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by FlyRow
Thu May 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa asks to operate domestic flights in Brazil
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Air Europa asks to operate domestic flights in Brazil

Weird, as KLM-AF & Delta are so in to GOL. Isn't UX?

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by FlyRow
Mon May 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 1901

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

dangerhere wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:

Other than North Korea, there are almost no real communist countries left in this world. All have some kind of market economy. Perhaps it would be better if you told us exactly which country you're planning to visit.



Canada :D


Denmark if you believe FOX.

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by FlyRow
Mon May 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 8961

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

Depends on what you call a class. Three class nb's with three types of seats are very rare. KLM has 3 classes in its nb's but they are all the same seat albeith with different pitch and/of middle seat free. Bizz seats Eco seats plus eco seats with more pitch Isn't a rare thing, I dont know any airli...

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by FlyRow
Fri May 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1065

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

Not that special here: 1999 : Tunisair 737-500 (AMS-TUN) 2001: Fokker 100 KLM (AMS-EDI) 2002: Fokker 70 KLM (EDI-AMS) 2002: 737-300 Easyjet (EDI-AMS) 2002: 757-200 Monarch (MAN-MAH) 2008: RJ85 Brussels Airways (BRU-FCO) 2008: A320 Air Berlin (FCO-DUS) 2008: 767-400 Continental (BRU-EWR) 2008 767-300...

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by FlyRow
Wed May 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on WizzJet this week
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Flying on WizzJet this week

What route , what aircraft...

Prepare to handle some pink/purple, otherwhise decent LCC.
Watch out with the carry-on rules.

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by FlyRow
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4024

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

The il114?

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by FlyRow
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another special 'Belgian Icons' livery coming to SN?
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Another special 'Belgian Icons' livery coming to SN?

Please be a 'manneke pis' livery!!

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by FlyRow
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just flew EVA premium Y...amazing product.....so why is it not on their new 789s?
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Just flew EVA premium Y...amazing product.....so why is it not on their new 789s?

Diffrent use of routes maybe?
premium Y maybe works on certain routes only, which they don't use the 787.

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by FlyRow
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to expand service to Colombia
Replies: 16
Views: 2744

Re: KLM to expand service to Colombia

This might also have to do with the fact that a very popular game/tv show (Wie is de Mol -> Who is the mole) played in colombia this year. 2-3 million people watch the show (out of 17million, so a lot, doesn't get much higher in dutch tv world) and the country it plays in always seems to have increa...

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by FlyRow
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1710
Views: 330550

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It's ok.

Not bad, not good, fits United perfectly.

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by FlyRow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6058

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

LAX also has KL flights, maybe the extra demand wasnt there. What does get really really busy at AMS is the railway plaza, as it is a very busy interchange station plus a large part of airport trafic arrives by train so it gets double busy. There are plans for new station exits in the new a terminal...

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by FlyRow
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly temporarily replaces A330neo ops with A380 with Air Senegal
Replies: 30
Views: 9303

Re: Air Senegal replaces A339neo with leased HiFly A380 for temporary period of time

Why is everyone making a big deal of this , it's a very clear swap by HiFly, yeah the A380 is special, but the reason is not weird.

They have to operate a A330-900 for Air Senegal, they can't, so they replace it with another plane from HiFly. Simple.

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by FlyRow
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4657

Re: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019

MartijnNL wrote:
Amsterdam - Brussels (98 miles) is scheduled at 45 min, Amsterdam - Dusseldorf (111 miles) at 50 min. Also amusing maybe, but completely normal for airlines.

Great point because these are flown by a 787?

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by FlyRow
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4657

KLM launches LIR

A 4-weekly tag on to the San Jose flight will expand KLM's presence in Costa Rica by continuing to LIR (Guanacaste Liberia, Costa Rica). Surprised that they can find the market, but maybe it's a easy way to add revenue to the San Jose flight. https://nieuws.klm.com/klm-voegt-guanacaste-liberia-costa...

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by FlyRow
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18794

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I applaud the idea of inclusivity. But is this not a step too far? The flying lady was an iconic brand symbol, it didn’t mean only straight white men flew Virgin. As a gay man I’m no more of less likely to fly VS just because you’ve a man in rainbow pants painted on the plane It's a small thing, it...

