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by usflyer msp
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5691

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

Anyone who invests in this stupid idea deserves to lose their money..

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by usflyer msp
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 35
Views: 5699

Re: Passenger shaming

The days where marketing departments touted air travel as a prestigious means of traveling are almost over, I think. Not almost over, they are over. In fact, they were already over years ago. Today there's nothing prestigious about air travel, it's common. Air travel is affordable for everybody. It...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 418
Views: 62234

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

US flew CLT-ORY or CLT-CDG year round almost 20 years ago and AA flew RDU-ORY year round 30 years ago. I am surprised AA only flies from CLT seven months out of the year. I worked international maintenance in CLT never flew CLT-Paris year round. Only FRA and LGW/LHR. Here is the press release, it d...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 5509

Re: Interjet put up for sale

4O's problem is actually the lack of slots at MEX. MEX might be able to support a premium LCC - the rest of Mexico definitely cant. 4O's business plan got messed up when MEX ran out of slots and they had to shift capacity elsewhere - places that really can't support their business model. Thats abso...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 5509

Re: Interjet put up for sale

4O's problem is actually the lack of slots at MEX. MEX might be able to support a premium LCC - the rest of Mexico definitely cant. 4O's business plan got messed up when MEX ran out of slots and they had to shift capacity elsewhere - places that really can't support their business model.

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8972

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Given how large the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale to Europe market is, I am surprised there aren't non-stop flights to Athens from there. Any chance AA adds MIA-ATH on a 788? Does the 788 have the legs to make it both directions? I actually don’t see a reason for ATH-MIA, neither for business nor for leisur...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8972

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Blerg wrote:
Here are the some numbers for ATH-EWR:

April.
2017: 6.469
2018: 16.739

May.
2017: 15.278
2018: 20.367

June.
2017: 30.233
2018: 29,076

I wonder if the June drop was due to AA's ORD flights and UA losing some transfer passengers from Chicago.


That was last year. Ord-ath launched in 2019.

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10104

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Actually you have to enter Canada when transiting in YYZ, YVR, and YUL unless you are going to a US transborder flight through Preclearance. I don't know how much high yielding traffic AA is getting from Latin America either. The largest markets are GRU, MEX & EZE. GRU is faster to Asia via Eur...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 16796

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

mr02 wrote:
Regarding fuel in Nigeria,how come is it so expensive as they have the largest oil deposits and produce the most oil in at Africa.


Nigeria has no Jet A refinery capacity. Supposedly, one is supposed to be opening up in Port Harcourt this year. Until then, all jet fuel must be imported...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13665

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

The problem here is that the airline took his passport and boarding pass, at United's insistence. They very well may have handed the kid off to Swissport or EW, and it may have been they who made the ultimate screw up by not verifying the boarding pass, but United ultimately assumed that responsibi...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13665

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

No, absolutely not. Why should it be the passenger's problem if airlines code-share, enter into alliances etc. and create chaos by having different policies for a plethora of things despite creating the impression of selling a seemless transport product? If the passenger purchases an SK ticket that...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13665

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

There's nothing wrong with UA's policy as it has worked thousands of times without any issues. Like any rule or policy, when individuals make exceptions or work around/disregard the rule things tend to go wrong. Making a new rule to enforce the existing rule is how this will probably end up and it'...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to start CAI in March
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: IB to start CAI in March

They could combine it with LCA to capture the gap left by Vueling and Cobalt when they closed their LCA-Spain routes but also gain some feed from the LCA-CAI sector which is currently dominated by EgyptAir at very high prices. No. I concur. On this sector, if you are not going to fly nonstop there ...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 757
Views: 107323

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

JFK-IAH will definitely be successful. Remember Houston is MUCH more international with international businesses supporting the Oil&Gas and high tech industries (including nearby Austin). JFK-IAH will be like JFK-AUS, a great feeder for international connections. People in Houston have no reaso...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 30
Views: 6426

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

ORD has also added a reverse transfer from T5 to T1/T3.
After customers clear customs/immigration, they can go through security at T5 and take an airside bus to T1/T3.
This should reduce some of the strain upon the landside buses.

