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by hz747300
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 82
Views: 14226

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

If CX took them they could launch MIA, maybe MEX with a GRU tag.

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by hz747300
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden
Replies: 21
Views: 3308

Re: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden

Aren't the Stans technically secular, just with a majority Muslim population? The same would apply for Turkey I guess using that reasoning.

I think the HK flight, does the same down the middle of he Red Sea then carries on.

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 56
Views: 8769

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Question for those that have taken the longer Q400 / ATR flights over open water, what is the turbulence like if there is any? I did a B1900 from Auckland to Blenheim in New Zealand, it was just about two hours, and the cruise was smooth, but the descent and landing were horrifyingly bumpy.

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by hz747300
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3550

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

If a rebuilt LGA matches the artists renderings, then I'll believe that JFK can be majorly renovated to a good standard on budget and on time. The problem with building in the US, and in particular NY is the lawsuits. People sue over anything. Millions are spent either settling, or doing work so tha...

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by hz747300
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 44
Views: 8473

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

I don't want to be rude, but that is atrocious. I want to blame the photographer because I can't tell if it is blurry, or the logo near the front is really that bad. A younger brand that should appeal to millennials should have more pop. But if the fares are cheap enough, no one will care and fly it...

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by hz747300
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer comes of age with the E190-E2
Replies: 35
Views: 6762

Re: Embraer comes of age with the E190-E2

I'm a big fan of the E-Jets as a passenger, and much prefer them to the CRJs (T-tails). I am surprised that EMB would design a jet that is out-of-scope for the US. My suggestion would be to create a US variant of the 175-E2 that falls back within the existing scope clauses that will likely never cha...

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by hz747300
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14011

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

If it is only flying point-to-point versus driving, I would base it on time of driving. 3-4 hours would seem to be the equivalent of going to the airport, parking, doing the shoeless shuffle, and coming out on the other side. Though by each region is probably varies as well. In countries with poor r...

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 6163

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

According to another site, this caught CX off guard. Kingboard sold out because they disagreed with SWIRE on the direction of CX. QR will have one board seat. Also, CX may have to release more shares to have the required % amount available for public sale.

I honestly think this is awesome.

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 5464

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

Sure, there are traders in Energy futures and probably even some energy related jobs. But the energy companies, ie, the ones that drive Houston's economy are not based in HKG. They would be in China directly, I've met some from Americans who were holidaying in HKG but lived in Chengdu, or Singapore....

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by hz747300
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 5464

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

A couple of things, since SIN is more commodities & energy oriented than HKG, that removes any oil ties that drives a lot of the traffic from other airlines and makes sense that SIN is served whilst HKG is not. Secondly, DFW is served, and HKG is a OneWorld base which would have the funnel traff...

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by hz747300
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 156
Views: 16824

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

jojot wrote:
AKL would be nice.


Certainly enough Japanese in Auckland to support it, at least when I went there.

PHX would be awesome, but unlikely, even with the marketing subsidies.

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by hz747300
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 4392

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

TWA772LR wrote:
Maybe Canada will sign an Open Skies agreement with the UAE if EK agrees to buy 100 CSeries planes after the Fly Dubai merger. :stirthepot:


Many truths are said in jest.

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by hz747300
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3510

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

I don't get it either, and I think he/she should be able to complain if there is no logical reason for the fair difference and he/she can see the lower fare prior to moving to the payment section of the website. Presumably, from what is written, he/she is in the UK, but the IP used to connect to the...

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 5703

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

Not so much a service issue, but I have a problem with the announcements. For example, on a flight from HKG-YVR, the first announcement is always in French, which I'm sure there are no more than 10 French speakers on the flight and those are probably the FAs. But then every announcement is in four l...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3144

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

I don't think it's finished yet. They still need to paint the doors lime green.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 3338

Re: Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya

22 business, 232 coach, this rings of low yield tourist traffic. I stayed at the Sheraton in Pattaya years ago and it was quite lovely but a little ways out of town. The Golf & Tennis Hotel next door looked nice as well. I'm sure some seedy types from Europe and elsewhere will take this service,...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 7815

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

Can't wait for the first HKG-PHX A350 flight ... :-)

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM no longer flies daily B747-400 to HKG?
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: KLM no longer flies daily B747-400 to HKG?

