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by MartijnNL
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 71
Views: 18281

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

I have used BER twice this summer. I found it strange that access to the lavatories is through a heavy door that you have to open manually. My 'home base' Schiphol and many other airport all have restrooms that are so much better designed. Access is usually through an open corridor. While washing my...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4670

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

In the grand scheme of things the introduction of this tax is completely pointless. Flights shorter than 500 km generate very little CO2, just four percent of the total. The vast majority of CO2-emissions comes from longhaul flights. This taxation might even result in less shorter flights and more l...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4670

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

Frankfurt - Bruxelles by train takes 3h6m in comfortable high-speed trains with departures every other hour. If someone uses a plane between those cities he or she has really lost the plot. The view from the air is usually better than the view from the tracks. Plus you depart and arrive at an airpo...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20894

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Completely agree with that comment Widerøe are using some Finnair ATR's on a few routes in Norway, including the Molde Bergen route I fly frequently, it's about 15 minutes slower than the Q400 that usually flies the route. It does have nicer cabin and larger overhead bins but I'd rather have a fast...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 44
Views: 1682

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

A340-300
Air France (one way Chicago ORD - Paris CDG)
Emirates (return Dubai DXB - Beijing PEK)
Swiss (return Zurich ZRH - Shanghai PVG)

And just last weekend Swiss A340-300 HB-JMB from Amsterdam AMS to Zurich ZRH, 58 minutes in the air, connecting to Edelweiss Air A320 HB-IJV to Geneva GVA.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 16030

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

Bad news for passengers who like to see the world. Until now it was easy for me. I just avoid all flights operated by the Boeing 787. Now I have to find out the delivery date of the Airbus A350 the airline is using. After 2022? Than I will book another flight.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 271
Views: 37003

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

jjbiv wrote:
The fatal mistake on ET302 was the crew not flying the plane.

The fatal mistake was putting profit over safety at Boeing and taking the development of the Boeing 737 one step too far.

If the crew of ET302 was to blame, the aircraft type would not have been grounded for almost two years.

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by MartijnNL
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 14219

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

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Nice topic. It comes up every now and then.

This is from four years ago:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1363223

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by MartijnNL
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 14219

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

PapaLimaSierra wrote:
Surprised that no one has mentioned Philippine Airlines.

It was mentioned a few posts above yours.
Surprised you didn't notice it. ;)

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by MartijnNL
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov
Replies: 30
Views: 2169

Re: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov

I prefer to travel to countries that don't require testing. So I spend my money there and still not in the United States. All worldwide travel restrictions need to be lifted completely. They have done almost nothing in containing the spread of the corona virus.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1634

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

eurotrader85 wrote:
But has a separate Swiss section built into the airport for those that cannot/do not want to, enter the French state, for customs, legal, or whatever reason.

Don't all Basle passengers end up in the same arrival hall?
And doesn't everyone enter France when leaving the building?

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the US ever have another full service carrier?
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Will the US ever have another full service carrier?

The US had way too many full service airlines in the past, more than any other country. That was not sustainable, now it's back to a more or less normal number. Why would six full service airlines in a country the size of a continent with 300 + million inhabitants be way too many? How many full ser...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 259
Views: 102783

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

brilondon wrote:
I use to fly 2 million miles a year.

How is that even feasible? That means 5,500 miles per day. From Amsterdam to San Francisco. Every single day of the year.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?
Replies: 48
Views: 6204

Re: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?

For 80-90% of any given flight my window shade is down or fully tinted (...). Than what's the point of having a window seat? For 95-100% of any given flight my window shade is up. I won't travel on the 787 because of the insane window locking. Although I might give American Airlines a chance. Becau...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meal service in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 4053

Re: Meal service in Y

The first thing people look at when deciding which airline to fly is the ticket price, so anything that raises the ticket price and can be left out is being left out. Meals are an example of that. For me that is simply not true. The ticket price might indeed be the first thing I look at when search...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 89554

Re: SAA shrinks even further

Williamsb747 wrote:
8 of 26 international routes isn't half.... its just over a third.

