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by SRQKEF
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PIA 5th Freedom Routes ex Scandinavia
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: PIA 5th Freedom Routes ex Scandinavia

I booked a flight with them CPH-OSL earlier this summer for next weekend but it got cancelled, and as it's only 1x weekly I got moved to the flight a week later where I couldn't make it. I still have flights with FI/SK booked KEF-CPH/OSL-KEF, not sure if I find a cheap flight CPH-OSL and go anyway o...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routings where the IATA codes match the city
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Re: Routings where the IATA codes match the city

Those routes aren't served on any airline and therefor don't count. We're looking for routes flown by one or more airlines. OP doesn't limit it to routes actually flown: What's the longest route one can produce using IATA codes that also includes the name of one of the cities involved? Luxemburg: h...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs

Without connecting banks, passengers would be left with stupidly long and inconvenient routings. Only airlines in absolutely huge O&D markets (BA and London for example) can survive in the long haul market without going hard after connecting traffic. To answer your question, yes absolutely. In f...

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by SRQKEF
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routings where the IATA codes match the city
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Re: Routings where the IATA codes match the city

mdavies06 wrote:
This hits 6 out of 7 letters:
FUKuOKA:
Japan: Fukuoka to Naha (FUK to OKA) on a number of carriers. A high volume route in fact.


While not consecutive, still a nice find!

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by SRQKEF
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routings where the IATA codes match the city
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Routings where the IATA codes match the city

So, I had a random thought. What's the longest route one can produce using IATA codes that also includes the name of one of the cities involved? The longest one I've managed to find so far is Helsinki: HEL-SIN-KI(x). Here's a list of all the cities I've thought of that fit the criteria in the 5 minu...

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by SRQKEF
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 64
Views: 1306

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Multiple 742s and 743s with Air Atlanta Icelandic, while I've only got the 744 with BA.

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 72
Views: 1649

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

Top 3 from KEF:
1. Delhi (WOW - 333/339) [starts in December]
2. Los Angeles (WOW - 333)
3. San Francisco (Icelandair, WOW - 763, 333)

Top 3 from RKV:
1. Nuuk (Air Iceland Connect - DH2)
2. Ilulissat (Air Iceland Connect - DH2)
3. Narsarsuaq (Air Iceland Connect - DH2/DH4)

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by SRQKEF
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 54
Views: 12818

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

Just because 3 Icelandic banks have declined does not mean the company has financial problems. It could be that the banks already have exposure to the company or to the Icelandic aviation sector in general. Their equity is 4.5%, WOW seems to be in real trouble. And no, WW currently has no relations...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 8642

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

I suspect that this is a case of CLE going seasonal on both, and it isn't a surprise. FI might also be deploying aircraft to other carriers in the off-season. (I expect that a few 757s will be deployed to TACV with maintenance on others scheduled in winter.) Remember, all of the passenger 757s, and...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 8642

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

I suspect that this is a case of CLE going seasonal on both, and it isn't a surprise. FI might also be deploying aircraft to other carriers in the off-season. (I expect that a few 757s will be deployed to TACV with maintenance on others scheduled in winter.) Remember, all of the passenger 757s, and...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7996

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Icelandair went from a partial two bank system in S17 to a one bank system in S18 (one bank in the morning going east and one bank in the afternoon going west, is still a one bank system). Now they seem to go back to a partial two bank system (two banks going east and two banks going west) in S19. ...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7996

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

IMO it is nothing more than a reaction of the expanding networks of WOW Air. Wow Air already introduced these two banks and as far as I heard they are successful with that. For being competitive FI had no other possibility to plan new banks. Also DUS was only served by WOW until now...so they try t...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7996

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Going even further east, this rebanking could make East Asia slightly more feasible for FI. Not saying it's likely in the near term, but interesting nonetheless. A flight to HKG for example could leave KEF at 11.30 AM (on the second eastbound bank) and be back at 2 PM the day after, conveniently in...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 8642

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

Maybe WOW should try KEF-CMH in S19. Btw what is happening with DFW-KEF? This has seen not only 2 but three carriers this summer (FI, WW and AA). WW and AA are both seasonal while FI is year-round. I have no data to back it up but from what I've heard both FI and AA are doing good. I haven't heard ...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7996

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

I wonder if the new dual bank structure will allow for more lengthy routes in both directions. It always seemed weird to me to be built on connecting North American cities to Europe without covering major destinations such as MAD, BCN, PRG, VIE, FCO, maybe also ATH, BUD, WAW, and NCE. I wouldn't be...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7996

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

I do expect to see more changes, especially those destinations with double (or more) daily. This summer FI sent two departures about the same time to quite a few destinations. Did a brief search on OSL-KEF and seems like one of the flights has been re-scheduled on the outbound, but not the inbound....

