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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

Its still subject to change though, they already have postponed it a few times. But the general idea is to finish the widebody fleet by 2024

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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Feb 05, 2023 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

Thank you for tracking this! How long will each aircraft take to be modified to the new cabin? The mods on each B789 is expected to take about a week. It will go in sequence, one plane in, one plane out. PH-BHA took about two months from mid-December because of engineering trials and also some supp...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Feb 04, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

- KL Premium Comfort mod rotations started, first B789 completed. Mod also includes addition of wall partitions and several extra Y-seats, removal of 1 lavatory unit in Y and aft galley rearrangement Overview KL Premium Comfort Class Mods - B78X - 8 operational, 1 modification pending PH-BKA - Comp...

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by FlyingHonu001
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

KL's Premium Comfort cabin debut on the B789 PH-BHA (config C30-W21-Y224) scheduled for tomorrow Saturday February 4th on flight KL667/668 AMS - AUS v.v.

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by FlyingHonu001
Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation - 2023
Replies: 187
Views: 17942

Re: Caribbean Aviation - 2023

And Surinam Airways is back...with yet another A343 This should be interesting :eyebrow: ...The signing of the lease agreement for the Airbus A340-300 with V2 Aviation DMCC from Dubai took place yesterday. This aircraft will be deployed on the Mid-Atlantic route. The plane is currently still in Jord...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders
Replies: 39
Views: 12176

Re: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders

I think you are right. The whole issue between MP and KLM pilots is far from resolved. The potential A350 passenger order for KLM would indeed change the dynamic somewhat. Thats sneaky tbh. By buying up those A350F they can effectively force the MP pilots out of their jobs because they dont have an...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Jan 29, 2023 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders
Replies: 39
Views: 12176

Re: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders

Airlines where national governments are stakeholders usually dont do things necessarily for profitability, you know

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders
Replies: 39
Views: 12176

Re: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders

So will these be painted in the KLM Cargo livery, like PH-CKA, PH-CKB and PH-CKC, or will they be painted in the Martinair livery, like PH-MPS? Martinair is a useless brand nowadays, it no longer serves a purpose and it doesnt mean anything in todays global economy. Well, obviously AF doesn't agree...

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by FlyingHonu001
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders
Replies: 39
Views: 12176

Re: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders

zkojq wrote:
So will these be painted in the KLM Cargo livery, like PH-CKA, PH-CKB and PH-CKC, or will they be painted in the Martinair livery, like PH-MPS?


Martinair is a useless brand nowadays, it no longer serves a purpose and it doesnt mean anything in todays global economy.

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by FlyingHonu001
Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

I think AF is not willing to share its new candy... ...A firm order for 3 additional Airbus A350-900 passenger aircraft for Air France , bringing the total number of A350-900 expected by Air France to 41.... Source: official press release: https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/newsroom/air-france-klm-cont...

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by FlyingHonu001
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023
Replies: 687
Views: 128324

Re: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023

Well, they have to play catch up on all their AMS bound routes at least. Its nowhere near atm, but its slowly returning to full strength over here

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by FlyingHonu001
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023
Replies: 687
Views: 128324

Re: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023

The 35L's are ringers in terms of capacity. I mean look at the number of seats in Y. I guess DL is now counting on an uptick in pax figures in certain routes for S23

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by FlyingHonu001
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 282
Views: 57913

Re: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023

Interior mods are just not some simplistic order some parts and install them with powertools from Home Depot. Nothing on a commercial airliner is when it comes to engineering work. There is a mountain of design, testing, and regulatory approvals that need to be acquired. In the name of safety prima...

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by FlyingHonu001
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023
Replies: 687
Views: 128324

Re: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023

...particularly high-profile leisure routes, I might add, where couples in particular may appreciate having an window-and-aisle option, and single passengers still have full aisle access from the center section of seats. As sourly unromantic as it may sound, there's not that many mainstream network...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023
Replies: 687
Views: 128324

Re: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230121-dlns23

- Ex-LATAM A350 spreads to AMS, TLV, ATH, CDG (2 daily), BCN, then MXP, in that order (ex-ATL)


Should be interesting to see some odd DL birds at AMS again. Are these the ones with old 2-2-2 config in J?
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AdEd wrote:
More DL schedule updates:
https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230121-dlns23

- Ex-LATAM A350 spreads to AMS, TLV, ATH, CDG (2 daily), BCN, then MXP, in that order (ex-ATL)


Should be interesting to see some odd DL birds at AMS again. Are these the ones with old 2-2-2 config in J?

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by FlyingHonu001
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

- First KL B789 cabin mod Premium Comfort still underway, planned config C30-W21-Y224 - Eighth KL B78X brought into service as per January 19th Overview KL Premium Comfort Class Mods - B78X - 8 operational PH-BKA - Completed August 27th 2022, in service PH-BKC - Completed October 8th 2022, in servi...

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by FlyingHonu001
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

Eighth KL B78X PH-BKK delivered and arrived from Boeing CHS, straight to hangar area for Premium Comfort cabin mod https://www.radarbox.com/data/flights/KL9874 Contrary to earlier posts, PH-BKK is currently flying without the new premium cabin. This is currently the sole KL B78X operating in the 'o...

