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by lalib
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 78
Views: 15566

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

Are we all in agreement that despite this loss QR has a solid future ahead? These are the advantages that they have going for them: - Major event in 2022 unparalleled to anything ever hosted in the ME - Modern Airport that can handle further expansion - Versatile fleet of WB and NB - Within top 3 Ca...

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by lalib
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 37
Views: 6082

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

Isn't this a reason why BA will struggle on this route? Competing against 3 daily A380's. I've lived in Dubai and when Not flying EK the terminal experience for other airlines is not as good as EKs terminal. And yet BA managed 3x daily LHR-DXB including A351 and super Hi-J 744 when EK runs 6x A380 ...

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by lalib
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai
Replies: 37
Views: 6082

Re: Rumour of British Airways launching Gatwick - Dubai

[quote EK runs 3x A380s daily LGW - DXB, so yes definitely not crazy to contemplate such a service from BA.[/quote] Isn't this a reason why BA will struggle on this route? Competing against 3 daily A380's. I've lived in Dubai and when Not flying EK the terminal experience for other airlines is not a...

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by lalib
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 401
Views: 84541

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

LAX772LR wrote:
SAS A340 wrote:
And the SAS logo on the fuselage is perfect in colures (not screaming SAS).... there are more not so tasteful examples out there...

Um, your brand identification standing out boldly is what most advertisers SEEK.


If that was true. LH wound't ditch the yellow. The tail is the most visible part .

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by lalib
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 401
Views: 84541

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I was really hoping they would have moved on from the "silver on white" scheme that is near impossible to see in certain light conditions. What do they have against making the "SAS" actually visible on the fuselage? They were able to do it on the belly. One may have to have a cl...

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by lalib
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22725

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Let me expand. New seats require different space. Say one first class layout needed 10m if cabin length to implement and the new one requires 12m, without moving the toilets? Moving toilets to allow new hard product is normally trivial, the way the A380 was certified, it isn't. Without moving the t...

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by lalib
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 78
Views: 15566

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

With regard to equity investments that QR has recently made, instead of going for the premier or OW members why not invest in the airlines that could actually benefit from a cash injection and QR's management expertise. A number of airlines come to mind, PIA, Iran Air, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh air...

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by lalib
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 401
Views: 84541

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

Stunning lively! Love everything about it.

LH lively was a major flop

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by lalib
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 78
Views: 15566

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

With regard to equity investments that QR has recently made, instead of going for the premier or OW members why not invest in the airlines that could actually benefit from a cash injection and QR's management expertise. A number of airlines come to mind, PIA, Iran Air, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh airl...

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by lalib
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22725

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

One of the reasons for the accelerated demise of the A380 is that it costs 30 million to refurbish it - Something is wrong with this statement! We all agree and know that the A380 has increased operations costs since it has 4 engines compared to other WB's using 2. Does it really cost US 30 million ...

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by lalib
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 401
Views: 84541

Re: SAS new livery?

Any of the liveries indicated on this page would look good on an SAS aircraft.

Scandinavian countries to me are trend setters.

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by lalib
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 238
Views: 29885

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

I'm not sure what people aren't understanding about "it's cheaper." Why paint in China? It's cheaper. Yep, they probably could have painted it in Germany. But China was cheaper. Why not add a third colour? It's cheaper. Yep, the could have added a third colour, but this is cheaper. How ma...

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by lalib
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 238
Views: 29885

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

The LH livery without the yellow still hasn't grown on me unfortunately. With the new livery the aircraft looks a little incomplete and slightly awkward. LH old vs new illustrates which livery is more prominent. Compare what CX has done. New livery is beautiful its got the right proportions and look...

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by lalib
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6436

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

The first flight I was on was Pan Am when I was 10 months old. KHI to HKG, I think it was via DEL.

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by lalib
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan PM Imran Khan flying QR to IAD
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Re: Pakistan PM Imran Khan flying QR to IAD

Good on him for flying Commercial.

I wonder how big his entourage flying with him will be.

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by lalib
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 401
Views: 84541

Re: SAS new livery?

SAS current livery is one of my favorites. I love how low profile the lettering of “Scandinavian Airlines” is on the fuselage. With a minimalist deep blue tail design with red on the engine housing. I took these (not professional at all) photos as I saw the aircraft taxi after landing in HKG. https:...

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by lalib
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 14593

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Imagine if that "brick" was in checked bags? "If your phone becomes lodged in your seat, don't move your seat because it can crack the battery and lead to fire" or something along those lines. Emirates in flight safety video. I believe the wording was because this can damage you...

