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by chrisp390
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23177

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

I wonder if a merger with Sunwing could be in the cards...especially if the economy takes a turn for the worse this year, hurting Sunwing who is overwhelmingly leisure focused.

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by chrisp390
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13752

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

A lot of these planes were from WestJet in Canada. I would have assumed they have the same standards as the USA, or is this an example of poor maintaince by WestJet?

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by chrisp390
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 33881

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Cancel the 77X, replace it with 15 additional A380 for fleet simplification. Change the 77X with Boeing to 787, and send those frames to Austrian or Swiss to meet their needs.

That’s what it sounds like to me.

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by chrisp390
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA set to sell Beijing Capital Airlines and Lucky Air
Replies: 12
Views: 4458

Re: HNA set to sell Beijing Capital Airlines and Lucky Air

Tough times ahead for China, and aviation in the country

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by chrisp390
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14272

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

During Bankrupcy American Airlines sold a multi million pound home it owned in a nice part of London. Was this house being used for crews to stay in previously?

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by chrisp390
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 3068

Re: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

The feelings of the Chinese people have been hurt due to the extradition

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by chrisp390
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 2602

Re: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?

It is not just one flight, or a random sale, it seems to be most of the upcoming ones I can see between BCN and the USA at least. People here talk about Norwegian being in a bad situation financially but from what I can see the fares of Level are substantially lower than Norwegian consistently, so t...

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by chrisp390
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 2602

Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?

I am checking the prices for upcoming travel from BCN, and except for LAX, the prices are around $100-$150 USD. For example, this Sunday BCN-OAK, a 13 hour flight is selling for $150. The amount Level gets is roughly half this, the rest is taxes. How on earth are they making a profit and surviving w...

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by chrisp390
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13422

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

YYC-DUB on the 787 - introductory fares of $399CAD/each way.

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by chrisp390
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13422

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Eastern Europe or South America maybe? Australia, Hong Kong possibly?

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by chrisp390
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17125

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

Hi Fly better start dusting off the A380 and picking up a few more, because if the Norwegian operation goes under that will be a lot of stranded passengers.

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by chrisp390
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 6047

Would an A380F Save The Program?

After reading the news regarding the Emirates A380 Order, it seems the aircraft does not have a great future in the passenger market at least. This brings me to the thought, would it be able to stay in production if a freighter variant was offered? I have heard people say that the 747 is better for ...

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by chrisp390
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17125

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

If you are going to split the AA/BA/IB numbers then you should do the same for Norwegian UK, Norwegian Ireland, and Norwegian International, and any other subsidiaries they have flying to NYC.

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by chrisp390
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?
Replies: 55
Views: 13673

Re: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?

As mentioned above, I think one main reason is they were under influence from the German government who likely pressured them into buying Airbus over Boeing.

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by chrisp390
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes article: China's Big Three Airlines Are On A Fast Track To Overtake U.S. Big Three Within A Few Years
Replies: 14
Views: 2458

Re: Forbes article: China's Big Three Airlines Are On A Fast Track To Overtake U.S. Big Three Within A Few Years

I am one to doubt this news...an article sometime around 2010 that I read said CZ would be the largest airline in the world by 2015. 2015 came and went and they were not.

China loves to make big bold headlines, X by 2020, etc, but then they quietly ignore it when the milestones are missed.

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by chrisp390
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 82
Views: 14805

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

CA ordered the 748 for political reasons, they were very close to ordering the A380 until politics got involved.

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by chrisp390
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 27403

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

What is the chance Vikimg air picks up the Q400 program and upgrades it, maybe reduces the production rate.

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by chrisp390
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 7396

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

I am surprised the Wumao have not hijacked this thread and started defending China yet. But back to the topic on hand, having spoke with engineers working on this plane and even the C919, they have said they would personally never fly it. In fact there was one company contracted to do work for Comac...

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by chrisp390
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 5023

Re: United international route announcement

Amsterdam/Naples/Prague?

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by chrisp390
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 5326

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

American Airlines also cited cost when choosing NASDAQ for the merged entity. Makes you wonder what value other NYSE companies are getting from being there vs the NASDAQ.

