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by MaksFly
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12131

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Business class looks terrific, but gasp, the E+ and E just looks dark and dreary. The economy on that 787 with 9 abreast.... sheesh, sardine can. AM NOT looking to fly on that.

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by MaksFly
Mon May 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel to U.S. drops
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Re: Travel to U.S. drops

Change the story to..... people still use Foursquare?

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by MaksFly
Sun May 28, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 138
Views: 10495

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

It would, IMHO, be good for UA to do something even a tad more special with E+ (More than the rest and stand out) On domestic E+ flights UA could potentially attract even more revenue because of the good it does as a brand - like free beer and wine, blankets and pillows even 10% more miles for buyi...

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by MaksFly
Thu May 18, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: SSL security
Replies: 3
Views: 2816

Re: SSL security

No response?

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by MaksFly
Wed May 17, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Amazon.com passenger airline on the horizon?
Replies: 45
Views: 7738

Re: An Amazon.com passenger airline on the horizon?

They already have an awesome name they can use.... "Prime Air" In any case, it is possible although not likely. Amazon is already the biggest name in online cloud computing and most folks don't realize that. Starting an airline... possible... but would be kind of stupid considering how har...

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by MaksFly
Tue May 16, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Teterboro
Replies: 52
Views: 15036

Re: Crash (?) at Teterboro

Also, this is from a thread on Reddit: "I flew the ILS 6 circle to land Runway 1 in a Hawker at TEB about an hour before this plane went down. We experienced about a 20kt loss at about 100ft over the ground. If I remember correctly winds were about 340@20G31." Which reddit sub? /r/flying ?

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by MaksFly
Mon May 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Teterboro
Replies: 52
Views: 15036

Re: Crash (?) at Teterboro

Prayers to the family and hopefully no one hurt on the ground.

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by MaksFly
Sun May 14, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: SSL security
Replies: 3
Views: 2816

SSL security

Airliners.net is a terrific forum and now run by a large forum company, Vertical Scope. There is ZERO excuses as to why Airliners.net is not HTTPS/SSL secured.

In this day in age, all logins and posts should be encrypted/secured. People deserve the green lock. =)

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by MaksFly
Fri May 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 10005

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

I am appalled to so many posters laughing at $20 oil. lol. remember when oil prices were over $100, saying $30 oil would land you in an institution. We, as a society are being far more efficient with useage, and most of all, are finding LOTS more oil that is economically feasible. Low oil prices ha...

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by MaksFly
Thu May 11, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 10005

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

I am appalled to so many posters laughing at $20 oil. lol. remember when oil prices were over $100, saying $30 oil would land you in an institution. We, as a society are being far more efficient with useage, and most of all, are finding LOTS more oil that is economically feasible. Low oil prices ha...

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by MaksFly
Thu May 11, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 10005

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

I am appalled to so many posters laughing at $20 oil. lol. remember when oil prices were over $100, saying $30 oil would land you in an institution. We, as a society are being far more efficient with useage, and most of all, are finding LOTS more oil that is economically feasible. Low oil prices hav...

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by MaksFly
Sun May 07, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi BJ delivered!
Replies: 11
Views: 3273

Re: Sukhoi BJ delivered!

Correct me if I am wrong but I think there are already a few ssj in biz jet config flying around?

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by MaksFly
Sun May 07, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11990

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

I cant wait for the Airlines to get slapped with a ADA sanction for failing to make seats for disabled passengers yes obesity is a disability per US rules. The airlines have gone too far in my view! Way too far! In the reduction of width seat pitch seat leg room and aisle width too. Passengers gett...

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by MaksFly
Sat May 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
Replies: 54
Views: 17199

Re: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

I guess thank god it happened on the ground. Would of been really bad if it failed on the next landing attempt.

Wowser.

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4784

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

Frontier - F9 flying into TTN.

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by MaksFly
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 37217

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

not that surprising with the way the US government is trying to stick their fingers into all foreign business in the air industry. They could not ban them outright so md it more difficult. That and the fact that far less people want to visit the US for the foreseeable future. It is not about the US...

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by MaksFly
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 37217

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

From a cut in service you extrapolate to it must mean they are bringing the A380? I believe there is a difference between wanting something and thinking something might actually happen. (Not saying it won't, but this definitely doesn't make it look very likely.) It's very easy to extrapolate this. ...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 8523

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

EWRandMDW wrote:
MaksFly wrote:
TTN - Frontier
UST - Frontier
ACY - Spirit


TTN also has Allegiant as a scheduled carrier.