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7996

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

So a 757 will no longer overnight in DEN. I could never figure out how that low utilization ever worked. It was needed to operate the flight under the previous bank structure, because you couldn't run the return flight on O&D only. While their fully owned 757s enabled them to sit them for 20+ h...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7996

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Icelandair used to have 1,5 banks untill S17, with one major one (same timings as today) and a smaller one later in the day. It seems they now are going back to this. Which is good news for passengers as it has been way to crowded at KEF during their single bank Yes, however the banks used to be co...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?
Replies: 41
Views: 6237

Re: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?

Icelandair has announced that it will switch MCI to the 7M8 for S19 and increase service to 4 weekly. Makes sense, Icelandair should receive 6 more MAX’s from Boeing next year. MCI was one of the routes that made most sense to switch equipment. Good to see the route is doing well enough to add freq...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?
Replies: 41
Views: 6237

Re: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?

MCI-KEF Kansas City Icelandair Enplaned Passengers and Load Factor May 2018: 442 pax / 3 flights = 147 pax/flight (79.9% LF) June 2018: 1825 pax / 13 flights = 140 pax/flight (76.3% LF) July 2018: 1576 / 13 flights = 121 pax/flight (65.9% LF) *Loadfactor calculations assume all 3 weekly flights (TT...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Has The Most Planes Airborne/ % of Fleet at Any Given Time
Replies: 22
Views: 3021

Re: Which Airline Has The Most Planes Airborne/ % of Fleet at Any Given Time

Icelandair and WOW are both candidates due to how their network works, especially FI as all their aircraft currently follow the same bank structure. There are at least two times a day (8-10 and 18-20 Icelandic time) that 90%+ of the fleet is in the air. I was thinking that but they don’t each have ...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Has The Most Planes Airborne/ % of Fleet at Any Given Time
Replies: 22
Views: 3021

Re: Which Airline Has The Most Planes Airborne/ % of Fleet at Any Given Time

Icelandair and WOW are both candidates due to how their network works, especially FI as all their aircraft currently follow the same bank structure. There are at least two times a day (8-10 and 18-20 Icelandic time) that 90%+ of the fleet is in the air.

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by SRQKEF
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to kickstart US-DEL flights via KEF beginning Dec 5
Replies: 26
Views: 4089

Re: WOW Air to kickstart US-DEL flights via KEF beginning Dec 5

They dropped TLV in record time; why would DEL--longer, more expensive, lower yield, and more competitive--be any better? The problem for TLV was having a new leased plane sitting on the ground for 16 hours, making no money at all. Icelandair could probably afford that as all but one of its 757s an...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13842

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Iceland might be an interesting place to start. Greenland could be an interesting niche opportunity. Given their significant FFer bases and hub feed in key East Coast markets, they could start much in the way WestJet did. During the winter, when demand to Europe drops, they could use the planes for...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland

Air Berlin used to operate seasonal charters there AFAIK.

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by SRQKEF
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6642

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Why can't they make Asia work they are so close? Sad to see them shrink in Hawaii. Will they close HNL? I sincerely doubt Hawaiian will close Honolulu... ;) Perhaps you meant HND? If yes, HA is doing well in Japan AFAIK. No that was a poor attempt at sarcasm and some slight mocking of other threads...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6642

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

UpNAWAy wrote:
Why can't they make Asia work they are so close? Sad to see them shrink in Hawaii. Will they close HNL?


I sincerely doubt Hawaiian will close Honolulu... ;)

Perhaps you meant HND? If yes, HA is doing well in Japan AFAIK.

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by SRQKEF
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table
Replies: 48
Views: 3926

Re: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table

It's my go to guide when looking for interesting flights to book, so I would really hate to see it go away. I regularly update the tables at airports I use often (mainly Icelandic airports and SW Florida) as well as adding FI/WW to new destinations they add, and I think there are local enthusiasts t...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air looking for cash
Replies: 36
Views: 7901

Re: WOW Air looking for cash

I am searching around for reasonable airfares from EWR -TLV in October. WOW has by far the best bargain, with a two-hour layover in KEF. But after reading all the comments above, including cash position and customer service, I think I ought to pass. Am I being overly worried? Any opinions? October ...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?

