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by OlafW
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6387

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

F27500 wrote:
Its absolutely amazing to see how Iceland has exploded in the past several years.


I call for "pun of the day"

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by OlafW
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Re: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand

Don't they take Air Koryo on the official tours? Depends on the travel agency. When I went there, my tour was planned to be on the Air China flight of that time, but I was able to choose Air Koryo as the departure times were quite similar. It would also haven been possible to do a flight on one air...

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by OlafW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments

A metro line has been planned for some time, but wasn't operational in 2016. The taxi fare from Mehrabad to IKA was something between 10 and 20 € at that time. I just hope that they do away with blocking access to the airside until a certain time before your flight. It's just horrible to sit in no m...

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by OlafW
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any network of flights/airports isolated from the rest of the world?
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Any network of flights/airports isolated from the rest of the world?

I remember that during the last years OFD (former OLT) in Germany connected some of the small islands with the mainland, often without connection between the airfields. The best known would be EME-BMK. But it seems that last year or so an airline called yourways started more flights from BMK to othe...

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by OlafW
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205348

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Sorry Lufthansa, but this doesnt come across as appealing or clean or even German. I do agree on the not very appealing, but clean I would say it is. As for the "German" - well, it is a quite straightforward livery, no knickknack on it, and, to be honest, a little boring. I think that pre...

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by OlafW
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA customer relations say fly Southwest !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2445

Re: AA customer relations say fly Southwest !!!

- No US carriers tag bags across separate PNR's (Qantas does not either, FWIW) Then I have to guess United is and US Airways was no US carrier... Back in 2010, I had my bag tagged from OGG to ORD with a stopover in LAX. Not only on two different tickets from UA and US, but even including a dropped ...

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by OlafW
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205348

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

bully707 wrote:

Negative...latest landing possible is 23:59local due to the night curfew at FRA.
It is pitch black by then...true...


2259loc actually.
Although they could apply for one of the limited availability night slots. I'm just not sure that would be worth the hassle.

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by OlafW
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205348

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

(though I expect the browns will stay IN the cabin, rather than out). The presentation of the new Business class featured some brown on the armrests, and some brown shades have been used in the Rimova 747-8 suitcase line. I guess the brown will appear in some of the higher class-related features, m...

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by OlafW
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205348

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Coming back to the OP's link: nothing there really indicates a livery change (and by the way: please no more wavy liveries!). The discussion is about the IL check of an A380 in DRS. Other posters are asking if the plane can be painted in DRS, and the answer is no. Then somebody asks when a painting...

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by OlafW
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?

I did a connection from D to B gates in 12 minutes in December, so it is definitely possible, but I'll count that as an exception. But I have also done some connections between 30 and 60 minutes arriving at B gates with a bus and going on to D06. It is doable when you are going the direct way and th...

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by OlafW
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.
Replies: 18
Views: 4894

Re: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.

The guy from the first article is from a town that wasn't so heavily affected by noise before the Northwest runway in FRA was opened. So I give him credit for that as when he moved to that area it is possible that he didn't need to expect another runway to be built. On the other hand: Where are the ...

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by OlafW
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting cockpits in Iran
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Visiting cockpits in Iran

You might be able top spot the security guard already during boarding. Just approach him with a friendly smile, ask nicely, maybe explain something about your aviation hobby. Although I didn't ask for a cockpit visit, generally people were very open minded to Westerners and they are aware that many ...

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by OlafW
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to fly from Germany to Australia (SYD)
Replies: 20
Views: 1596

Re: How to fly from Germany to Australia (SYD)

One Option I took several years ago is OZ via ICN. You'll have a lengthy layover of 8 hours or so, but Asiana has a stopover program or activities included in the flight price which you could use to both overcome the time and - in parts - the jet lag. FRA-ICN is an A380 by now and I suspect will be ...

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by OlafW
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mystery flight to Cuba; they're HAVing a laugh?
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Mystery flight to Cuba; they're HAVing a laugh?

for countries which the US don't like for one or the other reason, alternativeairlines.com has been quite helpful to find out about flight itineraries. They are based on London, so apparently not affected by any restrictions.

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by OlafW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can anyone ID this freighter livery?
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Can anyone ID this freighter livery?

I ran a replay of that time on flightradar24 and at around 0320UTC (I guess that's 1120 HK time), there is a Global Africa Cargo MD-11 appearing, registration Z-GAA:



Now that's not green and blue but green and red, but so far it would be my best guess.

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by OlafW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 717’s Post Passenger Service
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: 717’s Post Passenger Service

I don't think anyone would invest in a Freighter conversion program. The DC-9Fs had capacity of 6 or 8 pallets (-10 and -30) models and with 733s being available with a similar capacity after a BCF program, my guess would be that potential operators rather switch to those. After all, spare parts for...

