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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Norwegian operated the 737MAX into Providence as well, in fact that route lasted longer than the Hartford-route. Norwegian quickly pulled the plug on Hartford after seeing it's disappointing performance, but Providence had sufficient demand to keep the route open. It wasn't a top performer, but it w...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Los Angeles airport for new airlines?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Best Los Angeles airport for new airlines?

Heavy aircraft will pretty much rule out the smaller airports such as Burbank and Orange County, their runways are too short. That narrows it down to LAX, Long Beach and Ontario. Long Beach does not have a FIS, it's a domestic airport only. That doesn't have to be a problem if all flights are domest...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no 787NG still ?
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Why no 787NG still ?

For comparison, it took Boeing 19 years after the first flight of the 737 to introduce the next 737-series. The 737-100 first flew in 1965 and together with the 737-200 they remained the most modern 737s until in 1984 the 737-300 made it's first flight. The 787 first flew in 2009, which is only 12 y...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa to fly the 747-8 FRA-PMI ?
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: LUFTHANSA to fly the 747-800 FRA-PMI ?

Nothing particularly revolutionary about 747 flights from Frankfurt or Düsseldorf to Palma to be honest. Not true, DUS is no longer homeland to LH, so no B747... In the moment PMI will see B747 ex FRA, A350 ex MUC & LX B777 ex ZRH! :airplane: From what I understood, the Lufthansa 747 can be ope...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9040

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

But with Allegiant at EWR, why would they launch SWF? Costs? If it's significantly cheaper to fly out of Stewart compared to Newark they might be tempted to go for these cost savings. It's no secret that Newark is the most expensive airport in the USA to fly into, JFK and LaGuardia are hardly cheap...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 19
Views: 1237

Re: Smallest airport with long haul service

Another long haul flight would be Moscow Vnukovo to Anadyr, all the way in eastern Siberia near the Bering Strait. Anadyr is a very small airport, passenger numbers are unknown but the town of Anadyr only has about 15k people living there. Utair flies a 767 on this route if I'm not mistaken.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 19
Views: 1237

Re: Smallest airport with long haul service

From May 2022 on Orlando Melbourne airport (MLB) could be a contender here as it will be the Orlando airport for TUI. From several British airports TUI will fly to this airport. Right now these flights are still operated to Orlando Sanford airport (SFB). Not exactly the largest airport either, but a...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9040

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

Very good overview. I'd add SWF has little to no promise. Airlines have tried it for years and can't make it work. There has been a significant migration of NY'ers to the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, but it won't be enough to make SWF a meaningful base for further expansion now. Norwegian kind ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skyteam in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Skyteam in Europe

You're right that Star Alliance is by far the largest in Europe, however some of it's members don't seem to be too happy and might want to switch. I'm specifically looking at LOT Polish Airlines, which could join either Skyteam or OneWorld. Skyteam would be a great fit for them. It's also true that ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Hawaii and its operation
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: WN Hawaii and its operation

Sounds like Southwest is doing great in Hawaii so far, however that doesn't have to mean it's going to stay that way. I mean, what if the ULCCs discover the Hawaiian market? Allegiant has flown there before, they might return. Spirit or Frontier might give it a try with the A321NEO, they could start...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9040

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

There is also the jetBlue factor, already an LCC large presence at JFK. I would hardly call JetBlue an LCC. They're an LCC for their service level, but looking at the ticket price regardless of service level JetBlue is just plain expensive. ISP isn't exactly close to NYC. It is over an hour from Pe...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM livery
Replies: 14
Views: 3912

Re: KLM livery

Although I think the colors are fantastic as well as the design, I really liked the thick dark blue lines of the previous version. True, but that livery wouldn't suit the current times anymore. Timeless liveries don't exist and KLM was able to keep updating their livery to constantly suit the moder...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NRT vs HND
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: NRT vs HND

It's for good reason that Narita has the nickname "Not Really Tokyo" (NRT). It's way out of the city while Haneda is practically in the center of Tokyo.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of AA, DL, or UA adding service to DXB?
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Any possibility of AA, DL, or UA adding service to DXB?

