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by FCOTSTW
Sat May 07, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 29846

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

Probably makes sense if the company views its future as being more closely tied to defense contracts than commercial aviation. There's also a bit of tax savings when they return to profitability since the corporate income tax rate in VA is lower than IL. Correct. The subtitle of the WSJ says it all...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters
Replies: 52
Views: 12558

Re: Air Canada Orders Two New 767s

Would not have been cheaper to buy some more modern and fuel-efficient freighters, maybe with the future possibility to be converted to passenger aircraft?

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA' s Role in Today' s World
Replies: 19
Views: 3054

IATA' s Role in Today' s World

I was looking at some Airliners pictures of about 20 years ago, when I noticed that many airlines sported the IATA logo somewhere on the fuselage of their aircraft. If comppared to today' s pictures, I am noticing that more and more member airlines do not show it anymore. Nonetheless IATA membership...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Mar 31, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Guru Not Accurate Anymore?
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Seat Guru Not Accurate Anymore?

In sight for a new transatlantic adventure to Munich, I was looking at Seat Guru in order to find the best seats on a DL 763, which, according to DL' s website shows (1) main cabin, (2) Comfort Plus, (3) Premium Select, and (4) Delta One seating. To my dismay, Seat Guru, which ahs been considered on...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet B737 hits pole during pushback
Replies: 15
Views: 2765

Re: SpiceJet B737 hits pole during pushback

It looks like someone took a bite off the wing...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Mar 09, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic Aviation Thread 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Transatlantic Aviation Thread 2022

Seen the latest development and start-ups, it would be interesting establishing a transatlantic thread for any development in the transatlantic market, especially because traffic levels are supposed to increase.

Please feel free to input your thoughts.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian 737 start-up AeroItalia
Replies: 27
Views: 8975

Re: Italian 737 start-up AeroItalia

This is not an early April' s fools, right? What is the average life for Italian start-ups? 6 months?

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian announces Toronto and increases Detroit
Replies: 36
Views: 6190

Re: Royal Jordanian announces Toronto and increases Detroit

Seat1F wrote:
RJ has served DTW for many years...decades I think. Does anyone know when they started service at DTW?


At least at the end of 90s. I remember that LH started mid 90s and it happened after that.

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian announces Toronto and increases Detroit
Replies: 36
Views: 6190

Re: Royal Jordanian announces Toronto and increases Detroit

What' the logic behind the service to DTW? Pure curiosity... Detroit has a large Arab population (among the largest, if not the largest, in the US), especially from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. RJ taps into that market. I hope this works for them. They had a baaaaaad reputation in the communit...

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Suspends All Flights to Europe due to EU ban
Replies: 12
Views: 5058

Aeroflot Suspends All Flights to Europe due to EU ban

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60539303
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Just learnt on Rai News that Aeroflot has suspended all flights to Europe. News is also present on BBC.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60539303

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Severs Codeshare Relationship with Aeroflot
Replies: 17
Views: 6970

Delta Severs Codeshare Relationship with Aeroflot

Apparently Skyteam could be an indirect victim of the latest Russian politics. Indeed, after Russia' s invasion of Ukraine Delta has cut its relationship with Russia' s Aeroflot, enough to withdraw all codeshare flights, which allowed each airline to book seats on each other s flights. This eliminat...

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY could suspend DXB flights
Replies: 21
Views: 9382

Re: LY could suspend DXB flights

You do not mess around with Israeli security and, rightly, they do not compromise. They have a uniquwe system based both on physical but akso on human (perceptional) tasks. I agree with the decision.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same plane, same airline, two flight numners
Replies: 5
Views: 2519

Re: Same plane, same airline, two flight numners

TWA used to have more than one flight number per flight. Example, TW 840 used to fly LAX JFK FCO and TW 844 STL JFK FCO. Different planes to JFK but same plane to FCO. Sometimes, flight numbers were three, although I do not recall any example. Now, just remember that these were pre-eticket times and...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway found alive at AMS after African flight.
Replies: 38
Views: 8978

Re: Stowaway found alive at AMS after African flight.

Topped out at FL 340. But man, that's a long flight. How he managed to stay alive... I'd be interested in more details if they should become available. Just imagine taking-off by itself. You are hugging the front landing gear, engines are at full blast, you reach out 200mph or so, and then you swin...

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 100
Views: 11306

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022

HAve not really done any research, but has anyone news about a possible return of DL to FNT?

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 421
Views: 56784

Re: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022

Just rebooked DTW CDG of AF and I am noticing that the 359s are replacing the 787s. Nice, especially if you are in Business class!

