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by B747forever
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL
Replies: 46
Views: 8005

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

So JAL and ANA got 25 and US got 12. Remaining [email protected] will be taken by non-JP/US carriers then. Let's see, who else? Swiss/ LX (ZRH) 1 UK/ BA or VS (LHR) 1 - VS likely to get it? Finland / AY (HEL) 1 Germany / LH (FRA) 1 Netherlands / KL (HEL) 1 AF already holds two, so I don't think they'll get it. ...

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by B747forever
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 46
Views: 10904

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

MAH4546 wrote:
Los Angeles-Melbourne and Dallas-Auckland.


LAX-AKL back to year round?

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by B747forever
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 9022

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

As others have said, due to frequencies. Same reason you won't see A380s on the LHR-JFK route. Not sure that is entirely true as AA doesn't have any substantially higher frequency on LAX-NYC to compensate for using low density narrow bodies. SFO-JFK is even worse. 8/23 LAX-JFK/EWR UA x12 AA x11 DL ...

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by B747forever
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 11477

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

LAX will receive 4 additional frequencies for summer 2020. Schedules should be loaded in coming weeks, but the additional flight will be an early 8am departure from IST, arriving LAX by noon, returing from LAX at 2pm, arriving IST 1pm. Will open up some new connection options and make some existing...

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by B747forever
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 30
Views: 1381

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

How about Frontier's LAX-DEN departing at 12:59am arriving at 4:22am with a flight time of 2 hours 23 minutes? True flight time in the air is around 1 hour 50 minutes. Such a disaster of a flight.

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by B747forever
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6295

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

sprxUSA wrote:
Who the hell wants to arr LAS at 4:30am??


With the schedule they have, arriving LAS at 4:30am and departing 6:30am, this flight clearly caters for LAS originating passengers. It is a typical red eye Hawaii-West Coast schedule, so that 4:30am arrival is nothing out of the ordinary.

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by B747forever
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 39
Views: 10860

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

The Norwegian 787-8 seats 291 passengers. So the 298 must be counting with the crew. If there were only 7 crew (2 pilots, 5 FA's) they would be below the required min. numbers (8) to operate the flight. Infants are also counted as pax and require not always a seat. Forgot about that. My bad. Seems ...

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by B747forever
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 39
Views: 10860

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

dcajet wrote:
787-8 LN-LND DY7115 FCO-LAX 298 paxs on board.


The Norwegian 787-8 seats 291 passengers. So the 298 must be counting with the crew.

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by B747forever
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA seat assignment charges
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: BA seat assignment charges

aklrno wrote:
If they were to charge it would be the only business class seat reservation charge I’ve ever heard of. The BA web page doesn’t mention it.


BA charges for seat selection in ET, CE, WT, WTP and CW (not in F) for all passengers except those with FF status.

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by B747forever
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 36
Views: 4261

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

Got it too. Anyone with some insider information that is willing to share it?

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by B747forever
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32914

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Well, I am proud to say that over the last 12 months I have saved close to $5000 on hidden city ticketing on all UA itineraries. Several close in bookings flying LAX-EWR-XXX with intended final destination EWR are many times 50% cheaper than a simple LAX-EWR ticket, and saved close to $2000 on a fam...

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by B747forever
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible New Routes for EgyptAir to the USA
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: Possible New Routes for EgyptAir to the USA

Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Those would need a fuel stop on the way since no aircraft in the Egyptair fleet has the range to make those flights non-stop. However if they start anything in the USA, it'll most likely be east coast. Saudia currently flies JED-LAX (8332mi) with their 77Ws. With CAI...

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by B747forever
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22149

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

With the arrival of the new WBs, will TK up the frequency on some of their US routes? Will LAX be back to more than once daily?

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7455

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

LAX772LR wrote:
eamondzhang wrote:
Meh, that's mostly me wishful thinking.... it's still cheaper to fly LAX-HKG than it is to do LAX-east coast, on some days. :eek:


This. It is almost always cheaper or at least not much more expensive to fly to Asia from LAX than to the East Coast. And the US3 complain about the ME3.

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, when to book for xmas
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, when to book for xmas

OP, before you book an itinerary with separate tickets, you need to consider the extra hassle and risks it involves. Is it really worth the savings of just about 100gbp, and that is if you don’t have any checked in luggage. There is no way the I would book something like that when there is a conven...

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by B747forever
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, when to book for xmas
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, when to book for xmas

OP, before you book an itinerary with separate tickets, you need to consider the extra hassle and risks it involves. Is it really worth the savings of just about 100gbp, and that is if you don’t have any checked in luggage. There is no way the I would book something like that when there is a conveni...

