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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Oldest JET Still Flying In Your Country?
Replies: 16
Views: 5480

RE: Whats The Oldest JET Still Flying In Your Country?

Netherlands ; very few old jets.

I'm afraid environmental regulations make them forbidden ...

I doubt if there are any jet from the sixties left, or even early seventy's ..

KL 747-200 SUD 1978 ?

Man, I'm ashamed ..

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Not-For-Profit Airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 5609

RE: A Not-For-Profit Airline?

Some airlines are so vital for their country´s (Geographical, Political, Prestige) that their governements will never led them fade ...

ELAL, IcelandAir, Swissair, ..

keesje

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF May Buy 8 - 14% Stake In Alitalia
Replies: 2
Views: 2431

RE: AF May Buy 8 - 14% Stake In Alitalia

Well they fit together. Both - have a good taste for food & interior design - have beautifull & unfriendly crew - are state owned & received billions to survive for the last 10 years. - have the greatest international leisure destinations (Paris & Rome) - have a unique political culture in the airli...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.
Replies: 24
Views: 2270

RE: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.

Continuing on my last replay , <i> say 36 inch pitch instead of 31 and 5 abreast that would mean ~(5/6 * 31/36 * 142) - 2 rows (bigger galleys/lavs) - ~ 90 seats business light (?) 90 seats business light. Range ~5000 nm : trans atlantic flights or N/S Americas. </i> Let say even more leg room ~40 i...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The British
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

RE: BA And The British

Blair & the Dutch prime minister are both socialist and I believe even friends ... Labor is a socialist party but whats the problem about that ? Many socialist government in western europe for the past 50 (?) years Singapore wouldn´t be on the world map as presently without SQ airlines. That is why ...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Magazine Cartoon Translation Please.
Replies: 8
Views: 2430

The Dutch Translation

Papa kijk wat ik gevonden heb !

Laat de geest in de fles, gooi hem direct weer terug in de zee !

Spanish, russian, chinese, australian (eh mate ?) or whatever translation & a scan of the cartoon available ?

cheers keesje

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by keesje
Sun Mar 10, 2002 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The British
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

RE: BA And The British

There also is the difference between ** free-listed/ privately owned airlines like all BA, US based, KLM, CX, LH and most smaller ones and <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=221638" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/p...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The British
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

RE: BA And The British

Preaching around the world to ensure free trade and honest competition and the next week do the contrary (if the shit hits the fan for your own industry) can sometimes provoke some comments ....

keesje

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by keesje
Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Economy Class
Replies: 34
Views: 5791

RE: Trans-Atlantic Economy Class

Look a price, schedule & connections and you will understand why so many people fly KLM/NWAC at the Atlantic...

E.g. a three times a week SQ is nice but not practicle... want to spend $150 to have ptv ? go BA ...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Men-only Flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 2660

RE: Men-only Flights?

Roger, and also men free flights

no dirty smoke, macho behaviour, acting important, looking professional, complaining on peanuts etc.

Any women around to specify the crew of such a flight
 Wink/being sarcastic

keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.
Replies: 24
Views: 2270

RE: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.

Lets see , say 36 inch pitch instead of 31 and 5 abreast that would mean ~(5/6 * 31/36 * 142) - 2 rows (bigger galleys/lavs) - ~ 90 seats business light (?) 90 seats business light. Range ~5000 nm : trans atlantic flights or N/S Americas. Is there a market (say daily Geneva-Chicago, business related...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Widebody Orders
Replies: 116
Views: 5020

RE: Upcoming Widebody Orders

<a href="http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/b2bomber/index.htm" target=_blank>http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/b2bomber/index.htm</a> <i>The B-2 stealth bomber combines revolutionary aerospace technologies and unprecedented design, development and manufacturing systems and proc...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Widebody Orders
Replies: 116
Views: 5020

RE: Upcoming Widebody Orders

I don´t like these A vs B discussions, so to make it worse I want to point out that Boeing build nearly 800 KC135 (707) for the US government (Airforce). And builds e.g $1 billion (!!) B2´s for them. Even lot of 747 development was paid by the Pentagon as a transport study. Well those are of course ...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Widebody Orders
Replies: 116
Views: 5020

RE: Upcoming Widebody Orders

Rumours are that Airbus & Boeing are in a real mean fight ** at this very moment ** for a KLM order (>30).

Both want/need it desperately ..

(IOM both 330 & 777 are good aircraft)

keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Rivalres In Airline Industry
Replies: 39
Views: 6244

RE: Biggest Rivalres In Airline Industry

Malaysian & Singapore. Before 1972 (?) they were one airline. Had a painfull split up and have had a prestige battle since then, backed by their governments .. I´ve seen some mean pricing battles between NWA & DL lately. Perhaps MEM-ATL to close by ? KLM has few friends in Europe I think. They are t...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767-200ER, A Great Future If You Ask Me ..
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

RE: Boeing 767-200ER, A Great Future If You Ask Me ..

