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by steman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93655

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Condor themselves will be waist-deep in poo now that Ryanair is going after them at Frankfurt.... Most people see the Ryanair expansion at Frankfurt (10 aircraft in 2018) in relation to Lufthansa, but the Ryanair network should really cause more headache for Condor than for Lufthansa. So nit sure i...

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by steman
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 5939

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

TXL is new I think.
They don´t currently fly to Berlin. Only WOW Air operates from SXF to KEF. I guess they will fill the void left by Air Berlin.

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by steman
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branding on Wings
Replies: 17
Views: 2515

Re: Branding on Wings

Maybe one day in the future the once "no go" wing surface will match the rest of a livery and be fully colored as the belly- like dark blue, etc??? Lufthansa paints the wings white, the upper surface at least, matching the white fuselage, while the lower surface is painted grey like the b...

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by steman
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 5483

Re: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?

They were certainly successful designs (more or less) but not all airlines loved them. The DC10 image was heavily impacted by some high ranked accidents (not always a fault of the plane, but public perception of the model was damaged). Some Airlines decided to get rid of their DC10 fleet rather quic...

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by steman
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has submitted non-binding bid for Alitalia
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Alitalia--- What If?

I´ve heard that LH is in talks to buy Alitalia with the sole or main intent of preventing Ryanair from doing it themselves and get a dominant position in one of the biggest European market. Although I am skeptical about this, it woulnd´t be that far fetched, considering that LH is helping preserve A...

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by steman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 81
Views: 11572

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

Meanwhile, we get a preview of what BER operations will look like: Due to the ongoing renovation works on the SXF south / BER north runway, the BER south runway is currently in use for SXF. Thus, BER curfew rules apply, rather than SXF ones (or lack thereof). Due to thunderstorms in northern German...

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by steman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017

That is unbelievable!
What is essentially a 1970s design with thrust vectoring nozzles slapped on.
It doesn´t even need the canard of previuos generations anymore.
Russian aircraft design at its finest!

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by steman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We may dream: worlds mega projects
Replies: 39
Views: 1633

Re: We may dream: worlds mega projects

I would like to see the invention and development of wormhole technology, not only to try and colonize other solar systems but also to be used here on Earth. Imagine a network of wormholes connecting major cities across the globe and trains running through them. Go from Paris to Los Angeles by train...

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by steman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 3497

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

2. The Italians have proven time and again that they will do anything to join the next upcoming program and ditch the former one. Sounds like bad news to the F-35 if you ask me. The F-35 FAL in Italy is guaranteed anyway, so they have nothing to lose. What does this exactly mean? When have the Ital...

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by steman
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 3497

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

It´s about time! They finally realised they cannot depend on US Military hardware forever... It's been tough depending on those US-built Rafales, Typhoons and older Mirages and Jaguars all these years! Very funny :-) But what I mean is that they need to start developing the next fighter now if they...

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by steman
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 3497

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

It´s about time! They finally realised they cannot depend on US Military hardware forever and they need to keep the necessary know how and capability to build world class fighters. Considering that both Rafale and Typhoon took about 20 years from first ideas to entry into service, I actually think t...

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by steman
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 81
Views: 11572

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

I don´t see the need to use Sperenberg when south of BER there´s virtually nothing and a third parallel runway can easily be built. As many others pointed out above, before needing a third runway, BER will need more Terminal capacity. Let´s firt open BER, expand its Terminals and then we can talk ab...

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by steman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage
Replies: 44
Views: 1252

Re: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage

Zaf wrote:
A sad day for Germany. Time to move for all decent families.


Bye Felicia!
You won´t be missed.
;-)

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by steman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage
Replies: 44
Views: 1252

Re: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage

Although she voted against the law, I have a huge deal or respect for her.
I don´t think she can get caught easily in any Schabowski-moment, she´s too smart for that :-)

Anyway it´s time to celebrate. The upcoming Pride parade in Berlin at the end of July will have a different taste this year :-)

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by steman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage
Replies: 44
Views: 1252

Re: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage

I am very happy of this outcome but most of all I am extremely surprised of how quick this whole thing has gone. Usually on such themes there are months of discussions, fights, talk shows and specials on tv, political backslash and so on. This one went very quick and relatively smooth. Germany is a ...

