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by debonair
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines announces new inflight product.
Replies: 29
Views: 3738

Re: Porter Airlines announces new inflight product.

PorterReserve Porter is introducing a new, all-inclusive economy experience called PorterReserve, they receive all of the perks economy travellers may want for one reasonable price that is significantly lower than business class. The fare includes dedicated airport check-in, early boarding, enhance...

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by debonair
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Euroflyer Reiceved AOC
Replies: 26
Views: 4343

Re: BA Euroflyer

BA Euroflyer is intended to be a low-cost short-haul operator out of Gatwick. Not really, it will keep full BA service "including a generous baggage allowance, free water and snacks, free seat selection at -24 hours and frequent flyer benefits which include lounge access." Definitely not ...

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by debonair
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting through LHR or FRA?
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Transiting through LHR or FRA?

You have to provide more details, like airlines and possible terminal changes...

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by debonair
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 3097

Re: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?

The government of GDR used TU154 painted in full Interflug colours:

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by debonair
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??
Replies: 80
Views: 7148

Re: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??

shamrock321 wrote:
More of this is coming…it’s the way forward whether we like it or not…


Remember Skybus, back in 2007?!?! No telephone lines at all, contact was only possible via email!

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by debonair
Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Japan reopens - MEL-NRT return on MH & JL, and domestic WB on JL
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: Japan reopens - MEL-NRT return on MH & JL, and domestic WB on JL

Today's flight was on a domestic config B788. again, 10 abreast, but still lots of legroom & was comfy for a quick domestic hop.


I doubt you will fit 10 abreast seating in a 788...

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by debonair
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 23402

Re: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Aeroitalia ... Disclaimer - I have a flight booked with Aeroitalia in 2 weeks time, paid from my own savings


A TripReport would be nice one...

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by debonair
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz seat selection fee
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Wizz seat selection fee

The problem is ancillary revenue is now often priced significantly higher than providing the actual service. Worst example for me is Neos: €90 to bring a 23kg bag on a 1:15min flight. Yes, very expensive, but at least it is a fixed price - so you know what to pay!!! In my own opinion, flexible rate...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 324
Views: 75333

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

How many airlines do have 436Y seats on the A330?! Only Cebu - right?!

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by debonair
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back to Europe finally, after 4 years: TK J CCS-IST-HAM vv
Replies: 6
Views: 4026

Re: Back to Europe finally, after 4 years: TK J CCS-IST-HAM vv

Maybe next time we will see you flying PlusUltra new flagship A330 service to MAD... :crossfingers:

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by debonair
Wed Oct 26, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland and its A330 (200 and now 800)
Replies: 15
Views: 4791

Re: Air Greenland and its A330 (200 and now 800)

It operates flights of about 4-5hrs. It’s perfectly adequate. European carriers are offering standard seats with the middle blocked as Business Class on similar length flights and even Emirates sells a business class with 2-3-2 layout (albeit flat bed). True, but you have to admit, that the recline...

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by debonair
Wed Oct 26, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland and its A330 (200 and now 800)
Replies: 15
Views: 4791

Re: Air Greenland and its A330 (200 and now 800)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjf-4CQuakg/
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S0Y wrote:
They will be fairly dense at 305 seats (42 biz, 263 Y) and they are trying to grow tourism.


The "new" BusinessClass is a joke! How can an airline call these 2-3-2 seating not "Premium Economy" at best?!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjf-4CQuakg/

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by debonair
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 42
Views: 13147

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

Same as on all ULCCs these days but Cebu is the first placing them in a wide body aircraft. Personally I prefer it, with such a narrow seat pitch you can't have reclining seats. The seat pitch is not the problem as long as the seats remain straight up. If the seat would come along with a moveable, ...

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by debonair
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Discover or Condor?
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Eurowings Discover or Condor?

Very difficult decision to choose from. CONDOR schedules the flight to CUN with the ex ETIHAD A330-200, which is a Premium compared to their outdated B767 fleet, especially in Biz! EUROWINGS DISCOVER is a very mixed bag. Either the ex LH A330-300 or the ex QR/XG -200 are scheduled. Especially the -2...

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by debonair
Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody Europe Flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3106

Re: Widebody Europe Flights

Next summer S23 swiss will again fly the B777 on selected days to PMI.

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by debonair
Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody Europe Flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3106

Re: Widebody Europe Flights

eurotrader85 wrote:
I could be wrong, but didn't BA use a 767 on EDI-LHR as well?


If so, you have to write "used" and not "use"...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 22, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1089
Views: 156069

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Found this picture online, A321 P4-AAJ with large SUN AIR titles: https://www.planespotters.net/photo/1334707/p4-aaj-aruba-airlines-airbus-a321-231 Anymore infos about this new airline?! Also, below the letter R, close to door 1R are very small titles, like "operated on behalf" or somethin...

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by debonair
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody Europe Flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3106

Re: Widebody Europe Flights

Air Europa 787 MAD-MXP, but not daily (a mix of 737 & 787). UX is flying their B787 to various destinations in Europe, like AMS and BCN! In other news, Condor is using their A330 on many European leisure destinations, even one on sub-lease from 6Y: https://www.smartlynx.aero/en/news/smartlynx-s...

