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by Aeroflot777
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SF Bay area home prices!
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: SF Bay area home prices!

Why anyone would live in that area voluntarily is insane. For some of us, this is still home. It's not the same SF as it was in the 90s, it changes daily. I go back and forth between Europe and here, but when I land at SFO every two months or so, I breathe out a sigh of relief and can't help but sa...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SF Bay area home prices!
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: SF Bay area home prices!

San Francisco is my hometown, and I can't believe I'm saying this... but sounds like they got a great deal. :lol: Last thing I read here in the local paper the other day, the average cost to rent a 1-bedroom apartment in the Mission District of SF is like $3,900 a month. Makes me so happy about rent...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 440 FRA-IAH reverse over Iceland
Replies: 20
Views: 8625

Re: LH 440 FRA-IAH reverse over Iceland

NichCage wrote:
So airlines are still operating at HOU and IAH? Have any airlines announced suspensions of Houston flights?


For what reason would they do that?

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to serve new airport: Munich
Replies: 10
Views: 3508

Re: Ryanair to serve new airport: Munich

Munich could, in time, be a significant base for FR. Agreed. Munich needs a low-coster. Transavia came in with strong promises, flew a little and is now closing up shop. Was glad to take advantage of some incredible fares from MUC while they were in town. FR can swoop in and take their place. We ne...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New York....1900....in color !
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: New York....1900....in color !

Airstud wrote:
1:07: Titanic actually sank in 1900, who knew...


Where does it say it happened in 1900? The dates in the beginning of the video state 1900-1919.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in Ukraine
Replies: 16
Views: 3203

Re: Ryanair in Ukraine

To all A.Net readers, one thing I will warn to everyone. Be prepared for a lot of fake news about this from various putinbots (trolls from Olgino) e.g, allegations that Ukraine is unsafe or that FR didn't get the insurance etc. This is because this is quite a propaganda coup for the Kremlin. :!: Hu...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 170 at EWR 6/13 had fuel leak prior to takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 8129

Re: UA 170 EWR-VCE Almost Takes Off With Jet Fuel Pouring From Wing

Why exactly weren't they offered overnight accommodation? I'm quite confused by United's attitude towards basic customer service.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 31333

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

TheGeordielad wrote:
Ok but no need for the !


What a weird thing to say. Nothing wrong with an exclamation point.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 31333

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Is this kind of a punishment of Fraport ?!?! Rather than punishment, seems like a smart allocation of resources to where they are needed. There seems to exist some strange notion here on A.net that MUC is somehow a weaker link to FRA. In reality, both hubs function very successfully together and se...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with WIFI on the latest 787-9?
Replies: 8
Views: 1828

Re: Norwegian with WIFI on the latest 787-9?

Very timely thread. In Oslo at the moment to meet up with friends and one of them flew in on OAK-OSL June 4rd. He said he was connected to functioning WiFi for at least the first few hours of flight and was even able send an email and do some work. I was confused since I hadn't heard of Norwegian of...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed May 24, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Re: UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR

A couple I know well was on this flight. She said the evacuation was very orderly and the crew professional during the process to ensure everyone was safe.

Glad this ended well.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon May 22, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3411

Re: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport

There are no rail Slots available in the City tunnel from haupt- to Ostbahnhof, simple fact. In that case, an Ostbahnhof -> MUC express would be a great start. Let Haupt catch up later, it's further away anyway. Taking this connection again today actually and quietly wishing there was a fast link :)

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by Aeroflot777
Tue May 16, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3411

Re: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport

There is one criticism from that article however, that still holds true today: the poor transport connections, the lack of national rail, let alone high-speed, and the slow speed of the suburban rail connecting it to Munich. Completely agree. I usually make that return journey once or twice a month...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon May 08, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Air to start JFK non-stop from July 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 4930

Re: Uzbekistan Air to start JFK non-stop from July 2017

jmc1975 wrote:
How the heck are the crews going to be scheduled if it operates only 1x per week?


I would think they would somehow be rotated into the existing Tashkent-Riga-New York flights. But apart from that, there are plenty of scheduled flights in the world that operate once or bi-weekly.

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by Aeroflot777
Sat May 06, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 5308

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

Selfishly, I'm totally rooting for SFO so that I can commute between my homes in peace, fully avoiding the mess that is FRA.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue May 02, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?
Replies: 32
Views: 11073

Re: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?

I fly on LH's 346s quite often, they all have downstairs lavatories. And other airlines operating them as well I believe. Reading the description under the video, I think the poster means that it's the only *type* in the whole LH fleet that has downstairs bathrooms. (Not counting the 380s, which obv...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon May 01, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 41
Views: 7492

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

alfa164 wrote:
Is that better? ;)


Nope ;) Same culprits and same broken record.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon May 01, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 41
Views: 7492

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

OA412 wrote:
This is Russia. Work protections are quite stringent in the rest of the developed world and often surpass those in the US.


