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by trijetsonly
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 13093

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

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, ...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6364

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

... 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...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paid lounge at FRA traveling to the USA
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Paid lounge at FRA traveling to the USA

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 ...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer 175 strobe lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: Embraer 175 strobe lights

The strobes are easily visible from the cabin on A320-series aircraft with sharklets. But somehow they never annoyed me.


See the little triangular glass on the leading edge of the Sharklet. That's where the strobes are.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A330-243 seat configuration of 330 seats (1 class economy)
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Airbus A330-243 seat configuration of 330 seats (1 class economy)

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...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: White cockpit
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: White cockpit



looking good in my opinion

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Commercial airplane in general aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 1828

Re: Commercial airplane in general aviation

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.


I'd take the one from your forum signature :cloudnine:

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 52998

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

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 ...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loftleiðir Icelandic will charter two B 757 to Hapag Lloyd Cruises
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Loftleiðir Icelandic will charter two B 757 to Hapag Lloyd Cruises

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...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loftleiðir Icelandic will charter two B 757 to Hapag Lloyd Cruises
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Loftleiðir Icelandic will charter two B 757 to Hapag Lloyd Cruises

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...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 4783

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

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...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 83
Views: 21153

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

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...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 83
Views: 21153

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

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...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10296

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

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...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10296

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

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...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types without any preserved examples
Replies: 45
Views: 3159

Re: Aircraft types without any preserved examples

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...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types without any preserved examples
Replies: 45
Views: 3159

Re: Aircraft types without any preserved examples

BartSimpson wrote:
Dornier 728


One of the prototypes is preserved as a cabin demonstrator at the DLR
http://scart.dlr.de/site/test-facilities/do728/

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help with Finding aircraft registrations
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Help with Finding aircraft registrations

ConnectAir wrote:
LH 694 FRA-TLV operated on 6-27-14


There was no LH 694 on 27.06.2014.
We have
LH 694 on 26.06.2014, departing 19:35 (A321-200 D-AISL)
LH 686 on 27.06.2014, departing 08:20 (A321-200 D-AISP)
LH 690 on 27.06.2014, departing 17:30 (A321-200 D-AISO)

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types without any preserved examples
Replies: 45
Views: 3159

Re: Aircraft types without any preserved examples

What about the Boeing 377? I mean a passenger plane, not the C-97 freighter.

As you've mentioned the Fw-200. But there is restauration (or rebuilding) in progress of one that they've found in a Fjord in Norway. FW-200 rebuilding

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Hamburg tour vs VW Wolfsburg tour
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Airbus Hamburg tour vs VW Wolfsburg tour

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 ...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 4598

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

For a modern selection:
A340-500
(perfect size, decent look and unbeatable range)

For a classic selection:
L-1011 500
(perfect size, unbeatable look and decent range)

For an even more classic selection:
Tu-114
(just look at it and say it's not cool)

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Business Europe - Johannesburg
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Best Business Europe - Johannesburg

I'd try something completely new and pick ET via ADD.
The selection of planes is nice and ADD is not a place where one would usually transfer.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo to open Xi'an-Pyongyang charter service in July
Replies: 11
Views: 1975

Re: Air Koryo to open Xi'an-Pyongyang charter service in July

LH658 wrote:
What do these people do in NK? Other than take government tours of the city etc.


There are also lots of beautiful beaches that aren't very crowded. For the Chinese it's a very easy and cheap way for a vacation on a beach.

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BobMUC wrote:


I really doubt that the A35K is lighter than a Tu-154...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 5326

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

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...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 5326

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

- 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...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 5326

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

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...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15325

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

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...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: airlines under 10million that surprise you?
Replies: 8
Views: 1973

Re: airlines under 10million that surprise you?

Though Etihad has now more than 10mil I always expected them to be much larger.
The same applies to EgyptAir.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even vs. Odd Transatlantic Flight Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 4470

Re: Even vs. Odd Transatlantic Flight Numbers

All LH flights from their hubs are even numbered while the flights to the hubs are odd numbered.
Thats why the westbound flights are even and the eastbound flights are odd.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 9282

Re: What airliner is this?

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.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Air Koryo new livery
Replies: 13
Views: 5371

Re: Question about Air Koryo new livery

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...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 2676

Re: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

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.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo resumes twice-weekly flights to Shanghai starting from May 31
Replies: 16
Views: 4384

Re: Air Koryo resumes twice-weekly flights to Shanghai starting from May 31

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...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 11358

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

According to German newspaper he also states that women in aviation are still good for cabin service and representing the airline during customer events...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fanhansa 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Fanhansa 2018

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...

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by trijetsonly
Thu May 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest record of slide-off airliners
Replies: 9
Views: 2717

Re: Longest record of slide-off airliners

What about Korean Air Flight 902, that landed far from any available runway?
Image

Or won't that count as slide off as it didn't try to land on a runway at all?

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by trijetsonly
Fri May 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 18405

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

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...

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by trijetsonly
Thu May 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 3176

Re: They fly there??

The Air Koryo flight to Berlin and Zurich until the late 2000s

Lufthansa to Australia, St. Maarten and the Seychelles

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by trijetsonly
Wed May 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 8974

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

#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...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 4049

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

So we have:
B720
BAC1-11
CV880/990
Caravelle
Concorde
IL-86
Mercure
Trident
TU-104
TU-114 (no Jetliner though but as quick as one)
TU-124
TU-144
VC-10
VFW-614
Y-10

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 8040

Re: LH deploys A340-600 on MUC-PMI in May

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


I still get low fare offerings and lots of empty seats on the seat map on those flights.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Classics with 744 engines
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Re: 747 Classics with 744 engines

According to my sources following 747-200 and 747-300 were delivered with CF6-80 engines:
22870, 22871, 23721, 23722, 23824, 23825, 24106, 24107, 24108, 24159, 24160

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by trijetsonly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 2989

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

What about St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg? LED-PIE

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 8040

LH A346s on European routes

Due to the high demand on Whitsunday and the following two weeks, LH deploys the A340-600 on several flights between Munich and Palma.

So everyone looking for an easy way to fly this rare bird within Europe: here you go.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 8042

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

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...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting LH Service Changes
Replies: 31
Views: 7002

Re: Interesting LH Service Changes

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). ...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH mixing up gauge to SEA
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

Re: LH mixing up gauge to SEA

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...

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