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by EddieDude
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 57
Views: 10795

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

What a roller coaster ride. AM is going daily because 3x weekly would not be competitive, and EK would drive AM out of the route in a matter of months. The biggest question is how large the market is to support two carriers flying daily profitably. I mean, think about it. AM has been doing this anno...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 36
Views: 7783

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

The whole argument that the PVG route is being cancelled because the aircraft is needed for BCN seems lame to me. If traffic on this route has softened and margins have dropped, then that really is the reason, regardless of how the aircarft will be reallocated. On the other hand, the whole AM-BCN-EK...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 11798

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

[AM just cancelled Shanghai, unfortunately. I think it’s unlikely PEK/PKX would be started before PVG is returned to the schedule, although stranger things have happened... Just read that. So unexpected! Their reason that they need to reallocate the 788 aircraft used for PVG to the new daily MEX-BC...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 2650

Re: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights

I frankly don't think there is a big market between Albuquerque and its catchment area, on the one hand, and a non-beach Mexican destination, on the other.

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by EddieDude
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9011

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

I am very impressed by the new business class seats. I also find it very interesting that the total number of Y-class seats is so low!

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by EddieDude
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 11798

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

A couple of years ago there were rumors that AM was close to announcing MEX-XXX-PEK-MEX. Then the chatter went quiet. I wonder if AM will actually go ahead with this route once MU moves to PKX and is allowed to expand there.

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by EddieDude
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5625

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Is DL getting strong yields on the beach flights from MSP? Or are those at risk now that they launched MSP-MEX? I think there is little overlap/cannibalization. MSP-MEX-MSP will have a high degree of business passengers (3M Corporation, Best Buy, Ecolab), plus a large portion of O&D traffic as ...

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by EddieDude
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15266

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

If MEX were not so high above the sea level, AM would be a natural candidate. I could see the 78X flying from MEX to MAD, EZE, GRU pretty much all year long, plus the current daily 787 rotation to JFK. During summer, it would likely get nicely filled to AMS and CDG too. MEX - AMS is about 5000 naut...

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by EddieDude
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15266

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

If MEX were not so high above the sea level, AM would be a natural candidate. I could see the 78X flying from MEX to MAD, EZE, GRU pretty much all year long, plus the current daily 787 rotation to JFK. During summer, it would likely get nicely filled to AMS and CDG too.

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by EddieDude
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 15834

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

Zoedyn wrote:
CZ starts WUH-JFK on Jul 10th.

788 right?

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by EddieDude
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6014

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. But is opening the Berlin airport a responsibility of the Berlin mayor? As someone said, the airport is not even located within the Berlin city limits. I believe the project is ...

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by EddieDude
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14620

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

Long time no speak mate - must be what, 13 years? :) I'd think 789 would make the most sense for MEX, but if thats too small the 77W can do it no problem i think. OMG! Such a long time. Let me send you a P.M. now. Yes, seems the 789 is the sensible choice for MEX once the 74Ms are gone. Perhaps dur...

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by EddieDude
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly between MAD & SCL?
Replies: 14
Views: 3073

Re: Norwegian to fly between MAD & SCL?

they should fly LGW-GRU & LGW-MEX first in Latin America. MEX-LON is well covered by BA and AM. It is true that the route lacks a non-stop LCC competitor, but I think there are many obstacles. Finding a slot at MEX would be almost impossible, and I am sure AM and BA would take swift action to e...

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by EddieDude
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14620

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

Replacement of KL's 77E fleet has not been decided, but there is a rumor on a Dutch aviation forum that KL is crunching the numbers with a study to replace their 77E fleet with the 777X :wideeyed: Which would be quite a jump in capacity indeed, but with AMS nearing the (political) limit of availabl...

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by EddieDude
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14620

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

The KLM fleet and their seating offering makes them outsiders in the TransAtlantic partnership. (?Alitalia, Air France/KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic)... Possibly the introduction of Y+ (economy comfort) could bring KLM back in line How are they outsiders? The only major differences I see among tho...

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by EddieDude
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17563

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

1. Basically every airline with 777s is taking them to 10-abreat, aside from Delta and 1 or 2 Japanese carriers I believe Let's not forget SQ, KE, CA, VA and others. A majority of 777 operators are going 10-abreast, but fortunately there are still some carriers who think a bit about the comfort of ...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7614

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

I think Delta is at an advantage with the KE ICN hub. They actually serve more cities in China than any other carrier Destinations in the People's Republic of China, I believe, are not comprised within the scope of the DL-KE partnership. DL has its own partnership with MU for the Chinese market. Th...

