Instead of buying old planes from dodgy countries/brokers, maybe they just can kick out those evil Ayatollahs, become a democracy and problem solved. I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? Easy, ...Jump to post
... Some of these were in regular airline operation and some I had to actively chase as they were nearing extinction. But I was an airline nerd since a young age. When flying on the TU-114 at the age of 8, I was well aware even then how lucky I was and how rare the aircraft was. In my opinion you a...Jump to post
US bound flights usually leave from concourses Z and C. Z is basically just the second floor of A while C is quite far away. Continental Schengen-flights arrive at A, non-Schengen at B. From A you can go to B, C and Z with passport control only (usually no additional security control). But it's not ...Jump to post
I'd guess that door 3 is between rows 28 and 29. Usually the leg space for passengers in the row behind door is the largest, as there is no bulkhead. In that case the other front rows are row 1 and the first row behind door 2. But as there is usually a galley at door 1 and door 2, I'd say that there...Jump to post
acjbbj wrote:If you were to HYPOTHETICALLY fly a commercial aircraft (for recreational purposes), which would you pick?
Yes, I know in the real world there gotta be regulations against such a thing, but I am just wondering.
In some portuguese forums there are rumours that the first client is Air Austral. Unless HiFly gives them a super deal, it doesn't make much sense as Air Austral's 77W have 438 seats, so they'd increase their trip cost by 50% for just a few more seats... I've heard the same here in CDG from one of ...Jump to post
Interesting that they don't take their own 737 D-AHLK anymore for that job. They haven't used their B737 D-AHLK for several years now - claiming too expensive reconfiguration costs. The service in the last years was done by a charted A319 CS-TFU operated AFAIK by PrivatAir lsd. from White. There ar...Jump to post
Interesting that they don't take their own 737 D-AHLK anymore for that job. Or ist the 757 an addition to the 737? 4478769 It's hard to believe that they need the additional capacity due to demand, considering the prices for those tours that are usually in the range of ~50.000€ per person. But it se...Jump to post
Every civil plane that they've done so far was awesome: Connie, Jetstar, Electra, TriStar. Well even the Starlifter was a good looking one. So yes, I really hope that they come back as a civil OEM, probably with an innovative Middle-of-the-market airplane. But I don't believe that this would work. T...Jump to post
I still cannot get my head around the fact that 19 people were allowed to board what is essentially a proving flight on a 65yo Convair... I am a BIG enthusiast. Would I board a 65yo CV340 on a "PROVING FLIGHT"??? NO way!!!! I've been reading this as 4 crew and 3 of the of the buyer, the A...Jump to post
When I chatted to the F/E, he told me they will do a couple of proving flights before the ferry, as the plane doesn't really perform well on one engine (he inferred at cruise alt due to the mountains they have to pass), and at max weight she won't even maintain alt. I for one don't know how her per...Jump to post
No, it was a regular scheduled flight, but it was also several years ago on a 744. SQ made its last flight with the 744 a bit over six years ago, in April 2012. While I can understand that even at that point in time the lack of personal video would have been disappointing on a long-haul aircraft, b...Jump to post
ANA 3rd place..really? I have flown their Y product and I must say, it was one of the worst, if not the worst! Very narrow and uncomfortable. Very shoked to see CX falling down the rankings, they have always been the best airline I have ever flown with, their Y product is possibly the most comforta...Jump to post
One that I've always wanted to see and that is gone forever is the Junkers G 38 , as far as I know the only ever passenger blended wing aircraft. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Junkers_Grossflugzeug_LA2-Blitz-0128_5.jpg/640px-Junkers_Grossflugzeug_LA2-Blitz-0128_5.jpg http...Jump to post
ConnectAir wrote:LH 694 FRA-TLV operated on 6-27-14
I'd also say Hamburg. The city is awesome and don't skip the Miniaturwunderland, Germanys "biggest" and most recommended attraction. Their miniature airport is beyond awesomeness. By the way, you can take ferry from the city center to the Airbus plant. It's only a couple of minutes and it ...Jump to post
LH658 wrote:What do these people do in NK? Other than take government tours of the city etc.
