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by passyflyer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you buy yourself for X-mas
Replies: 44
Views: 1930

Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

I ordered a new mountain bike, a Scott Scale 910.

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by passyflyer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350neo with GE engines?
Replies: 59
Views: 11068

A350neo with GE engines?

http://m.aviationweek.com/commercial-av ... al-a350neo

Your thoughts?
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Aviationweek says Airbus is in talks with GE about the A350neo:

http://m.aviationweek.com/commercial-av ... al-a350neo

Your thoughts?

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by passyflyer
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite vacation destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 2205

Re: Favorite vacation destinations

Top 3:
1. Provence in France
2. Dolomites (and all of South Tyrol) in Italy
3. Southwest USA

Bucket List:
1. Malaysia and Singapore
2. Nepal
3. Other regions in the Southwest USA

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by passyflyer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22911

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

What shocks me most is that it also applies to premium economy. The hard product is quite good and I feel there should also be a significant upgrade when it comes to food. For economy passengers this seems acceptable to me, even though marketing disposable headphones as an eco-friendly measure is ri...

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by passyflyer
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11324

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

10.000$ might be the limit where you must declare it to customs, but money laundering is always illegal, even at lower amounts.

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by passyflyer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections
Replies: 45
Views: 10611

Re: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections

In most cases you will make it, and you will be happy that your overall flight duration was short. I am happy to book short connections because the alternative is nearly always worse.

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by passyflyer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 14476

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

CDG is hands down the worst major hub airport in Europe. They have improved significantly in the past few years. So has Air France. I no longer avoid CDG, my last experience has been very positive. Quick transfer times between terminals, no wait times at immigration and at security check and even c...

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by passyflyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?
Replies: 43
Views: 5134

Re: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?

Stick with iOS. Apple wants a lot of your money but Google tries very hard to get ALL of your data. I like Apple for their privacy policies... Can you be more specific? I know Google is the best at spyware but I assumed Apple is doing the same with your phone. Easy - it‘s a different business model...

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by passyflyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?
Replies: 43
Views: 5134

Re: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?

Stick with iOS. Apple wants a lot of your money but Google tries very hard to get ALL of your data. I like Apple for their privacy policies... I assume you never use any Google services on your phone? Or have Instagram or Facebook installed? I use some services from Google, search of course and Goo...

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by passyflyer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?
Replies: 43
Views: 5134

Re: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?

Stick with iOS. Apple wants a lot of your money but Google tries very hard to get ALL of your data. I like Apple for their privacy policies...

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by passyflyer
Wed May 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71456

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Luxair has publicly stated that they want an aircraft which fits between their Q400 and the 737. However they keep pushing out their order which was supposed to be for the Embraer E2 or the A220. Does anybody know where they are in the decision making process? Something to announce in Paris?

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by passyflyer
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to become Lauda
Replies: 31
Views: 8335

Re: Laudamotion to become Lauda

I don‘t get it why they are bringing back that name.. I still associate Lauda with the 767 crash which killed all souls on board over Thailand .. I think the thrust reversers kicked in uncommanded during the flight. I guess very few people remember that. Besides, plenty of airlines have had crashes...

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by passyflyer
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to become Lauda
Replies: 31
Views: 8335

Re: Laudamotion to become Lauda

I don‘t get it why they are bringing back that name.. I still associate Lauda with the 767 crash which killed all souls on board over Thailand .. I think the thrust reversers kicked in uncommanded during the flight.

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by passyflyer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5795

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

http://avherald.com/h?article=42620150
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My favorite story is the 747 landing on the roof of a van ... nobody injured

http://avherald.com/h?article=42620150

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by passyflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56744

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Regarding Lufthansa and the A330neo. I think it is pretty unlikely that we will ever see the neo at the three main brands( Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian).

However there still is a chance at Eurowings, Edelweiss, Brussels Airlines or SunExpress which anyway is not integrated in the group.

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by passyflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56744

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

trijetsonly wrote:
Just now in the press conference:
the 7 leaving fleets will be:
A330-200, A340-300, A340-600, B747-400, B767-300, B777-200, MD-11


The A330-200 intrigues me ... are we talking about the 4 aircraft from Brussels Airlines or also SunExpress?

No one else in the LH group operates those, right?

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by passyflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56744

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

[threeid][/threeid] Why aren't they ordering also the smaller 787-8 for thinner long-haul and the bigger 787-10 for heavy-traffic routes, so that they can interchange types of the whole range depending on demand and season? The 787-8 is a slow seller and too small. The 787-10 lacks flexibility for LH

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by passyflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56744

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Well this order makes a lot of sense to. However there is no way LH group as a whole will ever have standardised fleet, their different airlines have very different needs. We should not forget they also have full or partial ownership in companies such as Edelweiss, Eurowings or SunExpress and might ...

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by passyflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4740

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

My home airport is LUX .. so there is still a ton of 747 action. All freighters of course ... Cargolux (747-400F and 747-8F launch customer) is the dominant carrier, but Atlas Air, Qatar, AirbridgeCargo, China Airlines and several others come with 747s. On an average day there are 20 arrivals of 747...

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by passyflyer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 69910

Re: French routes news thread

Toulouse will become the next Ryanair base with 11 new routes to BES LIL MRS LUX BUD PMO OUD TNG OPO ALC and VLC https://twitter.com/aeroport_tls/status/1098128588254203904 https://twitter.com/aeroport_tls/status/1098127331569356800 This means there will be many 737s right where Airbus is headquart...

