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by USAOZ
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 187
Views: 12357

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

Yes the scale of the USA is such that each Euro country is often merely equivalent to a state. NYC to Miami is LONGER than is Frankfurt from Madrid. Yet it is a domestic trip. in Australia you can fly for 2 hours & still be in same state, ie. in Queensland, CNS/BNE or CNS/OOL. To drive the same...

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by USAOZ
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 695
Views: 45109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Today's Newcastle clue is a NEW vibrant bar scene. So sunshine, beaches and a new vibrant bar scene. Leaning towards Perth. Their FB post says no-one has guessed it yet so that would defo knock out ADL, DPS and NAN. Not sure of the significance of NEW being capitalised. Well if NEW is in caps, then...

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by USAOZ
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 187
Views: 12357

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

http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature. ... id=2030666

A U.S. leisure airline doesn't have to just cater for Americans. In fact, its focus could be foreigners.
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New US travel coalition aims to arrest slide in inbound tourism

http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature. ... id=2030666

A U.S. leisure airline doesn't have to just cater for Americans. In fact, its focus could be foreigners.

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by USAOZ
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 187
Views: 12357

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

Ultimately, if you're talking about an American not leaving even their state, that's one thing (Even though some American DO never leave their state). But the equivalent of going to a different country in Europe is like going to another state in US anyway, distance-wise. And it feel especially long...

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by USAOZ
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 187
Views: 12357

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

Rumour that a virtual airline will start flying usa west coast to Australian east coast direct in December 2018. Low frequency offering packaged holidays with some choices or airfare alone. As this is peak season not hard to undercut the big boys & sales will be from both ends & also one way...

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by USAOZ
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA at LAX ?
Replies: 4
Views: 592

TSA at LAX ?

no need to pull out laptops before sending bags through xray machines.

Is this normal now at LAX or just due to huge lines ?

If normal, why do we need to do it elsewhere ?

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by USAOZ
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

anyone have any idea where the "new" (or used) FJ a332 is coming from ?

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by USAOZ
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Birds inside den terminal
Replies: 28
Views: 1435

Re: Birds inside den terminal

Point is, if you can't keep birds out why even have tsa ?

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by USAOZ
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 695
Views: 45109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Honestly I dont think Qantas cares about delays. Theyre happy running a super tight, cost-efficient operation to the US despite constant delays because whose going to choose United over Qantas? Or American? Brand-wise you cant get any worse than the US big three. And VA cant match capacity/route ch...

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by USAOZ
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Birds inside den terminal
Replies: 28
Views: 1435

Birds inside den terminal

Flew out of den & couldn't believe the number of small birds inside terminal. It wouldn't be hard to train a bird to carry something or use a small drone to fo same

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by USAOZ
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7835

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Curious, what is the FAA reasoning behind this, information overload? There was no training program authored to instruct pilots on the differences between the 737 Classics and the 737 MAX. No certification program = no certified pilots. Demand for Classic-to-MAX training would have been extremely l...

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by USAOZ
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7835

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Wow. Any life left in these birds ?

Would they be a good starting fleet for a startup outside of usa?

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbnb airline ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: Airbnb airline ?

Internationally not u.s. domestic Makes zero difference domestic or international, the rules are the rules. And yes its been tried internationally. ATA, ExpressOne, Sun Country, Rich International, Miami Air, World, TowerAir, etc have all flown such seat-only international charters for various sell...

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbnb airline ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: Airbnb airline ?

Direct to consumer seat only charter sales are very hard to pull off in the U.S. and plenty of companies over the decades have tried. Its one thing to charter a plane for a private entity, its another to charter it and sell the seats to 300 individuals as of a quasi-scheduled service flight. Intern...

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbnb airline ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: Airbnb airline ?

[twoid][/twoid] Setting up direct consumer charters is not easy nor very practical due consumer protection regulations. Things like escrow accounts and charter agreements dont lend themselves to large scale operations in the U.S. Without actually owning an airline and having an AOC charter sales are...

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbnb airline ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: Airbnb airline ?

The seller is the most important . Can see more virtual airlines where the seller isn't the operator

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbnb airline ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: Airbnb airline ?

My read of the article is Airbnb will be like Kayak or Priceline, offering bundled airfare with lodging. Book and Airbnb + Airfare and save! type things. The whole business model of Airbnb is predicated around not having massive sunk capital - I do not see any reason they change that to start a low...

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by USAOZ
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbnb airline ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: Airbnb airline ?

There's a huge difference between being an online travel agency (which this article is talking about), selling space on existing service, and starting your own airline/running your own flights through charters. If you wanted to read about Airbnb going bankrupt, then you'd hope they start their own ...

