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by transswede
Wed Nov 05, 2003 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On America West?
Replies: 17
Views: 3668

RE: Your Thoughts On America West?

They have been pretty no-frills for quite some time now. But I have flown them several times, and I haven't had any bad experiences. Not great either. (Can you see a trend in the replies?)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I have already booked my family's X-mas trip with...

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by transswede
Wed Nov 05, 2003 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened With Continental`s 753`s?
Replies: 27
Views: 4936

RE: What Happened With Continental`s 753`s?

I flew a 753 IAH-MCO early this year.

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by transswede
Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Beautiful Airline Livery
Replies: 94
Views: 26396

RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

It's not even close for me - <b>Air Tahiti Nui</b> are in a clas by themselves: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/363239/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/363239/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/sma...

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by transswede
Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Prediction: 100 Years Of Service For 7E7
Replies: 39
Views: 7706

RE: Boeing Prediction: 100 Years Of Service For 7E7

Why don't they actually build the aircraft before boasting about how long it will remain in service?

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by transswede
Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A340s
Replies: 13
Views: 2848

RE: SAS A340s

Jaws, Yes, the A332 is available with the same <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> Trent engines as the A333. It just seems like the A332 would be the ideal aircraft for almost all of SAS's north-amrican routes - Especially <acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), N...

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by transswede
Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A340s
Replies: 13
Views: 2848

RE: SAS A340s

The next widebody aircraft SAS gets, IMO, will be the A330-200. It just seems like a better fit on most routes.

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by transswede
Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330/340 Same Fuselage As A300/310
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

RE: A330/340 Same Fuselage As A300/310

S.p.a.s.,
Airbus last all-new design was the A320

Sure, if you don't count the A380, which is well in progress...

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by transswede
Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Plans For A Smaller A330?
Replies: 5
Views: 3458

RE: Any Plans For A Smaller A330?

A good further shrink of the A330-200 would have to have a lighter/smaller wing to be effective. And by then, you might as well make it the A350 or something. (or A300NG)

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by transswede
Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Taunts Boeing Over 7E7
Replies: 197
Views: 18577

RE: Airbus Taunts Boeing Over 7E7

<i>"I don't feel the the A-380 is unsafe, however, if history proves, the next target of an on-board bomb would be the biggest aircraft the terrorists can get their hands on. That aircraft being the A-380."</i> Uh-huh. Because terrorists only target 747's these days, don't they?  <img src="/dis...

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by transswede
Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Pictures?
Replies: 15
Views: 3750

RE: 7E7 Pictures?

It's just an artist rendering... I highly doubt that the whole fuselage will be curved like that. Ain't gonna happen! The 7E7 fuselage will be a straight tube - mark my words.

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by transswede
Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A316 And A317
Replies: 13
Views: 14775

RE: A316 And A317

The A(E)316 and A(E)317 - if made years ago - would have been looked and been spec'd almost exactly like the Embraer 170 and 190.

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by transswede
Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA's Service To Europe In Pre-744 Times
Replies: 29
Views: 5805

RE: SIA's Service To Europe In Pre-744 Times

I flew <b><acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>-<acronym title="Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece">ATH</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-CMB-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN /...

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by transswede
Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 7E7 Article With Some Good New Facts
Replies: 31
Views: 4599

RE: Another 7E7 Article With Some Good New Facts

I think you missed my point...

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by transswede
Wed Sep 17, 2003 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 7E7 Article With Some Good New Facts
Replies: 31
Views: 4599

RE: Another 7E7 Article With Some Good New Facts

The A330-200 seats 211 in Air France layout. Isn't it a great 757 replacement?

'Nuff said.

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by transswede
Tue Sep 16, 2003 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 7E7 Article With Some Good New Facts
Replies: 31
Views: 4599

RE: Another 7E7 Article With Some Good New Facts

What is so confusing?
- 300 pax in all economy configuration
- 200 pax in three-class configuration
All in the the same fuselage, the "-200" model.

The later stretched 7E7 would seat more.

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by transswede
Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Looking More And More Like....
Replies: 59
Views: 8024

RE: 7E7 Looking More And More Like....

Yes, you are right, I stand corrected. I misread another thread.

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by transswede
Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Looking More And More Like....
Replies: 59
Views: 8024

RE: 7E7 Looking More And More Like....

Keesje, <i>B757 is 2500-3000 range 200 seater, 7e7 will be to. But 7e7 is not replacing 757 because it is a narrow body... Brilliant.</i> Umm... 7E7 (non-ER) range: 6,600nm, more than <b>twice</b> the 757 range. 7E7 capcity: 200 in <b>three-class</b> configuration, not 200 in all economy on the 757....

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by transswede
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Looking More And More Like....
Replies: 59
Views: 8024

RE: 7E7 Looking More And More Like....

