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by ACCS300
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 9479

Re: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019

I'd rather WOW cancel YVR. It strengthens FI's position and possibly opens up a future AC route with the 737MAX.

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by ACCS300
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 12163

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

Livery looks a lot better on the 787 vs the 737! Love the "spirit of Canada" and "proudly Canadian" details!

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by ACCS300
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 105
Views: 12923

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

Dominion301 wrote:
Wow going back to YHZ on two separate routes. Wonder whether they'll be year-round or seasonal?


Likely not mainline though. My guess is seasonal, little demand in winter on these routes.

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by ACCS300
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 10866

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

In my home market of YVR, except for the summer A380s, BA offers us decrepit 'Spice Girls' era 747-400s, compared to ACs 787-9s on the same route. Last one I took from YVR-LHR in 2015, G-BNLP, was days from the scapper and it's ancient First product was being sold to CW passengers. Certainly doesn'...

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by ACCS300
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 10866

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

In my home market of YVR, except for the summer A380s, BA offers us decrepit 'Spice Girls' era 747-400s, compared to ACs 787-9s on the same route. Last one I took from YVR-LHR in 2015, G-BNLP, was days from the scapper and it's ancient First product was being sold to CW passengers. Certainly doesn't...

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by ACCS300
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 215
Views: 21832

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

One thing that always looks fantastic on LH planes, regardless of livery, is how immaculate and clean they always are. I'm always so impressed when arriving at FRA, most are spotless. ...and btw, the livery looks great on the A380 IMO.

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by ACCS300
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 787 service begins Feb 20 with YYZ-YYC
Replies: 10
Views: 3235

Re: WestJet 787 service begins Feb 20 with YYZ-YYC

Be great to do one of these domestic legs in their new Business Class product.

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by ACCS300
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 4917

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

One of the oddest for me YYZ-PDL-LPA ( Toronto-Ponta Delgada-Gran Canaria ). Azores sole A330 was 8 hours late leaving YYZ, missed the, once every 3 days SATA PDL-LPA flight and had to spend two nights-three days exploring Ponta Delgada which was amazing. PDL-LPA was on a Q400, a very long water cro...

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by ACCS300
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 24551

Re: Air France terminates Joon

I guess Jetstar and Air Canada Rouge continue to be exceptions to the rule when it comes to long-haul low-cost airlines-within-an-airline. Funny that to two successful examples both operate in very similar markets too, huge countries, vast distances, small populations relative to size. In regards t...

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by ACCS300
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 13535

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

What a cutie! looks great!

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by ACCS300
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 4448

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

Quickie in-outs from the 90's and 00's In Canada : Greyhound Air, Roots Air, Royal, to a lesser degree Skyservice

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by ACCS300
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Turkish Airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 1541

Re: Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Turkish Airlines

Painfully ignorant thread OMG. We also have Thanksgiving in Canada, early October but many visiting Americans assume it's Thanksgiving in Canada when they travel here during their US Thanksgiving Break! I even received an email from StubHub wishing me Happy Thanksgiving, on US Thanksgiving and telli...

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by ACCS300
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV
Replies: 45
Views: 8205

Re: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV

Looks like Binter got right in-there and established themselves as the largest inter-island airline in Cape Verde ( est. 2014 ), far more dominant a player than TACV. Looks like they're using their great success in the Canaries to establish themselves in Cape Verde.

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?
Replies: 21
Views: 3650

Re: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?

Thread should be re-titled specific to US airlines. As a Canadian, like other posters have mentioned, Cuba has been consistently and hugely popular for us for decades and continues to be. A bit of resurgence of late as the deals have been amazing over the past couple of years especially with Sunwing...

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you actually flown on an airline if...
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: Have you actually flown on an airline if...

Booked PDL-YYZ ( Ponta Delgada - Toronto ) : Sole Azores Airlines A330 went tech as we were taxing. Returned to terminal, waited 10 hours until they could charter a rescue HiFly A330 to get us to YYZ.

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by ACCS300
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 3586

Re: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?

Bing Maps shows many planes on the ramp.

https://binged.it/2DLByib

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by ACCS300
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 107
Views: 14984

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

The Canaries are very similar to Hawaii both in geological history, latitude, climate and open ocean crossings ( with great depths ), between the Islands. Alongside Binter Canarias, which operates similar inter-island schedules to Hawaiian, but with ATR-72's instead of 717's, Fred Olsen runs a very ...

