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by MartijnNL
Sat May 21, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 123
Views: 24005

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

3rdGen wrote:
The A350-900 already has a very high ACN.

What does ACN stand for?

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by MartijnNL
Fri May 20, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transcontinental Economy Free Meal Service Gone?
Replies: 51
Views: 4719

Re: Transcontinental Economy Free Meal Service Gone?

einsteinboricua wrote:
The era of any meals in coach is gone.

Maybe where you live. KLM still serves complimentary meals and (alcoholic) drinks, even on one hour flights.

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by MartijnNL
Fri May 20, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transcontinental Economy Free Meal Service Gone?
Replies: 51
Views: 4719

Re: Transcontinental Economy Free Meal Service Gone?

MIflyer12 wrote:
It is an Asian obsession, apparently. See the OP.

WayexTDI wrote:
OP was talking about food on US transcontinental flights.

OP also said this:

JKzhong wrote:
Ps: miss my flights in Asia where you get a full meal plus a pre-arrival sandwich on a 1.5-hour flight.

So OP was talking abour food on Asian flights too.

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by MartijnNL
Fri May 20, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US CDC recommends Covid testing for domestic travel
Replies: 43
Views: 8929

Re: US CDC recommends Covid testing for domestic travel

Would love to see a testing mandate. Would hate to see a testing mandate. The science is showing testing is an important mitigation tool to slow the spread and save lives. Since the start of the pandemic world population has risen by around 200 million. From a scientific point of view, that is a mu...

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by MartijnNL
Fri May 20, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 22784

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

sfojvjets wrote:
fessor wrote:
Another reason to avoid IAG Airlines have tried the Max and its so uncomfortable prefer Airbus or even old MD's

Maybe you should try flying United's Max 8!

Because? Is it better or even worse? Just curious.

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by MartijnNL
Fri May 13, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing
Replies: 45
Views: 10000

Re: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing

Remain shocked though that people continue to evacuate burning airliners with their carry ons. It's absolute madness. No matter how many times the crew orders "in the unlikely event of an evacuation leave all luggage behind", people will still try to save their belongings. It's completely...

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by MartijnNL
Thu May 05, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12903

Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Six Britons have been arrested at Schiphol Airport for a fight on board an aircraft. It happened on a KLM flight this morning from Manchester to Amsterdam. https://nos.nl/artikel/2427654-arrestaties-na-knokpartij-aan-boord-klm-vlucht-naar-amsterdam https://mobile.twitter.com/MayaWilkinsonx/status/1...

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by MartijnNL
Tue May 03, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 77504

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

qf789 wrote:
It will be welcome PR for Qantas as well considering the past month or so has been a self inflicted PR disaster for Qantas.

What happened?

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by MartijnNL
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A340s of Switzerland: Edelweiss & Swiss A340-300 J
Replies: 4
Views: 3353

Re: A340s of Switzerland: Edelweiss & Swiss A340-300 J

Tesla wrote:
A flight attendant offered pre-departure beverages, so I opted for a glass of champagne to toast my first international flight in two years, as well as finally getting to try the Swiss A340.

Congratulations! And thank you for the great report! :thumbsup:

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by MartijnNL
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 43
Views: 2499

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

Kuwait Airways A300-600 Rome FCO - Paris CDG return.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 345
Views: 64556

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

MalevTU134 wrote:
Didn't South Korea just remove all Covid restrictions? And can you make Intl-Intl transfers at NRT? If so, you can take that flight and connect to Seoul or another South Korean city. :)

Interesting. Thanks for the tip. I will look into it. :thumbsup:

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by MartijnNL
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 345
Views: 64556

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

MareBorealis wrote:
The polar route HEL-NRT takes 13h, around 3,5h more than over Siberia.

I would love to travel on this route. If only Japan would open its borders again for tourists. What are they waiting for and why?

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by MartijnNL
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too late to change these airport realities now?
Replies: 71
Views: 9459

Re: Too late to change these airport realities now?

The security theater process in the US needs to be significantly streamlined. Is it really that different in other countries? Yes. For starters no one needs to take shoes off in other countries and the only reason other countries still have the stupid liquids ban is because the U.S. requires it for...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31477

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

Your reply just exudes one-sidedness … I can’t take it seriously. It is what it is. Most people only wear masks because it was mandatory. Not because of covid. Masks can be useful in sterile environments or operating rooms. But not in the way the ordinary public has used them. In hindsight and from...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31477

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

On a side note, one positive outcome of all this is that Western world has finally become accustomed to the concept of public mask wearing -- something that was the norm in the East. I wouldn't be so sure about that. People are really fed up with obligated mask wearing which did next to nothing in ...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31477

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

zeke wrote:
I get PCR tested around 10-20 times a month, and on top of that would do as many RAT tests. A single PCR in my view is not really that much of an inconvenience.