I don't think so, it's a relatively small market as a destination and Emirates is undercutting them. American, Delta and United all got partner airlines in Europe who can provide a one-stop connection to Dubai if necessary.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential A321XLR Routes
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: Potential A321XLR Routes

That's not exactly insightful. They won't have TATL range from DFW. So, could they operate from any AA hub in the East or Upper Midwest? Sure. In theory they should be able to reach western Europe from Dallas-Fort Worth. https://i.imgur.com/KK5neji.gif That's the proposed 4700 nautical miles range,...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A350XWB at St Maarten (SXM)
Replies: 41
Views: 9617

Re: The A350XWB at St Marteen(SXM)

LAX772LR wrote:
Good thing that the island's name is in Dutch (and French). ;)


As a matter of fact, both languages spell it in a different way. In Dutch it's Sint Maarten, in French it's Saint Martin. In English mostly the French spelling us used, however obviously it's pronounced in a different way.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airplane retirements
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Most underrated airplane retirements

I guess you could say the same when KLM retired their 737-300/400s, after all there were plenty of 737NGs left. The classics disappeared seemingly unnoticed.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Norway have so many airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Why does Norway have so many airlines?

Norway doesn't have that many airlines for a European country, they have a normal amount. Compare this with for example Poland, which has more airlines than Norway. Of course there is LOT Polish Airlines, however next to LOT there's also Buzz (Ryanair Poland), Enter Air, Skytaxi, SprintAir and Smart...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

Thanks for all the info everyone. Definitely seems like HPN would be the winner but checking some potential dates, the few decent connections from SEA are super expensive, 2-3x the price of JFK or EWR nonstop flights. Don't think that will be feasible. Even LGA is pricing out fairly high, so it may...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri May 28, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

One more option would be to fly into Long Island MacArthur Airport, then take the ferry from Port Jefferson to Bridgeport. Once in Bridgeport you're nearly in Stamford.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri May 28, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

Stamford is very close to Westchester County Airport, so that's by far the most convenient. As an alternative you could think about Tweed New Haven, which is a bit further out but rather easy to get to from Stamford. Just follow the coastal highway up northeast. In fact, the same goes for Newburgh S...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri May 28, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest current flights using A321 or larger
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Re: Shortest current flights using A321 or larger

Not the shortest, but pretty short anyway. American sometimes puts an A321 on the Orlando - Miami route. Route is mostly operated by a 737, but A321s are seen here as well.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon May 24, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end
Replies: 54
Views: 9209

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

So why would Boeing even give them a discount as they know Ryanair want their aircraft and not Airbus? I certainly would not. Could shoot Ryanair in the foot here.. Don't be so sure. Airbus can cut some pretty amazing deals and if Airbus really wanted to make a deal with FR, they could. It would ha...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 22, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip planning to rno
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Trip planning to rno

What a difference one flight date or another can make. You mentioned Alaska to cost $1495, I found an option on Alaska that costs $592. It would be Tuesday to Tuesday, depart December 21st and return on December 28th with long connecting times, certainly not too short. However when you try the same ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 22, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip planning to rno
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Trip planning to rno

Christmas is always an expensive time of the year to fly, fares are much lower in the off-season. That's why Southwest comes out the cheapest in this comparison, however don't expect the same fares around Christmas. Maybe you could play around a bit with travel dates, one date can have a different s...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu May 20, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 16919

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

And again they announced a bunch of new routes: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPGdlZCqUkG/ Interesting is a new destination: Lampedusa. A tiny island in the Mediterranean that is mostly known as the arrival point of illegal immigrants from northern Africa, however other than that it seems to be quite ...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 18, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will EK resume daily DXB-BLQ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: When will EK resume daily DXB-BLQ?

andz wrote:
Thanks but that's not daily as my dates in September return no results.


