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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 12570

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

She is indeed very famous around the world and her music is cool, game-changing. I recommend those with more „historical“ names referring to airplanes out of production for decades or airlines that have gone out of business more than 20 years ago to concede that they might not be the best to comment...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base
Replies: 18
Views: 3009

Re: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base

I have flown many times into both PAD and SEN. SEN is a really convenient alternative London airport, my favorite indeed. Literally 10 minutes from plane to train. PAD serves T Systems in Bielefeld, Bertelsmann in Gütersloh and British troops are stationed there too. If you can connect to A* with li...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people choose one airline over another?
Replies: 34
Views: 2067

Re: Why do people choose one airline over another?

Some fly the A380, so i fly with them :)

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9119

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Must be the A380.

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 18057

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

Arion640 wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
I would of expected an order for 20-30 off them.


Would of? Really ? ....

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 4104

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

We should rather talk about the routes that will no longer be required after brexit.

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103514

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Boy you’re on a mission Matt! It’s just an airplane!

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2822

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

None of the arguments stated above really make me reconsider: - as Max Q says: the routes on the map shown above do not curve towards the South Pacific islands. If anything they curve towards the South Pole. - the low number of flights between Australia/NZ to South America (3 a day maximum) do not p...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2822

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

And that is a loooong ride on one engine and yet higher fuel consumption.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2822

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

LA s 787 SCL to AKL/SYD service is even worse in terms of risk. Half way between there really is no place to land. No Shemya island to land your 777 at and no Azores to glide your A330 to. 330 minutes can get very long. I believe the Arctic Pacific/south polar route should not be allowed to be flown...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2822

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

Never would I fly this route on something that only has 2 engines. I think this is a crash that is only waiting to.happen. It’s just a matter of time.

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 11805

Re: LEVEL replacing Vueling

Well it’s easier to pronounce than Vueling, so that’s a plus... That name "Vueling" is pronounced literally exactly as it's written. Well indeed in Spanish „exactly as it is written“ is indeed „voo el ing“ In English it s more „viewling“. And in Getman „literally as is written“ it would b...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 11805

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

Well actually in Level Germans pronounce the V as it is pronounced in English

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 11805

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

Eurowings would be there first ... they already fly to BKK and CPT (while Level don’t )

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 11805

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

I could not think of a less inspiring and more generic brand name than Level. Anything I’d better than that .... even Vueling

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 11805

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

My German friends say “Fühling“ :) .... after all a V is pronounced as an F and ue is a ü .... but having said that Vueling it is a well established brand known for lowest cost and a very tight seat pitch. I also think their Website is too slow. But they must be doing something right as they have be...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing
Replies: 18
Views: 4458

Re: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing

And I was considering flying them from my BCN home to MEX this fall .... no longer ! What a stupid ad ...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 50
Views: 8764

Re: LH Group

Of course they wouldn't be happy as we Swiss peopole wouldn't be either. However the question remains if we are any happier that LH makes money by cashing in on the reputation LX and OS have in their respective countries ? Not quite sure which positive reputation there was left after two crashes il...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 50
Views: 8764

Re: LH Group

What should be remarkable is not so much the multi-brand approach, which is quite common to European aviation (see IAG or AF-KL) due to the wide cultural and legal issues around merging brands, but the imperialistic German centric approach of the Lufthansa group: why does the group not have a more ...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 50
Views: 8764

Re: LH Group

Well, if people in Europe will get over their "national pride and enthusiasm" ... who knows if all LH Group airlines might be converted into some kind of Eurowings-Group, which would be a more 'neutral' name. All current "legacy carriers" [LH, OS, LX, SN, possibly AZ] could oper...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3192

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

When living in London SEN was my favorite airport. Literally 200m from train to plane .... made it within 10 minutes once including clearing customs. Runway is extremely short though but we made it all the way to BCN ecerytime :)

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 3415

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

In Germany the Rhein-Ruhr area served primarily by DUS and CGN is the most populous (10 million) and most industrial area, and Berlin is the capital as the single biggest city (3.5 million), but Franfurt (600 thousand) has the busiest airport FRA. And to top it all off in the German state Northrhein...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 116954

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

jumbojet wrote:
Ladies and gentlemen,

I believe we have our very first A380 super jumbo hotel. Germany has a 747 for a hotel, now, Germany can have an A380 for a super jumbo hotel to.


Really ? And where in Germany would that be ? There is one in Sweden but I haven’t heard of a 747 hotel in Germany ?

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18484

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I boarded a LH A340 at WDH (Windhoek, Namibia) some years ago, and was there last year and it was stairs only.

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17821

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Totally agree.

On top of that the 737 is simply a much older design imposing limitations.

As a passenger I prefer the additional space in the A320 anytime.

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 23
Views: 8624

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Bo ... s/17xqsZYY


It cannot be “definately”. It must be definitely because finis in Latin is the end and not finas.
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76er wrote:
According to Planespotters it’s a 15-year old -ERF. Definately worth it to iron out the wrinkles.

https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Bo ... s/17xqsZYY


It cannot be “definately”. It must be definitely because finis in Latin is the end and not finas.

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17821

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Well a lot of investment decisions into aircraft in the 80s and 90s of the last century were politically motivated. The decision for BA NOT to buy from Airbus initially was politically motivated as UK governments at that time felt closer to the USA. Only when BA inherited A320 from BCal and the adva...

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22143

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

Such a shame CA so far has decided against A380. Otherwise KJU would have been flying the bigger aircraft to the summit :).

