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by Malayil
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 32692

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Well I wouldn’t say those countries are unexplored. But unlike Serbia, those countries require visas to enter. That’s why Indian tourism to Serbia is increasing. I've been to Serbia. I actually think it is a great place for Indians to visit if they do not have a EU visa. You get that European feel ...

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by Malayil
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 32692

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Indian arrivals to Serbia keep on growing and the other day I was at BEG and it was full of Indians mostly flying on Qatar or flydubai. I hope IndiGo considers BEG at least on a summer seasonal basis. Whole of Balkans is an untapped gold mine. Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo are all unexplored locations. C...

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by Malayil
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 67
Views: 13462

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

Glad to see EK expanding again. Although OPO was recently added, the last add was EDI in late last year. Hopefully the India bilaterals will open up, and maybe China as well to see more expansion east of DXB. Why will India allow additional flights to DXB when Emirates is a transfer point for what ...

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by Malayil
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35194

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

I'm as pro-Indian as any other person of Indian descent; but, I agree with edealinfo, India only shot at pine trees and didn't destroy any JEM camps. The current government was able to spin it as a success, but only India incurred losses.

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by Malayil
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential new EK US routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: Potential new EK US routes?

The biggest metropolitan areas in the top 20 they don’t serve are PHL, ATL, PHX, MSP, SAN and TPA. Only think the first two have any chance of starting in the next couple of years.

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by Malayil
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 67
Views: 13462

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

Are they having fifth freedom finally? The press release is not that clear for me. It looks like passengers can fly between BCN and MEX only and not continue to DXB. Emirates’ Mexico City flight will be a linked service with Barcelona, meaning that customers can now travel between the two cities in...

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by Malayil
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 67
Views: 13462

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

Glad to see EK expanding again. Although OPO was recently added, the last add was EDI in late last year. Hopefully the India bilaterals will open up, and maybe China as well to see more expansion east of DXB.

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by Malayil
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential new EK US routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: Potential new EK US routes?

I think we will only see ATL, PHL, and DTW in the near future. But EK seems to be consolidating in the US, which is a shame. The recent down-gauging of EWR points to less expansion in the US. Places like PHX, RDU, CLT, and AUS are at least five or more years away.

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by Malayil
Tue May 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8549

Re: VS announce BOM return

So WHY do the existing DEL flights NOT connect with the existing US bank of flights!? VS needs to re-time the DEL flights to connect so they can achieve higher load factors. Honestly this is getting annoying now. In every thread about Indian aviation there are always Indians based in the US clamour...

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by Malayil
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 54868

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

malev2012 wrote:
Malayil wrote:
malev2012 wrote:
I think AC will continue to mature YYZ, and WS YYC for a few years before we see YVR.


Is the AC service to YYZ seasonal or daily?

Daily and 2x daily seasonal service


Interesting. Wikipedia is claiming the AC service to YYZ is seasonal.

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by Malayil
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14397

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Would like to see an EK flight to PHL. I believe it is the biggest metropolitan area in the US without EK service.

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by Malayil
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 54868

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I think YVR is a major airport missing from AUS direct flight network, they offer the most flights to asia in north america! I agree, the route would be totally viable on an Air Canada RJ. Starting out with a CRJ705 or E175 like AUS-YYZ did. WestJet May even try to grab YVR a couple times weekly, I...

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by Malayil
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau
Replies: 38
Views: 6273

Re: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau

I'm sure your aware but Bermuda is also a British Overseas Territory. And yes Grand Cayman is a fantastic place and who doesn't enjoy the beautiful 7 mile beach, I wish I was back there now :-) British Overseas Territories Citizens BOTC is a class of British nationality granted to people of one or ...

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by Malayil
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7560

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

Considering that Emirates started DXB to STN on the 08 June 2018 I wouldn't say that it ''took them so long'' to add a second daily flight! This must be one of the quickest additions on the Emirates network after all DXB to STN hasn't even been operating for a year and a second daily flight is adde...

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by Malayil
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7560

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

What’s left for the UK for EK? Not sure if EK can go to BRS with the runway length, but perhaps BFS and maybe LBA?

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by Malayil
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements
Replies: 20
Views: 5554

Re: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements

Doesn't that mean you can't fly nonstop into the US? I thought that was the reason why DL couldn't start NBO and PK had to have stops in MAN/DUB, etc I'm unsure of DL's history with NBO but KQ recently started nonstop flights between NBO and JFK so any security lapses at that airport must have been...

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by Malayil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 8152

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

I’m against it unless the US is willing to build UK preclearance facilities at the top 10 gateways from the US to the UK.

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by Malayil
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 12032

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

Surprised no one has mentioned EK. It’s EK’s largest unserved MSA in the US. Apparently the QR flight doesn’t have great connections to India due to the timing, so maybe EK could capture that market.

