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by LH982
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 130
Views: 17414

Re: Irish 8/19

Organising a trip from Dublin via Doha on 14th of Oct and QR is showing as an A350. Are they due to change or is this a one off?

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by LH982
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11528

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

With this almost unhealthy travel schedule I understand you prefer to fly nonstop. I think I would too. However I am still not sure the vast majority of travellers choose the nonstop option. They might prefer it, but certainly don't always buy it. Recently when I travelled with KLM from Washington ...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11528

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Are Eurowings actually a LCC. From a customer point of view I've travelled with them about 20 times in the last two years and I can only remember one fare below €200. If I look at BER-STR for Feb next year, i see EW for 159 and U2 for 67, so i don't see any amazing bargains. On top of this I would a...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The relationship between Lufthansa and Eurowings (and other "sister-airlines")
Replies: 11
Views: 2590

Re: The relationship between Lufthansa and Eurowings (and other "sister-airlines")

I am not sure LH understand the concept of a LCC. It is supposed to be low cost for the customer, but Eurowings seem to have missed this part.

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by LH982
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 51
Views: 10139

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

Surprised noone has queried the title of this thread, transatlantic technically means from Europe/Africa/Middle East to North/Central/South America, these dash 8s are not operating Transatlantic, they are operating over the Atlantic into Europe, just like the 757s and 767s do from Iceland and the A...

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by LH982
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 51
Views: 10139

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

Natflyer wrote:
GCT64 wrote:
I'm sure I remember seeing Icelandair F27s operating KEF-GLA back in the day (1980s), is my memory correct?


You are partly correct, the routing was Reykjavik (BIRK) - Vaagar, Faroes - Glasgow. And same way back. This had to do with connecting the Faroes and Scotland.



And they were Fk50s :)

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by LH982
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

There are whispers going around that American may not renew all of their new-for-2019 transatlantic routes next year. Any sense as to how DFW-DUB is performing? It seems to have fairly full loads up front, but the back of the bus is often going out a bit light. I heard a few people saying it was ve...

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by LH982
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6315

Re: 737-8200?

This just proves they think everyone is dumb, stick a new name and people will forget. So much attention to "cover things" instead of proving that the plane is safe. If I were as dumb as they think, and flew on one of this plane, and later found out it was the same exact plane i did not s...

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by LH982
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

Very nice, they're a lot further on than I expected. I wonder if they have a particular timing planned for crossing 16.

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by LH982
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

It costs the airlines more to use contact stands (Airbridges) than contactless ones, hence why Ryanair fit the optional airstairs to their 737s, the extra fuel penalty of the added weight is less costly than the extra charges of paying for airbridges. Ryanair probably make up a good 90 odd percent ...

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by LH982
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

My point is that if enough of the airlines using the 200 gates were willing to pay for airbridges, they’d be built. Even Emirates don't use airbridges for a good chunk of their 777 routes in DXB, BA don’t in LCY etc. Airlines will get what they pay for. With all due respect LCY doesn't have air bri...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

Apart from West Jet 787 (300 gates not full at scheduled time) and the odd Air Canada there is no scheduled wide bodies from 100 gates so not sure there is a case for adding an air bridge. 100 gates can handle wide bodies however it was designed as narrow body pier up to Code C aircraft. Maybe I ha...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

Yes, they were. If you look at the front elevation of the Pier, you can see where the nodes for the air bridges can be installed at each gate. Thanks everyone. I had a vague recollection that they would be upgradeable. It might be a good idea for the DAA to upgrade at least some of the widebody sta...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

And the walk to the furthest gate in that proposed midfield terminal (and it would be a walk some of the time anyhow, given that the moving walkways break down or don't run all the way) would be just about as long as a stroll on the main runway from end to end. Just the thing to set you up for the ...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

Going back to the discussion on the 100 gates in Dublin, were they built with the option of adding air bridges later? Yes, they were. If you look at the front elevation of the Pier, you can see where the nodes for the air bridges can be installed at each gate. Thanks everyone. I had a vague recolle...

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by LH982
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

Going back to the discussion on the 100 gates in Dublin, were they built with the option of adding air bridges later?

