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by gokmengs
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60112

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Amazing how a sensationalist news link is followed with posts in the same manner, having been a harsh critic of Boeing on the MAX debacle to suggest that one of the most successful companies in the world to go bankrupt over the MAX is just silly. Boeing as a whole derives its revenues from many sour...

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by gokmengs
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17244

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

I’m saying I don’t think it’s a new destination. They did this “guess the destination” before and it was Berlin, which is already been served. Hmmmm, makes sense. Thank you. As usual us a.nutters trying to find the hidden message, whereas 99% of the flying pax would not be able to point DTW, KIN, D...

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by gokmengs
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17244

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

Just going by '[email protected]' on gcmap, DEN and DFW seem to be the closest to that range. Could be KIN too. I figured it would fly over and pass America, because its the countries that its passing. If thats the case DTW for sure is my choice. Second would be DFW then DEN Sent from my iPhone using Tapa...

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by gokmengs
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17244

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

TK tweeted a new “guess the new destination” challenge. Anyone with a decent guess for this new Long Haul destination? https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/status/1235883026053238786 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk If I took the hint of the distance and countries that are being overflown the only...

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by gokmengs
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17244

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/sta ... 6053238786


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TK tweeted a new “guess the new destination” challenge. Anyone with a decent guess for this new Long Haul destination?

https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/sta ... 6053238786


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by gokmengs
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18449

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Does anyone have the update Re: New J seats for the 787 and the upcoming 350’s ?will they stick to the product they claimed they will change or they chose a new seat?

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by gokmengs
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 43256

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Lets hope the investment goes toward increasing the production output, not towards introducing a bigger model to the lineup. I think we can all agree the biggest obstacle against more orders for A220 is the delivery time.

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by gokmengs
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18449

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo

TK livery leaves so much to be desired in my opinion could be a little more enhanced.
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TK787 wrote:
Video of TK's first A350 getting a paint job:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo

TK livery leaves so much to be desired in my opinion could be a little more enhanced.

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by gokmengs
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18449

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

One does wonder how TK overkills the diversification of its fleet/engines , its great for TK loyal aviation enthusiasts we get a chance to fly 787 and 350 etc but if you choose PW when you had the chance to pick RR or GE/CFM you are asking for trouble. The only time PW is ok is if TK buys the A220 a...

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by gokmengs
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18449

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

That's the news I was actually really waiting for: TK is extending it's Newark schedule into Winter 2020, so it will operate year round and not summer only :D https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289500/turkish-airlines-extends-newark-schedule-into-w20/ Also, triangle route to N'Djamen...

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by gokmengs
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 372
Views: 126804

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/TK_TR/status/1227909541838323712
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TK tweeted a photo of their fully painted 350.

https://twitter.com/TK_TR/status/1227909541838323712
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by gokmengs
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18449

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

https://twitter.com/TK_TR/status/1227909541838323712
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THY just tweeted a photo of their newest baby at the factory
https://twitter.com/TK_TR/status/1227909541838323712
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by gokmengs
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A220: left engine failure, diverting to Bordeaux.
Replies: 9
Views: 3925

Re: Air Baltic A220: left engine failure, diverting to Bordeaux.

Airbus especially the clusterf*** that is P&W is sitting on a gold mine with this program, I hope they find a fix to these issues and right the ship. I don’t think these engine issues are as problematic as the recent new engine programs had for now, but definitely a cause for concern.

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by gokmengs
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19770

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Its amazing how this thread is about the subsonic commercial flight that takes of from NYC and lands in LON, yet so many posts are about a military jet, and one that doesn't even land that is making an Atlantic crossing. Learned a lot sure but come on:)))

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by gokmengs
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

+1 Seriously there is a time when the classic anet jokes are super timeless to the point of being disrespectful to souls on board and their kin.


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by gokmengs
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 43256

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Any more delivery/ies before January ends? Awfully quiet here.

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by gokmengs
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15930

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

I am surprised they are hanging on to “737 MAX” branding. In my opinion the brand in public opinion has more awareness - for mortals that are not anutters- than “Jumbo Jet” for all the wrong reasons. Amazed they are sticking to it. Is there any other aviation brand or moniker thats more household th...

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by gokmengs
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19599

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

TC-LLH, 8th TK787 just landed after its 4th test flight today. Still delivery set for Feb20, not sure why it is going to take this long. https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1222228652877742080 By the way, just like I mentioned earlier, future TK 787s, all the way up to the 15th frame, will be asse...

