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by conaly
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 69
Views: 10277

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

george77300 wrote:
I think BA is one of the most premium heavy. They have more premium seats on their 744 than LH on the 748.


Not that difficult, when BA places a 2-4-2 business class instead of the 2-2-2 at LH.

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by conaly
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 69
Views: 10277

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

That's an quite interesting statement, especially when you remember, that LH doesn't even offer First class on most aircraft anymore. Sometimes they even block the whole first class, when they switch planes from a non-F-plane to one which has it. Happened to me a few months ago: DEL-MUC was supposed...

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by conaly
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

I missed out so far: Airbus: A220-300 A300, apart from A300B4-600R A310 A318 A320-100 and NEO A330-200 and NEO A340-200/-500 A350 (will change in a week though) ATR ATR42 ATR72-600 Boeing: B707 B717 B727 B737-100/-200 and MAX B747-100/-200/-300/SP/SR B757 B767 B777 apart from -300ER B787-9/-10 Conco...

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by conaly
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 91
Views: 12787

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

BTW, a few of the A346s are leased, under sale and leasebacks with Japanese banks. No, they are not. In the latest preliminary report you can find a list of types in the fleet of the whole LH-group. While they do have 66 aircraft on financial lease and another 50 on operational lease in the whole g...

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by conaly
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 91
Views: 12787

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

CRJ900 wrote:
Does LH own their A346 or are they all leased thus required to keep them nice for lease returns?


AFAIK none of the current mainline aircraft are leased.

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by conaly
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2870

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Zhukovsky near Moscow could be one. The former military airfield has been widely known for hosting the MAKS (Moscow Air Show), and has been turned into a civil airport in recent years. While Zhukovsky is in fact the Russian capital of aviation as the city has the a Flight Research Institute and an A...

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by conaly
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 108
Views: 2886

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Listing aircraft built 100 or less: Boeing 737-600 (only 69 built) Tupolev 204-100 (around 60 built) Tupolev 204-300 (only 10-15 built) BAe Jetstream 41 (only 100 built) Bombardier CS100 (aka A220-100) (so far only 14 built) I do also have a few Tu154M-flights (and most likely some on Tu134 as well ...

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by conaly
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2870

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Lukla comes to my mind. Hardly anyone, who hasn't been in Nepal, could name any cities besides Kathmandu. But most people still now the "most dangerous airport" on the planet.

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by conaly
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2200

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

First Boeing 737: Air Berlin B737-800 NUE-PMI 2003
First Airbus A320: Air Berlin A319 NUE-NUE (sightseeing flight) 2007

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by conaly
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8533

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

Been on that route quite a few times between Aug 2016 and Feb 2017, but only to Kuwait. The flight was always quite full. One return flight from KWI I couldn't even board as I got only a standby ticket and in the end they said no and took me back a day later. I'm not sure how many pax went to Doha a...

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by conaly
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1420

Re: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?

If it's free, I use it. If not, I won't. That's how easy it is for me. I don't mind being offline for a few hours but if I have the chance to connect, I'll do.

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by conaly
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 2597

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

Just now I did it again. Just booked NUE-ZRH-LCY on Swiss, just to fly with Bombardier CS100 and to try out London City airport. The return flight I booked for a week later, which I will not use, as I booked a Ryanair-flight back the next day. No interest in sightseeing in London, just want the CS10...

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by conaly
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 2597

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

I booked British Airways for FRA-LHR-JFK to get my first flights on Boeing 777 and Boeing 747. It was actually a longer trip than taking US Airways FRA-JFK with 757, while the price was quite the same. Last year I booked NUE-ZRH-DXB with Swiss, but the return flight DXB-FRA-NUE on Lufthansa. The ret...

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by conaly
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance livery, yuck!
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: Star Alliance livery, yuck!

The whiter, the cheaper. Probably.
And to be honest: neither Skyteam, nor Oneworld are fancier in any way. The latter one doesn't even use a real alliance-livery, they just replace the airline title with the alliance title of the specific airline's livery. Still, all of them are quite boring to watch.

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by conaly
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?
Replies: 24
Views: 7182

Re: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?

I love airplanes with a long fuselage (A321, B757, B747, A340) in comparison to its wings. So just optically, the B777-300ER and the B787-10 are both quite appealing in fist place. At least much more than their respective shorter sisters (the 788 and 77L have a greater wingspan than length, which is...

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by conaly
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9183

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

Please let me know how your "case" unfolds, and I'll do the same. Perhaps we can offer each other useful information along the way. So, first step is done. After some clarification with the lawyers I've given them my permission to file a case against Eurowings. As Eurowings already paid 2...

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by conaly
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 173
Views: 53554

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

What I wonder: how competitive is the standard 2-4-2-seating A340 compared to a standard 3-3-3-seating 777? The A340 was designed for and mostly used with 2-4-2 seating, only very few A340s have been used as tourist bombers with 3-3-3 seating (i.e. Air Caraibes, AirAsia X), whereas even many full se...

