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by MaksFly
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 20273

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

Good to see another 2-3 seating option added for Delta. This is part of the reason I enjoyed flying on the Delta Mad Dogs.

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda sues Rolls Royce over fraud claims
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: Garuda sues Rolls Royce over fraud claims

Who says large companies don't bribe? =)

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12699

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Usually I agree when posters say pilots shouldn’t be fired for small mistakes - but if you don’t fire pilots for this what do you fire them for? Can’t think of many jobs where you almost kill hundreds and keep your job...: or did they get fired? Spot on! On one hand pilots get fired for having a dr...

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by MaksFly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10584

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

you're making it sound like the passengers are becoming greedy. They're not. All we want is to stop decreasing the pitch and the seat widths. we're not asking for wider seats or more legroom. just leave what has worked for decades the hell alone. I work for myself and try to fly first class wheneve...

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by MaksFly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13032

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Public transportation at LAS is pathetic. I'm from the northeast where every major city has extensive public transportation. At LAS I had to wait for a bus for 45 minutes. Then I had to switch busses to get to the strip. For an airport so close to the strip, that was absolutely pathetic. An airport...

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by MaksFly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13032

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Public transportation at LAS is pathetic. I'm from the northeast where every major city has extensive public transportation. At LAS I had to wait for a bus for 45 minutes. Then I had to switch busses to get to the strip. For an airport so close to the strip, that was absolutely pathetic. An airport...

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by MaksFly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13032

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Airports far from the city centre with ample room to grow are the future. Yes. But unless there is cheap and fast rail to the strip, this will die. They also must close the current LAS or this is Mini Mirabel. Say a 90mph to 120mph train to cut the journey to 15 to 20 minutes with 3 to 5 more stops...

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by MaksFly
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17500

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

As a pilot, I never understood intersection takeoffs. An old adage in aviation says the three most useless things in aviation are runway behind you, altitude above you, and fuel in the fuel truck. My old Beech C23 which I sold last year had a takeoff requirement at MGTOW of something like 1600 ft i...

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by MaksFly
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 98
Views: 17805

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Interjet confirmed that they are going to return all but 7 of their 22 SSJ100 Translation from the embedded PDF: ... We also inform that the negotiations with the SuperJet company (SCAC) achieved better than expected terms, nevertheless, we will have to operate only 7 superjets while we wait for ne...

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by MaksFly
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13032

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Why fix what is not broken? LAS airport is one of the few where I have actually not gotten delays coming into or out of flying in multiple times per year over the past 8 to 10 years. Someone earlier mentioned price... here is the kicker, LAS to most anywhere on the strip is about a $10 UBER ride or ...

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5416

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

Completely agree with DTW. My favorite airport to connect through. Everything is easy and the Sky Club is quite nice.

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16089

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Change fees should only be limited to the fare difference if any. I don't see any justification for tacking on the change fees since making the change isn't exactly hard to do. Simple, if you do not want change fees, do not buy non-refundable tickets. Not a viable solution. The airlines themselves ...

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16089

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

At this point airlines have demonstrated that they like fees and are turning more and more to them for revenue and profit. And they use change fees as both a revenue source and as others have stated, a tool to impact customer behavior, not to cover costs. By not changing, and with the majority of t...

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16089

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

There is not and never has been a rationale for a ticket change fee and one as high as $200. Never. Ever. Here ya go. Take a moment to educate yourself on the issue: Change fees exist, not because they're a revenue source (although that is a nice bonus), but because they primarily serve as a disinc...

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by MaksFly
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8785

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

First of all the PATH extension idea will still need the shuttle from the terminals to the tracks, the shuttle system is in need of a costly replacement and frequently subject to breakdowns. You have an existing structure via the shuttle of NJ Transit to Newark Penn Station, NY Penn Station, and on...

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by MaksFly
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8785

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Why is anyone surprised?

Governor Murphy stated he would be raising taxes on the rich... and well... Airlines are "rich."

