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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft do Thomas Cook Airlines use on Gatwick - Antalya?
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: What aircraft do Thomas Cook Airlines use on Gatwick - Antalya?

8herveg wrote:
But if FR24 states A321, isn't that guaranteed at this stage? Or could it easily change still?


I don't know how Thomas Cook operates, but even if an A321 is scheduled for the flight at the moment, all kinds of things can happen. So I wouldn't say it's guaranteed.

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft do Thomas Cook Airlines use on Gatwick - Antalya?
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: What aircraft do Thomas Cook Airlines use on Gatwick - Antalya?

8herveg wrote:
I'm flying on flight MT558 from Gatwick to Antalya next Wednesday 25th April. What aircraft will I be on?


A321 according to FR24.

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

HEL Intercontinental traffic in Q1 Total: 846,157 (+31.4%) Thailand: 157,778 (+16.1%) Japan: 140,321 (+14.6%) China: 102,263 (+22.0%) Hong Kong: 68,272 (+45.7%) Qatar: 63,041 (+183.0%) UAE: 56,384 (+8,9%) Singapore: 53,591 (+65.6%) USA: 53,359 (0.0) India: 50,442 (+65.8%) South Korea: 49,703 (+7.5%...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Here is the seat configuration for SAS Airbus A350-900s: - 36 Business Class at 60“ in 2-2-2 - 32 SAS Plus Premium Eco at 36“ in 2-4-2 - 240 SAS Go Economy at 31/32“ in 3-3-3 Total: 308 seats Twitter The number of seats on A350 will be much bigger than on A330 (262 / 266 seats) or A340s (234 / 247 ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

SAS seems to be going from 1x weekly to up to 4x weekly in the peak summer season between HEL and AGP. That's nice. Hopefully, SAS will also fly from LHR to HEL in the future. SK has sold many LHR slots and I think that they get better use for those if they have any surplus left. And if they were t...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

By the way, is SAS going to end CPH-BOS service entirely or is it just going to be seasonal? Apparently, SAS will discount CPH-BOS service in November 2018 ( Routesonline ). Does anyone know what happened as there were 2 carriers operating the route (DY and SK) last year but soon no carrier will fl...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13217

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

SAS has the most generous pitch on the A320neo in EUrope. British Airways and Lufthansa both have 180 seats, Easyjet 186 seats, while SAS has 174 seats. The last SAS 737 will leave the fleet in a few years time. Will KLM be the only full service carrier still operating the 737 in EUrope? As far as ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13217

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

SAS has the most generous pitch on the A320neo in EUrope. British Airways and Lufthansa both have 180 seats, Easyjet 186 seats, while SAS has 174 seats. The last SAS 737 will leave the fleet in a few years time. Will KLM be the only full service carrier still operating the 737 in EUrope? As far as ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13217

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Solid results for A320 program, but does this deal boost the chance of a SK CSeries deal or decrease it? I don't think we'll see the C-Series in SAS colors unless CityJet or another partner starts operating them. SAS is heading towards a single fleet type for mainline. Agree, the chance is still ve...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

SAS placed order for 50 additional A320neo aircraft. Deliveries from spring 2019 to 2023 and will replace Boeing 737 and A320 aircraft. Thus, SAS fleet will consist of A320neo, A330-300, A340-300 and A350-900 aircraft in the future. news.cision.com Great news! But I'm a bit disappointed that there ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13217

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

So SAS is going all Airbus, right? All Airbus narrowbody? Apparently, but I think it will take time before their Boeing 737-800's to leave the fleet. Some of them are fairly new I think- Some are, their youngest 737-800 was delivered from the factory in 2014. But there will be probably some second ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

SAS placed order for 50 additional A320neo aircraft. Deliveries from spring 2019 to 2023 and will replace Boeing 737 and A320 aircraft. Thus, SAS fleet will consist of A320neo, A330-300, A340-300 and A350-900 aircraft in the future. news.cision.com Great news! But I'm a bit disappointed that there ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10579

Re: What airline had the first Website?

It appears that Lufthansa was first - November, 1996 - beating a few other carriers by a month. Frontier and Hawaiian both went online in December, 1996 http://hostagencyreviews.com/15-airline-first-websites-circa-1999/ It seems SAS and Finnair also launched their first websites in november 1996.

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Over the last few years, airports in the far north of Finland (Ivalo, Kittila, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi) have seen big increases in demand from tourists from abroad during the period from December to March. Finnair has recently decided to pay attention to this market and been pleasantly surprised - so...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct sandwich
Replies: 75
Views: 2040

Re: The correct sandwich

Kiwirob wrote:
The Norwegian word and the Danish word are almost the same, in Norwegian it translates to open sandwich. Written danish and Norwegian are also the same, the Danes fuck it up when they start speaking.


Kamelåså!

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death penalty for drug dealers?
Replies: 72
Views: 1914

Re: Death penalty for drug dealers?

