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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 94
Views: 14053

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I can't imagine that there could be any intellectual properties or copyrights regarding the word 'Atlantique' let alone Air or Trans. So essentially what you're suggesting is Air Transat could have used 'Atlantique' in their operational name if they wanted to without fear of litigation from another...

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 94
Views: 14053

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I can't imagine that there could be any intellectual properties or copyrights regarding the word 'Atlantique' let alone Air or Trans. So essentially what you're suggesting is Air Transat could have used 'Atlantique' in their operational name if they wanted to without fear of litigation from another...

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 26
Views: 4124

BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

From Dec 12th BA passengers will be numerically classified from 1-5, based upon price paid for ticket, and those who paid the most invited to board first. Whilst this may be nothing more than a concept to avoid 'stampede boarding' I wonder how it will work in practice ? Surely tickets aren't sold zo...

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current operators of the L-1011
Replies: 13
Views: 3296

Re: Current operators of the L-1011

Is this air tanker plan for the ex RAF fleet actually happening or just conjecture ? I've heard about it so many times now and still they remain parked.

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by JannEejit
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 94
Views: 14053

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I can't imagine that there could be any intellectual properties or copyrights regarding the word 'Atlantique' let alone Air or Trans. So essentially what you're suggesting is Air Transat could have used 'Atlantique' in their operational name if they wanted to without fear of litigation from another...

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by JannEejit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlander 10 has crashed
Replies: 3
Views: 2412

Re: Airlander 10 has crashed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-be ... s-42037832
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BBC News says the aircraft slipped it's moorings whilst unmanned and auto deflated to prevent damage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-be ... s-42037832

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by JannEejit
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Struggling with my love for aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 8172

Re: Struggling with my love for aviation

I lost interest in aviation too as a teenager, probably around aged 15-16 or so. It happens and I wouldn't worry about it, you are just experiencing life as a grown up, and especially at your age, hormonal influences and peer pressure tend to guide you into more stereotypical 'teenage modes'. The ch...

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by JannEejit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 8726

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

michman wrote:
Recycled news. The story is actually from 2014 (click through to the original ABC News story and notice the date). The "US Airways" part was a dead giveaway.


Looks like it's emotional support Groundhog too... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 94
Views: 14053

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

Interesting...I know of 4 senior AIR TRANSAT pilots who confirm the original AIR TRANS ATLANTIQUE name. Personally, i think it sounds much nicer. I like the sound of that just wondering if it clashed with the at the time still in operation, UK operator 'Air Atlantique' famous for it's retro proplin...

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by JannEejit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 94
Views: 14053

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

Interesting...I know of 4 senior AIR TRANSAT pilots who confirm the original AIR TRANS ATLANTIQUE name. Personally, i think it sounds much nicer. I like the sound of that just wondering if it clashed with the at the time still in operation, UK operator 'Air Atlantique' famous for it's retro proplin...

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 94
Views: 14053

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I like it personally, maybe the font work could be better or bigger but I do like the muted metallic blues and silver. It reminds me of a kind Oman Air 'lite' which is one of the smartest liveries around IMHO.

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 16603

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

What I know is that retiring frames from SQ (as well as EK) are not maintaining in excellence status. Yes, they do a good job in doing maintenance according to the manufacturers' requirements, but full of defects that need to be solved. Maybe Dr Peters should be opening up a dialogue with Dr Pepper...

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 47
Views: 8557

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Anything going to a museum or are all of the last commercial passenger 747's operating for airlines in the country that invented it becoming baked bean cans ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 56
Views: 8863

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Eurowings have started using ex Air Berlin (still in livery) Q400's between DUS-GLA, not the longest route but a good example of a longish Q400 journey which billed as 1h 45mins, appears from observation of the last few days to be taking a full 2 hours. There's also the Q400 services from Iceland to...

