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by AtomicGarden
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines do retro liveries?
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Why do airlines do retro liveries?

To please Airliners.net users with their so beloved cheat lines! God, I hate them (but I also hate Eurowhite).

In all seriousness, I think they get cheap/free PR from the media and social networks.

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals

Amsterdam wrote:
Why no hamsters? Hamsters dont do anyone harm and are small. I dont understand why only dogs and cats and not also hamsters... strange rule


Not long ago I read here on A-net that hamsters (and any rodent) are not allowed in any circumstance because they might chew cables if accidentally set loose.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5807

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

flybynight wrote:
From a name perspective, I like Blue Alaska


I prefer Alaska Blue. B.A. sounds like sushi to me.

BTW the logo could be a winner if there was a spear running thru it ;)

unbowed, unbent, unbroken, ...uncanny

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can You See a List of Every Flight You've Been On From an Airline?
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Can You See a List of Every Flight You've Been On From an Airline?

Probably not, unless it's under a legal procedure. It's a hassle and GDS don't have years of flights readily available. I don't think airlines have departments dedicated to this request, also. You can always ask, of course, but to my experience, it's highly unlikely.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl
Replies: 51
Views: 4604

Re: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl

Lotus (my dog) is actually 50% GSD and 50% Rottweiler. I once met a dog half rott, half husky. He was as big and mean looking as he was sweet and playful. Also my sister in law has a staffordshire bullterrier and, other than being a brute when playing and having a big ass jaw, is also pretty harmle...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uruguay's only airline reduces operations & lays off staff
Replies: 13
Views: 3306

Re: Uruguay's only airline reduces operations & lays off staff

Regarding the fuel costs, is it too ridiculous to fill up the tank in other countries when they fly there?

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 83
Views: 10371

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

How much is O&D (which is what other airlines would benefit of) and how much is connections? (what my guess is DL mostly does)? if you are aiming for the former, it sounds ludicrous to need a takeover and specially a second airport like some folks have said on here!

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 11753

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

Had they put a sticker in them, A-net would be full of people ranting about how unaesthetic they look and that the airline should just disable the camera feature.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 5256

Re: American livery. Dated?

Playing under the "keep it simple" category, it's a nice one. Middle of the lot, nothing to write home about. I do like grey liveries (like NW) much more than white liveries.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12868

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

I don't think airlines that folded soon should count.

How long did UA's blue tulip livery last?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 11753

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

I'd be more concerned if I was a woman with a generous cleavage.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the A380 to early? And could it come back as a NEO in the future?
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: Was the A380 to early? And could it come back as a NEO in the future?

I could see more a double decker, twin engine 777 sized aircraft, perhaps.

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 35451

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Well, at least at my company the rule is you need a doctor's note when off for three or more days -- less than that, you just call in sick. This varies by employer by mine only requires a note if you call out more than three days. Requiring a note to use a single day of sick time actually discourag...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 35451

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

[quote="AtomicGarden" ] . Having said that, it seems the workers should get what they are asking for, [/quote] How can you say that without knowing what they are asking for? In any negotiation the union comes in asking for something outrageously big, and the company outrageously small.[/q...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 35451

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Cancel flights then. Don’t encourage a mechanic to come in to work sick by threatening them with termination. Would you want your pilot coming in sick? Doesn't seem to me that they are sick, but more of a political move by the union, no? So they should come in if they are sick and legitimately unfi...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 62
Views: 12018

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

Should be flying MD80's...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 35451

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

jetmatt777 wrote:
Cancel flights then. Don’t encourage a mechanic to come in to work sick by threatening them with termination.

Would you want your pilot coming in sick?


Doesn't seem to me that they are sick, but more of a political move by the union, no?

