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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7342

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Noshow wrote:
No more A380s is the only new thing to me.


But is it really a surprise?

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4452

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

The Indian side cited difficulty of Indian carriers in getting good slots at Chinese airports as reason for rejection Lame excuse. So while everyone gets rejected their requests for additional capacity, EK keeps getting more. Makes you wonder who's really in control of India's aviation :scratchchin...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4452

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

A good negotiating tactic if indeed true.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee
Replies: 25
Views: 3948

Re: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I love these small carriers with new generation widebodies. Keeps things interesting.


...until you find out that they have a 3-4-3 Y configuration.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10577

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

The CEO of Kuwait Airways a few years ago was a woman. Kuwait is in the same part of the world as Qatar, and she successfully turned an airline around that was going nowhere for the better part of 2 decades.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14843

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I can see it now... It begins with just images of the outside, then someone figures out that they can advertise on them and make more money, so each scene has a pop up ad that you can remove if you pay a fee... Please no. Please.... The comment of the thread. This is an awful idea. I doubt it ever ...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 99
Views: 6876

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

dtw2hyd wrote:
India's VVIP fleet

2 x 77Ws - $580 Million
12 x Mi 17 V5s - $750 Million
3 x BBJs - $1 Billion
6 x E-Jets - $600 Million
4 x 744s - $1


Now can you compare that with the USA?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 99
Views: 6876

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

The US President (not necessarily Trump) should go the other extreme, retire both AF1 birds, and fly commercial whenever a travel requirement comes up. It'll be great for PR too. Why? Third world countries are spending $Billions on VVIP transport. In an ideal world, all premieres will fly commercia...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 99
Views: 6876

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

The US President (not necessarily Trump) should go the other extreme, retire both AF1 birds, and fly commercial whenever a travel requirement comes up.

It'll be great for PR too.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 84
Views: 12961

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Will be flying ET next week on BOM-ADD-NBO-ADD-BOM, on combination of Dreamliners and the 738. Looking forward!

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 5859

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

To me, it should actually be considered on the newer B77Ws as well, reducing economy to 32" systemwide. W could be 38" and 2-4-2. As an added perk, premium economy could keep AC outlets while economy would have no AC outlets but retain USB charging ports. Heh - basically drop standards in...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (8): A tale of 2 Etihads - electronics BANNED! (B77L/B789, BOM-AUH-IAD, Y, Jun '17)
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Re: A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (8): A tale of 2 Etihads - electronics BANNED! (B77L/B789, BOM-AUH-IAD, Y, Jun '17)

Excellent read, thanks for the share.

Sounds like a rubbish ride on the EY 77L from BOM - what nationality were the crew exactly? Without stereotyping, I find FAs from parts of the Arab world to be rather curt and dismissive to anybody 'foreign'.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt
Replies: 40
Views: 7241

Re: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt

Mortyman wrote:
YIMBY wrote:
Which regional airlines keep flying sustainably in Scandinavia and around?


Widerøe I guess


Always thought that's a classy name. The symbol of the 'O' gives it some novelty.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s
Replies: 24
Views: 4661

Re: Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s

chinmay17shetye wrote:
I honestly expected them to go for A330neos considering they have A320s.


There is a rumour afloat that they will be switching to the MAX in the near future.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s
Replies: 24
Views: 4661

Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s

Vistara opted for six 787s with an option to buy four more, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the information isn’t public. Vistara is considering between the 787-9 and the 787-10 version, which could fly non-stop to European destinations such as London, said one of the peo...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force 1 trip to Singapore flight plan
Replies: 17
Views: 3897

Re: Air Force 1 trip to Singapore flight plan

Has AF1 never been to SIN before?

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18313

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

One of the ideas Airbus has considered is to install inflight lounges, bunk beds and exercising space. Airbus also planned to convert the cargo hold into sleeping rooms, conference room, family room or 'medical care zone' using modules which are interchangeable with a standard cargo container. Soun...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India, China in talks for closer air connectivity
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: India, China in talks for closer air connectivity

Two countries with a billion apiece but have not had anything much to do with each other historically because of the Himalayas. They're both still playing catch up. I'd say the number of flights between the two is fair game given the circumstances, and correctly matches demand. Don't forget that the...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 505
Views: 37347

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

lightsaber wrote:
This does make me wonder how much the new IST will impact AI. At first glance, not too much. Has anyone seen an analysis on estimated impact on Indian airlines?


Istanbul? As long as TK are restricted to daily frequencies on DEL and BOM and nowhere and nothing else, there won't be any difference.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11189

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

Typical Internet.

Mountain out of a molehill.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36556

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Bastian did quite the roadshow today in Los Angeles while making a few appearances on national news as well. He made it pretty clear upon being asked that the BOM nonstop service would come from either JFK or ATL. "We've announced it's going to be Mumbai, although we haven't announced that it'...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?

The only worthwhile channel on the IFE is the moving map anyway.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu May 31, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36556

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

tphuang wrote:
If you think dl mandarin content is so substantial, then why does Chinese expat I know all prefer to fly Chinese carriers?


Perhaps they are basing their decision on something other than the number of movies on board in their preferred language? Price, for instance?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu May 31, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36556

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Initially it made me hard to believe that an airline with such a limited network can have platinum members too. Right from the outset, they have offered a policy where they match the status of AI / 9W loyals starting from Gold - so Gold and Plat. I do agree that it would have been tough to gain suc...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed May 30, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1000th 737 for Southwest
Replies: 9
Views: 3541

Re: 1000th 737 for Southwest

1000 737s for one airline is all well and good, but is it fair to say that Southwest have held the 737 programme hostage at various points, which is one of the reasons why Boeing are in the situation they are in now, with no replacement in sight for the foreseeable while Airbus walks away with sever...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed May 30, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 505
Views: 37347

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale? What next?

