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by WROORD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 565
Views: 93266

Re: Report: New BER airport unliky to open before 2021

At this rate I might be retired before it opens! What started off as a running joke is now a Grade A embarrassment! An embarrassment is an understatement. Remember when people were talking about "Deutsche Wertarbeit" (German craftsmanship) being one of the things Germany is most famous fo...

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by WROORD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Repaint Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 3789

Re: AZ Repaint Status?

The Italian government is again promising a 'new" Alitalia. The airline is organized into a new company every few years however the old problems remain the same. Hopefully, the new owners will stop wasting money for repainting the aircraft and concentrate on what really matters. The old livery ...

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by WROORD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you think the future of airtravel will change after the coronavirus epidemic?
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: How do you think the future of airtravel will change after the coronavirus epidemic?

Hopefully for the better. With fewer travelers hopefully the airlines will start caring more about service and get rid of ridiculous fees for bags or selecting seats.

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by WROORD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Civil Aeronautics Board - Time to re-regulate?
Replies: 15
Views: 1251

Re: Civil Aeronautics Board - Time to re-regulate?

[quote="MohawkWeekend"]To those who wonder - I flew as a passenger during the CAB years and it was, well sorry to say really good. The crews seemed happy and those were very difficult jobs to get. The planes roomy, service was good. And you could look at a time table and know exactly what ...

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by WROORD
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Adds FCO/CDG-ORD And FCO-DEN
Replies: 29
Views: 5524

Re: Norwegian Adds FCO/CDG-ORD And FCO-DEN

One would think that MXP would make more sense then FCO, but DY is trying what they can as their finances are not that great. On another front after years of playing with Spanish and British markets they are expanding in OSL adding shot haul flights to: DUS, KUN, POZ and WRO. as well asn some flight...

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by WROORD
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400
Replies: 11
Views: 13373

Re: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400

I avoid Lufthansa. Awful legroom like being in a cattle car. And Frankfurt Airport is a mess. I agree, LH used to be an excellent choice, but lately their food sucks and they reduced the legroom from 32 inches to 31. Now, you also have to pay attention as some of their fares do not include bags. Lo...

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by WROORD
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EVA Air A330-300 Economy Class Tokyo (HND) to Taipei (TSA) - A Trip To Asia Pt. 2 - Video Trip Report
Replies: 2
Views: 5747

Re: EVA Air A330-300 Economy Class Tokyo (HND) to Taipei (TSA) - A Trip To Asia Pt. 2 - Video Trip Report

Very nice trip report. I like Haneda more than Narita, more restaurants and it feels more airy. TSA is surprisingly busy for a small airport. I took a short hop from here to Hualien on now defunct TransAsia ATR72. The weather in that region is very unpredictable. I know it is a short flight but I wo...

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by WROORD
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD

Nice report. Thanks for sharing. United food is not a step below. LH food is step below as of late, but United is 5 steps below. The food looks reheated 10 times, even the salad is not of first freshness. This is why I do not fly long-haul with US airlines. Like you said once you experience some oth...

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by WROORD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 162
Views: 19764

Re: LOT Polish international growth

I can't figure out why so much hate. LOT has publicly stated that longhaul flying generates the majority of the profit for the airline. Launching East Asia flights in the last 4 years has been a huge success. See NRT starting 3 weekly in 2016, seeing steady upgauges, and going daily this summer. Se...

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by WROORD
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 17004

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

I hope they don't pick Calatrava. His designs are all the same - white rib looking things, overpriced and over budget. I have to agree. I used to like his designs, but they are all copies of each other. Just google his name and see what he produced. I think the SOM looks very Chicago like but not v...

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by WROORD
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 162
Views: 19764

Re: LOT Polish international growth

OK people you base your responses on preconceived knowledge from 1960s. Just because the west sold Poland to Soviet Union at the end of WWII doesn't mean that the country is in some kind of a isolation with no business connection. There are a lot of Korean, Japanese and Chinese firms in Poland from ...

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by WROORD
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD
Replies: 36
Views: 4810

Re: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD

I guess we should be happy while its lasts. Not sure how long can Air Italy expand before Qatar pulls the plug on them sort of like Etihad on Air Berlin. On another note T5 is a zoo in the afternoon with immigration lines way down the hallway and wait time more than an hour. How many more flights ca...

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by WROORD
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 55
Views: 13108

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

I am surprised anyone had cash as it is illegal to take Chinese yuan outside of China. I was in China twice and I remember that everyone wanted cash no credit cards. I persuaded my travel agency in Beijing to have half send through pay pal as not too many places took non-Chinese credit cards.

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by WROORD
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM opens Wroclaw in S19
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: KLM opens Wroclaw in S19

Good to see another Polish destination being added by KLM! I hope more destinations in Central/Eastern Europe can be added. Currently flying Wizz from EIN is the best option for many destinations in that part of Europe. KRK 3x daily I didn't realize KLM was up to 3x daily on this route already! Did...

