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by thomasphoto60
Mon May 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 427
Views: 150577

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

I was returning from Canada the other day back to Houston and as we were taxing past terminal 'D' I glimpsed for the first time the KLM 787-9 sitting at D12 and it just seemed so out of place. Twenty years of living in Houston and seeing that lilliputian 787 parked where "Big Blue" used t...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon May 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 427
Views: 150577

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

I was returning from Canada the other day back to Houston and as we were taxing past terminal 'D' I glimpsed for the first time the KLM 787-9 sitting at D12 and it just seemed so out of place. Twenty years of living in Houston and seeing that lilliputian 787 parked where "Big Blue" used t...

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by thomasphoto60
Sun May 27, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 427
Views: 150577

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

I was returning from Canada the other day back to Houston and as we were taxing past terminal 'D' I glimpsed for the first time the KLM 787-9 sitting at D12 and it just seemed so out of place. Twenty years of living in Houston and seeing that lilliputian 787 parked where "Big Blue" used to...

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by thomasphoto60
Tue May 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4542

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Back then, airlines were not free to open new routes where ever they wanted. The industry was regulated until 1979. Also, National was essentially a north-south east coast airline based in Miami with some transcon' flights to California from Florida with stops en route. Yep, if memory serves along ...

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by thomasphoto60
Sat May 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come
Replies: 29
Views: 3310

Re: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come

jetero wrote:
Almost 50% of posts in number at this point by OP!

Yeah, that caught my eye as well.

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by thomasphoto60
Sun May 06, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Texas International

While I was not living in Texas when TI was in their prime, before the consolidation into CO by the 80s, I made many visits to Texas during that period and often flew the carrier within Texas, as well as Mexico, Louisiana and California. It was a fun airline (at least from the passengers perspective...

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by thomasphoto60
Sun May 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10992

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I'm surprised they're going via ACC to be honest, when they have a successful hub at DUB already - DUB has no link to Texas, is high-yielding in its own right, and a DUB stop makes for a shorter overall routing than with an ACC one: Cheers, C. I'm not actually. I imagine with the oil industry in Te...

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by thomasphoto60
Sun May 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10992

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

All kidding aside, IAH is the likely destination, however it is interesting that no one city is mentioned. Who knows, it might be DFW, unlikely, but stranger things have happened.

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by thomasphoto60
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 81
Views: 9877

Re: Whats next at IAH?

Somebody, anybody!? There's got to be someone who knows or has heard something! Aside from EK restarting A380 ops in June, CA starting Panama ops earlier this month, it has been a fairly quiet 2018 so far. I am sure something is happening, but it's is likely not too exciting and not newsworthy (at ...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3646

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

LH658 wrote:
your missing california with ET service.

That flight is not a non-stop, as it is routed through DUB, I believe.

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final KLM B744 Flight to IAH today 23Mar
Replies: 18
Views: 4595

Re: Final KLM B744 Flight to IAH today 23Mar

As an aside, I think it would be nice gesture for KLM to name a plane "City of Houston" to commemorate the long-time service. Just my two cents ;-) It would be nice, but I am not holding my breath. If LA, Chicago or NYC do not see their names gracing one their ‘47s’, I doubt that they wil...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final KLM B744 Flight to IAH today 23Mar
Replies: 18
Views: 4595

Re: Final KLM B744 Flight to IAH today 23Mar

Sad, the “Queen” will definitely be missed.

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked
Replies: 22
Views: 3024

Re: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked

klm617 wrote:
It's time for EK to start expanding into new markets in the USA rather than dumping more capacity in the over saturated markets they already serve.

And what market would you suggest?

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Waco
Replies: 28
Views: 3312

Re: Potential of Waco

I love Waco, though unless I need to get in-n-out in a hurry, personally I would prefer to make the drive up Hwy 6 from Houston. Perhaps a UA ACT-IAH may get another chance, who knows? N/S service from outside the state, I am skeptical. I usually hit Waco 4-5 times a year, definitely worth the visit...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of SABENA
Replies: 28
Views: 5513

Re: Return of SABENA

Stop fetishising dead airlines Agreed.....Reviving the brand of long gone carriers and almost always proven to be a dud, at least here in the US. There were 3 attempts to resurrect Braniff, Pan Am, on two occasions, National (albeit very different from the 70s era NA in their branding) and the more...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of SABENA
Replies: 28
Views: 5513

Re: Return of SABENA

Stop fetishising dead airlines Agreed.....Reviving the brand of long gone carriers and almost always proven to be a dud, at least here in the US. There were 3 attempts to resurrect Braniff, Pan Am, on two occasions, National (albeit very different from the 70s era NA in their branding) and the more...