Wow that's not so good ..

Is it perhaps to expensive compared to a 767-300ER ?

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767-200ER, A Great Future If You Ask Me ..
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

Boeing 767-200ER, A Great Future If You Ask Me ..

I have the feeling the 762ER, although it is not so much in the spotlights, has a bright future. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=137401" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/0/4/137401.jpg" ALT="Click h...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Hasn't Southwest Won Any Triple Crowns Lately?
Replies: 48
Views: 2573

RE: Why Hasn't Southwest Won Any Triple Crowns Lately?

Perhaps higher security killed the quick turn around times ?

keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...
Replies: 27
Views: 2252

RE: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...

Lets stay practicle ...

perhaps it is the English knowlegde & speaking quality's that makes the difference in selecting employees.

Are the Walloon polititians / Unions a risk factor for SNBA ?


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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Best Airline Ever
Replies: 41
Views: 3174

RE: Whats The Best Airline Ever

KLM propably overall the best the oldest one around and still very much Alive and Kicking !! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=221571" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/7/5/221571.jpg" ALT="Click here ...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Holland's Final Livery Unveiled
Replies: 26
Views: 3801

RE: Air Holland's Final Livery Unveiled

Goed gedaan ! Air Orange, Great

Grey belly are more rational then e.g the Swiss design ..

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.
Replies: 24
Views: 2270

RE: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.

DaimlerChrysler is running its own daily service between the headquaters ... <a href="http://www.daimlerchrysler.com/index_e.htm?/news/top/1999/t90221_e.htm" target=_blank>http://www.daimlerchrysler.com/index_e.htm?/news/top/1999/t90221_e.htm</a> <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=207306" target="_b...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Men-only Flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 2660

RE: Men-only Flights?

I have seen some remarkable FA uniform pictures from that period & seventy's (Southwest).

Anyone have some for illustration on this subject ?

thnx Keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Should MEM Add Service To?
Replies: 23
Views: 3248

RE: Where Should MEM Add Service To?

Daily MEM - CDG

to put on the heat on Delta/AF ATL-Europe operations ..

keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Men-only Flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 2660

RE: Men-only Flights?

This brings up some strange thoughts ... What could be the reasons for this ? Type of lavatory or the lav door was missing ? What was the video programming onboard this flight ? Christian fundamentalists who think a women have no need to be on an airplane ?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink...

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by keesje
Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Raffle Class
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

RE: SQ Raffle Class

Uniforms of SQ crew are very tight. Some extra materials are included in the uniforms to improve certain shapes.

So it is not "what you see is what you get", but the service is very good.

cheers

Keesje

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by keesje
Thu Mar 07, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...
Replies: 27
Views: 2252

RE: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...

Just some comments 1) Business class passengers are looking for flexibility. Flexibility is also choice & coverage. With a limited number of destinations and low frequency’s SNBA could have a problem there. 2) High speed trains offers great connection to AMS & CDG. From those airports people c...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 07, 2002 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Names New President, Wolf Still Lurking
Replies: 9
Views: 2009

RE: USAirways Names New President, Wolf Still Lurking

Perhaps he promised things to employees & stockholders. Now they need a new person to say / do some difficult things not in line with these promises.

Just a thought ...

keesje

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by keesje
Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Cleans Up Runway In Japan
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

RE: KL 744 Cleans Up Runway In Japan

Any proffesional in the US waking up ?

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Finnair 757 In New Livery.
Replies: 16
Views: 6855

RE: First Finnair 757 In New Livery.

GREAT

another boring white tube design

I should start an aircraft cleaning company now, big business ...

However if there are taken over by BA, AF, LH, JAL, Swiss, SNBA, CO or whatever there is a minimal paint job ...

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Popular AC To Non Spotters
Replies: 17
Views: 2947

RE: Most Popular AC To Non Spotters

B52 also well known. Although I would not directly say popular. US used them for nearly 50 years to bomb Vietnam, Iraque, Afghanistan etc. Shown on many TV programs on the cold war, nuclear thread, movies etc. there's even a band ... <a href="http://www.b52s.com/home.html" target=_blank>http://www.b...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Will Fly "naked" In The Future!?
Replies: 21
Views: 5628

RE: JAL Will Fly "naked" In The Future!?

GREAT

another boring white tube livery ...

keesje

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by keesje
Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is America West?
Replies: 31
Views: 3808

RE: How Is America West?

I'm not really into this but .. HP is a pretty big airline with hubs in Phoenix & Vegas. Wouldn't they be an attractive partner for Skyteam, "Wings" or Oneworld with their CA coverage ? I believe UAL has a pretty strong position on LAX and SFO .. Are they already code sharing with other airlines ? k...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 07, 2002 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...
Replies: 27
Views: 2252

RE: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...

I think SNBA has to fight back in a market taken over by KLM, LH en AF. 1. I think business traffic is declining in Europe (business travel is becoming a commodity, people don't want pay much for little comfort on a short flight, check-in is automated, lounges not used intra europe ..). Yes, we are ...

