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by Zidane
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start 787 service from PHL
Replies: 47
Views: 7704

Re: American to start 787 service from PHL

Dang! I'm booked ZRH-PHL in June on a 763. I was hoping it would be replaced by a 787 by then. I would feel the opposite. Rather be in 2-3-2 seating with wider seats than 3-3-3 seating that is very narrow. american's 787s >>>>>>>>>>>>>> their 767s and 757s. those birds are so outdated and old, they...

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by Zidane
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines retiring 737-700/-800 and 757-300?
Replies: 14
Views: 4882

Re: delta airlines retiring 737-800 and -700 and 757-300?

These aircraft aren't going anywhere.

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by Zidane
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 51408

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Medera immediately lost credibility in my eyes when he talked about London and Africa. It looks to me as if he's desperately looking around for places to fly the 12 737s to. I get no sense of rightsizing the fleet for a profitable route network. Agreed. Would some expansion in ANU, BGI and UVF make...

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by Zidane
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13245

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

Not a hope of the A340 working on most of the Caribbean routes. Airport turning circles for the A340 undercarriage track width don't work. Good point! I assume MCO would be fine, do you knof if BGI also be able to accept an A346? BGI is capable, VS gave them a towbar after a few visits. The only pr...

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by Zidane
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6006

Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

I had a short chat concerning this topic and was left wondering which routes, if any, in BA's Gatwick network are viable enough to switch to Heathrow. I've learned so far that BGI and UVF enjoy First Class. A switch could save BA from stationing a Premium frame at Gatwick. Looking forward to everyon...

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by Zidane
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 15401

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Could she be repaired?
If so, is it worth it?

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by Zidane
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 5361

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

Taking some B757s off Thompson's hands could work, they're in great shape and soon leaving the fleet.

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by Zidane
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A220 capability at this aerodrome.
Replies: 10
Views: 2141

Re: Airbus A220 capability at this aerodrome.

Thanks guys. I figured it would be rather tricky.

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by Zidane
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A220 capability at this aerodrome.
Replies: 10
Views: 2141

Airbus A220 capability at this aerodrome.

Hello. :wave: I've read about the A220's impeccable performance and I'm wondering if it would be viable to serve this aerodrome (charts included): SLU http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downloads/charts/TLPC_all_in_one.pdf http://www.horizoncaraibes.fr/charts/tlpc.pdf In the past it has handled aircra...

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by Zidane
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?
Replies: 31
Views: 4163

Re: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?

Perhaps VS could use a daily slot out of LHR for these routes seasonally.
ANU: Wed, Sun
BGI: Tue, Sat
UVF: Thu, Mon

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by Zidane
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?
Replies: 31
Views: 4163

Re: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?

From a competitive stand point, I could see how this move would be advantageous.
Such a move definitely gives their service an edge compared to BA.

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by Zidane
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 51408

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

yellowtail wrote:
How long before CM tries PTY UVF?

Looks like the Antilles are about to get another storm. though nowhere on the scale of 2017, prayers to all.


Is there an adequate market between these two?
UVF has grown fast and would need such a route, especially after its long awaited expansion.

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by Zidane
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 17469

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

bpat777 wrote:
TC957 wrote:
Many of the Caribbean airports don't have jetties.

Actually many of the larger airports now have jetties including: MBJ, KIN, PAP, SDQ, BGI, POS and NAS. I know STT still uses stairs.


BGI doesn't have jetways, SVD does.

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by Zidane
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee
Replies: 25
Views: 4199

Re: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee

Those A330s are quite young, ~9 yrs old. Strange they chose not to expand with them.

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by Zidane
Tue May 22, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 23322

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Balloonchaser wrote:
Could this be the Caribbean Expansion?

I feel like WN would start in the Caribbean right before Christmas and pull a Winter/Spring Seasonal..

This has been hinted from time to time. Expansion into the Eastern Caribbean comes to mind, I was reliably informed that UVF is in the bucket list.

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by Zidane
Sat May 05, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 27805

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

I appreciate that VS are purchasing these aircraft for peanuts and that it seems likely that they will simply change the retirement order and return the leased A346s first. But, what if VS are considering buying the A346s at the end of their leases and eventually re-configuring them and retiring th...

