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by cedarjet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

Re: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W

frank1991 wrote:
This is exciting I hope they will launch more long-haul destinations. They are one of my favourite carrier and I think they are underrated.

Yes definitely a hidden gem

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by cedarjet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carolinas Aviation Museum closes today until 2022.
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Carolinas Aviation Museum closes today until 2022.

Do they actually have a new location nailed down or is it all storage until further notice. Btw couple of historically significant aircraft, Sully’s A320 and the Eastern DC-7B.

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by cedarjet
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 3580

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

TK gets alot of pax to Israel and Iran, Lol the irony. Though they fly to lot of cities like Mashad, Esfhan, Tehran, Shiraz, and etc. Also fly multiple daily flights to TLV. TK is in fact the largest foreign carrier in Israel. Not sure about Iran but they are probably the largest over there too. Tu...

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by cedarjet
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6125

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

BEY-YUL
IKA-LAX
FNJ-ICN
Thailand-Saudi Arabia
Ukraine-Russia
India-Pakistan (quickest way is via DXB)

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by cedarjet
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 19
Views: 6259

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

There is zero market between Baku and New York.

AirFrance77W wrote:
The schedule on this route ex-GYD was absolutely atrocious.

And they aren’t likely to stimulate one with a flight that leaves at 0500. That is absolutely appalling.

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by cedarjet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Re: Final AA S80 Flight???

Already $850 one way!

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by cedarjet
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12513

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Is Brisbane the Aussie end of the route because of range? Otherwise I don’t get it. 75% of traffic will have to take a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne first, so it’s no improvement on going via LAX on QF/AA or via AKL on NZ. Reminds me of the people who said after the success of PER LHR tha...

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by cedarjet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14872

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

And is it seasonal or year-round?

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by cedarjet
Thu May 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9795

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

I had three in a year: Air Southwest Dash 8 in Plymouth, Saha Air 707 in Tehran, American Airlines 777 at Heathrow

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by cedarjet
Mon May 27, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4652

Re: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019

questions wrote:
hayzel777 wrote:
Glad to finally see these old and gross things go.


“Old and gross things”... why did you describes EVA’s 747 Freighters like that?

Because he hates planes

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by cedarjet
Fri May 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12705

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Speaking of SEA-London, anyone know how well PR's MNL-LHR route is doing lately? I've read anecdotally that the number of their foreign passengers has increased, and there was their recent switch to the A350 on that route, but I don't know how well the yields are or how PR is being affected by comp...

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by cedarjet
Wed May 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15026

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

I assure you Etihad are not flying empty planes around. Probably this flight was cancelled and everyone but 20 rebooked, or it’s a positioning flight for the plane or something. I was on an Air France A380 SIN CDG with about 20 people a few years ago, it doesn’t mean Air France have low load factors.

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by cedarjet
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 3098

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

Wonder why they didn’t buy L-1011-500s for long haul, masses of commonality with their enormous Tristar fleet, and fewer seats than a DC-10. I think they were pretty badly run, ended in tears only five years later.

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by cedarjet
Sun May 19, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5984

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

It’s not just difficult geopolitics that precludes nonstop service, the market isn’t that big especially given the high fuel and crew and utilisation cost of flying so far, I mean I bet Ukraine has a bigger economy that Jordan or even Egypt but the US3 don’t fly to Kiev either. For me the only route...

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by cedarjet
Sun May 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Kiev is nearly three hours (probably more on the westbound) and fares are routinely under £100. It can never have been profitable, I always assumed they got a cheeky subsidy from the government to keep it running for political reasons, given Ukraine’s position as a kind of buffer state between east ...

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by cedarjet
Sat May 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10046

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

It was extremely well done and the use of expert big names was impressive. I think Learmount spoke for all of us at the very end — “what were [Boeing] thinking?!”

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by cedarjet
Thu May 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16855

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

AF447 was pilot error pure and simple. Planes have unreliable airspeed events all the time. There’s probably someone somewhere right now flying the plane using “pitch and power” — meaning, when you have unreliable airspeed, you still know that (say) 3 degrees nose up (pitch) and 62% N1 on the engine...

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by cedarjet
Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6592

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

I love Tegel so much. I hope Brandenburg never opens

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by cedarjet
Sun May 12, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6592

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

Pyongyang’s new airport (same site as the old one but new terminal and new runway) is fantastic and only took c. 4 years. Cheers comrades!

