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by rojo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 60
Views: 11014

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

[twoid][/twoid] Using the current interline agreements can be a solution that will just need SPAs (Special Prorate Agreements) for each city pair. Not easy to implement but can be a solution. SPA's can't be ticketed in isolation- there needs to be an issuing carrier sector attached to make a through...

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by rojo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 60
Views: 11014

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

I don't think this will be approved but if it does, it won't be codeshare, since it will take two or three months to implement with all the testing that needs to be done. Using the current interline agreements can be a solution that will just need SPAs (Special Prorate Agreements) for each city pair...

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by rojo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg
Replies: 36
Views: 12957

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

Does anyone seeing Interjet flying in 2022? Even if they get some help to stay afloat i can't see that being anything but temporary. Yes, THIS government will not let them go belly up. In my opinion, the current administration (government) will let Interjet go belly up for several reasons: First, I...

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by rojo
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1327
Views: 316309

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Standard Danish unemployment benefits. Nothing permanent. Nothing special. Don't try to compare it to Italy's nationalization of AZ where the Italian taxpayer will pay the salaries of employees working for a structurally insolvent airline. I am not trying to compare it to Italy, I am just stating t...

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by rojo
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1327
Views: 316309

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

And for what? Where does the Italian government think that AZ is going to be flying? One thing to save 11000 jobs, but SAS is reducing their staff by 90% coz no one is buying tickets. Totally baffles me that this AZ saga goes on and on. Yet the Danish government just guaranteed that all SAS employe...

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by rojo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1982
Views: 324567

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

No chance, I as a UK Tax payer refuse to pay for these failing airlines, if they crash they crash. That is business. There won't be much left of the UK if the government lets all industries collapse. The airline industry touches so many other industries and they will all suffer. Just talk to the pr...

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by rojo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 3168

Re: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?

MIflyer12 wrote:
Props are dead in the U.S. passenger market. Dead, dead, dead. You might as well try to get passengers to spread dog poop on their morning toast.


Really? How about QX, 9K, 3M...? :airplane: :scratchchin:

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by rojo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B
Replies: 50
Views: 11243

Re: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B

I saw an UP 735 land in FLL on Wednesday which got me thinking... after reading the last post, now I understand why.

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by rojo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching OKC-LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 7844

Re: AA Launching OKC-LGA

alasizon wrote:
TUL-PHL/PHX/MIA are more likely before we get to LGA from TUL in my opinion.


AA operated a MIA-TUL non-stop flight for years on Saturdays. Used to be a good non rev escape route after coming back from a caribbean cruise when all flights to DFW were full

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by rojo
Fri May 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 20
Views: 4366

Re: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure

I tried looking this aircraft up on Airfleets.net, but nothing comes up for YV502T. FlightAware shows the flight, but not being a premium member, no registration is available. FlightRadar24 looked at me like I was high. What is the actual registration of the plane? Actual registration is YV502T. Ar...

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by rojo
Tue May 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina's ULCC Flybondi will operate to GIG
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Argentina's ULCC Flybondi will operate to GIG

dcajet wrote:
GIG will be F0's second international destination, it already flies to Asuncion ASU, in Paraguay.


What happened to PDP? Wasn't Punta del Este their second international destination? Was PDP flown during the southern hemisphere summer season?

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by rojo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3893

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

It was available for around 4 or 5 hours. By the time I started searching for flights, CX was closing the premium buckets for all flights from HKG to JFK/EWR, SFO, YVR and a couple other spokes in North America for the entire booking window (330 days). I tried to get a booking confirmed several time...

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by rojo
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 19493

Re: 757s in Vail

It is a performance issue due to elevation, weather variability, an approach through mountainous terrain and challenging take-off procedures due to the mountain in front of the runway. The 757 is able to fly the longer flights with less restrictions (MIA, EWR, ATL, JFK...)

