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by globetrotter94
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5433

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

There seem to be a few candidates in the Middle East that are yet to pick a team, and also not big enough to go the EK/EY way: KU (Kuwait Airways) ME (Middle East Airlines, Lebanon) WY (Oman Air) Have any of these expressed any interest of teaming up? ME is already in SkyTeam. Oh, so it is! Since 2...

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by globetrotter94
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5433

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

I think IndiGo and Vistara are the only candidates to join Oneworld. Why would Vistara want to join OW, what with being a child of SQ and all? Sorry, I didn't remember that. Then IndiGo is actually the only good candidate to join Oneworld. But as far as I know, an airline joining the alliance must ...

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by globetrotter94
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5433

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

In addition, if all the political shenanigans go away, IranAir and Mahan Air strike me as major carriers that alliances might try to woo in the near future as well. Which alliance would make the most sense for each of these two?

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by globetrotter94
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5433

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

There seem to be a few candidates in the Middle East that are yet to pick a team, and also not big enough to go the EK/EY way:

KU (Kuwait Airways)
ME (Middle East Airlines, Lebanon)
WY (Oman Air)

Have any of these expressed any interest of teaming up?

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by globetrotter94
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5433

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

QuawerAir wrote:
I think IndiGo and Vistara are the only candidates to join Oneworld.


Why would Vistara want to join OW, what with being a child of SQ and all?

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by globetrotter94
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

My return flight seems to be on the B739. Is there any logic to how TK assigns the 739 vs the 738/321? I know the 739 flies a lot to Africa so could it be that it's dispatched to Europe between two African rotations? B739 in TK colors and special configuration is a great product to fly both in busi...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

According to this website; TC-CAN has not been sold or rather been sold from TK to Turkish Government. So it is just an accounting sale. TC-CAN 345 is still with the VIP fleet. Let's wait and see if another source can second this. http://www.kokpit.aero/tc-can-satildimi-tc-ank (Turkish Only) Great ...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Dear all, any idea how the IST-HAV-CCS-IST and IST-BOG-PTY-IST flights are doing, At least from test bookings - it seems that Businss Class on the BOG-PTY flight is doing quite good. Cheers Avianca I think IST-HAV-CCS-IST has now been split up into separate flights: IST-HAV-IST and IST-CCS-IST. I w...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

You mean no online check-in 24 hours in advance, right? If that is the case, I have no idea. Yes, it's so strange. Works perfectly fine in IST (which makes sense) but every time I try to check in online here it tells me to do it at the airport. Even tonight when I was booking it it wouldn't allow m...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

I think there is actually a requirement that AF1 be a 4-engined jet for double-redundancy. So they basically don't trust the reliability of twins. They got to have 4 engines in the (very) unlikely scenario where two engines go out. The same standart is of course not applied for everyday pax where t...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6519

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

For Osaka-Kansai (KIX/RJBB), Japan, I'd have to say Aircalin (Air Caledonie Internationale) to Noumea, New Caledonia. Air Tahiti Nui also used to come many years ago, but not anymore. For my other home airport of Kolkata, India (CCU/VECC), not much unique any more other than the Bhutanese carriers (...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

So it's basically a dick measuring contest with the Arabs? Unfortunately, that is one thing presidential jets end up being used for... :) I feel the same way about AF1. A 777-200LR or 787-8/-9 would be enough for the U.S. pres. What will they need the future 747-8i for? I think there is actually a ...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Simple & quick answer: Turkish Republic is a very rich and generous State!... And not poor enough to use a 9 yr. old frame for VIP/Presidential flights!... :roll: :mad: And why to insist on using a fuel-thirsty 345, anyway? :airplane: :ugeek: Wait... so am I to understand that that beautiful A3...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

About the VIP 340-500. What happened there? Bought for $78M, built for Tunisian president, 9 yrs old, got refurbished in the US after purchase for many months, probably millions of dollars went to refurbishing.... why??? Either; they sold it to for profit ( to whom???), not enough usage??, or maybe...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Dear all, any idea how the IST-HAV-CCS-IST and IST-BOG-PTY-IST flights are doing, At least from test bookings - it seems that Businss Class on the BOG-PTY flight is doing quite good. Cheers Avianca I think IST-HAV-CCS-IST has now been split up into separate flights: IST-HAV-IST and IST-CCS-IST. I w...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19476

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

Personally, I would be interested to see if TK is one of the "West Asian carriers" interested. Star Alliance member, hugely successful rise in last decade, also half-government-owned (so might have some experience dealing with the conflicts of interest that have plagued AI), and hungry fo...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1788

