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by fpetrutiu
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43367

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Will this affect the DL order? will now DL need to be looking at canceling that order and look for other aircraft? Are previous orders subject to these tariffs? I can't imagine this will seat well with DL and also for any top-off orders that they might need...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50193

MIA closed due to major water damage from Hurricane Irma

Miami International is closed due to major water damage from Hurricane Irma, CNN reporting. Anyone has any more info? what kind of damage? were runways damaged or just the terminal?

Thanks

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally MCO-AMS on DL
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Finally MCO-AMS on DL

Lol, they need to fix the search, I searched MCO AMS and MCO-AMS, could not find it. Mods please delete

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally MCO-AMS on DL
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Finally MCO-AMS on DL

Looking at MCO's website, DL will start flying daily from MCO to AMS. While this is not the first time service is offered directly between the two cities, this is a welcomed addition, especially from DL. Now SkyTeam has 1-stop connection to most of EU and the flight will be connected to the Brazilia...

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally MCO-AMS on DL
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Finally MCO-AMS on DL

Looking at MCO's website, DL will start flying daily from MCO to AMS. While this is not the first time service is offered directly between the two cities, this is a welcomed addition, especially from DL. Now SkyTeam has 1-stop connection to most of EU and the flight will be connected to the Brazilia...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8097

Re: Condor's future airplanes

And what does that mean? Either you are really forgettable or just want to write stuff that just is not true.... Oh that is what you are hooked on. OK, they need to update their interiors on the 2 British-registered 767's and not pass them off as the same level of service. Either way, cannot take a...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8097

Re: Condor's future airplanes

They need to at least upgrade the interiors on all their 767's. And what does that mean? Either you are really forgettable or just want to write stuff that just is not true.... Oh that is what you are hooked on. OK, they need to update their interiors on the 2 British-registered 767's and not pass ...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8097

Re: Condor's future airplanes

Thats in fact not correct. You have been sitting on either G-DAJC or G-TCCB which are the two british 767s currently flying for Condor. On their main 767s they have new interior which is on the same level of scheduled carriers so way above the charter standard, featuring individual entertainment sy...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8097

Re: Condor's future airplanes

They need to at least upgrade the interiors on all their 767's. I was recently on BWI-FRA with Condor, the 767 interior had the original interior with the old tube television hanging from the ceiling, no seat-back entertainment, and seats from the 80's. I mean for a long-haul operation, conditions i...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger
Replies: 38
Views: 7911

Re: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger

"The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning operators about a risk of the Airbus A350 hydraulic engine driven pump (EDP) overheating and causing a fire. EASA issued the AD because the A350’s hydraulic fluid cooling system is located ...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 3697

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

KISM (Kissimmee Airport) is only 8 miles from Disney. It is the closest to the attractions, but no service. MCO is best, it take only 15-20 minutes bus transfer via the Magical Express to Disney. If you are staying on Disney property I think it is even included and you don't have to mess with your b...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 15615

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

Here is straight 777 from the flight manual: Procedure: PF simultaneously pushes both throttles and a TO/GA switch PM verifies THR and TO/GA on the FMA BOTH PILOTS verify an increase in thrust and the aircraft pitches up and begins to climb ... and more importantly: The to/ga switches are inhibited ...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed May 03, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 5688

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

MCO has both arrivals and departures in the middle of the night. there is a JetBlue flight arriving at 1:30AM from EWR, as well as some departures at that time.

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by fpetrutiu
Mon May 01, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom fleet updates
Replies: 31
Views: 6530

Re: Tarom fleet updates

Any thoughts or early indications on where the 777's will come from ? No way they will get a 777, way too much airplane for them. I know they were considering a few leased 787's for PEK and JFK route, but first they needed to up their feeder network for which they were considering the addition of a...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 11056

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

My guess is that you will see them temporarily on ATL-MCO-ATL rotations initially, much like the 777's used to be when they were joining the fleet.

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airlines A340's At Athens
Replies: 93
Views: 33362

Re: RE: Olympic Airlines A340's At Athens

So these aircraft technically are OK, but some paperwork is missing/ destroyed/lost - and aircraft woth about 150-200Mio are sitting there doing nothing. What is the procedure in such a case? Has it to go through a special check to check those things which are missing and make new documents? Is suc...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17
Replies: 29
Views: 6277

Re: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17

Delta runs a connector flight to/from MIA for the MCO/GRU service with a A320 so there must be a good number of passengers using this connection. I was on the ATL-MCO flight Friday night and there were quite a few Brazilians connecting to MCO-GRU flights. It is a great connection, you basically get...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17
Replies: 29
Views: 6277

Re: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17

C010T3 wrote:
fpetrutiu wrote:
My point is that they have a lot of options and they are competing with an A350-900 on that route from TAM.