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by USAOZ
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbnb airline ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Airbnb airline ?

https://skift.com/2016/12/21/airbnb-flights-should-it-build-buy-or-borrow-an-airline-booking-service/ Will airbnb start a virtual airline ? There are plenty of routes, especially in peak season with very high fares. Look at usa to new Zealand & Australia for example which have a lot of experienc...

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by USAOZ
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6414

Re: Same mess at WOW air like last year?

How much sense would it make for WW to buy some very old dirt cheap 330s with a couple of hundreds hours left before D-check, store them in somewhere worm and dry and pull them out of the hat when needed to cope with holiday rushes, weather related messes and such? A sort of "emergency spares&...

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by USAOZ
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6414

Re: Same mess at WOW air like last year?

So instead of opening new cities they just need to operate more frequencies to same cities. Most people can handle a 2 hour delay. Try going subload at Xmas. Why would anyone do that you ask? Kids who can only travel in school holidays You make it sound like it is unreasonable to expect your flight...

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by USAOZ
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6414

Re: Same mess at WOW air like last year?

So instead of opening new cities they just need to operate more frequencies to same cities. Most people can handle a 2 hour delay. Try going subload at Xmas. Why would anyone do that you ask?

Kids who can only travel in school holidays

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by USAOZ
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350
Replies: 57
Views: 12211

Re: Korean Air to store first A380 due to low demand, interested in A350

This is nuts. There are tour operators in Usa right now trying to arrange a series of a dozen or more charters to New Zealand from u.s. West coast for end of 2018. They asked us if we had any suggestions as they are completely frustrated with lack of positive responses. Apparently they spoken to man...

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by USAOZ
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18140

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Out of all of these aircraft there must be a few wide bodies, that aren't operated by a legacy airline, that flies to New Zealand or Australia, that can fly to New Zealand end of next year for around a dozen round trips. A b767 can do it one stop. Even a b757 used to operate hnl/syd with a tech stop...

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by USAOZ
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?
Replies: 41
Views: 9779

Re: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?

Fiji Airways have 4 long haul aircraft -all A330s. To put on an extra flight to usa over xmas they have a flight out of nan at 0700 arriving sfo 2030 day before with 90 min turn begore back to nan. Most of these flights in December & January likely to be full. Fiji Airways getting a 5th A330 mid...

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by USAOZ
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6414

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

WOW Air is another one that is starting its implosion. They expanded far too quickly and can't sustain it. Next one will be Norwegian. This Message Brought to you by the Partnership for Fair Skies. (LOL) You'll see! ;) Looks quite simple to me 1. It's Xmas & flights are full 2. bit of weather a...

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 146
Views: 17858

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Never been to ONT, but if had family & going to Disney etc. it seems roughly equi-distant from ONT & LAX. So it wouldn't make any difference which airport in LA basin I flew into. Not all families are flying economy, but many hate the zoo that is LAX. Personally would always fly into the le...

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by USAOZ
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 146
Views: 17858

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

hey I'm just a dumb Australian, BUT, most Australians I talk to, HATE with a passion, going anywhere near LAX unless connnecting onto AA & can use new bridge to terminal 4 (even though an Australian company "rebuilt" TBIT). Never been to ONT, but if had family & going to Disney etc...

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by USAOZ
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 87277

Re: San Diego Thread 2016-2017

Didn't see anything above about the rumoured expansion of international services at Tij which will mean that cbx will get busier & become a 2nd airport for san diego. Would suit long haul lcc's. With slight rearrangement of gates at tij would make it very easy to fly out of cbx. No need to enter...

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by USAOZ
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Airfares ex-MEL are always cheaper compared to ex-SYD. Cheaper than BNE/ADL etc. on these sale fares too. SYD has higher airport fees and probably still the fed govt 'noise reduction levy' or some BS, so yes airfares are almost always a tad higher. But I'm talking MEL fares ~20% cheaper on the same...

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?

"For a fair price" = No or minimal profit seriously, would you rather fly PER/AKL/LAX or SFO or PER/NAN/LAX or SFO ? The latter obviously. It's not about what I would rather do, its about what will make money. If FJ is going to run a daily A330 from PER-NAN with connecting daily A330 serv...

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?

but a PER/LAX or PER/SFO direct(via NAN) could be an attractive proposition. Transiting at NAN is easy. Might have to walk 100 metres or better still, can stopover in fabulous Fiji for up to 72 hours without paying Fiji depart tax of FJD$200 which I think is about AUD$135/adult. I have done so and ...

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by USAOZ
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 8943

Re: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018

makes perfect sense rather than ORD. SFO is already a base.