Re: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread

Wow, thanks for this, didn't realize Indian airlines ordered this many craft. Air India isn't even among them yet. Not "many" firmed widebody planes though. Air India has just come out of the tail-end of a long-drawn-out fleet expansion (since 2007 actually) which saw the addition of 77Ws...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Where would TK fly these though? Existing destinations to be replaced by TK Regional or new destinations? I somehow doubt there are that many destinations that can be flown with regional aircraft that TK doesn't already fly to. More frequencies around Eastern Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Turk...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19476

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

Very few airlines have financial health and management skills to take on AI. Delta the only one from west. BA turned inself into an ULCC, LH cannot convince its union to start low cost ops for last five years while ME3 eating TATL JV lunch, and SQ is not what they claim to be. Out of interest, why ...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19476

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

How believable is this report? They are citing BA, LH, and SQ as showing interest. They also mention "a few West Asian carriers": http://www.financialexpress.com/industry/air-india-disinvestment-government-rules-piecemeal-as-global-suitors-line-up/1126227/ All along, I have been surprised ...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19476

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

lightsaber wrote:
Where EK would gain is flights to China and other rights.


How so?

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 156
Views: 10142

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

India-Latin America is pretty much nil, and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. India-East Asia (China/Korea/Japan) also has scope for major growth. Ditto for Central Asia + Turkey. Most surprisingly, India-South Asia. Outside of CCU, not many connections to Bangladesh. Bhutan has improv...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

TK787 wrote:
Thanks for all the answers about ESB. So, maybe some of the RJ fleet Ilker Ayci is talking about could be based there.
If TK is looking for RJs, who do you think are the candidates; E190/195 vs. CS100/CS300 or something else?


MRJs? Or is 70-90 seats too little?

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 96
Views: 4611

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Many AAI airports don't even have a passable lounge you know? We Indians have become quite used to dysfunctional government run entities.Why do you think we long queues for immigration at major airports? Lack of manpower - yet another shortcoming of he government. Do you imply that if DEL/BOM were ...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

That is not a govt vs privately run problem, it is a developing world (particularly South Asian) problem. I find the toilets at DEL and CCU about equally disgusting. Oh please, I fly out of BOM almost every week, mostly to AAI run airports. There is a world of difference between pvt airports an gov...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The major government run airports in India are still serving their major purpose of acting as gateways between passengers and aircraft, and growing rapidly. The lack of focus in transforming them into glorified shopping malls on similar lines to BOM and DEL does not mean they are in a "sorry s...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The sorry state of government run airports in the country: https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/the-shriram-sanjeevi-column-calling-for-greater-consumer-engagement-in-indias-government-run-airports/ Exaggerate much? The major government run airports in India are still serving their major purpose of a...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28112

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Given that this IS the fish carrier we are talking about, they should have at least one aircraft painted like a fish--scales, fins and all. Alaska beat them to it. You mean Alaska's salmon livery? Yeah... seem to vaguely recollect that one. OTOH, nothing prohibits 2 fish planes in the sky--dunno wh...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19476

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

sibibom wrote:
Boeing was routing for Indigo, they wanted to get 787 and thus a foot into indigo's business.

Vistara-SIA does make hence, they literally have same fleet plan anyways. However it will backfire according to me.


And why exactly do you believe so?

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

It is going to be Tata. Everything points to it. Great! Path of least disruption for all parties involved. Hopeful that UK will be merged into AI. With AI's network, UK's product (assuming they can successfully scale it), and SQ's management expertise, we may finally get a competently-run airline i...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

http://www.newsweek.com/airport-shutdow ... bay-872765


Good impetus to change "BOM" to "MUM" or "MMB".
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unrave wrote:
Brisbane airport shut down after passenger writes Bomb to Brisbane instead to Bombay to Brisbane
http://www.newsweek.com/airport-shutdow ... bay-872765


Good impetus to change "BOM" to "MUM" or "MMB".

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

binayak wrote:
I've heard from livefromalounge that Jet airways will start on board wifi internet service once DGCA allows it. They already have wifi on board 737s but its just to connect to their server and have their IFE in our device.


Will it be free?

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28112

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Given that this IS the fish carrier we are talking about, they should have at least one aircraft painted like a fish--scales, fins and all.

