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by airbazar
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 25
Views: 3704

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

It's quite clear we are talking about SN in terms of long haul, not their short haul arm, so calling it intra-Europe is a bit redundant. I think the discussion evolved into what might be SN's future and it's worth pointing out that even with their well known African network, that is only 1 million ...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Why Exit immigration?

As an European living in the U.S. I think one of the good things U.S. airports have going is that we are not required to clear immigration on the way out of the country (one less line to wait in). Growing up in Europe (and when I visit), we are always required to clear immigration on the way out. Wh...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15582

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Now the HA flight: To catch a 9am flight out of Boston I have to drag myself out of bed no later than 5am and spend at least 1.5 hours in bumper to bumper traffic to the airport. By the time I get thru security I'd feel like I've been traveling for 12 hours then I have to sit in a tight Y seat for ...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134940

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

EDIT: So now we have a 763 at A13 and A333 at A14, nothing at A15, and A321 at A16 and an A320 at A 17. You could fit a RJ at A15, but nothing larger. There's still a good amount of space between the 763 and 333 - Maybe Massport and/or DL will consider moving A14 down so they can fit a mainline pla...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15582

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Coordinating the BOS-HNL flight times to connect with Europe departures & arrivals would result in poor connectivity for HA with its neighbor island flights at HNL; the flight would have to depart BOS around 1600 at the earliest which would result in an arrival in the neighborhood of 2100 local...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

So tell Aegean they don't know how to run an airline. I know nothing about Aegean and their business model so I can't comment. I googled it for a few minutes and found out that they started as a charter airline so maybe that is why they still serve so many p-2-p routes to vacation destinations. As ...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 120
Views: 9251

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

American Airlines Considers Ending Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-18/american-air-mulls-end-to-ticket-changes-if-congress-limits-fees "Doing away with changes to nonrefundable fares would make airline flights more like baseball games or c...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

Playing cards help passengers calm down? This reminds me of inflight library. People, Time, U.S. News, etc. magazines (with clear plastic covers) were offered by flight attendants -- for onboard use only. That still exists outside of the U.S., as it does for playing cards apparently. The main chang...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15582

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

As much as I love Hawaii, it's not a very appealing a warm-weather destination from the east coast. Between the flight time and the time zone changes, I much prefer to go to the Caribbean. But I do wish them the best of luck. According to published visitor statistics, 1.353M people from the Eastern...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 25
Views: 3704

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

They serve JFK and YYZ year-round, unless I am mistaken. These are not insubstantial backwaters. Both large, international cities in their own right and with a large diaspora, and if necessary offer connections. I don't think it's quite right to say they are an Africa - Europe airline, though it's ...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

As of last year SQ was still giving away playing cards on request. I suspect they still do.

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 25
Views: 3704

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

I fear that as time goes by, SN will lose on its importance especially as Lufthansa gets cozier and cozier with Ethiopian. That doesn't make much sense to me since SN is LH. SN will always be LH's arm in Africa. That is exactly why they bought the airline. ET just cannot offer LH what SN offers. No...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 25
Views: 3704

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

jubaexpress wrote:
Not a massive shock. The few times I saw it boarding it didn't look terribly busy. SN know what they do well: move people between U.S Europe and Africa.

I'd remove U.S. from that sentence. They only serve 1 U.S. destination year round. They are a Europe-Africa airline.

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 63
Views: 11606

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

Given how the Singapore side is only forecasting a market of 30000 per year, I would say going daily would cause everybody to lose their shirt by spreading that small of a market across a entire week..30000. Spread across 365 days of the year is 82 passengers a day. Now obviously the flights are no...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 55
Views: 7967

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Between SQ and NZ there ought to be enough *A FF's in AUS that might appreciate an alternative to SQ as a means to get to Europe. So this might work for TK.

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15582

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Why would you think people from places like PIT, CLE and DTW would fly to Boston to catch a flight to HNL. For a cheaper fare, or if the flight from JFK is sold out they might go to BOS for the flight. Not any different than people on the coast who backtrack to YYZ or ORD for TATL flights. I live i...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15582

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I'm obviously an av enthusiast. That's why I'm here. But I've done more than my share of LH and ULH flights, including a bunch of multi-stop 30+ hour trips. And after a while, I've learned that sleeping for 8 hours makes sitting for 12 hours on a flight to Japan or 16 hours on a flight to HKG makes...

