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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline at Waterford- Flights to Resume
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: New Airline at Waterford- Flights to Resume

Wish them the best with my warmest heart ever. Not sure they'll have an autumn timetable to publish though..

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX cabin noise levels?
Replies: 31
Views: 4507

Re: B737MAX cabin noise levels?

Although it's somewhat hard to judge from just a series of video I would say that there has been some improvement over the NG. Yes, it does indeed seem a little quieter. The A320NEO and the Cseries are probably still quite a bit better though.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-9 : Dead duck
Replies: 28
Views: 7408

Re: 737-9 : Dead duck

Yes, it will probably have a shorter life span than the -8 or the -10, and highly likely will be less successful than the 'brilliant duo', but at the same time we should bear in mind that the -9 will be considerably cheaper than the -10, given the pretty "major" (for being a 737 that is......

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 17591

Re: A new milestone for Sukhoi Superjet - Brussels Airlines

leghorn wrote:
Livomo?


Yes :-) Leghorn is the English name for the Italian city of Livorno...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X ditches European expansions plans
Replies: 55
Views: 8107

Re: AirAsia X ditches European expansions plans

Smart move. As CEO of Scoot recently also stated, up to 8-hours flight time seems to be sweet spot for longhaul low-cost model. With 50 percent of globes population within 7-hour flight time of KUL, there is so much potential to not bother with risky adventures to Europe or Americas for AAX. Absolu...

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anshabhi wrote:
$1.7 billion is more like list price, not selling price..

oldannyboy wrote:
Do we know the seating configuration?


78 Y. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Spice ... r_Q400.php


Ok, thanks

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 12043

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

I ma just hoping the interior is colourful cloth and not the usual omnipresent blue or gray leatherette.....

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe announces London Southend to Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: Flybe announces London Southend to Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester

Ah god, I was hoping for a bit more beef for my beloved little SEN... It seems it really is struggling to build up some customer base...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger
Replies: 37
Views: 4000

Re: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger

ATR, a company with a turnover of 1.8 billion dollars last year, can't afford a $3-4 billions (it could be 5 billions per Leeham News) clean-sheet turboprop and never will. For Airbus, putting that money on a $25 million aircraft built at a low rate (for them) will never generate an interesting ROI...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 149
Views: 24355

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

"Congrats" to UA that probably got a good deal on these, but for us pax, keep in mind that the 737 has about 7 inches less of cabin width compared with the A320 - so that means at least one inch less seat width in coach vs. the A320. Yes, the A320 is more comfortable...but that (maybe) 1 ...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 149
Views: 24355

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

United is in a great spot right now with the 77W they can now wait and see how the 777X performs and see what Airbuses answer will be to the airplane. An A350NEO or NG? [/quote] No offence, but please, let's stop this "NEO-NG" crap that comes out every 5 minutes on A.net, about every sing...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers
Replies: 39
Views: 7378

Re: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers

coolian2 wrote:
This forum is ridiculous in its stupidity.


:checkmark: I was exactly thinking the same.... the level of "oddity" that is found here is mind boggling...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK JFK-MXP Segment
Replies: 8
Views: 3519

Re: EK JFK-MXP Segment

The Milan area has warmly welcomed the arrival of more competition! NYC has actually been well underserved for a number of years, with usually no more than 3 daily flights, and forcing a large number of local pax to spill out onto near hubs, particularly MUC and ZRH. Don't forget that the Lombardy R...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet takes delivery of first A320neo, considering buying more A321neos
Replies: 19
Views: 3811

Re: Easyjet takes delivery of first A320neo, considering buying more A321neos

By giving more and more of their flying to their LCC brands, expanding their bag fees(if they have any right now) from their lowest Y fare to all Y fares, and continuing to cut whatever service is left. Or up their game, and offer a better service at a higher price...and not a cra*p service at high...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet takes delivery of first A320neo, considering buying more A321neos
Replies: 19
Views: 3811

Re: Easyjet takes delivery of first A320neo, considering buying more A321neos

Next question is, how are the legacy carriers going to respond to these significant capacity increases and unit cost advantages? By giving more and more of their flying to their LCC brands, expanding their bag fees(if they have any right now) from their lowest Y fare to all Y fares, and continuing ...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Unveils First CS300 Special Livery
Replies: 51
Views: 8501

Re: SWISS UNVEILS 1ST CS300 SPECIAL LIVERY

Horrid. Sorry. I hate to see the beautiful, clean, flowy lines of such an amazing bird ruined by that pastiche...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6220

Re: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10

I can see FR wanting to push seating capacity as close as possible to 250 seats, so as to maximise the benefit from having to have a fifth crewmember.


