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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

Just one problem with this. If you want to take advantage of connections beyond MAD, that means IAD is your origin or destination. IAD-MAD and IAD-MAD-beyond could be great for government traffic but, I think US governement staff are required to fly on US airlines whenever possible. With some frien...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5767

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

Wow, those Pan Am charges were insanely cheap. $9 in 1967 is equivalent to $63 today. I mean, that's what you pay for a yellow cab to midtown these days.

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

I'd say fairly likely as they get more aircraft for growth. YYZ may be first in N. America, though. Going east I could see DOH influenced by QR so they can get more feed into the airport without touching bilaterals. KUL could work but it would be a strange route where the non-stop would be far less ...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 16501

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... bodyguards


Isn't it pretty easy to get certified on a 380 if you already have a 330/340 certification? Seems like it could solve a few problems that way.
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juliuswong wrote:
SAA preps for redundancies; execs hire bodyguards

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... bodyguards


Isn't it pretty easy to get certified on a 380 if you already have a 330/340 certification? Seems like it could solve a few problems that way.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3460

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

So exciting! Portugal is a hot destination right now with Americans and combined with the VFR traffic from the Bay Area and the Central Valley's large Portuguese immigrant population plus descendants and connections from UA domestic and to/from Spain, Italy, and France I predict this route will be ...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3460

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

"Lisboa será a primeira cidade da Europa do Sul a ter uma ligação aérea direta com São Francisco" Translation of Lisbon will be the first city from Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco. I guess they are completely ignoring the existing flights from Madrid and Barce...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3460

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

"Lisboa será a primeira cidade da Europa do Sul a ter uma ligação aérea direta com São Francisco" Translation of Lisbon will be the first city from Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco. I guess they are completely ignoring the existing flights from Madrid and Barce...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10266

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

BR715 wrote:
JoeCanuck wrote:
Anybody hear of Moxy?


Tried to run a quick Google search but I couldn't even find the slightest hint about this airline. Still, I'd be glad if they appeared out of nowhere and started ops with some CS.


They don't appear to be an IATA member, at least yet. Very curious.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 223
Views: 11775

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

MCT was only stairs until just a few months ago.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Shuttle issues new shares
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Re: NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE ISSUE NEW SHARES

Is this about raising cash? If so, I can't imagine anyone who's not IAG has any interest in giving Norwegian any more money to get thrown down the drain.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8920

Re: MH to retain A380s

flee wrote:
parapente wrote:
Sell 'em to IAG and be done with it.Clean sheet and grow from there.

These whalejets do not belong to MAB - they are leased. To get rid of them, they have to terminate the leases, with penalties.


Can they sublease or are there covenants preventing that?

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10721

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

We might get the European mystery CSeries customer revealed.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11228

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

I have to say having flown with AZA 2 weeks ago to Kiev from Heathrow via Rome for the champions league final, the service, the staff and the aircraft standard were fantastic and if you didn't know the situation you wouldn't know of their troubles. I would highly recommend them to anyone if they we...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10266

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

I doubt they will be able to call them the A200 family, Mercedes already own this. Trademarks usually dont apply when products belong to different markets. Exactly. It is a "mark" of the "trade." Nobody can have an airline related business named "Delta" or sell faucets...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9632

Re: IAG and the A350

The two things that really matter when figuring out what to do for their fleet management are 1. Brexit and 2. If they end up with Norwegian. If they get a bunch of 787s for that sale, it could change a lot of fleet mixing. The 787 makes a lot of sense at IB as they need something with the legs to d...

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by LupineChemist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4132

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Eurostar cannot be the only reason. Paris is +- the same distance by train from London, but easyJet and Vueling fly the route. Brussels is not that touristy after all. Uhh...the Eurostar to Paris literally stops at Brussels and then it's around another hour to Paris. Combined with less demand overa...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4415

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

One of the biggest differences to me is what happens when things go wrong. A legacy will have many more options and alliance partners to reroute. A cancelled flight can happen to anyone, but major delays and cancelations are more likely when your fleet is stretched to its max already and there will ...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10266

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Excellent news. If they change the name of the aircraft, I hope it will be A360-100 and A360-300. It would match the rest of the commercial airliner designations. (And no, higher numbers doesn't mean larger aircraft). Except it's a completely different type ratings. Part of the 300 seres marketing ...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10266

