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by aerolimani
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 54
Views: 12306

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

It's top secret. My source says it's to be a flying saucer, the A360°

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana new livery
Replies: 13
Views: 4873

Re: Cubana new livery

pinkmercedes wrote:
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LOVE those service trucks. :bouncy:

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

So much acrimony here, let's dial it down. Acrimony? Yes. Boeing's actions threaten the very existence of Bombardier, the first company to even possibly threaten the duopoly. From an economic standpoint, more competition would be good for everyone who isn't in the higher echelons of Boeing or Airbu...

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

1. absent the C series option what does Delta buy (albeit maybe fewer aircraft and it just doesn't fly some routes). 2. If indeed the price is only possibly via government supported dumping would Delta have bought at a more appropriate price, whatever that is established to be. I think the answer t...

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

These reviews are of interest to all BBD fan club: http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/trudeaus-banana-republic-approach-to-bombardier-and-boeing/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2017/09/21/why-washington-is-certain-to-find-canadas-bombardier-guilty-of-trade-abuses-next-week/ These are not re...

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by aerolimani
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

These reviews are of interest to all BBD fan club: http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/trudeaus-banana-republic-approach-to-bombardier-and-boeing/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2017/09/21/why-washington-is-certain-to-find-canadas-bombardier-guilty-of-trade-abuses-next-week/ Not biased at al...

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by aerolimani
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Funny that Boeing says it doesn't care losing Delta just to win this dispute. Let's see if they say the same thing when Delta actually drops them and becomes a full Bombardier and Airbus carrier. That is why the ruling should have an anti-retaliation clause to ban DL from doing this to prevent furt...

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by aerolimani
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Regardless of what surprises you, Delta's testimony was a hell of a lot more credible than the hyperbolic tirade that Boeing was spouting...claiming that the very future of the company and the American aerospace industry was at stake because of BBD. If that steaming load was enough to cast doubt on...

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by aerolimani
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5503

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

Is it safe to open an airport when the road ways leading to the airport are all destroyed? The pictures show destroyed streets right in front of the main terminal. Roads are not damaged everywhere. Police would have closed off any dangerous areas fairly quickly. Many people would still have made th...

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by aerolimani
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 1875

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

No, but there are a number of general interest websites where US-based users just act as if everyone else is US-based as well. This is one of them. It can be pretty annoying for "the rest of the world" and hints at a certain arrogance. I've noticed this a lot as well. Some don't know have...

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by aerolimani
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet sets record in passenger counts in Aug
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Westjet sets record in passenger counts in Aug

Woah!

I wonder, is a good portion of that due to the widebody transatlantic service they now offer?

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by aerolimani
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 1875

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Here's my case in point: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373781 So much US protectionism. So many posters who feel that Boeing is in the right, no matter what. Blind patriotism to the degree that they sound like they'd be happy to see Bombardier fail. It boggles my mind that ...

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by aerolimani
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 1875

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

It does feel, to me, that since a.net became free, there is an increase in nationalistic posts. I feel like that the balance has shifted from people who love aviation above all, and more towards unbridled nationalism. Given that the US is the largest english-speaking population in the world, it make...

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by aerolimani
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 161
Views: 23711

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

That explanation doesn't make sense. What they're saying is that they're forcing people to take vacations before the end of the year instead of before April next year. Why ? They could have a transition period where you have vacation days transferred to the next calendar. In fact if they were reall...

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by aerolimani
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 61
Views: 12268

Re: United not looking at C Series

Air Canada and Bombardier are both headquartered in Quebec. The Quebec gov has bailed out Bombardier when it was on the brink of bankruptcy. Air Canada enjoys special fiscal treatment in Quebec. Air Canada has stated times and again the C series had "no place" in their fleet. These are al...

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by aerolimani
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

That's because you're being short-sighted. You harm competition, you harm innovation in the long run. You dump your mismanaged program on the market with taxpayer assistance, you ruin the market for everybody else. That doesn't bode well for the future of the industry. Just because the development ...

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by aerolimani
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 61
Views: 12268

Re: United not looking at C Series

In my experience, when someone volunteers information that they are not doing something, the opposite is usually true.

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I find his argument weak in this case. Yes this is a move to protect Boeing's market power. But it's market power they earned by refining the 737 production process over thousands of airframes. Bombardier in this case is sustaining a company killing loss with $1.3 billion in government injection on...

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I find his argument weak in this case. Yes this is a move to protect Boeing's market power. But it's market power they earned by refining the 737 production process over thousands of airframes. Bombardier in this case is sustaining a company killing loss with $1.3 billion in government injection on...