When you have to pay for those tests yourself it quickly becomes a very big inconvience. Charging 100 USD per test is common.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31477

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

Now stop the testing as well and we can all travel to the United States again. Immigration alone is already stressful enough.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the shortest flight from your airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 3711

Re: What is the shortest flight from your airport?

The closest destination that is actually bookable from Amsterdam is Brussels, operated by KLM Cityhopper. (...). There is a high speed rail connection between both cities that stops at Amsterdam Airport, KLM also codeshares on these trains. The flight is redundant, but still they keep operating it....

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by MartijnNL
Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 225
Views: 47080

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... -en-rintel
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frigatebird wrote:
Marjan Rintel's name was not on the list rumored names, at least not in public.

Her nane was in the news before this announcement.
https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... -en-rintel

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by MartijnNL
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 345
Views: 64556

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

Doesn't bode well for an airline that focuses mainly to Asia. Hopefully the war and closed skies will end soon. And all covid travel restrictions will finally be lifted. China and Japan still don't allow tourists to enter. After more than two years I find that very frustrating. I reckon Finnair fee...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Mar 24, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time

vegasplanes wrote:
BA and the 747 -- 1970-2020

50 years flying the Queen of the Skies

KLM has 49 years (1971-2020)

KLM still operates the 747F. Does that count?

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by MartijnNL
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help identifying aircraft that caused RA
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: Need help identifying aircraft that caused RA

What does RA stand for?

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by MartijnNL
Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Aegean Airlines bringing their hot meal service back in Economy on European flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Re: Are Aegean Airlines bringing their hot meal service back in Economy on European flights?

(...) every single European airline including Aegean has long abolished hot meal service on European flights. This happened way before COVID. You are making things up. This is simply not true. KLM served complimentary hot meals in economy class on European flights right up until the start of the pa...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 243596

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Finnair to resume HEL-NRT from 9 March via a new routing to avoid Russian airspace, the new routing will add around an extra 3.5 hours to the flight Who would use AY when Jal has direct route? I certainly would. I prefer the A350 over the B787. And I would love to see Svalbard and the North Pole ag...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mask Mandate Extended to April 18th
Replies: 40
Views: 7243

Re: US Mask Mandate Extended to April 18th

joeblow10 wrote:
I’m assuming they are doing this to give the airlines and airports 30 days to prepare for it to officially end (for now).

Why would you need to prepare for ending the mandatory use of masks? You could stop using them with immediate effect.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines - Fuel Surcharges
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Airlines - Fuel Surcharges

FlyingElvii wrote:
It is gonna get bad, folks. The economy will start grinding to a halt when gas hits $5 nationwide.

I wouldn't call $ 5 for one gallon of fuel bad. That's still very cheap compared to European prices. Here in the Netherlands gas stations charge converted around $ 9 per gallon.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today
Replies: 40
Views: 8700

Re: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today

How is SATA questionable. The are flying from the a mid point in the Atlantic Ocean. Sorta like saying Hawaii is not a trans pacific flight. Because they need two flights to cross the Atlantic instead of one? The same goes for Icelandair. To me transatlantic means nonstop from mainland Europe or Af...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?
Replies: 228
Views: 46451

Re: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?

Flanker7 wrote:
Dutch airspace finally closed

Dutch airspace will close tonight.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 20056

Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

And A380-800 ended us as all shrinks do -- underappreciated, and not in very high demand. Think of 737-600 and A318 -- except this shrink was VLA -- which naturally limits the market even further... That doesn't seem completely true. Airbus constructed over one hundred more A380's than the A318 and...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandic start up: Nice Air
Replies: 48
Views: 8829

Re: New Icelandic start up: Nice Air

arcticcruiser wrote:
The A319 will probably be wet leased from some of the cheap bunch of Baltic or Eastern European operators. Seen such operators quickly pull back once they get to experience BIAR in wintertime.

What does BIAR stand for?

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by MartijnNL
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arctic Circle "Bump"
Replies: 21
Views: 6041

Re: Arctic Circle "Bump"

I crossed the arctic circle at least seven times while being in the air. Nothing was done to highlight the event. No certificate, no announcement from the flightdeck. Understandable, as there was no difference in the landscape below and above the arctic circle.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Feb 01, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Play Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 7414

Re: Play Air announcing New York

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Stewart has the benefit of cheap and easy access, a logical choice.

Do you mean cheap and easy access for the airline?