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by EddieDude
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21918

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Conspiracy theory: Could KLM use the A380s? No. I think this has been categorically ruled out. KL has fairly dense 77Ws and does not need space for F-class or for W-class because it does not offer those products. A theoretical KL-configured A380 would probably have way too many J and Y seats, and f...

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by EddieDude
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 25715

Re: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's

Also KE configures its VLA less packed. 407 seats for A380, 368 seats for 748, 277 seats for 77W. Good point ITSTours! The CEO is on record stating that they do not wish to make the economy cabin cramped like many competitors just for the sake of squeezing more pax. Seems KE understands they can ea...

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by EddieDude
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 25715

Re: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's

... when time comes to replace their 77Ws, 748s and A380s, the only thing that comes close to pax capacity of those aircraft is the 779 and I tend to think there is more chance of KE ordering the 779 than not in the future. Which long-haul KE routes can sustain VLAs? ICN-LAX, ICN-JFK, ICN-CDG, ICN-...

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by EddieDude
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32492

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

tommy1808 wrote:
If I recall correctly international law is not directly applicable in US courts, different from most countries.

That is not the point. Domestic legislation in most if not all WTO member countries contemplate dumping and provide for remedies against dumping (i.e., antidumping fees or tariffs).

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by EddieDude
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1336

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

mig17 wrote:
Not until the A350 are there to replace them.

The A359s and the 789s are going to replace the A343s. CDG-BOG was A343 and is now 789.

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by EddieDude
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21918

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

The CDG-MEX Flight is always full... maybe the price is way too low, to make it a good business case.... Bummer I love the 380 I always had doubts about the A380 and CDG-MEX. It was surprising to say the least that AF went from a 2-class 744, to a 4-class A380. I always wondered what percentage of ...

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by EddieDude
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32492

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Not really, because the competition laws are quite different. In the USA the law against dumping does only apply to foreign competition. In the EU the dumping laws does not make a distinction between foreign or local companies. No. Dumping is an international trade concept that has competitive impl...

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by EddieDude
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 15834

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

Unfortunately, according to Routesonline, they are to be cut to 2wk starting this summer. By cutting flights in popular seasons, I smell ceasing MEX entirely. After all they can’t sell tickets between YVR and MEX and such a tag just seems unnecessary if they can codeshare AA’s flights to lots of Me...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12429

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Even if for some reason DL wanted to maintain NRT-SIN/MNL, they legally wouldn’t be able to once they shift their USA-NRT operations to HND. By rule, the NRT-SIN/MNL tags have to be attached to a NRT-USA flight. Hence they’d have to keep two USA-NRT flights to keep the tags. With HND slots being a ...

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by EddieDude
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4154

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

It will always baffle me why they did not use the Vueling brand for their long-haul low-cost operations. Alternatively, they could have rebranded Vueling to Level if for any reason they thought Level was a better brand. Or at least, I think they could have segmented long-haul low-cost as Level, and ...

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by EddieDude
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

Makes sense to use the A330s for shorter flights to the U.S. And while it is kind of sad that MAD-JFK will lose the A359 for now, IB will eventually have a large A359 fleet and then U.S. stations will probably see it again.

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by EddieDude
Wed May 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 7565

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US

DL isn’t going to add any of those cities. And if KL and AF want to that’s up to them. Well, considering they have a joint business agreement for trans-Atlantic, the launch of new Europe-North America routes is a matter in which all carriers party to the JBA need to be involved and probably approve...

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by EddieDude
Wed May 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7466

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

frigatebird wrote:
KL now phasing out their full pax 744, replacing it with 787-10 doesn't help either.

No more 77Ws coming?

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by EddieDude
Wed May 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15024

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g63PwMzQ_fY


It is very weird that an airline such as EY would serve a meal without a salad and dessert. Their main competitors TK, EK and QR would never do that. Is this part of the cost-cutting going on?
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Vladex wrote:
Another video by a starving passenger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g63PwMzQ_fY


It is very weird that an airline such as EY would serve a meal without a salad and dessert. Their main competitors TK, EK and QR would never do that. Is this part of the cost-cutting going on?

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by EddieDude
Mon May 20, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 30984

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

The article also says that their recent bailout from the Mexican Government will also be used to finance the previously announced purchase of 40 A320s. It is a loan, not a bailout. Dunno how things are being done under the current administration, but historically Bancomext has made loans to private...

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by EddieDude
Mon May 20, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2686

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

Great news about LGW-YYZ!! Wish WestJet continued success!

