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by ASA
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 978
Views: 131876

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Who is EK, KE, and QR gonna fly to the USA? AFAIK, most people (non-Americans) are still banned from entering the USA. It's not quite like that. Manny countries are not on the "banned" list. Notably, all of Asia with the exception of China and Iran. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nc...

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by ASA
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 978
Views: 131876

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I had TK BOS-IST-DAC tickets in August second week for the family. Got texts today that the reservations are canceled :headache: At the same time, just read on the national dailies in Bangladesh that TK requested to resume operations from July 1 ... :roll: Not sure if TK made an early decision to NO...

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by ASA
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21415

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Hopefully BOS returns. That was a solid performer for TK. I am sure it will return. As of now, TK planing to reinstate USA flights last, probably beginning of September. I have a LAX-IST round trip in August which has already been rescheduled 3 times. I really hope TK will start at least some of th...

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by ASA
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21415

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

TK787 wrote:
ChrisNH38 wrote:
Hopefully BOS returns. That was a solid performer for TK.

I am sure it will return. As of now, TK planing to reinstate USA flights last, probably beginning of September.


That's a bummer - is there a list or announcement somewhere - when the flights opening destination wise?

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by ASA
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21415

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

On Sunday they inaugurated the special pandemic hospital on former airport grounds. The 125,000 square meter facility has 1,008-bed capacity. Are these guys wizards or something - how did they make it so fast and that too with landscaping all around and nicely paved parking lots?!! Wish the hospita...

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by ASA
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 978
Views: 131876

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Emirates feeling bullish - re-start 6/1 daily straight in with the 380, their previous filing was a 773. B6 - 7 weekly SJU and 2 weekly STT AZ - no time frame yet CX - no time frame yet AA - LHR moved to 10/24 daily 772 JAL - cancelled as of today, no time frame for return DL - all routes currently...

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by ASA
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 978
Views: 131876

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Is there any website who is compiling when the flight restrictions may be lifted or when individual airlines may be restarting flights?

I am looking for: when international airlines are planning to restart their BOS services - frequency, aircraft, etc? Thanks in advance.

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by ASA
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337628

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

XLA2008 wrote:
I do have one question.... and sorry if it’s been answered here already, but with the “travel” restrictions between Europe and the USA why are flights still going between London and the US and Holland/France etc


please see replies #1391 and #1392

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by ASA
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 978
Views: 131876

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Noticed TP217 is running as the A21N to BOS today...has this been happening more often? Just noticed it today...good use of the airplane I noticed it too! It was good to see a new type with the TAP signs on the side ... :thumbsup: While I was playing baseball with the kids in the backyard ... EI, T...

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by ASA
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17300

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

How is the situation in Istanbul? Are people panicking like here in the US? I am supposed to fly LAX-IST on 3/21 and return back home on 3/27. My uncle just flew DAC-IST-IAH yesterday ... he said Istanbul Airport was almost empty ... barely 10% of usual. He noticed just a few planes taxiing ... The...

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by ASA
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14760

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

tlecam wrote:
N776AU wrote:
The problem with 1 and 3 is that you have environmentalist wackos in charge. Not gonna happen in a million years.


We have environmental and nimby whackos in Boston


Even those that put a hotel in the middle of a runway ... :? :mrgreen:

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by ASA
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 978
Views: 131876

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I think to Asia, it's going to be down across the board this year. Not a lot of people are going to want to go to HK or Singapore right now when half of the population are wearing masks. My guess is CX will be reduced in the coming month. KE will undo their equipment upgrade and JL will downgrade e...

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by ASA
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 978
Views: 131876

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Interesting. So the UAE is like the Switzerland of the Middle East. They did team up with Saudi Arabia and others to blockade Qatar though. One of the reasons for this blockade was Qatar's ties to Iran My :twocents: UAE used to be like the Switzerland of the Middle East. Qatar too. Focused on busin...

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by ASA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airlines suddenly to Vladivostok
Replies: 7
Views: 2993

Re: Japanese airlines suddenly to Vladivostok

Asian powerhouses (Japan, China, Korea) are getting connected to the Far East Russian energy transmission lines from Siberia. The first projects just came online - a lot of business transactions will resume - the visa relaxation policies must be closely related to this as well. :thumbsup:

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by ASA
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4454

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

I think DAC is 2 class B77W so it will be interesting to see the A380 in 2 class config offloading +600pax in 1 flight at DAC airport, DAC is not exactly the most efficient airport in the world so I am not sure if they could handle that. The waiting lounge for the flight is no even half of the size...