Not necessarily. I always get upper deck seats. The window seats are usually taken, but since I prefer isle seats, I always get the seat I want in the upper deck. Funnily enough you often can check in before the 23 hour limit. I've noticed that too. Online checkin usually openes between 25 and 28 h...Jump to post
- Windows are useless due to the thick wall, curvature of the fuselage and the stowage between seat and wall. You can only see the sky out of the window, not the ground. is it really that bad? also, is it possible to visit the downstairs section during flight?? just to get a sense of the actual siz...Jump to post
Flying upstairs in that small eco cabin has advantages and one disadvantage: + Small cabin + Better layout (2-4-2 opposed to 3-4-3 on the Main Deck) + Window seats have their own stowage - Windows are useless due to the thick wall, curvature of the fuselage and the stowage between seat and wall. You...Jump to post
Maybe entering the SXM MARKET? Sincerely doubt it, considering that long-incumbent airlines AF, KL, etc aren't back to where they were, and won't be throughout the remainder of this year. Would be an incredible risk for LH to try that. Actually they did service FRA-SXM from the late 80s until the m...Jump to post
It looks like it is 2 abreast on the left side of the aisle.
There is an emergency exit relatively far forward, somewhere like row 5.
Overhead Bins and sidewall panels look like a single aisle Airbus.
So let's say I see this wrong and it is in fact 3 abreast.
Avianca A318 is the best guess.
I am booked for a month tour in the DPRK in September. Flying PEK-FNJ on JS (obviously Tu-204 or An-148), but I'm also flying tree domestic flights. I hope to fly on soviet metal! Aircraft tour, or tour in general? And how do you get something like that? Sorry for hijacking this thread but for avia...Jump to post
Great to see updates on that remarkable aircraft!
But I think that the real reason behind that engine swap might be, that the current Ivchenko-Progress D-436 engines are Ukrainian engines and with the current relations between Russia and Ukraine they need to switch to something not-Ukrainian.
From the onboard videos I've seen, it's pretty clear to me that the tourists are always seated in one part of the cabin (I think the front) and the North Koreans are usually in the back. Not that you can't do that on the AN-148, but the smaller plane gives you few options. I also wonder if the AN-1...Jump to post
The advert has been revoked as it was showing scenes from Kiev, Ukraine as part of Russia.
According to an LH spokesperson it was just way easier to shoot the scenes in Ukraine than in Russia. But with the current relationship between both countries that was not that clever...
The logo looks larger as well. It does indeed. For comparison: Old https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/71609_1521692892.jpg New https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dc2rhmWX0AI3Iup.jpg:large I prefer the first one. The darker blue und the smaller crane look more elegant. The updated blue looks purple and the l...Jump to post
#1 L-1011 TriStar #2 Tu-160 (the white swan) #3 Tu-144 For me comparing the Tu-144 and the Concorde is like comparing the first 3 Star Wars movies (episodes 4-6) with the second batch (episodes 1-3). The Concorde is elegant and sleek so optimised (like Star Wars 1-3 or an Audi R8 car). But the Tu-14...Jump to post
So we have:
TU-114 (no Jetliner though but as quick as one)
stylo777 wrote:18MAY LH1820 1025-1230 MUCPMI**
19MAY LH2660 1550-1755 MUCPMI**
20MAY LH1820 1540-1745 MUCPMI**
**flights are fully booked and available only in higher booking classes or Business Class
Majority of customers will be happy about no recline. I completely agree with that! I'm so glad that they remove the reclining function as no one on the short flight should have a need to use it. On a side note: - Fixed recline for all seats will be 20° (12° on current Recaros). - Seats in the forw...Jump to post
LH has just announced several changes to its long haul routes, per: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277954/lufthansa-w18-long-haul-changes-as-of-03apr18/ Some interesting changes: FRA-BKK back up to A380 for W18 FRA-IAH B748 will replace A380. (Surprised they are not using A346). ...Jump to post
I've been on that flight. I've booked it just to fly 747 and was really disappointed when they changed to A330 5 days before departure. But even the A330 was pretty empty so I guess the change was due to low demand. A 747 would have been a waste that day. To me it felt like half of the passengers w...Jump to post