I was just looking at the AZAL schedules for the Baku-Dubai flights. Currently operated by their A340-500, it is in the system only until August 24, replaced by basically everything else AZAL has. 757, 767, A320,... Does anyone if the 345 are to be retired, just going to a check or are deployed on d...Jump to post
Also, spotting is not always encouraged, or at least not from all spaces. When I was there some years ago, looking out a window from a shop and taking photos, I was asked to leave by security. 5 metres further enjoying more or less the same views from a cafe, that was ok...Jump to post
I would love to catch the F100 for the first time and might be travelling to Switzerland soon, so this seems like a great opportunity. KLM is currently operating some flights with a Carpatair F100. From Flightradar data, usually the first two rotations AMS-HAM and then Edinburgh and Birmingham, but...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Biman DC-10, Nextjet BAe ATP, and Air Chathams Convair 580 would be the ones that come to mindJump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
On one flight I took, the return was also celebrated as an inaugural. Even found a trip report I did back then: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=971425Jump to post
It seems that Hamburg is not a good city to name an airline after. At least, Hamburg Airline, Hamburg International and Hamburg Airways all don't exist anymore. Well, Air Hamburg still does... Hahn Air is not located at that airport anymore, but was founded there. Then there are quite some others in...Jump to post
drdisque wrote:Pretty much every other visitor to the country is set up with a flight on Air Koryo when they get their visa.
What's the current situation with rare planes in Iran? ... Has anybody been there recently? If last year October counts as recently, then yes. Almost all airlines are adding some newer planes to their fleets. The MD80s of all kinds are slowly on their way out, being replaced by older 320 family pla...Jump to post
Althoug I have flown from ZRh many times, I don't recall having seen those golf cart style mobiles anywhere. It might b e because at least the A pier with it's multiple security check points at that time didn't offer the possibility to drive from one point to the other. On the other hand I have seen...Jump to post
I was once rebooked from LH to AY on a FRA-HEL flight. Reason for that was a strike at LH. Quite obviously there was no chance of getting me to HEL with other LH flights. But I still wonder if part of the reason for this rebooking was that I inquired at the LH First Class counter (which I was luckil...Jump to post
Asiana just switched Frankfurt to an A380 destination, which was a regular for the Combis before. Maybe the cargo demand is high enough to warrant a dedicated flight in addition to the A380 passenger flight?
Not sure if any other destinations are served in a similar manner now.
The biggest letdown was a booked Conviasa flight BOG-CCS-HVN. Both legs were shown as a 732 at the time of booking, but when the plane arrived at the gate in BOG, it was a more than boring 733. Even worse, when I checked my departure gate for the connection, it was the same gate where I had just arr...Jump to post
For my visit some years ago I chose a private room in the HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel. Dorm prices should be within your limit, but depends whether you're comfortable with that. Anyway, the price is quite reasonable for the location close to Union Square and you could walk to man ypalces from t...Jump to post
There simply is no market for them, thus resale value is rock bottom. ... This baby has been up for sale for over 4 years... http://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/1296807/1997-airbus-a340 Looking at the position of the 2L door, isn't that a A340-200 with even lower resale value than ...Jump to post
Nice TR, thank you! As for the mystery seat, maybe it's kept in so there is no need to have a different solution for the IFE of the seat behind it. I guess it would be difficult to stow the screen somewhere else without problems. It looks like the flight path also took you near Stade, where some par...Jump to post
Most unlikely. With the latest fleet update from http://fleet.myaviation.ir/iranair.htm (dated 16.11.1395 which is 04.02.2017 in Gregorian Calendar) the last 747 in the IR fleet is a 747-200 in Cargo version.Jump to post
When I was there in October, it looked like it's mostly what you described. The 743 is on Mahan's schedule only two weeks in advance, but no definitive final date given. I would expect that the next bigger mechanical issue might end its service, given that it's the only example of that type still ac...Jump to post
Their most critical need, by far, is to replace the western and Soviet relics, (that the Iranians have miraculously kept flying). ... Mahan, for one, has specific US sanctions against it, pretty much preventing anybody from selling new aircraft to it, but I don't know about used ones...and the used...Jump to post
I transited through ADD twice in 2012. The airside hardware at that time was really nothing to write home about. A mediocre shopping alley, a really basic lounge (if you have access, it's better than nothing, but not by much) and some half decent views of the ramp. Handling wise I didn't experience ...Jump to post
vhqpa wrote:I'm pretty sure Iran Aseman (is/was?) the last pax 727 operator.
AUH - CGP - DAC - AUH Biman Bangladesh DC 10 I was the only Caucasian on board, of course I got VIP treatment. Upgraded to sit up front in the cockpit on the CGP - DAC leg. Oh, another one. Well, at least quite similar to me. On DAC-CGP-AUH I was one of three non-Bangladeshis on the first segment. ...Jump to post
ok, I'll give it a shot 100: GVA-BRN, 2L 306: GVA-FRA, KU 313: DXB-DAC, 4H (United Airways) 318: IST-OTP, RO 319: FRA-HAM, LH 320: ATH-IKA, A3 321: FRA-SKG, A3 332: LIM-BOG, AV 333: FRA-CLT, US 342: CCS-EZE, V0 343: AUH-MCT, LH 388: AKL-SYD, EK 712: TXL-HEL, KF 722: THR-SYZ, EP (Aseman) 733: TXL-FRA...Jump to post
Cheapest: .01 € for a STN-BSL flight. I had to pay 5 € for the credit card booking though...
Best value: ZRH-FRA-CLT-SFO-PHL-BOS-PHX-PDX | LAX-ORD-PHL-ZRH, all on one ticket for 1,400 US$
Granted, both were more than three years ago, but I still think the latter was a pretty good deal.
Does anyone know if Iran Aseman is still flying their 727s? I can't seem to find any current info on them. I flew on one of their supposedly 4 727s last month. They appear on many domestic routes, including at least Tehran, Mashad, Shiraz, Rasht and Yazd. Once you goto Iran, have a look at http://a...Jump to post
Hi, there is European Coastal Airlines of Croatia who still list a Grumman Goose as active part of their fleet. According to German wikipedia, it was built in 1944. However, English wikipedia shows only DHC6-300s as active in 2016. So no really reliable information, but it might be that the Goose wa...Jump to post
Hi everyone, I am planning a trip to Iran later this year, and of course I'm trying to score as many types I haven't flown yet. Apparently, the most interesting ones are gone by now (707, 747SP), but there's still something left for me. But some questions came up where maybe I could profit from your...Jump to post
What are our thoughts? Any comments at all? ... If I book through the Cubana website - can I pre select a seat? ... What would be the minimum time to get in and out, 2hr, 3hr...? Hi, just a little help, but maybe better than nothing. General thoughts: When I flew Cubana 5 years ago, they made a goo...Jump to post
Nice looks on that aircraft, hope it'll be around with some airlines in Europe as well. Would make ist easier to catch it <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Does anyone know why the name was changed to <acronym...Jump to post