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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 11252

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: 296

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: 9769

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: 4618

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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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1532
Views: 71240

Re: Brexit - EU position

Avoiding the Euro was a key strategy for GB in preserving an essential sovereignty. And it somewhat is the factor in destroying the Greek economy as well as crippling Spain and Italy. Monetary unity without fiscal unity is madness. Economists as disparate as Friedman and Krugman have explained this...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

Interesting development. Finally, SAS may have a streamlined narrow body fleet. Not counting CRJ that are outsourced flying. I do hope their order will fully replace their 737NG. They have stated that they intend to replace all the 737s with this order. So it looks like their intra-european fleet w...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 11252

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Emirates, perhaps. I don't think there are really other candidates... QR has a few A380s and no US airline have A380s. TG also has only a few A380s and there isn't enough demand in other parts of Asia. In addition, Airbus may not get many A380 orders in the future, except for Emirates, so probably ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 11252

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Emirates, perhaps. I don't think there are really other candidates... QR has a few A380s and no US airline have A380s. TG also has only a few A380s and there isn't enough demand in other parts of Asia. In addition, Airbus may not get many A380 orders in the future, except for Emirates, so probably ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

Very good news if true! And I hope there is a couple of A321neos included in the order.

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 11252

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?

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 187
Views: 12306

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Do the European and Canadian leisure airlines provide anything that their respective country's flag carriers don't? Thomas Cook and TUI fly London-Cancun, but so does BA. Condor flies Frankfurt-Cancun, but so does Lufthansa. Ditto for XL and Air France. Are the holiday airlines cheaper, or do they ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?
Replies: 18
Views: 3823

Re: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?

Language might be another factor. When I was in Albania a couple of years ago, mostly younger people spoke english. But most of the 30+ population spoke Italian.

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by Bostrom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 11252

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

QuawerAir wrote:
ARN route statistics for 2017

Some notable statistics:
ARN - JFK / EWR route remained the busiest one with 329,528 passengers (decrease of 1.6%)


Busiest intercontinental route I presume?

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 11252

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.as ... el=6859821 (In Swedish)
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Norwegian will cancel their KSD-ALC route, blames the Swedish Aviation tax.

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.as ... el=6859821 (In Swedish)

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by Bostrom
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15583

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

AF is a good candidate for the Cseries with all those A318 and A319 that eventually needs to be replaced. Maybe AF is the undisclosed customer for 31 Cseries on firm order + 31 options? I think KLM is the only EU-airline that operates the 737-900, and could possibly order the MAX. There are not tha...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographing Aircraft at height (contrails/vapor trails)
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Photographing Aircraft at height (contrails/vapor trails)

I've taken som decent photos of aircraft at height using a Canon EOS 70D and a 300 mm lens. But for something resembling the photos in the link above, a 2x converter or a longer lens is probably needed.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?
Replies: 49
Views: 4370

Re: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?

Many of them board last and some even purchase the seat next to them so it remains empty (Eva Longoria used to do this, I'm not sure if she still does). How does one purchase an empty seat (and under which name). Is it a special request with airline so it is not seen as no-show? I believe there is ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms
Replies: 22
Views: 8239

Re: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms

If not fake news, this is without a doubt the weirdest "crazy passenger" story I've ever read. The UK's Daily Mail also reported it, so maybe it's not fake news. The Daily Mail isn't exactly quality journalism. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/08/wikipedia-bans-daily-mail-a...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump takes credit for 2017 aviation safety record
Replies: 39
Views: 1950

Re: Trump takes credit for 2017 aviation safety record

https://twitter.com/Limerick_News/statu ... 1263004677
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"The fellow who's leading the nation
Took credit for safe aviation,
A feat he believed
Was somehow achieved
While golfing on Christmas vacation"


https://twitter.com/Limerick_News/statu ... 1263004677

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 11252

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

When will SK phase-out the B736 on Swedish Domestic routes, and what aircraft type will replace them? Happy New Aviation Year! It had already started being replaced by CRJ-900 and A320neo, and partly by 737-700 already in the fleet And, unless it has changed, the plan is that the last 737-600 will ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 11252

Re: Nordic aviation 2018

It has been a great year for Finnair and Helsinki, and also for Nordic aviation in general! For 2018, HEL will have more frequencies on current routes to cities such as Bangkok, Delhi, Doha, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Pristina, San Francisco, Chicago and propably Beijing, compared to s...

