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by Cipango
Wed May 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to wet lease 3 A330's to BA to cover RR engine issues
Replies: 22
Views: 7175

Re: Qatar Airways considering loaning 787's to BA to cover RR engine issues

With the no fly zone rules against Qatar it makes sense to use those frames somewhere From what I heard the wide body fleet was fully utilised as many routes that were previously operated on a narrowbody needed an upgrade due to the increase in flight time. Plus QR has announced a lot of new destin...

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by Cipango
Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi: Cancelled 30 Jan 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 22017

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

TheLion wrote:
A groundbreaking route without question, however starting in just a week’s time?

I believe May 15th is just the official announcement of this route. Will more than likely begin later in 2018/early 2019.

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by Cipango
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23158

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Any news on the passenger numbers for 2017 at DUB? I hear they didn't quite make the 30 million mark, did they come close?

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by Cipango
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Flights 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Flights 2018

Check these extra fees out! https://primeraair.com/travel-info/fees/ £16 for a sandwich and soft drink! :lol: The biggest mystery is what currency conversion software they have? The USD and CAD prices are hugely inflated with real conversion rates. On transatlantic flights it is £19.99 for seat sel...

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by Cipango
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Foreign Airlines that hire Americans for cabin crew and/or have crew bases in the US?
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Foreign Airlines that hire Americans for cabin crew and/or have crew bases in the US?

N292UX wrote:
EK and EY do I believe

They hire Americans but all crew are based in DXB and AUH.

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by Cipango
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 operators to LAX?
Replies: 22
Views: 2766

Re: Future A380 operators to LAX?

LH currently fly the 380 to LAX and have no plans to stop. The current route to FRA for the 380 will switch to MUC in the spring. QR and EY can barely fill their planes now to LAX so I don't you'll ever see their 380s at LAX. I don't see NH bringing their 380s to LAX since they will be in a high de...

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by Cipango
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3512

Re: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!

That assumes QF has a spare A380 or are willing to downgauge another route. Besides that they would also need to factor in the cost of changing crew roosters in order to operate the extra A380 sector. Dont think it is that easy for them to just change one flight. Of course they would, they do that ...

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by Cipango
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21747

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

I think some of their flights are early morning departures from DOH and others, around 7-8am; they seem to do this with a lot of new routes (I see they are about to launch Prague and they've done much the same thing). Presumably they'll make both of these times daily. Love the 787 (from a photograp...

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by Cipango
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9025

Re: Your longest flight

5 - Route: HKG-LHR / Airline: CX / Flight Time: 13 Hrs 05 Mins / Distance: 5,995 Miles 4 - Route: MEL-DXB / Airline: EK / Flight Time: 14 Hrs 05 Mins / Distance: 7,231 Miles 3 - Route: SYD-DXB / Airline: EK / Flight Time: 14 Hrs 10 Mins / Distance: 7,481 Miles 2 - Route: DOH-DFW / Airline: QR / Flig...

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by Cipango
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad removes chauffeur services except at AUH, introduces neighbour free seats
Replies: 25
Views: 6108

Re: Etihad removes chauffeur services except at AUH, introduces neighbour free seats

People buy 2 seats all the time. Those are their seats. No problem. Very common in industry Problem is that one of those 2 seats is technically a "no-show" and this can be difficult with standby travellers. There was an incident recently I think with this issue on a flight from Hawaii. Th...

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by Cipango
Thu May 18, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US
Replies: 31
Views: 5988

Re: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US

VCEflyboy wrote:
I remember a few years ago AF flew LHR - JFK. The flight was discontinued. Does anyone know why?

Back in 2007 when the open skies began, AF started LHR-LAX with a 77W. The route didn't perform as planned and AF quickly cut it.

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by Cipango
Sun May 07, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17250

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Anybody know what lounge QR will use? I assume DAA Terminal 2? However, I recently took EK flight, and the DAA lounge was totally overcrowded, no available seats before the flight. Very poor experience, especially for F EK passengers QR will operate from Terminal 1, so more than likely it will be D...

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by Cipango
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to staff when airlines reduce routes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: What happens to staff when airlines reduce routes?

It can depend. For Pilots and FAs, the capacity is usually directed elsewhere and therefore there are no layoffs. For the destination staff, they can often be contracted from Menzies or Serviceair and are just reassigned - with the potential for a few layoffs. Also, a station may become offline and ...

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by Cipango
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42265

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

[ I am not likely to fly DXB-US, but whenever I fly long haul (often), I do count on the flight as productive time. Losing that productive time, having to plan for the lost time with a sleepless night at the hotel when I arrive and having to worry for how well my expensive electronics will be carri...

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by Cipango
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Aer Lingus use T5 at Heathrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 4284

Re: Why doesn't Aer Lingus use T5 at Heathrow?

EI is the third or fourth largest carrier in Heathrow and I believe it is due to their volume of flights that they aren't moving to T5 as theres a lack of available gates. T2 is an easy terminal to fly in and out of and connecting from T2 to T5 is relatively straight forward. I don't see any immedia...