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by steman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin to lease A330neo aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 8856

Re: Air Berlin to lease A330neo aircraft

...Most leisure routes will go to the newly established Joint Venture with Tuifly, Niki and Ethiad. Unlikely http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/etihad-tui-joint-venture-plans-cancelled Well, that was the plan months ago. But it didn´t work out, they couldn´t find an agreement to merge the ...

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by steman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thanks to a LH F/A, a happy ending for Rubio the Dog
Replies: 29
Views: 5368

Re: Thanks to a LH F/A, a happy ending for Rubio

Nice story, but I hope you know Rubio is the name of a politician in the US (a former presidential candidate) and there is a slang meaning for "happy ending" (look it up on urbandictionary.com) that could cause some damage to the reputation of the LH F/A. Maybe the title should be changed...

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by steman
Fri May 19, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 73
Views: 16263

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

. As interim one could consider a new version of the Typhoon, dedicated to strike and air-to-ground roles. Or the Super Hornet..... Well, in that case the whole argument of trying not to rely on US products would be moot. Then better get some F-35s and work on a future generation to replace them in...

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by steman
Fri May 19, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 73
Views: 16263

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I wonder why countries shopping for fighters aren't looking at the F/C-31. At least the frame. Put some F414 engines and electronics of their choice on there, should be a good fighter. Because the Chinese will never let you have their frame and slap your own engine on it. Because the cost of such o...

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by steman
Thu May 18, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 73
Views: 16263

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The Tornado is compatible with US atomic weapons and it´s been so since the beginning. So is the SEAD role. These are not the discriminating factors that will make the F-35 the only option for the Luftwaffe. They are, because with the Tornado the partner nations were all user of US atomic weapons. ...

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by steman
Thu May 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 73
Views: 16263

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The Tornado is compatible with US atomic weapons and it´s been so since the beginning. So is the SEAD role. These are not the discriminating factors that will make the F-35 the only option for the Luftwaffe. With Britain and Italy (and Spain as you mention) out of the picture, it will be very hard f...

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by steman
Thu May 18, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 73
Views: 16263

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I hope Germany doesn´t go for the F-35 but decides to develop an indigenous solution (ie European) to maintain know-how and reduce dependence from the US for military hardware. It´s going to cost a lot but if the partner nations are willing to learn from past mistakes, they could make it work. Since...

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by steman
Wed May 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs
Replies: 51
Views: 5109

Re: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs

How about Amsterdam? The city is comparatively small even by European standards. AMS moves almost 64 million people. The whole Country of the Netherlands has less than 17 million people. I think that is a good example of a successfull hub system.

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by steman
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EK doesn't launch TXL?
Replies: 43
Views: 7618

Re: Why EK doesn't launch TXL?

I don't understand why EK hasn't started TXL yet. Berlin is one of the most populated cities in Europe, is the capital of Germany (biggest economy in EU), huge demand, wealthy market, Lot of business, and what's more important, Lack of flights to far east. Seems QR has been eating the Berlin Cake f...

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by steman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900
Replies: 76
Views: 15829

Re: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900

LH was rumored for a long time as the launch customer of the -10 but decided for the 777X and A350 instead. One reason why they choose the A350 over the -10 was the inferior range of the -10. This replacement was for the a340-300 specifically @ the 359 vs -10. Only that they (LH) went on to replace...

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by steman
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 79
Views: 11027

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

I would add MXP to the list. It had the potential of becoming Italy's main hub but it never really worked out that way.

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by steman
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 5696

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

Impossible, that airport is way too small. The longest runway is only 1567 meters long, that's too short for a 737 or similar. The platform isn't built for it either, the parkings are too narrow for such a big aircraft. Plus the airport is too close to the city so noise regulations apply. I was in ...

