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by debonair
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 175
Views: 37168

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lx2810
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swiss currently uses A340 on domestic flights between ZRH and GVA on Sundays:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lx2810

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by debonair
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video only* the high density MAX: 737-8-200 - the world's newest narrow body variant
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Re: *Video only* the high density MAX: 737-8-200 - the world's newest narrow body variant

The seats look pretty the same as in the 737NG. Is there more knee space as MOL promised? If somebody does a new Ryanair/Buzz/Malta Air trip report: - the seat row numbers 12 and 14 next to each other as Ryanair should still leave out seat row number 13 - the seat row number 35! Almost unbelievable...

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by debonair
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1335

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

Don't all Basle passengers end up in the same arrival hall? And doesn't everyone enter France when leaving the building? Yes and No, you can exit the airport either on the French OR Swiss side! Everything is separated, like rental cars, cash machines etc. and available on BOTH sides of the border, ...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair asks for permission to fly charters from MCO to HAV
Replies: 19
Views: 5893

Re: Iceland Air asks for permission to fly charters from MCO to HAV

These would be operated as charter flights on behalf of Anmart Superior Travel (Anmart Air). The web-page of this travel agency looks like a 5year old did it... Honestly, how can such a company have enough money to Charter flights; but not enough for the most basic webdesign?! https://anmartsuperio...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 104
Views: 19152

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

wjcandee wrote:
Patroni1 wrote:
No tail stand on the MAX.At least on the -8.


I'm not sure if you were just making an observation, but this is a -900ER, not a MAX.


But curious to know, if this is a common problem only on the -900?
What about the FR B737MAX200 and MAX9/10, do these planes need a tail stand as well?!

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by debonair
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LS541 — diverted to TFS
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: LS541 — diverted to TFS

Hello LS541, NCL to GPA, just flew over my head in Tenerife, being diverted to TFS after a couple of go-arounds at GPA. I can’t find anything on the interwebs right now (connection is a tad choppy, too), does anyone know what happened? A/C is G-JZHP. Thanks for any help in advance! So much for spot...

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by debonair
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sampling Scotland's Famous Beach Runway: Barra to Glasgow on a Classic Twin Otter
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: Sampling Scotland's Famous Beach Runway: Barra to Glasgow on a Classic Twin Otter

What a wonderful report, lovely pictures as well. Well done!

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by debonair
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who bought 747-8i LN 1435 LH ntu
Replies: 27
Views: 11750

Re: Who bought 747-8i LN 1435 LH ntu

Does anybody know why Lufthansa rejected her to begin with? There were several problems! But I think the biggest was the B747-8i typical erratic vibration, especially on the first ones produced... No matter what Boeing did, in the end LH was not happy and satisfied at all. Boeing might claim that a...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IR723
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Re: IR723

https://www.flightradar24.com/IRA723/290b73ef IR723 IKA-HAM, circled HAM for about 2 hours and now flying S/SW on it's way out of Germany. Anyone know what is going on? AFAIK, bad weather (read fog, very low visibility) at station HAM; btw. what's the CAT rating on their A330?! There are LOT of div...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the best Transatlantic First/Business Class?
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: What is the best Transatlantic First/Business Class?

Which of these would you recommend? Very, very stupid question - NONE of your list! The ONLY way to fly these days in style is SIA from FRA to JFK in FIRST on the A380, period! :cloudnine: But, thanks to the enormous competition ex Lombardy, you might find a great deal on EMIRATES from MXP to JFK i...

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by debonair
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Aviation Dash 8 Retirement
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Jazz Aviation Dash 8 Retirement

https://simpleflying.com/highest-hours-flight-cycles/

Canadian regional airline Jazz Air has seven Dash 8-300s aged 30 years or older which sit near the top of the rankings, ranging between 79,928 (C-GEWQ) and 84,696 (C-GKTA) flight cycles.
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Nice article: https://simpleflying.com/highest-hours-flight-cycles/

Canadian regional airline Jazz Air has seven Dash 8-300s aged 30 years or older which sit near the top of the rankings, ranging between 79,928 (C-GEWQ) and 84,696 (C-GKTA) flight cycles.

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by debonair
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?

No, the fine applies for return tickets. So one of the reasons why it's better to book just one way!

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by debonair
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?

You may safe some money in first place, but in the end you might pay double... Many passengers think that the can fool airlines like LH with an onward connection. BUT in order to use the return flight, all segments have to be flown according to the issued ticket! It is always funny to see passengers...

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by debonair
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia to launch a ‘Fly Jinnah’ in Pakistan
Replies: 7
Views: 2224

Re: Air Arabia to launch a ‘Fly Jinnah’ in Pakistan

Hopefully all these joint ventures will do better than fly yeti and Air Arabi Jordan...

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by debonair
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking UA-CX to India
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Booking UA-CX to India

As long as you book direct on UNITED, there shouldn't be any problem. I would avoid to book those connections via OTA, like Opodo!