For passengers it looks far from cheap and easy to reach downtown New York from this airport.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA brings back free water and snacks in Economy – permanently
Replies: 25
Views: 3485

Re: BA brings back free water and snacks in Economy – permanently

The Dutch article I posted is from today, 31 January. It states: British Airways will definitively end the Buy on Board program in Economy Class of European flights (Euro Traveller) as it was amended in 2017. Is this not correct? My thread title was: British Airways to end buy on board . To me that ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA brings back free water and snacks in Economy – permanently
Replies: 25
Views: 3485

Re: British Airways to end buy on board

The article is incorrect. Economy passengers will continue to receive water and a snack (a bag of crisps) as they have done during the pandemic. The buy on board will still be available for other purchases. The article seems correct. Buy on board will be replaced by buy before you fly. You cannot b...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon Airlines and sister companies?
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Corendon Airlines and sister companies?

An informative post, PatrickZ80. Thanks.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA brings back free water and snacks in Economy – permanently
Replies: 25
Views: 3485

BA brings back free water and snacks in Economy – permanently

Apparently British Airways wants to become a premium airline again. Therefore they have decided to do away with the buy on board concept. Economy class passengers within Europe will receive complimentary catering. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/british-airways-draait-bez...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which route have you flown the most airlines?
Replies: 31
Views: 1492

Re: On which route have you flown the most airlines?

Flanker7 wrote:
SIN - AMS KLM, SQ, GA, LH, QF, SR

When did Garuda, Lufthansa, Qantas and Swissair fly between Singapore and Amsterdam?

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2584
Views: 362319

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I hate to break it to everyone, but we are never going back to THE BEFORE TIME. Politics is already seeing to that. What makes you think so? Do you mean U.S. politics? Several European countries have already done away with all restrictions. No more masks, no more keeping distance, no more testing f...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Very high fares MIA-NYC
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Very high fares MIA-NYC

Demand on Monday is usually higher than on Tuesday? Travelling on Sunday looks even more expensive. Personally I think the fare isn't very high. Rather that 40/50 U.S. dollar is very cheap.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 132
Views: 18306

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

What? It says nothing about "no testing". In fact it explicitly says "This means that a traveller’s COVID-19 vaccination, test or recovery status, as evidenced by a valid EU digital COVID certificate, should be the key determinant." It means vaccinated EU-citizens can travel to ...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 132
Views: 18306

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

This testing is going to be the new normal for years to come. Personally I think testing requirements will go away quickly. It seems I was right, at least for the U.K. ;) All Covid testing requirements for vaccinated travellers arriving into England are to be scrapped, the government has confirmed....

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 405
Views: 124447

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2022

C777ER wrote:
They will be flying them between Munich and BOS, LAX, JFK & EWR.

Thank you. Do you also know the destinations from Frankfurt?

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 405
Views: 124447

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2022

The A340-600s are returning! People said they would never return to LH, but it's finally happening! :lol: D-AIHT flew MLA-FRA after post storage work. D-AIHV flew TEV-MLA to begin post storage work. That is really great news for us aviation addicts. I specifically looked up this thread to ask the f...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?
Replies: 30
Views: 2898

Re: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?

On my 22 minute flight from Amsterdam to Brussels KLM still offered catering. I got a stroopwafel and something to drink. But no full meal, which is what this is all about. On my recent 72 minute flight from Amsterdam to Milan Linate KLM provided a full meal. They gave me a sandwich, two drinks and...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?
Replies: 30
Views: 2898

Re: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?

I prefer complimentary catering over buy on board, no matter how high the quality of the latter. So most of my flights are on KLM. I travel regularly on Swiss also. On the one hour morning flight from Amsterdam to Zurich they usually offered a croissant and something to drink. Since the airline swit...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?
Replies: 30
Views: 2898

Re: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Sure, on short haul within the US or destinations near the US such as Mexico and Canada there won't be a meal service. The flights are simply too short for that.

On my 22 minute flight from Amsterdam to Brussels KLM still offered catering. I got a stroopwafel and something to drink.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines has the best wide body aircraft interior design in economy class ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2327

Re: Which airlines has the best wide body aircraft interior design in economy class ?

All Boeing 787's should be configured like that. That's why I plan all my economy long haul travel on the Airbus A330 and A340. Which is no guarantee either as some airlines have their A330s configured in 3-3-3. For example AirAsia X, it's the reason they're able to offer lower fares than airlines ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underrated Airline Liveries
Replies: 28
Views: 3201

Re: Underrated Airline Liveries

vhqpa wrote:
This might be a bold statement but I quite like the current livery of JAL.


Personally I also really liked the previous 'Arc of the Sun' livery.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 886
Views: 663330

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60109945
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People arriving in England or Scotland from abroad will no longer have to take Covid tests if they are fully vaccinated, it has been confirmed.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60109945

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 132
Views: 18306

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

This testing is going to be the new normal for years to come. Personally I think testing requirements will go away quickly. It seems I was right, at least for the U.K. ;) All Covid testing requirements for vaccinated travellers arriving into England are to be scrapped, the government has confirmed....

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