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by airbazar
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134940

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Maybe Massport will re-think their plans for Terminal E and instead of just doing the 4 wide body gate expansion for phase 1, they'll do the whole 7 gate expansion all at once. Wishful thinking as I am sure all of the pieces are in place for just the 4 gate expansion (financing, permitting, bids, e...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134940

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

LH423 wrote:
Looks like someone at HA also has a touch of the whimsy, à la KLM. Intro fares start at $617.

Nothing special about that. ~$600 was the normal price for BOS-Hawaii this past Summer when I went.
AA even had prices in the mid $500's.

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134940

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

StarAlliance is becoming increasingly weaker at BOS. Maybe a new *A airline should consider flying to BOS? How about OS or OZ? Or perhaps LO? Once upon a time *A was arguably the most dominant. Today it lacks hugely. OS or LO wouldn't be changing much. There are lots of options to Europe and beyond...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134940

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The amount of times I said this is a route that would happen, and people told me I was dreaming is really astonishing. Huge add for BOS, also longest US domestic flight. Any idea what terminal they will use.? I used to be in the no-way camp until I read that 60,000 annual visitors from the area vis...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15582

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I have flown UA's EWR-HNL flight a couple of times which leaves around 8:30am. It's actually kind of nice IMO, especially if you're doing a Saturday - Saturday trip with a redeye back home. It arrives into HNL early afternoon so I have enough time to get to my hotel, unpack, and relax on the beach ...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15582

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

If using 2 frames is abnormal, any insights as to why? The departure time from BOS clearly targets O&D traffic. I can’t imagine B6 has a sizeable arrival bank coming into BOS prior to that? BOS isn't a logical, distance-efficient connecting point for pretty much any U.S. airport xxx-BOS-HNL. Th...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15582

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Interesting addition! An even more interesting introductory fare - $617 I just visited the Big Island this past Summer, from BOS. My 3rd trip to the islands. But I'm not sure about flying non-stop in economy if I had that option. This is one of those rare examples where the non-stop fare would have...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

TAP is NOT a Low Cost p-2-p carrier. They're a network carrier. They generate profits by maximizing connections and carrying higher yielding O&D passengers. The same exact business model as BA, EI, QR, etc. They fly to FAO, from THEIR respective hubs, just like TAP flies to FAO from its hub. I c...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134940

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

As for PF, well they have caused a nightmare for 2019 with their schedules. Suffice to say, there will be plenty of remote stands and busing going on when they are there, particularly for the summer months. When will Massport break ground on the terminal E expansion? The reason I ask is because tha...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

According to Wikipedia, quite a few in general: The point is, save for very few seasonal exceptions, BA only flies to London, AF only flies to Paris, AZ only flies to Rome/Milan, and IB only flies to Madrid. And those exceptions are due to the fact that those are bigger cities, bigger economies, an...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

But... what about Beja? Yes I'm kidding. What I'm amazed at is that there isn't a single direct flight from FAO with TP (apart from FAO LIS). BA runs up to 8 flights a day in summer to the various LON airports; FR/EZY have dozens of flights all over the place. Why is it amazing? How many routes doe...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Is LIS-TLV a one-off adventure in the Middle East or is it a change in TP's expansion strategy? Perhaps expanding TP's network in the Middle East (mostly Levant region, not GCC) might be a good feeder to their long-haul routes - e.g. BEY as there is a big Lebanese community in Canada/US and Brazil)...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134940

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

SCQ83 wrote:
FGITD wrote:
Did hear last night however that MXP might happen, just not courtesy of Primera.


Norwegian then.


They don't fly any long haul from MXP. Hard to imagine them launching MXP-BOS ahead of MXP-JFK or MXP-FLL.

