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by Fuling
Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 79
Views: 10817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

7 of Klm 737-700 will shortly move to Virgin Australia to replace the remaining F 100. Source luchtvaartnieuws.nl One of the frames has already been added to the VA fleet and allocated the rego VH-NBV (ex PH-BGR). It is currently being readied for service in XSP Of the remaining 6, 3 are still in s...

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by Fuling
Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta Looking To Acquire Airbus A350-1000
Replies: 139
Views: 21080

Re: Rumor: Delta Looking To Acquire Airbus A350-1000

This was discussed yesterday on Reddit. What curious timing OMAAT!

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?
Replies: 23
Views: 3214

Re: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?

Aither wrote:
What is they need spare parts at the destination ?


If it's that critical, they can fly parts in on the next flight. With 17x weekly flights, they won't have to wait too long.

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by Fuling
Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 79
Views: 10817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

JQ failures continue despite spruiking a full 787 fleet return only a day or two ago. Multiple DPS flights plus a SIN flight cancelled today. Long weekend and school holidays, typical JQ form. JQ35 MEL-DPS failed to leave yesterday (overnight delay) JQ36 is around 15hrs delayed as a result. JQ57 BN...

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by Fuling
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HKG VS SIN in terms of size
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: HKG VS SIN in terms of size

Google says SIN. 2387 hectares vs 1894 hectares.

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by Fuling
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ercan airport
Replies: 18
Views: 3237

Re: Ercan airport

But critically, it seems the ceremony will be just a photo opportunity and Ercan's existing terminal will continue as before and the new terminal building/extension will not become substantially operational in November This is very Erdogan. Open/cut the ribbon to a mega project on a significant day...

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by Fuling
Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 318
Views: 36230

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2022

PA515 wrote:
PA515 wrote:
A bit unusual to go via HNL.

Unless it's going to SIN for maintenance?

PA515


Seems like it. Currently enroute HNL-SIN.

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by Fuling
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Really Happened to MH370?
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: What Really Happened to MH370?

penguins wrote:
DenverBrian wrote:
The captain MIGHT have committed personal suicide and mass murder. In no way did he commit "mass suicide."


I asked for insightful, not pedantic, responses.


As there is a huge difference between the two, I think DenverBrian's comment is justified.

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by Fuling
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Appears VA have been thrown a lifeline until March 2023… Virgin faces a ‘use it or lose it’ deadline for its promised daily flights to Japan. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/virgin-australia-tokyo-flights?fbclid=IwAR3yGdg2Ch5n-x24165d1iypji17X1-9IifiLynHT2ViBDZ_ppvhQf85eQ4 It's almost as if...

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by Fuling
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between Berlin and Amsterdam
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: Flights between Berlin and Amsterdam

A few years back, LH used to have hubs/focus cities in several other German cities (HAM, TXL, DUS, probably more???), but chose to centralise mainline operations to FRA and MUC, and leave the rest to Germanwings and Eurowings.

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by Fuling
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ET A/C with mediocre business class, refund ???
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: ET A/C with mediocre business class, refund ???

You aren't entitled to anything. You agreed to the terms and conditions of travel, which included the clause that equipment may be subject to change.

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by Fuling
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current flight times HEL/Europe-Japan. Finnair vs others
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Current flight times HEL/Europe-Japan. Finnair vs others

If the price is right, passengers will still fly with AY. Lately the EU3 have some pretty sweet deals ex.Japan to North America (via EU of course), and people are more than happy to save $150 and spend 23+ hours travelling.

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by Fuling
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large number of cancellations in Beijing
Replies: 29
Views: 8110

Re: Large number of cancellations in Beijing

The most interesting (non conspiratorial) thing these rumors have made me realize is that there aren't really any domestic passenger redeyes in China. Freight yes, international passenger yes, but no domestic redeyes in China. I would have expected something like Urumqi-Beijing or even Chengdu-Shen...

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by Fuling
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A340-600 Ops to USA
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Lufthansa A340-600 Ops to USA

LH is generally pretty good with keeping the assigned aircraft the same, until the day of departure. LH has a lot of flexibility with their Airbus fleet, allowing them to switch/sub aircraft as needed at the last minute. Yep, happened to me already, when an A359, that was operating for weeks on tha...

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by Fuling
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A340-600 Ops to USA
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Lufthansa A340-600 Ops to USA

LH is generally pretty good with keeping the assigned aircraft the same, until the day of departure. LH has a lot of flexibility with their Airbus fleet, allowing them to switch/sub aircraft as needed at the last minute.

