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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 39
Views: 3164

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

Still puzzled by the fact AA have never flown ORD-MAD on its own metal

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by upperdeckfan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 57
Views: 10693

Re: Rumor : Big news for EK and BCN. Here we go, Mexico !

CUN as a stopover on the eastbound leg was the stupidest idea I have ever heard on this website TK is launching IST-MEX-CUN-IST soon so it might not be the stupidest idea. TK's main hub is in Europe. Apples and oranges. TK can capture the cheaper European crowd headed to CUN and not minding multipl...

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 32
Views: 6382

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Only the main deck will be used to carry passengers and there are some weight restrictions out of CCS. Curious to know the reason of weight restrictions with CCS being at sea level, runway length? I believe it has to do with the rather sorry state of CCS runways and taxiways. When AV and AR cancell...

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by upperdeckfan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish press reports UX-AFKL JV landed
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Spanish press reports UX-AFKL JV landed

Last summer AFKL issued a press note claiming a JV woth UX was being worked on, today spanish press claims JV is landed but little technaical details. https://www.elconfidencial.com/empresas/2019-07-15/aireuropa-klm-air-france-globalia-aerolineas_2120639/ Considering how small UX is against AFKL I w...

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by upperdeckfan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 32
Views: 6382

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

dcajet wrote:
Only the main deck will be used to carry passengers and there are some weight restrictions out of CCS.



Curious to know the reason of weight restrictions with CCS being at sea level, runway length?

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by upperdeckfan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7177

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

LAX is not just a fuel stop on the way to PPT. AF sells CDG-LAX tickets as well on the flight. So moving the flight to CDG-TIJ-PPT will result in AF losing the CDG-LAX passengers. Pretty sure TIJ does not have the demand that CDG-LAX has.[/quote] This is about YVR against LAX/SFO as stopovers on AF...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 8994

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Looks great but you really need to question why you would go in F as opposed to J. J looks fantastic. In markets such as LHR/JFK/LAX/FRA you'll find few people wiling to pay the extra just for the status (exclusiveness), you fly on a much smaller cabin and get a better soft product. Delta between J...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6155

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

As said by others, Argentina-US is a high-priced Y market as you see a lot of Y seats on the US3 going for 1.0-1.5K USD.

DY will definitely erode Y fares and I bet AA will feel the effect. Different scenario than TATL where competition is ferocious and Y fares have been rock-bottom for years.

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 8994

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

With the new configuration of the 77W, is there any new destinations that they can add by 2020 that can be profitable with this config? In North America I can only see them add YYZ next for sure as that is the only major star alliance hub left in north america that has Tokyo flights very under-serv...

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by upperdeckfan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First class restrooms - economy class using?
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: First class restrooms - economy class using?

is the same on narrow bodies across Europe, as there is no physical divider people do get to the front lav

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by upperdeckfan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR return to MCO in December
Replies: 32
Views: 2961

Re: AR return to MCO in December

Airside4 wrote:
LHR & TYO are now our largest unserved markets. I suspect Delta or a friend will add LHR. I'd like to see us get TYO however, Incheon might be a more valuable add. Knocking on Skyteams door here!


Fortunately dreaming is for free :lol:

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by upperdeckfan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.
Replies: 23
Views: 5384

Re: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.

What about retrofitting current fleet? whether you like it or not LH is known for hard product consistency across their fleet

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43463

IAG LOI for 73M - Any chance for IB?

I was reading through the LOI thread and most of the discussion became A vs. B, I'm opening this thread to hear thoughts on whether there is a chance for IB to get some of the 73M's if the LOI becomes an actual order. Since IB have not operated a Boeing in years and they have A32N's on order - last ...

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by upperdeckfan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you expect from Lounge staff?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: What do you expect from Lounge staff?

Paid memberships and high-tier FF's

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by upperdeckfan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you expect from Lounge staff?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: What do you expect from Lounge staff?

VSMUT wrote:
spacecadet wrote:
Also, if you're at Delta (and maybe other airlines), get ready to explain things calmly to first class passengers who aren't allowed in the lounge...


Wait, what? First class customers don't automatically get lounge access?

Not in the US

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by upperdeckfan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern starts Vienna
Replies: 17
Views: 2500

Re: China southern starts Vienna

Is CZ expected to join OW or Star sometime in the future? I've heard CX don't want them to join OW but at least they have landed interline agreement with AA as far as I know

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by upperdeckfan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you expect from Lounge staff?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: What do you expect from Lounge staff?