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by WROORD
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Nightmare with China Southern (and a short hop with Korean Air) Seoul-Dubai
Replies: 11
Views: 9403

Re: A Nightmare with China Southern (and a short hop with Korean Air) Seoul-Dubai

In my several trips around China China Southern was one of the better experiences, but I agree I would not believe anything they tell you. Getting anyone to understand English outside of Beijing and Shanghai is a miracle. I noticed that FA and check in staff only recite the same few sentences giving...

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by WROORD
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges
Replies: 9
Views: 4728

Re: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges

A very nice trip report with plenty of great pictures. That "Price Polo" wafer snack has been Lot's staple for the last 30 years or so. I read somewhere that LOT is expanding their catering services on longer flights but I guess 3 hours from TLV is not one of them. I do agree that WAW term...

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by WROORD
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges
Replies: 9
Views: 4728

Re: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges

Is that a DL jet on the left? I had no idea they used to fly to WAW.[/quote]


Yes, After DL acquired some of PanAm's assets they flew FRA-WAW and later FRA-WAW-PRG-FRA eventually switching to JFK-WAW service.

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by WROORD
Tue May 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 26003

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

These “big adjustments” consist of the following: - removing tomato juice and Sprite Zero from beverage options - some cutbacks to first class meals on domestic flights under four hours (i.e. some flights going from hot meal to cold meal <sandwich or salad of some sort>) I thought tomato juice was ...

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by WROORD
Tue May 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171701

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

LOT started its BUD-ORD route this week. Anyone has any info on load factors.

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by WROORD
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Canton Easter Weekend (SQ Economy to Guangzhou)
Replies: 4
Views: 3738

Re: A Canton Easter Weekend (SQ Economy to Guangzhou)

Thank you for posting so many great pictures. I have been to China three times but not to Canton. I love dim-sum and your picture make me hungry. SQ is very consistent and keep the quality of service well above the average.

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by WROORD
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171701

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

https://youtu.be/V5yfHXOoTno


Great video. Thank you for posting.
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ILS28ORD wrote:
Here is a video from the ramp of the LH A350 arriving at ORD for the first time.

https://youtu.be/V5yfHXOoTno


Great video. Thank you for posting.

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by WROORD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)
Replies: 34
Views: 10875

Re: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)

Great Trip Report. It looks like you always have so much fun. How did you like those sliding chairs on ANA? My knees appreciated the fact that the seat back in front did not recline but the sliding function made my lower back a bit uncomfortable. And apparently the sliding function was too intuitiv...

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by WROORD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 10574

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

See how long they last. Virgin Atlantic had a seasonal service which lasted only a couple of seasons.

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6735

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

Wizz is adding frequency on their Ukraine-EU routes so it will be a tough market for FR. They've probably missed that boat.

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)
Replies: 34
Views: 10875

Re: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)

Great Trip Report. It looks like you always have so much fun. How did you like those sliding chairs on ANA?

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by WROORD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 2574

Re: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?

For me it is simple - do not nickel and dime me for everything. If I pay $1200 round trip ticket to Tokyo why do I have to pay $25 for the bag (do you expect me to fly half around the globe with no luggage?). Incidentally not charging for the first bag would speed up the boarding and the fight for t...

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by WROORD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 71
Views: 9481

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

LH 748 will stay for years, but KLM and BA will eventually faze out so the only B747 will be multiple cargo runs.

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by WROORD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague
Replies: 59
Views: 9623

Re: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague

As for the Czechs, according to official government data (available online) there are roughly 45.000 Czechs in the UK and 40.000 Czechs in Austria. These numbers are from the Austrian and UK national statistics. I couldn't find their numbers for France, Belgium or the Netherlands but I am sure they ...

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by WROORD
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40546

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

The race to the bottom will continue as long as Joe average wants a ridiculous cheap fare... This is a myth. If we don't count Basic Economy (and similar products), the prices are going up, not down. At the same time legroom and comfort is decreasing. I noticed that too. Everyone is hiking up the p...

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by WROORD
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40546

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

American's 7M8 has 34" pitch in MCE (was 36" on 738), 37" pitch in F/J (was 40" on 738). I'd pay a bit more if I could for MCE, but there are only 18 seats (3 rows) and the pitch is what regular Y was only a few years ago. AA got a lot of flack when they introduced their A319's ...

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 38185

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

99.99% of us. Just shows LH got it wrong and should’ve stuck to the original considering it wasn’t broken! (I know they are only adjusting the tone of the blue)

EK413[/quote]

Exactly! Why screw up a proven trade mark. This is like Coca-Cola trying to change the taste of Coke in the late 80s.

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49244

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-city-hall-story-20180223-story.html I'm still skeptical Western Terminal will ever be built unless ORD starts consistently posting double digit passenger growth every year. You could setup some temporary concourses on the western side if T3 w...