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by OlafW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 25395

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

Would any of the aboementioned airlines go any length to secure the seven samples that are apparently stored with Turkmenistan Airlines? Are you sure that none of these seven are operational? ATDB seems to think that only one of the seven is in storage. that may be a more reliable source than the c...

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by OlafW
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many code-shares can a flight have? Code-share Record?
Replies: 19
Views: 4421

Re: How many code-shares can a flight have? Code-share Record?

Now if such a flight would leave from Amsterdam, I would wonder if they still name every airline that has it's codeshare on it. That would be one long announcement in the departure halls...

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by OlafW
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 25395

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

Would any of the aboementioned airlines go any length to secure the seven samples that are apparently stored with Turkmenistan Airlines?

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41339

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Am I the only one seeing a Let 410 with T-Tail here?

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by OlafW
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 392432

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Air China #1 has been delivered in TSN. https://imagr.eu/up/cnamE_DO1g4kKW0AAkXCM.jpg https://twitter.com/prattandwhitney/status/931507225591451649 This has to be one of the oldest and most conservative colour schemes. I wish they would update it to something more modern. Even EVA updated theirs! L...

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by OlafW
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I am going on Mahan Airlines, which aircraft will I be flying?
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: I am going on Mahan Airlines, which aircraft will I be flying?

You could visit Mahan.aero and have a look at their timetable. Right now it shows the following: 22/12, THR-SYZ: BAe for W5 4589 and W5 1089, A310 for W5 1087 31/12, THR-MHD: W5 1035 is an AB6 EP-MNK 02/01, MHD-THR: W5 1030 is an A310 However, the schedule may change slightly. Whatever you see withi...

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by OlafW
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Classic Aircraft in Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Flying Classic Aircraft in Iran

When in Iran, you could also check out a ticket agency. There are lots of them out on the streets. Many of them speak English and almost all have access to the booking system and can look up the equipment for the flights. There are also websites on which you can check schedules some days in advance ...

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by OlafW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 24752

Re: How many 727s still active?

About Iran Aseman: As of May this year they apparently have three Pax airplanes left: EP-ASA, -ASB, -ASD
Plus two Cargo planes, which are parked, EP-ATT and -ATQ

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by OlafW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2936

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

For me in Germany the MD 80 is most associated with Aero Lloyd..... Same with me! The MD-83´s and MD-87´s allowed Aero Lloyd to expand their business dramatically and these aircraft shaped the image of Aero Lloyd up until the mid-1990s. And here I was, thinking I'm the only one who would always con...

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by OlafW
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 60532

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

How about Volotea? They seem to have 28 aircraft. All in a similar size as the CS100. As of September 2017, the Volotea fleet consists of the following 28 aircraft: Airbus A319-100 9, Boeing 717-200 17, Boeing 737-500 2 (leased from Air X Charter). (c) Wikipedia I highly doubt that for a few reason...

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by OlafW
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2053

Re: Weirdest flights?

Also a bit on the strange side: Lydd (UK) to Le Touquet (France). No connections on either side and just a short hop across the Channel. Still would like to try it once...

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by OlafW
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2053

Re: Weirdest flights?

I was always wondering about the purpose of the Air Koryo flight to Kuwait (FNJ-KWI). They used to operate it with a T204 and a technical stop for refueling somewhere. I think they stopped like in 2015 or something like that but with JS you never know. Worker/slave/cheap labour - transfer? most lik...

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by OlafW
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 56
Views: 9812

Re: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

To make a comparison to FI worthwile, I suggest one should look at Oceania-South America connections. For those, PPT might make sense as the Southern Hemisphere counterpart to KEF. distances are roughly equal to both continents from there. But then again, given that there are very few Southern TPAC ...

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by OlafW
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29944

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQDLokcTito (moving words by the captain after landing - first in german, then in english) Actually, that speech was not by the captain of that day, but of the flight the day before. He mentions that "tomorrow will be the last day of Air Berlin longhaul flying&q...

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by OlafW
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Austral will replace their E-190 with 737s
Replies: 28
Views: 4422

Re: E190's on the way out at Austral?

Jayafe wrote:
B738 for shot haul


Would that be routes between airports close to each other like EZE/AEP-MVD or USH-PUQ?
SCNR

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by OlafW
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caracas Airport - Abandoned planes
Replies: 12
Views: 6994

Re: Caracas Airport - Abandoned planes

For the second link, If you zoom in close enough on google maps, you will have the solution to quite many of the planes. Number 3 of dcajets suggestion above applies here. From left to right you have the service hangars of Conviasa (white planes with orange tails, I guess the A342, three E190, a 733...

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by OlafW
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 1417

Re: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?

Biman DC-10, Nextjet BAe ATP, and Air Chathams Convair 580 would be the ones that come to mind

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by OlafW
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planning a Non-Rev trip
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Planning a Non-Rev trip

If you want to go to Finland and also see Lapland, there is a night train from Helsinki. It's relatively cheap, so would save you a hotel night and you still get around. I'm not sure though if you would need to change trains in Kemi, but that wouldn't do much harm in that case.

