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by Airdolomiti
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 401
Views: 84100

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

The gigantic size of the silver SAS logo on the fuselage is what does it for me. Any smaller, and it would have been a boring, if overall fairly tasteful, take on billboard titles and blue tail with the ubiquitous swoosh.

Well done, SAS!

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 46
Views: 2187

Re: What's your ringtone?

I’ve used the Super Mario Bros. theme for a while now: https://youtu.be/uhscMsBhNhw In the past, I’ve also used Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance as well as Dies Irae from Verdi’s Requiem for certain family contacts: https://youtu.be/gqg3l3r_DRI https://youtu.be/up0t2ZDfX7E For my alarm clock, I mostly res...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 238
Views: 29884

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

LHA320 wrote:
Fate of the E190 has to be decided yet.


Interesting. Any ideas as to the potential implications for LCY services?

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5331

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I have a one quart saucepan that works just fine with my induction cooktop. How small are you wanting to go? Not sure how big exactly that is, but I’m guessing that one quart is a little less than one litre. There are smaller saucepans that I can think of, such as milk pans or, most importantly (as...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5331

Re: Americans and electric stoves

One of the things I really (still) miss years after having moved to Germany is cooking with gas. Very few households here have gas stoves, with electric ones (usually ceramic top) being the most common choice. It’s a stark contrast to Italy, where gas is the standard both for cooking and for heating...

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by Airdolomiti
Thu May 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4450

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

Alitalia still has an A321 flying around in the old pre-2006 Landor livery (I-BIXQ). Only about 1/4 of the fleet has been repainted into the 2016 livery, while the remainder sports the 2006 branding. Granted, given they've been in administration for two years now, repainting the fleet is surely not ...

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135332

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Looks fantastic, possibly my favourite of the 747s, or at the very least a tie with the BOAC one.

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by Airdolomiti
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films
Replies: 44
Views: 2110

Re: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films

It's hard to only pick 3, but if I had to, it might be:

2001: A Space Odissey
Alien and/or Aliens
Moon (a little gem of a film, highly recommended)


I also freely admit to having enjoyed Interstellar, The Martian, and Arrival.

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many helicopter types have you flown on
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: How many helicopter types have you flown on

Mil Mi-8T x3 (all on the same frame)
AW139 x2 (both on the same frame)

Two very different helicopters and flying experiences. I was very impressed by how stable and sturdy the Mi-8 feels, a true workhorse of a heli.

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8831

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

I tried the seats on display at the ITB in Berlin today and have to say they were comfortable enough - at least for the 10-15 minutes I spent sitting in them. I am 185 cm tall with relatively long legs and had no problem reclining. Also, the partially fixed shell means that getting up is a lot easie...

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 111
Views: 8933

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

VCE has already been mentioned - I never get tired of the starboard view when landing on 04R.

NAP is also very close to the city centre (only about 4 km) and quite spectacular when runway 06 is used.

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by Airdolomiti
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...
Replies: 70
Views: 12177

Re: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...

If LH wants to improve waiting times for check-in, as well, they should do away with the recently introduced centralised desks in terminal B and go back to individual desks at each gate like everyone else does in terminal A. It’s pretty much the only real advantage of operating from TXL. While super...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 18942

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Checking in for a flight at the airport and receiving a paper boarding pass. Taking someone to the airport and going with them through security right up to the departure gate. Going to a travel agent to book flights and getting those long paper tickets with all the coupons. Flying short-haul economy...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan-Bergamo / Orio Al Serio
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Milan-Bergamo / Orio Al Serio

Last I heard, the aim was to have a plan in place by the end of this year or 2020 for a rail connection from BGY to Bergamo, connecting to regional and national rail services. It’s on the cards, so to speak, but it will be a while before they build it. As for FR moving all ops to Malpensa: highly un...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 58
Views: 10652

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

Isn’t Lhasa airport at something like 12000 ft above MSL? Are they planning on a tech stop somewhere in Russia or does the A330 have the lungs to make it into the (thin) air all the way to Finland? They've got a sizeable fleet of A319s and A320s, it's possible that the Jinan-Lhasa leg will be opera...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal slight livery mod?
Replies: 12
Views: 3618

TAP Air Portugal slight livery mod?

airbazar wrote:
I don't think they are adding "AIR" in the fuselage.


Looks like the OP is correct, CS-TNJ has been sporting “Air Portugal” titles on the fuselage too since November:



I hope this change is applied fleet wide, it’s more consistent with the tail and overall branding.

