There is very little demand for both Brazil and Argentina by Russian passengers, just because they consider Latin America too far away and too complicated to get there. Venezuela or Cuba are the easiest, because of nonstop flights, no vaccines asked, and all inclusive. Russians, after such a long fl...Jump to post
No - I suggest you read again! The boys took a ferry and train to London then boarded. What an adventure... Yes, thanks for your corrections. I'll avoid reading so early in the morning. Anyway, the story is awesome... Remember when you were aged 10? What was the craziest you'd do? My craziest was t...Jump to post
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-n ... e-on-a-747
I have two questions: did Air India fly regularly to Ireland? And how were security controls back in the day in Dublin?
It is a nice story, I suggest you to read it.
Que reporte increíble! I’ve always wanted to fly LADE. Always hated them for not flying to NW Argentina. I only once was very close to fly a very exotic route (VDM-BHI) on a very exotic plane F-27 (January 2008) but they had no more seats left in the plane. All other times the flights just didn’t ha...Jump to post
Great report, thanks for sharing. Is it easy and/or safe to travel to Iraq now?
Was the ticket easy to buy? How much did you pay?
AR had, till 2019, all intercontinental arrivals between 4 and 5 AM, so to allow passengers to continue in all the domestic departures (about 8 destinations, such as SLA, TUC, ROS, COR, MDZ, MDQ, NQN, USH) from EZE (and some regional departures such as SCL, ASU, MVD and PDP) between 7 and 9AM... It ...Jump to post
Since early this morning there have been news from a disappeared flight, on route between Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky (Yelizovo Intl Airport, PKC/UHPP) to Palana (ПАН/UHPN). The plane was an An26-100, registered RA-26085, built in May 1982. On the plane were 6 crew members and 22 passengers, including ...Jump to post
Since early this morning there have been news from a disappeared flight, on route between Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky (Yelizovo Intl Airport, PKC/UHPP) to Palana (ПАН/UHPN). The plane was an An26-100, registered RA-26085, built in 1980. On the plane were 6 crew members and 22 passengers, including 2 ch...Jump to post
It seems odd they "forgot" all Soviet airports. At a certain point, even till the 1980s, Soviet aviation was massive. At a certain point, SU had more aircraft than all US airlines combined. We are speaking of up to 8000 aircraft/helicopters. The information is really hard to find... But i...Jump to post
It seems odd they "forgot" all Soviet airports. At a certain point, even till the 1980s, Soviet aviation was massive. At a certain point, SU had more aircraft than all US airlines combined. We are speaking of up to 8000 aircraft/helicopters. The information is really hard to find... But if...Jump to post
I think they don't start working now because they are too poor. I mean, that's the reason for every major delay in the country. Check out hospitals that have been inaugurated three times in the last 6 years!Jump to post
About T1717, the ex-SU bird: From what I understand it's out of years, not hours. Soviet aircraft had the stupid lifetime put in place in addition to the hours. That doesn't mean it's done, it just means it needs extensions every 2 years. Don't know how much a lifetime extension is on a IL9, I know...Jump to post
SR380 wrote:Thanks for all the information given. I didn't know those old Domodedovo Airlines Il96 were intended to IR. Where/when did you hear that?
We can easily know the fate of all IL96s: (list built by myself, sources russianplanes.net and google maps). First the IL96-300 RA-96000 and 96001 prototypes (built 1988-1989), scrapped 2008-2009. 96001 was built for Aeroflot, but never flew the airline. RA-96002 (built 1990, flew Aeroflot 1994-1997...Jump to post
So we have a mole in VASO! Such fun! So I checked multiple options as to get there. The best would have been to go to Pridacha train station and walk among the rails backwords. But it is strongly forbidden to do so. I then tought: I could spot it from the train. But there are no many commuter train...Jump to post
Hello everybody. I'm right now in Voronezh. I was planning on a short tram ride to VASO, and see if i could make some photos of the Cubana Aircraft. If I'm not mistaken the CU-T1254 is here. But, for those who are familiar with Voronezh, maybe you know that the VASO factories, located in Pridacha (e...Jump to post
A return flight on the DAM-CCS route was 1299USD in Economy, or 2898USD in Business. Not too expensive.
