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by debonair
Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2022
Replies: 80
Views: 10001

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2022

That has to be wrong. There are regularly scheduled EDO-CGN and EDO-DUS flights. There is even one airborne right now: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/xc1860#2d0a7868 True, spoke to a friend at TK - TK is permitting luggage through check-in via IST to EDO. However, the official timatic t...

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by debonair
Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 6674

Re: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022

They have delayed its launch once again. What a disaster of management. https://simpleflying.com/canada-jetlines-1st-flight-delayed/ No, makes sense! Remember we talked about the relatively high fares for an ULCC?! I think the management already did know, on the day the sales started, that most pro...

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by debonair
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2022
Replies: 80
Views: 10001

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2022

I am booked on Pegasus flight STN- SAW. I then have a 7.5 hours of waiting time before a domestic connection to EDO. Does anyone know if I can check my luggage all the way through or do I have to claim the luggage in SAW and re-check in. According to timatic, EDO is listed as DOMESTIC ONLY airport....

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by debonair
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL has fallen off
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: JAL has fallen off

My parents showed them the email from JAL saying, “Remember the first 2 bags are free.” ... Coming back from Thailand on the BKK to NRT flight, JAL charges them $100/bag. They ended up paying $200. With the email in hand, I would definitely ask for full refund of the fee! Keep us updated on this ma...

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by debonair
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Suggestions for BOS-FRA & MUC 744 and A346 Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Suggestions for BOS-FRA & MUC 744 and A346 Trip

You can book BOS-MUC-BOS return... On the BOS-MUC you can select rather the usual non-stop service for little bit more an one-stop option via FRA, so B744 and A320neo! :airplane:
I would most definitely stay two nights in MUC, worth it! :bigthumbsup:

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by debonair
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cancellation of domestic flights as part of long haul trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1392

Re: Cancellation of domestic flights as part of long haul trip

I am due to travel to South Africa in September on a holiday booked by an agent. The airline is BA (not my choice) so I have to go via LHR from MAN. This week I have been informed that BA has cancelled many domestic flights, leaving me with 7 hour transfers in LHR in both directions. As I am disabl...

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by debonair
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 165
Views: 31925

Re: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022

BangersAndMash wrote:
It'll be interesting to see what they do with the cabin.


True, the A321neo will have a maximum seating of only 240, still 35 less than the B753 with 275seats it will replace....

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by debonair
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish Airlines YUL-ist-bkk
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Turkish Airlines YUL-ist-bkk

Yeap, which date do you want to fly? I (personally) would take always the flight with the shortest connection time... In Economy, the B777-300ER is the first choice, outdated but just 3-3-3 seating instead the more usual 3-4-3 configuration, so more space! BUT TK flights are always a gamble! I booke...

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by debonair
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 2946

Re: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Today, the first scheduled passenger flight of GBA departed HKG for BKK as HB660 with 2 passengers on board. This marks the beginning of the airline's twice weekly service between the cities. The airlines defend that despite a total of two passengers observed boarding through Hong Kong airport bord...

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by debonair
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GlobalX - TUI summer lease problems
Replies: 27
Views: 9512

Re: GlobalX - TUI summer lease problems

Any updates regarding the operations? Any idea when the operations will re-start?

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by debonair
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 28650

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2022

TC-GRA Airbus A330-223 msn 1256 ex F-WWYO, VN-A379 Vietnam Airlines, OE-IKY ALC, (ntu 9H-ERA Eritrean Airlines), (ntu VP-BUQ Nordwind Airlines), TC-GRA Southwind Airlines TC-GRB Airbus A330-223 msn 1266 ex F-WWKR, VN-A381 Vietnam Airlines, (ntu 9H-ERB Eritrean Airlines), OE-INT ALC, VP-BUT Nordwind...

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by debonair
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 38
Views: 7578

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2022

FlyPOP( Air Malta) operating YYZ-MBJ-YYZ on behalf of Sunwing Airlines.


Nope, HiFly...

