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by sq421
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10352

Re: EY cancel PER

flydude380 wrote:
Basically, EY is a finished carrier... I can only wonder what morale is like at the company.


Couldn't agree more. Pretty soon EY will operate only Roadbuses from AUH to DXB to ferry Abu Dhabi citizens wanting to fly overseas.

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by sq421
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 61
Views: 14955

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

spinkid wrote:
I'm pretty sure 50 or so of them are stored at a remote airbase somewhere near the Tajikistan/China border along with the 777 from MH370


President Trump, is that you?

I really admire your trolling.

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by sq421
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?
Replies: 37
Views: 9770

Re: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?

Even with the mountains of money Kraft and Co. have, the cost/value equation doesn't equal out in my mind for two planes, heck even one of this size second hand seems slightly off, but at least one is logical to me. I can imagine they'd have to sell alot of peanut butter and mac and cheese to pay f...

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by sq421
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14114

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

How's the maintenance and part availability for the aircraft? Supposedly with the end of sanction, they should be able to source parts for their planes as normal? I think this is all the more reason for allowing Iranian airlines to upgrade their fleet, purely humanitarian reasons. Though they are g...

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by sq421
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49249

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Do you want to be taken serious ? This is no ancient soviet-era Antonov . Do YOU want to be taken seriously? "Soviet-era Antonov" are working reliably on numerous regional routes, and they are no worse (or older) than some of the MD-80s and DC-9s than ply the skies around the world. Maybe...

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by sq421
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49249

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Don't mean to sound shrewd, but I think it's time the Russians take a look at the reliability of the Antonov fleet.

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by sq421
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 9747

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment? Yes, lack of equipment. They have only A388 & B77Ws You're both assuming too much: EK often feels that a restricted 77W is still a more profitable proposition than a full 77L. When they switched LAX from 77Ls to 77Ws, they init...

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by sq421
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 46
Views: 7804

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

Arion640 wrote:
Considering Thai is quite late getting its first 787 compared to other operators, how many airlines that have ordered it are yet to take delivery of one?


This is their first 787-9. They have quite a few 787-8s in their fleet

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by sq421
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 9747

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

Irehdna wrote:
The only way I see this possible is if the 77W on DXB-IAH is weight-restricted. EK 77Ws are rather dense, and the route is one of the longest 77W flights operated today. Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment?


Yes, lack of equipment. They have only A388 & B77Ws

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by sq421
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14429

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

BOM exists for 3 metropolitan areas.. Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai

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by sq421
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara: What's In Store?
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Vistara: What's In Store?

Though counterproductive for SQ, I really think Vistara should especially look east & south east for furthering their medium-long haul network. Japan, South Korea, Oceania, Philippines, etc. & I hope they do so ex-BOM and not DEL or any airport. Though I know DEL is their main hub in India....

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by sq421
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air India removes non-veg food for economy passengers on domestic flights
Replies: 32
Views: 807

Re: Air India Stops Serving Non-Veg Meals on All Domestic Flights

dtw2hyd wrote:
The issue with Vistara's image, J on AI Dom still offers choice.


Though not as good as the image, the food in UK (economy) is much better than AI anyday.

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by sq421
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 10862

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

If Emirates didn't carry the traffic, somebody else would. More than likely they would fly Boeing's (and more of them, with the disproportionate popularity of the A380 at EK. Nonsense. Before EK or any of the ME3 came along, airlines and especially U.S. airlines had ample opportunity to fly those r...

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by sq421
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air India removes non-veg food for economy passengers on domestic flights
Replies: 32
Views: 807

Re: Air India Stops Serving Non-Veg Meals on All Domestic Flights

Non veg food on AI economy could hardly classify as edible (an eraser would be easier to chew than the chicken). To most of the passengers it would hardly make much of a difference. Though as a passenger paying a proper fare for a full service career I would like my options. Like someone else in the...

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by sq421
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 8222

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

This is a great opportunity for the US3 to team up with their EU alliance partners to take on the ME3. While the laptop ban has hurt the ME3, if the US3 can match the service levels and food (Indian options) of the ME3 and LH/SQ the can dent ME3 in a big way and probably cut them to size. I'm not s...

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by sq421
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 8222

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

To me this is one of the big missed points on ANET. People think India is low yield VFR. In reality, India plays a big role in helping American and EU carriers maintain frequencies between the US and EU (especially during the winter which is peak to India). This is partly why US carriers have resis...

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by sq421
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 8222

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

I haven't had any bad experience with EK crew or never felt unwelcome. Same goes for BA/LH/AF too. However, transit in LHR is a royal pain, and the people manning the security counters in LHR are worse than at any other airport, rude and condescending. With many of BA flights in the new terminal 5,...

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by sq421
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 71
Views: 16115

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

Here is a link to the SEC filing: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/4515/000119312517209859/d377823d8k.htm Key line included in the filing: The proposed investment by Qatar Airways was not solicited by American Airlines and would in no way change the Company’s Board composition, governance, m...

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by sq421
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5565

Re: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth

ET is looking at ADD-MEL and talks have already begun for launching such service. So that might take 1-2 frames from expansion. Is there a plane that is capable of performing that route nonstop? I think with a distance of 7,475 miles, A350 would have the legs Source: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=AD...

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by sq421
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 81
Views: 10610

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

That's what I said mate... "some" routes. I'd be gladly waiting to see if you can uncover some scams in the "dear leader's" scheme. Its not "Dear Leaders" scheme. Its just another 2012 era UPA project given a once over and a new name UDAN. One change has been the compl...

