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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18
Replies: 13
Views: 1797

Re: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18

The flight will probably need to be on a WB. Cargo and trade is huge between China and Africa. A 737 (of all aircraft) will probably not be able to handle it. Maybe this tagged route will make a WB more sustainable.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18
Replies: 13
Views: 1797

Re: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18

KGL-BOM-CAN? This will never work, but surely the Rwandans don't care about making money. It is very likely that if the route is not profitable for the airline on its own, it may offer broader economic benefit for Rwanda as a country and in so doing cancel out any loss. Airlines in developing natio...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who else will order the 787-10?
Replies: 19
Views: 3969

Re: Who else will order the 787-10?

CX+KA may be a contender. They have dozens of A333s between them that can be replaced by the 787-10.

Possible problem for the 787-10 is Boeing's *alleged* unwillingness to discount prices enough to sway airline's decisions.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 11254

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

lightsaber wrote:
I'll take 8 hours in a little less space if it means skipping that 2+ hour wait in an airport that doesn't have enough seats for my entire family to sit, so as the father I have to stand. Thank you, but get me onto the plane...

Lightsaber



This made me smile because it is so true!

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing suffers damage from thrown tyre tread
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing suffers damage from thrown tyre tread

What would cause the tyre tread to rip off like that? Aircraft tyres are re-capped, which means that they get new rubber bonded to the tyre carcass. Usually the number one suspect is under inflated tyre pressures and the first thing that you do when the aircraft arrives at the gate is to take that ...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing suffers damage from thrown tyre tread
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing suffers damage from thrown tyre tread

What would cause the tyre tread to rip off like that?

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 174
Views: 33649

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

I have to admit that I skipped over this thread several times until I saw a picture of it elsewhere. From the title, it seems like it's merely just another overrun or something. I was shocked to find out that instead this thing went off a cliff and was just a few feet from hitting the water, "...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing increases list prices by 4.1%
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

Re: Boeing increases list prices by 4.1%

That is high, no? Isn't the "normal" increase usually in the region of 2%?

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB denies CX leaving OW, but seemingly confirms CZ plans to join
Replies: 5
Views: 2911

Re: AAB denies CX leaving OW, but seemingly confirms CZ plans to join

I would have also preferred China Eastern in OW.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10
Replies: 11
Views: 2886

Re: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10

It is a design that seems too tight, cluttered and messy to me. Hopefully an SQ customised version will look better but I am not all that thrilled with their new and revamped long-haul products so...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10
Replies: 11
Views: 2886

Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10

Hi everyone! I have not seen this mentioned anywhere on a.net yet. https://www.ausbt.com.au/here-is-singapore-airlines-new-2018-regional-business-class-seat Apparently, SQ has chosen a customised version of the Stelia Aerospace Opal seat for their regional A350-900 and 787-10. These seats look a bit...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC

jetwet1 wrote:
Here is the thing, take a look at the fares right now on TPAC flights, they are already in the toilet, how much lower can an LCC go and still make money ?


Hmm. That makes sense.

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC

You know what? SRT75's idea makes quite a bit of sense! Maybe it can be the next frontier for long haul LCCs. Let us take WOW Air as an example. I plotted in the following routes on GCMapper: - For WOW Air JFK-FRA 3352nm JFK-KEF-FRA 3553nm 6.0% longer than non-stop SFO-LHR 4665nm SFO-KEF-LHR 4679nm ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13845

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Tell me since you are so good in criticizing, what percent higher block fuel will the 779 burn compared to the A350-1000 ? You obviously must know to make the statements you are making ? Aaah a.net... I innocently challenged your statements. I made every effort to do so with humility, respect and a...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13845

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The 777-9 is much larger than the A35J and there is very little incremental cost to operating the A35J for an airline that already operates the A359. So I think the chances at Lufthansa are pretty good. The 77W to 779 is only around 1 row of business and two rows of economy, hardly “much larger”, h...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13845

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Not even the 77W burns 25% more fuel than the A35K in comparable configurations, the 779 certainly won't. Don't believe the Airbus marketing crap (nor Boeing's). This is some analysis I did of the A350-1000 early long flight I did with 310 passengers onboard from the cockpit phtoto which showed the...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5703

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is there any option/plan/possibility for aux fuel tanks on the CSeries to extract greater range?

