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by ShamrockBoi330
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the B747-8 passenger still in production?
Replies: 10
Views: 3373

Re: Is the B747-8 passenger still in production?

The line is there in the expectation of a multi-billion dollar contract for 2 (or more) very special frames to replace the aging Air Force One (I know its not Air Force One unless the president is in it, its a VC-25)... If Trump win's a 2nd term, expect an order for a really tricked out gold-plated...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 135
Views: 18305

Re: Irish 8/19

Eagleboy wrote:
https://www.aerlingus.com/html/flights-time-table.html

DUB-YYZ changing to EI-127/126.
DUB-IAD changing to EI117/116.


Interesting, thanks :checkmark:

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by ShamrockBoi330
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Transatlantic
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Primera Transatlantic

Was due to but luckily flew someone else in the end prior to them going belly up! Decision not to fly with them was purely on connections and nothing to do with single aisle. Can't imagine it being any more weird than flying any of the current 757s flying TA, my most recent being EI but a few years ...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 135
Views: 18305

Re: Irish 8/19

Aer Lingus appears to have changed flight numbers on some of its west coast flights (most others seem unaffected). SFO will be 61/60 LAX will be 69/68 SEA will be 53/52 I guess they're holding a block of two digit numbers for future expansion? Apart from YUL, not sure if any other expansion planned...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272452

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Now, in QF's position, I would want some cast-iron guarantees from Boeing that the 778 will go ahead in the future , otherwise they might be stuck with frames they really didn't want. I don't see what else Boeing can do realistically. IMHO, QF won't go down this route because I can't see how Boeing...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16993

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

Momo1435 wrote:
So they also don't expect to operate the A321LRs on these routes anymore?


Never did AFAIK, the 321LRs were for their leasing arm.... open to correction here though!

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by ShamrockBoi330
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16993

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

I've seen they are cancelling all transatlantic routes from Ireland. Are there others they are also cancelling? Press release RE Irish Routes: https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressreleases/norwegian-to-end-transatlantic-flights-between-ireland-and-north-america-from-15-september-2019-2905744 where e...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2616
Views: 339075

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

NDiesel wrote:
Norwegian «discontinues all Trans-Atlantic routes with the 737MAX» according to Norwegian newspaper VG.

Impending cancellation of their order?


what is the situation with all the Airbus they have on order for their leasing arm? is it possible they could start using some of these themselves?

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by ShamrockBoi330
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 135
Views: 18305

Re: Irish 8/19

Sad news, but surprising? A victim of the Max debacle or truly never going to work regardless? Norwegian Air will no longer operate transatlantic routes between Ireland and North America, after the airline announced that these routes are not commercially viable. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2616
Views: 339075

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Air Lease using this opportunity to switch 15 Max 8/9 orders to 5 789 As of 30 June 2019, Air Lease had outstanding orders for 150 737 Max aircraft, but it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to switch 15 of these to a deal for five 787-9s. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 135
Views: 18305

Re: Irish 8/19

Just curious, sitting here in Toronto and just noticed a Air Canada Rouge flight overhead coming in to land from Dublin... Any ideas why there was an Air Canada Rouge flight today, 10th to Toronto? and currently another Rouge flight on way from Dublin... earlier was 1991 left 5pm and current is 710...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 135
Views: 18305

Re: Irish 8/19

Just curious, sitting here in Toronto and just noticed a Air Canada Rouge flight overhead coming in to land from Dublin... Any ideas why there was an Air Canada Rouge flight today, 10th to Toronto?

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by ShamrockBoi330
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport...
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Question about Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport...

I know Aer Lingus were using it peak season last summer, not personally but friend used it! was being used as overflow for peak summer!

just found it online, 7 airlines used it last summer; WOW, Icelandair, UIA, Aer Lingus, Condor, Azores and Primera

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by ShamrockBoi330
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 28603

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

The big bird repositioned Rome - Beja today so can we assume the sub in for Estelar is finished?

anyone any ideas what's up next for this beauty or is it back to the wait and see game?

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by ShamrockBoi330
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58139

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Not a new order, but Citilink will be taking two WW ntu A330-900 for launching long haul low cost service. Not sure if these two will reduce Garuda Indonesia's order for 14 A330-900neo. Accordingly to Flight Global it is, https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/garudas-lcc-citilink-to-start-long...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31900

Re: Irish 7/19

Was EIRFLOT System chucked me our Now FLIPLOT A random question! A recent Stobart operated EI Regional ATR flight left DUB with 15 passengers ans baggage left behind. The excuse used by EI was over sold! Is 15 left behind on a 70 plus seater over sold or fraud? Is it a compensation or criminal char...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8501

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

Considering Icelandair fired all MAX pilots I'm not sure how theyre planning to fly the MAX, so I'd bet on them. Otherwise I'd say most likely to cancel are those that are either in no short-term need for capacity or have neos/other planes that can substitute the MAX on order Fired all max pilots.....

