VT-JEW - 35164 - Stored - Impounded Amsterdam Any word on what will happen to this frame? It must be really racking up the parking fees by now. I remember about a decade ago an impounded 747F actually being dismantled on the spot after sitting idle for a looong time. Not that this will happen to th...Jump to post
I have heard several stories from holes drilled in the wrong place to the fuselage being shot at during its trainride from Wichita to Renton.Jump to post
Unpopular opinion: 777 Incredibly noisy air con and lots of airframe noise. This. I make darn sure I have my earplugs with me whenever I fly on one of those. Just deafening and such an enormous contrast with AB widebodies. When it comes to economics, Boeing is king. But for ergonomics they have a l...Jump to post
Wait a minute: did they actually mean B777BCF? That would be HUGE news.Jump to post
As a customer: the 767. Nothing beats 2-3-2. Minor drawback is its slow cruising speed of M0.80 resulting in about 20 minutes extra flight time on longhaul compared to other aircraft. Second place for the 380, because of the ride quality an quietness inside. Last place for the 777. Awesome plane, bu...Jump to post
There’s a nice short video about it too:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_contin ... DmhQMvJ2aY
KL 747-400: 408 seats KL 777-300ER: 408 seats Some very minor variations between the classes, but you get it. All thanks to B’s brillant move to introduce 10 abreast on the T7. A move they repeated later on with the 78, from 8 to 9 abreast. No fun for the customer of course but it does wonders conce...Jump to post
The 788 is today's incarnation of the 762. It's CASM are just too high for an airline like KL with relatively few high yielding seats. I know better, but would love to see the 321LR and/or 330NEO for KL's medium-(not-so)-longhaul fleet for flights somewhere between 5 to 9 hours. Not gonna happen..Jump to post
Looks the new A-pier will be delayed by a year, and the South-Terminal won't be ready until 2023: https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/3461312/reizigers-schiphol-langer-in-bouwchaos (sorry, in Dutch) Below a link to the now closed A-pier thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=...Jump to post
CaliguyNYC wrote:I wonder if KLM goes daily AMS-BOM
Just a friendly reminder of the definition of an upset condition: -Pitch attitude greater than 25°, nose up. - Pitch attitude greater than 10°, nose down. -Bank angle greater than 45°. -Within the above parameters, but flying at airspeeds inappropriate for the conditions. So 49 degrees isn’t just a ...Jump to post
Takeoff with the flaps down, i.e. not in a certified takeoff setting should result in a takeoff configuration warning. An event that is impossible to overloook.Jump to post
MrBren wrote:It is obviously a war declaration.
Three words: average stage length. Having said that, when it comes to the service provided on board, it’s the opposite. Last month all I got on a 1-hour trip in domestic F in the US was a bag of peanuts and a drink, while a few weeks before I was served a full breakfast in Euro-Biz on a 45 minute fl...Jump to post
A388 wrote:HV is already rumored to go for the MAX
(...)But at least the cabin crew do completely ignore you if your do not happen to speak the local language (...) I trust you meant to write " don't completely ignore you" You are right, my bad. I meant to say the AF cabin crew are the ones doing the ignoring. Sorry for the confusion.Jump to post
sirtoby wrote:Look who did a test/demonstration flight in AMS today...
I always avoid KLM at any price, the food is just so untasty, almost junk food. And the seat pitch, just a nightmare. All true. But at least the cabin crew do completely ignore you if your do not happen to speak the local language, they fly on time and very rarely go on strike. Plus they are 100% f...Jump to post
george77300 wrote:Don't change configuration after windshear go-around.
YT video from TV-North Holland showing a nice picture of the highway crossing:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wAaIkvixG ... ontinue=97
More 332s for KL seem highly unlikely to me, considering the slot cap at AMS and the lack of love KL seems to have for AB products sadly. If anything, KL needs bigger widebodies, not smaller. Btw, I haven’t heard about a possible frame shortage. The 744 phaseout and subsequent arrival of the 787s ha...Jump to post
I have no problem at all with 2-2-2, perfect for couples and I see quite a few of those on board. At least no middle seat and a 100% full flat J-class longhaul fleet. Something that cannot be said about AF.
But we’re drifting here.
Anyhow, 3-3-3 in eco is better than 3-4-3..
And the plot thickens. A KLM spokesperson has just confirmed to Dutch aviation website UpintheSky that the A350 is still scheduled to join the fleet in 2021: Link (in Dutch, sorry): https://www.upinthesky.nl/2018/12/20/klm-ontvangt-vier-boeing-787-10s-in-2019/ The same article confirms that 4x787-10...Jump to post
Does MEX usually get a full pax or a combi? Or a combination of both?Jump to post
So, what’s next for Skylease? With N908AR now written off, they are down to just a single 744F (904AR) and a couple of MD’s. Is there a chance that N903AR could be reactivated? This 744ERF has not flown since march 2017 and appears stored in a Centurion/Skylease hangar on 36th St. In MIA. Any though...Jump to post
The fact that CTG sits at sea level certainly helps. And on top of that it’s also 350NM north of BOG.Jump to post