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by debonair
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana sues Embraer over E2 issues
Replies: 12
Views: 5880

Re: Air Astana sues Embraer over E2 issues

What's the current status with AirAstana Embraer fleet, seems some are back in service... So, did they find a solution out of court?!

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by debonair
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 2128

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

I love the EMB190, you can't beat 2x2 seating with no middle seat - can't wait to fly on the new -E2 version. But the SSJ is also a wonderful plane, which I would prefer over the A220, thanks to the revolutionary cabin design by Pininfarina - a true Italian gem!

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by debonair
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 13857

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2021

Can anyone give me some light on this. Which kind of seat does TK have in business class on their 737-8 MAX fleet? Is it the same seat which is installed on their A321neo? Any pics around? Just visit the official A321-homepage: https://www.turkishairlines.com/de-at/flights/fly-different/fleet/airbu...

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by debonair
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 186898

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

not long after the Global X 321 landed in Kabul, transponder for their A320 popped on. Global X A320 GXA106 / N276GX looks to depart Kabul soon. Global X just completed KEF-BGR-MIA back home in Miami... Any idea how many sets of crew (pilots/FA) were needed for this operations? Did they had a (temp...

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by debonair
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8509

Re: Kam Air A340s

YA-KMH the aircraft involved in the terminal incident where the the was flown to Abu Dhabi, inspected and later to Mashhad and is being stored at Mashhad, Iran. I am getting old, my memory is not the best anymore I guess... Pls. forgive me, but what "terminal accident" you are talking abo...

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by debonair
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 186898

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

What is the current status of foreign airlines been based in Kabul? I know that some Ukrainian airlines, like Ukrainian Wings, operating for local airlines like KamAir...

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by debonair
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Lebanon currency crisis on MEA operations
Replies: 31
Views: 5784

Re: Impact of Lebanon currency crisis on MEA operations

Besides accepting USD only, the second biggest factor helping MEA here is that Lebanon’s huge diaspora will always travel back home for VFR, paying in the stable currencies or dollars of their country of origin. True! From Germany Lufthansa even sends nowadays the A340 to BEY and Sundair the A330 a...

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by debonair
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 131
Views: 28909

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

@LAX772LR: full connex to the LH-Group network. That's the reason why LH tried to cancel the interline agreement with CONDOR, as EuroDisco flying the exact same routes, like PUJ. @DABYT: NO! EuroDisco operates ex XG and ex WK A330 with different configurations. Official homepage: https://www.discove...

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by debonair
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights
Replies: 45
Views: 6798

Re: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights

I'm pretty sure this is not the first time SQ is going against low cost competition. I'm not sure these 2 airlines will even be competing for the same customer base. Sorry, but since when is STARLUX low-cost?! Full-flat business class seats on narrow-body is most definetley not lcc... https://www.s...

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by debonair
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Lebanon currency crisis on MEA operations
Replies: 31
Views: 5784

Re: Impact of Lebanon currency crisis on MEA operations

Believe me, sometimes it helps to search google... Starting June 8th, Lebanon’s national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) will only accept payment in fresh dollars (USD) as opposed to settling payment in local checks of LBP. https://www.the961.com/mea-only-usd-payment/ https://www.the961.com/middl...

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by debonair
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights
Replies: 45
Views: 6798

Re: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... ptember-23
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New luxury boutique airline Starlux is launching flights to Singapore on September 23rd - let the fare war begin! :box:

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... ptember-23

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by debonair
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seating reservations?
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Seating reservations?

Lufthansa is charging for seat reservation, even on some seats in BusinessClass. So you have to access your booking to pre-book seats. However, things can get extremely complicated, if you have a LH ticket and even LH flight-number BUT with a different airline operating, like -lets say-EUROWINGS.

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by debonair
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 259
Views: 102385

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

European Air Charter A320 fleet is of 1991 vintage, the countdown is ticking... AFAIK, first one will be LZ-LAE, ff 11OCT91, msn 259. Fun fact, the aircraft was stored from OCT 2009 to MAR 2017, I guess one of the oldest A320 but with the lowest hours and cycles... :thumbsup:

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by debonair
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62465

Re: Spirit operational challenges

nkops wrote:
The staffing issue I believe is a big part of it.


Sorry, but why isn't Spirit not just bringing in additional capacity by other airlines like GlobalX, iAero Airways or World Atlantic Airlines?

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by debonair
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 37178

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

Aer Lingus confirm 10 year deal with Emerald but not starting until 1 Jan 2023. Apparently working to see if it can be earlier. Source?! Our friends at ch-aviation reporting "...The new service is likely to begin in January 2022 ." https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/106315-aer-lingus...

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by debonair
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 38615

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021

danipawa wrote:
Avion express is adding A330 very soon to operate for Skycana


Source!? Any more information regarding their msn/previous operator!? Will the A330 operated by Avion Express Malta as well?!

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by debonair
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 98
Views: 24289

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Only for this month (July 2021) World Atlantic Airlines has been contracted to operate Paramaribo – Aruba – Miami See (in Dutch) : https://www.waterkant.net/suriname/2021/06/30/slm-huurt-world-atlantic-airlines-in-voor-vluchten-naar-aruba-en-miami/ Seems SkyCana A321 9H-AME is the latest choice: ht...

