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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 82
Views: 2228

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

Yes all very valid points. Again this all comes back to Americas gun culture. The criminals there have guns and kill a lot of other people (so police shoot them) or try to kill the police themselves ( last year 135 were killed). In Germany on average 6 police are killed each year. In the U.K. It's ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 82
Views: 2228

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

In 2015, police in Germany killed 10 persons. Had the US police been as trigger happy as the German police, it would have killed 40 persons. In 2015, police in the Netherlands killed 3 persons. Had the US police been as trigger happy as the Dutch police, it would have killed 60 persons. In 2015/16, ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If LOT Polish Flight 16 was an Airbus..
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Re: If LOT Polish Flight 16 was an Airbus..

Indeed why not? Same aerodynamic rules apply to an A330 as do for a B767. The A330 landed twice without engines, dead stick landing, not the same but still. Quite rare to land without your gears. Don't know of any other incident with a commercial jetliner. Edit: apparently there was another inciden...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal go one step further with their retrojet
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: TAP Portugal go one step further with their retrojet

Impressive! I wish they had intra-european flights planned as well.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 73
Views: 7519

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

The same with the ICE in Germany and AVE in Spain. The ICE, not really. It is conceived more as a medium distance transport system, with many stops in intermediate cities, few dedicated tracks, and lower speeds than France or Spain. It does not compete with air above 400km. Particularly between the...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 11635

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

The article shared by the thread starter is fairly old. Any developments during the months elapsed since this was published? I haven't heard anything lately. The government has hinted that they will introduce the tax in the autumn budget (the state budget for 2018). The budget has to be handed over...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 73
Views: 7519

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNFesa01llk
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I'm not saying the hyperloop is impossible, but there are some technical problems that need to be solved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNFesa01llk

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 73
Views: 7519

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

It will be the same as the TGV. It will take away a small chunk of air travellers, but not a lot. Those that'll use it mainly will be train travellers. You do realize the TGV wrecked air travel in most sectors under three hours right ? Paris to Lyon went from daily A330s (Air Inter) to almost nothi...

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 11635

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

ikramerica wrote:
msycajun wrote:
It'll be a cold day in HEL...

When is it not?


At the moment (21°) :)

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 11635

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

On the other hand, SAS has complained about high landing fees at CPH and talked about moving flights to OSL and ARN…

And the proposed tax in Sweden is far from a done deal.

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9211

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

Why is this a news..? It's funny, unusual and, if you had to guess the nationality of someone doing this you would (well not you obviously) probably pick Australian. Contrary to popular belief, not all people from Australia are the beer swilling drunks movies and TV portray us to be. The ones I've ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: ARN to LAX - best business class Airline?

What is your budget and do you mind making stops? I'm willing to spend up to 30,000 SEK / 3,550 USD / 3,117 EUR and I want a non-stop flight. As others have said, if you want a non stop flight in business class from ARN to LAX your only choice is SAS. But their new cabin is not that bad and my impr...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single digit flight numbers question
Replies: 16
Views: 2803

Re: Single digit flight numbers question

SAS SK1/2 are Swedish domestic flights, LLA-ARN and back. Hardly their most prestigious route.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a livery update?
Replies: 40
Views: 1406

Re: Airlines in need of a livery update?

Iran Air and Air India.

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9157

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

Regarding the posts upthread about crossing into Canada with firearms: (Sorry, the quote feature somehow isn't working for me): I wonder if Canadian entry law has changed since 1999? I was traveling alone by car on an extended sightseeing trip, which is why I had a pistol with me for personal prote...

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by Bostrom
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9157

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

Yeah, ok. I don't think a 60 year old lady who inadvertently left some cartridges in her bag is public enemy number one. She still would have been charged if she had turned them over so she had nothing to lose by trying to dump them. I'm not sure about the Japanese laws, but she might have had a lo...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3328

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

Same for AMS, not domestic routes anymore (I was on the last one in 2007/8) What route was the last domestic route in the Netherlands? Groningen - Eelde Airport (GRQ) - Schiphol (AMS) and then on to London City with VLM, my only Fokker 50 flight to date. :D Went from Utrecht to Eelde by car, left a...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3328

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

Not sure if ARN is considered a major airport, but here are the 2016 data: Passengers: 21% domestic (5.3 million), 79% international (19.4 million) Cargo: 2% domestic (1,632 t), 98% international (75,756 t) Mail: 42% domestic (7,969 t), 58% international (10,869 t) Landings: 29% domestic (33,566), 7...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3328

