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by TheLion
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 22
Views: 7484

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

Definitely in agreement with you all. Let’s hope this becomes their standard livery.

Yet even then there’s one thing I’d change about the special livery: the white tail.

So a red tail with white shooting star would complete it in my view.

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by TheLion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3473
Views: 416246

Re: Boeing to launch the 797 at Paris in June 2019

So is this true, real news, or just fan boy conjecture? Q the United will be launch customer and cancel 359 orders as Boeing is giving them a great deal to launch plus some 77Ws and 787s to replace the cancelled 359 order. As if! The A359 is a completely different market segment. Even the A338 is fo...

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by TheLion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11274

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

I hope they survive. Diversity and choice are ever-diminishing in the aviation world and that’s not a good thing by any metric. Of course it’s understandably difficult for smaller flag carrriers to find a niche. And as OU are part of Star rather than SkyTeam or oneworld, any opportunity to be a conn...

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by TheLion
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways increasing frequencies between London and Johannesburg!
Replies: 12
Views: 3743

Re: British Airways increasing frequencies between London and Johannesburg!

They really should be reopening another African market with that frame...

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by TheLion
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes
Replies: 101
Views: 15116

Re: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes

Legacy carriers across the Atlantic have brought reasonable fares Apologies, kind Sir, but I must disagree. TATL legacy flights are often exceptionally expensive and outside the reach of most people. There is a reason that Wow, Norwegian and others exist. While I don't disagree with the rest of wha...

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by TheLion
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 269
Views: 28799

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Regarding finnishway's ideas, I could see BA on Buffalo, Columbus and Portland, ME. San Antonio is too close to AUS and doesn't have the millennial/tech/global allure of AUS. Oklahoma/Tulsa I can't see it either. Agree with these choices, especially if they get the A321LR. I do think San Antonio wo...

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by TheLion
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov't approves Tajik Air's 5-year restructuring
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Gov't approves Tajik Air's 5-year restructuring

Hopefully it works well for them and they grow successfully.

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by TheLion
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shaheen Air ceases operations
Replies: 8
Views: 4768

Re: Shaheen Air ceases operations

A real shame as the Pakistan market needs competition and Shaheen also have a beautiful livery too. I echo above sentiments about protectionism and agree with the notion that the PK government should encourage competition domestically while being less liberal internationally as this strategy has onl...

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by TheLion
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12613

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

https://charlestonbusiness.com/news/aerospace/75385

Hardly anyone saw that coming, as posters on the accomlanying incredulous thread agree...
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Not non-US, but still one of the all-time great shocks in long haul route launches...

https://charlestonbusiness.com/news/aerospace/75385

Hardly anyone saw that coming, as posters on the accomlanying incredulous thread agree...

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by TheLion
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 269
Views: 28799

Re: BA to Start Charleston, SC

I just fainted. Yup me too. This is inarguably the most shocking route launch in BA’s long history. What compares? It really is hard to find anything more surprising. I did have this on my list of secondary possibilities for BA to launch, but it is nonetheless a huge surprise and the likes of St Lo...

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by TheLion
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Service on MSP-KIX
Replies: 12
Views: 2545

Re: NW Service on MSP-KIX

compensateme wrote:
Luisvalero wrote:
Wowo Osaka is on fire, first LHR and now this!


Yup, sure is. Service will begin April 1997 and operate thrice weekly. Congrats to KIX, MSP and NW! :bigthumbsup:

NW95 09:20AM MSP KIX 01:40PM+1 742
NW24 01:50PM KIX MSP 11:45AM 742


Brilliant response :bouncy:

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by TheLion
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 4112

Re: Rzeszów to Newark

How does the Rzeszow to Newark flight do for LOT? is it profitable? Also must be the smallest airport in Europe to have a transatlantic flight? 600k pax a year it serves. Glad you brought up this topic. I was wondering what this route was all about too... Incredible to think that this flight works ...

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by TheLion
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 25573

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month

Update – 26th September 2018: In a leaked memo from BA’s Area Manager for its ‘Worldwide Fleet’, the airline confirms it is to close the Hong Kong base due to non-specified “commercial reasons” which made it “unviable for us to continue to operate the base”. The airline said in the memo that the te...

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by TheLion
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Belfast City to JFK with the A321LR?
Replies: 20
Views: 4786

Re: EI Belfast City to JFK with the A321LR

As long as nobody else operates from Belfast to New York, why would they be bothered to do so and mostly compete with themselves? Dublin is not far away and has the added bonus of pre-clearance. So most passengers will use an IAG/oneworld airline from Dublin or connect on BA/EI through LHR (there i...

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by TheLion
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10000

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

So the “Emirates cancel ISB A380” non-thread attracts 11 replies, but a brand new route launch attracts zero? a.net what’s going on? On KL and LAS...a smart add getting into the market before they all come likely makes for a successful route in my view. This ‘veteran’ of two years is playing God, d...