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69751

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

I love these annual AvB threads. Is there a way to receive an alert about actual orders instead of wading through several pages of hearsay, conjecture and big old hissy fits ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: J41 in Full Flybe Livery
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: J41 in Full Flybe Livery

Between insisting on Loganair fleet be purpled only a year ago, falling out of love with each other, getting into bed with Eastern and some poor financial figures; you have to wonder what kind of world Flybe execs continue to live in ? Today at GLA I observed a Loganair Twin Otter in Flybe livery, a...

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by JannEejit
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 44
Views: 8497

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

Any truth in the rumour they want to start a pond hopping operation called VirJOON Atlantic ? (I'll get my coat) ;-)

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by JannEejit
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 20
Views: 2810

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

And do the slots need to honour the original destinations or can those be determined by the successful bidder ? I'm thinking of the post BMI Heathrow remedy slots scenario...

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by JannEejit
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 20
Views: 2810

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

So with no slots and no aircraft what do the creditors fight over now...the office furniture ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 7914

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

The moment you go BoB on shorthaul you can't call yourselve premium. If they'd gone the SAS route, serving only tea/water/coffee I'd understand, but this is sad, plain sad. I read this time and time again. It appears to be one of the reasons people flew BA in the first place. I don't know why they ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 10929

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

KLM were until recently a major Fokker user, supporting the local manufacturer, they are also a major Embraer user. As an established 737 operator, post DC-9 era as explained above, I can't imagine why an expanded 737 fleet wouldn't make sense, especially given the demise of the local player's produ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels
Replies: 28
Views: 3412

Re: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels

loisencroach wrote:
It was interesting while it lasted.....


You might get that back when the Trump gets toppled. In the meantime, the rest of us can enjoy our Cuban holidays.

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 14880

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Personally I feel US air travel has never been the same since they stopped having singing nuns, jive talking dudes and ladies who like their coffee black on board...sigh... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87910

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Oh well, there'll still be some freighters around for a while.....and a few airfields here might see a 748 occasionally....LH or some other....maybe. This year is just the end of 747 passenger ops by US airlines, not the end of 747 passenger ops in US destinations. You still have plenty time to see...

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 8591

Re: Could anything save the 747?

BA would have ordered more, according to Willie Walsh, if Boeing had given them an engine option, i.e., Rolls Royce engines. May not have saved the program, but would have been a nice feather in Boeing's cap to have BA order the new version. Why didn't Boeing consider putting the RR engines on the ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Italiana would sound better and avoids repitition of the old Air Italy brand.

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140434

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Great News. the pilots union VC has rejected the new contract for Eurowings and has blocked the extension of EW with AB assets. http://www.airliners.de/vc-eurowings-tarifeinigung/42773 So maybe LH will not get the assets on a silver tablet. Interesting as for the past few days Eurowings DUS-GLA ser...

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Has he missed a trick here ? Surely 'Al's Italia' is too good a name too resist ! ;-)

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16632

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Since when does having the A350 and A380 make the 777X redundant? BA is one of the largest 777 operators. Not sure why they wouldn’t consider it. Like they were/are the largest 744 operator but didn't consider the 748i ? Apples to Oranges. A 777-9 is clearly a better airplane over the 747-8i in sev...

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16632

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Since when does having the A350 and A380 make the 777X redundant? BA is one of the largest 777 operators. Not sure why they wouldn’t consider it. Like they were/are the largest 744 operator but didn't consider the 748i ? Reportedly they did to the point of nearly ordering it, only a last minute pri...

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16632

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Boeing778X wrote:

Since when does having the A350 and A380 make the 777X redundant?

BA is one of the largest 777 operators. Not sure why they wouldn’t consider it.


Like they were/are the largest 744 operator but didn't consider the 748i ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner at LHR G-VWHO
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner at LHR G-VWHO

Delta are providing back up with 767's on certain flights are they not ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner at LHR G-VWHO
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner at LHR G-VWHO

Yep, I would assume it's down to the defective Rollers too.

