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by Airdolomiti
Fri May 14, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

Berlin Tempelhof, used as a convention centre, hosts fairs, exhibitions etc. Berlin Tegel, although it seems like it is still up in the air, it will probably also be repurposed as an exhibition centre and office spaces. Berlin Schönefeld, just closed for commercial flights in February. I believe th...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy 2.0 with Sukhoi and A321LR aircraft with OLB base in the works
Replies: 19
Views: 5076

Re: Air Italy 2.0 with Sukhoi and A321LR aircraft with OLB base in the works

This is the same Oleg Evdokimov who was supposedly interested in reviving Adria Airways with a fleet of... you guessed it: Sukhoi Superjets. Of course, we all know that those plans came to wonderful fruition. Sounds more like an SSJ broker desperate to place a few jets rather than someone with a sou...

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by Airdolomiti
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8213

Re: Pope Francis visit to Irak

3BNBE wrote:
Airdolomiti wrote:
Visit to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius: AZ FCO-MPM, MD TNR-CIA

TNR-MRU was on MD and MRU-TNR was on MK's A330-900


That's right, and he also flew LAM (737-700) on MPM-TNR. I only included outbound and inbound flights from/to Italy in my post as otherwise the list would have been too long.

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8213

Re: Pope Francis visit to Iraq

Unrelated to the topic. But, I noticed the A330 that AZ using for this flight has Irish tail registration (EI-EJK). After further checking on FlightRadar24, noticed all AZ planes now on the air have Irish registration. When did Alitalia go Irish? Most of Alitalia’s fleet is leased from Irish-regist...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8213

Re: Pope Francis visit to Iraq

Not sure, but from what I gather it may have to do with the fact that CIA is smaller and easier to handle in terms of security upon arrival. However, there have been exceptions such as the 2019 flight back from Japan. International departures from FCO are the norm, and a requirement for long haul tr...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8213

Re: Pope Francis visit to Irak

Since 1964 and Pope Paul VI on one way the popes use Alitalia and on the way back a national carrier of a country they visited. So it is just a tradtion to do it that way. Not anymore. Last decade or so AZ both ways Yes and no. It's been a mix of both AZ and local carriers on the way back: 2015 &sd...

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8213

Re: Pope Francis visit to Irak

As mentioned earlier, his trip back from Baghdad to Rome Ciampino on March 8 is confirmed to be on AZ too, presumably due to IA being banned from EU airspace (they do operate flights e.g. to BER, but these are all operated with leased aircraft). However, the Pope will be flying IA on several domesti...

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8213

Re: Pope Francis visit to Irak

He’s flying Alitalia from Rome to Baghdad and back, but internal flights will be on Iraqi Airways and military helicopters.

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vintage Airline Commercials - Global Edition, 1970's and 1980's
Replies: 12
Views: 2028

Re: Vintage Airline Commercials - Global Edition, 1970's and 1980's

https://youtu.be/5aswaRTO3z4
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Surely no collection of vintage airline ads can be complete without this wonderfully cheerful VASP commercial:

https://youtu.be/5aswaRTO3z4

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Livery to honor airlines' employees
Replies: 28
Views: 3886

Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Alitalia had/has an A320 EI-DTJ which was signed all over with employee signatures. Not only signatures, but short notes from each employee from the looks of it. Unfortunately I can't find a picture that's zoomed in enough to make out the actual text- I'd love to know what these notes say. I can't ...

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

I believe the LH lounge is open, as is the Tempelhof lounge at the southern end of the main pier. When I visited about ten days ago it had already been contracted by Qatar Airways as well as (if memory serves) Turkish Airlines and Finnair. The Tegel lounge will most likely open next year.

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by Airdolomiti
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 321
Views: 27893

Re: Terminals Still Closed Due To COVID?

I think most terminals at CDG remain closed except 2A, 2E and 2F.

