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by JannEejit
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165820

Re: Flights to/from Wuhan (WUH) Suspended

(Attempts to keep within aviation theme) It's been reported here in Scotland that several Chinese nationals believed to be students recently arrived, have been admitted to hospitals in Glasgow and Edinburgh for testing under suspicion of showing symptoms of said virus. I guess if true then that's a ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14906

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

For a carrier named Air Greenland , the all-red scheme seems quite contradictory. Besides, it goes against the current "green" mantra. :mrgreen: The red has been the livery for Air Greenland for quite a while. The flag of Greenland is red and white. No doubt goes back to the early settler...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Glasgow
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: Protests in Glasgow

Perhaps the SNP constant demands for another independence referendum has more to do with distracting the population attention away from the terrible way that the SNP are running the Scottish government . Income tax in Scotland higher than the rest of the UK, I have no objections to higher tax when ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 801
Views: 120584

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Well IAG has just raised an objection according to the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51117885 That seems to be WW saying "it's not fair" rather than a formal objection. He can't really do too much as BA really only serves major airports and seems to ignore the regional airports...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 801
Views: 120584

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

leghorn wrote:
Willie Walsh says it is blatant misuse of public funds.


Surely not Willie Walsh formerly of British Airways who benefitted substantially from public funds whilst others faltered in the pre-privatisation years ? :?

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11599

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Secondly, there is absolutely plenty demand between Edinburgh and Florida. Why there isn't a service that is absolutely bound to print money is another unsolved mystery. Norwegian are currently trying to save themselves, TUI are seasonal. TCX were based in Manchester and never did much flying to th...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 72137

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I think we are getting off topic by spending too much time talking about the cert issues . There’s already a thread for that . If it doesn’t fly again ba will get a good deal on what replaces it anyway . They are in no hurry to get these planes . At the end of the day they are prob going to reap re...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Neil Peart Has Died. Drummer for Rush.
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: The Great Neil Peart Has Died. Drummer for Rush.

As an almost 40 years Rush fan, I was very upset when this news broke last night in the UK. I saw them live several times too and was in complete awe of Neil's prowess behind that massive kit of drums and percussion items. Given the sheer utter tragedy of his personal life when his kid then wife die...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2020

Some good news for GLA as EK confirms the year-round A380 service at GLA https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/288595/emirates-files-year-round-a380-glasgow-service-in-202021/ Someones gotta use those newly built gates now ;) Funnily enough they can actually be used by other types too. ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15946

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Only A.netters would get their knickers in a knot over airplane windows that dim without their consent because how dare anyone take away their god given right to look through them at the expense of everyone else's rest... :rotfl: Fortunately, no one else gives much of a damn. Worse are the window s...

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by JannEejit
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7990

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westray_t ... ray_flight
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Some of Loganair's inter Orkney Islands flights last mere minutes. Westray to Papa Westray for example, takes about 90 seconds on average.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westray_t ... ray_flight

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break
Replies: 23
Views: 7482

Re: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break

Do they ever use the Dreamlifters for non Boeing related cargo work ? No, not allowed , according the Type Certificate of the 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) , the official name of the Dreamlifter : Allowable Cargo: These airplanes are not approved for commercial freight hauling operations of m...

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break
Replies: 23
Views: 7482

Re: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break

Do they ever use the Dreamlifters for non Boeing related cargo work ? Is there a capacity advantage to be (occasionally) exploited over a regular 747 freighter ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of the racoon mask on Airbus A220?
Replies: 20
Views: 3592

Re: Lack of the racoon mask on Airbus A220?

Is it because the mask is used by Airbus as a 'signature' feature/option on the Neo series ? Yes I know some customers don't take it up.

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by JannEejit
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockerbie
Replies: 18
Views: 5171

Re: Lockerbie

Remember it well, two days after my 18th birthday and listening to it unfold on local radio whilst doing my evening job during my first college year. Some of my future colleagues were called to the scene to cover it on television. I drove past Lockerbie on the once cratured M74, a week or two ago, a...

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by JannEejit
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-CIVZ to Dublin
Replies: 14
Views: 3383

Re: G-CIVZ to Dublin

Maybe she will get the regular BA paint scheme instead of the One World livery? Or a new basic BA livery to meet IAG spec ? Seeing how the new A350s have just started arriving in full BA with crest livery and union flag wing tips it seems unlikely they would now introduce a basic Iberia style liver...

