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by SRQKEF
Sat May 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 52
Views: 3972

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

e38 Icelandair has a very particular menu. I believe they bring in their catering with them on the inbound flights out of KEF. Do you think so? Doesn’t the aircraft layover with the crew?? or is that just US west coast?[/quote] MCI is done with a layover. The layover is on flights, where going dire...

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by SRQKEF
Sat May 26, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 52
Views: 3972

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Just because the crew has a layover, doesn't mean the plane does. Although I am interested in the big scheme of things, how the FI crews look at a layover like MCI. Is it desired or lower on the list? I know crews from some countries love to go shopping in the USA... As FI has 20+ N-American destin...

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by SRQKEF
Sat May 26, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 52
Views: 3972

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Cessna 172 with a STRONG tail wind? Including bags! There are a total of 284 members of the LDS church in Iceland. Hardly worth using as a convincing point to lure SLC-KEF flights. https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/facts-and-statistics/country/iceland Not sure why you’re quoting me...me and dochawk2 w...

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 25, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 52
Views: 3972

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

dochawk2 wrote:
SRQKEF wrote:
hvusslax wrote:

I don't know if AirbusOnly was being serious but the entire Mormon population in Iceland could probably fit comfortably on a single flight.


Yep, probably even if the flight was a Dash 8...


Cessna 172 with a STRONG tail wind?


Including bags!

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 52
Views: 3972

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

a lot of mormon community which is also situated in Iceland. now these are the kind of nuggets I need more of from a.net ! Had no idea Mormons had any prominence in Iceland. Of course, if your entire population numbers 335,000, the number of a minority group can't exactly be so large. Still- it'd f...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 23, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng

Those 737s were actually leased out under the company IceLease, which back then was a 100% owned by Icelandair Group. They were eventually sold to other leasing companies. IceLease is still around but Icelandair Group now only owns 25% of it. However, Icelandair Group still has a seperate leasing a...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 23, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng

Those 737s were actually leased out under the company IceLease, which back then was a 100% owned by Icelandair Group. They were eventually sold to other leasing companies. IceLease is still around but Icelandair Group now only owns 25% of it. However, Icelandair Group still has a seperate leasing ar...

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 18, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New airline. Any ideas for it?
Replies: 21
Views: 1339

Re: New airline. Any ideas for it?

I really hope you’re not actually trying to start an airline based off advice on a free forum...

If you are, you need huge financial backing and a bulletproof business plan to have any chance of starting domestic flights on small aircraft, let alone international or even long haul on a large scale.

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15425

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Icelandair still has one 787-8 on order. The 767 were bought after they sold their other 787 slots to Norwegian. If Icelandair wants to add some destination in Asia, it is possible to buy used frames. Icelandair owns most of its frames, whereas WOW leases all its frames. Icelandair is pondering Asi...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15425

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

That 787 is not going to FI. Period. I'm not sure where it's going, but I do know from sources within senior management it will be moved on to another airline as soon as Boeing finds a new buyer. It's just listed as going to FI until that buyer is found. However, from what I've heard FI is looking ...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9193

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

FLOWN: January Icelandair FI 450 KEF - LHR B767-319ER (W) [TF-ISP] Finnair AY 1332 LHR - HEL A350-941 [OH-LWH] Finnair AY 949 HEL - CPH A320-214 [OH-LXK] Icelandair FI 213 CPH - KEF B757-223 (W) [TF-ISF] March WOW air WW 404 KEF - CDG A330-343 [TF-LUV] Air France AF 1342 CDG - GVA A319-111 [F-GRHO]...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15425

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Icelandair has 4 767-300ER, but they use them rather on their current routes. Yes, sry I should have been more clear- Icelandair doesn't have any more room for expansion but wow does because they have widebodies on order, unlike FI who canceled them. Icelandair still has one 787-8 on order. The 767...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15425

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Why WOW and not IcelandAir? Is IcelandAir fizzling out?? Icelandair has been showing impressive growth as well although they get much less media attention than those flashy purple planes. As a publicly traded company, Icelandair is also a lot more transparent with their financials than WOW and they...

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by SRQKEF
Sun May 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Does KEF see any cargo freighters? Yes, Icelandair Cargo has 2 757Fs in their fleet. Those operate a daily run to EMA/LGG and also a few weekly flights to JFK. Bluebird Cargo also has a daily 734 to DUB. Apart from that, nothing scheduled. However, quite a lot of cargo aircraft fuel stop here durin...

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by SRQKEF
Sun May 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

No. FI has changed their summer schedule. Evening flights to FRA, OSL, HEL, ARN are not in their schedule. FRA was always very critical due to curfew in FRA. Instead flights to OSL, CPH, HEL (for example), are in the morning as wing-to-wing. FI216 to CPH and FI454 to LHR are daily. FI216 was not da...

