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by MartijnNL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11984

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

Just now I found out that my Rand McNally roadmap, bought in the U.S., lists Georgia before Florida! Is that because the surface of all the lakes in Florida is not counted?

Edit: thanks for the replies. It is clear to me now.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11984

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... es_by_area
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Judge1310 wrote:
The poster is correct, Georgia is the largest US State east of the Mississippi River.

Sorry. I read on Wikipedia that Florida is bigger. Better not trust that source?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... es_by_area

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11984

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

Compare this to Amsterdam. There is only one Amsterdam airport which is operating at the boundaries of it's capacity. It's more than full and can't expand. You mean at the boundaries of what politicians have agreed on. How can London Heathrow handle more passengers with two runways than Schiphol wi...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11984

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

CobaltScar wrote:
Ludicrous that the entire state only has Atlanta and Savannah to fly into. And its the biggest state east of the Mississippi landmass wise.

Isn't Florida bigger than Georgia?

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 Configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Edelweiss A340 Configuration

MaxiAir wrote:
Thats both wrong. It has a different origin. The complete LOPA is new, so it doesn’t make a difference, where you put Business class.

What does LOPA stand for?

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 66
Views: 6648

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

I personally think CJU is probably the densest airport in the world. Small terminal with hundreds of flights coming and going each hour, it's really packed to the gills. The government is even considering building a second airport in the island to split the air traffic. https://www.koreatimes.co.kr...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 90196

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Then the idiots thought it was a good idea to turn one of the domestic terminals into an international terminal and creating the worst terminal setup for any airport in Europe. Are you talking about terminal 2? Which gives no airside access to the other terminals? Indeed pretty annoying. What I lik...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?

I have a TWA branded drinking glass in my collection with the slogan: somehow, you feel more important on TWA.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people choose one airline over another?
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Why do people choose one airline over another?

Because they make more money that way. They effectively sell the seat twice. This allows them to cut prices, undercutting their competitors. Is this your answer to the topic title: Why do people choose one airline over another? Than I don't get it. Or is this your answer to my post above yours? Tha...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people choose one airline over another?
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Why do people choose one airline over another?

Actually I'm going to Los Angeles. € 432 is a combi of Transavia and Norwegian, € 936 is KLM. Allright, there's a difference in service level but do I need the KLM service level? No, I don't. There is another way around this, I recently found out. In April I wanted to experience the KLM 747. A dire...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people choose one airline over another?
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Why do people choose one airline over another?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
I've paid € 432 for a return ticket with a transfer. A direct flight was also available but would have cost me € 936 on the same dates.

Swiss to Shanghai? Or North America maybe?

You can't beat two for the price of one! :old:

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people choose one airline over another?
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Why do people choose one airline over another?

It's different for everyone. Most people I know shop on price and that's it. That's a component for me, but I have a bit of a step by step when selecting for me: (...). Very nice decision making scheme! :thumbsup: For me the opposite is true: any segment available on an MD-80, MD-90 or ERJ-145? Boo...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11163

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

The EIS program is a waste as it moves so few passengers and again wasting crews flying 6-10 or so passengers as opposed to as least 50 passengers, having commercial airline service is not a right, but as long as politicians want to get reelected, the EIS program will go on but hopefully will be el...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11163

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Here in Canada it has been a combination of E175, Q400 and CRJ900 for the most part. WS has gotten into regional flying as well with an all Q400 fleet. Unfortunately for me, it means some long Q400 routes I have to suffer from time to time or seek alternatives (e.g. YYC-YZF which is now painfully l...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles
Replies: 37
Views: 5761

Re: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles

Extremely expensive for a weekend trip. But you also have to pay for all the 'special guests' on board.

The Polarflug Northpole sightseeing flights from Germany were a much, much better deal.

Some seats on this twelve hour round trip to the Arctic sold for less than 400 USD.

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 75
Views: 7630

Re: UAs next new thing?

