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by S0Y
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 216
Views: 43876

Re: British Airways route updates

The only way I could see this return is if there was a LCY-LGA. Otherwise time has marched on; - New CW is vastly better - Global Entry for Brits lessens the Shannon CBP advantage - Crossrail - LHR catering has improved - At single daily rotation, you are screwed if things go south ex-LCY - Covid, B...

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by S0Y
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 32921

Re: Irish 7/20

IATA do not expect travel to bounce back until 2024 https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/pr/2020-07-28-02/ At this stage we have to accept that we need to live with Covid for the long term so we should be planning accordingly. The govt will need to up their game in dealing with this. National lockdowns...

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by S0Y
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35139

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

C-19 has upended life as we know it. There is no guarantee that things will revert to the old model. Airlines have devalued their FFP and companies are busy cutting costs. I think there is a high chance that we see much more free agents after Covid, where people make a choice based on the immediate ...

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by S0Y
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14600

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

If displayed equivalent behavior while driving a car, he would be facing reckless driving charges from the police. Similar should apply here

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by S0Y
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3245

Re: John Wayne Airport (SNA) to be renamed.

Revelation wrote:
SANAV8R wrote:
Never understood why they named the airport after him

Money makes the world go 'round.

I presume they felt they would make the most money this way.



Thinking of it that way, why not sell the naming rights and generate an income stream. Sports teams do it all the time.

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by S0Y
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8702

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

If the FZ 737 fleet does not work, there is always the EY fleet with plenty of A330/787 should a merger happen

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by S0Y
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana
Replies: 24
Views: 3916

Re: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana

Does someone know if Vietnam tried to change SGN to something else at the time they changed city's name to Ho Chi Minh City? At the moment code HCM is is Somalia and TSN (could be for TAN SON NHAT) is in China, so no obvious codes available. Although I'm not aware how old are the codes HCM and TSN....

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by S0Y
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 929
Views: 121263

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

QR back 3x with A359 on July 1, then going daily on Aug 1 https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2020/june/QRUSFlights.html?CID=AFALL0204026300000000000&PID=8083019&CJEVENT=455651fbb29811ea838a01500a24060f QR743 DOH 08:00 – 14:15 BOS (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun) QR744 BOS 22:00 – 1...

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by S0Y
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana
Replies: 24
Views: 3916

Re: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana

What's the point in that change? Who would ask for it in the first place? I'm surprised that IATA entertains these things, could be the open door for more political silly requests... Indeed, if a certain individual gets wind of this option we might see a request for IAD or JFK to change to DJT :sti...

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by S0Y
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36573

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/06 ... e-shannon/

The title of this months thread is quite fitting for this event
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IrishTexan wrote:

Not today it seems. Maybe tomorrow.

If full, that's a lot of PPE on board.


RTE website has a clip of the AN-225 touching down https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/06 ... e-shannon/

The title of this months thread is quite fitting for this event

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by S0Y
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19257

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

:stirthepot: I hear Willie Walsh is looking for a new challenge this fall

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by S0Y
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36573

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Question on travel into Ireland right now. I know EI are stilling operating limited flight from JFK,ORD and BOS. Also know about filling in the Covid forms and the current 14 day quarantine. However is there a restriction on US Passport holders from entering right now? Thanks for any info. Non-esse...

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by S0Y
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20232

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

I think it will all get resolved without the nuclear option of court.....but A and B are going to have to cut production rates by a lot more than we have seen to date before this gets fixed. Its just a matter of time.

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by S0Y
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 929
Views: 121263

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

VS4ever wrote:
ASA wrote:
Is there any website who is compiling when the flight restrictions may be lifted or when individual airlines may be restarting flights?

That's all i have been able to find, hope it helps


Add EI 5x weekly to DUB to the list still operating

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by S0Y
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6179

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

There’s FDA issues with Chinese KN-95 masks, without FDA approval, they can’t be used and legal advice to hospitals is not use them. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes. As flawed as the KN-95 masks might be, there are health care providers making do with home-made masks right now, so I would...

