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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 4907

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

Looking at the video, I suspect the APU was inop, as there are two air starts underneath the deployed slide. At this stage, it’s unknown from the info available , how long the pax were sitting in a cooking 747 without any air. One way to get aircon back in the aircraft, would be to run the airstart...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 4907

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

Looking at the video, I suspect the APU was inop, as there are two air starts underneath the deployed slide. At this stage, it’s unknown from the info available , how long the pax were sitting in a cooking 747 without any air. One way to get aircon back in the aircraft, would be to run the airstarts...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Upgrade on non-rev?
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Upgrade on non-rev?

Have non-revved on JL many moons ago,..Great carrier.
However I pretty sure JL has a no upgrade policy in place for staff, including their own.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40864

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Would take a Saab340/2000 over any ATR anyday.
Superior ride IMHO.!

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 94658

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... 7-aircraft
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TUGMASTER wrote:
77L is quite a rare beast, and didn’t EK refit the cabin of those aircraft just before Covid happened..?


Edit: found this

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... 7-aircraft

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 94658

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

77L is quite a rare beast, and didn’t EK refit the cabin of those aircraft just before Covid happened..?

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 95178

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

This thread quickly goes off track with bickering…..
Those guys must’ve demonstrated some good airmanship to put that aircraft down on the drink in the middle of the night.
Very very lucky to get out of an airliner hitting the water at over 100 mph .
Good luck with their recovery’s.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nouvelair in London
Replies: 9
Views: 2582

Re: Nouvelair in London

Second that…!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Weird routing too…
SBD-ANC-DEL-HHN….

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Looks like the ex KE bird is heading to Hahn.
Are there any shops there ..?
Or ready to start earning $$$$

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46425

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

According to the AAIB, the collapse apparently happened while the aircraft was being loaded with cargo. Just a wild guess: Is it possible that the cargo loading could have contributed to the collapse?? https://twitter.com/Train_PlaneHub/status/1405807396132425729?s=20 Correct, Happened while being ...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 16662

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

eurotrader85 wrote:

I think you will find that was a Billion dollars in revenue, not profit.


Oops my bad….you’re quite correct.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 16662

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

Let’s take a step back here… Has anybody looked back thru the investors day presentations, to see how much LGW network contributes to BA…? BA has been regularly nearing £2bn profit in the good year pre Covid. How much of that came from the LGW op…? Bearing in mind, that iirc £1bn was from the LHR-JF...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 745
Views: 142883

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Just seen Norwegian 738 LN-NGN,on its way Oslo to Kemble.
Surely lease rtn, must be too young for scrapping….
Or perhaps onward conversion stock..?

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 16662

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

Only if the profits out way the costs.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 745
Views: 142883

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Triangular service…?

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 948
Views: 152428

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

But they didn’t Use them as required…
They folded before the 3 years were up.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 16662

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

Say one pair of decent LHR slots are roughly $50m in good times.? Do all the LGW routes contribute anywhere near that per annum…? If no…. The answer is simple. Remember, BA are currently in another cost saving measure, by furloughing all non-essential management, and only operating routes that gener...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 16662

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

I thought the LGW cabin crew were flying the ex LGW routes out of LHR. Perhaps someone can give a definite answer in this.? No. There’s only about 500 Gatwick Cabin crew left and about 80% of those are still furloughed. The crew that are still operating are doing the remnants of the LGW long haul s...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 16662

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

I thought the LGW cabin crew were flying the ex LGW routes out of LHR.
Perhaps someone can give a definite answer in this.?

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

G-BDXM coming back to LHR/Home today…
Albeit in ins GeoSky guise
Due 14:30 from Tibisi…

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Late 90s RAF scheduled pax flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 2615

Re: Late 90s RAF scheduled pax flights?

IIRC, purchase of the ticket by the general public was ££££ ca2K.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 948
Views: 152428

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Please don’t use simply flying as a source.
Not a credible source. imho.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38712

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Aer Lingus charging 5.99 to carry on bags (or check in for free). If not paid in advance 35 quid at the gate. Applies to Saver fares. Not flown with them in a while but this is new as the app indicates when booking? One stage they removed the free check in option and replaced with 5.00 fee. Glad th...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 948
Views: 152428

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

I refer to my earlier post from a month ago.
“God help anybody that trusts this crowd with your money.”

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 205
Views: 48805

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

3 monthly maintenance …?

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR. What's open? What's closed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: LHR. What's open? What's closed?

T3 is open for arrivals from Red listed (U.K. Government list) counties, to stop mixing faith Green and Amber arrivals. T3 is in effect closed.. All "RED LIST" pax are bussed from T2 or T5 to be processed through T3. Currently T3 sees several Cargo flights each day, with the remainder of ...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 4019

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

In 26 years of Handling in one way or another, all I can remember is that all the main cargo doors on wide body’s open outwards.
All bulk doors on widebodys open inwards.
Exception to this rule is the DC10/MD11.
And for the life of me, can’t remember the bulk door on a L1011 did..