Ah yes, Now we do. =)

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by MaksFly
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 8523

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

TTN - Frontier
UST - Frontier
ACY - Spirit

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by MaksFly
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24489

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

I totally get a downgrade, especially if it was cleared a bit too early.... but once someone is in the seat, ie cleared standby....pushing it. From the article it seems like it was an oversold situation and a late arriving DYKWA with status was throwing around the 1k. the reality is... 95% of the PA...

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by MaksFly
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114494

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Just seeing this play out.... the Leggings incident is child's play compared to how this is playing out. Front page of google finance and the talk of the talk shows. United stock is down more than 3%. There were at least 3 posts about this on the top pages of Reddit. United might of been "right...

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by MaksFly
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4171

Re: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines

wow, #1 european airliune Aeroflot?? LOL! Aeroflot is Russian and not even in Europe. Russia is in Asia. The #2 "European" airline is from Turkey, a country that is predominately in Asia as well. Yea, I'd take this, as well as most other "Best Airline" awards with a grain of sal...

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by MaksFly
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates returning 747Fs to leasors and thoughts on air freight
Replies: 41
Views: 8675

Re: Emirates returning 747Fs to leasors and thoughts on air freight

I know one of the things we were talking about is the Europe-Asia trains. Here is a phenomenal article on this and a conclusion. "The fact of the matter is that these overland transport routes can only hope to attract a niche portion of the market that wants to ship products between China and E...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 14343

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

In uncertain economic times management will often blame everything EXCEPT their practices for the reasons to their issues. Airlines went on a binge, trying to one up another... the ME3 being the biggest offenders. Now they are paying the price. I would think lease rates and air leasing companies wou...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 22857

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

I am a finance guy so trying to understand this. What kind of responsibility would Airbus or Pratt have when the airline has loss of revenues and or expenses incurred getting charters due to a defect or design flaw, ie with an engine. Are they responsible to just fix the issue or would they be resp...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 22857

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

I am a finance guy so trying to understand this. What kind of responsibility would Airbus or Pratt have when the airline has loss of revenues and or expenses incurred getting charters due to a defect or design flaw, ie with an engine. Are they responsible to just fix the issue or would they be respo...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Ad Goof
Replies: 16
Views: 4089

Re: FedEx Ad Goof

A.net has ads? Apparently there are still people who haven't installed AdBlock yet. Forums depend on ad revenue for upkeep so I usually turn off ad block for most forums I really like. Anet on the other hand... it is always on. Too many annoying and Intrusive ads. Plus now that it is vertical scope...

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by MaksFly
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37802

... And Here Is The Reason For The Laptop Ban

... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/01/airports-nuclear-power-stations-terror-alert-government-officials/ Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems. Security...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL takes swipe at UA over leggings policy
Replies: 28
Views: 5017

Re: DL takes swipe at UA over leggings policy

+1 to Delta. With the typical service on a United flight plus with how cramped the planes have gotten, you get what you attract. Leggings are a part of the norm now. If they want people to dress up in suits, perhaps increase the pitch and go to wider seats. any time I travel, unless my upgrades cle...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL takes swipe at UA over leggings policy
Replies: 28
Views: 5017

Re: DL takes swipe at UA over leggings policy

+1 to Delta. With the typical service on a United flight plus with how cramped the planes have gotten, you get what you attract. Leggings are a part of the norm now. If they want people to dress up in suits, perhaps increase the pitch and go to wider seats. any time I travel, unless my upgrades cle...

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by MaksFly
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL takes swipe at UA over leggings policy
Replies: 28
Views: 5017

Re: DL takes swipe at UA over leggings policy

+1 to Delta. With the typical service on a United flight plus with how cramped the planes have gotten, you get what you attract. Leggings are a part of the norm now. If they want people to dress up in suits, perhaps increase the pitch and go to wider seats. any time I travel, unless my upgrades clea...

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by MaksFly
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The struggle of using BYOD IFE
Replies: 57
Views: 4398

Re: The struggle of using BYOD IFE

I really do like having BYOD, but I LOVE have seat back entertainment. That is why I fly Delta. The new refubs with the big screens and charging points are terrific. More importantly it allows me to work on my iPad while I am watching a movie or TV on the seatback screen. The alternative is either n...

