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by pythoniels
Mon May 03, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline
Replies: 61
Views: 9005

Re: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline

Interesting that they have chosen the A320 for the new airline, not the 737NG of which Lion Air have far more. Does it denote the beginnings of a seismic shift? Batik Air is also a Lion Air company, and they also operate with A320s, along the 738/739. Hope they will have a better safety record than...

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by pythoniels
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 8775

Re: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO

A good move. This begs, when is the next lease/values thread? I can only imagine the deals are pretty good for decent credit airlines. Word is they got these airplanes for about $250K per month. With Airbus deliveries remaining high, it’s put severe pressure on lease rates. Can somebody enlighten h...

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by pythoniels
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.
Replies: 33
Views: 4821

Re: India's TruJet plans massive expansion.

Can they operate such a big fleet? Weren’t there laws that would prevent such expansion... they were founded only some 8 years ago and operate only a handful of ATRs at the moment... Can India sustain another big airline? There are now Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Vistara and GoAir, all quite big ai...

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by pythoniels
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-62MGr enroute from Yangon, Burma right now
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Il-62MGr enroute from Yangon, Burma right now

Hi,

It's Rada Airways from Belarus. They operated 2x Maastricht Airport (in the Netherlands) - Yangoon flights in the past 2 weeks also.

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by pythoniels
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs
Replies: 54
Views: 10337

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs

Btw what makes an operator choosing an A330-200 vs A330-300 Is it just driven by volume capacity or is there other factors coming up in the decision? I would say price. A330-200Fs are quite expensive but much newer compared to the 333 which is only available as a passenger to freight version and th...

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by pythoniels
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 297
Views: 68123

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Why would you need a transit visa for AMS if your route was lets say LHR-AMS-BKK?

You’re not entering the Schengen zone, and thus there’s no passport control?

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by pythoniels
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 102183

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Depending on how much is spend, you can either choose for earning credits (bluebiz) or get a corporate contract where you can get a percentage of discount on flights, promo fares are excluded from discounts. You can find more information via this link https://www.klm.com/travel/nl_en/business/blueb...

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by pythoniels
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 102183

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

mercure1 wrote:
The Netherlands is already doing much with eco-taxes.

For example, come January 1st, a ticket tax of €7.45 comes into effect. Rather poorly timed, but it is what it is.

And it would be nice if this tax is actually being used for the climate eg greener instead of filling up the treasure chest...

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by pythoniels
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 102183

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Depending on how much is spend, you can either choose for earning credits (bluebiz) or get a corporate contract where you can get a percentage of discount on flights, promo fares are excluded from discounts. You can find more information via this link https://www.klm.com/travel/nl_en/business/bluebi...

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by pythoniels
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]
Replies: 47
Views: 61494

Re: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]

The last flight was scheduled with an A-321. But as Air France decided to charge 500 EURO for a oneway in Economy Class the flight was rather empty and they brought an old A-320 instead , which was dirty as we know the AF plane. They could have showed a better plane as this is kinda free advertisin...

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by pythoniels
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 48356

Re: Embraer releases first pictures of its new turboprop

Interesting design, it looks a bit like the Jetstreat 41 combined with the Brasilia. One thing for sure, this livery is stunning. Would be interesting to see how this development goes.

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by pythoniels
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAX Relaunch Orders
Replies: 47
Views: 6018

Re: MAX Relaunch Orders

I’m wondering, since RYR Ordered the higher capacity 737-max200, will Boeing offer a higher capacity max 10 to RYR and perhaps other airlines?

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by pythoniels
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 102183

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Any idea why KLM seems pretty aggresive currently in maintaining frequency at daily (or near daily) for most places? Are they depending on AMS as a cargo hub? I have noticed that KLM has been flying daily to SIN when no other European carriers, including BA, is serving SIN on a daily basis with tra...

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by pythoniels
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner
Replies: 63
Views: 6357

Re: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

While I believe now is the time to step up the game and innovate more in aviation, I’m having seconds thoughts on all these electric/hydrogen planes. We’ve all seen what could happen if a lithium ion battery explodes, what if the entire aircraft is made up of this... not to speak about hydrogen. I h...

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by pythoniels
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 295
Views: 38775

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

Sad to see some airlines already retiring these birds, although the reason is quite clear... Remember it as it was yesterday, the crowd, that big plane finally taking off into the skies. But that sound, I was surprised how quiet the aircraft was... Some 10 years ago I was at TLS with the guided A38...

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by pythoniels
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 295
Views: 38775

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

Sad to see some airlines already retiring these birds, although the reason is quite clear... Remember it as it was yesterday, the crowd, that big plane finally taking off into the skies. But that sound, I was surprised how quiet the aircraft was... Some 10 years ago I was at TLS with the guided A380...

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by pythoniels
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 10538

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

I know for the KLM Cityhopper fleet that got delivered, they took of and refueled at BSB and then flew directly to the Canary Islands for another refuel and then Straight to AMS.

Otherwise Canada/Greenland//KEF/Dub stops seem to make sense.

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by pythoniels
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 97
Views: 23161

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

I'm a frequent traveller towards PBM (with KLM) and talk a lot with the local population during my stays in Surinam. Last year i noticed that a growing number of Surinam citizens have lost their fate in the flag carrier SLM, due the frequent delays, aircraft changes and sudden cancellations (all be...

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by pythoniels
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 4028

Re: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight

Happy birthday A319, stunning only 1 aircraft was lost since it's first flight. A great achievement. Nice little plane with an even more powerful take-off than the A320. Hope to see the A319 in operation for many more years to come. Only such a shame, the A319NEO doesn't sell so well.

