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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9266

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Guess the meeting did not go very well. Trump just sided with Qatar over US airline CEOs in the nastiest battle in the aviation industry https://www.businessinsider.in/trump-just-sided-with-qatar-over-us-airline-ceos-in-the-nastiest-battle-in-the-aviation-industry/articleshow/70300792.cms = Basicall...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 146
Views: 20137

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Formal final approval issued today. Airlines have 6-months to commence JV and must comply with terms placed on them (7-year review, reporting requirements, inventory access and/or interline code-share with other airlines including new entrants, refrain from IATA tariff coordination activities, etc) ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 15798

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

I have bin on an A333 with this layout in J. It was not cool, and it is a significant downgrade especially on a long-haul flight. What "long-haul" route did you fly?? The aircraft do not have crew rest facilities so they are limited to routes under 8-hours. As previously mentioned these c...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 15798

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

One tidbit. During DPS inaugural events an Indonesian minister made a statement they are working with TK to open additional cities in the country. Suppose options could be Medan, Surabaya, etc but not really sure of what global demand is to these

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36430

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Reinstated effective Sept 6th. Effective Sept. 6 (to India) and Sept. 7 (from India) New York/Newark – Mumbai (BOM) EWR-BOM: Depart 2010 Arrive 2050 (next day) BOM-EWR: Depart 2320 Arrive 0530 (next day) Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300 Frequency: Daily Effective Sept. 6 (to India) and Sept. 7 (from In...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36430

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Suspension extended. Due to the continued restriction of Pakistani airspace, we are extending our suspension of service between EWR and BOM (Mumbai) and DEL (New Delhi) until Oct. 26, 2019 (eastbound). We are continuing to keep employees at our stations in India, as well as affected crew members, up...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 15798

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Ref 787 door. Per Boeing SOP: " Standard jet bridge connection shall be on door two, if this is not possible, connecting to door one is allowed. Connecting to door one puts the jet bridge in close proximity to the angle of attack sensor. " Jetway cab sizing can vary greatly, so in this cas...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Redirect ads on mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Redirect ads on mobile

I also started to receive pop-up adds today on IOS. Did not get the links but one was for mortgage rate reduction offer, other was for a promised huge discount on watches.

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?

There was no combi option for the 19 PA 747s converted for CRAF for DOD between 1985 and 1990. It was either all pax or all cargo. One bit of trivia, after conversion the aircraft gained quite some weight which resulted in worse payload/range capability and increased fuel burn. The DOD money was lik...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Due ongoing brush fires on Maui, the Kahului Airport (OGG) has been closed to commercial traffic tonight per Hawaii DOT. Latest HIDOT advisory: -Flights into OGG are being diverted as the fire is impacting access to the airport. -Airport staff is supporting passengers already at OGG and is planning ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 15798

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Some random news. o THY and Cuba Ministry of Culture and Tourism signed an agreement to boost tourism. In 2018 some 18,000 Turks vacationed in Cuba. In addition, Turkish tourism companies will be given the opportunity to develop facilities in 2 new tourism zones being developed in Cuba. o As previou...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 123
Views: 12015

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

The President does not ultimately decide this issue, Congress does. I believe it was Politico that had a good article about the subject while back stating the administration could largely slow walk or entirely ignore things including issuing presidential executive order or findings based on nationa...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 27
Views: 2933

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

While consolidated threads can get long and messy on their own, I think its a much better solution than to talk about nearly the same subject across multiple threads. I would rather have them unified. And no, you don't need to muddle through a long thread to find what is new, that can easily be done...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9038

ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

ANA announced new cabin products today. First Class "THE Suite" https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201907/img/20190711-004.png . Business Class "THE Room" https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201907/img/20190711-006.png . Premium Economy and Economy Class seats. https://www.ana.co.jp...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 15798

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Yes taxation of aviation is an easy target for governments.

Its good atleast they understand value of foreign visitors to the economy and wont be taxing them or transit clients.

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3916

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

BUR and ONT report no damage nor impacts to operations.

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3916

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

SOP is for an assessment of facilities and movement surface areas. No reports of damage or injuries.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 121
Views: 18417

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Looks like they decided on the seating configuration as their website now mentions 290-seat 787 aircraft.
Not bad considering Scoot manages 335 on their 787-8s.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarLux granted 13 routes
Replies: 8
Views: 4070

StarLux granted 13 routes

Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communications approved 11 scheduled and 2 charter routes for startup StarLux. The authorized scheduled routes include eight from Taoyuan (TPE) to airports in Japan: Okinawa (OKA), Osaka (KIX), Fukuoka (FUK), Sendai (SDJ), Sapporo (CTS), Hakodate (HKD), Nagoya (...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 5512

Interjet put up for sale

Miguel Alemán Velasco, president and owner of Interjet, has announced that he plans to sell the loss-making airline in an effort to help pay accumulated debts which sits at 7.9 times its ebitdar. While the Mexican government recently granted the company a credit guarantee of $150 million dollars for...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27985

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

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One of the cofounders and former chairman of AirAsia reportedly seeking to pull together a bid for MAS.

https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/ ... s-takeover

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 163
Views: 15798

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Yes the JFK lounge has been in works for years. TAV is involved as TK does not run its own lounges generally outside of Istanbul - they are managed by 3rd party. TAV, for example, runs the TK IAD and NBO lounges, plus lounges for TK at ADB and ESB. In total TAV runs 30+ lounges in many cities, often...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?

Generic place holder schedules loaded 330 days out already as others mentioned.

More realistic scheduled won't be out till winter, or at least until after the next IATA slot conference which is not until November. While true schedules won't be known till spring 2020.

