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by ojjunior
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 4671

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Try to walk alone in cities like Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam San Francisco, Cape Town, anywhere in SE Asia after hours and you gonna get the same risks than in Brazil. Felt unsafe in Europe and in SE Asia lots of times. Suburbs are suburbs everywhere. If you travel overseas to visit suburbs you migh...

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by ojjunior
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL wins bid for Avianca Brazil's slots at GRU, CGH & SDU
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

Re: GOL wins bid for Avianca Brazil's slots at GRU, CGH & SDU

Congrats and good luck to GOL, however this won't change a nickel in my preference of flying Azul whenever I can.

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by ojjunior
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19233

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

7+ hours in a single aisle with 3 bathrooms?? No thanks. I'd rather make a connection somewhere. Interesting. I bet if it were on a Delta/ United/ American B757 you would fly. No I wouldn't. Fortunately there's no such a monstruosity flying around me so I don't need to be worried about it anymore. ...

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by ojjunior
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?

Here you go: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sCzvXY6fzfyK2q_AuROlxGjyu24ihOmHfSDeAHsAx-GPWZ6dmBYXnkNzhbUN6dRfA3ODwoc0yc8IggRyJPXnu7ifJ68Ejngxjs7r-WlECTjeLM4r5uOImSv0Sqskd2uqYWK1ipzKqOGRBFuqDV2eeZBOLybnfEebJDixLnovDZGX-XLYx3C9vI21BgVBesA1Qs8gbCDI8GYJL1SI7L7oDM-L2jg-heAeUlff0gYpUpxiKk1HfnqR11xeOl2YK...

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by ojjunior
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if I eat myself?
Replies: 5
Views: 726

What if I eat myself?

Will I double my size or disappear completely?

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by ojjunior
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19233

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

7+ hours in a single aisle with 3 bathrooms??
No thanks.
I'd rather make a connection somewhere.

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by ojjunior
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17487

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Strolling around Père Lachaise in Paris once (Yes, I like to tour in cemeteries), something caught my attention to the left. A big glass wall in the distance. I approached and found out it was AF447 memorial with names of all who perished. By the time it was about a year after the accident, subject ...

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by ojjunior
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 25563

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

audidudi wrote:
Latest movements (courtesy of skyliner-aviation.de):
Airbus A330-343 716 PK-XRA Indonesia AirAsia Extra posn 02 July 2019 DMK-DAC, on Hajj-lease to Bangladesh Biman, ex 9M-XXQ


Wait, what? A Biman A333??? Awesome!
1st in A330 family for Biman then?
Pics please!!!

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by ojjunior
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16983

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Dear Lord

The bigger the version, the uglier it gets.
I really hope it's a milestone in terms of efficiency because to the eyes, it hurts a lot!
Nothing better for the Air "bus" definition

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by ojjunior
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9424

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

santi319 wrote:
Leave the 787 alone! Leave the 787 alone RIGHT NOW!!!!


I'm sorry but what is a 787??
Since someone nicknamed it as Crampliner, that's how people should refer to it.

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by ojjunior
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9424

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

- The festivities for tomorrow are stil happening, but probably with another aircraft. (perhaps PH-BVA "#OrangePride) Problem solved: Just apply a 100 years sticker on Orange Pride and let the party begin. The airline is the one celebrating 100 years, so who cares about which a/c to use? No on...

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by ojjunior
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4358

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Boeing 757 Boeing 757 Boeing 757 Boeing 757 Boeing 757 That's a brave stance around these parts. Some folks will probably be around soon to charge you with heresy. I've only had the chance to fly the 737 series myself (200, 300, and 700), so this is based on looks: - The A300 - something about it's...

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by ojjunior
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Time/City to City/Airport to Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Flying Time/City to City/Airport to Airport

Don't know any better website for such a thing: http://www.gcmap.com/

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by ojjunior
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4358

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757

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by ojjunior
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

Re: Coolest college experiences

While in college a girl had a crush on me. I hadn't on her. Nothing ever happened. We finished the college. Lost contact. Years later a group of students reunited thru Orkut. I found her. She told me she went to therapy due my indifference to her feelings. We laughed about. Drank a lot. Exchanged ph...

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by ojjunior
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this the coolest workplace ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Is this the coolest workplace ever?

Geez, despite the tense miltary actions involved while operting here, this should be an amazing seat for us Avgeeks huh?
Any pics from inside?


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by ojjunior
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13218

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

continental004 wrote:
Love seeing another US-PTP option open up.