In that case you just got to settle for other dates. In these days of low demand you can't expect airlines to adapt to you, you got to adapt to them.

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by PatrickZ80
Thu May 13, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 16919

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Surprised with FCO over CIA, o thought the latter would be cheaper? No doubt they played them out against each other, the airport that offers the lowest fees gets their base. Wizzair: "Hey Fiumicino, we want to launch a base in Rome but the fees at Ciampino are lower. What are you going to do ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed May 12, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380s between the UK and Portugal
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

Re: A380s between the UK and Portugal

I could really do with being in Porto next week to check and accept some goods before they are shipped. The problem - not one flight from LGW or LHR, just a single daily service on FR from STN. It's only a tenner but, considering I can see LGW from my window, it's a bit of a faff. EasyJet offers fl...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed May 12, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 16919

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/COxmyV6qlNF/

Interesting route is Catania - Abu Dhabi. Route is clearly aimed to compete with Neos which flies Palermo - Abu Dhabi, other than that Sicily is not connected to Abu Dhabi.
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And they just keep expanding, this time in Italy.

https://www.instagram.com/p/COxmyV6qlNF/

Interesting route is Catania - Abu Dhabi. Route is clearly aimed to compete with Neos which flies Palermo - Abu Dhabi, other than that Sicily is not connected to Abu Dhabi.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed May 12, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR and W6 to enter Linate
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Re: FR and W6 to enter Linate

https://www.instagram.com/p/COxmyV6qlNF/

They'll be competing against Alitalia and Volotea on this route.
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Wizz just announced Brindisi to Milan Linate as part of a wider package of routes on the Italian market.

https://www.instagram.com/p/COxmyV6qlNF/

They'll be competing against Alitalia and Volotea on this route.

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 11, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380s between the UK and Portugal
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

Re: A380s between the UK and Portugal

I think the A380 has finally found its niche. London to Faro. Given that Portugal is the only country in Europe that it is not illegal to travel to on holiday from the UK now, they are going to need to put the biggest widebodies they can find on this route. I hope Faro has a strong runway. Maybe th...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 16919

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Looks like their Abu Dhabi network is starting to get shape, certainly Muscat and Salalah are clearly "beyond Abu Dhabi". Most of their flights from Abu Dhabi are just to Europe, which is good of course but more flights to Europe don't really add much value. There's hardly any place in Eur...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 29
Views: 5796

Re: FR to open ZAG base

How accessible is Weeze from various parts of The Netherlands? For example if I was living in Rotterdam or Amsterdam, how easy it would be to reach Weeze? From those cities it's a bit further than Amsterdam for example, but doable. About 2 hours by car I would guess. Alternatively you can take the ...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 11, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 29
Views: 5796

Re: FR to open ZAG base

Ryanair further expands ZAG with two new routes: Malmo and Weeze. https://www.exyuaviation.com/2021/05/ryanair-adds-more-zagreb-routes.html Malmo will compete indirectly with OU's flights to Copenhagen while ZAG currently doesn't have any flights to DUS. True, however Weeze also captures a lot of D...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 11, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380s between the UK and Portugal
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

Re: A380s between the UK and Portugal

And indeed, Portugal is one of the few European countries on the green list. Still, I don't think the A380 is the right plane for it. There are plenty of 737s and A320s available to haul passengers from all over the UK to Portugal, these give way more flexibility due to their smaller size. That make...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon May 10, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline branding at airports
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Airline branding at airports

Terminal 2 at Milan Malpensa airport is known as the EasyJet terminal, EasyJet is the only airline using this terminal. The inside of the terminal is all EasyJet, it's just about entirely orange.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 09, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 15857