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by FlyRow
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18794

Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

At first i thought it was a bad april-fools but I really like the idea of this. The flying lady will be replaced by diverse men and woman while retaining the tradititonal look, good on Virgin Atlantic to do this. The article (in Dutch) also states that Virgin tries to remove the income-gap and the g...

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by FlyRow
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8084

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

Going out on a whim here, but maybe it's because the gate you boarded from only had a single jet bridge? The question change a bit then: why in the US double jet bridge gates are not as common as in EU or Asia? Because you need a plane that can support loading from L1 and L2. Those are not the prev...

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by FlyRow
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?
Replies: 71
Views: 7602

Re: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?

So why don't we just title this thread "Thoughts on (Southwest, JetBlue, Spirit, Allegiant, Frontier, Volaris, Interjet, VIVA, Ryanair, Wizzair, Vueling, FlyDubai, or literally almost every LCC out there) reliance one one fleet type? For some there is no (aviation) world outside the "futu...

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by FlyRow
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.
Replies: 22
Views: 1430

Re: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.

I thought AS had started service to PAE? And aren't there two other airports close to NYC that LCCs use? I would think a second airport in ATL would be convenient. And another airport in south Florida. PAE is limited to something like 28 flights per day - at present they're all E175's, CRJ's (regio...

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by FlyRow
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 142
Views: 32508

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

I would expect things to happen in this years Paris Air Show.

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by FlyRow
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12722

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

scbriml wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Remember: according to a.net, every single airline in the world needs the 787


To be fair, that's not correct.

The rule is - the needs of every airline in the World are perfectly met by a combination of the 787 and 777X. :duck:

And at least 100 797's.

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by FlyRow
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying KLM ‘Royal Dutch Airline’ from Dusseldorf to Calgary and return. Part 1.
Replies: 3
Views: 7810

Re: Flying KLM ‘Royal Dutch Airline’ from Dusseldorf to Calgary and return. Part 1.

Hey! I think you are sharing the flickr-page instead of the adress of the picture. -> https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/3azy03 if you use the [img ] [/img] tag the link adress should end with a .jpg If you want to share the picture the link should click the arrow in the bottem right...

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by FlyRow
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9875

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

Interesting topic! I believe that Air France has some long haul "domestic" flights - eg from Paris to Tahiti or New Caledonia or Madagascar. I heard a story from British Airways. British Airways also had long haul "domestic" flight - between London and Hong Kong. Pax must carry ...

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by FlyRow
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines in Kangaroo route
Replies: 89
Views: 2107

Re: Turkish Airlines in Kangaroo route

Haven't TK be saying that "we will start it next year" for ages?

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by FlyRow
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10604

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

In 1921 Qantas will become the first airline to fly continuously for 100 years under their original name. That IMHO will be the first centenary that really means something. Honourable mention must go to KLM who would almost certainly would have served 100 years continuously under their original nam...

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by FlyRow
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air without embargo?
Replies: 16
Views: 1759

Re: Iran Air without embargo?

They would be a very major player , Imagine DXB/DOH/AUH but with a very large home/domestic market and you get a ballpark picture. But that is if they could have started this model 10-15 years a go. The market now is saturated, but with the domestic market they could become a nice player. Interestin...

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by FlyRow
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Move LCC and Cargo Flights from BUD to Kecskemet
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Proposal: Move LCC and Cargo Flights from BUD to Kecskemet

Isn't LCC-trafic at BUD more then 50% of the total flights at this moment? Would be a very weird move. Maybe that's the 'problem' for them, maybe they want to move them to a cheaper airport. Like that BUD could be used by traditional airlines who pay higher charges? If you see the sheds they dare t...

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by FlyRow
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Move LCC and Cargo Flights from BUD to Kecskemet
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Proposal: Move LCC and Cargo Flights from BUD to Kecskemet

Isn't LCC-trafic at BUD more then 50% of the total flights at this moment?
Would be a very weird move.

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by FlyRow
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra Europe 5th freedom & W/B flying?
Replies: 16
Views: 1890

Re: Intra Europe 5th freedom & W/B flying?

Isn't there a yearly EU-widebody thread already?

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by FlyRow
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop between California and Belgium
Replies: 45
Views: 5927

Re: Nonstop between California and Belgium

What demand would there be that can't be covered by a single interchange via a lot of options?

While it is major EU/NATO political hub, what demand does it create to california?

