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by Vasu
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 3515

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

This just about answers what I was wondering - thanks. It was just that in my experience on UA 763s, the old Y seats were still onboard and I wanted to verify if they had indeed all been swapped out. It was just an overall unpleasant experience and I've avoided that type since. So I'm guessing your...

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by Vasu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 3515

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

adamblang wrote:
Either you don't know what Polaris is or you don't know what new Y/Y+ seats are.

Everything with Polaris has new Y/Y+ seats.


An unnecessarily rude-sounding response I’m afraid. Rather than say something like that, how about explaining what Polaris and/or the new Y/Y+ seats are?

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by Vasu
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WDL flying for easyJet
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

WDL flying for easyJet

Anyone know why D-ACJJ, a WDL E190, is currently flying for easyJet? It seems to have been operating for them since the end of July, based out of LGW.

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by Vasu
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 34
Views: 7788

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

Anyone else notice the repeated “treble seven”?

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by Vasu
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 34
Views: 7788

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

A slightly naff planespotting programme is better than no planespotting programme... even if it caused my wife to leave the room through boredom! I did like the comment about the Icelandair 757 full of fish.

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by Vasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 5083

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

Thanks! Doesn’t look too bad - pretty much the standard these days.

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by Vasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 118
Views: 34314

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

I’m having visions of some 787 wings being accidentally fitted to the aircraft or something!

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by Vasu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 5083

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

What’s the new cabin like?

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by Vasu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6913

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

raylee67 wrote:
They were flying from Turkey?? Do they know that they were in a Muslim country with a flag with a crescent and a star on it?


Probably not. Sadly we have quite a few people like this in the UK...

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by Vasu
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 118042

Re: AF to order A220

According to La Tribune, AF is poised to order A220 by end of July. A380 are to be replaced either by B787 or A330neo, decision to be made later this year. https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/air-france-travaille-sur-une-commande-d-avions-fin-juillet-823498.ht...

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by Vasu
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)
Replies: 15
Views: 3376

Re: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)

Thank you for sharing. I have not yet tried Aeroflot and their long haul product. I might be wrong but studied their longhaul after using Momondo to search for flights. Apparently transfer at Sheremetjevo requires you to go landside and thus you need a visa so Aeroflot is out of the question. No, I...

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by Vasu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Malta seating question
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Air Malta seating question

Hi, Does anyone know about Air Malta seating? I booked my LGW to MLA flight (A320) and had to perform the seat selection over the phone with the call centre as the ticket was third-party and it’s impossible to manage the reservation online. I was told that I could only book row 28 as I am travelling...

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by Vasu
Tue May 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding
Replies: 36
Views: 5890

Re: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding

That seems a little bit ridiculous, but it must’ve given the business passengers quite a nice private exit!

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by Vasu
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sliding Aisle Seat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Re: Sliding Aisle Seat?

The boarding process would require families, couples, groups etc to board separately... not going to happen!

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by Vasu
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 22353

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

Sorry if I started a discussion about toilets!

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by Vasu
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?
Replies: 18
Views: 2417

Re: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?

Nobody in the UK knows what “Brexit” means... a week after the supposed leave date.

My bet: in ten years’ time, A.net will still be asking what will happen to UK air travel after Brexit :lol:

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by Vasu
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 22353

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

Thrones are the four C seats that don’t have neighbors. I like that they’ve used warm colors. Oh I see - what brilliant seats to have. I thought it meant the colloquial term throne, and that this little C section of the plane has four toilets! That would surely be a record on the toilet-to-seat rat...

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by Vasu
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 22353

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

dfpinto wrote:
Just a pity there are only 4 thrones in C. But great cabin, the game changer is finally here.


Thrones as in toilets?

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by Vasu
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP (Air?) Portugal
Replies: 0
Views: 794

TAP (Air?) Portugal

Hi all,

I know that in the last year or so, TP started to paint planes as “TAP Air Portugal” again (as they used to many years ago). However, the latest A321N says “TAP Portugal”. Have they ditched the “air” again?

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by Vasu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Re: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”

Travelling on a 'proper' airline does not mean you will fare any better, or worse, in this sort of case. I've encountered similarly frustrating IT issues with several mainline carriers, including three of those flying into MSQ. When approached they did sod all about it in advance, even with one car...

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by Vasu
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport Old House
Replies: 9
Views: 1765

Re: Manchester Airport Old House

JannEejit wrote:
Is it in use nowadays or just lying empty ?


Why, do you want to buy it?

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by Vasu
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Re: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”

Sorry, I didn’t want this to get into a debate about airline pricing structures. Just interested if anyone had dealt with a booking being later split into two different one-way booking references, and how long it took the airline to sort out. I didn’t pay £18 for the original WizzAir flights, it was...

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by Vasu
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Re: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”

If the actual destination is MSQ, why didn't you buy a ticket there? Even now I can see itineraries at around 160 GBP with OS. Because the original plan was to arrive in Vilnius and take the train across the border... but it needed a visa whereas flying into Minsk didn’t. I consulted the group and ...

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by Vasu
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Re: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”

What you should do? Don't fly low cost in the future. Simple. I would just try to cancel the flight and flight alternative tickets with a better airline. We’d lose too much - not sure if the others in the group would be too happy forking out for additional flights! Plus, the alternatives UK - Lithu...

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by Vasu
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Wizz Air “waiting for separation”

Hi all, I wonder if any of you can answer this Wizzair question, or whether any of you have experienced something similar...? I had return flights LTN - VNO - LTN booked for six people at the end of May 2019. All good. But then about a month ago Wizzair cancelled the outbound flight and changed us t...

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by Vasu
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6704

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

I really don’t think it’s too bad - I like how the little squares continue further down to the bottom of the fuselage now.

