€1.50/L for 95 unleaded / €1.30 for diesel here in the south Portugal, or approx US$6.57/gall and $5.70/gall respectively.Went down by about 20c/L during lockdown so a good opportunity to fill up and go nowhere, and strangely right back up again as restrictions eased.Jump to post
From ECTAA: "Dear Members, The airline Level Europe filed for insolvency and on 19 June 2020 insolvency proceedings were opened in relation to Level Europe GmbH https://cms.flyleveleurope.com/en/leveleurope This affects only Level Europe with Vienna and Amsterdam operations, while Level still o...Jump to post
Starting every statement with ‘so’ Agreed. Same as using 'backstory' instead of 'history behind' Both unwelcome Americanisms that have spread. I also hate idiots who use their phone to film stuff in portrait mode instead of landscape. We then have to work out what the little slit down the TV/PC scr...Jump to post
Thoise rumours are a non-sense, LIM ahead of BOG or EZE? CPT ahead of JNB? MCO and CUN ahead of MEX or LAX or IAH? Wil believe it when see it If I remember correctly, TP used to serve both BOG and PTY in a triangular route but they stopped it after a few years. Probably wasn't the best strategy to ...Jump to post
Relying on the good will of people also won´t work. People need to be hit where it hurts. Lots of votes to the candidate who puts, “Hit ‘em Where It’s Hurts” on his bumper stickers. I know the first line isn't yours GF, but I'm not sure whom you quoted. Whoever did suggest hitting people where it h...Jump to post
Not loaded yet I'm afraid.... Well it is but it isn't. You can have a timetable 01JUN20-28JUN20 MTWTFSS HALIFAX /MANCHESTER 05JUN 220.127.116.11 YHZ MAN 2245# 0812 WS 57 73W*C END OF DISPLAY 01JUN20-28JUN20 MTWTFSS MANCHESTER /HALIFAX 06JUN 12.4.6. MAN YHZ 0945 1152 WS 58 73W*C END OF DISPLAY but you can'...Jump to post
Won't FlyBe go into the same problem... in the future as new HS trains and routes are deployed, motorways updated,... etc etc etc... regional flyings is just a thing from the last decade. That's an interesting point. but to give where I live (Portugal) as an example, if I want to to get from FAO to...Jump to post
The M40 is better. No speed cameras or much of a presence of police. I agree. I was on it a couple of weeks ago and after dawdling along at 50mph on the M25 smart motorway at 1.30am due to invisible road workers for miles on end, it was a relief to finally hit the M40. At that time in the morning w...Jump to post
How do El Al handle their additional (and sadly necessary) security during diversions like this? Well the bad guys would have to organise themselves very quickly to get up to YHZ and cause mayhem. I'm quite sure existing security would be entirely adequate to keep the Nova Scotia Popular Liberation...Jump to post
I have no idea about KE, but I'm really struggling with the idea that somehow WS/VS/AF/KL are cheap(er) labour. There was a thread some months ago on pay rates for AF employees and some of the non-pilot salaries seemed staggeringly high. It would be interesting to see a chart of DL v JV partners rem...Jump to post
We have one in FAO. Reg 9Q-CMC. It's owner, Jean-Pierre Bemba was arrested in Belgium on war crimes charges by the ICC, although he was released last year. Strangely, he's never been back to pick it up. I have no idea of the daily charges in FAO, but I would imagine the costs have exceeded the value...Jump to post
Selling it for $384,000 as in the case of Portugal is wrong IMHO. If they are going to sell it then it should be at least EUR2.5 million. That way it is more of an exception to the rule and less would be sold but at least money would be invested into the country. Also full background checks and any...Jump to post
It's TP... The only difference after the flight, vs a widebody, is how many buses you need to wait for after you land and are forced to walk down stairs with a heavy bag, in the rain. You will still get the same miserable airport experience, still get to miss your connecting flight, etc. Jeez, bias...Jump to post
"Just out of curiosity, how much does the TAP business class seating weigh compared to Air Transats? TAP has not only more business seats, but quite a bit bigger ones too." If these are the same seats that they use in the A332 then they excellent. They go fully flat. TS's are more like old...Jump to post
FAO. 2x weekly thru the winter with EZY from BSL.Jump to post
Here in Portugal, they aren't legal unfortunately. Strange. What's the rationale given for this ban? It seems oddly specific. Privacy laws, I believe. You can't randomly film people here. Even security cameras must follow strict guidelines, eg they can cover your property, but not your neighbour's....Jump to post
I am not commenting on who is right or wrong here, looking at FRA/MUC flights to YUL, I see the following: 1234567 FRA YUL 0955 1135 @LH6794 1234567 FRA YUL 1405 1610 @LH 478 1234567 MUC YUL 1640 1855 LH 474 @ indicates a codeshared flight, in this case 6794 is opd by AC, and 478 is opd by Cityline....Jump to post
Easy for United or any other airline to fix. Hidden deep in the terms and conditions that nobody bothers to read but just clicks the box to agree to them anyway, you have a line saying that if you don't complete the itinerary as purchased, you agree to having the ticket repriced and your credit card...Jump to post
As a travel agent, here is one scam we are aware of. The traveller buys the ticket from Capt Fraud for cheaper than they can get from the airline directly. They may be innocent, or maybe they know. Capt Fraud waits until travel is almost imminent and then buys the ticket from an unwitting travel ag...Jump to post
Right on queue, I have just received this email, which I know is from a scammer, so I'm happy to post the guys details: Privat Bank <[email protected].com> 08:36 (59 minutes ago) to Privat Hello, Greetings i would like to know if your agency can help some of our traveling members to book flight tic...Jump to post
As a travel agent, here is one scam we are aware of. The traveller buys the ticket from Capt Fraud for cheaper than they can get from the airline directly. They may be innocent, or maybe they know. Capt Fraud waits until travel is almost imminent and then buys the ticket from an unwitting travel age...Jump to post
Interesting concept. Also interesting that it's a left hand drive, but with UK registration.Jump to post
If you decline Hertz's own excess insurance then they will hold a deposit on your credit card probably anywhere from €1200 - €3000 depending on the vehicle. If you damage the vehicle, they will assess the damage at their own generally ludicrous rate and charge your card accordingly. After that, it's...Jump to post
Ahhh, got it. Let's see if they duplicate it in 2020 then.Jump to post
YUL to LIS on Wed and Sat. Starts service 22 JUN.
