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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 14136

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

I am hoping they manage to keep the 757s flying a little longer. LS seem not to mind flying older jets, and they keep them in great shape too, so that shouldn't be a problem for the immediate future. Having said that, I don't see them delving into a new type for when the beloved 757 goes....they'd p...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launching its first route to BCN
Replies: 18
Views: 4375

Re: Volotea launching its first route to BCN

My crystal ball says that Volotea's future has Vueling written all over it....

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise
Replies: 41
Views: 6407

Re: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise

ZERO absolutely ZERO sympathy for NIMBYS, wherever they may be. It's invariably and always the same boring old story. They buy a house in the vicinity of an airport and then surprise surprise they get annoyed by the noise. [email protected] them I say. We also have a very annoying and loud group of far-left-wing...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14861

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

These triangle routes are very common in Africa. Lots of airlines do it and the main reason is that each of the markets by themselves is not large enough to fill a plane from Europe so airlines combine 2 destinations for the same plane. SN and AF have been doing it for decades. EK also does triangl...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 15661

Re: Minor Delta TATL improves

PDL is one of the markets where BOS is a better gateway than JFK. Much stronger local demand on both sides. If they are committed to the market (which there isn't any evidence that they are) then moving the route to BOS would be the logical step. Indeed! Ponta Delgada HAS to be out of Boston! I'm a...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 15661

Re: Minor Delta TATL improves

That's interesting. FRA used to get 764s to all JFK, ATL, DTW maybe 2 or 3 years ago and was then continuously downgraded until this summer when it hit 763s exclusively. All 332 represents a slight uptick in capacity again but I'll miss seeing 3 DL 764s parked at Terminal 2. FRA has plenty of A330s...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22386

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

Would love to hear the experience the pax will have upon arrival after 8+ in a single aisle acft. Hope the Doctors let them speak or the hospital provides a PR announcement. Varig used to fly GIG-FCO nonstop on a 707. Actually Varig used to have cheap special flights to Lisbon called "Voos da ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Color- Tan/Grey?
Replies: 29
Views: 9518

Re: Cockpit Color- Tan/Grey?

FlyRow wrote:
Relaxing and neutral, no unneedded distriction. Or optimale background for screens.

Soviets used mintgreen I believe.


:checkmark: beautiful mint green. Lovely!

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An-24s in regular pax schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: An-24s in regular pax schedule?

If you want to fly the Y-40, you're best off trying to fly between Uzhhorod and Kiev. If anyone knows of a reliable way to catch an An-26 (occasional charter) or An-74, please post it here - I'd be very interested It felt very cool to arrive on an An-24 in Minsk with Motor Sich, and then see a pres...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...
Replies: 36
Views: 10508

Re: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...

If you wind the clock back to 70s and 80s, this type of activity used to be carried out by "timed out" Convair twins, Douglas piston transports and Constellations. There are tons of corporate jets that are falling into a category similar these old airliners as they reach the end of their ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An-24s in regular pax schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: An-24s in regular pax schedule?

I absolutely love the AN-24, flown on 5 different ones with 3 airlines. It's not exactly comfortable and the noise is deafening, but it has this incredibly solid and reliable feeling to it! Like you're sitting in a flying tank! I usually wear earplugs when I'm on one. I've tried listening to music ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An-24s in regular pax schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: An-24s in regular pax schedule?

Hi there ;) I had two AN-24 flights last August with Motor Sich Airlines in Ukraine. One from Lviv to Kiev and Kiev to Odessa ;) The fun part is, you got two pilots, one cabin crew and a operator sitting in the back of the plane. When you visit the toilet, you can see your luggage in the back of th...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An-24s in regular pax schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

An-24s in regular pax schedule?

Dear fellow A.netters, While I do know that there still is a relatively large (but dwindling!) number of An-24s flying (mostly on cargo flights), I was wondering what the numbers of An-24s still regularly plying the skies on published schedules might be, and where these are (airlines/routes). Any in...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22339

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

lightsaber wrote:
Unknown. I know enough on the external system design on the ARJ-21 to never step foot on one.


Uh. This is very interesting. Care to elaborate? I'd love to learn something about this mysterious bird....
Thanks

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US wants to ban Iran-Italy flights operated by Mahan Air
Replies: 27
Views: 12541

Re: US wants to ban Iran-Italy flights

The title should be revised to mention W5 specifically, as they are supposedly controlled by a designated foreign terrorist organization, the IRGC, and have been carrying contraband between countries like Syria and Venezuela. Then why target Italy specifically? Mahan flies to tons of places. Just b...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18744

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

Numbers show not enough people are willing to fly with them, or, at least, not for prices norwegian needs to stay afloat without resorting to begging extended loans and such. And nobody is forcing people to work for them directly , but they do influence the jobmarket (negatively ). Jobs as a pilot ...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18744