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by FlyingHonu001
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners that COVID forced into retirement that you wanted to fly
Replies: 18
Views: 1314

Re: Airlin9ers that COVID forced into retirement that you wanted to fly

KL's 744s were indeed true one of a kinds. Both the full pax and the combi versions. These planes were timecapsules from KL's heydays in the 70s 80s. The cabin fittings and onboard equipment were old but still fully functional when they were retired :old: Sad to see these blue birds gone too soon

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by FlyingHonu001
Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023
Replies: 687
Views: 128324

Re: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023

Economics of supply and demand I guess

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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 282
Views: 57913

Re: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9937
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N802NW has gotten enough detention at AMS after wrecking its backyard :hissyfit: .
Now scheduled for homebound January 16th after being grounded for 5 nights
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9937

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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023
Replies: 687
Views: 128324

Re: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023

sorry if discussed but I missed it, why is Orlando MCO -AMS being discontinued on March 24th? I flew it twice and it was pretty full both times.This was new service too. Not only it was a seasonal, also AMS has also extended its restrictions on annual flight movements into 2023 because of environme...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Jan 14, 2023 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2023 Predictions
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: 2023 Predictions

Here is my 2 cents: DL will say goodbye to AMS and move to CDG. AA and UA is gonna fight over those slots B6 will eat up some significant TATL marketshare from all the established carriers coming to Europe 6E is also gonna be a big player coming out of India, by expanding their international flights

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 282
Views: 57913

Re: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023

factsonly wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:
3302 made a troublesome entry into AMS today

Source: avherald.com


N802NW will be ferried to MSP as DL9936 on Jan. 13th:

- 13 Jan 2023 DL9936 AMS 16.00 - MSP 18.25 A333 N802NW


3302 still grounded on a remote apron at AMS as of today :fever: . Next homebound attempt will be January 15th

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by FlyingHonu001
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 282
Views: 57913

Re: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023

3302 made a troublesome entry into AMS today A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N802NW performing flight DL-134 from Detroit,MI (USA) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final approach to Amsterdam's runway 22 when the main landing gear touched down ahead of the paved surface of the runwa...

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by FlyingHonu001
Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 190
Views: 39984

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

Not all KL 78X's are created equal. 5 out of the 8 planes currently operational are under financial lease. All the rest are/will be properly owned

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by FlyingHonu001
Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2022 orders
Replies: 338
Views: 113398

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2022 orders

I don’t know why my post was deleted, but Airbus December numbers: Orders: UFO- 4 A350F CIT Leasing- 10 A339 Financial Institutions- 2 A359 Cancellations: -3 A221 -18 A223 Which airline bought the 4 350Fs? Wouldnt that be AF-KL Group? https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-04-air-fr...

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by FlyingHonu001
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

mercure1 wrote:
Air France leasing Cargolux 747-400F LX-TCV for month of January.


Reason being two cargo 744's (PH-CKB at CGK and PH-MPS at MIA) temporarily out of commission at the moment?

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by FlyingHonu001
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 190
Views: 39984

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

Well...for one thing KL didnt 'buy' it. BKM was actually an earlier built airframe that was not part of the original KL order. Its owned by ALC to be leased to KL, but now its being returned to lessor

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by FlyingHonu001
Tue Jan 10, 2023 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 190
Views: 39984

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

PH-BKM isn't mentioned anywhere in internal KLM information anymore it appears, so I suppose this lease has been cancelled by KLM. Interesting. This may explain why LN1118 - which was photographed with KLM logo on tail, but white fuselage - has not yet flown. On the '787 Tables' site the status of ...

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by FlyingHonu001
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off
Replies: 33
Views: 9229

Re: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off

Nah, that guy definitely had a one-way ticket outta the country, he is not coming back.
He made some new year resolutions and put them into action straight away. :mrgreen: :wave:

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Jan 07, 2023 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation - 2023
Replies: 63
Views: 9001

Re: Kansas City Aviation - 2023

https://twitter.com/KOMASpotter/status/ ... 2699830272
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And now something completely different, but MCI related: Is that KL bird (B744, reg: PH-BFT) still there?
Latest spotting was around Sept/Oct 2022 https://twitter.com/KOMASpotter/status/ ... 2699830272

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

https://www.radarbox.com/data/flights/KL9874
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Eighth KL B78X PH-BKK delivered and arrived from Boeing CHS, straight to hangar area for Premium Comfort cabin mod

https://www.radarbox.com/data/flights/KL9874

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by FlyingHonu001
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

Does anybody know which type of Business class seats KLM will install on their 777? There was a sneak preview at AFKL's shareholders meeting last year, see https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1468445&p=23315651#p23315651 Looks very similar to the B78X herringbone seats by Ja...

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by FlyingHonu001
Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

This year is gonna be big for KL's widebody fleet. So Im trying to update this monthly. Feel free to comment. - Listing updated to include upcoming KL B777 mods, planned config: B772: C35-W24-Y229 | B773: C35-W24-Y322 - First KL B789 cabin mod Premium Comfort still underway, planned config C30-W21-Y...