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by S0Y
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11791

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

https://samchui.com/2020/02/18/flying-v ... n45h4hKhaQ
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Here is a great trip report for its little brother AN-124
I imagine there a quite a few similarities, particularly from the cockpit and crewing perspective https://samchui.com/2020/02/18/flying-v ... n45h4hKhaQ

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by S0Y
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37253

Re: Irish 3/20

Don’t forget that EC261 will get you cash refund if flying inside 2wks of the flight cancelation by the airline I think that with the difficulties airlines are facing due to the Covid-19 and restrictions imposed by governments, EC261 is the least of their worries. How greedy can you get You complet...

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by S0Y
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37253

Re: Irish 3/20

Don’t forget that EC261 will get you cash refund if flying inside 2wks of the flight cancelation by the airline

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by S0Y
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13472

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

Probably good for Boeing. Gives them leverage in the compensation bargaining. Hard for airlines to claim MAX availability is costing them if half the fleet is idle.

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by S0Y
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10257

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Muilenburg was paid $62 million to go away. He couldn't care less if he takes the blame for everything. SOP in large corporations. As for him still being CEO? I think his position was untenable, he had to go. :yes: Agreed DM had to go, his position was untenable........but there are a lot more that...

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by S0Y
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10257

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Its one thing to blame your predecessor when you are an outsider, but to do so when you were part of the same leadership shows that nothing will change. Boeings culture is rotten and has been for a long time. It did not start with Mullinberg. They really needed fresh blood if there was to be any cha...

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by S0Y
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy
Replies: 39
Views: 7030

Re: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy

The only way it works is on flights +11hrs. Have 2x 5hr blocks available with fixed entry/exit times. Maybe 3x3hr might also work, but I think the pax changeover process is messy and best to limit that. In any case, 3hrs is probably too short to get settled and get some sleep. You also have to allow...

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by S0Y
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22617

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Most I’ve spoken to personally don’t like it, they find it hard to work in due to the lack of galley space but won’t deny it’a hugely popular with passengers, particularly those who were regulars on the 757 services. curious about this - whats different between the 757 and 321 from the passenger ex...

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by S0Y
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22617

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

http://www.rte.ie/amp/1112728/


...or maybe MOL can use the MAX issues to turn the tables in his favor as suggested in this thread - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440317
Interesting times for sure
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OA260 wrote:
Ryanair Q3 profits up, MAX woes could hit growth plans

http://www.rte.ie/amp/1112728/


...or maybe MOL can use the MAX issues to turn the tables in his favor as suggested in this thread - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440317
Interesting times for sure

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by S0Y
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 929
Views: 121263

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

For comparison, SARS had over a 9% mortality rate while Coronavirus stands at 2%. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/world/asia/coronavirus-china.html There was someone on the news over the weekend pointing out that though Coronavirus has lower mortality rate, it is much easier to transmit. 2% of 5...

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by S0Y
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 929
Views: 121263

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

FGITD wrote:
At the very least, temporarily game over.

I'm sure once this is all settled and clear, however long that may be, they'll be back.


This might even help them -- loads at this time of year would not be great anyway.

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by S0Y
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 10229

Re: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways

I believe that TG have the airbag seatbelts in biz class on the aircraft that fly to AKL

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by S0Y
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 929
Views: 121263

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... s-for-2019
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Emirates’ A380 will operate to Boston between 01 June and 30 September 2019 and between 01 December 2019 and 31 January 2020 to accommodate the increased seasonal demand in travel to the US East Coast.

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... s-for-2019

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by S0Y
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 929
Views: 121263

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

EK / B6 code-share discontinued (for now). It will be interesting to see whether they bring back the A380 in June. I think it only applies to the B6 code going on BOS-DXB and not the other way around. I can book DTW-BOS-DXB on EK's site. Interline is clearly intact. On Expedia it comes up as EK cod...

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by S0Y
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 929
Views: 121263

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Much nicer J class though with the 789. You think TK will keep it year round? TK 787 new J seat might look nice, but is getting lots of negative feedback. Rumour has it that TK are already reconsidering if it should be their new seat. Narrow and uncomfortable are the main grips, plus gripes about t...

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by S0Y
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415203

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Market is massive. BOSSJU, on the other hand, is oversevrved and crowded. There’s this odd capacity war between the low cost carriers to SJU right now though. I definitely see it spurring tourism demand, but once tourists see they are basically getting Detroit with beaches, they aren’t coming back....

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by S0Y
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 14840

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbii ?