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by Cipango
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42265

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

BOS and SEA were way over served to begin with. You guys act like BOS-DXB is this huge market and can fill an A380 most of those were connection passengers from the JetBlue partnership and if they thought BOS needed the extra capacity they wouldn't have cut one flight so no no A380 to BOS. The only...

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by Cipango
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 16262

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

Over 600 passengers affected as fault halts Aer Lingus jet Around 660 Aer Lingus passengers had their travel plans disrupted over the last 24 hours due to a technical issue with one of its aircraft. A flight from Dublin to JFK Airport in New York and the subsequent return flight from JFK to Dublin ...

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by Cipango
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 10747

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

OGLOBAL wrote:
I wonder if any of the ME4 would consider a route to Iceland ? i know connections would be limited but it might work ..

ME4? I don't think this is a thing.

Who's the 4th?

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by Cipango
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Flight Times - Current
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: Longest Flight Times - Current

Wikipedia (I know...) has a good page about the longest flights in the world.

See here.

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by Cipango
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 19088

Re: Irish 3/17

QR will be using an A350 for their inaugural flight to DUB on June 12th.

I think this will be the first A350 in DUB since the EI familiarisation flight in 2015?

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by Cipango
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 19088

Re: Irish 3/17

On a side note I notice the evening service has turnaround at 2h15m up from 2h last summer. Best flight for connections to AUS/NZ so could we expect it on that if it's announced then or next year? Think it's most suitable time for DUB operationally as well. I would be surprised if the evening fligh...

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by Cipango
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Making up for delayed time...how do airlines recover to get aircraft back on time?
Replies: 10
Views: 4138

Re: Making up for delayed time...how do airlines recover to get aircraft back on time?

Scheduled have "firebreaks" built in. This is essentially a longer buffer time in aircraft rotations to absorb any delays. Also at hub airports, a larger airline may swap multiple aircraft schedules around (sometimes up to a dozen) to make sure there is no further delay. This can be aircra...

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by Cipango
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces Skopje
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Qatar Airways Announces Skopje

Beginning 17 July 2017, Qatar Airways will connect two capitals; Doha and Skopje. The airlines will launch four-weekly flights to Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The airline will fly the A320 aircraft direct to and from Skopje on the four-weekly schedule, featuring a two-class cabi...

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by Cipango
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 12247

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Quick Q if I may..... Looking at possibly flying ET to LAX and looking for any feedback.... Seems to be getting quite mixed reviews on some forums..... prices are good......but..... Thanks. I flew it recently and would fly it again. Seats are good, 787's are nice with ET, food was 6/10, IFE 5/10, f...

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by Cipango
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38900

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

It's been so long since I have traveled BA, when did they do away with cash sales on board? At time of booking flights more less as expensive as FR/EI but you collect more points that EI which is what make pick them over EI. They recently introduced BoB and i think this is when they began card-only...

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by Cipango
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France or Cathay to Toronto (from BOM)
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: Air France or Cathay to Toronto (from BOM)

zubin wrote:
Thanks everyone for your replies. Will typhoon season be a factor for transiting through Hong Kong in July?

I don think you can factor in such unknowns when planning a trip.

Maybe CDG will be foggy that day?

I would only focus on what you can control.

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by Cipango
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38900

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Are the Stobart E190's just for Stobart air flights or could we see them on some EI routes as well? Wont be on EIR this year, guess a lot depends on how the SEN ops do and lease period for those aircraft. I do feel EIR need to move away from ATRs into the future. If only. The fact is that the ATRs ...

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by Cipango
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to go 3 daily to Nairobi from 1st June 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

Re: Emirates to go 3 daily to Nairobi from 1st June 2017

Qantas744er wrote:
They need all the cargo capacity they can get. I hear these flights are often loaded up to MZFW out of NBO, with lower deck freight.

NBO = Flowers.

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by Cipango
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several Chinese carriers won't take their aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 3997

Re: Several Chinese carriers won't take their aircraft

Would this have anything to do with pilot shortages? I know this is an issue in China as to attract pilots they pay $300k+ salaries...

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by Cipango
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BA schedule 2 HKG-LHR flights within 10mins of each other?
Replies: 13
Views: 3712

Re: Why does BA schedule 2 HKG-LHR flights within 10mins of each other?

The title says it all really. BA32 arrives at LHR daily at 04:45 and BA28 follows at 04:55. Why are these flights scheduled so close together? Similarly, flights BA16 and BA12 from Singapore arrive within 20 minutes of each other each morning (though BA16 originates at SYD). The reason is because t...

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by Cipango
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17
Replies: 43
Views: 9427

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17

EK and QR are really racing to fill the void to be left by EY. This EK upgrade and QR's announcement to fly DOH-GIG-SCL 4x weekly, will compensate Etihad's departure. When did QR annouce DOH-GIG-SCL? This hasn't been announced. QR has announced their intent to fly to GIG and SCL, but it was not men...

