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by Armodeen
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11735

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

JannEejit wrote:
Hard to tell from the pics, but have they opted for the flat non metallic red paint, as per the ex Air Berlin A332's ? Something I've come to refer to as 'emergency lease red' ? ;-)


Yes they have. And lol, I like it!

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by Armodeen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38575

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Good lord what a mess. Sort your house out Pratt :O

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by Armodeen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli's Loose an F-16
Replies: 53
Views: 3631

Re: Israeli's Loose an F-16

The rhetoric from Israel is ridiculous. You attack a country and are surprised when you meet resistance ? A bomber is shot down and you need to retaliate ? I agree, they reacted like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar. I fully support Israel's right to defend themselves, and if this UAV...

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by Armodeen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates one-off A380 service to Beirut
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: Emirates one-off A380 service to Beirut

Awesome. Is this testing the waters for a regular service? Plenty of traffic for it!

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by Armodeen
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7057

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

I presume this wretched creature is being charged with animal cruelty?

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by Armodeen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 35
Views: 5127

Re: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases

pylon101 wrote:
Maybe he meant TU-154B2/M? That one is iconic.
TU-204 is a good airplane. But I don't recall Aeroflot having or leasing them.


The poster is making a joke about the endless 'nothing can replace the 757!!!!11' comments, given the more than passing resemblance of the 204 to the 757.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60619

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

From the photo section (not my shot) 4815831 The Alaska titles could be a little taller and a little higher, but that’s still one of the best looking liveries I’ve seen in a while I think it looks a lot better on the Airbus than the 737. Me too, I think it looks absolutely awesome on the A320 :spin:

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by Armodeen
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38436

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Wow so all Boeing achieved was to push Bombardier into the hands of Airbus? :o :lol:

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by Armodeen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 72
Views: 4415

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

Air Force One is full of tech that’s ludicrously expensive and yet utterly pointless. The counter measure flares have never been needed and never will. Also the mid air refuelling capability was a real nuisance and expense to fit and yet that hasn’t been used either. The longest flight was when Pre...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 14495

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

I am confused here on who complained, a Malay or a Kiwi. Malaysia is a mix of three different cultures with three distinct dress codes. Air Asia uniform is no different than what Chinese wear daily. Did the Kiwi Doctor/Doctorate miss the NZ's swimsuit ad? Technically it's a NZ women, somehow writin...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 5832

Re: BA to CLT?

They’re “metal neutral” but people have a preference. I prefer to avoid the intrusive and pointless security theatre from G4S whenever I fly a US airline transatlantic. If there was a case for BA deploying a B788 then it would be a good thing for the market. The reason AA dropped BOS-LHR was the ha...

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by Armodeen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 139
Views: 38796

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Have you seen any pictures of stored A332s/773s at DWC? You wouldn't because no one will be daring enough to take pictures of dilapidated planes and make out of the country safely. Yeah, nobody can take photos of dilapidated planes in the UAE and make it out of the country safely. You're funny. :ro...

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by Armodeen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern & Kuwait Airways 77W's collide on the ground at JFK
Replies: 5
Views: 4357

Re: China Southern & Kuwait Airways 77W's collide on the ground at JFK

There have been a number of ground collisions at JFK recently it seems?

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by Armodeen
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POTUS: I Raised The Bar For Our Nation’s Aviation Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: POTUS: I Raised The Bar For Our Nation’s Aviation Safety

Please keep politics off this forum.

The Trump will claim credit for the sun rising in the morning if he can.

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by Armodeen
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane blown into bulding, Malta
Replies: 24
Views: 5880

Re: Plane blown into bulding, Malta

I'm sure that he was visiting Malta for 100% legitimate reasons that had nothing to do with offshore shell companies, tax structures etc..... :roll: Why would it matter to this story though? Would it be any less of a story if the a/c belonged to a humanitarian organization? Of course it is relevant...

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by Armodeen
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Video Of Bird Strike To No. 2 Fan During Take-off
Replies: 22
Views: 6182

Re: Pax Video Of Bird Strike To No. 2 Fan During Take-off

You know, I'm surprised that I'm going to be the first to note that this video has been available on YouTube since at least 2014... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3eALL0gBDI Thanks. I was going to ask if someone found the original unedited version! Shame he filmed in portrait and as soon as it ha...