Williams-

It's just under a third. ;)

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by MartijnNL
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 39
Views: 7077

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

Your question was already answered.
Please start reading from the top. ;)

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by MartijnNL
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 533
Views: 131719

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Fantastic to hear the confirmation of the A340-600s' return. Not surprised at all that they plan to keep the A340-300 until 2025 - it's a dependable workhorse. Looking forward to seeing where the -600s are scheduled to. Very good news indeed. I will try to book a flight on one of them. Hopefully to...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southend Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 2783

Re: Southend Airport

In the past I have used this airport twice. When Stobart Air operated from Groningen, the Netherlands, another troubled airport. My overall experience was quite good. The connection from aircraft to train at Southend Airport was very convenient.

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 7323

Re: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines

(...) and great inflight service (peanuts, pretzels, and free drinks with coupons). What's so great about peanuts and pretzels? And free drinks with coupons? That sounds just sad. KLM still serves complimentary hot meals, multiple drinks and dessert in economy class on flights over two hours. I kno...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11328

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

I flew US Airways Express from PIT-BHM on a Do328.... Talk about a long non-stop trip in a prop! lol Less than 600 miles in an aircraft that cruises at almost 400 miles an hour. I wouldn't call that a long nonstop trip in a prop. I would call you lucky though. The Dornier 328 is still missing from ...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport marks 40 years as an American Airlines hub
Replies: 57
Views: 8000

Re: DFW Airport marks 40 years as an American Airlines hub

Unfortunately the article can only be read by paying subscribers.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 685
Views: 127316

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Twenty daily return flights. I find that impressive.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27698

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

Jetport wrote:
The 787 is superior to the A330 in every way.

I always choose the A330 over the 787. I prefer 2-4-2 seating in economy over 3-3-3. And I don't want to take the risk of the dimmable windows being locked by cabin crew.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59437

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Thanks for the info. Can't wait for the European proving flights to easily try it out. I am in no need to try a Lufthansa Boeing 787, not even in ten years time. I am happy to have travelled on their Airbus A340, Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400. Too bad I missed out on the Airbus A340-600. I don't u...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines summons cabin crew to stop locking the dimmable windows of the Boeing 787
Replies: 1
Views: 919

American Airlines summons cabin crew to stop locking the dimmable windows of the Boeing 787

American Airlines says window seat passengers should have control of the window dimming feature found on the Boeing 787. This annoying practice has been my number one reason not to book flights on Boeing 787's. Finally some good news from the aviation world. Thank you American Airlines! https://www....

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jitters about AF347
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Jitters about AF347

https://avherald.com/h?article=4ddf9c25&opt=0
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Maybe an extra, unscheduled landing like this AF347?

https://avherald.com/h?article=4ddf9c25&opt=0

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by MartijnNL
Wed May 26, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 685
Views: 127316

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Is there a date planned for the closure of Stockholm Bromma? Tonight I was looking at flightradar24.com and to my surprise seven aircraft took off shortly after each other. Two Saab 340's, two Saab 2000's and three ATR-72's. I had four flights planned to and from Bromma in April last year. For the f...

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by MartijnNL
Wed May 26, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 19074

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

In the meantime in Europe I can't even fly 100 miles without the obligation of a negative covid test plus many days in quarantine. Why would you physically attack a crew member? Why don't you appreciate the fact that you can still travel through the air?

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by MartijnNL
Tue May 25, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 708
Views: 74439

Re: Emirates adds MIA from July 21st, 2021

airbazar wrote:
Heck, millions of people buy a ticket to New York and end up in a completely different state, in New Jersey.

These people come to visit New York City, not New York State. Newark is conveniently close to Manhattan. It doesn't matter to them that the airport is in another state than the city.

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by MartijnNL
Tue May 18, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PLAY - Icelandic ULCC Status
Replies: 239
Views: 5304

Re: PLAY - Icelandic ULCC Status

Their model generally worked well. If those Rolls engine issues had not happened, they might still be around? Then there was the 737MAX fiasco! WOW were just extremely unlucky! Are you really talking about WOW? What engine problems did they have? And what problems caused the MAX grounding to them? ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon May 17, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PLAY - Icelandic ULCC Status
Replies: 239
Views: 5304

Re: PLAY - Icelandic ULCC Status

I would have preferred WOW to have started again.
They still owe me a return flight to Iceland. :evil:

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by MartijnNL
Mon May 10, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Extends Airport Mask Mandate thru Sept 13
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: TSA Extends Airport Mask Mandate thru Sept 13

At this point I am more interested in when the United States will welcome ordinary visitors from Europe again. Waiting for fifteen months now and counting.

