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by Alexdk
Sat May 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 290
Views: 44936

Re: 737 down near HAV

Hullo, (yes, new user, but been following this site for years, and not just for the crashes) If we are confirmed it's (B-737-200) XA-UHZ (MSN 21816), then Airfleets (and others) has it as EasySky since 2014 ? Forgive my ignorance - but what's the connection with Global Air and EasySky - subsidiary?...

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by Alexdk
Sat May 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 290
Views: 44936

Re: 737 down near HAV

Hullo, (yes, new user, but been following this site for years, and not just for the crashes) If we are confirmed it's (B-737-200) XA-UHZ (MSN 21816), then Airfleets (and others) has it as EasySky since 2014 ? Forgive my ignorance - but what's the connection with Global Air and EasySky - subsidiary?...

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by Alexdk
Mon May 14, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20013

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

It is still flying, now approaching Scotland. It didn’t even stop in KEF. I wasn’t aware that this plane could do PAE-MXP nonstop. It likely has temporary aux fuel tanks for the trip. The 7M8 cannot do 5000 miles normally. Seems a lot of effort when a simple fuel stop would be max 60mins? How long ...

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by Alexdk
Mon May 14, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20013

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

It is still flying, now approaching Scotland. It didn’t even stop in KEF. I wasn’t aware that this plane could do PAE-MXP nonstop. It likely has temporary aux fuel tanks for the trip. The 7M8 cannot do 5000 miles normally. Seems a lot of effort when a simple fuel stop would be max 60mins? How long ...

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by Alexdk
Mon May 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20013

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

CX747 wrote:
The first 737-8 should be on property. Let the fun begin, time to learn the Max!

It is still flying, now approaching Scotland. It didn’t even stop in KEF. I wasn’t aware that this plane could do PAE-MXP nonstop.

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by Alexdk
Wed May 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did any legacy major airline ever NOT have F/C/Y (one C was established)
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Did any legacy major airline ever NOT have F/C/Y (one C was established)

Nowadays premium economy class is becoming business class while business class is becoming first class. First class will definitely remain with some airlines but they are becoming suites. KLM? VS? I think this is true for the airlines that have premium economy, business, but not first. For airlines...

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by Alexdk
Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner retirements around 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Airliner retirements around 2014

IL-96 became a one airline aircraft (not counting Rossiya Special Flight Squadron).

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by Alexdk
Tue May 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20013

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

Air Italy used QR’s A320 on flight to Moscow today. Is it because of the delay with MAX?

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by Alexdk
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MOM
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Airbus MOM

Surprisingly I didn’t find a discussion on this topic. Given the current state of affaires with A330-800 and Boeing likely working on its 797/MOM, may Airbus also be thinking on a model between A321LR and A330-900? It may seat 230-260 passengers in 2 class combination (I guess even A330-800 seats 30...

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by Alexdk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy to BOM
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: Air Italy to BOM

smi0006 wrote:
Can’t wait to see the new livery on a 330. Be curious to see uniforms and onboard branding. Wonder if they will open their own lounge in MXP.

As A330s won’t stay for long, they probably won’t paint them.

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by Alexdk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4025

STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

It has been discussed that DL STR-ATL flight is largely devoted to the Mercedes factory in Alabama. Yet it is whole 300 km (200mi) from the airport. Is BHM to small to support the scheduled flights from STR by DE or EW? Are there any STR-BHM charters or at least business jet flights? Same question f...

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by Alexdk
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10304

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

the 70 Million threshhold will be passed in 2019 That depends on the choices of LH; FRA's O&D is fairly limited compared to the Europe's other megahubs (LHR, CDG, AMS) and it has the highest share of transfer pax. If LH shifts more planes to MUC, FRA won't grow. But LH doesn't plan to move any ...

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by Alexdk
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Old livery "holdouts"
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: Old livery "holdouts"

In 2006 S7 Airlines had 8 distinct liveries: green S7, classic Siberia Airlines, Aeroflot style, white, Vnukovo Airlines, Baikal Airlines and 2 different Perm Airlines liveries.

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by Alexdk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Russia Air Service Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: China—Russia Air Service Thread

This thread is on air service btwn two very special neighboring countries, i.e, China, the world’s most populous country, and Russia, the largest country in area on earth. The aviation market has been booming in recent years. While capital city Beijing and Moscow are each other's top destination fo...

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by Alexdk
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

https://russianplanes.net is up again. It is a very good register of Soviet/Russian planes, provided you know Russian). There is a link to English version but it is currently dead.
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https://russianplanes.net is up again. It is a very good register of Soviet/Russian planes, provided you know Russian). There is a link to English version but it is currently dead.

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by Alexdk
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Does anyone know the status of the six ex SU IL96? Beside the one that Cubans used to fly which is now stored in HAV? Two went to Cubana, one burned down at SVO, three stored at SVO. I knew about the one in the hybrid liberty. Is there another? I stand corrected. 3 are stored in Voronezh at Ilyushi...