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happens if Korean Air left Skyteam and joined Star Alliance
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: What happens if Korean Air left Skyteam and joined Star Alliance

It makes no sense commercially. And what's wrong with Asiana? It's already pretty similar to Korean Air in most areas of the business, and it is already in Star Alliance (for now at least). Imagine if both OZ and KE were in Star Alliance. Yikes! Btw, I want Qantas in Star Alliance as well, but that...

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happens if Korean Air left Skyteam and joined Star Alliance
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: What happens if Korean Air left Skyteam and joined Star Alliance

It makes no sense commercially. And what's wrong with Asiana? It's already pretty similar to Korean Air in most areas of the business, and it is already in Star Alliance (for now at least). Imagine if both OZ and KE were in Star Alliance. Yikes! Btw, I want Qantas in Star Alliance as well, but that ...

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by Fuling
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Long Haul Route for Barcelona
Replies: 52
Views: 11920

Re: Rumor: New Long Haul Route for Barcelona

QF PER-BCN to complement the seasonal PER-FCO :stirthepot:

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 396
Views: 93565

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

i would say , which hub will EK fly to and where would UA come from to DXB , if UA made a good calculation they can fill 3 daily from there 3 biggest hubs to DXB. If UA resumes DXB, it will surely come from EWR which is not yet served non-stop to DXB. It is, already for sale with a 772. Yay! Where'...

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dutch departure tax and (self-)connecting pax
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Dutch departure tax and (self-)connecting pax

The Dutch Govt looks to be increasing departure tax for passengers from about 8 euros to 28 euros per person effective 01-Jan-2023 https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/119378-dutch-air-passenger-tax-to-triple-in-2023 Passengers on a single transit ticket via the Netherlands do not have to pay - ...

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A380-800 on Korean Air SFO-ICN route
Replies: 16
Views: 1668

Re: Airbus A380-800 on Korean Air SFO-ICN route

They only have 5 of them, and have only restarted using them on routes including JFK. Have they ever flown them regularly to SFO? Don't believe it's ever gone to SFO. We've gotten the 748, but never the A380. I think there's an answer for the OP - nup, no A380 likely. Best chance of getting to Kore...

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by Fuling
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

QLDAviator wrote:
When will QF resume BNE-HND?


MEL-HND: October 30, 4x weekly.
BNE-HND: October 31, 3x weekly.

SYD-HND will be at 6x weekly by then. No SYD-KIX yet.

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by Fuling
Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

QF is returning to HND after 2.5 years tonight (12 Sep). VH-QPB is doing the honours. With fleet capacity the way it is right now, I'm quite surprised QF are still having the aircraft sit on the ground all day at HND, rather than using their evening arrival slot. Anyway, good luck to them!

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by Fuling
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 396
Views: 93565

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

It will be interesting to see with the announcement coming up with UA, if EK will add more DXB flights to UA hubs. i would say , which hub will EK fly to and where would UA come from to DXB , if UA made a good calculation they can fill 3 daily from there 3 biggest hubs to DXB. If UA resumes DXB, it...

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by Fuling
Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 190
Views: 40647

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I was on SQ241 the 7:15am departure to Sydney and was surprised by the number of indians on the flight (about 80%). The flight attendants were running around with stacks of vegetarian meals, way more than they usually would. Don’t underestimate the AM bank from India. By 6:20am, nine SQ or TR fligh...

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 07, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israel is banning four engine planes from operating into the country
Replies: 51
Views: 13649

Re: Israel is banning four engine planes from operating into the country

mxaxai wrote:
Has SU indicated interest in serving TLV with their Il-96?


SU retired their IL-96 fleet in 2014.

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore via First and Club on the World’s Favourite Airline
Replies: 5
Views: 4623

Re: Singapore via First and Club on the World’s Favourite Airline

Looks great! I like how BA has 'Traditional Italian Tiramisu' on the menu, yet call it a signature British dish. :scratchchin:

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting In Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Connecting In Japan

ANA requires face masks be worn on all flights. Otherwise, you only need to worry about entry requirements for Malaysia. You don't need to do anything specific for Japan.

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by Fuling
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL service to Mexico & S. America
Replies: 24
Views: 2066

Re: JAL service to Mexico & S. America

Note that Latin America to Asia flights are the cheapest if they transit the US/Canada. Not at all true actually. Currently planning a trip to South America, so I've been looking at TYO-SAO/RIO flights lately for next year and the cheapest to most expensive show ME3 (~$1100USD), EU3 (~$1500USD) and...

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by Fuling
Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

News about passengers stuck in NRT due to the JQ issues too. Due to Japan's border restrictions, several passengers couldn't leave the terminal for 24 hours. And the NRT T3 where JQ operates is basically just a large shed. Would not have been a fun day! https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/we-were-le...