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by passyflyer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 3452

Re: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s

Yes it seems bizarre now, but LUX-LIS is even today one of the top 5 routes from LUX, flown by 4 different carriers. And Berlin is popular too (both airports). So I can see why they tried this ...

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by passyflyer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any other non frequent flyers on here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2691

Re: Any other non frequent flyers on here?

From 2006 to 2016 I did not fly once! But now I am back in the game. In the last 3 weeks I took 7 flights...

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by passyflyer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 5385

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

In this order:
USA California & Southwest in 2005
Japan in 2017
Hong Kong in 2001
Ireland in 2002
Kitzbühel ski holiday December 2017

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by passyflyer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14692

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

i just flew a UNITED flight a week and half ago from San Jose, Costa Rica to Houston-IAH and I boarded around 2am. Thank God I was in first, but sleep is possible. That flight is at least a bit longer. There are for example flights from BKK to HKG in the middle of the night and those are only 2 hou...

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by passyflyer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14692

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Jan 1st is of course special. But my question is not limited to this day. How can these flights work if you can‘t really sleep. You check in when you are really tired, you board in the middle of the night, you arrive very very early in the morning. This means no sleep at all for most passengers! Yo...

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by passyflyer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14692

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Thanks everyone for the replies. Much appreciated. I usually fly from or through AMS, CDG, LUX, FRA, MUC or LHR where there are strict night curfews so this really surprised me. Guess there‘s mainly a cultural thing (maximising vacation time and saving money) then. Anyway even at BKK there are only ...

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by passyflyer
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14692

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

I should rephrase my question. How do short-haul intra-asian flights work during the middle of the night, when passengers can get no sleep? That 1 am departure to Vienna makes sense, that 2:50 departure to Taiyuan does not!

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by passyflyer
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14692

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Jan 1st is of course special. But my question is not limited to this day. How can these flights work if you can‘t really sleep. You check in when you are really tired, you board in the middle of the night, you arrive very very early in the morning. This means no sleep at all for most passengers!

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by passyflyer
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14692

Departures in the middle of the night

European airports usually have a night curfew and there are no departures for passenger flights between (usually) midnight and 5 am or even 6 am. But I was really surprised that this is not the case in Asia. What is the purpose of flights leaving at 3 a.m.? I still get it for long-haul flights, but ...

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by passyflyer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luxair LUX-SCN-HAM, why?
Replies: 10
Views: 2807

Re: Luxair LUX-SCN-HAM, why?

The wet-leased Crj700 is only doing the flight to Berlin. The flight to HAM is a classic milk run. Luxair sees opportunity in SCN but does not want to base a plane there. So they fly from LUX to SCN first and then on to HAM. In the past they have done the same to MUC... I have heard they will soon f...

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by passyflyer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 73169

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Tomorrow will be the start of the school holidays in most European countries. Therefore alternative flights are likely to be very full. This will take until after Christmas to sort this out and get everyone to their destination.

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by passyflyer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 97
Views: 17155

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

Boeing released a mission profile for the 787 not so long ago. I was surprised that many routes the 787 is used on are rather short. It is true that the 787 and the A330 are rarely used for domestic flights in the US or for intra Europe. But for the rest of the world this might work

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by passyflyer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50560

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

In the end CDG is not a popular hub in Europe - it is known as the baggage black hole. Being popular is one thing ... but AF often offers the cheapest fare from many non-hub airports in Europe ... I live in LUX and they are nearly everytime the cheapest option .. but I still avoid them because I do...

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by passyflyer
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 26652

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

Does anyone know for how long RR has exclusivity on the A350? And is this exclusivity limited to the -900 and the -1000 ? Does Airbus have to wait for several years before talking to GE, Pratt and so on ... or could they just launch new variants powered by other engines than RR?

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by passyflyer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35755

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Luxair announced that flights from LUX to DUB will see an upgrade from a Q400 turboprop to a Boeing 737-700 starting for the winter season. Amazing to see this route doing well, they only restarted it a few years ago.

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by passyflyer
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 5984

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

I just heard that when they (QR) launch flights to LUX (announced earlier this year at the ITB in Berlin), they also plan to bring the 787 Dreamliner. Current plans are 4 flights a week. That would be the only widebody passenger aircraft at LUX. I am not convinced that the market is big enough, beca...

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by passyflyer
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17913

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

Have they already maxed out their bilateral frequencies to Germany? If yes, could the LUX route also be a way around that to add capacity to the German market? Not sure about the bilateral with Germany, but they won‘t be able to catch a significant part of the german market from LUX. Population den...

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by passyflyer
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17913

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

LUX is a surprise for me Qatar already serves BRU, CDG, FRA, and other destinations not too far away. I am relatively price-conscious in my booking decisions, but it would have to be an absolutely rock-bottom fare LUX - MNL via DOH to get me off flights from BRU! Like €200 less return, given the ha...

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by passyflyer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17913

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

As I live very close to LUX this is good news for me. LUX-DOH is 2500 nm, so I guess they will use their A320 or maybe the new 321neo when they arrive. I really can't see a 787-8 or anything bigger at LUX, the airport is not ready for aircraft of that size. Turkish Airlines serves LUX already 5 time...

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by passyflyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with Complimentary Sparkling Wine in Y?
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Airlines with Complimentary Sparkling Wine in Y?

LG (Luxair) serves crémant from Luxembourg on many European flights, even in economy class. Crémant is a designation for sparkling wine that is produced like Champagne, but comes from a different region.

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