If you are in the front desk, please take you time to become 200% familiar with the access policy.

I hate when I get denied at first take and then have to argue and even call a senior agent to end up being granted access.

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by upperdeckfan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

Re: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?

Cointrin330 wrote:
Unruly, drunk, disorderly or otherwise asshole passengers who cause a diversion like this should be fined the equivalent of the cost to the airline of the diversion, barred from flying that airline at least if not any airline for 10 years.


Banned for flying regardless of the airline...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10955

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Claiming that long-haul by LCC's has not been profitable doesn't mean it will be that way forever. The only "true" example of a significant LCC long haul operation in the last few years has been DY. Other so called LCC's are subsidiaries of legacy groups such as Level and Joon. All of thes...

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by upperdeckfan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:43 am
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

High density re-config for the Antilles and Pacific islands, a-la ANA? How many of those destination see more than 1 daily 77W? I only find RUN, FDF and PTP. They could combine the plane in this configuration with KL to add CUA. The good thing is these destination aren't very frequency sensitive. B...

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 25338

Re: Korean Air orders further 787’s

Source?

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again
Replies: 16
Views: 2975

Re: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again

sabby wrote:

You are counting only each way, double that and you get both ways as mentioned in the OP.



Ups...my fault

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again
Replies: 16
Views: 2975

Re: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again

What's the frequency of ORY-PTP? Although flown on very high density config, is surprising to see it right there with LHR-SIN which sees 6-7 daily on 388 and 77W and ahead of the likes of HKG-SYD or MAD-JFK which see 5 to 6 daily widebodies. LF on ORY-PTP must be crazy This summer - Air Caraïbes : ...

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again
Replies: 16
Views: 2975

Re: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again

What's the frequency of ORY-PTP? Although flown on very high density config, is surprising to see it right there with LHR-SIN which sees 6-7 daily on 388 and 77W and ahead of the likes of HKG-SYD or MAD-JFK which see 5 to 6 daily widebodies.

LF on ORY-PTP must be crazy

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45343

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I think its funny when people bring up 757 operations outside Europe and North America. How many 757s were operated outside these regions? Going even further, how many of the TOTAL operators actually used the 757 to it's extent? Comparatively, how many operators period use the A321 on longer routes...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fodor's rates BUR as best airport, LAX as worst in US
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Fodor's rates BUR as best airport, LAX as worst in US

No surprise, small airports are often better than larger ones. Surprised to see Heathrow score that high, it's a horrible airport. There are plenty of airports in Europe that are far better than Heathrow. LHR score high as "best airport to shop", nothing to do with the overall experience.

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific Europe network
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Cathay Pacific Europe network

CX aggressively expanded in Europe over the last few years with LGW, MAN, DUB, MAD, ZRH, BCN, BRU among others to their network. We've also seen BCN becoming a year round destination with the Airbus A350 and with MAD going 5x weekly with 3 Class B77W, though there are plans to deploy the Airbus A35...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8898

Re: ek unbundling j

True but the purpose of this charge was to ensure members of the higher levels of its FFP were able to select (the better) seats (free) whenever they booked. So it is in effect a benefit to some. Also full fare pax are not charged either. Don't need to charge to enable your hi-tier FF's to select t...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MEX a global hub?
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: MEX a global hub?

stl07 wrote:
first, they have to figure out their airport situation


Agreed, current facility is far from what a global hub should look like.

Regarding NorthAm-LatAm traffic, besides PTY and CM filling that role to some extent, most of the major O&D markets are already served non-stop.

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by upperdeckfan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers
Replies: 27
Views: 2434

Re: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers

Many more can be listed, BA and KL do several tag-ons between Caribbean islands, KL and TK seem to be fans of triangulars for some reason. One stop CA PEK-IAH-PTY CA PEK-YUL-HAV LA SCL-MAD-FRA KL AMS-TPE-MNL BA LHR-BAH-DMM Triangle KL AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS KL AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS TK IST-MEX-CUN-IST (starting t...

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7833

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

With the global growth in air traffic and the more efficient aircraft available today compared to MH's days, an SQ SIN-EZE via either CPT or JNB would be viable if 5th freedom on SA-EZE is granted?

Thoughts?