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by gokmengs
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 372
Views: 126804

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

When should we expect the first flight for TK#1? Thanks


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by gokmengs
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'
Replies: 42
Views: 2470

Re: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'

Interesting, but to play devils advocate to the supporters of this new restriction, most people I know that did this, and I know tens of them 100% of them came back to their respective motherland after getting the US passport for their child. Most are wealthy individuals (its not cheap to accomplis...

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by gokmengs
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19599

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Turkish350XWB wrote:
Curious about new 787 business class

Good question. Have they decided on a new product? If they did, will any of the frames in Everett have the new product installed and delivered from factory with new product?

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by gokmengs
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'
Replies: 42
Views: 2470

Re: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'

Interesting, but to play devils advocate to the supporters of this new restriction, most people I know that did this, and I know tens of them 100% of them came back to their respective motherland after getting the US passport for their child. Most are wealthy individuals (its not cheap to accomplish...

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by gokmengs
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19599

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Will be a busy day at Atatürk accepting the fresh metals. 7th 787 is on its way from PAE registration TC-LLG as TK6832
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by gokmengs
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19599

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Guys just a pre warning I will write an essay about the SAW issue once I get a minute I’m that much pissed about it. Can you guys tell me if the 787 is scheduled to AYT anymore? If so what dates times. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 787, not sure doing AYT any longer, doing some domestic...

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by gokmengs
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19599

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Guys just a pre warning I will write an essay about the SAW issue once I get a minute I’m that much pissed about it.
Can you guys tell me if the 787 is scheduled to AYT anymore? If so what dates times. Thanks


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by gokmengs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19698

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

Sorry to get in between your guys discussion, but I would like to know what common use means in terms of airport gate space? Does it mean that everyone can use any gate? I’m sure there is some kind of order to not create chaos:) I would appreciate if you or someone can explain. Thanks in advance Th...

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by gokmengs
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19698

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

Miami is a common use facility and does not have gate leases. Just because airlines may brand them doesn’t change that. Common Use? Well sh*t, AA has a lot of them and why wouldn’t DL try to swoop in and use their gates? Don’t feed the nitpicking UA trolls on this forum I suppose. What’s your point...

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by gokmengs
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56664

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Welcome to the new Anet (nothing new actually since Johan sold out and made it free its just been getting worse) where any incident is judged 1)with bias towards favorite manufacturer and/or airline. 2) final decision and judgment made without any factual evidence but instead totally related to ite...

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by gokmengs
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56664

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Welcome to the new Anet (nothing new actually since Johan sold out and made it free its just been getting worse) where any incident is judged 1)with bias towards favorite manufacturer and/or airline. 2) final decision and judgment made without any factual evidence but instead totally related to item...

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by gokmengs
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19599

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Hey everyone currently posting on board TK 777W TC-LJA TK033 to Houston. Seems pretty full in J will find out the load for all cabins in a bit. Again disappointed that we were bussed to our plane. In my personal experience I used an actual gate departing or arriving at the new airport less than I us...

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by gokmengs
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19599

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Happy New Year Everyone. Thanks TK787 as always for taking the time to start the thread, and making a great summary of hot topics. Too bad about the 330 incident, but I also think that its bad piloting rather than bad luck, I hope TK gives safety and pilot training number 1 priority even while growi...

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by gokmengs
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 11766

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2019

https://twitter.com/dn280/status/1207716941395365892


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Another photo of the first TK A350 entering into Commercial Outfitting

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by gokmengs
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17772

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Can’t they put a limit to extra luggage per pax and comfortably fit in a 332? Seems odd. If TK is taking the super profitable excess luggage fee from everyone and enjoying the incremental revenue but not taking the said luggage on the flight, the paying pax has a right to be angry. Sent from my iPho...

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by gokmengs
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 11766

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2019

https://twitter.com/AnalystTK/status/12 ... 3119928320



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The always informative AnalystTK on twitter reported few days ago that TK asked for 36 additional LHR slots and got a total of 0 :(

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by gokmengs
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: This looks dangerous!
Replies: 28
Views: 6022

Re: This looks dangerous!

Perfectly fine at MAD with almost 1km available from this point. A little bit tighter elsewhere! https://images.app.goo.gl/s75qxhHAhPMLS3iH6 I know I harp on about this, but the forum does have picture embedding features, both for Airliners.net pics, and for external ones. And unlike in ye olden da...

