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by oslmgm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 632
Views: 85064

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

If you care to read my several posts on the A380, I show that both Airbus & EK need the A380 from an Economics point of view ( not financial ). One of the things that I appreciate about your field - the reason I always enjoyed my classes in it - is that economics requires some numerical argumen...

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by oslmgm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 63
Views: 10005

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

Oh yes, I mixed up DU and D8.
Thanks!

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by oslmgm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 63
Views: 10005

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

How weird...
DU = Irish Norwegian
DI = UK Norwegian
But then I never understood DY either.

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by oslmgm
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46359

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Bobloblaw wrote:
Yes a trade bully with a $600b annual merchandise trade deficit.


Exactly!
Or are you trying to say that a the trade deficit is proof of no bullying?
Bullying is about tactics. The size of the country makes that tactic possible. The deficit is irrelevant to the bullying question.

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by oslmgm
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 13961

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

The bigger question is WHY people think we need fewer airlines? Pax have so few options, and the airlines know it. Perhaps a better question would be why you believe that parroting this will somehow make it true? Thus they get screwed. Please explain how having more people fly than at any time in o...

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by oslmgm
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3008

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

Will this give them permission to fly over Russia? Or what are the new benefits for Norwegian? How do you equate a permission by the US DoT with permissions to overfly Russia? Or, put it another way, if Russia relinquished its overflight restrictions for Scandinavian carriers, would Scandinavian ca...

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by oslmgm
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3008

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

Will this give them permission to fly over Russia? Or what are the new benefits for Norwegian?

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by oslmgm
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 100516

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Nean1 wrote:
The recent rallies of the leaders of Canada and the United Kingdom have only shown that there is a lot of public money at stake.


It shows more than anything that there are jobs at stake.

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by oslmgm
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 161
Views: 19238

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Wasn't this done on a Chinese Government aircraft? bt It was on one Boeing 767-300 that the Chinese government, through China United Airlines bought directly as a VIP bird. The aircraft was fitted out with VIP features in Texas, and when the Chinese took delivery, they discovered 27 electronic bugs...

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by oslmgm
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20474

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

The connecting fee I was referring to was the Norwegian connection fee, which is 13 USD per person, per leg or 25 USD per person, per leg for flights connecting via London Gatwick https://www.norwegian.com/us/booking/booking-information/connecting-flights/ Oh, I never noticed that fee before - than...

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by oslmgm
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20474

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

How much connecting is really going on in BGO? If passengers are connecting it would make much more sense to connect in DUB/EDI Why would DUB/EDI make more sense than BGO if the price is about the same? EDIT: Norwegian has 82 destinations from DUB, 88 from EDI and 112 from BGO. EDIT again: That was...

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by oslmgm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20474

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

If you're self connecting to a different airline, I can see DUB having more options. Probably EDI too, but maybe you have to pay that UK tax?
If you're going to a Schengen country, BGO would be easier.

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by oslmgm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20474

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

How much connecting is really going on in BGO? If passengers are connecting it would make much more sense to connect in DUB/EDI Why would DUB/EDI make more sense than BGO if the price is about the same? EDIT: Norwegian has 82 destinations from DUB, 88 from EDI and 112 from BGO. EDIT again: That was...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1271
Views: 212030

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Great pictures! It looks a bit flattened at the top - not circular. Is only the cockpit pressurized?

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by oslmgm
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4114
Views: 1329652

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Let the speculation about Delta's A350 cabin configuration / layout end... the official seat map has been published: http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/airports-and-aircraft/Aircraft/airbus-a350.html I'm confused by the tapering at the back of the cabin in Delta's drawing (tho...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 52926

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

The gear design is interesting. In the "MadMAX" threads we were discussing the gear, and most of us believed it would not be much taller, but reach further back on the fuselage to leverage the rotation angle. This new gear design seems to be taller, but not much further back? Or is it a m...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 52926

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

The gear design is interesting. In the "MadMAX" threads we were discussing the gear, and most of us believed it would not be much taller, but reach further back on the fuselage to leverage the rotation angle. This new gear design seems to be taller, but not much further back? Or is it a m...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 52926

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Another exit door so 6 more seats for which Ryanair and other LCCs can charge extra legroom money. Hmm. They don't really need exit doors to increase the seat pitch and charge more. They could do that on every seat row if they wanted to - but they typically don't, it's not their modus operandi. The...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 52926

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

leghorn wrote:
Another exit door so 6 more seats for which Ryanair and other LCCs can charge extra legroom money.

Hmm. They don't really need exit doors to increase the seat pitch and charge more. They could do that on every seat row if they wanted to - but they typically don't, it's not their modus operandi.