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7613

Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Besides, some ideas are just horrible. In Omsk they want to name the airport after Yegor Letov who was the frontman of a band most famous for writing the most obscene songs. And in some cases, like with Sheremetyevo, it simply makes no sense. Pushkin was born, lived all his life and died in St.Pete...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 35587

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Updated with one last business trip to Zurich for this year (and hopefully a CS300) as well as some Christmas-time flying. Flown 26/01/2018 SXF-VCE U2 A319-100 OE-LQZ 28/01/2018 VCE-SXF U2 A319-100 OE-LQZ 05/02/2018 TXL-ZRH LX A320-200 HB-IJN 06/02/2018 ZRH-TXL LX A321-200 HB-IOM 10/02/2018 SXF-MXP ...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 94
Views: 9605

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

There is also some anatomic names that have same name but different meaning in Swedish/English. English: Cheek is the lower part of the side of you face. Swedish: Käke means jawbone. English chin is the pointy bone below your moth. Swedish: Kind is the same as cheek. Swedish; Haka is the same as ch...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to send A388 to FRA from 31 March 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2707

Re: Qatar Airways to send A388 to FRA from 31 March 2019

Flirting with Star Alliance, are we now Mr. Al Baker? Not at all. QR is just suffering from the same restrictive bilateral agreements as the carriers from the UAE, EK and EY. The bilateral both countries have with Germany says they can fly to four German cities with as many frequencies as they want...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 94
Views: 9605

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

The German word “Pute” (turkey) has a somewhat different meaning (“whore”) when pronounced in French and often makes for funny looks from French-speaking tourists in supermarkets and cafés. German also has quite a few English loanwords that have taken on a different meaning, such as “Handy”, which i...

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by Airdolomiti
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first experiences in aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 3890

Re: Your first experiences in aviation

1st flight: VCE-MUC sometime in early 1987 (I was eight months old) 1st airline: Lufthansa 1st type: 737-200 (VCE-MUC, 1987) 1st single: Cessna 152 1st twin: 737-200 1st trijet: 727-200 (LH, VCE-MUC, early 1990s) 1st quad: 747-100 1st turboprop: Fokker 50 (LH Cityline, MUC-VCE, early 1990s) 1st pist...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 5348

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

14 in total, and quite a few memorable ones:

747-100 x2 (BA: LHR-JFK, YYZ-LHR)
747-200 x1 (BA: LHR-JFK)
747-400 x10 (BA: JFK-LHR; CX: FRA-HKG-FRA, FRA-HKG-SYD, HKG-CDG; LH: TXL-FRA; NZ: BNE-AKL; VS: LGW-BGI-LGW)
747SP x1 (IR: CGN-CGN sightseeing flight)

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6804

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

Marco Polo in Venice has the must fun one via water bus, though the walk to the boats maybe not so short (I forget). Agreed. The terminal is being continuously expanded, and the inauguration of the new water terminal and elevated walkway (see e.g. this video between 00:18 and 00:26: https://youtu.b...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 35587

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Updated as of today with a slew of TXL-MXP commutes on Laudamotion operated by Ryanair, easily the worst flights I've ever booked, with abysmal punctuality and service. On the other hand, I had the pleasure of flying into LCY last month and absolutely loved it. Flown 26/01/2018 SXF-VCE U2 A319-100 O...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 238
Views: 29884

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Looks every bit as bland as I expected it would. It also bothers me that there seems to be little consistency with regard to winglet logos: the A320neo, A350 and CRJ900 have them, while the 747-400 and A340-600 don’t. They would add at least a little bit of character to that endless expanse of white.

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2318

Re: Italian Aviation Thread - 2018

Interesting to know, from the beginning of the dry leasing from Etihad, the plane made only one flight, from Italy to Cuba with one undersecretary. That’s a factually incorrect claim by the transport minister that, quite frankly, smells a bit of propaganda. The A340-500 was used several times by fo...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on a 1994 flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: Info on a 1994 flight

http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk

It gives a lot of detailed information, but it becomes sketchier the further back in time you go. Definitely worth a look, though.


That’s exactly the website I was thinking of, thank you!
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pegasus1 wrote:
I believe the website you're thinking of might be this one:

http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk

It gives a lot of detailed information, but it becomes sketchier the further back in time you go. Definitely worth a look, though.


That’s exactly the website I was thinking of, thank you!

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on a 1994 flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Info on a 1994 flight

I remember there was a website somewhere that had registration logs for British airports or at least London airports - I managed to find registrations for flights as far back as 1996, so with a bit of luck yours might be on there as well. Problem is, I cant remember the address for the life of me! A...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2520

Re: Architecture

The famous Rietveld Schröderhuis, listed on the world heratidge list and near my house. Love it! Plenty of interesting architecture in my current place of residence (Berlin), but Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie is my favourite - indeed, one of my all-time favourites: https://www.freunde-de...

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by Airdolomiti
Wed May 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Italy still a democracy ?
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: Is Italy still a democracy ?

This. Thank you for summing up what so few people seem to be willing to acknowledge. (..) The answer to the question of whether Italy is still a democracy is "yes". My personal bet is he's knowing that too and thus having second thoughts about the 'contact for change' with M5S as it is si...