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

Other things being equal, ONT's fees will be higher because there are (many) fewer flights to cover the fixed costs. Do you have some evidence that the fee structure was an effort to prop up LAX? Isn't that kind of opposite thinking? I mean, as an airport if you want to attract airlines one way to ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 09, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago, KLM to New York for the first time
Replies: 12
Views: 7246

75 years ago, KLM to New York for the first time

Source (in Dutch): https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/uniek-document-klm-75-jaar-naar-new-york This month it'll be 75 years ago that, for the first time in history, a European airline operated a scheduled transatlantic flight. On May 21st 1946 it was KLM that flew Amsterdam ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 09, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 15857

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

The real cultural difference is that, in Manhattan, all but the very richest tend to take the subway. In Los Angeles, all but the very poorest tend to drive. The availability of rail transport is not going to make ONT or Palmdale popular IMHO. As far as the locals go, that might be true. However at...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 15857

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

I live in Southern California, closer to ONT than LAX. My family and I fly out of ONT whenever possible, but the reality is that airfares are almost always significantly higher and destination choices limited. LAX is easily reachable by public transit with the FlyAway bus which helps avoid the high...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 08, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 15857

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

LAX is the major international airport in the area, AFAIK no other airport in the LA Basin has international services [NOTE: I do not consider Canada or Mexico "international" from LA]. This undoubtly funnels a lot of traffic to LAX that can't go to other airports. Ontario has service to ...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri May 07, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top ten current overseas routes by flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2179

Re: Top ten current overseas routes by flights

Overseas generally and in this case means to another country, not necessarily across a sea. Indeed it's confusing they used the word overseas where it should have said international. Overseas can have multiple meanings, however there can be no doubt about the meaning of the word international. And ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed May 05, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair launches Riga base with 16 new routes
Replies: 39
Views: 6801

Re: Ryanair launches Riga base with 16 new routes

Having flown both carriers, I know that EVERY facet of the travel experience is better on airBaltic. Hopefully, they will survive this obvious assault. Every facet except for the ticket price, no doubt Ryanair will beat them on that. And since the Baltic countries are known to be a very price-sensi...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any word on DL Gatwick flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Any word on DL Gatwick flights?

Given that VS has abandoned Gatwick now, is there any reason for DL to serve it at all? Indeed there is surprisingly little SkyTeam at Gatwick, even Air France and KLM don't serve it. Nonetheless, WestJet does fly to Gatwick from Calgary and Toronto and seasonally also from Halifax and Vancouver. G...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Today’s liveries on a retro in years from now ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: Today’s liveries on a retro in years from now ?

VSMUT is right most of the current liveries might struggle to be memorable. I tend to disagree, certainly for younger people today's liveries can be quite memorable. In fact they often got nothing with the liveries that are considered retro nowadays as that was before their time. They don't remembe...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Today’s liveries on a retro in years from now ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: Today’s liveries on a retro in years from now ?

As for the airlines for which the current livery will one day be retro, I don't think you should look at any of the airlines mentioned so far. They're all so old that there's nothing retro about their current livery. However for the airlines that have only recently been founded, if they're still aro...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9842

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

But at this point, I'll just be happy if someone like Air Baltic joins OW. They still are untied to a global alliance. I don't think it would be Air Baltic, they codeshare with all three alliances and are happy doing so. Joining an alliance would force them in a direction away from the codeshares t...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft mood lighting colors other than blue
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: Aircraft mood lighting colors other than blue

Once I flew on a Norwegian 787 and after landing while taxiing to the gate they played a trick on the mood lighting system. The entire rainbow passed on it, it just kept on changing. It was kind of funny, because all throughout the flight you didn't really notice the system being there in the first ...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14354

Re: Air France Adds Denver

What an awesome surprise! Certainly didn’t see this coming. Although to be fair, I would have thought if any Skyteam airline were to add DEN it would have been KL. Why is that? France gets 2x the American travelers The Netherlands does. That's because France is a much bigger country. Granted, for m...

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