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    #61
    It had to happen: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...d=pm_world_pop
    It has become a sport to stand in the blast zone apparently.
    Is this the first fatality??

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      #62
      Not sure you all agree with my point of view, but I won't be flying with any of those three carriers any time soon.

      http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...inance-in.html

      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #63
        Two recommended "stories" from airwaysmag.com

        First one about the business class on a Finnair A330-300 and the second story about the Pan Am experience:

        https://airwaysmag.com/traveler/the-...usiness-class/

        https://airwaysmag.com/avgeek/best-o...am-experience/

        Reading about the Pan Am experience, I'm so happy to have flown with Pan Am before they went out of business... that was back in July of 1987 between Oslo and Miami, roundtrip. Clipper Mandarin was the name of the aircraft - as far as I remember, it was a B747-100SP.... (could be wrong off course).

        According to plane spotters.net, there was no B747 by the name Clipper Madarin... it was the name on a Douglas DC8.... so my memory is at fault here.

        I would love to hear if any of you others here have ever flown with Pan Am and what you remember?
        “Good evening Ladies and Gentleman, in just a few moments we’ll begin boarding Pan Am Flight 120. Our aircraft tonight is a Boeing 747 with the tail number N747PA. It is the very first 747 off the assembly line, and it is named Clipper Juan T. Trippe after the CEO and Founder of Pan Am.”
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          #64
          For those with interests in both Aviation and the Arctic, here is some news to enjoy: https://www.arcticnow.com/arctic-new...ctic-aircraft/

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            #65
            Singapore Aviation Authority and Singapore Changi Airport Authority wants to find an airline to start a direct route between Singapore and Oslo (Norway)...

            https://www.nrk.no/norge/singapore-v...slo-1.13858285

            According to them, Singapore had strong bonds with Norway with around 2000 Norwegians living and working in Singapore. Additionally, a new route like this will be a giant asset when it comes to transport of fresh seafood from Norway (something Thai Airways is currently making great profits of with their TG955 from Oslo to Bangkok).

            Both budget carriers and "normal carriers" are sought.

            The most probable solution is to give such a route to their national carrier, Singapore Airlines, which will also receive a lot of new A350XWB aircrafts over the next years. Singapore Airlines already flies both to Stockholm and Copenhagen at the moment.

            Another option is Norwegian which already stops by Singapore from London. Norwegian has already been granted a landing slot for a Singapore - Oslo and Singapore - Copenhagen. The reason why Norwegian has not opened the route yet is that they are not allowed to fly the corridor over Russia.

            A airline agreement of 1956 between the Scandinavian countries and Russia, gives only ONE company access to the "Sibirian corridor", and that is SAS.

            Budget carrier SCOOT is also a possible alternative for a route like this.

            When it comes to Norwegian AVINOR, they hopes to make a deal with Singapore Airlines.

            Personally, I would love to see Singapore Airlines open a route between Oslo and Singapore with an Airbus 350XWB.


            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              #66
              What flying was like in the 60's - an enjoyable look back in this youtube video shot on board Pan American Airways.... Boeing 707 Jet Clipper!

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaXZ8Nisyjo
               
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #67
                Old story by now, but Widerøe Airlines of Norway will soon receive their jets - replacing some of their propeller-planes.

                https://airwaysmag.com/industry/firs...elivered-2018/

                MIAMI — Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer, announced the delivery of its first E190-E2 in April 2018. Widerøe, the largest regional carrier operating in the Nordic countries, is the launch customer to receive the newest, upgraded version of the prosperous E-Jet family of aircraft.
                Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer, announced the delivery of the first Embraer E190-E2 for April 2018. Widerøe will be the first to operate the aircraft.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  #68
                  This might not be "news" in any way, but I still thought it was a pretty cool safety video... featuring Zach King, an amazing illusionist with many videos all over the WWW.

                  What do you think of this safety video?

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NqSg4dSBvI
                   
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    #69
                    Here is another really cool video from the past: clearly showing how flying was back then.... lots of other cool things too in this one.

                    I bet Sterkoder might like many parts of this 7 minute long film too.

                    Film by Fennada Juniorin. Nice mini-travelogue featuring a brand new beautiful Finnair SE-210 Caravelle. Also included are many neat European locales, including London, Paris, Hamburg, Amsterdam-Schiphol, etc. Some nice vintage buses, trolleys, streetcars too.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLKpW55zuTk
                     
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      #70
                      This years ranking of Airlines and Airports by AirHelp is out:
                      https://www.forbes.com/sites/lealane.../#4f005e15915e

                      NOTE: Singapore Airline have been demoted to 4th place and Changi Airport is in 5th place on this ranking. (Both are Number One on some other other rankings)

                      PS> For those who doesn't know their rights as passengers, or of AirHelp and it's services, here is a link to their website (w/the full ranking lists): https://www.airhelp.com/en/

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                        #71
                        So many lists, so many rankings - I guess what is important is how we all (the users) enjoy the airports.

                        For me, Singapore Changi has been a favourite for a long time, while Trondheim Værnes is far down at the low end of the scale.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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