by AirbusOnly
Tue May 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19816

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover

What do you guys think? Will Condor survive the crisis after the deal with LOT is blown? Their main purpose, holiday flights, are currently being completely eliminated. A large part of the fleet is on the ground, only their long-haul Boeing 767s fly daily from And to China and Korea to bring medical...

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by AirbusOnly
Mon May 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 678
Views: 82797

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

South African Airbus A330-200 regs ZS-SXZ/SXW/SXX/SXY just flew this morning from JNB to GRU, looks like they will be following the A340-600 for storage at VCV. Guess you are right. All three flying straight, coming from GRU, via Central America without a defined destination. VCV therefore seems li...

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by AirbusOnly
Mon May 11, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 220017

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Interesting repatriation flights today with cruise ship staff from HAM to DPS https://www.flightradar24.com/JAF8331/247b5e7d with B 787 TuiFly Netherland. Sister ship PH-TKM is on it's way to CGK as well also with cruise ship staff..https://www.flightradar24.com/JAF8451/247b7899. Yesterday Air Europ...

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by AirbusOnly
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17358

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

TXL is also used on the military part of the aircraft of the federal government and by state guests. Will this part of the airport be closed down and moved to BER? That would be a long arrival and departure for this group - mostly with police or security escort. All additional costs for the German t...

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by AirbusOnly
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99331

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

According to this report https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/16/small-planes-and-no-business-class-will-flying-ever-be-the-same-again-covid-19 , aviation consultant Andrew Charlton reckons that the Corona Crisis will lead to the demise of most airlines' A380s and the Boeing 747 as a whole...

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by AirbusOnly
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15322

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

Even if it is hard to accept for us aviation enthusiasts, but I think we have to say goodbye to the air traffic we knew before Corona. Nothing will ever be the same again. The example of Air NewZealand will not be the only one. COVID 19 will occupy the world for a long time to come and will have a l...

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by AirbusOnly
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21829

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

it's really sad indeed! under normal circumstances those 17x A346 would have been a candidate for lowcost-longhaul operations. sure, not an ideal type of aircraft, but well maintained, completely paid off, good size with eco-heavy configuration and also the available range. :cry: so sad as well.......

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by AirbusOnly
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 471
Views: 57673

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

9H-SUN, A340 of HiFly just flying MVD-MEL as flight 5M751, nearly 11.600km nonstop! Very interesting unusual routing - also an repatriation flight?? 9H-SUN before flew LIS-MVD

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by AirbusOnly
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65693

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

Also which of the A380’s and A340’s will be getting a free one-way ticket to the scrap yard? OMAA The A 340-600 is my absolute favourite aircraft! This elegant shapely aircraft is paired with a lot of power and performance. I have grown particularly fond of D-AIHD ever since I flew this bolide from...

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by AirbusOnly
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99331

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Seems that the pandemic made carriers understand more about their aircraft's long-haul ability. From the A350ULR was beaten by some traditionally-configured Air Tahiti Nui 789s, a 777-200ER flying VIE-SYD, and now this And a surprising Egyptair B789 non-stop CAI to SLC: - MS3092 CAI 05.27 - SLC 11....

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by AirbusOnly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336763

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9902/244672a6
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Interesting Lufthansa repatriation-flight now from HND to AKL to pickup stranded Germans in Japan and NewZealand:

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9902/244672a6

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18136

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

I also see LH accelerate retiring of their 11 active A 340-600 frames. They only use still two frames daily to CPT from MUC and BOG from FRA. I personally would find it very unfortunate if my favourite aircraft disappeared from the sky, but they are gas guzzlers. We have to be realistic about this.

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by AirbusOnly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336763

Re: IB & KL flights not allowed to land at GYE

as an additional problem is that the runway in Quito is not long enough for non-stop flights to Europe. That's why KLM has always operated its triangular flight AMS-UIO-GYE-AMS to fly back from Guayaquil non-stop.

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336763

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Lufthansa currently sends some A 340-600 from MUC to BGI to bring back stranded Germans from cruise ships and Caribbean back to Germany. D-AIHL and D-AIHL already arrived yesterday, D-AIHI and D-AIHV just departed in MUC. Additional two B 747-430 also were flown empty to BGI yesterday: D-ABVU and D-...

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by AirbusOnly
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

And what about Iceland? Is that also EU still??

