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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: 2938

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: 13322

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: 7985

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: 3860

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: 3860

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: 6192

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: 736

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: 2449

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: 3785

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: 3785

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: 10761

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: 10761

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: 4108

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: 15657

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: 8093

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: 631

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: 16414

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: 36844

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: 8069

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: 5310

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: 5310

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: 3692

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: 3692

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: 2396

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: 2396

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246095

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: 3692

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: 5310

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: 5310

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: 29014

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: 29739

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?


Envoyé de mon iPad en utilisant Tapatalk Pro

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by mozart
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56406

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: 2768

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: 8635

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: 693

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: 18409

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: 2657

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246095

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: 2036

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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by mozart
Mon May 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 13041

AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Mr. Elbers was in an opinion program in The Netherlands, today. Mr. Elbers: "we can't be without Airfrance" SCHIPHOL - If it is up to KLM CEO Pieter Elbers, there will be no break between Air France and KLM. In the TV program Buitenhof, Elbers called a split unthinkable. Elbers is not the...

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by mozart
Tue May 08, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 6157

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

Luxair. Already has M&M as a FFP and there at least used to be close cooperation, with LH owning 14% of LG.

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by mozart
Tue May 08, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 13041

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Really good discussion and great insights. Some ideas (trying to avoid quotation deluge): "Show me the numbers that show that AF has higher cost" . Happy to oblige: https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/air-frances-modest-boost-looks-pale-against-klms-lower-unit-cost--better-prod...

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by mozart
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Those websites that list the exact cabin/refurb configuration of every AA. DL, UA plane - where?
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Those websites that list the exact cabin/refurb configuration of every AA. DL, UA plane - where?

I just lost all my bookmarks and with it those three wonderful sites which gave exact details about every plane in the fleet of AA, UA and DL, which paint they were in, which cabin configuration they had, whether they had WiFi and IFE, and so on. Each one of them was privately maintained, and I just...

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by mozart
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 54
Views: 9221

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

jubguy3 wrote:
My only wish is that they change their logo :/


My only wish is that they change their Business Class seats

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by mozart
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Binter Canaria two different liveries?
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Binter Canaria two different liveries?

There are two that look very similar, I am trying to figure out which one is the "officially latest"

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by mozart
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airways and Navaids in Google Earth?
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Airways and Navaids in Google Earth?

Hi I am looking for a source where I can download and display Airways and Navaids in Google Earth. I have googled around but only found some very old entries, but nothing that would have up-to-date airways and navaids. I have Navigraph "Charts" and "Flightradar" subscriptions, bu...

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by mozart
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3839

YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

Just love the title: « YouTube *assaults* on the First AND Second amendment ». Are you as upset about « People with free access to guns assault schools across the country and kill children, wreck families »? And by the way, it’s « Amendment », with one n, not « Ammendment ». Kind of ridiculous to be...

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by mozart
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35674

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

And I was slowly starting to consider to flying them again... better not. Still a subpar product.

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by mozart
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 3163

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

With the exception of the two Paris airports, CDG and ORY, any airport in Schengenland that has such a train, as they all have to deal with a distinction between transfers/arrivals coming from "clean" countries and "unclean" countries. Zurich and Frankfurt were already mentioned,...

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by mozart
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry
Replies: 89
Views: 9242

Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry

Why are you on this flight? What has that got do with it? The point I was making is that the US3 overall have an inferior product in long haul J class. That does not take away the fact that different airlines connect different dots on the globe, and that passengers select the one they take among th...

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