Marketing, makes it easy to identify the new Airbus for regular folk. Also some think it looks cool.
I believe its optional, at least on some models

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by S0Y
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738602

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/boe ... went-wrong
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More bad publicity for Boeing on UK TV tonight - Boeings killer plane what went wrong.
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/boe ... went-wrong

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by S0Y
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Norwegian now denies that they will acquire 40 Russian SU95
Replies: 23
Views: 8833

Re: Rumour: Norwegian now denies that they will acquire 40 Russian SU95

I'd say DY are about the last airline that will be buying more planes in the near term. Any money they can get their hands on is needed to keep them alive

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by S0Y
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44142

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

If I recall correctly TK sent the A330 to DUB this past Summer. Was this just an occasional appearance or something more regular ?
Also, was this on the morning arrival (TK1975) or the later one?


TIA

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by S0Y
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415203

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

So I just got off JAL 8 and GE was its usual breeze. But when I went downstairs to get my suitcase, I was allowed to walk right out without handing in that blue and white card. Is that the new normal? You do not need the blue and white form when using GE. You answer all the questions electronically...

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by S0Y
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4381

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Remember that this is just about the case the US started against Europe, where the WTO now rules this can happen. It doesn't mean the WTO has 'picked sides' in the subsidies row between Boeing / US and Airbus / EU. There's another case working its way through the WTO that the EU started against the...

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by S0Y
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415203

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I think AA had this mindset that BOS was too close to JFK, and ‘us people’ could connect to the ROW from there. This, after B6 said, “Uh, NOPE. Boston is its own market, and a strong and balanced one at that.” ha, ..................and then AA said JFK was too close to PHL, and ‘us people’ could co...

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by S0Y
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415203

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Unless it’s changed in recent months Qatar was relegated to The Club in the basement and not the BA lounge. Where does TAM go? Not quite a OW lounge Agree, and QR lounge usage has not changed, AFAIK - "effectively" was meant to apply to all 3 alliance lounges. QR's one world membership is...

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by S0Y
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415203

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

BA lounge is open in the mornings. Think it opens at 6am, then closes for a couple of hours after the morning flight departs

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by S0Y
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 5105

Re: Euro Business Seats

EI will soon have proper biz seating on select flights to DUB. They will use their new A321LR's for early morning turns to markets such as LHR/AMS/CDG in a bid to capture more connecting Biz customers to North America

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by S0Y
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 5105

Re: Euro Business Seats

I wonder if any of the European big 3 will ever try 3 class config on intra European routes. Especially BA which is operating from the largest premium market in the world. 8J on A319, 12J on A320 and 16J on A321. This would be followed by premium economy 3+3 with reclining seats, meals and drinks a...

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by S0Y
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38208

Re: Irish 7/19

Air Canada will be operating 789s on the YyZ-DUB route from next March, in place of A330s. (Source:Airline Route) Huge improvement in quality especially up front versus the current A330 (though I know these will be getting an upgrade). 8 airlines operating 787s to DUB next summer (assuming HU are s...

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by S0Y
Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 14654

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Amazingly FR have this figured out. If travelling with a minor you are forced to pay for seat selection for the adult at booking ($5 or something IIRC). The child is then assigned the adjacent seat free of charge. You leave feeling you got a fair deal and are happy. Again this is FR !!!

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by S0Y
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 5775

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

aarbee wrote:
How true this is ? This means that LH will have only 26 aircrafts of a certain type???


.....not with 4 letter registrations

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by S0Y
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415203

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Ha! Fair point. I mentioned in an earlier post that in my experience, CX only allocates one seat per cabin per flight, at least for AA awards (or so says AA). But I suppose one seat per cabin per flight can add up if each oneworld member gets the same allocation. Each airline does not get separate ...

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by S0Y
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 22179

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

D8 have finally got around to making arrangements for later in the Summer, July SNN routes are now being rebooked SWF-DUB.

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by S0Y
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters
Replies: 24
Views: 3984

Re: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters

This is clickbait. For the past X years the top 10 polluters were coal plants and there is no news story. Then this year FR squeak into the top10 and now we have a news story that will draw clicks and eyeballs. No context or evaluation of the CO2 footprint of FR option against the alternative travel...

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by S0Y
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sliding Aisle Seat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Re: Sliding Aisle Seat?

Great idea in theory - worthless in real life. If someone launches this, expect them to reverse course within 6months

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