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by TheGeordielad
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 276
Views: 29518

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I don't think the EU Competition would allow LH to buy up all valuable assets and slots that airBerlin has now. Monopoly is last thing EU wants in Germany. How large is easyjet or Ryanair operation in Germany? Germany is far from monopoly when combining AB and LH. Ryanair and Easyjet (and Wizz, Vue...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Hoping they'll open up a base at Cardiff. They have 2 routes Faro and Tenerife at the moment. I could see a 1 aircraft base like Bournemouth working well with a couple of non based flights thrown in as well. If they don't base I'd hope they'd add some more routes Gran Canaria, Girona and Krakow wou...

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Unlikely to try Ukraine for summer 18 but possibly winter 18 or summer 19.
Israel seems like it's doing well for Ryanair so why not.
I do believe that they will close the Glasgow prestwick base and move all services to Glasgow international

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints
Replies: 108
Views: 22053

Re: WN livery repaints

Sooner787 wrote:
When do the Max's arrive on property?
Can't be too much longer?

Due to enter service on the 1st October following the retirement of B733 as wn pilots can only fly 2 types at a time currently Classic&NG

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 13990

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

Some people can't have a flight without IFE? Fair enough a 6 hour plus flight but 2 hours really. Try sleeping,reading or talk to someone.It isn't hard,would love to see you on flight from Scotland to the Canary Islands.

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flyadeal aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: First Flyadeal aircraft

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -six-a320s

Doesn't the Saudi government lease planes to Saudia so it could be them as this airline is owned by Saudia
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SQ22 wrote:
Aircraft are leased A 320 CEO's. Maybe someone is in the know who is the lessor?

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -six-a320s

Doesn't the Saudi government lease planes to Saudia so it could be them as this airline is owned by Saudia

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flyadeal aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

First Flyadeal aircraft

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/35649811164/

Flyadeal first aircraft has been revealed.
Flyadeal will fly domestic routes and Hajj flights and is the new LCC of Saudia
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/35649811164/

Flyadeal first aircraft has been revealed.
Flyadeal will fly domestic routes and Hajj flights and is the new LCC of Saudia

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9262

Re: Air India adds LAX

Air India would be a great candidate for the 777-8 on these LAX, SFO, IAD, (IAH if they start) flights. I agree and I think the 777-8X will be great for them but whether they will be able to afford a few is beyond as they have loads of debt upwards of 3 to 5 billion I've heard which I'm not sure is...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the AN 148/158 more popular?
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Why is the AN 148/158 more popular?

I believe the AN-148 is heavier and less economical than the CRJs

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the AN 148/158 more popular?
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Why is the AN 148/158 more popular?

Title needs changing from is to isn't

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners
Replies: 33
Views: 4861

Re: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners

davies2911 wrote:
Is this post for Real? It's a well established fact BA don't have room for themselves at T5. What a petty and ignorant opening post.

:checkmark: couldn't agree more!

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Re: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?

NDiesel wrote:
What about the F100s? The oldest one is closing in on 26 years of operation. Any replacements planned for those? That said they're still fun to fly - I was on a F100 with Helvetic recently and loved it.

They are being replaced by the E-195s sourced from Lufthansa.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 14991

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

What do you guys think of Philippine Airlines joining an alliance? Star alliance already expressed theydidnt want them.. what do u think of OW or SkyTeam Any all alliances have Airlines within the area where the Philippines are. If I need to pick one it would be Oneworld however do any Alliance nee...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6603

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

Don't much about the market in Minneapolis but how about Rome or Madrid as destinations in Europe.
Would they work?

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Re: Austrian Airlines fleet age - replacement?

If they are going to replace any short haul aircraft they will most likely be used. Lufthansa Group works by if an airline is doing really really well in its profit margin then it will get new aircraft like wise with Swiss with the new B77Ws,CS100/300 and A320neos that are soon to arrive.Other Airli...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 31
Views: 8070

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

777X will be too big for their current routes.

