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by MartijnNL
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

This is normal i think for all International flights now. I don't think so. I just flew back from ICN-SFO yesterday, and i was asked security questions and check-in, immigration and again at the gate before i boarded. Recently I travelled from Amsterdam to San Francisco on KLM. No security question...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

(...) On one flight I took, US Customs officers ordered everyone in the jetway to go up against the jetway wall as though we were being arrested. When a US Customs officer with a gun and sounding like a drill sergeant yells, "Everyone up against the wall," people are quick to comply. That...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

That's why I prefer to fly KLM from Amsterdam or Lufthansa from Frankfurt to the United States: no questions asked. At least not in the last five years.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 11894

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Absolutely terrible and tasteless. The outgoing one was classy and one of best looking liveries out there. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: This is a fantastic new livery. I love the font, and the orange and white fuselage makes it stand out. :talktothehand: I haven't seen the new livery in real...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5927

Re: Windows in the 787

av8orwalk wrote:
MartijnNL wrote:
Please check your spelling. Frlight, intened, atcually, gold, platic...

(...) For example when you fly from Seattle or Vancoucer to Europe during summer. (...)

Please check your spelling. It’s Vancouver.

Oh nooo! :o

Shame on me! :oops:

I can't fix it anymore. :?

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by MartijnNL
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Do the side bins border the aisle or window?

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by MartijnNL
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5927

Re: Windows in the 787

Please check your spelling. Frlight, intened, atcually, gold, platic... But I believe you anyway. I stay away from the 787 because of its dimmable windows. Sometimes the sun can shine on your window for nine hours straight. For example when you fly from Seattle or Vancoucer to Europe during summer. ...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

Yes, I know. I have stayed twice at the Park Inn. I guess it wasn't available when I booked one of the other hotels. I was really surprised and somewhat annoyed that the shuttle bus came with a pricetag. I can't remember any other airport where you have to pay for the hotel shuttle. Pretty inconveni...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16301

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

jfklganyc wrote:
30 year old 747s on a flagship route.

Personally, as an aviation enthusiast, I will always take a 747 flight over a 787 flight.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16301

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

The anti-Norwegian rhetoric on this forum is both hilarious and embarrassing. The fact that people are so offended by the company is laughable. Not sure offended is a proper term. (...) I only hope jet fuel continues to rise. That will hopefully end the Norwegian experiment more quickly. What a sad...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1036
Views: 126288

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

So why is Finnair being very tight-lipped, Nami? It looks like they are very open about it.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16301

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

That’s a lot of bollocked data you are using. To lump all of the various Norwegian alias Airlines together to get that headline and not allow BA to include its other carries of IAG is a bad comparison. Mortyman isn't using anything. He didn't write the press bulletin. To the general public Norwegia...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1036
Views: 126288

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

I guess it hasn't been mentioned here yet that one A330 (OH-LTS) from AY has been stuck at ORD for the last two weeks due to some kind of damage to the rear of the plane (probably from a high loader?). As a result AY has been cancelling flights every day this month. Must be quite some damage for th...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

Nice and spacious airport, but as was mentioned FBU looked a lot more convenient in terms of location and the cost of transport to/from the airport (the Flytoget and Flybussen to OSL are nice, but its a little pricey). When I stayed at a Gardermoen airport hotel a few years ago even the shuttle bus...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

The Wikipedia Oslo Airport page has an extensive history of Gardermoen and if your not familiar with it I suggest reading it as your get a better understanding of how the airport has developed into the airport it is today. Earlier Mortyman posted a translation of the Norwegian Wikipedia-page of Gar...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

I always assumed Gardermoen was a brand new airport when it opened. Just now I discover that the first flight on this location already happened in 1912. And that Gardermoen had been used many decades for charter and intercontinental flights before its official opening. So what was exactly new back t...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

When it closed in 1998 it was a fairly old airport at around 55 years old and it had become very cramped. However it was nearer to the city and it had a beautiful location. Many pilots and passengers alike enjoyed the scenery flying in there. However in the end it became too small and it was just t...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