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by B747forever
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2477

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

Have quite the list! Not sure if CIA, BGY and NYO qualify. Los Angeles (home): LAX, BUR, ONT, LGB, SNA San Francisco: SFO, OAK, SJC Seattle: SEA, PAE Dallas: DFW, DAL Houston: IAH, HOU Chicago: ORD, MDW New York: JFK, LGA, EWR Washington DC: DCA, IAD, BWI Vancouver: YVR, CXH Victoria: YYJ, YWH Londo...

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by B747forever
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6895

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

What will happen to the Q400 pilots? Will they be fired? This is Europe, so pretty sure, get the chance to train and to receive an additional certificate on the E195. Nothing to do with it being in Europe. I imagine it would be the same with any other carrier, the pilota get new openings based on t...

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by B747forever
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23162

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

This person has only themselves to blame. Even Orbitz makes it super clear what the restrictions are with a BE fare before payment. When choosing AA flights, Orbitz shows all available fare classes and their restrictions so you can easily choose something that works for you.

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by B747forever
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?

The NX denoted the ACF door config because all ACF frames are 97t MTOW capable. The only difference the LR makes is the ability to add the 3rd ACT. Thanks for the reply. As Airbus has decided to use the same designation for both versions, how can one tell which version an airframe is if both are de...

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by B747forever
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?

I am a little confused about the A321neo designations. Airbus will have 3 versions on offer Standard A321-200neo (A321-200N) A321-200LR neo (A321-200NX) A321-200XLR neo (?) However, looking at planespotters.net it seems many non LR versions are also designated as -NX. Take BA or AA for instance, as ...

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by B747forever
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan business class...which seat?
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Hainan business class...which seat?

I am sure they will be able to tell you when you call to get your seats assigned.

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by B747forever
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 87
Views: 9463

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

What American thinks Brazil is dangerous? Was there in April. Wondered all around Rio and São Paulo without a care in the world. Drove down the coast similarly care free. People who read travel warnings and that stuff are really missing out on life. Having been to Brazil twice it is fine to visit a...

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by B747forever
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11640

Re: France to charge aviation tax

I just spent 6 weeks in Europe, rented a car 5 different times. After filling up the cars to turn in and paying what I paid, I touch down at XNA and on the way home see that Sam's Club's gas is $2.17 a gal. God Bless America. If you were touching down at LAX, SAN or SFO you would not pay $2.17 a ga...

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3959

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

Felt both earthquakes here in the valley (La Canada). Quite a while ago we had a earthquake that was felt over such a wide area. As already mentioned, the epicenter was in Ridgecrest, so quite far from LA. Can’t imagine there being any damages in the greater LA basin. Nevertheless it has reminded ev...

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by B747forever
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 9063

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Would love to have a nonstop LAX-ATH option, but doubt that will ever happen. Too long of a flight passing over other hubs.

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by B747forever
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14189

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

LAX772LR wrote:
lazyme wrote:
The only option to fly direct to major cities to USA from Sweden and Norway is currently to fly with SAS, or Norwegian afaik.

UA still flies EWR-ARN


Which is a seasonal route. So for the upcoming winter season SAS will be the dominant carrier with a few token flights by Norwegian.

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA going to dehub GUM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Is UA going to dehub GUM?

any US originating pax must use UA to get to GUM due to cabotage. As a US Trust Territory the rule requires you fly a US airline on the originating transpacific leg, but you can connect to a foreign carrier for the continuation to GUM. Are we talking about specific US originating passengers or just...

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 884
Views: 140878

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know how both SAS and Finnair are doing on their respective routes to LAX? SAS has been flying to LAX a few years now, but noticed the flight is not daily this summer. I believe last summer it was served daily. LAX is the remaining route out of ARN besides the bog standard EWR/ORD, so ma...

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9455

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Why are people so worked up about Air Italy? They only have 2 year round routes to the US, MIA and JFK. Even the supposedly seasonal LAX and SFO have not been loaded for S20, so they might not even come back. Is this whole thing worth fighting about for 2 EU-US routes? Anyway, flew LAX-MXP about 2 w...

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14749

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

To me the most frustrating part is seeming to always take off on the runway on the opposite side of the airport from my terminal and then landing on the opposite side as well. Seems to be the case almost every time for me. I’m sure there are reasons certain planes are using certain runways, but the...

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43820

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Absolutely stunning!!!!! This is as big as when ordered American A320s.. IAG must have gotten a Ryanair type deal. The discount must be really huge on this order. Major A320 operator + first major order for the MAX since the ground = HUGE discount. IAG could probably not resist getting the MAX at s...

