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by WAC
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 310
Views: 55477

Re: EI looking to start transatlantic from MAN

dfdubflyer wrote:
Will Notherners fly a Shamrock-branded plane to America? Or, would EI go with some sort of Level-style neutral brand?


A load of Brits and other European national fly an air airline called Ryanair outside Ireland on planes that have the official national symbol the harp..

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by WAC
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airfares work?
Replies: 11
Views: 1456

Re: How do airfares work?

Look at flying to MXP instead of BLQ. EK and U2 have a strategic partnership....

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by WAC
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 45712

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

This is a boon to the recovery of geographically well positioned airports: BOS, DUB, AUH, DOH, DXB, SIN, and if they expanded MEX. I'm sad the A220 production ramp is slowed. But market demand rules. Lightsaber I think you missed on an obvious one, FLL/MIA. As much as this will help JFK, there is s...

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by WAC
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 14038

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

Perhaps Qatar will be next to acknowledge Israel and sign a peace pack. Qatar needs all the friends it can get in the Middle East right now. Qatar's best friend Iran won't let that happen and QR definitely needs the Iranian air space as long as the other Gulf countries cut them off. Tehran is alrea...

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by WAC
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 14038

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

The main flow of tourism will be UAE to Israel not just religious but also pure leisure. Israel will be the nearest place for weekend/holidays both for locals and expats in UAE looking for "western cultural" break- i.e. partying/alcohol. UAE might have a very modern infrastructure and high...

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by WAC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188287

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

I suspect the reason BA haven’t formally withdrawn the B744 yet is the idea that Virgin won’t survive the winter and with Norwegian effectively nowhere, they want to be in a position to grab market share for summer 2021. It’ll be a long road back, but with the summer gone and winter likely dominate...

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by WAC
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 143104

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Kutaisi can (just about) function as a proxy airport for Tbilisi
Batumi cannot

Kutaisi to Tbilisi is even longer 4 hour drive and 253km...

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by WAC
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 143104

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Surprised they have not created or considerint a small hub at BUS especially now they entering the Arab market in AUH. Batumi is popular go to sun and gambling destination. They could even enter the Indian market from BUS and attract Indian tourism into Batumi. What would be the point of making a b...

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by WAC
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 143104

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

If Wizz opened a small hub at Batumi, what would they do between November and April when the weather is too cold for the beach ? AFAIK, Wizz are not trying to enter the India market and will not want to incur the marketing costs of promoting a beach resort that is largely unknown in India. One does...

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by WAC
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 143104

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Surprised they have not created or considerint a small hub at BUS especially now they entering the Arab market in AUH. Batumi is popular go to sun and gambling destination. They could even enter the Indian market from BUS and attract Indian tourism into Batumi.

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by WAC
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long haul vs short haul emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Long haul vs short haul emotions

Hello All, Hope you and all your family are safe and sane :) So I always feel a very different feeling pre as well as boarding a long haul flight vs short haul flight regardless travel class. I typically do 15-20 long haul flights per year while short haul 30-50 flights so it is not that long hauls ...

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by WAC
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 22077

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Brexit Britain going back to the times pre 1973 economy, infrastructure and aviation transportation...back to the good days where you could fly "British" every and anywhere.

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by WAC
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Commercial Aviation BBC R4
Replies: 0
Views: 630

The Future of Commercial Aviation BBC R4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000713p
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Interesting discussion on future of aviation.
Should be available worldwide as is radio.
The Bottom Line - The Future of Commercial Aviation - @bbcradio4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000713p

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by WAC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 28515

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

Airbus could certainly use a major order given the now five and a half year sales drought on the 350 line but all the momo and KE's existing fleet seem to be aligned the other way and that plane is responsible for the drought- the 789. with UA doing SFO-ICN on 78x and NZ buying that model as well, ...

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by WAC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?
Replies: 18
Views: 2535

Re: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?

Exactly right. Nothing will change. If anything it will become easier. The UK will shortly allow US, Canadian, NZ, Japanese, Singaporean and South Korean nationals to use the E-Gates along with UK and EU citizens. This has nothing to do with Brexit. AMS has this and is even in the Schengen zone. It...

