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by andrefranca
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3545

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

Guys, climate change, expect tours to Antarctica to skyrocket the following years....

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by andrefranca
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10799

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

So even after the state essentially shut Wataniya Airways down they still managed this astonishing loss. They even make EY look good by comparison. They haven't created a business/tourism draw. Dubai did so by making itself enticing for drinking and for the spouses of those stationed there. A conne...

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by andrefranca
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30775

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

behramjee wrote:
The only carrier that I can for see being interested in purchasing these birds would be Portugal's Hi Fly.


and Plus ultra airlines flying to south America with them...

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by andrefranca
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVD Airport - was it worth it?
Replies: 73
Views: 8076

Re: SVD Airport - was it worth it?

I honestly think it was a scam to divert $$$, when I visited St. Vincent in 2011, my LIAT flight was not even half full, the former airport was tiny and terrible, even for the caribbean, but when I saw this airport finished I felt it was an overkill.... these islands are rarely known, even here in P...

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by andrefranca
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10379

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

This route is easily explained: these regimes have an "anti-imperialism" slogan, they will be moving "goods" between them using this flight as well as people/personel... as well as stating that they can do what they want and "merica" nd its friends can't do nothing abou...

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by andrefranca
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25676

Re: Safety of Flying over The Middle East

Brazilian gov is removing the non essential staff from embassies in the region... I suppose as long as people there avoid places seen as "american friendly" or "american frequented" they should be fine.

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by andrefranca
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 11037

Re: Pilot shortage

Regarding to being a pilot in Brazil I decided to quit because the full course to become comercial pilot would cost me a house a car and at least 2 decades to break even... and the few friends who made it since 2010 are still strugling.

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by andrefranca
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20480

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

that's what you get when you give your staff hellish working conditions....

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by andrefranca
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes
Replies: 36
Views: 7217

Re: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes

the ideology of old planes equal to unsafe planes just keep popping up. Fully agree. Vietnamese people do panic when Bamboo announced that they would lease some 12-14 years old A319/320s. They believe that 10++years old frames should be scrapped or "leased to some poor countries in Africa"...

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by andrefranca
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17830

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

when I worked for copa airlines during high season we could only accept 2 pieces, and pax would sign a doc stating they knew the extra bag could arrive on another flight...

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by andrefranca
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final
Replies: 20
Views: 3877

Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

for someone who had been to these countries, yes they can be that ridiculous!!! alcohol is "haram" (sinful) but if the FA serves booze inside a coffee cup, OK!!!!!

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by andrefranca
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca 100 years old today - Dec 5th
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Avianca 100 years old today - Dec 5th

Happy birthday Avianca!

Please don't go bakrupt yet, I still gotta fly you guys...

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by andrefranca
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indonesia to Fire Garuda CEO for Alleged Smuggling of Motorbike
Replies: 22
Views: 5086

Re: Indonesia to Fire Garuda CEO for Alleged Smuggling of Motorbike

uffff if brazilian gov only knew TAM's pilots used to bring loads of hidden stuff inside the MIA-MAO bound planes...

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by andrefranca
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4119

Re: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes

i flew CM from Brazil to AUA, PUJ, SDQ, NAS, POS and the flights were always full....

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by andrefranca
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28879

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Sterling Airways had NB which stood for Nordisk Bustrafik (Nordic bustraffic/transport). When the travel agency Tjæreborg started in 1950, they operated bus tours from Denmark to Spain under the name "Nordisk Bustrafik", when Sterling Airways was created in 1962 by the same travel agency,...

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by andrefranca
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service
Replies: 50
Views: 12306

Re: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service

not surprised, based on my experiences with chinese carriers I would rather walk...

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by andrefranca
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline
Replies: 37
Views: 7281

Re: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline

IT IS A SCAMM!!!! Just went online and found DOZENS of people complaining they have being denied boarding due to this "lack"of middle name on their tickets, they are probably going bankrupt and are using this as a last life line...

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by andrefranca
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline
Replies: 37
Views: 7281

Re: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline

According to their own terms and conditions: "The wrong typing of the name is tolerated up to a maximum of three characters if it does not involve the substitution or confusion in the identification of the passenger. In this case it is not necessary to issue a new booking confirmation or boardi...

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by andrefranca
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAM confirms its return to the European Market (LIS)
Replies: 9
Views: 3706

Re: LAM confirms its return to the European Market (LIS)

They announced route in July during state visit Mozambican President visit to Europe. Obviously must be via ACMI as Mozambique banned from European airspace. I wonder why... my friend who works on VALE was transfered to Maputo to work, he claims he survived 4 emegency landings and few mid air engin...

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by andrefranca
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 41066

Re: Updated: Adria Airways grounded

I have to admit a tinge of regret at Adria's demise. They operated my first flight 53 years ago, as Adria Aviopromet, from Manchester to Dubrovnik - AY500. It was a 6-hour flight in a DC 6B, on my honeymoon to Montenegro, booked with Yugotours - a world ago. I can still remember the captain's name ...

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by andrefranca
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143333

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Woooooow I loved it!!!! Grade: 0!!!!

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by andrefranca
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 62
Views: 12111

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

All the best to them! Sterling.dk was the first LLC I ever flew, back in 2007.