A tulip on the tail :duck: I never understood why they adopted that ugly AT&T globe. (...) why not the Continental fuselage with the tulip on the tail? Ah, never seen this kind of discourse on this forum before. I liked the globe and the tulip. What I still don't like is the combination of the ...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fun / Interesting flights from Amsterdam or Brussels ?
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Fun / Interesting flights from Amsterdam or Brussels ?

Amsterdam - Hamburg on Carpatair Fokker 100.
Amsterdam - Rennes on Trade Air Fokker 100.

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

Re: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist

Good to see Delta maintaining nine abreast economy seating, but I would have preferred 2-5-2.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7511

Re: The world's ugliest airlines

The new China Eastern colour scheme looks so much worse than the old one.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 10034

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

Glad that they worked fine for you, but its international (and specially spanish) reputation is horrible. Just try to google "vueling chaos" "vueling Barcelona delay" "vueling capacity" "vueling rome" and you will have some fun reading. They were even close t...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 10034

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

With the recent announcement of creating of LEVEL Austria doing short haul flights, and the poor reputation of Vueling I was wondering if IAG is considering or thinking of rebranding the entire Vueling company into LEVEL in the possible future? What poor reputation? Vueling offers a lot of flights,...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13659

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

I found the service excellent, the seat comfortable, the inflight entertainment system worked very well and the plane was a brand-new 787. Also, the price was incredible (99$ from San Francisco to London). That makes sense. Considering the fare it sounds almost to good to be true. So far I have sta...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 84
Views: 11409

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

It’s a novelty to you because you obviously live somewhere where they aren’t plentiful. I lived in STL in the days where it was still an AA hub and you couldn’t get anywhere without flying on an MD80. It's not so much novelty, it's more nostalgia. Back in the day European skies also saw large numbe...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13370

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

mzlin wrote:
Shades of the 787 again, but hopefully they've learned their lesson this time.

Then I will avoid to fly it, just like I avoid to fly the 787. What lesson are you talking about?

Too bad, because 2-3-2 economy seating would be great.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13659

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

peterinlisbon wrote:
Norweigan is by far the best translatlantic airline I have ever flown. I wish them good luck on this route.

peterinlisbon, so far three people have reacted at your statement. Maybe you could tell us what makes Norwegian the best transatlantic airline?

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13659

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

MartijnNL wrote:
peterinlisbon wrote:
Norweigan is by far the best translatlantic airline I have ever flown. I wish them good luck on this route.

What made them better than the other ones?

peterinlisbon, so far three people have reacted at your statement. Maybe you could tell us what makes Norwegian the best transatlantic airline?

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by MartijnNL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 14181

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Cant wait for the CSeries to start showing up, especially in the D. Those Md88's can have fun in ATL, I avoid them and ATL at all cost, same with the MD90's, I like my upgraded interiors and TV's thank you How preferences can differ! I have travelled from Europe to the United States with the sole p...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 14181

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

FSDan wrote:
ATL

M88: 293

Total = 1057


Good to see that the M88 does most of the flying at Hartsfield. Counting arrivals and departures that's almost six hundred flights per day. Amazing!

Add to that the one hundred daily M90 flights and it's clear that Atlanta is a T-tail spotter's heaven.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6543

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

But if you scroll below you'll see that these are all one-stop flights through the USA. It's Amsterdam - Atlanta - Keflavik for example. The Atlanta - Keflavik leg is being carried out by Delta. There's no mentioning direct flights. If I scroll down, I see this: KLM Airline Flights to Iceland KLM A...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6543

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

"Travelocity is proud to offer great deals on KLM flights to many popular Iceland destinations. If you’re looking for cheap airfare, try our flexible booking calendar to find the best day to fly KLM within your schedule." No mentioning of codeshare flight. Only "fly KLM". I call...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 11047

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

I wonder how "often" they do "westbound" as they even do "eastbound" from EWR to SIN in winter With only "partial" of westbound flights being restricted, I think overall is pretty good I remember seeing SQ's A340-500's flying over the Netherlands while en rou...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 16834

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

The article is only for subscribers.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 90196

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Sad to see the flight move to Copenhagen. And sad to see the schedule change from day to night. As an economy class passenger I prefer daytime flights. And when flying to the east I prefer flights to arrive in the morning. The Arlanda flights were perfect in that way.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8854

Re: What airliner is this?

