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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

Hello, and welcome to the forum. Nolinor Aviation is a great operator, and their aircrafts are kept in tip top shape! You are actually very lucky to be flying on such a rare aircraft, and with such a bunch of professionals. They are a niche operator with an impressive track record. Also, the 737/200...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 27
Views: 3850

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

Wow. Impressive. What an amazing feat. I already love the A220. Can't wait to see some big order and seeing it open up more direct mid-haul routes from second-tier airports, by-passing some congested hub. Also, it is so much more comfortable (spacious, quiet, airy cabin) than the 737... It has all t...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 Configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Edelweiss A340 Configuration

The door configuration with these airframes is the problem. The third door pair is the smaller option and when you put an all Economy configuration between doors 2 and 3 you exceed the exit limits. Therefore they choose to put Business in that section to reduce the overall number of passengers in t...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 37
Views: 5841

Re: QF 747 Retirement

I've just done SYD-JFK return on them, and they are starting to feel a bit shabby. The Skybed product is now decidedly yesteryear, as is the 2-3-2 J config. I'd love to see them around for another decade; but only if that included a total cabin refit. Yeah, I agree *to some extent*... I confess I a...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 Configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Edelweiss A340 Configuration

The door configuration with these airframes is the problem. The third door pair is the smaller option and when you put an all Economy configuration between doors 2 and 3 you exceed the exit limits. Therefore they choose to put Business in that section to reduce the overall number of passengers in t...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 30
Views: 4288

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

Sadly this is no longer a time for airlines to have 'Flagship' aircraft, routes, or even cabin service concepts reserved for specific premium routes... I think standardization and consistency are the words now.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30120

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Ok, here I have my latest personal non-scientific opinion, based on my most recent chunk of flights... And I am one of those who are pretty much obsessed by quietness and 'noise quality'!! A350 is slightly but consistently quieter than the 787, especially starting from the wing back (up front both a...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 104
Views: 12141

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Anal semantics anyone?

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.
Replies: 34
Views: 9715

Re: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.

Indeed -like some are pointing out here- TG's fleet is perhaps 'complicated' and very mixed; but for an airline buff this should be a good thing, no? I guess most of you are bean counters then and not enthusiasts at the end of the day...? I personally love flying TG, not only because of their excell...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports profit in Q2
Replies: 22
Views: 3808

Re: Norwegian reports profit in Q2

Oh wow, someone here on A.net is going to be very pissed.... The hate against Norwegian on this forum is nothing short of mind boggling..

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will the new World Airways be based?
Replies: 35
Views: 5345

Re: Where will the new World Airways be based?

Great, another ghost rising from the dead. I mean, what's the big deal with finding a new name? Can't they just let the dead rest in the US?? Also, talking about "hubs" (as in 'hub&spoke' system) I think it's a bit of a stretch given that most lo-cost fly point-to-point only, plus this...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family
Replies: 21
Views: 3693

Re: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family

I think with the program take-over formalized, Airbus will not hold back on launching the program in two weeks, at Farnborough. The series name is still unknown, maybe A200 family? They will probaby repaint 1 or 2 CSeries in Airbus corporate livery and have them at the show. A few new customers wou...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9080

Re: AA and the A321NEO

One can only hope the new A321s will see service on a large number of diverse routes after initial introduction, and not just 'token'/special/long/transcon routes...flying anything even remotely approaching 'medium haul' on a 738 is a miserable experience.... I am hoping the 737MAX is a tad better (...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 8736

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

The WestJet conversion to 787 might actually help Rouge. It shifts WS' focus from competing with Rouge to competing with mainline. Its a completely different market space, which will free up some wiggle room in the lower cost segment. Unless WS wants to start offering free first checked bag, free a...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing “Sky Interior” Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: Boeing “Sky Interior” Questions

The Boeing “Sky Interior” is almost 10 years old, will we see any future enhancements or add ons to it? Hi, The BSI is still a very competitive product, especially with the space bins. It actually looks -I personally think- much nicer than the latest A32S interior.... however, the Airbus is still h...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9076

Re: BA not resuming OAK

Happy to see BA go - as some say they were only there to fight DY.
On the other hand, sorry to see LEVEL go...their BCN service was convenient and prices were good, especially for Y+.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14511

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

They dominate ATL but it's not like it has as much O&D traffic like a coastal city does. I am curious btw why Delta downgraded their JFK-TLV to an A330. Didn't it run on a 777 after the 747. If they were able to fill a 747 (presumably) or at least profitably run it on the route for as long as I...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40030

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

A322.

