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by mozart
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panama PTY South Terminal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Panama PTY South Terminal?

Is the South Terminal already operating? I have read the English and Spanish language Wiki articles, and they both say different things. One says it's been operating since April 2019, the other says that construction is 99% finished. Which is right? Also, which airlines will use the South Terminal? ...

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by mozart
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 138
Views: 30109

Re: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

Wow... which large Latin American airline/group hasn't filed for Ch. 11 yet? GOL, COPA - any other?


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by mozart
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5594

Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

I am curious to understand more about the crew compositions on Brussels Airlines. I suppose all staff are bilingual in French and Flemish (actually, trilingual, with English as well) - but what is the most common language on board SN's planes? More Flemish or French? Or really a mish-mash of both, a...

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by mozart
Tue May 05, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17413

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Honestly, pretty gutted that I won't get a chance to fly into TXL one more time. Had two "last trips" planned this summer through there. It had it's frustrating moments, but I love the brutalist architecture and relative convenience compared to mega airports with centralized security. Won...

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by mozart
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777F’s
Replies: 30
Views: 4538

Re: Air France 777F’s

Does somebody have more info about the 747 freighter fleet that AF operated?

I think they had a couple of 747-200F as well as 747-400F and 747-400ERF. How many of which? Which ones left the fleet when?

Was any of the 747 freighters ever painted in the new colours?

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by mozart
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20639

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

Having read all the contributions, I frankly struggle to see what this Waterbomber person is trying to argue. Is it a case against government subsidies? Does he just have LH and regret AZ? Is he trying to argue fair rules of a market economy? Or the opposite, trying to justify that fair market rules...

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by mozart
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20639

Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

While Germany is rejecting the issuance of Coronabonds, it looks increasingly likely that Lufthansa will be offered a combination of capital infusion, loans and staff unemployment benefits for a package totalling over 10 billion Euro's. Oh my, where to start... 1) The Coronabonds question has to do...

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by mozart
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 58032

Air France & KLM - Master Thread

Does anyone have a breakdown of what fleet/aircraft KLM are retiring due to the coronavirus downturn? No official data for which airplanes are being yeeted. The A380s will have some slots, no doubt. Besides that, AF operates bunches of A321 -100 and A340-300. It would be not a surprise if those air...

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by mozart
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14651

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Despite Greta Thunberg Germany's seven top cities are connected to each other with up to 25 flights daily! To which connection are you referring to? That would be equal to one flight every hour all day long. Perverted. Considering a curfew at one of the two cities, even more flights per hour. So wh...

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by mozart
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10379

Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

Why does this route exist? Like any other route in the world: 1) because there are enough people and cargo that need to go between those two places And/or 2) some administration wants the route to be served even if there isn’t enough of 1) above (see government-subsidised routes in the US or the EU)

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by mozart
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SWISS’s Lugano Service
Replies: 11
Views: 2217

Re: Future of SWISS’s Lugano Service

Swiss officially announced that they no longer will be serving Lugano. That’s the end of that domestic service. Only ZRH-GVA left. When in the past there were all kinds of services (especially during the Crossair days), Zurich-Basel, Basel-Bern and Lugano, Geneva-Lugano, and I think at some stage th...

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by mozart
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?
Replies: 19
Views: 4402

Re: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?

I believe the A318 is no longer in production. Airlines looking for an aircraft of that size and better economics would consider the C-Series - which in fact has become an Airbus! The A220 does everything the A318 could have done

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by mozart
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 14513

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. I haven't noticed any connection between h...

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by mozart
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 9046

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

They had 5th freedom rights between South Africa and Argentina. I don't know about the other route.

Indeed, sad to see what happened to a once very extensive network.

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by mozart
Fri May 24, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?
Replies: 18
Views: 4053

Re: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?

I do hear the arguments about travel being China-origin. But Shenzhen is increasingly important in international business, major glbal firms are headquartered there, and it is increasingly China's Silicon Valley and Tech capital: Huawei, Ping An, Tencent, ZTE, China Merchants Bank. At the same time,...

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by mozart
Thu May 23, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?
Replies: 18
Views: 4053

Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?

Shenzhen is one of the economic hotspots of China, and increasingly so. Outside Asia, it has good connections to a number of cities in North America and Europe - but only with Chinese carriers. Why don't any airlines from Europe or North America serve Shenzhen? Sure, Hong Kong is close, but Shenzhen...

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by mozart
Sun May 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6529

Re: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s

1) People from all over the world come to France for medical treatment, even from the US, because it has the best specialists in many areas. There are public hospitals - for instance the Necker hospital for kids - that in many specialist departments treat as many (or more) patients from abroad than ...

