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by kameleonten
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 15240

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?

Not being able to control whether or not I can see outside is the most miserable part of flying in a 787. I selected a window seat to see outside--whether it's just blue ocean, the tops of clouds, or the Grand Canyon. If a dark cabin is that important to a person perhaps they should invest a dollar...

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by kameleonten
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 185850

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

After all the discussions of additional destinations in Canada for SAS, it seems Air Transat beat them to it (although just for a short period during the summer initially). YUL-CPH to operate twice weekly June 16-Sep 20 next year, with A321LR. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-transat-t...

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by kameleonten
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 532
Views: 107448

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

Why should they bother if the 737s are on their way out? The point was not that they should repaint everything for the sake of having the new look but that there must be 737s in the fleet that are due for repainting soon and will stay until 2024 and they will obviously get the new look. In other wo...

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by kameleonten
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 532
Views: 107448

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

Looks like it'll only be the Airbuses that get the new scheme as the 737s are all on their way out. Yes, all Airbus fleet (except CRJ/ATR's) from 2024. Surely there must be 737s due for repainting before 2024? They can´t take five years to apply the new livery to the whole fleet, can they?? I know ...

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by kameleonten
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 12673

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

Check the bag. Really, just check the bag. The few $ you save on carrying it on is balalnced out by the stupid levels of stress, and angst that comes later. Imagine paying $25 to lose that worry. It's all in the mindset. $25 paid and the slim but very real chance that my bag will not come down the ...

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by kameleonten
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA Business Class cabin retrofit
Replies: 2
Views: 961

COPA Business Class cabin retrofit

As reported previously (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1404215) COPA introduced a new business class cabin with the MAX. I have been trying to find out the timetable for refitting the cabins on the existing 737 fleet, and which destinations are seeing/will see the new business class...

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by kameleonten
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14536

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

No place is this better explained than in the documentary, “Death of an American Dream,” which I had posted to my YouTube channel, which I no longer possess. I probably have one of the few surviving copies. I’ll post it if I ever start up a YouTube channel again. Is this the one? https://www.youtub...

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by kameleonten
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4777

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

The concept of a credit card holdback is well established. Arguably it is not their money until they provide the service paid for. In other industries it is common to not bill the credit card till the product ships for example. The holdback only applies to services not yet rendered, but airlines se...

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by kameleonten
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4777

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

'Payment delays' from credit card companies reduced working capital by US$ 439 mill in 2Q 2019 over 2Q 2018. Compared to the US$ 380 mill in repayments due in December 2019 and August 2020 So the funds quarantined by credit card companies would more than cover their upcoming debt payments? If so th...

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by kameleonten
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15781

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Maybe they will be back to British airways and serving the whole uk and not Just London, here is hoping. Well aside from London there's ABZ, INV, EDI, GLA, NCL, LBA and MAN on mainline LHR, add in JER from LGW and IOM from LCY. Perhaps you meant they should fly VC10s from Prestwick again, or A319 o...

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by kameleonten
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15781

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Exactly. But it seems to be the strategy of Oneworld in general. I have gold and diamond status with two Star Alliance airlines, respectively, but flew American Airlines on a connecting transcon in first class for once last week due to price and timing. I was shocked to be informed in the lounge th...

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by kameleonten
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15781

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

They can start with abolishing stupid sh!t like charging J pax £100+ each way for seat selection :irked: This is actually good, as it stops the once a year travellers taking up the good seats. This just seems so wrong. You talk like decent seats are the entitlement of the frequent flyers alone and ...

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by kameleonten
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 8406

Re: Delta A321 bins

Maybe, just maybe your bag is oversized? Nope, the bins are small. I can attest to that, as well as to the OP´s comment. I had exactly the same thought last week when I transferred from a 757 to an A-321 in Atlanta. I have a standard Samsonite Spinner which fits easily within the cabin bag limitati...

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by kameleonten
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Czech Airlines (CSA)
Replies: 1
Views: 918

The future of Czech Airlines (CSA)

I noticed today that Czech Airlines' short haul fleet has been reduced to one 737-800 and the 7 ATR-42/-72. While CSA has had declining fortunes over the past decades it still has a significant number of destinations in Europe including the European part of Russia, as well as a few destinations in t...

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by kameleonten
Sun May 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144960

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

I find it strange that, at least on the videos I saw, it does not seem like they were met by any fire engines? I was just writing this...the second video is 48 seconds and starts after the 'plane has landed and come to rest. This means the end of it is at least three minutes after the emergency cal...

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by kameleonten
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes
Replies: 100
Views: 15723

Re: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes

The main topic (Norwegian's finances) has been analyzed to pieces so while I am a big fan of Norwegian and hope that they will thrive and prosper, I won't go into that. However, I would like to comment on the remarkable statement made by some on here about transpacific fares being lower than transat...

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by kameleonten
Mon May 28, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 32721

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Kuwait-A ... ER/4187871
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N415XJ wrote:
...even though it gives off distinct Atlantic Airways vibes.


I would rather say Kuwait Airways

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Kuwait-A ... ER/4187871

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by kameleonten
Tue May 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: Which aircraft is this?

DouglasDC10 wrote:
As far as I know, this tail was never part of a plane but was a kind of gift from Airbus to Lufthansa for their cooperation in all the Airbus projects. The tail has been there since the late 1990s or early 2000s when both D-AIAI and D-AIAL were still flying for LH.


OK, thanks!

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by kameleonten
Tue May 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Which aircraft is this?

This aircraft tail is sitting outside the Lufthansa office at Frankfurt Airport. As correctly stated in the photo caption, it is an A-300 but the only aircraft which matches the registration ("AL") on the tail would be D-AIAL, which has been flying in Iran since 2010. I have been doing mul...

