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by PatrickZ80
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12503

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Again, the problem is, unless there is no traffic, you cannot do a bus (with hotel pick up) to Jean in 30 minutes, as it is now there are times the 15 is gridlock, throw x number of buses to move 40+ million people from the airport to the strip and forget it....Though there would be a huge market f...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 33
Views: 3567

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

The current Sydney (Kingsford Smith) is located extremely inconvenient for cargo operations. Cargo mostly comes from out of town and has to cross the whole town to get to the airport. Western Sydney will be on the edge of town, so you can get the cargo there without having to cross the entire city. ...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12503

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

But a whole new airport won't be inexpensive. They have to pay for everything. All the examples you have for further out low cost airports are mostly for old converted military airports that have added passenger terminals. They already have a working airfield that was paid for long ago. A new airpo...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 47
Views: 2794

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

AUA-BON @ 121mi is operated regularly by KLM A332s and TUI B788s I think you mean Curacao instead of Bonaire. Those aren't really routes by itself, it's just two destinations in one flight. They fly Amsterdam - Aruba - Curacao - Amsterdam. For the long flight between Amsterdam and Aruba/Curacao the...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Re: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe

For instance, it is an absolute pain to get from Normandy to other parts of Europe that aren't Paris. There are pretty much no options - driving, train, or bus - to reach western Germany in less than 6 hours, which would be a 1 hour flight time in a regional jet. Commercial aviation is practically ...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 47
Views: 2794

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

I believe when Air France took delivery of it's first A380 they operated it on Paris Charles de Gaulle - London Heathrow for a while. Maybe not the shortest wide body route in the world, but still incredibly short for an A380.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 38
Views: 1999

Re: Unusual airline routes

Neos used to fly Milan Malpensa - San Andres. This is weird because San Andres is only a very small island that belongs to Colombia but is off the coast of Nicaragua. It doesn't have any ties with Italy.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 52
Views: 3337

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

I'd call the A380 overrated, it's far too big. Sure it's a comfortable aircraft, I believe that. However there are other comfortable aircraft out there that are smaller. The 747 can be called overrated too. Sure, it was a beautiful aircraft back in the days, but it's had it's time. It just doesn't f...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6397

Re: Norwegian closing EDI base

Maybe this explains why DUB-SWF went to double daily while the other routes have struggled or been cut. If BFS is gone also. That will leave only SWF-DUB and SWF-SNN, I wonder what next summer will be like on their MAX routes to the Northeast. Will BGO return? On their web site EDI-SWF is still boo...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6397

Re: Norwegian closing EDI base

DY should operate a feeder flight to DUB to connect with its flights there ... they could pick up local traffic , feed their 4/5 Irish transatlantic flights and I’m sure EDI passengers would soon work out how to split their tickets to avoid U.K. departure taxes... Such feeder flights already exist ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6397

Re: Norwegian closing EDI base

I think Norwegian underestimated the effect of the APD on their flights, specially since they serve the same destinations from Dublin without APD. This causes a significant price difference. For people from Edinburgh it is cheaper to first fly to Dublin and then self-transfer to Norwegian TATL there...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eindhoven Airport at its limits
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: Eindhoven Airport at its limits

Wizz tried RTM and MST as well. Wizzair never served Rotterdam. They did serve Maastricht indeed, but it didn't work out for them. Maastricht simply doesn't have the demand that Eindhoven has. The only LCC at Rotterdam is and has always been Transavia. They seem to make it work. The problem with Ro...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12503

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Why would they give up on their biggest asset: minutes to the Strip? There isn't a large US airport closest to its biggest asset than LAS. The main reason people are willing to give that up is price. If it's expensive to fly into the old (current) Las Vegas airport and cheaper to fly into the new a...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9211

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

76er wrote:
So AMS is not a hub?


Amsterdam is a hub for SkyTeam (KLM / Delta), but Las Vegas isn't. That means this flight will have no transfer passengers at Las Vegas, it's O/D only at that end.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9211

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

It's another "unserved route of the week" that is being filled in.

https://www.anna.aero/2016/02/24/skyscanner-unserved-route-amsterdam-las-vegas/

The demand is there for sure.

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eindhoven Airport at its limits
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: Eindhoven Airport at its limits

But anyway, that's another discussion :) In regards to EIN, they likely have a heavy fight ahead of them if they want to increase the cap. A fight with the authorities indeed, to get permission to grow. Not a fight to attract passengers or airlines, the demand is there. In fact Eindhoven was alread...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings announces Newark
Replies: 13
Views: 4040

Re: Eurowings announces Newark

This is part of Lufthansa closing their Dusseldorf base, once again concentrating on Frankfurt and Munich only. EuroWings takes over all Lufthansa activities at Dusseldorf.