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 86
Views: 8766

Re: European LCC

EasyJet, RyanAir and WizzAir are here to stay, to add to what's already said, they will also keep growing by taking over market share from legacies as well as from bankrupt carriers and small tiny countries without a flag carrier. Other like Volotea, FlyBe, Jet2 or BlueAir will be competitive by tar...

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by upperdeckfan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety

Fear of forgetting my passport at home and be denied boarding.

Have even stop in the shoulder midway to the airport to make sure (again) passport is on the backpack

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9745

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

What a beauty the queen!!!!

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9745

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

Any indication of what config it will have ? 38 Business, 27 economy comfort, 279 economy. Quite a bit more than KL's 77E (34/40/242). Even though on the 787-10 KL can only use 34 of the 38 business seats as the unions demand an extra FA for 38 business class seats. Edit: link to seatmap: https://w...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13512

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

Don't you get tired of the "largest-ever order" being talked about so often???

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is (realistically) next for SEA?
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: What is (realistically) next for SEA?

AMS is already 2xdaily on DL, KL isn't going to happen as long as the JV stays in place.

LH group could happen, either LX to ZRH or LH to MUC.

MEX going to 2xdaily is also possible, either DL or AM.

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC future routes out of YVR
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: AC future routes out of YVR

Would love to see ZRH going year-round.

Also see a lot of traffic from Spain every time I do FRA or MUC-YVR, but a seasonal MAD or BCN is a long shot due to the almost unexistant Star presence in Spain.

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world flights=gone forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 3116

Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

AI has DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL that covers the entire northern hemisphere. But it is not really a RTW flight and not sold as such. If you want to fly RTW, you can always buy individual airlines and stay on the same alliance. Star Alliance sells something like a RTW if I am not mistaken, maybe others do...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5583

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

On-board prices for all this stuff that almost no traveler wants are generally not competitive with high street prices Airport shops might be cheaper than on-board, but are still above the high street/supermarket price Departing Brussels airport (my home airport), I am obliged to pass through most ...

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23016

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Summarizing what other have said, it's a different business today, some of the game-changers have been

Frequency over capacity
Longer range
ETOPS
Fuel consumption

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13074

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

smflyer wrote:
Theres J demand to Pakistan?


From major global business centers like London there is J demand to almost everywhere, some places more than others.

Pakistan is a commonwealth member and Islamabad is the capital, expect goverment related traffic as well from both sides.

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZUL Announces OPO
Replies: 23
Views: 4994

Re: AZUL Announces OPO

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AZU8756

I foresee this route becoming daily within 2 years - thoughts?


I do as well, although it won't mean the demise of TP's OPO-GRU, TP and AD targets are different.
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aviationlover7 wrote:
Azul AD 8756 is en route to OPO on A330-200
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AZU8756

I foresee this route becoming daily within 2 years - thoughts?


I do as well, although it won't mean the demise of TP's OPO-GRU, TP and AD targets are different.

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by upperdeckfan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should UA build a Polaris Lounge at PVG?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Should UA build a Polaris Lounge at PVG?

If HKG has it, why PVG don't deserve a UA lounge? 1. PVG has 2 daily SFO, 1 daily EWR(will soon be 2 daily from 2020), 1 daily LAX, 1 daily ORD; while HKG only has 3 daily departure(SFO, EWR, ORD) and 5 weekly GUM 2.PVG has more premium travellers for UA compare to what HKG does. AFAIK there are no...

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by upperdeckfan
Thu May 30, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4060

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

AUA-LSP and FRA-EZE

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by upperdeckfan
Thu May 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 10905

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

Right. There is a lot of tourism to Sevilla. for US tourists, the question is whether that's part of a general trip to Spain or just a special trip to the south. There is certainly not much VFR or business traffic to this region. People that I've known (including myself) who have visited Granada or...

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by upperdeckfan
Wed May 29, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TK going to EWR or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 3804

Re: Is TK going to EWR or not?

United is not philosophically opposed to co-locating with its joint venture or Star Alliance partners...the problem is two-fold: 1) Nearly all of the relevant UA North American gateways (EWR, IAH, IAD, SFO, LAX, and ORD to a degree) suffer from a shortage of useful gate space during the key departu...

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by upperdeckfan
Mon May 27, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: DFW - no immigrations control?

How do they know you leave if you cross the border by road and therefore no airline database? I imagine there’s departure immigration in such a case? No departure inmigation. I've done it and didn't have issues when I got back to the US. Going through Peace Arch a Canadian agent checks you into Can...

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