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1390
Views: 139139

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

I do wonder about the 8 outstanding QF A380's, and their deferral into eternity rather than outright cancellation... Are QF's aircraft owned or leased? And if leased, how long? QF took its first A380 in 2008. What I'm getting at is: could QF eventually pull an SQ? In other words, substitute the fir...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 516
Views: 129159

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

First Air China 737 MAX 8 now sports its full livery: https://imagr.eu/up/8re3K_DGtuk74VwAEPKPN.jpg https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/894930596060725248 How many MAXs do Air China have on order Well according to Boeing's site Air China ordered 8 737 MAX in December 2014. The deal was for 6...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 516
Views: 129159

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 6060725248

How many MAXs do Air China have on order
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KarelXWB wrote:
First Air China 737 MAX 8 now sports its full livery:

Image
https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 6060725248

How many MAXs do Air China have on order

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 5820

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -may-2018/

Here's a link before someone asks
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http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -may-2018/

Here's a link before someone asks

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 262
Views: 18598

Re: BA's Next US Destination

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -may-2018/
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mtbga wrote:
Word has it that BA is about to announce their next A380 and it will be in the U.S.

Its Chicago
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -may-2018/

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 262
Views: 18598

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Don't know if said but Fort Myers from Gatwick? I don't know if the route has any demand even seasonal but just a guess.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NON-LCC startups
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: New NON-LCC startups

TWA772LR wrote:
Open Skies, or was that before 2007?

Sort of, before it was open skies it was called L'Avion then It was renamed in 2008 to open skies.L'Avion was founded in 2006.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia New Destinations?
Replies: 57
Views: 7622

Re: Iberia New Destinations?

KSBOS wrote:
SFO
IAD
EWR
DFW
IAH

DFW is already served by American Airlines and possibly have an IB Codeshare.
Can anyone confirm if IB has a codeshare on AAs DFW-MAD flight?

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to start flights from Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Replies: 17
Views: 2003

Re: Loganair to start flights from Durham Tees Valley (MME)

I don't see this working.
MME is in the middle of nowhere for a few miles and a train station that people need to sometimes use is about a mile away.I can see them dropping out in a year due to it being inefficient

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia New Destinations?
Replies: 57
Views: 7622

Re: Iberia New Destinations?

^of course

I think expanding their European network to new destinations but possibly with I2.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 9679

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

BA is flying into a oneworld hub there. Why would DY want to fly into a hub that is controlled by AA and fed by BA when they could have a whole market to themselves. DY already flies into several other airlines' hubs and markets with a lot of competition on the same routes so I don't see your point...

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Documentaries about aviation!
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

Re: Documentaries about aviation!

Also British airways one-A very British airline.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Documentaries about aviation!
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

Re: Documentaries about aviation!

Gatwick airport. 1 season with 8 episodes
Britains busiest airport (about Heathrow with 2 series I think)

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Documentaries about aviation!
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

Re: Documentaries about aviation!

I think it's great that there are so many about now Going back through the years, here are a few that might interest you; - Diamonds in the Sky by Julian Pettifer (1970s -on Youtube) - Inside British Airways - 1990. - Airport (BBC) c. 1998 - several series (narrated by John Nettles) - There have be...

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia New Destinations?
Replies: 57
Views: 7622

Re: Iberia New Destinations?

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RalXWB wrote:
I wonder how many secondary destionations they will open up with their new 321LRs....

They aren't getting the LR just the standard version of the A321neo.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rossiya 747 at RHO?!
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Rossiya 747 at RHO?!

They are used a lot to RHO.
Rossiya has used them to RHO ever since they took over some transaeros routes which before even used B744s.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention LHR spotters
Replies: 11
Views: 3629

Re: Attention LHR spotters

nimool wrote:
Here is a shot I took on the day :)
Also today IJA was flying to LHR!

Image

Yeah I saw it while waiting for my ba flight to Lisbon in T3

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 7793

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

andrej wrote:
They could very well serve BTS....daily :)

BTS is only within an hour away from Vienna but 31mi from Vienna airport

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom fleet updates
Replies: 19
Views: 5053

Re: Tarom fleet updates

The Problem with the B767s are that cargo Airlines seems to be getting them at a fast pace and whether they can get 3 on lease and that hasn't got high cycles is another thing.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 1534

Re: Planes you have been with

Air France RJ85 (opt by CityJet)
Delta A333&B77L
EasyJet A319&A320
FlyBe Dash8
Jet2 B733,738,752
KLM E190&B738
Thomas Cook B752
Thomson B738
United A320,B738,B739ER,B752

Will be going on BA A319,320,Iberia A346&Easyjet A319

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom fleet updates
Replies: 19
Views: 5053

Re: Tarom fleet updates

http://tarom.ro/en/aircraft-lease-announcement-0

But maybe they won't be 777 but something smaller like A330 or B787. Let's see how this continues.

