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by winGl3t
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AEP Reopens after 7 Months and New Extd Runway
Replies: 28
Views: 5446

Re: AEP Reopens after 7 Months and New Extd Runway

Rumors have it that sales from AEP will be restricted to countries that have non-stop services to AEP, eg: LATAM could sell AEP-GRU-LIM as there will be non-stop flights from AEP to LIM, but it can't sell AEP-GRU-MIA as there will be no AEP-MIA non-stop. This is to protect long haul travel from EZE ...

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by winGl3t
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 777-300ERs also on domestic routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: United 777-300ERs also on domestic routes?

https://youtu.be/1Ap4qv4ZQLM
https://youtu.be/gg2Hl4rB4FM
https://youtu.be/i3fBqT7ukzY
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On September 2019 I was supposed to fly on a 753 from SFO to ORD. Few hours before check-in flight got upgauged to a 77W, great flight! I made the videos below:

https://youtu.be/1Ap4qv4ZQLM
https://youtu.be/gg2Hl4rB4FM
https://youtu.be/i3fBqT7ukzY

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by winGl3t
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]
Replies: 373
Views: 523962

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020 [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]

Yesterday GOL's PR-XMA did a corporate flight with the airlines executives and their famlies from CGH (GOL HQ) to CNF (maintenance hub) and back. Next week they are planning a flight with journalist and brazilian aviation authorities. Pic and text (portuguese only): https://www.panrotas.com.br/aviac...

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by winGl3t
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Livery to honor airlines' employees
Replies: 28
Views: 3799

Livery to honor airlines' employees

Hi everyone, I was wondering what are some of the special liveries airlines painted on their aircraft to honor its employees. I can remember most recently Delta "Thank You" jet to celebrate amazing profits. I also remember TAM painting a couple of aircraft covered with employees signatures...

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by winGl3t
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?
Replies: 48
Views: 12424

Re: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?

A bit off topic but I visit Brazil once a year and I have noticed that airlines in that country have many domestic flights that leave after 12 AM and arrive before 5 am. Exactly. We have a large amount of red-eyes from our southern hubs in GRU, VCP, GIG, BSB to North and Northeast (cities such as S...

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update GoL pays debt Delta could have been on the hook with Gol?
Replies: 68
Views: 11374

Re: Could Delta be on the hook with Gol?

TYWoolman wrote:
Gol (with their new partner, American and the Brazilian gov't) saw repaying this as an investment in themselves/independence.


AA is only a codeshare partner of GOL. Neither AA or the Brazilian government owns GOL shares as you imply

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by winGl3t
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y
Replies: 50
Views: 9790

Re: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y

For me the largest issue with AF on Premium Class is communality. Service is great on C and excelent on their new amazing F. However many destinations and acft are fitted with the old product (C mainly). For non-avgeeks or travel blogger-followers it is difficult to know what product are you buying....

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by winGl3t
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 4399

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

Major Latin America carriers: LATAM Group - shortest: BSB-GYN 320; longest: SCL-MEL 789 GOL - shortest: BSB-GYN 73G; longest: BSB-MCO 7M8 Azul - shortest: MVF-ARX AT7; longest: VCP-OPO 332 Avianca - shortest: BOG-VVC AT7; longest BOG-MUC 332 Avianca Brasil - shortest: BSB-GYN 320; longest GRU-JFK 33...

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by winGl3t
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Airports that are close to each other
Replies: 47
Views: 3203

Re: Cities with Airports that are close to each other

Few cases I remember in Brazil: - São Paulo: Campo de Marte (SBMT) is located 7nm away from CGH/SBSP and 10nm from GRU/SBGR. All 3 of them are as busy as they can get, making a crowded airspace aroud the city. - Rio de Janeiro: SDU/SBRJ is located 8nm from away both GIG/SBGL and SBAF; 12nm from SBJR...

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by winGl3t
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CAPA: Top 20 Asian LCCs by capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: CAPA: Top 20 Asian LCCs by capacity

What "capacity" is that? ASM? Seats? Departures?

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by winGl3t
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil to exit SCL, MIA & JFK market.
Replies: 17
Views: 3082

Re: Avianca Brasil to exit SCL, MIA & JFK market.

That is the most hard time for Brazilian aviation since the country's economic crisis back in few years ago. Things are relatively looking good for Azul and GOL, both reporting growing LF and yields, while adding capacity. Thanks to the improving economy scenario and capacity discipline they had du...

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by winGl3t
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul suspends POA-COR and POA-ROS
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Azul suspends POA-COR and POA-ROS

Unfortunatelly Azul is suspending flights from Porto Alegre to Cordoba and Rosario. Flights already zeroed out from S19 (late March/19).

AD will keep weekly flights on weekends on route REC-COR/ROS, targeting tourists from Argentina.

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by winGl3t
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway
Replies: 30
Views: 5216

Re: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway

Service from Rio to North America will be limited to 3 daily: AA GIG-MIA, DL GIG-ATL, UA GIG-IAH. What a pitty!