My first visit to OSL was on a beautiful day in September 2006. I came over from Amsterdam for a memorable afternoon of planespotting. My flight was operated by a bright red Boeing 737-800 of Sterling Airlines. The weather was perfect: a deep blue sky and 26 degrees. What I remember from the termina...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 23
Views: 6801

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

Maybe because the Air Transat A310 has a 3-3-3 seating, where 2-4-2 is common for the type.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 23
Views: 6801

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

thinking about NCE i wondered if TUN or ALG would be realistic with the type from YUL.. In theory they should be within reach, although not by much. But I guess they're trying out Europe first before looking at Africa. Europe is easier (better bilaterals / openskies) and mostly higher yielding. One...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 4098

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

That kind of round-the-world has been replaced with this kind of round-the-world: https://www.staralliance.com/en/round-the-world Made a quick visit to this website. Noticed something strange. You can now fly Round the World with just two stops! Here are just a few examples of two stopover itinerar...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 447
Views: 95328

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Some more context on the use of an Alaska Native face: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/article/who-alaska-airlines-eskimo-really/2016/01/25/ I was looking forward to read it, but alas... Notice of Interruption: Content will be temporarily unavailable to countries affected by GDPR compliance. When w...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?
Replies: 17
Views: 5352

Re: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?

If you were a true avgeek, you'd know that the C Series doesn't exist anymore.. ;) On the contrary, the fact that I am an avgeek means that it will always be the Cseries to me... :box: Haha, indeed! :checkmark: I congratulate myself for having travelled onboard the CS300 of Air Baltic. I can see ne...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21287

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Correct, the BA world tails were hideous, and she did the right thing to cover it The world tails were great. They featured many beautiful designs from all over the world. A real pleasure for airplane photographers. I still remember logging scores of them during my Heathrow spotting trip in 2001. F...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 31
Views: 9248

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

Flightradar24 showed EZ-A106 fly from Minsk (Belarus) to Cotswold Airport (Kemble, U.K.) yesterday. It was almost four hours in the air.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

The A340-500 that preceded the A350-900 ULR on this route had 100 business class seats. Using less fuel and carrying 61 passengers more might make a difference. From Wikipedia: Singapore Airlines originally offered 64 business class and 117 Executive Economy Class seats on this flight. SIA phased ou...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I just woke up (it's 08.15 am in the Netherlands). First thing I did, after going to the toilet (yes I had to use it within 17 hours, sassiciai ;) ), was look up this delivery flight on flightradar24. After 14 hours it is still in the air, currently crossing the border with Thailand. About two hours...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Why are the last rows in premium economy 1-4-1 instead of 2-4-2? I remember Airbus saying that the cabin width of its A350 stays the same the entire length of the plane, unlike the A330's and A340's whose cabins get less wide in the back.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

It feels a little like Dejavu from 15 years ago when the A340-500 debuted. Glad to see these routes return. Sad that the A340-500 is no more, but good to see the world's longest route will be back soon. Unfortunately it was too expensive for me back then, but who knows maybe I will fly on this A350...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I recently took a flight JFK-HKG (16 hours) where BOTH of my seatmates (I was in the window) never went to the bathroom at all during the flight. That amazed me. When I have a window seat and need to go to the toilet I usually wait until my seatmates get up, so I don't have to disturb them. That wo...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/new ... let-break/

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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sassiciai wrote:
A 14 hour flight is rather different, as absolutely everyone on board will have to "go" at least once, if not twice, during that flight time.

Not true! ;)

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/new ... let-break/

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
I am not sure why but the number of toilets on this plane gives me anxiety. It does not seem like enough. 3 for 67 bladders in J and 3 for 94 bladders in W.