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by Alexdk
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

SR380 wrote:
Does anyone know the status of the six ex SU IL96? Beside the one that Cubans used to fly which is now stored in HAV?

Two went to Cubana, one burned down at SVO, three stored at SVO.

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by Alexdk
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Airways
Replies: 18
Views: 3820

Re: Italian Airways

Since we already have Alitalia, Air Italy and Italian Airways, we also need AeroItalia, Italair and Italia Jetlines.

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by Alexdk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

I think the role of airports in Moscow will look more like the 3 main NYC airports, DME being like JFK, SVO as a fortress hub for SU like EWR for UA, and VKO being a city airport like LGA. Would like to see VKO to grow, and more road access for DME. I don't think VKO is remotely comparable to LGA. ...

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by Alexdk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Are there any particular reasons why an airline would choose DME over SVO (or VKO for that matter)? Most other carriers seem to opt for DME, why is that? Also, why is Aeroflot solely based at SVO? Apologies if this has been previously discussed elsewhere. I there are 2 main reasons against SVO: 1) ...

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by Alexdk
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17306

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

What would exactly be the point of another HUB or point to point flying? Their value is their HUBS which took decades and billions to develop. Doing any flying not related to them is almost always going to be an unwise financial decision, they are at least a couple of decades away from coming anywh...

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by Alexdk
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Can anyone explain why S7 hasn't expanded further into Western Europe especially to the United Kingdom and in particular to London considering that they are part of OneWorld! I would of thought that they could at least start a connection to London from Novosibirsk or from some other secondary city ...

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by Alexdk
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

https://www.aex.ru/news/2018/2/19/181450/
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lollomz wrote:
Any chance S7 will order the SSJ-100?

S7 may order SSJ-75, a shortened version. https://www.aex.ru/news/2018/2/19/181450/

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by Alexdk
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Some fresh news from S7 "S7 Airlines and Globus, the two subsidiary carriers of Russia’s S7 Group, both reported stable growth on domestic and international routes for January 2018. The country’s second biggest airline group transported a total of 1,098 million passengers, up 8.3% year-on-year...

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by Alexdk
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

I agree. Historically, SVO has always been the JFK of Moscow. It is also once again the busier of the three, just like JFK. Although one can argue that ever since Star Alliance (minus CA and JP) and Oneworld (minus AY) abandoned SVO and moved to DME, the latter has taken the role of Moscow's main i...

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by Alexdk
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

That's interesting. I thought that Domodedovo was doing better than the other two. I guess Sheremetyevo has the advantage of Aeroflot and Vnukovo expanding with several different LCC's... After the demise of Transaero Domodedovo is not doing so well as before. It used to be Russia's busiest airport...

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Always wondered why they built a new airport in Rostov-on-Don. Didn't see anything wrong with the old one. There was room to build a proper terminal building if needed. The runway was over 8,000 ft, which was perfectly fine for a regional airport, and there was plenty of room to expand it, if neede...

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

Hello, couldn't find a thread related to this topic, decided to start one. Let me know if there is any existing thread about this. Post here for any updates. I'll start: Moscow airports grew at different pace in January 2018 http://www.rusaviainsider.com/moscow-airports-grew-different-pace-january-...

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by Alexdk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 7086

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

You need permission to overfly any country between xxx and xxx. Why would the Russians say no to Norwegian? It seems like it would just be more tax revenue for them. Is there an issue between Russia and Spain, Norway, or Japan that is causing this? The Russian Federation grandfathered all of the US...

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by Alexdk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miscellaneous aircraft at KUL
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Miscellaneous aircraft at KUL

The aprons at KUL are littered with aircraft quite a few ex MH B772's, all white charter B744's some of which were parked missing vital components, the sole remaining ex MASKargo B744F, a Malindo B739ER which has been parked in an un airworthy condition for 11 months, the flyglobal B772's, flynas a...

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by Alexdk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Utair may become a 737 MAX 7 operator
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Utair may become a 737 MAX 7 operator

As the CEO of Utair told during the NAIS-2018 expo, Utair plans to introduce Boeing 737 MAX 7 and 8. Airline plans to introduce 4-5 planes a year beginning 2019. http://www.ato.ru/content/yuteyr-predstavila-novuyu-strategiyu-razvitiya-i-plany-po-parku For me it is a bit funny to see the world's larg...

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by Alexdk
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 36
Views: 5774

Re: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases

As a state-owned airline Aeroflot is largely influenced by the general import-replacement tone of the government. Thus it has to operate SSJs and MC-21s. The management , on the other hand, opts for western aircraft. Thus it is very unlikely that Aeroflot will operate more MC-21 than A320neo/737MAX ...

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by Alexdk
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767/787/MoM
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

767/787/MoM

It may have been discussed a million times, but I still have 2 questions. Why is 787-8 not an almost exact successor to 767-300ER (to the point that it was even rumored that the production of 767-300ER would be resumed). Why wasn't a successor to 767-200 developed as a part of 787 family, if I corre...

