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by CDGIAD
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Zurich Airport website no longer providing planes' registrations
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Zurich Airport website no longer providing planes' registrations

Just go to https://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/en/passengers/experience/experiences/spotter-information and activate the spotter mode. You will then see types, regs and even most non-commercial flights such as positioning flights and even general aviation flights. Thanks a lot! And many useful spottin...

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by CDGIAD
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Zurich Airport website no longer providing planes' registrations
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Zurich Airport website no longer providing planes' registrations

Just checked for an upcoming flight, and noticed Zurich airport website no longer provides aircraft type and registration for flights.

When did that change?

Only AMS and FRA are still providing this info to the public. Or am I missing some.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6610

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

Average load factor of 50% is not bad taking into account the fact that travellers can only be Europeans/Canadians returning home and students starting college abroad. On CDG-YUL sector on an A321neo with 2 flights per week that's about 200 people. AF and AC are there too. Somehow I'm still wonderin...

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by CDGIAD
Thu May 21, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 18311

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

When is FedEx supposed to receive its first SkyCourier ?

It will look even better painted.
Really like that Beechcraft's pointy nose.

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by CDGIAD
Sun May 17, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 18311

Re: First SkyCourier Wings Mated

A positive news, very welcome at the moment.
Nice that the first wasn't postponed too much after the fire at the plant and then the covid.
Hope this program is successful beyond Fedex, and the aircraft is used for passenger services as well.

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by CDGIAD
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4748

If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

Question is in the title.
What are your thoughts about it?

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by CDGIAD
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

Re: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?

Thanks.
The lease rates must be pretty reasonable, there are many 738 on the 2nd hand market, especially at the moment.
Will they be fully painted ?
How far can the 738 fly on the east coast? EWR,IAD or only YUL, YYZ and BOS ?

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by CDGIAD
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?

Hi all, On another famous airlines pictures site, there's a pic of a 738 registered TF-KEX with Icelandair titles. Flightradar24 tells me this plane flies to Scandinavia since the beginning of April. Was this lease planned to cover for the max? I bet FI is using this plane to Europe as the pax volum...

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by CDGIAD
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57599

Re: Air France & KLM - Master Thread

KFTG wrote:
I'm sorry, what is the logic in retiring the A319 fleet but keeping A318, A320, A321?


2 reasons that i can think of:

Most A319 are older than the A318.

Seat count is almost the same (130 vs 140 or so) but A318 a bit lighter some a slight gain in landing fees.

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by CDGIAD
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3735

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

Air Tahiti Nui would be one of the most complicated one.

I read here that AA tail was expensive and complicated to apply due to the gradients.

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by CDGIAD
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12868

Re: MEA new livery

The wavy lines on the fuselage remind a lot of Royal Air Maroc new livery.
The half tree is bad, unless you know the flag of Lebanon you don't know what it is unless seen from up close.

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by CDGIAD
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom updated livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3191

Tarom updated livery

Tarom has updated their livery as seen on one of their new ATR 72. They've adopted the current trend of QF, LH, EI, A3 and an oversized logo. I do like the silver details on the bird and circles. The beige part looks weird though, should be silver as well. https://twitter.com/airplusnews/status/1229...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Re: Aegean new livery

DID YOU DESIGN IT? You know that you’ve got the gift? Overall it works. And overall it’s great given the old The truth is BAD design can be effective. And great design can be ineffective! The hard part is achieving both! The very FIRST thing is what the client asks for! For example there are a few ...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Gowair Vacation Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Status of Gowair Vacation Airlines

So, no one knows if they stopped flying or not?

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by CDGIAD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA

Thanks I didn't know this website.
It also says "Ultimo volo di linea" translated as Last Scheduled Flight...

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by CDGIAD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA

I saw on flightradar that AZ 77W EI-WLA flew FCO-AUH 3 weeks ago and hasn't flown since.

Did they remove it from service or is it there for maintenance ?
I found an article from January 2020 rumouring AZ might get rid of several A32X, 2 or 3 A330 and this 77W to cut costs.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?

UX has many domestic flights such as MAD-BCN or MAD-TFS using a widebody, I understand there's either a big touristic demand or cargo contract. But I was wondering about the reason why UX is using a widebody at least once a day on its MAD-AMS route (are the Netherlands such a popular destination fro...

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by CDGIAD
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Re: Aegean new livery

I'm really impressed by how they managed to keep the secret with no leaks.
Of course A3 remains a small airline, that probably helped. There were leaks for UA,LH,EI new liveries.

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by CDGIAD
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?
Replies: 45
Views: 12319

Re: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?