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by steman
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 14353

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

I honestly don´t get all this talk about disappointing/dated Business Class for Lufthansa. I had the chance to try it a few times on flights from FRA to HKG on the 747-8i and I found it very comfortable and pleasant, especially compared to the old one on their 744. I had a great service and very goo...

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by steman
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hellenic Air Force equipment age
Replies: 19
Views: 2267

Re: Hellenic Air Force equipment age

Do not forget that they are in war status with Turkey What? They are not really on friendly terms but nowhere as close to a war status. They are both officially part of NATO, which excludes hostilities between two partner nations. They had many border clashes in the past but never went to full out ...

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by steman
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First LH A346 flown to Marana
Replies: 34
Views: 11305

Re: First LH A346 flown to Marana

They were meant to be replaced by the 777-9s, together with the rest of the 744s, from 2020 on but, as it´s often the case, things are always in flux at LH. The aviation market is in flux, hence LH needs to adapt. True, and they do it quite successfully :-) The decision to keep the A340-300 is a go...

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by steman
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First LH A346 flown to Marana
Replies: 34
Views: 11305

Re: First LH A346 flown to Marana

Which aircraft are replacing the A346s? A350s on a 1-on-1 basis? This seems way too young to LH to retire an aicraft. They must be really uneconomical... They were meant to be replaced by the 777-9s, together with the rest of the 744s, from 2020 on but, as it´s often the case, things are always in ...

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by steman
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights with Potentially High Carbon Emissions
Replies: 37
Views: 4683

Re: Carbon Emission Hall of Shame

Any cruise ship or basically any shipping... Shipping is a far bigger problem than aviation when it comes to pollution and emissions. How so? One vessel can carry many times over the amount of cargo than even the biggest air freighter can carry. I don´t know the numbers but I doubt that a container...

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by steman
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin acquires 3 more A330s; grows US; routes; ends AA codeshares
Replies: 47
Views: 12376

Re: Air Berlin acquires 3 more A330s; grows US; routes; ends AA codeshares

Does anybody know how many A330s will be based in TXL this summer season and how many overall once they have 17 in the fleet. I guess DUS still gets more planes than TXL.

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by steman
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Plans Hong Kong Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3264

Re: Air Berlin Plans Hong Kong Flights

Sorry if I'm going off topic but can TXL really handle more connecting passengers? I heard that the transit experience at TXL isn't so great and that the airport already is quite overcrowded. This is also my concern. I am sure Berlin would attract more carriers, especially extra European ones, if T...

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by steman
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 8 A350-1000 Candidates, Jan 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

Re: Top 8 A350-1000 Candidates, Jan 2017

I´m not sure LH will ever order the A350-1000. They have up to 34 B777-9 on order, for delivery from 2020. Originally, at the time of ordering the 777-9X and A350-900, Lufthansa said that the 777-9 would replace the A340-600 AND the B747-400, while the A350-900 were meant to replace the A340-300. Ho...

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by steman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa buying Air Berlin?
Replies: 24
Views: 5546

Re: Lufthansa buying Air Berlin?

Maybe we are going in the direction of LH buying up AB or what will be left of it. Air berlin and niki have revealed which routes will be transferred to the Austrian company and which will be closed altogether. Niki is being integrated into a new Joint Venture, preliminary called Blue Sky, with TUI ...

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by steman
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal at Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) to be further expanded
Replies: 32
Views: 5137

Re: Terminal at Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) to be further expanded

You can not keep politics out of the discussion, because politics caused this mess. I know but mentioning the GDR or referring to the Berlin Govt as "communist" is hardly beneficial to the discussion. This is what I mean by keeping politics out of the thread. Moreover the thread started a...

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by steman
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal at Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) to be further expanded
Replies: 32
Views: 5137

Re: Terminal at Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) to be further expanded

Let´s keep the politics out of the discussion, shall we? As someone stated above, a mirror-like terminal as in MUC is not possible but there´s plenty of space west of the current terminal for a second one as well as a couple of midfield satellites. The problem would be to connect them. But there are...