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6537

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

No real chance. It will be leaving too much revenue in the table. Why offer something that no-one will pay for and which your competitors already get away with not offering anyway? It would be super awesome but it's highly, highly unlikely...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

I am not sure, but maybe the mods can move this to Tech/Ops if that will be the better forum for this topic..?

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

What I am really trying to gauge is the following: The CS300 is arguably the most efficient aircraft in its class (competitor types being A319neo and 737Max7) The 737 Max 8 is almost neck and neck with the A320neo but is believed to have a slight edge. The A321neo (and LR specifically) is ahead of t...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34384

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Totally the opposite according to what I heard... things like if EK flies the 777/a380 to XXX why can’t we? I too have to question the 778 order. I like the type, but I think EY needs to cut their order. But to what? 779s or 787s? Lightsaber I wouldn't be surprised if they are looking to downsize t...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4865

Re: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777

How long will each aircraft be out of service?

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9260

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

For BA, I think both year-round JNB flights are A380.

For LH, JNB is a 748, not a 744.

Fun list idea.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to Etihads 77L's
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: What will happen to Etihads 77L's

Maybe will get some short-term use from airlines that are currently battling with the 789 issues at current - which is really just starting to become an real issue. Maybe EH could wet lease them as temporary cover to these airlines. VS/NZ have both been hit hard by the 789 engine issues - with NZ c...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR flying A359 to DFW for month of October
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: QR flying A359 to DFW for month of October

This probably has something to do with the QSuite installation on the 777-300ER's, as one has to be rotated out of the fleet and subbed in with an A350 in DFW, with the A350 coming from LHR, which is replaced at LHR with another 77W through scheduling adjustments as LHR outbound and inbound can be ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3073

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

Delta's last few 744 routes, did they go A359? Do they count?

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3073

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

The 77W was for the mid-2000s to mid-2010s what the 747 was for a lot (if not most) of its time in service: the only aircraft with the range and cost to operate a significant portion of sn airline's network efficiently. Careful, or you'll piss off the A340 fans on the board. LH managed to run a glo...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3073

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

scotron11 wrote:
SQ does send their A359 to JNB daily. Also their SIN-DME-ARN is now a A359 too,


SQ previously operated the 772ER to JNB so not exactly a downgauge. I love seeing their A359 down here, though.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 39
Views: 4256

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

ET is the bottom feeder in the SP to Asia market and almost always has the lowest fares. Etihad leaving GRU threw them a lifeline. Customers will not be complaining. I have flown with ET and they offer exceptional value for money. This is great news. In addition to TLV, ET may also have more of an ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3073

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

When thinking about 777X operators, I always find I'm thinking about competition from the 789 and A359, indirect competition to it, but competition nevertheless. I believe that we are already starting to see a sizeable trend of 77 W flying replaced by the 789 and A359, perhaps more from the A359 as...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Re: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations

About the topic of this thread itself, I believe that airlines will be very pleased. 14% better efficiency on an aircraft that is known so well and loved so much, reliable and easy to operate/integrate into a fleet. Same goes for the A320neo and I always hope airlines will realise the same about the...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Re: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations

Is 14% what was expected or is that lower/higher than what was discussed when the plane was launched. That is quite a nice number and one can see why Boeing wouldn't need to jump at the NMA. Without a significant leap in engine technology, what's the point...? Yep, like Leahy mentioned in an interv...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

MEA and RJ have slipped my mind. They could also benefit greatly from these next-gen NBs. My idea with these airlines using these aircraft is not necessarily to compete with the ME3 but rather to maintain some relevance in their own home market. Fly more routes. Offer greater frequency. It is about ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

VCy wrote:
Would the A321neoLR have the range to operate to cities like BHX and MAN from the Gulf?


