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by qfs
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [VIDEO] Air Greenland - A330 200 - Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq | Business Class
Replies: 3
Views: 6633

[VIDEO] Air Greenland - A330 200 - Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq | Business Class

Video link: https://youtu.be/YV386DH_mIw On August 20, I flew Air Greenland from Copenhagen, Denmark to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland in Business Class. This was one of the coolest flights I've ever taken because I love flying to Arctic places. Air Greenland (previously known as Greenlandair) is the fla...

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by qfs
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to start an airline, what would be your business strategy/plan?
Replies: 17
Views: 2853

Re: If you were to start an airline, what would be your business strategy/plan?

Target: underserved communities> Stockton, Modesto, Red Bluff, Chico, CA, Calexico, El Centro... Goal> low cost air service and allow retired airline workers to continue to participate in the industry Employees> retired airline pilots, FAs, ground and administrative Everyone> minimum wage from the ...

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by qfs
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 135487

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Hey something I just thought of yesterday evening...at 36yrs., doesn't that make the MD-80 the longest-serving type in AA's entire history? Yes, I believe it does make it the longest-serving type in AA's history. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_fleet) If you scroll down to the hist...

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by qfs
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 39
Views: 8747

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

It was the 1990s. Nobody went with leather back then. Delta has refurbished it's MD80 cabins. American has not. I did a bunch of flight on AS in the mid 90's, I can still remember how hard and uncomfortable those leather seats were. Agreed. The leather seats nowadays cause you to slide around much ...

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by qfs
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 27
Views: 3352

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

BuildingMyBento wrote:
How about Brunei? Would it be Playboy, or Royal Brunei Airlines?


I'm not sure because when Playboy comes to mind I can only think of the mansion in Hollywood. I think a better replacement would be the Beverly Hills Hotel

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by qfs
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 18156

Re: Tower Air

I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today? you're kidding right? You must be young or something. Read the articles shared in the links earlier. I can remember seeing Tower in the news all the time with this type of stuff. For an airli...

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by qfs
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 27
Views: 3352

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

You could say Icelandair is arguably the largest in Iceland, or possibly tied with Icelandic Glacial water.

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by qfs
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 102
Views: 19880

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

They clearly missed an opportunity with the SAN-LAS market, now that Delta Spirit and Frontier have all successfully entered the market. From what I’ve noticed here in SAN, Alaska focuses more on the north-south corridor while southwest is more focused on the west to east corridor. While Alaska als...

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by qfs
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 6046

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

They should! That would look great. I personally would like to see an Air Oregon retro livery, since horizon absorbed their business into theirs itd be nice to commemorate the airlines theyve absorbed with retros similar to AA. That too would be really cool, both the Air Oregon retrojet/retro Q and...

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by qfs
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 102
Views: 19880

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

That ship has sailed. There has long been an airline for intra-California and short-haul from California. It used to be United. Now it's Southwest. On short-haul, frequency matters -- nobody wants to wait three hours for the next 80-minute flight. AS can't put up 3 or 4x daily successfully against ...

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by qfs
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 6046

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

BrodieBruce wrote:
Honestly wish they would throw one of those retro schemes they put on that Q400 on the E170. Would look amazing.


They should! That would look great.

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by qfs
Fri May 10, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I need to interview a pilot for a school project.
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Re: I need to interview a pilot for a school project.

Is there anyone who would be up to do an interview for a school project? I will just email you some questions and you would answer them if you wanted to. Thanks! (sorry if there is a format I am supposed to follow, I was told to come here for pilots) If I were you I'd try emailing some airlines med...

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by qfs
Fri May 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2913

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

In no order:

Canadian North - 737 200
Air Transat - A310
AirTanker Services - A330MRTT
Air Greenland - A330
Air Inuit - 737 200
First Air / Summit Air - Avro RJ85
Vegas Sands - 747SP
Izhavia - YAK 42
Utair - 767 200
Nordwind - Irkut MC-21 (when it delivers)

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by qfs
Fri May 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 11488

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

DL has nonstop service to Australia from its LAX hub, but not from any of its other hubs. There are some European destinations that DL serves nonstop from JFK but not from ATL. I wouldn't consider LAX a hub for Delta, especially when you compare it to SEA, SLC, MSP, & DTW. Delta is LAX's 2nd hi...

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by qfs
Fri May 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 48
Views: 8704

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

https://toronto.citynews.ca/wp-content/ ... jazz-3.jpg

I'm also confused as to why the fuel truck is by the tail, even though it hit the front of the plane.
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https://toronto.citynews.ca/wp-content/ ... jazz-3.jpg

I'm also confused as to why the fuel truck is by the tail, even though it hit the front of the plane.

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by qfs
Mon May 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 6352

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

I think that the livery doesn't do justice to the whole rebrand work. The website (https://caboverdeairlines.com/) shows a real new brand identity that i find really refreshing and suitable for an island like Cape Verde. But this livery is just meh, the tail looks like it have been cannibalized fro...

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by qfs
Wed May 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 13183

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

twaconnie wrote:
Jet Blue had a yellow and blue stripe down the side of the plane,before going euro white.


That was their fake livery that they designed when other airlines were putting them on aircraft. Ever since the start JetBlue has been Eurowhite.

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by qfs
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF long-haul Business Class opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: AF long-haul Business Class opinions?

I flew Air France business class on their A380 last year. The seat was an angled lie-flat 180 degrees. Pretty disappointing considering most of their other long haul aircraft have fuly lie-flat business class seats. I was impressed with the food service & the crew were pretty friendly.

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by qfs
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 6322

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I would show the passenger sitting in my seat my boarding pass that proves that the seat is mine. If they fail to show me that their boarding pass shows that the seat is theirs and they refuse to get up, I would ask a nearby crew member (without making a scene) to help me out.

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by qfs
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Filming faces onboard a commercial airline flight
Replies: 3
Views: 2439

Filming faces onboard a commercial airline flight

Hello, I'm an aviation YouTuber with the channel QFS Aviation. I mostly film trip reports on commercial airline flights. I have received many comments on the legality of filming peoples faces during boarding without written consent or blur. I've done a ton of research both online and in person, but ...

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by qfs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 21439

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

wedgetail737 wrote:
They will fail if they use RJ’s.


Agreed. They should order some Dash 8's :lol:

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by qfs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BWI-Chicago (Either field)
Replies: 20
Views: 1612

Re: BWI-Chicago (Either field)

Your cheapest option is a Spirit A321 for $123. But as an avgeek I highly advise you to hop on a mad dog for $212 via ATL on 2 MD-80s!

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by qfs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 2042

Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Absolutely it is. They are required to maintain an airworthy aircraft. I'm on an Icelandair plane after all but its TF-FIW marked Albert Ballin. Doesn't look like it has wifi dome or even winglets The aircraft itself is owned and operated by Icelandair. The aircraft is in a special livery to brand ...

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by qfs
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 9443

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

jetbluefan1 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
jetbluefan1 wrote:
Any idea how many seats XL has on that widebody? B6 will be sending a 200-seat all-core aircraft, which has low unit costs compared to its A320's (or the Mint-configured 321, obviously).


I know LATAM has 28 flat bed seats & 189 standard seats according to SeatGuru.

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