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by lalib
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2346

In flight magazines and headphones on board

Yesterday I flew MEL to HKG via BKK on TG in economy. The first leg was on a A350 – Brilliant, nice pleasant cabin interior. The second leg was on an old A330 with first generation individual screens. This wasn’t a major issue but the cabin looked untidy due to the bulging of the seat pockets in fro...

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by lalib
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6758

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

Good to see Pakistan's security situation improving along with possibilities for foreign airlines serving and resuming services to major cities. Today's news is that the UN has restored Islamabad as a family station for its staff. https://www.dawn.com/news/1489358/un-restores-islamabads-status-as-fa...

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by lalib
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22584

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Having been on the flights and witnessed the carnage first hand, I don't think BA will be sending anything newer than 20 years old to Abuja. The state of the interior arriving in ABV is an abomination. Imagine sending a fresh out of the packet 789 down there, R.I.P. I am happy that BA is sending a ...

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by lalib
Fri May 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28167

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

I just flew EK from DXB to HKG (EK 382) on 22 May to my surprise economy was 25 to 30% empty.

I have flown this route before and usually its a full flight.

Service and Seat width was great on the A380!

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by lalib
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy
Replies: 51
Views: 8600

Re: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy

Pakistan has sadly been eaten up by the ME3. EK, EY, and QR steal the market from PIA, and it's too late for them to recover from it.. True to the above and why beat a dead horse? PIA should continue with their regular international routes like MAN, LHR, YYZ, JFK etc. There should be more focus on ...

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by lalib
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1169

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

Great!

"Cathay Express" has a nice ring to it

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by lalib
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan Airlines "operating without proper leadership and without a proper plan"
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Re: SriLankan Airlines "operating without proper leadership and without a proper plan"

What a Shame.

I've flown UL many times ex HKG to KHI. I found it to be a decent airline with a good operation, pleasant crew and a convenient airport for transit.

Under the right leadership the airline has huge potential.

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by lalib
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19371

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

I received the below from Thai airways. I find it totally bizarre Dear Passenger, Due to Pakistan and Oman airspce restrictions. Thence TG341 on 11 March 2019 operate as TG3419 on 12 March 2019 as details follow. - New Departing Bangkok at 07:01am on 12 March. - New arriving Karachi at 11:30am on 12...

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by lalib
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa 747-8, Premium Economy FRA-JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 14998

Re: Lufthansa 747-8, Premium Economy FRA-JFK

Nice Report Thank you.

Standard announcement on EK aswell. Flight from FRA to DXB 4 days ago. There was turbulence just before decent

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by lalib
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights
Replies: 100
Views: 13724

Re: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights

Once again with regard to BA congrats on resuming operations to ISB - but I still wouldn't fly with you!

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by lalib
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific & Ethiopian Airlines considering to resume Pakistan flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5036

Re: Cathay Pacific & Ethiopian Airlines considering to resume Pakistan flights

Was CX ever interested in connecting North America traffic to KHI across the Pacific back when it operated this flight? Might try this flight if it comes to be, but if targets the upper side of the market and is priced too high, I'll have to pass on it. The more I think about CX returning to KHI an...

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by lalib
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights
Replies: 100
Views: 13724

Re: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights

Congrats to ISB and BA

Would like to see SQ and CX flying to ISB!

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by lalib
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 10544

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

Taipei
Shenzhen
Chang Mai
Penang
Sylhert
Kabul
West Africa is underserved.

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by lalib
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1414

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

A few years back if memory serves me correctly, Nawaz Shariff flew to ISB on a EK flight. At the time he was prevented entry to Pakistan and not allowed to disembark the plane causing a delay to the return flight. EK wanted compensation for the delay. Now we have a situation that an EY flight is bei...

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by lalib
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8645

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

From the 5 or 6 daily flights to KHI EK used to send one of its A330.

Back when they used to fly, Disappointing to see SQ 777-200 to Khi because it looked like a small aircraft.

However LX once sent their new A340 to Khi, that was nice.

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by lalib
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15381

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Please LH or LX fly to KHI and ISB.

ISB would be a good one as they have a new airport and only TK from the European Airlines flies there

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by lalib
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10751

Re: EY cancel PER

flydude380 wrote:
Basically, EY is a finished carrier... I can only wonder what morale is like at the company.


its a very top heavy company that really isn't required

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by lalib
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 61
Views: 15413

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

I was on EK 381 last night from HKG to DXB, economy was full to the brim. EK has 3-4 flights daily from HKG. Smooth flight and good service I gotta say. I noticed EK is refining its product. Soon they get rid of the Gold they have on the paneling on the interiors. The website has no Gold. Also cabin...

