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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 38
Views: 8541

Re: UA off runway at ORD

Yet another 737 off piste...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’
Replies: 10
Views: 1792

Re: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’

As Shutdown Grinds On in the US, Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’ The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned its employees regarding “restrictions on partisan political activity,” an internal FAA email obtained by TYT reveals. “Employees are responsible for acq...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 18
Views: 1577

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

[list=][/list] People need to remember that this is another regulation written in blood after several mid-airs in the Sixties involving high speed jets and small planes. True. But based on politics and available technology at the time. Speeds higher than 250 below 10.000´ work in the rest of the Wor...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 8292

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

Jeez. I would not want to work for you (nor TUI for that matter).

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 753 for freight ops?
Replies: 8
Views: 2050

Re: 753 for freight ops?

I don’t see why not in a few years. But being a small fleet, a few would have to be converted to cover the STC cost. It could probably take 18 pallets like the stretched DC-8s, but probably only about 40 metric tons (close to 90K lbs) of payload (similar to a 757PF). The DC-8-63 freighters carried a...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third C919 Took Sky
Replies: 22
Views: 6116

Re: Third C919 Took Sky

Third C919 took sky


Ah, C919 please return sky. Thank you.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6664

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

a350lover wrote:
Can any one say what's the alternate for most Europe-Iceland flights?

I suspect that must be EDI or SNN. Don't you think this may have something to do also?


Egilsstadir (BIEG), Akureyri (BIAR), Reykjavik (BIRK) marginal for 737s, Glasgow.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian flying B737 MAX 8 to Moscow
Replies: 13
Views: 5008

Re: Ethiopian flying B737 MAX 8 to Moscow

arcticcruiser wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
The larger fuel tanks of the 737 really show up on the MAX.


Huh? Larger compared to what?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

bennett123 wrote:
How many aircraft do they own?.


Not a single one really, all on various types of leases.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41230

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

This is one of anets’s silly threads. I have flown across Iran for years, good and courteous ATC. Reroutings? Not a problem. Contrast that with some of their neighbors. I would like to visit sometime. Just will have to do it on my second passport because of a certain regime in the West...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13408

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

Lets hope that it is a success as Nigeria doenst have a great history of local airlines succeeding. What would interest me to know is, when Boeing - or any other aircraft manufacturer - takes such a substantial order from an as yet untried and untested airline, what due diligence they do before acc...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Wow air claims to have sold Gatwick slots but declines to name buyer and price. https://www.mbl.is/vidskipti/frettir/2018/12/20/wow_selur_flugtima_sina_a_gatwick/ How much can this be worth (AFAIK 8 slots) and who could the buyer be? They claim relocating to STN gives them the opportunity to grow in...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Double

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

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WOW Air just laid off 111 staff, plus laying off contractors in all probably close to 400. Just in time for Christmas. Dropping DEL and LAX
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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7947

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Is GLA taxiway layout ever going to get improved? It is really archaic (as is Manchester), how about a real parallel taxiway all along the runway?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today
Replies: 73
Views: 15707

Re: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today

Looks like TF-CAT (doing KEF-LAX) and TF-DTR (LAX-KEF) are going to meet in YEG. Both are descending right now. Someone in Edmonton with a camera? Jasper Patterson on Facebook :thumbsup: Thank you BML87! So, finally, they DO park at the gates. Why, if the doors are supposed not to be opened? P.S. L...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline pilots monitoring VHF 121.5 or 123.45 Mhz
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: Airline pilots monitoring VHF 121.5 or 123.45 Mhz

More people would probably keep it on a higher volume if the guard police weren’t so annoying. You have me intrigued. What is guard police. I have to admit I never monitor guard when I fly but I probably should. The "guard police" are those guys who will get on your case as soon as you co...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 7111

Re: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Is there an operational DC-8 simulator somewhere?

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today
Replies: 73
Views: 15707

Re: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today

All right, both are on the ground in YEG. Parked next to each other, I guess. ;) Must look weird to pax and locals. Hey, Wow Air has opened a new hub! :rotfl: ...Joking but, seriously, they could try to sell tickets on KEF-YEG-KEF segment. Make lemonade out of lemons. Now that would make things com...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today
Replies: 73
Views: 15707

Re: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today

Gas’n’go, a tech stop only with limited handling is fairly cheap.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 10715

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

There is a video on YouTube where one ramper getting in the rear cargo hold of an A321 caused the plane to tip https://youtu.be/tgktrfUJbj4 Planes can be extremely sensivitive, especially since fuel burn can improve with a slightly aft CG. There are manuals telling how cargo should be loaded and un...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today
Replies: 73
Views: 15707

Re: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today

Did Wow cancel (or have cancelled) their A330-Neo order ? I know the CEO birds went away last week... Not all of them. What TF-GAY is doing? Why is it sitting on the ground in KEF instead of flying to LAX? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tf-gay Minimize losses? If the payload was low, f...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 10715

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

parapente wrote:
The one aircraft where you do come across it frequently is the 757-300.The 'front end' 'must' leave last.