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by Malayil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 7378

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Perhaps we could see EK. I know everyone thinks QR would be the first ME airline to the airport but QR and AA don’t get along so maybe EK will pounce. When you look at the biggest MSAs that EK doesn’t serve, CLT comes 11th, which is not ideal but makes it possible.

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by Malayil
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 15046

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

Would love to see BFS, BRS and EDI in the UK. HEL is a must. For expansion to Eastern Europe would be interesting, but the skies above DXB are becoming congested, they need to get the other airlines to move to Maktoum Airport soon.

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by Malayil
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 54921

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Is CSA the best metric for airport market size, or is MSA better?

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by Malayil
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20526

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

They definitely want to serve more cities in India and China but so far the bilaterals have barely budged in years. Prime candidates would definitely be HEL, the Balkan nations, MEX, more Canada and more USA. Perhaps expansion into Central Africa as well. But the most important would be more access ...

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by Malayil
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9063

Re: Your longest flight

United

HKG-EWR UA 178.

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by Malayil
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 41563

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

This is just the US government trying to get all the content on laptops. Absolutely ridiculous.

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by Malayil
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further Emirates Asian Expansion
Replies: 25
Views: 6621

Re: Further Emirates Asian Expansion

I think it all depends on bilateral. For East Asia, EK is restricted in China, Japan, and South Korea. I'm sure EK would love to expand in China to Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou etc, but the bilateral is restricted. India is another place where they are restricted and I believe it's been 7 years sinc...

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by Malayil
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Phnom Penh
Replies: 13
Views: 4760

Re: Emirates announces Phnon Pneh

I agree, OP needs to change the name to reflect the correct spelling. Glad to see EK expanding in South-East Asia. Would like to see EK eventually add Chiang Mai, Vientiane, Surabaya and Medan in the region. I hope to see more EK expansion in the future.

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by Malayil
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Youtuber Kicked off of plane for "Speaking Arabic"
Replies: 76
Views: 7921

Re: Youtuber Kicked off of plane for "Speaking Arabic"

I love how all the white people on this thread are taking the side of the racists who don't understand this world is diverse. Typical really.

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by Malayil
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Launches FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 8489

Re: Emirates Launches FLL

LAX772LR wrote:
Malayil wrote:
The bread and butter for EK is to India from NA

...based on what?

I meant the bread and butter from NA is to India. Not overall for EK. That would be Europe-India and UK-Australia.

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by Malayil
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Future Routes
Replies: 61
Views: 9564

Re: UA Future Routes

I think on the domestic side, SFO-CLT is a major hole. EWR-ICN, IAD-MIA, EWR-WAW, EWR-PRG, EWR-TPE, LAX-SGN, IAD-DEL, and EWR-EZE.

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by Malayil
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Launches FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 8489

Re: Emirates Launches FLL

Miami could come later as a second daily to south Florida. What EK really needs is more rights to India, China, Germany, and Australia. The bread and butter for EK is to India from NA, but India rights are maxed out. Perhaps the business friendly Modi government will renege and allow for greater exp...

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by Malayil
Tue May 10, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group Highest Ever Profit
Replies: 51
Views: 10593

RE: Emirates Group Highest Ever Profit

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dubaiamman243" class="quote" target="_blank">dubaiamman243</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Do ...

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by Malayil
Tue May 10, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group Highest Ever Profit
Replies: 51
Views: 10593

RE: Emirates Group Highest Ever Profit

Hoping for more destinations from EK, this year they haven't announced many.

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by Malayil
Fri May 06, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad flight from AUH to JKT in severe turbulence
Replies: 62
Views: 21838

RE: Etihad Flight From AUH To JKT In Severe Turbulence

Wow the level of bigotry on this thread is unreal. I'm sorry but if they're experiencing such amount of turbulence that it produces cracks in the aeroplane, I'm not going to criticize people for being scared. Its such a shame that in this day and age people have so little understanding of people fro...

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by Malayil
Thu May 05, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Starts Yinchuan And Zhenghzou
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

RE: EK Starts Yinchuan And Zhenghzou

I believe these were two routes that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> did not have to seek permission from the Chinese authorities to fly two. Its unfortunate that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> can't increase its service to China. Cities s...

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by Malayil
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP Add Pre-Clearance At PUJ In 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1901

RE: CBP Add Pre-Clearance At PUJ In 2017

I don't really see how it will hurt <acronym title="Cancun - International (CUN / MMUN), Mexico">CUN</acronym> or <acronym title="Montego Bay - Donald Sangster (MBJ / MKJS), Jamaica">MBJ</acronym>. Both are big destinations in their own right, having pre-clearance means you have to cut short your ho...

