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by AMS18C36C
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18311

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

The signs at Schiphol are only in English. KLM's safety video is also only spoken in English. Although the Dutch speak English very well, English is not their mother tongue. By the way, it looks a bit like Brussels and Wallonia. In Brussels and Wallonia they speak mainly French, but they do not wan...

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 12106

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/cate ... oeing-777s
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Rumour has it that KLM has ordered two 777-300ER’s in July, which will be delivered at the end of 2020.

Source: https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/cate ... oeing-777s

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta began Warsaw?
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: What would happen if Delta began Warsaw?

It wouldn't work. The reason it works for United/Lufthansa/LOT is that their joint network covers just about all of Poland. Warsaw might be the largest city in Poland, but not by far. The population of Poland is pretty much scattered throughout the country, so you need to have good regional coverag...

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could KLM have the 3 variants of Boeing 787?
Replies: 18
Views: 3050

Re: Could KLM have the 3 variants of Boeing 787?

Is it already clear what aircraft will replace the full passenger 744’s? I read that, for example, it will be the 78J on the AMS-CUR route, meaning less available seats.

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???
Replies: 20
Views: 2034

Re: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???

Aviation contributes only 5% of global CO2 emissions and aircraft are becoming more efficient with each generation. Last thing I heard it was 2%, although that was from an unverified source so it might be wrong. Anyway, there are other things that pollute far more than aviation. For example shippin...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 8038

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Say everything you want about how this stuff is going to be "wasted", or "expensive". Fact is, the total cost of the drug, which would be in the hundreds of thousands, absolutely pales in comparison to what it would cost to defend a lawsuit claiming that it was negligent of DL n...

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig
Replies: 11
Views: 6110

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig

Thanks for sharing: I like your detailed trip reports in combination with your work/reports on the oil rigs!

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23416

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I've read through some of these posts, and quite honestly I don't understand why people are making such a fuss over this. Isn't AMS connected to scores of other cities in Europe by a rather extensive high-speed rail network? Not to mention, I know someone who went to Germany and said you could trav...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23416

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Correctly if I am wrong, but KLM Always had a verry good relationship with the Dutch Railways. I believe at some point they even owned some stock in some train projects involving train transport to and from the airport. KLm used to be a minority shareholder in High Speed Alliance, NS Dutch Railways...

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12328

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

See this article in FlightGlobal, where it states that FI is indeed considering Airbus: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/icelandair-considers-a321neo-and-possible-all-airbus-457975/ Per airfleets.net, the average age of 757’s in FI’s fleet is 22.9 years, and that of the 767 is 20.3 years. ...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14731

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

Makes sense, as it prevents a subfleet op a mere seven 350-900’. Unless I’m mistaken, the 787-10 and 359 in KLM’sfleet would have a similar configuration and seat count. Can the 787-10 do everything the 359 would have done at KLM?

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11252

PY to replace A340 with B777

Here’s some news on a carrier, not discussed much on a.net, Surinam Airways. As the sources are in Dutch, here is a summary: * PY’s A340-300 is 20 years old, and the lease will expire at the end of this year. * PY will lease a Boeing 777-200ER from Boeing, which will also provide the maintenance. * ...

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4848

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

They feel there is sufficient evidence to draw up these charges. I do think they weight the evidence very carefully before they drew up these charges. Don't think the OM would like to see an acquittal on this. They have to feel this way at some point. First - there is public pressure on them to get...

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4186

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

I flew Sabena a couple of times when I was little, using BRU to connect. I only remember the AMS-BRU leg, which was flown on an Avro Regional Jet. Sabena was reborn into SN Brussels Airlines (now Brussels Airlines), and they don’t operate AMS-BRUany more but rather codeshare with the Thalys high-spe...

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4848

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Of course not. But giving childish rebels weapons with which they were able to shoot down commercial airliners was not an issue.. great. Well - per JIT, Russian military isn’t involved. All JIT has on that BUK is 1-2 low quality doubtful videos. Based primarily on those they developed a “black hole...

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26793

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

I read that the oldest E190 in KLM’s fleet is 11 years old. I’m curious as to their reasoning on replacing them.
Everyone probably expected a 737-replacement order rather than an E190-replacement order. ;)

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by AMS18C36C
Sun May 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

The idea itself isn't bad, but I agree that the costs of it make it highly unlikely. Part of those costs might be funded through crowdfunding, but certainly not all of it. Airlines that want to expand in either Amsterdam or Eindhoven but currently can't might be willing to pay for a solution that c...

