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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 152
Views: 16034

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

She should have eaten the evidence.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 34
Views: 4951

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

I'm sure plenty of people would love to visit Cuba, but if hardly anyone is allowed to go then it's hardly surprising that the flights are running empty. I would have loved to visit Cuba as a side trip last time I was in the US, but as far as I know I would have been denied boarding for not having s...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26488

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

It is nice and big. I think that might be useful sometimes.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 199
Views: 27891

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Tony Fernandes used to be indecisive but now he's not so sure.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 107
Views: 19415

Re: The future of Etihad

There is also JED. The new terminal is starting operations next month and it will have a capacity for 80M PAX. JED has an enormous O&D (if only b/c of Muslim religious tourism which for obvious demographic reasons has a lot of potential) and Saudi is looking at diversifying their economy, so ma...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8012

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

If they did decide to do it, it would be very useful for people living in in Sydney because they could get to pretty much any city in Europe with one short stop as well as North Africa, Ukraine, Israel and Russia. EK/QR/EY don't offer anywhere near as many European destinations, especially smaller c...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10245

Re: EY cancel PER

But what are they doing with the aircraft? Putting them on other routes or removing them from the fleet?

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 91
Views: 9254

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

All this talk of being heroes - I would take care of myself and my family first, rather than sacrifice and ruin their lives just to show how "brave" I am. Anyway, it is not enough just to be there. Simply being there doesn't necessarily show bravery or help anyone. What use is being somewh...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 91
Views: 9254

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

getting to CUC from Venezuela might become more difficult, and it wouldn't surprise me if the gang were waiting It may be easier to exit along the coast? BAQ is struggling with the number of Venezuelan refugees.. No, the route from Maracaibo to the Colombian town of Maicao is extremely dangerous. I...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18524

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

I loved Norweigan and I hope they will be sucessful. Both their econonmy and premium cabins are excellent and amazing value and their prices are incredible. I paid £200 from London to Denver and £100 from San Francisco to London, plus the cost of baggage and £180 for an an upgrade to premium. Their ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy
Replies: 18
Views: 2788

Re: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy

Not to blame the passenger here, but they could have bought a one-way PEK-LHR refundable ticket that departs PEK the day their Qantas flight lands in PEK, then refund the ticket once they get to Sydney, if they had the spare money lying around. They shouldn't have to buy any extra tickets. Airlines...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 91
Views: 9254

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

Maduro is running out of people to blame... You think? This is only just beginning. Look at the Cubans. Almost 60 years after the revolution they still find scapegoats. And guess whose book did Venezuela borrow a page from? They don't need a book, just one line - blame the "yanquies". It'...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 97
Views: 21979

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

So 20% less seats... how much less fuel does it use? About 15% less than a 737-800, according to Boeing’s numbers, and almost certainly less than a 767-300. I can’t speak for Air Canada, but at American their 737 MAX routinely requires several thousand pounds less fuel than a 737-800, and on the sa...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7321

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

I don't think they should pay him a reward. If anything, they should punish the guy.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 91
Views: 9254

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

Most airlines have given up serving Venezuela and this is how they treat the airlines that stayed? Wow! Copa is one of the last strands connecting Venezuela to the world and they ban them for 90 days. They should be rolling out the red carpet to Copa and thanking them for their patience. I don't kno...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter
Replies: 27
Views: 4104

Re: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter

As someone who lives 15 minutes from PVD and travels to Europe 2-3 times a year the thing that prevents me and a large portion of RI travelers is that D8 doesn’t offer onward connections further into Europe. While Norwegian is a wonderful service, it’s limited since a lot of the main European desti...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 97
Views: 21979

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

So 20% less seats... how much less fuel does it use?

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5047

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

I was learning to fly and out of about 100 students at the flying school, only one was female and she was very much a tom boy. I don't think women should be complaining that they earn less than men when they are the ones that choose different jobs. To be a pilot takes a huge investment of your own m...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 4714

Re: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours

If you buy cheap.....that’s why I don’t fly these shitty airlines like ryanair, transavia,vueling.....I don’t mean any offense but thats my opinion I flew Norweigan to Denver and back from San Francisco and had great flights both ways, out in Premium and back in Economy. It was better than most oth...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13360

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

I wonder if the fly over rights will sometime become bilateral and flights from Europe to Riyadh could fly over Israeli airspace and short some of the distance. For example this flight from London to Riyadh fly quite a long detour to avoid Israel and Syria air space. https://preview.ibb.co/mNG6h7/C...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 9821

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

Passengers will fly in comfort in a 787 with 344 seats. Haha yes.... If I'm in economy, it makes no difference to me whether the plane has a total of 344 seats or 198 because there is a large business and first class section. I have tried Norweigan in both classes and found them very comfortable fo...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport to try driverless cars airside.
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Gatwick airport to try driverless cars airside.

It sounds like a great idea to have driverless vehicles moving around airside amongst aircraft, fuel tankers heavy machinery and passengers. What could possibly go wrong?

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17805

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

it's fares are amazing. They are currently offering transatlantic fares of £140. No small wonder they're nosediving into oblivion. Yes, well I don't know how they can make money at these prices but as a passenger I'm interested in buying tickets, not shares in the company. I suppose it could just b...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17805

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

RIP Norwegian, a basket case airline if ever there was one , it wont be any loss to the industry and when the final nail is hammered into the coffin all the other airlines trying to compete with Norwegian can stop this rapid race to the bottom with quality and service returning to the major players...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13074

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

I wonder if China Eastern's expansion is listed in similar topics because something expanded in the video.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68104

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I suppose Qantas wants people to fly on Qantas and not on Emirates planes and London is probably a pretty large percentage of the European market for them. They don't want to share it. They just need to add a non-stop London-Sydney and they'll be set.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 9876

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

Norweigan is by far the best translatlantic airline I have ever flown. I wish them good luck on this route.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5168

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

It looks like even God doesn't like the service on United Express.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disgusting behaviour on Malindo Air.
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Disgusting behaviour on Malindo Air.

