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by Fuling
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 44
Views: 1025

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

All -300 or -300ER: Qantas, Royal Brunei, JAL, ANA, British Airways, Transaero.

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13080

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Excellent idea -well done Finnair They must have decades of data on travel and customers from ARN and their fantastic Asian crews are hard to beat Surprisingly, on my AY/CX HEL-HKG-CGK flight, AY managed to nail the Asian meal better than CX! Not to mention the superiority of their A359 compared to...

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 38372

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

With SQ's current short haul and regional route network, there is no route that the B737NG and B737Max cannot operate. Longer routes will just be operated by A359/ B78X. Almost. Most (if not all) of eastern Australia has now gone to regional eqp for SQ. As stated, it's 78X and A359 (9V-SH* regional...

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot Asia expansion and Beijing Daxing PKX
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Aeroflot Asia expansion and Beijing Daxing PKX

The rest of SkyTeam? Where are Air France, KLM, Korean Air, China Airlines and Garuda? Also, give the 'Aeroflot to BOM and SIN' rhetoric a rest.

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post-Pandemic ANA Future Destinations
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Post-Pandemic ANA Future Destinations

Auckland Bengaluru Brisbane Busan Chiang Mai Christchurch Colombo Da Nang Kaohsiung Kona Melbourne Phuket I'd say only Kaohsiung, Kona or Melbourne are the realistic destinations off that list. If Virgin Australia don't commence BNE-HND, ANA might go with Brisbane too. Istanbul, Milan, Stockholm an...

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by Fuling
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 35314

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

A few European airlines use a Mobile Crew Rest MC41 container on their A340's (and some A330). It's about 2x LD6 in size. Perhaps this will be an option Airbus offers QF.

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by Fuling
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 35314

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Wow - Qantas A380s coming back from June 2022, with five by end of 2022 for LAX and SIN-LHR, but two will be retired. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-a380s-to-return-from-june-2022 Another optimistic announcement. What’s the bet that Nancy-Bird will be one of the two to fly into reti...

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by Fuling
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 34252

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

DOT Allows Foreign Carriers To Operate Afghanistan Evacuations The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has loosened its rules on foreign airlines to operate evacuation flights. With the goal of speeding up the evacuation of refugees and key personnel from Afghanistan, the DOT has given...

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Because it is?

https://www.flightradar24.com/WSLR51/28ccad8f

taking the same route. As did the KC-130J and the C-17 before it.


Are they using Al Minhad AB in the UAE?
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sasd209 wrote:
Joshu wrote:
sasd209 wrote:


How do you know that it is heading in?



Because it is?

https://www.flightradar24.com/WSLR51/28ccad8f

taking the same route. As did the KC-130J and the C-17 before it.


Are they using Al Minhad AB in the UAE?

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by Fuling
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 186331

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

TK706 IST - KBL has turned around. Heading back towards Turkmenistan.

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by Fuling
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights
Replies: 45
Views: 6794

Re: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights

That will be a lot of SQ seats into LAX. The daily SQ38 non-stop and SQ12 via NRT, and now this one 3x weekly via TPE. Awesome!

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by Fuling
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2627

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

\ How about SQ and BR? I think you are missing those 2 star alliance carriers. Sorry, I forgot about EVA. I didn't include SQ as I think they're only operating cargo flights now (I think), but you're right they are a scheduled Star Alliance member into BNE. Do/did the JQ 787s fly into KIX? I though...

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by Fuling
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 35314

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Interesting find on FR24. Six Batik Air and Lion Air are flying into PHE from CGK today. Going into short term storage perhaps?

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2627

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

JL returning would be a treat!
TG, KE and MU might attempt BNE year-round again.
QR being allowed to keep BNE permanently post border opening.
AA to DFW as mentioned above.
Otherwise I can't see many others coming in. Hope I'm wrong though.

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future International Airlines for ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 1858

Re: Future International Airlines for ORD

QF has had it's eye on ORD for a while now. They've tried to get in twice actually - opened it for bookings but then something came up and plans were cancelled (9/11 and Covid).

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13634

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2021

https://investor.turkishairlines.com/en ... nouncement


Full of info as usual...
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ushuaia wrote:
27.07.2021 - New Route Announcement

Incorporation decided to start operating scheduled flights, based on market conditions, to CEB.

Source:
https://investor.turkishairlines.com/en ... nouncement


Full of info as usual...