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5081

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

As I said, Joon is heading for strike. On august 24th, 3 of Joon's unions sent a letter to the CEO saying they will strike soon if the flight attendants don't get a raise asap. Which they won't get. Instead they'll all get sacked. They should learn to be satisfied with what they got instead of alwa...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eindhoven Airport at its limits
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: Eindhoven Airport at its limits

Hopefully a chance for the other airport that are not at capacity yet. That would be Maastricht and Groningen, both of them are quite out of the way. Rotterdam is also quite at it's limits and it'll be a while until Lelystad opens and even then it's very limited for the first couple of years. Of co...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

I believe Jet2 was the first TATL LCC that's still flying, even before Norwegian started long haul operations. By the end of december they always had their christmas shopping flights to New York (Newark) on their 757s. For that time they were reasonably cheap, but today they wouldn't be able to comp...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5081

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

Air France is simply the next in line to learn that paying employees B scale wages isn't going to work out long-term. Are you crazy? First of all, Air France is probably the best paying airline in the world, definitely no B scale wages. I'd call Air France wages A++ scale. Recently I've heard that ...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5081

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

The point is to pay the flight attendant less (they are going on strike soon) and make you pay for checked luggages. Just had a flight with them CPT-CDG, fare was nothing cheap and actually more expensive than my AF's CDG-JNB ticket and there was absolutely no sign that its wasn't a AF flight. All ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

Ryanair has playing cards for sale on their flights. Not free of course, but not very expensive either. You can just ask for them on board.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routings where the IATA codes match the city
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: Routings where the IATA codes match the city

zakuivcustom wrote:
Daegu (Taegu, the old transliteration): TAE-GU(M), although TW only fly TAE-KIX-GUM.


That way you can make a lot more, like DEN-VER (Denver - Veracruz) on United Express. However the route would be DEN-IAH-VER (Denver - Houston - Veracruz).

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routings where the IATA codes match the city
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: Routings where the IATA codes match the city

Leej wrote:
LON-PER on QF?


How is Lonper a city?

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter
Replies: 14
Views: 3521

Re: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter

I realise my comment may not be that welcome to Exeter airport fans but it does strike me as Ryanair getting near to the bottom of the barrel. Whilst I don't want to derail this thread I wonder what this says about the ability of Ryanair to grow much further. I should point out that my parents have...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who is more masterful in non-aligned (err... non-alliance) strategy?
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Who is more masterful in non-aligned (err... non-alliance) strategy?

I think the best non-alliance airlines are found outside the USA, Emirates for example is not a member of any alliance and is a high-quality airline that hauls a lot of passengers. In Europe you got Ryanair, also a non-alliance airline. Say what you want about them, but they know how to fill their p...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routings where the IATA codes match the city
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: Routings where the IATA codes match the city

Something like Oakland-Kiev -- OAK-IEV -- would give you (OA-)KIEV, and more than 6 000 miles Because we need any starting airport code, ending with a K, one can get creative For example, Hokitika Aairport is in New Zealand, has a code HKK, and according to Great Circle mapper, HKK-IEV is 10 510 mi...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 2646

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Given that Lufthansa gives more or less a s*** about HAM - just like BER - its interesting that Flight 1 leaves from Hamburg. Same thing can be said about SAS 1. Stockholm Arlanda as a destination I can understand, it's one of their hubs. But why Lulea? What makes Lulea so special that it gets flig...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 2646

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Wizzair 1 from Warsaw to London Luton.

SAS 1 from Lulea to Stockholm Arlanda.

Delta 1 from London Heathrow to New York JFK.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 28
Views: 3408

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

Another thing. Do cargo planes have specific configs just like passenger ones do?... For example to carry temperature controlled foodstuffs as opposed to auto parts?. Every aircraft is able to control the temperature in the cabin, this goes for cargo planes as well. Although a special kind of cargo...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QUESTION- Is it possible to completely replace inflight magazines with seatback screen content?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: QUESTION- Is it possible to completely replace inflight magazines with seatback screen content?

Of course, you're assuming that planes even have seat-back TVs, which more and more U.S. airlines are getting away from/removing because those also add weight. I'll play devil's advocate and argue why would you want to, at least in regard to the in-flight magazine? You can't recreate the look and f...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8260

Re: Any landing at HKG today?

