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by B747forever
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)

Unfortunately, the pictures do not show for me. Anyone else having the same problem?

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by B747forever
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 218
Views: 24523

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Ethiopian Airlines flew to Stockholm and Oslo with Boeing 777-300ER today. Is there so much demand from Scandinavia to Ethiopia and vice versa? How do airlines schedule crews when there is a change of aircraft on a route? The 77W has to return to ADD the same day and the releaving crew, waiting to ...

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by B747forever
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 218
Views: 24523

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

QuawerAir wrote:
Ethiopian Airlines flew to Stockholm and Oslo with Boeing 777-300ER today. Is there so much demand from Scandinavia to Ethiopia and vice versa?


Over the last couple of weeks ET has sent a mix of 788/789/77L and now 77W to ARN/OSL. Doesnt seem to be any consistency with the equipment used.

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by B747forever
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 218
Views: 24523

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

ARN numbers are out for January

Tot: 1,839,287 +2%
Intl: 1,442,316 +2%
Dom: 396,971 +1%

Only a 2% increase of pax. Not quite as impressive as HEL/KEF.

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by B747forever
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BR or NH?
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: BR or NH?

zrs70 wrote:
What class of service? Where are you starting?


Starting point must be BKK as the TG nonstop flight is an option.

An advantage with NH is that you will be able to clear immigration/customs during your layover, and thus arrive as a domestic passenger at CTS.

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by B747forever
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Game: How would you fly from X to Y
Replies: 24
Views: 754

Re: Game: How would you fly from X to Y

Sorry, but I don’t understand what the point of this game is. Everything from chartering a plane and flying nonstop to take a week/month/year and fly around the globe before arriving into the given destination is a correct answer. Really don’t see what it brings to just list some random routes/fligh...

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by B747forever
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?

Only if it is on one ticket. BA dont even check through bags on a BA to BA connection if the flights are booked separately.

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by B747forever
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2573

Re: A word of warning if flying AF from CDG

That is why I love flying with BA. They must be one of few airlines worldwide that do not care about the weight of your carry on. The limit is 23kg!

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by B747forever
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
Replies: 46
Views: 9953

Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

I was really hoping for SAS to go with the 737MAX, though I understand it is a sensible choice to go with one type of short haul fleet. SKs fleet will look similar to AYs with all Airbus (A320s/A330/A350).

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by B747forever
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Year's Eve on a plane
Replies: 23
Views: 4475

Re: New Year's Eve on a plane

A few years ago I flew LAX-LHR on BA over New Years. Nothing special on the otherwise packed flight. Upon landing at LHR the captain wished us all a Happy New Year.

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by B747forever
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this the quickest entry into service ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2717

Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Maybe I'm wrong, as I can't cite any specific examples.... but haven't there been some cases, particularly in a seasoned model, where the delivery flight WAS the first revenue flight for that particular ship? I could swear it's been done before. I certainly have not heard of any such flights with p...

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by B747forever
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19165

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

UA32 (LAX-NRT) departs at the same time NH175 does, both at 10:45AM. Seems the pax got on the wrong flight to NRT, though I dont know how he/she got away with it as UA departs out of T7 and NH out of TBIT. Maybe the pax was booked on the UA flight with NH code share flight numbers, and thus thought ...

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by B747forever
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City pairs connected by most airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 1442

Re: City pairs connected by most airlines

For long haul routes, LHR-LAX must be up there with 5 carriers, and if including LGW-LAX 6 carriers.

Summer 2018
BA (2x A380 + 1x 787)
AA (1x 77W + 1x 77E)
NZ (1x 77W)
VS (3x 787)
UA (1x 787)
DY (2x 787)

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by B747forever
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 stats
Replies: 30
Views: 1110

Your 2017 stats

How was your 2017 flying year? Total flights: 148 Total miles: 230,723 Countries visited (not transit): 17 Airports: 69 Airlines: 49 Top 3 Airports LAX 48 ARN 46 LHR 34 Airlines BA 30 AA 12 UA 10 Widebodies 747-400 9 A330-300/787-8 6 767-300ER 5 Narrowbodies 737-800W/A319-100 18 A320-200 15 A321-200...

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by B747forever
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139887

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Someone83 wrote:
B747forever wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
SAS Ireland's first commercial flight was today. EI-SIB is underway as SK503 CPH-LHR


Is SAS Ireland a completely separate airline with its own AOC?


Yes, separate AOC


But it is still using the same IATA/ICAO codes (SK/SAS)?