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 52926

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

According to the video linked below from CNBC, the 737 Max 10 will be the most profitable single aisle airplane ever. http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232/?video=3000628687&play=1 That sounded like CNBC was the source of the statement, but it's just a quote from Kevin McAllister, CEO of Boeing Comme...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 3732

Re: Airlines in Europe

(...) There's hardly an airport to be found anywhere in Norway that isn't served by Norwegian. (...) There are lots of airports in Norway not served by Norwegian, but those are smaller airports, of course. I got curious, so I compared the destinations (in Norway) served by Norwegian and SAS: - Norw...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 175176

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

:D I did your work for you. Note that the table to which your referred in ASK , not RSK. The "pax volume" (without stage length) is a different metric and tells a different story. My first post was directed to ROUTES, and my second post was directed PAX VOLUME. I provided the links. The e...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 52926

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

https://imagr.eu/up/FZ8nb_DBzSmLuVYAAqnXL.jpg An interesting claim that three models (Max-8, -9 and -10) all have lower "fuel use per seat" than the A321. The seat fuel use difference between those three Boeing models is also very small. Edit: What's the difference between "fuel use ...

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by oslmgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 52926

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

https://imagr.eu/up/FZ8nb_DBzSmLuVYAAqnXL.jpg An interesting claim that three models (Max-8, -9 and -10) all have lower "fuel use per seat" than the A321. The seat fuel use difference between those three Boeing models is also very small. Edit: What's the difference between "fuel use ...

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by oslmgm
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380
Replies: 37
Views: 10904

Re: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380

Potential safety issues aside (about which I don't know enough to say one way or another), that was really cool. The sound after the jet passed reminded me of Star Trek. Alexander Courage, composer of the original Star Trek music, explains how that sound effect was made: https://youtu.be/BvftpMe97_...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114268

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Some visions of future HEL: At the beginning of 2020 new check-in and arrivals halls will be completed in front of the current terminal. The wooden roof and the central square in front of the new terminal are meant to become landmarks of the airport. This is a part of the 100K m2 terminal extension...

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by oslmgm
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 110073

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

fcogafa wrote:
'They market ever accepted any one of those airplanes'

What on earth does that mean, is he going senile?

He probably said: "The market never accepted any of those airplanes".

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by oslmgm
Wed May 17, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?
Replies: 41
Views: 7443

Re: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?

It's interesting to find out that SFO is actually closer to SIN than LAX. Although it's further North, it's also further West. :) SIN-LAX is 7621nm SIN-SFO is 7339nm Source: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SIN-LAX%0D%0ASIN-SFO&MS=wls&DU=nm&SG=.82&SU=mach So where do you get LAX is clos...

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by oslmgm
Mon May 15, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?
Replies: 41
Views: 7443

Re: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?

It's interesting to find out that SFO is actually closer to SIN than LAX. Although it's further North, it's also further West. :) SIN-LAX is 7621nm SIN-SFO is 7339nm Source: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SIN-LAX%0D%0ASIN-SFO&MS=wls&DU=nm&SG=.82&SU=mach So where do you get LAX is clos...

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by oslmgm
Thu May 11, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reports YOY Traffic Increase in April
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: UA Reports YOY Traffic Increase in April

It's almost as if having this thing called Easter in a month could help with booking numbers. Easter and Spring Break was in April last year was it not? The point is that bookings were up in April over last year despite PR events that occurred in the early half of the month. 77H Easter was in March...

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by oslmgm
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 7
Views: 5368

Re: The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights

One thing I really like about Norwegian is that they sell each TATL direction separately. Makes it possible to decide on the return trip later.
Try buying two one way tickets on a legacy airline, and the price can easily quadruple.

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by oslmgm
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looking at starting longhaul flights from HAM
Replies: 31
Views: 5126

Re: Norwegian looking at starting longhaul flights from HAM

... UA's 767s offer a better product than Norwegian. Free meals. Free checked luggage. IFE. Economy plus free of charge for elites. Free seat assignments. Full flat business class seats up front. UA offers a perfectly good product on their 767s, especially compared to what Norwegian will offer, wit...

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by oslmgm
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 6327

Re: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens

Oh really, you have "certain neighborhoods" in the USA? Yeah, there are of course no "certain neighborhoods" anywhere in Europe, homicides are spread out evenly here... :sarcastic: http://i.imgur.com/1jOEwlH.jpg You've done more to prove my point. Yes. "certain neighborhood...

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by oslmgm
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 51
Views: 8021

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

What is the market between Bergen and Boston/NY area during the summer? Fjord sightseeing? I think a lot of the passengers will be Bergensians visiting the US. Four 737s a week during the summer months doesn't seem like a lot. Even with an extra hour (or two) on a bus from the airport, it's better ...

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by oslmgm
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 51
Views: 8021

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

kelvin933 wrote:
These look like a "fuel-diversion specials". The MAX8 is going to struggle flying more than 2800nm against the jetstream.