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by Airdolomiti
Wed May 30, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Italy still a democracy ?
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: Is Italy still a democracy ?

Nonetheless it remains true that Italy gets another unelected government, and that is problematic in a democracy, in my opinion. The new government still needs to get its seal of approval from Parliament and are checked by Parliament. In the Italian system, Parliament is the highest organ and has t...

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by Airdolomiti
Thu May 17, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference
Replies: 54
Views: 2483

Re: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference

VCE-VIE.

Also, slightly off topic, but I have flown from MUC to two different airports with the same letters (TRS and STR), as well as from Berlin to at least two city pairs with one letter difference (SXF-BRS/SXF-BRU, TXL-VCE/TXL-VIE)

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20946

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

As an Italian, I find it interesting that it seems almost like a prerequisite for *any* airline based in the country to use the national colours in its livery. It’s a bit like Italian restaurants abroad that feel compelled to fit the cliché of red and white checkered tablecloths. What “looks” Italia...

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by Airdolomiti
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6454

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

One more example I just remembered: on the way back home from a business trip last year, I had specifically chosen a flight operated by the CSeries. The aircraft then changed, much to my disappointment... only for the flight to be strongly overbooked, so they were looking for volunteers to be rebook...

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6454

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I do it fairly frequently, and am lucky enough that the missus shares my enthusiasm and often joins me on those trips. Notable examples include: - AMS-YUL-AMS to catch the KLM MD-11 in 2014, which I was originally going to do as a weekend trip but eventually turned into a week-long vacation with the...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metro system line colors - Delhi FTW
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Metro system line colors - Delhi FTW

Milan’s newest metro line ended up being lilac, which I thought was an interesting choice. Although the official names are M1, M2, M3 and M5, locals commonly refer to the metro lines by their colours. Trains and stations are also consistently branded with each line’s main colour, making the system v...

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 17981

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

Beautiful, just beautiful. So sleek and so utterly ahead of its time then and now. I agree with those who say that her retirement was an enormous technological step back that is unlikely to be compensated anytime soon. G-BOAG is also the one Concorde I flew on. I haven’t been to the Museum of Flight...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 47646

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

In all These years FBB, the Berlin Airports Holding Company, was not even able to Change that famous escalatir with that build-in death trap of arriving one step short. This sounds strangely fascinating do you have a link and are you sure its not fake news. It's not fake news, unfortunately, and I ...

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 47646

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

As far as I know, if that runway is used, it legally triggers the closure of TXL. Makes sense. Yes and no - I believe it’s the simultaneous operation of both runways that triggers the closure of Tegel. The southern runway has been used in the past while the northern one was closed for maintenance o...

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic ICAO code
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Virgin Altlantic ICAO code.

I never noticed that, but initial research seems to suggest that VGI is the ICAO code of a separate AOC (Virgin Atlantic International) established in 2015 to operate a number of Caribbean services from LGW.

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about AKL-SCL
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Re: Question about AKL-SCL

I believe the route started around July 2002.

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 6725

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

-LHR: Can't really say, as the last time I connected there was years ago, but I did enjoy arriving at, and departing from, T2. I imagine it would be annoying to clear security again when connecting, but surely it can't be worse than LGW. -CDG: Terminal 2 is a nightmare if you don't know your way aro...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17055

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

The blue has a greenish tinge to it (at least on my screen), but yes, coupled with the burgundy it really does look a lot like Eurowings! EDIT: Here's a better view of the livery. I suppose the burgundy ties in with QR and the overall colour scheme of the cabin interior. http://i2.res.24o.it/images2...

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 35587

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Update. As expected, more of the same coming up in May/June, and an impromptu business trip last week on LX, which is always a pleasure. It’s still looking like a very dull first half of the year in terms of airline and a/c type variety. I may try to squeeze in a day trip on one of U2’s leases BAe 1...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17055

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

To be fair, the article only says that the name will “almost certainly” be Air Italy (which I think sounds terribly dull and boring) and appears to be based on rumours that have been circulating for the past few months, but I suppose we will find out in a few days’ time. It will be interesting to se...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212081

Re: LH introduces revised livery

If you have 20 minutes to spare, there is a good video about the principles of the re-design: https://youtu.be/liC1P6RUK-g Certainly an interesting watch, thanks for sharing. Funnily enough, at around the 16:36 mark, when they show an example of how the new typeface differs from the current Helveti...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18679

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

I seem to remember initial reports on this LOI mentioning that it would be a new customer for BBD altogether, as opposed to just a new CS customer. If that is indeed the case, it world rule out existing Dash 8/CRJ operators (at least those that previously ordered directly from BBD), as well as any t...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212081

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Still don’t like it :cry:

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