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance
Replies: 28
Views: 5117

Re: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance

It reminds of United Arab Airlines, when the Egyptian and Syrian governments formed a joint airline. It did not last long, only 13 years.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Airport brawl last night
Replies: 51
Views: 8996

Re: Miami Airport brawl last night

How uncouth! How savage! I do believe that the officer's reaction was proportionate; his life was threatened! Curious as to what the instigator will be charged with. Related: Is there a name for the phenomenon that emboldens some to act irrationally when flying? Luckily, he did not shoot, otherwise...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Airport brawl last night
Replies: 51
Views: 8996

Re: Another Fight Night at MIA, This Time With Cops and Guns…

https://twitter.com/NewsForAllUK/status ... 8065311748


MIA airport appears to be one of the preferred bullrings of the country... Quite a few fistfights in front of the gates.
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FlyingElvii wrote:
Here we go again….
Happened at H8. Is that Delta?

https://twitter.com/NewsForAllUK/status ... 8065311748


MIA airport appears to be one of the preferred bullrings of the country... Quite a few fistfights in front of the gates.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Boeing 727/200s
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Alitalia Boeing 727/200s

https://www.azfleet.info/modelli/boeing ... ta=storica
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If you want to know anything about the historic AZ 727 fleet, dip in here:

https://www.azfleet.info/modelli/boeing ... ta=storica

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL announcing nonstop legacy carrier flight to Germany (LH) 12/14
Replies: 170
Views: 24613

Re: STL announcing nonstop legacy carrier flight to Germany (LH) 12/14

It is confirmed it is on LH. Article says it has been pushed by Sigma-Aldrich chemical company (part of Merck’s Millipore Sigma), and KWS ( a German seeds company). https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/germany-s-lufthansa-to-launch-nonstop-service-from-st-louis-to-frankfurt/article_267deec8-1b58-...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to operate B747?
Replies: 61
Views: 22925

Re: Air Belgium to operate B747?

Just read the posting:

Air Belgium is starting up operations on B747-8 Freighters beginning of next year and are looking for flight crew members

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 19608

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

Well, let me put my two cents in... I got hired by TWA in 1985 as a Ticket Sales Agent. Back then, all major airlines had city ticket offices and I was working in one of them. A thing that truly distinguished TWA, at that time was that it was the only transatlantic company to offer (1) seat selectio...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 19608

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

My father spent nearly 40 years working for TWA, retiring in 1990. He was a mechanic at JFK, splitting time between Hangar 12 and Terminal 5. I grew up around that place, flights every summer through T5, I thought those tubes out to the gates were the neatest thing! When he was on vacation, he woul...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KL alliance in 1993 and DTW-AMS history
Replies: 15
Views: 3618

Re: NW/KL alliance in 1993 and DTW-AMS history

https://simpleflying.com/northwest-dc-10-klm-livery/

This alliance was so strong that they painted a DC-10 in mixed colors NW/KL
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https://simpleflying.com/northwest-dc-10-klm-livery/

This alliance was so strong that they painted a DC-10 in mixed colors NW/KL

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 16324

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Happy to hear it. That means a good push and shove to DL' s overpriced fare for the DTW-Europe O/D market.

TK is a leader in a good relationship between price and quality of its Y and C products.

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 231
Views: 56170

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Reverting to the old Sabena brand? That would be nice on the hand (lots of history and heritage) but would also be a drag (it is a company that got liquidated). Just an idea. And SABENA is an acronym from the French - not a good idea in Belgium these days. Right. May be there should do what South A...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 231
Views: 56170

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Reverting to the old Sabena brand? That would be nice on the hand (lots of history and heritage) but would also be a drag (it is a company that got liquidated). Just an idea.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest
Replies: 51
Views: 14646

Re: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

Now this is what I call dedication, they obviously loved there jobs, reminds me of the ex-Pan Am employees that still have reunions. https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/alitalia-flight-attendants-strip-off-uniforms-protest-80684348 No, this is not dedication, this desperation. Italy is h...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 285180

Re: Rumor: New United international routes 10/13

rjbesikof wrote:
2) ORD-MXP (MXP would now be served from the middle of the country)..


Great opportunity window, due to AZ folding and ITA not picking up the FCO ORD market (for the moment)

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 15155

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

Alitalia? AZ has changed liveries 3 times in the last few years Whether old or new, that livery will be erased from the face of the earth on October 15. The Alitalia logo is now for sale for $ 290MM, however analysts already announced that the price is overinflated and Ita (the new Italian airline)...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?
Replies: 14
Views: 2425

Re: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?

I can see DTW, where there is a huge Iraqi / Chaldean population, still with many economic ties to Iraq. A lot of the market is helped by AA/QR, flying DTW PHL DOH EBL or by RJ, which flies a very unpopular DTW YUL AMM, with further connections.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU Green Certificate for US Citizens?
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: EU Green Certificate for US Citizens?

