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by eastafspot
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most important part of a flight to you?
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: What is the most important part of a flight to you?

The most important thing for me... is that the flight takes place on the day originally advertised. That means no cancels and no 12+ hour delays. With some airlines and airports, this can be overly ambitious at the moment The EU261/2004 is quite nice too. When in holidays mode, i don't mind a min o...

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by eastafspot
Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest Discontinued flights
Replies: 52
Views: 2822

Re: Your longest Discontinued flights

NBO-HKG with Kenya Airways.

Not sure if it counts because, despite being discontinued and having no operator at the moment. The real routing was NBO-BKK-HKG with the first leg currently still sold and operated.

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by eastafspot
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: African Airlines & Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: African Airlines & Airports

piedmontf284000 wrote:
In order from largest to smallest:

Ethiopian Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Egyptair
Air Algerie
Tunisair
Kenyan Airways
Airlink
TAAG
Air Cairo
Rwandair
Air Arabia


Where do you get this from ?

As it includes airports, here is the ranking :

Add
Cmn
Cai
Alg
Tun
Nbo
Jnb
Lad
Asw
Kgl
Rak

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by eastafspot
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

Let's bet it will 2x weekly via BRU + 1x via LHR (or LGW). It seems unlikely to be direct and nonstop. Or which other European destination can be tagged on ? They can't run the route via London without imposing a UK transit visa requirement on DATV nationals (which include Rwandan citizens) headed ...

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by eastafspot
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

rukundo wrote:
[b]
National carrier RwandAir plans to open a new direct flight to the French capital, Paris


Let's bet it will 2x weekly via BRU + 1x via LHR (or LGW). It seems unlikely to be direct and nonstop. Or which other European destination can be tagged on ?

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by eastafspot
Wed May 25, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Me: I don’t get why doors are so important in business class
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Help Me: I don’t get why doors are so important in business class

Was I able to see what my seat mate was eating? Yes. Could she look at the reading material I had? Yes. And while I am an introvert, it was kind of nice every once ion a while when I could communicate with those around me. While I agree with you, those travelling for work with sensitive infos/datas...

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by eastafspot
Mon May 23, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Terminals that you really thought were unique?
Replies: 41
Views: 3337

Re: Airport Terminals that you really thought were unique?

Bujumbura airport (BJM), Burundi.

Passenger side consists of 4 traditionnal houses (= rugos in Kirundi). One house for arrival passengers, one house for departing passengers, and middle one is landside shops and airlines offices.
It's not closed at all (no windows) and no air/con

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by eastafspot
Thu May 12, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting from a premium product to economy
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Connecting from a premium product to economy

Not my experience, but read from this comment from this memorable great trip report :smile: (Africa 2: SN BRU-BJM, SA BJM-KGL. Biz To Burundi by Gabrielchew ): https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=973263 I was also rather intrigued about the concept of couchsurfing, which I'd never heard ...

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by eastafspot
Sun May 08, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues
Replies: 20
Views: 2048

Re: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues

LHR should be high on that list...

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by eastafspot
Sat May 07, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What kind of problems have you experienced with baggage claim?
Replies: 19
Views: 1799

Re: What kind of problems have you experienced with baggage claim?

Limitation of bag tags: if you have 4 connecting flights sometimes the system can't produce one bag tag so bag is tagged with 2 tags... trouble ensues along the way and bag will go missing for a few days. Not surprising but funny, especially afterwards (=not for you on that moment). Is it possible ...

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by eastafspot
Thu May 05, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 13249

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Ban alcohol on flight to/from UK.

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by eastafspot
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15661

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

This is why the report took so long to be released!

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by eastafspot
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 106
Views: 10032

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

- Bkk (nbo-hkg: kq)
- Gmp + bne ( cdg-gmp-syd: ke)
- Bah (dxb-bah-cdg: gf)
- Sou (self transfer)
- zrh (lhr-zrh-ist: lx)
- ist (self transfer)
- jed (fco-jed-jnb: sv)
- lys (nce-lys-bod: af)

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by eastafspot
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 60
Views: 4942

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

Kuwait Airways A300-600 Rome FCO - Paris CDG return. Same here, except just one way ;) Other 5th freedom trips: Kenya Airways: Bujumbura (BJM) - Kigali (KGL) VV a few times in E70 or E90 Qatar Airways: Entebbe (EBB) - Kigali (KGL) A320 Emirates: Lusaka (LUN) - Harare (HRE) A343 KLM: Harare (HRE) - ...

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by eastafspot
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

In none of these incidents official reports have been released ?
I wonder why overwing emergency doors have not been deployed ?

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by eastafspot
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

Kenya Airways will send the Dreamliner to MRU (Mauritius) on 15th, 17th and 18th of April 2022. Usually E90 is operated on that route KQ270/271. Interesting, KQ rarely uses its 787s on Africans routes. Only to Johannesburg and Lagos. During festive season and Easter, Mombasa has often welcomed the ...

