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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 31653

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Preliminary anyway. How so? You think Boeing is going to try to see how heavy they can get it into the air during certification and decide the MTOW from that? That is not how it works. Among my other duties is analysis for Fleet Planning. I worked on the 737 MAX analysis from launch, while it was s...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 31653

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

http://www.b737.org.uk/737max10.htm They claim around 92 tons as well. Typically a very well informed site. I think I will stay with Boeing’s own official documents for such information, rather than an enthusiast site however well qualified he is. https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/comme...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 31653

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Do we know the LEAP thrust rating for these MAX 10’s? I’ve read several figures and don’t know which one’s correct. I too am curious about this, Is there enough in the -1B to increase thrust for the -10 vs the -9? Or are they banking on the gear solving the takeoff distance issue alone. I also figu...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri May 21, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 118
Views: 9745

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Got my Janssen shot yesterday. Slight tenderness in arm a couple of hours after. Otherwise nothing. Great nights sleep. Male, 60 yrs.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon May 17, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PLAY - Icelandic ULCC Status
Replies: 239
Views: 4866

Re: PLAY - Icelandic ULCC Status

Play already seems destined for run in with unions as they are trying to offer East European style remuneration to crews (a la Wizz). The Icelandic labor market is pretty strongly regulated so we will see what happens.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed May 12, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20676

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Kiwirob wrote:
The rest of the world is slowly turning against Israel?


I think that is not an unfair assessment.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22904

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Provided it’s like a FDR and not accessible unless an investigation requires it, I can’t see an issue. . That is exactly the issue. Like CVR recordings that leak out in a lot of places. The day a video recorder is installed in my cockpit, I will start carrying a package of chewing gum in my flightb...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C type behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 26
Views: 4109

Re: A/C type behaviour in turbulence

It’s not just wing loading that affects ride in turbulence The 757 has a very stiff wing and a terrible ride in turbulence, i think the -300 series is actually better with its longer, more flexible fuselage soaking up the bumps, the 752 is the only large transport aircraft I’ve operated in which I’...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HUD on commercial aircraft.
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: HUD on commercial aircraft.

And yet the first commercial aircraft with a HUD was French, and operated domestically in France. :D

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Thanks, learn something every day!

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Braniff Calder DC8 Experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Braniff Calder DC8 Experiences

DL_Mech wrote:
Makes you wonder if the Calder painted engine cowlings survived, or were they just stripped and painted over?


You mean like the #1 engine with the 7 legged horse? I heard a long time ago that after one night in the hangar, an additional member had been painted on, confirming its gender...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF Airport preparing for a Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 27
Views: 6912

Re: KEF Airport preparing for a Volcanic Eruption

I remember cycling over to GLA to see all those 757 tails lined up on the west pier, easily viewable from the roadside. It was quite a sight. What I don't be recall however is what they did with all of those passengers trying to get to KEF ? Presumably local hotels made a few quid from the situatio...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF Airport preparing for a Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 27
Views: 6912

Re: KEF Airport preparing for a Volcanic Eruption

Remember last time FI moved their hub operations to GLA! quite a sight. Any pictures to show ?? I had no idea this even happened! It was a pretty amazing move. Around midnight the Met Office and aviation authorities advised that the airspace around KEF would close at 0500 the following morning, eff...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HUD on commercial aircraft.
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: HUD on commercial aircraft.

I have always viewed HUDs as an American thing. Initially devised to use for low vis in aircraft without autoland IIRC (thinking DC-9/MD80 etc. here). Over in Europe, which really needs low vis ops, HUDs have not really caught on. My lot operates CATIIIB to 75m RVR Minima without HUD. That said, I h...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 41097

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

I wonder as operators with RR 757s keep retiring them where the point is that they become too uneconomical. Do freighter 752s have RB211s? If I had one I’d never want to part with it, I can only imagine the takeoff performance of a 752 with minimal passengers and weekend getaway bags FedEx flys a m...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1447

Re: Snow Across Britain

Oh, the horror! Snow in winter... so far the least amount of snow in decades in my neck of the woods. Actually a very dry winter. But cold. Not bad at all.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's time for SoFLexit
Replies: 68
Views: 2924

Re: It's time for SoFLexit

South Florida could always join Cuba... demographics not dissimilar. And Varadero looks like an old Florida scene...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad (EY), the first airline to vaccinate all flying crew!
Replies: 47
Views: 5083

Re: Etihad (EY), the first airline to vaccinate all flying crew!