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by LH982
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13834

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

This is a good question, and one I have posed on here before. I think we have learned through the 737MAX crisis that the self-regulation system that intensified in the U.S. in the mid-2000s can have unintended consequences, as the manufacturers have too much leeway letting financial considerations ...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31849

Re: Irish 7/19

@EI321 Do you mean to 100 gates? Lufthansa is based out of Terminal 1. FlightRadar24 showing it parked at Gate 112 (the very end of Pier 1; quite a trek from Pier 3). Could possibly not be accommodated at Pier 3 due to the wingspan of the 343. Lufthansa are becoming increasingly common on the 1xx g...

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by LH982
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24867

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

LH's nightmare would be JetBlue launching Mint service to BER, HAM, DUS and STR. There are a lot of people who do not love connecting via FRA and MUC, and they will switch if the product is right. If they don't like connecting in FRA/MUC they're in for a rude awakening having to connect in BOS/JFK ...

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by LH982
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24867

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

LH's nightmare would be JetBlue launching Mint service to BER, HAM, DUS and STR. There are a lot of people who do not love connecting via FRA and MUC, and they will switch if the product is right.

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by LH982
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)
Replies: 18
Views: 3279

Re: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)

AC77X wrote:
If you can name an airline "Chair", what else can you name it? Air Doorway? Air Windowpane? Air Washroom Mirror? Air Axial Compressor?


Stand

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by LH982
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27214

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Sorry JAmie2k9, what government legislation is stopping CTA separation at DUB? If there was money in it for the DAA, the CTA lanes would gave been organised years ago! The immigration queues at DUB are shameful and in the last 15 yeras of travel through DUB I have NEVER seen all the immigration boo...

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by LH982
Fri May 31, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25858

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Are the eGates in T2 open all the time now, or are they still a novelty item? Ryanair flight delayed two hours as staff try to count passengers A weekend flight to Belfast was grounded for almost two hours and didn't take off until midnight because flight staff couldn't work out the number of passen...

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by LH982
Thu May 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12545

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Just read on AA's twitter that with 423 buses, they're the world's largest Airbus operator! Had no clue. https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/1133742338931593216 Just read on a.net's front page that AA stock hits a 3-year low , interesting coincidence! It's probably all those MAX8s they have sitt...

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by LH982
Fri May 10, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7073

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

In it's LCC form, Eurowings has had quite a diverse fleet in recent years: A319iae A319cfm A320 A320SL A330-200 opb SunExpress Deutschland A330-300 opb Brussels Airline A340-300 opb Brussels Airline 737-800 opb TUI 767-300 opb PrivatAir Q400 opb LGW And soon: E190 opb LGW At least 5 x 319s from CSA...

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by LH982
Fri May 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25858

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

I'd fly with them nearly every week and have never heard it mentioned. They're doing a great job of keeping it secret

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by LH982
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17795

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

It looks like a 707 on it's way to final assembly... 48 windows just like a 707-320! For comparison, cabin lengths: 757-200 118ft 5in 737-10 111ft 7 in 707-320 111ft 6in 707-120 104ft 10in 737-8 98ft 6in 727-200 92ft 8 in 727-100 72ft 8 in Externally it's close to 50 feet longer than the original 1...

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by LH982
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24196

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

It would have been around 1981/82. 99% sure it was a 727, but recall the aircraft felt really old. One of those special memories that got me hooked on aviation. Showed me the route on the aviation maps, inc en route waypoints, and got me to radio for weather, which was quite amazing for a 9 year ol...

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by LH982
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24196

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Am I right in thinking that TAP used to send 727s and even the occasional A340 to Dublin? Also the L1011 was a regular weekend visitor. One of their fleet was in Air Mozambique (LAM) livery and that always caused discomfort with concerned passengers not wanting to fly what they thought was an Afric...

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by LH982
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24196

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Looks like EI have dropped Stuttgart for summer 2019. Shows on the route map, but nothing bookable.

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by LH982
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24196

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

OA260 wrote:
Thanks for a new thread Kaitak.

Does anyone have a photo of the old approach to DUB T1. There was a check point next to a house IIRC. What was the history behind the house.


Just do a search for Corballis House. Lots of pictures on the net

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by LH982
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

Unless you are coming from a pre-clearance destination in Canada, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Mexico, etc. You literally walk into the domestic boarding areas. Correct, they are treated as domestic to domestic connections as they have already been though US immigration,customs and security. Or if you are g...