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by JannEejit
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 768
Views: 98185

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I'm talking about mid-sized airports that EK for one have expressed a desire to send A380 to, but instead send lesser aircraft owing to operational restrictions at said airports, even if they already receive 744's on a regular basis. GLA would be a good case in point, with regular Virgin Atlantic 74...

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by JannEejit
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 768
Views: 98185

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The only way to grow at a constrained airport, is to upgauge the equipment. Hoping for a reduction in 777 orders and an increase in A380. Assuming presumably you can also instigate an upgauge in airports capable of handling the A380, something in itself that surely influences the current state of t...

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by JannEejit
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates receives 100th A380
Replies: 29
Views: 5413

Re: Emirates receives 100th A380

LX015 wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
BA has something like 14 more airbus narrowbodies than Emirates has A380's.



Comparing narrowbodies to A380s? :roll:


Nope the poster was responding to a question posed as to which airlines have 100 or more of a single type in service...

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by JannEejit
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new Condor A332
Replies: 37
Views: 10326

Re: The new Condor A332

It's not actually painted its just a big wrap/sticker. It was applied to the aircraft in YUL a week before it ferried to DUS. Similar to the 30th Anniversary livery, its just a big sticker, you can see exactly where it ends halfway up the fuselage. I thought it was something along those lines mysel...

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by JannEejit
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new Condor A332
Replies: 37
Views: 10326

Re: The new Condor A332

Varsity1 wrote:
I'm surprised they painted it.


Only the tail end, the logos will be decals and the engines haven't been touched either.

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new Condor A332
Replies: 37
Views: 10326

Re: The new Condor A332

Is this just a winter lease from Air Transat ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG/BA - Airbus/Bombardier C-Series
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: IAG/BA - Airbus/Bombardier C-Series

I think what Walsh said was the C Series was "too much plane for Cityflyer". Unless that opinion has changed you can't really see it coming anytime soon.

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ

I guess the type would still be around had they opted for a two engined RJX series instead of sticking with four...?

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87910

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

So are they or have they already had the fuel tank mods ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87910

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

iahcsr wrote:
And now there are two.
N118UA and N121UA are the only remaining.
The other three arrived VCV yesterday.


Are these two to be retained for ad-hoc use ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN
Replies: 29
Views: 5363

Re: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN

So 'London Airways' now does a 'Madrid Airways'... quelle surprise... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87910

Re: UA900

Last one is tomorrow (Saturday) op by N107UA. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua900 And with that, marks the end of regular scheduled passenger service with the 744 at UA. End of an era for sure. Last one is UA892 ICN-SFO. N121UA is operating that, and has been in the air for 35 minutes ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas' 1st 737 MAX out of paint shop
Replies: 12
Views: 3198

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas' 1st 737 MAX out of paint shop

The paler blue colours remind of the classic Argentina football strip and of great boyhood heroes like Diego Maradona and Ossie Ardilles. Hey I may just add this to my model collection too, assuming it gets made in 1:400. Nice job !

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side
Replies: 68
Views: 11965

Re: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side

I'm with the form and function theory on this, most cars have four wheels and a steering wheel after all. McDonnell Douglas also had an MD-12 double deck airliner proposal, a couple of years before the A380 that is virtually identical in artists design renderings ? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mc...

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th Anniversary of the A380
Replies: 57
Views: 6739

Re: 10th Anniversary of the A380

I've been following the A380 since it was first launched as the A3XX. I was living in London (2004-2007), and got to see the first flight of the A380 on TV in 2005. In 2006, I made a special trip out to LHR on the Tube from my central London university hall just to see the first A380 landing at LHR...

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9340

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

On EAS flights in the US there were many times we had flights with one passenger or no passengers on board. When we had just one passenger on board, we would greet them by name offer them any seat on the aircraft. The aircraft was a 1900 so we would offer them a headset to plug in to the intercom i...

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