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by InnsbruckFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 4768

Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

Does anyone know anything about the phasing-in of the new Lufthansa short-haul cabins? Are they only on A321neos? Will other new narrowbodies (A320SL/NEO) be getting them? Will some aircraft be retrofitted?

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EgyptAir Leaving Star Alliance?
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Is EgyptAir Leaving Star Alliance?

I have noticed that EgyptAir is un-painting their Star Alliance liveries. Are they leaving the alliance?

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17602

AF447 - 10 Years Later

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... fter-crash

Very interesting.
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Today is the 10th anniversary of Air France 447. The Guardian just posted an article with footage of the wreckage:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... fter-crash

Very interesting.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun May 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11792

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

I know that the environmental activists would probably kill me, but what about turning Vashon in to an airport? Or maybe something between Sammamish and Duvall?

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun May 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142274

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

I got two notification after another on FlightRadar24 that the flight declared an emergency. That footage is eerie. Glad everyone is ok!

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Wed May 01, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?
Replies: 48
Views: 6448

Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?

I was living in Seattle when they cancelled it. Flew that flight many many times, and was always full. Not to mention, you could always find award space on it. Why on earth did they cancel it? SEA-NRT is a very profitable route!

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where do each of the US3 have airport lounges?
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Where do each of the US3 have airport lounges?

Airports where all three have lounges:
ATL
AUS (Not sure if the DL Sky Club is open yet, but it's definitely under construction)
BOS
ORD
DFW
DEN
HNL
LAX
LGA
EWR
MCO
PHL
SFO
NRT
DCA
(That's all unless I'm missing something)

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Equiment Swaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2189

Re: Best Equiment Swaps?

September 1988. Air France MIA-CDG 747 was cancelled, flight never left PAris. I waited for hours in front of the Air France counter as the planeload of passengers was being re-distributed to other flights. At 10p.m. I was put on the last flight to JFK, a PanAm 727 and was told I would be leaving n...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Equiment Swaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2189

Best Equiment Swaps?

I thought that it would be interesting to hear about the best equipment swaps anyone has had. Mine would have to be when I got bumped to F on a Cathay 747-400 just I few months before they were retired. CX755, HKG - BKK, 8/10/2016. I flown in from Zürich in CX F on a 777 and was expecting to transfe...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5519

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

I think it's simply upcycling whereby the larger cities get larger aircraft named after them, but when fleets get introduced and retired things get complicated as names get shuffled around. Hamburg had a short gap between the retirement of D-ABTD (747-4M) in April 2013 and the delivery of D-AIML (A...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4758

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

The mystery of the 737 MAX 8 that was rumored the be United’s new livery has been solved.... I like it!

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25924

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I don't understand how the debris gets into the airplane? The article is unsettling, to say the least. Terrible year for Boeing. 4 months in and 2 crashes plus this? Yikes.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5519

Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

Most Lufthansa aircraft are named after cities or provinces of Germany, and there are few planes named after non-German places (some A380s and A340-300 D-AIFC). My question is: why do they re-name some aircraft? For example, up until recently, D-AIZH was named after the city of Hanau, but after it g...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35404

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Actually, I can very much imagine see LH getting the MAX. I can imagine that LH doesn't like switching pilots from Airbus narrowbodies to Boeing widebodies, and with the upcoming arrivals of the 777-9 and 787-9, they'd need a narrowbody Boeing as a feeder for pilots to the widebodies, and the MAX c...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flight logs in 1977
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Re: Pan Am flight logs in 1977

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... am-routes/
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Don’t know if this is what you’re looking for, but here’s a list list of Pan Am routes from 1977/78:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... am-routes/

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35404

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Actually, I can very much imagine see LH getting the MAX. I can imagine that LH doesn't like switching pilots from Airbus narrowbodies to Boeing widebodies, and with the upcoming arrivals of the 777-9 and 787-9, they'd need a narrowbody Boeing as a feeder for pilots to the widebodies, and the MAX c...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35404

