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by CHRISBA35X
Tue May 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91129

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

If these numbers are in anyway correct it is a doomday scenario for the 777X. EK will not replace their A380's with brand new planes for billions of dollars if their business contracts. They will keep whatever amount of A380's and 777-300ER's they need and that's it. The only replacement will be th...

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue May 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91129

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

9Patch, Covid-19 is a virus similar to the "flu" which we have learned to live with and will continue to do so. It is probably too widespread now to ever truly eradicate without a vaccination but certainly a vaccination will be developed and distributed before we as a species develop any k...

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue May 19, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91129

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I think this thread brings two of A-net's most hated things together in one rather unsightly edifice. What we have seen consistently throughout the history of the A380 and indeed of EK, is people with an axe to grind stating categorically - "they don't have the load factors for that" or &q...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18129

Re: BA retires first 777

Close - 76B engines. Then G-VIIA to -O (plus - RAES) have 85B engines, and the rest of the -VIIx frames are 90B engines. Afterward, with the YMM units, BA went to the RR Trent 895-17. Did any other carrier opt for the Trent 895? Does anyone know the story behind why G-RAES has such an out of place ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12104

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

crjflyboy wrote:
Nothing was wrong with the old ones to begin with


Correct - the mid 00s one was very elegant, looked great. Really turned heads but in a classy way. I don't get why they needed to change it. Current one looks like VS on the guys.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns
Replies: 74
Views: 13817

Re: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns

My view is that certain people are getting rich shorting Boeing stock and there is a nasty and rather vindictive campaign online to push the share price down through misinformation, exaggeration, smoke and mirrors and outright lies. Fake news, etc. Whether that is a group of investors acting illegal...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7068

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

Why? This is baffling. There are so many ULCCs on this route that already charge next to nothing. Is EK this desperate? Because they are interested in PEN-DBX-Rest of the world. Today that market is captured by SQ and is not low cost. ULCC is for locals (Malaysians and Singaporeans to go back and f...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7068

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

SFOThinker wrote:
I am curious why the 777 spends 5 hours on the ground at Penang. Would an earlier departure miss the connecting banks at DXB?


Possibly going for a deep cabin clean, I know EK do do that at remote stations sometimes.

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54305

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

I'll lead with I don't think we'll ever see a KL A321XLR but where would they fly such a machine if they bought them? Am assuming we'd see two class, with the C product being the same as the WB fleet but 1-1 config. Say same as QR do on their A321s so 12 C / 165 J. Where would they fly these to that...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9657

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

A family member was a senior manager in Imperial Tobacco. He didn't believe any measures would / could reverse the numbers smoking. ICAO CORSIA steering group are already working on new measures from mid-decade, like linking JV's / interlining flights. There is a suggestion of how that can be taken...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9657

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

Issue here is that - as with a lot of this woke/PC thing - the folks doing the flight shaming are a broad group of people who don't need to fly, and hate on folks who do because its a wider class war thing. Its a lefty, socialist thing. They hate people who drive the fast cars, fly a lot, take cruis...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M
Replies: 104
Views: 28862

Re: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M

I assume KLM will use slots for the highest profit. There is much focus here on one market, but a market that was over served depressing yields. I expect fewer seats to India in the short term. Right now Africa seems to be the profit center. A 777-300ER must be missing paper to go for so little. Ev...

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64647

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

LH Group I could see - but I note LX just refurbed their five remaining A343s, and their A333s are all fairly new and very capable so if it is them the birds will be for OS and SN, perhaps Edelweiss but doubtful for LX mainline. 12 for SN, circa 12 for OS, six for WK would leave circa ten for LH mai...