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]
Replies: 47
Views: 61670

Re: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]

I was on the final AF flight yesterday - certainly one of the more emotional moments I've witnessed in aviation. I was very fond of Tegel, with its eccentric architecture, the ridiculously short distances from kerb to gate that saved me from missing many a flight while travelling on business, and of...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Sorry, please define "first day of regular operations" correctly. [...] BER is still not fully open, second runway is still closed, not all airlines have moved from Tegel to BER, this will be done /completed in next days. First "regulärer" day will mean: first day after day, whe...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

No, it doesn’t. It looks perfectly generic and sterile, like any other DB station in the country. You want grimy, then go to the station at Terminal 5 for some authentic DDR charm. Sorry Sir : what you expect of two aircrafts landing and one departing ? The 5000 pax mostlikely departed of the socal...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Out of curiosity I was checking the list of shops and it is extremely short. https://ber.berlin-airport.de/de/cafes-shops-service/ Not that I am a big fan of airport shops (and I wonder who buys a Moncler coat or a Rolex in an airport) but it is extremely limited nonetheless. The list of chain shop...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

The train station (3:50) is grimy. It looks like out of the DDR. No, it doesn’t. It looks perfectly generic and sterile, like any other DB station in the country. You want grimy, then go to the station at Terminal 5 for some authentic DDR charm. Is there yet a trip report? I'd like to know how the ...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Oddly used old runway to land, and it was foggy so no simultaneous landing. Also does anybody know what other two easyjet planes were doing? Note that that southern runway won’t start operations until November 4. A special one-off permit had been granted for today’s (eventually scrapped) parallel l...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Hard to believe this day has arrived. Hello from Terminal 1!

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Dominion301 wrote:
Out of curiosity, will Friday be the last day that SXF will be used as an IATA airport code?

SXF is already history, the code ceased to exist with the switch to winter schedules and was replaced by BER last Sunday.

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by Airdolomiti
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Any info regarding lounges? I know BA used to run a Lounge at TXL, will they run their own lounge at BER or will use a thrid party? Since most oneworld carriers at BER (ex-TXL) run non-Schengen flgihts it might make sense to place the lounge after passport control at the non-Schengen area. Regardin...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

It’ll be interesting to see what, if anything, can be done about the escalators. The S-Bahn platform has two, the other platforms each have four. I have no idea whether there is any way to permanently change the direction of, say, half the number of available escalators that doesn’t require replacin...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Any ideas what happened to the space where airBerlin's lounge had been built? This article shows some "pictures" (though they look CG to me) - https://morepremium.com/the-new-airport-lounge-that-no-one-will-ever-visit/ Has the space been used for one of the other lounges that is opening t...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

Hard to believe it’s actually happening! The railway station underneath Terminal 1 was officially inaugurated yesterday in a low-key ceremony. Suburban trains are already running as of today, all other trains will serve the new station as of Saturday. The new Terminal 1 will be open to the public as...

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Iceland: Icelandair B757-200 & B767-300ER J
Replies: 6
Views: 9330

Re: Flying Iceland: Icelandair B757-200 & B767-300ER J

Great report, thanks for sharing! I agree that Iceland is one heck of a beautiful country. Interestingly, I flew on the exact same aircraft around 17-18 years ago - TF-FIP on KEF-AMS as well as the 767 you took, albeit when it was still registered ZK-NCK and flying for Air New Zealand. Good to know ...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13389

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Flown: JAN TSF-SXF, Ryanair, 737-800 FEB TXL-FRA, easyJet, A320-200 FRA-MAD, LATAM, 787-9 MAD-TXL, Iberia Express, A320-200 Booked: AUG TXL-ATH, Aegean, A320-200 ATH-SMI, Olympic, Dash 8-Q400 SMI-DUS, Eurowings, A319-100 DUS-TXL, Eurowings, A319-100 Cancelled: MAY TXL-FRA, Lufthansa, A321-200 FRA-P...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's DC10s
Replies: 29
Views: 6032

Re: Alitalia's DC10s

I seem to remember reading that the decision to remove them from the fleet was partly a reaction to the several issues and fatal crashes suffered by the DC-10 elsewhere in the world, so the new batch of 747s with CF6s ordered around 1979 effectively replaced both the DC-10s and the five original PW...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's DC10s
Replies: 29
Views: 6032

Re: Alitalia's DC10s

I seem to remember reading that the decision to remove them from the fleet was partly a reaction to the several issues and fatal crashes suffered by the DC-10 elsewhere in the world, so the new batch of 747s with CF6s ordered around 1979 effectively replaced both the DC-10s and the five original PW-...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 87017

