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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54260

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

That doesn't make much sense. Even if they gave up the 778 (which isn't a foregone conclusion at this point) there's essentially nil reason for them to take an A359ULR when all of their A359s will be 280T capable aircraft. That's essentially what I was saying - the A359 is the ideal 77L/778X replac...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54260

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Crucially I also think that ends any possibility of seeing the 778X in EK livery now - they'll take a few as ULR options if they need the range to replace the 77Ls. That doesn't make much sense. Even if they gave up the 778 (which isn't a foregone conclusion at this point) there's essentially nil r...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54260

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

I’m expected the Emirates A350 numbers to double and reach 100+. Yes A339 negotiations are ongoing and we’ll wait and see what happens. Maybe let flydubai have the A339’s and EK concentrate on the BIG birds? Lets wait and see what they do with: A339 / 787-10 - could bin off the additional fleet and...

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Ishrion wrote:
Official: AirArabia 120 Airbus A320 family aircraft, including the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft.

https://twitter.com/LiveFromALounge/sta ... 7951243264


That's all of Europe in range for the A321XLR for them...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54260

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Indeed, it would seem odd to heap praise on the A330neo and then drop it. Those not jumping to conclusions might have their patience rewarded. :wink2: Especially if he is asking for a slightly higher thrust option from Rolls and that is why he's being so specific about the engine needing to meet re...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31456

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

x1234 wrote:
With the A350ULR can they make IAH non-stop from SIN!?


99% sure this is what they are doing, yes. Far higher chance than BOS, ORD or IAD.

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54260

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Will be interesting to see how this one unfolds. Only this week, Tim Clark went on record as saying the A330-900 was a good fit in the EK fleet, but he wanted more from the engine manufacturers in terms of reliability and maturity. Indeed, it would seem odd to heap praise on the A330neo and then dr...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54260

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Very sad to see the A339N order go by the wayside if that is indeed what is happening but A359s are probably a more flexible option for EK - you can see why they would take them. I reckon that means a 787-10 in EK livery fairly shortly for their regional stuff. Crucially I also think that ends any p...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126899

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Will ULR pay its way? Is there sufficient demand for direct flights across this distance for passengers to pay the extra for flying fuel to fly fuel to burn? (and that loop continues!) -- Take say LHR-SYD. What would the demand on a daily direct flight be? What would be the price beyond which passe...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54257

Re: Aegean new livery

A much needed change for one of the best airlines in the world. I am a huge A3 fan - never had a bad flight with them. Absolutely brilliant. I'd love to see them expand and become better known.

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95738

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Cue lots of frothing Boeing fans all wetting their pants about the sight of an A350 going for scrap. As for SKC my first A380 flight was on her, LHR-SIN way back in 2008. She was an absolute marvel. I couldn't get over how quiet and spacious she was. Probably my all time favourite flight in economy...

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126899

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

It's been widely discussed that the A350 is able to slot more economically into airlines' normal operations than the 778 which is heavier. For example it would allow QF to use it on both SYD-LHR and SYD-HKG without much of a hit costwise. The same could be said of BA who could use it on JFK-LHR and...

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95738

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

The Google Maps satellite view shows the 2 in the photograph in the original post as well as a third, parked elsewhere. The picture includes many other aircraft, almost all Airbuses. One stand has an A350 and a 777-200, both without engines... https://twitter.com/a350blog/status/863529035095212041 ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to lease 21 E195-E2s instead of buying directly
Replies: 38
Views: 8273

Re: KLM to lease 21 E195-E2s iso of buying directly

KLM doesn't need the full range for Cityhopper. The E295 works in well for them...I could see this also replacing some B737 routes as well with purchase rights. Could this lead to future orders as well for Lufthansa Group or LOT? (This likely means the E175s are gone, and if a 1-for-1 replacement, ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to lease 21 E195-E2s instead of buying directly
Replies: 38
Views: 8273

Re: KLM to lease 21 E195-E2s iso of buying directly

I can totally see AF operating the A220 series obviously so no issue to see KL go E-Jet-E2. In fact it will be a nice looking bird and a bit different. I for one am happy. Airbus will get their pound of flesh too from AF.