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

To say Boeing and Airbus don't offer anything like the Cseries, is to stick your head in the sand. Edit: just found this link. Just take a look how much overlap there is with the CSeries and, in particular, the A319: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_CSeries#/media/File%3ACSeries_comparabl...

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by aerolimani
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 592
Views: 75143

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Bombardier concedes likely loss in trade complaint, looks to next phase https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/14/bombardier-concedes-likely-loss-trade-complaint-looks-next-phase/ This is not Leeham's best work. There's no direct quotes of anyone from Bombardier conceding anything whatsoever. In fact, all ...

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by aerolimani
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 4621

Re: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

Could it open the option of transferring to RV the A333s fleet either to use them to leisure destinations with greater capacity or to operate them for AC on some of the current routes? The article I shared indicates that the deal allows for expansion of the RV narrowbody fleet. It seems that widebo...

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by aerolimani
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 4621

Re: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

A little more info here: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-provides-further-details-on-amendments-to-long-term-collective-agreement-with-pilots-644265893.html The amendments support Air Canada's strategic business plan for profitable growth network wide, for both mainline and Rouge in ...

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by aerolimani
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?
Replies: 49
Views: 3206

Re: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?

Air Canada had the A340-300 from 1995-2008. On the other hand, they had the A340-500 for only 3 years, from 2004-2007. After the -300s were gone, their entire fleet became all twin-engine.

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by aerolimani
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production
Replies: 54
Views: 6821

Re: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production

Found this resource today. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/forestry/managing-our-forest-resources/wildfire-management/wildfire-response/response/aviation While airtankers and helicopters are a highly visible part of wildfire response, they do not put out wildfires. Rather, they provide c...

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Possibilities to other Greek destinations......SKG has the same problem as KRK had for years----as in not enough runway for maximum takeoff weight. KRK has since lengthened their runway, and is has now resumed service to the USA. (LO previously had service from KRK, but would constantly be on a wei...

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by aerolimani
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Ultimately, I think any action would have to come from the Greek end of things. The North American carriers are happy to funnel all the traffic through their hubs at home. They shuttle people to Athens and let them sort themselves out from there. I don't see long-haul happening with A3 any time soon...

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by aerolimani
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 8582

Re: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)

I think some people on here need a refresher on just what exactly these planes are capable of. It's a CL-415 dousing a truck fire on a remote highway, and it really gives some perspective to what these planes can do. https://youtu.be/-ZkV64GJihA As to seawater, even if it's not the best thing for t...

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by aerolimani
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 8582

Re: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)

I think some people on here need a refresher on just what exactly these planes are capable of. It's a CL-415 dousing a truck fire on a remote highway, and it really gives some perspective to what these planes can do. https://youtu.be/-ZkV64GJihA As to seawater, even if it's not the best thing for th...

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by aerolimani
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

As an American of Greek descent my family likes to get back there from time to time. We feel like we have seen everything Athens has to offer the best things in Greece now are the islands. In many cases it is better to fly somewhere in Europe first (CDG, LHR, AMS, BRU, ZUR, GVA) then connect to one...

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by aerolimani
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logo identification
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Logo identification

Here it is on an A320, in this lovely high-res image. Click to get a closer look.

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by aerolimani
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logo identification
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Logo identification

Pretty sure it's an IATA logo.

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by aerolimani
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

I did one about 12 years ago when I worked at Homeric Tours. They were looking at ditching the charter flights they did every summer into doing their own operations. We looked at 767-300's, the 767-400, and both A330 variants. What stopped them was the family's heirs and the huge acquisition costs....

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by aerolimani
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

It may be a good idea to try it out on a limited basis a few times, to get a feel of it. That's the least they should do. They don't have to commit to a full season of flying on a schedule. Has anyone here actually done a cost analysis on what it would actually involve. Leasing,operating what would...

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by aerolimani
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

The 757's were just for increased lift to Hawaii during winter until they got the 737-800's with range and ETOPS. Sorry, but no. WS continued to wet-lease 757's right up until they acquired their own 767's. WS has had 737-800's flying to Hawaii out of YVR for some years now, but I'm pretty sure the...

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by aerolimani
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

This is it, exactly. Could A3 could make something work with a seasonal service to a major eastern US centre, with connections to UA flights. What about a wet-lease? I think of how WS used to lease a 757 to fly from Alberta to Hawaii in the winter. It may be a good idea to try it out on a limited b...