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by eastafspot
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

Kenya Airways will send the Dreamliner to MRU (Mauritius) on 15th, 17th and 18th of April 2022.
Usually E90 is operated on that route KQ270/271.

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by eastafspot
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

Otherwise Sam Chui is in Rwanda. We will surely have a Trip Report on RwandAir. Another famous aviation vloggers who have traveled on RwandAir: Many thanks for this great news, Kigali is a "table top airport" :smile: . His professional written report (video on YT) is available here: https...

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by eastafspot
Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 7380

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

First round final results : https://media.sudouest.fr/10564913/1200x-1/visactu-presidentielle-les-resultats-du-premier-tour-resultats-complets.jpg?v=1649678150 It was quite close between Le Pen and Mélenchon in the end, 400 000 votes separates them, but since the gap was wider earlier in the evenin...

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by eastafspot
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 7380

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
At 5 pm local time, participation is estimated to be around 65% of the voting population.

Apparently, both Le Pen and Macron are at 24%, based on polls of people having voted.


Macron at 28% and Le Pen at 23 will go to the next round, like in 2017!
No one between 10% and 20%.

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by eastafspot
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 7380

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

Last day of the campaign.
Zemmour is no more.
Macron in trouble due to the retirement age or the Mackinsey affair ?

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by eastafspot
Tue Apr 05, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 10271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022

KQ and SAA announced a new lounge access agreement for their customers as part of a Strategic Framework Agreement (SPF) signed by the carriers in November 2021. The lounge access agreement will allow KQ business-class customers to have exclusive access to the lounge services at SAA’s ultra-modern P...

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by eastafspot
Sun Mar 27, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 10271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022

Looks like flights from JNB to St Helena (HLE) have resumed today: https://www.iol.co.za/travel/africa/what-to-know-if-youre-planning-on-travelling-to-st-helena-via-johannesburg-with-airlink-e68c0da3-4f81-4173-8e12-94099102f9c4 Airlink flights between Johannesburg and St Helena Island will resume e...

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by eastafspot
Sat Mar 26, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 10271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022

Looks like flights from JNB to St Helena (HLE) have resumed today: https://www.iol.co.za/travel/africa/what-to-know-if-youre-planning-on-travelling-to-st-helena-via-johannesburg-with-airlink-e68c0da3-4f81-4173-8e12-94099102f9c4 Airlink flights between Johannesburg and St Helena Island will resume ev...

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by eastafspot
Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport(s) where the number of your departures matches the number of destinations.
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Airport(s) where the number of your departures matches the number of destinations.

6 departures: BRS to BZR Jeez...what did you do in Beziers?!?! For the féria? It was the jumping off point for a touring holiday. So we spent the afternoon and evening there then left the next morning for places like Carcasonne, Perpignan and Albi. Lovely, hope you enjoyed along the Canal ! It's qu...

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by eastafspot
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport(s) where the number of your departures matches the number of destinations.
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Airport(s) where the number of your departures matches the number of destinations.

jumpjets wrote:
6 departures:
BRS to BZR


Jeez...what did you do in Beziers?!?! For the féria?

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by eastafspot
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport(s) where the number of your departures matches the number of destinations.
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Airport(s) where the number of your departures matches the number of destinations.

Marseille (MRS):
- AMS
- CDG
- FCO

Jeddah (JED) connecting though:
- JNB
- CGK

Barcelona (BCN):
- AMS
- CDG
- IBZ

A few with one time too

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by eastafspot
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

yoshoward12 wrote:
Thoughts on all of this?

How is the domestic ops in Ethiopia? Dominated by ET also?
I'm really curious as it would be interesting to learn too. Most of A.netters don't have a clue about it!

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by eastafspot
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

Otherwise Sam Chui is in Rwanda. We will surely have a Trip Report on RwandAir. Another famous aviation vloggers who have traveled on RwandAir: Many thanks for this great news, Kigali is a "table top airport" :smile: . His professional written report (video on YT) is available here: https...

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by eastafspot
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Humanitarian Aid Flight - Air X Embraer Lineage
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

Re: Humanitarian Aid Flight - Air X Embraer Lineage

Wow, that's a very unusual and useful trip report.
Will other flights like this be organized in the near future ?
Many thanks for sharing !

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by eastafspot
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etiquette for sitting in seats at the gate
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: Etiquette for sitting in seats at the gate

Indeed, with covid-19 restrictions, many airports leave every second seat empty with labels. However nowadays the social distancing stickers appear to be less and less enforced/respected, thus creating some confusion for people looking for a vacant seat.

