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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743

It's the famous incident in which the captain forgot to lower the gear, but was thankfully alerted at the very last minute by a nerdy a.Nutter that the wheels were not hanging down....

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA A380 Business Class - Really that bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: BA A380 Business Class - Really that bad?

Swiss. No doubt about that. BA's service is really not worth the money.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France vs BA Concorde flying experience
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: Air France vs BA Concorde flying experience

As our very knowledgeable Longhauler quite rightly points out, AF was more 'glamorous' and offered far better food; whilst what BA really offered was a very quick, efficient, well-oiled "high-end commuting machine" for wealthy business people and VIPs. BA also had double daily departures t...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 187
Views: 12304

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

Vacation airlines really didn't begin in Europe until the European Union was formed and restrictions on inter-European flights were relaxed. By comparison, flights to Mexico and the Caribbean are regulated which puts a barrier to market entry. Plus, WN has filled the discount airline market niche r...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 187
Views: 12304

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

I have actually discussed this with my many American friends/colleagues, and most seem to agree that the big reason is the little vacation time that people get in the US. Most people just don't have enough work leave to actually plan a proper "Holiday" on a regular basis, compared to may E...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 22
Views: 2297

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

As usual with "what ifs" discussions it's always personal opinions, so here's mine, for what it's worth.. I suppose that easily ALL airlines you list could have happily & healthily survived, provided they adapted to the ever changing market dynamics. This begs the questions for me: why...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 138
Views: 8373

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

...But what a great ambitious country Norway is!
And who will they be selling their oil to the day when planes will be electric?

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 345
Views: 37691

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

dtw2hyd wrote:

Almost every country is trying to curtail ME3 growth.


yeah... I'd say instead that it sucks to be alone fighting a wrong war once again..

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 54
Views: 13500

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

readytotaxi wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
Surely a VC10 would have done JFK-LHR in less???

And in far better Style ;)


:champagne: No doubt about that. Not to mention grace, elegance, character... :bigthumbsup:

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 54
Views: 13500

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

skipness1E wrote:
Surely a VC10 would have done JFK-LHR in less???


My thought exactly.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 222
Views: 54079

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Hope they can bring a wavy line between white & grey, same style as KLM or UA B787. The wavy line on the UA B787 makes it the worst looking aircraft type in their entire fleet. I really hate it. A straight line looks so much sharper. Cheatlines look Soviet. Maybe mao-chic. It looks incredibly o...

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by oldannyboy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6529

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

TK has an excellent Y product. The food is really pretty amazing...better than J on some carriers! The service, coupled with the generally good legroom they provide, will go a long way to make the not-so-terrible 9-abreast 787 seem very good! So, no, I don't see it happening - no need to really.

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by oldannyboy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 222
Views: 54079

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I'm bracing for impact....praying for common sense to prevail....

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commutair dash 8 flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4593

Re: Last commutair dash 8 flight

It's hard for me to think I'd miss such an uncomfortable aircraft really... Amen. Why some like noisy, slow, worn out interiors, delayed and cancelled aircraft is beyond me. I have taken dozens of Dash flights not by choice, but because it was the only way to get to point B. Dashes were long overdu...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commutair dash 8 flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4593

Re: Last commutair dash 8 flight

It's hard for me to think I'd miss such an uncomfortable aircraft really...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone know what Swift will do with Eastern's name?
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Does anyone know what Swift will do with Eastern's name?

I hope not. EA has been dead for what? a lifetime? Let's just leave the dead rest in peace folks...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 5484

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

I actually hope not. VX was a fantastic, truly innovative brand. It's been killed, so let it rest in peace.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

To make things very easy to understand to non-geniuses like me I think of FADEC as the equivalent of the electronic injection in the engines of modern cars, versus the old, temperamental carburetor-fitted cars.... Not a bad analogy .... Think of it as “throttle by wire” with built in monitoring and...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

That IR crash has to be only one I’ve heard of where lack of a FADEC was causal to the crash. FADECs and the EEC do lots of things but they weren’t installed to save lives. They allowed better engine life as the result of precise fuel scheduling. They allow for completely automated starts and, more...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

To make things very easy to understand to non-geniuses like me I think of FADEC as the equivalent of the electronic injection in the engines of modern cars, versus the old, temperamental carburetor-fitted cars....

