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by SCQ83
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 29
Views: 4335

Re: BRUSSELS: WHY SUCH A BIG CHAOS WITH SO LITTLE SNOW?

I wouldn’t say ‘so little snow’. Yes, snowfall in the low countries was only about 20cm over 2 days. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the most accumulation in such a short period I have seen locally since I was a kid. And I’m 52 now... AMS has 2 full sets of snowclearing equipment but just co...

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by SCQ83
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet announces dozens of new routes for S18 (12/12/17)
Replies: 17
Views: 3916

easyJet announces dozens of new routes for S18 (12/12/17)

easyJet has announced today a lot of new routes, but I can't find a consolidated article with all of them. I have found those, any missing? (only routes announced today, not talking about TXL routes for instance). Basel - Athens Basel - Belgrade Basel - Lamezia Terme Basel - Menorca Basel - Pula Bas...

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by SCQ83
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai Starts Krakow and Catania
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: FlyDubai Starts Krakow and Catania

It is great to see FZ expanding and going forward with EK. Also Sarajevo flight is having a tag to Pogdorica (TGD), from NAV17 FZ is also going to start flights to Dubrovnik (4weekly) and Kutasi (2 weekly), both from DXB, So far it seems that the plans to move to DWC are not going to happen in the ...

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by SCQ83
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14469

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

I have seen sometimes videos of this in Spain (where this is somehow common in flights to LATAM or Africa). Those deportees will start yelling that they have a bomb, won't stop moving and kicking the seats... I recall the other day one bit a policewoman (but he could have as well bit a FA) and was i...

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by SCQ83
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6355

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

TXL-PMI should count as a domestic route :) We will definitely see very cheap fares in some city pairs. For instance, Wizzair is starting BUD-SXF this month and Eurowings is also starting TXL-BUD in January, and now EasyJet. So from January 2018 there will four carriers (Eurowings, easyJet, Ryanair ...

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by SCQ83
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?
Replies: 30
Views: 3658

Re: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?

In MAD there are 4 Burger King and 2 McDonald's but interestingly they do not share terminals. T1 landside BK T1 airside BK T2 airside BK T4 landside McD + McCafé T4 airside McD T4S airside BK I recall all Burger Kings are relatively recently (5 years?). The longest standing is the McDonald's airsid...

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by SCQ83
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Ryanair and Wizzair doing out of Eilat?
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: How are Ryanair and Wizzair doing out of Eilat?

They are very very heavily subsidised on the Israel side. I recall €40-50 per arriving passenger. The other problem is that Eilat has very little spare hotel capacity. Yes I recall that. But if you check any fare from Germany to Eilat in the next few weeks, saving Xmas / New Year, everything is 9.9...

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by SCQ83
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Ryanair and Wizzair doing out of Eilat?
Replies: 3
Views: 736

How are Ryanair and Wizzair doing out of Eilat?

I was surprised to see there are plenty of flights from Western Europe to Eilat (Southern Israel) with Ryanair and Wizzair for as low as 10 euro (December, January, etc). Fares to TLV seem reasonable and more on line with what I would expect in low season. So how are FR/W6 doing there? It does not s...

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by SCQ83
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no holiday carriers / low-cost at FAE?
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Why no holiday carriers / low-cost at FAE?

Vágar has seasonal services to Edinburgh and usually Stansted. The island is a ecological reserve and mass tourism isn’t encouraged. Iceland is an amazing destination, but there are lots of those. What really benefits Iceland was its Geography - perfectly on the path of most northern transatlantic ...

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by SCQ83
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no holiday carriers / low-cost at FAE?
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Why no holiday carriers / low-cost at FAE?

With the boom in Icelandic tourism, I was wondering, why do the Faroe Islands not see any interest from European carriers (other than SAS) to fly there? Those are still quite unknown but it seems they are getting some traction: https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/reasons-to-visit-the-faroe-islands If...

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by SCQ83
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 35
Views: 1217

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

I still have the same missing as last year: Q, U and Y.

My "busiest" letter is "B"xx with 18 airports.

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by SCQ83
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead
Replies: 17
Views: 3991

Re: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead

So hardly there were 0 wide bodies in 2007 in BCN.

And the boom in Asian/Middle Eastern traffic is not any different that what has happened in many other Western European airports (such as MAD).

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by SCQ83
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead
Replies: 17
Views: 3991

Re: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead

USA/CANADA airlines seems to be growing a lot since some years ago. Asia has started growing recently, even with Emirates and Qatar (one stop flights) competition. One has to remember that BCN had next to zero intercontinental flights some 10 / 15 years ago. You couldn't see a widebody a/c in weeks...

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by SCQ83
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead
Replies: 17
Views: 3991

Re: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead

AF is NOT leaving Barcelona... the flight is taken over by Joon which is very much AF... I was at CDG today and the BCN flight was a Joon plane but AF flight number...same as always... Joon has already an IATA code (JN) and they will be taking over AF's flights as an independent carrier soon. So te...