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by eastafspot
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 84
Views: 14557

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

eastafspot wrote:
January:

* MPL-CDG-MPL
* MPL-CDG-AMS-KGL-AMS-CDG-MPL ( sadly certainly the last long haul flights before a decade)


January:

* MPL-CDG AF7681 A319
* MPL-CDG-AMS-KGL-AMS-CDG-MPL had to be cancelled

April:

* MRS - ORY AF6015 A319
* CDG - MPL AF7684 A320

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by eastafspot
Tue Feb 22, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.the-star.co.ke/business/ken ... aft-fleet/
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Kenya Airways is planning to cut its aircraft fleet to 30 from the current 36:

https://www.the-star.co.ke/business/ken ... aft-fleet/

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by eastafspot
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

Nice to see an airline opening new route during Covid.

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by eastafspot
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The destination you have flown to from the most airports
Replies: 38
Views: 2910

Re: The destination you have flown to from the most airports

London: BD, VS, AF, QR, KQ, KL, WB, WX, BA, U2 Nairobi: AF, WB, 5H, K5, P2, KQ, RY, KL, SA, PW I think you misunderstood the question. We're talking airports, not airlines. My bad! London still remains first: ADD, EDI (BD); EDI (VS); CDG (AF); DOH (QR); NBO (KQ); AMS (KL); KGL (WB); EDI, AVN (WX); ...

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by eastafspot
Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The destination you have flown to from the most airports
Replies: 38
Views: 2910

Re: The destination you have flown to from the most airports

London:
BD, VS, AF, QR, KQ, KL, WB, WX, BA, U2

Nairobi:
AF, WB, 5H, K5, P2, KQ, RY, KL, SA, PW

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by eastafspot
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 Airport Passenger Totals
Replies: 77
Views: 12834

Re: 2021 Airport Passenger Totals

Jeju in China? Wow ...

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by eastafspot
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from
Replies: 57
Views: 5360

Re: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from

CDG:
AF BA KU KQ MS ET GF WX KL IT KE VN U2 BE

KGL:
AF KQ ET KL WB QR TK SN RY U7

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by eastafspot
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Same airport...same airline over and over again
Replies: 50
Views: 6948

Re: Same airport...same airline over and over again

- Lilongwe (LLW): more than a dozen (16?) of times between 2007 and 2010 exclusively with Kenya Airways.

- LCY: cityjet (4)

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by eastafspot
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: POLL QUESTION: Should airlines offer more connecting time at hubs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: POLL QUESTION: Should airlines offer more connecting time at hubs?

KQ and AF already do this, and usually the longer it is the cheaper it is. Travelling with family requires, of course, more time than travelling alone so it's good to have choice.

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by eastafspot
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM 'refundable' voucher
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: KLM 'refundable' voucher

If you have bought directly with AF/KL, you can choose any of the two options: A (refundable) voucher or a full cash refund (even though it's written somewhere changeable but not refundable).

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by eastafspot
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which route have you flown on the most diverse number of aircraft?
Replies: 61
Views: 5483

Re: Which route have you flown on the most diverse number of aircraft?

Kigali - Nairobi vv:
Dh8-200, Crj900, E70, E90, 733, 737, 738, 762

Nairobi - Lilongwe vv:
737, 762, 772

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for making the most of business class flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: Tips for making the most of business class flight?

MPadhi wrote:

I'm about to take my first ever (and probably last) flight in business class

This and



PI4EVR wrote:
P.S. It might spoil you so be prepared to not be excited at your next Y class journey!

This are so true :smile:

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 97
Views: 9218

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

bfitzflyer wrote:
Flightlink in Tanzania

Agree, among the 5/6 airlines plying the dar-znz route it was the definitely most unknown operator... Kind of exoctic tbh

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2021 edition
Replies: 27
Views: 3532

Re: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2021 edition

A: ACI, ADD, AKL, AMS, ARK, AVN B: BAH, BCN, BGO , BHX, BJM, BIQ, BLL, BOD, BRU, BUQ C: CAI, CDG, CGK, CPT D: DAR, DOH, DUB, DUS, DXB E: EBB, EDI F: FCO, FRA G: GCI, GLA, GMP, GVA H: HKG, HRE I: IBZ, IST J: JED, JER, JNB, JRO K: KGL, KIS, KME, KRK , KUL L: LCY, LGW, LHR, LLW, LPI, LUN, LVI, LYS M: M...

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your theme for the year?
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: What is your theme for the year?

Snuffaluffagus wrote:
I'd say year of parenting for me. My wife is pregnant with our first (and planning on our only) child. I want my child to get off on the right foot in this goofy world and I want to be the best father possible.


Same here, though wife not yet pregnant but hoping soon ... :smile:

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13779

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

Does anyone have insight about the impact of the UAE ban on East African carriers?

Does ET is flying pax on DXB-ADD sector?

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by eastafspot
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance
Replies: 28
Views: 5242

Re: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -alliance/
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What happened to Air Mauritius and RwandAir which were supposed to be part of that alliance too?

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -alliance/

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