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by TheLion
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 33
Views: 10602

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

Wow, yes this looks awful. Cramped shorthaul config plus long flight plus middle of the night stop sounds like a very poor paxex.

The A321neoLR could be ideal for it longer term though...

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by TheLion
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 9641

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

According to Nikkei news in Japan, British airways is set to commence 4 weekly service between London Heathrow and Osaka Kansai from March 2019. (Japanese only) https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO35641510R20C18A9TJ1000/ Lots of people including me probably didn't see this coming but given the gen...

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by TheLion
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10000

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

So the “Emirates cancel ISB A380” non-thread attracts 11 replies, but a brand new route launch attracts zero?

a.net what’s going on?

On KL and LAS...a smart add getting into the market before they all come likely makes for a successful route in my view.

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by TheLion
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23762

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Really impressive job; they deserve plaudits for bringing the plane to land safely without fuss or problem.

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by TheLion
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 9707

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

If they could make it work, Guangzhou would be a license to print money. The West African expat community is huge. You are 100% wrong as though volumes are big, the yields are terrible. Ethiopian flies a daily same plane LOS add CAN AdD LOS service using a B77W and charges $1150-1200 round trip! US...

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by TheLion
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10802

Re: Air France Us expansion

I’m starting this forum because my fellow DFW friend showed me a screenshot of a person saying Air France is taking KLMS slot at DFW and will start service here summer 2019.So give rumors announcements and ideas of Air France expansion in the US. Nice one Planes4you...you scooped your first here, s...

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by TheLion
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 25324

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

That its original premise was based on comments from the High Comissioner means we can take the route relaunch seriously. Is the British High Commissioner privy to the internal plans of a private airline? A diplomat has a role to play in developing trade links. And BA are not exactly private, being...

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by TheLion
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Africa and Indian ocean thread
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Southern Africa and Indian ocean thread

So does anyone know if Maldivian will be introducing any A330s? They had a plan to do so a couple of years back, before Mega Maldives went under.

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by TheLion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 6071

Re: How will BA expand?

As Tonystan says, the bmi slots will enable a shift from shorthaul to longhaul over time. I think that process is almost complete but lack of available longhaul aircraft is holding that back a bit. But over the past few years we've seen AUS, BNA, MSY, SCL, SEZ, KUL, ICN, DUR, IKA (come and go) extr...

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by TheLion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 25324

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

They will, especially now they have a new airport to serve, improved security on arrival and a spare B772 after shuttering Tehran. Try contribute something useful rather than negative nothingness... You do realise this topic was opened months back, don't you? I do indeed. In fact it was me who reac...

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by TheLion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 25324

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

unrave wrote:
Yeah this thread has long served its purpose and BA is not coming to Pakistan.


They will, especially now they have a new airport to serve, improved security on arrival and a spare B772 after shuttering Tehran.

Try contribute something useful rather than negative nothingness...

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by TheLion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 27867

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Tim Clark at this weeks Aviation Festival event in London says its U.S market has recovered and is considering adding back previously canceled second frequencies in markets like BOS and LAX. He also says they are considering secondary US cities - and could access them using smaller 787-9 or 777-8 a...

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by TheLion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 6071

Re: How will BA expand?

As Tonystan says, the bmi slots will enable a shift from shorthaul to longhaul over time. I think that process is almost complete but lack of available longhaul aircraft is holding that back a bit. But over the past few years we've seen AUS, BNA, MSY, SCL, SEZ, KUL, ICN, DUR, IKA (come and go) extr...

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by TheLion
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34135

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

First frame F-OMUA "Fakarava" rolled out. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmdxyQ3V4AAP9PD.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmdxyQ3V4AAP9PD.jpg That is absolutely delightful, it loses nothing of the charm of the previous livery, but it's refreshed and modern, a beauty to behold. If w're being p...

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by TheLion
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Africa and Indian ocean thread
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Southern Africa and Indian ocean thread

Great thread to start. I’ll try to contribute. There may already be an Indian Ocean thread; I do have a feeling I remember something similar. The African Aviation Thread may well also cover the region.

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by TheLion
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 9125

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

Do these decisions affect the $500,000 per year each carrier gets from the airport/city at all? You would hope so, but probably not. I’d disagree here because the aim of the subsidy is to support the service. It’d be very poor negotiation to provide subsidy without service. You’d expect that the su...

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by TheLion
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 88
Views: 5653

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread 2018

https://insiderlouisville.com/government/transportation/dan-mann-wants-to-put-the-international-in-louisville-international-airport/ Looks like the one of the top priorities of the new executive director of the LRAA is an international terminal for SDF. "Dan Mann appears to be the "man&qu...

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by TheLion
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?
Replies: 32
Views: 4169

Re: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?