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by sq421
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU 774 hits turbulence | 26 injured
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

MU 774 hits turbulence | 26 injured

A China Eastern Airbus A330-200, registration B-5926 performing flight MU-774 (Jun 17th) from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Kunming (China), was enroute at FL390 about 260nm northeast of Tyumen (Russia) the aircraft encountered severe turbulence including two large jolts causing the aircraft t...

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by sq421
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 81
Views: 10610

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

Also, not to forget that some of the regional ATR routes will be subsided. Not all routes are "subsided". Specific routes alloted using a bidding system are entitled to a subsidy. Our team is working on uncovering a scam in the allotment of these RCS routes. Coming soon! :) India's most p...

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by sq421
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 81
Views: 10610

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

unrave wrote:
BawliBooch wrote:
I would stick my head out and say 6E is KF part deux


India's most profitable airline over the last decade surely has to be doing something different than an airline that did not have a single profitable quarter?


Also, not to forget that some of the regional ATR routes will be subsided.

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by sq421
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18547

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

The only annoying thing... The way the article's been written. The captions to pictures form the article and vice-versa.

Also, kudos to the lad.

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by sq421
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display
Replies: 24
Views: 6048

Re: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display

Ruined the airshow with the music. I think the Airbus family flights have much music.

PS: Love the steep take offs

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by sq421
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 37002

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Pardon my laziness, but is there any update on the Tel Aviv flight.. The "dear leader" is scheduled to visit Israel in the first week of July.

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by sq421
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 9848

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

If Chinese ATC is so bad how come air safety in China improved so much in the last decade? Just because their English is not great, they are less intelligent than say US ATC? Doesn't take long for idiotic posts to show up on these forums. The issue ain't about the how good or bad the Chinese ATC ar...

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by sq421
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 9848

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

At least, they didn't decide to shut off their air space for EK flights.

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by sq421
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 45
Views: 8611

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

JetWest, a new airline from Nigeria hopes to take to skies this December. JetWest will offer a pared down service "more Easyjet than Etihad" at rock-bottom prices. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/14/africa/jet-west-nigeria/index.html What aircraft type is the AC-20 jet mentioned in...

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by sq421
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 16046

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

I wonder if they will have 9W start SFO via AMS or CDG? 9W already offers: - SFO-AMS-DEL 9W8816/9W233 daily - SFO-AMS-BOM 9W8816/9W231 daily - SFO-CDG-BOM 9W4909/9W123 daily and from October 2017 will add: - SFO-AMS-BLR 9W8816/9W235 daily - SFO-CDG-MAA 9W4909/9W129 5x/week Well, via codeshare with ...

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by sq421
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 45
Views: 8611

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/14/afric ... index.html
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JetWest, a new airline from Nigeria hopes to take to skies this December.

JetWest will offer a pared down service "more Easyjet than Etihad" at rock-bottom prices.


Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/14/afric ... index.html

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by sq421
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Unveils First CS300 Special Livery
Replies: 55
Views: 10442

Re: SWISS UNVEILS 1ST CS300 SPECIAL LIVERY

Sooner787 wrote:
Looks like some graffitti artists broke into the hangar
and attacked that defenseless jet LOL


Exactly how I felt!!! They did a much much better job with their first 777

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by sq421
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 16046

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

Irehdna wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
They should move it to SJC instead. Be the ME3 pioneer at SJC instead of an afterthought at SFO...

That seems like an excellent idea. The only problem would be that SJC has shorter runways, so running a 77L from there may be difficult.


They can always do that with a technical stop :P

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by sq421
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 45
Views: 8611

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

A friend who works at LHR used to tell me how much fun it was observing the check in for flights to Lagos or Port Harcourt, an amazing set of items including furniture and kitchen goods with wads of cash handed over as 'excess baggage'. The C word is rampant with anything to do with Nigeria and tra...

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by sq421
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 45
Views: 8611

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

I recently saw Richard Quest on CNN visiting Lagos, I recollect one of the people he spoke to lamenting that Nigeria has more private aircraft than scheduled carriers. That itself speaks volumes. Add to that the condition of Abuja Airport and the fact that it had to be shut down for six weeks to fac...

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by sq421
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 30160

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

What flights are losing the Airbus A380-800 and what will they be replaced with? Don't know. I know there are some FRA routes that are seasonally A388 like MIA, DEL, JNB. They could be permanently B748 after this move. Delhi is not a seasonal route and its year round done with a A380.LH top most pr...

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by sq421
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 73935

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Any possibility of Indigo (6E) ordering A330s or A350s to counter the SG 787s? It will be a coup, but 6E is very cautious in expansion. They just recently placed an order for ATR, I don't think they can digest long haul operation at the same time. Currently they are offloading their IAE powered A32...

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by sq421
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 73935

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Any possibility of Indigo (6E) ordering A330s or A350s to counter the SG 787s?

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by sq421
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 64
Views: 16852

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Starting with London, then starting Newark and Hong Kong... Source: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/el-al-launches-boeing-787-dreamliner-widebody-video/2017/06/11/ Interesting, the LY business class video seemed to give JFK away as the launch destination! The person in the LY 787 business cl...

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by sq421
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 64
Views: 16852

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Have they announced which routes the 787 will fly? Hasnt been officially announce but I hear they will start with TLV - EWR - TLV - LHR - TLV roatation end of october and with HKG in March. Originally heard it was suppose to be LAX, but since they have no competition to LAX i am guessing they decid...

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by sq421
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways - Mumbai Hong Kong!
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Jet Airways - Mumbai Hong Kong!

Jet Airways (9W) recently upgraded their service on BOM - HKG sector from A330 to B773 ER. I realised the outbound flight leaves BOM @ 01.20 hours and reaches HKG @ 09.40 hours. The return flight leaves HKG 19.45 hours and reaches BOM 23.35 hours. (all times local as per flightstats.com) Just curiou...

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