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by SCQ83
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 24779

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

I have flown Ryanair 33 times so far this year (that is a too much maybe!.. but so far not a single delay or cancelation) and I also noticed that in the last few months they are more insistent (no matter the base; I have flown UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Romania, Germany... -based planes). sp...

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by SCQ83
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead
Replies: 17
Views: 3991

Re: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead

Another victim of the post-separatist Catalan economic meltdown, following in the steps of Aerolineas Argentinas canceling BCN. Don't forget Icelandair and Air France leaving BCN too. http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2017/10/31/icelandair_drops_barcelona_focuses_on_madrid_instea/...

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by SCQ83
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 11527

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

Millennials flying to Tehran ? My thoughts exactly - this targeting young people is a load of crap. It is clear they are putting Joon on flights that are low yielding or non business - looks like CAI and THR fit into on of those categories. Millennials flying to Tehran ? dontcha know? those beautif...

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 17302

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

I don't see the surprise about OpenSkies. They were quite an unknown, "weird" carrier. Since OpenSkies used to operate to IAD, maybe LEVEL could attempt BWI? BA already operates there so IAG has some infrastructure and knowledge of the market. It would be interesting, at least ORY-BWI seas...

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 6453

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.

Buenos Aires likely has more cultural and business ties to Rome than it does to Catalonia. Not surprising at all. Not at all. Barcelona and Catalonia have by far the largest community of Argentinians in Spain. And that is not counting the thousands of Argentinians that live in the area with Italian...

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 6453

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.

WOW, does this leave FCO and MAD as the last 2 EU stations? Surprised BCN is getting canned before FCO. Buenos Aires likely has more cultural and business ties to Rome than it does to Catalonia. Not surprising at all. Not at all. Barcelona and Catalonia have by far the largest community of Argentin...

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by SCQ83
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 98
Views: 19293

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I don't understand why Germans are so stubborn. Obviously they don't want to demolish it because it would be an massive scandal in many ways (political, economic; even the image of Germany). At the moment, this is somehow under the carpet, specially outside Germany. But at some point they will need ...

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by SCQ83
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two PAX, one seat
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Two PAX, one seat

I had an easyjet flight today. I was already in my seat when a girl comes and says “this is my seat”. So we checked the boarding passes (both of us had them as Passes in the iPhone Wallet) and we had the same seat. She told a FA and he did not seem surprised. He just reallocated her to another seat...

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by SCQ83
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two PAX, one seat
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Two PAX, one seat

I had an easyjet flight today. I was already in my seat when a girl comes and says “this is my seat”. So we checked the boarding passes (both of us had them as Passes in the iPhone Wallet) and we had the same seat. She told a FA and he did not seem surprised. He just reallocated her to another seat ...

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all
Replies: 12
Views: 4319

Re: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all

This shows how irrelevant alliances are becoming.

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 18610

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Either the flights will go empty, or Iceland is going to be swamped with tourists Iceland is already way overcrowded in Summer. It seems everyone runs an airbnb to keep up with demand, no joke. Iceland has been beyond hot with tourism but its super seasonal so invention of Airbnb has been huge. AA ...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 18610

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Which is the current PDEW for DFW-KEF?

It will likely be the TATL with more carriers and lowest number of PDEW.

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 18610

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

the good thing about the US3 now all going to Iceland is the ability of almost all small/mid size cities finally getting connectivity. With Icelandair ,unless you had AS or B6 connections, you were basically cutoff from one-stop ticketing/pricing to KEF Could JetBlue fly from JFK or BOS to KEF in t...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 18610

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Well...wow...didn't see that one coming. the clue was in your response Well..WOW.didn't see............ Hadn't Icelandair also announced DFW? https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/09/14/icelandair-adds-dallas-fort-worth-joining-icelandic-rival-wow/667376001/ Either the fl...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue

How is it that an airport that handles 675k pax per year and a decent amount of cargo can’t make money or at least break-even? It is used by Ryanair which now is well stablished in GLA. PIK had its 21st century peak with the Ryanair boom before they moved into major airports (see GLA). I flew 3 yea...

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by SCQ83
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

Ytraveller wrote:
There are a lot of routes they "announced" for 2017/2018, I'm waiting for more news on LAS in particular...


I think Doha-Santorini would make more sense. It could be similar to TK's Istanbul-Dubrovnik which is year-round. Mykonos is extremely seasonal.

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by SCQ83
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 126823

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s18/

S7613 DME2005 – 2215KEF 738 6
S7614 KEF2320 – 0705+1DME 738 6

Didn't FI serve LED before the Russian crisis?
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Not sure it has been mentioned, but S7 will start DME-KEF in summer:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s18/

S7613 DME2005 – 2215KEF 738 6
S7614 KEF2320 – 0705+1DME 738 6

Didn't FI serve LED before the Russian crisis?

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by SCQ83
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?
Replies: 63
Views: 7717

Re: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?

