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by EddieDude
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Schedules Rouge Replacement Flights For 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 7820

Re: Air Canada Schedules Rouge Replacement Flights For 2021

Question: Rouge is disappearing altogether? What about the Rouge narrowbody aircraft and routes? Thanks!

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by EddieDude
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 156
Views: 22489

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

The blue and gold color would match VN's scheme. 6042501 According to the VN press release (http://spirit.vietnamairlines.com/vi/tintuc/press-117/brand-change-and-streamlining-functions-for-jetstar-pacific-7684.html), the logo and livery of Pacific Airlines will "be inspired by VN's brand colo...

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by EddieDude
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 342
Views: 56336

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

Air Europa for some reason doesn't fly to Mexico (#2 largest LatAm economy). They should fly to MEX & CUN. UX' codeshares or codeshared on AM's MEX-MAD flights. Clearly if the IAG acquisition were to go ahead, that codeshare agreement would come to an end. Also, prior to the pandemic, UX flew i...

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by EddieDude
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5291

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

FabDiva wrote:
The rail business has been sold to Alstom subject to regulatory clearance.

Thanks. I am now reading about. Any news on how their antitrust formalities are going?

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by EddieDude
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5291

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

Perhaps a bit of both?

It will be interesting to see what Bombardier does going forward. Weren't they searching for a JV/merger partner for their rail business? Seems the European rail manufacturers + Bombardier are having a tough time competing against the Chinese.

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by EddieDude
Wed May 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49643

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

AF-KL's CEO for Mexico mentioned in an interview in 2019 that it was a great decision to replace the 744 with the A380 on the CDG-MEX route because MEX turned out to be a great market for F-Class seats. Although he did not explicitly mention the overall profitability of the A380 on the route all-yea...

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by EddieDude
Tue May 19, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated
Replies: 27
Views: 5803

Re: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated

I flew TAME from GYE to the Galápagos and back in September of 2009 if my memory serves me well, and I thought they were brilliant! What a sad day for aviation. RIP TAME.

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by EddieDude
Tue May 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49643

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

- No A350’s at KLM yet ;P As part of Ben Smith's fleet rationalization plans, all A350s will be allocated to and operated by AF. KL will have Dreamliners (-9s and -10s). AF will keep a few 789s that had been delivered to it prior to the decision, but all future 789s for the group will be delivered ...

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by EddieDude
Sun May 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement
Replies: 58
Views: 12079

Re: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement

I am glad to learn that loyalty programs will be linked beginning June 2020. With respect to AM, I think it is safe to assume that AM will probably drop its Gol codeshare and F.F. reciprocal agreements soon and enter into new ones with LATAM. Having said that, AM joining the J.V. looks like an uphil...

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by EddieDude
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 272
Views: 59770

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

I saw on Twitter that the IATA Clearing House has suspended Interjet's membership. I think this is the end for Interjet. RIP.

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by EddieDude
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61294

Re: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread

Au revoir son altesse A380! :(

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by EddieDude
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61294

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta, Dresden, Knock

F-HPJA, F-HPJC, F-HPJE, F-HPJF and F-HPJG are scheduled to ferry to Teruel in the coming weeks. 4 of the frames have been parked in CDG since mid March while F-HPJC has been in AUH since February for overhaul. I would imagine that the A380 will not fly for AF on a regular commercial schedule anymor...

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by EddieDude
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49643

Re: Air France & KLM - Master Thread

Despite the language in the publications, I do not expect the AF A380 to fly commercially again, especially given Smith's reputation as a cost cutter and hard decision maker.

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by EddieDude
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 156
Views: 22489

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

Wow, thanks for the info Antaras. I would not have imagined this business lacked the operational and market standards of the other "sister" Jetstars..

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by EddieDude
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 156
Views: 22489

Re: There might be no more "Jetstar" Pacific as QF is reportedly transferring its stakes in BL to Vietnam Airlines

It could also be the case there is a short- or medium-term trademark license or franchise agreement following the closing of the transfer of shares from Qantas to Vietnam Airlines (assuming this actually happens). That would allow the carrier to continue operating under its current identity until a ...

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by EddieDude
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310074

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

I am sure that CA, KE and LH will continue to operate the 748i for several years to come.

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by EddieDude
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310074

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

The farewell in Mexico was just the water salute and the presence of airport employees lined to say goodbye that you saw on the pic from Twitter shown above. Due to the COVID-19 situation, no additional festivities or ceremonies took place. Something was in the works, but that was only while the dec...

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by EddieDude
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania
Replies: 34
Views: 3588

Re: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania

In terms of O&D, you could probably add some mining-industry business travel between Australia and Chile/Brazil, some lower-yield tourism from Australia to South America, and some high-yield tourism from Chile/Brazil/Argentina to Australia and New Zealand across the Pacific, and to South Africa ...