I have not seen anything other than the 744 here, nor has there been more than daily for a while. But I'm only able to look out my apartment window a few days a month and all weekends. It would make sense that the route would go 772 or 773 as the 744 fades away. It's one of the few European flights ...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!
Replies: 88
Views: 17704

Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

Cebo29 wrote:
Got my tickets for tomorrow. Should be reporting on this historic flight. Exiting day God permitting.


Yikes, hope you mean Exciting.

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 6791

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

It's going to be awesome!!!

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9328

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

Good on Jet2!

I've flown SEA-YVR on a DH8 with five passengers and a cat. My next best is from the late 80's, on a SV 747-300 (hence my name), there was 20 people on a JED-JFK flight, but they still made us stay in our original seats.

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 6473

Re: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft

I would have thought some Middle Eastern Emir, Sheikh, etc..., would have ordered one because he can. I would argue, no one needs it, certainly but again, why not if you can afford it and your citizens will not revolt. budgets are tightening and the rulers are more afraid than ever of being overthr...

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 6473

Re: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft

I would have thought some Middle Eastern Emir, Sheikh, etc..., would have ordered one because he can. I would argue, no one needs it, certainly but again, why not if you can afford it and your citizens will not revolt.

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 44371

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

You don't do sarcasm do you ? :-) Is that what that was? :roll: :D Of course! Since no one was hurt, we can have fun with it. As the host of one of the night shows at 680 KNBR used to say "Angels fly because they take themselves lightly"... That should bring out all the anti-religious nut...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 7045

Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

I confess I cannot think of a more soul destroying environment than to be in a room without any windows, but isn't that exactly the situation already for most radar/airways traffic centres (what is the correct term for these?) I'm old school, and being able to view an aircraft, with my own eyes (or...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 44371

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

And apparently they are hiring a lot of new pilots now based off the HK PPRUNE Forum. Besides the right to abode in Canada they should add multiple and successful SFO landings as a requirement too.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 7045

Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Why did they get so much taller in this generation? JFK was one of the first tall ones 24 years ago...now look how far down the list it is. I can understand large airports like MCO and ATL...but it seems everyone gets a tower north of 300 feet today. Some new regulation? I wondered that as well. My...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 128
Views: 11525

Re: The Future of ISP

PHX 1x / Daily, 2x Daily in Winter Haha, that would be good for me. I would see, if the NIMBY's don't squeal, decent traffic to key business centers in the midwest: ORD / MDW and northeast BOS / DCA; leisure traffic to Florida, Las Vegas. With International, I can see YYZ and perhaps seasonal to key...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 12014

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Jayafe wrote:
Aesma wrote:
The UK is a densely populated places, what you're suggesting will always affect some people.


They can always re visit Boris' Island...


I think he'll be exiled there soon, so hopefully he's not a NIMBY too!

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100003

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Perhaps they should just make a 787 technology line. For example, same size offerings (200, 300, but with barrel construction, no window shades, etc...)

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 11315

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

Would love to see a repossession and how they would do it. If you can't pay your bills then you get what you get! Maybe they can put it on that show "Plane Repo"... like a two hour special. Where they are supposed to be sneaking an aircraft off the airfield but still have time to install ...

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 243
Views: 44120

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I find Emirates pretty impressive, regardless if you think they are subsided. Huge fleet of A380's, best all rounder economy product in the world. Dubai is now one of the busiest airports in the world, no airline can say they have pretty much single handily taken an airport to that level. Have you ...

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to return to London
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: China Airlines to return to London

Interesting. I think now the flight can overfly China, right? Gatwick will be asking for (need?) a second full-time use runway soon too.

