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by OlafW
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran's domestic route network
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

Re: Iran's domestic route network

By the way, what routes IR's Atrs operate? From what I recall they are not based in Tehran. Looking at flightradar, it seems they operate many routes between smaller airports, some are frequently in Shiraz. Have look at https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ep-itb and replace the last letter ...

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by OlafW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41268

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Does British Airways follow a different procedure regarding diversions to Iranian Airports? "A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIA performing flight BA-199 (dep July 11th) from London Heathrow (UK) to Mumbai (India) with 197 passengers and 17 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 17...

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by OlafW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22435

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

ncflyer wrote:
Any more puns on BIG?


Maybe the first passenger the connection to Allen Army Airfield, IATA ocde BIG?
Or NUE, as that's the closest airport to the German toy producer BIG.

Well, I guess both are rather unlikely...

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by OlafW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 14060

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

Lucky me to have been on that exact plane little over two years ago flying from Tehran to Shiraz. It sure showed its age, but never felt unsafe on it. Kudos to Iran Aseman for keeping it in the air for so long despite all adversities.

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by OlafW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Chathams Reservations Question
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Air Chathams Reservations Question

When I took that flight in 2012, there was no seat selection during booking. I think I could choose during check-in, but not sure anymore. Anyway, if you tell them you are taking the trip for the plane (well, actually they will be able to tell. Most of the local fliers are regulars ;) ), you will ce...

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by OlafW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 26014

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

Not an aerospace engineer, so maybe I have a misconception here, but I wanted to share a thought that just crossed my mind: If we take the rendering from the starting post just looking at the wing and combine it with the ovoid shape of the NMA that is widely believed to come (or even confirmed?), ma...

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by OlafW
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 498
Views: 80387

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

An article from the time: Aer Lingus puts poetry in motion as new corporate identity takes to the runway PAUL O'KANE Thu, Feb 15, 1996 AER Lingus has unveiled a corporate image to be introduced over the next two years at a cost of about £8 million. The central element of the redesign, launched at a...

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by OlafW
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8492

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

Is this thread trying to be a not so subtle A380 sales pitch? Airport expansion is always an option, either at hubs like AMS/BRU/DUS or perhaps give opportunity to smaller ones like EIN. Larger aircraft doesn't automatically mean the A380. This is how KL can grow without additional slots: E75/90 to...

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by OlafW
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3115

Re: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018

Loran wrote:
it costs EUR 4'500 for a roundtrip to Rosh Pina. Who's in?

So around 225€ with a full load? That might be worth it next time I'm in Israel...

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by OlafW
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in 10 hours in Madrid
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: What to do in 10 hours in Madrid

Maybe not exactly covering all must-sees, but I would suggest taking a train to Atocha and starting a stroll through the old town from there covering e.g. Parque Retiro, Museo Prado, over to Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and then to the Palacio Real and returning to Atocha through Embajadores. Walk th...

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by OlafW
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3115

Re: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018

So I found out by trying: Ayit shut down, the flights between Sde Dov and Rosh Pina are no more. They still appear on the official pages of Sde Dov airport, but that is unfortunately misleading.
No idea though what happened to their planes.

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by OlafW
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 commercial service discussion thread
Replies: 43
Views: 10111

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/alrosa-ai ... rjet-100s/
No idea about the cities served or registrations though
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seems at least one 154 is still flying, also one 134: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/alrosa-ai ... rjet-100s/
No idea about the cities served or registrations though

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by OlafW
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privatair files for insolvency
Replies: 14
Views: 6337

Re: Rumour: Privatair bankruptcy?

That's what the table no the right says. However, the article mentions 3 A319 and 2 737, which seems more accurate.

I guess LH not extending the contract for the FRA-PNQ route was one of the last straws here?

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by OlafW
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?
Replies: 150
Views: 14342

Re: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?

I remember that Airbus had some studies published around 2009, I think called A30X and also a new "Concept Plane" more recently. Not judging the translucent materials used and some other technical stuff, how would you consider chances of any of those layouts to become reality? I would like...

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by OlafW
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3115

Re: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018

Now that I finally found an excuse to visit Israel, is the famous Ayit flight from Sde Dov to Rosh Pina still active, and which planes are they using for it? Years ago it was a Short 360, but I couldn't find anything, even on their homepage. The Sde Dov flight table shows the flight going twice dail...

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5185

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

nothing like flying over your final destination and then turning around to reach it! Like HAM-MXP-ZRH or similarly crazy ZRH-DUS-NUE The most extra stops for me were on BOS-PHX-PDX-SFO-OGG. The PDX-OGG fares were so low that even with the added BOS-PDX connection it was cheaper than taking BOS-SFO-...

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LATAM delivered my baggage 7 days late, after a series of incredible mistakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: LATAM delivered my baggage 7 days late, after a series of incredible mistakes

As mentioned before, the airline's rules play into it and some or all of them may not be known to us. It seems that sometimes solo bags will make the most direct way, or the one the airline deems most efficient. From my own experience, multiple connections can make it harder. Similar to your trip, m...