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by FlyRow
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 53
Views: 6257

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

Why:
Tourism market in Egypt is down
Unrest in Egypt
(above are getting better, but very very slowly)
Very long flight

Even a lot of the EU cariers downsized Cairoin the last years.

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by FlyRow
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Tail Art
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Iran Air Tail Art

I like it very classic looking.

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by FlyRow
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 133
Views: 31758

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

I think A321XLR will be a Widebody/Super Hub killer. Completely different approach Airbus had with the A380........ Oh god what terror, a company changed vision in 10/20 years... 20 years ago people thought they'd never needed a mobile phone and it was for business only, situations and opinions cha...

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by FlyRow
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12040

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Every flybe livery the last 5 years, madness.

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by FlyRow
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that operated all variants of a type
Replies: 28
Views: 1453

Re: Airlines that operated all variants of a type

KLM also misses the 739ER in that regard. KLM misses more. They also never flew the 737-500 and 600. They never had the 737-200 in their own fleet, but had it on lease from Transavia. The original poster is talking about the NG-series, the list is not about the total 737-series.. He stated that the...

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by FlyRow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the A380 to early? And could it come back as a NEO in the future?
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: Was the A380 to early? And could it come back as a NEO in the future?

oh god, we are going to get tons of threads like this. Just like the 757 ones. Short answer, very very unlikely, the tooling will be gone and a new line has to be build. After the last A380 is build Airbus is not going to leave the line empty and will use it for other types. - used the same carbon f...

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by FlyRow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5158

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

I’ve been on intra-Europe business class on KL and LH and it was thoroughly underwhelming from a food perspective as well as a seat perspective. I genuinely don’t understand why people would pay extra for that class of service. I have flown KL in Europe Business Class and it's just a box of food. F...

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by FlyRow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that operated all variants of a type
Replies: 28
Views: 1453

Re: Airlines that operated all variants of a type

KLM operated all Douglas types, except the DC-1, but only one DC-1 was build and it was more a prototype for the DC-2 I would be very surprised if KLM didn't operate all civilian fokker planes. 737 NG (B736, B737, B738, B739, B739ER)(Leaving out the 737-700ER. Sorry NH) -none- (ZH, MA, 9W, LY, KL, T...

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by FlyRow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5158

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

Are we talking narrow-bodies here? As far as I remember, Business Class at least here in Finland in narrow-bodies has been a separate section with the middle seat not occupied. That's the point, the middle seat is not a business cabin. It's a Y-cabin with a empty seat and slightly better pitch. But...

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by FlyRow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5158

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

Somewhat related question - are there any intra European routes/markets which are particularly premium heavy? Of course there are, multiple ones involving the major gateways Almost all flights to LCY are very premium driven. LHR-flights as well, the "plebs' don't use LHR as much. All the econo...

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by FlyRow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5158

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

There used to be «proper» business/first seats in Europe. As far as I know it disapeared in the 80s or around there I remember traveling on proper business all through the 90s up until around 2005. Are we talking narrow-bodies here? As far as I remember, Business Class at least here in Finland in n...

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by FlyRow
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6058

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

Ostend to get an aircraft dismantling hall: http://aerocircular.green/news/groundbreaking-ceremony-for-our-ostend-dismantling-hall/ Is this the first in the Benelux? AELS dismantles aircraft in Twente, but I don't know if they have a dismantling hall there. All I can find is that they have a wareho...

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by FlyRow
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Class Type
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Standard Class Type

I see more and more 'basic' terms popping up, not only in booking.

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by FlyRow
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Theoretical question: weight of a carbon 747?
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Theoretical question: weight of a carbon 747?

Maybe something for the tech-forum on this site.

However, you can't just replace materials one on one.

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by FlyRow
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10389

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

Yeah the 747-8 Will sell in hundreds now... I can see the 747-8 take the same route the 767 did. Nobody wanted it then eventually orders started to role in. If the line can stay around long enough for the dedicated 747 freighters to age the 747-8 is the only game in town. As soon as oil prices will...

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by FlyRow
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10389

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

I suspect I already know the answer to this question, but is there anything that Boeing could do to up the sales of the 748? I'm referring to engine upgrades and some serious PIPs. Better question, would it be financially feasible to do so given the relatively smallish umber produced? They could, m...

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