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by Flanker7
Sun May 19, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 590
Views: 202326

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

penguins wrote:
What routes see the combi these days?


Top of my head,
MEX
LAX
ICN
HGK
ORD
JFK
NBO

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by Flanker7
Wed May 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6058

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

KLM will resume it's nonstop service to SXM from the 27th of October. The intermediate stop in CUR will be stopped. Twice weekly A330 service on Friday and Sunday.

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

The mirical of Anfield complete, Barca out

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

4-0 Liverpool who would have thought that

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

- Champions League

3-0 Liverpool what a game

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

1-0 Liverpool

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by Flanker7
Tue May 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

Will Barca close the book on liverpool today? Prediction...

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by Flanker7
Sat May 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1361

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

Where is your "regional" ? The area in and around Amsterdam Thanks for the info. Didn't Amsterdam participate in some of the EU wide "alternative energy traction for public transport" ? ( Hamburg's HHA collected some of the Hybrid buses from those trials.) Not that I'm aware of ...

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by Flanker7
Sat May 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

@ jetwet1: I can't see Liverpool coming back from this either. Can you come back from 3-0 down in the CL? Absolutely! Can you do so against Barca and Messi? Good bloody luck, mates! Watching Messi play — the man is a godly I tell you. Your views concerning Spurs are appreciated. I think you've summ...

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by Flanker7
Fri May 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1361

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

A lot of the regional buses here are electric with powerful batteries. They charge at there and stations through charging point on the roof. Nice and quiet and comfortable. In the Netherlands that's is. Where is your "regional" ? The Swiss had Oerlikon made buses with flywheel storage in ...

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by Flanker7
Fri May 03, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

Tagliafigo signed a new contract today so he stays.

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by Flanker7
Thu May 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1361

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

Sevilla in Spain uses street cars equipped with special fast-charging batteries. When passengers embark and disembark at stops, the batteries are charged. Then the street car drives to the next stop and the process repeats. No need for overhead wires anymore. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetroCent...

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

I cannot see Liverpool going to overcome this.

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

Liverpool getting a beating 3-0

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

I am actually not a football fan at all let alone a Ajax fan but do admire what they achieved and what it means to the game. Rugby is my game, big All Blacks fan.

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

They are not, but it's a shame the sport turned this way. Let's just enjoy the moment and see if they make it to the final.

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

I sure hope some will stay, but as always they have agents who will push to move and money talks.

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

Unfortunately quite a few will leave, the competition in the Netherlands is not challenging enough. I would be great if Ajax could keep team together but very unlikely. Indeed. It's hard for a team like Ajax to say, no when a European super-club with a seemingly endless amount of cash comes calling...

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

A final is a game in itself, anything goes. Indeed it is, and often it does. I worry what comes of this team for next season. How many will be wearing kits from different European clubs I wonder? One is already off to Barca, with another likely off there as well. Unfortunately quite a few will leav...

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by Flanker7
Wed May 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4479

Re: Football - Champions League

With Son maybe a different outcome with all that 2nd half action inside the Ajax back third for Spurs. It's a remarkable story..and yet neither one of these teams (in my humble opinion) stands a chance against Barca or Liverpool in the final. I don't think Ajax could withstand the attacking brutali...

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by Flanker7
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

Is Amsterdam the most beautiful , it is and it's not. The architecture is most certainly wonderful but can be found in other city's in The Netherlands like Leiden,Delft,Utrecht etc. what makes Amsterdam unattractive is the overcrowding. Is so busy these days that you can barely see and experience th...

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by Flanker7
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 10
Views: 2422

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

I've worked with a number of international carriers, and KLM is interesting due to their very unique crew rotations. They will gladly shuffle the crews around after they've left. Crew will arrive in Toronto, and overnight the decision is made that due to an aircraft swap, they now need that crew in...

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by Flanker7
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 10
Views: 2422

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

In the last two weeks KLM 611/612 has been operated with a mix of 744, 772 and 789 aircraft. This seems like an extremely inefficient use of crew resources. Alternating types and especially the one off 789 would cause needless deadheads and extended layovers. Is this the only way they can handle th...

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by Flanker7
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19227

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

With Air France's B789s set to be transferred to KLM, would it also make sense for a top-up order of B788s for KLM, about 10 to bump the eight A332s to AF? (The five A333s are all leased, but they could go to Air France as well.) This would make the KLM mainline fleet: B737, B738, B739 (non-ER), B7...

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by Flanker7
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19227

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

The word is out no A350 for KLM but extra 787 that where assigned to AF. Luchtvaartnieuws.nl Not saying it isn’t true but they are again quoting the same source. The company itself hasn’t made a public statement yet. However I’m interested in why KLM choses to have a significant gap in its fleet in...

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by Flanker7
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19227

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

The word is out no A350 for KLM but extra 787 that where assigned to AF. Luchtvaartnieuws.nl

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by Flanker7
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 383268

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

AMS-YYZ will be terminated in the next few days.

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by Flanker7
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1365

Re: H7ow many countries have you visited?

USSR
Czechoslovakia
Romania
Yugoslavia
Italy
Malta
Germany
Belgium
France
Spain
Luxemburg
United Kingdom
Ireland
The Netherlands but I live here.