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 418
Views: 62234

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I know - I was replying to the other poster's hilarious claim that ATH would only work on a 767. Read the sentence again. Never did I write it would only work on a 767. Your blatant disregard for the economics doesn’t make your assertions right. My point remains, Shiny new 787s are not being deploy...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9043

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribbean Extensions/Increases

Its about time ICT got more service than just DFW & ORD. PHX was served with CRJs back in the America West days, but I think its time ICT got both a year-round PHX flight and possibly 2x flights to CLT. I'd also like to see at least a 1x MHK-CLT for military connections. There is a ton of traff...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: lh cancelling gyd-asb?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: lh cancelling gyd-asb?

Turkmenistan is very reciprocal about traffic rights. I'm going to speculate that since T5 is banned by the EU then Turkmenistan has banned EU carriers after the summer season in response. Ironically, LH is the consultant that T5 hired to help them get off of the EU blacklist.

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Istanbul’s New Airport Is Boosting a Budget Airline Instead of Turkish Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

Re: Bloomberg: Istanbul’s New Airport Is Boosting a Budget Airline Instead of Turkish Airways

I believe it, the architect that designed IST should be slapped hard. How are you going to design a really big and spread out 200 million pax airport and not have an internal transit system (the walks are ridiculous) or water fountains (hydration for the ridiculous walk) or free wifi (it's 2019!!!) ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 7987

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

I can see where the union is coming from actually. If the contract states something to the effect of 'any flying done by united or a company owned or controlled by united' they would have a point, since Avianca now is majority controlled and owned by united. That is likely similar to what their con...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 7987

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

I can see where the union is coming from actually. If the contract states something to the effect of 'any flying done by united or a company owned or controlled by united' they would have a point, since Avianca now is majority controlled and owned by united. That is likely similar to what their con...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 7987

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

eamondzhang wrote:
Well, I personally tend to agree with the spokeswoman, sounds like a total nonsense from the union to me.

Michael


I concur. I suspect he does not comprehend what "company flying" means...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7283

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

Ok guys, I have a couple of things ive been thinking of lately regarding skytrax and airline reviews.. Firstly, everyone says Skytrax are not to be taken seriously, I understand that if they are taking payments to award higher ratings, however ... how do these ratings happen, do they have people fl...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7283

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

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Not to toot my own horn but I told everyone about the joke called Skytrax 4 years ago and people did not want to believe me.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=592059&p=9197849&hilit=Usflyer+skytrax#p9197849

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9698

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

If AY is denied rights to PUS then OZ/KE should be limited to one city in the EU. Its only fair....

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12266

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

How do you define crazy? In the 1990s a route from Lappeenranta to Frankfurt -Hahn would have been considered crazy. But in the vein of the other thread: RG (Varig) flew GIG-GRU-JNB-BKK-HKG. RO flew OTP-SXF-LUX-LIS-CMN LZ (Balkan) flew SOF-CAI-NBO-HRE (not positive on those intermediate stops) Some...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19761

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This site has become full of hate. Not just this thread but most threads. I really miss the posts from 10-15 years ago. As for this thread, DL got those kids where they needed to be. Who cares why they did it, the fact is they DID it. The problem is not the praise of DL; DL performed a nice act. Th...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax

Jailed for life? Interesting approach to the concept of proportionality under the rule of law... [twoid][/twoid] I guess that that is the Indian standard, which I respect. Still, I am speechless in front of so much stupidity from the passenger. He is wealthy. I would bet this gets overturned eventu...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8903

Re: EK unbundling J Class

S7 in Russia has done this for several years...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19761

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This site has become full of hate. Not just this thread but most threads. I really miss the posts from 10-15 years ago. As for this thread, DL got those kids where they needed to be. Who cares why they did it, the fact is they DID it. The problem is not the praise of DL; DL performed a nice act. Th...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19761

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This site has become full of hate. Not just this thread but most threads. I really miss the posts from 10-15 years ago. As for this thread, DL got those kids where they needed to be. Who cares why they did it, the fact is they DID it. The problem is not the praise of DL; DL performed a nice act. Th...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19761

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

AA may have entered into an interline again (not 100% sure of this) , but either way they do not use it when asked. I spent the last two days dealing with this believe me. AA doesn't care, DL does, that's the bottom line Yes they do. I have personally been rebooked on DL. AA does have a published p...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6807

