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by 76er
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could KLM have the 3 variants of Boeing 787?
Replies: 18
Views: 3008

Re: Could KLM have the 3 variants of Boeing 787?

It's just not going to happen, the 787-8 is the next 767-200.

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by 76er
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 3031

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

eamondzhang wrote:
there's plenty of factory built freighters on the market


Are there? Anytime a 744F enters the market it is usually snapped up pretty quickly by the Atlasses of this world.

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by 76er
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19576

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

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.

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by 76er
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7832

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

FredrikHAD wrote:

Can anyone identify the part more accurately?


Not that it matters, but it is about half of the RH upper inboard flap.

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by 76er
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7832

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

MP has been flying to HRE for decades. Bringing in general cargo and relief goods, picking up flowers and veggies. Nothing new here, except that now the plane is usually blue i.s.o. white and red.

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by 76er
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7832

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

This aircraft had just returned to service a few days ago after getting hit by that ET 787 in DAR last month. Talk about bad luck..

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by 76er
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4618

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

Apprentice wrote:
Where are this planes now?


I think most of the ex MP763s were scrapped as they ran out of airframe hours.

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by 76er
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 95
Views: 6037

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

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...

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by 76er
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: One-big-airport nations

EIN isn’t really a competitor to AMS, as the Schiphol Group owns 51% of EIN. Besides, the Netherlands being more of less the size of Connecticut, one large airport seems te be plenty enough. ;)

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by 76er
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4618

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

One word: Yields. There is more money to be made elsewhere, it is as simple as that.

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by 76er
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11201

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777


As the 777 has flown for two airlines with both very comfortable interiors, it's bound to be good.


So we’re talking 9 abreast then? Good for the customer no doubt, but what about PY’s bottom line? How many total seats are we talking anyway?

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by 76er
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11201

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Well, KL flies AMS-AUA with the A333, which is about 200NM further than PBM. So it should be quite possible with the Bus. Dunno how much spare weight would be available for cargo though. And older versions of the 333 will most likely be less capable.

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by 76er
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87290

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Wait a minute: did they actually mean B777BCF? That would be HUGE news.

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by 76er
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2291

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

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...

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by 76er
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4985

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

Just out of curiosity: what type of cargo is KL giving up on the ORD route when main deck freight space is no longer offered?

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by 76er
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185959

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It appears KL has managed to shuffle some extra capacity towards BOM as of the coming winterseason:

AMS 11.50 – BOM 00.40 KL877 789 daily
BOM 02.30 – AMS 07.25 KL878 789 daily

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by 76er
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4941

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

It looks fantastic, and after almost a century with tube and wings it sure is time for something revolutionary. But 'only' a 20% reduction in fuel burn seems rather low to me, although it is also a testament to how far A&B have come.

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by 76er
Wed May 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7533

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

EddieDude wrote:
No more 77Ws coming?


Correct.

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by 76er
Wed May 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7533

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

SeanM1997 wrote:
45 Premium Economy


KLM does not have a 'premium' economy. It's just an economy seat with slightly better pitch and recline. They call it Economy Comfort.

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by 76er
Wed May 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a 3-4-3 77W replace 744 seat for seat? What about the 779?
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: Could a 3-4-3 77W replace 744 seat for seat? What about the 779?

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...

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by 76er
Wed May 01, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147731

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

x1234 wrote:
WHY is KL's AMS-BOM flight only 3x weekly!?


Because KL has no planes to spare. All they can do is shuffle (sub)types to upgauge.

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by 76er
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19506

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

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..

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by 76er
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 10074

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

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=...

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by 76er
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386958

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

CaliguyNYC wrote:
I wonder if KLM goes daily AMS-BOM


KL does not have any planes to spare.

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by 76er
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4820

Re: KLM launches LIR

The runway at UIO is 4098m long, the problem is the surrounding terrain in combination with the one engine inop climb performance at 7900ft MSL.

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by 76er
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4820

Re: KLM launches LIR

That’s not it.
I think the SJO-AMS flight has had to make too many fuel stops ex SJO since the nonstop flights began. These triangle flights should be more reliable with better engine out takeoff performance ex LIR. Same reason KL does not fly BOG-AMS nonstop.

