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by mict
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20772

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

My guess would be in ~2 weeks for July and then August schedule sometimes in mid July. It's a rapidly evolving situation so airlines are being cautious on making changes. From my experience last year, TK seemed to update the schedule for the following month on the 15th. So on the 15th of June, they...

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by mict
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20772

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Loaded in booking system now. LAX, ORD and IAD starting 3 weekly in the second half of June (all 3 destinations will operate M, W, F). July and August schedule not loaded yet (still has full pre-covid schedules) Thanks for the replies. Do you have a date for when the July and August schedules will ...

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by mict
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20772

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Last year I found LH Business Class on board product to be better than TK Transatlantic; seats, meals and service. But both MUC and FRA transfers were not great; changing terminals not ideal, lounges were crowded. I imagine transfer situation will be even worse with COVID measures, so for the time ...

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by mict
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20772

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Buckle up; LAX and ORD will start next week. Third destination, IAD will be end on June. I will try confirm exact later today. No JFK flights near future. Loaded in booking system now. LAX, ORD and IAD starting 3 weekly in the second half of June (all 3 destinations will operate M, W, F). July and ...

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by mict
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20772

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

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 their US ops by mid August. Buckle up; LAX and ORD will start next week. Third destination, IAD will be end on June. I will try confirm exact later today. No JFK flights ne...

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by mict
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20772

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-29may20/

I am surprised ADB is only getting AMS.
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TK adding flights from secondary Turkish airports to Europe for the summer: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-29may20/

I am surprised ADB is only getting AMS.

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by mict
Sat May 23, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12208

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

Could anyone explain me why TK has such low operating costs? They usually have very low fares on their flights. I think one of the thing that really helps is that the majority of their income is in foreign currencies like USD/EUR and most of their expenses in Turkish Lira. (I don't have the exact n...

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by mict
Tue May 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12208

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

Are Turkish airports currently open for international flights? I see that JU plans on resuming BEG-IST from 01.06. As far as I know at the moment it is not open, but from 01.06 as Turkish Airlines starting international operations, other airlines will be allowed. Hi Everyone, Do we know what the TH...

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by mict
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18333

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

YYZORD wrote:
Does the YVR flight connect to SEA and PDX thru AC?


Currently no but I suspect it's just a matter of time before they change their codeshare agreement with AC (and AS) since you can already connect to SEA via YYZ with AC and ORD with AS.

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by mict
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops
Replies: 56
Views: 11543

Re: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops

What a shame UA is dropping SFO-PAE, I have flown the route quite a few times and it's so much more pleasant than arriving in SEA. Loads were always bad though, had a 100% upgrade rate just being UA Gold. I think there is a lack of awareness of the convenience of PAE over SEA in general, a lot of my...

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by mict
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10993

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020

This was announced a few weeks ago with ANA's large HND announcement. I think the flight was leaked a few weeks ago, but ANA themselves confirmed it and the schedule in their press release on 1/23/2020 http://www.anahd.co.jp/group/en/pr/202001/20200123.html ANA announced the flight on November 19 i...

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by mict
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19545

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Any comments? Yes, clearly 3 TK planes nearby. at 17:00 mark, on the left there is one between two Vistara's, and on the right there is the second one next to the Norwegian 787. at 18:20 mark you can see a 3rd TK 787 near the top of the frame, that could be the 10th TK, white but not totally painte...

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by mict
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19545

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

777-9 is about to take off from KPAE, live on Youtube right now. I hope one day TK will order some of these birds. Go baby go!!! EDIT: Finally, it is off. It was majestic. I guess this is the full YouTube Live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=z4t7L6p2Rug&feature=emb_l...

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by mict
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 11734

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2019

Does anyone have more information on the new Cesme Alacatı Airport that is apparently being built? Couldn't gather much info with my limited Turkish and there aren't many article in English on the subject. Will this be a GA airport or will there be commercial flights as well? I am reading 2020 openi...

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by mict
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18074

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

So I read that the new TK lounge in MIA isn't even in the concourse TK operates out of and isn't connected airside... I found that pretty bizarre. You need to clear security 2 times if you wanna use the TK lounge?