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have 2x daily flights almost wing-by-wing while some even have 3x daily wing-by-wing (CPH, AMS, BOS and sometimes JFK IIRC). What days will BOS see 3x daily flights from FI? I've searched and haven't found any days with 3 flights. Going by my experience I think they’...

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Would much of that O&D traffic actually be de facto connecting traffic, comprised of pax from points outside of Iceland continuing on to their final destination after a stopover? ...assuming FI still promote stopovers in Iceland? Not necessarily much of it, but certainly some portion! Those des...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Interesting. How does this all look at KEF, over capacity with connections at times and quiet as a mouse other times? On the busiest days I'm sure KEF will be like a total zoo from 5am-8am and 2pm-5pm! However, WW seems to be going in the opposite direction and is staggering their flights between w...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 10, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

...There are a few European flights outside of that "mega bank" but those are O&D only. Would much of that O&D traffic actually be de facto connecting traffic, comprised of pax from points outside of Iceland continuing on to their final destination after a stopover? ...assuming FI...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 10, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Yes, instead of the 2 seperate connection banks that FI have operated every summer since 2006, this summer FI is consolidating it into one big bank instead. Some destinations that previously had one flight in the smaller bank and one in the traditional one like SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have ...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Yes, instead of the 2 seperate connection banks that FI have operated every summer since 2006, this summer FI is consolidating it into one big bank instead. Some destinations that previously had one flight in the smaller bank and one in the traditional one like SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have 2...

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by SRQKEF
Tue May 08, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

AirbusOnly wrote:
WOW was the first Icelandic airline on this route - and now FI try to copy their success.... ;-)


I'm pretty sure this has much more to do with AB's demise than WOW's presence on the route... Also, WW's whole business model is basically a ULCC version copying FI's strategy. ;)

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by SRQKEF
Tue May 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

devron wrote:
Should be a success now that Air Berlin is gone. Create oppertunty to catch O&D and transatlantic. Doesn't Germania fly to KEF from DUS? Couldn't find anything but I thought so.


Nope, Germania only operates BRE, DRS and NUE in the summer. However, WOW flies to DUS but it's only seasonal.

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by SRQKEF
Tue May 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

Long overdue, especially with the demise of AB. Nice to see the 7M8 opening these markets up for FI.

This is the 5th German destination for FI along with FRA, MUC, HAM and TXL. Rounding it up nicely, not sure if any more German cities are in the running for service in the short term.

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by SRQKEF
Mon May 07, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tight Connection at KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Tight Connection at KEF

If the s**t hits the fan FI usually rebooks you all the way from MSP to GVA on another airline (US3 via an American hub or DL/AF/KL via AMS/CDG). I witnessed it myself when flying home from MSP last year, we had a 3 hour delay so all connecting pax except for those going to LHR (our plane was conti...

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by SRQKEF
Mon May 07, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tight Connection at KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Tight Connection at KEF

Oh and one more thing, if you’re flying for leisure and have enough free time you could always look into the free stopover option in Iceland that FI offers for up to 7 days. :)

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by SRQKEF
Mon May 07, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11735

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Of course it is. Just look at the aviation landscape 30 years ago vs now, there are so many large carriers that are missing from the skies. The 2 largest probably being the former US behemoths of Pan Am and TWA.

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by SRQKEF
Sun May 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?
Replies: 12
Views: 2142

Re: Is there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?

No there aren't. I expect we're soon going to see lots of A321's (LR) though. And "plenty" is a bit premature. I can only think of Norwegian and Air Canada as of now. Westjet may also. Well you have Primera Air, Norweigan, Westjet, Air Canada doing Transatlantic, you also have several MAX...

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by SRQKEF
Sun May 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?
Replies: 12
Views: 2142

Re: Are there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?

Depends on your definition of TATL, but WOW is flying 5-7 hour legs from KEF to various points in the US and Canada on their A320 series aircraft including the 2 NEOs in their fleet. The A321neo has even operated a couple of LAX and MIA turns (with a stop in most cases).

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by SRQKEF
Sun May 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 2623

Re: They fly there??

BAINY3 wrote:
EVA's entire BKK operation (except TPE) always confounds me. Why aren't they just Thai codeshares? Some of them are weirdly exclusive to EVA and not even operated by Thai.


Isn’t it because of the lack of Chinese overflight rights?

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by SRQKEF
Sat May 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 2623

Re: They fly there??

While FI also has its fair share of smaller N-American destinations, two routes that have always fascinated me are DE from FRA to Fairbanks and especially Whitehorse.

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by SRQKEF
Sat May 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tight Connection at KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Tight Connection at KEF

Hi, a local here! First off, 656 from MSP arrives early in KEF more often than not which would give you even more time. Nevertheless, even if you’re a bit late 50 minutes is more than ample time. If the N-American arrivals are late FI usually don’t hesitate to hold the EU departures for 15-30 minute...

