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by PHBVF
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans
Replies: 23
Views: 6757

Re: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans

The A3XX project was all about packing 'em in... so then I never understood why *all* airlines used the A380 in low density configurations instead. For SQ et. al. the first aircraft were about prestige - I get that (like the piano bar in the early 747s) - but it mystified me that no-one subsequentl...

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by PHBVF
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 12188

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

I do not see United order the A330. They already have A350s, B77Ws, B787s on order. Adding another (previous generation) widebody type would not make a lot of sense... In my opinion it depends on what UA's intentions are: keep widebodies on domestic routes, or was this just a temporary filler for th...

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by PHBVF
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19744

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

I wonder how they will rotate the aircraft...
My guess would be something like WAW-NYC-BUD-NYC-WAW.

Or would we see a WAW-BUD 788 flight....

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by PHBVF
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)
Replies: 46
Views: 11322

Re: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)

In terms of how the Herc compares with the 732, well, there's a big difference. Good luck loading a fire truck in a 737. The volume of the herc is what made it worth it for so many years. Being able to load up mining equipment, fire trucks, oil drilling rigs, whales and other bulky loads was its br...

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by PHBVF
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)
Replies: 46
Views: 11322

Re: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)

How would the C130 compare next to a 737-200? I believe some airlines in the Canadian north run some old 732s with gravel kits that will need replacement at some point...

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by PHBVF
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18024

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

I know a differentiation is made in both Norwegian and other European airlines between linetraining and your linecheck. The latter is a flight which concludes the former and needs to be done by an examiner/senior instructor/whatever label the airline places on it.

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18024

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

I agree with most here that this is not an issue. I am fairly certain this lad followed an integrated training program, which allows him to get his theory and 160 or so flying hours and type rating within 18 months. This means he is, for the time being, more training minded and current than someone ...

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by PHBVF
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?
Replies: 13
Views: 3275

Re: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?

Perhaps on some flights they have a 48 hour stop (with other words above minimum rest) and moved one of those guys up to your flight. In that case they still have the opportunity to fly someone in for his/her original flight

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline stopovers at small airports
Replies: 58
Views: 7413

Re: Airline stopovers at small airports

KLM has some routes like these, mainly in Africa:
AMS-JRO-DAR-AMS
AMS-EBB-HUE-AMS
AMS-UIO-GYE-AMS
AMS-FNA-ROB-AMS
AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS

They also have some 5th freedom routes, but those operate out of large airports.

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 26181

Re: German group considering A380 part out

What happens when an A380 is parted out? Only a (relatively) small part of the aircraft can be converted to coke cans, as there is a lot of composite structure (GLARE) involved. Would this impact the crap value?

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?
Replies: 47
Views: 5554

Re: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?

How about the 777X... Heavily influenced by EK, QR and EY

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by PHBVF
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 28711

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

I agree with the last part, KLM is still growing and opening a lot of routes. KLM or Transavia might order some more 737's before an order for the NEO/MAX will be placed by the AF/KL Group. I don't see why they can't be flown side by side... KLM has operated the 737NG since 1999 and the 737CL left ...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 28711

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

What exactly does he mean by MoM though? The MoM term is rarely used about the A321. Well no not the MoM, but the post I was responding to talked about US East Coast, Middle East and West Africa. I don't know of any (legacy) carriers flying TATL with the A321. It seems to be better suited for trunk...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 28711

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

Who is in the market for more 180 seat jets? United, American, Delta, Air France, British Airways, KLM? I don't think KL is in the market, their 737's have a lot of life left in them. They have just added a few second hand specimen coming from Transavia-NL. Agree. Remarkably KLM could very well use...

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by PHBVF
Mon May 29, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E195-E2 gets special livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Re: Embraer E195-E2 gets special livery

In name it reminds me of the F-WWBA, "hunting down the fuel burn"

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by PHBVF
Tue May 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 20338

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

Maybe they could place them at FCO/MXP to fill the void AZ will leave :duck:

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by PHBVF
Mon May 01, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY 787 European routes
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: DY 787 European routes

I believe it is to squeeze the largest amount of flight hours out of the aircraft, plus these flights have a demand for more than the 737... Fairly sure it has nothing to do with crew training, as most of the captains entering DY on the 787 are already typerated and all of the FO's are eligible for ...

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by PHBVF
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future access to the Falkland Islands
Replies: 35
Views: 6669

Re: Future access to the Falkland Islands

Flights from the Falkland Islands are not allowed to enter Argentina or Brazil. There is a flight once per week from the Falkland Islands to Santiago, Chile. It's not allowed to cross Argentine airspace, so it stops in Punta Arenas (sothernmost Chile). This flight is operated by LANChile. There is ...

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by PHBVF
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Q400 Order
Replies: 10
Views: 3618

Re: New Q400 Order

rbavfan wrote:
OK they have jets. good as 2 prop planes operating a company called JamboJet would be funny.

