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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 45
Views: 8015

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

Of course they could just make fence surfing a punishable crime and enforce it with on the spot fines ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airspace Full?
Replies: 27
Views: 4028

Re: British Airspace Full?

Should this thread not be titled "London airspace is full" as that seems to be the only overly congested zone in the UK ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?
Replies: 12
Views: 1714

Re: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?

Cool thanks. Sounds like only A340-600 had this option activated. Someone has any exemple of Airline operating A330s with lower deck lavatories? http://www.airliners.net/photo/MyTravel-Airways/Airbus-A330-243/784979/L MyTravel/AirTours based on some prior comments here: http://www.airliners.net/for...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27431

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

I remember when people just got on a plane and were happy to be up in the air eating pretzels and sipping whisky. It's all become far too complicated now...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12021

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

No question, this is a huge accomplishment for Boeing. I would have liked to have seen United do something special with the livery, but UA doesn't seem all that into special liveries these days. Emirates had a large '1000th 777' on A6-EGO when it was the new bird, it would be nice to see something ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A person who “passed gas”
Replies: 14
Views: 3565

Re: A person who “passed gas”

https://usat.ly/2uA7mlC


Well it was a gas whilst it lasted !
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RDUDDJI wrote:
Apparently this is fake news. In other news, RDU is looking for a new spokesperson...

https://usat.ly/2uA7mlC


Well it was a gas whilst it lasted !

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A person who “passed gas”
Replies: 14
Views: 3565

Re: A person who “passed gas”

I saw a guy clear an entire bar with one attack of 'gas de la ass' so yes anything's possible. The more violent attacks normally eminate from the one's with the poorest dietary habits !

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by JannEejit
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 at GLA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: EK A380 at GLA?

GLA is still not fully compliant with code F aircraft operations. The anniversary flight was met with numerous imposed operational terms and conditions and treated as a 'one off'. It was back to the 777 for that evening's flight and has been ever since. Rumours of a 3rd daily rotation and/or an A380...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 14917

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

This is a big loss for all of these airports. I have a major issue with the SNP also wishing to meddle in the airline business by propping up PIK at a huge loss to the taxpayer and its Ryanair routes to the med, which are already well served all over Scotland, yet Glasgow is about to lose its only ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 14917

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

This is a big loss for all of these airports. I have a major issue with the SNP also wishing to meddle in the airline business by propping up PIK at a huge loss to the taxpayer and its Ryanair routes to the med, which are already well served all over Scotland, yet Glasgow is about to lose its only ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 14917

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Crazy something like GLA to NYC (with a hub) cannot sustain year round on a 757. Even less than daily. Wonder how AA does GLA-PHL? GLA was the original and only Scottish service when Continental started it almost 20 years ago, it began with larger aircraft too (DC-10, 762, 764) and for a brief peri...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft type printed on livery
Replies: 28
Views: 4616

Re: Aircraft type printed on livery

When BA got their 732 advanced they had a largeish 'Super 737' text on the rear upper fuselage. Similar effort on the 757 when it arrived. Nowadays BA are one of the 787 operators that neglected to opt for the 'Dreamliner' text on theirs.

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9215

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

anshabhi wrote:
Why is this a news..?


Well I'm sure there's some who won't give a Castlemaine XXXX, but I thought it was quite amusing. Presumably if this tinnie had travelled on a 787 it would have been the most aluminium up there ? < That's just an amusing comment too BTW ! :lol:

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18832

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

[ NW was the first operator of the 747-400, if any retro livery should be put on one of the remaining 747-400's by Delta , ONLY NW makes sense. And neither is this. So the point is to have delta which essentially the the final nail in pan am's coffin do a tribute for pan am on aircraft that was acq...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18832

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

bfitzflyer wrote:
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NW was the first operator of the 747-400, if any retro livery should be put on one of the remaining 747-400's by Delta , ONLY NW makes sense.


And neither is this.