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by mict
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18074

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

Next TK lounge has opened -- Miami - located in Concourse E. Will accept Priority Pass. Fifth outside of IST. https://onemileatatime.com/turkish-airlines-lounge-miami/#comment-4277997 6th. JFK opened last month. TK rents the space and Turkish airport operator TAV manages them. Technically, this isn...

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by mict
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18074

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

When can we expect further details on the YVR flight? Any chance flights will start by S20?
I imagine they are in the process of finalizing the schedule?

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by mict
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11567

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

jomur wrote:
This isn't going to work out well for TUI. In most of the Disney forums I am on people are already saying they won't be flying with them from 2022.


Everyone always says that, at the end of the day, the majority of people will just take whichever flight is cheapest.

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by mict
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 24724

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Are the A350s getting the same J seats as on the 787s?

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by mict
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 25614

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

This is the first time I've heard this. This coming August, TAV is opening a TK lounge at JFK and investing $10M, TK is actually renting the place, TAV might serve other airlines at this lounge but TK has priority. https://www.airlinehaber.com/sani-sener-acikladi-tavdan-newyorka-ozel-salon/ (Turkis...

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by mict
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 25614

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

stylo777 wrote:

They still fly the route, but on a much shorter period and only for about two months during summer.


When I try dummy bookings on LH's site on multiple dates in the middle of summer, all flights are operated by XQ, none by LH, am I missing something here?

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by mict
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 25614

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Two things surprise me here: -The fact that you didn't like MUC, I think it's the best airpot to transit in in Europe. And I am certainly not the only one, MUC is very praised overall. Maybe you were unlucky on your trip, you should give it another try! -Best meal in the sky on LH? Your luck probab...

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by mict
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 25614

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Here is a recap: EWR-MUC on UA 767-400ER Polaris. The Polaris lounge at EWR is the second largest in the US. I tried their sit down-order a la carte restaurant and it was mediocre. Food is not good, small portions, forced service. There is also a buffet with more selections. Bar was nice on the oth...

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by mict
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 25561

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Interesting, TK is operating the B787 on IST-MAN (TK1995) on Oct 17th as a one off (couldn't see it on other dates, usually a A330).

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by mict
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 25561

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

My problem is with my connecting flight from Izmir to Istanbul in the morning with TK2313 which I am probably going to miss too and TK customer service says they cant book me to another flight. I was really looking forward to my first B777 flight too. Is there anything I can do? Aren't all TK domes...

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by mict
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 25561

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

My problem is with my connecting flight from Izmir to Istanbul in the morning with TK2313 which I am probably going to miss too and TK customer service says they cant book me to another flight. I was really looking forward to my first B777 flight too. Is there anything I can do? Aren't all TK domes...

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by mict
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 25561

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

How is Intl to domestic connection at the new airport? Is it like old IST where you need to clear customs then walk from intl arrivals to domestic departures? Or can you go to domestic terminal after customs without clearing security again? Also is it separate entrance again for J passengers with a ...

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by mict
Wed May 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Systemwide Outage
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Re: AC Systemwide Outage

Systems are coming back online

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by mict
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 20414

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Yes this happened to me at old IST as well, arrival from ADB (domestic) to an international gate with a 77W. Had to take the bus to the domestic terminal. I wonder if they do this all the time or only when they need to turn the a/c around very quickly. Because they use WBs on domestic routes quite o...

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by mict
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 10494

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

Interesting topic! I believe that Air France has some long haul "domestic" flights - eg from Paris to Tahiti or New Caledonia or Madagascar. I heard a story from British Airways. British Airways also had long haul "domestic" flight - between London and Hong Kong. Pax must carry ...

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by mict
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179218

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Probably the wrong place but I'll probably get more accurate info here than in the photography forum..... I'm thinking of a spotting trip to the old Ataturk end of April/beginning of May - is the variety and number of movements still likely to be consistent? Thanks, Karl It's gonna be all or nothin...

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by mict
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179218

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Turkish Airlines is theoretically going to move over to Istanbul New Airport on March 3. There hasn't been much news since then. Does anyone know if that will happen? It won't happen. There is no official confirmation of delay... Yes there is kinda. TK pushed their current IST airport schedule up t...