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

But Why?.!. Why all the hate. Why. I really don't get it. This should be an aviation fans forum. Why all the hate against Norwegian. Nobody is forcing people to fly (*OR WORK*) with them. Why hoping that they go bust, meaning that many people will lose their jobs and the travelling public will have...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differences Dash 8 & Dash 8 NEXTGEN
Replies: 11
Views: 9119

Re: Differences Dash 8 & Dash 8 NEXTGEN

The ANVS (active noise and vibrations supression system) works by putting a low frequency sound through the speakers of the cabin, which cancels out much of the noise on the Dash 8. ( the Q400 is by far the quietest turboprop in the sky ) and also has a system that cancels out much of the vibration...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Americans have no idea what's going on outside the US?
Replies: 64
Views: 5725

Re: Some Americans have no idea what's going on outside the US?

OMG. Where do we start from... The 3 main issues I have with Americans in general - which to me are at the basis of the acutely problematic view they have of the rest of the universe (including the lack of any geographical sense of awareness), are: Issue 1) most Americans think that the US is the ce...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differences Dash 8 & Dash 8 NEXTGEN
Replies: 11
Views: 9119

Re: Differences Dash 8 & Dash 8 NEXTGEN

The ANVS (active noise and vibrations supression system) works by putting a low frequency sound through the speakers of the cabin, which cancels out much of the noise on the Dash 8. ( the Q400 is by far the quietest turboprop in the sky ) and also has a system that cancels out much of the vibration...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18744

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

Heres hoping this is just the next step in their eventual exit from the marketplace. But Why?.!. Why all the hate. Why. I really don't get it. This should be an aviation fans forum. Why all the hate against Norwegian. Nobody is forcing people to fly (*OR WORK*) with them. Why hoping that they go bu...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 18446

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

Considering the fact that this route is profitable for United why haven't they not at least upgauge it to a 77W to better off compete with AA, BA, DL and VS? They might very well be profitable since they fly smaller 767-300ER aircraft while the competition is flying larger aircraft. Please comment....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6419

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

How many percent of A.netters are American? Thing is, I'm not even American, but the bias (or pro- thinking) of Americans vis-à-vis these three [huge, but otherwise] pretty un-remarkable airlines is nothing short of mind-boggling..... We Europeans are rarely so biased towards airlines, including ou...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6419

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

You won the internet, numbers 11-12 are representative of I would guestimate 70% of Aneters thinking How many percent of A.netters are American? Thing is, I'm not even American, but the bias (or pro- thinking) of Americans vis-à-vis these three [huge, but otherwise] pretty un-remarkable airlines is...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6419

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

1) The A220 was designed exclusively/mostly/solely for LCY-JFK 2) The 757 is THE BEST aircraft ever made, bar none 3) Passengers care about aircraft type, and NOT about price 4) Passenger Comfort is solely based on the number of seats across a fuselage 5) short-haul wide body is sexy 6) long-haul na...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220064

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Although I am terribly sorry for all those poor people who have been working hard for the proud TC name, now my main concern is for the Condor brand to stay afloat, and "make a speedy recovery" out of the whims of the TC group. I'm one of those who is dreaming of an LH-owned DE. All it tak...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350-1000 @ SNN
Replies: 17
Views: 6387

Re: BA A350-1000 @ SNN

Can I be totally thick, and ask why training in Shannon is required? SNN has been used by BA for circuits training forever. I remember back in the day BOAC did train all their cadets on the VC-10 'live' at Shannon. They would almost literally jump from one day to the next from the seat of a single ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52818

Re: EASA Directive Requires Indigo to Block ~30% of A321neo Seats on DEL-IST flight

Indian airlines are supposedly only leaving the last cargo hold empty, and no-one is dictating them to block all the seats you are mentioning.... That has nothing to do with the COG issues. They leave the last cargo section empty because there is no bags to carry for the seats that have been blocke...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..
Replies: 23
Views: 5568

Re: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..

Meanwhile, on another news outlet, KIA is saying how they will compete with Aston Martin in the high-performance, luxury sport cars market.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52818

Re: EASA Directive Requires Indigo to Block ~30% of A321neo Seats on DEL-IST flight

It’s actually not because of the recent directive but because apparently to meet weight restrictions to make the route Indigo previously just didn’t bring the passenger’s checked bags. After discussions with DCGA they agreed to block seats instead. The EASA thing is only that DCGA did a surprise au...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 66
Views: 4750

Re: Body modifications

In fact they were generally happier after the procedure than before. .[/quote] Yup. I can so see a baby being happier after some practitioner has forcibly mutilated a part of their penis. Indeed. I'd like to know the very reason why you had your three babies circumcised, other than YOU HAD IT DONE t...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 90
Views: 11616