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48706

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

In 2018 Frontier has expanded to PWM, BTV, and PSM. Southwest and Jetblue need to stop ignoring their secondary New England markets or they might find themselves fighting for leftovers. In what way is Jetblue ignoring secondary New England markets? They fly from PVD, BDL, ORH, PWM, BTV, MVY, and AC...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

You're not alone apparently. "Other destinations the airline is considering include Los Angeles (LAX) and Houston (IAH)" https://thepointsguy.com/news/david-neeleman-tap-portugal/ "David: Yeah, you’ll see some next summer and the summer afterwards. Between the next few summers, you’l...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48706

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Question is did MHT even try for G4? If MHT mgmt. feels that they can depend on spillover service from BOS, it is going to challenging in the current times when there are other airports in the region who are vying for new service. I agree with you - not a good news for MHT. According to someone on ...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48706

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Looking at the schedules for both PWM and PSM comparably: PWM-MCO flies on the days that PSM does not so no direct competition in Dec/Jan/Feb. However at PSM, Frontier will fly against the scheduled allegiant schedule. This will be an interesting dog fight even though allegiant flies to SFB. Both a...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

IAH - LIS would be a good destination, plenty of connections south of IAH. You're not alone apparently. "Other destinations the airline is considering include Los Angeles (LAX) and Houston (IAH)" https://thepointsguy.com/news/david-neeleman-tap-portugal/ "David: Yeah, you’ll see some...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134940

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

B752OS wrote:
Why are they starting the flight so late in the season? If it's going to be seasonal service, how long will it run for given it's scheduled to start August 17?

My guess is that the start is contingent on new aircraft deliveries.

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8097

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I may be alone but I love that non travelers are greatly reduced passed security. Airlines were flying with 50% load factors now that is north of 80%, the gate areas are extremely crowded I don't ever want to see gaggles of family and friends anymore at the gates. That's still allowed but most peop...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

It is nonetheless impressive that TP, a small niche airline by most standards has a presence in Africa that is larger than that of BA or LH. The same can be said about SN. in a lot of ways, in the African market TP is competing against SN more than any other airline in Europe. I doubt it has a pres...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8097

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I think purely regarding aviation, 9/11 is hugely overrated. Beside hightened security, everything else that happened would have happened anyway.. Agree 100%. Evolution of aviation was going to happen one way or another. The Ryanair model was already well established in Europe and it was only a mat...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

TAP is a huge player against RAM and european airlines ( AF , BA ,... ) in Africa . They use Airbus 321 Neos for most of the countries served . Flew TP twice to ABJ, all flights operated with A319 with around 25 to 50 passengers. I paid 179€ return the 1st time. 250€ the second. By comparison, my l...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8097

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Where do I start??? As a FA myself, I can honestly tell you that things went for the worst. This event marked the begining of a lot of changes of the passenger experience at the airport and onboard. Airlines began to charge for onboard catering, then went on to charging you for the second checked i...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4530

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

Wow! I had no idea that BA does not fly to DTW. With their huge network to the U.S. it does seem like a gaping hole.
Whatever the reasons were to drop the route I can't believe that they haven't felt the need to re-start.

BestWestern wrote:
DTW was and is NW/ and now DL territory.

More so than ATL?

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

They already got 1 A321NEO and it's the said CY216 configuration as it will replace the current A320 and A321 medium haul fleet. Their LRs will have 168 seats only (I think with C12), and are bound for medium/long haul routes only. There is no need to create additional configurations on different s...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Don't get me wrong, I do not see an easy way out of this mess. All options on the table are bad, including maintaining the status-quo: No new airport, Portela remains overcrowded and TAP cannot grow. This is one of these cases where unfortunately you need to choose the lesser evil. I would probably...

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by airbazar
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

I don't know if I'm lost in translation, but IMHO the Jornal de Negocios interview's last paragraph summarises a very selfish, arrogant and childish approach to Montijo's new airport They have a valid point. Montijo is to be a Low Cost airport. TAP are not a Low Cost airline. As the only airline wi...

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by airbazar
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5910

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

[ Interesting. Acapulco has almost doubly Cape Town’s murder rate and yet it’s still a very popular tourist destination. In fact, coming from Durban it’s interesting to see Baltimore, San Juan, Detroit, and even New Orleans have higher murder rates than most cities in South Africa. . None of which ...

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by airbazar
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Sorry the interview article is in Portuguese only but I'll try to summarize it as best as I can. https://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/empresas/transportes/aviacao/detalhe/antonoaldo-neves-tap-vai-ter-15-novos-avioes-e-15-novas-rotas-em-2019 - 15 new aircraft in 2019. They think they can grow the fleet to...

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by airbazar
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26608

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

I thought the US3 were especially upset at the prospect of EK getting even more 5th freedom flights to the US. Didn't EK agree to not start any more of them? This is funny. Read up for an explanation. There was no agreement whatsoever. It was all smoke and mirrors as usual with our current administ...

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