I don’t see it like that, the Norwegian system is based on rehabilitation, if he’s not released then the system has failed, nobody has ever not been released, even Arnfinn Nesset was released early, he only served 12 years of a 21 year sentence for killing 22 people, he was suspected to have killed...

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death penalty for drug dealers?
Replies: 72
Views: 1914

Re: Death penalty for drug dealers?

Kiwirob wrote:

Agreed Norway got it correct but sometimes the Norwegian way isn't the best way, there is no doubt that Anders should have been executed, one day he will be back out on the street, that's a fail IMO.


Not necessarily. Depends on the if the courts will consider him a threat to society or not.

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6819

Re: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?

AIRTRANSAT767 wrote:
It would be good B747-8i or B77W or the new B777-9


Those are probably far too big for SAS.

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct sandwich
Replies: 75
Views: 2040

Re: The correct sandwich

If it's seafood it's always white bread not rye. The problem with the open sandwich is you have to eat it with a knife and fork, which is why two slices of bread are infinitely better. Most certainly not. The only seafood served on white bread are salmon and prawns; everything else is on rye bread....

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3193

Re: Why no flights major cities in Ireland?

Q wrote:
What if tourists or business travelers do not have car? They want to visit other town to travel to either cities.

Q


Take the train or bus. Faster and more comfortable.

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Actually SAS CEO talked about keeping some A340s for more leisure oriented long haul routes when the A350s arrive. It was in Norwegian media a few months ago. And if I'm not mistaken they own six of their A340s and has hinted at using them for trying out new markets. And there was a rumour somewher...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The opportunity to open ARN-PVG was sitting right in fromt of SAS, but they missed the opportunity. Stockholm and Sweden being the powerhouse in the Nordics, it was just a question of time before someone opened this route. SAS' current longhaul strategy is one big story of missed opportunities...ju...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

QuawerAir wrote:
Qatar Airways will not fly to ARN with A350.

Doha – Stockholm eff 01JUN18 787-8 continues to operate QR167/168, QR169/170, replacing previously planned A350-900XWB (Overall remains 2 daily 787)

Routesonline



Pity, I was looking forward to see more A350s at ARN.

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)
Replies: 13
Views: 4718

Re: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)

I would say that SAS Plus feels more like Premium Economy seat True and I think SK is the only *A carrier not blocking the middle seat in "Business Class" - which is a disappointment. The only real advantage of SAS Plus is the free entrance to the lounge and the higher baggage allowance. ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 6182

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

I can see where [using the rear door] would help with faster unloading but I didn't see a lot of advantage boarding. Especially on WN where everyone wants to sit up front. Seems like a lot of expense with out a lot of gain. Most LCC in Europe board passengers using both front and rear doors (using ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24581

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

You guys are focused on the 757s and completely ignoring the ~80 767s DL operates. Sure the A330neo can replace them on some routes. But all? :shakehead: If only looking at size, A330-800 seems like a good replacement for their 767s. But how much fuel does an A330-800 burn? The A330-200 burns more ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Ethiopian Airlines flew to Stockholm and Oslo with Boeing 777-300ER today. Is there so much demand from Scandinavia to Ethiopia and vice versa? Over the last couple of weeks ET has sent a mix of 788/789/77L and now 77W to ARN/OSL. Doesnt seem to be any consistency with the equipment used. I saw a 7...

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by Bostrom
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 3073

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

It does seem that very rarely in the USA does one deplane remotely. Might it have to do with weather? It does seem that more of the US tends to (generally) have more extreme weather than Europe. In particular, the winter weather seems to be more extreme with subzero temperatures in hubs like ORD, D...

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus naming scheme
Replies: 23
Views: 2462

Re: Airbus naming scheme

I don't understand why the A320/21-100 to -200 was such a minor change, but A320neo series are still -200. You'd think the changes with the neo would warrant going to -300s. The NEO is literally an A320 with different engines, makes sense to only change the engine identifier. Yes, but there have be...

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by Bostrom
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 64
Views: 11882

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

Many will openly mock thinner routes from Harare or Brazzaville because we have a tendency to overlook those markets in favor of the sexier European mega hubs. SA focused largely on those routes and they could not withstand the intense competition from the likes of BA/KLM/AirFrance/Lufthansa and no...

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by Bostrom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 1899

Re: Winter Olympics games

Cross-Country Skiing Ladies' 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon Gold | Charlotte KALLA | SWE Silver | Marit BJØRGEN | NOR Bronze | Krista PÄRMÄKOSKI | FIN Being Swedish, I have to say the medal table looked nice after the first event of the games :) https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/upload/board/gallery/downloa...

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by Bostrom
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the longest flight into Britain?
Replies: 24
Views: 2228

Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Air NZ Aukland-London via LAX is 19,248 km or 10,393 nm. Not nonstop though.

