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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran's domestic route network
Replies: 36
Views: 3789

Re: Iran's domestic route network

On another side topic - what are the views of the current regime towards foreign investment in, or the creation of new carriers? What are the current legal, or foreseeable, possibilities for Iranian carriers, who will undoubtedly have to replace their current fleets? News like this certainly brings...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The business model of Finnair?
Replies: 22
Views: 3091

Re: The business model of Finnair?

I partly disagree with you on that. Finnair captures great part of traffic to N.America from Russia. It is almost always lost in discussions like this that AY's hub is an X-shaped hub, with the Western Europe-Asia leg being way larger than Eastern Europe-N. America leg, of course. Yes you are right...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The business model of Finnair?
Replies: 22
Views: 3091

Re: The business model of Finnair?

One thing that has supported Finnair in recent years are the joint ventures, Atlantic (AA/AY/BA/IB) in US market and Siberian (AY/BA/IB/JL) in Japan. I wonder if AY had opened SFO and LAX without the Atlantic JV, geography and the smallish home market work against them in N America . The Siberian J...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 58
Views: 6027

Re: US-Russia nonstops flights

Isn't there also the (seasonal) PKC-ANC flight on Yakutia?

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 58
Views: 6027

Re: US-Russia nonstops flights

LondonXtreme wrote:
UA/AA/DL don't offer services to Russia any more. Only Aeroflot offers limited flights and destinations in US. What is the particular reason? I know Russian visa is complicated, is that the issue?

US visa is just as complicated, if not more so.

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late Evening LON-AMS Flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Late Evening LON-AMS Flights

Please don't slaughter me for suggesting this on an aviation forum, but...what about the train?... What time is the last departure for Amsterdam? Oh, never mind. Just saw that the last €urostar for Amsterdam leaves at 17.16 from St. Pancras. The 19.34 departure only goes as far as Brussels. Why tha...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late Evening LON-AMS Flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Late Evening LON-AMS Flights

Please don't slaughter me for suggesting this on an aviation forum, but...what about the train?... What time is the last departure for Amsterdam?

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to axe CAN
Replies: 23
Views: 4427

Re: Air France to axe CAN

I can't help noticing that both SU and TK have a daily flight to CAN from SVO and IST respectively. How does the Russian and Turkish markets compare with other European markets? I met an Azerbaijani gentleman once (one of those absolutely fascinating meetings that you are unlikely to have outside a...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The business model of Finnair?
Replies: 22
Views: 3091

Re: The business model of Finnair?

The strategy of Finnair is connecting passengers travelling between Asia and Europe. I somehow doubt the profitability of AY's most long haul routes to Asia. -How about the premium O&D passenger actually travelling between HEL and Asia? -Does AY make money in 2nd, 3rd tier cities, in particular...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines reporting there numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Airlines reporting there numbers

jetsetterusa wrote:
sigh

This is your reply AFTER editing??...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines reporting there numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Airlines reporting there numbers

No disrespect, but to be taken seriously, you may want to:

1) Check the grammar/spelling in the title.

2) Be more specific about what numbers you are talking or enquiring about.

Have a great day!

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 15
Views: 2725

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

Wasn't Air Baltic on the verge of bankruptcy just a few years back?

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Re: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s

amc737 wrote:
During the 1990s Romavia flew to Casablanca via Malta usually with a 111 however I remember seeing an il-18 operate the service.

amc737

Were those commercial flights, open to the general public?

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Re: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s

In those days there wasn't much competition and these state-run airlines wanted to serve lots of cities just for prestige purposes. This would allow them to put a lot of cities on their route map and make it look as if they were bigger than they really were. These days the market wouldn't accept it...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Re: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s

I doubt they had local traffic rights between the LUX and LIS. As you said, the RomBac 1-11 couldn't fly non stop from OTP to CMN. So there had to be at least 1 stop. As for the additional stops, it probably had to do with fact that demand to those destinations wasn't enough to fill the plane. So t...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2757

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

SJOtoLIR wrote:
The photo doesn't show any evidence of Brazil - Africa routes.
Source from March 1969.

Image

Correct. But the one from 1970 that I posted earlier, does. It doesn't harm to read through the thread before posting.

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9100

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

SQ789 wrote:
There is something wrong in this thread. SQ also served JFK as well via FRA. So he might have forget about this.