Wizzair has made EIN-BRQ seasonal; it used to be year-round. So it doesn't think like things are improving or the market is there.

Btw Ryanair has started flights to Pardubice which is really close to PRG. Are those subsidised?

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by SCQ83
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

With Fraport taking over SKG and many island airports, I expect a boom in traffic in the coming years. What happened to Mykonos that Qatar had announced as future route? https://www.reuters.com/article/qatar-airways-growth/qatar-airways-announces-12-new-destinations-for-2017-18-idUSL8N1HW1SG I alway...

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by SCQ83
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Tromsø-China Service?
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Norwegian Tromsø-China Service?

Charters for the Northern Lights would make sense.

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by SCQ83
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10378

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

[twoid][/twoid] Pretty bland livery in my opinion. JOON will take over CDG-BCN from Air France. In fact, CDG-BCN will have three low cost carriers on the route (JOON, EasyJet, and Vueling) while ORY-BCN will have Transavia serving the route. So all low cost airlines on the Paris-Barcelona sector, no...

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to buy %49 percent of Turkey's Borajet
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Wizz Air to buy %49 percent of Turkey's Borajet

Interesting indeed.

The most logical thing would be to target Eastern European tourism in Antalya or Bodrum. Domestic and Istanbul seems too competitive with TK/PS.

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5347

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

Germany, France and Spain are physically almost exactly the same size. One would expect Germany to lend itself better for domestic LCC flights due to the decentralized nature of the country. In France and Spain almost everything revolves around Paris/Madrid, while in Germany you have some 10 separa...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5347

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

I imagine there are several reasons: - Low-cost were almost absent from FRA and MUC (Germany's two largest airports) until very recently. Now this is changing with FR in FRA. - Germans are still quite loyal to Condor and the likes for their trips to the sun. In the UK, British have long ago moved to...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10894

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

I find it odd that it will not be named Air Italia (or Aereo Italia). Why name an airline using the country's non-primary language? Sure English is spoken a lot, but it seems less prideful not to use Italian. That's like naming an airline Areo Estados Unidos in the US or calling Lufthansa being cal...

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by SCQ83
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America
Replies: 19
Views: 1409

Re: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America

What ever happened with that Dubai-Panama flight?

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by SCQ83
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9011

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

I imagine IAD is a prestige route given it’s one weekly frequency.. I imagine SVO-IAD has something to do with the Russian government interests in DC. There was no SVO-IAD, they should shuttle Russian government workers to Washington DC connecting somewhere with American carriers. It doesn't sounds...

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by SCQ83
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16310

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RAM9 ... /LXGB/GMTT Thursday's flight was 19 min.
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Málaga-Melilla is 113 nm.

Gran Canaria-Layounne (Western Africa) is 125 nm.

Gibraltar-Tangier is 38 nm. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RAM9 ... /LXGB/GMTT Thursday's flight was 19 min.

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by SCQ83
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16310

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Frankfurt to Luxembourg (FRA's shortest international flight at 96 nm) in Lufthansa https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH394 takes less than 30' in the air but train and road connections are surprisingly long and bad for central Europe. Some routes in the Balkans. E.g. Zagreb to Dubrovnik is less ...

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by SCQ83
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 6384

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

I saw Turkmenistan pilots buying bottles of alcohol (and many more items) in the AUH T2 Duty Free years ago.

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by SCQ83
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest red-eye flight
Replies: 34
Views: 2605

Re: Shortest red-eye flight

It is not uncommon for holiday flights in 24h airports in Europe. Airports like Ibiza have many of those flights in summer.

For instance today there was a Niki CGN-AGP departing Cologne at 4:05 AM and an Eurowings CGN-AYT departing at 4:30 AM. And this is already winter season.

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: jetBlue drops numerous OTA's
Replies: 9
Views: 2607

Re: jetBlue drops numerous OTA's

I use kiwi all the time to look for flights within Europe. Very useful tool with their radius search and other tools.

I never book through them though

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair drop BCN and focus on MAD
Replies: 6
Views: 1619

Re: Icelandair drop BCN and focus on MAD

I am almost sure VY has never flown MAD-KEF.

Norwegian does fly MAD-KEF in winter.

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by SCQ83
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3195

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

I see nothing wrong.

Boring, typical, standard Eurowhite. The new normal.

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by SCQ83
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport for Cairo SPX
Replies: 14
Views: 2161

Re: New Airport for Cairo SPX

I could see this airport attracting European low-cost carriers like Ryanair, easyJet, Eurowings, Vueling... so they don't cannibalise Egyptair at CAI. Currently CAI has no low-cost service to Europe and some of those carriers fly already to Egypt (U2) or to nearby countries like Israel or Cyprus, so...

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by SCQ83
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry
Replies: 30
Views: 4693

Re: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry

The end game in all this is that Catalonia will become an autonomous region within Spain that has more self-determination. Nationalists may talk a good game but it's hard to envisage that region becoming fully independent. Just as in Northern Ireland, eventually a peace plan will be hammered out th...

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