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:17 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 man spread human waste in the lavatories Thursday before Flight 895 was diverted to Anchorage, airport police Lt. Joe Gamac...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news
Replies: 46
Views: 6779

Re: French routes news

No France is certainly not a large country Lille to Nice and from Seatle to Miami ? France is not a small one either. Europe is a large one. How long does it take to fly from Lille to Nice and from Seatle to Miami ? . I'll try to be as polite as possible, but you should work on your international g...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news
Replies: 46
Views: 6779

Re: French routes news

No France is certainly not a large country Lille to Nice and from Seatle to Miami ? France is not a small one either. Europe is a large one. How long does it take to fly from Lille to Nice and from Seatle to Miami ? . I'll try to be as polite as possible, but you should work on your international g...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Last Ever Aircraft Fokker Built
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: The Last Ever Aircraft Fokker Built

Hello, i am from Indonesia. I am new to this. Today i was very lucky to fly with Transnusa Aviation Fokker 70. It is the first and only Fokker 70 in Indonesia since 2010. Other airline prefer to use Fokker 28 and Fokker 100 or the small propeller like Fokker 27 and Fokker 50. But all of them alread...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase A320 production in Tianjin
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: Airbus to increase A320 production in Tianjin

If A380s are sadly not a reality of the Toulouse factory, I can't see how these would be built in Tianjin...?.. They wouldn't be built in Tianjin. There's no way the current A380 assembly process can be moved to China, it would be a nightmare to even think about it. My understanding is what they're...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase A320 production in Tianjin
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: Airbus to increase A320 production in Tianjin

More on China's Airbus plans is in this morning's Aviation Week Intelligence Network. A330-900s and A380s are a possibility , which could lead to assembly of some components of the A380 in China. http://awin.aviationweek.com/ArticlesStory.aspx?id=e8824650-a1e4-48d8-a46f-53dde5bcc479 If A380s are sa...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF: due to weather conditions all FI and WW inbounds from US massively delayed this morning
Replies: 5
Views: 2393

Re: KEF: due to weather conditions all FI and WW inbounds from US massively delayed this morning

I would assume that this weather front is affecting others, beyond FI and WOW, no??

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: STOL Performance Improvement By More Powerful Engine?

[*]There’s very, as in no, demand for true STOL planes. Runways are everywhere, so anything bigger than a Twin Otter will have runways adequate long. I can say, without fear of contradiction, Bombardier will not build a new STOL plane without or without the DHC-8 as a basis. Viking owns the DHC-5 B...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7478

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

So the takeaway from this is that it's mostly seating, personal perception, and bias. . Sorry, no bias here: I love the 777. So, not to disagree for the sake of doing so, but anybody who has flown a lot will have to agree that the 777 is a loud aircraft, no doubt quite a bit louder than an A330, ev...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7478

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
But primarily I would look for a nice deep carpet. Something you don't often find in Y. :roll:



Ahhh...bingo! you DID, even in Y...back in the olden days! Those plush, thick, soft carpets that would absorb noise and smells in equal manners!

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7478

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

777 is noisy - period. In my experience it's easily the noisiest of all the widebody types. Second would be flying in the nose section of a 747. Agree. The TriStar could be somewhat loud-ish too, and the back of a ("dirty") 767 is pretty noisy as well. DC10 & MD11 were really comfy in...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7478

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

777 is noisy - period.
GE/RR/PW all have different "tones" but the jet remains loud. I suppose it has a lot to do with fuselage shape, exposure to the Jetstream from under the wing hitting the fuselage sides, and finally INSULATION.... or lack thereof....

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh
Replies: 37
Views: 6135

Re: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh

Blah, meh...
Another refresh? Still purple?
What is the mission statement? Are they a lo-cost [still] proper, or not?? Err... this is one company going randomly and lacking direction...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2315

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

It was terrible, believe us. That's one thing I am NOT missing. I have particularly bad memories of a peculiarly horrible flight: cramped seat, DC-9, last-row, smoking section & plenty of turbulence. Between the stench, the noise, and the rollercoaster ride I got off feeling positively ill... La...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 2961

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

Dornier made excellent designs of a very high quality - unsurprising really for the German industry one might argue! It's a great pity that the Do728 could not see the light and enter service. This Dornier failure is one of those instances in which I am wondering whether state intervention should be...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 58
Views: 13243