UA748i wrote:
They are vaccinated, but Im sure they still have to were masks.

There's no point.


:banghead: How about tattooing a capital V on the forehead of those vaccinated?

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upgrading to a new type in the same airline
Replies: 19
Views: 3077

Re: Upgrading to a new type in the same airline

A friend of mine’s brother at AA went from Super 80 to B777, left seat in both. Sat on his seniority until he could hold senior trips in the T7; hadn’t been outside the US until first trip on the B777 And that is why we hear pilots from the USA on the freq. in Europe and elswhere that don’t seem to...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B767-300 Jettison Rate
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: B767-300 Jettison Rate

And there are B767-300ERs out there with a single jettison pump each side. And also ones without fuel jettison capability at all. Welcome to the wonderful world of Boeing options.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fish carried by Air Cargo
Replies: 51
Views: 7033

Re: Fish carried by Air Cargo

Icelandair is probably the very best example. I was there several years ago waiting for a connecting flight. A lorry pulled up alongside a 757 then a forklift truck removed a pallet of white boxes containing frozen fish took them to the forward conveyor belt before returning to the lorry and taking...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fish carried by Air Cargo
Replies: 51
Views: 7033

Re: Fish carried by Air Cargo

LucaDiMontanari wrote:
Here is a default image of such a transport, where you can clearly see these white Styrofoam boxes used for transport of frozen stuff being unloaded:


Fresh fish, never frozen.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 No Flaps Takeoff
Replies: 21
Views: 5408

Re: 767-200 No Flaps Takeoff

If I'm not mistaken, the 737 (at least NG) is capable of Flaps 1 takeoff as well I know that flap settings will change based on a variety of factors, but what is the most common setting on the 767? If you Google "767 takeoff," a majority of the photos that come up appear to show Flaps 15 ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 No Flaps Takeoff
Replies: 21
Views: 5408

Re: 767-200 No Flaps Takeoff

It is not NO flaps on takeoff. It is called flaps 1 and only the leading edge devices extend. Exists also on the 757-200. Usually only applicable at lighter weights on long runways and improves climb performance. Need not be considered for shorter runways or at higher weights. Nothing magical really.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 44
Views: 7506

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

[list=][/list] What is the meaning/significance of ‘OWG’? OMG misspelled... Looking at pictures of the airplane, how did they avoid painting outlines on the overwing emergency exits? You really can´t tell where they are. Would haved had to move the airlines name but so what? Do Canadian rules allow ...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ONA (Overseas National Airways) question - Aircraft ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: ONA (Overseas National Airways) question - Aircraft ID

Or a DC-8-61, I think ONA had a similar number of those if not more.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103527

Re: Official US Election thread

With friends like this, Trump doesn’t need enemies...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Onboard Weight and Balance System
Replies: 8
Views: 3107

Re: Onboard Weight and Balance System

The DC-8-63F(CF) I flew had them installed. Did not work very well and very limited effort went into keeping the system serviceable.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Launches A321neoLR YUL-ATH
Replies: 21
Views: 5453

Re: Air Transat Launches A321neoLR YUL-ATH

Westbound refuelling at either SNN or YQX. Both smack on the great circle track.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 4590: Could It Have Landed?
Replies: 60
Views: 14101

Re: Concorde 4590 : Could It Have Been Landed ?

I think a lot of people do not realize Le Bourget is only 5nm from CDG. 2-3 minutes flying time. They could not make that. I have been to the crashsite memorial, and read the report. It was unsurvivable in every respect.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 22738

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

In a good 40kt wind, blowing snow and with the nothern "manana" approach of the ground crew? Quite a lot of time. When the wind speed hits 40+ kt (and it does in KEF) the handling agent refuse to bring you even a stair let alone a fuel truck. Planning an stopover in Iceland for the winter...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 22738

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

A B737-900ER operated by UIA is probably neither ETOPS nor FANS (Oceanic CPDLC) so limitations on routes and altitudes. So KEF makes double sense.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 522 And The Blame Game
Replies: 18
Views: 4378

Re: Helios 522 And The Blame Game

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
And have you ever caught something that had been left in an incorrect position?