BGO-SWF is 3,003 nm (BGO-PVD: 2,916 nm) so that's gonna be interesting. Maybe this is one of the reasons these are seasonal routes

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by oslmgm
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 6327

Re: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens

[ I said the US is not shipping UNKNOWNS TO EUROPE as in we know who travels to Europe. Haha.... the United States doesn´t know who is even living in the United States. Sure as hell you send "unknown" over. {/quote] Nope. Illegals at best can get a drivers license, in one or maybe more st...

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by oslmgm
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 6327

Re: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens

dik909 wrote:
Protesting America's enforcement of it's own borders by... more strongly enforcing Europe's borders ??

Riiiiiiight.

Ever heard of reciprocity? Most bilaterals are based on this.

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by oslmgm
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 23086

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

I wonder how everyone complaining about the ME3 are able to type their messages, since they would obviously never own a computer or phone built in a country that has poor labour laws? And where are their clothes made? I certainly hope they are consistent in their rage. As someone else aluded, based...

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by oslmgm
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 34
Views: 9199

Re: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

lesfalls wrote:
Find that strange considering that they just announced flights to Rhodes the last week from LGW and added extra frequencies.

Rhodes is probably not among the "low profitability" routes, then?

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by oslmgm
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114268

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Remember the title of the thread, Scandinavia only includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Last time I checked the title is now: Nordic Aviation Part 5 :wave: But you used Scandinavia in your post, did you mean to restrict your comment to Scandinavia? I see what you mean: Palma Mallorca – Helsinki is ...

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by oslmgm
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10810

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

x246 means daily except day 2,4,6. Counting from Mon so no flights on TUE,THU,SAT. ah, thanks - so it was just that the timings of the WED and THU flights were switched. on those flights in general - everything will be based on sales out of US. 75% of sales must be generated there. sold to the peop...

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by oslmgm
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10810

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

Whats interesting, is If I pieced it together correctly (based on the routesonline link earlier).... PVD has 2 holes in the schedule of a 2/6 departure and a 3/7 arrival. The article on the providence journal teased a 6th destination... could it be BGO? Weird they wouldn't announce it all as one bu...

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by oslmgm
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 21856

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

I just viewed the "daily press briefing" and a reference to Norwegian Air came up in the discussion. Apparently there have been some favors granted to Norwegian however it was pointed out that there were many American employees as part of that airline so time will tell. It's possible that...

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by oslmgm
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Norwegian Air 737 Charter First Class, What to expect?
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Flying Norwegian Air 737 Charter First Class, What to expect?

There is no first class on Norwegian, no extra leg room or fancy first class seats, just straight 186 economy seats. The only seats with extra legroom are in the bulkhead row (Row 1) or emergency exit rows. That's correct for the 737. Row 15 is usually the best. http://p.mightytravels.com/wp-conten...

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by oslmgm
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is Europe-U.S. so much cheaper than U.S.-Europe
Replies: 21
Views: 3080

Re: Why is Europe-U.S. so much cheaper than U.S.-Europe

(...) And US-originating customers DO pay more, as evidenced by the differences in fares. But my question is why is this the case and what explains this discrepancy of US-originating customers paying more? Is it really because Europeans have lower disposable incomes compared to Americans? It could ...

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by oslmgm
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is Europe-U.S. so much cheaper than U.S.-Europe
Replies: 21
Views: 3080

Re: Why is Europe-U.S. so much cheaper than U.S.-Europe

Tickets are priced for local markets. MCO-ATL-DTW can be cheaper than ATL-DTW. Why is it so? Carriers view passengers' willingness to pay - flight distance may have little to do with it. I believe this is the "most correct" reason. There seems to be much harder competition in Europe than ...

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by oslmgm
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does KLM fly to Oslo Sandefjord/Torp?
Replies: 14
Views: 4601

Re: Why does KLM fly to Oslo Sandefjord/Torp?

Even after the long drop in oil price? Most Norwegians travel like before. The oil price doesn't have a huge impact on most people's economy - only those who are directly involved in the oil industry (and areas like Stavanger, with lots of oil related business). The Norwegian state's economy is als...

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by oslmgm
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and PVD: job listings for PVD-based cabin crew posted
Replies: 42
Views: 5705

Re: Norwegian and PVD: job listings for PVD-based cabin crew posted

https://www.norwegian.com/uk/destinations/

EDIT: I see now that many of them are not non-stop, and also not daily - but there are some options, anyway.
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airbazar wrote:
DY doesn't have a hub in the UK/Ireland.

82 destinations out of Gatwick: https://www.norwegian.com/uk/destinations/

EDIT: I see now that many of them are not non-stop, and also not daily - but there are some options, anyway.

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