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by fraT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 4406

Re: UA at FRA

Is this a culture thing, or is this the result of the geopolitical events of the 20th century? . It's historic. Remember Germany was not unified as a single nation until late 1800s by which time many regions already had their own significant economic and social importance. Similar to Italy which li...

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by fraT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 4406

Re: UA at FRA

As others have mentioned, FRA is completely different to LHR and CDG. While there are also lots of American tourists in the area (go to Heidelberg or Rüdesheim and you will know what I am talking about), it is not comparable to mega cities like London, Paris or Berlin. Compared to Britain and France...

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by fraT
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 10902

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

BIG QUESTION: Can a 737MAX-10 configured similarly make EWR to Nice or Monaco, or Zermatt ? (Naturally once 737MAX’s are cleared to fly again) Serious? even the airport of Sion (SIR) would be a complete long shot. They basically have no commercial service. The Rhone valley is served by GVA and to a...

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by fraT
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5428

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

Spohr recently said that after the 6 A380s go back to Airbus, it does not make sense to split the remaining fleet between FRA and MUC. In the same speech he said that no decision has been made whether this A380 fleet will be based in FRA or MUC.

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by fraT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6012

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

The mayor of Berlin should set his priority to finally open the airport BER and end this utter embarrassment for Germany. BER isn't in Berlin, it's in Schönefeld. Schönefeld has their own mayor. Although it is correct that the airport itself is just outside of the Berlin city limits, the city/villa...

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by fraT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6012

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

The mayor of Berlin should set his priority to finally open the airport BER and end this utter embarrassment for Germany.

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by fraT
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12686

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development

LH neversaid that they will discontinue EW longhaul flights. They just said that the EW longhaul flights as well as the SN long-haul flights will be no longer commercially managed by EW but rather by LH itself. So I guess that pricing and steering will move over. Exact wording from Lufthansa Group ...

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by fraT
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12686

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development

LH neversaid that they will discontinue EW longhaul flights. They just said that the EW longhaul flights as well as the SN long-haul flights will be no longer commercially managed by EW but rather by LH itself. So I guess that pricing and steering will move over.

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by fraT
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24680

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

There have been a lot of attempts to connect other German cities to North America. LH had several short lived routes out of TXL as well as some out of DUS.They discontinued them after some time. AB failed with their long-haul routes out of DUS. UA discontinued HAM, before the merger CO had unsuccess...

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by fraT
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24680

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

I see AA, JetBlue, maybe others flying in XLR's & w'll see if LH's strategy will be fine tuned or nothing will change. Berlin has a large catchment area. Berlin it self has more than 30 million overnight stays by visitors per year of which 7.7 million overnight stays for conferences and convent...

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by fraT
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12686

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

SN has the benefit of holding a very strong and lucrative niche market like no-one else within the LHG: Central Africa. It's been remarkable how LH has refused to transfer their few Central-African routes to SN in BRU to consolidate all those fligths at the in-house specialist who's most certainly ...

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by fraT
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24680

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

LH is under threat by LCC's at their home markets. And unlike London, FRA and MUC (and ZRH) cannot support multiple large carriers. If LH loses the backbone of their strong short haul network at FRA or MUC, they have nothing left to feed their long haul flights with. The lack of capacity at MUC &am...

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by fraT
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24680

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Spohr has been on a crusade against LCCs. He recently whined about the unsustainability of LCCs offering 10 Euro fares. He thinks it's unsustainable only because LHG can't match the profitability of Wizz, Easyjet, and Ryanair. So I think he is going to criticize anything (whether it's the XLR, pric...

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by fraT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14002

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

If this lady is the only known person who was flying on tickets bought by this person then it is hard for me to believe that she is not part of the scum.

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by fraT
Tue May 21, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49784

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

I am not arguing that a merged AC/TS would have a dominant position especially out of YUL. However bringing up the example of YXE-FAO is ridiculous because you are talking about an O/D which currently has tons of 2-stop connections and only an announcement for next year, which would bring it to a on...

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by fraT
Tue May 21, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49784

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Competition is not just price, it's QSI. I doubt the Bureau are going to be be bamboozled into believing that replacing a competitive n/s service with one n/s service and a few one stop services, (that already exist), is immaterial in the competitive marketplace. Take Saskatoon to Faro. Consumers c...