LEVEL development in France does not make sense, first their generic name that has nothing to with an airline… Openskies was at first business class only airline, then they moved to having Premium Y and Y but they were Premium oriented. They were never profitable it seems. They now operate long haul...

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by CDGIAD
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 18311

Re: First SkyCourier Wings Mated

Any update on the program, expected rollout? Especially after the explosion...

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by CDGIAD
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair to serve JFK instead of EWR
Replies: 20
Views: 3529

Re: Corsair to serve JFK instead of EWR

I am trying to take this CORSAIR flight in July. How much would be a reasonable price to pay for "basic" (no checked luggage)? Right now, full service airlines are between $650 to $700! Times are great. Is Corsair a reliable airline? What is its reputation? How is its financial status? SS...

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are some airlines blocking research on backtracking itineraries ?
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Are some airlines blocking research on backtracking itineraries ?

In the past I flew twice on IB famous A340-600 MAD-LHR route, each time I had booked either ORY-LHR (BA doesn't fly to ORY) or LHR-CDG (IB doesn't fly to CDG). Now each time I try to book such routings on IB or BA website or even Expedia, I get an error message, or I am only offered the direct IB Ex...

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by CDGIAD
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16493

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

Now that the "cheatline is gone", the orange has no longer any reason to be on the engines and the inner side of the winglets.

Grey belly looks slightly weird IMO.

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by CDGIAD
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Livery
Replies: 7
Views: 1736

Re: TAP Portugal Livery

What surprises me is that their newly delivered A330neo and 321neo don't have the Air Portugal title, but just the Portugal one.
Guess the Air is just an additional sticker so it's weird they don't ask Airbus to apply it during painting.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6646

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

Seems like there's not a lot of love for EW...

What I wonder is if this article is accurate regarding the disappearance of EW long haul.

I'd love for someone familiar with the LH group to enlighten us.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6646

Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

From the article in this tweet, it seems that LH will terminate Low cost long haul by Eurowings and replace it with another brand. https://twitter.com/RunwayGirl/status/1209071590106906624?s=19 If true, I say good riddance of that brand! It's already been rumored in the spring that LH would take ove...

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by CDGIAD
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Re: Aegean new livery

But when you look at the first picture from Twitter that I posted at the beginning, there seems to be a thick light blue line that goes across the rudder part, like the body of the bird, the thin line going down the fuselage being the wing. In the photo you mention where there is a gap in the maski...

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by CDGIAD
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Re: Aegean new livery

One more thing I just noticed: if you closely examine the photo there is a sliver of unmasked area along the trailing edge of the rudder and another, smaller area roughly in the center of the tail where you can see the underlying paint color. I blurred the original image, increased the saturation, ...

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by CDGIAD
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Re: Aegean new livery

You can actually sort of see the titles below the white tape on that last photo. They certainly look large, and fairly plain typeface-wise. Not only can you discern the title, but with some basic photo manipulation you can clearly see two large "strokes" on the tail. They correspond to th...

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by CDGIAD
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor unveils modified livery post-Thomas Cook
Replies: 37
Views: 9047

Re: Condor unveils modified livery post-Thomas Cook

Looks nice but it would be even better if the yellow tone matched the one of the fuselage stripe and engines.

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by CDGIAD
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Re: Aegean new livery

Any update as to what this new livery will look like ?

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by CDGIAD
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic slightly updated its livery
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

airBaltic slightly updated its livery

https://twitter.com/airBaltic/status/12 ... 69440?s=19
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AirBaltic has slightly updated its livery and follows QF, IB and LH with the green now extending from the tail to the fuselage

https://twitter.com/airBaltic/status/12 ... 69440?s=19

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by CDGIAD
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65168

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

I loved the livery when it was revealed but it is ungrowing on me.
The cheatline in Hemisphere blue is just wrong, the titles are awkwardly and differently placed on each aircraft type.

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by CDGIAD
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: betting on sustainable aviation
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: KLM CEO: betting on sustainable aviation

He just said what the media wants to hear Wat he HAS to say these days Nothing more, nothing less My comment about yoga and vegan was meant to be sarcastic. My point is that his speech makes it sound like aviation is not the future. But as the above poster wrote, Elbers just said what the media wan...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: betting on sustainable aviation
Replies: 28
Views: 3112

Re: KLM TOPMAN PIETER ELBERS: betting on sustainable aviation

I've read the article as far as my Dutch enabled me to. On one hand he says building a new airport would cost billions and it shouldn't be done because it means more CO2, but on the other hand he says Hyperloop is the future, when it would be even more expensive to build and emit a lot of CO2 for it...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Re: Aegean new livery

As I watch it carefully now, it seems it has already been fully painted but for some reason the tail and the logo have been covered with some kind of tape. I have never seen such a thing before....have you? Lufthansa did just that with their first A350 with the new livery before the unveiling. As t...