It is scheduled for departure, as well as two Cathay Pacific flights out of Amsterdam. However that doesn't mean anything. The flights might get canceled or they might divert. It's too early to say anything about that.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3190

Re: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs

The reason for hub-and-spoke operations are simple and they're global: airlines are bound to one country, their home country. Except for fifth freedom flights (which are only a very small portion of the market) each flight must either start or end in their home country. Most countries have only one ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying ULCC in USA. What happens when things go wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: Flying ULCC in USA. What happens when things go wrong?

DesertAir wrote:
I suggest not using the last flight of the day on any airline since options may be fews. OK, pay a fit more, but arriving is the point.


However on a lot of ULCCs routes are only flown once daily or even less. It's part of their business model.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 72
Views: 1694

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

My local airport would be Amsterdam and the furthest flight from there is Buenos Aires on KLM, followed by Jakarta on KLM and Garuda. Furthest I've ever flown from Amsterdam is Gran Canaria on Transavia.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 72
Views: 1694

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

Longest scheduled was AUS-EWR, 3.5 hours ish. Longest ever was AUS-ALB; a charter flight with the basketball team a few years ago. Wait, what? FRA, LGW, LHR, SEA, PDX, BOS, and JFK are all longer flights than EWR from AUS. He probably meant where he has flown from his home airport. That wasn't the ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 64
Views: 1347

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

My list is as short as it can be, never flown the 747. I have been in a KLM 747-400 (PH-BFC, City of Calgary) on a tour while it was on the ground for maintenance, but that's it. Now that the 747 is slowly disappearing my chances of ever flying one are becoming smaller, but I can't say I'm bothered ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routings where the IATA codes match the city
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: Routings where the IATA codes match the city

Reus - London Stansted on Ryanair, Jet2 and Thomas Cook Airlines would make REU-S(TN).

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7545

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

No matter what, STN will have to build a sizeable shorthaul network that consists of airlines that have codeshares or partnerships with long-haul capable airlines, unless they're planning to rely entirely on O/D traffic. AFAIK, Ryanair, Easyjet, and Jet2, the three biggest airlines at STN in terms ...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest air routes worldwide by PAX TRAFFIC for 2017 revealed ahead of Guangzhou World Routes 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Busiest air routes worldwide by PAX TRAFFIC for 2017 revealed ahead of Guangzhou World Routes 2018

Asia seems to have a lot of people. I think it's more like they lack of good ground connections, so there's no alternative to flying. Europe has a lot of people too, but it also has an extensive high speed rail network that competes with aviation. In Asia that doesn't exist. There are some low spee...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7545

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

I'd say it's very optimistic. Some of these destinations may work if they can find an airline for it, but definitely not all of them.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding pass - good at other airports?
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Boarding pass - good at other airports?

As others have said, it doesn't work. Sometimes when an airport has multiple terminals your boarding pass only works for the terminal at which your flight departs, it's not valid for other terminals. You'll simply be denied access.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QUESTION- Is it possible to completely replace inflight magazines with seatback screen content?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: QUESTION- Is it possible to completely replace inflight magazines with seatback screen content?

Norwegian does this on their 787s and I believe some 737s as well. They don't have an on-board magazine, it's all in the screen. Even ordering drinks and snacks, you simply wipe your credit card through it, select whatever you want to have and they bring it to you.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9746

Re: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

What are all of the cities that EI could reasonably serve in North America using the A321LR? That make sense?; PWM, PVD, BUF, BWI, ORF, PIT, CLE, CMH, CVG, DTW, GRR, IND, MKE, SDF. That's just the USA, but North America is bigger than the USA. It includes Canada too. That's anything from St. Johns,...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9746

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

9/12. December the ninth? Very specific so far off. Nope, 9/12 as in September 12th. In various parts of the world dates are often in a different order. Here in the Netherlands we mention the day first and then the month, so 9/12 would indeed be 9 december. 12 september would be 12/9. But in some o...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence

I think you're overestimating their presence elsewhere. Their presence in California is about the same as anywhere else, maybe even a little more. It's not like they're lacking this area on purpose. However you also got to take into consideration that one of the things that makes the ULCC business m...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6696

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Surprised DL is as high as it is with the amount of 763's across the Atlantic. The 767 is actually rather fuel-efficient, and you got to take into consideration it's probably the least fuel-efficient aircraft they got. Their 777s, 787s and A330 only contribute to a higher average. I don’t understan...

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