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by sudenmorsian
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 81
Views: 4312

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

I've always loved the L1011 and Boeing 727, especially in Delta colors. There's something beautiful about both designs combined with Delta's classic livery.


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by sudenmorsian
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5431

Re: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces

Absolutely stunning images – I especially loved your pictures of Junagarh Fort in Bikaner! Thank you for posting such a beautiful trip report!

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by sudenmorsian
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6372

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Absolutely stunning, and the color of the art goes very well with that of the tail. Among the better indigenous liveries QF has put out over the years IMO.

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by sudenmorsian
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49258

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

According to the BBC, there unfortunately does not seem to be any survivors.

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by sudenmorsian
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13247

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Northwest Airlines, originally based in Detroit, gets its name from the Northwest Territory which consisted of modern-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota and was to the northwest of the original borders of the United States. (This is indeed why the term "Paci...

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by sudenmorsian
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Pacific Adventure: 1997
Replies: 10
Views: 5746

Re: South Pacific Adventure: 1997

Thank you for this wonderful trip report! It was a delight looking back at retro airlines and liveries that we don't see today.

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by sudenmorsian
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Delay of C-Series Will Be Solved by Extending Other Aircraft
Replies: 45
Views: 11048

Re: DL: Delay of C-Series Will Be Solved by Extending Other Aircraft

jubguy3 wrote:
I'm waiting for Delta to be the first large commercial airline to fly a 40 year old plane in the US :-P


Some of the Northwest DC-9s were over 40 years old at the time of the Delta-Northwest merger (for example, N892SE).

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by sudenmorsian
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 16698

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

I guess we won’t see the Air Zimbabwe 767 at SWF any more. Someone in the government likes to go shopping at Woodbury Commons apparently. If I'm not mistaken, many governments choose to park their aircraft at SWF when visiting the United Nations in NYC — I mean, surely no one would travel that dist...

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by sudenmorsian
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 4646

Re: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled

That's a rather nice looking livery.

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by sudenmorsian
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 17906

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

FWIW, and I know some are different, but I will always be willing to pay more to fly from the MAT. It's just a vastly-more-civilized experience. Now, for the last six months, unless one is flying at a seriously-shoulder time of day, fuggetabowdit you'd be nutz not to fly to and from the MAT. When e...

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by sudenmorsian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 34782

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Hmm...a bunch of posts seem to have just disappeared into the moderator aether, as well as the new thread from this morning dedicated to Delta's comments about still being committed to the order. I'm pretty sure they were not uncivil posts. I figured that thread would get merged with this one, not ...

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by sudenmorsian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Break 2016 (1): The Frozen Embraer Delay - missed connection! (FAR-ORD, Dec '16)
Replies: 12
Views: 6603

Re: Winter Break 2016 (1): The Frozen Embraer Delay - missed connection! (FAR-ORD, Dec '16)

A wonderful trip report with some really nice pictures, as always :D

I was stuck in ORD that weekend myself — I was flying home to NYC on DL until my flight to JFK was cancelled (literally the only DL flight cancelled on 12/18 :D) and couldn't get home until Sunday morning.

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by sudenmorsian
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 50
Views: 15257

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

Yahnih wrote:
http://ryandaza.com/philippine-airlines/

maybe some visual ideas of the concept?


While that logo looks rather nice, the livery looks like a knock-off AA livery (especially with that font).

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by sudenmorsian
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52114

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Irma will have a significant impact on Cuba/DR/Bahamas, and probably EYW and South Florida as well. Depending on the track of the storm it could be pretty bad.... CNN just mentioned it could hit land as a cat 5. It definitely looks like we will be impacted by a major hurricane that is a Category 3,...

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by sudenmorsian
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2402

Re: Tropical Storm Harvey - Impact on Houston?

This is going to be a REALLY bad storm because it's forecast to move so slowly - almost unprecedented for a major storm in the US at least in the last 50 years. Expect lots of delays and cancellations. Not just Houston's airports, but Corpus Christi, Harlingen, McAllen and maybe some others I'd exp...

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by sudenmorsian
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2402

Re: Tropical Storm Harvey - Impact on Houston?

Harvey has been strengthening quickly since early this morning, and looks likely to reach hurricane intensity within the next 12 hours or so. The next advisory by the National Hurricane Center (issued at 10:00 am CDT) will likely bring the landfall intensity forecast up by quite a bit. The atmospher...

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by sudenmorsian
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to commence mainline service to Central Illinois airports
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Rumor: United to commence mainline service to Central Illinois airports

According to this article (https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewide/united-scheduling-shakeup-could-mean-larger-jets-at-illinois-regional/article_3efd0b06-792d-11e7-9fc5-4bbcf9e024d4.html), United might soon be upgrading its routes between ORD and smaller Central Illinois airports like PIA, CMI and SP...