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by winGl3t
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route
Replies: 27
Views: 4698

Re: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route

upperdeckfan wrote:
Interesting how large EZE-MAD is when compared against EZE-BCN

Considering the larger Argentinian community in catalan provinces I would've expected AR to start BCN instead of increase MAD. Much less competition and strong VFR traffic


They suspended EZE-BCN route earlier this year instead.

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by winGl3t
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 84
Views: 20827

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

Thinking about 20-30 years down the road, with what they will replace A380 while mantaining lower CASM than competitors?

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by winGl3t
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP announces LIS-SFO
Replies: 42
Views: 2645

Re: TP announces LIS-SFO

The departure at 1000 matches their departure times between 1000-1100 to BOS MIA EWR; TP has a few flights from southern Europe arriving in LIS between 700-800a, so they are trying to build some flow traffic. BOS, MIA and EWR are well established routes. Departure at 1300 would have allowed connect...

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by winGl3t
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 30198

Re: Avianca Brasil sinking in debt

Thibault973 wrote:
Domestic fares in Brasil are ridiculousely high.


They aren't. G3 average fare for 2017 was lower than 80 USD.

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by winGl3t
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 30198

Re: Avianca Brasil sinking in debt

dcajet wrote:
The 318s have been out of service and stored for a good while now, IIRC, @ BSB. PR-ONZ is at Sao Jose dos Campos awaiting delivery to Avianca Argentina. It has not flown for a while.


They have some A318 flying mostly SDU-BSB, SDU-CGH BSB-IOS and BSB-JDO routes.

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by winGl3t
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 30198

Re: Avianca Brasil sinking in debt

I wonder how this could effect the merger between AV Holdings and AV Brasil, I had also heard of AV Brasil joining the United/AV JV so that could either be really good or really bad for the Brazilian airline I think medium term sustentabilty of O6 (Avianca Brasil) is what have been keeping AV away ...

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by winGl3t
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new GOL routes to Argentina opened this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Two new GOL routes to Argentina opened this weekend

dcajet wrote:
1. Seasonal SSA-ROS, once a week, with 738. Operates until mid- February. catering to leisure traffic from ROS area to NE Brazil.

G3 7610 SSA 17:10 ROS 22:05 738 6
G3 7611 ROS 22:55 SSA 03:10+1 738 6


According to GOL's website flight is loaded year-round. COR-SSA will end after summer, though.

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by winGl3t
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 17589

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

They'll need to work harder to bring fares down on Europe-Brazil corridor.
Just bought GRU-AMS-GRU on LX departing in March and paid 460 USD round-trip on coach with meal, miles, reserved seats + 2 checked bags (Business ticket was 1.600 USD!)

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 24799

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

Seasonality apart, fares to Deep South America are also higher because they are more expensive to airline operate. DL, for instance, allocate 2 shells to fly 1 daily ATL-EZE-ATL. 2 shells could fly 2 daily to Europe and generate more revenue overall. So it makes sense to charge more on a more expens...

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by winGl3t
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Air Europa doing?
Replies: 30
Views: 7120

Re: How is Air Europa doing?

So, should we change title from "How is Air Europa doing?" to "What do you think about Air Europa"?

Is there any fact about its financial performance anyone can share (thanks mercure1) other than personal tastes and experiences?

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by winGl3t
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to unify once again EZE & SCL flights eff. April 2019.
Replies: 20
Views: 4605

Re: AC to unify once again EZE & SCL flights eff. April 2019.

Summer is slow season in demand in Southern Hemisphere comparing to Northern Hemisphere.
They are just adjusting seasonal capacity. Bet they'll fly non-stop to EZE again in Winter if Argentina economy don't collapse until then (hopefully it won't).

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by winGl3t
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no consolidation of Asia Pacific Airlines?
Replies: 36
Views: 5487

Re: Why No Condolidation of Asia Pacific Airlines

I also believe consolidation is not something we will strongly see in Asia in the next 10-15 years due to economic and populatioinal growth coupled with cultural and protectional policies.I bet we'll continue to see more franchising style growth though. But I'm always amused at how the network of JL...

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5886

Re: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

Was the A333 that flew in yesterday painted in the new livery? I was outside yesterday and saw a plane that looked like it had the Lufthansa new livery, but was not a 744, which I thought was weird. Forgot to check flight trackers and didn't think about it again until this thread. Yes, it was: http...

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by winGl3t
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8755

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

It is very important to large companies to embrace environmental policies, even if they look like a small thing at first.
Many companies doing small changes can help to create a new mindset for millions of costumers worldwide.
Thumbs up for DL!

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 11695

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

LipeGIG wrote:

I just don`t understand why not give a try with just 1 frame (being a daylight flight in one of the directions).


They were selling GRU-MCO daylight for S19 season, departing GRU @10am.

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 11695

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

They never had problem with loads, average of 88% for JAN-AUG 2018.

Market is heavily BR point of sale and the lower than expected recovery of Brazilian economy, BRL devaluation and higher fuel costs lead DL to use these aircrafts elsewhere.

