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by PatrickZ80
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 20
Views: 1357

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Not quite the answer to the question, but similar. I could imagine Iberia (IB) flying to Acadania airport, New Iberia (ARA). That would be confusing, flying Iberia to Iberia.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Toronto to South Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Toronto to South Africa

I wouldn't recommend transfering in the USA since no US airport is configured for international transfers. You always have to pass immigration, even when you transfer. There are several options through Europe. I'd check out KLM, they're a quality airline and the transfer in Amsterdam is very conveni...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 18
Views: 3253

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

Ok. Candid question as I'm not from the US. Why then Norwegian didn't flew the 737s to Westchester Airport instead of Steward, as Westchester seems to be closer to NYC than Stewart? Because Westchester is a domestic airport only and doesn't have any facilities for international traffic. There's no ...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners LLC looking to start up or buy an existing airline in Argentina
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Indigo Partners LLC looking to start up or buy an existing airline in Argentina

They could by the Norwegian certificate! **stirring the pot** I highly doubt it, they'd rather compete with Norwegian. Wizzair, the European airline of Indigo Partners, is doing quite well competing with Norwegian in Europe. On average Wizzair is cheaper than Norwegian, eventhough they don't always...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 1706

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

Rotterdam and Eindhoven could be used as alternatives to Amsterdam and Charleroi for Brussels. In the UK East Midlands stands a chance as an alternative to Birmingham and Doncaster/Sheffield as an alternative to Manchester. Further up north Glasgow Prestwick might stand a chance. In Germany Weeze co...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 29
Views: 2819

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

When booking AirAsia, I always pick the "original" one from Malaysia and avoid the others, especially Indonesia AirAsia. There's really no difference in them except that they're based at another airport in another country and are on a different AOC. However the planes are exactly the same...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How does a gate checked bag ‘go missing’?
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: How does a gate checked bag ‘go missing’?

This is exactly the reason I hate gate-checking bags. I fly Ryanair quite often and I always buy priority boarding. Not because I want to be the first on board, but because it allows you to take your large hand luggage with you into the cabin. That way I can make sure it doesn't go missing.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline callsigns
Replies: 23
Views: 3016

Re: Norwegian callsigns

Each AOC has it's own callsign. Some examples: Easyjet: Easy Easyjet Switzerland: Topswiss TUI airlines UK: Tui Air TUI airlines Germany: Tui Jet TUI airlines Sweden: Bluescan TUI airlines Netherlands: Orange TUI airlines Belgium: Beauty Thomas Cook UK: Kestrel Thomas Cook Scandinavia: Viking Thomas...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 4490

Re: Passenger IL-76?

No double-deck for sure, the IL-76 isn't that big. It's hardly any wider / higher than the 737/A320 and less wide / high than the 767. As far as I know it has a very odd seating configuration. Instead of rows of seats facing forward like on every other airliner, it has benches along the sides and th...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

True, but on TATL from the UK to US what are the alternatives for NYC for instance? Stewart? A lot ppl here de Said it's not a real alternative as it's far away and far from the crossed area. Same for LON area. Where would you go? Lutin? Southend? With good ground connections distance doesn't matte...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10715

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

If the A330neo was better than the 787 wouldn't the airlines have ordered it instead? Maybe because the 787 was available first. The first A330neos are just starting to appear, the 787 has been around for quite a while. Suppose all those airlines that operate the 787 would have waited for the A330n...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Retrojet no more
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Re: KLM Retrojet no more

I even heard some rumours that they might turn the idea around. Instead of a new aircraft in old colors, it's said they'll be operating an old aircraft in new colors. This could possibly be the DC-3 of the Dutch Dakota Association. Again, it's just rumours but it would be cool I think. Icelandair ha...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7756

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Then you have the ME3 fares, which are pretty good This is indeed the answer to the question. Indeed it's possible to fly Europe - Australia direct but it's cheaper to do so with a transfer halfway. The direct flights will only serve the premium demand, those who don't care about the costs and just...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Creating your own airline
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Creating your own airline

My airline would be called Sheep, nicknamed the Sheepest airline. It'd be a long haul ULCC. Bases would mostly be secondary airports like Milan Bergamo, Brussels Charleroi and Bratislava. Destinations would also be secondary airports like New York Stewart, Los Angeles Ontario, Orlando Sanford and Ba...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Ending Seattle?
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Re: Eurowings Ending Seattle?