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by gokmengs
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 11766

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2019

Also, technical department is not happy with the seat the article says. Well, like I said couple months ago after my roundtrip with the TK787-9s J class on IAD-IST, I was not happy with the seats. I could not sleep due to lack of space for my feet, I am 5'11"... 180cm tall. Just imagine pax bi...

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by gokmengs
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85127

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

Congratulations to UA and Airbus. The XLR is a very capable plane and the only true 757 replacement. I am surprised they are going 1/1 with their 757 fleet and not adding. Also what is the obsession of some not wanting to see the 350 in the fleet? Variety is bad? Lucky me God bless TK they order eve...

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by gokmengs
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 204284

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Thanks rrbsztk. So I would assume this output would be reasonable: 2020 - 55 frames 2021 - 70 frames 2022 - 100 frames 2023 - 125 frames 2024 - 150 frames So 500 frames delivered in addition to the 100 frames that will be delivered by the end of 2019. Discounting some of the some zombie orders and ...

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by gokmengs
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9782

Re: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX

If I’m Bastian and don’t have the max in my order book, I wouldn’t consider ordering it for another 2 years of safe flying by the re-certified aircraft. DL does get a decent if not huge discount from both manufacturers anyway albeit the one they would get for a max order would be more than their usu...

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by gokmengs
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61322

Re: AF retired its first A380

I guess we shall see if a relatively new bird gets taken up, or if all the threads saying the SQ birds were not taken up because of the old wiring were bunk. This is LN 040, 26th to fly, 29th delivered. Don't think thats an apples to apples situation, old wiring issue was a headache when A380 was a...

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by gokmengs
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18131

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

Tabito wrote:
Official, ANA launch IST-HND from March 2020
https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201911/20191119.html

Great news, a great airline addition. From the table couldn’t figure out frequency hope its not 1.

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by gokmengs
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75193

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

I’m glad this thread is resurrected after a while as it is fascinating, and quite mysterious. I thought the delay in repairs were to understand what really happened and what/who was at fault, not a question of a write off vs repair, and now I understand the wing is bent therefore its a serious damag...

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by gokmengs
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18131

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

Was wondering if there is any more info on the ferry flight details of the 330 stuck in IKA. Wish there was an insider here with more juicy details:) Also Dubai airshow is in Sun Express ordered 10 737 Max's, so congrats to them and Boeing. I don't ever recall TK announcing an order at an airshow ev...

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by gokmengs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18131

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

@stylo777 what flights do you see the 350? Thanks

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by gokmengs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to start EWR-IST on May 25, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4158

Re: TK to start EWR-IST on May 25, 2020

Another route that Turkish Airlines should open is Istanbul to Dallas/Fort Worth, which would provide competition for Emirates and Qatar Airways on their DFW routes from Dubai and Doha respectively. TK is receiving 787's at a fast pace and 2020 will see the arrival of A350's some for increased freq...

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by gokmengs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18131

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

Thank you for the info. What connections can be logically made with that IST arrival? What markets are they targeting you guys think? 1710 arrival time similar to summer schedule to many other U.S. flights and provides connections to places like Israel, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, big Africa markets l...

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by gokmengs
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18131

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

Newark back on the schedule effective May 25, 2020. Hopefully PANYNJ more cooperative with parking this time. I am curious about the schedule. Hopefully a good one. TK29 EWR-IST 00:25-17:10 TK30 IST-EWR 18:35-22:30 And to my surprise; at TK website it is bookable now and EWR-IST is $200 more than J...

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by gokmengs
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18131

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

LAXintl wrote:
Newark back on the schedule effective May 25, 2020.

Hopefully PANYNJ more cooperative with parking this time.

Good to hear. With what type of aircraft are they planning this route?

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by gokmengs
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38144

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Some steps AA should take to fix itself 1. Improve operational reliability and customer experience/service (I.e, ditch Project Oasis) 2. Build back up JFK/LGA and stop this nonsense of shifting everything to PHL. 3. Optimize/rebuild the layouts of DFW and CLT, their most profitable hubs for better ...

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by gokmengs
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 29382

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

Though i think it will get lost in this months thread with the month coming to close I would love to know everyones valuable opinion on the MAX situation for TK. Turks on this board will know Turkish people will have a hard time boarding this flight, if I was TK I would convert the rest of the order...

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