Does anyone know about an airline restarting the route between San Jose ( SYQ ) and Bocas del Toro ( BOC ), thanks. Geoff Don't think you'll see it soon. SYQ only has one airline which is Aerobell Airlines which recently started scheduled operations, SANSA does not serve it or see them serving it s...Jump to post
I saw a post that Copa is suspending all but MGA-GUA 3x a week. Things have really gone south for Nicaragua. Not exactly, according to reports in the media they will maintain 1 daily SJO-MGA-SJO and 2 daily PTY-MGA-PTY on top of the three weekly GUA-MGA-GUA. It appears that the temporary reduction ...Jump to post
As far as I know, the brand new Airbus 350 hasn't ever landed in Central America yet. It depends on which definition of Central America you are using, historical or geographical. If historical I'd think you are right, if geographical then no, one was in Belize a few days ago with the president (I t...Jump to post
Do they change crews at GUA? I was onboard it the other day but I slept through the techstop it makes while going to SJO. I could have sworn in my sleep they said it was operated by LACSA when we were going again. Probably yes, most (to not say all) Avianca flights in to and out off SJO are operate...Jump to post
Can someone translate what the guy filming is saying? I'm pretty sure this will add to the comical effect. I hear "Ryanair, lo que toca" then later "Vueling es mejor" (Vueling is better). Literal translation is "Ryanair, what you get" and "Vueling is better",...Jump to post
tommyarias wrote:All 7 E190s from TACA El Salvador and LACSA are wearing the TACA red livery, non has been painted to Avianca colours. Don't know if they ever will.
I wonder who popped the forward slide which would have led passengers right in front of the burning engine. Not normal or best practice I think. This also hurt he firetrucks ability to both see and spray foam to the target area. I thought maybe they would drive up and over the damn thing so they co...Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:What about BEI, short for Beijing. As far as I know it's not taken and it would be obvious.
LDRA wrote:B-2447 on its way to SIN as CA061
Most of the medical kits I have had experience with have an Ambu bag onboard so that would be used instead of CPR. The ambu bag is not a replacement for CPR, the ambu is for supplying oxygen in a CPR situation, but if your not doing chest compressions you can pump that ambu all you want, the patien...Jump to post
I'm traveling to the States on a B1/B2 visa, arriving via IAD. I was wondering if APC is available for passengers entering with a B1/B2 visa, since the CBP page (https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/apc) says I'm eligible, but the IAD airport page says only U.S., Canadian and eligible Visa Waiver ...Jump to post
Why EWR when they already do JFK? I get it’s a Star hub but it doesn’t seem like a priority destination. Apparently Houston is going to be announced pretty soon They already fly SAL-EWR and it appears to do very well. There's a large Colombia diaspora in New Jersey which I'm sure would prefer to fl...Jump to post
Traffic at SJO will be filled with VIPs for the Presidential inauguration on Tuesday. The first one to arrive today is Ecuadorian President Moreno. I don't have the list of dignitaries, so I wonder who will represent Spain. This is the first inauguration with Felipe as King, so this may be the firs...Jump to post
I was wondering couldn't the airlines "buy" the fuel from a 3rd Venezuelan entity. I mean AA "buys" it from some Venezuelan company (and they pay this company with USD or Bolivares) and this company buys it in petros from the government. Can this be done?Jump to post
Any news on how the current situation is affecting travel to Nicaragua? Since companies like Ticabus and Transnica had to suspend coach service to Nicaragua (in the case of both, it also affects destinations in the rest of northern Central America), the question is whether AV and CM are considering...Jump to post
Waiting for my luggage at SJO took longer than the immigration and customs checks at SJO and PTY combined though. Then again, immigration was pretty much deserted, so we all breezed through immigration and reached the belts in less than 5 minutes after deplaning. In my experience luggage delivery i...Jump to post
This image on Flickr has some info that might help
https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielrpo ... 4543493715
What's going to happen to THR with this new airport so close to Tehran? Will THR close or will both airports continue to operate?Jump to post
Wonder if the new airport will be too high in elevation also? Maybe with the new airport it is possible for such a long direct nonstop flight? The new airport will be at the same elevation as the current one, however it appears the new runways will be 5KM (a little over 3 miles) long which should h...Jump to post
Next month Air France will switch from a Daily A343 to a Daily B789 on CDG-BOG-CDG. Both legs nonstop. Yes, but they are also changing the departure time from 8:50pm, to midnight. While that may not seem like a very significant change, the drop in temperature is expect to give that extra "juic...Jump to post