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16379

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

I think the new iteration looks great. Really smart.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7333

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

Re Airbus breaking into WN - it would be a surprise for some for sure, but then who saw AS with Airbuses (granted via Virgin America but still...) There was a time when DL was a Boeing/Douglas fortress and the preferred airline of the most vehement 'Murican Europhobes on here. We now see DL as argua...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7333

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

Flugerfaust today saying Bombardier already had plans for a 500 variant that Airbus are poking around, and also reporting on potential further stretches for a 700/900 variant. All with a pinch of salt of course, but an interesting read none the less. https://www.fliegerfaust.com/new-airbus-a220-264...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54305

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

KL will order 737 MAX to replace the NGs. Almost no possibility for an A220/320 series at all. Wont happen. They are as loyal to the 737 as WN and FR are. A320NEO would do the job, and certainly you could make a case for A321/A321XLR in the KL blue but wont happen. They'll likely be into the new MO...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254393

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

I have noticed a distinct cooling in enthusiasm for Project Sunrise from a certain section of posters on this site since the Airbus was selected. They were all over it as a very exciting final frontier in aviation pioneering, the cutting edge of technology etc. But now suddenly there's no business c...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54054

Re: Aegean new livery

Lots of folks complaining about the Eurowhite of A3's new livery - whilst forgetting that A3's livery was the definition of boring Eurowhite before and is, if anything, more colourful now.

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abu Dhabi Announce Agreement to Launch LCC with WIZZ Air
Replies: 40
Views: 5310

Re: Abu Dhabi Announce Agreement to Launch LCC with WIZZ Air

Blerg wrote:
FluidFlow wrote:
From Warsaw it is only 2260nm to AUH so it is for WIZZ possible to reach AUH with standard NEOs from all of their bases.


Even Luton? Isn't it a bit too far?


I don't think the runway at LTN is long enough for an A321N to get to AUH with any kind of payload but I stand to be corrected.

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 24 777X; additional 11 777X are subject to reconfirmation
Replies: 62
Views: 19010

Re: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 35 777X

Binning the 778X makes sense as the 77L and then the A359 can do anything they would realistically want the 778X for. Believe their longest route is AKL non-stop isn't it? A359 can do that no problem.

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54305

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

KL will order 737 MAX to replace the NGs. Almost no possibility for an A220/320 series at all. Wont happen. They are as loyal to the 737 as WN and FR are. A320NEO would do the job, and certainly you could make a case for A321/A321XLR in the KL blue but wont happen. They'll likely be into the new MO...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54305

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

KL will order 737 MAX to replace the NGs. Almost no possibility for an A220/320 series at all. Wont happen. They are as loyal to the 737 as WN and FR are. A320NEO would do the job, and certainly you could make a case for A321/A321XLR in the KL blue but wont happen. They'll likely be into the new MOM...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26466

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

Is the A350 something KLM could at least consider to replace their 777s? Nope they rejected it out of hand and passed the ones they were supposed to be taking over to AF, who are indeed replacing their 777s etc with them. When KL replace their 772s it will be with 789/78J metal. We are unlikely to ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85121

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

The 757 is known as the Ferrari. No one buys a Ferrari for it's cost efficiency. But both the 757 and Ferrari are a hell of a ride. Neither the boring 737 or 320 will ever give such a feeling. Go on an A319-115 on American out of an airport that has a short runway and it will be much the same feeli...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16454

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

MRJ need this order for the Spacejet. I really hope they get it. The Spacejet is smaller than what SAS appears to be interested in. Spacejet would be CRJ replacements, not filling in the gap between them and the A320neo. Just checked and you're right - its maxed at 81 seats which I think is a wee b...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16454

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

MRJ need this order for the Spacejet. I really hope they get it.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38909

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

I've just realised what that livery reminds me of - you know when airlines haven't debuted a new livery yet so use a placeholder in internal documents to signify the new livery but not show it? Its like that. Or one of the liveries from one of those SimAirport games you used to get.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38909

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

God-awful livery aside, I hope they do well. Some of the best flights I've ever had ever were on JAL and they remain one of the very few airlines I still look forward to flying on, not least because it usually means I'm going to Japan again and that's something I love doing above very few things, tr...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38909

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

That has to be ones of the worst liveries I've ever seen in my entire life. I hated and I mean HATED the JAL rebrand a few years ago but this is China Eastern sort of bad. Disastrous. But why bother with a flashy uber-modern livery outside when the service will be basic inside ? Zipair is not a pre...

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38909

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

That has to be ones of the worst liveries I've ever seen in my entire life. I hated and I mean HATED the JAL rebrand a few years ago but this is China Eastern sort of bad. Disastrous.

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142053

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I absolutely loved the old livery and this is even better. Surely one of the best rebrands in recent history. Stunning.