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by Cipango
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline gate assignment
Replies: 27
Views: 5226

Re: Airline gate assignment

As a passenger, I prefer the "American" way of an airline controlling/branding its gates or terminals. That nonsense of not knowing where my gate is going to be when I land/arrive can be a pain in some airports, especially if one is flying on a non-dominant carrier for that particular air...

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by Cipango
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23957

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

They are really moving along with the additions to the front of the departures area on Terminal 1. I noticed the extensions to the front facade and new escalators/stairs while dropping people off out front. Does anyone have a link to the plans for T1 or any pictures of what it will be like when com...

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by Cipango
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks
Replies: 64
Views: 12543

Re: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks

It seems quite clear from the comments of Willie Walsh and Alex Cruz that BA has to be able to compete against Norwegian on price. BA trying to compete with Norwegian is mentioned quite a bit above. I understand they are "competition" on some routes, but I hardly see them as such a threat...

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by Cipango
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks
Replies: 64
Views: 12543

British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks

Another step in the race to the bottom. Though this would not be a deciding factor in whether or not I fly BA, adding to the scrapping of free food and drink on short haul, scrapping of 2nd meal on mid-haul flights and turning into a 3-4-3 777 operator in the space of a few months, I can't say I fee...

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by Cipango
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Fly the Furthest
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: Airlines That Fly the Furthest

How exactly would you define greatest distance? Would it be the aggregate of all routes and frequencies combined or by average sector length?

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by Cipango
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair flights could one day be free
Replies: 30
Views: 5786

Re: Ryanair flights could one day be free

persiangulf93 wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
Also claimed 10 €$£ T/A flights. Both will never happen!



That does exist. BRU-Berlin and Hamburg 4.99 or 9.98 return. ;)

T/A means Transatlantic which has not happened and probably never will...

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by Cipango
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 34682

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

Eurowings operated DUB-DUS this summer as well. Any more word on QR, I've seen someone on Twitter mention SV were potentially looking at DUB next summer. A recent interview mentioned that once more A350's are delivered, DUB will be announced as 787's will be free'd up. Unconfirmed reports of May 17...

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by Cipango
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9 hours in HongKong ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: 9 hours in HongKong ?

First of all you definitely have enough time to leave the airport as the city is 24 minutes away from the airport and everything moves so frequently and efficiently in Hong Kong. I would recommend: The Peak: Take the airport express from to airport to Hong Kong Station and transfer to the island lin...

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by Cipango
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37656

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

EY will reinstate their 777 operations next year (6 days a week). Originally, it was planned as 2x daily A332. The schedule is as follows: Abu Dhabi – Dublin eff 26MAR17 Restoration of 2nd daily service on year-round basis EY045 AUH0230 – 0800DUB 77W x7 EY045 AUH0230 – 0800DUB 332 7 EY041 AUH0930 – ...

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by Cipango
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37656

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

Cancelled Aer Lingus flights affect 700 Shannon passengers AER Lingus has cancelled six transatlantic flights to and from Shannon Airport this week, affecting almost 700 passengers. The airline cancelled Monday’s EI-111 Shannon to New York service and its return flight, EI-110, on Monday night. Wed...

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by Cipango
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L
Replies: 152
Views: 20166

Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

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b747400erf wrote:
I do not know EK work rules, but what are the chances the 10 hour layover is just enough time to put the crew back on the return flight home at night?

10 hours would not be sufficient. I believe for most US destinations (if not all), EK crew stay for 48 hours due to the flight length.

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by Cipango
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOH-DXB market
Replies: 19
Views: 4339

Re: DOH-DXB market

dubaiamman243 wrote:
DXB - DOH market is a mix of the three elements mentioned above. I know a guy that used to live in Dubai and work in Doha. Travel back on the weekends to be with his family.

Yes, I hear this is very common. Also, many Doha based expats go to Dubai at weekends.

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by Cipango
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 46199

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

There is a very large (and growing) Brazilian population in Ireland so DUB may work well offering connections to South America.

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by Cipango
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 39414

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

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Another thread suggests MSY will announce a new intl. carrier soon.

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by Cipango
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37656

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

I really, really hope EI aren't planning on bringing it home like they did with -EWR... It seems to have finished up with Shaheen a month ago and its owned by Aercap so is likely coming back to them pre another lease (or scrapping). Incidentally, a "little birdie" told me that EI and QR a...

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by Cipango
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37656

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

Apparently a ground vehicle struck the engine cowling of a ET 787 this morning.

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by Cipango
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37656

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

Sorry about my lack of posts here recently, I reached out to KLM on Twitter asking would they ever consider Cork flights and I got a response "You never know", Exciting Times! However, the social media/marketing employee is probably not informed of all route plans/developments until it is...

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by Cipango
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: Turkish Airlines

They have stopped offering Turkish Delights on all flights and Menu Cards on shorter flights.

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