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

I know for certain that DEN doesn't have much of an int'l network compared to other airports, so it's bound to have a lower percentage. Some airports (such as DXB and SIN) are 100% int'l due to lack of domestic traffic existing. On the other side of that coin are the numerous airports with no int'l...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 5953

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

Hi all, I would like to ask those who work for airlines (preferably ME3 because I'm planning to apply there) what destinations do the cabin crew dislike the most? Like the ones people would actively try to avoid. Thanks! My wurst one is Frankfurt! :? Not offended but could you help me understand wh...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps twitter feed
Replies: 49
Views: 1279

Re: Trumps twitter feed

You might be right, but I do not believe a multi party system would solve the problem and let the US public make better decisions. The US presidential democratic system exists for a very long-time and used to function very well in the past. But like it said many times and everybody knows this quote...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19008

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

How big threat is VIE to long haul from Budapest? It is not the biggest hub in the world, but it's not that far from Budapest (200 km) and Austrian Airlines has a decent amount of long haul flights.

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 5587

Re: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy

How about owning a frame completely? In other words, if you fully paid off your 767 fleet, I would "assume" that would be a very strong incentive to keep them flying and earning- even if it was far less efficient than a new technology airframe of similar size and capability, ex: 788. A Dr...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 5587

Re: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy

How about owning a frame completely? In other words, if you fully paid off your 767 fleet, I would "assume" that would be a very strong incentive to keep them flying and earning- even if it was far less efficient than a new technology airframe of similar size and capability, ex: 788. A Dr...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Operator of Each Type?
Replies: 11
Views: 2870

Re: Largest Operator of Each Type?

737(NG) - Southwest (659) I don't like how they break down each variant in the A32S family but only break down 737 is terms of 1st and 2nd Generations or newer. But I guess American is the largest A32S operator with 386 units. My guess: 737-600 SAS (18) 737-700 Southwest (497) 737-800 Ryanair (397)...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 5587

Re: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy

I could ask a thousand questions if we were all out for a drink, but, some of my questions really are: Who do you think comes closest to getting it "just right", who often misses the mark? Which airlines do you think have done the best with what they have? Which airlines have the clearest...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Calling on ARN and CPH spotters, June 20-29
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Calling on ARN and CPH spotters, June 20-29

Great photo! Looking forward to see the other photos.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture on currency
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Architecture on currency

Architecture is quite common on Scottish bank notes. The Royal Bank of Scotland has different Scottish castles on them and the Bank of Scotland uses Scottish bridges. (Clydesdale bank uses Scottish World Heritage sites.) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/RoyBankScotland100.jpg https://u...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 374
Views: 53256

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Probably too small as I expect the seating range is between A320neo/737-8MAX and A321neo/737-10max Why? For a lot of the Norwegian domestic routes a CS300 would be a perfect fit But way too small for other routes. And for smaller routes they have the CRJ900 and ATR72. Now, had there been a CS500 av...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 374
Views: 53256

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Just out: "The SAS board authorized an RFP (request for proposal) last week. This means that both Airbus and Boeing will be asked for prices of up to 40 new aircraft which will replace the aging B737 fleet. The final decision is expected to take place at the end of the year." This will be...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 374
Views: 53256

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Just out: "The SAS board authorized an RFP (request for proposal) last week. This means that both Airbus and Boeing will be asked for prices of up to 40 new aircraft which will replace the aging B737 fleet. The final decision is expected to take place at the end of the year." Interesting,...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could MIA become a global gateway?
Replies: 51
Views: 4902

Re: Could MIA become a global gateway?

And no US airport will become an international transit hub while every transit passenger has to clear Immigration and Customs just to catch a connecting flight, say LHR-MIA-LIM. Why bother? And yet, several US hubs and especially MIA are exactly that. There are many people from the Caribbean and La...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Boeing 747 lovers
Replies: 15
Views: 1295

Re: Boeing 747 lovers

Yeah, competition (a380, 777, a340, a330, 787) is one of the things that killed the 747. The airlines don't need a huge 650 passenger plane for most of the routes they are flying. Putting multiple 777's on the route than 1 747. Also ETOPS was arguably the biggest blade involved in killing the 747 w...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair narrow-body fleet renewal
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: Finnair narrow-body fleet renewal

Are they looking at replacing their whole narrow body fleet? Some of their A321s are pretty new, their youngest one were delivered less than two months ago and they still have a few ceos on order.

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2057
Views: 230082

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

https://fr24.com/AIB746A/dd54583

Did you mean the first revenue flight?


Yes, I meant first revenue flight.
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KarelXWB wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
According to the Swedish edition of Wikipedia it is scheduled for its first flight saturday next week. Is that possible?