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by Vasu
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 120589

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Just wondering, is Boeing covering the costs of all the wet-leasing (for the B737 MAX 8) - I think I read somewhere that RR are paying for the 787 wet-leases. I don't know if they are but I read somewhere that Norwegian plans on sending Boeing a bill for the MAX-related expenses. Surely they should...

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by Vasu
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3am scheduled departure from lgw
Replies: 11
Views: 4028

Re: 3am scheduled departure from lgw

Ps114 is scheduled to depart lgw at 0300. The departures either side of this flight are at 2200 and 0600. Just find it odd that theres this random flight in the middle of the night. Does Gatwick not have a departure curfew? That’s if it takes off... I was booked on it last year and it got cancelled...

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by Vasu
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1324

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

I once self-connected at DUB. Arrived on FR from EIN and flew out on DY to PVD. That's all the way at the other end of the airport. From the arrivals in T1 it's one-way through immigration after which you end up landside, there's no option to stay airside. For a good drink there's a nice pub just o...

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by Vasu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1324

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

Can confirm self connections at DUB cannot use "flight connections" and have to leave through arrivals and head back in via the usual departure routines. It's quite a long walk from RYR's usual gates to the main halls. By the time you've walked from pier D out through arrivals, up to depa...

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by Vasu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1324

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

Since you're going to be there for a while you may as well be comfortable. A tip for you, when you go through security in Dublin, don't go the FR gates (they about 10-15 mins walk away), the reason if you go there you can't come back and there's not much there. There's a nice outside (ie fresh air)...

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by Vasu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1324

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

Yes, you have to go fully out and back in again. No transfer facility available. Not a problem, we expected that this would be the case. Thanks. Any idea where the best place to spend a couple of hours might be? The criteria is the least expensive pints of beer and (if possible) a view of the tarmac.

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by Vasu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140202

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

They are not actually rectangles. The engine cowlings were meant to replicate the fuselage. The whole engine cowling should be white on the top and the blue cheatline should divide the white top from the silver (grey) underside. The engine cowlings were the fuselage colours in miniature. That’s nev...

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by Vasu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1324

Ryanair “connection” in DUB

Hi all, Having flown FR a gazillion times, I know full well that they’re not a “connecting” airline. However, I had to book travel to Manchester with a friend who lives near STN so the cheapest option seemed to be to fly STN-DUB-MAN ! We have two and a half hours between flights in Dublin (is there ...

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by Vasu
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one time London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 56
Views: 9511

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

This looks amazing! Right up my street... planes and craft beer together?! Then I saw the price... looks like my beer trips will continue to be Ryanair flights to Warsaw Modlin for the time being!

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by Vasu
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13803

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Dreadful - I don’t think anyone can defend Ryanair on this... (coming from a usual FR-fan). Reminds me of that old tale of the the racist on the SAA flight but not with the nice ending ☹️

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by Vasu
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best London base for a premium airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 2782

Re: Best London base for a premium airline?

Whilst unlikely, I would go LHR so the airline could have connectivity with other premium airlines.

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by Vasu
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Malta seat selection
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Air Malta seat selection

Won’t allow me to manage the booking online as it was booked through Expedia!

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by Vasu
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Malta seat selection
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Air Malta seat selection

Duplicate post

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by Vasu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Malta seat selection
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Air Malta seat selection

Hi, I’m wondering if anyone has any information on Air Malta’s seat plans... I’ve booked the family on a flight from SEN to MLA (claims to be operated by an A320). I called them to select seats and the guy on the phone said the only ones in the back half of the plane which were available to select w...

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by Vasu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comet 1 destinations
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: Comet 1 destinations

Very interesting stuff... I do wonder why the airlines didn’t just provide the bus from central London then have the passengers check in at the actual airport?

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by Vasu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comet 1 destinations
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: Comet 1 destinations

What’s the difference between “Airways Terminal” and “London Airport”?

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by Vasu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 46
Views: 7276

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

I know everyone’s different... but I just paid £30 for a return flight to Germany so I’ll go along with whatever their latest rules are.

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by Vasu
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say

Can’t say anything about long haul, but the LHR-WAW-KBP I did this year was great. All flights on-time, the service was fairly basic but the planes were clean and the (purchased) Polish drinks were good!

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by Vasu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extra markings on 737QC
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Extra markings on 737QC

So, judging by the fact that the other photos are of 737-800s, it’s probably a deliberate piss-take by jet2 staff? If aircraft are being damaged, nice one!

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by Vasu
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding always on left side of aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 2105

Re: Boarding always on left side of aircraft?

Seabear wrote:
Same reason you mount a horse from the left side?

And why do people do that?

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by Vasu
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extra markings on 737QC
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Extra markings on 737QC

Hi,

Was just wondering if anyone knew what these extra markings are on 737QC versions (behind the cockpit windows):

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by Vasu
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 8303

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

I wonder whether the dedicated airlines will go altogether? Will companies like Thomas Cook just book random planes from whichever airlines they can find cheaply to get their passengers to their destinations? Seems they are doing quite a bit of outsourcing this year already, to the likes of Smartlyn...

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by Vasu
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12466

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

NYPECO wrote:
How are there people in this thread defending the man's behavior? It is not normal or okay to do that in public.


That’s what I was thinking... it’s a really bloody weird thing to do!

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by Vasu
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Those screaming infants and babies on planes
Replies: 15
Views: 1862

Re: Those screaming infants and babies on planes

Some people seem to forget we've all been babies..... and we've all screamed and cried at some point in our lives.... Thanks! Gruß, masi1157 Absolutely! We’ve just done our first flight as a family, with our ten-month-old son. Thankfully he seemed to love the whole experience from start to finish (...

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