Re: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired

I had no idea the 190s would be leaving the AC fleet so quickly. Seems like only a few years ago when they received the first one. By the way, Lufthansa CityLine and Montenegro Airlines have also retired the model from their fleet. So it's more than just two airlines. LH Cityline has not retired the...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue May 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 3141

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

We’ve both been working from home since early March, a few days before daycare for our two-year-old closed. The first couple of weeks were among the most stressful I’ve ever experienced. We tried to work in shifts so one of us could look after the little one, meaning that my partner would get up at ...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue May 05, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17808

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

If TXL really does close on June 1, I doubt it will be "temporary". No point reopening an airport that is set to close by November 8 anyway. It will also be a very undignified way for TXL to go. I have very fond memories, not the least because it made countless business trips so much easie...

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by Airdolomiti
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Smell like no other.
Replies: 29
Views: 1902

Re: A Smell like no other.

The smell after a summer thunderstorm. The smell of the sea in the Mediterranean, especially the Aegean Sea, on a beach of pebbles under the heat of high-summer sun. It reminds me of childhood holidays. Talcum powder instantly brings me back to my paternal grandmother’s apartment: her bedroom and dr...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6425

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

People who Capitalise words Randomly For No apparent Reason.

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by Airdolomiti
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 55668

Re: Aegean new livery

The livery is OK, if a bit uninspired and uninspiring, and I'm not a huge fan of the font used for the titles, but I very much like the overall branding effort. The seats look nice and I'm sure that at least the "up front" section of the cabin (up to row 11, or is it 12?) will have adequat...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 20926

Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

DALCE wrote:
That picture is an E-11 of the USAF


Agreed.

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3420

Re: How many languages do you know?

Italian: native German: native - bilingual upbringing English: fluent (BrE, can also do AmE) French: fluent Spanish (Castilian): proficient, mostly self-taught, probably a C1/C2 in spoken and written comprehension, B2 for spoken and written production. Modern Greek: intermediate, completely self-tau...

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by Airdolomiti
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 55668

Re: Aegean new livery

You can actually sort of see the titles below the white tape on that last photo. They certainly look large, and fairly plain typeface-wise. I hope it blends in well with the remainder of their corporate identity - I particularly like their corporate typeface as seen on their website, it works very w...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recent Flooding in Venice
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Recent Flooding in Venice

As a Venetian, I am still shocked. It was a flood of catastrophic proportions, far beyond what anyone born in the last 50 years has ever seen. We have many friends who live (or have property on) the ground floor and had as much as 40 cm of water flood their homes - coming either from outside or thro...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia - Milano to Tokyo Moving to Haneda?
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Alitalia - Milano to Tokyo Moving to Haneda?

I believe Italy has only been awarded one daily Haneda slot, so for now Alitalia’s Milan service should remain at Narita. Unless I’m mistaken, however, ANA now also has the opportunity of serving Italy once daily from Haneda, and rumour has it they may launch service to Milan (codesharing with Alita...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 17239

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

Andrw wrote:
Veigar, when was the last time You looked at an airliner? At what point is another pathetic eurowhite unique?
Like someone else here mentioned: white, we need more white :/


I think Veigar's post may have been imbued with a good amount of sarcasm...

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by Airdolomiti
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 17239

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

Found this floating on facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2347276508732587&set=a.245024095624516&type=3&theater&ifg=1 Pretty certain this isn’t the exact livery. Meesj015 does a bunch of concept liveries on Instagram. But someone also posted this in the comments of the...

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by Airdolomiti
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 30163

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Among non-Indian airlines, some interesting codes that have no explanation that I know of are as follows (plenty of Chinese airlines like GS, HO, JD, MF and PN): ⋅ AT: Royal Air Maroc [...] Of course we have the famous AK (AirAsia), CX, CZ, EK, EY, MH, PR, QF, SQ, SV, TG, etc. where the f...

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by Airdolomiti
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113010

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

If U2 really does get the south wing (or south pier?), it'll be interesting to see what they do with the jetways there. The south pier alone has 9, and I don't remember it having any bus boarding gates - those should be all in the main pier (A12-15, A24-25, B12-15, B24-25) and in the north pier, whi...

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by Airdolomiti
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 148097

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: 49
Views: 6951

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: 247
Views: 34544

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: 7069

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: 7069

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: 5301

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: 144458

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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