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by lalib
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils first of 40 EXPO 2020 liveries
Replies: 9
Views: 3135

Re: Emirates unveils first of 40 EXPO 2020 liveries

I think the blue clashes

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by lalib
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 18232

Re: Pakistan Aviation Thread

Cathay was the best airline that served KHI in recent times and they were doing well.
With an expanding middle class more Pakistanis are traveling. Lets hope the new Islamabad airport attracts some new traffic.

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by lalib
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to return Pakistan this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 10819

Re: British Airways to return Pakistan this year?

There is one other thing not discussed yet, Due to mindset and greed the landing fees imposed on airlines by the Civil Aviation in Pakistan are very high thus discouraging new entrants. Besides ME3 has got such a hold on KHI, ISB, LHE making it difficult for any EU airline to compete with them. CX i...

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by lalib
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA plan A330 for LHR - New premium service added
Replies: 33
Views: 8959

Re: PIA plan A330 for LHR - New premium service added

PIA are certainly up to something, its about time too. New CEO (ex LH) and want to hire more foreign management.

the A330 is surprising though. With the correct Management and strategy the airline has potential to at least cater for their own citizens.

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by lalib
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hong Kong, Bali, Philippines With OZ F/J, CX F
Replies: 16
Views: 7877

RE: Hong Kong, Bali, Philippines With OZ F/J, CX F

Wow! Thanks for the report. A lot of Info gotta read it again.

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by lalib
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?
Replies: 35
Views: 15653

RE: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?

We don't expect any EU airline to start up ops especially to/from <acronym title="Karachi - Jinnah International (Quaid-e-Azam) (KHI / OPKC), Pakistan">KHI</acronym>. ME3 have a strong market in Pakistan. To be honest we are not very loyal when it comes to flying with PIA. I agree with Behramjee <ac...

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by lalib
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dragonair Becomes Cathay Dragon
Replies: 47
Views: 19165

RE: Dragonair Becomes Cathay Dragon

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyCaledonian" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyCaledonian</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <ac...

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by lalib
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 1
Replies: 216
Views: 38045

Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 1

Great for all involved can't wait to see how Iran Air emerges.

In hindsight, Should've lived the sanctions sooner.

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by lalib
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plan Return To Pakistan After 30 Years
Replies: 6
Views: 2932

RE: Garuda Plan Return To Pakistan After 30 Years

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HB-IWC" class="quote" target="_blank">HB-IWC</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> True. Swiss Consula...

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by lalib
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA World Tails
Replies: 81
Views: 15271

RE: BA World Tails

Slightly off topic but PIA did something similar starting with their new 777's in 2001 or around then. Those ethnic designs of the provinces looked brilliant and still there was room for PIA and logo on the upper part of the tail.

I think they went away too soon.

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by lalib
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *A Mini RTW-Part 3 SQ 972(SIN-BKK) TG 507(BKK-KHI)
Replies: 13
Views: 8990

RE: *A Mini RTW-Part 3 SQ 972(SIN-BKK) TG 507(BKK-KHI)

Nice report. to bad you didnt get a window seat. I have flown <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>- <acronym title="Karachi - Jinnah International (Quaid-e-Azam) (KHI / OPKC), Pakistan">KHI</acronym> sector many times on <acronym title="Thai Inte...

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by lalib
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016
Replies: 155
Views: 11916

RE: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016

Something involving Karachi.

SQ or CX resuming to KHI

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by lalib
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dynamic Between QR, EY, And EK
Replies: 45
Views: 12598

RE: The Dynamic Between QR, EY, And EK

"Dubai is what it is, because India has failed so spectacularly in creating a global hub city there."

100% agree with the above. This is the real reason Dubai has done so well, no City in the Indian subcontinent is a hub.

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by lalib
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA On The Route Of Revival
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

RE: PIA On The Route Of Revival

Agree with the above I also avoid PIA even if they were cheaper I wouldn't consider flying with <acronym title="Pakistan International Airlines">PK</acronym>. However, if a reputable airline like <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> took at managing stake in <acronym t...

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by lalib
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Most Valuable Airlines Brands - EK #1
Replies: 43
Views: 8175

RE: Worlds Most Valuable Airlines Brands - EK #1

Nice jump for Etihad and plenty more potential.

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