Seattle is listed as a seasonal destination, summer season only. They're ending it for the winter and will most likely start it again in the spring, although that'll probably from Dusseldorf instead of Cologne/Bonn.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

Paris has 3 airports : ORY (Orly), Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Le Bourget (LBG). Some people even consider Beauvais (BVS) ( located 100 km north of Paris and served only by Low Cost airlines) as a « Paris Airport » But Le Bourget handles general aviation only, no commercial airlines. Beauvais is on...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 29
Views: 2819

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

(I'd always choose a BA than a EZ or FR, which may have reduced some of my university holiday options at some point). You really did yourself short there because EasyJet and Ryanair both got a perfect safety record. They're just as safe as British Airways. The only difference is the service level, ...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with a childhood memory
Replies: 23
Views: 2083

Re: Help with a childhood memory

It could also have been Panama Tocumen. Looking at the map the only two places that had service to both Miami and Rio de Janeiro were Caracas and Panama.

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 148
Views: 9552

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

India and China are massive countries, with large economies, ancient civilizations and the highest population, but they have historically had nothing to do with each other because of..... That doesn't mean much. There are more examples of countries that don't have historical ties with each other bu...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

And third, I was on their website and saw they transport random items like wind surfboards and stuff. Weird That's called odd size luggage. Most airlines do this, although the policy varies. Some airlines add up the weight of those items to the total baggage weight, some airlines charge per item. B...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 56
Views: 1528

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

Quite by accident in fact, but for my trip to Thailand I was flying Norwegian Stockholm - Bangkok and I needed a feeder flight Amsterdam - Stockholm. The one that suited me most happened to be a Blue1 717 flying for SAS. I think I would have picked that flight anyway, but it happened to be the most ...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

For now it works, but it's very fragile. They don't seem to push their cost savings to the limits, which is a risk because they'd lose competition from an airline that does. For now that competition doesn't exist so they can afford to spill cash but how long will that last? As for their choice of ai...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

It's telling, though, that none of the top-tier cities have just a single airport. Historical development patterns and the sprawling nature of big cities ensures that it's not really feasible. Envisioning the city of the future, though, I think it would clearly be ideal to reserve space for a conve...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4010

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

That operation was very meticulously planned. I'm sure it took years. IMO, the hijackers would have noticed if they were getting on an Airbus rather than Boeing that they trained for. Of course they would have noticed, but what would they have done once they found out? They've trained for one type ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

I always thought a sterile method of transport from LGA to JFK (special airtrains?) would be a good idea. Doubt the political will do extend airtrain from Jamaica Station to LGA, although seems logical to me. Also don't know how "sterile" it could actually be b/c it isn't a tunnel undergr...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1892

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

I'm afraid this is a tough market because you got the ME3 inbetween. There's hardly any pair of major cities in China and Africa that isn't connected one-stop through Dubai or anything like that, and mostly far cheaper than possible by direct flights.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA starting ACY??
Replies: 17
Views: 3353

Re: Is AA starting ACY??

I hope ACY sees more service , spirit is awesome there but doesn't offer connections to most cities. A carrier with a network would be fantastic Would Norwegian work at Atlantic City? Kind of like their operations at Providence and Stewart, they seem to be succesful. Atlantic City is well within ra...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter
Replies: 27
Views: 4099

Re: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter

Has anyone seen the fares for Primera out of Boston. Flights to Stansted on 5/28 for $125. Between them and WOW, there's some dirt cheap fares out of BOS And then think that these flights could have been even cheaper if they would have used Providence instead of Boston. After all, landing and handl...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprising comparative distances between airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 1366

Re: Surprising comparative distances between airports?

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SJD-AUS,SJD-LAX
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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico is closer to Austin, Texas than it is to Los Angeles, California.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SJD-AUS,SJD-LAX

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6518

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

OA940 wrote:
ATH doesn't really have much in the way of long-haul... Until May that is, because then it gets crazy.


They do have Scoot to Singapore which is pretty unique I think.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5428

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

bzcat wrote:
Jet Airways - Oneworld


Jet Airways is as good as a Skyteam member, they're part of a joint venture with Air France-KLM and Delta.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5686

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

The problem with regional jets is that they got too little seats, so there's fewer passengers on board to pay for the cost of the flight. This means the price per seat will be higher. There's a reason LCCs are upgauging to the A321 and similar, more seats means a lower price per seat.