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volvo 360c: Autonomous cars, airline competition
Replies: 19
Views: 1684

Re: Volvo 360c: Autonomous cars, airline competition

Today, Volvo introduced this concept car, called the 360c: https://www.volvocars.com/intl/cars/concepts/360c This concept is a key reason that Geely bought Volvo, as they wanted to established respectability of the Volvo brand to get into the electric and autonomous business. My question for this b...

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by MaksFly
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 27
Views: 5434

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

Only two that would make sense are Miami and Orlando. Naked beach goers and the friendly rat would generally be it.
Miami works for Aeroflot so would not be surprised if LOT does the same, I am sure plenty from Poland go through SVO to get to Florida already.

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by MaksFly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8580

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

Could of sworn there was a 200 on the DFW/DAL to somewhere in NYC? Delta... And of course up an down the coast from NYC to smaller Florida airports.

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by MaksFly
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11994

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Really dumbfounded at some of the comments here... Don't get me wrong, overall I approve of POTUS, BUT Iran is just a topic that lemmings like to support without have any freaking idea of what they are talking about, nevermind asking them to locate it on the map. People are so caught up on villianiz...

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by MaksFly
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15144

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Not to mention - thanks to this "program" there will be a firearm in the plane cabin. What if a hijacker knocks the lights out of the air marshall, and grabs the gun, and then the plane? Are the cockpit doors bulletproof? Then again it won't really matter, the hijacker could just take pas...

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by MaksFly
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11814

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

While in theory may sound okay, in practice, no way in hell. First and foremost, that is a very affluent area as someone mentioned and you would be displacing many people. Would cost billions for land buy outs after thousands of court cases. There is generally no empty farm space along that Rt 1 coo...

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by MaksFly
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 12913

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

... and that is why you cannot put anything fragile into checked bags. No one will care about your things (that you care about) as much as you do. For travel for the kiddos, this is why the stroller was our cheap travel stroller or better yet, buy a cheap $30 stroller from Walmart when you get there...

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by MaksFly
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27532

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I am just a bit dumbfounded... people are quick to call this discrimination based on an unfounded post by a customer... yet completely dismiss the fact that the more likely scenario is that, as reported by people in the industry, the partner was seating in a seat he was not assigned in and screamed ...

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by MaksFly
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2891

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

I see this as an excellent idea. Builds on the existing process at many airports with aircraft under <19 seats that don't have screening. Simply raise this limit to include 50-seaters now. This would allow TSA to concentrate and fund resources at large airports. Because it's ok to murder only 50 pe...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 67045

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Let's see... Yes, she is entitled to her opinions. But... Calling someone a drunk is an insult, especially if you are a customer who is obviously not. It like calling someone fat, especially when alcoholism is a disease many people struggle with. Beyond that, her biggest issue is that SHE LIES about...

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by MaksFly
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11506

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

reason number 439 for bringing your bag onto the plane and not checking/gate checking if possible.

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by MaksFly
Wed May 30, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 10119

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29

Wow at the guy's off the rack jacket... Can't they spend 5 mins and tailor the sleeves at least? Or get him a jacker with shorter sleeves. lol.

Compare that with the Thai pic posted below.

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by MaksFly
Sat May 26, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ
Replies: 32
Views: 7914

Re: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ

There are no restrictions on Cubana's planes on approved tracks over the US airspace, same as there are no restrictions on US aircraft overflying Cuba on approved tracks. CU's 2 active IL-96s fly to Madrid. Paris ORY, Buenos Aires EZE and now Canada. They are down to the wire with their ever dwindl...

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by MaksFly
Sat May 26, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 77
Views: 7390

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

The main issue is not that people don't want to visit Cuba.... the main issue is the US majors all flooded the market with seats.

Plenty of Europeans visit Cuba with zero issues.

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by MaksFly
Fri May 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10430

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

This happens everywhere. Why is anyone surprised?

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by MaksFly
Fri May 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 16137

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Was just thinking codeshare as well.