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by Fuling
Fri Sep 02, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ - Dave the goose & EK - Gerry the goose
Replies: 10
Views: 2756

Re: NZ - Dave the goose & EK - Gerry the goose

That'll rustle some feathers in NZ! I've seen NZ's lawyer too, he will rip EK a new one for this!

But seriously, c'mon Emirates really?

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by Fuling
Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

tullamarine wrote:
qf789 wrote:
From 15 Dec 22 Emirates will offer premium economy on all flights
....from Sydney


And CHC from 26MAR2023. Prices are around $1500AUD rtn.

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by Fuling
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Endangered Species: First Time Flying the 747 and A340 - BOS>FRA>MUC>BOS...grab some popcorn
Replies: 16
Views: 5541

Re: Endangered Species: First Time Flying the 747 and A340 - BOS>FRA>MUC>BOS...grab some popcorn

Hey yeah I remember you asking about this, so glad you got to experience these birds! Great pics! Btw, MUC crew are much friendlier and happier than FRA crew - even the crew say so :duck:

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by Fuling
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Discontinued routes that you wish could come back
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: Discontinued routes that you wish could come back

SIN-BNE and BNE/SYD/MEL-AKL all with EK.

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by Fuling
Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement
Replies: 180
Views: 28038

Re: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement

I personally see them going with some more B787-9 or A350-900. These aircraft have the legs for routes like MEL-DFW or PER-FRA but can easily handle quick trips to Asia as well. Configured similar to the A330-300 now, it could be a winner. They could even add Premium Economy and still fit around 300...

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by Fuling
Mon Aug 22, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Pics] Trying Out the Business Class on China's Bullet Train - Aug 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 2885

Re: [Pics] Trying Out the Business Class on China's Bullet Train - Aug 2022

Would never have guessed I would ever read any kind of trip report featuring Xuzhou! When I lived there years ago, there was not even any talk of an east station, and the only bullet trains we had were the D trains which took 4.5 hours to get to Shanghai. Will have to get back to try out a G train n...

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by Fuling
Mon Aug 22, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which liveries age the worst?
Replies: 12
Views: 1780

Re: Which liveries age the worst?

Anything red ages pretty quick. Some of those AirAsiaX A330's are looking real bad lately.

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by Fuling
Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 63701

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

Currently QF789s for NW are scheduled on the following week Dec 12th. MEL-PER-LHR daily 3 aircraft MEL-LAX 4 weekly 1 MEL-DFW 4 weekly 1 SYD-DFW Daily 2 SYD-JNB daily 1.5 SYD-SCL 4 weekly 1 SYD-SFO 5 weekly 1.5 SYD-YVR 3 weekly 1 SYD-AKL daily .5 ( runs between long haul) Uses around 12 aircraft so...

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by Fuling
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 63701

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

What's everyones opinion on a possible EMB-120 replacement for Airnorth? Those birds are over 33 years old, with the oldest at 37 (???) with no public info on what they are planning yet. The shortest runway they operate into would be Milingimbi at around 1300m long. Although it's a 62% jump in capac...

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by Fuling
Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates Airline expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

Re: Emirates Airline expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Apparently, EK has now recovered all it's pre-pandemic routes and frequencies Yeah, that's not true at all. True. I meant to Africa. Not globally. Okay, that makes a bit more sense. I mean, still waiting for frequencies to be added back to CPT (currently only one daily) and JNB (currently only two ...

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by Fuling
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates Airline expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

Re: Emirates Airline expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa

ghdc10 wrote:
Apparently, EK has now recovered all it's pre-pandemic routes and frequencies


Yeah, that's not true at all.

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by Fuling
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion
Replies: 49
Views: 25333

Re: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion

He should be a movie producer. He knows how to get shots of planes which he wasn't even on. An A320, a B737, any more? (I skipped most of it tbh)

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by Fuling
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL has fallen off
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: JAL has fallen off

Yeah, JAL sucks. I don't get why people get so hyped up for it.

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by Fuling
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 917
Views: 205021

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Anyone else notice that Air Canada will tend to "sit" on a route and it won't progress past once daily (unless it fits into some kind of hub policy or strategy they have)? This seems to be one of their approaches to driving yield. Like with SYD? Is there demand outside of a foreign hub/No...

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by Fuling
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 63701

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

This is just a random render someone did at home and then posted on Facebook. It’s not the design. Correct It is just a photoshop someone dreamed up. It doesn't even reflect the revised corporate logo and it is still unknown if the revised corporate logo will also lead to any sort of revised livery...

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by Fuling
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest Discontinued flights
Replies: 52
Views: 3373

Re: Your longest Discontinued flights

LHR-HKG on QF.

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by Fuling
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish Airlines YUL-ist-bkk
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Turkish Airlines YUL-ist-bkk

Business or economy?

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