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by ACEregular
Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There An Airline Interior That Makes You Sick?
Replies: 40
Views: 7288

RE: Is There An Airline Interior That Makes You Sick?

Apparently Hemus Air of Bulgaria have interiors which mimmick a pimps palace! I have not witnessed it myself but i spoke to a despatcher who handled them once and they said from the moment the aircraft door opened it was like a time warp. Heavily made up stewardes's with big hair, blouse unbuttoned,...

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by ACEregular
Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Myth of Male Flight Attendants
Replies: 93
Views: 27871

Myth of Male Flight Attendants

Who gives a s**t what sexuality your F/A is, it's nothing to do with anyone apart from them or thier partner. If thats all passengers wonder when they see a male F/A onboard and by the way I am straight, then that passenger is a little sad. Or perhaps curious LOL.

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by ACEregular
Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's New Idea For Seat Decoration!
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

RE: Ryanair's New Idea For Seat Decoration!

I do not know how many times I have sat bored rigid on flights without inflight entertainment, what I do know is that I tend to read anything put in range. i.e FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT, LIFEJACKET UNDER YOUR SEAT, most tray tables have that on the reverse side to prompt you. I could do without reciting ...

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by ACEregular
Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tantrums Over Seats
Replies: 28
Views: 3702

RE: Tantrums Over Seats

I once witnessed on a low cost flight a tantrum. A gent came up to the overwing exit seats and said to the F/A these 6 seats across here are for me and my friends. The F/A kindly asked where his other friends were as the seats are first come first served and reserving them is not normally an option....

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's New Idea For Seat Decoration!
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

RE: Ryanair's New Idea For Seat Decoration!

So is Ryanair's dodgy airport dealings..............how much do they have to pay back now............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quiz - Airline Logos
Replies: 42
Views: 11329

RE: Quiz - Airline Logos

I thought the stylised kite was Aero Lloyd - Damn.

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300 A Sucess?
Replies: 29
Views: 4181

RE: 757-300 A Sucess?

Artsyman,

we can fit 248 onto the 767's here with Britannia and even up to 260+

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's New Idea For Seat Decoration!
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

RE: Ryanair's New Idea For Seat Decoration!

I don't think I could put up with such in your face advertisement on any duration of flight. I find the whole thing pretty ugly and hope that the passengers rip them off.

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Exit Row Seat Assignment?
Replies: 20
Views: 5325

RE: Emergency Exit Row Seat Assignment?

Passengers seem to think that if you are an airline anything is possible. I wouldnt like to have been the agent that day. I hope you were pleasant when they honestly explained it to you.

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Armrests
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

RE: Seat Armrests

PLEASE ALSO LOOK UP THREAD ON SEAT TANTRUMS

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar - Pets In Overhead Lockers?
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

RE: Jetstar - Pets In Overhead Lockers?

easyJet permit only guide dogs on their flights and there are no other exceptions. Guide dogs will also only be accepted for domestic travel, so it is very rare to find pets in the cabin on an EZY flight.

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tantrums Over Seats
Replies: 28
Views: 3702

RE: Tantrums Over Seats

You should read a thread which is still here in the main forum about arm rests, now that is a very similar thing if you ask me - PATHETIC!

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airliner Are You?
Replies: 330
Views: 16306

RE: What Airliner Are You?

<br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/061078/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/061078/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/7/0/061078.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width="200" h...

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: G-BZZJ, What The Hell Was That Noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 3918

RE: G-BZZJ, What The Hell Was That Noise?

G-BZZJ was delivered new to Continental in December 1995, so its not a really old one. EZY,FR and <acronym title="Canair (Canada)">WW</acronym> all use 300's some of which are from 87/89. I can only account for the vibration as I mentioned before. However it may well be that the aircraft had a probl...

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100. What did you think?
Replies: 22
Views: 4965

Fokker 100. What did you think?

I flew on G-BVJC <acronym title="Teesside - International (Middleton St. George) (MME / EGNV), United Kingdom">MME</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Teesside - International (Middleton St. George) (MME / EGNV), United Kingdom">MME...

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: G-BZZJ, What The Hell Was That Noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 3918

RE: G-BZZJ, What The Hell Was That Noise?

Exactly. I couldnt really put a technical slant on it, however I work on 737's and I am quite familiar with them.

Cheers wilco - Respect.

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: G-BZZJ, What The Hell Was That Noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 3918

RE: G-BZZJ, What The Hell Was That Noise?

Bear in mind that B737's do not have doors covering the wheel well which is situated beneath the overwing exit rows. As the aircraft climbs and moves forward at the same time, the angle of the wheel well will be causing a little drag with the air rushing past. in the latter stages of climb out the a...

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by ACEregular
Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300 A Sucess?
Replies: 29
Views: 4181

RE: 757-300 A Sucess?