"A plane passenger was arrested after he was accused of stripping naked to watch porn on his laptop before allegedly attacking a stewardess." https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/03/04/naked-passenger-apprehended-on-kl-dhaka-flight/ Must have been terrible sitting near him. That de...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11360

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

I was in Des Moines, Iowa, last month and there were temperatures of -28 degrees with heavy snow and ice that lasted for weeks with no delays. It amuses me to see the panic in London for a few days of just -4. I understand it though - it's not as if it would make sense to have snoughploughs on every...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrianair: Sanctions from the EU and US unfair?
Replies: 24
Views: 1923

Re: Syrianair: Sanctions from the EU and US unfair?

Are they still flying at all? I see they have a codeshare with Yemenia, which seems appropriate. I do think it's unfair to punish the people of Syria because of the actions of the country's government and whilst the whole point of the sanctions is supposedly to help the Syrian people, in fact it has...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina and Colombia sign new bilateral; flights to increase significanlty
Replies: 18
Views: 1805

Re: Argentina and Colombia sign new bilateral; flights to increase significanlty

I'm thinking this could be good for flights between Argentina and Central America. It would allow AR, for example, to fly to San Jose with a stop in Cartagena or to fly to Panama with a stop in Medellin. It will also enable AV to offer these kinds of connections between Central America and Argentina...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 17540

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

There's nothing stopping them putting new engines on the A380 if they think there's a market for it.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 83
Views: 16370

Re: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

It's interesting that, in theory, you could now have airlines operating only A320s that can serve large areas of the world with both long and short-haul flights. Perhaps this will allow smaller and low-cost airlines like Easyjet, Air Asia and Air Arabia to cover a much larger area.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18524

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

I flew with them and I think they are amazing. I just got an email today offering London to San Francisco for 163 pounds. I really hope they continue to do well because they are by far the cheapest and the best. Agreed, I am hopefully Oakland bound in Sep but prices are in the basement and that's n...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18524

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

I flew with them and I think they are amazing. I just got an email today offering London to San Francisco for 163 pounds. I really hope they continue to do well because they are by far the cheapest and the best.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Madrid airport ( delays and runway closings due to Snow)
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Madrid airport ( delays and runway closings due to Snow)

It´s pretty expensive to put de-icing equipment and snow ploughs in Madrid, where it snows once every few years. Madrid has a very dry climate and temperatures rarely go below zero. I guess they figure it´s just not worth the investment.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20537

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

I suppose it's good for them in that it gives them more operational flexability any time the A330 is down for maintenance and perhaps sometimes if demand varies they can swap the A320 and A330 around to add and subtract capacity as needed. For example, if there was a lot of demand to New York and no...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15302

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

They will have to build extra-long runways so that these planes can roll all the way from the departure airport to their destination.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 11808

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

downdata wrote:
Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe long range nb isnt that great of an idea afterall...


I don't really see why. The seats are often exactly the same. The only time you get up will be to walk to the bathroom anyway.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2946

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

If it was like the shutdown in 2003, I was in the military then, I still had to go to work, just wasn’t paid until the government shutdown was over. Didn’t lose any money - it’s just that the direct deposit for the paycheck didn’t come on the 15th and the 30th while the shutdown was going on. So ma...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 18936

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Maybe one reason for this is that the USA has a lot of smaller cities such as Kansas City, Des Moines, Omaha etc that each have their own catchment areas containing millions of people, but are not really large enough to justify a direct flight of more than 4 or 5 hours to Mexico or the Carribean. Th...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58962

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

It looks like Airbus made a bad bet with the A380, but had a lucky escape because Emirates essentially rescued them from the abyss. Now thanks to EK the program has a chance to survive a bit longer, hopefully long enough to get some orders from other airlines.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15302

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

That's nice but perhaps they should wait for electric airliners to actually exist before announcing such a ban.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29664

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

I suppose landing in Stewart or Albany is not so bad for NY bound passengers. Their friends or relatives can pick them up or they can take ground transportation to their hotels with a few hours delay. That should be the case for about 80% of the passengers. For connecting passengers it's not so good...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13724

Re: PRESS RELEASE: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

The increase of seating for the Premium section in the cabins means a lot IMO. Low cost is good, but yields must have been so so tiny for some of the business there... I'd stick to LGW, USA, and Scandinavia mostly, increasing volumes on established routes (this has been also announced for routes li...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of Passengers Have Been Stranded at London's Gatwick Airport Since Before Christmas
Replies: 24
Views: 5892

Re: Hundreds of Passengers Have Been Stranded at London's Gatwick Airport Since Before Christmas

Now I know where to go for my next holiday. I'm going to book my ticket right now.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 13089

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Maybe Ryanair will offer self-connecting flights to the EK service... :spit: Exactly what I was thinking. If you want to get o Gdansk or Vilnius or somewhere like that Stansted is very useful as a connection point. Plus of course it´s also convenient for NE London and many towns and cities to the N...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.
Replies: 40
Views: 8396

Re: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.

Last week after it snowed on Sunday the newspapers came up with the term "Black Ice Monday" and predicted all kinds of disaster scenarious and then absolutely nothing happened. In fact, something did happen - the snow melted and everything went back to normal. I like what BA is doing by le...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44656

Re: Power outage in ATL

dtw2hyd wrote:
flyingcat wrote:
Does this mean that their no cancellation streak is over??? :duck:


No, this will be classified as an Act of God.


Yes, it must be and Act of God because United's prayers have been answered.

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