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by Bostrom
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'
Replies: 82
Views: 2532

Re: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'

The items you are worried about are not jobs of a Taxi service, but of a payment and consumer report department. Any company, and any that contracts has those issue. It still doesn't make Uber a "taxi service" . Their business model is not to hire drivers. Their business model is connecti...

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by Bostrom
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6191

Re: A new 100 seat aircraft?

Why wasn't the 736 successful? Just bad timing entering the market? The 735 did decent enough didn't it? Most sources claim, that the Boeing 737-600 is a rather heavy aircraft despite the appearance of a short haul jetliner. This variant was probably not the best-suited aircraft for those airlines,...

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 10397

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

At LAX, it's Air Tahiti Nui (-300) and Lufthansa (-600) which are always a treat to watch coming in! Also Phillipines with the -300, but the interchange with the 777-300ER SAS just started mixing equipment for SK939/940. Route is usually flown by A333, recently started with the A343 too. Could be t...

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

There's also the FI 763s I think there's a VIE - STO 789 too but I could be mistaken. Not anymore, it has been replaced by an ADD-ARN-OSL flight. Yes quite right I've seen the ET change. On the CA A330 I was thinking the same but not going to have the opportunity was planning a trip for May too lat...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

n729pa wrote:
There's also the FI 763s

I think there's a VIE - STO 789 too but I could be mistaken.


Not anymore, it has been replaced by an ADD-ARN-OSL flight.

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by Bostrom
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your menu for Christmas?
Replies: 35
Views: 1230

Re: What is your menu for Christmas?

As always, a traditional Swedish Julbord . This year I only celebrated Christmas with my closest family, so it wasn't a big julbord, but the 2017 edition was: Christmas ham, as always. Gravlax, dill cured salmon. Six kinds of pickled herring Eggs Skagenröra, a bound prawn salad Prinskorv, small pork...

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139167

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

X2K wrote:
Qatar Airways will deploy the A350-900 on 1 of the 2 daily flights between Doha and Stockholm from 01 JUN 18. The other flight will remain to be operated by B787-8.


More A350s at ARN, great! Any idea which flight?

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: airBaltic RIX-AMS to film The Globe on Call
Replies: 3
Views: 1985

Re: airBaltic RIX-AMS to film The Globe on Call

http://www.twindoctorstv.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_8866.jpg Okay, I consider myself a pretty smart guy, but I have absolutely no idea how this man is doing what he’s doing. Heres a closeup for you. If you know how Yoda is levitating, please let me know because even now I still can’t figure...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 7257

Re: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

The fact that LHR is operating at full capacity probably adds to the problems as well, as any small disturbance can cause delays for hundreds of flights. And that the british attitude to snow seems to be to shut down the whole country until it melts.

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 88900

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

Would love to know how AA's Airbus best price guarantee figures into this. You know AA is rooting for Airbus to win this. Even if Airbus can't offer Delta a lower price on the actual A320s, there are probably other things that Airbus can offer, like cheap spare parts or a couple of extra Cseries at...

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3695

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

http://www.skysports.com/more-sports/ot ... n-extended

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Tu_quoque
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Scorpius wrote:
What's up with Norwegian and American athletes who take performance enhancing drugs? How's about their punishment?


http://www.skysports.com/more-sports/ot ... n-extended

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Tu_quoque

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139167

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

A man travelling to Egypt has been arrested at ARN after being caught with four large knives in his hand luggage.

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian in Boston
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: Scandinavian in Boston

NickolayAv wrote:
I believe they reduced frequency because of the plane change. Currently, they fly 3 flights a week.


Probably also because of lack of aircraft. They had to reduce the Miami route to 4 flights/week to make an A330 available for the BOS-route.