Israel

USA
Canada
Mexico

Brazil
Curacao

Maldives
Sri Lanka
Singapore
Indonesia
Thailand
Malaysia
Philippines
Hong Kong

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by Flanker7
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Branding
Replies: 29
Views: 5341

Re: Japan Airlines Branding

One needs to look at ANA, it's a flying theme park and verry colorful. I think that going back was the right decision for JAL much more elegant and humble then what they came up with later.

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA DFW-MEX in J & return in Y (refurb 738)
Replies: 6
Views: 5410

Re: AA DFW-MEX in J & return in Y (refurb 738)

That is some nasty seatpitch, how did you manage That? I'm 6.2 and by the looks of it I have to put my legs in the isle.

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5078

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

Since there are some NW knowlegeble people out here can any of you shed some light on the following. During the 90s with the NW/KL partnership in full swing KLM had a handfull of NW first or second officer's flying the 747-400 with them. I remember being on a flight from AMS to DPS where the FO was...

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5078

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

Since there are some NW knowlegeble people out here can any of you shed some light on the following. During the 90s with the NW/KL partnership in full swing KLM had a handfull of NW first or second officer's flying the 747-400 with them. I remember being on a flight from AMS to DPS where the FO was ...

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 2917

Re: The correct brand of Cola

Bourbon and coke thats the best. :P

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by Flanker7
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9349

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

klm617 wrote:
Time to see DTW-MAN opened up on either DL or VS


They did, via AMS :banghead:

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

French minister Le Maire en dutch counterpart Hoekstra have cleared the air between them. Both party's said that they have the same intentions making AF/KL the best airline in the world. We can all go to sleep now. To me, as I have said before, this whole thing was no surprise to the French governm...

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by Flanker7
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

French minister Le Maire en dutch counterpart Hoekstra have cleared the air between them. Both party's said that they have the same intentions making AF/KL the best airline in the world. We can all go to sleep now.

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by Flanker7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

The French government might block Elbers reelection and would like to postpone the shareholders meeting in April. Retaliation from the French? Both ministers will meet tomorrow and hopefully they will clear things up between them.
Source luchtvaartnieuws/telegraaf

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by Flanker7
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16582

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

jsfr wrote:
keesje wrote:
I think deep down every body knows what the french really wants.


A succesful AF/KL?

In any case, we know what the Dutch on airliners.net want...

A successful AF/KL, sounds strange but yes. They just don't want to be blown away by AF and being used as a piggy bank.

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by Flanker7
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France7-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Taxi645 wrote:
Dutch state announced just now that it bought 12.7% shares in AF-KLM. Intention is to eventually equal the share of the French state.

Looks like they dont trust the deal that's just been made.

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by Flanker7
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 48998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

psimpson wrote:
KLM 777 PH-BQD just arrived from AMS as KLM9871.
Would this be for Air Livery to repaint into the wavy livery, and if so would be the first B772 to wear this livery?


Seems like it, not a regular flight number.

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by Flanker7
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 15965

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Bugger my wife is returning home tonight,KLM, hopefully they'll get out.

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by Flanker7
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Pathetic year result for AF. Really strong result for KLM. KLM made this result with half the personel. AF bashing does not help the discussion. With Ben Smith, AF is trying to improve things, not to make things worse. Ben Smith has done an incredible job at Air Canada. Why don't you give him a cha...

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by Flanker7
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

25.000 klm staff signed the online petition in support of Elbers. It was presented to the board at klm HQ where a large group of supporters shouted Elbers name. It shows that staff supports Elbers and sends a strong signal to Smith. Showing this kind of support to you're CEO is even for Dutch standa...

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by Flanker7
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Valentine's Day Song
Replies: 27
Views: 1534

Re: The Correct Valentine's Day Song

Tina Turner

What's love got to do with it. :rotfl:

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by Flanker7
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 12091

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Time to call Delta and see if they got more spare aircraft available.

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by Flanker7
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Imo KLM is a poorly run airline. Poor product, poor service, low salaries. They can make a profit in this low fuel environment but nobody is happy. Not the customers, not the staff. Their operations lack the slack. There just isn't anything great with it. AF is losing money due to poor management. ...

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by Flanker7
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

MrBren wrote:
AF saved KLM. It's now time to be a true group, and keep both prides aside.


And KLM saved AF bacon over the years so level pegging.

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by Flanker7
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

My biggest fear is that ultimately KLM will be relegated to a B airline regardless what Smith says. Unfortunately KLM cannot get out of this marriage. Let the French first show they can be consistent in making a profit and not strike.

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by Flanker7
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17401

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

There's a petition within KLM going around to support a second term. Staff fear to much influence from me Smith if Elbers goes . Personally I like him to stay, he's done a great job over the past years.

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by Flanker7
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Ready For The 2019 Formula 1 Season?
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Who's Ready For The 2019 Formula 1 Season?

I am ready but afraid it's going to be the same old same old. Mercedes running the show and the rest trying to follow. Hopes of Red bull closing the gap with the Honda engine.... not much.

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