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Expect CS500 aka A250 announcement by LeBourget 2019's along with larger, rewinged A32x family members at the latest. A duo of perfect 737 annihilators. Why? The A32x is already flying off the shelves, and Airbus are looking how to increase production to satisfy demand. That's where the priority li...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11366

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

It seems Norwegian is just looking to find places to put their 787s. I don't know why they don't just sell them to get the capital they so genuinely need. Maybe because that would mean they have to finally admit they have no clothes for their whole growth into profitability idea. Regardless, I suppo...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11228

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

The future for Europe is clearly more consolidation of big EU3. IG seems prime to be picked up by IAG so while they are separate airlines, strategies are clearly aligned to avoid competition internally within the groups. Though I have no idea if Italy has many important bilaterals that matter enoug...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11228

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

The future for Europe is clearly more consolidation of big EU3. IG seems prime to be picked up by IAG so while they are separate airlines, strategies are clearly aligned to avoid competition internally within the groups. Though I have no idea if Italy has many important bilaterals that matter enough...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in U.S. — "Virtual" Control Towers?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Airports in U.S. — "Virtual" Control Towers?

I wonder if they could use IR cameras to augment regular visuals to help operate in fog as well.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164141

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I bet IAG is not managed by apes. So it isn't LHG or any other major or low cost or minor or cargo airline in the World. I specifically said they wouldn't buy Alitalia, but their assets (not that there's much left). But still taking over leasing agreements and getting fast-track pilot hiring into I...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164141

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I wonder if IAG would buy up a big part of Air Italy and let them buy up assets of AZ when they go under? Keeps with the QR push and keeps it within EU ownership rules. Could let IG grow without the legacy issues of AZ. Though I think that the FCO hub is so clearly a bad idea compared to Milan for a...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)
Replies: 45
Views: 6227

Re: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)

I wonder if they would serve HOU on a 737. Mostly for travel from NASA collaborating with ESA, but Houston is a big enough market that a big marketing push could stimulate some tourism demand.

It would definitely be an innovative use of EU-US open skies.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7490

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

A point to remember is that IAG really has devolved these sorts of decisions to the airlines unless it's a group-wide strategy thing.

WW may want it, but it's up to Álex Cruz.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 25
Views: 4429

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

AA could go in to try and counter the DL/AM deal. I'm wondering if IB (alone, not as IAG) would be interested? My first thought was IB.. IB is 100% owned by IAG. They can’t go and invest in another airline without IAG’s blessing. Why would IAG do the ownership via IB and not just directly? IAG is g...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your perfect airline??
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: Your perfect airline??

NetJets.

Now...to pay to use it is the hard part.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

Completely selfishly, I would absolutely love for EK to join OW. Nothing like getting into the EK first lounge on a 500€ ticket from Europe to Asia. Now Qatar is generally more expensive, but it's worth a fair amount to stick with alliance benefits with status. Also, aside from AA having the spat wi...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5175

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

What do you make of such move by CAAC? Do you think it would work to deter passengers from unruly behavior during air travel? Nice idea, I'd personally support that, but I fear it won't work in practice. Try that in the US (because it's more likely there IMO than in Europe) and you'd have groups li...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 7854

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

@LupineChemist Just compare the volume of pax connecting with EI at DUB vs BA at LHR. Then do it again. Then delete your post. Context EI@DUB 13 x A330 2 x 757 = 15 long haul aircraft BA@LHR 120 long haul aircraft Given a fair % of short haul just exists to feed long haul and many long haul routes ...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 7854

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Quite a bit of dissent within the Conservatives. Even if this is whipped, I expect to see some fragmentation. I don't think political support is a given, but perhaps I am naive about this. That said, almost all options here are terrible. Equally, can't see a strong justification for LHR3 when you l...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26243

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

The defense argument is a good one and one also often forgotten with the 380. Just the existence of the aircraft forces Boeing to keep prices lower for the 787 and who knows what they could use all that extra money for to develop. Same as whatever happens to the 380, it did effectively prevent the 7...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2195

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

IB seems to be doing much better because of the Spanish construction companies involved with rebuilding the island. There is a lot of money allocated and it is going out. As of right now it's double the normal annual budget of the Island's government so you can't just go out and spend that and have ...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner
Replies: 19
Views: 2503

Re: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner

washingtonflyer wrote:
Can't wait for EI to partner up. The nonsense of really being able to only connect through LHR and pay the UK "pound of flesh" taxes is really annoying.