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by ASA
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4454

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

Does EK ever consider DAC as a potential for the A380? According to Airbus, DAC is capable. https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passenger-aircraft/a380/airlines-destinations/airport-compatibility.html Thoughts? The airfield maybe very capable ... but the facilities inside (gates, gate lounges, the hall...

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by ASA
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31454

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Has such an arrangement occurred in the past? Anyone know? Seems rather efficient to me. SIN-IAH is longer than SIN-EWR by about 400 miles ... seems unlikely ... is IAH really the Mecca of oil industry these days? I'll hold my speculation for a few more days - hoping there is really an announcement...

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by ASA
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31454

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

johhn14 wrote:
Number of Fortune 500 companies isn't a great measure.

As an example, GE is in the top 20 and headquartered in Boston...there is very little headcount in Boston.


Right. Same goes for Boeing ... moved HQs from Seattle to Chicago. But most of its operations are elsewhere ...

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by ASA
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I hope you have enjoyed these posts, it's actually pretty quick to put together. As next month will be June, I may try to do a side by side comparison of Month and YTD. We shall see, Thanks VS4ever ... amazing community (A-net) service you are doing here. :bigthumbsup: What stands out after going t...

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by ASA
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 136852

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

15 737 MAX for ALC (the already cancelled 3 earlier this year with their 1st 787 order) and 2 787 for Biman. So that would mean 4 more cancellations, all 737. The single MAX order could also be a order transfer. Biman signed a deal to purchase the two 789s ... but no further details are available, ...

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by ASA
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31454

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Remember the bread and butter of SQ is business/first class passengers which make the flight sustainable. I bet its probably USA instead of Canada as Canada is mostly VFR and not much business travel (same reason they chose SEA over YVR for Microsoft, Amazon, etc.). Chicago has the 2nd highest numb...

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by ASA
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start VIE-BOS
Replies: 50
Views: 6290

Re: Austrian to start VIE-BOS

Congrats to BOS on yet another TATL add! :thumbsup: Just the other day, I was thinking we don't still have any Eastern European service and if LOT will add Boston at some point ... and here comes Austrian!!! I know VIE is not considered Eastern Europe ... but it is the doorway to the East ... the Ot...

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by ASA
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93489

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

Similar times for the current JL BOS flights would be as follows I think: dep NRT 12:10p arr BOS 4:20p (2:50 stop @ BOS) dep BOS 7:10p arr HND 11:20p dep HND 5:10p arr BOS 3:45p (2:45 stop @ BOS) dep BOS 6:30p arr NRT 5:05p That 11:20p arrival at HND would be problematic -- transit would be shut do...

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by ASA
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

ChrisNH38 wrote:
Now that we’ll have two daily flights, What keeps JAL from adopting the Hainan model at Boston?


What's the Hainan model at Boston? :)

So, BOS bags another daily flight to Asia ... this is a good one ... HND!
Who thought 8 years ago JAL will have double dailies to Boston? lol :biggrin:

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by ASA
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I didn't take his comment as a rumor. More like a prediction since the A350 (and 787) will become the predominant long haul aircraft just about everywhere. Absolutely ... loving the onslaught of the 787s so far ... please bring some A350s too! :P Just flew BOS-MAD-BOS on DY ... first time on the 78...

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by ASA
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18740

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

So OSL + LGW and JFK,LAX and BOS for long haul? I'm interested to see if they'll increase the flights a day between MAD and OSL/LGW. More likely they'll cancel their long haul operations out of Madrid as well, funneling that traffic through Gatwick. I hope they don't do it in the next 3 weeks ... I...

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by ASA
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The talk on this forum about B6's still-to-be-commenced yet guaranteed TATL dominance out of BOS is really getting to be a bit much; the bolded comment is especially a doozy. B6 may very well build a strong TATL presence out of BOS; they are the strongest carrier in the domestic market out of BOS, ...

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by ASA
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49714

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

So much for the much rumored BOS-BCN and BOS-TLV routes, however unlikely these additions would have been. I dont think Delta is done with international expansion at BOS by a long shot. They got a lot more coming. I feel the same. Yesterday was, in a way, a formal expansion of the TATL portfolio .....