Another typical anti-Russian slur on A.net. One could argue there is a bit much "over-protection" in many parts of the world.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon May 01, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe turbulence Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok
Replies: 11
Views: 5701

Re: Severe turbulence Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok

Just read this on local media in London; http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/01/turbulence-was-so-bad-passengers-ended-up-with-spinal-injuries-6607991/ Please note, the Metro is regarded as incredibly sensationalist and of poor journalistic quality, but does include a video of the aftermath onboard, looks p...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 15841

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

AA623BDLSJU wrote:
I think Uzbekistan Airways takes top prize for ugliest paint scheme even if it isn't a special livery.


Shows how subjective taste and perception can be. I actually really like the Uzbekistan livery - great representation of their flag. With some sort of retro flair to it.

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces fares & schedules for PER-LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 15480

Re: QF will announces fares & schedules for PER-LHR 27 Apr.

keitherson wrote:
This flight is also significant in that one of the world's longest flight is finally coming back to Europe. Right now, all of the world's longest flights don't even touch the continent.


What is the significance here?

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 11931

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

SJC is objectively a better airport for the Bay Area. Now with ANA and BA in SJC, the only excuse to use SFO is VX/AS or Star miles How on earth is this even true? I would never drive to SJC to catch a flight from my house. Even OAK is a stretch, and would only make sense for me early in the mornin...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to get from SFO to Emeryville?
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Best way to get from SFO to Emeryville?

I'd rather sit in a car for an hour... I accept that I'm in the minority though! You also have to understand that Bay Area traffic is getting considerably worse, not better. Conditions today are significantly more congested and slow compared to even 3 years ago. I would say that for a 7pm Friday ev...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to get from SFO to Emeryville?
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Best way to get from SFO to Emeryville?

By 7pm the traffic should be manageable. You could BART to West Oakland, but you'd still have to Uber from there to Emeryville (or take a bus). Personally I think the time saving would be negligible, so if cost isn't a factor just Uber all the way. 7pm traffic on a Friday across the Bay Bridge is m...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6832

Re: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace

This is fairly simple. If they start this, shut down all Aeroflot flights to US. Start what? Some shady website states Russia refused entry and all of a sudden we have tons of political assessments. Seems like all other aircraft were flying just fine, there's got to be more to this story that isn't...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s
Replies: 22
Views: 6051

Re: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s

http://www.frequentflyers.ru/2017/03/22/s7_livery/
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For everyone who is wondering, the new livery can be seen here:

http://www.frequentflyers.ru/2017/03/22/s7_livery/

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s
Replies: 22
Views: 6051

Re: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s

I know, but they are supposed to be in service now and still haven't. Quick Google News search brings this up: http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-interiors-expo/akka-overhaul-cabins-gecas-owned-embraer-170s Considering this article came out 4 days ago, I think it's safe to say in-service date has bee...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 182
Views: 21629

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

Having a quick thought of this,about picking SEA and DEN is a little strange speaking from a British Millennial pint of view, certainly compared to say New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Seattle is little unfashionable at the moment, things that was attractions to the city like Pike Place Marke...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-MIA
Replies: 21
Views: 4141

Re: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-MIA

In what scenario have you seen it cheaper(just wondering as when I looked in the past WOW was always more. I've even tried looking for this summer from NY to europe and they were more then the legacies still)? For most of the year since their launch, WOW has priced considerably less than legacy car...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WizzAir starts Kazakhstan. Where is the Eastern limit for FR/W6?
Replies: 22
Views: 3973

Re: WizzAir starts Kazakhstan. Where is the Eastern limit for FR/W6?

Obviously as it is relatively very cheap. Given Wizz's expansion there it must be working. Works because people chase cheap fares. But I know many folks, both originating in and visiting Tbilisi for business and pleasure, that have sworn off of Kutaisi because of the massive inconvenience. I wish t...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WizzAir starts Kazakhstan. Where is the Eastern limit for FR/W6?
Replies: 22
Views: 3973

Re: WizzAir starts Kazakhstan. Where is the Eastern limit for FR/W6?

Due to open skies with the EU, Wizz now serves 10 destinations from Kutaisi, with others, including London, available for booking. Still have no clue why people fall for the Kutaisi trap as an entry point into Georgia. Only works for local traffic, bus transfers to Tbilisi and Batumi take many hour...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions
Replies: 86
Views: 3001

Re: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions

Sad how a thread about people losing their lives in a terrorist attack turns into yet another typical anti-Russian bashing, in normal A.net fashion. Makes me think some of you members on here are nothing but media-brainwashed machines who spew the same nonsense over and over. In a politically hot cl...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW-OAK inaugural? Pics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3625

Re: LGW-OAK inaugural? Pics?

