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by StTim
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 352
Views: 48043

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

"The move to double bogey arrangement would reduce takeoff and landing distances, " How should that work? His argument was greater braking efficiency of two sets of brakes. The shortened required take of runways is that decision point will be further down a runway because of the enhanced ...

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by StTim
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK, Luton Airport turns 80 !
Replies: 15
Views: 863

Re: UK, Luton Airport turns 80 !

Not sure - the LCC's like to load using front and rear stairs. Shortens turnaround time.

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by StTim
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK, Luton Airport turns 80 !
Replies: 15
Views: 863

Re: UK, Luton Airport turns 80 !

Not a flash airport any one that despite continued small expansions continues to bulge at the seams. It is however an effective airport and my first choice to fly from as it is an hour from wheels touching the runway to me going in my door. It can take that long to get out of Heathrow.

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by StTim
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 71
Views: 14339

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

Why aren’t the airlines signing up for 778’s then? It is a very nice plane.

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by StTim
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

https://samchui.com/2017/06/05/explore- ... us-beluga/
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Current Beluga can carry 2 A320 wing ship sets according to this.

https://samchui.com/2017/06/05/explore- ... us-beluga/

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by StTim
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373329

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

We need to be careful on this - the great spreadsheet many of us use to track progress clocks deliveries on the flay away date from Toulouse as this is easily identifiable. Airbus will use transfer of title. Which will be before the delivery flight. A case in point is Airbus logged two deliveries in...

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by StTim
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373329

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is there going to be a flood of China deliveries over the next 2/3 months now that it is certified?

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by StTim
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 352
Views: 48043

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

If they can fit the fuel into the standard structure it will, I am sure, take less additional weight and use space more effectively than utilising ACT which are quite weighty empty.

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by StTim
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373329

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Depends what they can do with the increase. Tank more fuel so the same payload further or take more payload less distance.

Always interesting to see what happens with the MZFW when a MTOW increase is introduced.

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by StTim
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100954

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Asiaflyer wrote:
IAG orders 2 more A330 for delivery in 2019



Are these in addition to the two LEVEL ordered recently - or the same order re publicized?

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by StTim
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81932

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Belavia signs a deal for 4 737MAX8 plus 2 options, will be leased by Air Lease Corp https://twitter.com/AvGeekJames/status/1019151325018259456 So do these come from orders ALC have already placed - or are they new orders? Lease placement from ALC's previous order. https://twitter.com/thatjohn/statu...

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by StTim
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81932

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

https://twitter.com/AvGeekJames/status/ ... 5018259456


So do these come from orders ALC have already placed - or are they new orders?
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qf789 wrote:
Belavia signs a deal for 4 737MAX8 plus 2 options, will be leased by Air Lease Corp

https://twitter.com/AvGeekJames/status/ ... 5018259456


So do these come from orders ALC have already placed - or are they new orders?

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by StTim
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81932

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

It is so important with these orders (both framers this is not an Anti BA posting) to try and find out what is new and what is a re-issue/firming up etc.

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Because....????


I suppose the rationale is that this order makes no difference to the order book.
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EvanWSFO wrote:
travelhound wrote:
qf789 wrote:
The 787-9's previously listed as UFO's

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-16- ... reamliners


This isn't good news!
Because....????


I suppose the rationale is that this order makes no difference to the order book.

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by StTim
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81932

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Virtually all the orders (both Airbus and Boeing) have already been announced and so are actually no net change on the order book.

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by StTim
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81932

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

I suspect they are getting cracking deals on legacy 777's at the moment.

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by StTim
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100954

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Taiwan's StarLux signs MOU for 5 x A350-900's and 12 A350-1000's, deliveries from October 2021 https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1018778405830053888 https://twitter.com/AvGeekJames/status/1018778352675672064 Buy 12 A350’s and get a few discounted A330neo’s.... They aren't buying any A330neo's - a...

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by StTim
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12633

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

I am old enough to remember them being called city jets!

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by StTim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373329

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Engine replacement seems quite common. Are initial flights often on Airbus engines and then swapped to customer engines later?

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by StTim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12633

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

To me a regional jet is an aircraft that is optimized to operate to/from regional airports. A regional airport is defined by the length of the runway (more than 840 m / 2800 Ft and less than 1500 m / 5000 Ft). The definition probably varies from country to country. The A220-300 is of the same lengt...

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by StTim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12633

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

A regional Jet is generally anything smaller than the original 737, DC9 with similar or shorter range, as alternatives to turbo props. The Fokker and BAe 146 were early RJs. The sub-category of 50-seat RJ was developed for scope clause reasons in the US and were more popular here, while the bigger ...

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by StTim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12633

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

A regional Jet is generally anything smaller than the original 737, DC9 with similar or shorter range, as alternatives to turbo props. The Fokker and BAe 146 were early RJs. The sub-category of 50-seat RJ was developed for scope clause reasons in the US and were more popular here, while the bigger ...

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by StTim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12633

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Maybe you need to first define what an RJ is, there may be criteria specific to the USA and their scope clauses that the rest of the world does not have...so RJ as defined by whom....if that is proper english..... This is actually a really great point, and something that us Americans often struggle...

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by StTim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12633

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

What is a regional jet. There is no such defined term.

