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by ushermittwoch
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LO operating 787 into LHR?
Replies: 13
Views: 2292

Re: Is LO operating 787 into LHR?

I saw one holding over London on a Sunday in late July. Filling the gaps for the grounded MAXes. I should think they could use the space, use of E195 to LHR seems like a waste of slots, especially given the size of the Polish community in UK and growing business ties. Both of which will soon decrea...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN

Looks like fares to RGN from Europe and the US are about to drop.

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by ushermittwoch
Tue May 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13025

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

hooverman wrote:
I think it is stupid. KL should know better. The dutch have a traumatic experience with the MH17 shot down above Ukraine which cost many Dutch and other lives.
This could cause quit a stir in the media if they found out.


Fake outrage much?

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by ushermittwoch
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy
Replies: 51
Views: 8598

Re: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy

seabosdca wrote:
Aircraft age restrictions are hardly confidence-inspiring when from countries with spotty maintenance histories. The Lion Air crash was partly because of willful disregard of necessary repairs and the aircraft was months old.


Where is the official report stating this?

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717938

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Did you ask him if any of his colleagues have faced the nose down fault yet? The odds are they won't have of course And does he agree that the planes should be grounded until the software issues are fixed? He said that they personally never did but he knows of at least one crew that had it happen a...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 LGW to MNL
Replies: 22
Views: 7298

Re: BA A380 LGW to MNL

seems its due to need for UK overnight departure time planned for restricted Manila maintenance arrival slot for MRO company. Shame BA couldn't have sold a few tickets for the hop from LHR to LGW , that would have been something, one of the shortest A380 revenue flights ever... But oh well.. How is...

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta submits binding offer for Alitalia
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

Re: Delta submits binding offer for Alitalia

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Well, they use the refinery as a hedge against rising fuel prices. Maybe they’ll use Alitalia as a hedge against increased earnings.


LOL. Nobody will beat this post.

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9771

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

The diversion airport is noteworthy.
Does not show up often.

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 24795

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

Isn't this where airlines are different from most other businesses? The customer should always come first. They pay for everything. They are number 1 above all else. Forget all this "if you didn't have pilots you wouldn't have an airline" crap. It's true, but customers drive the demand ab...

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 24795

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

I doubt that anyone who got an upgrade to F was flying for "free" or hasn't given the airline 10's of thousands of Francs, Euros or Dollars in business in 2018.

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Small Planet Germany

If you look at the German leisure market and see what an all-inclusive holiday in Egypt will cost you, and you see that Small Planet is doing a lot of the flying, it's not surprising to see them fold. The same applies to other charter operations.

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity
Replies: 17
Views: 4867

Re: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity

Don't worry. A hard Brexit will make all expansion needs obsolete... :box:

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 8795

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

LxBsl wrote:
Now that Lh Cityline only operates Crj‘s and A319‘s I am wondering with what aircraft type they will operate the flights to Lcy, as their whole fleet is not capable of doing so.


My guess would be that the flights will be operated by Air Dolomiti.

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989

I'm guessing that this was the image in question... seen it over time: https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/pope-john-paul-ii-waves-to-wellwishers-02-may-1989-as-he-disembarks-picture-id93251178 The ship was F-BTSC, the aircraft that would tragically crash in July 2000. The Pope also caught a ton o...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 10613

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

I'm with you on that, the first fixed wing aircraft on a regular schedule were Pan American from 1939 onwards. " an American’s B-314 Yankee Clipper departed Port Washington, New York for the first scheduled mail service across the Atlantic. ... The ship flew the southern route across the Atlan...

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?

I have been on several flights with completely empty exit rows (European and Asian LCCs).

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7866

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

downtown273 wrote:
Most importantly, the flight departed 21 minutes late and arrived ontime in Amsterdam!


Yup, mainly due to Ryanair's creative block times.

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?
Replies: 23
Views: 5365

Re: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?

I flew CGN-SEN return two weeks ago. Outbound the LF was about 60%, the return flight was close to full.
SEN as such is a nice airport, but I don't see a lot of demand from the inbound side. I believe I was the only non-local on either flight.

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7592

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Planes are going to be camera’d up for evidence purposes soon enough and should be equipped with a holding area in the belly of the plane. I flew China Southern recently, long haul. They announced a not tolerance policy to misbehaviour during pre-flight announcements, and stated that there would be...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13139

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Ziyulu wrote:
Yuck. 3-3-3 seating. I would rather route through another city and fly with their 777 or 747.


Which have 3-3-3 and 3-4-3 respectively. Makes senses.

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3808

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Keflavik would be my best guess...

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck happened to United 1935 today?
Replies: 7
Views: 3094

Re: What the heck happened to United 1935 today?

Hardly shocking.

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta ending MIA-MCO?
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

Re: Why is Delta ending MIA-MCO?

DL757NYC wrote:


They are ending it because it doesn’t go through ATL


LOL. That seems like the most legit reason.

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 43509

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

So their wet-lease to AF has ended?

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16017

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2106420/toestel-transavia-maakt-tussenlanding-om-stinkende-passagier Only in Dutch unfortunately. The flight was from Las Palmas to Amsterdam. Passengers climbed over seats to get away from the Russian passenger who apparently had his pants full with excrements. Pass...