How many are ready to bet that Airbus will soon announce a longer, heavier version of the 321LR?

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page

Air Georgian is now operating exclusively for AC. The livery was removed as directed by AC, reason being is that they do not meat the service image AC intends to project. They will be re-branded in a GGN livery at some point. In other words, they are cheap, easy and small enough to serve the needs ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7267

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

The noise cancelling headphones, slippers and amenity kit offered in PS as documented in Sam Chui's video add an extra touch to the premium experience. The 2-4-2 layout in PS is on par with the competition (e.g. Lufthansa Premium Economy aboard the Boeing 747), but the 3-3-3 layout in Economy reall...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8933

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. . I worked on the Corvette. If there EVER was a small jet that could have worked in airline Service? It was that airplane. It did have some drawbacks though, The Nose tire had an inner tube, and th...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8933

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

N14AZ wrote:
Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above.





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How were they used? were they not used as commuter jets? I always remember seeing these photos and I always wondered...
How many pax did they carry?

Thanks!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2933

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

Good for lovely little SEN! Lovely airport! Good news for the local people.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4193

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Thankfully BRU is slightly less touristy and slightly more expensive than other destinations and thus stag/hen parties and pub-crawlers are still not vomiting all over the place for the time being...let us all pray our gods the place stays like that!

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10325

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

Shameful. And utterly tragic for a country so poor. Do people realize how much could be done for the poor souls of that battered country with the money WASTED on the king's own extravagances?
Nothing else to add.
The avgeek in me just stops functioning before such images.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8566

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

Crappy, article, wrong facts, and where is the feud? Much ado about nothing me says... It's a big market with a very wealthy (and large) catchment area, with quite a number of high-end travelers, and the service is there for a purpose. I am sure nobody is flying the route for prestige only.... EK ha...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9497

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

As much as the MAX9 is -or will be- a nice, capable, efficient plane, a.netters will still think it's no 757. Or A312LR. Oh well...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

Re: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban

Ahhh, Brits, alcohol and those ever-so-infamous bucket&spade routes...a colourful trio indeed! ...not to mention hen/stag parties.... they are an embarrassment and a disgrace..

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 9009

Re: MH to retain A380s

Remember the Saudi Aircraft landing on fire in Jeddah after a 7th century Yemeni pilgrim was brewing up his tea with a pressure stove in his seat. In those days (late 70's/early 80's) the pilgrims were locked in the cabin without any flight attendants and the flight deck door was welded shut. The f...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 9009

Re: MH to retain A380s

mercure1 wrote:
I hate to see how the cabins end up looking after these pilgrim flights.


Mmm. I second that. I am not a fan of religions in general, and pilgrims -at least when travelling is concerned- are a terrible breed of human beings....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8109

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

778/779....
The talk is mere froth to get a discount from Boeing. They are not going for Airbus in a million years...

ps. Happy to be proven wrong however! ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8631

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

Looks very nice! Nice colours, and a lovely shade of teal.
Perhaps the tail design is a tad confusing..? But, yes, still a very good job.

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8750

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

I was never a big fan of this configuration... Personally I have landed a good couple of times the dreaded middle seat on a chock-a-block aircraft on north-Atlantic red-eyes (one time with a particularly BIG lady next to me, who had gigantic arms overflowing the armrest and onto my shoulder..), and ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 42461

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

I flew with the Air Belgium first flight return cabin crew on the CX BRU HKG on Saturday. What a wonderful bunch of people, really excited about their new jobs. They were in their uniforms for take off and landing. Sitting beside them in Y+, it was great to see their professionalism and knowledge o...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Condor order the A321LR ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2083

Re: Woll Condor order the A321LR ?