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by OlafW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 69
Views: 14343

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

flee wrote:
IMHO, the "first to fly" claim is more for the airline, TAP.


This. Similar to LH's first four A320neos having the "First to fly the A320neo" sticker.

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you actually flown on an airline if...
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: Have you actually flown on an airline if...

I couldn't find anything on the AOC, just that Chathams pacific was a fully owned subsidiary, and also had its own IATA callsign. So I guess it was a separate entity, but if anyone can shed more light on this, any info would be appreciated

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you actually flown on an airline if...
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: Have you actually flown on an airline if...

In my logbook, I’d always log the example you asked about as HiFly, because that’s the operating certificate the aircraft flies under. In the same vein, when flying regional carriers I always count the operating carrier instead of the marketing carrier. So, for example on a ORD-MSP flight opb Shutt...

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by OlafW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to send A388 to FRA from 31 March 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Re: Qatar Airways to send A388 to FRA from 31 March 2019

On first thought I expected them to use the same area as the EK 380 flights in Terminal E, but seeing that QR uses Terminal B recently, there might be a point to do so.

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by OlafW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK
Replies: 23
Views: 6173

Re: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK

I assume these crew predominaly speak English? Out of curiosity how do KLM pax perceive them if they are unable to speak Dutch? Perception-wise they are just as professional and normally very nice, just as the Dutch crews. But now I have an idea why on many flights to the UK the safety instructions...

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by OlafW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 236
Views: 39527

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Some recent claimed to be confidential paper has been published by the same local station RBB claiming the BER airport requested some softer building rules as it is unable to satisfy the full building standards to get certified in time. The government of the state of Brandenburg refused this. This ...

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by OlafW
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17314

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

When I read "unusual sounds when the A220 passes overhead,", I find that kind of ironic, given that the A220 replaced the Avro RJ100 which also made some unique sounds on approach and final...
Maybe it's inherited? :D

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by OlafW
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Quite surprising for me, Switzerland and Austria are also no-737 countries. I knew OS had gotten rid of the 737s some time ago, but it was new for me that the Privatair ones belong to Privatair Germany. Does Denmark also qualify? Can't remember if the SAS 737s are based in solely in CPH or solely in...

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by OlafW
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to unify once again EZE & SCL flights eff. April 2019.
Replies: 20
Views: 4151

Re: AC to unify once again EZE & SCL flights eff. April 2019.

Couldn't they do YYZ-SCL-EZE-YYZ instead? At least keep one of the legs nonstop each way? That was the case for quite some time. I remember when I took a flight EZE-SCL on their 77W, that the schedule was alternating YYZ-EZE-SCL-YYZ one day and YYZ-SCL-EZE-YYZ the other. Not sure which day it was l...

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by OlafW
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5205

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

Karun Airlines from Iran (former Naft Air) hast some on the Fokker 50 fleet. EP-GAS, -NFT-, OIL,-PET. There are some German rescue helicopters with the registrations D-HEMS, -HILF (German for help), -HMED, -HOFF (hope), -HRET (Rettung meaning rescue), -HSAN (Sanitäter meaning paramedic), -HSOS, -HUA...

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by OlafW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travelling with CPAP Question
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Travelling with CPAP Question

Luckily no personal experience with that, but a quick search revealed the following list: https://www.austrian.com/Info/Flying/DangerousGoods_hidden.aspx?sc_lang=en&cc=UK Austrian requires a pre-notification for CPAP devices. For some reason, there is no contact given in the link, but the German...

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by OlafW
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6340

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

The key is do your research beforehand and find out which is the best option. Definitely. Doing that, I could avoid the station access fee at SYD, walking over to Wolli Creek before returning to the city through both airport stops. It is quite some walk, especially with suitcase, but stepping off o...

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by OlafW
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6340

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

One airport that technically would have a good connection, but hardly tells anyone, is DUS. I don't use the airport too much, but only this year, about 20 years after being there for the first time, I noticed that they have two different train stops. One is Dusseldorf Airport, which is connected to ...

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by OlafW
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 14734

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

When you compare the Dash 8 and the ATR to the Galaxy and BAe 146, you will see that the latter have the wing going through the fuselage whereas the smaller ones have it going above the fuselage (or have the fuselage suspended from the wing, whichever way you look at it). I guess that makes a differ...

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by OlafW
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best luggage for the frequent traveler
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Best luggage for the frequent traveler

I've had a Samsonite 2-wheel bag for about ten years now. Don't now the model name, but by today's lineup it seems like a Base Boost or Xblade.I remember that back in the day there was one cheap model which had awful wheels and got a lot of bad reviews for them alone (it almost felt like it had no w...

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by OlafW
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Boeing 737-900
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: KLM Boeing 737-900

FRA is mostly served by Embraers theses days. I asked the social media team on Facebook some time ago, but they said they don't have standardized fixed routes for these planes. Appearing often in the flightradar24 database are destinations like BCN, MAN, ARN, TLV, FCO, LON, OTP, GLA, sometimes HEL, ...