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by debonair
Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1112
Views: 157463

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Sorry if discussed before... Flair will take up some UX B737max8.

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by debonair
Mon Oct 10, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Query on LH Website
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: Query on LH Website

Switch off VPN...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An odd flight from Ponta Delgada.
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: An odd flight from Ponta Delgada.

that is one of the round-the-world charters with Four Seasons and I think Abercrombie & Kent Negative, Abercrombie & Kent is today in South Korea and I guess it's again Icelandair... https://www.abercrombiekent.com/tours/private-jet-journeys/2022/around-the-world-with-geoffrey-kent-inspirin...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 751
Views: 182708

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

Also many including posters here on A.net questioned the viability of Berlin-LA in the winter based on Air Berlins' struggles on the route. The main reason behind canx BER-LAX was due to lack of staff, as the flight was operated by OSL based crews. LAX does not have a crew base. Without the OSL cre...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 23402

Re: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/yr-ama
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Today a B737-500 of Blue Air Romania did some sub-charter on behalf of Aeroitalia: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/yr-ama

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by debonair
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops
Replies: 46
Views: 12722

Re: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops

Restart of operations will not happen on OCT 10th 2022: https://www.flyblueair.com/en/gb/news/blue-air-is-currently-still-not-in-a-position-to-start-flying-again-on-october-10/ In other news, Blue Air will start operating their fleet for other carriers, today it was operating for AeroItalia: https:/...

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by debonair
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022
Replies: 45
Views: 14643

Re: Boeing 777 Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022

MRYapproach wrote:
I saw Delta 777-200LR N706DN flying from Marana to ANC last night, now on it's way to Singapore. Any ideas why?


Taken over by AirIndia I guess...

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by debonair
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1556
Views: 215437

Re: Westjet group places Boeing 737-10 order

yyztpa2 wrote:
The summary you provide would total 75 to be delivered
737-8 1
737-7 22
737-10 12 previous
737-10 42 new

What will they do with just one 737-8?! Any reason to keep this order?

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by debonair
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Status?
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

Re: Elite Airways Status?

travaz wrote:
Interesting that their website shows flights in November. I wouldn't give them any money. I think they are dead man walking.


I tried to book, fares are shown, however on the next step you will receive the message SOLD OUT!

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by debonair
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 324
Views: 75333

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

73790 wrote:
Hearing they passed ETOPS and got approved for a whopping 62 minutes…..


Will the ETOPS certificate valid for the B767 ops only, or B777 as well?!

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by debonair
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1556
Views: 215437

Re: Westjet group places Boeing 737-10 order

I wonder if they converted their 737-7’s to -10’s? According to the PR: This order is in addition to WestJet’s remaining 23 MAX orders Well, any idea about a possible configuration for the -MAX10?! Btw. isn't it a BIG risk to order now? Especially as the certification is in serious doubt. If the ce...

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by debonair
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 42
Views: 13147

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

Seems common in the Philippines... Philippine Airlines also operates A333 in 3-3-3 configuration, albeit with a Business Class. However, even in J(!), no entertainment, no PTV/IFE. Very unpleasant experience! I wonder how they get in all those extra seats? Especially, AFAIK, as Cebu is not even offe...

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by debonair
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: Delta 737-900ER JFK-SEA, domestic F
Replies: 5
Views: 4966

Re: Flying Transcon: Delta 737-900ER JFK-SEA, domestic F

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Delta has screens on all mainline planes except the 717.


Nice TR, as always. Delta operates some B737-900ER, internal code 73R, without screens. I guess these are ex LionAir...

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by debonair
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2053
Views: 284111

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

Jet Airways A320neo in full livery. S7 NTU MSN 10546 https://twitter.com/vinamralongani/status/1574773189502443520?s=46&t=cPOLwIlEBXIF-zZn7RSTIA So the have B737-800,-max8 and A320neo. Quite an electic mix for a rather small fleet! Wish they would have come up with a new, more "modern"...

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by debonair
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH – legacy or LCC? An intra-European getaway: HAM-MUC-MAD-FRA-HAM in Y
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: LH – legacy or LCC? An intra-European getaway: HAM-MUC-MAD-FRA-HAM in Y

The passengers ahead of me in the service line needed to get to Bologna that day and asked to be booked onto literally anywhere in northern Italy, be it Venice, Milan, Turin, Bergamo, Genoa, wherever just to get out of FRA... A matter not belonging in this forum, but I was suprised to be denied acc...

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by debonair
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 179
Views: 28135

Re: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022

Sorry if discussed before... Flights are only on 3 days weekly on Th/Fr and Su. Very, very low utilisation for a "low cost" airline. Any idea, if the aircraft sitting idle or doing (charter) work?!

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by debonair
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 23402

Re: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread

Aeroitalia seem to be leasing their 737s to all kinds of other people... and leasing in ATR72s to operate their own routes When do Aeroitalia intend to fly their routes substantially with their own aircraft ? I guess, especially during winter, the demand to fill a B737-700 or -800 is far too low...

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by debonair
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ET A/C with mediocre business class, refund ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: ET A/C with mediocre business class, refund ???