Its capacity is very close to that of its older sibling the Boeing 767-200, which has more range and is twin aisled. This is a feature a lot of travellers like so I think they wasted a lot of money producing a strecthed version of the -200. I like 757's very much but it was a stretch too far in my o...

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by ACEregular
Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Armrests
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

RE: Seat Armrests

Perhaps we in the UK just put up and shut up for the sake of politeness. I know I would never state the law to my fellow row inhabitants before they took their seat.

And also over here, i can assure you any negative comments can easily construe air rage.

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by ACEregular
Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Armrests
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

RE: Seat Armrests

AirframeAS, I hope you were kidding in your comments, if not I have to say it is probably one of the most arrogant statements I have ever heard and as a working <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> here in the UK I would probably offload you as such comments are the kind that spark ai...

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by ACEregular
Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question Regarding Evac. Slides
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

RE: Question Regarding Evac. Slides

I can tell you that this topic is covered in SEP training when cabin crew learn how to do thier jobs. disabled, unco-operatives, and elderly/infirm will be manhandled and pushed down the slide. Any injuries they suffer against the weight of the value of their lives I am sure are not too bad a price ...

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by ACEregular
Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XLAF And G Opf FR
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

There was an Islandsflug 737 at <acronym title="Newcastle - Woolsington (NCL / EGNT), United Kingdom">NCL</acronym> yesterday parked by stand 2. I assumed it must have been covering for Ryanir as this is usually the stand used for <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</ac...

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by ACEregular
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Charter Airlines We Lost In The 90's
Replies: 8
Views: 5835

RE: UK Charter Airlines We Lost In The 90's

BIA suspended ops on 5th July 1991 and Paramount finished in the winter the previous year.

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by ACEregular
Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Charter Airlines We Lost In The 90's
Replies: 8
Views: 5835

RE: UK Charter Airlines We Lost In The 90's

FLYtoEGCC, I am well aware that Excel Airways and Air Scandic are independant and still on the scene but that is not what the topic is about. Air World was vertically integrated with tour operator Sunworld and IEA was the in house airline of Aspro. It was not about independance. However more just a ...

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by ACEregular
Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Charter Airlines We Lost In The 90's
Replies: 8
Views: 5835

UK Charter Airlines We Lost In The 90's

Being a true brit I love nothing better thatn to pack the old knotted hanky and string vest and head off for a european holiday and a bit of plane spotting thrown in for good measure, hence I became an <acronym title="Lanzarote (- Arrecife) (ACE / GCRR), Spain">ACE</acronym> regular. A land where so...

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by ACEregular
Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N668SW Southwest Accident
Replies: 14
Views: 4340

N668SW Southwest Accident

It is nearly 4 years since the Southwest 737 skidded through the perimeter fence at Burbank - and ended up in a petrol station forecourt. I am English but I remember waking up that morning and GMTV news had an anchorwoman who normally covers the celeb goings on in <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acro...

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by ACEregular
Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Else Hate The A300?
Replies: 43
Views: 6096

RE: Anybody Else Hate The A300?

Sorry everyone for talking ill of a piece of metal. I was however just saying how ugly and unaesthetic the aircraft was compared to other designs and not questioning its reliablilty and perfomance - all things you have mentioned to justify its existance. The aircraft I flew was G-MONR, a Monarch exa...

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orion Airways: UK Charter Airline From 1980's.
Replies: 17
Views: 8172

RE: Orion Airways: UK Charter Airline From 1980's.

Yes I picked up on that too. They were not one and the same.

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Else Hate The A300?
Replies: 43
Views: 6096

RE: Anybody Else Hate The A300?

Well I am all by myself, I think I'll go and eat mud.

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 01, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Else Hate The A300?
Replies: 43
Views: 6096

Anybody Else Hate The A300?

Granted I have only flown on an A300 once and it was a -600R series i dont really have much experience of the type. However I think is monstorously ugly and looks too bulky to fly, very ungracelful. I hate its rear which sticks up in the air and looks too thin. The chord of the tailfin is another th...

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orion Airways: UK Charter Airline From 1980's.
Replies: 17
Views: 8172

RE: Orion Airways: UK Charter Airline From 1980's.

I heard it was Orion that pioneered inflight entertainment aboard their aircraft. In UK charter anyway. Only after Orion were taken over by Britannia did the service on Britannia improve as they took a lot of the Orion ideas on board. Making Britannia a very credible and household airline. Unfortuna...

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by ACEregular
Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Best Middle East Airline Livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 6528

RE: Whats The Best Middle East Airline Livery?

Definately the new Gulf Air one, I wont put a picture in as many of the other respected users have already done so. I think it shows elegance and class.

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 29, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolling Takeoffs
Replies: 36
Views: 5275

RE: Rolling Takeoffs

It is quite scary, especially as an F/A when sat in the rear facing jumpseat of a 737 in the galley at night when it is dark. You start to get a feel for where the aircraft is on the ground during taxi and all of a sudden you can hear it spooling up just as it enters the runway and you feel the back...

