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by LH982
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3577

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

I'm confused... didn't Eurowings just announce that a number of their flights would be operated by Laudamotion this summer? Yet now Laudamotion are getting Ryanair to operate flights for them? Is Laudamotion to become a wet lease airline? Laudamotion has it's own A320/321s, but are also pulling in ...

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by LH982
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

So they're using the Domestic configured 772s instead of the international ones, business is an awful 2-4-2 but this also means that economy is configured 3-4-3 instead of 3-3-3 and pitch is reduced as well. Higher capacity flight but much lower comfort levels in all classes. If this happens it mig...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Union action in Germany 10/04

Various unions in Germany having one day strikes from 10th to 13th of April, before the next round of talks at the weekend. Tuesday includes Ver.di who provide lots of ground services at Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. LH have already cancelled 800 flights tomorrow. Flights should be back to normal on...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Anyone know the owner of the new building going up beside the Boot Inn? Looks like a reasonably sized hangar.

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I've had a few of these on the 300s pier, but never more than 5 to 10 minutes.

Automatic passport machines seem to be an issue everywhere. I'll frequently see them out of use in Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

That's not bad at all. I've had Finnair a few time for under 2000, but I was worried that Cathay would start at 3k+

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by LH982
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 9171

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

FRA at #10 is a joke. When the majority of your flights go out of a remote stand via buses you should be DQ’ed. Maybe because LH uses this airport and people are happy with LH and this is reflected in the Fra reviews. Otherwise I also can't explain this besides the fact that it fels everyone has ac...

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by LH982
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 9604

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

The plan for this summer won't worry anyone, but where they intend to be in 3 or 4 years time would be much more interesting. Wizz, Easy and Eurowings would seem the likely competitors, but who knows how it will work out.

Also worth noting that it gives them a small presence in Zurich

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by LH982
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

He also observed that the new runway is not precisely parallel to 28, according to a layout plan he had seen. Is it supposed to be? Is it still planned to designate it 28R/10L? Anything I have seen shows it as parallel. I can only think he's seen a plan with the old runway 29 on it, and taken that ...

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL8958 MSP-HHN
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: DL8958 MSP-HHN

rlwynn wrote:
What is that about? a Delta 332 to Hahn. Military Charter?


Yes, they're reasonably regular

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 12197

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

From the point of this topic the difference is that the UK is a bunch of people unable to cope with snow while Ireland is a bunch of people nearby unable to cope with snow therefore it's entirely irrelevant here. All your posts are proving my point: one can't just moan on money otherwise you get to...

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

At Frankfurt for the morning LH flight to Dublin, which seems to have grown into an A330

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by LH982
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26078

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Just to add LH is all about connections. You can get off an A321 Dublin flight in Frankfurt and see less than 20 passengers waiting for bags. Again in Dublin, the vast majority of bags have tags that show the passenger has connected at Frankfurt.

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by LH982
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26078

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

LH are just about all 320 and 321 in the summer. They added another flight this winter and we've seen mainly 320s, with 321s, 319s and even CRJs showing up. It's possible that you'll see empty seats on a Sunday evening or a Tuesday afternoon, but LH are running lots of flights at 90%+. 982 last nigh...

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by LH982
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26078

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

List of stops on the Dublin Airport line. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/Metro.18_zpskyijyidj.png Huh. Imagine if the Metro connected to the rail line above Malahide somewhere. That would open up real connections, That would break every principle of transport planning in I...

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by LH982
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying the owner of this 737?
Replies: 22
Views: 7332

Re: Mystery Jet

Pk-KJO.

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by LH982
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet
Replies: 47
Views: 13211

Re: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

They've had 757s.

I think all the E170s went a few years ago. They have about a dozen 190s, but I'd imagine they would want to replace them with something of the same size.

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by LH982
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 19212

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

14 CFR Part 234 dictates airline baggage reporting requirements, that would be the federal law being broken. The gentleman was no longer a customer of Delta when Delta endorsed the ticket the customer had with them to Hawaiian. At that point he became a customer of Hawaiian I have a big problem wit...

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by LH982
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 19212

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

And for those who say that he should’ve just helped the customer and taken the claim, then DL is taking a DOT hit for something that they are not responsible for I know Delta is obsessed with their phony statistics but who cares? The customer bought a ticket from Delta to transport himself and his ...

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by LH982
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter Conversion Up in 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2561

Re: Freighter Conversion Up in 2017

kitplane01 wrote:

I believe you but I gotta ask ...

Who orders an MD-80 freighter for a one way mission? What kind of customer and what could they be shipping? It seems like such an expensive and oldall thing to do.


Automotive. Parts to keep automated assembly lines running.

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by LH982
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 24141

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

The funny thing is that none of our people would touch AF for long haul, because of previous experience during strikes. When you say it wasn't supported, do you mean by the trade? I suppose the point I was trying to make is that local business wanted to support the route, but it's difficult to defen...

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by LH982
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 24141

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

The CDG-SNN service died because of high fares, as it was always much cheaper to go via Dublin. Hopefully they're a bit more realistic this time. Do we know that for sure? I thought it was because of the resumption of EI's SNN-LHR route which had better frequencies for connections... I was working ...

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by LH982
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 24141

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

The CDG-SNN service died because of high fares, as it was always much cheaper to go via Dublin. Hopefully they're a bit more realistic this time.

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by LH982
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Closing a key infraestructure for Christmas is not a tradition, it is a shame and to generate a problem to a lot of users, unbelievable coming from a country that is supposed to consider itself developed. Hello, XXI century? Try go shopping in France or Germany on a Sunday. I'd consider that a lot ...

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by LH982
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Overall I’m not sure that KL or LH are really much better, certainly in EU business class I don’t think there’s much in it. BA does need to invest in its product, but I think there is a lot to like. They're all pretty much the same in J, but in Y BA are often charging a premium and delivering less ...