A380MSN004 wrote:
On what routes are operated those 757s?


I flew one to DXB years ago...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5413

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

There's a lot of thread about this, but it usually ended up with airline apologist saying 'Big deal!', 'get over it', 'fly hawaiian if you want that crappy airline meal', etc. As someone who doesn't live in the US, it doesn't make any sense at all for me. They should give the same offering with the...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special qualification needed for staffs performing checkin for US-bound flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: Special qualification needed for staffs performing checkin for US-bound flight?

From what I am reading, it seems like the "City Airport Terminal" at KTX Gwangmyeong Station in Seoul which was opened following the opening of ICN T2 is now capable of handling pre-flight check-in to all destinations, except for destinations im the US or US territories. And then there's ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 31, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?
Replies: 27
Views: 2358

Re: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?

What are Alitalia current long-haul destinations? They used to serve quite a lot of Asia. At some point they even announced plans to serve the Australian market. They served Australia from SIN in the late 70s and even established a crew base in SIN. It was BKK. My old friend Roberto was stationed t...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?
Replies: 27
Views: 2358

Re: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?

Hopefully they will once again. They used to fly their beautiful MD-11s on the route - those were comfortable, spacious birds! Back in the day they had a large Asia/Pacific network, spanning India (BOM+DEL), BKK, Manila, HK, SYD, MEL.... Their finances are not great at the moment, but they are slowl...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A310 update
Replies: 14
Views: 3224

Re: Air Transat A310 update

I would not fly on them even if they paid me for. 9 abreast in an A310 longhaul, thanks no! Well on the other hand in Business I would... ;-) I flew on a 8 abreast A310 (Kuwait Airways) a few years ago and it was so cramped up, so well I can imagine what it would be like for 9 abreast. :scratchchin...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9837

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

My thoughts are -as always with new designs from non-mainstream manufacturers- that I would LOVE to see more variety in our boring skies...sales, market needs, economics and reality however often kick us dreamers back in the face with remarkable force.....

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26491

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Can we circle back on that later? Sure, after laterally expanding our conversation with external stakeholders on a wider platform that is collegially shared among peer-reviewed expert panels, and cohesively adjusted vis-à-vis the non-internal pressures being adversely excised on the discourse and a...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26491

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

All it’s missing is the word “synergy” shoved in somewhere. :rotfl: How about multi-dimensional, out of the box, proactive and forward-thinking? :rotfl: Can we circle back on that later? Sure, after laterally expanding our conversation with external stakeholders on a wider platform that is collegia...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13220

Re: A310 - too early?

[*]The A310 was actually a successful design *in its day* and had -again, for its day- pretty advanced in technology. They did sell well when new (in smallish numbers) to a large number of airlines and pioneered the use of twins on long-hauls, even before the much famed 757. Pan Am for one loved the...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?
Replies: 22
Views: 4321

Re: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?

744?..

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10927

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

There have been [mostly tourist charters] to the Canary islands in the past. As others have said, with the dawning of more low-cost, point-to-point flying, it's likely that in the future some connections to the Spanish archipelago will be established. The Azores are already linked. Personally I don...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26491

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

It makes perfect sense. From a marketing perspective ( I work in marketing and graphic design so I know what I'm talking about - not just spouting emotion without any foundation like so many here ), the new livery does evoke a much more premium feel than the previous. Please take no offence for wha...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26491

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

DarthLobster wrote:
Antarius wrote:
This article seems like it was auto generated out of corporate ipsum.

Lots of words, zero things actually said.


All it’s missing is the word “synergy” shoved in somewhere.


:rotfl:

How about multi-dimensional, out of the box, proactive and forward-thinking?

:rotfl:

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26491

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Corporate excreta at its best. That's what it is - let's start calling things for what they are folks.
The kind of manure that is produced by large corporations when they are too self-engrossed and when they have too many extravagantly paid managers.

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