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by debonair
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 42734

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

HBJZA wrote:
Does anyone know how WK manage their crew changes on triangle and tag on routes such as ZRH-POP-SJO-POP-ZRH and ZRH-JRO-ZNZ-ZRH?


WK also serves PUJ in the Dominican Republic, so WK will most probably interchange crews...

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by debonair
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?

...and don't forget the Swiss PLF for transit in ZRH. Just the Greek is not enough!

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by debonair
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 6188

Re: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021

davidjohnson6 wrote:
EGO Air flew a bit until mid Sept this year. They seem to be planning on resuming flights in December


Correct, in-house ops paused. But EGO still active and selling tickets, but flights are operated by LUMIWINGS:
28/10 FRL-CTA EGO Airways E3 4221operated by LUMIWINGS 17:00 18:40

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by debonair
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking UA-CX to India
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Re: Booking UA-CX to India

As expected, CX has canceled the second leg and now UA is saying all the other options to rebook are really expensive and asking me to cancel if I don't want to pay the difference. Is this how it works? Don't they have an obligation to honor my ticket since the cancellation is not coming from my si...

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by debonair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Québec’s Régionair shelved
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Québec’s Régionair shelved

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Good news for TREQ I guess... Btw. what's their current status? They should have launched long ago, even one Dash-8Q400 was painted.

Link to the other post: viewtopic.php?t=1457141

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by debonair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 4562

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

Manchester United is not alone with this nonsense...

Bayern Munich recently charted not one but TWO DO328 of Private Wings to fly from OBF to CGN... Ok, the runway in OBF us not long enough for larger jets, but flying instead from MUC with just one plane would have been an alternative.

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by debonair
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyEgypt safety standards in question
Replies: 0
Views: 449

FlyEgypt safety standards in question

Hi to you all, Egypts FlyEgypt managed 3 identical incidents in just one week. Just bad luck, or serious trouble? Your opinion please! SU-TMM http://avherald.com/h?article=4eeb6dc3&opt=0 SU-TMG http://avherald.com/h?article=4ee73574&opt=0 SU-TMJ http://avherald.com/h?article=4ee6755a&opt...

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by debonair
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2009
Views: 480221

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I am bit surprised... AFAIK, ITA AIRWAYS AOC contains officially only a handful of planes. In my own opinion impossible with this small fleet to fly the schedule (I checked the FCO homepage). Makes me wonder, whose aircraft AZ uses? Have all "old" ALITALIA frames been transferred overnight...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa and Skyteam
Replies: 29
Views: 6969

Re: Air Europa and Skyteam

Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands: United is set to launch a new flight from New York/Newark to the Tenerife on June 9, offering service three times a week via a Boeing 757-200. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2021/10/14/united-airlines-european-destinations-summer-travel/844...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 99
Views: 24839

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Last SkyCana A321 flight is scheduled for OCT 26th, after that date an A320 will take over. So yet another operator, maybe GlobalX?!

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by debonair
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights

Unfortunately, in this times airlines try first to get away with a future credit voucher... I guess with more patience I would have tried for a free rebooking on VS codeshare service on DL via ATL and as a last resort a refund.

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by debonair
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6365

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

I was wondering if there would be any difference externally that would make spotting one A321neo variant a bit more exciting compared to the other or will they be like B772 where you can't really tell the difference between either of the variants? What about the doors/exits? Most (all?) A321-200N h...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10684

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

Twitter vids are certainly interesting. Evac a plane with slides on an after runway is a pretty extreme measure. In my own opinion, as crew member, it's over the top. A well trained crew can evacuate an aircraft much better organised via stairs, which is as fast as slides. And the injury risk is mu...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa and Skyteam
Replies: 29
Views: 6969

Re: Air Europa and Skyteam

Don't forget, Tenerife Premium Airline Lattitude Hub will restart flights very soon to TFS! It is not widebody at all, but free meals and comfy leather seats included...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the average fare of your flights within Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: What is the average fare of your flights within Europe?

FR are the kings of low cost in Europe. 10 years ago, 1 euro cent flights were available. More expensive ex UK, they cost 1 pence. LOL Not entirely true. In the moment CORENDON airlines is selling tickets for 0.45EURO, that is 45Cent!!! - less than 1$ plus Tax between Germany and Turkey. Also Vueli...

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by debonair
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa and Skyteam
Replies: 29
Views: 6969

Re: Air Europa and Skyteam

Not only that The European Commission is reviewing the merger and competition grounds, UX seems in deeper financial trouble than expected. If IAG will be able to go ahead, they will most likely further to cut-price the deal... There is lot of uncertainty if UX will survive this winter.

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by debonair
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline routes have the lowest fares to Cuba?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Which airline routes have the lowest fares to Cuba?

www.havanaair.com or www.xaelcharter.com , offering flights with airlines like IAero Airways to HAV.
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In the past there were charter companies like www.havanaair.com or www.xaelcharter.com , offering flights with airlines like IAero Airways to HAV.

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by debonair
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 104
Views: 4112

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Narrowbody very easy to tell, BALKAN SOF-CMB with fuel stop in AUH on TU154!

Widebody different to tell, too many 5th freedom flights... I guess LH B747 HAM-FRA or AF A380 CDG-LHR

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by debonair
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TUI 757/767 Retirement?
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: TUI 757/767 Retirement?

PlymSpotter wrote:
I'm probably flying to MAH on Friday which is technically scheduled for a 757, but I'm sure it will be a MAX -8.