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by rojo
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA

I’m scheduled to fly LAX-OGG after Christmas on the following flight:

UA454 LAXOGG 4:00p-8:06p 7M9

My original flight was a 5:45p LAX departure operated by a 738 that got axed two weeks ago. I was moved to UA454 which is now operated by a 7M9 along with UA417 LAXOGG

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by rojo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18288

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

777PHX wrote:
I'm dieing to know who. It isn't one of the big established guys because the pilots' union would lose their minds.


Silver Airways. They have been sponsoring Green Cards to South American Pilots (mostly from Brazil).

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by rojo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18288

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

And as far as I'm aware, there are no US airlines hiring foreign nationals, at least not in any sort of significant numbers. I know of one commercial airline based in the US that is actively hiring foreign nationals in what can be called a significant number (more than 20) mostly from Central and S...

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by rojo
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MAX routes!
Replies: 29
Views: 7736

Re: AA MAX routes!

All 2 planes it’s received thus far? There are 6 MAX's in the fleet Flew it from MIA to LGA. Absolutely the worst plane ever in this configuration. Extremely tight and cramped cabin, tiny bathrooms. Not a plane you want to fly on when covering any significant distance. Bathrooms are the same UA has...

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by rojo
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 119475

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Swadian wrote:
What was AA's longest ever 757 route? DFW-KEF has got to be one of the longest current routes.


American 767 wrote:
MAN-ORD and MIA-BSB also are among the longest in the system, for the 757.


Add MIA-ASU to the list.

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by rojo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 33481

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interjet should have gone public (IPO) back when AM and Y4 did it. After becoming a public company, they should have focused on signing extended strategic partnerships with airlines that have significant operation in key US, Canada and Latin Markets where they fly, enhanced their frequent flyer prog...

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by rojo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 16572

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

That seems like an excellent idea. The only problem would be that SJC has shorter runways, so running a 77L from there may be difficult. SJC's runways are 11,000ft (3,353m) long. EK flies FLL-DXB which should be 300+ miles shorter from FLL's 9,000ft (2,743m) runway and they don't seem to have probl...

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by rojo
Thu May 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36542

Re: Southwest 737-300

FlyUSAir wrote:
Anyone know what routes the -300's are popping up on these days? Want to catch one or two more before they are retired.


ATL-CAK-ATL. One of the 3 daily departures has been operated by 733s and is still scheduled to get the 733 for the next month.

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by rojo
Tue May 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 5029

Re: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?

AeroMexico is not the only Mexican Airline with aircraft registered in both USA and Mexico. Volaris also has aircraft registered in both countries. VivaAerobus has a couple of frames registered in Ireleand

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by rojo
Fri May 05, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair fleet question
Replies: 8
Views: 1499

Re: Icelandair Question

I flew on one of their 767's last night (TF-ISP) and I can say that the product is quite good. The cabin interior looks great and the planes don't show their actual age. In their in-flight magazine it says that they brought 2 new recruits in 2017 (2x B767s) and they expect delivery of several Boeing...

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by rojo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 19865

Re: A new milestone for Sukhoi Superjet - Brussels Airlines

Cunard wrote:
The Mexican low cost airline INTERJET also operate the Sukhoi-SSJ-100-95B-Superjet-100, they ordered thirty aircraft of which 22 are in service with another 8 yet to be delivered.


Are all 22 still in service? What happened to XA-PBA after it hit the jetbridge... was 4O able to repair it?

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by rojo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM/Norwegian
Replies: 10
Views: 1948

Re: OSM/Norwegian

Did you try searching for OSM's website to get more info?

https://osmaviation.com

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by rojo
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8080

Re: 3M looking to acquire larger aircraft

There's a lot of cheap ERJs and CRJs in the boneyards. My guess is they'll start there. Not sure of their bank accounts however. 6 months ago (Sep 2016) Silver Airways was acquired by Versa Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm based in Philadelphia, PA. I assume they are the ones backing u...

