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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Got my first glimpse of one 35 years ago when BA's first G-BIKB arrived at GLA in February 1983, a couple of months after fellow launch customer Eastern got theirs in late '82. I gather it was still flying for DHL until very recently too and is now stored pending scrapping. Eastern's first, N505EA w...

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 28
Views: 1749

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

Yes but how would that apply if they gain the UK AOC they've applied for ? Surely these UK shareholders then become legit ? To be honest, whilst the Pandora's Box that Brexit has become continues to be kicked around the yard aimlessly and with no real direction. I'll assume this is just more O'Leary...

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 5989

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

[*] Rossiya Airlines to operate St. Petersburg to Gatwick 1x daily with A319 aircraft from March 25th. Will operate using Aeroflot flight number according to a tweet from the chap who runs the airlineroute blog. https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/965230366171709442 Cheers Ben Hopefully that wil...

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 190
Views: 43357

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

audidudi wrote:
BOEING777EK wrote:
Will it be delivered as a VIP aircraft or passenger?

Obviously that all depends on who has bought it!


Did I read elsewhere that Lufthansa were expanding the Privatair brand ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 3697

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

The best chance of that happening in the UK is/was in Scotland where APD implementation was devolved to the Scottish Government in recent times. And whilst it looked set to be abolished, unfortunately environmental concerns raised mainly by the Scottish Green Party, who the ruling SNP frequently re...

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 3697

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

The best chance of that happening in the UK is/was in Scotland where APD implementation was devolved to the Scottish Government in recent times. And whilst it looked set to be abolished, unfortunately environmental concerns raised mainly by the Scottish Green Party, who the ruling SNP frequently req...

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 34
Views: 5906

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Qantas should make that their mainstream livery, it's really outstanding !

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 148
Views: 11157

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Maybe the kid had sore ears or something ? Did anyone bother to investigate or was it easier to blame the kid ? And yes ear plugs can make a big difference. You can get foam based ear pellets that are no bigger than a pair of suppository tablets, which is good really, because if they don't work you ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A330 is drawing heart?
Replies: 11
Views: 4499

Re: Virgin A330 is drawing heart?

Virgin Atlantic already tweeted that it's a routine training flight that was already scheduled. They decided to amend the route slightly given today's date. And why not... ? ;-)

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 54
Views: 5291

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?

kurtverbose wrote:
...er, isn't deep stall an issue?

Apart from that I think yes, Boeing should focus more on styling and heritage rather than aerodynamics and efficiency. :roll:


If we're talking looks only, then an evolved looking 757 would do me. Something like a 752 could have been had they Max'd it out. ;-)

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 54
Views: 5291

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail

Yes, because Boeing's primary concern is to make a throwback aircraft. Weren't they aiming to do something similar with the 7J7? I believe it looked identical to a 727 minus the s-duct engine and the weird propfans. Wasn't it supposed to have a t-tail and under wing slung engines ? http://www.boein...

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by JannEejit
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?
Replies: 20
Views: 4123

Re: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?

Could someone explain how noise reduction is physically acheived via these chevrons please ? Thanks !

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by JannEejit
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32782

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Are the sun glasses really necessary? The 330 is a good looking aircraft whose looks imo are not improved by the blinkered look. Is there some technical rather than aesthetic reason for them? Ruscoe It's just a signature look Airbus imagineers have decided is in 'en vogue'. I can't think of a singl...

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by JannEejit
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11730

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

stl07 wrote:
why was it woken back up?


To replace a 'returning to lessor' A346 frame that couldn't be renegotiated for some reason. And also because of 787-9 engine issues ongoing.

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11730

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

JannEejit wrote:
Hard to tell from the pics, but have they opted for the flat non metallic red paint, as per the ex Air Berlin A332's ? Something I've come to refer to as 'emergency lease red' ? ;-)


Ah... info incuded in post by OP two above mine as I type. So flat red it is...

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11730

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

Hard to tell from the pics, but have they opted for the flat non metallic red paint, as per the ex Air Berlin A332's ? Something I've come to refer to as 'emergency lease red' ? ;-)

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5420

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

There have been some huge evacuations in Germany while large bombs are dealt with, I recall a very large one was found in Hannover last year leading to several thousand people having to leave their homes for the day. UK ones only tend to make the national news if they are large, or if they cause a ...

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11360

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Why also weren't any of the military big lifters taken up by commercial carriers ? Especially those that were actively promoted as civilian options by their respective manufacturers ? The An124 is used routinely as a commercial freighter. True and of course the An225, both of which seem to operate ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 to arrive at SXM on February 10th
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Re: 747 to arrive at SXM on February 10th

EC-MQK of Wamos Air is currently operating this service and appears to be in an all white livery with little or no markings.

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Hi Folks, quite a disparate collection of opinions. Personally I like the new rendition ,moving with times. Now on this note would the boards of Aer Lingus, Austrian and Singapore sit down and "move with the times". I realise that the above suggestion will be off thread but worthy of comm...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

When I first saw it I thought it may have been a BA style hybrid (Landor to world tail) livery before the grand unveiling of the real new livery!! Disappointed, looks under cooked without a bit of yellow. Bo)am I wondered that too, it also reminded me of the new American livery prior to reveal when...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4056

Re: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse

Thank you. So at last, we will see the end of the bus rides from the Fokker Farm to the terminal and we'll get to use proper gates.... I'll miss that Fokker farm if it's truly going? Last time I passed through, I ended up on a transfer bus with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and his wife Bro...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11360

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Why also weren't any of the military big lifters taken up by commercial carriers ? Especially those that were actively promoted as civilian options by their respective manufacturers ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11360

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

It didn't so much fail as got kicked into the long grass so that Airbus could concentrate all effort into getting the problems with the PAX version ironed out. I don't know if Airbus have said it'll never happen or not, but the chances seem slim at best.