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by OlafW
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I book a flight on PK for the nostalgia?
Replies: 16
Views: 868

Re: Should I book a flight on PK for the nostalgia?

If it's for the route alone, it is a tough call if you have cities on both ends that are not your starting point nor your destination. If it's for flying PIA, maybe another long haul or medium haul flight might do the trick? It seems PIA flies to Toronto, Manchester, London, all of which should have...

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by OlafW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 14100

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

Pretty good information can be found here: http://fleet.myaviation.ir/ The last update seems to be from May, which seems unusual to me but maybe there were no recorded fleet changes since. The only airline I know of that is missing on that list is Pouya Air with their AN-74s. Maybe that will be adde...

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by OlafW
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3576

Re: German registration question

As an informal company style Lufthansa uses the third letter after D and A to show the aircraft manufacturer. B stands for Boeing and I for airbus (International) for example. Third letter M stands for "Megaliner" on Lufthansa A380s. Some more 3rd position letters which might have a meani...

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by OlafW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BMI regional RJ135 - from where to where?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

BMI regional RJ135 - from where to where?

Hi, quite a simple question. I am trying to log the Embraer RJ135 in Europe. BMI regional seems to be a rather inexpensive choice for that - but where are they flying them to and where are they based? And do substitutions for an RJ145 happen on any routes or would that be a rather rare accurrence? T...

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by OlafW
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near country borders
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Airports near country borders

Just found two more in South America.
Leticia Airport in Colombia is less than 2 miles away from both borders to Peru and to Brazil
Tabatinga on the Brazilian side is just a few 100 m from the Peruvian border.

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by OlafW
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two Connected Flights, Same Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 956

Re: Two Connected Flights, Same Aircraft

Three times I can recall:
BOG-CCS-HVN on V0 5101/4100 with YV1007, Conviasa 737-300
ZRH-BRS-CWL on 2L 441/443 with HB-JVG, Helvetic Fokker 100
FRA-AMS-HUY on KL 1768/1497 with PH-KZI, KLM Fokker 70

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by OlafW
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 967
Views: 161692

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

seahawk wrote:
HAM-BER is surely seeing competition from the train.


Not quite. Since the Hamburg-Berlin line is served with ICE trains, there are no flights between the two cities anymore.

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by OlafW
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 967
Views: 161692

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

It is concerning for the German Market. Correct me if I am wrong but German Wings/Eurowings already belong to Lufthansa and other airlines flying within Germany are only peripheral so I do see a monopoly from Lufthansa which is not good for the market. ... It might be but I also feel that Lufthansa...

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by OlafW
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6551

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

Dominion301 wrote:
With the RJ100 gone, do Swiss still have a few RJ85s left for a few more months or is that it for the Avros at Swiss?


That was it for the Avros. I don't even remember if they had any RJ85s, at least not since I flew with Swiss first time in 2007.

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by OlafW
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near country borders
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Airports near country borders

Altenrhein (ACH) in Switzerland has its runway just 200 m from the river Rhine which at that place marks the border to Austria, so that should also qualify.
Salzburg (SZG) is less than 1 km from the German border, so quite near as well.

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by OlafW
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 47
Views: 7171

Re: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

Monday is day 1 by two definitions. One is that apparently the United Nations decided that way in 1978 - although I cannot find any document for this. The other is ISO 8601 "Data elements and interchange formats – Information interchange – Representation of dates and times". I guess one of...

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by OlafW
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air 747
Replies: 7
Views: 2494

Re: Mahan Air 747

As I am planning an Aviation trip to Iran next year,I was wondering how long could the Mahan Air 747-300 still fly,and If anyone know when he will be retired . The 747-300 is the last Classic in service in the world and one of the main reason I want to go there. I seem to remember some post from la...

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by OlafW
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights
Replies: 30
Views: 6218

Re: TP to add CUR stop on CCS flights

As you know the Portuguese government has already made it public that should Venezuela completely collapse and plunge into war -- and we are already one step away from that point -- it has a plan to evacuate almost 1 million people out. So might this triangle route be part of that preparation? Such...

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by OlafW
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to start flights from Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

Re: Loganair to start flights from Durham Tees Valley (MME)

I don't see this working. MME is in the middle of nowhere for a few miles and a train station that people need to sometimes use is about a mile away. I don't see how the train station is a factor, given that many UK airports of similar size don't have a proper train connection. Just look at Glasgow...

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by OlafW
Mon May 08, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline

I'd say, it all depends I once had a flight OGG-LAX-ORD where the first segment was part of a booking OGG-LAX-PDX and the LAX-ORD belonged to a large booking with 13 flights on one ticket. To add to the confusion, the first flight was on United and the second on US Airways (well, it was some years a...

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