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by aerolimani
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

The problem with Greece is that most of the long haul traffic does not originate there, so it's tough to market for an airline based there. Much easier to get Americans to book Delta than some foreign carrier they might never have heard of. This is it, exactly. Could A3 could make something work wi...

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by aerolimani
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production
Replies: 54
Views: 6821

Re: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production

If 2017's wildfire situation around the world is any indication of the future, the market for such waterbombers might well be growing.

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by aerolimani
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 30
Views: 4545

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

http://www.yycdeals.com/calgary-to-denv ... ding-taxes
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The introductory fares currently being offered on WS are VERY good. This suggests to me that this is a competitive move against Frontier.

http://www.yycdeals.com/calgary-to-denv ... ding-taxes

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by aerolimani
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada
Replies: 44
Views: 6442

Re: After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada

I'm not familiar with the Canadian market, but looking at a map for possible airports to serve, would a route like Kitchener/Hamilton (Toronto) to Langley (Vancouver) have any chance of success? Also, what about Spirit offering something like Bellingham (just south of the border from Vancouver) to ...

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by aerolimani
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada
Replies: 44
Views: 6442

Re: After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada

In terms of making YYZ low cost, there's still the problem of splitting costs of general airport infrastructure between ULCC and other carriers. How much would a chicken barn really save per enplanement? Is that the kind of facility (stripped down passenger amenities and little revenue from concess...

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by aerolimani
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada
Replies: 44
Views: 6442

Re: After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada

There is zero chance any airport in Canada will offer reduced aif's for any new entrant. I'm not talking about YYZ but rather airports like YHM, which have little to lose. They might well consider it in exchange for the airline covering renovation of the terminal or a new terminal building. At many...

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by aerolimani
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 48
Views: 2393

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

The June statistics are in. Jan-June inbound travel to the US up now 3.2%, quite a jump from May figure of 1.8% The US Travel Association also publishes an international Travel Trends Index, a 3-month leading indicator which sits at 52.6 with index >50 meaning forecast expansion. I think its quite ...

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by aerolimani
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7170

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

For long haul cargo, I could see a plane with a remote crew, such as the military uses for some types of drone. Pilots that never goes anywhere don't have to be put up in a hotel. Plus, a pilot can finish a shift, and another pilot can simply take over. This would already present a significant money...

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by aerolimani
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange F9 flight path...due to smoke from BC fires?
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Strange F9 flight path...due to smoke from BC fires?

I can't speak to the aviation question, but certainly, the smoke situation is very bad. Photo is from August 2, 2017, NASA Terra satellite. http://43yhaw12flsg1nrymq18qtd6.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/7966292_web1_smokeBC.jpg http://www.wltribune.com/buzz/photo-see-the-b-c-smok...

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by aerolimani
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Continuing Window Shade Saga
Replies: 34
Views: 3323

Re: The Continuing Window Shade Saga

While air crews obviously don't have time nor inclination to publish theses on these sorts of things, a 25 words or less explanation would defuse most people. Amongst my reasons for flying less, full seat reclining during the daytime. Sometimes, people are coming from many time zones away. That day...

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by aerolimani
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meaning of "Wamos Air"
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Meaning of "Wamos Air"

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/stock/3010.jpg It is Wamos, but as you can see from the logo, they are playing on the word vamos, meaning we go in Spanish. It's a little strange that they use a w, given that the sound of a v at the beginning of a Spanish word is typically pronounced more like a ...

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by aerolimani
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada
Replies: 44
Views: 6442

Re: After years of turbulence, ultra-low-cost carriers could finally take flight in Canada

The analysis has been published by CBC and I wonder which of Jetstoo, Jetlines or WestJet will be first off the ground. At least I've learned that NewLeaf is no longer around, don't know I managed to miss that though. NewLeaf was purchased by Flair. I'm sure you know that Flair was the company doin...

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by aerolimani
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Aircraft (Looks/Experience)
Replies: 23
Views: 894

Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Aircraft (Looks/Experience)

I decided to stick with aircraft currently in common commercial service. Favourite looks: A330 Favourite experience: B1900D, low altitude over the mountains and fjords of Canada's west coast. Takeoff like a rocket, stunning scenery, and an open cockpit where the pilots invited anyone to come up for ...

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by aerolimani
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 7160

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

The 31" quoted by Ryanair is the average of the whole aircraft incl. the first row and the 3 exit rows (the Max-200 has an additional exit row). Most seats will have quite a bit less than 31": more in the 29.0"-29.5" range, which is a significant downgrade from the existing Sky ...

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