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by pythoniels
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11200

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

Poor man, fighting for the country and now gets banned because. Oh wait, follow the rules dude. They apply for everyone, including you. Perhaps the title can also be changed to “allegedly former navy seal” haha! I’ve heard rumours about delta saying: if you choose not to wear a facemask, we choose n...

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by pythoniels
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery
Replies: 26
Views: 8181

Re: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery

Great idea and executed really well. Would be fun to see when the cargo door is in the open position.

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by pythoniels
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 46060

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

LH is a hub airline focused on Frankfurt and Munich. It's no surprise that they don't favor subtypes that make hub bypassing possible. True, however you forget that this plane can also be used for thinner routes from major hubs to still offer daily or 5x weekly connections, interesting for business...

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by pythoniels
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89561

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

First 777F delivered to AirBridge Cargo,

Image
https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130723


Livery looks great on this plane!

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by pythoniels
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 100136

Re: Delta's B712's

Would be sad to see the 717 leaving the fleet. I've not had the chance to fly a 717/MD8X/MD90/DC9, but to me, DL 717s as among HA 717s are one of the best looking aircraft out there at the moment!

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by pythoniels
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A320 Poster - Legal issues when selling?
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

Re: A320 Poster - Legal issues when selling?

Wow, looks grate! Would be nice to make some sort of a timeline underneath, and place the airline in order of EIS. Great job, I'm sure you've got most of the airlines already! Curious to see the end result.

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by pythoniels
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any TATL routes that can be operated by a 737NG?
Replies: 21
Views: 2539

Re: Are there any TATL routes that can be operated by a 737NG?

If you consider any flight from Iceland to be a transatlantic one, FI operated 734s in the past to AMS, FRA, FAO and more, so you could count that one too.

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by pythoniels
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9 abreast 777s
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: 9 abreast 777s

BA (LHR birds), TK, KE, and JL still operate 9 abreast 777s. Some of NHs remain 9-abreast, but I believe they're transitioning to all 10-abreast. BA is or has refurbished their 9 abreast 777s to 10 abreast. Those 9 abreast, although they have wider seats, are truly awful as they are very worn out a...

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by pythoniels
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 46060

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

The XLR I guess would be a gamechanger, similar to the 757 back in the 80/90s, but with the fleet commonality, this bird must be an even greater success than the popular 757. Would be interested to see which airlines will choose to install a proper business class rather than the 3x3 with middle sea...

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by pythoniels
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 46060

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

The XLR I guess would be a gamechanger, similar to the 757 back in the 80/90s, but with the fleet commonality, this bird must be an even greater success than the popular 757. Would be interested to see which airlines will choose to install a proper business class rather than the 3x3 with middle sea...

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by pythoniels
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 46060

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

The XLR I guess would be a gamechanger, similar to the 757 back in the 80/90s, but with the fleet commonality, this bird must be an even greater success than the popular 757. Would be interested to see which airlines will choose to install a proper business class rather than the 3x3 with middle seat...

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by pythoniels
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 70
Views: 38601

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/attachments/forum12/71387d1319926158-photo5.jpg Here is one perhaps? One of the Alitalia 747 has the jet way connected from the overhang? I see a jetbridge right of the SK 747, however where would the aircraft park? There seems no/not much space due to crossing ...

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by pythoniels
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of a 737-900ER freighter
Replies: 35
Views: 6830

Re: Feasibility of a 737-900ER freighter

So if the 739(ER) is already bad performing on take-offs/landings, I guess we'll never see a 737-MAX10 P2F conversion then, although Boeing is making adjustments to increase landing gear height.

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by pythoniels
Tue May 19, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14806

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Since I’m a 90’s kid, I’ve been lucky enough to board both a 9-abreast as well as a 10-abreast 777. I’m not that big of a person so this is completely person, but I’d rather sit in a 10-abreast 777 than and old non-refurbished 9-abreast I experienced on BA 2 years ago. It felt like the aircraft was ...

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by pythoniels
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 900
Views: 144315

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Sad that this small but important airline ceases flying. Really curious to see how the development of new routes will go on de domestic UK market, as well as routes from BHX, EXT etc.

Loganair would be a good candidate, if they would manage to increase their fleet significantly on a short term.

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by pythoniels
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Gowair Vacation Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Status of Gowair Vacation Airlines

Well at least their website is back online it seems!

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by pythoniels
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Would You Do? Flight Over Iranian Airspace Tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 2221

Re: What Would You Do? Flight Over Iranian Airspace Tomorrow

I’d personally thrust on the advise of the authorities. Seen it after the. MH17 crash that the particular area was being avoided by airlines. That being said, many commercial flights still cross Iraq/Afghanistan etc. Personally I’m not a big fan out of it, but what can you do? Airlines sometimes cha...

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by pythoniels
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 18223

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Airlines, including Turkish, are obligated to carry passengers luggage if it is within operating limits of the particular aircraft being used at that time. I'll ask the question again, if lots of passengers turn up at the airport with lots of excess baggage and it can't all be carried, how is that ...

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by pythoniels
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam Schipol Runways
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Amsterdam Schipol Runways

Most important reasons are the wind and the airport is close to houses. The airport tries to split out- and inbound traffic between certain runways of which the 36L is most used for take-offs and 18R for landings. There are certain peaks where 3 runways are in use at the same time (2 inbound + 1 out...

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