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by Zidane
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9179

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Suprised that Dublin does not offer any Caribbean routes, BGI,UVF, lots of affluent people in the country. Caribbean has been tried in various guises over the last 20 years. They all failed for one reason or another. Dom Rep lost a Tour Operator thousands due to low demand. BGI the same. They tried...

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by Zidane
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 51408

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Thanks Brickell, I was under the impression that more Caribbean destinations get the A319, SXM also gets a mix of A319 and 738. AA still has a decent fleet of 738's that are relatively young and what I remember the MAX will replace the MD80 and early A320's in their fleet. I thought the MAX would e...

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by Zidane
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes
Replies: 68
Views: 13790

Re: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes

Swadian wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
AA is currently still flying international 757s on AUA-CLT, MIA-BOS/EGE/MBJ/MCO, DFW-PHL/EGE, JFK-EGE/PAP/PUP, PHL-SJU etc.; these planes could be redeployed.


There's also MIA-UVF. She'll be swapped with the B738 in May, sad to see her go in my neck of the woods.

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by Zidane
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 51408

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-03-08-ma ... 95553.html
Air Caraibes is under new leadership, who aims to grow the airline. I think it's good news, some islands may finally get airlift from France.
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Article in French: http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-03-08-ma ... 95553.html
Air Caraibes is under new leadership, who aims to grow the airline. I think it's good news, some islands may finally get airlift from France.

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by Zidane
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.
Replies: 17
Views: 2011

Re: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.

In the Caribbean there is UVF, a spotter's dream once you get the right spot (there's plenty). Here's a video of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS5rYLse9yc A highway, beach bar, and windsurfer club reside at RW28's end, it's active during occasional weather phenomenon. The daily 747s were a r...

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by Zidane
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 60606

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

the 757s are on their way out at AA. The 10 ex-US 757s based out of PHX and flying mostly to Hawaii, yes. They are scheduled to exit the fleet next year, if not next year 2020 at the latest. But the remaining 24 nAAtive 757s in the fleet still have some time left, as they are refurbished Internatio...

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by Zidane
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only
Replies: 52
Views: 12819

Re: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only

The only other option would be reconfiguring the 340’s into a less premium heavy layout once the new stuff arrives and replacing the jumbos with them, again I don’t see why they’d do it I could be wrong on this, but I seem to recall from long ago that the A346's are not suitable for some of the Car...

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by Zidane
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A346 & B773 airfield limitations
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: A346 & B773 airfield limitations

zeke wrote:
Don’t think so the taxiways and parking bays look too small


Thanks for the insight, surprised this place got 747s. Would the turning bays suffice? I would imagine these airplanes possess a large turning radius.

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by Zidane
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A346 & B773 airfield limitations
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

A346 & B773 airfield limitations

Hi there, Given the length of the A346 and B773, I was wondering what are the operational constraints at airfields they frequent. Also, I'm posting the charts to an aerodrome I'm looking at in particular. Can it handle these two aircraft? http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downloads/charts/TLPL_all_in...

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by Zidane
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 12334

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

Virgin, oddly enough, has never utilised the A346s outside LHR AFAIK. Should be the same old routes, would love if they were frequent at LGW though. What like they haven't utilized 789's outside LHR either? Helps to streamline cabin crew & pilot training, especially on such a small sub-fleet an...

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by Zidane
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 12334

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

Virgin, oddly enough, has never utilised the A346s outside LHR AFAIK. Should be the same old routes, would love if they were frequent at LGW though.

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by Zidane
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 12006

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

A bit off topic, but can someone please list current routes UA deploys their 757? Given the versatility of this plane, why aren't they also used in the Caribbean/Latin America like AA and DL?

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by Zidane
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 462
Views: 60606

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I'd love to see DFW-UVF. AA hasn't much to the Caribbean from Dallas, and this particular destination is doing rather well for them from CLT, MIA, and PHL.

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by Zidane
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: France’s Vinci wins 25 year BEG Airport Management Concessions
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: France’s Vinci wins 25 year BEG Airport Management Concessions

A few questions though.
How would VINCI influence these carriers to start service?
Do they specialize in route development as well?