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conquest Piston Convair Ditches Off Florida Coast
Replies: 15
Views: 4443

Re: Conquest Piston Convair Ditches Off Florida Coast

How reliable are these aircraft? do you need to have some big balls to fly them? I know, anything with the proper maintenance is safe to fly...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian reduces schedule to GRU & EZE; upgauges equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 3602

Re: Ethiopian reduces schedule to GRU & EZE; upgauges equipment

Their early 788s are probably overweight and ADD’s extreme altitude only make it worse. I wonder if there are any load sacrifices if flown in 788. If so, they should probably do it. 77L... it is indeed nice. They even keep the humane 3-3-3 configuration in it! Why not? It's really not that. Brazil ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling
Replies: 49
Views: 18857

Re: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling

Unless she did so with her uniform or she's open to her acquaintances about this side project, then screw BR, let people live their lives as they want. Also, I agree with those saying that watching hours of porn with (probably) horny males accusing a woman of being her on the screen, is harassment. ...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....
Replies: 33
Views: 4877

Re: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....

wouldn't be a bad idea. How about Continental Airlines! No matter how hard they try, the United brand will always be associated with certain very negative elements of the recent past. It cant be helped. And thats not at all meant in a derogatory way, because they have made huge inroads into becomin...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding abuses
Replies: 33
Views: 2270

Re: Boarding abuses

Another boarding abuse: in my company, while probably not strictly enforced, you cannot/shouldn't be able to ask for a wheelchair for a single flight, you gotta have it for the whole itinerary or fill a medical form. Many people took advantage of it when flying from the USA to pass thru security fas...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mendoza, Argentina looking for Madrid flights
Replies: 12
Views: 1380

Re: Mendoza, Argentina looking for Madrid flights

Every governor believes their province is the "must go" for tourists, so I don't find this surprising. Mind you, MDZ is a very nice province, but also well connected by air travel. Maybe in a few yeras like DCAJET says, if the country's overall situation is better. There is potential for s...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA rebranding?
Replies: 14
Views: 3429

Re: UA rebranding?

Hopefully they will! The 1990s globe does not feel United Airlines at all. It is odd they chose to call this airline United, but then use an image that represents CO. They should have just called this airline Continental then. United really needs to bring back some form of the tulip! It was much cl...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22641

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

This is one of the most insane things I've read in this website. So shockingly disgusting.

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23177

Re: SIA brand overhaul

I don't like cheatlines so I welcome this change, as long as it doesn't go LH way. That makes no sense, the LH is the exactly what you are looking for............Eurowhite. I beg your pardon? you can have a nice livery without cheatlines and that is not Eurowhite. They're not mutually exclusive. Et...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23177

Re: SIA brand overhaul

I don't like cheatlines so I welcome this change, as long as it doesn't go LH way.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 3787

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

I usually point out the mistake (just like I've been pointed out as a customer), but there was this time with my GF at a 7-11, it was early morning and we were going on a tour in Miami. Stopped by to get some snaks and water and after a block I realised the clerk had given me around 10 extra dollars...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airport security staff strike, 1000+ flights cancelled
Replies: 14
Views: 4409

Re: German airport security staff strike, 1000+ flights cancelled

I have a friend working security at MUC. I think currently she said she is on about 9.50 Euro per hour, however I have noticed an advert for Security staff at MUC offering 20 Euro per hour AND something like a 5000 Euro bonus. When you consider that a Licensed Aircraft Engineer (EASA CAT B1) on the...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 107
Views: 16085

Re: 787 family future prospects

Even though I prefer the A350 myself, I'd be very surprised if AR doesn't order the 787 in any of its versions. However, it might come down to a matter of availability. How soon can we get them? the decision has been delayed already, but I don't think we can wait more than 1.5 years (mid to late 202...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar Latinoamericana...growing?
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

Re: Estelar Latinoamericana...growing?

MAD-CCS is actually 5 and CCS-MAD is 3 times weekly according to that schedule. Obviously wrong. Tells you something about the "tidyness" of this airline. Well, we all know flights return to CCS nearly empty anyway! but really, could it be that they, knowing this, schedule only one return...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar Latinoamericana...growing?
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

Re: Estelar Latinoamericana...growing?

Can u explain me why there is only 1 flight from MÁD to CCS and 3 the other way around? MAD-CCS is actually 5 and CCS-MAD is 3 times weekly according to that schedule. Obviously wrong. Tells you something about the "tidyness" of this airline. Well, we all know flights return to CCS nearly...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi 738 blows tire on takeoff at ASU, pilots accused of negligence
Replies: 11
Views: 4445

Re: Flybondi 738 blows tire on takeoff at ASU, pilots accused of negligence

Duality wrote:
mham001 wrote:

Curious, what would you call the state of that tire?


Somewhat low on air?

Out of balance?

In need of re-seating?

;)


'tis but a scratch!