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by cedarjet
Fri May 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12931

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

North Korea is cashing in big time on usage of airspace by foreign airlines. Someone educate me. I thought most responsible, western governments stopped their corporations from doing business with the NK. If so, how would Lufthansa or Delta pay the NK government? What is “responsible” about not doi...

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by cedarjet
Thu May 09, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Did Emirates Start Serving Australia?
Replies: 9
Views: 2825

Re: When Did Emirates Start Serving Australia?

Yes Google is your friend. 1996 - to MEL 1999 - SYD, BNE and PER added https://www.emirates.com/au/english/about-us/history.aspx#tabs-main=tab-1990s& OK that is helpful, I must say I deliberately disregarded the Emirates site cos the About page is usually aviation-illiterate, just stuff about s...

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by cedarjet
Thu May 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Did Emirates Start Serving Australia?
Replies: 9
Views: 2825

When Did Emirates Start Serving Australia?

I really have searched, "Google is your friend" people. All I have established is that Emirates first served Melbourne, later Sydney, but no idea of timeframe at all. I flew on their 777-200 DXB-SIN-SYD in 2002, and nonstop on their A340-500 in 2007. By 2010 it was multiple 777 and A380, m...

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by cedarjet
Mon May 06, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8186

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

My book Jetliners Of The Red Star, a history of all the soviet jet types, has the Aeroflot winter 1984 timetable in the back. Should be on Amazon in every country; happy reading!

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by cedarjet
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8781

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Wow 11 comments down before someone told us what DAT stood for. If you posting on a small localized airline could you please say the name in the title. It would be like me noting great lake airlines by saying GLA vs/or ZK. It was a small carrier not known much of outside the west coast. Most of the...

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by cedarjet
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?
Replies: 17
Views: 4289

Re: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?

adamh8297 wrote:
Are these one way fares?

I would also like to know. And how come I almost never see these kind of bargains!

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by cedarjet
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8781

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Veigar wrote:
Registration of aircraft, by any chance? (Of any aircraft they currently have)

OY-RUT apparently

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by cedarjet
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8781

DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

DAT are painting an MD-80 in special retro colours. If there is enough interest, they will operate a revenue flight from the paint shop in Bournemouth to Billund on May 3, fare 1125Kr (about £130). Email [email protected].dk if you fancy it! They need 30 participants to make it worth operating as a reve...

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by cedarjet
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55236

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

This topic has come up several times before. I would refer to other threads on the subject. This isn’t Wikipedia, discussions can evolve. First time for me and it’s an interesting subject. As for why Delta are still using the 77L, I guess all planes have different capabilities, and maybe they can u...

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by cedarjet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

Funny that BA launched their world tails and because it misfired they needed something quick so they hurriedly painted the Chatham Historic Dockyard design created for Concorde onto the whole fleet and that is now their longest-serving livery (and imo the best). So you never know where a design clas...

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by cedarjet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comments on Air China
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: Comments on Air China

I’ve flown them loads in Y and J and they’re very good. Like an Asian British Airways — not THE BEST but a massive network, 747s, reliable, consistent, good crews. Food is really good (separate sentence as BA food is only average). Because Asia is home to Cathay Singapore Thai JAL and Nippon they ge...

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by cedarjet
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN
Replies: 48
Views: 7995

Re: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN

Sydney might work but Perth is basically two streets and a few suburbs, there’s less than 2.5 million people in the entire state which is about the same size as the EU. This is just alphabety spaghetti route planning, may as well try New Orleans to Mogadishu via Minsk because the codes look pretty ...

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by cedarjet
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN
Replies: 48
Views: 7995

Re: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN

PS forgot to add, but for the elimination of doubt, EZE PER is nearly 8,000 miles

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by cedarjet
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN
Replies: 48
Views: 7995

Re: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN

Sydney might work but Perth is basically two streets and a few suburbs, there’s less than 2.5 million people in the entire state which is about the same size as the EU. This is just alphabety spaghetti route planning, may as well try New Orleans to Mogadishu via Minsk because the codes look pretty (...

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by cedarjet
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's intercontinental routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2924

Re: Air Canada's intercontinental routes

AFAIK, If you carry an Indian Passport and are traveling between India and US via a Canadian airport, there is a good chance you would have to apply for a Canadian Transit Visa which is a pre-requisite to be able to travel. IMO this is a big disadvantage for connecting US / India passengers when th...

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by cedarjet
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airport in the Telegraph
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Berlin Airport in the Telegraph

    ACCS300 wrote:
    **delete**

    Agree — why post an article behind a paywall?