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by chrisp390
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 6989

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

The fact they cannot sustain YVR-YUL, a flight between the second and third largest Canadian cities except on a seasonal basis is troubling.

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by chrisp390
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 6989

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

MEX was cut very quickly, surprised the route did not work out well. AM cut YYC-MEX just as WS was entering so nobody in that route anymore.

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by chrisp390
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 34291

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Tariff so far has not even have a major effect on any economy. Now, in a year, it's different story. BTW "no tourism from US side"? Go ask what the 2M Americans that visited China are doing there (5th Place if you exclude HK and Macau, after Taiwan, S. Korea, Vietnam, and Japan). AA also ...

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by chrisp390
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 61
Views: 7840

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Could HA maybe try Perth next, or Hong Kong?

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by chrisp390
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 39
Views: 7480

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

It seems with more discrimination against Chinese in Australia and a more hostile attitude toward Chinese investment in Canada and the United States, that Chinese have turned to the UK. I believe UK is number 2 this year for places rich Chinese want to immigrate to, while Ireland is number 3!

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by chrisp390
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season
Replies: 14
Views: 2195

Re: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season

I think it boils down to the fact China is running into a lot of problems recently due to President Xi. In China everything is about saving face and I would not be surprised with the tariffs and bubbles and excessive lending that the financial situation is a lot worse than they are letting on.

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by chrisp390
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 10174

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

Would it be possible for AA to lift their operation in PHX and move it to DFW? It seems like it would make DFW a stronger hub by doing so.

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by chrisp390
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 7288

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

FedEx is strong where it operates but DHL has more coverage, markets like Myanmar and North Korea even have DHL, where FedEx is non existant. DHL also seems to offer bigger discounts on Asia - USA shipments, so they seem to do well there.

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by chrisp390
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways
Replies: 33
Views: 7995

Re: Airbus Sells 25 A320NEO To 1 Star Airline

Not to nitpick, actually it is the lessor Golden Falcon Aviation buying the 25 A320neo on behalf of Wataniya Airlines. The current Wataniya Airlines, which started operation last July 2017; is an reincarnation of earlier airline of same name which folded in 2011 due to mounting debt. BTW, they are ...

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by chrisp390
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways
Replies: 33
Views: 7995

Re: Airbus Sells 25 A320NEO To 1 Star Airline

It turns out this airline has a 1.7 star rating by passengers as has endless complaints from passengers. An airline like this seems like it may not exist for much longer if it is being this badly managed... There's an airline in the US with similar complaints and star rating, and with lots of Airbu...

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by chrisp390
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways
Replies: 33
Views: 7995

Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways

I saw an announcement at the air show that an airline called Wataniya Airlines had bought 25 A320NEO. I had not heard of them before so I did some research on the internet. https://www.facebook.com/wataniyairways/reviews/ It turns out this airline has a 1.7 star rating by passengers as has endless c...

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by chrisp390
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 20612

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

CUN was said to be profitable, and yet it was cut too. No idea why they would cut a strong VFR route like that.

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by chrisp390
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 10726

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

I heard a rumour they were looking at the ARJ21. Maybe to curry favor with the Chinese government? We will see if anything comes of it.

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by chrisp390
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Asia X ever fly back to Europe?
Replies: 31
Views: 5262

Re: Will Air Asia X ever fly back to Europe?

It was also the plan with the 77W. Air Asia X seems a bit directionless and to not really know what it wants to do. It seems to always be changing fleet plans and does not really know what it wants to be doing!

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by chrisp390
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and KLM end Tehran service
Replies: 15
Views: 4431

Re: Air France and KLM end Tehran service

How soon until BA pulls te plug too?

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by chrisp390
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 52407

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2018/04/09/hi-fly-a380-drops-pe-keeps-connectivity-and-koito-seats/ Thank you for that link, it answers a lot of questions that have been asked here and I hadn’t read that article before. Yes, worth reading to dispel rumours, such as Mirpuri quoted in the article sayin...

