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by A388
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 119
Views: 23157

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

My apologies if this has been asked or discussed already but do all RR-powered 787 customers experience problems or are there still a few who don't have problems? If so, how come one airline does have these problems while another one doesn't?

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Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 53
Views: 9228

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

I actually like it, well done and congrats to Austrian.

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by A388
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyBus Jet Cargo DC-8 Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: SkyBus Jet Cargo DC-8 Fleet

The Peruvian cargo airline who operated these DC-8's did quite a few cargo charters from Peru to Curacao last year. See my photo here:





Cheers,

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by A388
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 37
Views: 8770

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

N804AV has been painted at AUH and has arrived now in Colombia. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/933/40741215305_18caebd638_b.jpg Wow, nice to see an A333 in Avianca colors but they could have painted the airline titles larger. It looks small on this A333. All the best to Avianca and their A333's. A388

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by A388
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 7217

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

There was a competition done among university student submissions two months ago, but it appears they won't be adopting any of their designs. See below: https://www.facebook.com/MiddleEastAirlines.AirLiban/videos/2096077463737579/ Looking at that facebook link they don't show the winner of that com...

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by A388
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 12756

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

AA does the same here too. We get twice daily A319 flights from MIA which means less seats and higher fares especially now that they are the only airline on the route. Ticket fares can easily reach around 500 and 600 U.S. Dollars from Curacao to Miami. I still hope we do get the 737MAX here at some ...

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by A388
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6549

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

I think this delivery routing has to do with the wind direction. When we got ERJ190 delivery flights passing us (CUR) the routing used depended on the wind direction (it was either a routing from South America to Australia via North America and the Pacific or a routing from South America to Australi...

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by A388
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6549

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

And before ypu know it, this airline will be swallowed by one of the big airlines after a take-over. I hope it won't happen of course but it usually ends up this way when a smaller becomes too succesful :)

I like this new livery, it catches the attention whether it's good or bad.

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by A388
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28202

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Guys, based on the press release of IAG themselves, it seems to me that IAG is saying that they are not having talks with Norwegian and that they don't plan to buy a minority stake in Norwegian. Their release says IAG " has acquired a 4.61 per cent ownership position in the airline (minority i...

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by A388
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28202

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Guys, based on the press release of IAG themselves, it seems to me that IAG is saying that they are not having talks with Norwegian and that they don't plan to buy a minority stake in Norwegian. This is what their press release says: "IAG confirms that no such discussions have taken place to da...

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by A388
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 4777

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

An awful crash and as others have said, I also can't imagine how it would feel to have 257 inside an IL76, seems to me like it's too many but please correct me on this. My condolences to the families and friends of the people lost in this tragic crash :(

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by A388
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 104
Views: 24675

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

I do know that TUI uses Montego Bay and Barbados as home ports for their cruise ships in the Caribbean but I'm not sure how it works precisely. About the airports being able to handle the A380, I think at the moment they can't but I can imagine if an airline commits to flying the A380 to any airport...

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by A388
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 104
Views: 24675

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Talking about TUI, they do have a lot of cruise ship related flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Barbados I think Barbados also gets TUI charter flights related to cruise ships. They might be able to fill an A380 for these flights but that would only be on one leg of the flight which means the A380 ...

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by A388
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New longest 77W flight soon - Philippine Airlines MNL-JFK
Replies: 17
Views: 5546

Re: New longest 77W flight soon

PR will be getting the improved version of the A350-900 soon too, is that correct? Will the A350 eventually take over this route?

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by A388
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 347
Views: 78851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I also like the new wavy livery of UA introduced ln their 787. On the MAX it looks equally nice and they should apply it to their entire fleet in my opinion. Well done UA!!!!

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by A388
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 104
Views: 24675

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

Congrats to HiFly on this historical achievement!!!! I assume that A380 will be flying for one airline for a longer period instead of doing only occasional flight for more airlines when they need it? TUI Netherlands occasionally uses HiFly aircraft when their own aircraft are AOG or not available fo...

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by A388
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 104
Views: 24675

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

Congrats to HiFly on this historical achievement!!!! I assume that A380 will be flying for one airline for a longer period instead of doing only occasional flight for more airlines when they need it? TUI Netherlands occasionally uses HiFly aircraft when their own aircraft are AOG or not available fo...