Yes. Usually by maintenance. Some maintenance outfits (one by a US major was the worst) have a tendency to fiddle with things.
I did post maintenance test flights for a while. Required careful pre flight check.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-104 Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4788

Re: TU-104 Restoration

Found a video of the landing in Berdsk in the second article. They landed it in a grass field!
https://youtu.be/oaBb-SFx8R8

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"
Replies: 59
Views: 13918

Re: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"

a difference in 75lbs? wow. As in OEW weight or a galley cart that was miscalculated? Seems minor, but in the wrong place, 75lbs can really change the flight characteristics, even on something as large as a 737-800. I imagine that the FAA can be quite anal about it. Bollocks. If it does’nt fly 75lb...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 8410

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

ATC and fun are two words that should never really go together. The job does not allow it, or it shouldn’t. US ATC is full of unprofessional, non-standard speaking baseball commentators, talking too fast, with little care on whether the pilot at the other end can understand them properly. That’s th...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 572
Views: 62753

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Probably same as most European carriers are doing this to minimize crew layovers in US if flights are less than daily. Same crew in and out.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?
Replies: 67
Views: 9574

Re: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?

SurlyBonds wrote:

I personally plan to avoid the MAX for two years before it reenters service.


Hmm, so you are going to avoid it until March 2021, or what?

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?
Replies: 67
Views: 9574

Re: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?

The new naming system is at least consistent with the system used for the 777X. In both cases "X" or "MAX" is the family/brand name (to distinguish from the previous generation) whilst the individual models just use suffixes like -8 or -9. There is no “new naming system”. The -7...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?
Replies: 67
Views: 9574

Re: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?

I don't know if you are alone, but I am not with you. Outside this thing of ours, the genpop mostly doesn't know or remember jack about the MAX brand. Oh yeah, there was those plane crashes but that was a while ago right, and there's been nothing since so all must be well. Any remindery of the MAX ...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7448

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

catiii wrote:

Exactly. There were Multiple months in a row where I flew with the same guys.


That could get really boring...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 44
Views: 9922

Re: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967

One airplane missing here is the CL-44J (the stretch) operated by Loftleidir Icelandic. Plying the North-Atlantic with 189 seats from about 1965-1971.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14278

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

Nothing to do with cabin layouts, but I have always been amazed how bad les pilotes Corsair were speaking le anglais on the radio. Air France would be all over the scale but the Corsair pilots were consistently bad.
Probably still beats my french...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM DC 8 memory
Replies: 15
Views: 3330

Re: KLM DC 8 memory

Thanks for this story, takes me back to my DC-8 days in Africa! 8-)

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 143953

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/383 ... twick-base


During Covid and 2 months before hard Brexit? What could possibly go wrong?
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FCAA321 wrote:
New base announced at Gatwick..

Great news for Wizz and the airport!

https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/383 ... twick-base


During Covid and 2 months before hard Brexit? What could possibly go wrong?

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 157067

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

flipdewaf wrote:
Boeing757100 wrote:
Except, how will they get the 757-Plus to be capable of the OG 757's performance? Like its STOL capabilities, high thrust to weight ratio, etc. Won't that be the ticket to 757 over a321?

Is the 757 field performance better than the A321?

Fred


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Yes. By far.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 45962

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Should Airbus design a new winglet for the XLR? I know that the current Sharklets are still ok, but are the A350's winglets better than the Sharklets on the narrowbodies? 5829367,6099621 In terms of outright aerodynamic efficiency (and thus fuel burn), probably. The problem is that they also add mo...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 143953

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

xwb777 wrote:
Any idea about the registration? Maybe A6-W?? ?


A6-WTF probably...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 143953

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

123Flyer wrote:
@nextgenAviation where are you getting the actual passenger numbers?


Do you really expect an answer?

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