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12366

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Having a quick look at driving times helps highlight the issue. From Bristol it's about 20 minutes further to BHX and 30 minutes further to LHR, both of which provide significantly more flight options and better public transport links too: Bristol - CWL = 1h 14m Bristol - BHX = 1h 34m Bristol - LHR...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The return to Canada -Turkish Airlines TK -709 (KHI-IST) & TK -17 (IST-YYZ) - Trip report with photos & video
Replies: 11
Views: 4304

Re: The return to Canada -Turkish Airlines TK -709 (KHI-IST) & TK -17 (IST-YYZ) - Trip report with photos & video

You mean these. Here are the egg, potato and tomato options. It has the fresh fruits, different cheese options as well. Love this option. No complaints!! TK 18 - Sep 2016 https://farm1.staticflickr.com/795/41198515981_ae7cd360ec_b.jpg TK 18 - Jan 2018 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4700/26322328298...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12366

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Commercial reality finally hitting home? Let’s see how long Qatar last at CWL..... Completely different market with no competition. QR will have free reign of Wales/Bristol/The southwest area. EY at EDI are fighting QR and EK not too far away. Why didn't QR end up in Bristol rather than Cardiff? Br...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30296

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

They should bring back a battleship grey inspired livery. I disagree. That livery was depressing, IMHO. It was dark for sure, but distinctive, refined, and even more importantly--unique. Battleship Grey and Rising Blue are pretty much tied as far as my favorite UA livery goes--really can't stand th...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The return to Canada -Turkish Airlines TK -709 (KHI-IST) & TK -17 (IST-YYZ) - Trip report with photos & video
Replies: 11
Views: 4304

Re: The return to Canada -Turkish Airlines TK -709 (KHI-IST) & TK -17 (IST-YYZ) - Trip report with photos & video

Great pictures and report, but I will have to disagree with your assessment of TK's breakfast. Actually, I have seen 2 types of breakfast on TK: the sort you show above, as well as more egg-based one (omelette or scrambled). In addition, on flights out of India, they also have an Indian-style breakf...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Have you flown Indigo? I did on purpose. Wanted to try NEO and a possible IFSD experience. Got CEOs both times. It was a totally different experience for me. 1) The boarding process was very amusing. For Indigo, Indians lineup like depression era job seekers very promptly. For other airlines, gate ...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The reality is that in two to five years no one would buy AI. For the A321LR will extend the range of Indigo, GoJet, and anyone else who decides to go international without the risk of widebody aircraft. Lightsaber Who is to say AI won't adopt that strategy themselves? It's not like IndiGo, Go, and...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5106

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

Why no flights between the UAE and Qatar? Same reason. Apart from being factually wrong, how is this relevant to the thread? Actually, since the blockade on Qatar imposed by Saudi & friends, isn't this actually factually correct? And it is relevant to show that political relations between 2 cou...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10570

Re: What airline had the first Website?

When did e-tickets really start becoming a thing globally? I remember that in parts of Asia, even up to the early 2000s, it was far more common to be issued paper tickets?

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Awww... really hope the airport is able to stay on schedule. Great news about TK getting new uniforms though--well overdue. I believe they tried a few years ago, but abandoned the effort due to poor reception of the new uniforms by the general public? Yes they had to abandon after leaked photos sho...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5106

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

I do know the history of India and Pakistan. Well then, you pretty much answered your question right there. India and Pakistan have nuclear arms aimed at each other. There’s no love lost between them, so it’s no surprise that air links are extremely limited. Newsflash: You also won't find flights b...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

andymartin wrote:
Maybe BER will be opened before the new Istanbul airport then?!


Oh no, no way whatsoever THAT is happening.

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5072

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Aloha Airlines’ final flight, AQ261, landed at HNL. I am proud to say I was on that flight and it is definitely an experience I will never forget. Wow, 10 years already? Seems like it was only yesterday that news of Aloha's demise broke. What ha...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6932

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

-Finally, few rumors…. A.net member “gokmengs” says, insider info says the opening of the new airport in Istanbul will be delayed by few months. And I’ve read in another forum that TK might be hiring an Italian designer to upgrade its uniforms. Awww... really hope the airport is able to stay on sch...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39461

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trend ... 40221.html
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Subramaniam Swamy seems to have reservations against AI privatization:

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trend ... 40221.html

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4358

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

I thought that commercial airliners were considered a sovereign territory of the state of origin? Maybe I’m wrong... but would be interesting to find out what the law says... By my understanding, only when it's in the air? And I don't know if it's "state of origin", or state that the airc...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5192

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Putting the famous Singapore girl in a batik print pants? MIGHT as well take away the famous Silverkris and make Scoot the parent company. Altering the SQ girl will never happen. Ever. SQ's (and I am talking about mainline SQ here) refusal to change in general is exactly what will put it on a long ...

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