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by speedbird52
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL YVR - SEA runs
Replies: 24
Views: 4253

Re: DL YVR - SEA runs

Isn't it more efficient to just take a bus to Vancouver? Once you factor in airport time the amount of time you save is negligible

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by speedbird52
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47525

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

More than anything, this is to gain some hard data re pilot fatigue to share with CASA. The 744 that flew LHR-SYD 30 years ago had extra pilots. The 747 flight 30 years was a publicity stunt. It's safe to assume no research was carried out to the levels that QF are intending to do with these upcomi...

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by speedbird52
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14730

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

A common argument here is that citizens moving near LGB "knew what they were getting into" when they moved in, and that "if they didn't like the conditions they shouldn't have moved here". Couldn't the same be said for the airlines? They knew they would have to abide by noise reg...

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by speedbird52
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?
Replies: 14
Views: 2804

Re: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?

Sensationalist much? No collusion, just EK snapping out of delusions of grandeur and realizing they don't need 150 A380s and realizing that market fragmentation and frequency are the future. But with this shift of strategy, that means DWC can't come soon enough, if it's still happening... Market fr...

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by speedbird52
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12328

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Are you kidding me? Imagine if we said this about other incidents. "Driver veers into pedestrians because they were going to hit the car in front of them". I believe I'm totally missing your point. Are you comparing a driver that was already at fault for not paying attention and their act...

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by speedbird52
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12328

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Taking your hand luggage is not an impulse reflex in a stressful situation: It is a carefully calculated and deliberately executed decision you contumaciously make. There is no way someone can "accidentally" take their hand luggage out.

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by speedbird52
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12328

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Spanish media is citing lack of info by BA and 10 pax sent to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Once again people can be seen taking hand luggage during evacuation Like seen here, on a serious note its about time that these fools have the book thrown at them, they should be arrested and c...

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by speedbird52
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 13551

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

leftcoast8 wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
If it goes to SEA 11 year old me would literally explode but current year old me would miss the Queen


Who needs the Queen when you can get the whale?!

I suppose you may have a point.

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by speedbird52
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 13551

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

If it goes to SEA 11 year old me would literally explode but current year old me would miss the Queen

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by speedbird52
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 39064

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

Any idea as to the aircraft coming to SEA? I am crossing my fingers for an A346 but I doubt it

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by speedbird52
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 54823

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Sad end of an era. I have to ask: Can NRT be considered a failure as an airport? Left an right carriers are moving their flights back to HND

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18284

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Jetty wrote:
A Florida woman, somehow I already suspected that after reading the title.

It's 2019 and we have equality. Bye bye Florida man. Hello Florida WOMAN

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by speedbird52
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10916

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

longhauler wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
What seating did BA use on the 757s?

18 F (recliners, not sleepers) and 141Y. There was no J.

The flights flew YYZ-JFK-BHX-JFK-YYZ with fifth freedom rights between YYZ and JFK.

Must have been a fun way to get to New York! An interesting piece of history

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by speedbird52
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10916

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

BA Used to have double daily 744s to YVR in the Summer.

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by speedbird52
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10916

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

YYZ used to get it on at least one daily rotation in the summer at the very least. YVR used to be double daily in summer, now 380 but back to the Queen for winters. Once upon a time (late 90s) YYZ got as much as 17 weekly Speedbirds operated by 741/742... those were the good old days as they say. A...

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by speedbird52
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 55
Views: 10270

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Qantas received the last 6 744, as 744ER, ever produced for passengers so theirs are the youngest. There is no reason they can't fly until 2025. So you think the management is actively lying in their regulatory filing? jfk777 is not wrong, the aircraft easily have another 10 years of life in them, ...

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by speedbird52
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7630

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

How about the offended passenger is offered a cover so they don't have to see something that is as natural as breathing. That is of course if they have apparently lost the ability to turn their head the other way.... There are many situations where it would be impossible to turn your head away, for...

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by speedbird52
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7630

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

OMG, this thread is quite something. Bottom line *for me* is that I do not see the problem with anything that deals with the human body, and the nourishing/survival of said human body. I totally fail to see how seeing a part of a fellow human being should make someone uncomfortable, least offend th...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5548

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

This is going to sound insane but I foresee that Airbus will actually launch an A380neo somewhere within the next 5 years, for deliveries within the next decade.. Wow :shock: , that is an optimistic view. I hope so, but I would not even bet a bottle of whiskey over it. My bet is that we will see a ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7630

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

OMG, this thread is quite something. Bottom line *for me* is that I do not see the problem with anything that deals with the human body, and the nourishing/survival of said human body. I totally fail to see how seeing a part of a fellow human being should make someone uncomfortable, least offend th...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7630

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Why is it so hard for people to understand that whenever a fluid or semi-fluid exits the human body it provokes natural disgust to other people? Sometimes you have to do it but it is considerate to minimize other people's exposure to the event. Not ok: - Picking nose (cover up or do it in the lav) ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7630

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

I don't want to see someones tits hanging out on a plane. I genuinely think that within 25 years it will be considered socially acceptable to have sex in public and anyone saying otherwise will be labeled a backwards bigot

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96689

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

This is so spot on. Did you guys get your education in economics in the 1950s Soviet Union? Apart from chronically underserved areas (for which it can provide subsidies) the government has no reason to tell AF where and how often it should fly. Did you miss the wave(s) of deregulation of the last 4...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96689

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

You know, if France REALLY cared about the environment they would be punishing airlines by forcing them to have less flights rather than consumers by forcing us to pay more.