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45486

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

Some absolutely vintage AvsB straw man posing on this thread. I think the A330 NEO has indeed a great year in 2019 compared to what most on this site were predicting this time last year for the 2019 prospects - ie: that the cheaper, better, lighter, more efficient, prettier, more modern etc 787 woul...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26538

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

I have to say a fleet of: EMB190-E2 EMB195-E2 737-MAX8 737-MAX9 737-MAX10 787-9 787-10 777-300ER ...is pretty efficient. As a loyal KL traveller I applaud them for it, even if I'd have liked to see some A350s in the blue. As a loyal KL traveller myself I certainly don't applaud them for it. I will ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 7117

Re: Thai Airways A340-600

Makes sense - they carry similar payload of 744 but at circa 20% less fuel costs and being fully amortised should be bringing a nice costs saving if replacing the 744s.

Beautiful planes to fly and i'd take them from LHR-BKK over BR or BA etc if they brought it back.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26538

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

[*]

digitalcloud wrote:
CHRISBA35X wrote:
Little bit of a surprise as they've just finished upgrading them.


Still six years to go!


True that.

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26538

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

It makes a lot of sense for long-haul but with the current 737MAX problems plus the 737 pickle fork issues will they still wish to stay with the 737 for short-haul? As Blake Shelton sang, it will be sunny in Seatlle and snowing in New Orleans the day KL walk away from the 737. It would be almost as...

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26538

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

Little bit of a surprise as they've just finished upgrading them. I fly them quite often and they are a nice ride, in good condition and not much different to the 787s in terms of in flight experience. I would think the last of the A332s will be last to go and they'll likely go for scrap. A333s will...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61694

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Reckon we might see the UX fleet carry on as it is and stick with the 73/78 combo. The fleet is large enough and replacing them with Airbuses makes little sense. The 787 is ideal and there isn't much you could replace them with that would be better, and certainly not worth the capex expenditure. I d...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 17699

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

I think the A320 as we know it is on its way out. I don't see them doing much more with it. What we'll see in my opinion is the expansion (and production ramp up the important aspect of this) of the A220 to cover the 140-160 seat end of the market, probably with some money already being invested int...

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 161
Views: 43201

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

I'd love to see Finland buy a mix of Typhoon tranche 3 and F35B. Would really be a step change for them and massively back down Russian aggression in the region.

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54838

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

I'd get rid of everything save for the newer A333s and 788/789s. Operate the Airbuses regionally and the Dreamliners for long-haul. I'd get rid of First and just focus on a Premium Y and a really excellent C product. I'd cede any route the A333s cant make money on to Thai Smile. I'd buy a load of A2...

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: AMS panorama deck is open again!!
Replies: 3
Views: 6170

Re: AMS panorama deck is open again!!

This is brilliant news thanks for sharing.

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26684

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

I've flown: 788 - Qatar, Royal Jordanian, BA, Biman, Royal Brunei. 789 - KLM, BA, Virgin, Norwegian, United, Thai, Qantas, Turkish. A359 - Cathay, Lufthansa, Qatar A35J - Cathay, Qatar I can say with reasonable surety that i dont see anything wrong with the interiors on the two new twins, they dont ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919
Replies: 48
Views: 11057

Re: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919

Sickening but not shocking. You wouldn't get me onto a C919 if you paid me.

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 22187

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

So is it confirmed DL will use refurbed 764ERs on LGWBOS/JFK? Or is that just on the LHR route? If so I wonder what they will use to LGW? You'd think 752/763 but can their A321s do it? Or maybe an A332 displaced by A359s coming into the fleet?

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Boeing 777-300ER retirement?
Replies: 5
Views: 2726

Re: AZ Boeing 777-300ER retirement

They probably could do with another three or four of them.

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 16942

Re: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9

I absolutely love it, as I knew I would. I do hold out some hope that one day they might revisit Wunala, Nalanji and Water Dreaming for the A380 or 787. Iconic.

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 10412

Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

I'd be surprised if those A320 NEOs get delivered to OK. A223 makes much more sense for them, I wonder if they might replace the ATR72s with A221s.

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by CHRISBA35X
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 329
Views: 96927

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

^^^ Interesting. Have two trips to Hong Kong coming up for tourism/fun. Haven’t had a single concern or thought once about not going. It’s interesting what scares people these days - or, perhaps, let’s them justify their own fears. Love the city and the food, can’t wait to go back. Exactly my view ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways won't take up their painted A332
Replies: 21
Views: 6421

Re: Bamboo Airways won't take up their painted A332

Bankruptcy waiting to happen.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6623

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

worldranger wrote:
STC didn’t say capacity would grow 30%....he said ‘fleet’.