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by SRQKEF
Tue May 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 8746

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

As for international stuff, WN just started a weekly SJD flight and AS should be brining theirs back during the summer. From January: The airport is also putting together an incentive program to get more international, and especially European, flights. "Local airport chief John Wheat said Sacr...

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by SRQKEF
Tue May 01, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12489

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

I think Bombay, Delhi and perhaps also Karachi, Islamabad and a few other secondary cities in the Indian subcontinent it might work out well. They could offer one-stop service with a short connection time between smaller Indian and American cities. Perhaps they could also fly to Tel Aviv, Istanbul ...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 418
Views: 98370

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Re-Work completed on the 1st 737MAX8 - 5602 1A001 42554 N8701Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/41787772201_e84aaf946c_z.jpg 5602 1A001 42554 N8701Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines by 737 MAX Production , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/41746350972_bdf75c77fe_z.jpg ...

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by SRQKEF
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

BA LHR-JFK must be up there as well for long haul.

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by SRQKEF
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12489

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

The weather isnt as bad as you think and would be a complete non factor. Plenty of diversions for high winds, hardly an ideal place for a hub. Lack of stands and terminal capacity too. High distance of real alternate airports (if you do not count Egilsstadir and Akureyri which are unable to handle ...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 100 types reached :)
Replies: 40
Views: 3202

Re: 100 types reached :)

Airbus A318-100 Airbus A319-100 Airbus A320-200 Airbus A321-100 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A321neo Airbus A330-200 Airbus A330-300 Airbus A340-300 Airbus A340-600 Airbus A350-900 Airbus A380-800 ATR42-300 (QC) ATR72-600 Avroliner RJ85 BAe Jetstream 32 Beechcraft 200 King Air Boeing 717-200 Boeing 737-20...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 6974

Re: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports

jbpdx wrote:
Of the top 30 US airports TPA is ranked No. 29; PDX is No. 30 and is not listed.


I see PDX there too...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 92
Views: 3779

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

Last summer I did KEF-ARN-OSL-RIX-AMS-OSL-KEF only to log three things: ET on ARN-OSL, CS300 RIX-AMS and the ever elusive to me 736 AMS-OSL. In the end, 2 equipment changes later, I was left with only Ethiopian! BT changed my CS3 into 735, which was not that bad as I only have 3 flights on the 735 w...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW A330 Routes and FI 767
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: WW A330 Routes and FI 767

FI 767s are always on KEF-LHR, KEF-JFK, KEF-BOS and soon KEF-SFO. In the summer, they operate most KEF-ZRH flights due to the short turnaround times of the 767 due to 2 aisles. They're also seen on almost all AMS flights and can often be seen on ARN, CDG, FRA, OSL, YYZ and SEA flights too. Last summ...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6681

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

Longest regular scheduled flights from KEF are currently WW to LAX and FI to SFO. However, both JL and NH fly 4-8x charters each every year on a mix of 77Ws and 788s.

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by SRQKEF
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprising comparative distances between airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 1498

Re: Surprising comparative distances between airports?

KEF is also closer to BOS than the Canary Islands.

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by SRQKEF
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6961

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Not sure about the interior, but TF-FII looks pristine from the outside. WiFi dome, Scimitar winglets and a fresh livery. Nice job, Icelandair! here's the bird here in Fortaleza, flying on behalf of TACV: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26565891829_ce0860f39d_c.jpg Eyjafjallajökull @ FOR by Leo...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference
Replies: 54
Views: 1647

Re: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference

cvgComair wrote:
I have a few:
CVG-CDG
SLC-SJC
HKG-HKT (connection in SIN)
LIH-HNL
ATL-LAS


Don't see how LIH-HNL and ATL-LAS fit the criteria...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 flights, 4 states in one day
Replies: 28
Views: 1284

Re: 3 flights, 4 states in one day

Hmm, 6 flights involving 2 countries and 3 US states is probably my record, spanning Iceland and the US states of Oregon, Washington and Florida: KEF-PDX-SEA-MCO-FLL-EYW-TPA on a FI 752/QX Q400/AS 739/3x 3M S340: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=KEF-PDX-SEA-MCO-FLL-EYW-TPA&MS=wls&MP=rect&MR=54...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference
Replies: 54
Views: 1647

Re: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference

Slightly off topic, I think the only regularly operated route that's spelled the same in both directions is BUD-DUB/DUB-BUD.

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by SRQKEF
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10885

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I would say it is just a matter of time until ORD joins the club, with Ethiopian now filling to Africa hole and either Qantas or Air NZ likely to fill the Australia hole within the next year or two. ORD is just one flight away from being in the club, as will be IAH tomorrow. Any other major airport...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10885

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

With the latest launch of PER-LHR route by QF, a new member is added to the highly exclusive club of the world's airports that lay claim to have non-stop intercontinental services to all other five populated continents on earth, as indicated by the maps below. So far, the accolades go to: JNB, DOH,...

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