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by WAC
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 114
Views: 22938

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

I would say most people are getting a bit too excited about VS and hubbing. The main element of this in terms of UK regional flying is Stobart air who want to consolidate and improve their exposure of regional flying along with cargo for expeditated freight. VS is a great partner for having a good b...

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by WAC
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 113
Views: 19611

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

The prime business of EK is to create Dubai and promote it as a world destination whether it is fot a few hours shopping, a transit stop for a day or two or for MICE events. EK and the A380 were the perfect instruments for this. Will be interesting if the UAE will try and persue a open skies agreeme...

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by WAC
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12476

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

If they should they would.

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by WAC
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 11651

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

I would say this is a biased question along with a misinterpretation of most people's behaviour as a drunk. I enjoy alcohol not because it is alcohol but appreciate good wine, beer and whiskey. That is part of my upbringing of being a Yorkshire Scot being brought up most of my life in Italy. I have ...

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by WAC
Sun May 28, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 12688

Re: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?

I think if you ask the EY board of directors or founder,s whether they wanted to replicate the a EK or QR group, I would say there were reply they never had a strategy similar that of EK or QR. This is what I would say the purpose of EY is and how well they done: 1. To be world class carrier- IMHO t...

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by WAC
Sun May 28, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 30046

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

This kind of reminds me of a situation in global hospitality company I used to work for. They decided to outsource all IT including corporate, and a few weeks later it was hit with IT black out (apart from reservation system which is based on MDOS 80s system (it has only broken down for less than 4 ...

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by WAC
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The "Smart" Boarding Pass
Replies: 39
Views: 12174

RE: The "Smart" Boarding Pass

Tbe smart boarding pass nowadays is on your smart phone. A recent trip with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> due to the flight being full I was upgraded before I got to the gate and everything was done 40-50 mins automatically. Paper tickets have gone and soon so will paper boarding pas...

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by WAC
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Relax Use Of PEDs…TOMORROW
Replies: 25
Views: 6469

RE: BA To Relax Use Of PEDs…TOMORROW

On my BA flights today the cabin crew mentioned that these new rules effective today. However the safety video has not been updated...

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by WAC
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AF Go A380 On CDG-HKG-CDG?
Replies: 17
Views: 5249

RE: Will AF Go A380 On CDG-HKG-CDG?

They will retain 777 service due to cargo. <acronym title="Seoul - Incheon International (ICN / RKSI), South Korea">ICN</acronym> would receive the A380 before <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International...

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by WAC
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AF Buy The 777X?
Replies: 70
Views: 14013

RE: Will AF Buy The 777X?

I think AF-KL are look to have fewer long-haul families so it will be

A380
A350
A330
B787
B777 (including next generation)

Simple as that.

I also think they will be the biggest European operator of the 777x, As they love the 777w.

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by WAC
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Expand At LCY
Replies: 51
Views: 16652

RE: BA Expand At LCY

BA went after Shell when it opened <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym>-<acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym>./<acronym title="Rotterdam (- Zestienhoven) (RTM / EHRD), Netherlands">RTM</acronym>. Adding frequencies was the re...

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by WAC
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2015 Lufthansa - Europe's First 5-star Airline
Replies: 36
Views: 19326

RE: 2015 Lufthansa - Europe's First 5-star Airline

Surprised that LH group are not concentrating in getting LX 5 stars..far more achievable I think...

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by WAC
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest City Pairs Around The World
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

RE: Busiest City Pairs Around The World

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB /...

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by WAC
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5 Airlines Of Your Life
Replies: 56
Views: 7026

RE: 5 Airlines Of Your Life

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Swiss chocolates</i></font></td></tr></table> ...

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by WAC
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest City Pairs Around The World
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

RE: Busiest City Pairs Around The World

You need to specif by what measure; passengers; aircraft movements; yield
SEL-CJU is solely leisure with airlines with very low costs
In terms of yield it will be NYC-LON.

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by WAC
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5 Airlines Of Your Life
Replies: 56
Views: 7026

RE: 5 Airlines Of Your Life

Lauda Air (Italia)- Business Jet heaven <acronym title="Asiana Airlines (South Korea)">OZ</acronym>-Asiana flown in Y, C and F, best commercial airline experience Sabena, loved their product Y and C SwissAir was great soft product is/was better than <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NEW: ...

