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by turk223
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 785
Views: 83975

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I wonder how this may affect 4C (LATAM Colombia)... Not sure how much 4C depends on AA's flight into Colombia, but I would have to imagine there is some feed at BOG at least. AA has quite a bigger presence in Colombia than DL does...

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by turk223
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Re: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway

Excellent news. I have always thought that the existing El Dorado is great and could be expanded even further. Also thought that the expense of "El Dorado II" would have been an overly expensive (and unnecessary) undertaking.

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by turk223
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5858

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

Three crazy ones in my life: Back in 1997 I flew Comair/Delta Connection BOS-YYZ-CVG-MDW. CRJ-200s between BOS and YYZ and YYZ to CVG. An EMB-120 into MDW. Took all day and the agent at BOS thought I was insane. The worst was last year, December 2017, to get home for Christmas in Barbados (BGI) from...

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by turk223
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?
Replies: 65
Views: 10596

Re: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?

Although I doubt it will happen, but I think that Copa could find some use for them?

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by turk223
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 10599

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

South America:

BOG
LIM
SCL

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by turk223
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5290

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

Air Florida 757.

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by turk223
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6643

Re: DL and Colombia

Actually, I always heard the MDE route was doing well - in terms of loads. Aeromexico (another SkyTeam member) is doing rather well and is now a daily 737-800 out of MDE. It just seems that DL is a petulant child that if things doing go exactly as they want, they pull out. They have pulled in and ou...

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by turk223
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6643

Re: DL and Colombia

toobz wrote:
Most definitely political unrest issues


What politcial unrest?

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by turk223
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip to Saigon with SQ, and my Longest Ever Flight Delay
Replies: 8
Views: 4985

Re: Trip to Saigon with SQ, and my Longest Ever Flight Delay

Great report! You have thoroughly convinced me to visit Vietnam - one day! SQ really does seem to know how to do things "right"...

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by turk223
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17422

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

I'm still waiting for BOG...

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by turk223
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9447

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18



I really wonder if BOG will ever be added to EK's network.

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by turk223
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41768

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

How many countries does CM have left in the Americas to fly to? Suriname and some of the smaller Caribbean islands are all I can think of. CM will need some more E190s if it intends to start doing SKB, DOM etc. Well, now that BGI has finally been announced, I would think other "good choices&qu...

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by turk223
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41768

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

CM announces Bridgetown (BGI) from July! I could not be happier... have been waiting for this since 2006, when our government announced that CM would start flights to BGI "soon"...

Also, CM will start service to Fortaleza (FOR) and Salvador (SSA) that same month.

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by turk223
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A blast from the past: DC-10-30 - When VA was still VIASA…
Replies: 25
Views: 10513

Re: A blast from the past: DC-10-30 - When VA was still VIASA…

Spectacular! What a great thing to be able to travel back in time and read trip reports like this one... I remember Viasa well with its MD-80s coming to my home country Barbados with the CCS-POS-BGI flights... later we had CCS-PMV-BGI flights with Aeropostal using anything from the DC-9-10s up to th...

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by turk223
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Air Jamaica/Caribbean Airlines destinations and equipment
Replies: 27
Views: 4564

Re: Air Jamaica Shown Any Interest in 787 or A350?

Didn't BWIA fly long haul too, to the UK and Frankfurt I believe, from Trinidad? They had a few long haul aircraft too. When I worked with BW in the late 80s and early 90s, we had 4 L-1011-500 long-haul aircraft. We flew to LHR for years, but added FRA, MUC, CGN, ZRH, ARN in the early 90s. MAN came...

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by turk223
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicago
Replies: 19
Views: 4886

Re: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicago

That is great for Avianca, but all I care about is AV resuming the BOG-BGI flight!!! There has to be a some sort of a solution regarding the Venezuelan airspace restriction. Why not let Avianca Ecuador (Aerogal) do the route UIO-BOG-BGI just like they do with AUA and want to do with CUR? That way it...