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

If you read above, he said he’s been to Italy 5 times... His "knowledge" of Italy indicates otherwise. But you can believe what you want. You can believe BLQ is a business route all you want but AA disagrees. Carriers do not launch 4x weekly summer seasonal business routes. AA's seasonal ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6807

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Wrong. The flight was announced last August. They have had 9+ months to sell tickets. For AA's purposes, BLQ is a summer leisure destination. That is the whole point of why they are flying the route for just 3.5 months. Tickets went on sale last August? Oh wait, they didn't. So you are, of course, ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6807

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Umm, Americans have already booked their flights to Europe for the summer, that is generally not a close-in demographic. if the advance bookings suck now, they will continue to be that way for the rest of the summer. The flight was not announced that long ago. And BLQ is more of a business destinat...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6807

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

It is pretty much well known that PHL-BLQ and PHL-TXL are not meeting expectations. Obviously, no one from AA is going to say that publically. It's well known that a flight that has operated one day isn't meeting expectations? So much for taking you seriously. Umm, Americans have already booked the...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 418
Views: 62234

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

PHL-DBV will go from 3x to 4x weekly in September. https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/06/american-ready-for-historic-dubrovnik.html Is one route having a reduced frequency so AA can run this extra flight or AA could have outright done it? PHL - DBV - 3x week /BLQ - 4x week/TXL - 4x week share two 76...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6807

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

It seems to have a lot of award space in business open last I heard... not so good. You heard? Source? Not many J seats left this month, of course thats no indication if they were awards or paid. But if so few are still in inventory, sounds like there is good demand. Loads so far are strong. It is ...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA chose CPT over JNB?
Replies: 26
Views: 4944

Re: Why did UA chose CPT over JNB?

JNB's altitude makes ULH flights operationally difficult. DL and SA both have weight restrictions on their flights from JNB to the US.

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19764

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Also by trying to embarass AA in the media, IG has just made sure that they will never ever get a part from AA.

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19764

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

If AA had a good reason to refuse to supply the spare part, I would like to know it. Why? Were you affected by this? No, why this question? Otherwise I think this decision was stupid at a level of business because AA had the opportunity to earn a fair price selling a spare part, and even more stupi...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA
Replies: 25
Views: 3401

Re: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA

It's interesting with this new leadership at NK, they are really making it obvious that they are taking on WN. I don’t think they are going after WN (by that I mean personally after them). WN’s business model is p2p, which is why almost any route that NK announces will be competing with WN. Actuall...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 5993

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA's biggest problem is its governance structure - nothing will change until that is overhauled. The South African government treats SAA it like it is a public utility with no competition - lots of bureaucracy and political interference - not a public company that needs to be nimble and able to res...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9033

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

If HA was so concerned about their terminal location at LAX they should have included that in the agreement when they sold their ownership stake in T2.

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9794

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

Terrible article laced with mistranslations, carry on! Those are not mistranstations. That is Nigerian pidgin English - the national lingua Franca. Things like the “pilot over SHORT it” are correct? Jeez I’ve been saying it wrong then! :D It is still not a mistranslation - Nigeria is English speaki...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9794

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

CFM565A1 wrote:
Terrible article laced with mistranslations, carry on!


Those are not mistranstations. That is Nigerian pidgin English - the national lingua Franca.

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 30, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9794

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

Nigerian media is notoriously sensationalistic so take all articles with a grain of salt.

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 13631

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

The biggest winner this week was Volaris. Their insignificant CLT flight has successfully challenged AA and made them fold. Wow! AA has been viscously challenging every airline that has added flights to their hubs, getting other airlines to cancel their new routes, and yet here, the opposite has oc...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 27, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 5160

Re: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?

HKG-DFW-XXX is priced quite firmly, especially for business class. AA used to offer very attractive price for connections at DFW to points else where in North America on business class when they started the route, but it's now quite expensive. Not sure what the load is but the pricing seems to mean...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6679

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

Sex tourism to Gambia does exist and so does sex tourism to many another countries. What makes your remark sexist is that a suggestion is being made that female sex tourists would be the bread and butter of the route. You do not have any numbers to support your claim, in fact you do not present any...

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