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

There is also some anatomic names that have same name but different meaning in Swedish/English. English: Cheek is the lower part of the side of you face. Swedish: Käke means jawbone. English chin is the pointy bone below your moth. Swedish: Kind is the same as cheek. Swedish; Haka is the same as ch...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 66
Views: 4750

Re: Body modifications

Okay, since you had it done electively, thus making it inarguably "on topic" for this thread and you don't seem to be shy about talking about it, I've got to ask: Why did you have it done? I was born about a month early and the doctor wouldn't do the procedure since I was premature. Even ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 66
Views: 4750

Re: Body modifications

I suppose a part of my body has been modified. But then so have the majority of males born in the US. I'm happy with mine. Others perhaps not. That qualifies to genital mutilation in my book. It's the forcible removal of the single most sensitive part of the male human anatomy, and it is done to an...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 66
Views: 4750

Re: Body modifications

I suppose a part of my body has been modified. But then so have the majority of males born in the US. I'm happy with mine. Others perhaps not. I had it done in college. Okay, since you had it done electively, thus making it inarguably "on topic" for this thread and you don't seem to be sh...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 66
Views: 4750

Re: Body modifications

I suppose a part of my body has been modified. But then so have the majority of males born in the US. I'm happy with mine. Others perhaps not. That qualifies to genital mutilation in my book. It's the forcible removal of the single most sensitive part of the male human anatomy, and it is done to an...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic: A Skyteam hub at LHR ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3439

Re: Virgin Atlantic: A Skyteam hub at LHR ?

Click bait, wishful thinking, dreams, froth.... call it whatever you like....not a grain of substance here. Pointless talk.

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by oldannyboy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19584

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

Fascinating to see how Virgin will dovetail with WestJet, Aeromexico,Gol, China Eastern, Korean Air, add lift to India to help with the demise of Jet,and inaugurate service to Delta focus cities Austin and Raleigh Durham. Yet to be factored in are possible synergies with a “New Alitalia” which will...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British airways / LHR to JFK in the 70s
Replies: 27
Views: 4716

Re: British airways / LHR to JFK in the 70s

I seem to remember that the VC10 continued -more sporadically perhaps- to serve JFK regularly until almost the very end of its life at BA. In the '70s the VC10 was still very highly regarded in passenger comfort terms, and surprisingly some people still preferred it to the 747, as it was a much more...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 21978

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Lovely aircraft, lovely memories. Such a solid, sturdy, heavy-duty airframe. As much as it was noisy inside, the cabin was very quiet, much much quieter than that of the DC-9, except perhaps at the very back, and the also the cabin fittings and panels had absolutely no rattles - so unlike the older ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today
Replies: 20
Views: 7537

Re: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today

DDR wrote:
The 747 offered a wider cabin with more seating options for "those" who refused to sit next to women. Wonder of LY will see an increase in disturbances because of this?


I'm secretly hoping "those" will be offered a cargo bin in the lower hold in future.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 57
Views: 10329

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

I find it hilarious that a country like Kenya (absolutely stunning, amazing scenery and natural wonders, but where do we start enumerating the so many issues like poverty and social dilapidations?) has the 'guts' to publicly worry about farting on a plane....

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by oldannyboy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 29388

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Regardless of it being a narrow-body, the A220 offers excellent 'big jet' comfort, cue really low cabin noise levels, large overhead bins, big windows, and excellent cabin humidity levels. It's cabin comfort levels are up there with the 787, and so much better that anything else NB-wise. So, I welco...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the a220
Replies: 35
Views: 9186

Re: LH and the a220

I honestly believe it's only a question of time before we are seeing the A220 in LH colours....

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by oldannyboy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 15098

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

Nothing really new here TBH.... The big news to me is this is happening from Brussels Midi and not Brussels Main (Centraal). I mean, has anyone realized JUST HOW SHADY the station and surrounding neighborhood is??? I'd think about going there alone whilst having to drag my cases along, and [obviousl...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 62
Views: 12110

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

eagles94 wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
I saw a Great Dane jet at Bologna the other day. No idea what it was doing there though....


Charter flight on behalf of Bravo Tours/Primera Travel Group


:checkmark: Thanks

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by oldannyboy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 62
Views: 12110

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

I saw a Great Dane jet at Bologna the other day. No idea what it was doing there though....

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by oldannyboy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 50
Views: 10072

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

Boy, I for one love the MD-90, I think it looks great, and is a delight to fly one -AND, I truly miss the days of a third/fourth main competitor in the market- but I have to concede that it was already a much too warmed-up MD-80, and indeed besides the modern V2500 engine (which required significant...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52818

Re: Lufthansa Pulling Last Economy Row On A320neo

Clearly it's because all of the extra weight that would otherwise be more evenly distributed over say a 2-to-3 meters section, gets all squashed in that 'over-the-edge' final fuselage oval, so it's not really "the extra row" itself creating the problem. The weight of two toilets, plus the ...

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