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by Malayil
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Argentina Returns To The US Visa Waiver Program
Replies: 45
Views: 12867

RE: Argentina Returns To The US Visa Waiver Progra

I'm of the opinion that nations are sovereign and should be able to impose their own immigration policies. Is the Brazilian visa requirement for Americans not ideal? Yes, absolutely, but the same could be argued vice versa and yes I am aware of differences in income and importance of tourism for Bra...

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by Malayil
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Argentina Returns To The US Visa Waiver Program
Replies: 45
Views: 12867

RE: Argentina Returns To The US Visa Waiver Progra

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mham001" class="quote" target="_blank">mham001</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Filipinos don't...

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by Malayil
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Argentina Returns To The US Visa Waiver Program
Replies: 45
Views: 12867

RE: Argentina Returns To The US Visa Waiver Progra

I find it laughable that so many people on this forum don't consider Argentines Hispanic. In the US, Hispanic identity is not a race, but a cultural grouping that refers to those from Spanish speaking majority countries. It doesn't matter if they're White, Mestizo or Black, if your culture is from a...

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by Malayil
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Upgauges EZE
Replies: 41
Views: 10393

RE: UA Upgauges EZE

Would definitely like to see UA back to EZE from EWR.

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by Malayil
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Seeks More Cities And A380 Expansion In India
Replies: 27
Views: 5855

RE: EK Seeks More Cities And A380 Expansion In India

Definitely would like to see EK expand to Amritsar, Goa. Jaipur, Coimbatore, Nagpur, Lucknow, Pune, Kanpur, Vadodara and Vishakapatnam.

[Edited 2016-03-16 08:50:33]

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by Malayil
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA To Extend Pre-Clearence, Any Update.
Replies: 48
Views: 6080

RE: USA To Extend Pre-Clearence, Any Update.

Personally, I hate pre-clearance. I use to travel to Canada a lot and it was always a hassle arriving to the airport extra early for pre-clearance. I don't mind doing immigration in the US and with the automated passport control kiosks, the time it takes to clear is very low.

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by Malayil
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Launch Yangon And Hanoi
Replies: 9
Views: 7180

RE: Emirates To Launch Yangon And Hanoi

Great to see <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> entering the Myanmar market. Impressed that they got local traffic rights on <acronym title="Yangon (Rangoon) - International (Mingaladon) (RGN / VYYY), Myanmar">RGN</acronym>-<acronym title="Hanoi - Noi Bai (HAN / VVNB), Vie...

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by Malayil
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legal Mess: 4 Kicked Off Flight For Looking Muslim
Replies: 145
Views: 23228

RE: Legal Mess: 4 Kicked Off Flight For Looking Muslim

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ytz" class="quote" target="_blank">ytz</a> (<a href="#63" class="quote">Reply 63</a>):<br/><i>Don't feel too bad. Stories like these are making ...

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by Malayil
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legal Mess: 4 Kicked Off Flight For Looking Muslim
Replies: 145
Views: 23228

RE: Legal Mess: 4 Kicked Off Flight For Looking Muslim

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pvjin" class="quote" target="_blank">pvjin</a> (<a href="#56" class="quote">Reply 56</a>):<br/><i>Obviously the wave of terrorism and poor integ...

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by Malayil
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Israeli Arab Passengers Forcibly Removed
Replies: 60
Views: 11080

RE: Two Israeli Arab Passengers Forcibly Removed

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777way" class="quote" target="_blank">777way</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>That ISIS accusation could be dangerous, if ...

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by Malayil
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Israeli Arab Passengers Forcibly Removed
Replies: 60
Views: 11080

RE: Two Israeli Arab Passengers Forcibly Removed

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B747400ERF" class="quote" target="_blank">B747400ERF</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Which part do you agree on? That nei...

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by Malayil
Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And HKG
Replies: 47
Views: 11223

RE: UA And HKG

HK SAR and BN(O) citizens do require visas for the US, only those fortunate to have gotten British Citizen passports before the handover do not require visas.

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by Malayil
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panama: The Only Upcoming New EK Destnation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3464

RE: Panama: The Only Upcoming New EK Destnation?

With regards to Europe, the only big gaps I see are <acronym title="Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL / EFHK), Finland">HEL</acronym>, <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym>, <acronym title="Belfast - International (Aldergrove) (BFS / EGAA), United Kingdom">BFS</acronym> ...

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by Malayil
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Announces DXB - Panama City
Replies: 247
Views: 41181

RE: EK Announces DXB - Panama City

With regards to <acronym title="Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International) (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym>, I think the best would be to do a triangular route with <acronym title="Cancun - International (CUN / MMUN), Mexico">CUN</acronym>. <acronym title="Bogota (Santa Fe de Bogota) ...

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