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by USAOZ
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Don't change the subject like you normally do. We were talking about a flight leaving PER then you chimed in stating we are into the 3rd week of school holidays which is factually incorrect. Given that the majority of students attend public schools , schools do not break up until tomorrow and that ...

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by USAOZ
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Don't change the subject like you normally do. We were talking about a flight leaving PER then you chimed in stating we are into the 3rd week of school holidays which is factually incorrect. Given that the majority of students attend public schools , schools do not break up until tomorrow and that ...

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by USAOZ
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Utter rubbish, school does not break up until tomorrow here in WA who is talking about state schools in wa Don't change the subject like you normally do. We were talking about a flight leaving PER then you chimed in stating we are into the 3rd week of school holidays which is factually incorrect. G...

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by USAOZ
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Indeed. I was at PER last night and when I walked past the check in for MH the flight looked pretty full. Also MH has been on record on saying they wanted to increase services to PER so its not really a surprise. we're into the 3rd week of 10 weeks of school holidays. Any airline not full at presen...

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by USAOZ
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

MH to increase PER, MH125/124 will resume eff 25 March 18 initially taking total services to PER to 9 weekly, increasing up to 12 weekly https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276163/malaysia-airlines-s18-international-changes-as-of-12dec17/ Werent we all just going on about air asia x c...

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by USAOZ
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Fj could even go as far as BNE/HNL + SYD/HNL + AKL/HNL direct once or twice a week. . AKL-HNL is currently an bloodbath between NZ and HA, NZ currently has AKL-HNL for $269NZD oneway or around $550NZD return. Don't think FJ really wants to get in the mess of the AKL-US market anymore yesterday NZ h...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 83
Views: 13128

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

As said earlier the stop is either in LAX or SFO because these are cities of interest to French people. Including French people in PPT. The Mexican border isn't like that. TIJ is San Diego when you go thru CBX !!! It's also only 2 hours drive south of LAX. An LCC like French Blue, will be cheaper t...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

re KE to North America - especially now that FJ seems to be ramping up services to USA with their 5th A330. Demand is so high, that FJ, who are normally amongst the cheapest direct flight SYD/LAX or SYD/SFO aren't over December & January, possibly because Fiji is so popular. Wonder if they'll p...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?

No... PER-NAN is simply too far, expecially as DPS is only 3 hours away. Even MEL-NAN can be a dog at times, but risk is mitigated using a 737, so launching an A330 flight to PER isn't feasible + any PER-North America traffic routes through Eastern Australia/AKL/SIN. but a PER/LAX or PER/SFO direct...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 83
Views: 13128

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276143/french-blue-confirms-tahiti-may-2018-launch/ Begin 11 May 2018, SFO is a technical stop until approval from the US. so hopefully they get U.S. approval soon, otherwise they would be better off flying via TIJ & provide service for all thos...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

re KE to North America - especially now that FJ seems to be ramping up services to USA with their 5th A330. Demand is so high, that FJ, who are normally amongst the cheapest direct flight SYD/LAX or SYD/SFO aren't over December & January, possibly because Fiji is so popular. Wonder if they'll pu...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 83
Views: 13128

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

Could someone please remind me why there are no freedom rights for u.s. passengers to use this flight? I tried searching fares for SFO-PPT/ORY and it seems that only the French originating/terminating is allowed. presume this means they rights aren't sorted yet. When are they due to commence ? Midd...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 56
Views: 9530

Re: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

so presume utilisation of A330 fleet of five now, will mean that 3 or even 4 more days a week of flying in busy periods, with maintenance in low season.

Wonder where they'll go ?

More flights on existing routes or new routes ?

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia/Fiji bilateral ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Australia/Fiji bilateral ?

announced in May 2017 ... an increase of 10% in seats http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/05/australia-and-fiji-expand-air-services-agreement/ but does this mean that airlines are increasing seats at busy times only ? & by 10% ? 10% increase doesn't sound like much, but that only covers BNE, S...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3789

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Everyone is also focused on TIJ->US. Nobody is considering US>TIJ for your return flight (or first flight if US passenger). To get to your flight departing TIJ you have to pass through Mexican customs/immigration as you are entering Mexico from the US and being dropped off at the TIJ departure leve...

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by USAOZ
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3789

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

no international flights don't have to go through Mexican customs/immigration. That's the advantage. Ok..so you are telling me that an international flight that lands at Tijuana as its first port of entry for Mexico just lets the passengers out without screening of any measure? will explain it agai...

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by USAOZ
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 56
Views: 9530

Re: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

Another A332 for FJ is in the way with 3 flights oer week NAN/NRT drim 3 July

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