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18832

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

Prost wrote:
I feel for the folks who yearn so strongly for Pan Am, but it's time has passed. Neither United nor Delta have any interest in resurrecting what is essentially a failed carrier.


That's not the point of this proposition.

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe has new franchise partner
Replies: 12
Views: 3724

Re: Flybe has new franchise partner

You can see a US mainline airline consolidation 'style' project coming amongst the UK based regional flyers.

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe has new franchise partner
Replies: 12
Views: 3724

Re: Flybe has new franchise partner

TheGeordielad wrote:
How many ATRs are they receiving?


Who's receiving ATR's ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 6403

Re: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

Well BA in the past have operated LGW to NQY with B734 and before that with former Brymon DHC7. BA more or less have the UK well covered as far as domestic routes go although there could possibly be additional airports served that aren't already one being Guernsey and possibly Liverpool. BA fly fro...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 6403

Re: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

BA sold it's comprehensive UK regional network to Flybe several years ago in a move that contributed to it's 'London Airways' tag..

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18832

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

They will hardly paint a 747 up in a Pan Am livery, park it at the gate and leave passengers wondering why ? That's what PR departments are for ! ;-)

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 177
Views: 22484

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

Is anyone else reading 'Qatar is in a spot of bother and needs to divest itself or aircraft orders...' into this ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18832

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

When you look at Pan Am's final scheme, this really isn't too different to that, just without the Pan Am billboard titles, with a grey painted belly in place of the bare metal, and Continental/United's gold pinstripe (which could probably be removed without too much effort). 2505408 Could they have...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18832

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

Having thought about this for a while now, I reckon the best proposal would be for either Delta or United to do their own original 747 livery on their respective aircraft. My gut instinct is that nothing more than a commemorative sticker will be applied by one or the other to an otherwise unaltered ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 10553

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

crownvic wrote:
how will they replace the 5 747's to MCO several days a week??


Looking forward to seeing the A350-1000 departing GLA enroute to MCO. I will of course miss those majestic 744's when the time comes.

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN
Replies: 32
Views: 6788

Re: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1346419

ETA: Sorry, above info already posted.
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A three window length section of fuselage aluminium was preserved and resprayed into appropriate Air Canada colours for display at the Gimli museum in late 2015.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1346419

ETA: Sorry, above info already posted.

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN
Replies: 32
Views: 6788

Re: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN

If I remember correctly, celebrating this aircraft was not on Air Canada's agenda aa they largely saw the whole Gimli incident as something of an embarrasment, despite the outcome. They even refused to licence models of the aircraft, although there is now a 1:200 diecast example out there. https://w...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 10553

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

gunnerman wrote:
It's just as well that both Airbus and VS have moved on from their "4 engines 4 long haul" campaign.


Which of course just a marketing slogan and not a quote from the company operations manual... :lol:

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by JannEejit
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?
Replies: 30
Views: 8201

Re: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?

Looks helluva like a 757 given the Max treatment. Now wouldn't that be nice !

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 4897

Re: Your longest flight

MartijnNL wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
Aer Lingus
LAX-DUB Airbus A330-200
5,161.93 miles
11 hours approx

Why did it take so long?
My SFO-AMS flight (5,474 miles) lasted 9,5 hours.


No idea, maybe strong headwinds ? It was back in 2002 and was timetabled as taking just over 10 hours.