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by fraT
Mon May 20, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49784

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

An AC / Transat merger massively reduces non-stop competition on countless routes from Montreal, Toronto and other Canadian gateways. AC and Transat currently compete on, and are the only n/s option, on dozens of routes from Canada to Europe. Massively? On what routes are AC & Transat the only ...

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by fraT
Thu May 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49784

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

The European carriers are pretty small players on most of the the Canadian transatlantic market. Of course they'll play a role, but AC and TS are by far the two biggest players. Remember also that the *A carriers are in a JV with AC so they're not actually competitors either. So, for example, Canad...

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by fraT
Mon May 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3557

Re: US carrier flights to IST

There are many reasons why all North American carriers have left IST. There were security issues, the economy is down thanks to Mr. Erdogan's actions. Some Turkish people living in North America often cannot go back since they would risk going to prison because they support Mr. Gülen. The yields out...

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by fraT
Thu May 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9350

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

AC tried flights to LGW a couple of years ago and canceled them after two years AFAIR. This should be a good indicator for their JV partner UA.

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by fraT
Fri May 03, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5304

Re: United expansion in FRA

It's already operated by LH as part of the JV. UA's only LAX tatl service is to LHR, where they have no partners to do it on their behalf. 2x daily flights on LH is enough for this route. Whilst FRA is a huge hub, the O/D traffic is limited. Not to mention LH Groups other LAX service, with its year...

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by fraT
Fri May 03, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5304

Re: United expansion in FRA

It's already operated by LH as part of the JV. UA's only LAX tatl service is to LHR, where they have no partners to do it on their behalf. 2x daily flights on LH is enough for this route. Whilst FRA is a huge hub, the O/D traffic is limited. Not to mention LH Groups other LAX service, with its year...

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by fraT
Thu May 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7212

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

First current long-haul units delivered to Austrian are from 2005. That is 14 years old. Although not ideal, I wouldn't fear they can "fall out the sky". BA has 747s from 1990. Yes, for a very different reasons and probably making much more money than Austrian does with its long haul flee...

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by fraT
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches YYZ-VIE
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Re: Air Canada launches YYZ-VIE

Since UA is in the same JV with OS as AC is, for them only a switch like the current AC/OS one would make sense. If UA would take over the VIE-EWR route, OS could start a new destination. An additional EWR service in addition to the OS one does not make sense.

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by fraT
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA
Replies: 29
Views: 9155

Re: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA

The compensation rule does apply in Switzerland and Norway although they are not part of the EU.

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by fraT
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Cape Town the beginning of a return to Africa for UA ?
Replies: 39
Views: 5305

Re: Is Capetown the beginning of a return to Africa for UA ?

Secondly, a 3x weekly seasonal service on an ULH route is going to need every revenue boost it can get. For this they'll need traffic from both ends and they'll find that difficult without a sales and distribution presence in South Africa. You can't build that presence on a 3x weekly seasonal servi...

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by fraT
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20068

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I imagine they will try to connect SNN pax via DUB to start, from their flights onto an EI flight. They codeshare with EI already, i don't imagine it will be exceptionally hard. Are they really codesharing with EI? AFAIK they allow them on certain itineraries but that's it. Btw, with LH taking over...

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by fraT
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4839

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

There are many people at LH who would love to see Condor coming back into the family. Problem is that especially the long haul fleet will need an update pretty soon and with EW, LHG already has an airline which suits the same area as DE. On the other side, DE still has a very good reputation in Germ...

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by fraT
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4839

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

This is probably the key force behind it. EW going after DE-passengers is nothing new ... At times when DE was part of LH-group they always kept clear of LH mainlines´s markets but since they became part of TUI group they ventured more and more into LH´s turf over the years. Now it´s obvious LH is ...

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by fraT
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GSP to Germany?
Replies: 21
Views: 2883

Re: GSP to Germany?

Boof02671 wrote:
LH has had six years to move the MUC flight and they haven’t. AA is starting CLT-MUC, US ran LH out of CLT-FRA market before.


When was LH flying FRA-CLT?