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by CDGIAD
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Aegean new livery

https://twitter.com/CAlloing/status/119 ... 31040?s=19

Looks a lot like Aer Lingus or Air Transat.

Light still be better than the current one which makes no sense with that red stripe, grey belly and white engines.
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Seems A3 will introduce a new livery on their first A320neo.

https://twitter.com/CAlloing/status/119 ... 31040?s=19

Looks a lot like Aer Lingus or Air Transat.

Light still be better than the current one which makes no sense with that red stripe, grey belly and white engines.

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by CDGIAD
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no commercial aircraft with V-tail ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6199

Why no commercial aircraft with V-tail ?

Does anybody know why no airliner with a V tail was ever built?
Only a few general aviation aircrafts have V Tail like the Beechcraft Bonanza.

V tail have one less part, in the era of weight saving
Obsession why aren't there more planes like that?

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by CDGIAD
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16493

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

Really nice, maybe even better than the current one.
The fuselage looks like the new SAS livery, very light grey.
I like the big titles à la AIRFRANCE.
But the orange should go, no connection to the rest of the livery.

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by CDGIAD
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air first B737 MAX is wearing airline's new livery
Replies: 11
Views: 6422

Re: Blue Air first B737 MAX is wearing airline's new livery

The fuselage part of the livery is based on Nordica or PLUNA with the tail logo demultiplied in smaller and in negative.

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by CDGIAD
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65168

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Has anyone noticed that these two brand new 737-Max 9's have slightly altered letters on them, compared to the 737-800's? The position of the letters looks much better on the MAX's than on the 737-800. The 'I' is now exactly between two windows. Of course the MAX9 is a bigger bird than her older NG...

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by CDGIAD
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4837

Re: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?

citationjet wrote:
My sources in Cessna Engineering say first flight for SkyCourier should be late this year or early next year. That is about as definite as it is right now.
Denali first flight should be about the same time period.


Thanks for the first factual answer of this thread :-)

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by CDGIAD
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 41033

Re: Updated: Adria Airways grounded

LX website states that due to the bankruptcy of JP, their LUG-ZRH will be operated by train in the future, especially with the opening of a tunnel.
I thought they'd be looking for a new airline to operate the route.
Wonder what will happen to this airport after the only scheduled flights are over.

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by CDGIAD
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4837

Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?

Does anybody know if the first flight will happen by the end of the year as announced?

Last update from Cessna was in May when they announced assembly of the prototype was under way.

Besides FedEx, did any other airlines order it ?

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by CDGIAD
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143250

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

Very nice... but where's the red? It desperately lacks a splash of red. SAS is ''the airline of Scandinavia'', and red isn't a characteristic Scandinavian colour. Sure, it's on the flags of a few of the countries around the region. But that's it. Whereas blue is, well, everything Scandinavian, and ...

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by CDGIAD
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143250

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

I REALLY like it! It's an improvement over the current livery with the "dirty white" fuselage and half painted engines. The grey on the fuselage has some gold in it it seems, also the engines seem to be the same metalic grey as the SAS title instead of the grey of the fuselage. Can't wait ...

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by CDGIAD
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143250

Re: SAS new livery?

https://i.postimg.cc/mtVhGFWk/SAS-A350.jpg If this is indeed the new livery, then I like it! Hope SAS will be more readable than their current Scandinavian Airlines titles. However, it would look even better if the stripe on the engine was angled to somehow be parallel to the curve coming from the ...

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by CDGIAD
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 119195

Re: AF to order A220

Air France Hop fleet will soon only be constituted of E170 and E190 and CRJ700 and CRJ1000. Air France mainline would have A220-300 with 149 seats to replace the 319 and the 320. For the 321, the question remains. They don't need the range of the 320neo as stated in the article. For long haul aircra...

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by CDGIAD
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July

Our pilot did mention bad weather and slots on saturday, but it's not just that, some turnaround times are only 35 minutes, not a lot of margin.
What long haul aircrafts are missing and why ?
I Wonder if all pax are rerouted on LH, out of Paris that's the most logical option for connecting pax.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July

Hi, I just returned from Lugano via Zurich and was impacted by irrops on both ways. On saturday my flight was delayed by 1,5 hours and I missed my connection. On sunday, flying back to CDG we were delayed by 1 hour, then the return flight to ZRH at 2:50PM was cancelled. (I guess it has to do with ou...

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