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Air Canada International routes
Replies: 28
Views: 4504

Re: Future Air Canada International routes

I could see a seasonal YVR - AKL service in a JV with NZ, to top-up NZ's NW capacity on the route. AKL would tie-in well with AC's Asia-Pacific strategy, being its largest unserved Australasian city (after SYD, MEL and BNE), and given the success of these flights (e.g. MEL now going year-round). Th...

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by winGl3t
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign P2P Destinations?
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Foreign P2P Destinations?

UA flies Palau-Philipines (ROR-MNL) and Marshall Islands-Micronesia (TKK-PNI-KSA-MAJ).

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 11023

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

Given the slot constraints LIS is going through I guess these flights were just slots babysitting.
Now they finally have resources to expand services at LIS the suspension of these routes come as no surprise, while they launch flights to 11 new destinations with larger aircraft.

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by winGl3t
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL To Cancun from Brasilia
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: GOL To Cancun from Brasilia

Will be interesting to see whether AM or DL introduce any connectivity with or codesharing on this new flight. AM probably will. They already code-share with GOL out of GRU to feed their MEX flights. I wouldn't be surprised to see G3 eventually code-sharing on AM's CUN-MEX/MTY/GDL. DL is code-shari...

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by winGl3t
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 28
Views: 8066

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

Flights are being sold on GOL's website:
BSB-CUN blocked at 07h50min
CUN-BSB blocked at 07h50min

Good to see Brasil and CUN getting non-stop options. Copa takes hundres of passengers a day via their PTY connections.

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by winGl3t
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 33
Views: 11259

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

bhxdtw wrote:
What is the draw of Pune in terms of business traffic? What is the economy made of and why does LH in particular serve the route?

Its an interesting route.


Pune is India's automotive capital with investments from german companies such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and many other suppliers.

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 8572

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

Probably ships. Cargos and/or fishing. The red and green lights are for navigation.
Oil rigs can be spoted due to flames, not navigation lights.

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 26
Views: 6410

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

OTOH their regular economy class was "upgraded" to Economy Extra with 24 seats and the "Main Cabin", AKA economy class was dowgraded, as it loses the PTV and get a tablet holder for entertainment.

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 7581

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Not only newer plane, but also more dense seat count.

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by winGl3t
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 30532

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

RJMAZ wrote:
If the 789's are carrying payload they probably have 100-200nm extra range under the belt.

I'm surprised Qantas isnt talking about Melbourne to Athens. Only 200nm further.


I'm not surpresed the aren't.
Too low yielding (albeit high volume) and too long haul.

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by winGl3t
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 144
Views: 16578

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

GRU-MCO on DL went from red-eyes both-ways to daylight northbound during S19. It means DL invested 2 planes (low J 763) on the route, now will need 1.
It seems on of the planes now will fly this new route.

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by winGl3t
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 12
Views: 3977

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

What does all this matter if they keep the same horses as FA? I mean, in the Brazilian division TAM. Intl FA for JJ is either hit or miss. In my opinion they make or break the experience of a flight. I've had some incredible treatment (much better the asian robots), while many times they couldn't l...

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 39560

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Bold move to fly seasonal to DBV!

Yet, I can't believe no American carrier fly to NAP during summer. Guess they are happy to funnel everyone to FCO or to JV's hubs in Europe.

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD
Replies: 41
Views: 6388

Re: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD

What about secondary desinations on France. Whould MRS or LYS work as a tag? Is there enought untaped market from secondary fench cities to East/Southern Africa?

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 6363

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

A LATAM employee has told in a Chilean forum that a 3d aussie destination will be added in the mid-term, and bookings for the new TLV are doing quite well ex-Chile So, BNE or PER, mining industry shared with Chile.. No way it will be PER. Geography do not allow PER-South America to be feasible as i...

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by winGl3t
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa joins JV talks with Avianca and United
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: Copa joins JV talks with Avianca and United

As per flight global , the proposed United - Avianca joint venture would become a 3 way partnership with the addition of Copa airlines https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/copa-joins-joint-venture-talks-with-avianca-and-unit-451009/ There were three US airlines in Star at the same time: CO, U...

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by winGl3t
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10684

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

hynithuchi wrote:
Will we to expect the same at GVA which opened at the same time as BCN ?


I don't think so. GVA has more demand to Africa and it is higher yielding than BCN due to traffic such as UN, Consulates, and othe International Organizations

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by winGl3t
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami
Replies: 42
Views: 6702

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami

They are expanding well taking advantage of the good location of Morocco.

Their flights to Brazil are full of people connecting to Europe and are usually the cheapest option close to departure. Guess they'll target the same market (1 stop to Europe) from MIA.

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by winGl3t
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 6229

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

No.

Each airline is free to choose the space and classes it will offer to its costumer.
Costumers can choose more spacious airlines, seats, or different classes for their convenience.

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by winGl3t
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IS the new CX service to IAD the first 350 1000?
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Re: IS the new CX service to IAD the first 350 1000?

Why they are starting service with an A350-1000? Wouldn't it make more sense to begin with an A359?

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by winGl3t
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Years to the Day: MH17
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: Four Years to the Day: MH17

A sad day for aviation indeed.

Today also marks 11 years of TAM 3054.

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