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by debonair
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 28650

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2022

TKflyer wrote:
After the 2 A330s, now the first A321 for Southwind Airlines.
TC–GRD Airbus A321–231 sl msn 5836 ex D-AVZL, A6–AEA Etihad Airways, OE–LCU ALC


Sorry, I missed that... What 2 A330s we are talking about?! Any msn or registration?!

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by debonair
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FCO-EWR - United Airlines Polaris
Replies: 9
Views: 5739

Re: FCO-EWR - United Airlines Polaris

The food and presentation was atrocious to say the least. No menus either. Small portions. Weird salad of nuts, dried fruit, and cheese. All of it served on one tray. Yes, meals are awful - BUT at least UA offfering nice cocktails to Italy. :champagne: https://mobile.twitter.com/united/status/15331...

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by debonair
Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian 737 start-up AeroItalia
Replies: 53
Views: 15453

Re: Italian 737 start-up AeroItalia

Aeroitalia's sole flying 738, 9H-CRI, just diverted to HHN on a TFS-SCN flight (6Y157 / ART157). Strangely enough, yesterday's TFS-SCN was also diverted to HHN. Nope, the original flight is Smartlynx SCN-TFS which was CANX and NOT diverted to HHN. Aeroitalia was chartered by Smartlynx to fly the st...

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by debonair
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Does This SSJ100 Belong To?
Replies: 16
Views: 2555

Re: What Airline Does This SSJ100 Belong To?

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Mystery solved!! It's indeed RA-89053, flying for Red Wings now. FlightRadar24 confirms it flew a Vnukovo <-> Istanbul rotation yesterday. Thanks y'all! :D


Configuration F18?! Very strange, just 18 seats... Was it a scheduled flight or some sort of charter?!

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by debonair
Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jubba Airways Fokker 50 overturns in Mogadishu
Replies: 20
Views: 4814

Re: Jubba Airways Fokker 50 overturns in Mogadishu

http://avherald.com/h?article=4fbc0a03&opt=0
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Actually it is the 2nd F50 crash in just 3 days! The other happend in South Sudan:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4fbc0a03&opt=0

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by debonair
Sat Jul 16, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 742
Views: 102474

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

embraer175e2 wrote:
Slm will restart paramaribo amsterdam flights on july20th


Any more Infos available, which airline/aircraft will operate the flight for SLM?!

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by debonair
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of Trans Executive Airlines (Transair)
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Current Status of Trans Executive Airlines (Transair)

There is no such airline with the name Trans Executives Airlines (Transair)! Trans Executive Airlines and Transair are two different companies! Rhoades Aviation is named "Transair", not Trans Executive Airlines. Trans Executive Airlines of Hawaii, Inc. d/b/a Transair Express is NOT operati...

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by debonair
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 165
Views: 31925

Re: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022

Needed to go through a 50-60 minute line for security. I guess Schengen flights don't trust USA security? AFAIK, All International traffic is arriving in the same Terminal, no matter if USA or Iran. Everyone get mixed up in ONE crowd. I think it is impossible from the infrastructure to have one Ter...

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by debonair
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Canadian ULCC Trip Report: Lynx Air & Flair Airlines June 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Re: Canadian ULCC Trip Report: Lynx Air & Flair Airlines June 2022

Flair Airlines has couple different seats for their Max 8, and I was on an obviously “meant to be for another airline” second-hand Max 8. However the seats are slightly more padded and comfortable. I tried to find out which airline this Max8 was originally build for, but no success! Any more inform...

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by debonair
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 28650

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2022

Turkish Airlines filed the operations of ex Aeroflot ("Turkoflot" :roll: ) A350s, here marked as "316 seater A350". The configuration is C28Y288, which means Y+ cabin is treated the same as Y (maybe status holders etc. can reserve them). I hope they got the IFE/license issue fix...

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by debonair
Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Blackman celebrates 80 years at AA!
Replies: 46
Views: 6214

Re: Al Blackman celebrates 80 years at AA!

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
Long time AA mechanic is celebrating his 80th anniversary working for AA.