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by OlafW
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 108
Views: 24457

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Re-fleeting might be appropriate with the Embraer 190 for mid-haul routes (likely available from multiple airlines such as AC or AD, or lessors) and the A321neo for longer routes (the latter via lease) to Singapore, China, Australasia, and Japan. Not too sure about re-fleeting, at least the 321, as...

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by OlafW
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 door configurations
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

A321 door configurations

When I saw the picture of BAs first A321neo, I noticed that thelayout of the doors has changed. Looking at some more picture, I think I found at least three versions now: "Classic" layout on the Air Astana plane and new double overwing exit on the Turkish Airlines plane: 4985883 Single ove...

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by OlafW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6028

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

Two years ago I took the trip of a lifetime to east Africa. I flew home from ZNZ (Zanzibar, Tanzania) on Ethiopian Airlines. When I booked the flight the aircraft was scheduled as a 787-8. Then a few weeks later they changed the schedule to a 767. That was mildly disappointing since I'd never been ...

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by OlafW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest 747 still flying
Replies: 14
Views: 4286

Re: Oldest 747 still flying

There is a-200 freighter of Iran Air and a -300 of Mahan Air. Apart from that, only a handful -100 and -200s, some of them freighters, for Iran Air Force. Planespotters lists one of them as 49 years old, but no idea if it's still active.

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by OlafW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routings where the IATA codes match the city
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Routings where the IATA codes match the city

Those routes aren't served on any airline and therefor don't count. We're looking for routes flown by one or more airlines. OP doesn't limit it to routes actually flown: What's the longest route one can produce using IATA codes that also includes the name of one of the cities involved? Luxemburg: h...

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by OlafW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"
Replies: 12
Views: 4602

Re: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"

Where does the first part of the video come from? Is it completely photoshopped or is there some real stuff behind it?

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by OlafW
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hotel choice at FRA
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Best hotel choice at FRA

Based on your arrival and departure times, I wouldn't recommend going into the city. By the time you have arrived, collected your baggage and checked into the hotel, it will be too late to go back to the airport to catch the S-Bahn into the city. Similarly, in the morning, there wouldn't be enough ...

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by OlafW
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89810

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I think some "non-ideal" passengers would improve the simulation, e. g. people with reduced mobility / hearing / vision, people in wheelchairs, people with strollers, people who don't learn & understand as quickly, people of non-average height or weight, ... Most, if not all of the st...

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by OlafW
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TATL Multi-City Trip Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: TATL Multi-City Trip Questions

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/conten ... fault.aspx
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Their web page shows there are still two versions of the 772 which have nine across: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/conten ... fault.aspx

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by OlafW
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hotel choice at FRA
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Best hotel choice at FRA

For that time, it's advisable to leave the airport area. Taking the S-Bahn S8 or S9 to the main station takes about 10-15 minutes, these also continue to Hauptwache and Konstablerwache right in the middle of Frankfurt. You could also choose to take S8 to Mainz or S8/S9 to Wiesbaden, going the opposi...

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by OlafW
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 11643

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

That was a response to the comment that larger titles would have looked better. While I do agree on the larger the titles, the rest doesn't look so bad. Yes, reminds of Air Southwest and maybe it's not a flowing design, but it's decent and not quite as hideous as the current complete purple thing.

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by OlafW
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

St. Petersburg I can't comment on, also no experience on the visa requirements, but as far as I read, it can be a bit tricky. Some basic info I found is that visa-free only works if you arrive on ferry and have a preplanned tour booked. Plus, as a non-Schengen citizen, your Schengen-visa must be val...

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by OlafW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Another registration/plane question
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Another registration/plane question

Thanks so much!
That leaves just the more or less ancient ones. Any ideas are welcome

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by OlafW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Another registration/plane question
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Another registration/plane question

XAM2175 wrote:
OlafW wrote:
BM1827 - 2018-07-12

2018-07-12 BM1827/BMR7MF BRS 1639 FRA 1851+0 G-RJXG

Everything else is too far back for my resources, sorry!


No worries, every little helps. Thanks a lot!

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by OlafW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Another registration/plane question
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Another registration/plane question

Looking at my flight log, I noticed some empty spots there. As the last requests were quite successful, I'd also like to ask if someone could provide me with registrations or further data for the following flights: BM1827 - 2018-07-12 LH110 and LH2078 - 2014-11-28 4U7043 - 2014-09-25 LH1233 - 2013-0...

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by OlafW
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 8182

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Would COMAC even be able to ramp up the production rate for 25 in 5 years and another 25 in the following 4 years? :stirthepot:

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by OlafW
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 5960

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Convair 580 - the famous Air Chathams one
BAe ATP
Ilyushin Il-96
Skywork Do328 prop
Brit Air CRJ1000
Conviasa A340-200
Air Koryo Tu 204-300

and some others which were only rare when I flew them like the DC10-30, L-1011, A318, Metroliner, 727-200, 747-300..

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