Technically a turboprop is still a jet engine though :D

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by PHBVF
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17762

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

757, MD80, 737, etc. are Approach Category C, the larger stuff (767, MD11, 777, etc.) is Category D. Small correction: the 767-200 is still a Category C aircraft, Category D starts with the 767-300. The categories have to do with speed over the threshold, so they are not directly bound to size. An ...

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by PHBVF
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board
Replies: 82
Views: 12435

Re: AMS can't grow because of safety concerns - Dutch safety board

While this is unrelated, is runway 04/22 (Oostbaan) even used by planes much? It seems too short for most traffic and maybe it could be shut down. It is only around 6,000 feet. Everything can and may land on the Oostbaan apart from the A380. They will pretty much only land there during heavy storms...

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by PHBVF
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Judge rules Ryanair must pay compensation to baby
Replies: 33
Views: 4760

Re: UK Judge rules Ryanair must pay compensation to baby

I think these are the restraints for children:
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Note: random google search so perhaps not 100% accurate

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by PHBVF
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France - China sign updated air service agreement - more than double frequencies
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: France - China sign updated air service agreement - more than double frequencies

Aside from metropolitan France does this also cover routes to overseas departments? With the succes Air Mauritius/Seychelles/Madagascar seem to have to China, would Air Austral flights make sense to any Chinese cities? Or on the other side Air Tahiti Nui. They fly to NRT, so who is to say PVG/HKG wo...

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by PHBVF
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 53
Views: 9386

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

Why not go the extra mile and make it a three aisle jet: http://www.frigate-ecojet.ru/en/aircraft/












No I do not believe this will happen (anytime soon at least)

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by PHBVF
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 11529

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

A few thoughts and questions. So many of the replies were union la la land type stuff in my opinion. Fact of the matter is. So many of you pilots refuse to think thru the lense that the customers of your business use. Yet you are customers of other business. Norwegian is a disruptor and will likely...

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by PHBVF
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 97
Views: 12947

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Article seems somewhat researched. Except they categorize Ryanair as a UK airline. Ireland, where they based, is not planning to exit the EU. So it would mainly effect UK domestic routes. However, in the end we might end up with a open skies solution anyway, or some other agreement. For instance No...

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by PHBVF
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 32802

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

The tyre burst is a risk in its own, but how about one of the most important factors in aircraft design: engine failure. Say you take off "clockwise", with wind initially slightly from the right (would later become headwind). In case of an engine failure, the right engine would be the crit...

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by PHBVF
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform
Replies: 8
Views: 2172

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform

RyanairGuru wrote:
So a female pilot wears the same tie as a male flight attendant, but a male pilot wears a plain black tie? How strange.

And insignia for flight attendants strikes me as very US carrier circa-1990.


Some airlines have multiple ties for their pilots to choose from.

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by PHBVF
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 86
Views: 17119

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

Wouldn't a mix of Y+ and Y make more sense? Cram in those who care about nothing but price and undercut business class fares for those who want a bit more comfort/service.

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by PHBVF
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 8381

Re: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement

MalevTU134 wrote:
Just give TK or EK traffic rights and they will operate IST/DXB-AMS-PMB in a heartbeat... :duck: :stirthepot:


TK on AMS-PMB with recent events :duck:
Though wouldn't EY be a better fit given their cooperation with KL?

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by PHBVF
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes Takes First 10 Abreast A350XWB
Replies: 54
Views: 11175

Re: Air Caraibes Takes First 10 Abreast A350XWB

KarelXWB wrote:
Few pics of the cabin:
Image


Just compare the guy in the Airbus high visibility vest to the seat width!
Tight... But I guess it suits Air Caraïbes leisure oriented business model.

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by PHBVF
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral at EDFH
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Air Austral at EDFH

I think this is discussion is completely off topic. As I said: personal preference. On a site like this there is something to be said for both. As PaulYUL said the ICAO code gives a hint where an airport is, even if you don't know the full code. As a pax you might see the IATA codes earlier, however...

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by PHBVF
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft
Replies: 66
Views: 15807

Re: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft

¿From MAD an A321LR can arrive to USA? United sometimes flies w/ 757 between EWR and MAD. Airbus said 321LR will have more range than a current 757 so theorically yes and i think even from BCN. United and AA flew years ago from there. Though MAD is at over 2000ft and can get pretty hot during the s...

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by PHBVF
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Doris hits AMS / EHAM
Replies: 32
Views: 3414

Re: Storm Doris hits AMS / EHAM

I understand that it's shorter, but it doesn't actually answer the question. Why do Dutch aircraft use it and non-Dutch not? Approach is done to either runway 22 or 27 with a visual swing over at last minute to runway 24. Runway 24 threshold is around 1.5 nm further than 22 or 27, and a circa 30 de...

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by PHBVF
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral at EDFH
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Just done a quick Google and came across a Wikipedia reference to the 773ER aircraft. They are apparently swapping out two existing 773ERs for new builds from Air Lease. Might this be one that's been withdrawn and is either getting end of lease work done, or is in temporary storage? Two years ago A...

