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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 56
Views: 8372

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Let's pause a second and be reminded that they have just discarded not only a great and well established name (Meridiana) I wouldn't call Meridiana a great and well established name. [color=#0040BF]At least not compared to brands like Lufthansa, Alitalia, Pan Am [/color], ... . Wow. Thanks for a re...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Finally joining
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Finally joining

Welcome to the forum. :-)

And never mind the occasional vitriol you will inevitably get spat at by some members! It's still 'mostly' a fun place!! ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 4295

Re: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?

cue SN Brussels Airlines, who fly the absolute oldest A333 in service, on long-hauls, when these frames where delivered around 1996 to Air Inter for domestic French flying. Tells quite a bit about the aircraft, no? They were delivered 3/'94, 12/'93 & 2/'94 respectively and 12/'94 & 5/'95 fo...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 56
Views: 8372

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Oh well, the livery is a bit of a let down frankly. I was hoping for something a lot more inspiring. This looks like the umpteenth LCC scheme from Asia (no offence..)... not an airline which aims at positioning themselves as somewhat of a 'national' carrier... They could at least have used the red a...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 4295

Re: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?

I don't think we'll see too many A330s making it to 30 years in service, aside from maybe some gov't examples (A340s). The OP is probably referring more to age. I suspect they will all be replaced gradually with the A330Neo. mmm ...not sure where you got that idea from..? the A330 is a very capable...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 41
Views: 11632

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

Wow. Sad. From past (personal) experience: never believe (and possibly work for) corporations with mantras and 'top ten core values'. it's just PR crap, and most likely management will use these just to make sure the workers' heads are kept bent down and low.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8074

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Both PA and especially TWA were seeing a rennasasance at the time of their shut down / aquisitions. PA made substianial strides and performance had improved substantially before Lockerbie and then the Gulf War. TW had strong load factors and would have been solidly profitable if not for the Caribou...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A330 is drawing heart?
Replies: 11
Views: 4499

Re: Virgin A330 is drawing heart?

Ohhh..how sweet...! was it a special one-off charter to celebrate Valentine day?

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by oldannyboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23687

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

The only aircraft they have really been on record dissing is the A380. A brief interruption (to set the record straight), but DL did publicly complain quite a bit about the poor performance of the MD-11 when they first started flying them. Also, to a much lesser extent, they also complained openly ...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23687

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Should probably buy some Dreamliners first, but this is an interesting development if true. But they don't need them.... So why? To show loyalty? You don't build up an unneeded additional fleet merely to show trust. They have a ton of perfectly capable and comparable 330s, plus 350s coming and 330N...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16235

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I worked in the Baggage Service Office long enough to easily know the kind of abuse they were taking. It's far far far more likely the passenger was verbally abusive, rude, etc etc, and didn't want to listen to reason than it is that these two baggage office people just decided they wanted to jump ...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16235

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

So, DL suspends the employee, but the customer is wrong and "deserved it"? :rotfl: Airliners.net defends the indefensible again. Am I surprised? :shakehead: Suspending the employee doesn't tell us much. Apart from the fact that DL want to save their face at all costs. I have a feeling the...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8171

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

Being of a light build myself, I don't particularly mind narrow seats. I am personally more interested in legroom....

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11740

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

What a magnificent aircraft. The long script somehow makes the long fuselage look even longer....wow! Stunning!

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plus Ultra vs UX & IB...oversupply on Spain to Latam?
Replies: 21
Views: 2230

Re: Plus Ultra vs UX & IB...oversupply on Spain to Latam?

European traffic to LATAM is much more reliant on UX/IB than on BA to the US. While the US is well connected from almost anywhere in Europe (see FRA or CDG), this is not the case for LATAM. Outside MAD, connections to LATAM are far and between. IB/UX from MAD to Europe usually carry a lot of connec...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CGN to LPA charters back in 1982
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: CGN to LPA charters back in 1982

I am pretty certain it would have been a Spantax or an Aviaco DC-8 - and incidentally both would have had a blue cheatline livery!... The CV990 mostly flew (I think) to mainland Spain. There were not that many quads in charter service to Spain by 1982, which narrows the search quite a bit... I don't...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38591

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

My question: How on earth did this engine get ETOPS certified with its downright lousy reliability? Because it obviously did not show that "lousy" reliability during the certification program. Just as the GEnx never showed a high-altitude icing problem or the Trent 1000 a blade sulfidatio...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....
Replies: 17
Views: 1135

Re: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....