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by 76er
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM using B772 in AMS-BOG-CTG again?
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: KLM using B772 in AMS-BOG-CTG again?

KL crew are certified to fly the 777 and 787 on a single typerating.
At the moment the crewchange takes place in CTG.

Perhaps the change to the T7 has to do with the summer schedule?

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by 76er
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387531

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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 ...

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by 76er
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718611

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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.

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by 76er
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16783

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

MrBren wrote:
It is obviously a war declaration.



More like an insurance policy.

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by 76er
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17634

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Oh good! So my wife gets even more €€€€ profit sharing bonus next month! Tell that to the AF unions.

But seriously, do you really believe this stuff?

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by 76er
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17634

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

MrBren wrote:
How do you explain the decrease, even slight, of the KLM operating result? The decrease, even slight, of its operating margin in a so fantastic year?


More expensive fuel only partly offset by a higher loadfactor.

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by 76er
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5277

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

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...

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by 76er
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 22876

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... ng-737-max

Article in Dutch, sorry..
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A388 wrote:
HV is already rumored to go for the MAX


Not just rumored, but confirmed by HV boss Matthijs van den Brink in june 2018:

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... ng-737-max

Article in Dutch, sorry..

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by 76er
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17634

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

(...)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.

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by 76er
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 22876

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

sirtoby wrote:
Look who did a test/demonstration flight in AMS today...


Pratt engines. In other words, forget it. Unfortunately, I might add. :banghead:

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by 76er
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17634

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

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...

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by 76er
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13024

Re: Video of BA 787-9 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

george77300 wrote:
Don't change configuration after windshear go-around.


Very true statement, but I must have missed that the flight crew actually did get a windshear warning from the onboard EGPWS. Nevertheless, the bounced landing procedure was executed by the book.

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by 76er
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 6694

Re: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wAaIkvixG ... ontinue=97

Pretty neat.
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YT video from TV-North Holland showing a nice picture of the highway crossing:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wAaIkvixG ... ontinue=97

Pretty neat.

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by 76er
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM widebody shortage
Replies: 50
Views: 17230

Re: KLM widebody shortage

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...

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by 76er
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A330 Business Class seats conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Re: KLM A330 Business Class seats conversion

PH-AOF is back on the flightline. Congrats to KL for now being 100% full-flat in the widebody business department. Let’s hope the “more premium” AF will follow suit soon.

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by 76er
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM downgauges daily AMS-EZE-SCL
Replies: 15
Views: 4980

Re: KLM downgauges daily AMS-EZE-SCL

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..

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by 76er
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM downgauges daily AMS-EZE-SCL
Replies: 15
Views: 4980

Re: KLM downgauges daily AMS-EZE-SCL

I suppose the state of the Argentine economy has something to do with it. Curious as to where KL will send the 77W instead.

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by 76er
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: KLM will not get A350s at all
Replies: 46
Views: 17531

Re: Rumour: KLM will not get A350s at all

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...

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by 76er
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210103

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Presently cruising over the Alps, touchdown one hour from now. Local TV station NH is supposedly showing the arrival live.

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by 76er
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft will replace KLM's 747-400 on AMS-MEX route?
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: Which aircraft will replace KLM's 747-400 on AMS-MEX route?

Does MEX usually get a full pax or a combi? Or a combination of both?

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by 76er
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18276

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

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...

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by 76er
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Amsterdam – Bogota – Cartagena – Amsterdam increase 6 / week as of NS19
Replies: 14
Views: 2587

Re: KLM Amsterdam – Bogota – Cartagena – Amsterdam increase 6 / week as of NS19

The fact that CTG sits at sea level certainly helps. And on top of that it’s also 350NM north of BOG.

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by 76er
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 35188

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

tkoenig95 wrote:
With KLM discontinuing the 74M out of many cargo-heavy markets such as ORD, IAH and SFO what are they doing to recoup the lose of the cargo capacity?


Nothing. KL likes to call the 77/78 the new combi’s and will give up the horses and oddsize cargo market.

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