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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: 3130

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: 199
Views: 21319

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: 25377

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: 12326

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: 6966

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: 25377

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: 17617

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: 24001

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: 24001

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: 24001

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: 24001

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: 20195

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: 20195

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: 29349

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: 29349

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: 4172

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: 27004

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: 27004

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: 27004

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: 27004

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: 27004

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: 27004

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: 27004

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: 7987

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: 28977

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: 7300

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: 5196

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: 28433

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: 92871

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: 2169

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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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33106

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Mind you could also have been a Ty134 as they had some of them too Travelled in one a long time ago but not to or from Dublin JJ were 134s in the early 80s, switching over to 732s when they received them. 722s did show up, but from what I remember not until the second half of the decade. DC9s were ...

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by LH982
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?
Replies: 17
Views: 3096

Re: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?

I work on the basis that you will arrive on a remote stand, bus to terminal, 1km run, bus to aircraft; preferably beside the one you arrived on. I've yet to leave from the south side, but I'm sure they are working on it.

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by LH982
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33130

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Skyblue39 wrote:
AA have put the Dallas flights on sale:

AA133 DUB 1340 DFW 1745
AA132 DFW 2035 DUB 1140+1


Not bad at all. Leaves plenty of time for connections in Dallas, going both ways. Pre-clearance makes it even more attractive.

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by LH982
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33130

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Does anyone know why none of the EI 320's/321's have sharklets, and do they plan on refurbishing them to include these? Cheers, C. The 321s and early 320s are between 15 and 20 years old, and are more likely to be heading for new homes or retirement. Expect to see new CEO or NEO frames in a few yea...

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by LH982
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

I agree customer service can be improved and when E-gates are in operation passengers should be encouraged and this is arguably INS issue and there is an email on the DUB website where you could raise concerns. I think the employment comment is more a general reflection on today's society and not j...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

No my point is EU arrivals are not high at that hour and its more effective to have 2 boots staffed than not. When it becomes mostly EU then non EU staff will move over. So how long did passport control take? They reality is the majority who usw the airport believe its a good facility and ran well....

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by LH982
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Thanks Jamie, When operating out of BHD about 10 years ago, Ryainair complained that they could not operate longer routes to Europe because of runway restrictions. They argued for a runway extension, which was not delivered, and gave this as one of the reasons for eventually pulling out of BHD. BHD-...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Belfast ... Amalgamating both airports ... Would easyJet, Jet2 or Ryanair ever move to BHD? Are high costs and a curfew too off-putting for them? Cheers, C. Runway is only 6000 feet, so it limits options. You can get A321s and 738s in, but anything longer than UK routes and you could be leaving wit...

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by LH982
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Hi I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. ...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Is that LH 4:55 am flight the first departure out of DUB ??? Be interesting if they can make such an early flight work .... although I’m sure it’s about connections at FRA Did the 5.15 many times last winter, but never again. I'm sure it's fine for a one off, but i eventually admitted to myself tha...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cargo
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Air Canada cargo

aristoenigma wrote:
Did AC do livestock cargo in the past?


They've definitely transported horses on transatlantic flights in the 70s and 80s.

Cargojet were also operating on behalf of AC in the last few years, but I think that has ended.

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by LH982
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

CX and possibly HU appear to be putting Finnair under a little bit of pressure. Not unexpected give there is a lot of competition to China now. I'd have thought the amount of transfer traffic via HEL to Asia is tiny compared to the ME and big EU hubs. Do Finnair do any advertising, as public and ag...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

People in cork are a fussy lot. They wan't everything, get it and then don't support it. Cityjet are another example. I don't think a point to point Atlantic route was ever going to work for Cork, but I believe one with a US hub will. EI will probably try it when they get the right aircraft. I woul...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28184

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Crazy queues for non-EU passports in T1 again this morning. Not helped by the fact that the EU/non-EU sign is halfway up the queue, so EU pax adding to the problem.

No one from the DAA at the start of the queue, and no interested in doing anything about it when i asked them.

Welcome to Ireland

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17641

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

AF almost certainly got the A320 because of politics. Remember we are talking about 1980s aviation and 1980s Air France here. That is not to say that the plane is bad and ill suited to them however. As the French national carrier their needs were no doubt considered in the A320's design. So let us ...

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17641

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Well basically the answer to any post could be "well, the airline's gonna do what the airline wants to do". No, the airline's going to do what's in the best interest of its shareholders. That includes acquisitions. Sure it's not very exciting, but it's the only way to realistically addres...

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17641

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I believe Boeing once made a deal with KLM for the 737, they could acquire it for a very good price. This was back in the days when KLM was looking for a replacement aircraft for the DC-9. They had several options like the MD-80, A320, Fokker 100 and of course the 737. They picked the 737 because o...

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by LH982
Sat May 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4533

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

Samrnpage wrote:
Will Laudamotion fly in Ryanair colours?


Laudamotion billboard on Air Berlin basic scheme for the moment, but will be interesting to see when the leased Ryanair 738's start arriving

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by LH982
Fri May 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4533

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

Blerg wrote:
Have I missed something or is still no one challenging LH Group's monopoly between VIE and ZRH?


Or FRA, MUC, HAM, DUS, STR.

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by LH982
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake security at new Islamabad airport
Replies: 11
Views: 4935

Re: Fake security at new Islamabad airport

smokeybandit wrote:
There's gotta be a joke about TSA being fake security somewhere.


The problem is that it's not a joke.

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