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates upgrades Houston to A380
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: Emirates upgrades Houston to A380

Well, that is a nice bit of news to wake up to.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11580

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

TWA772LR wrote:
4engines4lnghll wrote:
Could JetBlue ever come make a comeback at HOU?

When did they leave?


According to the HAS website, they are still there. If B6 had indicated that it was cutting HOU, trust me, there would have been a thread posted here almost at the moment that it was announced.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11580

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

There banners around IAH saying we fly to 6 continents..... About those banners (they are gone now, replaced HLS&R Rodeo banners). Did anyone (who either uses Will Clayton as a shortcut to Beltway 8 or flies frequently) note that when those banners were first put up in November after Thanksgivi...

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by thomasphoto60
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8421

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

United_fan wrote:
I remember when World flew this with MD-11's in the early 2000's.

Yeah, I believe that this route started around ‘96-97’ there abouts, so it did have a good run.

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by thomasphoto60
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8421

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

Not too shocked to hear of this, rumors have been floating around for a few years now that this service was on the ropes. Still sad to see another int'l route dropped from IAH, especially one that put Houston into the rather elite "6 Continent" club.

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luftansa New livery!
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: Luftansa New livery!

Bland, Dull, Unimaginative, Boring, a real snoozer, nothing to love here. Sad........

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by thomasphoto60
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10598

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

Yep, while I was hoping for IAH, my money was on ORD, maybe next time...Congrats Chi-Town!

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by thomasphoto60
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 541
Views: 43472

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Regarding Amazon coming here, I'll put my money where my mouth is for them not moving here. I TOTALLY hope they would but I've lived here 21 years and even with all of the recent feverish construction near the airport at the Levander Loop Hwy spaghetti bowl in addition to huge work at the Hwy 71/18...

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:bigthumbsup:

thomasphoto60 wrote:
neomax wrote:
I only found one article on it from KHOU. The irony is not lost on the fact that KHOU is the arch rival of KIAH. :rotfl:

http://www.khou.com/travel/united-now-o ... /509362726

Good one..... :bigthumbsup:

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 12825

UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

I suppose like many, I too forgot about this new service. As there appears to be no updated reports on the HAS site, I might have completely forgotten about it myself, had I not checked Flightradar24 and noticed a UA 787 closely tailing NZ29 ( I have my setup configured to read only traffic in and o...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10598

Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

As much as I would like to say IAH, if I were a betting man, my money would be on ORD.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines In Communist Albania
Replies: 19
Views: 5419

Re: Airlines In Communist Albania

eielef wrote:
YYZLGA wrote:
Mao died in 1980, Hoxha died in 1985, and by then, relations with China were pretty dry.

Actually, Mao died in 1976

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 8189

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Amazing for FI, what is this 17-18 US destinations? Well at least we here in Houston have been spared an invasion from those crazy Norsemen....so far...

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 11767

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

El Al announced today that it will launch its second US west coast starting Q4 2018 – San Francisco airport in California. According to the airline, the flight will be operated by one of its new 787s, starting at 3 flights a week. This route is operated today by United, with 5 flights a week operat...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 23864

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

StTim wrote:
No mercy for a typo is there!

Yep, I’ve been on this forum since day 1 and have learned that typos and grammatical errors are easy pickings. Still, most know what I was referencing.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 23864

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

notaxonrotax wrote:
RetiredNWA wrote:
thomasphoto60 wrote:
747-800



747-800 does not exist.


No Tax On Rotax


Wow, forgive the typo, I had just enough time to pound out the question as I was heading out the door, I thought that I had typed 748.

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by thomasphoto60
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 23864

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

A little off topic perhaps, but did LH downgauge IAH from the ‘380’ to the 748 or this a seasonal shift? The 748 has been servicing the route for almost two weeks, just a bit curious.

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?
Replies: 18
Views: 5089

Re: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?