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by fraT
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54202

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Nicknuzzii wrote:
This might be a dumb question, but does the UA joint venture with LH still stand if you are flying with LX or OS?


Yes, the JV includes the LHG carriers LH,LX,OS,SN as well as UA and AC.

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by fraT
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54202

LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Press release should be out soon. LH has ordered 20 B787-9 and 20 additional A350-900, which will be delivered between 2022 and 2027 and replace older 4-engine aircraft. The decision, which of the LHG airlines will receive these aircraft will come at a later stage. Six A380 will leave the fleet in 2...

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by fraT
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 045
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Re: Air Canada 045

The Pakistani airspace is still closed or at least partly. That is why the westbound flights DEL-YVR are currently making a fuel stop in CPH.

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by fraT
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 7336

Re: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA

TheDBCooper wrote:
Is LH not at odds with Fraport at the moment around facility fees? Perhaps this is a move intended to add pressure to Fraport?

Since Eurowings is a "new" Airline in FRA, they should get those discounts from FRAPORT which LH was so upset about when they were given to Ryanair.

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by fraT
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13289

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

Since LH will end the so called JUMP project and bring back the Lufthansa Cityline A343s to mainline, it won't be affected.

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by fraT
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 117
Views: 17847

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

LH is an evil airline (thought I love their product). Time and again they force airlines off Germany city (not FRA or MUC) - US and then they force you to connect in FRA or MUC. They dont even pretend to want to fly the nonstop route after the competition is gone The losers? The important German ci...

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by fraT
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 94
Views: 19431

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

Those pax were allowed to deplane into the hangar in SYA, so you can go ahead and get your facts straight on that. Also, DL clearly communicated their intentions to the pax and had the passengers off a remote island quicker than UA could get pax out of a major Canadian airport. This is why DL wasnt...

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by fraT
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20869

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

As per flightradar24 the rescue flight just took off. The rescue flight arrived in SEA about 10p Christmas Eve. The flight that just took off, DL9978, is the continuation of the crippled plane. Maintenance probably checked it out, crew got rest and off they went. https://flightaware.com/live/flight...

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by fraT
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20869

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

As per flightradar24 the rescue flight just took off.

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by fraT
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Austrian Airlines doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 5016

Re: How is Austrian Airlines doing?

LUKAS10 wrote:
Considering the fact Austrian will be fully integrated into Eurowings, talking about other aircraft type than A330 makes no sense.


Any proof for your "facts"?
In contrast to SN, there are no plans to integrate OS into EW.

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by fraT
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26528

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

I remain convinced based on posts on A.net and elsewhere that there is/was an active campaign within LH to get some LH employees, or people/agencies contracted by LH, to consistently post overtly positive opinions about LH’s new livery on the internet and social media. I understand some people may ...

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by fraT
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26528

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyo...

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by fraT
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26528

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Don't you people think that a lot of people put a lot of time and resources to come to this solution. One reason for the white fuselage is that Lufthansa Group wants to have the possibility to shift around aircraft between LH/LX/OS with minimal adjustments as possible. I also don't like the fact tha...

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by fraT
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19480

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

So it will be year round. Nice addition to the FRA network. Even the LHR to DEN service is only seasonal. LHR would be year-round from DEN but UA only has access to that slot pair during the summer schedule. Going year-round would require reducing frequency from an existing route. If they would rea...

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by fraT
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19480

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

So it will be year round. Nice addition to the FRA network. Even the LHR to DEN service is only seasonal.

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by fraT
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154642

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Kevlavik airport shows WOW flights departing.

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by fraT
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada increases Dubai effective 02NOV
Replies: 10
Views: 2820

Re: Air Canada increases Dubai effective 02NOV

5 weekly flights would be the maximum under the bilateral. It recently increased from 3/7.

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by fraT
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 8120

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Amadeus show all routes with 737 Max 900

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by fraT
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 8120

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Primera now also loaded flights from FRA to JFK and YYZ (both daily) and BOS (2/7) into the GDS.

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by fraT
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 11868

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

axiom wrote:
fraT wrote:
LH658 wrote:

Luckily though routes within Europe are short distances.


Like FRA-GYD/TLV/CAI ?


"Within Europe."


But LH is using them as well on routes to non-European destinations. And the pitch does not change ;-)

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