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by EddieDude
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310074

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

IWMBH wrote:
I think that’s old news, the 747’s will be retired by the end of the month.

I mean the booking engine at the company's official website.

Simple Flying mentions the news is still unconfirmed by the company.

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by EddieDude
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310074

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

I did a search for MEX-AMS on klm.com minutes ago and it still shows Nov. 28 as the last date on which a 74M is operated.

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by EddieDude
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American
Replies: 42
Views: 11760

Re: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American

Why is this transaction being called a "sale and leaseback"? In order for it to qualify as such, it would have to consist of AA owning the aircraft in the first place, then selling them to a leasing company, and then leasing them back from the leasing company. As far as I have read, this s...

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by EddieDude
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310074

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Is the last 747-400Combi for AMS-MEX-AMS still confirmed for November 28th, 2020?

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by EddieDude
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15493

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

Surprised to not see VS mentioned. Yes, they have A35Ks lined up to replace their A346s and B744s, but they're not afraid of small subfleets, and they may be looking for expansion opportunities, backfilling MAN from the demise of Thomas Cook, or to South Asia after the demise of 9W (and keeping up ...

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by EddieDude
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to get proper premium economy.
Replies: 24
Views: 5727

Re: KLM to get proper premium economy.

Let’s just hope that they are not using those horrible PE seats from AF ... can’t really sleep in those seats. Yes, I have tried the AF A380 W seats and they are not good for night flights (for daytime flights they are pretty decent). My undestanding is that this specific model of seat is only on t...

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by EddieDude
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

Re: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO

Delta has guaranteed a Gol loan. Maybe DL will escape without cost. As noted in the annual report: Additionally, GOL has a $300 million five-year term loan facility with third parties maturing in 2020, which we have guaranteed. Our guaranty is secured by GOL's ownership interest in Smiles, GOL's pu...

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by EddieDude
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta interested in Westjet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6211

Re: Delta interested in Westjet?

Based on how buyout and PE firms such as Onex operate, I would imagine they have plans to remain the company's largest shareholder and "guidance-provider" for no less than three but no more than seven years. 5 to 7 years is usually the investment horizon of these types of firms. I would im...

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by EddieDude
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Cuts Mexico City
Replies: 19
Views: 4919

Re: China Southern Cuts Mexico City

I bet one could find really cheap fares for MEX-CAN-MEX during February and March.

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by EddieDude
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Cuts Mexico City
Replies: 19
Views: 4919

Re: China Southern Cuts Mexico City

I Wonder if China southern would have been able to make the route work with Fifth freedom rights, which would have been great for passengers I wonder the same thing too. I also wonder why CZ isn't moving MEX from CAN to PKX (Beijing-Daxing). I would imagine this would give them a better shot at pro...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 3802

Re: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900

Most spanish speaking will understand porto braz but not portuguese spoken in portugal. Says who? Portuguese people have a neutral accent. It is not hard at all for a Mexican or a Spaniard to understand when a Portuguese person speaks. As a Spanish speaker, if you are not fluent in Brazilian Portug...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310074

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Iemand91 wrote:
Looks like the last ever KLM 747-combi flight will be on January 3, 2020 from JFK to AMS as KL644.

Wow! So soon! The MEX-AMS route will become 789?

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by EddieDude
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 3802

Re: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900

Coming back to main topic. Does the increase in capacity have anything to do with a possible codeshare between Aeromexico and Latam? Do they have already a codeshare or are they planning to have one since Aeromexico is part of Delta's "mega airline adventure" which Latam recently joined? ...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM Grows 787 Fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5842

Re: AM Grows 787 Fleet

Hasn't AM operated the 787 to BOG at some points during high season? I don't thint it's far fetched to see them regularly on BOG/LIM-MEX once they have more to spare. I frankly don't know if AM has done so, but about two years ago or so AM came very close to publicly announcing that one MEX-BOG rot...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 10722

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

voxkel wrote:
Also would this become the world's longest bidirectional nonstop 788 flight? (AM MEX-PVG is not nonstop IIRC.)

As emre787 mentioned, AM discontinued the PVG route. While it was still operational, the outbound was actually MEX-TIJ-PVG. Not sure if the return also stopped in TIJ or was nonstop.

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by EddieDude
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM Grows 787 Fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5842

Re: AM Grows 787 Fleet

It seems hard to see AM going widebody in MEX-BOG, MEX-LIM too much capacity and competition in those particular routes. Good point re: the capacity and competition. However, one of AV's frequencies on MEX-BOG is a widebody. AM could do the same. Or maybe consolidate flights, say two widebody fligh...

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by EddieDude
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM Grows 787 Fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5842

Re: AM Grows 787 Fleet

the airline has secured 2 more 789s to be delivered at the end of this year with a further 3 more aircraft coming in early 2021. The airline would get another 6 options to be delivered after 2022 should it agree to favorable terms. Boeing is at risk of losing faithful AM to Airbus, now that DL call...