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by EddieDude
Mon May 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19790

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

So 20 years after the attempted raid on Canadian Airlines & Air Canada by American/Onex, the latter is back in in airline acquisition business with Westjet. Onex was also part of the consortium that attempted to buy Qantas around 2006. TPG was the other large P.E. firm that formed part of that ...

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by EddieDude
Mon May 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4669

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

there are always those rumors that various operators could be trying to get rid of their planes as soon as possible, as early as the early 2020s (I've variously read these as including Lufthansa, Air France, Thai, among others). Could this mean that as soon as 2029, the A380 might end up being a ra...

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by EddieDude
Thu May 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague
Replies: 18
Views: 3496

Re: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague

what sorts of (relatively) high-yielding traffic exists between the two cities? They are a LCC. They do not offer major business routes, and are not after high-yielding traffic. People who pay high fares for the need of flexibility fly network carriers that offer a proper business class and traditi...

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by EddieDude
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to expand service to Colombia
Replies: 16
Views: 2803

Re: KLM to expand service to Colombia

Kadish wrote:
I am not sure 100% about number of markets and frequencies UX serves but must be pretty tight with KLM...and they are about to start MEX, BOG, PTY...

UX starting MEX? Do you have a source?

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by EddieDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners/JetSmart interested in the domestic Brazil market?
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Indigo Partners/JetSmart interested in the domestic Brazil market?

The newspaper doesn't really state JetSmart or Indigo Partners will bid for Avianca Brazil's assets, but merely mentions that there is speculation that Indigo Partners might be interested in the auction process, but that it is not fully convinced.

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by EddieDude
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 23427

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

That'd be nice, but I believe that U.S. stopovers are quite undesirable for international flights to/from MEX due to the complex process of deboarding, immigration (with visa for some), baggage claim, customs, security and reboarding. Plus, how much demand is there for MEX-PDX. I don't think there a...

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by EddieDude
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 23427

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

There were rumors in early 2015 that CX would launch HKG-XXX-MEX with 77Ws (no F) but that never happened. I think CX really wants to fly to MEX and it would make sense to connect MEX with HKG (NRT, ICN, PEK and PVG already have Mexico flights), but the problem is distance + MEX' altitude. Fifth fre...

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by EddieDude
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK's MEX flight question
Replies: 7
Views: 2759

Re: TK's MEX flight question

What happened to the rest of the posts in this thread?

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by EddieDude
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is SkyTeam's new partner in India?
Replies: 41
Views: 5845

Re: Who is SkyTeam's new partner in India?

When is the deadline for potential investors to deliver their offers for a stake in Jet?

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by EddieDude
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19441

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

Well, the language pasted by LaunchDetected mentions that AF would continue to operate the 789s already in its fleet. I also believe AF will need something smaller than the A359, but perhaps they have concluded that they can hold onto the A332s a bit longer (they are getting new cabins) and the seve...

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by EddieDude
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13245

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

Will be very dificult to see the A350 in MEX route. As UIO and BOG there Hot an High destinations and the long haul operations with maximum load are very difficult. Really? IB's A359s have upgraded MTOW (280t). If I am not mistaken, LH has already started A359 ops between MUC and MEX, which is long...

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by EddieDude
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying a plane to get a train to the clouds: Aerolíneas Argentinas to Salta.
Replies: 4
Views: 3482

Re: Flying a plane to get a train to the clouds: Aerolíneas Argentinas to Salta.

Excellent trip report MedFlyerArg85! Thanks for sharing.

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by EddieDude
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine

Any chance Euroairport might attract EK or QR?

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by EddieDude
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France increases CDG-SCL to 10x w
Replies: 20
Views: 4860

Re: Air France increases CDG-SCL to 10x w

Having just spent a month in both countries, I can attest to the spectacular health of the Chilean economy, particularly in comparison to neighbouring Argentina’s. It makes for a very attractive destination. Conversely, Argentina is also very attractive to foreign visitors due to the fact that thei...

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by EddieDude
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircalin Announces New Business Class Seat/Premium Economy for a330neo
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: Aircalin Announces New Business Class Seat/Premium Economy for a330neo

Looks very good! Congrats to Air Calin! Is economy 3-3-3?

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by EddieDude
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 33
Views: 8009

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

A separate A.net thread discusses another 789 (UA's) with cabin fumes during flight near Nouméa.

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by EddieDude
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8523

Re: Will Qantas seek twice daily services between Perth and London?

LondonXtreme wrote:
QF swapped A380 to 777 in favour of nonstop PER-LHR

The flights via SIN are still A380, aren't they? The PER service is 789. QF does not have 777s. BA flies 77Ws via SIN to SYD.

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