What's wrong with plane spotting? ...far better than having a smoking, beer-burping slob of a husband who sits on the couch all day watching football on TV...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193786

Re: LH introduces revised livery

(...) They could have come up with such a bare, poor, stripped-down design in a 30-minute brown bag, after having written an outline of bullet points on a napkin! They certainly didn't need to hire consultants for what essentially looks like an in-between leases temporary scheme! (...) The rest is ...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193786

Re: LH introduces revised livery

It's a shame Lufthansa settled on such a lame livery. What a disappointment, what a missed opportunity. -ir The way I see it they succeeded much better than almost everyone to take a very sharp and integral look at their corporate identity. I am very impressed with the results of that strategy so f...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11237

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

I am always wondering why DY discussions are always bringing out of people such anger and frustration, as if DY was actually physically harming them ('those'!) personally... Heck, we even have people advocating for their demise... on an aviation (fans?) website..!!!! People over here are really on a...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 50
Views: 5787

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

:checkmark: This thread is just silly, bordering on ignorance. And there have been similar threads before. Give it a rest. arcticcruiser ( actually used to fly for Greenlandair/Air Greenland). :checkmark: ..Yeah, I mean, no offence to the thread starter, but this "why don't we have a hub in [in...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 39
Views: 5599

Re: Sukhoi will create a new SSJ variant(SSJ-75)

I'm personally a bit baffled by this. I am aware the SSJ has not been the resounding success that people (me included, I admit) were hoping it would have been; but on the other hand I am wondering whether it really does need a new wing + new engines + all the mentioned tweaks... Some operators -Citi...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193786

Re: LH introduces revised livery

No, no, I actually agree with what you say in terms of 'pax experience' and 'interaction with the brand'. When flying TG for instance I always love the colourful combination of their palette and the way in which it is consistently applied throughout the whole flight experience, from the ads, to the...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193786

Re: LH introduces revised livery

We may have to agree to disagree here. In my view, branding concerns the entire customer experience. The average passenger interacts with the brand at multiple points during the course of their journey. Yes, the airplane itself is the the biggest single application of the brand, but unless you go ou...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC

ushermittwoch wrote:
For a second I thought this order came from Lufthansa... ;)


...Ich auch! ;-) Gottseidank...!

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by oldannyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193786

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Well, in all honesty, yes the video is great, and very..err..."convincing". Exactly. I mean, the issue is that when it takes a full 20-minute video to get convinced about the nature of the job that has just been accomplished, it can only mean one thing: that there is an obvious fail in th...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193786

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Well, in all honesty, yes the video is great, and very..err..."convincing". Exactly. I mean, the issue is that when it takes a full 20-minute video to get convinced about the nature of the job that has just been accomplished, it can only mean one thing: that there is an obvious fail in the...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193786

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Wow. What a spectacular fail. I mean: really?? Paying a genius to take the old timeless design, remove the yellow, make it drab, colourless and boring and claiming it is 'contemporary' and 'fresh'. My ass! Clearly I am missing something.... That 748 looks bland, tail heavy, and coupled with the dark...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20607

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

Oh just how sad.
I find it cringing when stupid managers start playing with 'brands'.
I find it bizarre how little they are aware of the value some brands have.

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 39
Views: 7085

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

The Seychelles could make a great connection point between Africa and Asia. Maybe they should try and capitalise on this even more? The Keflavik of the Indian Ocean? Not enough travelers, not enough interest ... ...Except you might know I hope that the Seychelles are a MUCH bigger tourist destinati...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 5701

Re: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

crownvic wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
How in the world did Mrs. Ada Quonsett get onboard in the age of high security?





Your brave on the Ada Quonsett comment...



..She is getting on quite a bit I'm told... not the same perky 'ole lady anymore!

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 55
Views: 12763

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

And here is the second aircraft with a slightly different livery: https://imagr.eu/up/5P8RX_img_2.jpeg https://www.facebook.com/AzoresAirlinesOfficial/ I mean, why. It's ugly. What's with the giant QR code?? It's f*ugly! I know I'm not easily pleased with liveries (I know, I know Karel...), but thi...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35917

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

The A321neo/LR has written UA all over it, me thinks.

However, as we all know here, the 757 can't be replaced.... ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 14495

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

Totally fabricated letter, from a bogus traveler, probably crafted by the clever senator's office to back his religious interference into mundane issues. As I have said many times, the moment any religion wants to dictate over other people's personal liberties -such as what to wear- well to me it ha...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29673

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

Seems like a trolling thread to me, but I could be wrong. Certainly both Boeing and Airbus will compete to replace the 777. To assume Boeing will not compete for 777 replacement sales when they have dominated the upper end of the market for decades seems kinda foolish. The A350 is a fine plane, but...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Express banned from adding new aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 5747

Re: Hong Kong Express banned from adding new aircraft

The other airline likely affected by this is Norwegian, as they are leasing 12 A320neos to Hong Kong Express; 4 have been delivered off of the Norwegian (Arctic Aviation) order book. B-LCP is thus sitting grounded, unable to fly; unclear is if HK Express has to pay lease payments to Norwegian while...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-700ER LCY-JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 6368

Re: 737-700ER LCY-JFK

... the level of excitement and random fantasies that the BA LCY-JFK service - a marginal route, reduced to a sad daily schedule; and likely dying a quiet death due to Crossrail soon- has elicited in us a.nutters is really rather mind-boggling.....

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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: 1131

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: 720

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: 1413

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: 248
Views: 17349

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: 248
Views: 17349

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: 23
Views: 2581

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: 251
Views: 14776

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: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58001

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: 70
Views: 17107

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: 70
Views: 17107

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: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193786

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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