AF flight from what I saw, so which equipment to be used??

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by ojjunior
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4555

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

A388 wrote:
However, KL does fly to the big cities in South America themselves (BOG, GRU, EZE, SCL,LIM,UIO, PBM etc)

+GIG
+FOR

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by ojjunior
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19143

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

"I haven't got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I'm alone locked up someplace dark,"

Clearly oriented by some jail door low profile lawyer to get some AC money.

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by ojjunior
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the P-8A Poseidon the only one 737 model with raked wingtips?
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Is the P-8A Poseidon the only one 737 model with raked wingtips?

Makes aaaaall sense, thanks for that folks.
That's why I come here, for mature answers.

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by ojjunior
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the P-8A Poseidon the only one 737 model with raked wingtips?
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Is the P-8A Poseidon the only one 737 model with raked wingtips?

Sorry if it's a dumb question but couldn't find any other 737 variant with raked wingtips. If the Boeing P-8A Poseidon is the only one with it, then why? Aren't raked wingtips suitable for commercial ones? BTW, I just love how good the raked ones fit the 737, so classy and badass for the P-8A 238700...

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by ojjunior
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1334

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

CDG-FOR is currently operated by Joon A343, does it count?

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by ojjunior
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11386

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Amsterdam wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
Do airlines have to pay Skytrax?


Qatar is hosting the World Cup in 2022

They buy everything


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by ojjunior
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7272

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

The youtuber and airline reviewer Josh Cahill made a video explaining what is happening with skytrax and their absurd airline ratings. It seems that there is more going on behind the scenes. Bullying airline ceo's to depict their own agenda and try to make a personal gain out of it. I do respect hi...

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by ojjunior
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?
Replies: 24
Views: 4682

Re: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?

AF086 wrote:
It is odd because the request is only valid from 30NOV to 25DEC


Testing i presume and during high season.
But yes, nice move and good luck for UA

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by ojjunior
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4099

Re: TAP and the A340

I had thought that TAP had stopped flying the A340, especially with the A330Neo now entering service. However, on checking a flight on their website, for late July, I see that they have one flying from LHR to LIS. Is this correct? When are they planning to retire them? What are you talking about? T...

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by ojjunior
Fri May 31, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest A319 flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6202

Re: Longest A319 flight

Isn't AA operating MIA-MAO anymore?
Maybe swapping with the A320 but I definitely saw AA's 319 at MAO several times.
If yes, must be on the list.

Few ones:

MIA-MAO 2,087 nm
SFO-DTW 1,806 nm
BOG-DFW 2,119 nm
SEA-MIA 2,367 nm
GVA GYD 1,929 nm

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by ojjunior
Wed May 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8920

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

MD-11s have been flying nearly 30 years. The safety data speak for themselves. Yes, it does. The MD-11 has by far the worst safety record of any large airliner introduced since the mid 80s with the exception of the MAX. http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/rate_mod.htm Nice stats, thanks for that. ...

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by ojjunior
Wed May 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on at EZE/AEP right now?
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: Whats going on at EZE/AEP right now?

Weird...
Didn't find any info but looks like everything is shutdown except for Alitalia to FCO which has just departed:

https://www.flightradar24.com/AZA681/20b0c3f7
https://twitter.com/aeropuertoeze
https://www.buenos-aires-airport.com/ezeiza/departures.php

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by ojjunior
Wed May 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16597

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

A few years back, severe storms hit DC which caused a lot of diversions. My friend, who worked for one of the fuelers at RIC, called me and told me we had an AF 777, UA 777, Brussels A330 and a BA 777. The company he worked for refueled all of them. I went out and watched them all depart for IAD. A...

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by ojjunior
Wed May 29, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22350

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

BlueSky1976 wrote:

THIS ^^^^^
I'll happily hop on any 20-year old 777 with 9 abreast than any of those new "crampliners" with 16.9 inch - wide seats or 10-abreast configuration.

Shhh
Don't let some fanboys around hear you.
(BTW oh yes i'm 100% with you)

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by ojjunior
Fri May 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 12268

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

The single Kuwait Airways 747-400M (9K-ADE) is currently enroute to Enschede for scrap by AELS: https://www.flightradar24.com/KAC8170/20a0d14c https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/2/3/4434329.jpg?v=v4841d945b78 With the retirement of this aircraft; KLM is "officially" the last...

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by ojjunior
Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4547

Re: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?