No. Your statement is pure manure.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Ironically Wow's operating results were much better than Icelandair, it's just Icelandair have been asset stripping and have cash. If Indigo cash up Wow and Icelandair continues to burn through cash at almost twice the rate of Wow, then it will be interesting to see what happens. Of course it all d...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Results for the first 9 months of 2018 have (surprisingly) been made public: https://wowair.is/investors/media/ "Total loss for the period was USD 33.6 million compared to USD 13.5 million loss for the same period last year." Yep. Revenue increased 31%, cost increased a whopping 49%! If t...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Results for the first 9 months of 2018 have (surprisingly) been made public: https://wowair.is/investors/media/ "Total loss for the period was USD 33.6 million compared to USD 13.5 million loss for the same period last year." Yep. Revenue increased 31%, cost increased a whopping 49%! If t...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

arcticcruiser wrote:


Lots of questions... EU/EEA ownership rules, is the due diligence going to leave a better picture with Indigo?

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 11728

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

FSDan wrote:
Is WW still making these decisions on their own, or is FI in any way involved now?


FI is not involved in any way. Creditor however seem to be moving in...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

I think we just see the usual movements during a take over. Skuli tries to better his position. . Possibly if you were selling a nightclub. It is pure shenanigans that publicly traded companies can ill aford to, and should not, partake in. Icelandair told the stock exchange that they were buying WO...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Yesterday, trading in Icelandair was halted on the Stock Excange for a couple of hours. A statement was issued by Icelandair that all caveats in the agreement to buy WOW air might not be complete before the stockholder meeting planned for Nov. 30th. This further complicates things as to whether WOW ...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI and their Boeing 767-300
Replies: 15
Views: 4358

Re: FI and their Boeing 767-300

Those 5 were not operated at the same time. Only one was ever used on scheduled routes. The rest was various ACMI contracts.
Different now, all operated in sceduled service.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How 'Bout Some Nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: How 'Bout Some Nostalgia

Want to feel young again? How bout a trip down memory lane? What about reliving the good 'ol days? If any of that interests you,then book a flight on one of AA's 767-300s. Low seat backs, dingy interior, overhead luggage bins that people 6'2" can barely reach. It'll feel like...1983. I had the...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Nomadd wrote:
The most important thing is that nothing happens for one more day so I can catch my flight out of Keflavik. I'm going to miss those cheap 1st class fares.


First Class? On WOW? You’ve got to be kidding...

Or you don’t know what a real First Class is.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 17705

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

Looking at the charts for CYHZ, surely it’s time to start looking at introducing RNAV LPV more widely into commercial aircraft? If you had an aircraft that can fly those minimums then situations like shooting an approach with a rather high tailwind component in relatively poor weather could become ...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11372

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Spanish must rank in the top 3 or 4 native languages spoken by KLM's passengers (sharing podium with English and French). They fly to at least 8 countries where the official language is Spanish. It's hard to believe that on a flight TO MADRID they didn't have one single FA that could speak at least...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

True, but the cargo revenue is not equally dispersed around the network. Very limited on some routes.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

I don't think replacing FI's 757 would work in all markets (with WOW's A321's). I believe the 752's have a slightly longer range, which is important for cities like Portland, Vancouver, Anchorage and Seattle. You are correct. Until the A321neoLR arrives, the 757 is the only narrowbody that can reli...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

The reality is WOW was not going to dissapear soon. This was a strategic move by Iceland air. Take out their competition so they regain some pricing power on routes. If this gets approved its good for Iceland air. And in what reality was WOW air not going to disappear? It has already been in the Ic...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6076

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

Blerg wrote:
Interesting that FI has only an hour on the ground in YVR. Isn't that a bit tight especially if both flights are full?


Not a problem with a good handler.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 22819

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

[Would be amazed if 10% of their pax end their journeys in Iceland. No, the flights from DFW, STL, CVG & CLE has a high number of O&D-Pax. 60-70% of all Passengers on this routes end their journey in KEF. ;) I would concur with that. There is a lot of american opportunistic travellers to Ic...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 5422

Re: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

Pretty much happens on all jets. I have flown 4 different types and it has happened at one time or another on all.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 15447

Re: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE

So WOW is shedding routes at quite a pace. No word yet on getting rid of airplanes? The route cuts so far would indicate a lot of idle airplanes in a short while.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 123444

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stl07 wrote:
^^
actually though, I find it interesting that TWO KEF-based LLCs are going belly up at the same time, AND their flag carrier is doing horribly


Primera was never really KEF based.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

This is being implemented AFAIK for all flights to US. Total crap. I may fly there for a living, but I rarely spend vactions there.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 15447

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. But not being discussed there. Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. Your threads are very good, but this impacts more than just people in th...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600
Replies: 27
Views: 5290

Re: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600

Poor buggers that have to sit in this thing for 8 hours...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 37565

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

AOC must be gone by now. The Danish CAA is not going to authorise a carrier that has publicly declared bankruptsy to continue flying.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 37565

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Who will take max9? Probably Icelandair,Turkish,United,Alaska,Aeromexico or who knows... A321neo will go as hot cakes. They had crazy business plan and they failed miserably. JetBlue will think twice before they start new TATL ops. Who knows what will happened in future with low cost long haul but ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 37565

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

The almost frantic announcement of high conception routes for Summer 2020 with the -9MAX did make me wonder how well things were going. They planned to fly longer routes on an aircraft with shorter range. It never made much sense. But that is nothing to do with Primera and everything to do with you...

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