Not for long, since LATAM is leasing most, if not all, of its A350 to QR.



Really? Why is that? I have not heard that. Can they not make them work in their network? Too big?

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17
Replies: 29
Views: 6277

Re: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17

Well, DL can easily fill an A333 on MCO-ATL and ATL-MCO. I fly that route often (currently operated by the A321 and B757-200/300), it is always full. Load factors must be well over 90% on average for the route. Furthermore, MSP-MCO_MSP is 3x daily on B763 + 1x B737-900, I am sure an A330 could work ...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH doing at MCO?
Replies: 13
Views: 3114

How is LH doing at MCO?

Hello all,

I was wondering to see if any of you have any info on how well/not well LH is doing at MCO? The flight seems to have stuck, so I imaging that it is profitable. If it is worth it couldn't others make direct to mainland EU work?

Thanks,

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-OTP?
Replies: 25
Views: 5035

Re: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-OTP?

amazed DL is still working JFK-SVO Well, yes, but this is only for high season. The days of DL flying there in the winter are gone. The likelihood of JFK-OTP happening is probably only 10-15% over the next ten years. If within the next few years low-cost carriers encroach upon AF/KL market share in...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Q400 - Near Mid-Air With a Drone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1909

Re: Porter Q400 - Near Mid-Air With a Drone?

At 9,000 ft? What type of drones can reach those altitudes? Also, this is obviously a near hit as opposed to a near miss! :D Mine... :) I've flow up to 18000 ft with ATC approval. I have a transponder on-board so I can be seen as well. It is gas-powered, fuel injected controlled over a satellite li...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To U-Land Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 2292

Re: What Happened To U-Land Airlines?

I guess the financial projections could't take make ends meet because of the constant need for new planes as passengers botched ladings all the time...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 seat airbag in Comfort+ front window seat
Replies: 6
Views: 2803

DL A321 seat airbag in Comfort+ front window seat

Just flew on a DL 321 in 10F. The seatbelt had a built in airbag. From what I can tell, only this seat had it.

What is the purpose of it? Why only this seat has it and how is it controlled. Seems weird.

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM Retire Their A310 Fleet
Replies: 30
Views: 5669

Re: TAROM Retire Their A310 Fleet

Yes, a pair of 787's are in discussions from AirCap, furthermore 3 737-800's are to join the fleet soon. The 787's would serve China routes (Beijing).

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL focus city at MCO?
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

Re: DL focus city at MCO?

There are many other threads in this forum discussing the same topic. The short answer is that they could, however MCO tends to be more of a leisure market. In other words, while boosting impressive load factors, the yield tends to be a bit on the low side. Most travelers wouldn't mind one or two ex...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 307
Views: 28908

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Personally I would like to see AMS, CDG, and/or FCO service from MCO. I really think the first two could be sustainable by either DL, KL, AF. Not sure about FCO.

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?
Replies: 29
Views: 3235

Re: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?

KTPAFlyer wrote:
Arkefly operates a 787 on SFB-MIA!?! Is it available to book or is this like the QF situation?


Yes they do, although I am not sure if it is available to book. It is also a one-way affair, there is no MIA-SFB.

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?
Replies: 29
Views: 3235

Re: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?

I think there is also a chance for KL with decent connections from/to their smaller cities in the network, they could fill up a 330. Many Europeans still want to go to the amusement parks and combine them with a Florida trip I agree. That is why I was posing the question. I think KLM's European net...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?
Replies: 29
Views: 3235

Re: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?

KLM can barely make Miami work, although it's trying for a third time in 12 years starting this fall. Arkefly has the market covered. That is a very sucky flight. Especially since the leg to AMS has a stop over in Miami... Possibly the shortest 787 segment... SFB-MIA-AMS http://flightaware.com/live...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?
Replies: 29
Views: 3235

KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?

Martin Air used to operate AMS-MCO as well as Air France CDG-MCO. With both those routes gone, could a KLM AMS-MCO-AMS rotation with a 787 be feasible?

I think there is the market for it, especially for a SkyTeam carrier.