Now we are getting somewhere! Hats off to everyone!
:thumbsup:

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8854

Re: What airliner is this?

In the replies I see A318, A319, A320 and A321 as possible candidates. Can this be narrowed down?

And is Avianca really the only option? Maybe frequent fliers or cabin crew might help. Did someone already report his findings to the police?

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8854

Re: What airliner is this?

Dutch Police is urgently trying to find out which airliner this is. Suggestions are: Finnair or Avianca. Is there anyone that can give a confirmation about this? Note the square tray tables, no screens in the chairs. Grey, White and black interior. Grey curtains. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfk1h8F...

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by MartijnNL
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8854

Re: What airliner is this?

32andBelow wrote:
This is the most a net thread I’ve ever seen.

The most . . . ?

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6543

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

This is not how KLM works: for practically all flights to North America, they offer either nonstop flights, or one/two stop flights through hubs of AF/DL (CDG, BOS, JFK, MSP, ATL, DTW, etc.). You can also not book for example an AMS-JFK flight via London, Edinburgh or Dublin, changing from KLM meta...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6543

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

KLM serves a bunch of smaller cities in Norway, Denmark and the UK so it seems like KEF should be right up their alley as a smaller market in north-western Europe. But the competition is also fierce. That did not stop BA or Lufthansa though. I also would not have guessed that four major legacy airl...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16711

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Back in the 70s and 80s Airbus was struggling to get established in the market, without the "political" launch orders from the host countries (France, Germany especially) it probably would never have survived. Imagine trying to sell the A300 or A320 to foreign airlines when the national c...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8854

Re: What airliner is this?

Dutch Police is urgently trying to find out which airliner this is. Suggestions are: Finnair or Avianca. Is there anyone that can give a confirmation about this? Note the square tray tables, no screens in the chairs. Grey, White and black interior. Grey curtains. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfk1h8F...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13750

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Maybe my English is not good. I mean the yellow engines don't look good on this livery. Blue (or red maybe) would have looked much better.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16711

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

JayBCNLON wrote:
And yes they are airbusses and not “Airbi”.... as is clear for all who know a little bit of Latin.

If Airbus was a Latin word the plural would be Airbi.

That is clear for all who know a little bit of Latin.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16711

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Dutchy wrote:
But KLM did operate Airbus products now and again: A310 (1983-1987) and A330 (2012-.....) and will operate the A350.

I believe KLM operated the A310 from 1983 to 1997.

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13750

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Here's a side view of it. For those who enjoy cheatlines, enjoy. https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/TFISX.jpg Looks nice. i like the way they use the flag's colours. The yellow engines look great on the normal livery, but completely off on this one. This colour scheme would look much better wi...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16711

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

The casual inference that A320's were only bought by AF because of political interference is crazy. The A320 (and the B737) are fabulous planes and each can do a good job for airlines. Why is that crazy? Air France was the launch customer for the A320. We didn't know then that the A320 would turn o...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13750

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

The livery seen on the MAX looks like a budget, cheap version of the classy Icelandair livery seen on their 757s and 767s... Something like "Hey, hurry up! We need this plane ready at 5 P.M.!" :duck: Correct. We need the airline's name on the tail. The fleet should have a uniform look. Of...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13750

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

SRQKEF wrote:
All of FI's 757s are fully owned by them so the costs of making them sit at outstations is little to none.

And yet we always read on this website that aircraft only make money when they are in the air.

Isn't a lot of potential revenue lost by keeping these 757's on the ground for so long?

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