Wrong is not reading the thread before commenting.
What you raise was commented on by me and others in the very first posts, and has also been clarified by the OPer.

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9100

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

You are missing SQ's SIN-FRA-JFK flight that they have flown for decades.

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 15206

Re: Major Emirates schedule reduction in South America

Very interesting topic. There are lots of competition from European carriers, but also between QR and EK themselves. The market they are touching is South-America/Asia? which in fact may not be that huge, if we compare SouthAmerica to Europe, which I bet it isn't flying through the Middle East hubs...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Bizarre Milk Run - Tarom in the 1980s

I seemed to remember a very bizarre milk run that RO had in the 1980s, and was happy to find it on departedflights.com : http://www.departedflights.com/OTP89p1.html Although the then-Eastern Bloc airlines ran quite a few milk runs (due to lack of range of their aircraft, and lack of demand on these ...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6190

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

They actually operated ATR72. Before ordering B777-300ER, they never operated any B777 previously. So they are buying a new Extremely costly aircraft type for "these flights". So your arguments already failed. With the market changing and the heavy competition, they need to reduce capacit...

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6190

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

Not too surprised and I bet CGK-LHR-CGK must be struggling quite a bit as well, might just give another try and see if works better. IIRC transiting via DPS requires debark, clear immigration, luggage pick-up, re-check in and embark process as there were no transit facilities available. Obviously t...

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

dodgers702 wrote:
razokamek wrote:
Well, let's wait if TK doesn't drop this route like the plans of EK last year.


Well EK dropped it because they didn't get the slots for a daily service. Only got 3 weekly which is what TK wants.

EK has daily slots now, nothing holds them back....except common sense.

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6190

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

Agree, either they order B787-9 or A350-900. Those are the largest aircraft they could fill for European Operations. Heck, they should get B787-8 instead. Heck, maybe they should get an ATR. Why do it half-heartedly? If you guys understand that GA never has and never will make any profits on its fl...

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6190

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

If only Garuda order 787-9. The aircraft is perfect for Europe-CGK/DPS as 77W is too large. Agree, either they order B787-9 or A350-900. Those are the largest aircraft they could fill for European Operations. Heck, they should get B787-8 instead. Heck, maybe they should get an ATR. Why do it half-h...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?

sw733 wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
Widerøe's website says it left SSJ at 21.30.


And arrived Bodo @ 2208

Good news, then.

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?

Widerøe's website says it left SSJ at 21.30. It is now 22.25 local time.

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are LCC's doing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: How are LCC's doing?

I think one of the key factors to analyze in how are LCCs carriers doing these days is its size: economies of scale. LCCs at first differentiated in no-frills, low fares. Today, all airlines in the world target their customers with "low-fares" no matter how premium they are. Perfect examp...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6190

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

Garuda Indonesia will get the A330-900neo this year, which is similar to B787. I think this would be perfect for this route as is a smaller aircraft and more fuel efficient, and can allow both ways to fly non stop. Hopefully, Garuda launch: Tue/Sat DPS-LHR-DPS Thur CKG-LHR-CKG In the future with th...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are LCC's doing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: How are LCC's doing?

Is it the case that LCCs are doing poorly in the market because customers don't repeat with them? Just had a chance to fly Vueling. They were the lowest cost option. They did everything right, but were just too cramped. So I won't be flying them again. I'm not complaining, I just want to know if th...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peruvian domestic airline LC Peru's operations suspended
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Peruvian domestic airline LC Peru's operations suspended

Any news on this? I try to get some information via contacting the airline - but they do not respond. We have a booking for a La Paz - Cusco flight early April this year and all I can find is a comment on Tripadvisor, that Peruvian is not allowed into La Paz anymore. Anybody any information? Thanks...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 26
Views: 4101

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

As a medical doctor, I can tell you that you are correct, with exception for the highlighted part. Being born at altitude does not "vaccinate" you aganst altitude sickness (nor against the more serious conditions HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema)...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peruvian domestic airline LC Peru's operations suspended
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Peruvian domestic airline LC Peru's operations suspended

Any news on this? I try to get some information via contacting the airline - but they do not respond. We have a booking for a La Paz - Cusco flight early April this year and all I can find is a comment on Tripadvisor, that Peruvian is not allowed into La Paz anymore. Anybody any information? Thanks...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

I don't understand why EK doesnt' start DXB-MEX-CUN-DXB. The new runway at Cancun is longer than at Fort Lauderdale where a B77W can takeoff non-stop to Dubai. EK is looking to fly DXB-BCN-MEX with 5th freedom on BCN-MEX, IMO much better business sense than CUN. I don't understand why EK doesnt' st...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

x1234 wrote:
I don't understand why EK doesnt' start DXB-MEX-CUN-DXB. The new runway at Cancun is longer than at Fort Lauderdale where a B77W can takeoff non-stop to Dubai.