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by LH982
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

It will be nice when all the terminals are linked as planned. When I was last at JFK, I had to leave the terminal, get a bus, etc etc... there was no way to do it airside, which I found frustrating. There is no way to connect airside at any US airport due to their immigration, customs and security ...

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by LH982
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

I can remember boarding a ryanair 737-200 from the ground floor of the 1942 terminal around 1999. I think it was used up to the point that pier D was built? I think you're right; I boarded from one of those gates but it was probably around the late 1990s too. The gates are still there and numbered ...

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by LH982
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

alancostello wrote:
With it being a brand 'refresh' I'd imagine it'll be similar to what KLM has done with the wave, existing liveried aircraft won't look terribly out of place with ones that have been repainted. I can't imagine them taking multiple years to repaint ~50 aircraft.


Let's pray you're right

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by LH982
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Engineering Cardiff
Replies: 26
Views: 4203

Re: BA Engineering Cardiff

Given that I believe BA own the land their own maintenance area stands on, (well the old BOAC one at any rate) I think the only LHR development may be the replacement of TBA/TBJ/TBK once they really do start falling down through age. The Cathedral hangar has recently had thre removed "British ...

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by LH982
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Yes, the other two are in T1

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by LH982
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

EI and DAA lounges in Dublin are an embarrassment. EI will never(and should never) get to Virgin T3 standard, but something with decent food and a bit of space shouldn't be beyond them. As often pointed out here, it's also a great opportunity to promote Irish produce. As an aside, on the airside res...

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by LH982
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Consistency of product would be another one. There's no point having a lie flat business class on the morning flight to CDG, if the evening flight is back to economy only. Interesting times. Agreed - but with a fleet of 12 A321s I think they would make this work. Also I was thinking more about EU t...

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by LH982
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Agreed - but with a fleet of 12 A321s I think they would make this work. Also I was thinking more about EU to NA business flights, currently people who connect to North America in business class on BA, LH, AF, KL etc fly economy with the middle seat empty euro-business. If EI could offer the comfor...

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by LH982
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I don't think it needs to be sold at an exceptionally high premium. There might be enough transfer traffic to fill most of it anyway. I'll be very surprised if EI can't fill 12 J on the business routes. On my last BA flight - on a Saturday afternoon - Club Europe was 24 seats and they were all full...

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by LH982
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I guess it depends on what frequent business travellers actually want! Is it space, or reliability, or frequency, or food or even price? I know I like space and a decent smile or service. But that's me!!!! Consistency of product would be another one. There's no point having a lie flat business clas...

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by LH982
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Not a hope of passengers staying on board, unless EI want to drop pre-clearance.

Great if it all works out for them, but they'll need to get seriously imaginative with stand management and scheduling. A320s could become extinct at T2 until mid afternoon.

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by LH982
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8043

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

Spend five minutes looking at domestic flights from Stuttgart, and please don't suggest DBahn as competition

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by LH982
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 29197

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

I'm sorry but I don't understand the policy of spare parts. I actually drive a 19 years old car and still find brand new OEM spare parts. And there are no OEM spare parts for a 19 years old airplane, that some of the planes needs to be parted out for used spare parts? Not talking about rare birds l...

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by LH982
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7349

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

intotheair wrote:
Painting an aircraft was also more difficult and less precise before the days of the computer. It's easier now to print and cut out the same masks at every shop every time.


I remember a BA engineer at LGW telling me that BCal tails were a pain in the ass to paint

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by LH982
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EW stopped repainting its aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 5240

Re: Why EW stopped repainting its aircrafts?

I'm not sure if Eurowings customers care anymore. We have become used to the mystery of what will turn up at the gate today. It seems to be a wider theme for LH group, where your Swiss fight is operated by an Austrian DHC8 and your Austrian flight is an Adria CRJ. My personal favourites were Laudamo...

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by LH982
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28622

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

From booking this morning, it looks like AF and HOP will take over most of the DUB-CDG flights this winter, including a night stopping A319. KL also seem to be mainly 737s.

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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93318

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Whatever they do. I hope there's little to no Euro-white... I like this: https://orig00.deviantart.net/6cf0/f/2012/104/5/6/562a134862fdce49a776c46308fdd77f-d4w4o5q.jpg S It’s just the same Oirishy theme as today’s livery with a really bad typeface for dyslexics or something It needs modernising and...

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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2192

Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR

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