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by Armodeen
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 38
Views: 8728

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

Would a 787-9 work on this route ? Maybe nonstop to Los Angeles and a stop in Honolulu( or nonstop) on the way back. This works best for Vietnam airlines without having to get a new type of plane into their fleet since they already have 787-9 and A350-900's. The 777-9 seems like too much airplane f...

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by Armodeen
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55284

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Extra leg room? VS 747s have a number of extra leg room eco rows.

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by Armodeen
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55284

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Thanks for the update OMAA. If the 332s are not a temporary measure and they are getting the full VS product then this is actually a good thing for MAN. Do you know if MAN is keeping the 744s as well? Much will depend on that really, since running 332s on the MCO route will be a significant drop in ...

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by Armodeen
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55284

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Ouch. Manchester flyers utterly shafted to preserve London. I stand to be corrected but there can't be many aircraft available to short term lease with similar products to VS's own. Premium economy flyers, maybe, but not economy flyers. In Y, I'll choose a 330 over a 787 anyday. There are no 787s a...

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by Armodeen
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 36406

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

The sole An22 paid a flying visit today and is due back next week. Additionally, Lufthansa diverted in a 744 due medical issues. Anybody know the revised schedule for the AN22? It's running way behind the published schedule and is currently in Gandor. As for Cathay, there's always the A35K going fo...

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by Armodeen
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55284

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Ouch. Manchester flyers utterly shafted to preserve London. I stand to be corrected but there can't be many aircraft available to short term lease with similar products to VS's own.

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by Armodeen
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 183124

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

As explained above, the current B778 doesn't have the capabilities that QF needs and the A359ULR even less so. According to Flightglobal, Boeing is looking at options to make a B778 variant that would meet the required specs: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-focused-on-777-8-tweaks...

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by Armodeen
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 182314

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

SQ51 MAN-SIN was cancelled today after a hydraulics problem during turn around at MAN. 9V-SMQ operating. Pax bussed to LHR to fly out tomorrow.

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by Armodeen
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 7717

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

The Landor livery and others should live on through retrojets... why don't BA do this? Would look great on an A350 ;)

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by Armodeen
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 36406

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

David_itl wrote:
The sole An22 paid a flying visit today and is due back next week. Additionally, Lufthansa diverted in a 744 due medical issues.


Saw (and heard!) the AN22 climbing out of MAN earlier..boy that thing is LOUD! Never heard another aircraft like it!

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by Armodeen
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 7717

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

Thank goodness. I flew on EUPD 2 weeks ago and was reminded just how much I hated that livery when I saw it rock up to the gate!

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by Armodeen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 60
Views: 14200

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

luchtzak wrote:
Millennials flying to Tehran ?


And Cairo :lol:

Don't AF fly a 789 on the Cairo route?!

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by Armodeen
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 32463

Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS....DELTA ..AND JAPAN AIRLINES in talks with Boeing.

Lets hope Willie Walsh finally orders some 777X for BA because BA still has an order for A350-1000 starting delivery soon. The BA orders for Boeing have not been the same since the Lord King era. Lord King, Sir Colin Marshall and Roger Ayling were the BA CEO's who ordered all the 744 and 777-200ER ...

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by Armodeen
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 36406

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

The flight has actually started but isn't on BA.com yet, it is, however, in the BA timetable and bookable via some 3rd party sites, but at £1300 Rtn for a flight that also stops at CBG, most will probably continue to route throug other hubs, But available on the cheap via the miracle of avios! Goin...

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 9859

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

AB were nobodies in OneWorld, I doubt they will really be missed, geography not withstanding.

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by Armodeen
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 14466

Re: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy

So there's isn't a published schedule for the A346 MUC flights like there is with the 747 to FRA? I would like to take a trip encompassing both of these services :)

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 47281

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

I believe they said "we're having radio issues" "Yeah that's pretty evident..." Honestly I'm surprised the air traffic controller kept so cool. Kudos to him for handling the situation well and keeping all safe. When he gave those instructions to UA about moving without delay was...