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Thank goodness, hope the A350-1000 to LAX is true. Anything to avoid 10 across 777s You have to wonder if airlines will begin recognising this - not just those with A350s and 777s (at 10 abreast), but also those with 787s (at nine abreast - which is all but one). If the operate both 777s and A350s ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 58
Views: 13243

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Good to see more A350 flying. The jet is so much more comfortable than the 777. In what way, if i may ask? Haven't been on the 350.. And isn't the 777 even wider? The 777 cabin is pretty noisy - very noisy, according to some people. I personally find it annoying after a number of hours, particularl...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6334

Re: Value of an all-weather hub

..You could argue that the mere geography of the hubs you mention does in fact play a pretty unavoidable role in the issue altogether. Unfortunately you can't really do much if big chunks of your network revolve around the North-East corridor and the northernmost States... I agree that some hubs are...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 58
Views: 13243

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Good to see more A350 flying. The jet is so much more comfortable than the 777.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Delta FAs file discrimination lawsuit against Delta
Replies: 19
Views: 5224

Re: Former Delta FAs file discrimination lawsuit against Delta

I don't for a single minute believe any of this cr*p. DL is a company that has proved time and time again to value diversity and pay attention to the various minorities and groups. As a side note, I personally feel that the minute [any] religion gets in the way of other people's lives -including req...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Business class seats a weight issue on longhaul flights
Replies: 8
Views: 3352

Re: Business class seats a weight issue on longhaul flights

I do have to say that business class seats have somewhat become the equivalent of what cumbersome SUVs are for regular cars. Have we all gone a bit too far with the design of said seats? Some really are like mini-suites, and although flying 'in' them is a pretty glorious experience, one tends to fee...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 10967

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

This sounds a bit more line an Air India story than a Jet Airways one. You're getting confused with a Bollywood script. :lol: They first fight in the cabin, then make peace and vow eternal love, and then the whole aircraft erupts in cheerful singing and claps and dances in the aisles... :rotfl:

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 10967

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

jupiter2 wrote:
Does it actually state anywhere that the captain was a male ?


I for one assumed it was two men. My bad.
Oh boy, the pre-assumptions one has when gay! :rotfl:

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook operated by Wamos
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Thomas Cook operated by Wamos

F27500 wrote:
Whats a "WAMOS"?

Sound like an underdeveloped body part.


Ohh boy, tell me about THOSE..! :rotfl:

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16302

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The 777 with 10 across has such a odd seat leg arrangement, only the outboard middle seats have decent foot space. http://www.asiatraveltips.com/newspics/twitter/2017/QatarAirwaysBoeing777EconomyClass.jpg Yeah, I do have to agree on that. And I'm not a particularly strong detractor of 10-across on ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 757-300s to go to 234 seats
Replies: 23
Views: 6542

Re: United's 757-300s to go to 234 seats

Sadly for UA passengers though, service still matters more than seat pitch..... I mostly disagree with this. I honestly do not think that UA is half as bad as people love to describe it. It's heaps better than US or NW ever were, although worse than what CO was. It's just that -I think- DL and AA a...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 757-300s to go to 234 seats
Replies: 23
Views: 6542

Re: United's 757-300s to go to 234 seats

Well, sad, but it's an inevitable sign of the times we live in. On a side -compensatory- note, I have flown a few times on a 265-seat configured 753, and the flights were still good, with decent legroom. I suppose it depends not only on the type of seats, but also on the % of estate the galleys and ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT getting Meridiana's MD-80's?
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: DAT getting Meridiana's MD-80's?

Oh wow...never been so happy to be proven wrong! long live the MD-80!!!

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by oldannyboy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6414

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

WOW Air is another one that is starting its implosion. They expanded far too quickly and can't sustain it. Next one will be Norwegian. Ohhhh...yes, I can oh so very clearly see what you are seeing now....a dreadful implosion due to..... a snowstorm... :rotfl: Where did you get your crystal ball fro...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6414

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

[*]1) can we please for the love of all aviation gods stop reopening year old threads? Just link to an older similar thread in the opening post. 2) @F27500 and all other biased sceptics, we are in an economic upturn right now. LH(U)LCC's like Norwegian and Wow are using plenty financing opportuniti...

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