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Actually, I can very much imagine see LH getting the MAX. I can imagine that LH doesn't like switching pilots from Airbus narrowbodies to Boeing widebodies, and with the upcoming arrivals of the 777-9 and 787-9, they'd need a narrowbody Boeing as a feeder for pilots to the widebodies, and the MAX co...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1785
Views: 359215

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Found this photo and a couple other variations on an SF design website, seems to fit all the rumors, and the "UNITED" fits the "Her Art Here" design guidelines. The link for the website is: https://www.dsdesignoffice.co/united-airlines/ For some reason I can't make the image wor...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35404

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Well , I might have missed one step , but I wish 737-700 Max shall be launched by LUFTHANSA ! Or The LH GROUP . No such thing as the 737-700 Max; it's the 737-700 or 737 MAX 7. To continue the nitpicking: There is no such thing as the 737 MAX 7. It's only the 737-800 and the 737-8. That'll probably...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inner city airline terminals
Replies: 25
Views: 2707

Re: Inner city airline terminals

Quoting Lpbri (Reply # 6), "Is there still a mid town Manhattan airline terminal?" Other than the UA ticket office at Penn Station, mentioned by InnsbruckFlyer above, I do not think there are any downtown ticket offices in the United States anymore where you can check-in, check luggage, a...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inner city airline terminals
Replies: 25
Views: 2707

Re: Inner city airline terminals

Lpbri wrote:
Is there still a mid town Manhattan airline terminal?


United has an office in Penn Station, and I think they can check in domestic flights, but not international. But don’t quote me on that....

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35404

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Fingers crossed for the MAX! If they do decide to go for the MAX, it’ll renew the world’s faith in Boeing, and that would be great!

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 126
Views: 26396

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Does anyone know when (or if) they are gonna get their first aircraft? I hope this doesn’t turn out to be Canada’s Baltia....

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8143

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

KE and OZ both have strong presence to all of NYC, ORD and LAX. UA need not enter these markets by itself. However, given current financial situation of OZ, it seems likely that OZ cut some of North American routes, and UA might try to fill in by flying UA metal. Also note that premium passengers o...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1785
Views: 359215

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Doubt it’s the real one, but I personally like this one:

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It’s smart and has hints of the Blue livery.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718175

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WOZPaO7gi0 around 60s after lift off the flaps are retracted... Sure different height etc .. Flew a UA 738 back in September and we used flaps 1 on takeoff from SEA, and the flaps were retracted around 45 seconds after takeoff Do you recall if the autop...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718175

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WOZPaO7gi0

around 60s after lift off the flaps are retracted...

Sure different height etc ..


Flew a UA 738 back in September and we used flaps 1 on takeoff from SEA, and the flaps were retracted around 45 seconds after takeoff
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MikeAlpha95 wrote:
For example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WOZPaO7gi0

around 60s after lift off the flaps are retracted...

Sure different height etc ..


Flew a UA 738 back in September and we used flaps 1 on takeoff from SEA, and the flaps were retracted around 45 seconds after takeoff

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718175

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Not jumping the gun here, but IF it is in fact a design flaw with the aircraft, let’s hope that Bowing can solve it like the 737 Classic rudder issues back when they were new. 737 Classics turned out to be very successful, despite the early challenges.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718175

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Awful. I really hope it’s not related to the Lion Air crash, but I’m not gonna speculate until we have more info. Any word on casualty count?

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387200

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

AviatorNav7 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHc6dtS-X1I
The latest CCTV footage of the crash


It does look like the aircraft was shallowing its descent. If only they had a few more seconds, they might have gotten out of it. That’s almost as eerie and devastating as watching the final seconds of United 175.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16757

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

From what I’ve heard, the Captain has blood on his hands. I just hope that the passengers didn’t suffer and that the black boxes will be found. That crash hit home for me. I arrived in PEK on March 8th from Frankfurt on LH720 and saw the ominous sign that said MH370 — KUALA LUMPUR — 6:30AM — DELAYED...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4621

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

Definitely not on widebodies, but I could see it working on narrowbodies. I'm personally a big fan of United Private Screening. It's practical, full of content, and free. Give me an aircraft with United Private Screening over a 737 with DirecTV anyday.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Happened to LH442 Mar. 2, 2019?
Replies: 5
Views: 3376

Re: What The Hell Happend to LH442 Yesterday???