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route
Replies: 27
Views: 4518

Re: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route

Financially they are doing much better than 3-4 years ago. It still needs state support but not at all as in years past. Over the past few months it has been affected by industrial action as a reaction to the airline market liberalization in Argentina, which unions fiercely oppose. Yeah, unions are...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route
Replies: 27
Views: 4518

Re: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route

How is AR doing? I thought they had a rough time the last few years? Financially they are doing much better than 3-4 years ago. It still needs state support but not at all as in years past. Over the past few months it has been affected by industrial action as a reaction to the airline market libera...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72184

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

BaconButty wrote:
Some more details off wikipedia.

Image


I'm laughing so hard right now!!!

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7570

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Very good, time for the communist USA and EU to do the same. Hope Argentina doesn't follow suit. Don't know if the limitation is good or bad, ... What!!!! You don't know if it's good or bad, but you then express a preference. That totally makes sense. What I said is that it'd create another battle ...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7570

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

DGVT wrote:
Very good, time for the communist USA and EU to do the same.


Hope Argentina doesn't follow suit. Don't know if the limitation is good or bad, just that the current administration keeps fighting with the unions for every god damn regulation.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft company offers Il-96 jet to Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 6183

Re: Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft company offers Il-96 jet to Argentina

If Russia wants to sell us something, it better be military hardware, not pax planes. Not a chance in hell. Is there after sales support any better with their military hardware? I've no idea, but can't get any worse than what we have currently. I think the only Russian military equipment used by Ar...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft company offers Il-96 jet to Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 6183

Re: Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft company offers Il-96 jet to Argentina

If Russia wants to sell us something, it better be military hardware, not pax planes. Not a chance in hell.

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR International schedule changes; BOG goes to daily
Replies: 15
Views: 1867

Re: AR International schedule changes; BOG goes to daily

Interesting changes... - JFK: strange schedule change for this route. Much friendly with the O/D customer, but not with the connections to the interior of Argentina. Maybe demand to connect isn't that big. Why not? flight arrives in the morning, there should be plenty of flights to connect, even go...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18646

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

If the company refused to allow boarding to the large man (to be polite) then said man would be suing BA for discrimination. In my company, we advise pax about a certain waiste dimensions, and sometimes we had to check with the techs if the seat could stand his/her weight without breaking. Also, the...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.
Replies: 30
Views: 4742

Re: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.

I can see somewhat full flights on the CCS-MAD leg, but the return? not so much. But well, as long as people pay the exorbitant amounts they are probably charging for their tickets...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Austral will replace their E-190 with 737s
Replies: 32
Views: 5795

Re: Confirmed: Austral will replace their E-190 with 737s

Only the 738 makes sense. What I don't believe it's gonna happen is a 1x1 replacement. That'd make a huge capacity boost which sadly the country is not capable of handling at the moment. Maybe we can wait to high season from DEC to FEB to see how the market behaves, but LF is slightly above 72% AFAI...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 4996

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

http://www.airshows.org.uk/2005/airshow ... hs/747.jpg
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dcajet wrote:
An ex- AR one? Or other 747?


I remember a mostly white 742 with the Marsans era dark blue tail. But always in the background so couldn't give it a proper look.

Probably this one

http://www.airshows.org.uk/2005/airshow ... hs/747.jpg

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 4996

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

Now that we are talking about AR's 742s, correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember seeing a scrapped one lying on the same field where Top Gear used to make their car testing, ain't it?

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Five Star Journey Through Japan: Qatar Airways and Japan Airlines First Class
Replies: 8
Views: 11623

Re: A Five Star Journey Through Japan: Qatar Airways and Japan Airlines First Class

Amazing report. Makes me wanna travel - anywhere. Not in F/C or B/C unfortunately

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 6400

Re: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus

AtomicGarden wrote:
That's 100 million per plane. Isn't it a bit too much even for list prices? how expensive is the A321neo?


Nvm. I googled the answer. 127 million according to Airbus itself. Yikes! but still probably a lot less in real numbers.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 6400

Re: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus

That's 100 million per plane. Isn't it a bit too much even for list prices? how expensive is the A321neo?

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 7752

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

I have a pretty good G indicator in my old iPhone I used during some serious prayer class turbulence once. It went from minus .5 to plus 1.9. I was glad I hung out on this site and knew it would take at least twice that to break the wings. It felt like a lot more. I read earlier that aircraft can t...

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