showing as a 738...
Many thanks and best regards,
djb77

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by djb77
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scotland Aviation - News 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6765

Re: Scotland Aviation - News 2016

I see that airBaltic is returning to ABZ with flights from Riga on 733 as of May (it appears to be four times per week), and Ryanair has now announced they are offering flights to Faro as of May 2017 on Tuesdays and Saturdays (dep ABZ at 11:55, dep Faro at 08:00).

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by djb77
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Business Class B747-400 Montreal to Casablanca
Replies: 5
Views: 12172

Re: Royal Air Maroc Business Class B747-400 Montreal to Casablanca

Great report, that is a pretty tidy looking 744. I was expecting a more "basic" interior involving cloth seats et al in economy, particularly with such a high density. I was nicely surprised...

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by djb77
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scotland Aviation - News 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6765

Re: Scotland Aviation - News 2016

Wrt to ABZ, I see Ryanair is to return to Dyce as of February 2017 to operate twice weekly flights to Alicante (Thursday, Sunday) and Malaga (Wednesday, Saturday.) Early morning from ALC (+/- 08:00) and AGP (+/- 06:30), mid-morning back to Spain again: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/ne ... n-a...

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by djb77
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus B767-200ER (Picture)
Replies: 16
Views: 7520

Re: Aer Lingus B767-200ER (Picture)

Any word on what cabin is like on the 762ER? 2x4x2 or 2x3x2? And EI branded?

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by djb77
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Marks 45 Years Of LHR Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

RE: SQ Marks 45 Years Of LHR Flights

While I would love to fly Singapore > Mumbai > Bahrain > Rome > <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> with a B707, what I find particularly impressive is that the flying time - according to the article - was "only" 17hr 35mins. Compared to today's 12hr 40mins ...

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by djb77
Wed May 04, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Student Stand By Fares Of The 60's
Replies: 7
Views: 3556

RE: Student Stand By Fares Of The 60's

I recently had lunch with an American friend and colleague, she was telling me about her first flight to Europe in 1979, with Pan Am from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> (didn't ask if it was a direct flight). She and a friend flew on a kind ...

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by djb77
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Snapshot: Jan, 1987
Replies: 15
Views: 2991

RE: Boston Snapshot: Jan, 1987

Very interesting indeed.
I see there are no flights to Glasgow Prestwick listed (served by the Northwest (Orient) DC-10)? And what about Dublin and Shannon, are they listed in some way too?

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by djb77
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Full Length Flight Video: KLM Fokker 70 ZRH-AMS
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

RE: Full Length Flight Video: KLM Fokker 70 ZRH-AMS

Great video, many thanks for sharing. KLM Cityhopper and the F70 are great - one of my favorite airlines and regional aircraft, unique and very comfortable  

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by djb77
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air "stranded" In Las Palmas
Replies: 29
Views: 14200

RE: WOW Air "stranded" In Las Palmas

This happened to friends on Monday, March 21 flying with Ryanair from Porto to Hahn, returning from a family event at the weekend. Ryanair canceled their flight due to the ATC action in France on the Monday. The earliest flight home from Porto to Hahn, where they left their car, was on Friday, March...

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by djb77
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CE Service In A CW Seat - The BA Midhaul A321
Replies: 1
Views: 5828

RE: CE Service In A CW Seat - The BA Midhaul A321

Great report and pictures! I didn't realize BA sometimes used the mid-haul A321 on short-haul hops, bit of a steal really...

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by djb77
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iceland Air Saga Class – Affordable Way To Fly J
Replies: 9
Views: 12531

RE: Iceland Air Saga Class – Affordable Way To Fly J

Thanks for a very interesting report. We're thinking of visiting Iceland next year (from home near Frankfurt) and I was actually considering booking Economy Comfort as my wife doesn't enjoy flying yet having more space makes the experience easier. For a 3.5 hour flight, however, I'm not really willi...

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by djb77
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Cityhopper Former Rotterdam - Frankfurt Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

RE: KLM Cityhopper Former Rotterdam - Frankfurt Flight

I didn't realize that Cityhopper flew RTMFRA. Did they use F27/F50 or F28?

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by djb77
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part3: Phuket To India - Bangkok Airways -A320-200
Replies: 3
Views: 6646

RE: Part3: Phuket To India - Bangkok Airways -A320-200

Great report, I'm enjoying following your long trip. Those seats on your <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>><acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz) (BOM / VABB), India">BOM</acronym> leg look ext...

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by djb77
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1. Scheduled "transatlantic" Flight Of A Q400
Replies: 46
Views: 18888

1. Scheduled "transatlantic" Flight Of A Q400

Whether we consider this service transactlantic or inter-European, I think it is great that my former home airport at <acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym> is being linked into the Icelandair network > let's hope that the service is used sufficiently to keep it ...

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by djb77
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Retired Last 735 - 8 733s Active Till 10/2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3922

RE: LH Retired Last 735 - 8 733s Active Till 10/2016

My first ever <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> business class flight was on a windy, wet, wintery evening in 1A on a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 735 from <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym> to <acronym title="Frankf...

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by djb77
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 25th B’day Pt2: A Frustrating Trip Back On KLM 747
Replies: 17
Views: 11761

RE: 25th B’day Pt2: A Frustrating Trip Back On KLM 747

Your story about the man who didn't go to the loo made me chuckle: In May I was in the US and flew with Singapore <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>><acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New Y...

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by djb77
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Damaged At DFW
Replies: 13
Views: 22337

RE: BA 747 Damaged At DFW

The <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> A330 will probably be there a while - the <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> cabin crew are on strike, one of their unions, UFO, has called a strike for the best part of this week and it affects all flights crewed by Lufthansa Pass...

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by djb77
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs "Militant" About Window Shades Down On Red Eye
Replies: 200
Views: 28932

RE: FAs "Militant" About Window Shades Down On Red Eye

Yes, I recently experienced it on Singapore Airlines A380 from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. It was 21:00 and already dar...

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by djb77
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tuifly 767-400?
Replies: 8
Views: 8357

Tuifly 767-400?

Dear all, My son returned from Las Palmas to <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> last night on tuifly and took the current 01/2015 onboard magazine for me to read (he is well trained  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums...

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by djb77
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 767-200ER Retirement Soon
Replies: 38
Views: 12342

RE: US 767-200ER Retirement Soon

I always hoped that I would get a run on a 762 but the closest I ever got was back in 2005 when I was in <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> with work and had just boarded the later evening <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FR...

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by djb77
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's A318s
Replies: 55
Views: 15181

RE: Air France's A318s

My parents recently flew <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>>Lisbon><acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> on an <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> A318 and they said that a) they liked the fact ...

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by djb77
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 737-400 Withdrawals & Leased A320s Update
Replies: 29
Views: 9727

RE: BA 737-400 Withdrawals & Leased A320s Update

My favorite seat on the BA734 was 06A, the 2.5 seater behind Club, always tried my best to bag that one!

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