The thread title is ‘fleet’ not capacity

Smaller aircraft for larger aircraft - means increased frequencies and destinations.


If thats the case then maybe the A380s are on the way out sooner. Lets see.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6623

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

I don't really see their projections - I think they are maxed out to be honest. Where are they going to add 30% more capacity? Frequencies? Might the 380 be on the way out earlier than we thought? And can DXB even handle 30% more flights? Lastly, given the regional tensions is there even 30% growth...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6623

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

I don't really see their projections - I think they are maxed out to be honest. Where are they going to add 30% more capacity? Frequencies? Might the 380 be on the way out earlier than we thought? And can DXB even handle 30% more flights? Lastly, given the regional tensions is there even 30% growth ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15588

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Yes but everyt time i need to fly to certain places, IE: Odessa, the flights go via Ataturk. Ataturk airport has been closed to pax traffic since April. There is a new airport in town :) What you refer to as Ataturk is now ISL ; still serving Cargo and Business jets, the new airport got the old cod...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15588

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

I hope not. IST is a chaotic and very stressful airport to fly through. I've never had a good flight/experience with TK in over a dozen flights with them and will go out of my way to avoid IST if at all possible. Its unbelievably crowded, messy, poorly laid out and way way way over capacity. Sahiba...

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by CHRISBA35X
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15588

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

I hope not. IST is a chaotic and very stressful airport to fly through. I've never had a good flight/experience with TK in over a dozen flights with them and will go out of my way to avoid IST if at all possible. Its unbelievably crowded, messy, poorly laid out and way way way over capacity. Sahiba ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21233

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

Errr...what? You are aware aircraft don’t actually fly from the gate to 36L at AMS? ;) I would reverse the argument: since the Polderbaan is the most westerly runway actual flying time towards AUS would actually be less. By about 10 seconds.. Just kidding of course. Hahahahaha yeah i live in the Ne...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21233

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

A 10.5hr westbound flight would definitely do well to avoid the Polderbaan departures! Can add another 30 mins to the flight time just getting out there to the runway. Errr...what? You are aware aircraft don’t actually fly from the gate to 36L at AMS? ;) I would reverse the argument: since the Pold...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21233

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

AMS-AUS is a fairly long poke for the slightly older KLM A333s. I'd have thought much more an A332 route, probably they would loft similar payloads in periods of headwinds across the Atlantic. Aren’t the KLM A333’s rated at 233t? Or are they 230? It’s gonna pushing 10hr 30min block westbound. If an...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21233

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

AMS-AUS is a fairly long poke for the slightly older KLM A333s. I'd have thought much more an A332 route, probably they would loft similar payloads in periods of headwinds across the Atlantic. Perhaps they'll downgauge the route to the 332 in the winter months, then? Pure speculation, though. Would...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11626

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

It would need to be a seriously seriously good price for me to take one of the LGW 772s on BA to DXB over the competing EK product. I just don't think they are very nice. Flew their LHR four class cousins a couple of times in WT+ when I was living in DXB and the experience made me go up the road to...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21233

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

AMS-AUS is a fairly long poke for the slightly older KLM A333s. I'd have thought much more an A332 route, probably they would loft similar payloads in periods of headwinds across the Atlantic.

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 55
Views: 11626

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

It would need to be a seriously seriously good price for me to take one of the LGW 772s on BA to DXB over the competing EK product. I just don't think they are very nice. Flew their LHR four class cousins a couple of times in WT+ when I was living in DXB and the experience made me go up the road to ...

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by CHRISBA35X
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143265

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Really, really like this livery. I was worried it would go badly as I liked the old livery very much and there have been lots of great liveries falling by the wayside lately - LH, MU, AY, IB and MH to name but a few. Luckily SK got it spot on in my view - very pretty.

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best B787 livery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3393

Re: Best B787 livery ?

I have yet to see a livery that doesn't look good on a Dreamliner. She's a good looking bird. the 10 is a little lanky, the 8 is sexy but slightly stubby - but to my tired eyes the 9 is the best looking of the family and I'd suggest well in the running for the best looking "vanilla twin" (...

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by CHRISBA35X
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best B787 livery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3393

Re: Best B787 livery ?

Royal Air Maroc. Stunning.

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