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by A388
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 12756

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Thanks Brickell, I was under the impression that more Caribbean destinations get the A319, SXM also gets a mix of A319 and 738. AA still has a decent fleet of 738's that are relatively young and what I remember the MAX will replace the MD80 and early A320's in their fleet. I thought the MAX would ev...

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by A388
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 12756

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Thanks for the explanations. Other destinations may have such flights but it's a bit different in the cases mentioned such as BOG and LIM. While BOG may have similar flight times, they have daylight flights too but GEO will only have one flight. LIM I think is much further away compared to GEO so th...

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by A388
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 12756

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Why would AA chose such inhumane flight times in and out of GEO? Why don't they do daylight flight times like other Caribbean destinations?

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by A388
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 33049

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I agree with the others in that we need to let these opinions on the new Lufthansa livery go. Every time the same things are being discussed with nothing new. I would suggest to not add anymore new threads about this livery unless LH has actually changed the colors or livery. This goes for all new a...

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by A388
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019

That KL 787-9 is also such a beauty to see :)


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by A388
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24635

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

With this increase in weight, will the 251tons A330 have two 6-wheel MLG bogies (so 12 wheels in total as MLG)?


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by A388
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon T6i SD cards
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Canon T6i SD cards

Thanks Julien. I forgotcto mention that I shoot in RAW and JPEG. So apparently the camera body isn't fast enough.

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by A388
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon T6i SD cards
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Canon T6i SD cards

Hi, I have a Canon T6i camera and noticed that my camera is really slow in processing the photos I take. I'm not sure if this has to do with the camera itself or the memory card that is too slow. I have a Lexar Platinum II 16 GB 300 x 45MB/s card, another similar card but 32 GB and I have a Sandisk ...

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by A388
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 12756

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

D.R. Update: Air century to add two CRJ-200s (Ex-Star Peru) for daily JBQ-SJU as well as to launch AUA, CUR & SXM before Summer season. Dominican Wings has relaunched as an ULCC. Their 1st A320 is due to arrive this Spring. Their investor is a former Wizz Air CEO. Inter-Caribbean is planning a ...

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by A388
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico to fly new 737 MAX 8 to Bogota, Lima and Monterrey
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: AeroMexico to fly new 737 MAX 8 to Bogota, Lima and Monterrey

This is good news for these airports, I still haven't seen a MAX but its capabilities have improved compared to the current NG models. MEX-LIM indeed isn't far away for the MAX. AR will use their MAX from EZE to PUJ which is 3240nm ;)


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by A388
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

Re: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?

Regarding SJU, there's no traffic to/from SJU that would require the capacity of the A380, not even the 77W (outside the U.S. major carriers). There are other Caribbean islands that I see the A380 going to before SJU. PTP and FDF being the only potential future A380 destinations in the Caribbean in ...

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by A388
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)
Replies: 16
Views: 4147

Re: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)

I have been hoping WS would come with another Disney-themed airplane and the Moana movie would be the right movie for that. Will WS do a Moana special livery?

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by A388
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 48995

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So IndiGo might keep the A338 alive with their interest to order 50 frames? I read somewhere that UA is also interested in the A338 and even AA was mentioned if I remember correctly. Is this actually true?

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by A388
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 413
Views: 145489

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

747Classic, FrancisBegbie and na, I totally understand what you're saying and I know that eventually we will see their 77W to the Dutch Caribbean. My only point was that we always get the oldest aircraft types which is done for reasons you mentioned already. Talking about using the greatest and late...

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by A388
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 413
Views: 145489

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Factsonly we've been through this already. What I meant was aircraft type. I'm not blind or whatever to know that they also send the A330. I know that. I'm talking about the 744 in general and not which one of them is older or younger.

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by A388
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 413
Views: 145489

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

KLM is historically known to put its oldest airplanes on their Dutch Caribbean routes so sadly this schedule change doesn't surprise me.

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by A388
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Processing: Soft
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Post-Processing: Soft

Hi, I just got my TK Cargo 777 rejected for being soft. I mentioned in the photo comments that the flaps were being deployed when I took this photo which explains why those areas are soft. The rest of the photo isn't soft so please let me know your opinion: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airlin...