Six toilets for 161 passengers seems more than enough.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28602

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I understand that SQ supposedly has an aversion to special liveries post Tropical Megatop...... but since they've made a few minor exceptions in the years since, I was REALLY hoping we'd see some special (identifying) colors for this aircraft. I'm sure I wasn't alone in that. :( I very much prefer ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1036
Views: 126288

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

You are right, I mixed it up with the ARN-HKG schedule. Still, CX early morning arrival was clearly better. But SK comes into consideration after all. SAS ARN-HKG arrives at 07.20. Isn't that early morning? CX CPH-HKG arrives at 06.30. Not a big difference, if you ask me. Personally I prefer SAS AR...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 16439

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

hinckley wrote:
(...) I still love all the journeys, but after about six hours, a long metal tube is just a long metal tube.

That's understandable. Thanks for your reply.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 16439

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I do a lot of 5 - 7 am departures, so in many respects, 8 is a luxury. But how much does it really matter on a 10+ hour flight? Get up super early, get seated, and close your eyes. The more you can sleep, the shorter the flight is. And being super tired helps getting some sleep. imho. I don't want ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 16439

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

If the flight left much later then most of the day would be wasted - as it is scheduled right now you get an extra half day in Honolulu. An extra half day being tired and wanting to go to bed, you mean. Arriving a few hours later would be easier for the body. On the other hand the scheduled return ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 16439

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

airbazar wrote:
An 8am departure for an 11 hour flight is brutal tho. They should push that back to 10am.

Completely agree. For 5,000 + mile flights going west I prefer 10 - 11 am departure times. An 8 am departure time forces you to get up really early. I prefer to start a long flight fully rested.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 6739

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

clrd4t8koff wrote:
But this isn’t the passengers fault and they should be compensated.

Personally I wouldn't seek compensation for a surprise stop in Iqaluit. From what I know this place is usually difficult (expensive) to visit.

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by MartijnNL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance
Replies: 19
Views: 1879

Re: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance

There are lots of business travelers who would rather fly to YTZ over YYZ from LGA. And recently two tourists from Europe also favoured this airport. Just last week my father and I used YTZ for the first time in our lives, flying Amsterdam - Zurich - Montreal on Swiss and Montreal - Toronto on Air ...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7492

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

Iloveboeing wrote:
The French J has no place in the pronunciation of "Beijing." It really irritates me when foreigners mispronounce Chinese words.

I just say Peking, as I have always done.

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by MartijnNL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17015

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

The size of the passengers windows are huge. Sadly I will never get to see them unless want to go out of the way to fly at JFK. I will never get to see them? Can't you travel to New York once in the future or is that too far or expensive for you? I have travelled from Europe to the United States wi...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8281

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Looking back, I cannot believe that such a major airport was ever protected by such a simple, off-the-shelf chainlink and barbed wire fence. It's perimeter is now similar to a maximum security prison. At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the only thing between you and the runway might be a canal. Still no...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13613

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

The window positioning can't be overstated. The way the windows connect to the cabin makes such a huge difference in airliners. Its also why I love the 787. The ERJ has the best windows of any commercial airplane save the 787. They're gigantic! The CRJ windows are what make that plane feel so terri...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13613

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

As for as comfort, I'll take a 200 over an E-145, now that's a cramped cabin. The Embraer 145 is one of my favourite aircraft. I felt privileged every time I travelled aboard one. I love the A-seats; you get a window seat and an aisle seat at the same time. The windows are big and located at the pe...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9094

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

What’s up with the calling all of these places Southern Europe - no European would call these Southern Europe (...). First of all Spain/Portugal are Iberian peninsula (...). Many, many millions of Europeans would call all of these places Southern Europe. Spain/Portugal definitely are Southern Europ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15883

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

I have never flown on an American Airlines 767. But for me old seats without in flight entertainment are perfectly fine. Give me a window seat and a good book and no flight will be too long. If I can choose to fly economy class on a 767, 777 or 787 I will always pick the 767. It has a much better se...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 12096

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

B757Forever wrote:
Friends, we're in luck. I was just informed that I'm the winner of the Nigerian lottery. As soon as I pay the fees I'll be rich and I can buy that sweet SP for all of my a.net friends to enjoy...

:D

:thumbsup:

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