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13255

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Looks like the aircraft continued the same night on the regularly scheduled DL 18 to LHR. Weird that it didn’t continue to CDG.

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14113

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

Even in the Schengen area there are exceptions. I flew into OSL as a Schengen arrival and there were announcements that anyone making domestic connections within Norway had to collect their bags and clear customs in OSL before rechecking their bags. I suspect the same is true in Sweden, which I bel...

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by B747forever
Thu May 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3681

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

Well, we are already the worlds busiest O&D airport in the world. A much better metric than counting all those connecting pax that don't help the local economy that much!

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by B747forever
Thu May 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19650

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

No one forced Icelandair to match WOW Air pricing and why would they if they were losing money. It would have been better to fly with a lower load factor than then to charge rock bottom fares. DL, AA and UA didn't dump low fare seats into the market to match WOW Air. Again the only agenda here was ...

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by B747forever
Wed May 22, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: DFW - no immigrations control?

As above, the US does not have any formal exit immigration control.

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by B747forever
Tue May 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 66836

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure if it has been mentioned, but with the W20 timetable BA will switch the PHX rotation to 787-9 and transfer the flight from T3 to T5 at LHR.

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by B747forever
Tue May 21, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?
Replies: 14
Views: 1472

Re: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?

Just played around with some dates and found an even cheaper fare with BA. IAD-LHR nonstop any day DEC26-30 CDG-JFK on the AA flight on JAN29 Total $395 booked via Iberia's website. You can even mix and match fare classes, for instance a fare that includes a bag on the outbound and basic economy on ...

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by B747forever
Tue May 21, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?
Replies: 14
Views: 1472

Re: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?

Have you checked the fares for a round trip and then just skipping the return part of the trip? You still get a nonstop with BA to LHR with a random return date in January for about $550. Though looks like they don't fly any 747s to WAS at the end of December, it is a mix of A380 and 787. Buying a r...

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by B747forever
Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1692

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

When are you flying? As said above UA Polaris beats LH business class seat that is still in 2-2-2. According to http://view.ceros.com/united/polaris-tracker-desktop-4/p/3 21 of 51 77Es are configured in Polaris with 3 in the progress of being converted. So the later in the year you are flying the be...

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by B747forever
Sun May 19, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?

Nothing like asking for help and then being rude.

Dude, it is just a 7-8 hour flight not a life changing event, and especially in Y there isn’t a huge difference between operators. Either suck it up or ask for a refund and book new tickets.

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by B747forever
Sat May 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?

You don't need to add a hotel for all days of your trip. See if you can get it even cheaper by only having a hotel booked through BA.com for the first night.

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by B747forever
Thu May 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3647

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

Yes, it still happens from time to time. Last June I flew back home with SAS ARN-LAX and visited the flight deck when we were over Greenland. Was a clear day, so had amazing views of Greenland. Was there for about 30 minutes!

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by B747forever
Tue May 14, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

It’s all about traveling on specific days at the lowest price and has to be non stop Norwegian has the best deals by far but unfortunately they only fly this route twice a week Got it, but please tell me you are not going to pay $1767 for that one way ticket. You could always add a random return da...

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by B747forever
Mon May 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

Since when did BA start to sell reasonably priced one way tickets on long haul flights? It’s not that reasonable but still cheaper to to do it this way than round trip on BA Since when did BA start to sell reasonably priced one way tickets on long haul flights? Since they found Norwegian as a compe...

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by B747forever
Mon May 13, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

Since when did BA start to sell reasonably priced one way tickets on long haul flights?

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by B747forever
Fri May 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 884
Views: 140878

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Stockholm (ARN) saw decline in passenger volume also in April: Domestic: 378,556 (-19%) International: 1,659,291 (-6%) Total: 2,037,847 (-9%) YTD total: 7,672,023 (-5%) The positive effect of Easter in April (in 2018 it was in March) was killed by SAS strike. How much of the decline is due to all F...

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by B747forever
Fri May 10, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 21
Views: 4799

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

How reliable is Air Transat's schedule? Looking to do YYZ-YUL or YUL-YQB in September. Would hate to see another type at the gate! On the dates I am looking to do YYZ-YUL there is an A330 scheduled to depart just 10 minutes earlier. What worries me is that they might combine those flights to the A33...

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by B747forever
Fri May 10, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16604

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

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NYPECO wrote:
jonnyclam123 wrote:
dcajet wrote:
Folks: look at who penned this advertorial. Thank you.

As soon as I saw who wrote it I immediately exited the article.

Why is that? (Honest question, I don't know anything about that author).


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