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by mict
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17166

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Thanks, as always, for a very interesting thread and lots of interesting and informed news. Anyway, as a few of you might remember, I need to go (from Sweden) to the US in June for a personal matter and - if I understand everything correctly - one way to get around the current US travel ban from EU...

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by mict
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9389

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

You said something about the drinks options? Less choice, less frequency, no Turkish coffee?? Could you give some details please. You can see the drink selection on the menu picture I posted above. Turkish coffee and other hot drinks are available and the crew frequently offered drinks during the f...

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by mict
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9389

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

Quick trip report on my ADB-IST-SFO journey. The beginning of my trip in ADB was a little stressful as our flight was delayed 1+ hour, leaving me with a sub 1hr connection in IST. A flight from Adana to SAW diverted to ADB due to bad weather conditions in SAW (snow) and we had to wait to get the pas...

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by mict
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9389

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

Flew BRU-ADB on XQ a few days ago, interesting that they are running 3 frequencies on the route just for the Holidays. Only 22 pax on the flight (although I suspect the ADB-BRU portion was quite full). They checked the Covid test at check-in in BRU and again on the ground in ADB. Landed during curfe...

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by mict
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15747

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Small improvement in J yesterday: the good Denon headphones were available (TK80 SFO-IST). This wasn't the case a few weeks ago.

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by mict
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 11128

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2020

Follow up on the rest of the flight: -Second meal was served about 2 hours before landing. -Consisted of a cold sandwich, fruits and dessert. No hot drinks. -The passengers sitting on the other side (A seats) had a scenic approach with views of the Golden Gate (I was unfortunately seated in K). -CBP...

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by mict
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 11128

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2020

Flying ADB-IST-SFO in J (currently onboard TK79 to SFO), here is a quick trip report: ADB: -Domestic lounge is closed, too bad as it offered a lot of convenience being almost like a separate "terminal" -Primeclass lounge open (PriorityPass), food in pre packaged boxes while drinks were sel...

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by mict
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 11128

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2020

Any internal words on when we can expect catering improvements on long haul flights? I am visiting some family in Turkey and even them as non-aviation enthusiasts / non-travels are asking me things like "How was your trip? Apparently TK's service became ...". I have to say, I looked into t...

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by mict
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 12894

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

According to Belgium's Dutch-speeking public broadcaster VRT, Brussels Airport is to get US customs pre-clearance as first airport in continental Europe. Agreement reached last week, dixit Belgium's Deputy PM. https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2020/07/22/alexander-de-croo-open-vld-brussels-airlines-krij...

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by mict
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21995

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: 21995

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: 21995

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: 21995

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: 21995

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: 21995

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: 12589

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: 12589

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: 19141

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: 11800

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: 106
Views: 13375

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: 20249

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: 20249

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: 12099

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: 19109

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: 19109

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: 19109

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: 12043

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: 26364

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: 26957

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: 26957

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: 26957

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: 26957

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: 26732

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: 26732

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: 26732

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: 26732

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: 1815

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: 21383

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: 10962

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: 185272

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: 185272

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: 24311

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: 16456

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: 20421

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: 18424

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: 18424

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: 16140

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: 16140

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: 3363

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: 12736

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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