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by chrisp390
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6973

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

Wow, I never heard about this massive investment being made by foxconn. Is it confirmed yet? I have not seen anything on the news.

I would imagine that if it is indeed true, then there could be justification for at least a freight service between Asia and MKE for the inbound components.

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by chrisp390
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 22881

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

The engines To run it the exact same way Hawaiian does yes could be an issue. But if you run a plane SMF-OGG-HNL-SAN. Whereas to spread out the interisland flying I think it would lessen the issue. WN makes 35 min turns and some 30 or 25s still. Albeit rare. except that doesn't come close to achiev...

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by chrisp390
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7997

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

Seems like just a Chinese airline bashing thread tbh, not unlike those AvB or United/Delta/AA bashing ones. If you can't agree that beauty is an entirely subjective thing like many others said right here, then there's nothing more that I can say. I can even say Delta or Alaska's livery is horrible ...

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by chrisp390
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 589
Views: 90356

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

With fuel prices rising, no doubt the US3 are bleeding on these routes. Theres only so many paid J travelers for all the capacity. I dunno, these days in my airport the flights to PVG and PEK are oversold in J every day. Do you want to keep your airport a secret? I believe he is referring to DTW an...

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by chrisp390
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to MEX?
Replies: 37
Views: 5345

Re: CX to MEX?

Mexico has received a rather small amount of foreign investment from China, but far from being a negative factor, that should be seen as a situation offering huge upside potential in the future. Chinese companies definitely stand to gain a lot in Mexico. CNOOC has already been awarded several oil d...

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by chrisp390
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to MEX?
Replies: 37
Views: 5345

Re: CX to MEX?

Yes, I just find it crazy because the China-Mexico ties are very minimal, far behind those of Japan who has minimal flights. China already has CAN, PEK, and PVG linked to Mex. A route like HKG will take up multiple 777X frames, a huge capital investment for a route that appears to have minimal high...

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by chrisp390
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes 30 new routes in the next 3 years including CMN, MAD, ORD & BOS
Replies: 20
Views: 3375

Re: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes MAD, ORD, BOS in next phase of ambitious service expansion

The Chinese media have a habit of lying to make big optimistic headlines. How many times have we heard, by 2020 China will be a leader in X, or have X by 2020. 2020 is 1.5 years away and most of those predictions are unlikely to come true. PEK was supposed to surpass ATL years ago and still no sign ...

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by chrisp390
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to MEX?
Replies: 37
Views: 5345

Re: CX to MEX?

Not much will change in 3 years and if AMLO gets elected next week the economic situation is likely to deteriorate further in Mexico. Eh, that election result will not deter CX's plans - many countries CX has been expanding to face worse economic conditions. For example, CX will launch CPT this yea...

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by chrisp390
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to MEX?
Replies: 37
Views: 5345

Re: CX to MEX?

Not much will change in 3 years and if AMLO gets elected next week the economic situation is likely to deteriorate further in Mexico. CX Can expand but if it is losing money doing so it is a slap in the face to the airlines working to keep capacity in check and use their alliance partners for low yi...

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by chrisp390
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to MEX?
Replies: 37
Views: 5345

Re: CX to MEX?

Why does MEX need a nonstop to HKG? There are plenty of 1 stop options available via Canada, the U.S, and even China. The visa issues are not a problem given the wide array of options that exist. What high yielding traffic exists between Mexico and Hong Kong to warrant a direct flight?

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by chrisp390
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 17954

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

If I were other airlines in the region I’d be keeping my ranks as fat as possible as more and more pilots will return to the USA to fly. why would foreign pilots want to work in the US again? Pay and benefits in the U.S are much better. Work is much less, te industry has vastly improved over the pa...

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by chrisp390
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7864

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

No way, AM still has much bigger markets in Europe, Asia, and other places that it could fly to first. I will believe it when I see it.

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by chrisp390
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France JNB equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Re: Air France JNB equipment

This route hauls a lot of cargo for FedEx heading into Africa, so it probably does quite well there.

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