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by ushermittwoch
Wed May 30, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5831

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

The Chinese carriers tend to be the low price leaders for LAX-Australia services, and thus, transport single digit percentages of LAX-Australia traffic. I've seen fare differences of USD400-500 for LAX-SYD r/t via China versus nonstop options. All of the common routings connecting at either CAN, PE...

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by ushermittwoch
Sat May 26, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 32699

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

If AF were to receive their A350s in 2018, I would say AF. For a hot second I was thinking it might be PR. Who knows. Monday should be interesting.

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by ushermittwoch
Sat May 26, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 32699

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

george77300 wrote:
PlaneBoo wrote:
SQ325 wrote:
COPA or JOON


Joon seems like a good shout.


I agree JOON is a good shout although they only just started in their current livery so maybe not?



JOON would be a joke, since it states major airline, which JOON hardly is.

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2930

Re: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?

For DL flights, at least, you don't have to pick up and recheck your bags if you're connecting to another international flight - so maybe that's what the F/A was referring to, but mistakenly mentioned not having to go through immigration as well. When did this change? Last May I connected in ATL co...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools 2018 - Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 9455

Re: April Fools 2018 - Airlines

Will this thread also get deleted?

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Propping a Dash 8
Replies: 21
Views: 3584

Re: Hand Propping a Dash 8

Hi All, A few days ago I was on a Dash 8 (I won't say the airline in case it gets them in trouble) in Europe. I noticed that while doing the walk around, the First Officer hand propped both propellers. My flight instructor says that this is a complete no-no. Is it okay to do this on a Dash 8? Is it...

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by ushermittwoch
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight

So if a person gets groped on the street, are people going to sue the city?

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Re: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal

Or as some would say: DHL paid some people quite well...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 55
Views: 11897

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

I assure you, that Lufthansa and their regulators absolutely care about appearances. If an IAG carrier that is also a flag carrier in another country started a nonstop JFK-TXL route, they'd throw a fit (which is all I was every saying about the route). Recall that BA decided to create an entire sub...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria
Replies: 26
Views: 6974

Re: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria

I like the VIE-DTM route. Will certainly use it.

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11918

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

Will my flight to SOU on March 5th be okay?! I am so concerned about what meteorologists predict with more than 72 hours confidence...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23250

Re: ANA to expand in Europe

In Europe, NH currently serves: - BRU - CDG - DUS - FRA - IST (code-share) - LHR - MUC - VIE (code-share) - ZRH (code-share) The big gaps are, therefore, Italy, Scandinavia and Spain, and maybe Russia too. However, all of these markets already have direct flights to Japan (albeit, excluding some ma...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 55
Views: 11897

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

Why would it be a flagship service? There is almost nothing worthwhile going on in Berlin that can fill the front of an airliner on a daily basis. Simply because it’s the capital, any non-stop to a world city (JFK, HKG, and the like) gets additional cachet and attention. My point isn’t that there’d...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 28
Views: 8621

Re: QR to reveal new economy seat

Oh yay another thread for people to complain about the perfectly comfortable 10-abreast 777's. Then by those measures, SQ's 777's don't even have a normal economy section, just premium economy. I need Boeing to have made every single one of their planes about a foot wider than they are right now. W...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 5150

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft

QR should get their own operations in order before in-/divesting into the Indian market. I think QR has their cards in order way more than Air India. Get your facts right. Well, if you want to compare an airline in shambles to an entirely dysfunctional airline, fine. But go ahead and let us know wh...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 5150

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft

QR should get their own operations in order before in-/divesting into the Indian market.

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 55
Views: 11897

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

There will be flights between Berlin and New York. LEVEL anyone? Interesting thought... I think that LEVEL's branding as a new airline, separate from the other IAG family members, will help alleviate the discomfort that might come from having another nation's flag carrier operating what would other...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 10071

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

The greater issue, at least I think, is that the USPS is essentially delivering on Sundays and federal holidays for Amazon and Amazon only. You don’t see them delivering UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost on those days nor anything else that another company or individual would send. They don't even d...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4892

Re: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC

For a second I thought this order came from Lufthansa... ;)

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by ushermittwoch
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 4300

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

Hawaii is nice. No doubt. But it's also FAR away from Europe. People here love to travel. But almost every other tropical paradise is just a (shorter) non-stop flight away.

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by ushermittwoch
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23156

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

My emotional support is a pack of peanuts. I want to see who's more important, a peanut allergy sufferer or a peanut freak. LOL! To be honest though, what is the policy if pax are allergic to certain ESA animals? Who has to stay on the ground? Also, what happens when an ESA lamb and an ESA wolf mee...

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 5043

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

Since it's a cat, they could have been "smart" about it and said that it had just made its way into the suitcase by itself and they just were in a rush to get to the airport, not noticing that the cat had jumped inside...

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 4728

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

flymco753 wrote:
They could do BDL on the A320NEO, but could it potentially cannibalize EI’s DUB service?


Why would this be of concern for WW?

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Timetables in the 80's
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: Aeroflot Timetables in the 80's

I flew on SU270 a month ago. Worst longhaul flight in years. Aeroflot has a great shorthaul operation. Longhaul not so much.

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