It is to balance out the forces. You have less vibrations that way. you can observe this on helicopters, if the rotor in the back fails the cabin start to turn counter to the rotation of the blade. The same force applies on the nacelle of the propeller engine. To balance that our you have counter r...

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by ojjunior
Fri May 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10524

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

N401DZ is now registered and ready to go!
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by ojjunior
Fri May 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4547

What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?

Does this generate additional power? How is it advantageous for the aircraft? For example, the A400M rotates blades in opposite directions on each wing 5514965 The AN-22 rotates blades in opposite directions on the same axis. 5217199 Curious about the engineering behind it... The real reason it does...

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by ojjunior
Fri May 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 35
Views: 3556

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Air France to pretty much everywhere with an airport in West Africa Brussels to Congo KLM / Garuda between AMS and both Surinam and Indonesia Ethiopian to Rome British Airways high frequency to India, South Africa, Hong Kong and much of SE Africa British Airways having a franchise in South Africa L...

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by ojjunior
Thu May 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7163

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Who cares about Brazil's economy going well or bad if the domestic aviation market has always been around 90 million domestic pax per year in recent years? Anyone who offers a good service will be successful. There's space for many! Good reading here: https://www.statista.com/statistics/877551/numbe...

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by ojjunior
Thu May 23, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa asks to operate domestic flights in Brazil
Replies: 9
Views: 2004

Re: Air Europa asks to operate domestic flights in Brazil

Who cares about Brazil's economy going well or bad if the domestic aviation market has always been around 90 million domestic pax per year in recent years? Anyone who offers a good service will be successful. There's space for many! Good reading here: https://www.statista.com/statistics/877551/numbe...

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by ojjunior
Wed May 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?

UA857 wrote:
With the end of the 747, A340 and A380 approaching are we approaching a world with only twins?


Apparently the Russians didn't get the memo.


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by ojjunior
Tue May 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5014

Re: Equine Flights

This thread made me think of something: Is there an animal insurance?
In the unfortunate event of an accident are those horses insured?
Is it common to insure animals?

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by ojjunior
Tue May 21, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7725

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Spiderguy252 wrote:
The A330-300R for Saudia.

Which model is this?
What's the "R" for?

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by ojjunior
Mon May 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5952

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

trijetsonly wrote:
We call it the Purser Work Station (PWS). Basically a seat in front of the screen that controlls cabin lightning, airconditioning, entertainment, waster & waste and so on and all the cabin documentation like cabin logbook is there.


Living and learning...
Thanks for that.

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by ojjunior
Fri May 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5952

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

BirdBrain wrote:
That is the flight manger's office, if I'm not mistaken. Someone can correct me, if I got it wrong. Personally, I like the one on the EK A380 better, more privacy.


Flight Manager's office?
Geez, never heard about it... is this something new??

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by ojjunior
Fri May 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5952

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

BTW, the FA seems very concentrated in her paperwork...
How cool is that workstation, huh?
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by ojjunior
Fri May 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5952

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

trijetsonly wrote:
Those two windows provide daylight to the stairs.



Here you go!
Exactly the answer I was looking for.
Thanks for that.

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by ojjunior
Fri May 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5952

Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

I've been watching photos of the 747-8 Pax version and noticed 2 extra windows in the rear section of upper deck on the left side only. But it seems something default of the model, does anyone know why only on the left? Crew rest maybe? Did not I find a map of seats that would justify these windows,...

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by ojjunior
Wed May 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twinjet podded engine ferry?
Replies: 16
Views: 2125

Re: Twinjet podded engine ferry?

Dutchy wrote:
Why can't it be done with modern aircraft? Seems like a more economical solution than to put an engine on a freighter.


Very good question.
Would like to read some experts answers either.

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by ojjunior
Wed May 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10524

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

That would be another TAP bird. A Neo in Star Alliance livery??? Didn't see this coming. Now THAT'S something I wanna see!! :bouncy: Ask and ye shall receive :mrgreen: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40800276803_f0f9c24c81_h.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/40800276803/ (Sorry OP...

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by ojjunior
Wed May 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan
Replies: 21
Views: 4710

Re: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan

For all the folks who just like me have no idea nor obligation to know where on Earth Isfahan is (It's in Iran):

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by ojjunior
Wed May 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10524

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

TheF15Ace wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
airkas1 wrote:




Which airline is the Neo painted in Star Alliance livery in the back of DL 2nd pic?


That would be another TAP bird.


A Neo in Star Alliance livery???
Didn't see this coming.
Now THAT'S something I wanna see!! :bouncy:

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