DL/JV employs a 77W in the CDG-MIA market while AA merely flies a 772 in the market. To me it looks like DL/JV already has the upper hand in the MIA-CDG market over American. AA flies their highest density two class plane on MIACDG. What else do you expect them to fly? MIACDG is in insanely huge lo...

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by TheLion
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam
Replies: 33
Views: 5104

Re: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam

An interesting add. Surprising to a degree, and innovative in the vein of niche routes such as Canberra, Chiang Mai, Penang & Krabi. I hope it's a success and brings tourists plus some business traffic to the region, so aiding its development.

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by TheLion
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?
Replies: 32
Views: 4169

Re: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?

MIA is effectively an AA fortress hub. In no way is MIA a "fortress" hub for AA or anyone else... while AA often takes advantage of the near limitless demand for service throughout the Americas, they cannot in any significant way manipulate said market in the way a "real" fortre...

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by TheLion
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?
Replies: 32
Views: 4169

Re: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?

Sorry to say this OP but this is a rather silly thread. MIA is effectively an AA fortress hub. For any other US airline to open a route targeting the same segment as AA would be pointless; there are many more fruit to be picked, primarily unserved or underserved secondary cities. This is of course D...

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by TheLion
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHF ever grow?
Replies: 29
Views: 2535

Re: Will PHF ever grow?

Hi all, what’s PHF?

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by TheLion
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 11548

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Certainly a nice, colourful update that is at once sharp but professional, while not resorting to bland Eurowhite like so many. Thumbs up for this one :thumbsup:

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by TheLion
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 25324

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

Hi all, any update on this now please?

It could be a goer, especially after BA just cut their Tehran route, which should free up a B772 6-weekly. Intriguingly, ISB is only around 1000nm further than IKA, or approx 2 hours more...

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by TheLion
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 26623

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

It's now reported that GA might not be terminating LHR as a destination at all, instead moving the route to a one stop via AMS. However this same article indicates (albeit in italics at its head) that this could actually be using a codeshare partner, probably KL: https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...

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by TheLion
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 51
Views: 16896

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

Hi everyone, so does anyone have an update on PAL's reported new brand and livery please?

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by TheLion
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 80
Views: 6329

Re: Mariner has passed away

Sad news indeed that such a sanguine and knowledgable a-netter has left us. Hope Mariner has found safe anchor in that great jumbo up in the clouds. He’ll be missed.

Bon voyage mariner.

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by TheLion
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 31874

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Dub -ORK ??? Strange indeed! The OP must mean an existing service from ORK. - Aer Lingus to announce two new US routes (latest info is that these announcements will be delayed until IAG investors' day in November) Where has this come from? IAG investor days rarely come with individual group airline...

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by TheLion
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14983

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Effective Oct. 27, Iberia will add extra frequencies to the following cities in its main long haul market, Latin America: EZE: goes to 17 weekly from the current 14, 3 additional flights with the 19J/269 A332, remaining 14 with the A346 IB6849 MAD 09:00 EZE 17:55 235 332 IB6848 EZE 19:45 MAD 11:55+...

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by TheLion
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 59389

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

BALPA is being involved in the overhead rest facility for pilots too to replace the box at the back of First. So the company does, rightly, involve its pilots. However the order goes, the frames are desperately needed, there are a load of Monarch slots that need filling at Gatwick so not only will ...

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by TheLion
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 12729

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Great news. Shows sanctions are working. The west must continue to apply severe pressure to force the theocratic government to its knees and usher in the great Persian country that is modern and secular. Well said. However I don't understand why POTUS allows European carriers to operate to Iran. He...

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by TheLion
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1425
Views: 114798

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Considering BA recently announced PIT, I doubt this is any sort of worthwhile announcement. And the fact the cmh is rumored to be picking up an AMS DL flight Where is this rumour? I’ve not seen it anywhere. I think it’s doubtful because DL operating three routes from mid-sized cities 3 hours apart ...

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by TheLion
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 14221

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

I know a city about 200 miles west that would like that route. No competition either. CLE will be in the mix for CDG/AMS at some point. or CMH... Yeah, I was referring to CMH. Not that I think this means anything towards that, but it does give them an extra plane to work with. Pretty shocking and r...

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by TheLion
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 26623

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Route is to be cut from 28 October. Given that northern winter is high season for travel to the southern hemisphere, it's likely to be a full route suspension. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280178/garuda-indonesia-closes-london-heathrow-bookings-from-late-oct-2018 A surprise her...

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by TheLion
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale
Replies: 46
Views: 7665

Re: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale

Maybe Royal Air Maroc on behalf of the King to replace their outgoing B744... Morroco was given a 747-8 (CN-MBH) last fall by their friends in Abu Dhabi. Aha yes indeed, thanks: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1374241 Maybe Wiki needs updating to reflect this: https://en.wikipedia.or...

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