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by kameleonten
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173379

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Sk itself has several departures from mmx to arn and they don't cannibalise the route to cph. There is a big difference. As Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, much of the traffic on the MMX-ARN and MMX-BMA routes comes from other parts of Skåne/Scania, e.g. Österlen, Hässleholm, Ystad, Lund, Krist...

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by kameleonten
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 11197

Re: What airline had the first Website?

EvanWSFO wrote:
On the flip side, what airlines still publish paper timetables? AFAIK, no U.S. carrier does.


Actually, AFAIK Emirates still publishes a good ol' thick paper timetable. At least I picked up one up from their counter last year...

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by kameleonten
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173379

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Actually SAS CEO talked about keeping some A340s for more leisure oriented long haul routes when the A350s arrive. It was in Norwegian media a few months ago. And if I'm not mistaken they own six of their A340s and has hinted at using them for trying out new markets. And there was a rumour somewher...

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by kameleonten
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173379

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The opportunity to open ARN-PVG was sitting right in fromt of SAS, but they missed the opportunity. Stockholm and Sweden being the powerhouse in the Nordics, it was just a question of time before someone opened this route. SAS' current longhaul strategy is one big story of missed opportunities...ju...

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by kameleonten
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 21802

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

neomax wrote:
This is Airbus' order to lose...


Aren't most Airbus orders to(u)lo(u)se? :duck:

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by kameleonten
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4853

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

Ok, so you and others are referencing "Arab" is a political/ideological term, instead of a geographical one. Ok, fair enough, I'll stick to the geographical one, where Egypt is very much part of Africa and the Middle East is a region of the Asian continent, just as the Indian sub continen...

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by kameleonten
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4853

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

jupiter2 wrote:
Just because the language is common, doesn't make it geographically correct.


Both of the mentioned countries, as well as i.a. Morocco are members of the League of Arab States, better known as the Arab League. That is rather conclusive IMO.

You are mixing up "Arab" with Middle East.

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by kameleonten
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 149273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Great! Didn't know about this. Stort tack!

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by kameleonten
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 149273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

There are a number of unusual flights arriving to Arlanda today. Does anybody know what's the occasion? Cruise ship passengers. Interesting, thanks. Didn't realize that they send them with chartered 'planes. Is there any way to know in advance which similar days are coming up throughout the summer ...

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by kameleonten
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 149273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

There are a number of unusual flights arriving to Arlanda today. A selection:

AC/RV1990 from Denver and Minneapolis
UU051 from Chicago
VS9970 from Columbus and Detroit
SVB369 from Paris Le Bourget

Does anybody know what's the occasion?

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by kameleonten
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 149273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

SAS has announced the launch of a weekly flight from Stockholm to Eilat starting Oct. 28, thus adding to the growing lineup of airlines serving the new airport of Eilat set to open later this year.

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by kameleonten
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans base in Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Norwegian plans base in Argentina

As per Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, Norwegian has created a local AOC in Argentina earlier this year. A base with 10 737s is planned, connecting Buenos Aires with domestic destinations. Also, new routes to EZE are planned to connect to the domestic network, from London, Paris, Barcelona and the Sca...

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by kameleonten
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 149273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I have been wondering about something which hardly warrants its own thread: Watching FR24, formerly KLM always flew the 737-800 and even -900 to Stockholm. Lately many flights (on a daily basis) have been -700 or even ERJ-190. At the same time we all know how strong the Nordic market is for KLM. Wha...

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by kameleonten
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing
Replies: 63
Views: 16200

Re: Air Canada accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing

Arniepie wrote:
billreid wrote:
The obvious question will be Airbus sales to AC. Is AC planning to drop Airbus products?

As far as I know they already planned to go all Boeing and Bombardier.


So, it's fair to say that AC has nothing Toulouse...

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by kameleonten
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?
Replies: 49
Views: 9492

Re: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?

How recently were they toying with that idea do you know? I thought I'd heard at one point the jigs etc were destroyed so restarting production would be costly. I really think especially in this day and age a 340 2000 combo would be killer in the market. If you lightened up (or increased MTOW) on t...

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by kameleonten
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?
Replies: 49
Views: 9492

Re: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?

Being from the home of SAAB, I have done a lot of 340 flying over the years. It still forms the backbone of Nextjet, one of the leading regional carriers over here. I agree that the 'plane is not particularly noisy and the comparison with the Jetstream is quite unfair to both as the latter is a 19-s...

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by kameleonten
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 45374

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Ny ... till-irak/
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Swedish CAA (Transportstyrelsen) halts all flights to Iraq, citing safety reasons "on the ground and in the air". Link in Swedish:

https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Ny ... till-irak/

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by kameleonten
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM Airlines gone out of business (22JUN16)
Replies: 23
Views: 6579

Re: VLM Airlines gone out of business (22JUN16)

I always liked the F50. I found it to be very comfortable. Much more comfortable that the pre-500/600 ATRs. My first flight flight on the F50 was on SAS from CPH to Karlstad, I Vaermland, long tid sen... :-) Couldn't agree more. Oh, those SAS Eurolink days...the highlights of my childhood were the ...

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by kameleonten
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM Airlines gone out of business (22JUN16)
Replies: 23
Views: 6579

Re: VLM Airlines gone out of business (22JUN16)

[quote="oldannyboy"] I guess this will mark the end of F50 ops in Europe?. Actually, Amapola Flyg of Sweden operates a large network of nightly domestic flights for the Swedish mail service. They also have a scheduled passenger operation on ACMI for Sparrow Aviation, connecting Stockholm w...

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