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by keesje
Wed Mar 06, 2002 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...
Replies: 27
Views: 2252

RE: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...

I saw the interview with Branson on TV yesterday. IMO Belgium aviation would be better of with a merger. Branson told he wanted a Virgin mngt team to take charge of the combined airline. SNBA "not the most international sexy name" was choosen without consulting him, as was the selection of the new S...

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by keesje
Wed Mar 06, 2002 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Cleans Up Runway In Japan
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

KL 744 Cleans Up Runway In Japan

Forgot to free the runway ? <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=221571" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/7/5/221571.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="135"></a><br...

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by keesje
Wed Mar 06, 2002 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Updates (Effective 1st March)
Replies: 24
Views: 4464

RE: Singapore Airlines Updates (Effective 1st March)

CX, BA and KLM business class seats are bigger & more comfortable. Pitch at Malaysia/ AA in economy class is bigger.

SQ service is very good but them saying repeatedly saying they are the best is not very elegant or sympathic...

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Wed Mar 06, 2002 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA's Memphis HUB To Start 4TH Push Again
Replies: 21
Views: 3232

RE: NWA's Memphis HUB To Start 4TH Push Again

I flew 4 times from/via MEM. A remarkable hub. I like Memphis.

There is only one flight a day to Europe, to AMS. Do you think there will ever be a two times daily AMS-MEM. Could it be fitted in MEM banks ?

cheers

keesje


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by keesje
Tue Mar 05, 2002 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Putting More Or Less Flat-seats On New 777's
Replies: 13
Views: 4250

RE: CO Putting More Or Less Flat-seats On New 777's

Rumours that LH (A346) will also introduce them. Probably much like the new CX, VS and SIA business class seats. Flat but not horizontal ... about 60 inch pitch required.. <a href="http://www.cathaypacific.com/intl/inflight/class/0,,31989,00.html" target=_blank>http://www.cathaypacific.com/intl/infl...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Configuration Of 2-4-2 Profitable?
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

RE: 777 Configuration Of 2-4-2 Profitable?

Interresting subject, we had a well attended discussion on this a few months ago :

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/666334/6/

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dodgy Approach At Kai Tak!
Replies: 33
Views: 3418

RE: Another Dodgy Approach At Kai Tak!

Yeah camera´s can greatly affect the impression you get. I hope this legendary pic also gives a wrong impression. Perhaps it was because of 2D. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=211543" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SR...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brisbane Spotters! Is There Any Out There?
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

RE: Brisbane Spotters! Is There Any Out There?

You´re lucky you won´t end up in Canberra or SLC ...

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/751219/6/

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At BNA
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

RE: Spotting At BNA

Oeps right reply on wrong thread

sorry ...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At BNA
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

RE: Spotting At BNA

You´re lucky you don´t end up in Canberra ...

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/751219/6/

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite 737 Version
Replies: 47
Views: 2438

RE: Your Favorite 737 Version

The 737 BBJ <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=198487" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/7/8/4/198487.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="134"></a><br>Photo © Ka...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Like BA´s World Tails, It Seems Only Me...
Replies: 30
Views: 3101

RE: Do You Like BA´s World Tails, It Seems Only Me...

Tomas I liked the tails too (as do many who don´t admit; don´t indentify with a loosing concept). Now that it is too expensive/impracticle everybody is stumbling over each other to say they never liked it ... I think the UK was a bit too conservative / patriotic for this true international piece of ...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Design New KLM Livery On B777-200?
Replies: 26
Views: 6891

RE: Would You Design New KLM Livery On B777-200?

Imagine a totally blue aircraft only with White logo´s..

Authority´s would probably forbid such a stealthy livery ..

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Configuration Of 2-4-2 Profitable?
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

RE: 777 Configuration Of 2-4-2 Profitable?

BA is introducing 8 abreast in economy plus class, also with more 25 % more pitch. Lots of accounts are now buying economy plus tickets instead of business class tickets. I think BA hates it. It was hoped economy passenger would pay extra to get in economy plus .. BA also has beds in Business class,...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simple Time Study Of SC Vs. 777/340
Replies: 11
Views: 2298

RE: Simple Time Study Of SC Vs. 777/340

Many airlines don´t use the exact same aircraft multiple times on one city pair. It might arrive from LAX in LHR and leave 2 houres later for Tokyo or Johannesburg. Business tarvellers (at least I) plan in at least a full day for a long haul flight. 1-3 houres less don´t make a big difference for me...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 03, 2002 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Airlines Collapse In 3-5 Months?
Replies: 21
Views: 3279

RE: SN Brussels Airlines Collapse In 3-5 Months?

I truly hope I´m all wrong and SNBA has a future but ...

Even a healthy & motivated turtle doesn´t have fun when the elephants start dancing..

wow, I just made up that one ...

cheers

keesje

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