Who are you flying on the MXP-JFK leg? If you are taking DL, then I'd go with DL again on JFK-SFO. You won't have to change terminals and would have the easiest connection. Plus DL is the only airline that flies a wide body on the route, so there's a chance you could get a 763/764. If not, even the...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 286
Views: 15597

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown 12JAN18 FI450 KEF-LHR 767-300ER (W) 14JAN18 AY1332 LHR-HEL 350-900 14JAN18 AY959 HEL-CPH 320-200 14JAN18 FI213 CPH-KEF 757-200 (W) 26MAR18 WW404 KEF-CDG 330-300 26MAR18 AF1342 CDG-GVA 319-100 3APR18 AF1543 GVA-CDG 320-200 3APR18 WW407 CDG-KEF 321-200neo 20MAY18 FI334 KEF-BGO 737-8MAX 20MAY18 ...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air looking for cash
Replies: 36
Views: 7901

Re: WOW Air looking for cash

I'm not totally worried about WOW having to cease operations due to financing. I can however see them putting out an IPO and there being a fight between Icelandair and the IAG. Icelandair would have huge connectivity if you consider their recent ORD, DFW, DTW, CVG, CLE, and STL additions on top of ...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First DL A220 painted
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: First DL A220 painted

The titles also look dicey, definitely a photoshop job. Agreed with SXDFC though, whoever PS’d this really did a heck of a job! Gives us an idea of how (nice) the C-Series will look in the DL livery. And yes, I used the C-Series moniker on purpose... ;)

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by SRQKEF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF flight numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: AF flight numbering

It seems only their longhaul flights are incoherent. Their European flights usually follow a trend, for example all CDG-LHR flights are AFxx80 (AF1080, 1180 etc etc) and CDG-GVA are AFxx42. In my experience domestic flights ex-ORY are AF6xxx and ex-CDG are AF7xxx.

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by SRQKEF
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28179

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Yeah my take is that it was a conditional year-round service, if CLE met its marks (which it appears to have done) the year-round service would continue as planned. You’re right that the original press release didn’t specify it. However, from reliable sources, I know there was an original cutoff da...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28179

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Here is the difference No MCI initially was always published as seasonal from the get go: http://www.flykci.com/newsroom/news-releases/icelandair-nonstop-transatlantic-service-to-iceland-europe/ 1/9/2018-Icelandair announced today seasonal transatlantic air service to Europe with new nonstop flight...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28179

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Alright, i'll give you that, it seemed ridiculous to me, and now its extremely surprising to me. I do not think another carrier to Europe would have such luck, or whatever it is that has caused FI to choose and then expand CLE You really think a multi-million dollar business would choose new destin...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28179

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Doesn't WestJet have an agreement with Easyjet? if so then LGW is far from a dead end for their pax. I have reason to believe, based on info, that KLM intends to expand their metal into the US and perhaps Canada. This could mean assisting DL on some of the hub to AMS routes so I would not be surpri...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

You have to remember that SK served SEA for approximately 40 years with very limited competition. Throughout most of the 80s/90s, SK and BA were the only nonstop flights between SEA and large European hubs (UA also offered LHR for awhile, but without many connections beyond LHR). In the late 1990s,...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

Accidental double post, please delete.

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by SRQKEF
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27341

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Downgauging 747 to 787 and A350, unbelievable! JFK is a route that can definitely sustain upwards of 6-7x 747s every day. I think I am right in saying that JFK gets the recently refurbished very high J 747s that only seat 275 passengers - 100 of whom are in F and J. So they should be the last of th...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27341

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

No but I'd say 4 QF tails at a foreign airport is as overwhelming as 4 BA tails at JFK which is how this thread was started, so it's worth a mention. Of all the airline/airport combinations mentioned in this thread the most so far is 6 with the majority at 4 or 5. The LAX operation is impressive bu...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo incentivising Captains to fly more. Pilot shortage.
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Indigo incentivising Captains to fly more. Pilot shortage.

32andBelow wrote:
Just schedule the pilots more lol


What a genius idea, I can't believe they didn't think of that themselves! :sarcastic:

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by SRQKEF
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 5316

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

Just curious. I assume a lot more VFR traffic thru SoCal Approach? It just seems that there are way more LAX overhead shots on a.net than any other commercial airport. Thoughts? There's a dedicated helicopter service for spotters at LAX, kind of a bucket list item for aviation photographers. I thin...

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by SRQKEF
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27341

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL. UA at FRA, DL at AMS/CDG, AC at LHR, SA/EK/EY at LHR as well... I was thinking along the lines of as many as BA at JFK. SA? :confused: UA and DL yes. AC and EK only have 3 tails on the ground at one point in the day. EY only has 2 on the ground. And SA ...

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