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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: 1208

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: 678
Views: 164840

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: 62
Views: 18008

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: 41
Views: 10534

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: 36
Views: 11426

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: Westjet group places Boeing 737-10 order
Replies: 80
Views: 10655

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: 2796

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: 236
Views: 56248

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: Westjet group places Boeing 737-10 order
Replies: 80
Views: 10655

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: 31
Views: 8101

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: 4
Views: 1447

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: 282599

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: 2106

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: 152
Views: 21840

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: 62
Views: 18008

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: 4
Views: 495

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: 1735

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: 236
Views: 56248

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: 62
Views: 18008

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: 2106

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: 1531

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: 152
Views: 21840

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: 2106

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: 35
Views: 4325

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: 2844

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: 31
Views: 7405

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: 16
Views: 1622

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: 12867

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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by debonair
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR
Replies: 136
Views: 20335

Re: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR

Also, confirmation that the A321T will be phased out. Assuming A321XLRs will replace them? According to the PR " American will continue to offer lie-flat seats on its transcontinental routes departing New York and Boston "... Only the new A321XLR will feature lie-flat, isn't it?! So it se...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2022
Replies: 74
Views: 12867

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2022

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Presumably they will announce flights from Moscow to Antalya shortly, turning Antalya into a transfer hub


It is already confirmed. Passengers will arrive in AYT 1 to 3 days prior to the flight, staying in a local hotel before connecting to PUJ.
In

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by debonair
Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's LEVEL schedule for NW 2022/23
Replies: 40
Views: 6740

Re: IAG's LEVEL schedule for NW 2022/23

Will LEVEL operate flights for IB in the upcoming winter season? Which routes?

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by debonair
Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 195
Views: 33878

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wizz leasing 737s to support their SOF base: https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/220811-w63q22sof Is this the first time Wizz is using Boeing or another aircraft from a different company other than Airbus? Also, wizz air Abu Dhabi will add wet-leased capacity in 4Q22, but so far I can't find any more in...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2022
Replies: 74
Views: 12867

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2022

Anex Tours just announced new flights from Antalya to Punta Cana with Mavi Gök Airlines B777, starting October 15th.

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by debonair
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?
Replies: 142
Views: 20539

Re: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?

According to different sources and rumours wizz AUH will add wet-leased capacity in 4Q22, any more Infos?!

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by debonair
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 678
Views: 164840

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

Luckily they will have some income this winter from the AIR EUROPA B787 lease deal they can rely on...

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by debonair
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connect Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 12402

Re: Waltzing Matilda Aviation launching Connect Airlines

https://www.nac.dk/news-and-press/nac-h ... -airlines/
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Thre Dash8-Q400 on lease from ALC confirmed. Any more Infos about the frames?!

https://www.nac.dk/news-and-press/nac-h ... -airlines/

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by debonair
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops
Replies: 41
Views: 10534

Re: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops

travaz wrote:
IS the Blue air fleet leased or bought outright? Specifically the Maxes and -800's?

AFAIK all leased, except for their B737-500!

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by debonair
Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX-LIM, should I go with COPA, Avianca, or LATAM
Replies: 16
Views: 1622

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

I would stay away from AV. October 1st will see the change to the new business, LCC like, model.

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by debonair
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops
Replies: 41
Views: 10534

Re: Blue Air suspends ops

LHAM wrote:
The chances of actually flying again are slim to none.


One chance less flying the classic B737-500...

Btw. The title is misleading, it should read "...TEMPORARILY suspending opertions"

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by debonair
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chicago-Alaska-Seattle-San Diego-Hawaii-Chicago for Under $200?
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: Chicago-Alaska-Seattle-San Diego-Hawaii-Chicago for Under $200?

Hi, great TR! But there is one big problem... This TR gets to long, if you add all the differents parts und this one topic. Especially in countries, like where I live without broadband, it take ages to load all the fantastic pictures! So maybe you can split this outstanding travel in different separ...

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by debonair
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 895
Views: 124826

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Sorry if discussed before!

A friend told me, ARUBA AIRLINES will be renamed to Sun Air - first aircraft spotted in MIA in new colours... Can anyone confirm?! Any pictures yet?! Can't find nothing on the web! Thank you!

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by debonair
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Suggestions for BOS-FRA & MUC 744 and A346 Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 2663

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

Gillbilly wrote:
Yeah it's absolutely nuts, but I see this as my first and last chance. So that's the price to pay to play.


And a very rare occasion to use lavatories "downstairs", a unique feature of LH A340-600!

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by debonair
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 152
Views: 21840

Re: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022

But why open bookings in the first place then? Additional income from ticket sales might be one reason. Or time frame within the apllication process to start sale. I think there was still little hope to get the AOC ontime. So it is better to start with few passengers, rather flying empty. I have se...

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by debonair
Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 20219

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: 152
Views: 21840

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: 129
Views: 20219

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: 1799

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: 19
Views: 2663

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: 1492

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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