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian in Boston
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: Scandinavian in Boston

Why would SK fly Stavanger-Houston? If there even a market between the two cities? Maybe it would have been better for SK to fly CPH-IAH instead. It was aimed at the oil companies. The large Norwegian oil company Statoil has headquarters in Stavanger. And the route did well until the oil price went...

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by Bostrom
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139167

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Do you know, which cities will SAS serve with A350s in the future? At least I know they will be used on North American routes. As A350s bring more capacity, where will be SAS' next new long-haul destinations? Seattle, Seoul, Manila, Johannesburg, Toronto or Vancouver perhaps? I don't think they hav...

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 62
Views: 3398

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

As a lot of other people, Concorde

But also
Breguet Deux-Ponts (I like the strange looks of it),
Handley Page HP42/45

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by Bostrom
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will "Crooked Hillary" and her cabal ever go to Jail?
Replies: 42
Views: 1910

Re: Will "Crooked Hillary" and her cabal ever go to Jail?

My friend who is a Trump supporter told me with conviction: Hillary is a witch! He heard it from his friend who worked in the Clinton White House. Her Christmas tree was decorated with voodoo dolls. Even a book has been written about it. It is available on Amazon. Go check. Great reviews! Witches d...

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 575
Views: 16404

Re: From Russia with truth

You're talking absolute nonsense, showing how your head is filled with propaganda about the bad evil Russian. The Soviet Union was the least aggressive state in Europe throughout its existence. That is an interesting claim. Let's see: In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland In 1939, the Soviet Uni...

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 575
Views: 16404

Re: From Russia with truth

A considerable number of soldiers and commanders of the Soviet army killed during the liberation of Czechoslovakia. Whatever it was that came with the Red Army was anything but liberty. The so called "liberation" was in fact just an export of communism. The Red Army was a terrible meat gr...

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 575
Views: 16404

Re: From Russia with truth

What is aggression. That is the question. What is it? So you are stating that voluntary, collective/cooperative defense agreements are aggressive? I myself do not believe that NATO is an "aggressive" organization as I do not classify non-military/non-forceful means of expansion. Placement...

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by Bostrom
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 575
Views: 16404

Re: From Russia with truth

To everyone: I apologize if not answered some of your question, it is difficult to conduct simultaneous discussions with multiple people in a different language. If I missed something and someone answered, I apologize - I'm not ignoring you and your question, but just could not miss the sight of hi...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 575
Views: 16404

Re: From Russia with truth

WildcatYXU wrote:

As I lived in one of those countries that experienced the soviet imperialism fist hand, I dislike it just as much as what western countries have done to our area (but that was before the soviet influence)


May I ask which country?

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 575
Views: 16404

Re: From Russia with truth

As for Czechoslovakia - I can't justify nor blame any of the parties. Of course - I'm sorry that those events took place. However, let's look at the final number of victims on both sides - they are about equal. Don't you find that this is not typical of "the brutal suppression of the rebellion...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139167

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

It seems like there will be an aviation tax in Sweden.

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 575
Views: 16404

Re: From Russia with truth

3. First, Yugoslavia had undergone the intervention of NATO forces without a legal reason. Internal problems of the country do not give the right to the bombing of its cities by a third force. Like the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968? You clearly do not understand when reading No offence,...

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by Bostrom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 37
Views: 5444

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

ARN has a policy to never close due to weather, and has some impressing equipment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-dUwHReM7s They did however have to close the airport in 2012 for a couple of hours due to heavy snowfall. But of the planned 669 aircraft movements that day, 260 (38%) actually happen...

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by Bostrom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4586

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

This might be a stupid question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. How firm is a Letter of intent and can we expect it to turn into an order?

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139167

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Finnair Adds Capacity to Stockholm, Expands Cooperation With BRA Finnair will add connections to Stockholm’s Bromma airport, and deepen its cooperation with the Swedish regional airline BRA. With the new frequencies, Finnair adds capacity between Bromma and Helsinki by a total of 40%, offering up t...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5711

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Could be more than one Johan Lundgren out there ya know.. Just maybe. :wink2: The name is probably the Swedish equivalent of John Smith in the UK. Almost at least, there are 20 376 persons called Lundgren in Sweden, making it the 28th most common surname, and the 8th most common surname not ending ...

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