Maybe because they don't care for losing money?

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

Charter flights (most often sold by tour operators) are one thing. Scheduled flights are another. The airlines flying those charter flights are getting paid regardless if the plane is full or not. That is not the case with TK. Your point isn't really valid. First and foremost, CUN is a tech stop. P...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

So it’s finally gonna happen at last. Due to minimal ties and a plethora of other connecting options, this is unlikely to be a popular or busy route for a long time though, however 3-4 weekly should work. Istanbul is a global super hub and Mexico City is a mega city , this will be a success even if...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

And before someone comments on it, Mexican business travellers usually have a US visa, so transiting is not an issue. I read this statement about transitting in the US not being an issue just because you are a US visa holder very often in this forum, let me comment on it.... My opinion is that tran...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

Speaking of profits, in MEX, TK will face stiffer competition than at HAV, CCS, or PTY, as BA, AF, LH, KL and IB all offer at least daily service to MEX from their hubs. This will put TK at a disadvantage, as they will offer less frequency, and a one-stop service eastbound to Europe. . Exactly. Ano...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

SCQ83 wrote:
Couldn't EK also fly DXB-CUN-MEX?

Yes, but DXB-MEX-CUN-DXB would make more sense if they wish to take payload along.

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 26
Views: 4101

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

What has being born in Tibet to do with anything? And going from sea level to 3500 m.a.s.l. is no big deal. Thousands of people do that every day on the Lima-Cuzco route alone, and they do so in an hour and a half. No sweat. It can become a big deal if your lungs and your blood are not accustomed t...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

And you know that they are doing well on their other flights in Latin America? HAV-CCS is not doing well (that flight has more sinister motives). And Turks have no beaches nearer by than Cancún?? As for Mexico-Middle East / C.I.S. traffic: what is the yield x volume? Havana portion certainly is. It...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

So it’s finally gonna happen at last. Due to minimal ties and a plethora of other connecting options, this is unlikely to be a popular or busy route for a long time though, however 3-4 weekly should work. TK will do well as they do with other Latin America. Not only is this opportunity for Turks to...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

TheLion wrote:
So it’s finally gonna happen at last. Due to minimal ties and a plethora of other connecting options, this is unlikely to be a popular or busy route for a long time though, however 3-4 weekly should work.

It should "work" as do the HAV-CCS flight... :roll:

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 26
Views: 4101

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

P.S. You're just not going to see non-stop from LXA to any "western" nations soon anyway, not with the restriction of "westerners" in general into Tibet. I would rather say it's the other way round: I don't see what prevents an LXA-Europe non-stop flight (other than high altitud...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41109

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

US Government agencies know from ticket data and departure / arrival information supplied by participating countries, unless you smuggle yourself in and out of Iran. I think those countries are few. Maybe we shouldn't watch too many action movies. Sweden (a country I know very well), for example, f...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41109

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

People would be the easiest, except that they would not qualify for the visa waiver program anymore afterwards. People and their knowledge are not subject to export restrictions, and they can use that knowledge to work on stuff, although they might not be allowed to transfer that knowledge in any f...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'
Replies: 22
Views: 3033

Re: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'

This proofs there is enough demand between BOG and MVD, I figure Uruguay is still like "switzerland of americas" paying the 6th most expensive fuel in the world, but the demand is there... This is not COR nor ROS, traditionally Uruguay is not a low yield market, its not. If AV is dropping...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that will still be flying the A340 in 2020 and beyond.
Replies: 18
Views: 2509

Re: Airlines that will still be flying the A340 in 2020 and beyond.

Hi everyone, Happy New Year to all. This year, 2019, will see the retirement of Air France's last A340s. This aircraft is becoming now an endangered species, it went out of production over ten years ago already. So here is an interesting question. Who will still be flying the A340 in 2020 and beyon...

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