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by MaksFly
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Developing 120-Seat Superjet
Replies: 9
Views: 2862

Re: Sukhoi Developing 120-Seat Superjet

I guess we all missed that the original post was from 8 months ago? =)

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by MaksFly
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Start Ukraine Flights - Kiev & Lviv
Replies: 16
Views: 5074

Re: Ryanair to Start Ukraine Flights - Kiev & Lviv

Amazed no LCC have started ODS yet. (Odessa).

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15705

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

...or.... it just may be...MAY BE that their business is experiencing a slowdown and they are using this as an excuse as any company would do. You have got to be kidding me. I don't know what you've been smoking but I'd like to try it! Not smoking anything, but thanks. I am in finance and you have ...

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7737

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

IMHO JAX is far from underserved: http://www.flyjacksonville.com/content2015.aspx?id=7 Jax is a large city in Florida but keep in mind to some degree it is also competing with Savannah to the north You have that backwards. People in SAV drive to JAX for the generally cheaper fares / to fly Southwes...

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15705

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

...or.... it just may be...MAY BE that their business is experiencing a slowdown and they are using this as an excuse as any company would do.

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7737

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Jax is a large city in Florida but keep in mind to some degree it is also competing with Savannah to the north and St Augustine/Daytona Beach to the south. There is a good amount of military traffic in Jacksonville but the city as a whole is growing to attract more new residents and new businesses. ...

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by MaksFly
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 16194

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

The plane does look good, until you stand back and see how it is killed by those short gears. It is like looking at a Super Model until realizing she is 5'0". We've had 50 years to get over the short gear. Frankly, I like the low riders. Too bad it kills the flexibility of the frame, but I per...

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by MaksFly
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 16194

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

The plane does look good, until you stand back and see how it is killed by those short gears.

It is like looking at a Super Model until realizing she is 5'0".

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes
Replies: 30
Views: 5666

Re: BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes

KentB27 wrote:
Honestly a 29" seat pitch isn't even that bad or unusual by today's standards. NK has a 26" pitch. That's about the worst in the business as far as I know.


Check your facts. =)

28"

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 34
Views: 10482

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

awesome thread.

LOVE the Oregon house with the wings.

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Russia Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 4374

Re: AS To Russia Again?

Service to Vladivostok would have an audience, particularly as eastern russia is getting more built up.

The government is handing out free land and resources to move there to live or start a business.
China is making larger investments there as well.

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience
Replies: 66
Views: 7716

Re: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience

100 flights a day from Canada to Cuba?!? WOW. Impressed. This thread was an eye opener. I know Cuba is popular with Russians, or was, until they started going to Dominican Republic as well, and Turkey, and Cyrpus, and Thailand, and Maldives.... (and the wealthy ones go to Miami). =) Personally would...

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by MaksFly
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 64
Views: 8713

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

I would not care one bit about sponsored logos.

In fact, I would rather see sponsor logos on jet bridges than have to pay higher fees.

All for it, especially on common use gates.

If the airline owns the gates... then by all means let them do as they please.

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by MaksFly
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France union calls for strike
Replies: 23
Views: 3964

Re: Air France union calls for strike

Why are they striking again? Aren't they already some of the most well paid employees in the world?

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by MaksFly
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing subsidiary ILS posts amusingly incorrect infographic
Replies: 40
Views: 6561

Re: Boeing's Promotions Company Makes Unfortunate Error

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Cat is out of the bag.... Boeing and Airbus are merging.... saw it here first. lol.

This is also as good as this marketing gaff from the firearms world.

http://s36.photobucket.com/user/soshagg ... 0.jpg.html

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by MaksFly
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU Employees Claim: Airline Bans ‘Old, Fat And Ugly’ Cabin Crew From International Routes
Replies: 8
Views: 3215

Re: SU Employees Claim: Airline Bans ‘Old, Fat And Ugly’ Cabin Crew From International Routes

Article is a bit sensationalist... BUT it does mention Size 14.... that sure as hell aint model material either. I was expecting they would say something like size 6.... but 14 is fairly big for a woman. In any case, they can get away with it if they want. Btw, this is surely not just Aeroflot but t...

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by MaksFly
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 6676

Re: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft

I will have to say surprised but not really. While in Russia have flown both SU and TransAero. While transaero was fine, every Aeroflot plane we flew on, both long haul and short haul, was in top notch shape and in higher standards than the TransAero planes. Same for my in laws and my own parents wh...

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