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by Alexdk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Continental 767-200ER’s
Replies: 31
Views: 9598

Re: Ex Continental 767-200ER’s

Here is the complete list of ex-Continental Air Lines B767-224ER and B767-324ER fleet: B767-224ER 30430/ 811 N76151 UTAir VP-BAB Stored at Teruel 30431/ 815 N73152 UTAir VP-BAQ Stored at Teruel 30432/ 819 N76153 UTAir VP-BAU Stored at Teruel 30433/ 823 N69154 UTAir VP-BAW Stored at Teruel 30434/ 82...

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by Alexdk
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10844

Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

Since AS is now becoming one of the biggest transcon players (JFK/EWR/BOS-SEA/SFO/LAX), will the eventually introduce a special first class for transcons like US3 and B6?

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by Alexdk
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot sound in cabin
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Autopilot sound in cabin

https://youtu.be/JR5__N9T7n4 7:09-7:16. I always thought that those sounds have something to do with the autopilot (although they are surely not the ones that the pilots hear). Sounds to me they cycled the seat belt sign then selected gear down. When gear is selected down you hear that sound and th...

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by Alexdk
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot sound in cabin
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Autopilot sound in cabin

The whole point is that on Airbuses (I also heard it on CS300) the autopilot sounds come out of the the dynamics of the passenger cabin (the ones from which you hear the announcements, "fasten your seatbelts" sounds etc.). As I have found from other sources it is made to alert the cabin c...

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by Alexdk
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot sound in cabin
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Autopilot sound in cabin

Why can the autopilot engagement/disengagement sounds be heard in the passenger cabin? Does it have something to do with keeping passengers alerted? Why would passengers need to be alerted that the autopilot is off? I would imagine that if you are a nervous flier and hear the Airbus autopilot disco...

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by Alexdk
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot sound in cabin
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Autopilot sound in cabin

Redbellyguppy wrote:
While the cockpit door is bulletproof, it isn't sound proof.

Yes, but the autopilot sound comes from the dynamics in the cabin unlike any other sounds which are only in the cockpit.

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by Alexdk
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot sound in cabin
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Autopilot sound in cabin

Why can the autopilot engagement/disengagement sounds be heard in the passenger cabin? Does it have something to do with keeping passengers alerted?

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by Alexdk
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 30966

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

In my understanding it was like 5 classes with 7810 referring to 772 and 789 referring to 764:
338-332, 342, 763, 788
339-333, 764, 789
359: 772, 7810
3510: 77E, 778
380: 748, 779
Am I correct?

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by Alexdk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 13248

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Summertime sees a lot of flights from LED and VKO to Crimea as well as Sochi, all for little money, mostly less than EUR100 one way. The all Eco configs of FV allow great freedom of choice for an Eco ticket, even Upper Deck seats. I highly recommend FV! A shame they don't operate the Roller 744s UN...

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by Alexdk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 13248

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Summertime sees a lot of flights from LED and VKO to Crimea as well as Sochi, all for little money, mostly less than EUR100 one way. The all Eco configs of FV allow great freedom of choice for an Eco ticket, even Upper Deck seats. I highly recommend FV! A shame they don't operate the Roller 744s UN...

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by Alexdk
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that changed more in 1998-2007 than in 2008-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Airlines that changed more in 1998-2007 than in 2008-2017

lowfareair wrote:
Independence Air (aka Atlantic Coast Airways) had quite a number of changes in 1998-2007, and was essentially unchanged for all of 2008-2017.

Well I mean the airlines that are still active.

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by Alexdk
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that changed more in 1998-2007 than in 2008-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Airlines that changed more in 1998-2007 than in 2008-2017

I am curious which airlines had quite large changes in 1998-2007 (fleet, destinations, business model, ownership etc.) but rather small in 2008-2017?

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by Alexdk
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7316

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

Had Russia not been such a closed country, LED could take part of HEL success

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by Alexdk
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96 RA-96009 moves again
Replies: 25
Views: 6697

Re: Il-96 RA-96009 moves again

It flew to Voronezh where the Ilyushin plant is located. It will most likely either be used for training or scrapped.

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by Alexdk
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6543

Re: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA

    behramjee wrote:
    Are these A332s or A333s ? And are they coming off QR?

    A332 ex-Qatar. It's a shame they are apparently not getting any 787s anytime soon.

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    by Alexdk
    Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:43 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
    Replies: 78
    Views: 14324

    Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

    The title looks like as if Lufthansa will cease flying ;)

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    by Alexdk
    Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:11 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order
    Replies: 12
    Views: 4375

    Re: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order

    I can't remember who all has done this, but I know some airlines have replaced early-build A320s with newer A320s, even before the Neo. I'm talking early A320-200ceos being replaced with newer A320-200ceos. Some airlines have already retired second hand A320ceos altogether. If am not mistaking ANA ...

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