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by mozart
Sun May 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircalin A330NEO replacing existing A330s?
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Aircalin A330NEO replacing existing A330s?

Aircalin is receiving two A330 NEO frames. Looking nice with the new Business and Economy cabins.

Are these two frames replacing the existing A330-200s? Or are they a net expansion of the fleet?

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by mozart
Wed May 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines

I wonder whether there are any Indonesian airlines operating scheduled commercial flights (so I am sort of excluding Susi Air) that do not serve DPS? But still DPS isn't really a hub for them, is it? In fact I have the impression that the idea of "hub" with schedules that are set up in a w...

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by mozart
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT and Budapest
Replies: 17
Views: 3897

LOT and Budapest

I was reading somewhere that LOT wanted to build a network to/from BUD. But other than 2 daily flights to London City and two weekly flights to Chicago I can only see flights to LOT's home bases in Poland. Is there anything else coming? A few more destinations have already been added since what you...

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by mozart
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT and Budapest
Replies: 17
Views: 3897

LOT and Budapest

I was reading somewhere that LOT wanted to build a network to/from BUD.

But other than 2 daily flights to London City and two weekly flights to Chicago I can only see flights to LOT's home bases in Poland.

Is there anything else coming?

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by mozart
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11521

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

I know of two European airlines that already over the past days didn‘t bring any more cargo into/out of ORD, as they felt that the loading/unloading would expose ramp workers too much. And that was before today‘s cold wave (those same airlines just cancelled their flights today...) Would it be an id...

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by mozart
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11521

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

Just looking at the ORD arrivals board. I have the impression that most cancellations are regional jets. Not only, but the proportion of regional jet flights cancelled seems to be higher than that of mainline jets. Some of the cancellations are due to external reasons (crew not showing up, plane gon...

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by mozart
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On its way the second 737 for Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 27
Views: 4206

Re: On its way the second 737 for Norwegian Argentina

Why is this news? Boeing delivers hundreds of 737’s per year. Which means they'll post another thread when it receives its third, fourth.. and so on. :lol: And other more relevant aviation news won't even show up on here. You are free to open any thread on any topic that you deem newsworthy. Envoyé...

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by mozart
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 16002

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

So, let me get this straight...the French regional airport paid ~$500,000 to RyanAir which was later deemed illegal by the European Union...so the French Government seized the British Aircraft? I'm so against Brexit, but the European Union is absolutely out of control. The people who paid the money...

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by mozart
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 8413

European destinations no longer served by DL

Which European routes are no longer served by DL? I believe they have cut especially from JFK.

Which European cities have completely lost all DL service?

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by mozart
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rio de Janeiro GIG plans for Terminal 1
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Rio de Janeiro GIG plans for Terminal 1

What are the current usage and plans for Terminal 1 at GIG? I had the impression that Terminal 1 was not being used anymore at all, but then different sources on the web indicate something different. Some say that Avianca Brazil boards its flights there. Other sources say that Terminal 1 is used for...

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by mozart
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 17273

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Located in northern Texas, Dallas is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Known as the "Big D", it is home to one of the country's largest industrial centers. Its oil center is the most important but the city is also at the forefront in the telecommunications a...

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by mozart
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 38500

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Can someone please change the thread title? I saw it and ad to look up "BLG" - only to find that it's the code for Belaga, an airport in the jungle of Borneo with a 430m long runway. Probably not what AA will serve from PHL (maybe from LAX?).

Bologna is BLQ.

Thanks

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by mozart
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 8353

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Whoever the new AF/KLM CEO is his task will be ENORMEOUS . With AF Business PAX leaving for BA or other Air Carriers for better and cheaper service AF has a market share and loyalty issue, that is clear. But British Airways is certainly not an airline that AF passengers migrate to. BA is financiall...

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by mozart
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5521

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Slightly off-topic, but a very telling anecdote about how people in LEB live in La-La-Land. In the summer of 2014 I was sitting at a lunch with family and friends at someone's nice house in the mountains North of Beirut. Many expats/diaspora, and all were raving how fantastic the country was, how sh...

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by mozart
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5521

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Lebanon is still being punished for TWA flight 847, which happened over 3 decades ago. Meanwhile there are direct flights from countries that provided 9/11 hijackers. Hard to believe that this is a legitimate security concern. I agree with an earlier post, Lebanon is being punished for TWA 847 and ...