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by MartijnNL
Sat May 08, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36040

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Galwayman wrote:
kaitak wrote:
I am told that EI is to operate DUB-BGI and DUB-CUN this winter. No information on frequencies.


Best news ever, fingers crossed ....

What do you mean?

Best news ever would be the lifting of all entry restrictions and quarantine obligations worldwide. As soon as possible.

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by MartijnNL
Tue May 04, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59437

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Terrible times for aviation enthusiasts. Just a few years ago Lufthansa operated around 80 widebodies with four engines.

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by MartijnNL
Sun May 02, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 14749

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2021

Nice shot of the new A350 on the last post in previous thread. Hopefully we will see these on a few European routes for most of the year so at least we can bag a few once things have eased a bit. I logged TC-LGC twice last week at Amsterdam Airport. It was my first sighting of the A350 of Turkish A...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation : Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5
Replies: 151
Views: 23007

Re: Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5

I really like the idea of a 2-3-2 or 2-4-2 layout. My wife is disabled and requires my assistance on flights, and having a person next to us on the 3-3 layout of current aircraft can be very difficult. For intercontinental travel I actively book away from aircraft with 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 economy seatin...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19969

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

FGITD wrote:
My apologies, I’ll refrain from sharing my professional experiences on this forum in the future.

Why? Because you didn't like one, pretty logical, reply?

Isn't "Maybe I should have been more clear..." a better option instead of "I quit"?

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by MartijnNL
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19969

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

From the article:
"The engine will be suitable for both larger aircraft and the single aisle planes used for short-haul flights."

Single aisle aircraft with the worlds largest jet engine?

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by MartijnNL
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 368
Views: 89000

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

LAXintl wrote:
Vandalised 772 getting cleaned up

Image

What happened?

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by MartijnNL
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous

I would try to change to a Boeing 757. :)

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by MartijnNL
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27928

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

As for business travel - I fully appreciate the change. I've seen it first hand and the fact is that business travel will never again be the same - there is no doubt about it. That is not a fact. Only time will tell. World population is still growing by seventy million each year. Many of those migh...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2020 Airport Passenger Counts
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: 2020 Airport Passenger Counts

Devastating statistics!

Would it be possible to convert the list from alfabetic order to the total number of passengers, starting with the highest and ending with the lowest?

Atlanta is no longer the busiest airport. That feels strange.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3515

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

My biggest 'problem' with this colour scheme are the missing registrations on the tail. The former livery had the two last letters of the aircraft's registration painted there. This always came in very handy during aircraft spotting / tail watching in Frankfurt or at other airports.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3515

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

NWAROOSTER wrote:
Cannot stand it anymore than Northwest Airlines bowling show livery or United Airlines battleship livery.

I loved both mentioned liveries! I wish they were still around!

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by MartijnNL
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3515

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

Antarius wrote:
They have a 200 page puff piece document about it, but that really screams hourly consultant to me.

Except this was all done by Lufthansa's own employees.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA lesser known discontinued services
Replies: 44
Views: 4284

Re: BA lesser known discontinued services

In fact, I think Nagoya had a similar situation with its airlines, except that things didn't spiral overboard, they just built Itami and everything subsided. They build Chubu Centrair. ;) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chubu_Centrair_International_Airport Chubu Centrair was the first airport in As...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 260073

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

As long as it doesn't have dimmable windows...

A new 757/767 combi would be nice. I do wonder though what Boeing would call their next aircraft type after the 797.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US set to require a negative test for US bound intl pax
Replies: 44
Views: 2995

Re: US set to require a negative test for US bound intl pax

We had two more beach trips out of the country planned for the coming 2-3 months, and with these insane new rules, will need to cancel them. For me the number of cancelled flights because of this whole thing stands at 26. It is what it is. Life with two less beach trips is perfectly survivable. Hav...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations
Replies: 103
Views: 11378

Re: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations

I remember the date well. I also remember January 17, 1991 well. But only because it was the start date of Operation Desert Storm . https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War Eastern Airlines operated before I started my aviation hobby. At least it is interesting to read about the history of this com...

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