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by rojo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 101
Views: 14773

Re: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case

>AAG will be offering 76 seats per day (on the E75) between SAN and MEX. Those will be filled with local VFR, leisure and business traffic from SAN, as well as by connections and (undoubtedly) thru/direct service from SEA, PDX, SJC or even perhaps FAT. MEX-SAN should be within the E175LR range in n...

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by rojo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1456 Today PHX to SNA
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: AA 1456 Today PHX to SNA

Diversion was related to weather (conditions at the destination airport) as stated in the last post

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by rojo
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX
Replies: 49
Views: 6612

Re: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX

Chinese might need VISAs to visit the US, but the Mexicans do not, even with our current president. Mexican citizens need a visa to enter the US, even if it is only to transit. Mexico is not a Visa Waiver Program country. I double checked after reading wedgetail737's comment, and it seems that Mexi...

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by rojo
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ceo plans for bigger alliance
Replies: 16
Views: 3006

Re: Norwegian ceo plans for bigger alliance

I think it is wishful thinking with NK/F9 unless they have solved the core problem which is that the NK/F9 reservation systems are bare bones and don't really work for alliances. I don't think such a thing can even be accommodated presently. Navitaire has been working on new modules (via partnershi...

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by rojo
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Virgin Blue get rid of their E170's and replace them with ATR72-500's?
Replies: 37
Views: 6248

Re: Why did Virgin Blue get rid of their E170's and replace them with ATR72-500's?

I agree with you but why choose for the atr instead of adding the 175 to their fleet? Also a said earlier it's seem that overcapacity made them dump at least 4 * e190's . In return the will be using their larger 737. The E170/175 are scope clause planes. Airlines that don't have a scope clause in t...

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by rojo
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair flights could one day be free
Replies: 30
Views: 5853

Re: Ryanair flights could one day be free

People here are saying that it will never be free or that there will still be extra charges, but go back ten years ago and I certainly did a free return flight with ryanair from London to Norway. Actually free, didn't need to enter any card details. They've done it before! Back in 2004 - 2006 I fle...

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by rojo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16822

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

There is so much airliner know-how in the US currently. Throw a DL or AA management on the likes of AZ, AF, SAS and there could be hope. Seriously! I dont think the management of DL or AA can fix struggling european carriers. It is all about cost structure and being able to reduce it to better comp...

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by rojo
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Revenue Management System
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Revenue Management System

You've mixing RM platforms (i.e. Sabre) with RM algorithms. One can probably survive using the basic template of formulas that came with Sabre, that won't gain any competitive edge for that airline if they don't incorporate proprietary ones. The OP just want to understand the basics, he is not tryi...

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by rojo
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Revenue Management System
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Revenue Management System

There is a lot of information available on the algorithms behind airline RM systems. Goolge will give you a lot of material, just don't use the regular google, use scholar google and you will have access to some articles published in major journals. Some people think that the algorithms used by airl...

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by rojo
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA In Trouble For Extra, Standing Passenger
Replies: 11
Views: 3107

Re: ANA In Trouble For Extra, Standing Passenger

It is a common mistake from airlines employees (non FA/Pilots) in the US. We are not allowed to get jump-seats when non reving on flights operated by our employer. But when ZEDing outside of the US (on flights that do not touch the US, I've been been offered Jump-seats on LA (MAD-FRA) and IB (MAD-LH...

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by rojo
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit
Replies: 49
Views: 11833

Re: First A320NEO delivered to Spirit

Don't quote me on this, but I'm 99% sure they are going to have 182 seats; 8 "Big Front Seats" and 174 regular economy. However the slim line seats ni these new aircraft (as ni the existing 32As and most of the 319s, give a little extra legroom and don't make the seats too intolerable (I'...

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by rojo
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L
Replies: 152
Views: 20355

Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

-Emirates will not fly the A380 to FLL because there are no gates that can accommodate the A380. -They can land at FLL but taking off from the 9,000 ft runway would have restictions. Less fuel, pax, cargo etc. -The same can be said about the 77W. Gate availablity for the 77W is possible. -The 1025 ...