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13713

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

It probably could work, ironically, I think more likely with a high density B77W via MAN as well would be better than direct routes on the B789. Main reason, as already stated, Thailand is mostly a leisure destination, and the Thai diaspora mostly would probably be fine with coach. More than likely,...

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 164
Views: 39481

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

One would think that there would at least be some Hajj charter company that can pick these up? Then it could do summer runs for the 'white van' crowd to go to the beaches in summer instead of the West Country.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 667
Views: 64814

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Does anyone know when the Cardinals will be leaving to LHR after this Sunday's game. I'm guessing a VS 346 will probably provide the transportation. Listening to the radio after the game, it seems they are leaving Monday at 3pm. Anyone know who's providing the transport? Atlas 747 again? It's a Vir...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 15755

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

I would think the Chinese, if permitted by the Canadian government, would bid. Instant credibility in Western Markets for "Chinese' aircraft.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 5986

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

Sorry, but the state of the beach caught my eye as well. Of course, RIP to those lost and thoughts to their families, but that does not mean we are not able to comment on the state of the photo in its entirety.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 667
Views: 64814

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

910A wrote:
Does anyone know when the Cardinals will be leaving to LHR after this Sunday's game. I'm guessing a VS 346 will probably provide the transportation.


Listening to the radio after the game, it seems they are leaving Monday at 3pm.

Anyone know who's providing the transport? Atlas 747 again?

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL

This is nuts. Book at your own risk. Or, the Italian government could just ignore the EU and keep it afloat. I think they should, Alitalia is too iconic to fail; just like Barnum and Bailey...oops!

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30587

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Will they fold it into the Wings brand? Flew AB Palma-Munich-Olbia, decent enough flights and on-time, definitely LCC land though.

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

I think it could be done. Not just because it suits my needs for family connectivity. There are several business in Long Island and thousands of city executives that reside there. Given the delays at JFK, and the pain that is LGA, I would think there would be business opportunities let alone other l...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14525

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Missing from the list? Safford, Arizona (KSAD)... It last had air service in the 50s or 60s I think. 3/3.5 hours from Tucson and Phoenix, 4 hours from El Paso.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Boeing 737-700 at LAX???
Replies: 8
Views: 3901

Re: Saudia Boeing 737-700 at LAX???

fromheretohere9 wrote:
Not all about money, and getting the biggest planes all the time. Just getting a plane that does the job you want it too.


Times may have changed with the consistently low oil price, but this sentiment certainly wasn't the case when I lived there (for a long time, but 20 years ago).

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10156

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

If the crew is smart, they'll work harder only once the promises are contractually obligated. Otherwise, his word, is toilet paper.

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.
Replies: 20
Views: 3951

Re: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.

Escalator maintenance crew must be part of the resistance!

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routesonline Survey - HKG-TPE Busiest International Route
Replies: 19
Views: 2730

Re: Routesonline Survey - HKG-TPE Busiest International Route

Taipei has in city TSA. No flights Between Hong Kong and Taiwan from TSA, if I remember correctly it is Japan, China, and Korea only. You are correct. I inquired about this a while ago. It seems that if they permitted flights to TSA instead of forcing people from HKG to TPE, they believe they would...

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by hz747300
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 128
Views: 11525

Re: The Future of ISP

Three recent ISP threads. I feel like there is definitely interest in flying from the airport above the current service level. Personally, I think it would be good, if doable (regulatory & NIMBYs), to add service to major hubs westward and key east coast business centers plus Floridian leisure m...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 16755

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

The cockpit windows make me laugh. It looks like the kind of plane I'd expect to find rummaging through the trash...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 128
Views: 11525

Re: The Future of ISP

I did not realise there was a bunch of NIMBYs near the ISP airport. When you are out there, there is not a lot directly around the airport. It seems like the type of airport that could be a good reliever for the New York big 3, with an island encachement area of its own for people that don't want to...

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