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by peterinlisbon
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta returns Cuba frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 5382

Re: Delta returns Cuba frequencies

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the following.... Travelling to Cuba from the USA Travelling for tourism reasons directly from the USA to Cuba isn’t allowed under US law. The law applies to US nationals and all foreign nationals who are either resident in the USA, or travelling t...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 32298

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

amax1977 wrote:
Someone left Samsung Note 7 onboard :duck:


Has anyone seen my hamster? It bit a hole in my pocket and escaped when I fell asleep on a Qatar Airways flight.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta returns Cuba frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 5382

Re: Delta returns Cuba frequencies

Thank you. I have been once before but I flew from Madrid in Spain and that time I had to go to the embassy to the buy the "Tourist Card". The flights from Miami to Cuba are pretty cheap. I wonder if anyone else has flown from Europe to Cuba via Miami?

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta returns Cuba frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 5382

Re: Delta returns Cuba frequencies

As a UK citizen, I was wondering if I can take a USA-Cuba flight after my next visit to the USA or would I need some kind of special permit? My plan is to go to the USA in December and then perhaps go to Cuba afterwards before going home.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 8645

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

At least it's open and operating, unlike Berlin.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14568

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

The figures are from January this year and effect Frankfurt Cologne and Bonn airports and Lufthansa and Eurowings amoung others. "The decision not to carry a passenger, was ultimately down to the pilot on a "case-by-case decision", Lufthansa spokesman Michael Lamberty told the Westde...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian turnaround plans & new Washington DC route
Replies: 20
Views: 4272

Re: Royal Jordanian turnaround plans & new Washington DC route

Royal Jordanian is an O&D carrier in my eyes. They serve routes that are demanded from AMM and handle very few connecting passengers. It seems like they operate too many planes, and having the A320 and 787 is fine enough. Also, Royal Jordanian hasn't done that well on new routes launched. They ...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel
Replies: 41
Views: 8862

Re: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel

Somehow I think "Boom" might not be a good name for an airline, unless it was the national airline of IS in which case it would quite appropriate.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 61
Views: 18500

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

SamYeager2016 wrote:
I can see that tower getting serious stick and no doubt a rude nickname. ;)


The "Turkey Neck"?

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 11598

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

So does Joon do connections? Can I connect on a Joon flight from Istanbul to Marrakech via Paris?

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 88
Views: 18764

Re: UIA will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

Interesting, going to be a huge gap between the -900ER and the 77E in their fleet. Yeah, but such an improvement from the 767 I quite like the 767, especially when travelling as a couple because you can take the two seats on the side - much more private and cozy. I understand a lot of people might ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 25242

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

In the end it's up to customers if they want to fly with Ryanair and it's up to staff if they want to work for them. There are worse places to work and there are worse ways to travel (for example, the bus) so both us passengers and the staff choose whether to take what they're offering based on what...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 25242

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

They need to get the pilots peddling scratchcards to Air Traffic Control and other aircraft in the vicinity. They could call them "Mayday Scratchcards". Limited to 3 per pilot. Also, they need to remember to knock on the toilet door and ask the person sitting inside if they want to buy one...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5369

Re: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018

There are huge numbers of Punjabis in Southall, which is close to LHR, and many of them actually work at the airport. It could be more convenient for them to fly directly to Amritsar, even if they have to drive to Birmingham to catch the flight, as that only takes a couple of hours. I suppose a flig...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 20946

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I'm sure if this had happened in Asia they would have just opened anyway and patched things up later. Weren't there a lot of problems at Bangkok which they had to fix later?

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 11351

Re: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

I did my own test and they found my tube of toothpaste every time so in case you were worried about a member of ISIS squirting toothpaste at you, you can put your mind at ease.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 11351

Re: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

That's great, let's tell all the terrorists about it.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 107
Views: 14247

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

Perhaps the unique situation in the USA is that there are so many smaller cities with large distances in between them, so even if you can find a cheap flight from London to somewhere like Chicago you might still need to take a flight on a domestic airline to get where you're going, which tends to fa...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 11916

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

This story is hogwash. The real reason she was thrown off the plane was because she was hogging the aisle.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 179
Views: 65964

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I lost my hamster last time I took a flight on SQ from Singapore to London. It ate a hole in my pocket and escaped whilst I was asleep. If anyone that works for the lessor is reading this thread, please let me know if they find it. The rodents in my locale love to chew on electrical wiring, which h...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 179
Views: 65964

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I lost my hamster last time I took a flight on SQ from Singapore to London. It ate a hole in my pocket and escaped whilst I was asleep. If anyone that works for the lessor is reading this thread, please let me know if they find it.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12624

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

I'd imagine it has more to do with the likelihood of severe delays because of low visibility than concerns about the health of it's crew. After all, they could just stay in a hotel outside the city centre where the pollution is less. If anything, they should reduce the per diems because of what they...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6538

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

I would much rather visit trumps american then erdogans turkey. TK have to offer these cheap fares so people won't avoid Istanbul. They have a great product from what I see/hear, but the security situation in IST is not great. I'm in Istanbul right now. There is no reason to avoid it. It's still a ...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6538

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

I would much rather visit trumps american then erdogans turkey. TK have to offer these cheap fares so people won't avoid Istanbul. They have a great product from what I see/hear, but the security situation in IST is not great. I'm in Istanbul right now. There is no reason to avoid it. It's still a ...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16336

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

mattyfitzg wrote:
London to Leeds/Bradford or Manchester.
Both average flights times between 35-45 minutes, however driving would be significantly longer at around 4/5 hours


A train only takes 2h30m, but you will need to re-mortgage your house first if you want to travel on the same day.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16336