Anyone knows why sent send an aircraft with this mediocre business class on a prime route like Frankfurt which was 350 exclusive ( and 95% new Business Class). Any insights ? Recommendations ? Most likely due to demand, B777-300ER 365Y vs A350 with only 318Y... Only solution, you may ask ET for a c...

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by debonair
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between Berlin and Amsterdam
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Re: Flights between Berlin and Amsterdam

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ux1091
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What about a lttle detour via MAD?! MAD is not only a beautiful city, but AirEuropa serves MAD to AMS with B787... :airplane:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ux1091

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by debonair
Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 324
Views: 75333

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Tyrant management, airplanes in a horrific state of maintenance, poorly trained staff, a few upper managers making decision in absolute isolation. All other eastern flights cancelled due to lack of dispatch staff during second ETOPS flights. Apparently last count was 8 captains and 9 FO’s remain, w...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 23402

Re: AeroItalia News and Discussion Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-kvi

In other news, I heard they will exchange the ATR72 operations to AirConnect Romania.
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Someone83 wrote:
According to ch-aviation they plan to wetlease some ATR capacity, although I cannot see the details


According to Flightradar SWIFT AIR EC-KVI is flying: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-kvi

In other news, I heard they will exchange the ATR72 operations to AirConnect Romania.

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by debonair
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH – legacy or LCC? An intra-European getaway: HAM-MUC-MAD-FRA-HAM in Y
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: LH – legacy or LCC? An intra-European getaway: HAM-MUC-MAD-FRA-HAM in Y

Maybe more careful planning is in order next time. I did not apply for compensation as I got to my destination just a few hours late. With the DB, on the other hand, I am still in a clinch over cancelled trains and delays. Nice to read back from you. I would most certainly ask LH for full compensat...

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by debonair
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World Airline Awards - Skytrax 2022 Winners
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: World Airline Awards - Skytrax 2022 Winners

xwb777 wrote:
The World’s best airlines as per Skytrax has been announced:


24. Delta
60. United
68. American


35 SOUTHWEST
51 Alaska Airlines
65 Hawaiian Airlines

...and Ryanair 40 :bigthumbsup:

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by debonair
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 179
Views: 28135

Re: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022

Dominion301 wrote:
Anyone have any idea as to how many pax were carried on Jetlines’ inaugural flights today?

I’m going to guess under 50 each direction.


The question would be, how many fare paying passengers were onboard. Normally inaugural flights are always full with press and PR...

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by debonair
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH – legacy or LCC? An intra-European getaway: HAM-MUC-MAD-FRA-HAM in Y
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: LH – legacy or LCC? An intra-European getaway: HAM-MUC-MAD-FRA-HAM in Y

As I posted before, LH domestic service is a joke. It is not even possible to *buy* a coffee... On the other hand, LCC EUROWINGS which also serves MUC from HAM, offers full BOB. Given the fact that EUROWINGS even offers lower fares (if you book in advance) and better, more legroom seats for a little...

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by debonair
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to expand international point-to-point connectivity from regional airports in Colombia
Replies: 37
Views: 5254

Re: Avianca to expand international point-to-point connectivity from regional airports in Colombia

proudpilot94 wrote:
Avianca is a mess right now.


The most strangest service is to LAX, operated by B787. Despite offering full Business Class, only Economy fares are offered - with a chance to upgrade to these lie flat seats for 370USD.

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by debonair
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buy on Board success on LCC vs Legacies
Replies: 31
Views: 3217

Re: Buy on Board success on LCC vs Legacies

LH or IB don't offer anything except water. That's not true. LH only offers water only on domestic flights. On European flights you can choose from BOB "Onboard Delights". The weirdest problem regarding LH Group is the fact, that Lufthansa LCC EUROWINGS offers full BOB service on all flig...

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by debonair
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP 237 Medical Divert to KFAR
Replies: 50
Views: 11204

Re: TAP 237 Medical Divert to KFAR

Maybe it was crew who became ill. More likely the crew is out of duty hours I guess, especially on a flight as long as SFO... As their is no replacement crew on stand-by, that means offload all passengers, hotac (hotel accomodation) and re-schedule the flight to the next possible departure time (af...

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by debonair
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX-LIM, should I go with COPA, Avianca, or LATAM
Replies: 17
Views: 2705

Re: LAX-LIM, should I go with COPA, Avianca, or LATAM

https://help.avianca.com/hc/en-us/artic ... 4009488411
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On the other hand... As there is no longer a Business Class, you can upgrade for just 370USD to a "flatbed seat", even with the lowest Economy fare...

https://help.avianca.com/hc/en-us/artic ... 4009488411

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by debonair
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2022
Replies: 74
Views: 13472

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2022

TURKISH AIRLINES subsidiary Air Albania (Turkish Airlines, a founding partner, owns 49.12% of Air Albania) will soon receive 2 more A320s. The two new acquisitions expand the existing fleet of 2 aircraft, A319-132 ( ZA-BEL ) and A320-232 ( ZA-BBC ) ZA– ... Airbus A320–232 msn 3676 ex F–WWBB, VT-INW...

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