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by B747forever
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 481
Views: 116492

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Now that LH seems to preparing their 747-400s for return to service, what routes are they scheduled to operate on? A couple of weeks ago there were several TATL routes that showed as operated by 744 from first week of November, but those have now been removed.

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by B747forever
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 71
Views: 10052

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

While I love the large 787 windows and the dimmable function, as setting it at the 1st or 2nd level still allows you to look outside while filtering the brightest light, I just hate the override function crews have. For instance, just a couple of weeks ago I flew EWR-JNB, a 15 hour flight, and the w...

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by B747forever
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 300
Views: 68477

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

@ PatrickZ80 Here we go again with your obsession with APD. Using your logic, no one should fly nonstop long haul out of the UK due to APD. First of all, I don’t know why you keep assuming that the once a year LCC pax will do absolutely anything, including flying on 2 separate tickets through a thir...

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by B747forever
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 16913

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Are looking to avoid the MAX because of its history or because of the layout some airline have gone with? The former. I don't trust it, wouldn't feel safe on it, and will not be riding one any time soon. I don't care what Boeing/FAA claim to have done; the only thing that'd make me comfortable with...

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by B747forever
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 16913

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Opus99 wrote:
This is a.net so DL will never buy the MAX. And if they do I want to see what peoples explanation will be.

Let’s see

They got them for change, so they couldn’t refuse adding them to the fleet when basically free?

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by B747forever
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds

Regarding the Delta snack boxes, Delta could learn a thing or two from Alaska who currently have the best catering in First of all domestic carriers. Basically full service with hot meals on all flights longer than 1,100mi, and not just on a select few premium routes as other carriers.

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by B747forever
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 481
Views: 116492

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Is LH really going to start flying the 747-400 at the end of October? See it on multiple routes, but might just be a placeholder? It's the next type to be brought back. If they need more capacity, then it will be back. 333/343/359/748s are all flying. So yes, it's possible, but depends on TATL dema...

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by B747forever
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 481
Views: 116492

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Is LH really going to start flying the 747-400 at the end of October? See it on multiple routes, but might just be a placeholder?

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by B747forever
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 62524

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Any idea when PAL will be able to accept international to international connections again?

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by B747forever
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 35104

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

While obviously not that important, I wonder though how they decide to fill their F/J cabins!

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by B747forever
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flair pricing from Abbotsford to Eastern Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Flair pricing from Abbotsford to Eastern Canada

Most likely the YYZ flight is close to full while the YOW flight is wide open. As already said, supply and demand.

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by B747forever
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stop in AMM
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Re: Stop in AMM

Serving both destinations at once?

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by B747forever
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62615

Re: Spirit operational challenges

UGH darn it. I didnt look into that Unless you're shorter than 5'8 fly somebody else. No amount of savings is worth induced scoliosis on a flight that long (and that would go for Allegiant and Frontier as well). I typically agree. However, it might be worth checking to see what Big Front Seat costs...

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by B747forever
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 476
Views: 59977

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

cbphoto wrote:
Flint, MI and Appleton, WI were just announced as new aircraft and crew bases opening early 2022.


Wonder if G4 will add LAX from both?

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by B747forever
Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62615

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Just to note, Flightaware shows no xcls for today yet, but that does not mean they aren’t xcling flights, they were just never loaded into the system as active trips. . Flightradar24 shows most SJU flights cancelled, they deadheaded a plane to EWR this morning. The next scheduled outbound is 524pm ...

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by B747forever
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62615

Re: Spirit operational challenges

joeblow10 wrote:
Folks - it’s Spirit. The idea “this will do permanent brand damage” is a joke… Spirit has the worst brand name in the industry and it can only go up,


Well, over the past couple of years they have worked on their brand image, but with the past week everything has gone down the drain.

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by B747forever
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62615

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Spirit is wasting time. They must shut down the entire system down for 48 hours and begin positioning aircraft and crew for a grand startup. This corrective action to repair their system will be easier to explain to the paying passengers and employees. Offer full refunds and vouchers for any reason...

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by B747forever
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62615

Re: Spirit operational challenges

+1,700 flights canceled since Sunday https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2021/08/05/why-is-spirit-airlines-canceling-flights/5494487001/ Let's say 130pax/flight, over 220,000 pax are then affected, and with no agreements with other airlines Spirit have to clear this backlog themselves...

