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by QueenoftheSkies
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era - quad jets at Air France
Replies: 21
Views: 4667

Re: End of an era - quad jets at Air France

No more A380 for AF?!? Well that was a big waste of money. Smh

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by QueenoftheSkies
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations
Replies: 50
Views: 8390

Re: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations

Pan Am had at least 18 slot pairs at Heathrow, in terms of passengers Pan Am was number 2 behind British Airways. In 1990 Pan Am's peak long haul schedule was 9 daily transatlantic flights, the other 9 flights where feeder flights, including services to Germany such as Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

How many times has United made this same announcement? Obviously the livelihoods of the affected carriers employees don’t mean squat. Ask anyone who was at ACA how this goes. I get that the current situation dictates changes, but the ‘Hunger Games’ style of choosing the surviving carrier is no less...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 46
Views: 7650

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

20 years ago today, AF4590, a Concorde, crashed at CDG. The cause of the crash was a tire puncture rupturing the fuel tank and causing a fire. 113 people lost their lives that day, which included 4 people on the ground. The tire puncture that caused the crash was due to a Continental Airlines DC-10...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A330 involved in a shooting
Replies: 29
Views: 16230

Re: Air France A330 involved in a shooting

F27500 wrote:
.. The police .. shooting at the plane. Classy place.


Consider the looking thus took place. Not exactly surprising.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20418

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

Most airlines and most routes will come back with suppressed demand, at least for a while. It's reasonable to think the A380 won't be back AF and LH Air France definitely. But the A380 was practically made for Lufthansa. Their entire business model is a hub and spoke airline. Hmmm, did you forget a...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane hunters
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Re: Hurricane hunters

Being in controlled airspace they still need a clearance of some kind, it's just that clearance would be along the lines of "do whatever you want within this block", so not every single turn needs approval. Test flights are often performed in the same way. Enlighten us as to what aircraft...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ
Replies: 51
Views: 11120

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ

babastud wrote:
UA MIA-SFO NOV 0.9>0[1.0]

Does this mean that it's gone through the winter season? Why can't UA sustain a single daily SFO-MIA Flight?


AA

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 7886

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

Pre merger UA 772 (A+E) were originaly delivered in 1995-2002. Until year 2000, UA still recived 744s actualy. 22 further (from CO) joined the fleet in 2010. The 77Ws were orderd in 2014/2015 because of delays in the supplying the 787-9 to UA (if I remember correctly), aside from the retirement of ...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16199

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

This has to be a joke. Why put airports in there that can’t even handle an A380? People are so gullible.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 10891

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

Decent little airline that had it going on. Unfortunately got absorbed into a messy “major”. Sounds familiar....CO anyone?,

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by QueenoftheSkies
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 9328

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

CRJ900 wrote:
With 331 seats, the A350-1000 will boost capacity on YYZ, though...?


Available seats isn’t the issue. Butts in the seats is the problem.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Thu May 23, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57558

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

If a little airline named Emirates didn’t exist and grow the way they did, how many A380s would have sold?

A380 was as much as a success as Concorde. Enough said.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Wed May 22, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21378

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I wonder if the pilots had known they had physically lost the engine from the wing, would the have just kept it on the ground? I know they were at takeoff speed but they didn’t have a chance in hell with the engine falling off.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun May 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10897

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Although it did have a bit of a sensationalist tone to it at times, I wouldn’t label it as such. They presented facts and testimonials that supported it.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sat May 18, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 46517

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I hope this isn’t true on so many levels. We don’t need another brand ruined like Virgin was.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2913

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

Cointrin330 wrote:
Long Island MacArthur 1998
New York/LGA 2009
Newark 2010


Since when is islip nyc? Lol

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14780

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Last Tuesday (April 3rd, 2019), two of my family members were traveling on Qatar airways flight QR537 from Kozhikode, India (CCJ) to DOH, which was operated by an A320 (A7-AHJ) According to my mother, about half way through the 4 hour flight, somewhere over the Arabian sea, the plane started swingi...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?
Replies: 28
Views: 2720

Re: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?

And why would you assume that those particular countries know more than what they are telling everyone! I probably won't be able to reply as I'm sure that this thread will be locked by the moderators as this forum is getting totally overwhelmed with pointless threads being started regarding the 737...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 19280

Re: The folding wings of the B777-9

Yea it was kind of a let down. Realistically the wing could never fold the way it was initially shown due to the fuel tanks. It reminds me of prototype cars that have all the W-O-W figure. But when the actual car is launched it’s meh.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?
Replies: 28
Views: 2720

Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?

Two of its newest models have face being grounded. First the 787 with the batteries and now the Max. These two airplanes have been the newest and greatest from Boeing yet have come with controversy. Thoughts?

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by QueenoftheSkies
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 12433

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

The US ie FAA won’t ground them until one falls from the sky in the US. That’s when it’ll become a safety concern. I’m glad others are being proactive instead of reactive. After all we are talking about people’s lives. Aaaaand the FAA grounded the MAX before one fell from the skies in the US. By th...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 12433

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

The US ie FAA won’t ground them until one falls from the sky in the US. That’s when it’ll become a safety concern. I’m glad others are being proactive instead of reactive. After all we are talking about people’s lives.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756858

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

CALMSP wrote:
we went through a worldwide grounding of the 787, i would say something is coming soon for the MAX.