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by debonair
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 38615

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021

audidudi wrote:
Airbus A340-313 207 9H-xxx AirHub Airlines delivery 27 July 2021 KBL-SQQ, YA-reg, ex YA-WTA


Any idea why AirHub would take on such nearly 25yrs old airframe? Or will it operated for KamAir?!

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by debonair
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 131
Views: 26605

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

https://condor-a330neo.com/
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Condor launched own countdown homepage: https://condor-a330neo.com/

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by debonair
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CCS-MIA crabwise, or getting hooked on classics: Laser DC-9-82 & Swift Air B737-400
Replies: 8
Views: 4452

Re: CCS-MIA crabwise, or getting hooked on classics: Laser DC-9-82 & Swift Air B737-400

Fantastic TR, always a pleasure to read from such "rare" airlines and aircrafts; Venezuela seems a real "spotter" heaven.

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by debonair
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airines major operational impact due to weather
Replies: 8
Views: 3116

Re: Ethiopian Airines major operational impact due to weather

Regarding visas, when I have been diverted to other countries overnight (Brussels Airlines to Dakar), I have been given a slip of paper to allow exit and entry through customs.The reason for the entry creates special circumstances to enter countries. Don't take it personal, but I guess you are hold...

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by debonair
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did CalPac Airlines end operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Why did CalPac Airlines end operations?

https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20200619762
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No money - period!

Although CP Air made three interest payments on the Note in June and July 2018, totaling $60,971.94, CP Air made no further interest payments and did not make any principle payments.


https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20200619762

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by debonair
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 200
Views: 42401

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

usflyer msp wrote:
The problem is these routes need 757/A321 sized aircraft and connectivity not solely point-to-point 777's.


Absolutely true! Eastern JFK to ANC service would feed well the Ravn Alaska/Northern Pacific Air Anchorage hub - two great airlines, one mission! :thumbsup: So why no codeshare? :duck:

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by debonair
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where to find a 737-600
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Where to find a 737-600

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tu895

However, strictly off-topic, I guess it is not the best time to travel...
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/25/afri ... index.html
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True, the B736 is a quite regular sight in my hometown HAM, thanks to TU!
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tu895

However, strictly off-topic, I guess it is not the best time to travel...
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/25/afri ... index.html

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by debonair
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First commitment for the "new" IL-114-300
Replies: 27
Views: 6197

Re: First commitment for the "new" IL-114-300

https://aviation.direct/en/russland-vol ... il-114-300
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VOLGADA will follow suit...

https://aviation.direct/en/russland-vol ... il-114-300

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by debonair
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Motor-Sich and its Antonov An-24 (LWO-IEV)
Replies: 5
Views: 3574

Re: Motor-Sich and its Antonov An-24 (LWO-IEV)

Great TR, always a pleasure to read from such "exotic" places! Btw. I did a Motor Sich YAK40 run, really fantastic little airline! :airplane:

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by debonair
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flyr's inagural flight - June 30th '21 OSL-TOS
Replies: 3
Views: 3443

Re: Flyr's inagural flight - June 30th '21 OSL-TOS

Nice TR, well done! OSL-TOS was a focus route on wizz air, isn't it?! Good luck to Flyr!

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by debonair
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13681

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2021

I'm flying soon to Athens via Istanbul. Now I see an upgrade bid to business for 119$ on IST-ATH flight. Will I get all the Business privilieges upon arrival in IST and how will I be treated on the previous flight at check-in? Is it a worthy bid? If you have a long layover or travelling on TK1845 d...

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by debonair
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 5196

Re: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.albastar.es/en/
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Spanish AlbaStar will fly from Trapani to Dubai, tickets are already on sale.

https://www.albastar.es/en/

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by debonair
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13681

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2021

I remember an article few month ago, that TK wanted to turn Anadolujet in an independent company with it's own IATA-code and booking engine. But nothing so far happened, any more infos please? https://centreforaviation.com/news/turkish-airlines-to-establish-turkish-cargo-and-anadolujet-as-independen...

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by debonair
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 5196

Re: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021

No surprise, AirHorizont cancelled their July schedule from Hamburg to Forli - will "restart" in August.

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by debonair
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 184
Views: 26370

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

https://lattitudehub.com/
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Latitude just opened the sale, Spanish domestic only... MAD-TFS will start from84€. GOOD LUCK!

https://lattitudehub.com/

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by debonair
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 767
Views: 196382

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

audidudi wrote:
Anyone know how soon we'll find out which 29 ex-Lion Air B739ERs are the ones that DL has purchased?


Will the B739ER reconfiguered to full DL standards with Personal Video and Satellite TV?! Will they block out/uninstall the doors 3L/3R?!

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by debonair
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13681

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2021

Does TK allow free selection of seats during online check in or do we have to pay? I just booked my first flight ever on TK and during the booking process agency told me that they would charge me for early selection. Have you tried to access "Manage booking" on TKs homepage with your TK P...

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