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Baltia Applies For Moscow Service  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25404 posts, RR: 49
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Well that 20-year start up saga, today applied with the DOT, to add a single weekly New York-Moscow service to its existing USA-Russia route authority which called for St. Petersburg service only.

Baltia plans single weekly service per the following schedule.

Tuesday Flt201
JFK-SVO 1600-0920+1

Thursday Flt 202
SVO-JFK 1100-1330

Again as always no exact start up date is listed.

OST-2010-0145


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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User currently offlinejetdudetim From United States of America, joined May 2009, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Wow, the really are a slow moving airline!

Have they put engines on their 747 yet?


User currently offlinejetdudetim From United States of America, joined May 2009, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

http://www.baltia.com/company.html

The video they have put on their web site, I suppose, is supposed to give confidence to potential investors/passengers. I guess. I'm not sure it does that for me.

I still find it interesting that the picture with the a/c model is a 747-400 and the actual a/c is a 747-200. Either we aren't supposed to have figured that out, or they just don't care.

I've grown old waiting for this airline to get their first flight off the ground-it might just be my last dying wish!

Well, at least he is able to bring his dream to life....hopefully.


User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Wow where did they get an old PIA 747-200? I'm curious what the history of that plane is...age, other airlines who owned/flew it, etc?

Wonder if they will completely redo the interior, or will all the signs still have Urdu on them?


User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Quoting burj (Reply 3):
Wow where did they get an old PIA 747-200?

It was sitting in the Arizona desert. Evergreen actually bought it from PIA, presumably to convert to freighter, but they never did. The plane is 35 years old, delivered to TAP in 1975, sold to PIA in 1976 who flew it until 2005.

Current reg is N705BL.

It was involved in a belly landing at Islamabad in the 1980s when the crew forgot to lower the gear. Boeing repaired it to new specs.

Baltia claims the interior is being completely pimped out: only 340 seats, 2x4x2 in economy, IFE, internet, cell service. I'll believe that when I see it.

[Edited 2010-06-07 22:34:05]

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25404 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

The Baltia 747-200 was built for TAP Portugal in 1975 and later acquired by PIA. She was parked in Marana since 2005.

Here is a pic.

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Photo © Bruce Leibowitz




From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineCrosscheck007 From Poland, joined Jan 2010, 278 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Maybe they can also do Warsaw service?      


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User currently offlinelevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Quoting Crosscheck007 (Reply 6):
Maybe they can also do Warsaw service?

How about they do any kind of service?



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 4):
Baltia claims the interior is being completely pimped out: only 340 seats, 2x4x2 in economy, IFE, internet, cell service. I'll believe that when I see it.

Really?! Aren't the tickets going to be terribly expensive? (especially given the fuel costs of an old guzzler like the 742)?


User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2640 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3042 times:
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Quoting Crosscheck007 (Reply 6):
Maybe they can also do Warsaw service?

LoL actually some time ago they have said that they want to route their flights via Belgrade loooool
BEG certainly has a nice tradition in attracting odd or almost bankrupt airlines (Uzbekistan and Skyservice).

That video is just so creepy and nasty. The plane looks as if it is breaking down (isn't it?), and anyway who in their right mind would put their 747 without any engines in some sort of a desert to promote their airline?


User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
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Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 4):
Baltia claims the interior is being completely pimped out: only 340 seats, 2x4x2 in economy, IFE, internet, cell service.

I understand the internet but I thought cell phones were banned on flights to points in the US?
Blue



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User currently offlineFlylot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Quoting levg79 (Reply 7):
How about they do any kind of service?

LOL Zing!

I like how there frequent flyer program is called "freeloaders"

20 years ago sending a junky 747 on these routes might have worked, but now....

[Edited 2010-06-08 07:53:34]


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User currently offlineCrosscheck007 From Poland, joined Jan 2010, 278 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

Quoting Flylot (Reply 11):
I like how there frequent flyer program is called "freeloaders"

I know, right?! How tacky!   

Cheers,

007



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User currently offlineokAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

OMG, this whole story sound like some movie. An old, already out-of-service, incident involved 742 to be brought back from the desert? And the video..So tacky, one can see how they have really tried to make look like a quality video, but the outcome is just terrible. But somehow the whole thing interests me, I'm defo gonna keep my eye on this, to see if the ops ever materialise! Talk about getting a long nose if they do, but I'll be happy to be a Pinocchio in that case!

okAY


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