Connecting passengers don't pay APD

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8224

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

Saw on Twitter that AZ and IG were boarding at the same time near each other at JFK T1 causing a fair amount of confusion.

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner
Replies: 19
Views: 2503

Re: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner

Bets on the next airline to get this status? I'd say AT.

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The original plan was to use them to phase out the remaining 340s, but then oil crashed and now they're planning on using them for growth. With oil creeping back up again, no idea if they will accelerate the 340 retirement, but they might need some 350s shifted over from BA or EI to deal with it. Al...

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by LupineChemist
Thu May 31, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The Iberia logo IS the tail.

And I think the trying to not distinguish Spain was intentional. The idea to show that Spain is fully integrated into Europe and not some backwards S. European poor country.

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by LupineChemist
Wed May 30, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Iberia/A ... 13/2373014
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FCOTSTW wrote:
Very elegant aircraft name. Placido Domingo must be ecstatic to have a plane named after himself.



It's his second

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Iberia/A ... 13/2373014

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by LupineChemist
Wed May 30, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10835

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Also, as someone that loves the Canary Islands...if you want a cheap beach destination, particularly if you are after a package holiday, then the Caribbean is just better. Canaries are just some of the best beaches available to Europeans relatively close and it's familiar, you can spend euros, etc.....

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by LupineChemist
Wed May 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10835

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

It could be argued that UA's upcoming SFO-PPT is a niche leisure market though it will be timed for connections from UA's CDG-SFO flight. 77H Will UA be allowed to sell tickets on that connection? Wouldn't that count as a domestic with a connection in the same Country? Same reason AC can't sell JFK...

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by LupineChemist
Wed May 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

What about opening up TEB to commercial operation. Seems like it might be possible to make non-intersecting runways with a terminal in the middle to get extra capacity.

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by LupineChemist
Tue May 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4290

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

It does beg the question why hold such a prestigious sporting event in such a far flung part of Europe where the airport can't cope with expected arrival numbers and when they get there, they get ripped off big-time for accommodation. Could GML ( Gostomel ) not been used ? Or is there no passenger ...

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by LupineChemist
Tue May 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?
Replies: 22
Views: 4284

Re: Europe–Anchorage–Tokyo route?

Between 1950 and 1990 EU-Japan routes looked like this; 1. Most flights operated EU-ANC-NRT as this was the shortest route through Western airspace. 2. Few flights operated EU-SVO-NRT as the Russians granted only limited route rights to overfly Siberia. Only SK, BA, AF and LH had permission to oper...

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by LupineChemist
Mon May 28, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8169

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

Also, it looks like the A340 will stay around for a while, allowing some expansion together with the A320 recently received (2 ex-Monarch A320, and an additional 2 A320-neo). On a related note, Iberia has opened a new round to recruit pilots. Those A346's will have to stay around, otherwise the num...

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by LupineChemist
Sun May 27, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?
Replies: 64
Views: 9104

Re: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?

As for SVO, it certainly has potential but I don't think it will ever be able to rival the ME3 until Russia relaxes its byzantine visa regime. You can transfer at SVO and DME without a visa. Now, where that becomes problematic is if you get delayed more than 24 hours. I'm not sure SVO needs to be a...

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by LupineChemist
Fri May 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10415

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

If the allegation is true that they didn't get in contact with the ground medical team especially with the recommendation of an on-board doctor, I'd say it's a pretty serious situation and definitely would warrant some reproach. However I have my doubts as to the veracity as I don't get how they wou...

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by LupineChemist
Wed May 23, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47687

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I don't they are a horrible airline. What makes you think that IAG would make any changes ? I would hope they would fix the terrible customer service culture they have. I’ve never liked them, they’ve lost my luggage at least 5 times, they don’t provide any assistance when you’re delayed, either the...

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