Mostly likely a330s as there seems to be quite a lot on the market for lease.
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albertocsc wrote:
Tarom is finally asking for offers for leasing 3 widebodies:
http://tarom.ro/en/aircraft-lease-announcement-0

But maybe they won't be 777 but something smaller like A330 or B787. Let's see how this continues.

Mostly likely a330s as there seems to be quite a lot on the market for lease.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved routes from Helsinki
Replies: 20
Views: 2778

Re: Unserved routes from Helsinki

Indeed an overkill on the HEL-AMS route and HEL-EIN is unserved! Surprising how many airlines think they got the Netherlands covered by flying to AMS and forget that a large part of the country is outside the catchment area of AMS. EIN covers a lot of that plus parts of Belgium and Germany. PS BHX ...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved routes from Helsinki
Replies: 20
Views: 2778

Re: Unserved routes from Helsinki

Kikko19 wrote:
i'd say BLQ double daily.

Yes BLQ but not double daily.

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 21093

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

Varsity1 wrote:
Dry or wet?

DL crews based at LHR?

Yes the wet lease crews will be based at LHR as its the only airport virgin has its 787 based at.

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X tries to advance A350 deliveries
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

Re: AirAsia X tries to advance A350 deliveries

c933103 wrote:
So, when D7 said they won't be launching European or American flight in upcoming future, they mean the future several quarters that are really upfront before taking new aircraft type?

Must be several quarters

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X tries to advance A350 deliveries
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

Re: AirAsia X tries to advance A350 deliveries

Not forgetting the slots free up by UA deferment. God, that topic is discussed to death. Joke aside, AirAsia X was rumoured to be in discussion with Airbus for cancelled UL's order, but nothing came up. Those are going to Hong Kong Airlines now. Are Azul Brazil and LATAM still sending theirs away t...

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4171

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

Of course because you know, everything revolves around ORD and YYZ. Please face reality that the world does not revolve around DTW. Chicago and Toronto are much larger cities with more money than Detroit (even if Illinois is bankrupt). Chicagoland and GTA kick Detroits ass on a bad day. Accept the ...

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Accord A380
Replies: 9
Views: 3001

Re: Air Accord A380

If it's a flight school they certainly don't have 3 A380s on order.
They wouldn't be able to afford it.

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wamos Air 747-400's
Replies: 10
Views: 2773

Re: Wamos Air 747-400's

Aren't they replacing B744s with A332s. Also someone is just messing around as I looked before and it didn't say they had any B744s coming or A332s coming.

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe has new franchise partner
Replies: 25
Views: 5463

Re: Flybe has new franchise partner

JannEejit wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
How many ATRs are they receiving?


Who's receiving ATR's ?

Eastern. Someone says above.
But I'm guessing it's just one

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 19107

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

[threeid][/threeid] BGO-PVD is a heck of a long flight for a 737. Even if the route could survive economically year-round, I highly doubt the aircraft would have the legs to make it nonstop in the winter. Very interesting way to utilize the 737 though — no one would have even thought it possible jus...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot and TigerAir complete integration, launch 5 new destinations
Replies: 21
Views: 4209

Re: Scoot and TigerAir complete integration, launch 5 new destinations

https://twitter.com/winglets747/status/ ... 390022656/

Looks great
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KarelXWB wrote:
They started repainting the A320 fleet:

Image
https://twitter.com/winglets747/status/ ... 390022656/

Looks great

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to USA
Replies: 25
Views: 4109

Re: Level to USA

Surprised Level doesn't fly to New York, Boston or Washington but instead they go longer to LAX & OAK. WHY do Californians like Barcelona better then east coasters ? Hold on they've only started ops in June. New York is already served by American Airlines,Delta,United and Norwegian. Do they nee...

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go the hold
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Re: Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go the hold

It's worth mentioning that if you are on a package deal with Jet2holidays, you still get a free hold bag up to 22kg, which is very generous in my opinion. As far as I am aware, the vast majority of Jet2 passengers are on packages, so this fee shouldn't effect them. Only a few weeks ago I flew from ...

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