First flight is today: https://fr24.com/AIB746A/dd54583

Did you mean the first revenue flight?


Yes, I meant first revenue flight.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2057
Views: 230082

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Another A321neo customer emerged from final assembly: Novair MSN 7746, CFM powered. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4279/35336876671_4512cc06b0_z.jpg A321neo Apollo by novair SE-RKA by Tobias Gudat , on Flickr According to the Swedish edition of Wikipedia it is scheduled for its first flight saturday...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair study makes case for TXL airport
Replies: 19
Views: 2877

Re: Ryanair study makes case for TXL airport

Based on my research, they need to burn SXF to the ground when/if BER ever opens Why? Tegel is a perfectly functional airport. Very convenient and profitable. Closing it would only mean a waste of valuable capacity. Capacity that would eventually be needed even with Brandenburg fully functional. Le...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Calling on ARN and CPH spotters, June 20-29
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Calling on ARN and CPH spotters, June 20-29

Good luck! Hope you get to enjoy some midsummer celebrations as well.

(And if you get any good photos, I'd love to see them.)

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Boeing 747 lovers
Replies: 15
Views: 1295

Re: Boeing 747 lovers

Yeah... you know that it no longer manufactured the 747-400 and i belive that is the same to a 747-8i? But i am very curious why is no longer manufactured. Maybe you know... if you know please say :) The 747-8 is still manufactured, but at a rather slow rate. Boeing has only managed to sell 134 of ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 374
Views: 53256

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

It seems Norwegian is using this aircraft for the entire month of July. Does anyone know of other routes, preferable with dates, the 757 will fly on? No dates, but you are correct that the 757 will be leased for an entire month. It will be based in Stockholm (ARN) and used on the routes to Alicante...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP?
Replies: 95
Views: 3207

Re: WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP.

So what I was talking about is the reality that a lot of terrorist acts in the US are carried out by non-Muslims. McVey's approach was as other "good Christians" terrorists acts in the US, He simply killed more people that the radicalized Christians who attack us from time to time. The bi...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Presidential Transport
Replies: 41
Views: 3083

Re: Presidential Transport

I believe Queen Elizabeth II usually brings a car or two with her on official trips. I don't think so, last time she was in NZ she flew commercial, same with her children and grandchildren, there's no room for her to bring a state car. I think she did when she was in Germany in 2015, it looks like ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Presidential Transport
Replies: 41
Views: 3083

Re: Presidential Transport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T14mkSLD1rE It is easy to see how many cars are local.
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Here is a clip from when Obama was in Berlin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T14mkSLD1rE It is easy to see how many cars are local.

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by Bostrom
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75646

Re: Alitalia files for chapter 15 to maintain it's service to the United States

The irony in your statement is that your spelling seems to be on a losing streak. "Attend to yourself first, before helping others" said an onboard safety video not too long ago... Quoted for truth. The whole Alitalia saga truly is a travesty. It is a failed airline. And it is more than t...

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by Bostrom
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Presidential Transport
Replies: 41
Views: 3083

Re: Presidential Transport

I believe Queen Elizabeth II usually brings a car or two with her on official trips.

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats
Replies: 58
Views: 9404

Re: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats

kmz wrote:
Will the A330NEO get reworked sidewall linings? Maybe Airbus was able to find an inch or so more space. The fuselage curvature problem will remain of course.


Au contraire, according to Airbus, the -900 cabin is 2 cm narrower (5.26 m vs 5.28 m).

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A320NEOs and 737Max have been delivered so far?
Replies: 14
Views: 2774

Re: How many A320NEOs and 737Max have been delivered so far?

114 A320neo and 2 A321neo as of 2017-05-31. From Wikipedia: AerCap 20 Air Lease Corporation 4 AirAsia 7 ALAFCO 2 All Nippon Airways 2 Arctic Aviation Assets 3 BOC Aviation 3 CIT Group 2 Frontier Airlines 8 Garuda Indonesia 2 GE Capital Aviation Services 11 GoAir 5 IndiGo 22 LATAM Airlines Group 2 Lu...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 374
Views: 53256

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

https://www.homeaway.se/lp/arlanda/?
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The old ground control tower at ARN has been converted into a flat and you now have the opportunity to win a night there for you and up to three friends or family. A guided tour of the airport is also included. https://www.homeaway.se/lp/arlanda/?

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?
Replies: 49
Views: 1584

Re: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?

If I was to go for the Copenhagen option, how easy is it to get out of the airport and then back in again? Is it I go through security and immigration and just say "I've got a long wait, I'm going to the city centre for a few hours"? Is it easy to do considering both flights are non-Schen...

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