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 8619

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

Personally I do not agree with the strike, I looked at joining British Airways as Crew many years ago, and saw how shocking the wage was from the contract. It is my opinion that the crew knew what they was getting themselves into, they get many benefits such as concessions. Do they get concessions ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 39
Views: 12032

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

If she was flying Ryanair she would have kept that loose change to pay for sitting in a seat next to the travel companion of her choice ! ;-)

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 22353

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

When you book tickets to a sport event you get assigned seats because it would be impossible to get tens of thousands of people sited in order. When you buy a contract of carrying you from A to B that does not include an assigned seat (in this case). Some suppliers give you this "perk" bu...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft
Replies: 66
Views: 15602

Re: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft

UK Charter airlines we sending 757s to Orlando in the 90s, long before CO or AA ever cottoned on to the idea of sending theirs to the UK. I'm certain that American was sending 757s to MAN in the 90s as well. It may be that the English were the first to do it, but AA wasn't so late. Air 2000 were se...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 22353

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

The other "advantage" of purchasing seats is that you can print your boarding cards 30 (or is it 60 now?) days in advance, otherwise it's only 4 days before travel. If you think FR is bad, try BA. Unless you have Gold or Silver (Bronze is free 7 days before departure) Exec Club status, an...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 4897

Re: Your longest flight

Aer Lingus
LAX-DUB Airbus A330-200
5,161.93 miles
11 hours approx

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 167
Views: 34594

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Oh dear, further evidence of the demise of BA.

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?
Replies: 12
Views: 2830

Re: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?

The once a day early morning schedule was never going to win friends and gain influence. Air France could really take a leaf out of KLM's book in terms of how to run spoke and hub services successfully. Maybe one for Loganair... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25092

Re: The Mighty 757

I'm no expert, but I've always felt that the 757 flightdeck looked a tad more advanced and ergonomic than its 737 counterpart. The recent flat panel retrofits to the 757 I find, looks phenomenal. For instance, the overhead panel uses pushbutton and light indicator technology. It also provides the p...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25092

Re: The Mighty 757

fallap wrote:
Do you guys think Boeing might restart the production of the 757? I think it got potential.


We almost got away with it too ! :D

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 143
Views: 20576

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Thirty six years after taking my first jetliner flight, I've yet to fly aboard 747 of any type. I need to rectify that situation soon, even if I just go somewhere and come straight back again ! What are BA's plans in regards to the B744? They still use a lot of them for JFK-LHR, and given the near ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 12183

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

CrimsonNL wrote:
I don't know if this even qualifies as a livery anymore, it's just a white airplane with stickers on it!

Martijn


My impression too, has the look and feel of a short season lease deal about it.

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 143
Views: 20576

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Thirty six years after taking my first jetliner flight, I've yet to fly aboard 747 of any type. I need to rectify that situation soon, even if I just go somewhere and come straight back again !

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25092

Re: The Mighty 757

I really like the current Aer Lingus livery on the 757, a late operator but glad they did.

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25092

Re: The Mighty 757

Plenty of services into Manchester, then either BE onwards to Scotland or straight onto the National Rail system at the airport and fast trains to Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Inverness. Not as many 757s as there used to be though. UA do Newark and AA do Chicago and New York on the 757 at the moment....

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25092

Re: The Mighty 757

I knew about the air greece partnership, didnt know about the iranian. Zoom was awesome for what it was. I preferred zoom over flyglobespan. I wiah there were more non stops to scotland from the U.S. than having to stop in the sassenach capital. Plenty of services into Manchester, then either BE on...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25092

Re: The Mighty 757

The 757 is my all time favourite aircraft. My first trip on one was either G-MOND or G-MONG from GLA - MCO via Bangor for a fuel stop and immigration control in 1994. My last was with Air Scotland in 2005. Nothing beats a 757 with the rollers at full chat. The noise, the power. Just awesome. How wa...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25092

Re: The Mighty 757

I recall my first sight of one, way back in February 1983, aged 12, when British Airways had not long received it's first example, G-BIKB and she was scheduled to perform a first 'Shuttle' service into Glasgow. My first impression was that she had really long legs like a supermodel, huge engines and...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern
Replies: 46
Views: 8824

Re: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern???

Every time Swift Air is mentioned on this forum I think about these guys... 4234351 I guess one is "Swiftair" and the other is "Swift Air". :roll: Even more confusing here in the UK where the above mentioned Swiftair operate night time light freight services and 'Eastern' are a ...

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