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by Bostrom
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Hopefully this is the right thread to post in. I see ET flies ARN-OSL and was wondering if a person with an American passport can book this flight. Probably the cheapest and fastest way to experience flying on a 787 and ET. Also why does ET fly ADD-ARN-OSL? Why would someone with a US passport not ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18523

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

https://www.banknorwegian.no
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WaywardMemphian wrote:
I'm waiting on the launch of a branded credit card in the States to entice folks to try them and build a bit of loyalty but I figure that comes after more routes. I'm thinking 2020.


Already available in Scandinavia. https://www.banknorwegian.no

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by Bostrom
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed
Replies: 31
Views: 1257

Re: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-jl4YMd0ZA
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Dahlgardo wrote:
God riddance...

Perhaps they should have kept it there as a monument of the pathological ideology of Marxism.
Young people don't learn enough about the historic horrors of marxism/collectivism.


They have kept part of it as a memorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-jl4YMd0ZA

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by Bostrom
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17793

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

SAS, as we all know, has its 11 ageing 737-600's which they wanna replace with the A320neo, but it's a lot of extra capacity. They also have 28 737-700's which are also getting old, which they also wanna replace with the A320neo, but again, that's a quite the leap in capacity. So a mixed order woul...

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by Bostrom
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4630

Re: Iran aviation thread - 2018

Iran Air's livery (billboard) is timeless, iconic and classy. More importantly it goes well on both narrow body aircraft types like ATR's, A320's as well as wide body aircraft. De gustibus non est disputandum, but it's just too much white for my taste. There is probably no need to go for a new desi...

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by Bostrom
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4630

Re: Iran aviation thread - 2018

I've tried to modify the current A300 paint in the newer billboard livery and looks decent IMHO. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVIktKmW0AAbFtm.jpg:large Not too bad. Iran air is in my opinion really in need of a new livery, but the billboard livery is a least a step in the right direction.

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by Bostrom
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Mora

Mora in Sweden will lose its link with Direktflyg / AIS Airlines to Stockholm-Arlanda after 28-Feb-2018. There's politics involved between local Govt, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish national Govt in Stockholm, and the EU in Brussels. As to whether the winter seasonal link with BR...

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by Bostrom
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 36672

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Within a.net, Airbus is taking over with dominant sales led by the A321 and flipping Boeing customers left and right like this United A321 speculation. Boeing is lagging behind and struggling with a lack of innovation. Outside a.net, Boeing is the top performing stock on the DOW, delivering record ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 5561

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

FRA is my favourite of the four mentioned. I've really not seen AMS from the nice side that so many here seem to have done. Long lines, having to go through security when connecting despite having arrived from another EU country. Hopefully it has become better, but I have avoided AMS recently. And, ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine One in Davos
Replies: 37
Views: 2055

Re: Marine One in Davos

Funny how different cultures view things differently. In the Netherlands we like things more subdued. A limo, maybe one or two support SUVs and a few motorcycles to split traffic are all that’s needed to show authority. The longer the convoy, the more in secure they appear. And if I am not mistaken...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese train route to London
Replies: 25
Views: 1406

Re: Chinese train route to London

BestWestern wrote:
It is very rare for the engine and crew to operate in another country (China - Russia for example)


Might be rare in Asia, but very common in Europe nowadays.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 36672

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Keep in mind that United might be acquiring some used 767-300ERs from Hawaiian as they retire them later this year. On average, they are all around 15-16 years old (with the exception of a lone non-ER 767-300), younger than United's current 76W fleet. Also, doesn't Airbus have a Most Favored Custom...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Boeing 787-10 has now received certification from FAA, so which airlines are most likely to serve Nordics with the 787-10? These airlines have ordered 787-10s: Singapore Airlines Etihad Airways EVA Air United Airlines British Airways KLM ANA Of course, there are other candidate airlines that could ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15301

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

As a US citizen, I don't understand why people aren't just driving these distances, I would. If you need a better road, just build it. Then again, the traffic and TSA at LAX create so many delays, it is amazing the range it is just faster to drive. Lightsaber Norway isn't exactly the flattest count...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 52423

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

ARN is now ready for the A380, gate F66 at Terminal 5 has been fitted with three jetways and the waiting area inside has been expanded to be able to handle all the passengers. The big question now is, is there any airline interested in flying the A380 to Arlanda? No idea if any airline is intereste...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube's latest Adpocalypse (Revised)
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: YouTube's latest Adpocalypse (Revised)

I'm affected as well. I have a small youtube channel with some aviation (and a few rail) videos. Given how small my channel still is I won't lose a lot of income from youtube's action, but I will really miss the other benefits, such as custom thumbnails, annotations, end card etc.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
Replies: 46
Views: 10086

Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

They have stated that they intend to replace all the 737s with this order. So it looks like their intra-european fleet will be 70-80 A320neo-series and 24 ceos when they are delivered (with wetleased CRJs and ATRs). I was not aware that they would reduce the number of mainline flying. Thanks for th...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM retro 737 repainted
Replies: 27
Views: 4935

Re: KLM retro 737 repainted

JannEejit wrote:
What other retros are still around ? Is the Aer Lingus A320 and Lufthansa A321 still retro painted ?


SAS A319

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