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

I once flew from Dumaguete to Cebu in the Philippines. The distance is only 100km, but on the bus they manage to squeeze in 5 rows across and the bus rattles along in constant traffic through small towns and villages for 5 hours, then it has to take a car ferry across to the other island. I didn't w...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

And why post here? This is an aviation forum and without posts no-one would have an excuse to pontificate. If anything, this thread highlights the issue to others who may not be aware that such business practices exist. Why not contact United directly? If he has a problem with United he should man ...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

I think your bigger issue is choosing to fly on United in the first place... ;) From the rest of the responses I've seen so far,this seems like it would have happened if he tried to buy through AA or DL. Actually, that's not the case. I later booked on Delta and they didn't change the price into po...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)
Replies: 20
Views: 13407

Re: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)

Hartford is mid way between New York and Boston. I actually stopped there once on one of these "Chinatown buses". So I guess Hartford is useful for people from New York that want to save some money. I guess they could drive there and park their cars somewhere for free near the airport. I t...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 14615

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

I'm connecting through Denver from London to Des Moines. Although that city is closer to Chicago, this way was much cheaper and the times were also better (Norweigan/Delta). At Denver I think the catchment area could stretch all the way from Chicago to LA as these states have low populations and the...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help starting my own airline
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Need help starting my own airline

Olly, are you a billionaire? If so, start by poaching a CEO from one of the world's major airlines.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

And why post here? This is an aviation forum and without posts no-one would have an excuse to pontificate. If anything, this thread highlights the issue to others who may not be aware that such business practices exist. Why not contact United directly? If he has a problem with United he should man ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

Why are you complaining about me complaining? If you don't like my thread, read a different one. This is a forum about civil aviation i.e. airlines and I'm talking about an issue that relates to that. I expected people on here to be knowledgable and perhaps know a way around the problem, and indeed ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

They don't know where I am or what my nationality is, just what country my bank is from. In most cases that would be equivalent to nationality but not always. The thing is I also have Paypal and a balance in dollars so I tried to pay with that, but even with that they demanded my address and then sw...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

bgm wrote:
I think your bigger issue is choosing to fly on United in the first place... ;)


There isn't much choice these days..

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

Yes, well I didn't ask them to charge me in GBP. I did the whole booking in dollars and at the last moment, instead of just taking payment like every other airline I have ever used they forced me to enter my address and used this as an excuse to change everything into pounds and double the airfare. ...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

The thing about "point of sale" restrictions is they don't actually know where I am. I could be anywhere in the world right now, including Denver. Just because I'm from the UK doesn't mean that I'm there right now. When I go to the USA will I have to pay double the normal fare every time I...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

I only want to buy a ticket from Denver to Des Moines as I will buy another ticket from London to Denver on Norweigan. Anyway, it's none of their business how I get to Denver. For all they know I could be there right now. If the fare is 38$ then how can they not let me pay this fare and switch at th...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

I am trying to buy a ticket on United Airlines from Denver to Des Moines on 12th December. The fare is 38$ (total including tax), but when I put in my credit card details it requires the address and as soon as it knows that I´m from the UK the price doubles to 59 pounds, which is about 80$. How is i...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily
Replies: 32
Views: 5558

Re: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily

Certainly the average American has to weigh more than the average Azerbaijani, as anyone who has ever been there will know.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ
Replies: 22
Views: 3891

Re: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ

I loved these little planes. I used to fly on them often between LHR and BRU and the first time I thought it was amazing how low and close to the ground the cabin was. They are one of the few aircraft these days that doesn't need steps. Very practical for small airports without a lot of ground equip...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4265

Re: Air service between India and China

It seems crazy that these two huge countries that border each other have so little trade and no proper roads between them, plus unecessary artificial restrictions on flights. Surely it would benefit both countries to allow more routes and more airlines. Your post is even more relevant for India and...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4265

Re: Air service between India and China

I always find it surprising how many governments choke the air service into their countries trying to prop up their local airline at the expense of every other business and the prosperity of the country as a whole. India could do a lot better if it opened up more - both in terms of tourism and inter...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry
Replies: 30
Views: 4696

Re: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry

This so-called "declaration of independence" in reality was just an attention-seeking speech by a politician in a half-empty regional parliament the day before he was fired from his post by the real president of the country. Out of 135 seats in the parliament, 70 voted for, 10 against and ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88405

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

What is the fuel saving from switching from a 744 to a 773? I'd imagine it would be about 30% less fuel per passenger.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 16795

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Why not just compulsory purchase Slough? It wouldn't cost much , average house values there must be around £1.99. And it would be such an improvement having an airport on top of it. Slough is definitely worth more than £1.99. Maybe £2.50. It even has a song dedicated to it: https://www.youtube.com/...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 11623

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

It seems like a very smart move. EK is not just taking people to/from Dubai but from all over the Gulf, Asia and Australia and obviously demand increases at Christmas time and prices are higher. What surprises me is that they're able to do it.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 88
Views: 14404

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

Lets try: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=LTN-SNN-JFK-PIK-LTN-KEF-JFK-YYT-LTN-YQX-JFK-SFJ-LTN&MS=wls&MR=540&MX=720x360&PM=* I like it! I think from you're map it can be seen that St Johns is the best place to stop. Prestwick and Shannon are too close. Iceland already has WOW and Icelanda...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 16795

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Yeah, hugely expensive project with even more expensive politics behind it. The UK outside the EU is going to essentially destroy a lot of the reason for people to come to the UK. I say this as an NZ immigrant to the UK looking at heading back to NZ in the next 12 months entirely due to Brexit. Sor...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4265

Re: Air service between India and China

It seems crazy that these two huge countries that border each other have so little trade and no proper roads between them, plus unecessary artificial restrictions on flights. Surely it would benefit both countries to allow more routes and more airlines. There are no unnecessary restrictions. Chines...

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