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?
Replies: 43
Views: 8986

Re: Why JAL has fe YUwer international destinations than ANA?

Surprises me that neither serve AMS. I think a daily 788 AMS-HND would work pretty well. There are no slots available at Haneda for The Netherlands (something KLM was recently complaining about). For the time being it has to be NRT or nothing. I still think AMS-NRT would work well on a 788 for JL o...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?
Replies: 43
Views: 8986

Re: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?

Surprises me that neither serve AMS. I think a daily 788 AMS-HND would work pretty well.

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condensation trails Turbobprop
Replies: 20
Views: 3972

Re: Chemtrails Turbobprop

Any plane can create chemtrails, just depends how much chemical agent has been loaded on board to spray over us to keep us all in check*.







* - sarcasm obvs.

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surprise 48-Hour Layover! IAD-LHR-CPH on British Airways (World/Euro Traveller)
Replies: 1
Views: 3879

Re: Surprise 48-Hour Layover! IAD-LHR-CPH on British Airways (World/Euro Traveller)

Enjoyed this, thanks for sharing. Am glad you got your passport things sorted.

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45719

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Bit of wishful thinking from the AS fans there. "I heard a rumour that they are getting rid of all their Airbuses" - with the MAX not sorted out yet?

I don't think so mate.

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787
Replies: 84
Views: 14698

Re: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787

the A321 is nothing more than a "Pathfinder".. if that's the lead airplane to establish a route? And the route is a HIT? Then somebody else will be on that route with a bigger airplane PDQ. unless the yield can only support that airplane in which case? the route isn't any route to grow on...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18728

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

AntonioMartin wrote:
CHRISBA35X wrote:
YVR, YYC, TLV, BER, MEX, BOG, HNL. Struggling to see many more places they don't already serve that they would want to.

PHX


DTW or PHL over PHX surely?

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Gatwick
Replies: 4
Views: 2409

Re: British Airways Gatwick

Disgruntled crew deliberate sabotage by putting onion bhajis in the bleed air system?

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18728

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

YVR, YYC, TLV, BER, MEX, BOG, HNL. Struggling to see many more places they don't already serve that they would want to.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45719

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Flag waving silliness aside, I think AS is now seeing that the Airbuses aren't inferior French crap and are more comfortable and more popular with the pax. I get why they would want to be loyal to hometown Boeing but the difficulties the MAX is facing, and the extremely capable NEOs they have make f...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uni-Top Airlines Gone?
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Uni-Top Airlines Gone?

One of the last A306F operators - Uni-Top in China have ceased ops I'm hearing. Parent group not able to fund them, not making any money.

They also have a couple of leased 744Fs. Used to see them in Dubai etc.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Global suspending flights
Replies: 51
Views: 16622

Re: Atlas Global suspending flights

I wasn't a fan of theirs. Dodgy operator, corners being cut and the A320 of theirs I went on was older than the dinosaurs and really showed it. Search them on PPrune. - they had some "interesting" feedback on there from former crew. Suffice to say that's a smoking hole in the ground that w...

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing with 1 engine
Replies: 38
Views: 3166

Re: Taxiing with 1 engine

Its SOP at KLM fleet wide, certainly at AMS, not sure about other airports but every KLM flight I've taken has been this way. I've been on FlyBe Embraers that do it as well. Its an odd sound to hear the plane land on the Polderbaan and be tootling along toward the terminals and to hear them shut dow...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61279

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

Took Juliet Bravo - CDG-DXB November last year and she wasn't in great condition. Tatty inside, still had the original screens and seats.

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 21419

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

Are there any SilkAir A319/20 left and if so will we see these in SQ livery at all?

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7595

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

8herveg wrote:
They’re putting an A332 on the LGW-JFK route.


No, not a fan of that. Sticking to KLM 787 in that case.

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7595

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

What are they using LGW-JFK? I'd be all over an opportunity to get on one last VS 747-400 if they are using those.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54097

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Do you see a hole for a light weight regional five hour people mover though? I have a feeling EK is just going to use the 787's for that. Send A350's and 777's in between flights if they need to also. I think you're right - 789 easier to "abuse" short haul than a heavier A359 etc. If they...

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