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by mozart
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3784

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

It doesn’t matter if they have flown it or not. It’s like putting Harvard or Stanford low in the rankings because only few people actually studied there. Whilst clearly a matter of taste, Emirates’ First Class blows Whatever Intercontinental first class cabins there are left on US carriers, and the ...

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by mozart
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3784

Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

For me the key is in the opening sentence of the OPs linked article which says: 'YouGov statistics show that Emirates is perceived as the "best quality" airline among American business travellers.' The key word is perceived - and you can have a perception based on absolutely no personal e...

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by mozart
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

Thank you, very insightful. What I still don’t get though: when “the holding company bought KLM shares”, what money was that? I presume there wasn’t a new company with new money being set up, but that the hold on company was basically the old AF, which i) created a holding company ii) converted its ...

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by mozart
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

With every discussion about AFKL the debate about KLM separating from AF comes up. In that context there then often is the debate of who actually bought whom.

Could some give the *facts* about the transaction that led to the merger of the two companies. Who paid money or gave equity to whom?

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by mozart
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343925

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Government is looking for an Italian shareholder consortium answer for Alitalia. They appear to be increasingly cold towards outside participation. http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/italy-seeks-state-controlled-shareholder-consortium-alitalia Well, then I guess that AZ simply doesn't deserve a bett...

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by mozart
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3784

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

I think many posters here do not really understand how consumer research works and what these surveys say: if the question is "what is the best airline" then it doesn't matter if they have experienced it or not. The question does not look at whether these people say that EK is the best air...

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by mozart
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5521

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

It has many many elements of a failed state

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by mozart
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5521

If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

As likely as Southwest flying nonstop La Guardia-Pyongyang with an Airbus A220.

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by mozart
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 29709

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

British Airways at JFK is clearly not the airline with the most planes on the ground at an airport on another continent. Per today's schedules: Delta Airlines at CDG: 11 planes, 8h35-09h10 Delta Airlines at AMS: 11 planes, at 8h35 Avianca Group at MIA: 10 planes between 16h00 and 16h10 American Airl...

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by mozart
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 30726

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

AVENSAB727 wrote:
UA adds IAH-BRU or ZRH, resumes CDG.


“Adds” sounds as if it has been announced by the airline, and that it therefore is at least planned to happen.

Have these routes been announced by United Airlines? Or is this your wishful thinking?


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by mozart
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58826

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Interesting to see LaNova offer "scheduled" services to places which do not have any scheduled air traffic otherwise. Courchevel, St. Moritz, Arcachon.

Good lock to them.

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by mozart
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2837

Re: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG

Shannon has a bit less than 10,000 inhabitants, Prestwick around 14,000 - so yes, this seems to be the smallest town with scheduled trans-Atlantic service

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by mozart
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 9222

Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

ORY-JFK gets the latest AIr France cabin config („BEST“ with 1-2-1 business class). That plane usually rotates through ORY-JFK and ORY-CAY routes. It‘s the latter which is a surprise, as AF usually only sends its older and much smaller J class-configured 77Ws on routes to the Overseas Departments. O...

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by mozart
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines once the new LGA is finished
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Airlines once the new LGA is finished

Went through LGA the other day and saw some of the building progress. What I was wondering: - which airlines will go to which concourse? Will AA have the entire North-Western concourse of Terminal B to itself? I presume DL will fill the two headhouses on the Eastern side, where Terminals C and D are...

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by mozart
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 19674

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

In 2018, outside the US, for wide body jets

London LHR
Amsterdam
Frankfurt
Paris CDG (seldom though)
Paris ORY
Berlin TXL
Milan MXP
Lisbon
Madrid
Vienna (seldom)
Jeddah
Dubai
Doha
Muscat
Istanbul
Casablanca
Auckland
Cologne

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by mozart
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner
Replies: 19
Views: 2733

Re: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner

downdata wrote:
Basically the OW equivilent of *A connecting oartners. I wonder If ST is next to come up with a equivilent scheme? VS/VA would be good candidiates


I don’t think that status still exists in Star Alliance. They used to have regional members, but they have become full members.

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by mozart
Thu May 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343925

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Very interesting post. I want to understand it better before I make up my mind whether it's actually genius (or whether you have zippo understanding of economics). Your airline LH has gotten away with taking over half of the continent's airlines without any form of limitations, while eliminating co...

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by mozart
Wed May 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASERCA Airlines cease operations
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: ASERCA Airlines cease operations

Any relatively small airline market with numerous carriers flying small fleets of old planes will see carriers exit the business. The "fitter" ones will survive and there is consolidation. That is what happens in any country around the world. Look at most of the other countries in the regi...

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