After the G7 summit China may actually shift focus from Boeing to Aorbus.... so CA still has another go at this :)

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22143

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

If I heard correctly CNN said AF 1 stopped in “Crete”. Can someone confirm ?

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22143

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

CNN reports tweet from Singapore PM “Kim Jong Un having arrived” in SIN. So he must have been on CA 747 rather than his IL62 P-885 which is still in the air for 5 min off SIN right now .

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22143

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

In 2007 the New York philharmonics performed in Pyongyang. They were flown in on an Asiana 747. There is actually a very interesting documentary on that. At minute 4:54 they show the 747 having landed at FNJ. The video tells you how much North Korea wants to open up to the world. Very interesting to...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri May 25, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 21826

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Is this not an act of war by Russia ? Against NATO civilians ? How can Holland still maintain diplomatic relations with Russia ?

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by JayBCNLON
Fri May 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6501

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

It is shocking that this topic can a) make it into and then b) can stay open here in this forum. People get married everyday and it is a far stretch to make it related to civil Aviation. Mod, please lock this topic.

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 39464

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Title totally misleading as this is not an Airbus or an A380 issue. Please change it!

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16862

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

aerorobnz wrote:
SA744 wrote:
What are they going to use on SCL-AKL

It will be 788 until further notice I believe

Using 787 on SCL - AKL / SYD is a disaster waiting to happen. Really no place to land anywhere if something goes wrong (engine/batteries/etc). I will not set foot on a two-holer on Deep South Pacific routes.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 6872

Re: Big cities without any airport

The Hague, the capital of the Netherlands along with Utrecht, Gouda and Leiden, all significant Dutch cities don’t have an airport and are served by AMS, RTM and EIN.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 5004

Re: Passenger IL-76?

As far as I recall there were more than 250 OS X killed in the Algerian Air Force IL 76 that crashed last week. How were those seated / were they seatf?

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 9508

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Title incorrect as flights take off from DAM according to schedule according to flightradar24.com. 36 min ago flight RB201 Seen taking off from DAM heading to CAI now over Jordan air space.

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1066
Views: 255660

LH frontrunner in bid for AZ?

Today I saw a ticker message on n-tv, a German language news channel saying "Lufthansa bei Rennen um Alitalia vorne." - which translates into "Lufthansa is the front runner in bid for Alitalia." Does anyone have Information regarding the status of the process? Can this Statement ...

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6549

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Interesting thread. Some comments: 1. TK are a European airline with its main hub on the European continent 2. BA never flew to WDH. Why would they? There is no historical connection. SW briefly had an LGW tag on to its FRA service, but was cancelled due to lack of demand. 3. the Maledives are in As...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM
Replies: 23
Views: 5408

Re: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM

Would be a surprise if one of the leading airline groups wouldn’t be considering. The way interest is being expressed is actually more lukewarm than I would have expected. But, hey, the design is not final and why say more than necessary.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not
Replies: 24
Views: 5857

Re: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not

One must not forget that MD had developed a very negative reputation based on the crashes of the DC10 and also the MD11. I remember that airlines couldn’t get rid of the MD11s fast enough after the Swissair 111 crash. And it was engineering errors or dangerous shortcuts that led to these crashes. Th...

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers stranded in Stuttgart as pilot found drunk before takeoff
Replies: 11
Views: 3666

Re: Passengers stranded in Stuttgart as pilot found drunk before takeoff

Stuttgart is rated as one of the most boring cities in Germany, where a the local population is said to live by the saying “schaffe, schaffe, Häusle baue“ (roughly translating into “work, just work to build your house”) and the region around Stuttgart advertises “wir können alles - außer Hochdeutsch...

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Lufthansa to resume flights to Islamabad
Replies: 25
Views: 7242

Re: RUMOR: Lufthansa to resume flights to Islamabad

LH used to fly to KHI but I do not recall they ever flew to ISB. Title is slightly misleading.

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 18052

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

I flew on AA’s 767 from JFK to BCN once and the IFE wasn’t working ... so the flight attendant whispered to me: “I can give you so much booze that you don’t even notice there is a seat in front of you.”

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16525

Re: Emirates start BCN-MEX

The background to this is that there is a significant „independence“ movement in the Spanish region of Catalonia, where a large portion of the population hates anything Spanish, who believe that there are „political prisoners“ wearing yellow ribbons to show their support, displaying Catalan flags on...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23270

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, acquire A380s

It is amazing that the thread originally focused on "NH and 777F"..... when the big news in the quoted article is ANA going for more A380s, because they need them. One of my earlier posts was deleted,because I was addressing excatly that: the elephant in the room. It was deleted on the ba...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23270

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, acquire A380s

Rotating you’re really revolving around yourself. In the article the ANA CEO is quoted as saying that ANA will be spending 16bn USD till 2022 on aircraft, specifically 2x 777F and at least 2x A380 as he is using the plural for the latter. No mentioning of any other type explicitly. Clearly, there is...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23270

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, acquire A380s

It is amazing that the thread originally focused on "NH and 777F"..... when the big news in the quoted article is ANA going for more A380s, because they need them. One of my earlier posts was deleted,because I was addressing excatly that: the elephant in the room. It was deleted on the bas...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23270

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, acquire A380s

The additional A380 going mainline is conistent with what is stated in the article. It clearly says: A380 for passengers in order to Close supply gaps.It is not referring to the A380 going to Vanilla for HNL Service.

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