Is this guy working full or part time and does he still fixes airplanes? Or is he only on top, I mean additional crew, giving a hand when necessary?

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by debonair
Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who is responsible for staffing in Aviation industry?
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Who is responsible for staffing in Aviation industry?

Germany Luggage counter: 3rd party Handling of luggage from counter to Gate: 3rd party Security: Federal Police/3rd party Handling of luggage from Gate to Airplane: 3rd party Ground crew (fill fuel, plane maintenance): Airline or 3rd party Operating the aircraft: Airline or 3rd party (ACMI) Airport ...

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by debonair
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue’s Vancouver Inaugural June 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Re: JetBlue’s Vancouver Inaugural June 2022

Nice TR, great pictures, well done!
Very strange to see that's permitted to stow handluggage in exit rows under the front seats... Only airline I have seen this before was LH, but with a "rail" to secure objects from sliding.

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by debonair
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 28650

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2022

https://antalya-airport.aero/passengers ... departures
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MGA (Mavi Gök Airlines) wanted to start operations to Germany tomorrow, on July 11th. But so far, I can't find a single flight departing.... I guess this means no AOC yet?!

https://antalya-airport.aero/passengers ... departures

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by debonair
Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cairo Transit/Terminal Change
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Cairo Transit/Terminal Change

ThanX for all the help. How long will it take from T1 to T3 approximately? Have read, Terminals are long way away from each other...

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by debonair
Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebody Flights ??
Replies: 34
Views: 6337

Re: European Widebody Flights ??

N14AZ wrote:
debonair wrote:
Last week I saw this beauty flying over my house near HAJ on a daily basis… flew to PMI (… what else? :roll: )

I guess it flew for Condor…


Nope. HAJ homebase carrier #1 TUIfly is the right answer! :checkmark:

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by debonair
Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cairo Transit/Terminal Change
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Cairo Transit/Terminal Change

Hi to you all, it seems impossible to find any reliable information regarding Transit in Cairo. I am planning a self transfer at Cairo airport. Arriving with NILE AIR on a domestic service, as I found out which will be most probably Terminal 1 and departing with Egypt Air on a domestic service as we...

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by debonair
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 19222

Re: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-ptp
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Yes I'm sure, because it did flew for TS then.


According to flightradar, 9H-PTP flew for TS to OPO on Jun24th, but not -POP:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-ptp

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by debonair
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 19222

Re: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-pop
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
While 9H-TQP has been flown to BYJ, the same day A333 9H-POP began flying between Portugal and YYZ.


Are you sure?! According to flightradar24 9H-POP is flying for SUN EXPRESS Türkiye...

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-pop

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by debonair
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10 Cabin 78s/80s
Replies: 28
Views: 7158

Re: United DC-10 Cabin 78s/80s

What was the seating? Seems like a 2-4-2 configuration, isn't it?!

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by debonair
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 119
Views: 41410

Re: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ly-tkl
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danipawa wrote:
The plan was to operate 4 MD82 this summer in schedule flights to MIA (3 daily) and charters to several caribbean destinations from SDQ but..lets see


Yeap, will be interesting to watch, with Arajet launch imminent and SkyCana even operating A330: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ly-tkl

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by debonair
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 28650

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2022

TK787 wrote:
Greeting Turkish Aviation fans,



a strange look to say the least :)


Strange, I was expecting to see Türk Hava Yolları titles... :duck:

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by debonair
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly to operate flyPOP's flights
Replies: 10
Views: 3015

Re: HiFly to operate flyPOP's flights

Btw. I am not sure if this is still the case, rumours have been long around, that for the A330 registration G-FPOP has been applied for. Suggesting it would eventually operate under UK flag. No idea if it's still the case!

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by debonair
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebody Flights ??
Replies: 34
Views: 6337

Re: European Widebody Flights ??

Something more "exotic" - Smartwings is leasing in ETHIOPIAN A350 on Sundays: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qs1179 Also "exotic" SunExpress leasing in flyPOP A330 : https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-pop Corendon with their A330 in full colours: https://w...