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by EddieDude
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLC airport... What is it all about?
Replies: 69
Views: 6729

Re: TLC airport... What is it all about?

On paper, Toluca looks great: +Not too far from the wealthy west of the city (not just the northwest like someone mentioned, but the entire westside thanks to the tollroad that connects Periférico Sur with Santa Fe). +The drive from Santa Fe to TLC is mostly on a highway, so even if it may get busy ...

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by EddieDude
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

AM, and EK (plus even PD, hardly a large carrier) in 2012 Sadly, AM could not make MEX-IAD work and it was cancelled. One would imagine MEX-IAD is highly demanded due to enormous governmental/diplomatic traffic and that AM would have a Mexico P.O.S. advantage. UA on the other hand seems to be doing...

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by EddieDude
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15781

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

The list of foreign airlines operating fifth-freedom flights between the US and another country is pretty long: Cathay, Singapore, Asiana, Cargolux, Emirates, Avianca, Qatar, Qantas, etc. Very often, these airlines operate on routes where there is no competition. Which are the fifth-freedom routes ...

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by EddieDude
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124562

Re: Predictions of new routes in the Delta-LATAM alliance

[AM could retime those flights to be a late evening arrival and a departure near midnight for destinations with only one flight a day. I think AM will also cut its codeshare and mileage relationship with Gol and enter into a new ones with LATAM. Perhaps AM will relaunch MEX-GIG (788), and perhaps L...

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by EddieDude
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela's Conviasa set to return to EZE
Replies: 18
Views: 4160

Re: Venezuela's Conviasa set to return to EZE

On my last trip to Buenos Aires, I was somewhat amazed that nearly every uber driver I had and many waiters were Venezuelan refugees. And Panama City, Miami, Madrid, every Colombian city, Mexico City, Santiago, even Quito and Guayaquil, and probably Lima. It is millions of people who have left in s...

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by EddieDude
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24278

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Apologies if these issues have been discussed, but I have two questions: 1. Was some CGK runway situation the reason why the flights needed to stop somewhere along the way? Has this been solved? 2. Are the new A339s going to be able to fly CGK-LON and CGK-AMS nonstop and without handicap? Is this th...

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by EddieDude
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to Delta's gates at NRT
Replies: 27
Views: 6210

Re: What will happen to DELTA"S GATES at NRT

In the morning the #1 and #1 north satellites are home to Alitalia, Air France and Vietnam Air. Plus you see KE there all day. That is where KE and DL have their lounges. That doesn't mean a Star carrier can't use the north as you do see UA next to DL now...especially at Gate 26. But every time I a...

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by EddieDude
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310074

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Iemand91 wrote:
PH-BFI just left her parking space at Amsterdam Airport and is now on her way to the runway for her very last flight as KLM747 to Teruel:

How many are left???

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by EddieDude
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12616

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

Perhaps GDL would provide a low cost transfer point to Paris from cities that don't have nonstops. Tijuana (via CBX), Phoenix, Las Vegas and possibly Austin come to mind. AM is no low-cost carrier. Certainly not on widebody flights to other continents. Flying from the U.S. to GDL to catch a flight ...

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by EddieDude
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12616

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

Thanks Yahnih.Very helpful information. Happy holidays!

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by EddieDude
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12616

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

Does AM follow a similar strategy as DL, partnering with KE and routing a lot of Mexico-Asia traffic through ICN? They should. However, AFAIK, AM has not moved to the new SkyTeam terminal at ICN. It'd be interesting to do hypothetical bookings to Asian cities on the AM site. Hopefully I will have t...

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by EddieDude
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential orders for A35KULR?
Replies: 91
Views: 12144

Re: Potential orders for A35KULR?

Couple of semi-related questions: 1. The LATAM A350 orders that DL is assuming as part of their investment in LATAM correspond to -900 or -1000 models? 2. In case those are -900s, would they have a higher MTOW than the A359s delivered to DL so far? 3. In case those are -1000s, would you agree that t...

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by EddieDude
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential orders for A35KULR?
Replies: 91
Views: 12144

Re: Potential orders for A35KULR?

CX: Already a big A350 customer and have mentioned wanting to fly to MIA and a few other destinations currently out of the range of the current fleet. The ULR would be a low risk option Such as MEX hehe. CX mentioned several years ago they were looking at MEX. Maybe in a few years' time! Fingers cr...

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by EddieDude
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12616

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

Delta announced at its Investor Day last week that AM is in talks with Delta's European partners to join the Atlantic jv as an associate member. If an agreement can be reached, there will likely be several new routes/flights between Mexico and Europe upon regulatory approval. Wow! Thanks for that. ...

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