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by steman
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italian KC-46 in New Hampshire?
Replies: 12
Views: 1672

Re: Italian KC-46 in New Hampshire?

It was a KC-767, A converted Pax-Tanker. The KC46 was Modified from a B767F and has little commonality with the B767 internally anymore. Looks like one from the outside, But from the inside? Not much in common with even the B767F, More of a hybrid with B777 or B767-400 which has upgrades found on t...

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by steman
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-1000neo
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Re: A330-1000neo

The A330-900 is the same size as the -300 so I´d say no.
A330-800 replaces the -200 and A330-900 replaces the -300. A potential stretched -1000 would impact A350s sales so I´d say we are not going to see it

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by steman
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Lufthansa's A350
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Question about Lufthansa's A350

That doesn´t make it outdated. It makes it denser. You talked about an outdated J seat. I find it very modern, comfortable and of good overall quality.

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by steman
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Lufthansa's A350
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Question about Lufthansa's A350

Just like the 330/340 Fleet. That doesn't change the fact, that it is the same seat in an outdated 2-2-2 configuration. It also doesn't change the fact that LH puts an outdated J seat in their brand new 350s. Outdated? It´s been introduced 3 years ago. And to me it looks like a really solid product...

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by steman
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin to lease A330neo aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 8856

Re: Air Berlin to lease A330neo aircraft

I guess they will be A330-900? Quite a step up in capacity for such a struggling airline. Will they replace the A330-200s or will they be for expansion? Air Berlin is going through yet another restructuring/repositioning plan that will see it shrink in size and concentrate on the core markets of DUS...

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by steman
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1406
Views: 148774

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 24

KarelXWB wrote:
That's an A350.


Ahahaha, how embarassing! Sorry for the dumb post.
Thank you for your very much appreciated work here on a.net

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by steman
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1406
Views: 148774

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 24

Convoy 2016 #29 with fuselage parts for MSN 242 EK #103 arrived at the final assembly line in TLS yesterday. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5717/31370654561_3dc868d08f_z.jpg Convoy 29 msn242 7/12/2016 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr Why is there a LH A380 in primer in the background? It can´t be a new ...

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by steman
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Future Fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

Re: Alitalia Future Fleet

If it keeps on going the way it is now, most probably just some A320Neo to fly from several Italian airports to AUH.

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by steman
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is easyJet strategy to become a real mess in the future?
Replies: 53
Views: 9776

Re: Is easyJet strategy to become a real mess in the future?

Berlin SXF: Again I would be curious to see how easyJet is faring face to Ryanair. FR has opened dozens of routes there lately. easyJet abandoned the Berlin-Rome (SXF-FCO) market as soon as Ryanair started flying the route too (SXF-CIA). U2 used to have a hub (or main base, not sure hub is the righ...

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by steman
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Apple or Android?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Poll: Apple or Android?

I used to have an iPhone4 but then I switched to Android, mostly because of the ever increasing price of Apple products. iPhones cost pretty much the same as ever. To the contrary, they’ve just introduced the iPhone SE which is significantly cheaper than any iPhone ever. But of course you can spend...

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by steman
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Apple or Android?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Poll: Apple or Android?

I used to have an iPhone4 but then I switched to Android, mostly because of the ever increasing price of Apple products. I believe iPhones are top notch quality and so are some Android phones (like the brand new Google Pixel) but I am not willing to spend 800 to 1000 euros on a phone that will be ob...

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by steman
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did LH order the B747-8I?
Replies: 59
Views: 13645

Re: Why did LH order the B747-8I?

[/quote] ot: wondering why 777X : 35 and _no options_ versus A359 : 25 + 30 options ?[/quote]

If I´m not wrong, I think it´s 20 firm order for the 777-9X with 14 more options and 25 firm orders for the A350-900 with 15 more options.
Boeing shows only 20 777X ordered by LH.

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