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by mozart
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Brunei in the 1980s - routing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

British Airways to Brunei in the 1980s - routing?

BA was flying to Bandar Seri Begawan for many years, and I think up until the 1980s. Last flights I tihnk to remember were on 747s that then went on to Australia.

Does someone remember the exact routing of those flights? Thanks.

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by mozart
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 178
Views: 39567

Re: Air France planes' names

Either way, I wouldn't envy the ones responsible for naming 70 777s. International capital cities, incl. Paris? 777s are the international flagships - they should take up the scheme from the 707s. There must be at least 70 Chateaux in France. Each one is a subject of local pride and a good story ab...

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by mozart
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 552
Views: 33465

When will LGA new Terminal B be finished

I have searched the LGA redevelopment site, but there was no information to be found there (says a lot about how poor that site is).

Can anyone share when the new Terminal B at LGA will be completed, with the central hall and both concourses opened?

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by mozart
Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 11213

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

As a layman and someone who may have only a partial grasp of things like this, I hope to get some explanations from people with more expertise on this forum. I understand that some countries, including the US and Germany, are using helicopters to pick up people from parts of Kabul and bring them to ...

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by mozart
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Lebanon currency crisis on MEA operations
Replies: 33
Views: 6709

Impact of Lebanon currency crisis on MEA operations

The country has fallen into the abyss, there is no more electricity, no more fuel, medicaments are not available anymore, people are not allowed to withdraw their money from the banks, inflation is four digit now. Also, the country lacks foreign currency and cannot even pay for the oil needed to run...

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by mozart
Mon May 24, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 321s on US Trans-con routes- are they NEOs or CEOs with sharklets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: AA 321s on US Trans-con routes- are they NEOs or CEOs with sharklets?

Thanks.

So the JFK-LAX/SFO flights are then all CEOs? As you said above, the low-density ones are CEO, this is what I conclude, is that right?

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by mozart
Mon May 24, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 321s on US Trans-con routes- are they NEOs or CEOs with sharklets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

AA 321s on US Trans-con routes- are they NEOs or CEOs with sharklets?

The title says it all, I was wondering, which type of Airbus A321 are flying Transcontinental routes for American Airlines?


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by mozart
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 777-300ERs also on domestic routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

United 777-300ERs also on domestic routes?

Title says it all: does UA sometimes schedule its 777-300ERs on domestic routes? If so, on which?

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by mozart
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Callsign for RAF KC30/A330MRTT when Boris Johnson or Royal is on board?
Replies: 9
Views: 2850

Callsign for RAF KC30/A330MRTT when Boris Johnson or Royal is on board?

The RAF has this nicely painted A330 aircraft which - on top of being a refueling aicraft - is used by members of the Royal Family as well as by members of the government. What callsign is being used? Something "special", such as Air Force One which is used everytime the President of the U...

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by mozart
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does THY own gates at the new Istanbul IST airport?
Replies: 5
Views: 3795

Does THY own gates at the new Istanbul IST airport?

Title says it all. Does THY own the gates it uses at IST? Or are all gates common use, so that THY can use any gate at the airport? Are gates clustered by alliance (Star Alliance close to THY), or not at all?

They are the dominant carrier at IST, a bit like DL at ATL, so I was wondering

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by mozart
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 4633

Re: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?

No, it begins after lift-off, aside from normal small pressure, 0.125 PSID, IIRC, on taxi. The cabin descends to the normal scheduled altitude for the flight. If going from Quito to Guayaquil, it’d start right down toward sea level as it’s a short flight. If Quito to MIA, it’d descend to normal cab...

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by mozart
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 4633

Re: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?

Irrespective Oxygens masks, won’t there be a cabin pressure alert in the cockpit already during approach/landing? Crews set altitude of the landing field, and then cabin pressure adjusts to that. But if that cabin pressure is 13’000 feet, won’t that trigger an alert?

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by mozart
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 4633

How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?

Lufthansa used to have a flight in the 1980s I think (maybe early 1990s as well) that routed Frankfurt-San Juan-Bogota-Lima-La Paz, using 747-200s. Were the aircraft modified to deal with cabin altitude issues at such high altitude? La Paz is located at over 13'000 feet. I heard there had been aircr...

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by mozart
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did KLM replace the Boeing 747-400 on AMS-SXM route with an Airbus A330-300 and not a Boeing 777-300ER?
Replies: 24
Views: 4127

Re: Why did KLM replace the Boeing 747-400 on AMS-SXM route with an Airbus A330-300 and not a Boeing 777-300ER?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
An A330-300 would have had the same problem as a 787-9 or 10.


I think Air Caraibes flies A330-300s out of SXM non-stop to Paris.

Also, what about the A359? Air France has some of them. Might be too big for the demand on that route. But it wouldn't have any performance issues would it?

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by mozart
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did KLM replace the Boeing 747-400 on AMS-SXM route with an Airbus A330-300 and not a Boeing 777-300ER?
Replies: 24
Views: 4127

Re: Why did KLM replace the Boeing 747-400 on AMS-SXM route with an Airbus A330-300 and not a Boeing 777-300ER?

Travel demand to St Maarten collapsed after the big destructions in the 2018 hurricane season. It never came back to previous levels, so less capacity was needed

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by mozart
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Shortest Routes Using Widebodies
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Current Shortest Routes Using Widebodies

Munich-Berlin, Lufthansa, A350

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by mozart
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?
Replies: 18
Views: 3830

Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?

Tempelhof airport saw more than 1.1M passengers and 53'000 aircraft movements in 1993. In subsequent years, the numbers went down dramatically, before its closure in 2008. So which airlines were offering service to THF in the early 90s? I remember Cirrus Air with flights to Mannheim, Brussels Airlin...

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by mozart
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panama PTY South Terminal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

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: 220
Views: 58105

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: 6209

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: 18089

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: 4771

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: 21403

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: 21403

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 News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 103737

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: 15501

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: 11022

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: 2378

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: 4638

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: 15149

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: 10215

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: 4273

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: 4273

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: 6862

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: 838

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: 2785

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: 4045

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: 4045

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: 12106

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: 12106

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: 4313

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: 16464

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: 8800

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: 729

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: 17985

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: 40707

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: 8577

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: 5842

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: 5842

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: 3970

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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