I think the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Spain will be a stretch.

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

Hi everyone! Not sure if this has been discussed before. The A321neoLR seems to be an amazing aircraft in the making. The 737 Max8 seems like an amazing aircraft already in operation. Offering great opportunites. We are hearing more and more routes being opened up with Max8 and, with greater range, ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Not seeing the relevance...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16366

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Do you happen to know for how many more years CX's fuel is hedged? How much longer will this agony last? As of Sept 30 2017 it is out to second quarter 2019, the percentage hedged and prices are coming down The actual numbers can be seen on page 24 of this presentation. https://www.cathaypacific.co...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16366

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The airline was actually profitable if the fuel hedging loss is not considered. Yes, but they have to be considered. Fuel hedging is entering into a contract. Hedging wouldn't work if the party 'out of the money' could back out of the contract immediately. As it stands, the hedging contract is cost...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16366

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The thing is, when you compare your flight options before purchasing, on your favourite flight search engine, or even on the airline websites, these details are never disclosed. Sometimes the aircraft type is not even clearly displayed. You can't expect the flying public to guess the comfort and am...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16366

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The thing is, when you compare your flight options before purchasing, on your favourite flight search engine, or even on the airline websites, these details are never disclosed. Sometimes the aircraft type is not even clearly displayed. You can't expect the flying public to guess the comfort and am...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16366

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Yep totally re the 10 abreast thing, it’s the way of the world, we have options, if you don’t like it go somewhere else. Most book on price though and the majority of the flying public wouldn’t notice a difference. The thing is, when you compare your flight options before purchasing, on your favour...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8285

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

I think some are taking this too seriously. I believe the OP (Carlos01) understands that this is a wild fantasy and is just discussing it as a hypothetical situation. Let us have fun with it and not get too caught up in technicalities.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 49083

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

Thanks for keeping this going! I look forward to more information coming to light about the -1000 with testing and certification almost done and operational service on the horizon. EASA certifies higher-weight A350-1000 -- https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/easa-certifies-higher-weight-a350...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 49083

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

... - 4 First Class Suites ( 1-2-1 ) - 36 Business Class ( 1-2-1 ) ... Am I missing the logic? Pretty "normal" if you think about it. SQ has had 1-2-1 in both F and J on their 77W for a decade. EY has the same arrangement. F is full-sized 1-2-1 and J is more dense and creative (think stag...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about unpainted MS A332 SU-GCG
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: Question about unpainted MS A332 SU-GCG

khowaga wrote:
Does it get used on the TLV route?


That is highly likely!

I just checked out the Air Sinai Wikipedia page and found this: "Other types, including larger aircraft are also used based on operational requirements, with EgyptAir markings removed."

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India Business Class 787 SYD-DEL
Replies: 22
Views: 6681

Re: Air India Business Class 787 SYD-DEL

Economy style meal service, uncooperative IFE and amenity kit at the end of the flight?! In Business Class?! Premium cabins are supposed to be all about attention to detail.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about unpainted MS A332 SU-GCG
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Question about unpainted MS A332 SU-GCG

Hi everyone. I noticed the CAI-JNB-CAI flight being operated by SU-GCG yesterday (01/01/2018). It is unpainted. According to what I can gather from PlaneSpotters, it was delivered to MS in 2005 in the old livery. In 2011 it was repainted into the new livery. From at least 01/01/2017, it has been bar...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 49083

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

Thanks for keeping this going! I look forward to more information coming to light about the -1000 with testing and certification almost done and operational service on the horizon.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 20422

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Hi Everyone As its a new year, I thought that it would be appropriate to start a new thread. Refer to the following link for the last thread http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=593773&p=20039277#p20039277 To start off in this thread I thought it would be an ideal time to prev...

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