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by StTim
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41580

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

Not necessary!

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by StTim
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41580

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The RLI discussion is interesting and somewhat opaque. What it is however is Repayable and there is no end to that. So the European countries that offered RLI for the A380 will get their money back - plus some interest - no matter how many Airbus sell. For the A320 family Airbus are still paying roy...

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by StTim
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373329

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thanks hkcanadaexpat - please continue with these informative updates.

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by StTim
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's coming to the FAB Air Show?
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: What's coming to the FAB Air Show?

Certainly a lot of the chalets are up.

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by StTim
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 113 emergency return
Replies: 18
Views: 6218

Re: BA 113 emergency return

Within reason the airline must back up the Captains decision. If you get to the point where a captain is sanctioned for such a decision it will encourage some to take the potentially much riskier decision to carry on for fear of reprocussions.

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by StTim
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally takes control of CSeries program
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Now the fun can begin. The sales teams can start talking C-Series planes to their contacts. The detailed supply chain planning can start to swing into action.

It will be an interesting time.

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by StTim
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45569

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

The PW GTF architecture has a slight weight advantage on the neo over the leap. I can't recall whether it's 200kg per engine or airframe. It would be interesting to know whether that difference increases as you scale the two designs up for higher thrust. I am not surprised the GTF has a weight adva...

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by StTim
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136215

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I do think Pratt has picked up but the disruption was very large. With CFM their problem lies in the future as the durability issues start to hit. Now we are building up experience with these engines - if either have an issue like the Trent 1000 one that appears after many hours and cycles then it w...

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by StTim
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373329

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The spreadsheet will have it as the 8th in June - based on delivery flight dates.

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by StTim
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 18926

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

I suspect it was a check time and as the first it will take slightly longer

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by StTim
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9211

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

I would have been extremely surprised if they didn't find a higher incidence of cancer. As stated above there are many well known pointers that they have with their job.

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by StTim
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10468

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

But Flybe HQ is in Exeter Yes, so what? It's only a small airline, even with some predicted growth it's still going to be small. Current fleet counts 78 aircraft. Imagine all of those aircraft are based on Exeter and they do 3 return flights a day, that means 234 starts and 234 landings a day. Let'...

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by StTim
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45569

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Looks like the 797 is coming soon. Very soon. Maybe even within a month, if it follows the 787 timeline. Exciting! I think it would take more than week or so to evaluate a complex decision after the submissions have been finalised. You are going to have gotten information along the way on the techn...

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by StTim
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45569

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

If the RFP's are due back this week then the question is how long does Boeing take to do a final appraisal of the responses before picking a winner (or winners)?

I suspect that is not a two week turn around.

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3796

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

Far too many wanting more tariffs on here which is a huge worry for the world. Trade wars hurt the little people most. That is you and I. We pay more. Products protected in country become more expensive and poorer quality. It is not a good direction and as I said above I am never happy to see additi...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3796

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

I do think the USA is not proving to be a good partner and friend to its traditional allies at this time. The USA runs a trade deficit with all of its major allies, the USA is in hock to China and Japan because it is financing a lot of its activities and has been doing this for a couple decades, ev...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3796

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

The EU has targetted against products from Red states. I don't like trade wars - we all lose out. The interesting thing will be if the rest of the world ignores tariffs against each other and just target the US. Then it becomes US Vs the world. I am sure the likes of Airbus and Rolls Royce have sec...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3796

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

The EU has targetted against products from Red states. I don't like trade wars - we all lose out. The interesting thing will be if the rest of the world ignores tariffs against each other and just target the US. Then it becomes US Vs the world. I am sure the likes of Airbus and Rolls Royce have secu...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft concept
Replies: 32
Views: 9743

Re: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft

Hypersonic cruiser anyone?

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 55
Views: 13725

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

There were other things included in the upgrade as far as I know. Certainly I heard Carbon Fibre door surrounds made it back from the -1000, I suspect the revised under floor (bilge) arrangement, together with a simplified wiring layout also made it back. Together that has build improvements and wei...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 352
Views: 48043

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

bigjku wrote:
At some point the A320 will die.



I have been reading the same about the 737 for almost as long as I can remember.

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 17069

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Isn't Airbus officially taking over the C-series around the time of the airshow? It would make sense if they have something big lined up. Maybe the long awaited rebranding as the A210 and A230? What about order announcements? We know that Air Baltic will probably be re-announced, and now some Aerom...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 17069

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

There will be something like 80 777X delivered in 2023. Current customers on the order book are EK, EY, QR, LH, NH, and SQ. I'm sure that 1) there are 12 slots that could be available, given that all of the ME3 currently have more capacity on order than they can possibly use, and 2) EY and QR are t...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373329

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

BOAC1966 wrote:
Trent XWB-97 ETOPS approval according to CS-E 1040 (certificate 10065874) for 420 minutes.



Good news for those wanting to fly the 1000 TPAC.

Now just need the all weather capability to be confirmed.

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by StTim
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373329

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

yes - flew home on the 14th

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by StTim
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 52
Views: 3874

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

Got a brand new BA777 from Heathrow to Paris many years ago. It was fleet training. Not sure what it should have been back then. Probably a 737.

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