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by Fuling
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 25843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

Speaking of the QLink E190's, any idea when we will see the first one will be painted?

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by Fuling
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 25843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

On QF's socials, I saw they mentioned a flight to Tokyo tomorrow (7/17) for the Olympic team. Are they operating a charter this year? While I can't imagine there will be any celebrations, I was wondering if there are any details floating around?

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 25843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

tristans wrote:
Have read its a military charter.


The QF flight to Alaska or LA flight via BNE?

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR
Replies: 45
Views: 13486

Re: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR

LX015 wrote:
Never mind, just realized its not.


I wonder if they have tanks of water on each seat to simulate passenger weights though?

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by Fuling
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88734

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

BenTheGreat97 wrote:


You're kidding right? Take another look, the left engine will definitely need replacing too ;)

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by Fuling
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88734

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

squattie wrote:


Wow, those are great pictures actually! Amazing the pilots lived to tell the story.

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by Fuling
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88734

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

Let's see if this is made into a movie...

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by Fuling
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 25843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

http://theqantassource.com/ Farewell to the above source which was rich of information. Another reference tool gone by the wayside. Any idea why it closed? I have no knowledge of why, but I would suspect that website maintenance is not a quick and easy job, after 10 years the operators might have h...

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by Fuling
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SSSS screening
Replies: 13
Views: 2356

Re: SSSS screening

SSSS took probably an extra 15-20 minutes for me at SFO. Its all done in the main TSA hall, so no cheek-spreading thankfully.

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by Fuling
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13634

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2021

I have this idea since long, which has never materialised even before the Covid-19 pandemic days. It's a well known fact that there's a well-addicted Jewish community in Israel for gambling and there's a big gambling center (with huge casinos...) in Macau. If well negotiated with the Chinese author...

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas to St Lucia ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3634

Re: Qantas to St Lucia ?

Cool routing - we don't often see big great circle routes in the southern hemisphere. I wonder if the test team even notices? Others have also been asking about the return - whther it will travel via the US to pick up cargo, or other duties elsewhere. Does anyone know the answer re expected return ...

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas to St Lucia ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3634

Re: Qantas to St Lucia ?

You can track the flight live here: https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6079/2835fc4e This route more than an hour longer than the world's longest flown route pre-Corona (SIN-JFK). SIN - JFK 9537 mi BNE - UVF 10057 mi SINEWR still flies. SIA24 SIN - EWR. Wait… wasn’t the flight supposed to change over...

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by Fuling
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 470
Views: 111247

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

zkojq wrote:
Can't wait for the flights to be loaded into the schedules so I can start planning a trip.


Likewise, with HND as my current local airport I'm holding my breathe that we will see the A346 return :D

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by Fuling
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 57
Views: 6878

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

Ansett Australia B767-200 as a kid. I used to have a neighbour who worked as a shift manager, and whenever I went to BNE he would take me onboard between turn arounds and get me swag and drinks in those mini cans. Just never got to fly on the AN B762s.

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by Fuling
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 199
Views: 58415

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Yes IIRC it was 7 daily flights max to any where in Germany. It's actually any frequency (IIRC) to any four points in Germany. Pre-COVID EK had 10x daily flights to Germany. Yes, and Germany said if you want unlimited ports then you get 7 daily flights instead as above? Oh, whoops! Missed that some...

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by Fuling
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPE-ONT
Replies: 17
Views: 3894

Re: TPE-ONT

LAX772LR wrote:
What's the eqp on ONT, A359 or 77W?

Also, have they ever flown their 789s to N.America? Does it have sufficient crew facilities therefor?


Was B77W, then switched to A359 as they came about. Not sure exactly when that was.

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by Fuling
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 199
Views: 58415

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

The situation of traffic rights for UAE Airlines to Germany has not changed, a EU-UAE open skies failed a couple of years ago. Honestly I dont think we will ever see them at Berlin before, one day, there might be a Open Skies. I absolutely do not see them ditch MUC, FRA, DUS or HAM for BER. There w...

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by Fuling
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A350XWB at St Maarten (SXM)
Replies: 41
Views: 9825

Re: The A350XWB at St Marteen(SXM)

It only takes about 19 to 20 seconds to start it's rotation which makes me believe it was on the lighter side It's only going to another island, so it has no reason to be all that heavy. Sorry I was reading into what the other poster stated about the 9 hour flight to Paris. Makes even more sense if...