You can only see as far as the pax number the airframe is certified for... ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6220

Re: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10

I could easily see FR become on of the launch customers for the new 'big' variant.... I doubt FR would have any problem in filling many of those seats on so many of their routes.... Love the looks of the MAX10 in the renderings! On a side note, I have recently flown on my first FR 'new' -800 with Bo...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 120
Views: 15821

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

To most travelers to Hawaii, the flight is a means to an end, those things are nice but people aren't paying extra for it and product differentiation for particular markets adds a lot of cost and complexity for a large network carrier. 77H[/quote] Sorry, I do beg to differ: it does make a differenc...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com to fly limited STN-EWR flights in Q4 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1746

Re: Jet2.com to fly limited STN-EWR flights in Q4 2017

Let's not get carried away boys... It's the usual xmas programme.. These flights run for like 3 weeks max maybe?.. I wish they would become a regular STN fixture though!

I really like Jet2. Lovely bunch of people: friendly, caring, professional.

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA now partnering with Capita
Replies: 15
Views: 2010

Re: BA now partnering with Capita

Capita. Good grief..

..."Capita" in Italian means "it happens", as in "sh*t happens"... maybe these companies should invest a bit in their branding when they pick a name? ;-)

Oh well, it's BA's bean counters we are talking about here. Who is surprised..

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 63
Views: 12040

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

Cool virtual 'models', but frankly I am missing the point a bit....

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about ramp work.
Replies: 18
Views: 1527

Re: Questions about ramp work.

It's mostly safe -and good fun!- provided you don't cut corners and follow guidelines and security protocols.
Go for it!

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 79
Views: 7970

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

Disaster screamer here...
Sorry.
I hated them. A lot.
But at least BA was still a good airline back then. And still had aspirations..... Grand ones really!

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off
Replies: 50
Views: 12380

Re: MU736 SYD-PVG Uncontained Engine Failure after take-off

It's uncontained indeed. Debris exiting the cowling.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thanks to a LH F/A, a happy ending for Rubio the Dog
Replies: 29
Views: 5233

Re: Thanks to a LH F/A, a happy ending for Rubio the Dog

Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing!

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12095

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Big 'hardware' improvement, but the cabin is dull, boring, uninspiring...grey and colourless....

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 13687

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

I find this quite sad really... a sad portrait of a certain slice of the UK populace... and before you start flaming me, I'm British too... :-(

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air loses man's bag twice and sends car part instead
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Re: WOW Air loses man's bag twice and sends car part instead

Kinda funny, but I can see the poor guy's point! Very frustrating... Makes me thing about when AF during industrial action lost (or rather misplaced) my colleague's bag at CDG...apparently the bag was left out exposed to the elements for three months and when the bag was returned to her, her fur coa...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 8788

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

Horrible stupid person. I hope he gets banned from FR. I feel for Sabrina.
Some individuals should not be given the great privilege of being issued with a passport that grants them international travel.

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 140
Views: 14227

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Actually, this is incorrect. The old algorithm auto-allocated each row left to right, from A to F. So, even if you checked in close to the departure date/time, chances were the two people would get to sit together. The new system allocates seats B and E first, so after the first people check-in, mo...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 140
Views: 14227

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

I'm not sure easyjet is any better here. I recently booked 3 tickets GVA-ORY, 6 months in advance. During the reservation process, 90% of the seats were empty, and there was tons of empty half-rows. I didn't pay to select seats. We ended at the last row of the new seat configuation's A320 (186 pax)...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 9357

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

The A330/A340 windows are indeed pretty small, though the A350 windows are much larger. https://imagr.eu/up/izkju_A350-787-windows.png According to the Cosmopolitan articles I've read and the women I've talked to, it's the width of your window that matters more. :lol: :lol: Indeed. It's the width o...