As the former aviation minister said, it is hard to find a bakra for Air India.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed May 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airframe that's been with the most airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Airframe that's been with the most airlines?

How about this Airbus A320 - MSN 247: 27/11/1991 Mexicana N247RX 23/12/1994 Translift Airways EI-TLH 23/04/1995 All Leisure Airways G-OALA 28/11/1995 Canair G-OALA 27/03/1996 All Leisure Airways G-OALA 05/11/1996 Transmeridian EI-TLH 24/04/1997 TransAer EI-TLH 17/11/1997 Transmeridian EI-TLH 28/04/1...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon May 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36556

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Alphazone wrote:
Spiderguy252 wrote:
JFK-AMS-BOM


What do you mean JFK-AMS-BOM, it was DTW crew who flew AMS-BOM.


I was referring to DL's same plane 767 service on JFK-AMS-BOM until recently. (2016?)

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by Spiderguy252
Mon May 28, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36556

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Granted, who knows what DL's long term plans are; but one thing that's consistent is that DL's never demonstrated any interest in DEL, despite having attempting 6 different routes to India on its own metal. Five were to BOM, the other to MAA. I can list: JFK-BOM ATL-BOM JFK-AMS-BOM Which were the o...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon May 28, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16530

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Fair to say that the vast number of posts on this thread have misunderstood the OP. His point is quite simple: why did the 757 and 767 programmes have a far lower ceiling in terms of future development compared to the 737/747/777 programmes. Though to be fair, certain other posts have addressed this.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat May 26, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31177

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Not sure if they are considered 'major', but KU have some A350s due and the blue is the exact shade they use at present.

Then again, they just refreshed their livery a couple of years ago.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat May 26, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2589

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

When DMM opened, the place seemed massive, although the duty free/canteen style food outlet were repulsive. The place was usually empty. Well into the 2000s, most airlines served DMM sub-daily. Even mighty EK wasn't flying daily for a very long time. Three days a week the flights were during the da...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat May 26, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4799

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

Stitch wrote:
So assuming they are in fact intending to order, I could see:

737-9 for domestic Vietnam
A321-200LR for Asia
777X for US and Europe


Haha, this is typical A.net. They haven't even got a plane yet and are an operation only on paper.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri May 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13156

Re: A310 - too early?

I flew all of KU's A310s more times than I care to count - lovely airplane and contributes to my preference for Airbus even today.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu May 24, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Re: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017

I agree - Ethiopian have such a dizzying network that it's surprising that it ain't there on this list.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed May 23, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Aiways to relaunch Oct.24th 2018 with Emb-195 or CSeries
Replies: 22
Views: 3174

Re: Zambia Aiways to relaunch Oct.24th 2018 with Emb-195 or CSeries

EMBSPBR wrote:
The chosen aircraft has not even been announced and some here are already scheduling the delivery, reallocating the programming within the production line and even proposing a temporary replacement until final delivery ...


Welcome to A.net. :sly:

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by Spiderguy252
Tue May 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15601

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

IMO this is not going to work for WOW Air. Fares aside, they also need to be aggressive with their marketing.

Happy to be proven wrong.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun May 13, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5895

Re: Air Koryo speculations

Taking a leaf out of Iran Air's book might not be the worst thing to do...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri May 11, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15601

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Could India and Iceland sign a new bilateral if WOW exhausts the current one? Because it is very restrictive and quite old (I think it was signed in 2005). Well, that hasn't worked for Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. Can you tell what bilateral have they signed? Turkey for instance has signed a...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu May 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15601

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

BOMFlyer wrote:
Could India and Iceland sign a new bilateral if WOW exhausts the current one? Because it is very restrictive and quite old (I think it was signed in 2005).


Well, that hasn't worked for Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue May 08, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23809

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

These “big adjustments” consist of the following: - removing tomato juice and Sprite Zero from beverage options - some cutbacks to first class meals on domestic flights under four hours (i.e. some flights going from hot meal to cold meal <sandwich or salad of some sort>) Pfft...that's rubbish.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat May 05, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2589

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

The first time I went to India in 2000 I needed a visa which took a long time to get and when I arrived at the airport in Bombay I remember seeing cracks in the walls and a lot of old worn-out equipment. This last time (last year) I was at Cochin and Ahmedabad and both were modern airports with the...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue May 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Airlines (6E) President Resigns
Replies: 34
Views: 3881

Re: Indigo Airlines (6E) President Resigns

https://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/exclu ... -46731.htm


Very Steve Waugh like quote, that one.
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anshabhi wrote:


Very Steve Waugh like quote, that one.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue May 01, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 10612

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

A lot of talk in this thread about AA and others minting money in Venezuela.

Are there statistics to show whether these flights are full in only one direction? ie: CCS - MIA? Do a lot of folks head TO Venezuela in these times?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 11424

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

India-China without a doubt! You have the world's two most populated countries with over 2 billion people between them, and yet a mere half dozen flights from the entire country- 1. DEL-PEK Air China 2. DEL-PVG China Eastern 3. DEL-PVG Air India 4. DEL-CAN China Southern 5. DEL-KMG Shandong Airline...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9515

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

readytotaxi wrote:
The same Zodiac that caused Boeing so many seat problems, oh well.


And Airbus too, with the A350.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Lufthansa cancels 800 flights amid strike action

Quite typical from Lufthansa. After all, it had been a fair few months since the last strike.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6743

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

For MAA - it has to be that Air Austral service to the Reunion Islands.

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