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by conaly
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft/airline errors in books and films
Replies: 20
Views: 1231

Re: Aircraft/airline errors in books and films

PatrickZ80 wrote:
That's because it was actually filmed on board of an IL-76.


That may be, but it's still a mistake. Even all external shots show an An-124 with windows in the nose...

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by conaly
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft/airline errors in books and films
Replies: 20
Views: 1231

Re: Aircraft/airline errors in books and films

The Air Force One (VC-25) has neither a dropping rescue capsule, nor a rear cargo door like in the movie with the same name. Also the movie shows a glass cockpit similar to the B747-400, while the AF1 is based on a B747-200B and has mostly analogue instruments. In Die Another Day, the An-124 used fo...

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by conaly
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 4112

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

A few two stops for me:
NUE-MUC-SIN-PEN
NUE-FRA-BOM-BDQ
RPR-DEL-MUC-NUE
NUE-FRA-RUH-RAE
RAE-RUH*-FRA-NUE
NUE-CDG-ALG**-BSK
BSK-ALG**-FRA-NUE

*Left the airport in the morning and went to hotel until evening
**Left the airport, spend a night at the hotel and continued the next morning

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by conaly
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9183

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

I'm from "Bierfranken" (Franconia, Nürnberg/Bamberg/Bayreuth area). Rural area, maybe that's why. But even in the cities around I know many restaurants, which do not accept CCs.

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by conaly
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9183

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

My experience is different, especially when it comes to shops and restaurants. I've worked at bigger supermarket chain a few years ago: no credit cards at all. My sister works in a restaurant: neither credit, no debit cards. So I highly doubt your 95% credit card acceptance in restaurants. I do know...

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by conaly
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 11395

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

IMHO one shouldn't include/compare the airliners that are designated differently...e;g; A318/A319/A321. They may be the same family (A320) but Airbus named them differently because that's just what they are: different! An A340-300 has probably less in common with an A340-500 than an A319 with an A3...

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by conaly
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 11395

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

No, that's not correct. They got an entirely different wing design. The A330 / A340 got a much wider wingspan than the A300 / A310. Also the cockpit design is very different. Therefor the A300 / A310 is always considered a different family from the A330 / A340. A340-300 and A340-600 have different ...

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by conaly
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 20951

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

Yesterday there was a short closure of both parallel runways 35L/R in IST: first there has been a quite big flock of birds flying very low over the runway 35R, while TK81 (A333 to BOS) took off. You could really see, how the gulls crossed it's path during take off run. I wondered, that none of them ...

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by conaly
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9183

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

Germany is like a 3rd world country in regards to credit card acceptance. Many shops, even bigger chains and a lot of restaurants don't accept credit cards at all. And I actually do know a few people around my age (mid-20s), who do not have any credit cards, don't have a PayPal account and don't eve...

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by conaly
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9183

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

D: To the gentleman who took the rental car: don't ever do that!! That information given to you was unfortunately wrong. I don't want to sound rude here so please take it as pure advice: some airlines might pay arental car to get you to your destination. But they use vouchers that they issue to you...

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by conaly
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4503

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

CDG, IST, RUH, DEL, BOM, ALG.

There are also some hubs, where I transferred before, but only visited the city on a later occasion: LHR, ZRH, SIN, DME

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by conaly
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9183

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

Lol, currently I'm having more or less the same problems with them. My flight on 2nd June was cancelled, I took a rental car instead (NUE-DUS) as the next flight would have gone only two days later (and my return flight was the the same day...). I even asked their worker, who gave us the passenger r...

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by conaly
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 9099

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

7107 (Seven-Ten-Seven)? Although Seven-Eleven-Seven could get them a brand related lawsuit :D

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by conaly
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9773

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

All Nippon Airways is horrible, since there are other airlines in Japan. They serve all of Japan, I assume this is the reason. "All Nippon" only came up after Nippon Helicopters (hence the IATA Code NH) and Far Eastern Airlines merged and in that time, ANA as a private carrier was not all...

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by conaly
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Munich Airport Transit Question
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Munich Airport Transit Question

https://www.munich-airport.de/_b/000000 ... 200317.pdf
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The terminals are separated without any physical connection. There are some shuttle buses connecting both of them, but I'm not sure whether you can change the terminal without a valid connection ticket: https://www.munich-airport.de/_b/000000 ... 200317.pdf

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by conaly
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9773

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Former "Deutsche BA" sounded always quite stupid to me. Translated and without abbreviation it means "German British Airways". Later they just firmed up as "dba", which isn't that much better.

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by conaly
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever been afraid of a certain aircraft type?
Replies: 47
Views: 2967

Re: Ever been afraid of a certain aircraft type?