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by AirbusOnly
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19812

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

I never experienced such rules - and honestly I wouldn’t accept them neither!! Usually we are traveling in business class and paying a lot of money for the flights. No crew in the world can forbid me to take pictures from the plane outside or inside-no matter if it is on the ground or in the air! Th...

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by AirbusOnly
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21829

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

I also followed the empty flight from D-AIHB to Manila on FR24 this week. It is pure madness in times of drastic climate change to fly an A 346 over 9000 km empty(!!!!) from Germany to Manila just to have it maintenances there. How many additional emissions are blown into the air unnecessarily! Wher...

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by AirbusOnly
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 38905

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/GEC8152/23d3a146
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Today it's D-ALCJ's turn to leave the fleet. It was delivered in March 2000 and WFU since Dec 26, 2019.

MD-11 F 48802 642 D-ALCJ Lufthansa Cargo ferried 11feb20 FRA-VCV, for Boeing


Just on it's way to VCV:

https://www.flightradar24.com/GEC8152/23d3a146

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18981

Re: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

MUC still big havoc! Many flights cancelled or delayed for hours. They try to resume air traffic now slowly

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18981

Re: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

EMIRATES A 380 A6-EVI stranded @ HAM airport yesterday and couldn’t perform flight EK 62 HAM-DXB. Still standing on the apron....

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by AirbusOnly
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18981

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

https://www.eurowings.com/de/informieren/aktuelles-hilfe/aktuelle-meldungen/Sturmwarnung-fuer-nord-und-mitteleuropa.html Eurowings suspends flight operations at the airports of Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart for the duration of the storm - Passengers are asked ...

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by AirbusOnly
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18765

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

A lot of airlines are choosing the A321NEO/NEOLR to replace their 757s, all of which are more than 15 years old now. I see Icelandair choosing the A321NEO to replace their 757s, in...I would say the middle of the 20s. Even before the grounding of the MAX, ordering it was a mistake. Icelandair shoul...

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30860

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Very smart of Mr O'Leary Smart??? In my opinion, he is a damned exploiter, both of his employees and now of Boeing. I wouldn't give him a single cent off! He already puts enough money in his own pockets and can hardly walk! He knows that he has no chance of getting Airbuses earlier instead of the B...

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by AirbusOnly
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211128

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

But where is 9H-MIP heading for? Just over Svitzerland heading south...that’s not direction Paris!

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by AirbusOnly
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211128

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Does anyone know why the tracking of the A380 that repatriates French and European nationalson on FR24 was cut off shortly before the plane's arrival in Europe? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-mip#23ba6a30 Yet his landing place has been announced! (Istres le Tubé/QIE). It’s still vie...

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by AirbusOnly
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211128

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Germany will send a military plane, I guess one of the „Luftwaffe“ Airbuses to Wuhan from Cologne today to evacuate around 190 Germans, but don’t know the reg. Nr or flying times. Just read it at Tagesschau.de A310 10+23 departed CGN around 12:00 local with the callsign GAF213 to evacuate 90 German...

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by AirbusOnly
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211128

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Germany will send a military plane, I guess one of the „Luftwaffe“ Airbuses to Wuhan from Cologne today to evacuate around 190 Germans, but don’t know the reg. Nr or flying times. Just read it at Tagesschau.de

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair flying to India?
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Icelandair flying to India?

https://fr24.com/ICE1908/23ab8c21
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Just watching Icelandair performing a flight from HAM to JAI as FI 1908 with B 757 TF-FIW. What kind of flight is that? Charter? 5.906 km with a B 757??

https://fr24.com/ICE1908/23ab8c21

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by AirbusOnly
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cancels 24 flights due to weather
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Icelandair cancels 24 flights due to weather

https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2020/01/22/raskanir_a_flugi_icelandair_vegna_vedurs/ Translation: A decision has been made to cancel a total of 24 departures to and from Europe tomorrow due to bad weather forecasts. A decision has also been made to delay departures on flights from the United Stat...

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by AirbusOnly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New german regional carrier: Lübeck Air
Replies: 18
Views: 3654

New german regional carrier: Lübeck Air

In the past few years it has become quiet around the airport Lübeck-Blankensee (60 km northeast of Hamburg). After the withdrawal of the budget airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air, passenger numbers have collapsed. This is expected to change in summer. The airport wants to resume scheduled flights - under...