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by mict
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 23469

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

LAXintl wrote:
o As of October 2018, the largest TK longhaul transit markets were: JFK-TLV, CAI-NRT, SFO-TLV, ATH-NRT, ATH-ICN, TLV-SIN, AMS-CGK, MNL-TLV, LHR-KBL.


I would have never guessed LHR-KBL. Interesting!

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by mict
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 16042

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

blacksoviet wrote:
What equipment does SQ use on the JFK flight?


A380

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by mict
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19924

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

It would be cool/fun if someone could figure out how much it would cost Apple approximately to run a private jet daily between the 2 cities and see how it compares to what they give United. (Not saying that's what they should do, just curious to compare private vs commercial cost at that scale)

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by mict
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17886

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

sincx wrote:
mict wrote:
Weather is bad enough that there are some go arounds. UA525 from IAD just went around.

It ended up diverting to SJC.


It just took off from SJC heading to SFO now

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by mict
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17886

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Weather is bad enough that there are some go arounds. UA525 from IAD just went around.

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by mict
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15625

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

@ TK787: As you are a very frequent flyer between JFK and mostly IST, and also mostly in business class and your flights are mostly on 77W: what's the chance that you are obliged to get imprisoned on the middle seat of the 2-3-2 row? If, TK decides to refurbish 77W business cabins and switch over t...

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by mict
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15625

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

@ TK787: As you are a very frequent flyer between JFK and mostly IST, and also mostly in business class and your flights are mostly on 77W: what's the chance that you are obliged to get imprisoned on the middle seat of the 2-3-2 row? If, TK decides to refurbish 77W business cabins and switch over t...

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by mict
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 3148

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

Soon to be opened PAE airport for sure!

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by mict
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EW and SN to merge by end-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 12452

Re: EW and SN to merge by end-2020

Will anyone besides the employees actually care they will be gone? I can't imagine their brand being strong anywhere besides maybe BRU. Their brand was pointless, bland and uninspiring and they had no symbolism or any strong link to the country or markets they served. Their brand was pointless and ...

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by mict
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX-IST A possibility with the 789?
Replies: 11
Views: 3129

Re: MEX-IST A possibility with the 789?

Any chance Turkish Air joins Skyteam? They are pretty involved in Star as pointed out above so I don't see it happening. On top of all the codeshare agreements, they jointly own a low cost carrier along with LH: SunExpress. If a Turkish airline were to join SkyTeam it would be Atlas Global, they ar...

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by mict
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 16930

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

Blerg wrote:
Why was Baku chosen to be one of the first destination? Wouldn't that make Azerbaijan Airlines far more attractive when flying into Istanbul?


This is an extra flight in addition to existing flights to Baku currently flying from IST Ataturk airport, no changes in current operations.

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by mict
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 7192

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

If you count outside the US, the best is probably HKG with their downtown check-in / bag drop off.

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by mict
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 13963

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Potential options - 1) Open up Paine field and/or Boeing Field to limited domestic flights (regional & short haul maybe [less than 3 hours flying time as an example]?) on 737/318/319/320 & regional jets/turbo props serving O&D traffic headed for the Puget sound region. Of course, Boeing...

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by mict
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 256
Views: 41033

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Or just a "walk gate" where passengers can walk to the plane instead of using a jet bridge and board using stairs. This exists in YYZ and BRU for exemple. Would prevent a cascade of delays if an airplane were to block a gate. Less convenient than the jet bridge for sure but far better than...

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by mict
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 256
Views: 41033

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Would an AC flight to YVR be in the realm of possibilities in the future?
Also looks like airport is at capacity even before opening, could they theoretically build a third gate?

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by mict
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?
Replies: 34
Views: 4759

Re: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?

In a few months we will be able to use PAE for some flights, can't wait!

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by mict
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18972

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Any updates on the new airport situation? Are there going to be airlines moving there at the end of October? Or is everything shifted to December 31st?

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by mict
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 82
Views: 14362

Re: JAL returns to SEA

I wish they would leave a little later in the afternoon, now all 3 flights to Tokyo from SEA are all departing around noon to 2pm, a 6PM or later departure would have been nice and offered some flexibility.
Still awesome news though!

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