No doubt that this is just a fantasy release (I remember the Braniff ‘Jellybean ‘ A380s that Dragon Wings released a decade ago), still a BOAC 777 or Landon “380’ wow.....that would be something (the real deal of course...)

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by thomasphoto60
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

texdravid wrote:
mfe777 wrote:
texdravid wrote:

And further, Thomas photo, I have heard plenty of blather from you over the years.

Perhaps, but at least I don’t “Race or Class” bait.....

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by thomasphoto60
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

[twoid][/twoid]

CHI2DFW wrote:
Moderators: Please close this thread, block users, or just wind this thing down.

An aviation thread has degenerated into a class / race / political thread which is not tolerable.

I second that motion.....

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

4engines4lnghll wrote:
Cunard wrote:
Page after page of repetitive nonsense is getting annoying on here.

Ditto......you'll get no argument from me.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

I wonder how many pages this thread will peak at as it's become a complete slagging match, you only get this sort of 'my city is better than yours' scenario from the USA as you only really come across it in Europe when your comparing soccer teams. Every city throughout the world have their merits b...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Sure keep thinking that. I’m sure there are plenty of people from Oak Cliff, Irving and Farmers Branch booking flights to Paris or Italy. Not. In Dallas; very few of the People going to Europe are the backpacking sandals wearing type found in Southern California. No, in Dallas, the rich Dallas and ...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Yeah buddy........wes jst a buncha gool ol boys round thses parts........ I work in Dallas. I know how the CoC touts it as an "international city". Sorry it isn't, nor are Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Denver, St. Louis, Tampa,.....get the idea? Na i dont cottn to whac yall cah is sayin yall...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

San Francisco is a truly international city, unlike Dallas/Houston/Atlanta. The latter three fancy themselves as such, but San Francisco is up there with LA, NYC, Miami in terms of being an international destination, both business and leisure. Yeah buddy........wes jst a buncha gool ol boys round t...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Im am going to contest the idea that DFW and IAH lag in foreign carriers compared to their pier cities. First off, NYC, LA, SF, DC, and Chicago are NOT their pier cities. Boston, Philly, Atlanta, and Miami are their pier cities. That said, of their pier cities, below is the foreign carrier count: M...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14113

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Airliners.net in melt down because a succesful airline doesn’t fly to two of the big US carriers hubs. Meltdown, this....? You must be a newbie here...... no this is no meltdown. Compared to some of the knockdown, drag-out bloodlettings that I have witnessed on this forum since 2000, this is a civi...

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 12908

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

This an interesting development, I wonder if this might an indication that the IAH service route might be having problems?

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19445

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

F27500 wrote:
i'm still picturing how them Texans gonna be tryna pronounce it:

"REKKA- UH - KEFLERVAK ASSLAND" ... "Uh .... WHAYYYYRE?!"

Y’all sayi we ain’t smart

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19445

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

F27500 wrote:
i'm still picturing how them Texans gonna be tryna pronounce it:

"REKKA- UH - KEFLERVAK ASSLAND" ... "Uh .... WHAYYYYRE?!"

Y’all sayi we ain’t smart

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by thomasphoto60
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5984

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

I miss the good ol days...This website used to be so cool... Me too. The days of B747-437B, ConcordeBoy, CaptOevur, MSYTristar, WideBodyPhotog, B747Captain, TDSCanuck, etc. Witnessed some friends I'd met here get married: N1120a Witness some people I'd gotten to know, sadly lose their life: JKW777 ...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5984

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Ha! OP took the Swedish equivalent of "Mike Smith" or "Jake Jones" and assumed it to be a thing. :razz: Nah, here ya go..... A.net Johan: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/226658_5877787283_9248_n.jpg?oh=4cb4169925c336a02fbee75d24654a52&oe=5A6723AE This CEO Johan...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5984

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

From internal communications: "Johan Lundgren will be joining the Board as a director and CEO on 1 December and Carolyn will step down as CEO and from the Board on 30 November. She will remain with the airline until 31 December to assist with the transition. Johan has over 30 years’ experience...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5984

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

777222LR wrote:
For those who don't know, Johan Lundgren was the person that started Airliners.net. I have been on this site (different username) since 1997. Back in the AOL dialup days!

Ditto.....Been a member since 98 and I definitely recall A.Net’s early days under Mr Lundgren.

Good Luck, Johan

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