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by andrefranca
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 46
Views: 15448

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

If it happens between air crew, you can imagine between air crew vs. ground crew where the tension is higher! Working for many different airlines, I never a clash with them, even when they tried to humiliate me, I think I am better than that. But I have a friend who is still flying and whenever she ...

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by andrefranca
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 41066

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

Besides that, whenever I check their fares seem ridiculously high....

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by andrefranca
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 10092

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

Mental health is very very serious and many people to this day insist to mock it, when I worked for Lider Aviacao in Brazil, which claims to be the largest private jets operator in Latin america, we literally had to work round the clock and sleep at the lounge and get a 500 USD monthly salary, and t...

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by andrefranca
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15316

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

AZ's telenovela is as old as time......

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by andrefranca
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 23450

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

a friend is a FA for Azul and told me sometimes they have to fly for aigle azur, he says they are a total mess... and is not surprised at all...

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by andrefranca
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46964

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

US carriers being US carriers....

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by andrefranca
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12894

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

The FA should sue the dog's owner, if you want to take the risk of taking an unrestrained dog around you, you should be held accountable.

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by andrefranca
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27041

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

not going to fly less, or recycle or anything, there is 60% less of animals now because of us, humans HAVE to go... I don't understand. Can you give an example? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/30/humanity-wiped-out-animals-since-1970-major-report-finds What I mean is: we should spe...

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by andrefranca
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27041

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

not going to fly less, or recycle or anything, there is 60% less of animals now because of us, humans HAVE to go...

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by andrefranca
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon

a friend flew on MEA to LCA and the flight was packed, it makes sense!

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by andrefranca
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking into Iceland service
Replies: 23
Views: 7137

Re: Emirates looking into Iceland service

it makes more sense than DXB-PTY....

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by andrefranca
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20965

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I had the chance to dispatch a flight for KE once, NEVER AGAIN! terrible culture, crew seemed annoyed, female crew had no voice it seemed!

After that being said: it happened the same on TAM in MAO a few years ago, Cpt was reported drunk, still made the flight and the crew denouncing was suspended!

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by andrefranca
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 6259

Re: Passenger shaming

For someone who was well educated, I used to think that these people were not to the "standards" but then I reached my 30's and ..... life is so boring, let's have fun and enjoy silly things sometimes... just my 2 cents...

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by andrefranca
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2076

Re: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

it was about time, when I flew them, they cancelled twice due to lack of crew, LOT staff took care of us and solved our situation, the LOT staff said it was a miracle nordica was still flying...

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by andrefranca
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17330

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

GIG-LIS-AMM-SDA by Iraq Airways. GIG-GRU-JNB-BKK-HKG by Varig. CCS-(MAD)-DAM-THR by Conviasa. EZE-CPT-JNB-KUL by Malaysia. The Fiesta Route by Qantas. Brazil still has the biggest Arab diaspora outside the middle east (from 9 to 12 million without counting their grandchildren), this route made sens...

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by andrefranca
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pakistani pilgrimage passengers beaten at Baghdad Airport.
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: Pakistani pilgrimage passengers beaten at Baghdad Airport.

Pakistanis/Indians/Bangladeshis/Filipinos/Sri lankas being mistreated in the middle east? WOW SHOCKER!!!!

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by andrefranca
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6756

Re: SAA CEO resigns

oh woooooow, I am so surprised..... NOT.

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by andrefranca
Fri May 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24397

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

I remember seeing one way fare for 290 EUR on this route and PR and CA also charge at least 100 EUR less on average... people at this region tend to be price sensitive... no shocker GA is struggling...

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by andrefranca
Thu May 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4653

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

So sad. I spent spring break there once during my undergraduate days, in 1997. AVENSA 72S YV-92C MIA-CCS, connecting to D95 YV-90C to BLA. Mid-week we did a day trip on AeroEjecutivos DC-3 YV-440C to CAJ (Canaima, near Angel Falls) during which we did a scenic fly-by of the falls, before flying bac...

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by andrefranca
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15648

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

I have being to every single nation of the caribbean! Varadero is the fakest part of Cuba! I would urge canadians to avoid it! There are many islands out there, more beautiful and budget friendly! SLU DOM TAB PLS ANU BON AUA CUR and so on!

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by andrefranca
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 29717

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

My friend is a FA for Avianca Brasil, he told me it was all bad management because the airline is really popular among brazilians for its good services!

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by andrefranca
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'
Replies: 32
Views: 5728

Re: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'

Have flown them once, they can't get %^^ together.... what a joke!

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by andrefranca
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 4085

Re: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Certain airlines scrutinize some nationalities more than others taking repeating occurrences as example, when I worked for a central american airlines in Brazil, we used to be trained to be very demanding with travelers from Africa/Middle east because the would fly to central america and proceed by ...

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by andrefranca
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 62432

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Par`bo being served by CM? I'm shook!

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by andrefranca
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Text only - RJ TLV-AMM-BKK-AMM-TLV or why I will not fly RJ again
Replies: 5
Views: 4603

Re: Text only - RJ TLV-AMM-BKK-AMM-TLV or why I will not fly RJ again

traveling with kids... you are asking for trouble, thanks for the report though.

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