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by B747forever
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wingo ok'd by the US DOT to fly to the US
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Re: Wingo ok'd by the US DOT to fly to the US

Did Copa Colombia ever fly to the US before becoming Wingo?

BTW, will be flying on Wingo BOG-CUN in a couple of days!

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by B747forever
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta restarts ATL-VCE today Aug 5th, 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 2868

Re: Delta restarts ATL-VCE today Aug 5th, 2021

Isn't this really late to start a summer seasonal route? They have missed all summer!


EDIT: Maybe due to COVID restrictions it wasn't feasible to operate the flight earlier this summer?

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by B747forever
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 32
Views: 1897

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Logging my flights since 2006, here it is how it looks like: Top 3 manufacturers 1. Boeing x488 2. Airbus x346 3. Embraer x75 Top 3 wide body family types 1. 777 family x52 2. 747 family x46 3. 787 family x42 Top 3 wide body types 1. 747-400 x42 2. 777-300ER x29 3. 787-8 / A330-300 x21 each Top 3 na...

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by B747forever
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of rare aircraft types that you can still fly on
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: List of rare aircraft types that you can still fly on

Do flights on aircraft owned by museums count as flying an aircraft type ? My feeling is it needs to be an aircraft operated by an airline, with the arrival airport being different from the departure airpirt, and the flight being operated primarily for the purpose of carrying pax from A to B. I am ...

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by B747forever
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13936

Re: American suspends Sydney

I know this may sound selfish and I am not being serious, but who else thinks 21 pax on a 14 hour long haul flight would be total paradise! I do! pity about the circumstances. Well, let me tell you. The past 6 months I have flown both JFK-SIN 18.5 hours with 21 pax and LAX-SIN 16.5h with 30pax and ...

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nouvelair in London
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

Re: Nouvelair in London

Tunisia is now on the UK red list so if an inbound flight is carrying passengers, it has to land at Heathrow or Birmingham. No it doesn’t . As with everything else about this current administration and complicit media mates what is said and what actually happens differ markedly That said Gatwick is...

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 3574

Re: Sun country adding MSP to Asheville and West Palm Beach

Haha, operating on the same days and starting on the same date as G4 on the same routes.

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 476
Views: 59977

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

jjbiv wrote:
B747forever wrote:
What happened to G4 338 (CID-LAX) on 6/19 operated by N271NV?

Flight was on final approach when it was aborted and circled around for about 45-50min before diverting to ONT. Still on the ground at ONT.


Flap/slat issue.


But why land at ONT from where they do not even operate out of?

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 476
Views: 59977

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

What happened to G4 338 (CID-LAX) on 6/19 operated by N271NV?

Flight was on final approach when it was aborted and circled around for about 45-50min before diverting to ONT. Still on the ground at ONT.

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 510
Views: 67484

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

B747forever wrote:
AmericanAir88 wrote:
How did LGA-LAX do today? Did they have a ceremony or high LFs?


I will be flying LGA-LAX next week, can report back on LF.



Flew LGA-LAX today, duration (gate to gate), 6 hours including 28 minutes on the ground at LAX waiting for our gate.

Only 10 open seats, LF about 95%.

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 608
Views: 115209

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Flew back home yesterday on AY1 (HEL-LAX), which is the first flight on the route since COVID began. About 25pax onboard.

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 510
Views: 67484

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

AmericanAir88 wrote:
How did LGA-LAX do today? Did they have a ceremony or high LFs?


I will be flying LGA-LAX next week, can report back on LF.

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by B747forever
Tue May 25, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik
Replies: 62
Views: 15945

Re: Pragusa DBV-EWR/LAX operating?

LAX772LR wrote:
Sincerely hope you're not holding your breath.... if so, exhale.


Yeah, I know. But would have been nice to see them at LAX.

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by B747forever
Tue May 25, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik
Replies: 62
Views: 15945

Pragusa DBV-EWR/LAX operating?

https://www.pragusa.one the airline is supposed to start the sale of their tickets today (5/24) on DBV-EWR and DBV-LAX. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, and they still have not released their schedule.