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by LAXintl
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23071

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Some bad news for TC-LLA. According to airporthaber and havarenmedya, a window of the 787 has been damaged by the spot lights in the hangar during press shooting. A boeing technical team has been summoned with equipment to investigate. Maybe they should have thought about the fact that 787 passenge...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 100
Views: 19618

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Reported config is C30Y246 which if correct is quite low density.

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by LAXintl
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23071

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TK for a few years now has leased 747 freighter capacity from Kalitta Air and Atlas Air. Our forum member Bahadir has operated some of those trips.

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by LAXintl
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 100
Views: 19618

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Deja vu to 2013 when SAA board agreed on plans for A350 order and Airbus had already even reserved MSN spots, but the deal was later squashed government committee over acquisition irregularities during the period of another CEO transition.

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by LAXintl
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11107

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

The freed up capacity will be allocated to 3 additional flights to Nagoya giving it 14 weekly.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 25
Views: 5004

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

As a privately held airline they can pretty much anything they want in F41. This is just building buzz for an IPO. I remember when NK IPO’d they released earnings for the past several years that had nothing to do with what they had put in F41. While DOT dues not need GAAP numbers they do have speci...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11107

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

x1234 wrote:
With the US military build-up in Guam I wonder if UA will give GUM-ICN another shot.


Korea is owned by the plethora of LCCs in the market. UA really does not stand a chance. Even with full planes, it was losing money in the market previously.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA going to dehub GUM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Re: Is UA going to dehub GUM?

No. They are using the freed up HKG capacity to add more Japan flying.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11107

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

Actually not related to HKG slots. Timings dont match.
For example GUM-HKG-GUM was planned with a 2300 arrival and 2355 departure for W19. The new SFO is times are 0610 arrival and 2230 departure.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14655

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

I think it's more an issue of certain airlines having messy operations. I have specific stats at work, but would bet that AA and WN score on the lower end especially in recent months. Regarding remotes, yes they are frequently used especially at night. The volume of flights far exceed TBIT gating ca...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 25
Views: 5004

Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

Per Airline Weekly: Sun Country is soaring. The Minneapolis-based carrier, whose 4% operating margin was worst among all U.S. airlines last calendar year, unexpectedly dazzled with a record 24% figure in the first quarter of this year. That was best among all U.S. airlines. Yes, Sun Country’s sunshi...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11107

United drops GUM-HKG

As part of winter schedule update and news of additional SFO-HKG service, UA will drop its 4x weekly GUM-HKG 737 service. Last service Oct 26th.

Per internal news announcement, the Guam based aircraft will be reallocated to further expand on successful secondary Japanese markets.

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7016

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

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As part of winter schedule update, UA will discontinue the 4x weekly GUM-HKG service effective Oct 26th.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1425813

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5698

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Company statement: A truly united United Effective June 27, 2019, we are changing the name of our parent company from United Continental Holdings, Inc. to United Airlines Holdings, Inc. to show the world we’re truly a united United, aligned behind our shared purpose and values. We filed an 8-K with ...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5698

United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Continental name dropped by Holding company per SEC filing: Effective June 27, 2019, United Continental Holdings, Inc. amended its Certificate of Incorporation to change its name to “United Airlines Holdings, Inc.” The Bylaws of the Company have similarly been amended to reflect the name change, als...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3080

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Lie flats take up space. Would Norwegian be able to charge high enough fares to cover the space required for less seats?

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8262

Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

This one out of left field... Start-up carrier Bamboo Airways intends to launch Vietnam’s first direct flights to the US by early next year on a leased Airbus A380, signaling the ambition of the newest entrant to one of Asia’s fastest-growing aviation markets.  Trinh Van Quyet, chairman and chief ex...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7016

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

This should indeed help a bit with utilization. The old flight arrives at 2020, and departs at 1220 the next day. So now the new flights arrival at 0610 can turn into the 1220 departure, and the old flights arrival of 2020 can turn into the 2230 departure. '902 They can also use the ORD-HKG plane a...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7016

United goes double daily SFO-HKG

Effective Oct 26th UA adds 2nd daily SFO-HKG service. UA877 SFO-HKG 2250-0610+2 772 (TuThFrSu) UA877 SFO-HKG 2305-0610+2 772 (MoWeSa) UA878 HKG-SFO 2230-1850 772 (daily) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-airlines-adds-second-daily-nonstop-service-between-san-francisco-and-hong-kong-300...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23071

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

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Name of first 787 decided. A bit odd and controversial naming process.

Image

https://t.co/A4ZcSGj5hD

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3837

U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

Following U.S.-UAE Economic Policy Dialogue held in Washington both government have affirmed their commitment to the existing open skies agreement between the nations. Below from US State Department press release: Delegations from the two countries also met to discuss civil aviation matters, during ...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 3581

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

You will see additional long-haul frequencies in many markets. (some already like Tokyo effective this year).

Its the natural evolution of the hub by densifying frequencies and further broadening hub waves.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8909

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

I believe one of the determinants in A380 values will be if frames are parked awaiting new potential future owners versus being parted out. Having a growing number of non-active frames sit around will certainly drive down values, while parting maybe the first dozen free frames will help to some degr...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 4580

Re: Site not secure

Indeed seems secure this evening on my end. Will monitor over coming days and try to use multiple devices and browsers.
Thanks

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36430

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

United statement: India service suspended until 9/1 Given current events in the Middle East and the continued closure of Pakistani airspace, we have decided to suspend our service between EWR and BOM (Mumbai) and DEL (New Delhi) in India, resuming on Sept. 1, 2019 (eastbound). General managers of ou...

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