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by WAC
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If? 747-500X And 747-600X
Replies: 9
Views: 12057

RE: What If? 747-500X And 747-600X

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyCaledonian" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyCaledonian</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I've always been struck b...

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by WAC
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The 787
Replies: 69
Views: 27457

RE: BA And The 787

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingcello" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingcello</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>If something is "topped up", it is...

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by WAC
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX Order For Only 6 B77W's
Replies: 34
Views: 17126

LX Order For Only 6 B77W's

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/USAF336TFS" class="quote" target="_blank">USAF336TFS</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table bor...

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by WAC
Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX Order For Only 6 B77W's
Replies: 34
Views: 17126

LX Order For Only 6 B77W's

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>With Emirates, Qatar, ANA and who knows who ...

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by WAC
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX Order For Only 6 B77W's
Replies: 34
Views: 17126

LX Order For Only 6 B77W's

LH probably got the 777-w free or practically free with 777-x/9 order....i.e was part of the 777-9 deal

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by WAC
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Will Transform Transavia Into A LCC
Replies: 22
Views: 8752

RE: AF Will Transform Transavia Into A LCC

LCC carrier means all variable costs are paid by the customer such as check in at the airport, printed traditional boarding pass, meals drinks etc. It also mean the airline has striped it self to very basic, low fixed and operating costs. Whether the savings or low cost is passed on to customer is s...

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by WAC
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Extends "hand Baggage" Fares
Replies: 17
Views: 9113

RE: BA Extends "hand Baggage" Fares

It costs airlines more if a passenger checks in with hold baggage so initially it is not increasing revenues. It is a bottom up approach by trying to compensate for an associated cost. The real question is the saving to the passenger to not go with hold baggage a real reflection of the saving the ai...

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by WAC
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetlag: Advice, Please?
Replies: 17
Views: 3785

RE: Jetlag: Advice, Please?

Go out and party!!!!  

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by WAC
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Eyes UK US Routes
Replies: 162
Views: 26222

RE: EK Eyes UK US Routes

MaverickM11 You did not read my last 2 sentences. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WAC" class="quote" target="_blank">WAC</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>...

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by WAC
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Eyes UK US Routes
Replies: 162
Views: 26222

RE: EK Eyes UK US Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/2travel2know2" class="quote" target="_blank">2travel2know2</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Emirates (Unit...

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by WAC
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Eyes UK US Routes
Replies: 162
Views: 26222

RE: EK Eyes UK US Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sonomaflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">sonomaflyer</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i>They've gone from a two bit region...

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by WAC
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Announces JNB For The A380
Replies: 55
Views: 16472

RE: British Airways Announces JNB For The A380

Another route where a rival places A380 with competitors..AF and LH send A380s,
Shows the real advantage of A380 on trunk routes and the need for competitors to operate A380 on these trunk routes...
Ready for the next round of USA legacy bankruptcies?

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by WAC
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MXP - The Future?
Replies: 17
Views: 3619

RE: MXP - The Future?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LOWS" class="quote" target="_blank">LOWS</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Would EU Law prohibit limiting <acronym title="M...

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by WAC
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM 2012 Loss - But Improvement
Replies: 65
Views: 9995

RE: AF-KLM 2012 Loss - But Improvement

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Azure" class="quote" target="_blank">Azure</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>Thank you for the research, but I have to disa...

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by WAC
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance Without CLT
Replies: 125
Views: 17825

RE: Star Alliance Without CLT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AVLAirlineFreq" class="quote" target="_blank">AVLAirlineFreq</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>It will have even fewer reso...

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by WAC
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance Without CLT
Replies: 125
Views: 17825

RE: Star Alliance Without CLT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IrishAyes" class="quote" target="_blank">IrishAyes</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Far from it. <acronym title="Charlotte...

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by WAC
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance Without CLT
Replies: 125
Views: 17825

RE: Star Alliance Without CLT

CLT is the <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> of <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/US slow de-hubbing. For * alliance <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> is better position...

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by WAC
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Merger Impact: Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 30017

RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Routes

CLT will become the <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> of <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/US...slowly de-hubbed...no real reason for it with <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA -...

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by WAC
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AZ Stop All Longhaul Flying?
Replies: 79
Views: 16489

RE: Should AZ Stop All Longhaul Flying?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>You realize that <acronym title="Rome - Fi...

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