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newest Delta Safety Demo
Replies: 49
Views: 6173

RE: Newest Delta Safety Demo

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Polot" class="quote" target="_blank">Polot</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Interesting sound mixing...I'm pretty sure the ...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 01, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 737-900ER
Replies: 77
Views: 15495

RE: The 737-900ER

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bgm" class="quote" target="_blank">bgm</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i> My biggest gripe with all the 737 models is just ...

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion Over DL 739 And 739ER
Replies: 54
Views: 11628

RE: Confusion Over DL 739 And 739ER

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTWPurserBoy" class="quote" target="_blank">DTWPurserBoy</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>But new designs to not show up o...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Adds Eight (8) 737 Orders
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

RE: Boeing Adds Eight (8) 737 Orders

I am hoping they are for Tarom (RO). The order is about the right size and fits with what they said they wanted to do for years. However, I really doubt it.

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways To Lay Off Staff, Sell Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 14281

RE: Kenya Airways To Lay Off Staff, Sell Planes

Where did the 777's and 787 go to? I am particularly interested in the 787's and which operator sub-leased them?

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Europe Aviation Thread N1.
Replies: 64
Views: 7393

RE: Eastern Europe Aviation Thread N1.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/radone" class="quote" target="_blank">radone</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i>Tarom CEO stated yesterday they are in talks...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

RE: Tecnam P2012

Tecnam announces the successful installation of two Integrated Electronic Engines (iE2) built by Lycoming Engines on its P2012 Traveller test aircraft. Roll-out of this next generation, 11-seats, twin piston engine aircraft is due in February 2016, and its first flight is scheduled for June 2016. <a...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newcomer Direct Competitor With Airbus And Boeing?
Replies: 31
Views: 10785

Newcomer Direct Competitor With Airbus And Boeing?

<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/aviation/frigate-ecojet-russia-aviation/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/aviati...-ecojet-russia-aviation/index.html</a> A CNN article today suggests that Rosavia a Russian firm wants to build the Frigate Ecojet to directly compete with...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First DL A321 Emerged From Paint At XFW
Replies: 108
Views: 30514

RE: First DL A321 Emerged From Paint At XFW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/burnsie28" class="quote" target="_blank">burnsie28</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>Sharklets is an Airbus name, "Aviation...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First DL A321 Emerged From Paint At XFW
Replies: 108
Views: 30514

RE: First DL A321 Emerged From Paint At XFW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Alsatian" class="quote" target="_blank">Alsatian</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Finally the first sharkleted airliner for ...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Operate SSJ100
Replies: 27
Views: 18100

RE: AF To Operate SSJ100

RT is Russia Today... Would not believe a word they say.

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom A310 Replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 8757

RE: Tarom A310 Replacement?

That is very interesting. Has their annual report come out yet for 2015? How far were they in red?

I hope the 787 would become a reality, but I know it's a long shot.

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's 787's - Are They Happy With Them?
Replies: 21
Views: 15692

KLM's 787's - Are They Happy With Them?

I've searched around, but I could not find any info on KLM and their 787's now in service. Do we know yet what their data is telling them and if they are happy with them? What's their dispatch availability? MX issues, etc.

Thanks,

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tam Putting A350 On GRU-JFK And GRU-MCO
Replies: 19
Views: 4571

RE: Tam Putting A350 On GRU-JFK And GRU-MCO

I'll have my camera ready at MCO. Good to know and I know where I will be on Jul 22nd afternoon now... lol

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016
Replies: 155
Views: 11245

RE: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016

MCO-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> - Air France/DL <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> - KLM/DL <acronym title=...

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Patent New Twin Engine Double Decker
Replies: 27
Views: 20645

RE: Airbus Patent New Twin Engine Double Decker

Looks to me like they've patented a 2 engine Boeing C-17 Globemaster adapted for passenger transport... Very creative...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN)
Replies: 267
Views: 99565

RE: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i> It will also disappoint authors of some o...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO 3 New Long Haul And A Dozen EU Destinations
Replies: 10
Views: 7278

RE: LO 3 New Long Haul And A Dozen EU Destinations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WildcatYXU" class="quote" target="_blank">WildcatYXU</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Well, I checked connections to/from <a...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO 3 New Long Haul And A Dozen EU Destinations
Replies: 10
Views: 7278

RE: LO 3 New Long Haul And A Dozen EU Destinations

Excellent news. I am not sure about Cluj, however, if it connects to long-haul flights in WAW it could be a good feeder.

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