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by PHBVF
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral at EDFH
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Could it be a military charter? Air Austral had applied to the DOT to operate such flights for the US military. They received their DOT permit on January 19th, so that could be it. However I would think the aircraft would have moved since this picture if that were the case. Why post "EDFH"...

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by PHBVF
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral at EDFH
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Maintenance makes sense... If it was positioning for a charter it would've been long gone

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by PHBVF
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR disruption....protesters chained in tunnel !
Replies: 21
Views: 3942

Re: LHR disruption....protesters chained in tunnel !

Would this be the same group behind the protests that closed the LCY runway somewhere last year?

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by PHBVF
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral at EDFH
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Air Austral at EDFH

Looking through the database I found the picture below and I was wondering what an Air Austral 777 was doing at EDFH?
Surely no codeshare with Ryanair for EDFH-FMEE I guess :)

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by PHBVF
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Making up for delayed time...how do airlines recover to get aircraft back on time?
Replies: 10
Views: 3454

Re: Making up for delayed time...how do airlines recover to get aircraft back on time?

There are several ways to recover a delay. One of which is padding in the rotation. I believe DL does this a lot. Plan excessive turn around times, which mostly won't be needed and can help the reach a high punctuality percentage. - Another as mentioned before is shifting schedules. Systems of this ...

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by PHBVF
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow
Replies: 47
Views: 12235

Re: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow

"PHVBF said - Also the 777-300ER has more seats with KLM than the B744 has. Considering they have six B744s in full pax config a subfleet of six A380s or 748s would not be big enough to warrant these select routes. The B777-9 on the otherhand..." Dont know what your point is here, but you...

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by PHBVF
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow
Replies: 47
Views: 12235

Re: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow

As highlighted by today's presentation of the 2016 results: Air France operates a lot less efficient than KLM does. KLM is responsible for two thirds or the approximately 1 billion euro profits. This while KLM has a mainline fleet of 112 aircraft vs 232 aircraft for AF... Basically they add routes ...

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by PHBVF
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow
Replies: 47
Views: 12235

Re: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow

Why don't they make more use of their French partners, and share the LH flights with Air France? And connect passengers between the hubs... As highlighted by today's presentation of the 2016 results: Air France operates a lot less efficient than KLM does. KLM is responsible for two thirds or the ap...

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by PHBVF
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow
Replies: 47
Views: 12235

Re: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow

Why don't they make more use of their French partners, and share the LH flights with Air France? And connect passengers between the hubs... As highlighted by today's presentation of the 2016 results: Air France operates a lot less efficient than KLM does. KLM is responsible for two thirds or the ap...

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by PHBVF
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air Mauritius announce AMS-MRU
Replies: 14
Views: 4300

Re: KLM/Air Mauritius announce AMS-MRU

As far as I know Air Mauritius is slated to receive two A350s this year via AerCap. They have four A350s on order directly with Airbus, which have been pushed back to 2020 or later this week. With the pushing back of the A350s they also announced an order for two A330-900s, which I believe will arr...

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by PHBVF
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air Mauritius announce AMS-MRU
Replies: 14
Views: 4300

Re: KLM/Air Mauritius announce AMS-MRU

Great to see KLM expanding and adding routes like this. It's only February and this is the 13th new destination the added this year. They added 14 new routes in 2016. Also great to see a new airline operating the A340 to Amsterdam. Surinam Airways is the only airline using the A340 to Amsterdam (an...

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by PHBVF
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air Mauritius announce AMS-MRU
Replies: 14
Views: 4300

KLM/Air Mauritius announce AMS-MRU

http://news.klm.com/klm-launches-flight-to-mauritius-in-cooperation-with-air-mauritius/ KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will introduce a direct flight from Amsterdam to Mauritius in cooperation with Air Mauritius as from October 30th 2017. Through this cooperation KLM and Air Mauritius can provide a year-...

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by PHBVF
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Future of aircraft design
Replies: 33
Views: 4630

Re: Future of aircraft design

Funny that some of the posts here seam to focus on mass (hub and spoke) transport, while the market seems to prefer point to point flights. I think the future will not see that many drastic enhancements to the beholder. Aircraft will remain tube-ish with wings mounted to them. Some interesting conce...

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by PHBVF
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 24712

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

I did a 10+ hrs flight a week ago. No night rest, because fellow cramped passengers can't avoid touching you. The airlines operating those narrow 787/777 seats and Boeing have no other option then to suggest there's no real problem, say the entertainment and windows are great, and hope it goes away...

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by PHBVF
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa further trims First Class, will not be available on 777X
Replies: 42
Views: 8778

Re: Lufthansa further trims First Class, will not be available on 777X

Not that I would agree with it, as I think it would be blatant false advertising.

Having said that the First Class seats in the Pan Am era are more equivalent to current day business class seats and I personally wouldn't be surprised if branding changed to make Y+ seem more than it really is...

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