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6455

Re: 737-8200?

JAAlbert wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
Fun Fact: The “8200” comes from the future cabin capacity they are seeking to get certified for.


Fun for who?

O' Leary

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by speedbird52
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 160
Views: 34122

Re: Qatar Airways to buy Malaysia Airlines?

How is Air Italy working out again?

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by speedbird52
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 66
Views: 10421

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

That Business Class looks wonderful

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 13986

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Having children is also a gross and dirty process, and a choice as well. Should the rest of society cater to other people's need to breed? Quite the absurd analogy. Children become adults who have the potential to do their part in making this world a better place in which to live. Children do not e...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 13986

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

As a smoker I'm disappointed. This made connecting in ATL a lot less of a headache. I get the reasoning behind it, but I never notice the smell leaking out of the rooms at all. Don't see why they need to get rid of them. People smoke, they're going to keep smoking whether the rooms are there or not...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15284

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

the delta crew did not shut down the engine????? Engines will always still windmill, even after shutdown. Short of a catastrophic failure or loss of oil pressure, engines will never fully seize. The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between eng...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6602

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

I am almost 100% sure that Lufthansa flew 748s into EWR at one point At one point as in today - in that they still do. LH's FRA-EWR flight is on a B748i And they were the only airline to order the B748 on a purely business case...high J count but where not all the Y is needed. Real shame BA never o...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5497

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

Spohr recently said that after the 6 A380s go back to Airbus, it does not make sense to split the remaining fleet between FRA and MUC. In the same speech he said that no decision has been made whether this A380 fleet will be based in FRA or MUC. I can see splitting the VLA fleet between hubs: A380 ...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6602

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

For DL: as was once said a long time ago, they don't like big planes. For UA: the B748 has a larger wingspan than the B744, which (outside of the Olympics) never visited EWR, and many of the UA B77W routes were B77E upgauges before the arrival of the B78X...and also, the B748 is much heavier than t...

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by speedbird52
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 14567

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Could've sworn that last time I flew over whilst looking on the TSA website that they are completely prohibited. Must've been only for checked baggage then as you say. Absolutely not - as others have said. I travel with one every time I fly to keep my devices charged, especially on AC without in se...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6722

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

BrooklyBOMgal wrote:
Can't wait for AI to start DEL ISB DEL. AI can offer cheap fares to BKK and other places.

Didn't PIA used to fly to India before the conflict this year?

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6722

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

Thibault973 wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Thibault973 wrote:

The “old” 332s are getting some pretty nice new interiors so yay ;)

IMO Angled seats in J are certainly not nice. From what I have heard their Y sucks too


The new 332 cabin features full lie flat seats and the Y product is actually pretty nice

That is good to hear.

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by speedbird52
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6722

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

I do know every year French business group come to Pakistan to explore new ventures etc, I don't know the trade numbers between the two companies. I know Sanofi a French company has big set up in Karachi, also French car companies are setting up plants in Pakistan. If Air France ever returned it wo...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25009

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

By the way half of those MAN TATL routes are glorified charter routes to places like MCO, CUN, PUJ, and LAS. That is where the locals want to You can call them what you want but they are still fully scheduled flights with or without your 'glorified charter' interjection. Funny how you point out tho...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19202

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Yup, that's all that matters to companies in the US. As long as their stock & bottom line are doing fine, safety, employee well-being, customer well-being, and sustainability doesn't matter or can go out the window completely. So you think companies in other countries *aren't* focused on their ...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19202

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on. Thankfully you don't run the US cause that is not how any democratic society should function. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law by trial with a jury of peers. Great advice if you don't believ...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8318

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

memphiX wrote:
SFO-DAD? Can DAD handle 380s?

My dad is not a trained pilot

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 24155

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

I don't know. Alex Cruz is a cheap man. Just look at how unwilling he is to spend money by the state of British airways service now. carsten spohr is also not a smart man for letting go an aircraft with the potential to make money. You obviously don't travel much with BA so wont have noticed the st...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25009

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Not sure where they would use NMA or even A321XLR as they don't have and never had 757s or 767s (one route being the lone exception). Other than that the only time you ever hear glowing endorsements of a specific aircraft type from and airline CEO is when he just ordered and announced it. Everythin...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19539

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Did VS bid for BMI? I feel like if they had gotten BMIs operations they would have had more success with domestic and European flights than Little Red.

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22167

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

AF needs Boeing 777X I love the math. AF struggles to use existing supers, therefore, AF should buy more supers. Or, perhaps, AF should NOT do that and should stick to its largest plane being the 77W, since the current strategy of 'big plans' hasn't really worked well at all. I mean the 779 is only...

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by speedbird52
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 777-300ER Routes?
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: United 777-300ER Routes?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airl ... -ual/fleet

Click on the aircraft and this should give you a rough idea
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https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airl ... -ual/fleet

Click on the aircraft and this should give you a rough idea

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11638

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

I can justify something that each airlines does not deserve to be on the top list: 1. Qatar Airways (2) - 3-3-3 on 787 2. Singapore Airlines (1) - 3-3-3 on 787 3. ANA (3) - no meals on domestic flights 4. Cathay Pacific (6) - 3-4-3 on 777 5. Emirates (4) - 3-4-3 on 777 6. EVA (5) - 3-4-3 on 777 7. ...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27419

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

What exactly did Iran have to gain from trying to sink a Japanese ship whilst the Japanese PM was visiting the country?

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