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by B747forever
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139887

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Someone83 wrote:
SAS Ireland's first commercial flight was today. EI-SIB is underway as SK503 CPH-LHR


Is SAS Ireland a completely separate airline with its own AOC?

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by B747forever
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43797

Re: Power outage in ATL

neomax wrote:
B747forever wrote:
CcrlR wrote:
KLM621 from AMS to ATL is diverting to ORD.


Why not go to DTW where rebooking pax to their final destination should be easier?


Same reason BA went to IAD vs CLT.


Just checked AMS-DTW and I am surprised to learn that only Delta fly the route. Really thought KLM also use their own metal to DTW.

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by B747forever
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43797

Re: Power outage in ATL

CcrlR wrote:
KLM621 from AMS to ATL is diverting to ORD.


Why not go to DTW where rebooking pax to their final destination should be easier?

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by B747forever
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43797

Re: Power outage in ATL

https://twitter.com/ATLairport/status/9 ... 5654023168


Isn’t that where CBP is located? Hopefully they will be able to process international pax soon.
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KBUF wrote:


Isn’t that where CBP is located? Hopefully they will be able to process international pax soon.

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by B747forever
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43797

Re: Power outage in ATL

If this drags on over the next 2 days, Delta and everyone holding Delta tickets will be in big trouble as the traffic picks up Thursday through Sunday next week. There wont even be any space to rebook pax on other airlines, as nearly everyone will run full flight during those days.

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by B747forever
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX finally gets A350 service!
Replies: 33
Views: 9586

Re: LAX finally gets A350 service!

LAX will FINALLY receive its first scheduled A350 service (and IINM, first visit by an A350) starting tomorrow December 18. 4728179,4690085 Can't believe it's taken this long. Figured we would've seen DL A350s here, doing domestic runs, long ago. Complain, complain! Maybe you didn't get the 350 so ...

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by B747forever
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43797

Re: Power outage in ATL

At least it didnt happen next weekend during the busy Christmas travel rush.

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by B747forever
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last domestic wide body flight?
Replies: 86
Views: 2690

Re: When was your last domestic wide body flight?

From LAX there are still plenty of options. Last I flew was a couple of weeks ago, AA 787-9 LAX-DFW. The past year I have flown on UA 777-200 3x times (LAX-EWR-LAX/ LAX-DEN), HA 767 (LAX-LIH), AA 787-8 (ORD-LAX) and DL A330-300 (JFK-LAX).

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by B747forever
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 9052

Re: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018

It seems that in the coming years LAX will lose its status as the hub between Australia and other points in the US. Thanks to the 787 we will see more routes announced in addition to IAH-SYD and now SFO-MEL.

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by B747forever
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 62
Views: 12756

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

Should probably change the thread title to include AMS and MXP. Anyway, it is amazing to see all this continuous expansion by Norwegian.

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by B747forever
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1683

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

Try getting on ET 787 flying ARN-OSL-ARN. You can get tickets as cheap as 35-40EUR one way!

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by B747forever
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 55
Views: 2535

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Flown to/from 162 airports. Have another 9 that I will add to my list over the next few months (marked with *). Still missing Q and X. A: AAL, AAR, ABQ*, ADB, AGA*, AGH, AGP, ALC, AMS, ARN, ATH, ATL, AUH, AUS, AVV, AYT B: BCN, BGY, BKK, BLL, BMA, BNE, BOI, BOS, BRU, BSB, BUF, BUR, BWI C: CDG, CGH, C...

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by B747forever
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139887

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Flew back home yesterday on SAS ARN-LAX. Was a light load with only 105 pax onboard. It was quite a comfortable ride even in Y with so few pax!

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by B747forever
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Black Friday deals US to Europe - what happened?
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: Black Friday deals US to Europe - what happened?

LH658 wrote:
I booked Austin to Auckland for 400 dollars on Air New Zealand cyber Monday sale.


That was more of a mistake fare rather than an advertised sale. The fare was only live for a couple of hours before UA/NZ shut it down.

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by B747forever
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 91
Views: 20969

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

TK773 wrote:
Everyone is saying 777 or 77E but will they be a 200ER or 300ER?


77E- 777-200ER

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish Airlines/IST question
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Turkish Airlines/IST question

TK is a legacy type, right? As in they don't make you pay for everything like a LCC/ULCC. We would be going in May probably. My wife wants to go so that Memorial Day (US holiday) is part of it to save a vacation day but we'll see. It is cheaper to go fly earlier in the month. I am also under the im...