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by debonair
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly to operate flyPOP's flights
Replies: 10
Views: 3015

Re: HiFly to operate flyPOP's flights

Is this possible with Brexit? Not sure a European airline is allowed to operate flights from the UK to somewhere outside the EU. If flyPOP receives a full UK AOC, it shouldn't be any problem at all. For example, JET2 is leasing this summer a WAMOS A330 EC-MAJ and is operating MAN to DLM (Türkiye). ...

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by debonair
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly to operate flyPOP's flights
Replies: 10
Views: 3015

Re: HiFly to operate flyPOP's flights

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Pls. use viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1459779

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by debonair
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 174
Views: 47987

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

[Well, Iran is behind the deaths of 107 Argentinian citizens in two bombings in the 90s, which Iran has still to answer for, it won't extradite the responsible individuals identified by Argentinian law enforcement. The topic of a dodgy Iranian cargo airline with connections to the same organization...

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by debonair
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1036
Views: 172107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Thanks for the replies. I have bitten the bullet and bought a back up flight with another airlines just in case. It was £60 return so would rather lose that than have to pay massive prices if FlyBE do pull the flights. And you might ask for a full refund of the APD-Air Passenger Duty in case you no...

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by debonair
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 174
Views: 47987

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

Honestly, what's the problem?! I worked in the past for an Iranian airline and this nothing new to me. I always had the feeling, that onboard are more crew members than passengers (or cargo). Flights were operated at least by double set of crew! One set of crew for the outbound and one for the inbou...

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by debonair
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2022
Replies: 190
Views: 25556

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2022

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-sqh
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TKflyer wrote:
Finally the freebird fleet is getting some movement.


Will those 2 A320 additional capacity or will they replace SkyUp in the long run:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-sqh

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by debonair
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1036
Views: 172107

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Many of these routes are not due to start until August. It seems a little unusual to be cancelling routes over a month before the routes are due to start When is the right time to cancel? Passengers are entitled to full compensation in the case of cancellations if they have been informed of the can...

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by debonair
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 19222

Re: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Per planespotters.net, all A330s have a C-class seating 12, then some -200s have 320 in Y while others have 333. The sole -300 has 334 seats in Y. All have different seats, -TQP -31C-seats, -TRY 24C-seats! https://hifly.aero/fleet/a330/ CS-TQP is by far the worst, pretty worn out, no PTV and their ...

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by debonair
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2022
Replies: 190
Views: 25556

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2022

https://www.goklerdeyiz.net/yeni-sirket ... escili-ne/
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No, skyliner must be wrong!! Have a close look at the pictures provided, it is UR-AZE, "ZE" is printed on the nose landing gear, plus yellow engines (UR–AZG AFAIK engines are red):

https://www.goklerdeyiz.net/yeni-sirket ... escili-ne/

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by debonair
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Madagascar Fleet
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Air Madagascar Fleet

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cs-tky
And AFAIK MD was looking to bring back the B737 for regional ops - but I have no idea if this is still the case.
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In the moment the company is flying the A330-900neo: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cs-tky
And AFAIK MD was looking to bring back the B737 for regional ops - but I have no idea if this is still the case.

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by debonair
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2022
Replies: 190
Views: 25556

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2022

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... t-benefits


Belly hold cargo or Preighter?! Any updates regarding the history of these A330?
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LAXintl wrote:
Air Anka received investment incentives of US$82million for freighter transportation out of Izmir.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... t-benefits


Belly hold cargo or Preighter?! Any updates regarding the history of these A330?

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by debonair
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My first trip as an airline pilot - IOE Trip #1
Replies: 28
Views: 6545

Re: My first trip as an airline pilot - IOE Trip #1

Congrats! All the best for your career. And don't forget, always fly on :cloudnine:

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by debonair
Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Comair (South Africa) suspended ops, to be liquidated
Replies: 36
Views: 10662

Re: Comair suspends ops (again)

TexasAirCorp wrote:
So who’s left? Safair and Lift?


Trunk routes, like CPT-JNB are also operated by "regional" airlines, like AIRLINK and CemAir.

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