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by MaksFly
Mon May 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12001

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

what is your definition of "go under?" Bankruptcy where shareholders get wiped out? Or The brand still flying without difference to underlying owners? It is fairly easy to answer the bankruptcy question as financials will control that. What no one has a clue about is whether "national...

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by MaksFly
Sun May 06, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19387

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

One market which is now well worth riding the rails is the Sapsan high speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg. The trip is now either 3:35 or 3:45

While the flight is only less than an hour, the issue is getting to the airports that require travel by car or train anyway.

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by MaksFly
Tue May 01, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 SSJ-100 for Severstal Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

Re: 6 SSJ-100 for Severstal Airlines

This one came from ILF company as part of an older order... It is nice however to see more SSJs flying.

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by MaksFly
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11701

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. It's not the majority. It's 4 out of 22 to keep 1...

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by MaksFly
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11701

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. It's not the majority. It's 4 out of 22 to keep 1...

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by MaksFly
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11701

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. Considering the majority of components are Wester...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 5621

Re: Big cities without any airport

1337Delta764 wrote:
DTW isn't in Detroit city limits. DFW is neither in Dallas nor Fort Worth city limits. Also, only a small portion of ATL is in Atlanta city limits.


But we can say however that Dallas Love Field is in Dallas and DFW is in Fort Worth if I am not mistaken?

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4350

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

I don't see why infrequent flights from larger airports to HDN, MTJ, JAC, etc. wouldn't work out, given the abysmal fares that the legacies are charging on these types of routes. The people going to HDN, MTJ, and JAC to stay at ski resorts are either premium travellers who expect and will pay for f...

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by MaksFly
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4694

Re: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?

How long would that flight even be?
I think too long to want to be stuck on a sardine can.

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by MaksFly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 333
Views: 51321

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Why not?

Norwegian is overextended and the writing is on the wall. Only natural they would be shopped.

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by MaksFly
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 35108

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Spirits market cap sinking towards 2 billion, I wonder if anyone will make a play for the airline. You’d think it’s now or never. It is actually not just spirit but rather the entire sector. Is it possible someone makes a bid? Perhaps. The money is still there but it is a quickly shrinking proposit...

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by MaksFly
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 35108

Re: What's next for Spirit?

$285 million for the 14 birds, about $20 million a piece. Not bad, right?

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United sells SCL-SYD tickets for USD182
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: United sells SCL-SYD tickets for USD182

Anyone who bought a ticket at this fare or any TA that sold them knew in their heart of hearts that this was a glitch in the system. There is no way trip 2/3 around the world can be had for that amount. They took a gamble and lost. BTW, the topic is being discussed here: http://www.airliners.net/fo...

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8529

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

Yeah, those rankings, seriously.

LOL, Detroit at #88 and behind JFK? REALLY? Detroit is a fantastic airport to go through.
SVO deserves to be far higher up too.

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by MaksFly
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: HX to start Moscow
Replies: 11
Views: 2592

Re: Rumor: HX to start Moscow

ahj2000 wrote:
YLWbased wrote:
HX2019 HKG1510 - 2010VKO 333 ****5*7
HX2019 HKG1615 - 2125VKO 333 *2*****

HX2018 VKO0035 - 1515HKG 333 1*3**6*

YLWbased

Huh. Vnukovo is an interesting choice.


VKO has been doing a big push to get new airlines...

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by MaksFly
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7303

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

DL has nothing that is equal to NK's 28" pitch, AA's A319's are close but DL hasn't "sunk" anywhere near NK. I just got stuck in one of the rows near the back of a DL 739 and was dreading it a little for ATL-SEA (I'm 6'4") and it wasn't that bad. The MD-80's and 717's are very c...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7303

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

I think Delta has demonstrated that passengers don't really care that much about the actual age of the plane as long as the service is reliable and the aircraft doesn't look & feel old on the inside. In recent years, DL has done a pretty good job of keeping up and refreshing aircraft interiors;...

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