<i>Will this 3,000 nm variant be a narrowbody?</i> <b>Of course not.</b> The "7E7 replacing the 757" myth has always been wishful thinking by some on these forums. The 7E7 will be slightly wider then the A330, still seating 2-4-2. The shortrange version of the 7E7 will be very similar in dimensions ...

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by transswede
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Changes 7E7 Plans, Focus On 3 Versions ..
Replies: 17
Views: 4953

RE: Boeing Changes 7E7 Plans, Focus On 3 Versions ..

Note that this 200 capacity of the 7E7 is in three-class layout.
It is much bigger than the 757, which only can seat 200 in a one-class layout.

I predict the baseline version will be of similar length (or longer) than the 767-300. The stretch will be similar to the -400.

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by transswede
Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 777's Coach Section 3X3X3
Replies: 21
Views: 4029

RE: Delta's 777's Coach Section 3X3X3

Meister808, - The two window seats.

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by transswede
Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Eyes Short-Range Version Of 7E7
Replies: 23
Views: 4010

RE: Boeing Eyes Short-Range Version Of 7E7

That shorter range version would have pretty much the same specs as the <b>A300-600</b>. Similar range, cabin width, capacity. An A300NG.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I'm suprised it took airlines to tell Boeing that they wanted a short-range aircraft, instead of Boe...

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by transswede
Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six Most Influential Airliners
Replies: 36
Views: 4840

RE: Six Most Influential Airliners

Concorder influential? Hardly! Airline trafic before and after has not changed much. Don't let your personal feelings for the aircraft get in the way of the facts. And advanced? For its time, sure. But a much modern replacement could easily be built by either Boeing or Airbus today, if they felt lik...

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by transswede
Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closest Airports With Wide-body Service
Replies: 10
Views: 3756

RE: Closest Airports With Wide-body Service

How about <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>/<acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>? <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> and Sanford (wid...

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by transswede
Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest With Any Other Type Of Aircraft.....?
Replies: 15
Views: 4946

RE: Southwest With Any Other Type Of Aircraft.....?

Contrails, The 7E7 is most certainly a <b>widebody</b>. It will have Airbus-like 2+4+2 seating, and even be a few inches wider than the A300/330/340, according to information released so far. (Although it could change) You are probably thinking it is a narrowbody due to all the wishful thinking on t...

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by transswede
Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Finally Sells Another 764ER!
Replies: 19
Views: 5401

RE: Boeing Finally Sells Another 764ER!

So the air force also wants an underpowered and under-ranged aircraft? Good for them!  Smile

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by transswede
Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier "Baby" Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4280

RE: Frontier "Baby" Airbus

Here are some in-service shots: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/394521/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/394521/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/2/5/394521.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger ...

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by transswede
Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS To Fly CPH-Basra!
Replies: 38
Views: 5677

RE: SAS To Fly CPH-Basra!

MadViking, The only remaining Airbus widebody left on order is coming this winter, and that's an A330-300. But that is replacing the last 767 on U.S. routes, I believe. (Which will complete SAS long-haul fleet renewal: 7 A340, 4 A330) SAS does have options for several more A330/340's, but they have ...

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by transswede
Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS To Fly CPH-Basra!
Replies: 38
Views: 5677

RE: SAS To Fly CPH-Basra!

The problem with sharing an aircraft between Basrah and <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> is that it really requires two aircraft for daily flights to <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa"...

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by transswede
Wed Aug 13, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin To OZ, How About Via LAX?
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

RE: Virgin To OZ, How About Via LAX?

The shortest path from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> is almost straight through <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok Interna...

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by transswede
Wed Aug 13, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS To Fly CPH-Basra!
Replies: 38
Views: 5677

RE: SAS To Fly CPH-Basra!

Since both SAS and LOT (soon) are in the Star Alliance, I guess Basra can become a new Star Alliance hub!  Smile

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by transswede
Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS To Fly CPH-Basra!
Replies: 38
Views: 5677

RE: SAS To Fly CPH-Basra!

One of the left-over 767's would probably be best for this route...

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by transswede
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is SAS Transcontinental ORD-ARN?
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

RE: How Is SAS Transcontinental ORD-ARN?

Well, be sure to write a trip report!  Smile

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by transswede
Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus To Buy Aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 5529

RE: Aer Lingus To Buy Aircraft

The 7E7 is still a "paper" aircraft - in other words, not much of a marketing leverage for anything unless some detailed and realistic specifications are forthcoming.

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by transswede
Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Receives Discount For A340-600s
Replies: 4
Views: 2948

RE: Thai Receives Discount For A340-600s

Well, both Boeing and Airbus have given up to around ~40% discounts in the past, so this is really nothing new. No airline buys at "sticker price".

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by transswede
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA New WBC / A330 Presentation Available
Replies: 16
Views: 3464

RE: NWA New WBC / A330 Presentation Available

Very nice looking!!!