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 86
Views: 9929

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Mixed feelings here, like other posters said, I like how they incorporated the 'tulip' and the 'sunset' colour gradation from the saul bass livery, didn't mind the grey either but the font was horrible, characterless 'times romanesque' and "airlines" was not needed, we always just knew it ...

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 13535

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

Not what a national carrier should be portraying. Should have been painted a longtime ago. AC doesn't usually let their paint decay to these levels, I suspect it was because of the indecision regarding the 319's future with AC mainline. There would have been little point in a repaint to the new liv...

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 117
Views: 17559

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

YHZ, in relation to its size has seen a disproportionate number of crashes in the past 15 years. AC 320 snowstorm MK 742F - RIP crew and now this. Was just about to post the exact same point, a disproportionate amount of accidents for an airport handling about 4M pax / year. Is there something inhe...

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 53727

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

As a result of the merger, I wonder if Icelandair would move a bit more 'legacy' like offering free-meals on their 'near long haul' flights like Westcoast NA as to differentiate themselves from WOW's ULCC model especially on routes that overlap.

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 53727

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

Will both brands remain or will WOW be folded into Icelandair?

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by ACCS300
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7560

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

They aren't adding new international routes anywhere really, they simply don't have any more aircraft to do so. Expansion will be contingent on acquisition of more aircraft and YYZ expanding. Reading between the lines of the press releases, it almost appears that Air Canada is stockpiling for the n...

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by ACCS300
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 39741

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Both the 767s and the A333s are very comfy when not in 3-3-3 configuration..Rouge uses the 767s to ATH and Air Transat the A333s..and so does Delta with a mix of 763s/764s and A333s..I'd prefer them any day over EKs 773ER 3-4-3 seating..But still the questions remains what will AC replace the 767s ...

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by ACCS300
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 39741

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

For those lamenting the lack of AC Airbus planes in the near future, don't forget the 45 A220's coming online beginning late 2019. I know us proud Canadians are having a hard time digesting the CS to A220 reality but it means lots more Airbus planes AC for many years to come.

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by ACCS300
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 39741

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Add me to the 'agree' list. Boeing offered the MAX's to AC at a price they couldn't refuse so it made sense in that dept., in all others it seemed to make little sense, adding the NEOs would have continued the fleet commonality and likely would have leveraged better deals from Airbus in the long ter...

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3276

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

Better examples would perhaps be Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. Distant from the USA itself, but not a foreign country. That's what the Canaries are for Spain, and with Spain being part of the EU so are the Canaries. Yet you don't hear any proposals about a US airline setting up a base in Sa...

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 39741

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

The Boeing frenzy at AC seems to be quieting a bit, 27 Airbus birds remain at Rouge and about 80 at AC mainline with 4 more being added. AC recently added a few A321's to Rouge and delayed retirement of some A320's at mainline while it cancelled some 787 options. With the added 330's, I feel AC wil...

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 39741

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

The Boeing frenzy at AC seems to be quieting a bit, 27 Airbus birds remain at Rouge and about 80 at AC mainline with 4 more being added. AC recently added a few A321's to Rouge and delayed retirement of some A320's at mainline while it cancelled some 787 options. With the added 330's, I feel AC will...

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 13546

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

Did Boeing do this when they acquired MD? I wasn't aware Airbus had "acquired" Bombardier? In late 2017 Airbus announced to the world it would deliver 800 frames this year. Through out the year as problems arose they maintained this was still doable. Along comes October O&D reports an...

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 13546

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

Did Boeing do this when they acquired MD?

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3276

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

Canaries are enormously popular with Europeans, packed with tourists, they really don't need more feed as the tourism sectors is wildly successful. North Americans would much rather go the mainland Europe after enduring 8-10 flights, plus they have tons of tropical options on their side of the pond ...

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by ACCS300
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 7961

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

Well done and a high-profile change which will hopefully start a domino-effect amongst US carriers. As previously mentioned, it seems US carriers are far bigger offenders than many EU carriers. In Canada, AC and WS are pretty terrible too.