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping LGW - OAK
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

Re: BA dropping LGW - OAK

I guess they couldn't compete with Norwegian. In fact, the reason BA started flights to Oakland was because Norwegian did the same and they couldn't stand out.

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 148
Views: 9552

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

PS the number of flights between India and Vietnam is exactly zero, Vietnam is completely unserved from India. Also the number of flights between India and Indonesia is extremely limited. In fact, I've only been able to find one flight and that's from Denpasar (Bali) to Mumbai. Until 29 april this r...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 148
Views: 9552

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Oops, I see there's a failure in the map. One of the routes leads to Stavanger (SVG). Although the route is unserved, it obviously wasn't meant to be. I actually meant it to go to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO).

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 148
Views: 9552

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Some random unserved routes from India that could possible work:

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

Are there any very successful examples of well-functioning multi-airport systems? Probably not, but neither are there very successful examples of single-airports for a large city or metro area. There will always be downsides to each situation. What happens when you got a big city with only one airp...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting a 5th Belgian Icon livery
Replies: 19
Views: 4670

Re: Brussels Airlines getting a 5th Belgian Icon livery

I bet their next special livery will be Suske en Wiske, in English known as Spike and Suzy and in French as Bob et Bobbette. They're the most famous Belgian comics I know and they don't have a livery yet. I bet once they do a new strip album will come out in which that plane will play a role.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 148
Views: 9552

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

berari wrote:
Nice try Air India route planning department!


Judging by his signature it's Jet Airways, and there certainly are opportunities for them.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 148
Views: 9552

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Russia isn't served very well from India either. Mumbai - Moscow is completely unserved for example and Delhi - Moscow is only served by Aeroflot.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

And here's a list of European metro areas served by more than one commercial airport: Barcelona - El Prat, Girona and Reus Belfast - International and George Best Berlin - Tegel and Schönefeld Brussels - Zaventem and Charleroi Dusseldorf - International and Weeze Frankfurt - International and Hahn G...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5004

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

Norwegian has never entered a U.S. fortress hub like ATL. They might try it, but they aren't going to hurt Delta. Then what are they doing at New York JFK? They got quite a number of flights out of there. Of course, New York attracts a whole lot of tourists which is not the case in Atlanta. Still, ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

WAW has WMI for LCCs but W6 uses WAW. Only FR uses WMI. There are indeed more examples of airlines using the "wrong" airport, mostly LCCs using the major airports while there is an LCC airport available. For example in Bangkok Norwegian uses Suvarnabhumi. You'd expect them at Don Mueang s...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

washingtonflyer wrote:
Of course, does that mean that New York = JFK, EWR, LGA, and HPN?


Even more than that. The whole New York metro area is served by 6 airports:

John F Kennedy
Newark
La Guardia
Westchester County
Long Island MacArthur
Newburgh/Stewart

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best ACFT for a Long Haul Low Cost Airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: Best ACFT for a Long Haul Low Cost Airline?

Here again, Monthly rent will be high despite great discount from Airbus should be expected as they didn't sell that much frames yet (especially on the A338) Who's talking about rent? It's obvious you're thinking about leasing aircraft, but maybe you should consider buying them instead. Of course, ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

The Bangkok system of LCCs to DMK and Legacies to BKK works pretty well. But main is it a pain to make the transfer between them, even with the free bus because of Bangkok traffic. They really need to finish the BTS line that will end up at DMK I agree splitting legacy carriers and LCCs is a good i...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3610

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

Some more examples of multi-airport cities: Moscow (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo and Zhukovsky) Milan (Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo) Istanbul (Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen) Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang) Rome (Fiumicino and Ciampino) Berlin (Tegel and Schönefeld) Washington DC (Dulles, Rona...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smaller next-to-a-city airports
Replies: 42
Views: 2084

Re: Smaller next-to-a-city airports

Surprised no-one mentioned SJC. It is very close to downtown San Jose. No offense but wouldn't that be obvious? Indeed and it's therefor very questionable. Specially since San Jose isn't the major city in the area. That's San Francisco which has it's own airport. Earlier I've seen Mannheim being me...

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