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

29 pages of this thread ...... absolutely love it,
probably the best thread on this site.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many people initially survived JAL 123, and could have more survived if the aircraft diverted to Nagoya instead?
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: How many people initially survived JAL 123, and could have more survived if the aircraft diverted to Nagoya instead?

I second the MacArthur Job book.
Fantastically written, and great analysis.
Unfortunately , as soon as the bulkhead blew, that aircraft was only going to go down.
As for more people alive than the 4 that made it, I would assume that would be very possible from all the accounts written on the crash.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun May 30, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?
Replies: 20
Views: 3919

Re: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?

Yep…. BD ordered the seat for their ex BMED 321’s. They ordered it after fanfare and good revues from LX . Same stable, all LH owned.
Believe the seats sat in the BD sheds at EMA for a while before fitting during the BA take over. Don’t believe the ex BMED 320’s were ever fired with the seats .

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 26, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clermont-Ferrand Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

Re: Clermont-Ferrand Airport

A couple of years ago when I wanted to score an EMB120 ride, I flew NCE-CFE on A Regional bird, (full AF livery) spent a few hours in town then a CRJ700 of Brit Air upto CDG (again full AF paint), …
Very well connected place…..Once

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 26, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 111389

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Read what I said….
It’s by law….. Joe Patroni..!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 26, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

That’s because the 13 ARE convertibles, and not M’s ( combis).

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by TUGMASTER
Sun May 23, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?
Replies: 20
Views: 3919

Re: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?

Flown a couple of those in the 2x1 config.
The single seat really is like Captain Kirks chair on the Enterprise.. only better.
As for returning to wide body ops, and CW catering, I would hold your breath..
Flight have been renumbered in to the Euro number range ie BA400/1…. Suggesting A CE product.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat May 22, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 948
Views: 152428

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

I realise that, but pretty sure BE never made it to 3 years with the slots…

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by TUGMASTER
Fri May 21, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 180
Views: 52941

Re: UPS fleet

william wrote:
Strange that the MD11 was designed as a long distance aircraft, so not for high cycles, yet UPS uses it on relatively short domestic routes..............Then again, it is a Mad Dog.



NO… only the MD80’s are MadDogs

MD11’s were/are Scuds.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 19, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Iran Air 747 Combi ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4701

Re: Iran Air 747 Combi ?

Remember seeing these every Saturday morning parked at LHR in the Cargo apron.
Early 80’s…..

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 19, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuerza Aérea Argentina F-28 1000C
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Fuerza Aérea Argentina F-28 1000C

http://www.oldjets.net/fuerza-aerea-argentina-f-28.html
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OK…
Found a bit of info, but 8 years old, but this is what I was talking about.
Does it still run..???

http://www.oldjets.net/fuerza-aerea-argentina-f-28.html

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 19, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuerza Aérea Argentina F-28 1000C
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Fuerza Aérea Argentina F-28 1000C

Please leave in Civil Aviation. Believe it’s operating Civil Passenger Flights On today’s front page is a glorious shot of a FAA F28-1000C departing AEP just two weeks ago. My question is, does this aircraft still fly semi civilian flights within Argentina.? And are they bookable..? I seem to rememb...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 19, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 58
Views: 16740

Re: How many 747F were built without a SCD?

Those NW Classic freighters looked outstanding when new in the polished aluminum, terrible later on when the finish was never maintained, wonder if it would have been possible to restore that ‘mirror shine’ ? Absolutely possible, just look at the AA fleet when they came out of a heavy check. Factor...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue May 18, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/A124


Theres actually 7 airborne right now
82007-8-47-72-74-77-78

Amazing..
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crownvic wrote:
I don't think I ever recall 6 AN124's plying the skies at the same time..

https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/A124


Theres actually 7 airborne right now
82007-8-47-72-74-77-78

Amazing..

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by TUGMASTER
Mon May 17, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

A 747-286BM I would say.

There are plenty of examples that were made with the 2xxBM suffix.

Edit:
BTW, the earlier two IR 747-286BM’s which have the SCD were never used as a combi. They have always had the full pax configuration. IR never took advantage of their useful order.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun May 16, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

MO11 wrote:
The 747-200C was approved to operate as all-passenger, all-cargo, or combi. Only 13 were built at the factory. There is no separate "combi" modeL or 747-200M.


Don’t think that’s right.

Have personally flown another Iran Air machine,
EP-IAH B747-286M.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun May 16, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36380

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

I would have thought that 2 Il62M visiting SNN this weekend would be worthy of this thread…???

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by TUGMASTER
Thu May 13, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2814
Views: 399832

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Thought those ex VS ships had a lot of work done at MAN & LHR prior to Atlas delivery.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 12, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 111389

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

777’s are feminine …her not him..

Edit…By the law of Joe Patroni .

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by TUGMASTER
Tue May 11, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 3971

Re: Round the world airlines

The NZ service was also 744 round the world equipment, NZ1/2 via LAX and NZ38/39 via HKG. Now they don’t even serve LHR.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu May 06, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 28527

Re: Ryanair will serve Arlanda for the very first time with a new base

WOW…. Truly cat amongst the pigeons….

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