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 29, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Crash Cover Up
Replies: 68
Views: 20131

RE: Concorde Crash Cover Up

Probably as they are a very proud nation. I know that the plane was being worked on before departure which delayed its departure. Any factor may have contributed.

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 29, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ugliest Airliner To Ever Fly The Skies
Replies: 122
Views: 19863

RE: Ugliest Airliner To Ever Fly The Skies

Of the more everyday civil aircraft I think that the ugliest aircraft has to be the Airbus A300, I just cannot stand it, putting it into words is not easy.

As us brits say it just does not float my boat!

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 29, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Forced To Use Oxygen Masks
Replies: 25
Views: 5679

RE: Passengers Forced To Use Oxygen Masks

How sad is it that these two guys have to have thier pic taken along with America West inflight magazine, mid drama. what is that all about I ask you???

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by ACEregular
Sat Feb 28, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rebrandings That Went Wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 5269

RE: Rebrandings That Went Wrong

I am very pleased that my opinion - AIH/MYT is jointly recognised by other A.net users as I believe it to be the worst marketing mishap of any corperation in years! <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> I US<acronym title="Edelweiss Air (Switz...

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by ACEregular
Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rebrandings That Went Wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 5269

RE: Rebrandings That Went Wrong

Airtours International (AIH) became MyTravel Airways (MYT). It is quite cheap and everyone knows MyTravel are pants.

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by ACEregular
Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombed TWA727
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Bombed TWA727

I have just been reading through my old book - Chronicle of Aviation and saw the picture of a TWA 727 which had a bomb explode onboard killing 4 of the occupants in April 1986. This occured over Greece. Looking at it, it's pretty shocking to see that it remained intact and made an emergency landing....

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by ACEregular
Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife
Replies: 170
Views: 63357

RE: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife

I believe that there were lots of other aircraft that were stranded there whilst the investigators pawed through the wreckage. I remember seeing a film reel taken at the time showing a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Tristar and countless other 737s and 707's of the european charter ai...

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by ACEregular
Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair VS Easyjet
Replies: 34
Views: 3866

RE: Ryanair VS Easyjet

The ITV show "Airline" is filmed normally over 6 month period and the huge ammount of footage filmed is then condensed into 8 half hour episodes of the running of a low cost airline. Britain being the gore seeking public that we are will not be content with happy passengers going on holiday on time ...

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by ACEregular
Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife
Replies: 170
Views: 63357

RE: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife

I have just done a little bit of research and discovered that flight KL4805 was chartered by the Holland International Travel Group and they had an employee by the name of Robina Van Lanschot on board, it was she who left the aircraft at Los Rodeos to spend the night locally in Santa Cruz. She was t...

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by ACEregular
Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Slightest Chance Of Getting On A EZ A319?
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

RE: The Slightest Chance Of Getting On A EZ A319?

No, the 300's are to be replaced by the 700's. The A319's are to complement the 700's.

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by ACEregular
Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife
Replies: 170
Views: 63357

RE: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife

This is a very sore point for the Dutch, however we are not disputing that a football match was being watched in the tower. Even if they had not been watching and I said this before, the tower would still not have been able to see the aircraft due to the density of the fog. One action lead to all th...

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Slightest Chance Of Getting On A EZ A319?
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

RE: The Slightest Chance Of Getting On A EZ A319?

The 300's are nice aircraft as I have to work on them being cabin crew for EZY, so I have to say that really. best seats are rows 1, 12, and 13 so be sure to check in early to get a high priority boarding card and hence the best choice of seat.

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not Another Hoaxer!
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

RE: Not Another Hoaxer!

Some people are just dumbarse's. I wish they put bans on people ever flying who did that sort of thing.

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife
Replies: 170
Views: 63357

RE: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife

Tokolosh Did this lady fly on the actual flight from <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> intended for <acronym title="Gran Canaria (- Las Palmas / Gando) (LPA / GCLP), Spain">LPA</acronym> but decided to get off when the plane landed at <acronym title="Tener...

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways - The World's Favourite Airline?
Replies: 55
Views: 9376

RE: British Airways - The World's Favourite Airline?

I used to despise BA as they stood in the way of competition -unfairly. however I have forgiven them and found that on the whole they offer good fares for excellent service and I would recommend them to anyone.

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Slightest Chance Of Getting On A EZ A319?
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

RE: The Slightest Chance Of Getting On A EZ A319?

STN is soley a 733 operation at the moment as it was a Go base previously. However LGW will be redistributing the 700's as each A319 arrives and I am sure we will be seing more 700's at the other UK bases soon.

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by ACEregular
Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Vs. Old Liveries
Replies: 29
Views: 5313

RE: New Vs. Old Liveries

Britannia Airways introduced the timeless stipes livery when they introduced the 767 to their fleet. I believe it was time for change but was not expecting something so radical. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/508850/L/" target="_blank">...

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