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by turk223
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 12100

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

Just thought I would try my luck in getting an answer here... I heard that CM was in Barbados this month looking to finally start a PTY-BGI service. It has been discussed since 2006 and our government has had meetings in Panama most recently in 2011. Now that AV can no longer provide the BOG-BGI fli...

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by turk223
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hopping across Eurasia: Azerbaijan and Georgia with AZALjet
Replies: 11
Views: 4929

Re: Hopping across Eurasia: Azerbaijan and Georgia with AZALjet

Great report! Now, you have me interested in visiting...

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by turk223
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 35
Views: 4483

Re: Colombian Aviation news

As of the last annual report, AV mentioned the following North American cities as potential destinations (to be served from either the Salvador or Bogotá hub): Atlanta, Denver, Guadalajara, Las Vegas, Monterrey, Montreal, Port of Spain, Saint Martin, and Vancouver. Boston was also on the list, but ...

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by turk223
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 49284

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Brickell305 wrote:

More hurricane related changes to flight schedules with reduction at SJU, SXM and STT and increases at SDQ and STI as airlines look for somewhere to fly those planes.



Wish CM would do so by sending a plane to BGI!

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by turk223
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13480

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Every so often I post the same question: when will CM finally start a PTY-BGI (Barbados) service? There have been many meetings between CM and the Gov't of Barbados over the years and the same news is always reported: CM to start BGI service "soon". In fact, it was first announced in 2006....

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by turk223
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 28285

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Is there any news if CM will resume its PTY-SXM flights?

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by turk223
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 49284

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

[url][/url] I wonder if, sadly, airlines will pull out of SXM. I imagine the hotel infrastructure will take quite a while to get up to what it was pre-Irma. If CM pulls out, for example, I would like to think they would FINALLY see BGI as a viable option... With both GOL and AV failing will CM reall...

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by turk223
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 49284

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

I wonder if, sadly, airlines will pull out of SXM. I imagine the hotel infrastructure will take quite a while to get up to what it was pre-Irma. If CM pulls out, for example, I would like to think they would FINALLY see BGI as a viable option...

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by turk223
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca news
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Avianca news

I am nearly begging for information. Hopefully someone on this thread may be an "insider". What is going to happen with the AV BOG-BGI service? Yes, yes, yes. I know. It was "indefinitely suspended" due to problems with overflying Venezuelan airpspace. However, are any steps bein...

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by turk223
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 35
Views: 4483

Re: Colombian Aviation news

Just another question, for how long will Colombian registered aircraft be banned from using Venezuelan air space? Flights from Spain to Colombia I still see them bypassing Venezuelan air space now. A388 They are not banned. Avianca are welcome to use Venezuelan airspace tonight, should they wish to...

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by turk223
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13480

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

I remember when Copa was announcing new destinations nearly every six months. Has the expansion stopped? What will they do with all that space when the new terminal opens? Will CM ever start a service to Barbados from PTY? It was "confirmed" back in 2006. And 2011. And 2012. And 2015.

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by turk223
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 84
Views: 9607

Re: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela

Wow! Avianca just announced that al flights are being suspended as of today, July 27! The moved up the date from the original August 16 plan...

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by turk223
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 84
Views: 9607

Re: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela

dcajet wrote:
I am not sure if any Caribbean Islands airlines still fly there or not any longer.


Fairly certain BW still does POS-CCS-POS...

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by turk223
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 8051

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD

Great trip report!

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by turk223
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 84
Views: 9607

Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela

Just announced that Avianca will suspend all flights to and from Venezuela effective August 16, 2017. AV currently operates BOG-CCS-BOG twice daily and LIM-CCS-LIM once daily. AV states that it is a result of the need for Venezuela to improve various processes to international standards, improve the...

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by turk223
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 56
Views: 16147

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

Amazing trip report!

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by turk223
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ
Replies: 19
Views: 2720

Re: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ

Still a ton of mid size destinations left for them to link into their system. PBM, MID, BGI, SAT, AUS all come to mind I've been waiting since 2006* for CM to start a BGI service... I am not holding my breath any longer. AV does BOG-BGI 2x week since December 2015 and seems to be doing just fine - ...