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 9357

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

The pilot also told me he prefers Boeing as they have more control. Airbus they have to fight the computers, not a preferred method of solving problems when they occur. [/quote] I would have said "utter crap", but I'll be more polite and I'll say "utter manure"... You don't figh...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Meridiana Be Italy's New Main Airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 3181

Re: Could Meridiana Be Italy's New Main Airline?

Let's hope not guys. IG is a pretty terrible airline, with a pretty crappy customer service record. Abysmal, really..

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 140
Views: 14227

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Well, this is what you get with LCC's and ULCC's. I mean, if you want a quality flight fly a major airline, DAL, BAW, KLM, ETC. There are countless advantages to flying a mainline airline. ~Zac ...said the Baron who only flew first class. C'mon, give us a break. A "quality flight"! As if ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 140
Views: 14227

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

I might -or might not- pay the extra, if I need to be seated next to a companion... but that is not the point... It's vary naïve for some to say 'pay more', 'choose with your wallets' and fly another airline. The choice is simply not there guys... With such a high load factor, of course they are lo...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 9357

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

And... some are smaller than others.. make peace with that...they are just born that way! ;-) ;-) ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 9357

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

Airbus more than makes up for it with more comfortable cabins, A32s cabin are noticeably wider and more spacious feeling, I'll take that any day over slightly larger windows. [/quote] I tend to agree. Airbus cabins are more comfortable, and generally quieter than the Boeings. I don't mind too much ...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 9357

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

bluefltspecial wrote:
avi8tir wrote:
The A380 windows on the upper deck "seem" small as there is about a 4" gap between the interior and exterior windows.

nothing compares to the 787, obviously!


Have you ever seen a Vickers Viscount? :scratchchin: :duck:


...or a Britannia?? ;-)

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 9357

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

The first plane I ever flew in was a Vickers Viscount: now they had nice big windows. When driving by the BA depot at Heathrow on the A30 road, I've thought that the Boeing 787, because of its big windows, looks quite a small plane; only if one of them is parked close to another type of plane -- sa...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747 question.
Replies: 46
Views: 7612

Re: Northwest 747 question.

Minneapolis to London Gatwick started in June 1980 Boston to London Gatwick started in May 1981.[/ quote] As a side story... and very funny incident... around 1982/83 at LGW we were "boarded by mistake" on a NW 747 full of hoovering cleaners....quite a scene, those cleaning ladies were qu...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 9949

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

Factual probability: the underpaid, under-trained, UA agent probably had never seen or heard of a precious, hand-made, 17th musical instrument, and was simply treating both customer and said object as the next bothersome item on their day's tight agenda...? ....the realities of turning aviation into...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 to shut down HAM base
Replies: 31
Views: 5412

Re: U2 to shut down HAM base

Honestly: I am happy to see the orange birds disappearing from HAM market. And I hope, Ryanair will be next. Their behaviour and aggressivity don't fit to the HAM market, to the very openminded and liberal mentally of Hamburg People, which is rather unique world-wide. No Body will miss them, I swea...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 to shut down HAM base
Replies: 31
Views: 5412

Re: U2 to shut down HAM base

I was unfortunate enough to be in the room with U2's CEO yesterday when the closure was announced. Many questions were asked and the information we were given straight from the source, and after dozens of questions, was as follows. -HAM has never been profitable for the airline, in order to make it...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747 question.
Replies: 46
Views: 7612

Re: Northwest 747 question.

Remember my first flight in J with them, :old: the space was wonderful. https://s20.postimg.org/rmgk8o0xp/0411481.jpg That looks like a DC-10 cabin to me, doesn't have 747 bins and windows are not those of a 747 among other things. :checkmark: INDEED. 8-) perhaps one of their original series -40 wi...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?
Replies: 49
Views: 5259

Re: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?

Natflyer wrote:
I think you need to fix something there. How many 2016s are there? Is it now 2016b?


Nahhh.. We're in 2016-MAX. Or -neo?.. wait a minute... :scratchchin: :spin:

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 15976

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

How about instead DL expanded some if the European network from SEA??...it's about time the PNW gets some better access to continental Europe me thinks... …because of geography, the same reason that ATL will have a token number of flights to Asia and DL’s network from SEA to Europe will look simila...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13884

Re: Rumor: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

KFLLCFII wrote:
Better buy some extra.


Absolutely! :-) Better have some back-up equipment...just in case you know! ;-)

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