Well, my very first flight I am aware of was on a Tupolev 154M. I wasn't really enthusiastic about, first because even at that time (I was 10 years old) I had more sympathies with Boeing and Airbus and didn't hear too much good about former Soviet airplanes, second because while boarding I was kind ...

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by conaly
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 125
Views: 7097

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

Home airport NUE. I'd wish there would be a direct connection to Moscow. In 2008 Air Berlin tried to serve DME, but terminated the routing quite quickly again.

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by conaly
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines still have hot towels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Re: What airlines still have hot towels?

Lufthansa also still has them in Y on LR-routes.

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by conaly
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 8426

Re: Your longest flight

My longest flights:
KUL-FRA, LH A340-300, 10000km
SIN-FRA, AQ B777-300ER, 10300km

Both took around 13:30h.

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by conaly
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 2907

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Europe: Lufthansa Lufthansa Cityline Eurowings Germanwings Air Dolomiti Austrian Airlines Swiss International Swiss Global Air Berlin Avanti Air LGW Hapag Lloyd (today Tuifly) Siberia Airlines (today S7 Airlines) British Airways HOP!-Regional Air France Aeroflot (the Soviet Aeroflot) Asia: Turkish A...

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by conaly
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title
Replies: 48
Views: 4092

Re: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title

The was once the "Nürnberger Flug Dienst" (NFD) from Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German). Actually it still existing, just with a new name after they merged with RFG in 1993: Eurowings. In Russia there have been quite a few airlines with cities, districts or rivers in their names: Air Volga (Vo...

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by conaly
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?
Replies: 47
Views: 5934

Re: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?

Also the glass cockpit of the Boeing 747-400 was based on a strong request from different airlines, especially Lufthansa. Actually Boeing wanted to keep the three man cockpit with analogue instruments, but the early customers wanted to have a two man cockpit with digital systems. The Embraer E-Jet-F...

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by conaly
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 30373

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Ferroviarius wrote:
Will it be easier to keep night flight traffic in MUC than in FRA?


MUC also has a ban on night time flights, although these are valid an hour less than in FRA (12AM to 5AM in MUC, 11PM to 5AM in FRA).

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by conaly
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 30373

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Surprising that MUC is getting A380, but more surprising that JFK is not one of the MUC A380 destinations. Seriously, LH operates the only daily flight from JFK-MUC (on the A346), and one would think there is more demand on the sector than a single daily A346 flight. Though interesting they think t...

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by conaly
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 110
Views: 7951

Re: What's The Most

Some small airports in the middle of the desert: BSK - Biskra, Algeria RAE - Arar, Saudi-Arabia These airports have like one or two flights a day. The terminal looks more like a school gym. No gates, just some small doors in the wall facing the tarmac. They don't even use buses, you just walk to you...

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by conaly
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 3256

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

LX197 PEK-ZRH (A340-300 HB-JHI). Actually I can see and hear it currently through the open window.

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by conaly
Mon May 29, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Airbus Engine codes for A320neo?
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: New Airbus Engine codes for A320neo?

The A321-200 was also just an A321-100 with additional fuel tanks and higher MTOW.

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by conaly
Mon May 29, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Airbus Engine codes for A320neo?
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: New Airbus Engine codes for A320neo?

I think it's to avoid confusion Well, they could have gone with just changing the last digit. They did that with the A300-series and two different PW-engines: A300-620 - PW JT9D A300-622 - PW4000 I wonder why they didn't go with a -300 designation (or...cough...-800) for the neo. That's what I've b...

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by conaly
Sun May 28, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Airbus Engine codes for A320neo?
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

New Airbus Engine codes for A320neo?

I've noticed, that the A320neo-variants now have new engine codes existing engine manufacturers. Before the NEOs it was pretty straight forward. On any model, be it A300, A320, A340 or A380 the specific manufacturer had it's own (same) engine code: 0: GE (ex: A300B4-605R, A330-203) 1: CFM (ex: A320-...

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by conaly
Sun May 28, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 9277

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

BOM, is worst? I guess you are talking about the old BOM. The old BOM is dead. The new CSIA T2 is the best airport in Central Asia. It is better than KUL and almost equal to SIN. Transfers at BOM are seamless if you are traveling by Jet Airways or Air India. Transfers from Domestic to International...

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by conaly
Wed May 24, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE Moving Map Crew Operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: IFE Moving Map Crew Operations

Regarding data from FMC: I've already heard about cases, where a diversion was unintentionally "announced" by the moving map of the IFE, as passengers noticed, that for some reason their destination changed. In fact the pilots have activated the alternate route BEFORE informing the passeng...

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by conaly
Sun May 21, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3775

Re: Cities with alternate airports

BTS for VIE. 50km apart in different countries, but still some travel agencies actually promoted flights to Bratislava Airport as Vienna.

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