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by MartijnNL
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86760

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

BobbyPSP wrote:
Wow. Thanks for your permission.

I still don't see why you want first time posters to write about aviation and not about mental health issues of the man who did this.

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by MartijnNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86760

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

If you really want to step up security in the United States, you'd better start prohibiting guns. That could save more than one hundred lives every day. Please keep this on-topic. We don't need to have any other "opinion" injected here. Thank you. You're probably right. But after reading ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86760

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

First off, you just joined today So? There's nothing wrong with someone who joins this website to share his opinion. and your first post has zero to do with aviation. So? There's nothing wrong with discussing the mental health of the person who piloted this aircraft. It looks to have played a major...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86760

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

frmrCapCadet wrote:
It goes without saying, except for certain a-nutters that this was a serious security breach.

This doesn't look like a security breach to me. More like a safety breach.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86760

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

He was a suicide pilot, they should have taken him out immediately. It is ridiculous that they let him go on. To me this sounds like a major screw up not just on the part of Alaskan, Horizon, SeaTac, but the Air Force as well. I want to go on record that whoever was on duty for ATC was a class act....

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by MartijnNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86760

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Really baffled at how this has hardly been reported yet on Twitter and not at all on news networks. Maybe the media want to get the facts straight before reporting about what happened? Nowadays many people want instant satisfaction of their news hunger. There's nothing wrong with reading all about ...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86760

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

How would a costumer service agent know how to even start a modern twin engine turboprop? It's not like just pushing buttons or moving levers. Than how do you start it? I have heard it is precisely that, pushing buttons and moving levers. This looks so weird and it's also a huge security failure. L...

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by MartijnNL
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10965

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

seb76 and GL777, thank you for your informative posts. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by MartijnNL
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10965

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

I will also add a security factor, anybody can get on these trains without going through a metal detector and despite that you usually get a first class seat when you are on a flight ticket, you regularily see lowlife in the cars. Sometimes they are approached by the conductors and forced out at th...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 113
Views: 23696

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

https://www.thelocal.ch/20180805/up-to- ... witzerland

Not completely up to date, but a comprehensive read with interesting details.

"The plane turned 180 degrees to the south and fell to the ground like a stone."
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https://www.thelocal.ch/20180805/up-to- ... witzerland

Not completely up to date, but a comprehensive read with interesting details.

"The plane turned 180 degrees to the south and fell to the ground like a stone."

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by MartijnNL
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 113
Views: 23696

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

Unfortunately the live stream seems to be only accessible for viewers who are actually in Switzerland.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 21342

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Over 10,000 aviation fans, boys, girls, mums, dads and grandmas too lined the perimeter fence at GLA for a one off Emirates A380 service in April 2014 to mark the tenth anniversary of an otherwise 777 service. I remember the first visit of an A380 to Düsseldorf Airport on 12 November 2006. A local ...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3478

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

A few questions as a European who is not very familiar with Dallas Love Field:
- What does the gate cap mean?
- What does "token service" mean?

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by MartijnNL
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30109

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

sixtyseven wrote:
The people in the back don’t pay for the pilots “to have a little fun”

They pay for you to do your job. By the letter.

I would gladly have paid extra for this experience!

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by MartijnNL
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44890

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

The downside is the A330 can only realistically use 8 abreast seating. The extra foot in width in the 787 makes 9 abreast acceptable. But not for economy class passengers. I will always prefer 2-4-2 seating over 3-3-3. I go out of my way to book flights on aircraft with that configuration. It is ju...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19835

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Thanks everybody for clearing that up. Good to hear that you no longer have to fear being denied entry to other countries in the Middle East after a visit to Israel. Maybe I should just give El Al a try one time.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19835

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Also, who wouldn't want to see Jerusalem? I know a lot of people who don't want to travel to Jerusalem. In fact, the entire Middle East is off limits to them. Other than security, I have only heard negative things about EL AL, but I would have enjoyed flying them one day. Another airline notch in m...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 19905

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

LJ wrote:
August was a very good month for Dutch airports. All airports showed healthy growth.

Are you sure healthy is the right word? I am aware this is an aviation enthusiast website, but I wouldn't call growth healthy. Maybe big growth or massive growth does more right to the statistics.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8458

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

But even if your local airport is Amsterdam, this still doesn't make the choice for KLM obvious. After all, EasyJet, Transavia and Vueling also got a base at Amsterdam. It's just what you're looking for. EasyJet left me stranded at Amsterdam for three hours with zero staff available to explain what...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8458

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

Excuse me, but if I am not mistaken, mainline carriers did this years ago, and failed. Here are some examples: (...) But this time they are not setting up lower cost subsidiaries. They are just saying: "Pay more and get more." You have to decide for yourself if the extra money is worth it...

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8458

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

Personally I prefer airlines that include food, drinks and entertainment in their ticket price. Budget airlines might be cheaper, but I don't like the fact that you have to pay all the time. Being from the Netherlands KLM is my home carrier. They can be more expensive than other airlines, but usuall...

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flyingdoc787 wrote:
Here's another one: https://youtu.be/5RRUShdpNJI

That's also a nice one.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44890

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

seahawk wrote:
The 787 will look outstanding in their livery.

It will look outstanding on the Airbus aircraft as well.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44890

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I did a search. But apparently not a good one. I didn't know Hawaiian wants to fly to Europe. I do know there are regular topics about why no airline operates from Europe to Hawaii. But maybe the business case is completely different going the other way. I don't know. I will try another search.