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by JannEejit
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-CIVZ to Dublin
Replies: 14
Views: 3383

Re: G-CIVZ to Dublin

Maybe she will get the regular BA paint scheme instead of the One World livery? Or a new basic BA livery to meet IAG spec ? Where did you get this idea? Not sure IAG have a spec any more than following fashion. Seems ofd they’re repainting a B744 this late, I though Negus was the last one to be get...

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by JannEejit
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-CIVZ to Dublin
Replies: 14
Views: 3383

Re: G-CIVZ to Dublin

PANAMsterdam wrote:
Maybe she will get the regular BA paint scheme instead of the One World livery?


Or a new basic BA livery to meet IAG spec ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31360

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

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twaconnie wrote:
I guess it's to soon for a blended wing design.


And/or an SST ? Or are the current R&D projects at niche companies and NASA going to bear fruit that will see a big player like A or B take it on ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221353

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

When I walked past Trailfinders yesterday, I noticed that of the 8 or so desks in the shopfront, only two were occupied by agents. Of those desks, only one had a customer. And this was at lunchtime. How long can high street travel agents last? Time will tell how long they can last, I've seen simila...

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221353

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Thomas Cook is set to be relaunched by its Chinese owner, who plans to use the 178-year-old British tour operator’s brand on a travel platform targeting European customers. https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1815454/chinese-owner-reviving-thomas-cook?fbclid=IwAR1thFIbxTxbgyc7ap09fXzxoA8BBLwnO-h5z...

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by JannEejit
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates planning for a new A380 lounge
Replies: 24
Views: 5363

Re: Emirates planning for a new A380 lounge

I mean, when you've got that much airplane and nothing to do with all that space, why not just throw in a swimming pool and be done with it? Petting zoo? Uh, how about the Air France art gallery concept? Airplanes move people from A to B. No one says, "I'm going to go to the bar; I'll just by ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.
Replies: 14
Views: 2771

Re: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.

Good job no one was hurt.... They got by with a little help from their friends. The airport closed down and I tried to imagine all the people, it was easy if I tried. Had those affected been flying on a cheap lousy, Ryanair ticket, I bet the airline wouldn't have taken care of those delayed by the ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.
Replies: 14
Views: 2771

Re: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.

Any word on a reason yet, high winds ? It's certainly been quite gusty overnight in the UK, with debris and bins thrown around my street. Looks like Icelandair fleet returning to KEF from European destinations were also affected by extreme weather in that area. Yesterday's Munich flight diverted int...

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.
Replies: 14
Views: 2771

Re: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.

n729pa wrote:
I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade.


Good job no one was hurt....


Did anyone shout for HELP ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 8417

Re: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

I think at this stage it's proof of concept & working with Transport Canada to come up with new rules & regulations. Correct and Loganair along with Cranfield University in the UK are currently embroiled in some R&D aimed at battery powering their BN Islander fleet on their very short S...

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 8417

Re: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

"Good afternoon passengers, owing to a problem we're going to need to return to base after we've dumped fuel !" (Opens cockpit window... splish… spash) "Ok we're good now !"

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by JannEejit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson Changes Mind on Selling VS stake to AFKL
Replies: 63
Views: 11760

Re: Branson Changes Mind on Selling VS stake to AFKL

Curious, does the great bearded one really want all this bother in his later years? He has been low key lately and is probably in Necker Island for the winter. Perhaps he has found a new fondness for VA. Well he's just about to give up his Virgin Trains West Coast line franchise in the UK to First/...

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by JannEejit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic boom over London
Replies: 10
Views: 5336

Re: Sonic boom over London

I heard on one of the news channels this morning that it was a B767 from Tel Aviv. This would then match up with N725SH from TLV destination unknown overflying London westbound at around that time. Which would make it former El Al 767, 4X-EAN, now US registered and in stripped down El Al livery. Po...

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by JannEejit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5804

Re: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary

I feel there's plenty of good reasons why NZ might have not let others turn this tragic accident into a dinner-time TV show. What could NZ possibly do to stop a British program from creating/broadcasting a documentary, based on long-public information, in foreign countries? Exactly. It makes no sen...