How safe would it be to transit in DAM?
As WBM says: one can bring a snack along. Define snack. For instance a salad. You need a fork and a knife (for some). You can't board those items to a plane. Say a sandwich then. , i'd love to take, together with my sandwich (which, off course, I'd have to eat cold) a glass of wine. Forbidden to dr...Jump to post
LH says that in testing customers preferred the new cold meal over the old hot. Which imho is quite possible considering that the second warm meal was always a bit underwhelming and that the newer sandwiches and wraps are quite good. And it also mirrors the trend noticed in the lounges, where sandw...Jump to post
Lot's of people doesn't have a credit card, or there are some technical difficulties and your card doesn't work. I'd do as Air France that the standard meal is given for free (and is very good, but portions are rather too small) but charge you for a better meal. And, we have a saying that: you can d...Jump to post
Isn't it a crime, or an offense, to starve people on board an aircraft? Deprive them of drinking water, if they don't pay? Recently, my sister flew Level, between EZE and BCN. Its a 13 hours flight. If you don't pay, you don't get anything. That means: no water for 13 hours. Isn't that a crime? It s...Jump to post
No flight ever uses the AU code. All Austral flights use the AR code, making them indistinguishable from Aerolíneas flights. Meanwhile AG is used by Aruba Airlines. On the other hand, Silver Airways (best known for flying from Florida to the Caribbean, I think) has 3M—an American industrial behemot...Jump to post
Why Ryanair and Easy Jet have so unrelated codes, FR and U2?Jump to post
How about we start a company called “Golden Airways” and have the code be “AU”? That would be funny. Austral (that depends of Aerolineas Argentinas) has the code AU. Aerolíneas has the code AR but the call sign ARGENTINA. Considering that Argentina, the name comes from Latin: Argentum, that means S...Jump to post
https://www.mauritaniaairlines.mr/images/vols/programme_ete_2019_vfinal.pdf found this, but might be out of date. I used that chart, plus some info from FR24. Their route network is just crazy. Five weekly flights NKC-BZV with 4 intermediate stops? I would bet they are just targeting 5th-freedom tr...Jump to post
Argentinean codes are interesting: AR for Aerolíneas Argentinas (I believe it comes from ARGENTINA which is the call sign from the airline) AU from Austral Líneas Aéreas 4M for LATAM Argentina (sure, nothing else was left. BUT the airline legally was founded as Aerodosmil which is still worse). FO f...Jump to post
Last night, I read an announcement of this small African airline: Mauritiania Airlines adds Conakry – Abidjan sector from Nov 2019 Mauritania Airlines starting next month is adding Conakry – Abidjan sector, as the airline extends existing Nouakchott – Dakar – Conakry service to Abidjan. From 03NOV19...Jump to post
Abrelosojos posted an incredible TR years ago about his experience departing Kinshasa. Amazing read. I'm sure it's still available on a.net somewhere. I wonder if this will get deleted! I've posted the link above. Photos are not so good anymore. Also, another user named Fasty posted some other amaz...Jump to post
Almost 10 years ago, I read this report https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=968849 and felt I needed to visit that place. Kinshasa (and most of the French speaking African nations) have long been in my to-do list. Sometimes there is no time, or then there is no money. Anyway, I remember ...Jump to post
Amazing TR! Please continue it soon!Jump to post
If NYC has bad weather and bad airports, and a very crowded airspace, why do you still sell flights connecting in NYC? Don't offer flights with connection in JFK/EWR/LGA. Do it only with DTW, ORD, IAD, or others. Make it an airport that follows on the demand (which are close to 20Mio people, most of...Jump to post
Three factors shape how this impacts passengers. 1. The passenger's frequent flyer status on the airline 2. The passenger's knowledge about how airlines and hotels work 3. The passenger's disposable income The best strategy in these situations is to GET OUT of the airport. If you have a club member...Jump to post
Is a worldwide phenomena. Now, passengers are hostages of airlines. Maybe because this non-interference of the state on their policies has made us completely defenseless of the airlines. Similar goes, for example, for phone and internet providers. They call you on the phone, explain you a lot of th...Jump to post
