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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: 221

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: 98
Views: 4009

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: 98
Views: 4009

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: 13924

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: 596

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: 3748

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: 106
Views: 21941

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: 754

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: 5262

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: 12
Views: 3423

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: 943

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: 4414

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: 496

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: 190
Views: 57372

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: 437

Re: TATL Multi-City Trip Questions

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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: 496

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: 11047

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: 1004

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: 342

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: 342

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: 342

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: 54
Views: 6569

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: 4774

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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by OlafW
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

I have heard you can try food samples at Kauppatori interesting idea though it might be worth checking out, and are there old Baltic ships to look at aloe is that more Helsinki harbor? So Park Esplanadi is pretty much downtown? How about Kampii? I heard there’s a big shopping place there, restraint...

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by OlafW
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 8049

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

Will they remove the yellow/gold from their livery and CI to appear more premium?
SCNR

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by OlafW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

ok, now that we figured out the weather, what to do in Helsinki? - You will most likely arrive at Helsinki main station as that connects the airport to the city nowadays. Bus is also an option, but takes quite long. - Standard for me is taking a trip to Suomenlinna. The fortress lies on an island ab...

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by OlafW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 13089

Re: Finnair long haul routes

In addition to the route length, Finnair also serves some cities in Asia which are largely unserved by European competition, e.g. Chongqing, Nagoya, Nanjing, Xi'an, Fukuoka. For most of these, Finnair is the only connection to Europe, only competing with Lufthansa on some routes. British Airways, Ai...

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by OlafW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

Re: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018

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...

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by OlafW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 12 hour connection in EZE
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: 12 hour connection in EZE

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...

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by OlafW
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

Re: Rare Aircraft 2018

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...

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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: 6659

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: 2845

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: 2822

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: 1097

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: 207443

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: 2510

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: 207443

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: 207443

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: 207443

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: 829

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: 4911

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: 642

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: 1632

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: 642

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: 1042

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: 509

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: 25514

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: 4439

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: 25514

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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