If you play back LH462 FRA-MIA on the previous day (01Mar) then it does the same. Up to FL340, down to FL279 at 504kts, then FL340 at 745kts within a few minutes and FL340 at 92kts by 10:31 utc! Clearly much of this can't actually have happened. The coincidence is that was also operated by D-AIHY. ...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Happened to LH442 Mar. 2, 2019?
Replies: 5
Views: 3376

What Happened to LH442 Mar. 2, 2019?

I saw the playback of LH442 yesterday (3/2/19) and I couldn't help but notice that the for the first hour of the flight, the speed (and altitude) was all over the place. It says that the aircraft first dropped from 27,150ft to 25,625ft, then back up to 35,125ft, then down to 28,975ft, then 50,175ft ...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 25008

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Since UA cancelled it's IAH-LOS an few years ago and 5Y cancelled it's IAH-LAD last year, a DFW-Africa flight would be nice to see.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XQ (SunExpress) 738's operating for LH
Replies: 13
Views: 1990

Re: XQ (SunExpress) 738's operating for LH

The airframes being used are D-ASXC (18.0 years old) and D-ASXW (10.7 years old), both 737-800s operated by SunExpress Deutschland. It appears that these airframes also operate a few FRA - MUC - FRA rotations.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387200

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Some witnesses are reporting that the engines were surging as the aircraft dived toward the water. Could it really be pilot suicide? If it was in fact a rapid commanded descent with full or close to full power, it sure sounds like it. Here’s the article which mentions it: https://edition.cnn.com/201...

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387200

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Awful. Hopefully the souls on board didn’t suffer. My condolences to the families of the crew.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9012

Re: Unusual airline sightings

Seeing Bulgaria Air at Bangkok was pretty interesting. They were doing some wetleasing for Bangkok Air.

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(Not my photo)

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27545

Re: AS new interior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9M9FN-EDQI&t=413s
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Here's a Trip Report on a retrofitted N628VA in Coach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9M9FN-EDQI&t=413s

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA transpacific routes expansion at SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 3553

Re: UA transpacific routes expansion at SFO

Given that there are so many American expats in Bangkok and Thailand, I’m shocked that there isn’t a nonstop to the US from BKK. I won’t be surprised to see UA add SFO-BKK with a 789 in the near future.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?
Replies: 31
Views: 5667

Re: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?

UA857 wrote:
Why didn’t United have a 747 base in EWR?


United didn’t have a base in EWR pre-merger, IIRC.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3551

Re: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... _operators
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Per a quick search on Wikipedia, the Avros you can find in North American are flying for:
Air Spray (Canada/US)
Conair (Canada)
North Cariboo Air (Canada)
There’s a list of all operators, past and present, here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... _operators

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA just announced free DIRECTV
Replies: 49
Views: 6827

Re: UA just announced free DIRECTV

Finally, after much too long. Only makes sense to buy it on a transcon. The one time I bought it was on an IAD-SFO a couple of years back, and $7 seemed a little steep. Glad to see UA becoming more passenger friendly!

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 4025

Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs

Subject speaks for itself. Are there any airlines that have pilot bases not at a hub?

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 4481

Re: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

VSMUT wrote:
InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
With Carsten Spohr in charge, he'll probably just make OS a low cost carrier and give them old LH Airbuses.


*Eurowings operated by Austrian


I’ll do you one better and say that he’ll merge Austrian and Eurowings Europe

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 4481

Re: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

With Carsten Spohr in charge, he'll probably just make OS a low cost carrier and give them old LH Airbuses.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5035

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

UA's 777-200s have different engines. The PMUA 772s have PW4000s, and the PMCO 772s have GE90s.

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by InnsbruckFlyer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12464

Re: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule

What’s with the Saturday rule? Can’t airlines take advantage of longer flights on Saturdays?

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