Dan :)


Looking fwd to a TR if you catch the B757!

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by debonair
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 9791

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2021

Corendon released new fares from Germany to Turkey as low as 45cent, that is 0.5$, plus tax inclusive big handluggage... How on earth will XC survive this winter which such incredible low fares? I am tempted to book, but afraid to go nowhere in the end...

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by debonair
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tripreport Reykjavik, Island with Icelandair
Replies: 4
Views: 3333

Re: Tripreport Reykjavik, Island with Icelandair

Nice TR, Iceland looks stunning! According to Icelandair website lounge access is also possible in BER. I find it rather strange, that also no alternative, like a meal voucher, was offered. Especially as BER is also served by PLAY, FI should offer real premium service to differentiate more from the ...

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by debonair
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 337
Views: 76440

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norse-atlantic-airways/

For Norway it seems clear that Flyr or Norwegian is the most obvious choice. But for the US, any idea?!
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Larsen confirmed that Norse is in talks with potential feeder airlines on both sides of the Atlantic

Source https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norse-atlantic-airways/

For Norway it seems clear that Flyr or Norwegian is the most obvious choice. But for the US, any idea?!

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by debonair
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 217
Views: 38507

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier

Hi to you all, sorry, to get it straight, there will be no "Expressjet" around and the repaint of the first aircraft was for nothing? Or is this Reno based "aha"-operation just one of different future brands of Expressjet? Will all the Expressjet fleet repainted in this "aha...

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by debonair
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why wasn't Ryanair interested in the 737-900 or MAX9?
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Why wasn't Ryanair interested in the 737-900 or MAX9?

Very interesting aspect! On the official Boeing homepage, the 737-8-200 is certified with 210 seats maximum seating capacity.So there would be no real difference or advantage between 210 and 220 seats, just ten more. In my opinion, this was a smart and clever move, to seat less than 200 passengers o...

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by debonair
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Imagine flying on a 34 year old Fokker 50 in Ireland! I did just that with Amapola Flyg DUB-CFN.
Replies: 7
Views: 2411

Re: Imagine flying on a 34 year old Fokker 50 in Ireland! I did just that with Amapola Flyg DUB-CFN.

Airframe is a 1987 build machine. It sat stored for a couple of years as Ansett decided not to take up their order. Thank you for clarification! Btw. Ireland seems to be heaven for Fokker to rest in peace, as this is one of the last scheduled F50 flights in the world. Ironically, Ireland was AFAIK ...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 44525

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

Yes, but usually Ch Aviation gives more info about the aircraft, Im curious of the operator cause Skycana doesnt have an AOC yet and is wet leasing Avion Express fleet. AVEX doesnt operate A330. As from above: Airbus A330-243 1014 VQ-BBE Avolon Aerospace ferried 16 Sept 2021 HKG- RIX :!: , all whit...

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by debonair
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Imagine flying on a 34 year old Fokker 50 in Ireland! I did just that with Amapola Flyg DUB-CFN.
Replies: 7
Views: 2411

Re: Imagine flying on a 34 year old Fokker 50 in Ireland! I did just that with Amapola Flyg DUB-CFN.

Nice TR, as always! Well, first flight on this frame was on 21/12/1989, so not quite 34years... Anyways, nice to see that the VLM signature interior survived, the cabin design was once state of the art and AFAIK in reference, especially the beige leather, of British luxury cars.

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by debonair
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 14066

Re: LOT News and Discussion Thread - 2021

So I'm curious: for those weekly flights to the Caribbean and elsewhere, do LO crews stay the whole week there or do they layover and then take another commercial carrier home? Or would they (could they!?) deadhead back to Poland? Returning home makes no sense at all. Normally airlines, in general,...

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by debonair
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The seat of which LCC or ULCC do you like most?
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: The seat of which LCC or ULCC do you like most?

:trophy: And the winners, in my opinion, are:

ULCC: SPIRIT AIRLINES "Big Front" 2x2 seating
LCC: EUROWINGS "More Legroom" in the first rows of Economy

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by debonair
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 464
Views: 115837

Re: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread

Keep the A333s surely? "According to the source, the ailing carrier has listed three of its Airbus A330-300s -- aged 12.2, 12.5 and 12.6 years, respectively, for sale -- along with a flight simulator for the aircraft model." Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2184979/thai-sells-...

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by debonair
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 29448

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

They will be partially modified in the cabin but the product will be the one EY used. This A330, with the ex EY interior and BizClass, would be the perfect match for the new JFK service! Unfortunately, so far the B767 is scheduled to serve N.Y.; which, in my opinion, can't compete against LH hard-a...

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by debonair
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 18620

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

CONDOR will start JFK in Q4/21: Condor will be flying to New York five times a week from November 11, 2021: JFK Airport will be served non-stop from Frankfurt every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. https://condor-newsroom.condor.com/en/de/news-article/big-apple-calling-condor-flies-to-...

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by debonair
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the best Transatlantic First/Business Class?
Replies: 15
Views: 1667

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

YES, the shower is back Transatlantic! Emirates’ flights between Milan and New York will be upgraded to the A380 from October 31 - definitely no better to fly!

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by debonair
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 42734

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: 2691

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: 1636

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: 25
Views: 7875

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: 113
Views: 23503

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: 1000

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: 7
Views: 3439

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: 11905

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: 2208

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: 15
Views: 1667

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: 1030

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: 900

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: 900

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: 2306

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: 14
Views: 1385

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: 5943

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: 2235

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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