The upcoming KL AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS 5x weekly is complementing AF CDG-BOG 7x weekly perfectly. SkyTeam grouping is consolidating its presence at BOG on the way to Europe. Wouldn’t the 789 fly the BOG-AMS leg as non-stop in the future ? Regards. I understand that KL's 787 can't meet the climb requiremen...Jump to post
http://www.twindoctorstv.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_7012.jpg As we walked, we came across multiple fruit stands including this one. I have no idea what fruit this is but it looked and smelled wonderful. Probably should have had the cajones to try one. Amazing trip report, always enjoy them....Jump to post
They were on one engine for over three hours, not a comfortable feeling over the pacific I'm curious how that could be. An ETOPS180 rating only allows you to be a max of 3 hours away from a diversion airport at any given time. Which means even if the engine failed at the worst possible moment, ther...Jump to post
MGA has nothing right now. It's either transit via the US (which requires a transit visa), or connecting via GUA, SAL or PTY. Flying via SJO may also be complicated out of MGA due to Costa Rica requiring visas from Nicaraguans (though I dunno if DGME also requires transit visas from them), though t...Jump to post
One thing that annoyed me, is that when I considered booking MAD-SJO when I still lived in HAM, you fly to MAD and had to overnight there before being able to take the flight. It wouldn't even offer you a codeshare that would allow you to connect directly with the flight (even when AB was still aro...Jump to post
https://www.teletica.com/184955_aviacion-civil-levanto-suspension-a-nature-air-tras-tragedia-aerea-que-cobro-vida-de-12-personas?hootPostID=77ec7bde66deb648a769bdf8b34f9ab3 Weird. Yesterday, there was talk about the boss of 5C requesting to talk to the President about the airline's suspension. Toda...Jump to post
With recent reports that the A321LR could be able to fly up to 5000nm with a low density cabin ( AvWeek http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-studying-higher-capacity-a321neo ) which puts Central America in range of most of westen europe do you think we'll see AV or other airlines start...Jump to post
BTW: I don't know if they do stamp passports on exit at SJO and LIR, or if they do it like the EU does with EU citizens, which is check the passport, not stamp it and let the passenger through. Costa Rica did have exit control stamps back in the 1980s and 1990s at SJO. No, I flew out of SJO back in...Jump to post
I read in the USA you need a waiver to carry that many people. Weight issue or contributing factor? Wouldn't think so, since both Nature Air and Sansa have operated fleets of Caravans with that configuration for many years, plus a couple air charters companies that also operate the aircraft. Rumors...Jump to post
Anybody know the 3 engine service ceiling for the A380?Jump to post
LTU932 wrote:AFAIK, of all South American countries, only Chile and Argentina are part of the VWP. All other countries in the Southern Cone need a US visa even for simple transit.
Are they adding SAL-EWR soon? Right now I only see UA's weekly nonstop to EWR.
I'm pretty sure none of Panama's secondary airports would be able to handle an A330. Space wise yes, but runways are too short to operate without some restrictions. That means DAV, RIH, PAC and BLB are out of the question. Only PTY is equipped for servicing large aircraft. I think BLB is capable of...Jump to post
My last time in Colon was more than 30 years ago and I ignore the current level of service of the highway between Panama City and Colon. Anyways, the distance seems to be too far, in order to consider ONX as the substitution for BLB, in the future. Regards. Actually the travel time from Colon to th...Jump to post
Boy, that's fast! Could this be true? UX is logging in today less than eight hours from SAP to MAD. Is that a glitch from Flightaware? Or winds are that strong right now? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AEA16 I would think so, FR24 has it at 10.26 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ux15Jump to post
The Seoul District Prosecutor's Office has denied the request for arrest of the KE CEO, and former Chairman of ill fated korean shipping company, Haijin Shipping.
Traditionally AF has departed BOG atvaround 6pm and has recently put it forward a couple of hours, but the 787-9 schedule is for a midnight departure from BOG. At that time the ambient temperature is typically significantly lower -so takes the "hot" from the "hot and high", help...Jump to post
I'm guessing the pilot exaggerated the fuel situation given that, according to FR24, it's been taxing for quite a while already. Presumably under own power.Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Yeah, if it was really 85 degrees nose up I'...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/carmenlu15" class="quote" target="_blank">carmenlu15</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i>Speaking of which, <acronym title="T...Jump to post