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by Fuling
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64824

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

I literally saw this and thought it was one of those "I think I'm good at photo-shop", April Fools posts on Insta. Then realised it was posted by United.

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

MaxTrimm wrote:
I’ll revise my post a little bit - what are city pairs with endless LEISURE demand? The business routes would just be your highest frequency routes in the world, but what about for tourism and VFR traveling?


Nordic and Western Europe, and the UK/Ireland to anywhere Mediterranean.

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Re New BNE Intl. I would have loved to see the domestic terminal circle shape be extended around, instead of this box shape. Though it might need to be wider and longer for the larger aircraft, it would be quite a building once done!

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by Fuling
Fri May 28, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible 777-9LR variant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Possible 777-9LR variant?

Similar to how Airbus is proposing a ULH variant of the A35J called the A350-1000ULR. Will Boeing in response to Airbus propose a ULH variant of the 779 called the 777-9LR? The 779LR could fly further than the 778 and could be used on SQ´s SIN-JFK/EWR route and a possible GRU-NRT nonstop. Why would...

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by Fuling
Wed May 26, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3x 747-8s simultaneously on the FRA-BAH route
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Re: 3x 747-8s simultaneously on the FRA-BAH route

As others above mentioned, BAH is now a tech stop to switch crew for flights to India. Crew fly on a FRA-BAH//BAH-India-BAH//BAH-FRA rotation. All still operate with their original LH7xx numbers.

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by Fuling
Sat May 22, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible 777-9LR variant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Possible 777-9LR variant?

Similar to how Airbus is proposing a ULH variant of the A35J called the A350-1000ULR. Will Boeing in response to Airbus propose a ULH variant of the 779 called the 777-9LR? The 779LR could fly further than the 778 and could be used on SQ´s SIN-JFK/EWR route and a possible GRU-NRT nonstop. Why would...

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by Fuling
Fri May 07, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 35449

Re: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020

Momo1435 wrote:
10x 777-300


That's a combination of -300 and -300ER, right? I've already noticed a few B789 on HND-CTS where the B773 used to operate.

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by Fuling
Wed May 05, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43606

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Looks like QF are sending A330's up to Darwin again for the dry season, starting later this month. SYD sees a daily A332, and BNE sees a 3x weekly A333 (going daily in July) - both on the day trip return services. When was the last time QF sent A330's to DRW? I have great memories of flying BNE-DRW ...

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by Fuling
Sat May 01, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43606

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Where is the year going? No further than New Zealand, it seems. And perhaps Singapore, and Japan later on IF we're lucky. Unlikely though....... Honestly, Japan is doing a pretty bad job with regulating the virus. With 5000+ cases reported daily, a still growing fourth wave and third State of Emerg...

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by Fuling
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 45019

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Is that for just scheduled maintenance? Also I was under the impression that a lot of the A380 flight crews had taken redundancy, and if so, who flies the planes? Thanks. Wasn't there going to be an A380 heading to DRS soon? OQC has the old interior, so maybe it's being prepped for a departure to D...

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by Fuling
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 45019

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Good signs that QF’s A380’s will be brought back to life with OQC scheduled to depart VCV bound for LAX. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Is that for just scheduled maintenance? Also I was under the impression that a lot of the A380 flight crews had taken redundancy, and if so, who flies the plan...

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by Fuling
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Singapore Airlines 777-9 potential routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: Singapore Airlines 777-9 potential routes?

779 doesn't have the range needed for ULH routes like SIN-JFK/EWR/LAX. Capacity and range-wise, the aircraft will be the best replacement for 77W and A380. According to SimpleFlying: https://simpleflying.com/boeing-777x-routes/. It's said that If SQ's SIN-JFK/EWR route gains traction they might put...

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by Fuling
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

Re: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021

Iberia always have daily doubles to Miami and New York...will this summer be only one daily per city instead of 2 daily? What about the always seasonal United Washington to Madrid flight and the newly re-started route Madrid-Washington that supposed to start Summer 20 and it was obviously postponed...

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

Re: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021

ContinentalEWR wrote:
What about Barcelona?


For the same mid-July week, these came up:

BCN-NYC
UA/DL daily, IB(Level) 3x weekly

BCN-BOS
IB(Level) 4x weekly

BCN-ATL
DL daily

BCN-MIA
AA daily

BCN-SFO
IB(Level) 2x weekly

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

Re: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021

No results come up in the middle of July for those three.

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