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by LH982
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

From Ireland, European connections with BA are nearly always much more expensive than KL or LH, for a poorer experience. EI are probably on a par service wise, but at a much lower fare.

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by LH982
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 9208

Re: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

r2rho wrote:
I guess Skytrax only looks at lounges and long-haul business class, and the economy legroom on their new NEO's did not come into consideration for this...


I've seen nothing 5 star about any LH lounge I've visited.

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by LH982
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 8443

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

Would have loved a 763 in BEA red square.

Never too fond of the Dove scheme either. Always thought it looked a bit of a mess, close up.

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by LH982
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 43784

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

As someone who often uses rail and fly to book flight via places like dus, fra, and cgn instead of muc/str, there was a huge difference in LH pricing before/after AB. Previously, a north american flight originating through virtually all german airports was about €800, with almost all those flights ...

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by LH982
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus
Replies: 66
Views: 20122

Re: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus

I think that JL is a great man who deserves respect. However, the question is whether he shaped Airbus or Airbus shaped him? After all, one must recognise that it takes both a good salesman and a good product to reach success. Would Airbus have been worse off if it was someone else? Airbus hasnt se...

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by LH982
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30097

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

Of late, the closure of 10/28 has been at about 2115 local, I presume to increase the amount of work that can be completed before the runway has to be handed back for early arrivals. Works are generally five or six nights a week but never on Sundays. Of interest, on runway 34 two nights ago ex-BER ...

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by LH982
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator
Replies: 110
Views: 42194

Re: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

It opens up a world of choices and possibilities that don't exist today. Look at the automotive industry, which is having it's world turned upside down at the moment. It may be subtle at first, but it will come.

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by LH982
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30097

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

More less 23.00-05.00 with the odd weekend changes during the winter. They generally try have it back after 04.00 for EI/ET flights but it really just depends on the progress made overnight. 28 in use at 3.30 this morning and no sign that there's been any overnight work. I honestly cannot remember ...

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by LH982
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30097

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

The daa says work to resurface Dublin Airport's main runway is being brought forward by two hours each day. Work on the runway, known as R10/28, is more than two-thirds complete./ Do the works take place on Saturday and Sunday night's? I've been through before 5 on a few Monday morning's recently a...

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by LH982
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 16831

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Nice score for Seattle. However, i'm not surprised that Aer Lingus announced service as they seem to be transforming into a carrier like Icelandair (focusing on connections and price value rather than O & D) and SEA was on their wishlist for some time. That being said, DEN is probably right aro...

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by LH982
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30097

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

shamrock350 wrote:
Anyone know what's up with the flight number of the new SEA service? It's down as EI99 and EI98, usually all Aer Lingus flights have a three .


We've been there before in the days of Saab 340s and Fk50s, but they always used the 0 as a prefix.

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by LH982
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?
Replies: 68
Views: 10615

Re: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?

That is true but (a) it is not marketed as such, certainly not by Lufthansa, who are entirely invisible locally*; (b) fares remain quite high, even with whatever subsidy they are getting; and (c) at least before the change in timetable and increase to 2x daily there were issues with the times. (I b...

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by LH982
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 170651

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Had to pay €360 For STR-HAM next week, so it looks like LH are busily making hay while the sun shines.

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by LH982
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?
Replies: 68
Views: 10615

Re: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?

BMI code share with Lufthansa on the Munich - Brno flights, so they already have the network feed. I would have thought a Munich - Ostrava service would also work, as it would provide Lufthansa feed and is useful for the automotive industry links. I'm not sure if a link to a hub further west would h...

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by LH982
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30097

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

Short of knocking down all the bridges on the Shannon north of Limerick, I don't see what he wants the government to do. If I use Galway as an example. Dublin is easy to get to by motorway and has direct and frequent bus services. It also has choice, frequency and a variety of prices on most major r...

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by LH982
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30097

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

Just the Recaro slimline seat. It's creeping it's way across the fleet. Swiss have been at this a bit longer, though I can't remember them on Austrian yet.

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by LH982
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 6223

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

LH moved the flight from 5.55 to 5.15. I don't for a second believe this was because people needed to be in Frankfurt 40 minutes earlier. The examples I gave were STR to VIE, BER and HAM. DB are not a valid competitor on any of these and all three are now Lufthansa monopoly routes. I don't really ca...

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by LH982
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 6223

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

As Pearson said, FR are already doing this elsewhere and have been for years.

There's also no need to overnight an aircraft. LH, KL and AF do this, but mainly to pick up connecting traffic. Nobody really needs a 5.15am flight from Dublin to Frankfurt, if their final destination is Frankfurt.

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by LH982
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 6223

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

For Stuttgart it would be great to have FR or U2 with multiple dailies to Hamburg, Berlin and Vienna. These are the type of routes that have plenty of volume and need some competition. I agree that LCCs are not the answer to everything. If you leave Ryanair with a monopoly on a busy route, they are ...

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by LH982
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30097

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

Understand there's two AF A380s on the ground in SNN this evening

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by LH982
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 63703

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

It was parked up in Dublin for a few days before it's trip to France.

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by LH982
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CityJet
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

Re: The future of CityJet

There's still a few flights for AF and KL, but no idea if these will stretch into next year.

The job adverts are likely for the CRJs they operate for SK.

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by LH982
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 92
Views: 22338

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

My final flight on a KL fk70 this morning, which happily was KZU

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by LH982
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 35104

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

I don't really like using AMS at all, I find it too big and everything involves a lot of walking. Some of the setup is a little confusing as well and I go through there annually. I don't like FRA very much either. While I do moan about it, I find LHR much easier to work with as the terminal signage...

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