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by sudenmorsian
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.
Replies: 26
Views: 8472

Re: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.

Another part of the snarky-ness that was expressed in comments to this article on the Star Advertiser's site was the fact that there have been many events with Hawaiian flights needing to turn around, engines shut down and overall mechanical issues. Then that is all associated with them being "...

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by sudenmorsian
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 9880

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

Before we get to a global player, let us get a profitable, well-run national carrier for India first.

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by sudenmorsian
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 8264

Re: Your longest flight

These are my top three longest flights, all flown on the way to/from India from the US: ⋅ AI 101/102 — B77W — DEL/JFK & JFK/DEL — 7,318 mi — Summer 2011 ⋅ EK 207/208 — A388 — JFK/DXB & DXB/JFK — 6,849 mi — Summer 2015 ⋅ MH 90/91 — B772 — KUL/ARN & ARN/KUL — ...

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by sudenmorsian
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: End of the Pipeline: Virgin Australia 737 to Kalgoorlie
Replies: 12
Views: 3882

Re: End of the Pipeline: Virgin Australia 737 to Kalgoorlie

I always love trip reports in this part of the world, and yours is no exception! I especially loved all of the historical details you added here. :)

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by sudenmorsian
Fri May 26, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Punjabi Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 1680

Re: Punjabi Airline

Punjab is a region split between India and Pakistan. In India, there are roughly 30 million Punjabis primarily in the states of Haryana and Punjab. As far as I am aware, the main airport in this region is in the city of Amritsar (home to the Golden Temple — the holiest site in Sikhism) as well as Ch...

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by sudenmorsian
Mon May 01, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Start Flights to India?
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Re: Should Norwegian Start Flights to India?

When my family travels back to India, generally we travel with a lot of luggage (which seems common among many Indian-Americans I've known); the generous baggage allowance given by Air India and the ME3 is a very important factor when my parents would choose flights. I'm not sure if a LLC baggage-f...

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by sudenmorsian
Mon May 01, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Start Flights to India?
Replies: 19
Views: 2584

Re: Should Norwegian Start Flights to India?

When my family travels back to India, generally we travel with a lot of luggage (which seems common among many Indian-Americans I've known); the generous baggage allowance given by Air India and the ME3 is a very important factor when my parents would choose flights. I'm not sure if a LLC baggage-fe...

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by sudenmorsian
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21053

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

If anyone wants to know the 2016 market demand between India and Washington DC, you can find it here http://airline-news.blogspot.com/2017/03/air-india-announces-washington-dc-delhi.html Quite impressive numbers for HYD-IAD especially which I didn't think would have so much demand in particular ! T...

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by sudenmorsian
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/IR Codeshare
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: LH/IR Codeshare

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by sudenmorsian
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Meals On Indian Flights
Replies: 31
Views: 9268

Re: RE: Special Meals On Indian Flights

Quoting N1120A (Reply 5):I thought the Hindu meal does include garlic and onions, but Jain meals don't. Well, maybe I'm wrong......I always assumed that Hindu meal was the Jain meal with no onions/garlics, etc. Because the average "vegetarian" Hindu will eat anything that's vegetarian and...

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by sudenmorsian
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y)
Replies: 15
Views: 5460

Re: Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y)

This was a very nice, detailed trip report. Thank you for sharing it with us! :) I still can't believe that AI still has aircraft still in the old IC livery; it's been almost 10 years since the merger. Though I will say it brought back nice memories of flying Indian Airlines in my childhood (still t...

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by sudenmorsian
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does UA make EWR-DEL work?
Replies: 45
Views: 9480

Re: How does UA make EWR-DEL work?

There are a lot of Punjabis in the New York area, hence the demand for a nonstop flight. Same reason you see a lot of Asian flight from West coast of USA. Not just Punjabis, but ethnic groups from all over the Subcontinent (Telugus, Tamils, etc.) live in the New York City metropolitan area. With a ...

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by sudenmorsian
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 166660

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Forums took a HUGE downgrade, everything went from being able to see it on one page to having to click to the next one. Looks like the rest of the forums out there that are all the same. As for the main page, not a fan myself, the top images are over sized that I have to scroll to see the entire im...

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by sudenmorsian
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Volotea's First Scheduled UK Flight (and Some ZB)
Replies: 14
Views: 6810

Re: Volotea's First Scheduled UK Flight (and Some ZB)

Nice trip report. :)

I've always loved Volotea's paint scheme, and the interior looks nice as well.

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