B747forever wrote:
Actually BA does -1 on the return. Here at LAX it is 283/282 and 269/268 with the higher number on the outbound.


Learn something new everyday, thanks B747forever! Are there other airlines that do this? I've seen most majors usually follow +1.

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW-OAK inaugural? Pics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3625

Re: LGW-OAK inaugural? Pics?

A bit unrelated. Just noticed that BA's flight numbers for these flights are BA2278 (OAK-LGW) and BA2279 (LGW-OAK). From what I've gathered, usually the home base airport gets assigned a number, then it's +1 for the return. Any idea why OAK is the originating number here? I know there must be except...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 180+ Degree Hook To Short Final At Innsbruck Video
Replies: 1
Views: 1682

Re: Transavia 180+ Degree Hook To Short Final At Innsbruck Video

As I live here, I fly in and out of INN often, but have only experienced this approach once. Seems rare, but nothing out of the ordinary, though I agree it's super cool! Likewise, I've only had one takeoff off of Runway 08 which starts with an insanely fast climb and a right hook 180 turn going west...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The struggle of using BYOD IFE
Replies: 57
Views: 5244

Re: The struggle of using BYOD IFE

With all the folks here in favor of the BYOD scheme, it makes me think that you guys don't really travel long distances very often. BYOD is fine on a short hop, however anything over 2+ hours it becomes quite a pain in the behind. For me personally, it's not about the fact that a device is needed in...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Laundry Etiquette
Replies: 24
Views: 4058

Re: Hotel Laundry Etiquette

What hotel has a self-service laundry room for guests?! I've been around the block many times in quite a few establishments and have never heard of this happening. Is it more of a mixed-living, long-term hotel type of accommodation? In any case, this sounds like college all over again. Sometimes peo...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's Next German Base at Memmingen (FMM), Munich
Replies: 10
Views: 2806

Re: Ryanair's Next German Base at Memmingen (FMM), Munich

I wish either the airport, or the city of Innsbruck could figure out a good city-airport link. Could be a great and cheaper alternative than using MUC.

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Courts Stops 3rd RWY at VIE (LOWW)
Replies: 20
Views: 5052

Re: Austrian Courts Stops 3rd RWY at VIE (LOWW)

This is just another BS law made to justify their presence in the court system, they've got to do something these days... Same reason the speed limit in Tirol on the Autobahn has been lowered and remains lowered at 100 km/hr. They also blame emissions concerns.

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying extra Money for Seating??
Replies: 36
Views: 4188

Re: Paying extra Money for Seating??

wardialer wrote:
Can someone please confirm?


This has been the case for quite a while now on quite a few major carriers both in the US and Europe. Nothing new!

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 8159

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

Have often priced WOW's service from Dublin to KEF (which must be about the shortest route on their Network) and have found fares are always higher than anything Ryanair or Aer Lingus are charging for a flight of comparable distance within Europe. Looking at flight distance is irrelevant and has no...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 14968

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

Why does LH never put an real bulkhead between Y and PE? I would venture out and say that perhaps some airlines still want you to think of it as a branch of Economy Class, a premium branch, but still Econ. Marketing it as something that is within reach for a little bit more money. Maybe the jump be...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 14968

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

Everything looks pretty standard and business as usual with LH, very solid product but nothing mind blowing. But... I fly LH economy frequently and I'm already dreading those *tiny* armrests. Can you even call them that? Things are already tight on the existing product with two people seated next to...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 118
Views: 75721

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

Pretty much exactly what all the old-timers said would happen when the site changed. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

Poor planning as always.

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 7231

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

It is the most beautiful place I have ever been. I hope it continues to grow in popularity for tourism. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been. Therefore, I selfishly hope it does NOT continue to grow in popularity for tourism. The small island nation is already under stress from the extre...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)
Replies: 63
Views: 19940

Re: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)

The - 31% for Antalya really sticks out in a negative sense. Is that purely due to political events / situation in Turkey? Also interesting that traffic increased almost 9% at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport but decreased almost 7% at Domodedovo and even 11% at Vnukovo. Very easy explanation... RIP T...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map
Replies: 33
Views: 7884

Re: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map

I'm still confused about the difference between First and Business. Seats are identical, can someone explain. Is this a company-wide thing on other aircraft too?

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 - KL565 AMS-NBO turned back
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: B747 - KL565 AMS-NBO turned back

Sucks for the passengers. Flightaware showing the flight time as 7h47m from AMS to AMS with the diversion. That's a few minutes longer than the original AMS-NBO a few times in the past week. A whole 'lotta flying time to end up in the same place.

Glad they are getting her fixed though.

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 602 divert to KORD
Replies: 35
Views: 4854

Re: KLM 602 divert to KORD

b747400erf wrote:
How can you not know what KLAX and KORD are?


He was obviously referring to EHAM.

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