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by MartijnNL
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44890

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Only reason I can see for Hawaiian going to the 787 is because they both see a use for all three models in the fleet and because they want to start non-stop services to Europe. Why would Hawaiian want to fly to Europe? I believe the question "Why no direct flights from Europe to Hawaii?" ...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

jetblastdubai wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
jetblastdubai wrote:
LAX is quickly approaching the limit on total number of aircraft movements it can handle.

Which you base on ______?


10 years working LAX Tower.

:checkmark: That's a good one. Thanks! :thumbsup:

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by MartijnNL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

Is there any airport, US that is worse than LAX for entering customs? It is a 3rd world experience; very inefficient. Do you people even understand how insane you sound sometimes? No one gives a shit about if the customs experience is good. How insane? Sounds perfectly sane to me. A lot of people c...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fokker 100 withdrawal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Re: Austrian Airlines Fokker 100 withdrawal?

Sad to see the Fokkers leave. Last year I booked a return ticket Amsterdam - Warsaw. Outbound via Vienna with an Austrian F100, inbound via Zürich with a Helvetic F100. Great aircraft to fly on.

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by MartijnNL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9479

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

Well, actually, to be exact it is Oceania that is THE Continent (...) and so Oceania is NOT a region, and Australia (...) is in fact only a region of Oceania. (...) Although some geographical models dispute the recognition of Antarctica as a continent (...), Oceania is always there - as a continent...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5649

Re: Most-missed US Major

Majors: Continental, Northwest and U.S. Airways.
Smaller ones: America West and Midwest Express.
I have good memories of spotting their aircraft.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187936

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Narfish641 wrote:
HOLY CRAP!!! Looks like everything is gone besides the middle section. This is catastropic!

It landed safely. I wouldn't call that catastrophic.

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 17143

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

Great souvenir for the driver of the car that got hit! ;)

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142849

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Someone83 wrote:
SAS will be flying 2 return trips ARN-AUS-ARN during SXSW in March. Flights will be on March 8th and March 12th

What is SXSW?

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by MartijnNL
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Cobalt to launch LCA - Gatwick, Frankfurt, Geneva & Year Round Dublin
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: Cobalt to launch LCA - Gatwick, Frankfurt, Geneva & Year Round Dublin

Cobalt Air? I must have missed something. I have never heard of them. I will look up some information on the web soon. Anyway, thanks for the heads up!

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142849

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I had my first experience onboard a CityJet CRJ-900 in SAS colors yesterday. It was EI-FPB. I was pleasantly surprised. After all the horror stories on A.net regarding the CRJ, I did not expect a smooth ride and easier viewing out of windows compared to a 737 and A320. I remember flying the CRJ-900...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9682

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

737max8 wrote:
As a Dallas resident, this service highly excites me. Icelandair is great to non-rev on!

Isn't any airline great if you don't have to pay for your ticket?

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by MartijnNL
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9774

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

Anyone? Did non-passengers go through security?

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by MartijnNL
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9774

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

How did it go yesterday? Any extra security delays?

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by MartijnNL
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9774

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

tjh8402 wrote:
I'm happy to see it return. When I was a kid, my parents used to take me to the airport just to watch the planes come in and out. It will be nice for future generations to enjoy the same thing.

:checkmark: :checkmark:

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by MartijnNL
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9774

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

B777LRF wrote:
It was not fine before September 11., 2001; it was a stupid idea back then, and it's just as stupid an idea now.

It was great before September 11, 2001. I am sure it will be great again.

@crew I am not sure why my previous reply to B777LRF's post was deleted. It took me quite some time to write it.

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by MartijnNL
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9774

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

Stupidest thing in the world I have heard in 17 years in the business.... Greatest thing in the world of American aviation I have heard in the past 16 years. This should be implemented in every US airport. Airside access for non-passengers was the number one reason for me to travel to the US before...

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by MartijnNL
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8343

Re: FI annouces CLE

FI is a full service carrier. They have premium economy and business class. Not to be confused with WOW. (...) Agreed. Icelandair is one of the best carriers out there. Not sure why it has this "big bad LCC" stigma to it. Maybe because they no longer provide (hot) meals that are included ...

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by MartijnNL
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM/LAN retires 777F
Replies: 25
Views: 7581

Re: LATAM/LAN retires 777F

I'll miss seeing them at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. When did this happen?

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by MartijnNL
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 19905

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

Maybe demand to Istanbul is declining because of the political climate? Helsinki goes from three to four daily flights, the article states.

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by MartijnNL
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue outlines A350 operations
Replies: 19
Views: 5597

Re: French Blue outlines A350 operations

Y is no longer flyable on any airline for routes 2hr+ except for JAL's 8 abreast 787, which is priced high enough you might as well fly in J. If you're going to mention JAL, what about their International-config 777s and 767s. 767s are still pretty comfortable in Y on most airlines. So are A330's a...

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by MartijnNL
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ULD Only Aircraft - The Future?
Replies: 21
Views: 2908

Re: ULD Only Aircraft - The Future?

What does ULD mean?

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by MartijnNL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3621

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L-1011 No flight unfortunately. My wife though travelled on the type with TWA on the St. Louis - Los Angeles route. Every now and then she rubs that into my face. DC-10 VARIG AMS - CDG return, Jan 1995 (and three flights with Northwest Airlines AMS - BOS return and MSP - AMS). MD-11 Finnair HEL - KI...

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by MartijnNL
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal opinion: Dreamliner break-even remains a moving target
Replies: 17
Views: 4177

Re: Flightglobal opinion: Dreamliner break-even remains a moving target

I know it is a delicate topic (...) Why is a delicate topic? Because of Boeing fans on this website? - a light can be seen at the end of the tunnel that the programme will reach break even, but it is more than a decade of continuous production at the fastest rate away That sounds almost unbelievabl...

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