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by AMS18C36C
Sun May 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 11852

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

I saw IST-HAV-CCS on the list. Just curious: how do they may CCS work?

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by AMS18C36C
Sun May 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16474

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

DELTA launches TPA-AMS today, the 21st daily DL widebody arrival into AMS: AMS - DL Arrivals Summer 2019 - plus scheduled aircraft for 23/24 May 2019: - 05.50 DL 256 Boston/General Edward Lawrence Logan (BOS / KBOS) AIRBUS A330-300 Delta Air Lines N821NW - 05.55 DL 132 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Co...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Dream Trip: LH 747-8 Upper Deck to Europe and Edelweiss Air Returning To SAN!
Replies: 14
Views: 14843

Re: My Dream Trip: LH 747-8 Upper Deck to Europe and Edelweiss Air Returning To SAN!

Thanks for sharing and posting! As others have said, your enthusiasm makes it very enjoyable to read. :)

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 12106

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

Dutch media report that the Amsterdam metro will likely be expanded to the airport. This will reduce the number of local trains to the airport creating more capacity for international trains (including those to London, Brussels and Paris, in the future perhaps also trains to Germany). "Schipho...

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10316

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

Always fun watching how religious morals hold up when they're pitted against cold hard cash. While gambling and strippers are fun, people also go to Vegas to go to the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Area 51 conspiracy nuts, NW Arizona, etc... Plus (my personal favorite) any celebrity chef thats ...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 27490

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Garuda used to operate CGK-AMS-LGW before operating CGK-LHR. Any chance of them adding the LGW-tag from AMS again?

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 4 - KLM from Beijing to London via Amsterdam - B787-9 & ERJ190
Replies: 8
Views: 8026

Re: Part 4 - KLM from Beijing to London via Amsterdam - B787-9 & ERJ190

ííííThank you for the enjoyable four-part trip report!

Pity you didn’t get to fly the KLM 747. They’ll be retired in around three years time. I wonder if KLM will organize some farewell flights, as they did with the MD11.

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 26604

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Interesting that KL/DL are having another go at direct AMS-Florida flights. I think KL already flies seasonal AMS-MIA service (after the failed attempt in 2011/2012) and now DL is launching AMS-MCO.

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join
Replies: 14
Views: 2799

Re: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join

Didn't KL start offering codeshares on HV not too long ago? I saw traveller reviews where people took a long-haul KL flight and transferred onto an intra-European HV flight to a destination which wasn't served by KL mainline. Not a bad strategy to fill some extra seats.

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year
Replies: 53
Views: 8997

Re: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year

Several months ago, it was stated that KL/9W were looking at a new AMS-India route, so this announcement isn't very surprising. :)

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 70
Views: 17259

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

Not surprising indeed. Will this be an NG-version of MAX-version? KLM operates the NG-variant of the 737, so my guess would be the former.

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 9387

Re: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement

Eventually, PY is going to have to move forward with twin-engined aircraft. The second-hand 343's aren't getting any younger. If you want to stick with an airplane with more than two engines, your best options would be the 346 or 748 (and I doubt there are second-hand planes available of the latter ...

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 9387

Re: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement

If you look at the lease rates for some long-haul aircraft (Autumn 2016): A330-300: $220.000-$890.000 A340-300: $100.000-$185.000 B777-200ER: $200.000-$405.000 B787-9: $950.000-$1.100.000 Source: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1345101 So if Surinam Airways wants a new/bigger long-hau...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 9387

Re: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement

If Surinam Airways really wants a twin-engine aircraft for the transatlantic route, why not just let it be operated by another airline which does have ETOPS-certification and paint it in Surinam Airways livery? With regard to the CSeries order: what are the lease rates of a CS100 or CS300 versus a 7...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 9387

Re: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement

The current age of the fleet is 20.3 years old. The last fleet they had also consisted of older aircraft (Boeing 747-300 and MD 82’s). So I question how much money Surinam Airways has for some brand new aircraft. When it comes to the short-haul fleet, I doubt they’d go for two types. The fleet is to...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways fleet replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Surinam Airways fleet replacement

In an article with the Dutch aviation news website luchtvaartnieuws.nl, the CEO unveiled plans for fleet replacement. I don’t have a subscription, but in the accessible section of the article, the following is stated: Short-haul: * The current fleet will be replaced and expanded for more regional ro...