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by FlyingHonu001
Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

Do we have info on when the first KLM B787-9 with the new Premium Comfort cabin will fly? I believe from the other thread that PH-BHA went in for mods in mid-December, and according to FR24, it hasn’t flown since. Thanks! I believe Q1 2023. In Q1 2024 all 777 and 787s must have the new PE cabin ins...

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by FlyingHonu001
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 20897

Re: Air France-KLM News and Discussion - 2023

inkjet7 wrote:
HB-IWC wrote:
When is KLM expected to receive its next B781. It seems as if PH-BKK has been undergoing some customer acceptance flights as recent as December 27th.

Currently planned for the sixth of January.


Correct me if im wrong, but isnt PH-BKM (MSN60297) slated to be delivered first?

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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Jan 01, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023
Replies: 687
Views: 128324

Re: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023

holeham wrote:
Please bring back TPA-AMS or TPA-CDG if adding at AMS is problematic.


DL adding/restoring any routes to AMS is by all means certain problematic with the annual flight restrictions cap currently being imposed there.

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago
Replies: 32
Views: 8757

Re: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago

https://www.talanei.com/2022/12/30/unit ... pago-pago/

N24979 was reassigned to rescue her sister https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n24979
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Local news outlet reporting: https://www.talanei.com/2022/12/30/unit ... pago-pago/

N24979 was reassigned to rescue her sister https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n24979

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by FlyingHonu001
Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternative EU3 Mergers. What if BA-AF, LH-IB, KL-LX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

Re: Alternative EU3 Mergers. What if BA-AF, LH-IB, KL-LX?

Exactly, I think the real lost opportunity of ideal mergers would have been BA and KLM I read on it that BA/KL was studied and almost happened. KLs UK operation would've been a great supplement to LHR. BA/LH would've been awesome too. I don’t think so, while there’s mutual respect for the individua...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Dec 24, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternative EU3 Mergers. What if BA-AF, LH-IB, KL-LX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

Re: Alternative EU3 Mergers. What if BA-AF, LH-IB, KL-LX?

Star Alliance, OneWorld and SkyTeam are gonna be like: Are we a joke to you? :mrgreen:

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by FlyingHonu001
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505711

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Don't believe it was mentioned before, but there is a 3rd ATL-CDG flight on some days of the week next summer. On a 764 leaving at 6:30pm. I’d be willing to bet it is timed so that the return goes to CVG. Yep, that’s exactly what’s happening, operates from ATL the 4 days CVG-CDG does not run and be...

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by FlyingHonu001
Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 494
Views: 134643

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I only know about these MSN's: 42496 BKI 42500 BKK (42501 BKL) 60297 BKM (EVA air NTU) 42494 BKO 42507 was originally reserved for PH-BHW when the order hadn't been changed from 787-9's to -10's, so it seems to be a valid number. But KLM does not use the -J/Q registrations (with one exception PH-BG...

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by FlyingHonu001
Mon Dec 19, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 494
Views: 134643

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

PH-BKI - New aircraft, unmodified, not yet delivered from Boeing PH-BKK - New aircraft, unmodified, not yet delivered from Boeing PH-BKM - New aircraft, unmodified, not yet delivered from Boeing PH-BKR - New aircraft, unmodified, not yet delivered from Boeing PH-BKO - New aircraft, unmodified, not ...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 494
Views: 134643

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Air France looking at new routes to the West Coast of the US. AF already flies to SEA, LAX, SFO. Where else could AF add? PDX and SAN come to mind. "Caron did give Simple Flying one hint about what Air France is considering for new routes in the United States. Without being more specific, he s...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sun Dec 18, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 494
Views: 134643

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

First cabin mod Premium Comfort for KL B789 underway, planned config C30-W21-Y224 Overview KL Premium Comfort Class Mods - B78X - 7 operational, 7 deliveries pending PH-BKA - Completed August 27th 2022, in service PH-BKC - Completed October 8th 2022, in service PH-BKD - Completed September 11th 202...

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by FlyingHonu001
Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 494
Views: 134643

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

KL has delayed the cabin mods for their widebody fleet due to logistical/supplier issues
- B789 fleet premium mods planned mid January 2023
- B777 fleet business mods + premium mods planned mid March 2023

So throughout Q1 2023, KL only has the B78X with the premium economy product

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by FlyingHonu001
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 134
Views: 24877

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

https://youtu.be/acTUZ2TUwe0 :arrow: skip to 08:24
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IATA's top brass just roasted the Dutch government for restricting flights at AMS... :box:

https://youtu.be/acTUZ2TUwe0 :arrow: skip to 08:24

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by FlyingHonu001
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 494
Views: 134643

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/12/04/france-ban-short-haul-domestic-flights-rail-alternative-approved/ Interesting development. Just curious...how will this affect AF and KL with the EU in the long run?. KL is now even stimulating passengers to rather take the international train servic...

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by FlyingHonu001
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will we see a US low-cost long-haul carrier?
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: When will we see a US low-cost long-haul carrier?

https://avatarairlines.com
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There is still Avatar Airlines... :duck:
https://avatarairlines.com

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