Other days it's the 332.
YUL to OPO from 23 MAY Mon/Thu/Sat
This is no surprise at all. I've been receiving the following emails daily for weeks: STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO A JET AIRWAYS SPOKESPERSON Jet Airways has cancelled the following flights: Date Flight Number Route 19-20 Apr 9W235/236 AMS-BLR-AMS 19-20 Apr 9W231/232 AMS-BOM-AMS 19-20 Apr 9W123/124 CDG...Jump to post
Of course it's not about the money, it's about reciprocity. Personally I think all 3 (ESTA US, ETA Canada, and ETIAS EU) are pointless.
Who actually get the revenue from ETIAS? Could be nice little earner for the European Commission, and may even cover Juncker's bar bill.
Funny how with these kinds of threads, something always has to be better than the other. Vive la difference I say. Imperial/metric is probably the closest Brits get to speaking another language, especially with the hybrid version I seem to hear a lot, such as "it's 2 miles up the road, then tur...Jump to post
As a travel agent I'm well aware of this, and it happens all the time. There are plenty of times I could save clients some money - like last week I had a client fly one way in First class AUH to LHR on EY. The one way ticket was just under €7k. As I thought he may have been coming back to LIS, I pri...Jump to post
VS have long since had interline agreements with BE (eg. EXE MAN BGI, AMS MAN BGI) and shock horror even with BA (eg AMS LHR BGI, LIS LHR BGI). My point is, they already had a deal in place to provide feed to VS flights long before this deal was done. I wish BE luck, of course.Jump to post
My take on this is that Joon was set up to pressure the AF unions, and that was all. Joon employees were under totally different contracts. I don't think the on board product or name or anything else was anything but fluff. Another example. Dutch Transavia (HV) do a lot of codesharing with KL and fe...Jump to post
I don't sell enough FlyBe or Tui to comment; I do however do a lot of Ryanair, Easyjet (approx €400k/yr so I believe that gives me a fair sample) and scheduled carriers such as BA. Where pax elect not to prebook a seat, and are on the same PNR, 9/10 times EZY and BA have seated them together, (unles...Jump to post
"Cão" (pronounced "cow") is Portuguese for dog. "Puxe" (pronounced "push") means "pull." Monday to Friday don't have names per se, and are written as segunda-feira, terça-feira, etc literally second day, third day.. but can be abbreviated to 2ª - 5ª ...Jump to post
Libyan Arab had been trying to buy Airbus for some time, but US sanctions against Libya meant that unless they wanted planes without engines, that was going to be tricky. Then in 1986, LN acquired two ex BCal aircraft, after they'd passed through various brokers in Hong Kong and Jordan. BCal and the...Jump to post
Here's a thought, instead of BA how about VS? Phil FlyingColours VS's Little Red didn't last long for UK domestic, so I can't see them wanting to try again. VS already have an agreement with BE (and actually BA) to feed their long haul destinations (eg ABZ BGI) VS 8409 Y 15JAN ABZLHR HS1 0705 0900 ...Jump to post
AA? Thought GF has a code sharing agreement with AA? I think that ended Yes. It ended April 30th, 2018. AA still allows earning and redeeming miles on Etihad though. The GF codeshare is still ongoing, e.g. BAH to IAH 1 BAH LHR 0230 0635 GF 7 2 ORD 0840 1130 GF6687 OPERATED BY AMERICAN AIRLINES 3 IA...Jump to post
Never say never. My take on it is: Abu Dhabi came to Dubai's financial rescue not long ago and has a lot of clout in Dubai. The ruling families are related. DWC is more or less in the middle (half way between Dubai and Abu Dhabi). I could see EK/EY codesharing with total interchangeability a la AF/K...Jump to post
Zoedyn wrote:taken a crash course on aviation
But... what about Beja? Yes I'm kidding.
What I'm amazed at is that there isn't a single direct flight from FAO with TP (apart from FAO LIS). BA runs up to 8 flights a day in summer to the various LON airports; FR/EZY have dozens of flights all over the place.