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by JannEejit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5804

Re: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary

An interesting article in memory of the 40th anniversary of the TE901 disaster in Antarctica. Our thoughts are with them, and the people of New Zealand https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50555046 The cine clip attached to that article has to be one of the eeriest clips ever associated with an av...

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by JannEejit
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic boom over London
Replies: 10
Views: 5336

Re: Sonic boom over London

I heard on one of the news channels this morning that it was a B767 from Tel Aviv. This would then match up with N725SH from TLV destination unknown overflying London westbound at around that time. Which would make it former El Al 767, 4X-EAN, now US registered and in stripped down El Al livery. Po...

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21708

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

IWMBH wrote:
I wasn't aware that BA operated secondhand A320's. Seems like GATL had quite the life before joining the BA-fleet.


Yes, all of the G-GAT* fleet were acquired from previous operators. Another example of life under Mr Cruz.

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by JannEejit
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 29088

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

This should be a really great transcontinental aircraft. Plenty of space for various configurations. Enough range for any coast to coast route. I think that's where this aircraft will shine. I don't think we'll see it used much on sub 1000nm routes. The reason is that the long fuselage makes the bo...

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by JannEejit
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 29088

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

lightsaber wrote:
DenverTed wrote:
It's a two engine 720.

:rotfl:

Funny, but true. What does it say about me that I understood that statement fully.

Lightsaber


Same here, a while ago I put a 720 model and a 739 of same scale, side by side and they were virtually the same length.

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by JannEejit
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41540

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

But weren't Virgin Little Red restricted to only ABZ, EDI and MAN when they took on the remedy routes ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 10274

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

American operated a 757 to Philadelphia up until 2017 before moving it to Edinburgh. Virgin Atlantic operate a 747 from March to October and an A330-200 from November-January. It's only one month short of a I'll year round service.

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257571

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

So in summary: Qantas wants the planes for less, the crews to take a pay cut and the passengers to pay more ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27088

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

It’s hard to believe that this livery was introduced almost 7 years ago. I’d imagine a good chunk of their fleet is due for some new paint. If they were to do an update or modification, I’d imagine now would be the best time to do it. While we’re on the subject, how often does AA repaint their plan...

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27088

Re: American Airlines Updating Livery

So different paint but same livery ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11095

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

Can someone explain the difference in performance terms between winglets and raked wingtips ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6381

Re: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"

So just names of destinations on its route network ? Much like BA's 747 fleet years ago.

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21391

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Of course the better question might be (and it's been answered above in part anyway) is why Air Transat adopted the A310 so late in it's career and not so much why they kept it so long ? You also might ask why an A310 or 762 sized plane isn't still available to buy new, but that's for the 'MoM' disc...

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221353

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Yes but they have apparently said they wanted the brand in press releases surrounding the purchase. So the question still remains as to how they plan to use it ? No shops and no airline so how 'visible' are they going to be in a crowded market ? Surely they can only be an online presence now ? It wi...

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by JannEejit
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221353

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/fosu ... 12002.html


How are Fosun going to roll out the new Thomas Cook ? And are they going to partner an airline ?
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VS4ever wrote:
Fosun got their deal, for pennies and without having to take a stake in the airline.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/fosu ... 12002.html


How are Fosun going to roll out the new Thomas Cook ? And are they going to partner an airline ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14183

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Well the Airbus page says it 'rolled out of paint hangar' when in fact it appears to still be in the hangar... :lol:

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17728

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

hrc773 wrote:
So, what about the Virgin Atlantic inflight masseur/masseuses? Are/were those full certified Flight Attendants? They wouldn't qualify for the crew visa either, if they're not trained as such.


But didn't Virgin withdraw that service years ago ? Quite possibly for similar reasons ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26573

Re: KLM retires A330's, becomes all Boeing airline

PlymSpotter wrote:
I thought the A330s were always intended to be a reasonably short-term measure.


Yes I thought so too, another stop gap measure during the original 787 delays ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.
Replies: 33
Views: 6512

Re: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.

https://www.aerosteles.net/steleen-goussainville-tu144


Thanks, I'd like to go and see that some time.
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mach144 wrote:
JannEejit wrote: Is there a memorial at the site of the Tupolev crash ?

Photos from the site...
https://www.aerosteles.net/steleen-goussainville-tu144


Thanks, I'd like to go and see that some time.

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