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by turk223
Wed May 03, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Exotic Air Moldova and an afternoon in Chisinau
Replies: 10
Views: 4361

Re: Exotic Air Moldova and an afternoon in Chisinau

Wonderful report and so interesting to see photos of Moldova...

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by turk223
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina: Top 20 Domestic & International Routes
Replies: 20
Views: 3559

Re: Argentina: Top 20 Domestic & International Routes

Surprised that AV, AR, and now LA all with non-stops don't make BOG-EZE a "big market"...

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by turk223
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s
Replies: 35
Views: 8706

Re: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s

A dream for me...

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by turk223
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 63
Views: 4272

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

BGI for Barbados never made much sense for me, unless it is some reference to Bridgetown?

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by turk223
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Checkin’ on Robinson and Friday – on a Wednesday: Aerocardal
Replies: 10
Views: 2516

Re: Checkin’ on Robinson and Friday – on a Wednesday: Aerocardal

Brilliant trip report! One of the best I have read this year... Looking forward to your next one!

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by turk223
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?
Replies: 47
Views: 8083

Re: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?

Avianca! Gosh, what a huge turn around that was... From a small, national carrier to a rather large and successful airline.

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by turk223
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta CONVAIR 880 MIA-PBI-TPA 1969
Replies: 15
Views: 5321

Re: Delta CONVAIR 880 MIA-PBI-TPA 1969

Fantastic! Yours are some of the best trip reports I have seen!

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by turk223
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 122
Views: 42332

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

I am a huge aviation geek, but I am not a pilot. Yes, all of us geeks recognise that the photo and video made it look look like the plane was lower than normal compared to the hundreds of other photos and videos we have seen. I do not know what the pilots were doing on WestJet 2652 and would never m...

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by turk223
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start LGW to EZE in late 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 7802

Re: Norwegian start LGW to EZE in late 2017

I wonder if any routes to Colombia are in the works... A LGW service could go over well perhaps - foreign tourism is really growing here!

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by turk223
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear
Replies: 50
Views: 10752

Re: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear

'I am Colombian, and I have to say this is shameful and embarrassing. That is why we will never get rid of the 'drug dealer' stigma we carry wherever we go Also, it reflects poorly on BOG's security procedures. Hope they catch whoever did this I was thinking the same thing - it is an embarrassment ...

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by turk223
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....
Replies: 47
Views: 4842

Re: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....

I would imagine that the CM TPA-PTY flight is more than sufficient to cover the Latin American market out of TPA. Plus, AA's huge Latin American network is available out of MIA - a 45 minute flight from TPA.

So, LIM and BOG are pretty well served already!

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by turk223
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's fleet repainting
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Avianca's fleet repainting

After the official decision a few years back that Avianca-Taca would assume the name Avianca, the combined fleets (including AeroGal which has been re-branded Avianca Ecuador) and Avianca Brasil have sloooowly been repainted to the new livery... As far as I can see, it appears that a majority of the...

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by turk223
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish upgrades Bogata and Panama City
Replies: 31
Views: 5281

Re: Turkish upgrades Bogata and Panama City

I hope that this reflects that the flight is doing well?

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by turk223
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 46364

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

No chance of returning to BOG?

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by turk223
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 11371

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

Throughout the Caribbean, this has happened quite a bit: BGI - Seawell to Grantley Adams; SKB - Golden Rock to Robert Bradshaw; SJU - Isla Verde to Luis Muñoz Marín; KIN - Palisadoes to Norman Manley; GND - Point Salines to Maurice Bishop, SLU - Vigie to George Charles; FDF - Le Lamentin to Aimé Cés...

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by turk223
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs
Replies: 46
Views: 6855

Re: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs

I can, from experience, that customs and immigration procedures are not required for international to international connections at BOG, SJO, PTY, and LIM.

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