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by A388
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16088

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

Interesting, that does look good. I'm anxiously awaiting to see the unveiling too :) I know the image is purposely blurred but still the tail colors blending with each other looks similar to what TS did with their new livery change. Nice!!!!

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by A388
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 18753

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Nice livery but as someone else also said, I'm also looking more forward to seeing the first NEO's and sharklet A310's getting the standard AS livery. When is this planned?

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by A388
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 413
Views: 145489

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Is it definitive that KL will start sending the 77W to CUR this winter season already? PH-BFY and PH-BFN are scheduled for phase out all the way in 2021 and these two 747's fly to CUR a lot as they are configured as full pax aircraft. Why would KL stop sending these two 747's to CUR so soon? Or will...

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by A388
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening: Banding rejection
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Post-screening: Banding rejection

This photo of mine just got rejected for banding but I don't see evidence of banding or I'm understanding this the wrong way. See my photo here and I'm looking forward to your feedback/assistance on how to correct this: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/0/8/4854809.jpg?v=v4e18ad67404 C...

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by A388
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16088

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

This is the second thread where reflections of a horizontal stabilizer cause speculation about a livery change or update. Aren't those reflections obvious when one sees such photos?

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by A388
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4220

Re: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse

Nice and indeed totally different compared to the design of all the other piers, even though most of them are pretty outdated in exterior appearance/design. Are there any drawings of this new pier. I now only see in which area this new pier will be built but don't see how this new pier will look lik...

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by A388
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 27901

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

I wonder why this 787 is sent to be parked so soon. Was this 787 one of the so-called terrible teens? Or is it phased out because of market conditions that may have resulted in lower income to the airline? Or were some of the 787-8's temporarily leased until the 787-9 arrived? According to the artic...

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by A388
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 12756

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

If the business plan for CM in BGI is only about getting tourists to BGI the route would never have been announced. This is about a mix of traffic with Business traffic as it’s backbone. Man it's been a very long time since I last posted here. Good day to you all!!!! CM going to BGI, I like it but ...

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by A388
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203035

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

I think LH526 has it right. That looks to be the new tail logo when comparing it with the tail photo with the gap showing the partial LH logo. Now I wonder what the rest of the aircraft will look like. Maybe just a different type of letter font in larger format on the all-white fuselage?

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by A388
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 destinations?
Replies: 93
Views: 16108

Re: Iberia first A350 destinations?

I also see the MAD-BOG route as an important A350 destination. It's a big market that is served about 3 times a day by their competitor AV which uses modern equipment too (787). It wouldn't surprise me that IB will send the A350 to BOG sooner rather than later. Just my opinion.

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by A388
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 13994

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Strong rumors in ME that they are negotiating sending their 77Fs to EK along with pilots. Interesting!!! Didn't EK move 747Fs to Atlas or someone else? EK never operated the 744F themselves. These were leased from Atlas Air at the time and the contract was not extended. They also leased a Belgian 7...

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by A388
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11820

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

Can someone explain to me how to read these schedule changes? How should I read this: AA PHL-SXM MAY 0.5>0 JUN 0.8>0 JUL 0.9>0 AUG 0.6>0.1 A388 AA won't be operating PHL-SXM from May to July which explains the ">0" part. In August they will operate the flight 3 times (0.1 multiplied by th...

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by A388
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11820

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

Can someone explain to me how to read these schedule changes? How should I read this:


AA PHL-SXM MAY 0.5>0 JUN 0.8>0 JUL 0.9>0 AUG 0.6>0.1


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by A388
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 124
Views: 20816

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

The KL and AF narrowbody fleets are big enough to have them operate Boeing and Airbus narrowbody aircraft. No need to streamline this to one aircraft manufacturer as that adds unnecessary costs to these airlines.

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by A388
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8
Replies: 32
Views: 8327

Re: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8

AR could so combine Aruba and Curacao in one flight from Buenos Aires. That would make the flight more succesful.

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by A388
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO
Replies: 8
Views: 2966

Re: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO

Great I didnt even know Avianca will be flying to Munich in 2018. So Munich now has or will have LH A350s and LH A380s being based there too and these two airlines (wanting to) fly to Munich. Am I missing anything here?

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