1976: LHR-LAX / N93104 / TWA 1976: JFK-AMS / PH-BUF / KLM 1977: AMS-JFK / PH-BUB / KLM 1977: JFK-CDG / N28903 / Air France 1978: JFK-CDG / N28903 / Air France 1978: IAH-YMX-AMS / PH-BUB / KLM 1979: AMS-JFK / PH-BUK/ KLM 1981: AMS-JFK / PH-BUL / KLM 1981: LAX-HNL / N9664 / American 1982: HNL-DFW / N9...Jump to post
My Anet has lost its uniqueness! It has become so...so very 'Air France'...Jump to post
The <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> tripple-7's are done. There is no after market for them and they will be scrapped. Planes like that are simply worth more in parts, and a conversion into freighters are simply not economical do-able. Don't forget that some of these planes are pushi...Jump to post
The person who held her function before her was killed in a bombing in Iraq. I wonder what cameras will show...Jump to post
PH-<acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> B747 KLM 25-11-1976 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Neth...Jump to post
My worst experience was on a <acronym title="Alamogordo - White Sands Regional (Municipal) (ALM / KALM), USA - New Mexico">ALM</acronym> DC-8 (N903CL) from <acronym title="Willemstad / Curacao - Hato (CUR / TNCC), Curacao">CUR</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Stre...Jump to post
So one 1992 combi (PH-BFO) and one 1992 full pax (PH-<acronym title="Mobile - Downtown (Brookley Field / CGAS) (BFM / KBFM), USA - Alabama">BFM</acronym>) are the first two victims to leave the fleet. I asume they are high-cycled planes that will be stripped and go straight to the shredder. Anybody ...Jump to post
What about their prestige plane, the Airbus 380? I thought that this plane is more or less a fleet miss-match for Air France + the last B744 = 14 air frames. Not sure where the 380's are going but I have heard from a pretty reliable source that some might end up on a lease with SKyTeam partner Saudi...Jump to post
Maybe both oldtimers are damaged beyond economical repair? <acronym title="Polynesian Airlines (Samoa)">PH</acronym>-BFA is one of the oldest B744 flying around with 125000 hours+ and is almost done. The <acronym title="Salamanca (- Matacan) (SLM / LESA), Spain">SLM</acronym> A340 is a few years new...Jump to post
The early KLM 744's are nominated for retirement once the 789 are coming. They are the highest cycled 744's in the world. The last one is I think planned to retire in March 2021 after exactly 50 years of 747 service with KLM... I think only Lufthansa will last longer because of the 748.Jump to post
How about the A380's to do the job? Kind of like a partnership with <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> routing <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Tehran - Imam Khomeini International (IKA / OIIE), Iran">IKA</acrony...Jump to post
Maybe flying meals in from <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> and other close airports like <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. (Virgin Atlantic food on KLM and Delta...) Funny after the article today in t...Jump to post
First B762 flight was on United in 1986 <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> Flew the USAir B762 many times between <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AM...Jump to post
My first DC-8 flight was on <acronym title="Polynesian Airlines (Samoa)">PH</acronym>-MAU (Martinair) on a flight from <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Alicante / Elche (- El Altet) (ALC / LEAL), Spain">ALC</acronym> in 1977 My last flight...Jump to post
Didn't ALIA have a B720 (JY-<acronym title="Ada - Municipal (ADT / ADH), USA - Oklahoma">ADT</acronym>)? I remember seeing it @ <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> in the 70's and early 80's How about Olympic? I thought they had some. Did the B720 ever fly w...Jump to post
Here is a list: B-2421 35169 / 1391 Last picture 30-11-2014 Status: stored B-2422 35173 / 1387 ... Status unknown B-2423 35174 / 1398 ... Status unknown B-2439 35170 / 1376 Now <acronym title="Impulse Airlines (Australia)">VQ</acronym>-BUU B-2440 35171 / 1380 Now N558CL B-2441 35172 / 1383 Now 4X-IC...Jump to post
Three aircraft that I know: <acronym title="Polynesian Airlines (Samoa)">PH</acronym>-<acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> B747 KLM <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New Yor...Jump to post
Sorry if I missed this part in earlier responses. Whatever happened to the 4 or 5 passengers that checked in for the flight but never boarded? There luggage had to be taken out of the aircraft. I find that number of no-shows that checked in for the flight kind of high. What was their reason not to b...Jump to post
These losses have been going on for a while now. How much more loses can they afford? Loosing 200 + million euro per month is not something you can quickly recover from these days. Can we see a grounding of unprofitable routes or certain aircraft types? Needless to say, Air France - KLM is weak and ...Jump to post
Maybe the plane made a successfull water landing like the US Airways A320 and sank, leaving little to no traces.Jump to post
AF/KL losses are huge and the shares are now doing € 3,21 each compared to € 38,00 in 2007. That is more than a 90% drop in 5 years. Deutsche Bank even predicts a further drop to € 2,10! Needless to say, with these numbers the whole group has been subjected to be taken over and/or one must wonder ab...Jump to post
I lived in Switzerland (Kanton Zug), USA and The Netherlands. You can bring a car older than 6 months tax free as your moving goods. This is duty free if you had your domicile officially in the USA longer than 1 year and your car was officially registered in the US. Also make sure that your car (mod...Jump to post
How can you say it is not a tax?
There is money to be paid (=tax) and yes, the EU is the one that will reach out and grabs all the proceeds.
This whole green trading thing is nothing else than a scam based upon direct and indirect taxes.
Wasn't the R-class developed together with the Dodge Journey in the time that we spoke of Daimler-Chrysler? So the R is also a Dodge and now in europe a Fiat Freemont...
I do like the R and also the Dodge Journey. Roomy cars.
How many hours and cycles are on these first 744's of <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> being retired? Is scrapping in the USA cheaper/better than for example in India where they scrap ships and ocean liners? Or has this to do with some US gov't deal that certain parts don't end up i...Jump to post