Normal people in usa seem to have very few rights in front of authority figures. I feel sad for Americans. Is a worldwide phenomena. Now, passengers are hostages of airlines. Maybe because this non-interference of the state on their policies has made us completely defenseless of the airlines. Simil...Jump to post
If they offered you an alternative not to your liking, and you chose to decline, then they've fulfilled their commitment. So they don't owe you anything else. You agreed to that when you bought the ticket. See, they cancelled a flight that had 150 seats sold. They need to put those 150 passengers i...Jump to post
Not all the time. If you buy a higher priced ticket, you'll find that you can be transferred to another airline at no cost. This is where interlining agreements comes in - airline will agree to a set rate to accept transferred passenger, and if what you paid matches or even exceeds the rate, you wi...Jump to post
Yes, you are clearly right here. But it is not worth a refund. It isn't what I really need. Say you paid for the A-B flight 100$ 10 months ago. Now, it costs 500$. And, if the airline cancels, and you need to search another airline that will fly that route, it could cost you 1000$. AA refunds you t...Jump to post
No. The American CoC clearly state that in the event of a cancellation caused by itself, passengers may request a refund. Rebooking your delayed/canceled flight When your flight is canceled or a delay will cause you to miss your connection, we'll rebook you on the next flight with available seats. ...Jump to post
The company is cheating you when they don't allow you to fly a segment for which you have already paid! Why can't I cheat the company? I repeat: they were the ones to set the price. I accepted and paid. If it was too cheap, how can I be responsible? Yeah, but don't forget that a ticket is also a bi...Jump to post
Well if we follow your analogy, card counting should be allowed & casinos should just let it be - but in reality, you'd be kicked out faster than you can say "hit me". Casinos are a different thing, and counting cards, at least in UK and US, is not illegal. Even more: Atlantic City ca...Jump to post
Some years ago, I checked that the EZE-FCO-EZE flight in AR costed 1500U$S while the ASU-EZE-FCO-EZE-ASU costed 800U$S. So what to do? Easy. Buy a one way ticket to ASU, fly from there to EZE, enjoy Rome, and when you land back in EZE, just leave the airport and loose the second segment. "hidde...Jump to post
No, the no-show policy is the airline engaging in loss prevention; after all, if you didn't take the flight to XXX, how are they expecting you'll be able to fly back from XXX? That's why they cancel all downline and return space when you no-show a flight. It enables the airlines to try and re-sell ...Jump to post
Otherwise, start paying more. That will solve the issue. Do you think you are paying little? After you add all the "add ons" in Subway, your sandwich certainly cost a hundred bucks. Do you think we are paying cheap? A return flight, LAX-MIA, is over 500U$S. That's a lot of money, for a ec...Jump to post
Apples are different than a flight. You can recover an apple, you can't recover a flight that you didn't take yesterday now can you? In any case, apples are priced in a way that you can recover the cost of that apple & profit from each piece of apple. You can't do that for a flight. Say it was ...Jump to post
I simulated a booking using the AA.com website. The route is LAX-MIA-LAX, using a fare called Main Cabin, which is like Economy class, but with less restrictions than the basic fare that this guy on the post paid. Certainly over 150U$S more expensive (578$rt vs 423$rt). When you come to the last par...Jump to post
Why? What difference does it make for the airline, what is the perjury, that this person didn't fly the VLC-MAD route? At the end of the day, it happened something good to Iberia. One less passenger to feed, to carry, less airport taxes to pay, less fuel consumed in the airline, and eventually one ...Jump to post
I believe the no-show policy is a way of extra revenue for the airline, which should seriously be outlawed. In multiple rulings by European courts, I specifically mention a recent one in Spain (https://www.expansion.com/empresas/transporte/2018/12/18/5c193222e2704e4b7e8b46d2.html) that has made it i...Jump to post
Dear everyone. I enjoy reading your trip reports, but I mostly don't write any, as my written English has some mistakes (maybe too many) and I'm never inspired to write about anything. I don't fly business or first class, and I'm always in sort of a hurry to leave the airplane and airfield as soon a...Jump to post