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by transswede
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unrealistic Plane Movies
Replies: 69
Views: 12680

RE: Unrealistic Plane Movies

Re: "Top Gun" - Yes, they were either F-5's or T-38's. (very similar) Som other funny things in "Air Force 1": - <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 (?) tanker approaches AF1 from above and behind, close enough that the AF1's tail would have hit the tanker. - F-15's wi...

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by transswede
Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS - 767 And/or 330 On ARN-EWR
Replies: 21
Views: 4237

RE: SAS - 767 And/or 330 On ARN-EWR

If SAS are looking to expand their long-haul fleet, I think purchasing a few A330-200's would be a better idea rather than more A340-300's. The smaller capacity would fit some routes better, IMO.

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by transswede
Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS - 767 And/or 330 On ARN-EWR
Replies: 21
Views: 4237

RE: SAS - 767 And/or 330 On ARN-EWR

Mikkel777, that last A333 will be needed for existing routes when the last 767 leaves the fleet.

To expand to new long distance routes, SAS will either have to get new aircraft, or drop some old routes.

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by transswede
Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS To South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 3882

RE: SAS To South Africa

SAA-SAL, unlike SNBA, SAS prefers to only fly to destinations where they can have daily flights. (at least during non-war and non-SARS seasons). Daily flights attract business travelers, and higher yields. That's why they have a relatively low number of destinations for their fleet size.

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by transswede
Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are SAS 767's Going?
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

RE: Where Are SAS 767's Going?

I think they are going to the desert... To be scrapped eventually. There really isn't much of a market for used 767's, as far as I know.

And 2-4-2 on SAS' new aribuses is just as good as 2-3-2. You still never have to step over more than one person to get out.

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by transswede
Wed Jul 30, 2003 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do I Digitally Enhance A Airline Photo?
Replies: 2
Views: 2495

RE: How Do I Digitally Enhance A Airline Photo?

Note that you should also ask the permission from the photographer before posting any modified image in a public forum such as this.

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by transswede
Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Movies...Realistic?
Replies: 30
Views: 4910

RE: Plane Movies...Realistic?

What I find so amusing is how much space there is on airliners in movies. There's always lots of space both above and below the passenger cabin for terrorists or special forces teams to climb around in.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> (See "Executive Decision" for a pri...

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by transswede
Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami's Finn Community Welcomes Finnair Back
Replies: 17
Views: 2894

RE: Miami's Finn Community Welcomes Finnair Back

<i>SAS- When the Star terminal opens/is established. They've always been wanting to serve <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> since about the late 80s. If they do, I could definitley see them serving <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA...

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by transswede
Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 'Odd Ball' MD-90 Fleet...
Replies: 24
Views: 5484

RE: Delta's 'Odd Ball' MD-90 Fleet...

I used to fly the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90 out of <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> quite a bit - and I love the aircraft. Very quiet (even sitting by the engines) and it climbs like a rocket. Unfortunately last time it had ...

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by transswede
Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757NG Needed!
Replies: 30
Views: 3544

RE: 757NG Needed!

AA737-823, True, but what little specs they have released so far (subject to change of course) show a plane that will be larger than the 767-200, almost as wide as the 777, have a range in excess of the 777-200ER. It clearly is a 767 replacement. The Boeing <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</a...

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by transswede
Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Advanced For 2009?
Replies: 23
Views: 4369

RE: 747 Advanced For 2009?

According to the PDF, Boeing plans to put 7E7 engines on the "747 advanced" - Well, so much for the theory (or wishful thinking) that the 7E7 engines won't be adaptable to the A330. If Boeing thinks it can be done with the older 747, clearly it will be even easier to attach them to the A330.

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by transswede
Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NWA A330 At MSP, But How To Catch A Glimpse?
Replies: 46
Views: 8230

RE: New NWA A330 At MSP, But How To Catch A Glimpse?

Here are some new-ish NWA A330 images to wet the appetite: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/382453/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/382453/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/5/4/382453.jpg" ...

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by transswede
Sun Jul 06, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS And Baghdad
Replies: 22
Views: 2791

RE: SAS And Baghdad

True... But it still would not be a very smart thing to do. In the near future, any incoming passenger liner to Baghdad originating from Tel Aviv will be quite a magnet for SAM's, RPG's, and small arms fire.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I read a report from a aweek o...

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by transswede
Sat Jul 05, 2003 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS And Baghdad
Replies: 22
Views: 2791

RE: SAS And Baghdad

They did serve Baghdad and Dubai at least...

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by transswede
Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS And Baghdad
Replies: 22
Views: 2791

RE: SAS And Baghdad

Beirut, Istanbul, or Cairo sounds like the most likely 1-stop stopovers, if the route happens. But it's only my specualtion.

TLV will be politically impossible, I think.

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