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by ASA
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The gates I believe will be ready for next week, given the state of readiness I saw in my photos, a lot of it is wiring the computers in and stuff, but the infrastructure should be ready. Alas I won’t see it on my return as I come back to E. As for the routes, they do seem a bit odd for choices if ...

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by ASA
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I am booked on DY for BOS-MAD round-trip in late October. I saw a few posts on the financial struggles of DY to stay alive ... but haven't had a chance to find the details yet. Is it likely to stay afloat through this season ... ?!! :?: I think October you should be fine, however with their Bond pa...

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by ASA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I am booked on DY for BOS-MAD round-trip in late October. I saw a few posts on the financial struggles of DY to stay alive ... but haven't had a chance to find the details yet. Is it likely to stay afloat through this season ... ?!! :?:

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by ASA
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32958

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

RalXWB wrote:
Hourly service LHR - DTW :white:


Haha - I was going to say hourly LHR-BOS :duck:

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by ASA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just flew in on QR this Sunday ... lots of aircrafts around ... 2 Hainans, SAS, Lufthansa, Iberia, etc. The immigration hall was packed! But just like last time, I was the ONLY person on the Mobile Passport line :biggrin: took me less than a minute to pass Immigration! I hope it stays like this for...

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by ASA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just flew in on QR this Sunday ... lots of aircrafts around ... 2 Hainans, SAS, Lufthansa, Iberia, etc. The immigration hall was packed! But just like last time, I was the ONLY person on the Mobile Passport line :biggrin: took me less than a minute to pass Immigration! I hope it stays like this for ...

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by ASA
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Flew in on LX 52 last night after a nice European vacation with the family. Arrived at 8pm right in time for the summer night rush at customs. Naturally it was insane, but had a trick up my sleeve. Used the new mobile passport app and was able to get thru in under 5 minutes. We passed the entire im...

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by ASA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 45
Views: 8543

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

Super80Fan wrote:
Well, Baltimore is a war zone....


Hahaha ... this one is the best so far!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by ASA
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 45
Views: 8543

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

Overreaction...it was INERT and all the firing mechanisms had been removed. We bring back empty canon shells from the desert on deployment all the time and no one bats an eyelash. Maybe in your military charters ... but NO, those should not be allowed in civilian flights. "Hey, I just have som...

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by ASA
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19449

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Time to openly call out the State owned Chinese carriers and the massive subsidies they get. US3 will be quickly implicated. China will probably retaliate in contrast to Qatar et al But they buy lots of Boeings WTF ... are you for real? Hope you are kidding ... :confused: So all those arguments abo...

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by ASA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 180854

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Are you thinking that due to repeated landings, the pressure on earth will make it go down a bit. In that case, shouldn't it be also happening in Madrid and other places or that depends on soil, moisture, wind and some other things which we don't know ? Depending on the soil type, quality of constr...

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by ASA
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151312

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Jouhou wrote:
PVD? Since its near Boston and he has a thing for Portuguese populations, which RI and southern MA have a lot of.


Won't that become a bloodbath competition with jetBlue - his 'other love'? :)

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by ASA
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 78818

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I thought Germany was known for its engineering... It's absolutely not about engineering here. It's about project planning and systems integration. So the company handed out contracts for subsidiary work, like power, cables for runway lighting, and those antennae that make beep-beep and lure planes...

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by ASA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 45290

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
I hope Delta can grow quite a lot to Boston! more European routes such as Madrid, Rome, Milan and Frankfurt.


The more competition, the better for us consumers ... hope to see lots more Delta international flights!!! :thumbsup:

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by ASA
Thu May 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 17431

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

WesYan wrote:
AF54 CDG-IAD A380 is now diverting to PHL


Thank God they didn't try to land the whale in DCA!!!

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by ASA
Tue May 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 49
Views: 9378

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

It would be a global economic catastrophe. If the US attacked Iran the boys in Iran are going to light Saudi and the UAE up and they would shut down the Persian gulf. Stop watching Fox News this scenario is not going to play out. I hope so too! But if the Mad King Targaryen still chooses to do so ....

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by ASA
Tue May 21, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2054

Re: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003

Just flew there last week ... BOS-YYZ-YWG-DEN-BOS ... first time in the new airport (my last visit there was in 2008).

The new terminal is a vast improvement ... huge halls and baggage area, clean, lots of gates ... mostly empty though!

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by ASA
Sun May 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 46193

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I was missing a B6 acquisition thread for a while ... thanks OP!!! :thumbsup:

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