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by WROORD
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40546

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

I’m scared to imagine how an similarly configured A321 would look like. If customers want more legroom, they will - in virtually all cases - have the opportunity to either pay for it, and/or select a competitor that offers it. All true, however you can not buy more room in the toilet and as it is r...

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by WROORD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40546

Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX

AA decided to squeeze in extra 12 seats into their new B737-Max also reducing the size of the toilet. Both passengers and now even pilots express their frustration with the aircraft configuration. I recently flew with AA on their NG B737-800 and thought the seats were cramped and the toilet was the ...

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by WROORD
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38027

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

The new airport will take up to 10 years to complete so there are still plans to expand Chopin even though it is going to be shut down once the new location is operating. The government plans to turn Chopin into a business 'city' so they hope they will recoup money being spent. In 10 years Chopin i...

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by WROORD
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38027

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Johner wrote:
Another new route announced - WAW-BLL-WAW effective july, 12xweekly using Embraer170s


They keep going very strong the last two years. More new routes as they take deliveries of new aircraft..

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by WROORD
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38027

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

The new airport will take up to 10 years to complete so there are still plans to expand Chopin even though it is going to be shut down once the new location is operating. The government plans to turn Chopin into a business 'city' so they hope they will recoup money being spent. In 10 years Chopin is...

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by WROORD
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9542

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

If ORD is announced, IAH is gone. Really? IAH itself has decent O&D with Australia, and it's high yield traffic. And ORD isn't really a direct replacement for IAH in terms of hub connectivity or geography either, the two routes can easily coexist and serve complementary roles. I'm not sure I ge...

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by WROORD
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preferred Carrier to Japan ?
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: Preferred Carrier to Japan ?

Both JAL and ANA send their internationally configured aircraft on long haul to US with the economy seat pitch about 34 inches. I flew ANA and they had 2-4-3 configuration and their seats were sliding not reclining and each had a foot rest. I liked the idea that nobody would recline into my face and...

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by WROORD
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Return Flight: Hangzhou to San Francisco on United's 787
Replies: 8
Views: 7156

Re: Return Flight: Hangzhoget the subway line to the airport.u to San Francisco on United's 787

I like the HGH airport - small and clean. The only problem is getting to town. Long lines to taxis and no trains. Maybe eventually they will get one of the subway lines directly to the airport. I flew several times in and out of HGH on my first China trip. United meals look like they have gone throu...

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by WROORD
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT announces NUE and KUN
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: LOT announces NUE and KUN

LTenEleven wrote:
Meanwhile LOT are still eating through government loans.

Please elaborate. Government subsidies and any type of financial help is scrutinized by the EU commission, so it is not like they can have help when they want to.

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by WROORD
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT's B737 Max 8 enters service
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

LOT's B737 Max 8 enters service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpIwJzPJqLA
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Today Lot's first B737 Max 8 entered service flying its inaugural from WAW to LHR. Here is a video of Delivery landing in WAW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpIwJzPJqLA

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by WROORD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Impressive 5th Freedom KLM Flight: CGK-KUL in Y
Replies: 12
Views: 9101

Re: Impressive 5th Freedom KLM Flight: CGK-KUL in Y

Glad you had a very nice flight with KLM. I flew with them many times to AMS and most flights are fine. Like with any airline you sometimes get crew members that are a bit stiff, but overall they are very nice. My new fav is Swiss. Zurich airport especially in the morning lets you to transfer to an ...

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by WROORD
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 7265

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

Pretty much same timetable as AY's HEL-SIN-HEL. More competition in NE Europe. AY has advantage of daily flights tho. AY may have advantage of daily flight, but LO has more connections throughout Central and Eastern Europe. [photoid][photoid][photoid][photoid][photoid][photoid][/photoid][/photoid][...

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by WROORD
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 7265

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

Last time LO served SIN they had code-share with Qantas to Australia, but that was before the OW and Star Alliance. At that time most traffic was to Australia and not as much to Singapore. Today time are different and there is more traffic just to SIN, so this route should be fairly successful. On a...

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by WROORD
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 27320

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

B737-8 Max will get into service right after New Year starting with LHR and eventually adding TLV. MAD and BRU.

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by WROORD
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Reaching Spirit with Tibet Airlines, Kunming to Lijiang
Replies: 4
Views: 4922

Re: Reaching Spirit with Tibet Airlines, Kunming to Lijiang

elong and ctrip are good website with English versions to buy Chinese domestic tickets. You can pay using pay pal. I used them on many occasions, never had any problems. One thing to keep in mind prices are actually cheaper closer to your departure time. I usually run several fake dates 2 weeks and ...

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by WROORD
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes
Replies: 34
Views: 5352

Re: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes

Amazing how they managed to grow in ORD with just one gate...I still like their tails not as much plastic seats.

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by WROORD
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 441587

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

As it was said above take the B757 and the best features of B787 and you have a nice new jet. No reason to call it 797 757-Max would be sufficient.

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