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Future Routes
Replies: 52
Views: 8102

Re: Jet Airways Future Routes

[quote="PietPiloot"]The Amsterdam operation seems to be working well for 9W/KL/DL. There were supposedly plans to expand operations by opening BLR-AMS as well as Chennai - Paris. However I haven't seen any recent news about those routes. As the summerseason is opening in 2-3 months time, i...

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by AMS18C36C
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 - KL565 AMS-NBO turned back
Replies: 6
Views: 2417

Re: B747 - KL565 AMS-NBO turned back

According to local news station NH, the plan had a technical issue. There were no engineers in NBO who could fix this, but there were in AMS. http://www.nhnieuws.nl/nieuws/198721/toestel-klm-keert-terug-naar-schiphol-vanwege-technisch-mankement According to the same news station, the same aircraft o...

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210630

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Regadering the discussion on the 359: has the seating configuration already been announced? I've Always imagined that the 359 could be used to 'fill' the gap of about 100 seats between the 772 and 77W. I can't remember seeing it somewhere. But because the A350-900 is slightly bigger then the 787-9 ...

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 20517

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

OR will start AMS-PBM in July From what I read, OR will have a single weekly frequency on the AMS-PBM route and will codeshare on two of PY's three AMS-flights. How does this work with crew layovers? A week long layover for OR-crew won't make the bean-counters happy I presume. ;) I guess its a long...

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210630

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Regadering the discussion on the 359: has the seating configuration already been announced? I've Always imagined that the 359 could be used to 'fill' the gap of about 100 seats between the 772 and 77W.

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by AMS18C36C
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 20517

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

777klm wrote:
OR will start AMS-PBM in July


From what I read, OR will have a single weekly frequency on the AMS-PBM route and will codeshare on two of PY's three AMS-flights. How does this work with crew layovers? A week long layover for OR-crew won't make the bean-counters happy I presume. ;)

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If airlines started to listen to A-netter?
Replies: 46
Views: 2855

Re: If airlines started to listen to A-netter?

1. They'd either be very efficient or very inefficient.
2. The Eurowhite colour schemes would go the way of the dinosaurs overnight.
3. Boeing would be forced to design the 757NG due to popular demand.

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plans on secondary Chinese cities to Mexico
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: China Southern plans on secondary Chinese cities to Mexico

jbs2886 wrote:
Since when is CAN a secondary city? The thread title should be renamed to say that CZ is launching CAN-MEX.


Exactly what I was thinking. Only question I have: what intermediate stop will CZ use?

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM opens new route to Monrovia and Freetown
Replies: 25
Views: 4963

Re: KLM opens new route to Monrovia and Freetown

First thing I thought when I read the title was; must be an A330, and it indeed is. I'm starting to think they really like their "temporary" A330's. I'm still waiting to see one of the 'temporary' A330's in the new KLM livery. ;) I am wondering what KLM's future plans are for the 250 seat...

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no direct flights between AMS and Vietnam (yet)?
Replies: 22
Views: 3511

Re: Why are there no direct flights between AMS and Vietnam (yet)?

Since they're both Skyteam hubs, there are onward connections on both sides. I'd think it's a matter of time before the route is opened. Just a question who's going to fly it and with what equipment.

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to create new airline in 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 10736

Re: AF to create new airline in 2017

Is this the entire Trust Together plan, just make a new long haul airline? Or am I missing something?

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: "Norwegian opens long-haul base @AMS"
Replies: 33
Views: 6427

Re: Rumor: "Norwegian opens long-haul base @AMS"

So what can we see from Norwegian at AMS? The usual JFK/OAK/LAX/FLL/BOS? wonder if they are entitled to fly to some other popular routes, such as CUR or PBM.

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announce FLL-LGW
Replies: 67
Views: 9707

Re: BA announce FLL-LGW

First MSY, now FLL. If BA keeps this up, what will happen to all of the 'where in the US will BA fly to next' threads? ;)

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC
Replies: 48
Views: 7903

Re: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC

SQ has confirmed that the upcoming A350-900ULR will likely be configured in 2 classes ....sort of a dumb statement, no? :? That said, none of this is stuff that hasn't already been known for months. It's not a dumb statement. The Airbus 345's which did the SIN-LAX and SIN-EWR routes first had two c...

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 10769

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

Is WOW replicating the Icelandair model? Just imagine if these two ever merge... ;)

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM AT SXM
Replies: 10
Views: 2692

Re: KLM AT SXM

KLM operates AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS three times weekly with a 744. It will become three times weekly AMS-SXM-AMS with a 332.

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