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Old 29th Mar 2018, 05:50
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Originally Posted by PanAmFalcon View Post
So 787s are coming in soon,332ís are being phased out, more destination and stations would be popping up everywhere now


First 787 due to be delivered on 15th April I think, at the moment 332's will remain in operation until all 787's are deliver or will be phased out gradually.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 10:05
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Got to ask ; New aircraft, how many ? Old aircraft being phased out. New uniforms. New routes. New CEOs, new COOs.................where is GF getting the money ?
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 08:56
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Originally Posted by Landflap View Post
Got to ask ; New aircraft, how many ? Old aircraft being phased out. New uniforms. New routes. New CEOs, new COOs.................where is GF getting the money ?
The orders are very old,787's were ordered on 2009 if i am not mistaken,the plan is to take five 787's by the end of 2018, two on 2019 and three arriving by the end of 2020,as their plan is to receive thirty-nine new A/C by the end of 2023.

Where is the money coming from? Neighboring Tap is open i guess !
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 06:12
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First 787 en-route from Everett due to arrive in 5 HRS.. Good Luck GF
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 04:57
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too bad that aircraft looks like like crap
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 05:42
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Originally Posted by PanAmFalcon View Post
too bad that aircraft looks like like crap
Totally agree PanAm! Needs more Gold on it !
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 18:03
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More good and the new logo resembles a startled chicken while the golden color on the engines look more yellow or mustard than gold. Reminds me of some low cost carrier in the south east that went belly up before as soon as it began.
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 20:53
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Aircraft flying back to Evertt after the F1,its here only for fly over during the opening tomorrow.. the idea seem stupid in my opinion!! Hope more gold will be put on!

Showed to the crown prince today
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 05:41
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Stupid idea?

That's why you're a pilot and not part of the marketing team. It's the perfect event at which to publicize that your airline is getting new planes. Watched by millions of people all over the world.
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 14:26
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Smokey : you ole rotter. Told us in your post of the 5th that the new aircraft would make the flyover "tomorrow" the 6th for the opener. ER, well, today is the 6th & it is just the practice session, surprisingly on a Friday. The "opener" is, er, surely, tomorrow the 7th. (Nader, do you like my persistant use of the word."er". ? Really annoying eh ? Well, went up to my Taverna, wearing my Bahrain F1 T shirt (bought for the first one), sporting my Tag Heur F1 watch (bought by myself for my leaving present & given to myself in 2009) only to be , er, openly laughed at when I explained that I was there, in the Taverna, for the new 787 , er, "opener".


Milthos (owner) told me to get a grip & come back tomorrow (7th) for the Gf "opener" performed by the beautiful Dreamliner. I will.


BTW, L U R V E the colours. Are Boeing Test pilots doing the "opener", er, tomorrow (7th) or is it Nader again ??


Luvley stuff guys. Good, positive, time for change & very exciting.


PS, can I have my leaving present of unlimited Firm, free, ID staff travel back ?


Blimey ! Just asking.
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 19:16
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Gordo,

That Keo must be getting to you

and also , re --
PS, can I have my leaving present of unlimited Firm, free, ID staff travel back ?
dream on !
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 21:42
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Originally Posted by Gordomac View Post
Smokey : you ole rotter. Told us in your post of the 5th that the new aircraft would make the flyover "tomorrow" the 6th for the opener. ER, well, today is the 6th & it is just the practice session, surprisingly on a Friday. The "opener" is, er, surely, tomorrow the 7th. (Nader, do you like my persistant use of the word."er". ? Really annoying eh ? Well, went up to my Taverna, wearing my Bahrain F1 T shirt (bought for the first one), sporting my Tag Heur F1 watch (bought by myself for my leaving present & given to myself in 2009) only to be , er, openly laughed at when I explained that I was there, in the Taverna, for the new 787 , er, "opener".


Milthos (owner) told me to get a grip & come back tomorrow (7th) for the Gf "opener" performed by the beautiful Dreamliner. I will.


BTW, L U R V E the colours. Are Boeing Test pilots doing the "opener", er, tomorrow (7th) or is it Nader again ??

Oh so sorry about that mate,i know it apologising wont change a thing but i must wrote it wrong!

I am sure it's here for the fly over but wrong about the date,one of my friends sent me a Video of the Aircraft flying over GP .. I am unable to upload the Video unfortunately.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 08:59
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Phantom & Smokey, it's ok. He's got it. Not the Keo. Still on the Jack. Currently with him in Cyprus for a few days and we are going up to the Taverna THIS evening (8th) to watch the fly past & the race. I too like the modified logo. Best wishes for a much more interesting future guys. Oh, and of course, Hamilton will win.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 09:45
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Tuned in, as well, to see the flypast opener rather than the race ;...........nothing ! Maybe crap TV provider. Hope the 787 lithium batteries didn't catch fire ! But, I too quite like the new logo. Safe flying chaps.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 09:47
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Also tuned in to see the opening flypast.............nothing.........! Had to withstand all the qualifyers & race itself because I am not a race fan. Very disappointing. Hope all is ok with the new aircraft. I also like the new logo. Good job.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 12:49
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The opening for Captains through linkedin is closed. Althoug it is still available on the website...
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 21:29
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First 78 was delivered yesterday .
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 23:07
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Originally Posted by Smoke mountain View Post
First 78 was delivered yesterday .
wait till the maintenance team destroys the a/c like they did with the 343 and 763
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 01:15
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Originally Posted by PanAmFalcon View Post
wait till the maintenance team destroys the a/c like they did with the 343 and 763
I flew the 763 with GF for three years and heard nothing of this, can you enlighten us further please?
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 09:14
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Smoke : you told us the first aircraft was "en-route" on the 4th April. You now tell us it was delivered the other day. Blimey, must be the longest delivery flight in history. And I looked very silly up at the local taverna in my Bahrain F1 T-shirt telling everyone that the new 787 would flyby on the race day. Fact that it was practice day was tolerated by all who love me. Glad you guys have finally got the aircraft. Hope to see it in October if Staff Travel permit .
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