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    by cedarjet
    Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:59 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans Hanoi to Los Angeles With a Stop in Taipei in 2020
    Replies: 15
    Views: 3014

    Re: Bamboo Airways Plans Hanoi to Los Angeles With a Stop in Taipei in 2020

    If the flight was to Detroit it would print money. :rotfl: Actually that’s not bad, maybe there’s a US gateway that’s underserved from Taipei at least, like PDX or SAN. 787-8 would do it. Vietnam + ROC might make it work. Agree LAX will be tough. Cathay alone will beat them to death, never mind KE ...

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    by cedarjet
    Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:15 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH switches CLT to A350
    Replies: 43
    Views: 13853

    Re: LH switches CLT to A350

    Btw there might even be some VFR on this route (for those of you surprised that a relatively small city can generate traffic without stateside feed) — the whole area was originally settled by Germans, the city and county are both named after Queen Charlotte Mecklenberg and cultural links are still s...

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    by cedarjet
    Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:49 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
    Replies: 33
    Views: 9169

    Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

    The fully mature FBW system covers every flight regime. It is Frankenstein mash-ups like adding something new (MCAS) to an old, mechanical plane (the 737) where you get conflicts. Airbus had a bad run with A300s that were half mechanical half FBW, with two A300-600Rs of China Air Lines crashing in i...

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    by cedarjet
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:29 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Number of daily London-USA flights?
    Replies: 18
    Views: 2697

    Re: Number of daily London-USA flights?

    Blown away by how much Norwegian are doing at Gatwick — JFK x3 daily, LAX daily +1 (8/week), plus daily MCO SFO TPA MIA, near-daily AUS DEN ORD BOS SEA. I have seen six Norwegian 787s in a row at the gates at LGW so I know they’re pretty big but this amazed me. It’s as big as BA was in the early 80s.

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    by cedarjet
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:53 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine
    Replies: 11
    Views: 1862

    Re: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine

    And it’s still GA friendly! I tried to fly a PA-28 from Southend (SEN) to Basel (BSL) last summer, only made it as far as Reims in central France and had to turn back due ex alas, but in the planning, Basel was super helpful and landing and handling fees etc were super cheap. Been thinking about tha...

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    by cedarjet
    Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:24 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
    Replies: 26
    Views: 4382

    Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

    A constant risk of getting stuck between Hamas rockets and Iron Dome always exists in Israel. Makes sense to avoid the airspace entirely The idea of Hamas having anything that could reach halfway to hitting a cruising airliner is utterly absurd. This is strange because RJ flights from Europe come i...

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    by cedarjet
    Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:26 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
    Replies: 21
    Views: 5658

    Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

    Ionosphere wrote:
    Didn't they acquire the 747 with Flying Tiger merger?

    Flying Tigers was bought by FedEx, not UPS

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    by cedarjet
    Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:40 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
    Replies: 21
    Views: 5658

    Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

    One of their -100s was the star of the movie “Airport 1975”

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    by cedarjet
    Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:20 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
    Replies: 1727
    Views: 385808

    Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

    I don’t know why we’re pussyfooting around. Would be nice to be proved wrong by a mechanical failure or similar but alas it looks very bad. Germanwings, Egyptair, Silkair, now Atlas.

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    by cedarjet
    Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:25 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
    Replies: 49
    Views: 7517

    Re: EK to go double daily from STN

    Big market — east London (inc financial district), Cambridge, Essex. Don’t know what took them so long

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    by cedarjet
    Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:55 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta 757 DSS-JFK
    Replies: 30
    Views: 6712

    Re: Delta 757 DSS-JFK

    Good to see a US carrier plant a flag in Africa. Back in the 60s and 70s Pan Am had an extensive African operation with a focus city of Monrovia (Liberia) and jet service to Dakar, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg (and maybe I’ve forgotten a couple). In fact Delta’s Dakar service is probably opera...

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    by cedarjet
    Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:44 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
    Replies: 81
    Views: 11056

    Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

    As has been said above, LGA isn’t that much closer to Wall St vs JFK. LCY is right on the doorstep of the City* vs LHR. And at JFK, if there’s a technical problem on the A318, there’s about six widebodies in its place going to LHR. And if the perimeter rule at LGA was lifted for a foreign carrier, t...

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    by cedarjet
    Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:50 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
    Replies: 28
    Views: 6701

    Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

    It was too big And look at them now. They operate five 77W's with more seats than the 744 and every AC 777 including the 77L has more seats than the 744 combis. Even the 789's do. Perhaps but it would still be too much metal today, don’t need four engines for a six hour hop to LHR/FRA/CDG, the Asia...

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