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by ShamrockBoi330
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8501

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

how many more are on order in China by various Chinese airlines? Surely these are all prime to be cancelled? MOL isn't best pleased at Ryanair with his recent comments aimed at Boeing and today's announcement of redundancies and base closures/reductions, could he top up or double his rumoured Airbus...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23130

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I am a frequent flyer with BA as I just live between Heathrow and Gatwick. This will change as soon as a route I want to get on is served by a MAX. I will not put my family in a MAX. That's good parenting...unnecessarily make your children nervous wrecks. Just WOW :roll: Time for this thread to be ...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23130

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

When the herd goes all in one direction, there often is great opportunity in going against the flow. I am completely confident that WW got the deal of a lifetime. He knows, as do all reasonable observers, that the MAX WILL be cleared and go on to be a very successful airliner. He made a very smart ...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2616
Views: 339075

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ryanair-hldgs-boeing-737/ryanair-sees-risk-to-2020-growth-if-737-max-grounded-beyond-november-idUSKCN1U52ME So Ryanair are getting restless.. So their Plan B is to order 100 Airbus for its Laudamotion subsidary. That was always Plan A for Laudamotion and has not b...

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by ShamrockBoi330
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10227

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

    YangFeng wrote:
    Lewton wrote:
    Awesome news.
    The A350 needs more orders from operators that will respect it and not pack 400+ people inside it.


    Who packs 400+ people into the A359?


    Evelop has 432 pax IIRC?

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:44 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
    Replies: 82
    Views: 28603

    Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

    Wf789 wrote:
    DI7017 10:00 - New time 21:40.
    Not sure if i would call it "lucky".


    Its better than cancelled! so yeah, i'd consider lucky!

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:38 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
    Replies: 42
    Views: 4302

    Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

    I think they probably will start operating longer routes once the aircraft in their fleet are capable of it, but they're not in any hurry and they're certainly not going to start buying 787s or anything like that. They could try something like STN/LGW-BOS/JFK. A narrowbody is always going to have l...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:35 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
    Replies: 42
    Views: 4302

    Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

    Definitely not with the Max they have on order, the high density Max 200 would have issues i'm sure! But Ryanair could get some nice compensation off Boeing for the Max issues they have this summer and the delayed deliveries affecting their summer schedules, minor but still... Ryanair has always sai...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:08 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
    Replies: 37
    Views: 7659

    Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

    So for Boeing its just the 5 x 777F from Paris then after all, no????

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:48 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
    Replies: 37
    Views: 7659

    Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

    Without getting in to the usual "Trump's usual full of hot air" remarks, could this just be the Firming of the 5 x 777F announced at Paris and not yet added to last months tally?

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:31 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
    Replies: 72
    Views: 14907

    Re: Flydeal cancels 737 max order

    We gonna see more of this, if Boeing doesn't provide an effectively solution quickly! It's already the second "slap in the face" Boeing receives. Didn't an airline from Indonesia or somewhere in the Far East also cancel their MAX, the one who received only one MAX prior to the grounding? ...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:21 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
    Replies: 150
    Views: 43880

    Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

    Do we know how close Aer Lingus is to receiving their first LR? News has been quiet as of recently!

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:38 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Interjet put up for sale
    Replies: 18
    Views: 6565

    Re: Interjet put up for sale

    So the billionaire finally turned into a millionaire. While many have complimented the airline for service, its clear the business model is not sustainable. In addition, things like the SSJ was a terrible distraction for the airline. Yes, have flown them many times from Toronto to Mexico and would ...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:08 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
    Replies: 92
    Views: 26083

    Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

    the furl leak was found after 10 months in service? Are you Kidding me? Unless there was a bad Fuel line coupling or some defect that Boeing should have Known about? That leak could have been caused by anything from a Hard landing to Who Knows what? It doesn't say where the leak was but since it wa...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:13 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
    Replies: 3768
    Views: 385527

    Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/politics/boeing-737-max-flaw/index.html Havent seen it posted before... it seems a New flaw discovered on Boeing 737 Max. "In simulator tests, government pilots discovered that a microprocessor failure could push the nose of the plane toward the ground. It is...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:00 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
    Replies: 35
    Views: 14103

    Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

    Too bad TAP is the only carrier operating them right now, it would be interesting to see if this was just a TAP issue or if other air carriers were having the same issues as well. Azul (8hr flight) and Air Senegal (6hr flight) are in the air right now too, so definitely not just TAP operating curre...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
    Replies: 344
    Views: 43826

    Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

    xwb565 wrote:
    Bloomberg reporting the same. No rfp was issued.