Is the airline actually going to fly this summer or not?
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According to their website, https://www.pragusa.one the airline is supposed to start the sale of their tickets today (5/24) on DBV-EWR and DBV-LAX. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, and they still have not released their schedule.

Is the airline actually going to fly this summer or not?

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by B747forever
Thu May 06, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 927
Views: 187815

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

About 45 pax on the return AZA-BUR flight.

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by B747forever
Thu May 06, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 927
Views: 187815

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

29pax on today’s BUR-AZA flight. About to push back, will report the return flights load later.

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by B747forever
Wed May 05, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 927
Views: 187815

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

BUR-AZA was advertised and ticketed as a daily flight, but has not operated since the inaugural on Monday. Read a post saying there was 16 people on the inaugural, maybe half of which are non-airline personnel. Could this be a reason, or something more technical? I am booked on the BUR-AZA and retu...

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by B747forever
Tue May 04, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA attacked inflight
Replies: 52
Views: 12746

Re: AA FA attacked inflight

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ndant.html



What I suspected, mental health issues, not that it excuses the behavior.
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Jetty wrote:
Additional reporting including an interview with the perpetrator at the Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ndant.html



What I suspected, mental health issues, not that it excuses the behavior.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 510
Views: 67484

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Which concourse will Spirit use at MKE?

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by B747forever
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 23228

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

I fully understand the complaints about long walks. Earlier this week I flew LAX-SLC-HNL, and exited the secure area between the flights. We arrived at gate A5 and it was quite the walk to the exit. However the new terminal feels much roomier and brighter. All in all a nice terminal albeit with long...

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by B747forever
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13572

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Some changes to my remaining flights in 2020. Also have the first flights for 2021 booked! January 1.G4302………..LAX-BLI……….A319-100………..N319NV 2.G4311………..BLI-LAX……….A319-100………..N319NV 3.G4322………..LAX-MFR…....A319-100………..N319NV 4.AA3086……..MFR-LAX…....CRJ701ER…..…...N752EV February 5.AA1653……..LAX-...

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by B747forever
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13572

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Should end the year with 162 segments. Have done some day trips, mostly the G4 trips below. Has actually been a pleasant year to fly, with much less crowded airports and mostly empty planes. Take my JFK-SIN I flew earlier this week, we were just about 40 pax onboard. January 1.G4302………..LAX-BLI……….A...

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7423

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

BA flew the 767 for a long time on the BA780/781 rotation, which I flew several times while I lived in Sweden.

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2239
Views: 301171

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Just came off DXB-LAX and the flight was about 50% full. Talking to flight attendants, the load seems to have picked up a little. :old: Dont forget 14-day self-quarantine that went into effect for arrivals into California last week. https://www.flylax.com/travelsafely Well, that is still only an ad...

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by B747forever
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2239
Views: 301171

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Just came off DXB-LAX and the flight was about 50% full. Talking to flight attendants, the load seems to have picked up a little.

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2239
Views: 301171

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Really a shame to see the number of people that elect to take non-essential trips in the midst of this health emergency. Each person risk becoming or causing a further rise in the grim national statistics. #StayHomeStaySafeSaveLives Im trying to take as many as possible. Its even a bigger shame to ...

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91942

Re: British Airways network updates

Anyone have a list of all long haul routes BA will be operating this winter season? I know it will be 52 long haul routes (at least for the month of November), according to this , but would like to see a full list. https://www.turningleftforless.com/news-british-airways-suspends-all-gatwick-operati...

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by B747forever
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15983

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

BTW, can someone check the load on TK9 on 10/29?

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by B747forever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15983

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Hi from Istanbul! This is my 5th visit to Istanbul, and I absolutely love the city and culture. Currently sitting on a rooftop hookah lounge next to Beyazit station and enjoying the nice evening. The flight was about 40% full. Unfortunately service was nonexistent, with 2 cold boxes with sandwiches ...

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15983

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Does IST still offer COVID19 PCR testing? Is it safe to do the testing on the day of departure if traveling on an airline that requires a negative PCR test?

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by B747forever
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15983

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Thank you TK787 and LAXintl. Will report back on the flight!

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by B747forever
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15983

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Anyone knows how Turkish loads are like to the US? In particular their LAX route. Flying on TK10 this coming Thursday, any way to know what the load will be?

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