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by AirbusOnly
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17442

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

Wouldn't a converted A 340-600 a good freighter with huge capacity? Still nobody tried to convert it...are there 340 freigthers anyway? Ok...4 engines, but 747 also got them...

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF Closed due to WX
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: KEF Closed due to WX

MareBorealis wrote:
Wow, do you know how many passengers are stranded in KEF? Iceland has got all the snow this winter, zero in HEL and unusually warm, strange winter in northern Europe.


Same at the rest of Europe...no snow, no ice.... climate change is increasingly showing its dramatic effects!

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by AirbusOnly
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used
Replies: 38
Views: 6986

Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used

Maybe it was reported here before - but I couldn't find any message about it. But I wonder why the "global supertanker" based on a rebuild Boeing 747 not used in the devastating bushfires in Australia? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjCHXNHE6QE Isn't it able anymore to fly long distances ...

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by AirbusOnly
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly‘s A 380 to Jeddah
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

HiFly‘s A 380 to Jeddah

HiFly‘s one and only A 380 9H-MIP flew from Madrid to Jeddah / Saudi Arabia this afternoon. Any clue about the task of this flight? Common charter or maybe a „political order?“ It’s no Haji season as well. The aircraft is on ground in Jeddah now.

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by AirbusOnly
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6369

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

Try Antalya ;) Try Sharm El Sheikh/ Hurghada And the Balearic islands ( esp. Mallorca) and Maledives as well! In addition to the German and English languages, Russian is now also very common there. From my own experience in these places, I can report that many of the Russian tourists are not very p...

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by AirbusOnly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264272

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

LN-RPL , 19 y/o Boeing 737-883, just flying OSL-BGR as SK 9929 https://www.flightradar24.com/SAS9229/232298d4 - sold? grounding? scrap? SK9229 is commonly used as a flight number for 737s going to get scrapped. My bet is that's going to MZJ like LN-TUF did a week ago. A 19 year old 737 without wing...

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by AirbusOnly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 264272

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/SAS9229/232298d4 - sold? grounding? scrap?
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LN-RPL , 19 y/o Boeing 737-883, just flying OSL-BGR as SK 9929 https://www.flightradar24.com/SAS9229/232298d4 - sold? grounding? scrap?

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by AirbusOnly
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 77592

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

In the last few days Lufthansa replaced the A 340-600 on at least three flights from Munich, MUC - BOS, MUC-ORD, MUC-NYC by the A 350-900. This beautiful aircraft is now only used on a few flights ex MUC to CPT, LAX and MEX. Thus now further A 340-600 seem superfluous and their end of service - at l...

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service
Replies: 61
Views: 10670

Re: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service

Any News about this planned Connection? Will Atlantic Airways fly to NYC soon?

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by AirbusOnly
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13507

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

HiFly can help! Their „whale“ 9H-MIP is without work since October, 7! ;)

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11405

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

It seems to be a bigger damage to that aircraft, because after she was around 5 days on ground in SFO, then ferried to MUC, she is now already the 6th day in MUC without being back in the air. Therefore it could have been so that the ferry flight indeed took place with only 3 engines and the damaged...

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by AirbusOnly
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7418

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

An airline that ruthlessly exploits its employees and rip off its passengers with overpriced additional services, no one needs! And for Hamburg positive: the CO2 emissions are also reduced by the withdrawal of the airline! In this way Ryan Air even protects the climate :lol:

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by AirbusOnly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11405

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9857/227c7c58
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The aircraft is now on ist way back home to Munich as LH9857. Is that a pure transfer flight without passengers or a regular flight? And are they doing with three engines or has the broken been repaired?
https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9857/227c7c58

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by AirbusOnly
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11405

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

Any news about D-AIHD? Is that plane still Standing at SFO or / and is a new engine available to be replaced soon?

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by AirbusOnly
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in love with 737-800
Replies: 38
Views: 7916

Re: Woman in love with 737-800

I bet there are very good psychiatrists in Berlin..someone should discreetly give her a hint ;-)

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by AirbusOnly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11405

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

Does Lufthansa send another plane to pick up the stranded passengers in SFO or do they rebook them on other flights?

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by AirbusOnly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11405

LH 459 diverted to SFO

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/d-aihd
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Anybody know what happend to LH 459? The A 340-600 D-AIHD departed to MUC but immediately after takeoff, the plane began orbiting the Pacific for nearly an hour at 5,000 feet, then landed back in SFO.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/d-aihd

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