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by Zidane
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 60373

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... rk-in-s18/
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The plan for the A332s during S18 is to service ANU, BGI, and UVF temporarily from Gatwick.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... rk-in-s18/

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by Zidane
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 13867

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread

I'd love to see UA try IAH-UVF. Will certainly compliment their EWR and ORD service.

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by Zidane
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 185
Views: 26908

Re: French routes news

http://airinfo.org/2016/12/26/corsair-a ... nte-lucie/
Any updates?
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Corsair could return to SXM, and reconnect UVF with Paris.
http://airinfo.org/2016/12/26/corsair-a ... nte-lucie/
Any updates?

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by Zidane
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 408
Views: 78381

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downlo ... in_one.pdf
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Could their E145/175s make MIA-SLU-MIA? Seen these puppies handle all sorts of runways, so I'm curious.
Here are some charts for the field.
http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downlo ... in_one.pdf

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by Zidane
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11564

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

Just thought I would try my luck in getting an answer here... I heard that CM was in Barbados this month looking to finally start a PTY-BGI service. It has been discussed since 2006 and our government has had meetings in Panama most recently in 2011. Now that AV can no longer provide the BOG-BGI fl...

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by Zidane
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 47150

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Does this mean that the 737 MAX is replacing the A321 on MIA-POS? I actually enjoyed the A321s. i think so, i looked at aa.com and the a321 is not listed on the route after Feb. 18. I think its safe to say the A321s are being replaced by the 7M8 on the route It also appears that UVF is getting the ...

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by Zidane
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Applies for FLL-GYE
Replies: 9
Views: 1811

Re: Spirit Applies for FLL-GYE

http://www.travelagentcentral.com/trans ... and-tobago
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POS? They've tried it already and it didn't work out, the market already has two players.
http://www.travelagentcentral.com/trans ... and-tobago

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by Zidane
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America

There is a decent Arab presence within the region, mainly along the Eastern Archepelogo, however it is still low yielding. It's the one region these carries can't touch consequently. Perhaps tagging a few legs, with Fifth Freedom, may be sustained, but that's just wishful thinking.

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by Zidane
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 47150

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... t-in-1q18/
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It doesn't explicitly mean so, but coincidentally it will. Effective 15FEB18 the MAX will be regular at POS.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... t-in-1q18/

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by Zidane
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15530

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

Any proposals for Caribbean routes? As others have mentioned, DEN is weak in that department.

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by Zidane
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is CS-TFW?
Replies: 15
Views: 3039

Re: Where is CS-TFW?

Last I read on here is that she's in some pretty bad shape. Saw a picture of her missing an engine as well.

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by Zidane
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

I think everyone who got into aviation would know about him, his story is legend. That said, I think Ethiopian's Leul Abate is still flying. Happy Retirement!

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by Zidane
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018
Replies: 363
Views: 42816

Re: What's next for Spirit?

During the 2017 World Routes conference, NK expressed great interest in serving UVF. International expansion would be great, they'd have to play it smart further South though, that's JB's turf.

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by Zidane
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Lucia (UVF) Airport closed 10/3
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: St. Lucia (UVF) Airport closed 10/3

BA is still in its parking spot, canceled until they can remove Virgin.

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by Zidane
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27738

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

TUI Belgium has also cancelled their planned service from Brussels. No more 787 action unfortunately.

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by Zidane
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 34
Views: 7920

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

They'd be welcome here in Saint Lucia, from MAN and/or BHX that is. Right now we got BA, BY, and VS from Gatwick, some 5th Freedom. In addition, only TCX from MAN.

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by Zidane
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5th Freedom Rights
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Re: 5th Freedom Rights

BA does LGW-UVF-GND-UVF-LGW and LGW-UVF-POS-UVF-LGW on respective days. Think they also do the same sharing SKB, PLS, and TAB with ANU. Their Caribbean stops is among the shortest with the B777.

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by Zidane
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian B787 to SXM
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: Royal Jordanian B787 to SXM

Qatar Airways has also been there.

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by Zidane
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 53272

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Think they'll fly them to the Southern islands, the Windward Antilles are safe from the storm. I can remember some time ago, Winair flew in their planes to SLU for similar reasons. .

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