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by rojo
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Airlines will become a 'Connecting Partner' of Star Alliance from 2Q 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2267

Re: Juneyao Airlines will become a 'Connecting Partner' of Star Alliance from 2Q 2017

On the other hand, this is an interesting choice. Why does Star needs a "connecting partner" in China? There is virtually nowhere in China they can't currently connect to thru Air China in Beijing and Shenzhen Airlines in Shenzhen. What value does Juneyao add? Just one more connection cho...

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by rojo
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Launches MIA
Replies: 51
Views: 7117

Re: SAS Launches MIA

I am booked on SK954 MIA-CPH on Friday. Paid $98.90 for this ticket (one way).

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by rojo
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK
Replies: 78
Views: 25401

Re: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK

British Airways Announce BA3/BA4 Withdrawal. British Airways today removed the BA3/BA4 London City – New York JFK permanently from the schedules with effect from 30th October 2015. At present this will mean only 50% utilisation for the A318 fleet and it is not clear what plans there are for the sec...

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by rojo
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM Passengers stranded at MAD (travelling on buddy passes)
Replies: 48
Views: 8247

Re: AM Passengers stranded at MAD (with cheap tickets)

Wow..that's pretty horrible, and as petty as it can get. It really takes the cake! But I can so see it happening... it's a very "corporational" attitude... I do hope you are with a better employer now. Still working for the same employer but moved to a different department (away from that...

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by rojo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM Passengers stranded at MAD (travelling on buddy passes)
Replies: 48
Views: 8247

Re: AM Passengers stranded at MAD (with cheap tickets)

My airline would insist that commercial tickets get bought in order to get back to work ontime or disciplinary action would result. I tend to agree, as staff we all know the risk at peak season. This is the reason I don't really bother with subload anymore Lucky your airline just makes you buy comm...

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by rojo
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Operations at SJD?
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Cargo Operations at SJD?

Distribution Centers are in La Paz, BCS with LAP being the airport handling the Cargo Airlines.

Even the Ships (Ferries) moving cars and supplies for Walmart, Costco, etc. go to La Paz (from Mazatlan, Topolobampo / Los Mochis). Trucks will distribute to cities in BCS from warehouses in La Paz.

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by rojo
Sat May 21, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To End MSY-LAX Aug 16th
Replies: 105
Views: 14206

RE: UA To End MSY-LAX Aug 16th

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dc10co" class="quote" target="_blank">dc10co</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Initially planned for the route to go t...

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by rojo
Thu May 12, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asean Open-Skies Fully Ratified
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

RE: Asean Open-Skies Fully Ratified

"Ratification means that carriers can fly between their home countries and any point in another ASEAN country. They are not allowed, however, to carry passengers domestically in other countries, or pick up passengers in an overseas destination and fly them to a third destination."

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by rojo
Thu May 12, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Acquires 4 More A319s
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

RE: Allegiant Acquires 4 More A319s

Are the 4 additional frames on top of the 3 frames (ex <acronym title="Cebu Pacific Air (Philippines)">5J</acronym>) that Allegiant already operates (N326NV, N327NV, N328NV)? <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9...

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by rojo
Thu May 05, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So AA Overcharged Me....
Replies: 11
Views: 3197

RE: So AA Overcharged Me....

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EIRules" class="quote" target="_blank">EIRules</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>I suppose my issue is 2 fold. Firstly, havin...

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by rojo
Thu May 05, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So AA Overcharged Me....
Replies: 11
Views: 3197

RE: So AA Overcharged Me....

Why use a debit card to buy airplane tickets when things like this are pretty common!? I have worked in the card payment industry for several years and still don't understand why people use their Debit Cards to buy airplane tickets knowing that things like this could happen. As a European, I've seen...

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by rojo
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Suspends PTY, BOG, MAO And ZAG
Replies: 59
Views: 13613

RE: TAP Suspends PTY, BOG, MAO And ZAG

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Back in 1999/2000 Avianca flew to <acronym t...

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