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21714

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

I was appalled to see the way they kind of dragged that poor man who had to jump for dear life. I hope he didn't sustain serious injuries because of that "help". I also expected a more immediate action against the fire itself. That is a major fire, no doubt it's better to get them the hec...

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by Armodeen
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 4862

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

I can tell you as a resident of the UK that it's big bad Boeing/the USA who has been getting a trashing over here about all of this. I imagine there will be some warplane cancellations but that's about it. It's not like the government can instruct BA not to buy Boeing next time to teach them a lesson.

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by Armodeen
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's first 787-10 in final assembly with painted tail
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: SQ's first 787-10 in final assembly with painted tail

The article suggests they may go to Australia. Quite the difference between 9 abreast 777s and 787s :shock:

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by Armodeen
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?
Replies: 26
Views: 5110

Re: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?

skipness1E wrote:
They're also the only airline at Heathrow using remote stands for every flight, so every single flight is BUSSED.


A necessity with the Q400 no?

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat A.T. and Thomas Cook sign a 7-years agreement to exchange aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Re: Transat A.T. and Thomas Cook sign a 7-years agreement to exchange aircraft

TS's A330s are 9 abreast though right? Doesn't exactly fit with the newer, more mainline experience that TCX are promoting on their long haul ops. I sort of suspect the TS 330 will be a short haul tourist bomber?

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by Armodeen
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 64483

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Wow. I can't believe it, despite all the last minute reprieves I didn't actually think they would end like this. I've enjoyed many flights on Monarch over the years, and flown on almost all of their post 1990 fleet. After the last crisis I went out of my way to support the airline and book with them...

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by Armodeen
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 53
Views: 6255

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

The B777 & A330 are noisy aircraft in the cabin. Of the newest generation it's louder 787 -> A380 -> A350 quieter IMHO.

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by Armodeen
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight
Replies: 25
Views: 7957

Re: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight

Agreed. The fact this was a freight flight and the FO was completely on his own and unable to help the Captain is traumatizing to imagine. To clarify, I'm not referring to the ability of the FO to get the A/C safely on the ground - they do that every day. But to helplessly watch as your co-worker p...

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by Armodeen
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 260
Views: 57931

Re: MH orders 787s

I'm kind of surprised the A330neo did not win. Cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain, lots of trained pilots around, lots of spare parts, etc. Good range, good capacity, good economy. What am I missing? Well a new a.net narrative appearing to be forming is that it's a move to get the US Departme...

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by Armodeen
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 39567

Re: Future of 777X

As mentioned up thread the existing 77W fleets are still young. This is going to be a slow burner, but will sell well in the end. The situation is similar to that of the A330neo tbh.

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by Armodeen
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to Madrid?
Replies: 24
Views: 2984

Re: MEA to Madrid?

I have often thought that MAD was an obvious hole in the MEA European network. I suppose A320 operates. Is it daily?

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 135
Views: 34933

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwrrAOTuPCI


A little bumpy? :lol:
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LGWGate49 wrote:
lolder wrote:
Airlink E190 landed at HLE on runway 20 this AM on ETOPs proving flight from WDH to HLE.


Thanks for posting, there is some video now uploaded. Seemed a little bumpy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwrrAOTuPCI


A little bumpy? :lol:

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 56856

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

The A350 arrived at DTW today from ATL! It was / is doing extensive pattern work at CVG both before arriving at DTW and after leaving to head back to ATL. I hope they will through in some domestic revenue runs before the inaugural October 30 run from DTW-NRT. It seems crazy they would not do that i...

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8597

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

Thanks Sir Tim. Totally captain obvious stuff, but maybe it doesn't seem that way from inside the US?

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 16062

Re: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?

The reason? EI says it is sticking with 330s, which is a fine aircraft no doubt, but with its hub at Dublin growing, it doesn't seem to make sense to stay with an aircraft of the same capacity they've had for the last 20 years. My guess: the case made by IB for these aircraft was better than that m...

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 35
Views: 8178

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

BA needs more 380s :P

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