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by Jomar777
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9120

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

The most beautiful is the Concorde for me. It always stopped dead a lot of people around Surrey when it did take off from Heathrow and banked over the skies towards US... From the old Guard, I always loved the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser (shame I never di fly on one...) Also, the B757 really deserves a...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1366

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

I worked for over two years flying between London and Milan. Have been on holidays in Italy very often and never have flown Alitalia. You may argue that this is because of the LCC airlines but I have even flown Lufthansa Italy during that period and also BA very often... Nothing to deal with price/q...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 18430

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

gulf air is known to make bad business decisions and this is one of them Sorry but I do not think so. Nothing related to the C-Series but actually to the fact that they are not financially sound. If you exclude QR and EK, the other airlines on the GCC are not doing particularly well. The Blockade o...

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by Jomar777
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 14298

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

Personally I hope the design comes out looking at least in some way like a natural 757 successor. Failing that and if going wide, like a 762 Max concept. I agree with you and would also note that, for a twin aisle concept, you would ot need a MOM 797 - you would only need to create a B787-7, for ex...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350 next year fleet placement expectation
Replies: 36
Views: 6691

Re: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation

I mean, they still do have A332s stored in QSC I believe. As for the rest of the fleet, I've all but given up trying to understand what they're doing. They've been deferring A359 deliveries, but the A35K ones are bound to start soon (next year, I believe?) It seems clear actually. Brasil to operate...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45766

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

This simply goes on and on. Have lost counts of how many threads on B6 x EMB x BBD have been on A.net. I think we should just hold back and wait to see what they actually order. All points made so far (E2 to be orders, C-Series win, going all Airbus...) are valid somehow but I think we have been re...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 10331

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

Very unlikely to provide significant changes. 1) This is a potentially Domestic Dispute so no Country Borders involved like Cataluna and/or Scotland, for example; 2) Will not shift significantly the economics at least on a short or medium term; 3) Even if approved, it will take literally ages to act...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45766

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

This simply goes on and on. Have lost counts of how many threads on B6 x EMB x BBD have been on A.net. I think we should just hold back and wait to see what they actually order. All points made so far (E2 to be orders, C-Series win, going all Airbus...) are valid somehow but I think we have been rep...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17827

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Will Ryanair ever order anything other than Boeing 738s? Will EasyJet go back to Boeing or order something else? Very hard to tell in a sense because it all depends mainly on price and offer... EasyJet showed clearly that, should the economics and timing on demand be right, it is quite possible to s...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10968

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Waterbomber wrote:
Just in time for Farnborough.


You are right about that and I would say they timed it.

Expect orders in Farnborough. I would be surprised if they did not materialize...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM seating issue
Replies: 14
Views: 3825

Re: KLM seating issue

I usually fly KLM to Brazil every time (about twice a year to GRU - in the past it was also GIG). I've got this a couple of times - you confirm your seat, then it shows payment processing. I spoke to their customer services and got the usual message - "it will show eventually - the system is up...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6750

Re: LATAM adding Munich

You guys keep saying that LH won't like this, but I think they will have to suck it up. Why? Because JJ still have codeshare agreements with LH group. O6 still don't offer the same connectivity as JJ. JJ and LH still need each other. Let's not forget that JJ have also applied to increase frequency ...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6750

Re: LATAM adding Munich

I wonder if this service would remain on an A350 rather than going B763. They could bring one of those flying on QR back for this service... Just a thought...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?
Replies: 36
Views: 5646

Re: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?

Hold up. I agree with this whole debate on Portuguese being an official ICAO recognized language, just as much as I'd like for Spanish to be spoken in some places rather than being forced to speak in their terrible english, but how is he saying that there's not a whole lot of cash going around raci...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?
Replies: 36
Views: 5646

Re: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?

YOWza There are more people that speak Hindi and Bengali than Portuguese should those be official too? Is it "Racist" that they are not? Até mais! YOWza I get your previous points - thanks for replying. My point overall here is that Portuguese speaking countries have the right to request ...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12642

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Sorry but having the passport means nothing because, even if it is a legitimate passport, it does not show the parents name on it. WN was absolutely correct in checking. You don't get it, don't you? The name does not matter at all. There is no need to check if the child is travelling with the paren...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 31, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13690

Re: A310 - too early?

Let's turn this argument on its head. Why precisely does Boeing wants to spend $$$ on a clean sheet single aisle that can be responded effectively to by Airbus much cheaper and quicker through some combination of aforementioned A321ELR/A322? It doesn't take a CFA to recognize that's a bad way to us...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?
Replies: 36
Views: 5646

Re: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?