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by B747forever
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8775

Re: Naming Specific Routes

One I think of immediately is LH’s SFO-FRA-BLR called the Bangalore express.

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by B747forever
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 11562

Re: BA passengers to board in order of their ticket price

Yeah, pretty misleading title. Hopefully when this goes into effect gate agents will enforce it.

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 cabin excessively noisy?
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Is the 747 cabin excessively noisy?

Have close to 50 flights on the 747-400, with the most recent this morning on LHR-DXB. Sure, it is absolutely noisier compared to the A380, but so are many other types. Otherwise it is not much worse than 767/777.

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 89199

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

The United and China 747-400s, the Southwest 737-300s, the Allegiant 757-200..... Absolutely sad to see....... :cry: R.I.P Indeed very sad to see. Here are some more photos from today https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4565/37610527454_b622e8e468_k.jpg IMG_7421 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4548/37610...

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 89199

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Went to VCV earlier today and saw 4 UA 747s. Could only take photos of two, N180UA and N174UA. Kind of sad to see them just sitting there after serving so well. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4586/38292852462_a9bef15b6a_z.jpg IMG_7439 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/38292858622_eaf9dbb14d_z.jpg ...

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by B747forever
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?
Replies: 15
Views: 3270

Re: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?

Dont know where you see 10 hours, as flightaware shows most flights around 8.5h with longest just about 9h.

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by B747forever
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139887

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

ARN pax numbers are out for October. Continued strong growth.

Dom: 527,354 +4%
Int: 1,841,177 +7%
Tot: 2,368,531 +7%
YTD: 22,682,362 +9%

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by B747forever
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Year in Aviation History?
Replies: 48
Views: 9669

Re: Safest Year in Aviation History?

It is also interesting to compare safety in the US to the rest of the world bearing in mind the 1500 hour rule. So far there is no evidence that it makes aviation any safer in the US with that rule in place compared to for instance Europe where you can have a couple of hundred of hours only and fly ...

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ballistic missile targeting King Khalid International Airport intercepted by Saudis
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Ballistic missile targeting King Khalid International Airport intercepted by Saudis

If there is one thing that can kill off the ME3 it is instability in the region.

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 2152

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

theobcman wrote:
BA - anything you want anytime !


Sadly, that is how it used to be on short haul. Now you dont even get water without opening the wallet unless you want that disgusting "tap water".

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 15409

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Booked: 10. Nov ............ Icelandair ..... FI 306 ....... Keflavik (KEF) - Stockholm (ARN) .............. Boeing 767-300ER (W) 10. Nov ............ SAS .............. SK 885 ..... Stockholm (ARN) - Copenhagen (CPH) ..... Airbus A321-200 10. Nov (+1) ..... SAS .............. SK 995 ..... Copenhag...

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9217

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

LAX772LR wrote:
LAX shunts back and forth between A332 and 77W on a seemingly random basis.
.



Nope, not random at all. 77W during summer season and A332 during winter season.

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Inaugural LGW-DEN (Sept. 16)
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

Re: Norwegian Air Inaugural LGW-DEN is Today

skipness1E wrote:
Whoops quite right, but end of summer surely!


But does it really matter when they open the route if they are going to operate it year round?

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3852

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

Is it UA1771 on 12DEC you are trying to purchase a ticket on? See the same price UA charge for on Expedia and Orbitz. Just use them instead of directly from United.

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3852

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

If you have a problem booking it through United.com, just try doing it through a OTA such as Kayak, Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia etc.

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX catering problems
Replies: 2
Views: 961

AA LAX catering problems

Have an upcoming flight with AA from LAX and just received an email from them regarding catering onboard. Apparently there wont be any catering at all on the flight, and has been so since yesterday, November 1 on flights departing LAX. Seems to be some problem with Gate Gourmet at LAX where listeria...

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139887

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

QuawerAir wrote:
SAS (flight SK943) flew today with A330 from Oslo to Chicago. Was the flight diverted to OSL for some reason?


Might have to do with the strike Gate Gourmet at CPH has today. Several flights from CPH have flown without any catering at all. So maybe a stop at OSL to cater the flight.

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by B747forever
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 89199

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

iahcsr wrote:
And now there are two.
N118UA and N121UA are the only remaining.
The other three arrived VCV yesterday.



Will try to head out to VCV by the end of next week. If I get any good pictures I will post them here.

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