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Having seen D-ABYA in person I must say that there are several details I like about the new livery: 1. all-white wings: unique among airlines, and it will make LH planes even more recognizable from the ground than the "Spiegelei" did. I never understood why airlines do not treat the wings...

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

On the A380 model, I'm reminded of the Airbus house colours design.

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way needs up to 20 747-8 freighters
Replies: 17
Views: 2910

Re: Silk Way needs up to 20 747-8 freighters

Question: With air freight business allegedly on the up again, are Airbus likely to re-examine the A380F product, even as a method of keeping that line open, along with the news of recent passenger model demand ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I have no doubt the yellow will reappear somewhere in the near future as I'm sure there's a ton of internal objection to the loss. I predict either the crane and circle but only the outline this time. This small change would seem very doable even after much of the fleet is re-painted. They aren't g...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

. It is fine that the strategy of LH does not convince you, you are entitled to your own opinion. Just as anybody else here. But such wild speculations outed here just because you won't let yourself being convinced by LH's policy is out of place imho. If you're telling me that everyone within the L...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Good question, you might wonder why the A350 wasn't chosen either, it being the newest type in service ? LH's next A359 will wear the new livery. She's on the flightline at TLS waiting her turn in the paint barn Ultimately all of them will be painted, I was wondering why Queen was the first. There'...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

IAG had a chance to provide something tasteful and lasting for Iberia but went down a similar route. I didn't like the new Iberia livery because the design represents absolutely nothing -- and I still don't like it. Finnair uses just white and blue, yet looks very smart and clean, but then it's ver...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

PixelPilot wrote:
Not sure if it was mentioned, anybody know why didn't they paint their flagship (according to their website it is the 380) and instead the went with the Queen?


Good question, you might wonder why the A350 wasn't chosen either, it being the newest type in service ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

LH emphasizes that yellow colors will not be removed in the cabin. Even Spohr is wearing yellow socks at the unveiling ceremony this evening. https://imagr.eu/up/oB7bF_DVcufShX4AAeiAc.jpg https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/961288401075961856 And another executive with a yellow boarding card stuff...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Us humans are just uncomfortable with change, so give it some time. You can multiply that 1000% where a.net is concerned! You'll be surprised how quickly people will stop missing the egg yolk or the grey underbelly... You know the reducion of yellow to the bare minimum (small flashes and "surp...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9921/105c0220
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Lilienthal wrote:
Where are they hiding the 321? Has it been spotted yet?


On the move now...

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9921/105c0220

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Oh, c'mon, please! There's nothing sharp, inventive or innovative in stripping the entire fuselage of any colour, conceptual design, marquees or logos... it's...absolutely empty, it's VOID... The result is hardly phenomenal. It's a pure white fuselage with a dark blue fin. End of story. Even though...

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by JannEejit
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I have to say I do like the video. Even if you dont like the new livery it is worth watching this video! To me the video is a classic case of getting your excuses in early. So Lufthansa send out a man in jeans and trainers to explain that the Crane has not been used correctly for years and that blu...

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

In a video posted by lufthansa news on twitter this morning they talked about how yellow will very much still be part of the lufthansa brand. "we are making yellow more special" https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/960529718566146048] Judging from the video, the Lufthansa website will...

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

This livery certainly bears all the hallmarks of a 'Let's have a rethink in six months, guys' feel about it !

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 6972

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

In laymans terms I assume an upfolded wing tip to effectively act like a winglet in many ways.

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

The current UPS Cargo look would work nicely too. Transplant in Lufthansa's signature blue and yellow, add a yellow crane motif on tail and it's an instant modern classic.

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I read a comment in that You Tube clip calling it "Joonhansa" perfect ! ;-) And another suggestion, Is it too late for Lufthansa to pick up Monarch's old livery in a fire sale ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/65db1fc1c56339674258d0d02933fd45.jpg Credit to a Facebook user Hon Mok for this. MUCH better. Even remove the circle if you want to make it more simplistic. I like that, could also add a hint of tapered blue atop the nacelles with a subtle yellow accent or ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Funnily enough I chanced upon some old YouTube footage the other day showing some late 80's LAX movements (1989 or 90 I think ?) and there amongst all the remaining 70's and 80's cheatline liveries like Delta, American, Cathay etc was a brand new liveried Lufthansa 744, looking like a visitor from t...

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 7736

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

I can recall Hawaii being mentioned as a potential 787 destination by a Thomson/Tui executive from GLA, during a press conference when the type arrived in 2013. At the time it felt more like pulling names out of thin air when asked what kind of destinations the 787 might be able to open up. 5 years ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A346 G-VNAP Returning to Virgin Fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 5658

Re: A346 G-VNAP Returning to Virgin Fleet?

EI202 wrote:
Its nickname is Sleeping Beauty, certainly an apt name!


The reg caught my eye too... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A346 G-VNAP Returning to Virgin Fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 5658

Re: A346 G-VNAP Returning to Virgin Fleet?

On a side note this should be in the new livery, what with the old one removed on entry to storage initially :P Yeah it returned to lessor in a factory white finish and I'm assuming returned from Manila the same ? I'd guess it'll get the full authentic respray or they'll perhaps more likely go with...

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193686

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

I'm seeing Polar Air Cargo here.

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21611

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

So why doesn't the 2/3 of the rest of the world feel the need to bring little Tiddles on board for comfort ? I agree flying can be frightening and stressful for lots of people but other emotional support avenues are out there and explorable. I used to get really stressed before flying, eventually h...

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