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by ACCS300
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 2756

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

Yes an improvement but a bit of a mess, the tail is confusing and the logo unrecognizable although more colourful and pops a bit more. The new logotype is weaker than the previous.

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by ACCS300
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 2756

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

Seems Westjet is taking their time with their brand refresh, the website finally got the update but it took forever as there were already MAX's flying around with the new livery.

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 26013

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

wedgetail737 wrote:
Didn't SQ serve YVR a few years back and pulled out due to low loads and yields?


Yes, but it wasn't nonstop to SIN, any new route to YVR would be nonstop thanks to the A350's.

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by ACCS300
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6227

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

I'd argue YVR is up there too, trains every 6-9 mins, $3 going to YVR and $9 from YVR, about 25 mins to city centre. What's up with the price difference? Train fares from AMS are precisely the same as train fares to AMS. There is a $5 so called Add Fare when travelling from YVR to city but not from...

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by ACCS300
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6040

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

Wow, almost doubled in 3 years! When I departed KEF two weeks ago there wasn't a single seat available in the terminal, people were sitting on the floor, queues extended through the entire length of the A gate section, the D gate area was one massive crowd, it was a challenge to figure out which que...

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by ACCS300
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6040

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

Great news for my hometown airport!

I wonder how KEF is handling all this added traffic, was there ( KEF ) two weeks ago and the airport in nearing complete chaos, never have I experienced such an overcrowded terminal.

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by ACCS300
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9452

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

Wow, from a cracked windshield to a debate over CFB Bagotville's proximity to the Arctic Circle, one of the most OT threads in recent memory.

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by ACCS300
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat
Replies: 37
Views: 5000

Re: KLM Business Class

These remind me of LH's new product where the centre seats are angled towards each other. Quite awkward if you're not travelling with someone you know. Also AC's seats are fully flat in Business, new gen on 777's and 787's old gen on 767 and A330's ( which are getting new gen next year ).

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 25271

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

ME3 quickly becoming ME2

Perhaps EK with re-think their A350 strategy and pick some of these slots up.

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13319

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Westjet is going to have two very different long haul products with the 787s and the 767s. How long will the 767s be around and will they always be deployed on lower yielding markets?

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by ACCS300
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Short Domestic Hop on a ‘333 (with photos)
Replies: 4
Views: 5970

Re: A Short Domestic Hop on a ‘333 (with photos)

Very cool experience to fly a 333 on such a short leg and nice too see at YHZ, thanks for the report!

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by ACCS300
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6227

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

In North America, YYZ is probably the best. Four trains per hour all day, one seat, 25 minutes, three stops, comfortable seats, Wifi, and I think power as well. About the only knock on it is the price (IINM $12.35 CAD each way if you buy a return, about $9.60 US at the current exchange rate), and e...

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by ACCS300
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8787

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

Iceland is also an EU entry point which facilities super-easy entry for EU citizens as It connects with a 28 country union ( soon to be 27 ). ANC does not connect with any union of sorts in Asia. For me, just there last week and as a Canadian, entry was painless and seamless, totally unlike a US ent...

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 37386

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Media Coverage On 1 October, at least one Primera Air Scandinavia Airbus A321 (OY-PAF) was impounded at Stansted Airport for unpaid airport charges. The aircraft was to operate flight PF41 to Newark. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/primera-air/breaking-primera-air-nordic-and-primera-air-scandina...

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by ACCS300
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 29
Views: 3006

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

Even on a short domestic sector in Spain last May, MAD - SVQ ( Seville ), Iberia Express, all announcements were made in English and Spanish.

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by ACCS300
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?
Replies: 25
Views: 4715

Re: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?

VS was a bit orphaned here at YVR, no *A feed, not a lot of brand recognition while AC and BA have long had LHR cornered here. VS did little to promote their service in YVR and their service wasn't even daily. WS is making LGW work with low fares and their own WS feed in Western Canada. VS was neve...

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by ACCS300
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?
Replies: 25
Views: 4715

Re: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?

VS was a bit orphaned here at YVR, no *A feed, not a lot of brand recognition while AC and BA have long had LHR cornered here. VS did little to promote their service in YVR and their service wasn't even daily. WS is making LGW work with low fares and their own WS feed in Western Canada.

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