1) ICAO is a UN agency. Portuguese is not an official UN language. So by transitivity it's simple. 2) If you total the number of flights Portuguese-speaking airlines operate outside the lusosphere you will not find a huge number. 3) 300M people sounds impressive till you realize most of that is Bra...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 31, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12642

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Really? Both parents were present. I've flown with my wife (different last name) and my two kids for years and never once has anyone cited "federal law" to tell me that I had to show a birth certificate. Contract of carriage requires an ID for all fliers. I've been asked to produce birth ...

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by Jomar777
Wed May 30, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13690

Re: A310 - too early?

Where are you seeing that it is widely expected that the MOM will be single aisle? Everything I've ever read says that the MOM will be a twin aisle. Why do a new MOM for a twin aisle on this level if they already have the B787-8? They would rather bump the sales for the B788 instead instead of a cl...

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by Jomar777
Wed May 30, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13690

Re: A310 - too early?

Really? every single indication from Boeing, aviation media outlets...everywhere...EXCEPT a.net states it'll be a widebody. You can name some sources but then you will see many other sources saying otherwise. That's why A.met posts are showing an inclination for a single aisle. I personally do beli...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 32842

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

I think it would be better to say the true: removing the Yellow made painting the planes cheap. Unless LH was considering between blue and full orange and brown stripped planes, their argument does not make sense. If anything, they surrendered originality and innovation losing a great opportunity to...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 29, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13690

Re: A310 - too early?

I do not think so by one single reason: it is widely expected that Boeing's MOM will be single aisle which the A310 was not. Nowadays, you would see the B787-8 potentially competing to the A310 if this one was still in the market (maybe a slightly stretched A310 that is...).What I would argue is th...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13690

Re: A310 - too early?

I do not think so by one single reason: it is widely expected that Boeing's MOM will be single aisle which the A310 was not. Where are you seeing that it is widely expected that the MOM will be single aisle? Everything I've ever read says that the MOM will be a twin aisle. See (several...) previous...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13690

Re: A310 - too early?

B757 can be replaced only by B757 This is an unpopular opinion, but I personally can't wait till every 757 is scrapped. They're really old birds and they're showing their age. The sooner they get replaced the better. You could say that but the reason there are so many still in the skies is exactly ...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13690

Re: A310 - too early?

I do not think so by one single reason: it is widely expected that Boeing's MOM will be single aisle which the A310 was not. Nowadays, you would see the B787-8 potentially competing to the A310 if this one was still in the market (maybe a slightly stretched A310 that is...).What I would argue is tha...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 24, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6980

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

I would go for a long range business version of the CS100 or CS300. New Aircraft, cutting edge technology, economic, right size to take all his cookies with him and already being subsidised by the government. Better than this, only firing Bojo afterwards and replacing him by someone that actually ca...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 24, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 10420

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

The worst mistake any airline has made [LFCR] was AA’s decision to ditch the iconic [LFCR] ‘Silver fleet’ and go to the bizarrely ugly paint job of today The polished aluminum had a distinctive, made for purpose elegant look that was timeless and a powerful brand statement [LFCR] Even with the arri...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 10420

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

TR763 wrote:
Oh well, my signature says it all.


The one on your signature was better than the one on the photo on your post. I remember those times...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 10420

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

From my side, The Varig one before the last (the one which did not have the big Varig on the side), was very beautiful. The Lufthansa before this rubbish they call it rebrand also was quite good (the old style on one of their B748s was the best). American Airlines: I am really sorry but the actual o...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 4304

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

Although all LATAM Flights are now LA (JJ no longer used) the split between Brazil and Chile does still exist. All B787s are on Chile's Fleet while the A350s will only be on Brazil's Fleet. The B777s from Brazil will be retired/transferred to Chile (see other blogs on the subject). The B763s will c...

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by Jomar777
Mon May 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 4304

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

Although all LATAM Flights are now LA (JJ no longer used) the split between Brazil and Chile does still exist. All B787s are on Chile's Fleet while the A350s will only be on Brazil's Fleet. The B777s from Brazil will be retired/transferred to Chile (see other blogs on the subject). The B763s will co...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 11, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 40043

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

i have flown B787 from QR and TG also flown A350 with SQ, QR, TG and AY for some reason the AY 350 is the absolutly most noisy so my ranking will be: A350 SQ A350 QR B787 QR A350 TG B787 TG A350 AY in the AY planes there are so many diffenrent noises you dont hear in the other Agree. I fly regularl...

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by Jomar777
Wed May 09, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 23643

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I am not sure Airbus Order is at risk. OK, considerable percentage of Airbus is American but let's not forget that Europe has NOT backtracked on the Nuclear Deal with Iran and will continue to work with them. This means that it would be very hard for the US Administration to block anything going to ...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12273

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Can Air France go under? It certainly can? Will it soon? I doubt it. It is easy for Macron to play tough with Air France and SNCF right now but, if they end up on a serious (heavily indebted at a point of collapse like AZ) he will move towards at least avoiding bankruptcy and high layoffs/unemployme...