    Bloomberg also reporting Airbus not giving up on this and intend to make a bid to win this back.

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:42 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
    Replies: 361
    Views: 66902

    Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

    first off, apologies as i can't find the link i read this on a few days back... but the article mentioned Vueling switching from Airbus to Boeing and a possible order at Paris... thoughts? or is this just hot air from WW keeping Airbus attention and hoping for a better deal? if true, this would be a...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:37 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
    Replies: 197
    Views: 44900

    Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

    May someone please provide a brief summary of what the latest A321XLR specs and design changes are rumoured to be..? A range boost of 500-700NM over the A321LR (4000NM), revised fuel system, MTOW of 101t. Capability for 200 seats on 3500-4000NM flights, year round reliably, at NB cost levels, opens...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:16 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
    Replies: 361
    Views: 66902

    Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

    IAG finally order a330neos for Level plus some at same time for Aer Lingus, a220s for the wider group, more 321LR or 321XLR for Aer Lingus or Level? or are they done on their shopping spree for. now? for Level and Aer Lingus it seems to come in dribs and drabs!

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Mon May 27, 2019 4:08 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
    Replies: 150
    Views: 43880

    Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

    shamrock350 wrote:
    sassiciai wrote:
    OMG! What happened to the EI livery


    Modern Aer Lingus needed a modern new livery aka eurowhite...

    The brand refresh and new livery was revealed back in January.


    It would be actually better if the left the blue tape on it!

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Mon May 06, 2019 7:41 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
    Replies: 327
    Views: 89113

    Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

    AC842 to Dublin turned back last night after 20 mins in the air, a333 C-GFAF, and flight was subsequently cancelled. Anyone any insights?

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:37 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
    Replies: 150
    Views: 43880

    Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

    Clydenairways wrote:
    Has the first EI A321 LR started assembly yet? It must be on the production line by now.


    Someone has posted a photo in the Irish 4/19 thread.

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:28 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Ethiopian Airlines developments
    Replies: 4
    Views: 1223

    Re: Ethiopian Airlines developments

    can the 350s do YYZ direct, or is the tech stop in Dublin still needed?

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:43 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?
    Replies: 28
    Views: 2505

    Re: Is Boeing’s reputation now tainted?

    No more so than after the 787 debacle... they'll bounce back, just another page in the history books!

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:00 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash
    Replies: 75
    Views: 10219

    Re: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash

    Veigar wrote:
    zkojq wrote:
    Exactly. Saying the aircraft is unairworthy is a red herring. Aircraft 'brake down' all the time and not just at the gate before the flight. F-GZCP was airworthy when it pushed back from the gate, departing to Paris as AF447...


    Wasn't a huge factor of AF447 pilot error?


    Yes

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:42 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
    Replies: 82
    Views: 28603

    Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

    So the big bird flew to Dresden this morning, anyone have any insight? I assume its for routine checks/maintenance before heading off on her summer duties?

    separately, an announcement on her summer home must be imminent surely?

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:08 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
    Replies: 947
    Views: 142050

    Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

    impilot wrote:
    ^ hopefully if/when it happens it’s 787s and not 330NEOs.


    Why? Unless you're at the pointy end, the seating 2-4-2 is a much better experience down back!

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:05 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
    Replies: 129
    Views: 18818

    Re: BA: 747 Replacement Settled, On to 777-200 Replacement Contest?

    I'd be stunned if they weren't mostly A359s. Maybe a few add-on B78xs, but only a few. They can always place the A359s at IB too. I can't remember if EI is getting them too, or is it the A339? EI ordered the 359 but those slots went to IB after IAG bought EI. No 330Neos on order for any of the IAG ...

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:45 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month
    Replies: 53
    Views: 8522

    Re: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month

    capshandler wrote:
    I think they're preparing for a (needed) rebranding.


    In that case, BA fans best get prepared for the Euro White that has infected the rest of the IAG airlines!

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    by ShamrockBoi330
    Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:58 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
    Replies: 947
    Views: 142050

    Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

    Definitely Dublin, what about possibility of LCY on the a220? Its certified for the a220-100, Swiss fly there, and they were working on certifying the -300, has that happened yet? LCY could be a differentiator from BOS/JFK for them? And yes, I know BA do it too!

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