Being of double nationality, I might be able to help, although what I know has been told me by a credible European friend, who has witnessed it (nothing official). The "Green Pass" is only available for EU residents, who (1) have received vaccinations in Europe and that (2) can benefit fro...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 4598

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

Taken from the website: "Among us there are pilots who have worked for some of the best airlines in the world (Alitalia, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways)..." Question: if you are a pilot for Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, or Qatar Airways, why do you want to work for a local seapl...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alitalia Shutting Down
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Alitalia Shutting Down

I was booked in early November to fly from Rome to Amsterdam on Alitalia, in order to connect to the United States and I am noticing that my FCO AMS flight has been cancelled. Wishing to see whether I had any alternative, I went to the AZ website, where I am noticing that they do not accept any new ...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 173
Views: 23452

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

Hi folks, anyone knows when DL will go back to FNT? Thanks

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 7755

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

A FCO flight was cancelled that night, so TWA 800 was operating JFK-CDG-FCO and that is why there were so many TWA crew on board among the 230. They were all off duty, heading to Rome, to operate a FCO-JFK service. On the other hand, I remember viewing on Italian TV people that were supposed to go ...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas
Replies: 39
Views: 35087

Re: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas

And to prove a point they sent an A340 transatlantic? OMG! This is the triumph of the ego.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was Finnair the first Western European airline to fly to Tokyo non-stop flying around USSR airspace?
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: Was Finnair the first Western European airline to fly to Tokyo non-stop flying around USSR airspace?

Yes, it was, back in the late 80s, early 90s. They did it on a MD-11. I remember it because my buddy was working at AY and it was a big deal back then

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 16998

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

It would make sense whether BA would seek to reduce operations and only operate out of LHR. Any sign of that?

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR returns to JFK
Replies: 37
Views: 8600

Re: AR returns to JFK

After a 16-month hiatus and shortly after AA does the same, Aerolíneas Argentinas is returning to JFK, effective July 19th, initially 3x week. AR1300 EZE 22:30 JFK 08:35+1 146 332 AR1301 JFK 14:45 EZE 02:40+1 257 332 Terrible timing on the return leg. Not sure if it´s a slots issue at JFK or what.....

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 69228

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

https://hub.united.com/2021-06-03-unite ... 16403.html
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Here you go... for all those of you wishing to get to London in three hours.

https://hub.united.com/2021-06-03-unite ... 16403.html

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 4120

Re: Round the world airlines

TW in the early 70s flew on a 707 BOS/CDG/FCO/TLV/BOM/BKK/HKG/GUM/HNL/LAX/SFO/BOS FCOTSTW, while I agree that TWA offered "round-the-world" service, I could not find a continuous flight number that circumvented the globe. I have no doubt the aircraft continued on a round the world routing...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 4120

Re: Round the world airlines

TW in the early 70s flew on a 707 BOS/CDG/FCO/TLV/BOM/BKK/HKG/GUM/HNL/LAX/SFO/BOS

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Norway have so many airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Why does Norway have so many airlines?

Taxation and fiscal policy. That is all. It is the same reason why Russian airlines do not register any of their assets in Russia. they are then free to establish bases anywhere they like in the world.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17468

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

hitower3 wrote:
Dear all,

Duct tape jokes aside, what would be the cost to repair such a damage?


$ 200 to $ 500K, at least? Plus the lightbulbs of the pole that have gone busted?

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by FCOTSTW
Thu May 27, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2231
Views: 555664

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I was listening to Italian TV yesterday (RAI1, name of the program "Porta a Porta") and the Italian minister of labor clearly stated that although the company name is changing, the airline' s name (its D/B/A) will stay the same. Once again, a lot of public money thrown at a company that wi...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue May 25, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 8547

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

Be careful of what you wish for... both the instructions booklet and all spare parts are written in Rumanian :-)

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by FCOTSTW
Fri May 14, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: N numbers for past flights
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Re: N numbers for past flights

https://www.acarsd.org/world_ACARS_reports.html

https://whatplane.com/

https://www.airtravelgenius.com/persona ... t-history/
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https://www.acarsd.org/world_ACARS_reports.html

https://whatplane.com/

https://www.airtravelgenius.com/persona ... t-history/

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by FCOTSTW
Fri May 14, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top ten current overseas routes by flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2809

Re: Top ten current overseas routes by flights

Numbers in the US keep rising; Moscow is pushing a lot of flights it seems also. Has anyone seen any numbers regarding actual number of pax travelling city (not airport) pairs? The article goes into the pent up US demand and note the Caribbean and points south should be big winners. If Europe opens...

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