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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad sells its stake in Darwin Airline
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: Etihad sells its stake in Darwin Airline

Darwin Airline will be rebranded as ‘Adria Airways Switzerland’ from ‘Etihad Regional’ What a stupid name for an airline... :banghead: Darwin was ugly to begin with and to me always sounded so "un-intelligent" in the first place! Etihad Regional was a branding pastiche of colossal proport...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 47
Views: 5641

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

Interesting. In US English slang, "boost" is to steal ( http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boost ). Not sure if this is the angle they're going for, but perhaps they want people to think they're getting such a good price it is a steal? Wrong, fake news, alternative facts. I've...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airlines' A310-300s: only on domestic routes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Canadian Airlines' A310-300s: only on domestic routes?

If only WD had remained as a leisure-oriented charter airline, they'd probably be the size of TS nowadays. I share your nostalgia for WD, but had they stayed around they'd probably be no more/no better than what TS is... they would have had to morph into a leisure/LCC with 9-abreast seating (not th...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azimuth Airlines receives first SSJ100
Replies: 11
Views: 1690

Re: Azimuth Airlines receives first SSJ100

Nope :-o Never heard of them...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 102
Views: 27570

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

Beautiful...the turtle jet!!! I love the A380... so comfortable...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22806

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Why do people support these airlines again? Because they are actually good, and offer consistently good, reliable, friendly service, that is incidentally far far superior to those of the US3??? Maybe, yes?... As a side note...those poor young, sexualized, exploited flight attendants are not exactly...

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 8432

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

Varsity1 wrote:
104,000 jobs :lol:

I'd like to see the figures on that.


Ahh, Varsity... all those bad guys at the ME3, starving poor ole' lil' Delta! :stirthepot: ..Oh wait, DL is buying Airbus and Bombardier?... heck! :shock:

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by oldannyboy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15345

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Really unfortunate and rather sad. Regardless of how busy ones life may be or "seem"...taking just a few solemn moments to reflect and honor those amazing individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice is asking so very little. What is exactly the ultimate sacrifice, pardon me? For what...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 4801

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

Wow. It didn't take long for the cynics of a.net to dump on the OP's idea. It's "fiction" clearly described as such in the title. I dunno why - maybe he wants to write a crime thriller set in ATL or maybe a love story. I guess he wants a big, crowded place with a lot of people from foreig...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS
Replies: 26
Views: 7555

Re: Jet2 A330 G-VYGL accident in TFS

What a crude, sad sight...those smashed up wheels on that beautiful looking brand new bird... painful to see!

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery
Replies: 17
Views: 4600

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery

Wow. Stunning!

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 42
Views: 5046

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

Sad to see a great company like DL offering a whole aircraft for these three stupid-looking gangsta bros just because their are afraid of bad PR repercussions for an entirely legitimate deplaning. If you act stupid and are unable to follow simple instructions like stowing your bags safely away for t...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13263

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Here we go again...
Pro DYs vs Anti DY.
Pure biased speculation with little substance..

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by oldannyboy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19412

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

OMG. This is pathetic. This is beyond beyonds.. It's almost sad. It's that 1950s McCarthyism American propaganda tone that makes it truly pathetic...that "us(the good guys) against them (the bad guys)"...the rhetoric about the lost jobs, about "stealing" their routes and about &q...

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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: 8
Views: 1399

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: 36
Views: 6661

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: 43
Views: 10556

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: 17820

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: 8266

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: 12178

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: 21
Views: 3067

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: 49
Views: 5543

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: 152
Views: 26661

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: 152
Views: 26661

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: 38
Views: 7413

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: 3534

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: 3863

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: 3863

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: 55
Views: 9759

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: 6250

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: 6250

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: 15997

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: 1789

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: 2033

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: 90
Views: 18806

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: 1730

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: 80
Views: 8373

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: 51
Views: 13889

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: 5267

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: 64
Views: 15232

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: 13903

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: 1293

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: 8854

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: 192
Views: 22307

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: 192
Views: 22307

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: 9580

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: 9580

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: 21
Views: 5385

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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