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by Jomar777
Wed May 02, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 10317

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

The fact that it's a narrow body doesn't bother me, it's the 737 itself that sounds like torture. I've flown 707's long haul and it was great but I can't compare a 707 to a poxy 737, also times have changed and so has the seat pitch... How is the 737 so much worse than an equally configured 707. Th...

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by Jomar777
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16865

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the 77W's on AKL/SYD and MEL as the 788's are some 40 seats less than the -9's so it will create quite the problem for LA over time. For this to happen, the B77W's would have to be moved from the Brazilian outfit to the Chilean one since that's the one that serves AKL...

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by Jomar777
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR buys a 25% stake in Moscow Vnukovo Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: QR buys a 25% stake in Moscow Vnukovo Airport

Nominally, it is the Airline. By fact, it is the Qatari State. The State of Qatar, when doing foreign investments, "nominates" one of their entities (Qatar Foundation, Qatar Airlines, etc...) which will own the share on behalf of the Government. Always when a Qatari Entity directly linked ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25446

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

The first thing that worries me on this one is the fact that A321s will be fitted like this. Although the report says short haul, you would not expect an A321 nowadays to fly less than 2 hours. I’m not defending the new seats, but most BA A321 flying is well below two hours. Picking one at random, ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25446

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

par13del wrote:
So in a nutshell this is the BA Effect.
LCC offer no reclining seats BAD.
Premium Carrier offer no reclining seats - GOOD
BA's premium prestige makes the service, not the actual service.


That may not last long since BA continues to charge Premium for a LCC offering.

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CSeries' middle seat
Replies: 61
Views: 12598

Re: The CSeries' middle seat

Question though (I apologize for my ignorance) - Why a 3-2 configuration at all? If there's really a good reason for it, why other airliners (the B717 for example, the MD11 which some airlines used to configure as 2-4-3, etc...) have not kept their market? Why don't Boeing and Airbus consider thems...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2-1-2 Cabin Configuration on Narrow Body Aircafts (B737 / A32X)
Replies: 12
Views: 3128

Re: 2-1-2 Cabin Configuration on Narrow Body Aircafts (B737 / A32X)

It would be too expensive to implement and maintain cost-wise (you would have to cater for an increase on cabin crew too to cater for the two aisles, for example, and consider the reduction of a whole lot of seats). Please note that major changes, above all on economy class, nowadays are cost cuttin...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25446

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

The first thing that worries me on this one is the fact that A321s will be fitted like this. Although the report says short haul, you would not expect an A321 nowadays to fly less than 2 hours. I like reclining seats and follow the rule that, if the person behind me has reclined, then I am OK to rec...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CSeries' middle seat
Replies: 61
Views: 12598

Re: The CSeries' middle seat

I would believe that Airlines would opt to reconfiguring the seats so that the extra inch is "shared" between all seats in that row rather than have a middle extra wide seat. I can see the point of an wider middle seat when, paradoxically, it is not sold (i.e. giving extra space for people...

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by Jomar777
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17547

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hanger

Ugly plane. Why is the tail fin so far forward? Way too much tail cone behind the tail .. I hate that. you're crazy... the C-series is gorgeous. No... he's not! It is just HIS opinion. Everyone is entitled to one and I am sure a lot of people like/dislike the E2, the A380 (have seen it called Big F...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7607

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

That is an argument one does hear from the UK side. But in this case the size and the importance of the UK market for the EU, about 10%, is vastly overrated and the importance of the EU market for the UK, about 50% is vastly underrated. The UK will have to accept that the EU will not overthrow its ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22305

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

easyJet had the A319 with 2 overwing exits on each side. A319 high density. Not sure if it was a special request from easyJet but it is currently offered to any airline. I think that this was a request by easyJet and this allowed the configuration with 156 seats. Other airlines also selected this v...

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by Jomar777
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7607

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

Although It might sound political - which is not the case of this site - I really must point out that there's an enormous mistake in thinking that it is all for UK to do and lose on Brexit. EU does have to push for agreements too you know? They need the UK market and usually being tough in one area...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7607

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

More of a publicity stunner here. Even on a Hard Brexit scenario, people would still have to fly. If an airline cancels a flight due to any reason, will be subject not only to their T&C's but to legal arbitration and any government legislation in place both at departure and arrival points. I wo...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7607

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

Ummmmm, it's pretty clear that without an agreement any flights will be up to the goodness of the hearts of the receiving countries. It is up to the UK government to be making these agreements. The EU is under no requirement to accept UK flights post Brexit. And if current legislation says an airli...

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