I concur. It’s not a matter of if but when. Especially now that operators have started doing it on their own. If anything, just way to save face for Boeing and the FAA.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11728

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

The other thing to consider is, well, LGA. Arriving in an all J class aircraft from overseas into LGA is like rolling into a slum in a Bentley. JFK leaves much to be desired, but it isnt a slum like LaGuardia. As a New Yorker I can tell you (please don't tell anyone, I want to keep this as a secret...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452333

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Newly found video. Aircraft appears to be intact. https://www.khou.com/mobile/article/news/local/new-video-shows-cargo-plane-crashing-into-trinity-bay/285-995878a9-070b-48e6-b75b-e9ea9e9abbf6 Holy crap, that video is a LOT better. I could be wrong, but I swear I see that airplane slowly trying to p...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?
Replies: 84
Views: 14908

Re: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?

santi319 wrote:
Europe is “imminent”.


Sure....if they wanna go ahead and put the last nail in their coffin.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?
Replies: 84
Views: 14908

Re: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?

santi319 wrote:
Europe is “imminent”.


Sure....if they wanna go ahead and put the last nail in their coffin.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109953

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

Bricktop wrote:
It'll be a sad day when they announce the end of A380 production, but I will still have plenty of time to fly on one I hope. (Me not the A380 in-service).


But for how long? Those operating A380s won’t enjoy the longevity of the 747 in service.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29410

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

Huge failure unless they can fill all those F seats with full fare F passengers......which is doubtful. Upgrades won’t cut it. United definitely knows which thin routes have the proper volume of business passagers to sustain these CRJ 550s. Including current CR9/E175 routes that would be better ser...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29410

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

Huge failure unless they can fill all those F seats with full fare F passengers......which is doubtful. Upgrades won’t cut it.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29439

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

We know ORD sucks and is draing cash. Yet ET is increasing flights and cancelled LA. Posters here love to bash ORD and claim SFO is the holy grail for ET. I don’t claim this route is making money, but it connects more points west of ORD than west of SFO. I’m sure BOS and DTW would have been better ...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does F9 use MIA, DCA, and SFO?
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Why does F9 use MIA, DCA, and SFO?

MAH4546 wrote:
FLL keeps getting more expensive to operate from while MIA has actually been lowering landing fees. As the gap narrows, FLL makes less sense.


All that construction isn’t going to pay itself.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10662

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

In other news, that is one sexy captain.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 15251

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Another failed state, like Mexico in the other thread. Now SAA can make a TV spot about how wonderful and cool Cape Town is. In Istanbul, it always surprises me to see people walking around on busy forms of public transport with expensive mobile telephones or their wallets poking out of their back ...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23476

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Haha. Agree. They’re hideous looking! Wow ever heard about stereotyping. “ the gays”.....unreal. These uniforms look like what you’d find on the clearance rack at Sears....on finally markdown and still no takers. That isn't stereotyping. It's a benign epithet, used properly when you know you have t...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brazil will eliminate visa for American
Replies: 12
Views: 2859

Re: Brazil will eliminate visa for American

More so than expensive, the visa process was extensive and often getting an appointment took months. There will most definitely be an increase in traffic.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23476

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

The male FA uniform looks like something Liberace would wear as a flight attendant. I’m sure The Gays are going to get a good chuckle out of seeing The Straights wearing that uniform. Gurl just needs to accessorize with a lavender boa and she’ll be ready for the Polaris Cocktail Service. Cosmos? Co...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23479

Re: SIA brand overhaul

If there’s one thing Singapore knows how to do is branding. Confident it won’t disappoint.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American takes on JetBlue in a Battle for Havana Frequency
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: American takes on JetBlue in a Battle for Havana Frequency

Why does Jetblue even bother? They could better utilize those plans on other routes. They can’t afford this. I think HAV has more than proven a huge failure.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Year's Resolutions for Aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: New Year's Resolutions for Aviation

Don’t crash surely is at the top of the list.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56778

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

It hasn’t crashed so I’d say great!

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anything New In The New Experience? Vistara Ailrines UK 720 Delhi to Pune
Replies: 8
Views: 5249

Re: Anything New In The New Experience? Vistara Ailrines UK 720 Delhi to Pune

$88 for a short flight yet you found it not worth it? Unrealistic expectations anyone....sheesh.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 13121

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

So rewards for people just doing their jobs which is what they get paid for? Mind blowing.....

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by QueenoftheSkies
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 6901

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

More runways! ;) This is just awesome. Direct flight from the mental capital of the world, TURKU, to London! It’s about bloody time! What do you mean? In US Jargon Mental=Insane FYSA. Mental=Intellectual, isn't that Boston with the record number of University students? Lightsaber Ok, I did not mean...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites
Replies: 27
Views: 6493

Re: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites

They should have done this when the first A380 was delivered! It's about bloody time that they ditch F. You missed the whole point, they aren’t ditching F. They just aren’t calling it F anymore. So all they are doing is ditching the name. It won't work though. The reality is that not many airlines ...

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites
Replies: 27
Views: 6493

Re: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
They should have done this when the first A380 was delivered!

It's about bloody time that they ditch F.


You missed the whole point, they aren’t ditching F. They just aren’t calling it F anymore. So all they are doing is ditching the name.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 9309

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

If she is flying commercial, I’m surprised they would make the plan public.

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by QueenoftheSkies
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where TK will use 789 and 359
Replies: 61
Views: 8908

Re: Where TK will use 789 and 359

LAX772LR wrote:
Miami wrote:
Pretty much. ;)

*whispers* Psst, that's called delusion of grandeur... it's not a good thing. ;)


Pot calling the kettle black.

A350 will allow them to right size markets where the 77W is too big and is being filled with low fares.

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